Izagirre wins GP Miguel Indurain

After finishing second 12 months ago, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) went one better to win the GP Miguel Indurain on Saturday, outsprinting Sergio Henao (Team Sky) at the top of the short, steep final climb.

The duo were part of a large select group that formed with over 50 kilometres to go in the hilly one-day race in the Navarre region of Spain, and it was Moreno Moser (Cannondale) who took third from the remnants of that group.

It was a strong move, containing many members of the bigger teams, including Sky’s Vasil Kiryineka and Sebastian Henao, Movistar's Giovanni Visconti and Gorka Izagirre, Katusha's Sergey Chernetskiy and Egor Silin, Pierre Rolland (Canndondale), and Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural). Orica-GreenEdge were forced to chase and Adam Yates forged clear on the steep gradients of the Ibarra to bridge across with Dani Moreno (Movistar).

It was Visconti who sparked the winning move with an attack on the final categorised climb of Eraul, and Henao was the man to respond, dragging Izagirre with him. As the roads continued to undulate in the final 10km, the trio had an advantage of some 20 seconds, but rather than conserve their numerical advantage to the finishing town of Estella, Movistar soon attacked through Izagirre, with Visconti falling back to the chasing group.

Izagirre and Henao had to work to keep the chasers at bay but as the road kicked up in the final kilometre it was clear they'd be contesting the win. Izagirre led on the lower slopes and when Henao tried to come round him the final 100 metres, the Spaniard used his knowledge of the twisty finish to make sure he wasn't able to do so.

"It's difficult to win, even more so on home soil. It was a bit complicated at first with that break of 14 but we responded really well and in the final part we made a break with three from Sky, us three, and then in the end on the final climb I was able to fight for the win against Sergio," said Izagirre, who laid down an important marker ahead of the Vuelta al País Vasco

"Winning ahead of a race like the Itzulia, it's a sign that we're doing things well and taking good form into the race."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team4:37:18
2Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team SkyRow 1 - Cell 2
3Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:14
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:17
5Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:18
6Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:20
7Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:35
8Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:42
9Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:58
10Frederico Figueiredo (Por) Radio Popular - Boavista0:03:35
11Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:39
12Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky0:03:40
13Imanol Estevez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:04:05
14Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro CyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - MuriasRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:04:10
19Alexander Vdovin (Rus) LokosphinxRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos BH0:04:12
21Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 20 - Cell 2
22Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo NordiskRow 21 - Cell 2
23Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela0:04:16
24Jesus Del Pino Corrochano (Spa) Burgos BH0:04:17
25Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - MuriasRow 24 - Cell 2
26Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 26 - Cell 2
28David Miguel Costa Rodrigues (Por) Radio Popular - BoavistaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Simon Spilak (Slo) Team KatushaRow 28 - Cell 2
30David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:29
31Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:30
33Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:35
34Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:04:43
35Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team KatushaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:04:53
37Eneko Lizarralde (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:07:16
38Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:08:13
39Sergei Shilov (Rus) LokosphinxRow 38 - Cell 2
40Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - MuriasRow 40 - Cell 2
42Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 41 - Cell 2
43César Fonte (Por) Radio Popular - BoavistaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 43 - Cell 2
45José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 44 - Cell 2
46Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling0:10:41
47James Oram (NZl) ONE Pro CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Joao Rodrigues (Por) W52/FC Porto0:16:01
49Rui Vinhas (Por) W52/FC PortoRow 48 - Cell 2
50Benat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:16:49
51Vadim Zhuravlev (Rus) LokosphinxRow 50 - Cell 2
52Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Juan Ignacio Perez Martin (Spa) W52/FC PortoRow 52 - Cell 2
54David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo NordiskRow 53 - Cell 2
55Israel Nuno Arguelles (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Artem Samolenkov (Rus) LokosphinxRow 55 - Cell 2
57Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo NordiskRow 56 - Cell 2
58Eriks Toms Gavars (Lat) Rietumu-DelfinRow 57 - Cell 2
59Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 58 - Cell 2
60John Bohn Ebsen (Den) ONE Pro CyclingRow 59 - Cell 2
61David Galaretta Ugarte (Spa) DAGRow 60 - Cell 2
62Pablo Guerrero Bonilla (Spa) Radio Popular - BoavistaRow 61 - Cell 2
63Pablo Torres Muino (Spa) Burgos BHRow 62 - Cell 2
64Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo NordiskRow 63 - Cell 2
65Rafael Ferreira Reis (Por) W52/FC PortoRow 64 - Cell 2
66Rafael Marquez Raigon (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Igor Merino Cortazar (Spa) Burgos BHRow 66 - Cell 2
68Xavier San Sebastian (Spa)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Victor Etxebarria Carrasco (Spa) Radio Popular - BoavistaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Josu Zabala (Spa)Row 69 - Cell 2
71Javier Otxoa (Spa)Row 70 - Cell 2
72Sergey Vdovin (Rus) LokosphinxRow 71 - Cell 2
73Richard Handley (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:16:57
74Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH0:16:59
75Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:17:01
76Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:17:11
77Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:17:13
78Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team0:17:31
DNFDavid Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFDiego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
DNFSamuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) W52/FC PortoRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFIgnacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFJoaquin Sobrino Martinez (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFMikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team SkyRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFJesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFAritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - MuriasRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFRaul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) W52/FC PortoRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFRicardo Ferreira (Por) Radio Popular - BoavistaRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFJhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team KatushaRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFCarlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Movistar TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFNairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFPhillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFRamunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFChristian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFMiguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 97 - Cell 2
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo NordiskRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo NordiskRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFBrian Kamstra (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFYanto Barker (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFGeorge Harper (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFJuan Camacho Del Fresno (Spa)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFJon Irisarri (Spa)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFDiego Pablo Sevilla (Spa)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFRuben Catala Spa)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFAxel Costa Soria (Spa) Massi - Kuwait Cycling ProjectRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Vilanova Marsa (Spa) Massi - Kuwait Cycling ProjectRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFDominic Schils (GBr) Massi - Kuwait Cycling ProjectRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Freitas (Por) W52/FC PortoRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFAngel Rebollido (Spa) W52/FC PortoRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFCarlos Jimenez Lozano (Spa) Radio Popular - BoavistaRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFGuillaume De Almeida (Fra) Radio Popular - BoavistaRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFPeeter Pruus (Est) Rietumu-DelfinRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFMaris Bogdanovics (Lat) Rietumu-DelfinRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFEmils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu-DelfinRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFDeins Kanepejs (Lat) Rietumu-DelfinRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFAleksandrs Rublevskis (Lat) Rietumu-DelfinRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFJorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BHRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFArnau Soe Vall (Spa) Burgos BHRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFVasilii Neustroev (Rus) LokosphinxRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFDmitrii Strakhov (Rus) LokosphinxRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFKing Lok Cheung (HKg) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFDamien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFJuan Carlos Riutort Martinez (Spa) Burgos BHRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFMehndi Tigrine (Bel) Massi - Kuwait Cycling ProjectRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFJohnatan Fernando Sarmiento Pacheco (Col) Massi - Kuwait Cycling ProjectRow 127 - Cell 2

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