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Katusha claims team time trial

Team Katusha powered to victory in stage three at the Vuelta a Burgos, a 21.3km team time trial from Queso de Sasamon to Melgar de Fernamental. The Russian ProTour squad bested Liquigas-Doimo by seven seconds while Rabobank finished third, 11 seconds behind.

As a result of the team's win, Katusha's Gianpaolo Caruso took over the race lead from Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), whose team finished seventh on the stage, 28 seconds back. Caruso leads José Iván Gutiérrez (Caisse d'Epargne) by nine seconds and Oliver Zaugg (Liquigas-Doimo) by 10 seconds. Sánchez dropped to eighth on general classification, 22 seconds behind Caruso.

"I want to thank the whole team, above all Pozzato and Karpets today. They went really strong." said Caruso. "After I recovered from the mononucleosis that kept me out for a month, this result gives me a lot of confidence for the season's finale and the Vuelta a España.

"Here at the Vuelta a Burgos I will try to defend the lead, especially in the last stage I will try to fend off Samuel Sanchez's attacks."

The peloton faces the Vuelta a Burgos's penultimate stage tomorrow, 173km from Vivar del Cid to Salas de los Infantes.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha0:21:42
4Xacobeo Galicia0:00:12
5Caisse d'Epargne0:00:15
6Quick Step0:00:22
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:28
8Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:32
9Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:34
10Acqua & Sapone0:00:37
11Ceramica Flaminia0:00:42
12Androni Giocattoli0:00:50
13Andalucia - Cajasur0:01:19
15Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:01:32
17Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:39

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha25pts
2Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha20
3Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha16
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha14
5Gianpaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha12
6Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo10
7Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo9
8Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo8
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo7
10Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo6
11Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5
12Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo4
13Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3
14Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank2
15Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank1

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha1:05:06
4Xacobeo Galicia0:00:36
5Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45
6Quick Step0:01:06
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:24
8Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:36
9Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:42
10Acqua & Sapone0:01:51
11Ceramica Flaminia0:02:06
12Androni Giocattoli0:02:30
13Andalucia - Cajasur0:03:57
15Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:04:36
17Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:04:57

General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gianpaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha8:10:10
2José Iván Gutiérrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:09
3Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:10
4Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:14
5David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:18
6Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:21
7David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:22
8Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
9Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
10Delio Fernández (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
11Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank0:00:25
12Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:27
14Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo
15David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:29
16Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank0:00:31
17Kristof Vanderwalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:32
18Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:35
19Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team
20Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:38
21Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:00:49
22Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:51
23Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
24Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:00:52
25John Lee Augustyn (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team
26Dario Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team
27Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:55
28Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
29Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:01:04
30Didac Ortega (Spa) Acqua & Sapone
31Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
32Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:06
33Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:10
34Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:12
35Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:14
36Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:01:19
37Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:22
38Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:29
39Marco Liquori (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:01:33
40Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:39
41Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto0:01:40
42Iván Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:01:46
43Jon Izagirre (Spa) Orbea0:01:52
44Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:59
45Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea
46Luca Celli (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:02:06
47Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:02:12
48Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon - Servetto0:02:13
49Manuel Ortega (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:02:16
50Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:18
51Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:02:19
52Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
53Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:26
54Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:32
55Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:38
56Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:02:52
57David Gutiérrez (Spa) Footon - Servetto0:02:53
58Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:03:06
59Juan José Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:07
60Jorge Martín Montenegro (Arg) Androni Giocattoli0:03:22
61Javier Moreno (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:03:24
62Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:43
63Iman Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:49
64Santo Anza (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:05:29
65Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:05:30
66Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:05:31
67Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:33
68Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:05:36
69Guillau Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quick Step0:05:42
70Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
71Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:05:51
72Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:05:57
73Daniel R Diaz (Arg) Footon - Servetto0:05:59
74Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:06:12
75Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:14
76Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:16
77Damiano Margutti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:23
78Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:28
79Joseba Larralde (Spa) Orbea0:06:36
80Gregory Obando (CRc) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon
81Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:44
82Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:45
83Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:47
84Luca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:55
85Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:56
86Antonio Piedra (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:06:59
87Ricardo García (Spa) Orbea0:07:00
88David Gutiérrez Palacios (Spa) Footon - Servetto
89Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon - Servetto
90Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Androni Giocattoli0:07:01
91Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:07:02
92Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:03
93Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
94Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:07:06
95Marcos García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:07
96Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:07:13
97José Vicente García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:25
98Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:07:28
99Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
100Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea0:07:37
101Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:07:49
102Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:07:51
103Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Ceramica Flaminia0:08:02
104Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:08:07
105Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon - Servetto0:08:11
106Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:08:20
107Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:08:27
108Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:08:38
109Pablo Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
110Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:08:53
111Noe Gianetti (Swi) Footon - Servetto0:09:24
112Alberto Loddo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:57
113Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:10:16
114Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:10:28
115Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:10:42
116Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:11:02
117Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:11
118Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:11:12
119Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:24
120Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:11:50
121Raúl Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:11:59
122Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea0:12:25
123Fco David Delgado (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:12:41
124Timothy Stevens (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:48
125Manuel Calvente (Spa) Androni Giocattoli0:14:00
126Pascual Orengo (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:14:25
127Filiippo Baggio (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:14:38
128Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:06
129Xabier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea0:16:39
130Beñat Urain (Spa) Orbea0:18:33
131Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:01

Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha39pts
2Gianpaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha26
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25
4Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25
5José Iván Gutiérrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20
6Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step20
7Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha20
8Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo19
9Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha16
10Kristof Vanderwalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator16
11Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team16
12Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo15
13Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha14
14David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne14
15Jorge Martín Montenegro (Arg) Androni Giocattoli12
16Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team10
17Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team10
18Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo9
19Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon - Servetto9
20David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9
21Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto8
22Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo8
23Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia7
24Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank7
25Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo7
26Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank7
27Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia6
28Delio Fernández (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5
29Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5
30Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone4
31Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo4
32Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank3
33Manuel Ortega (Spa) Androni Giocattoli3
34Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3
35Iván Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon2
36Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank2
37Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1

Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea10pts
2Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Androni Giocattoli9
3Manuel Calvente (Spa) Androni Giocattoli6
4Beñat Urain (Spa) Orbea6
5Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon - Servetto2
6Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon2
7Jorge Martín Montenegro (Arg) Androni Giocattoli1

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Manuel Calvente (Spa) Androni Giocattoli15pts
2Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Androni Giocattoli10
3José Iván Gutiérrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10
4Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon - Servetto9
5Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea8
6Beñat Urain (Spa) Orbea7
7Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6
8Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Androni Giocattoli4
9Kristof Vanderwalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2
10Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank2

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha24:31:11
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:15
4Xacobeo Galicia0:00:25
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:24
7Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:38
8Acqua & Sapone0:02:18
9Quick Step0:02:50
10Ceramica Flaminia0:02:53
12Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:02
13Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:25
14Andalucia - Cajasur0:07:19
16Androni Giocattoli0:13:30
17Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:14:28
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