Wegmann details Indurain victory

Wegmann wins.

Wegmann wins. (Image credit: Monika Prell)

Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) has won the GP Indurain for the second time in his career, two years after his first win. The German champion detailed on his website fabianwegmann.de how he already felt good "in the Brabantse Pijl and the whole week."

He realised about 40 kilometres from the finish of the 199-kilometre affair that it could be his day again in Estella. "I told my team-mates to not let get anyone away in the last 15 kilometres," as the reduced peloton of around 60- riders was heading towards the finish line. The race ends on a 900-metre climb and the Gerolsteiner team delivered Wegmann in fourth position. The German explained that "it was Riccardo Riccò who attacked first." But the Italian could not keep it up and Wegmann passed him, and could "win with one bike length ahead."

Wegmann beat Swiss rider Michael Albasini (Liquigas) and Spaniard Joaquím Rodríguez (Caisse d'Epargne). Wegmann was recovering on Sunday before "heading to the Tour of the Basque Country on Monday."

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