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Mosquera does well in Spain

Ezequiel Mosquera (Karpin Galicia) during the final stage and ready to secure the overall win

Ezequiel Mosquera (Karpin Galicia) during the final stage and ready to secure the overall win (Image credit: Karpin Galicia)

Ezequiel Mosquera of Karpin Galicia won the overall classification of the two-day, three-stage Clásica Internacional de Alcobendas. The race started well for him, as he took stage 1 solo, by over a minute over Polish rider Tomasz Marczynski (Ceramica Flaminia).

He defended his lead in the second stage, coming into the finish with a big group that were all on the same time, except for Baden Cooke, who took the stage with a two-second margin. The final stage was another bunch sprint affair, which allowed Mosquera to take the overall with 1'11 in hand.

Directeur Sportif Álvaro Pino was very content despite the difficult task of defending the jersey. "It was difficult after the first stage. One minute and 11 seconds is a lot, but then you are not free to attack ... and you have to do a lot of work. The stage was more complicated because of the wind... [These were] moments when Ezequiel was a bit nervous."

Pino added that "this triumph will give Ezequiel confidence that he is on of the best stage racers in the international peloton. And we also know he has a good team at his side."

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