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Simon Yates takes GP Miguel Indurain victory

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Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain

Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain
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Team Sky's Tao Geoghegan Hart

Team Sky's Tao Geoghegan Hart
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Simon Yates on the GP Miguel Indurain podium

Simon Yates on the GP Miguel Indurain podium
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Simon Yates launches his winning solo move at GP Indurain

Simon Yates launches his winning solo move at GP Indurain
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Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain

Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain
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The peloton is spread across the road at GP Indurain

The peloton is spread across the road at GP Indurain
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The peloton in action during GP Indurain

The peloton in action during GP Indurain
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Movistar chase down a breakaway at GP Indurain

Movistar chase down a breakaway at GP Indurain
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Team Sky in action at the GP Miguel Indurain

Team Sky in action at the GP Miguel Indurain
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A Cycling Academy rider powers the front of the GP Miguel Indurain peloton

A Cycling Academy rider powers the front of the GP Miguel Indurain peloton
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Simon Yates on the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain podium

Simon Yates on the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain podium
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Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain

Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain
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Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain

Simon Yates wins the 2017 GP Miguel Indurain
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) soloed to an impressive victory Saturday at the GP Miguel Indurain in Spain, jumping away from a reduced lead group with 10km to go and building on his gap to win by 23 seconds over Cannondale-Drapac's Michael Woods and Team Sky's Sergio Henao. The win is Yates' second of the season after he won stage 6 at Paris-Nice last month.

"It was a hard race today at the start with the wind and the rain, but the team rode really well, protecting me at all times," Yates said after his victory in Estella. "Roman Kreuziger went into the main break, which was great for us. It meant we could sit in the wheels and save energy."

The 186km race started in cold and wet conditions, but that hardly slowed the peloton as small groups tried to get away but nothing could stick. When the initial breakaway was caught after an hour of racing, Orica's Kreuziger joined Matvey Mamykin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Nick Schultz (Caja-Rural) in a three-rider move that distanced the peloton.

Movistar drove the chase to bring back the trio, and the peloton made the catch with 50km remaining. Yates tried to jump away with a single Movistar rider, but that escape was quickly brought back into the fold. A nine-rider move that included Yates was able to sneak away with 20km remaining, setting up Yates for his winning move another 10km down the road.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott4:34:01
2Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:23
3Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky
4Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott0:00:26
5Marc Soler Gimenez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:28
6Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:00:58
7Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:44
8Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
9Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott0:02:56
10Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:50
11Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:03:53
12Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
13Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
14Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:03:55
15Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky
16Rob Power (Aus) Orica-Scott0:04:03
17Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:06
18Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
19Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
20Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky
21Simon Špilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
22Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky
23Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
24Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos-BH0:05:50
25Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Equipo Bolivia0:05:56
26Joaquim Silva (Por) W52/FC Porto0:06:43
27Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
28Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Wilier Triestina
29Frederico Figueiredo (Por) Sporting / Tavira
30Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
31Omar Alberto Mendoza Cardona (Col) Equipo Bolivia
32Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Sporting / Tavira
33Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
34Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott
35Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
36Robert Kišerlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin
37Igor Merino Kortazar (Spa) Burgos-BH
38Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:06:49
39Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:06:52
40Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott0:07:06
41Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
42Ángel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin
43Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) W52/FC Porto
44Victor Etxebarria Carrasco (Spa) RP - Boavista0:12:56
45Josu Zabala Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
46Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
47Gregory Obando Brenes (CRc) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
48Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
49Jose Manuel Gutierrez Revuelta (Spa) Kuwait - Cartucho.es
50Egor Silin (Rus) RP - Boavista
51Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
52Mario Gonzalez Salas (Spa) Sporting / Tavira0:13:25
53Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:15:16
54Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
55Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia (Col) Katusha-Alpecin
56Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:15:40
57Pablo Guerrero Bonilla (Spa) RP - Boavista
58David Belda (Spa) Burgos-BH
59José Manuel Díaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy0:16:53
60Ibai Azurmendi Sagastibeltza (Spa)
61Luis Enrique Davila (Mex) Israel Cycling Academy
62Eneko Lizarralde Delgado (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:19:43
63Adrian Gonzalez Velasco (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
64Beñat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
65João Rodrigues (Por) W52/FC Porto
66Gilber Zurita (Bol) Equipo Bolivia0:20:16
67Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga0:21:08
68Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga
69Davide Rebellin (Ita) Kuwait - Cartucho.es
70Iker Azkarate Ramirez (Spa)
71Carlos Antonio Jimenez Lozano (Spa) Equipo Bolivia0:21:26
72David Rodrigues (Por) RP - Boavista0:21:36
DNFLuis Gomes (Por) Rádio Popular Boavista
DNFMarcis Kalnins (Por) Rietumu Banka - Riga
DNFMarcos Jurado (Spa) Burgos-BH
DNFMaurits Lammertink (Ned) Team Katusha - Alpecin
DNFKlavs Rubenis (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga
DNFJustin Oien (USA) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
DNFJunior Antonio Marte (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
DNFJulio Alberto Amores (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
DNFJulen Irizar (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
DNFJulen Amarika (Spa) Spain
DNFJuan Ignacio Perez (Spa) W52/FC Porto
DNFJosé Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
DNFMichael Hepburn (Aus) Orica -Scott
DNFMiguel Angel Fernandez (Spa) Spain
DNFVíctor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team
DNFTyler Williams (USA) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFSvein Tuft (Can) Orica -Scott
DNFSimon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team
DNFSamuel Caldeira (Por) W52/FC Porto
DNFRoy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFRaul Castrillo (Spa) Burgos-BH
DNFRaul Alarcon (Spa) W52/FC Porto
DNFRafael Marquez (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
DNFPeeter Pruus (Est) Rietumu Banka - Riga
DNFPedro Gregori (Spa) Equipo Bolivia
DNFMikel Iturria (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
DNFMikel Alonso Flores (Spa) Spain
DNFMihkel Raim (Est) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFJose Viejo (Spa) DanielSpain
DNFJorge Cubero (Spa) Burgos-BH
DNFDavid Livramento (Por) Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira
DNFDaniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFDaniel Sanchez (Spa) Rádio Popular Boavista
DNFDaniel López (Spa) Burgos-BH
DNFDaniel Freitas (Por) W52/FC Porto
DNFDan Craven (Nam) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFCristián Torres (Spa) Spain
DNFBernardo Ayuso (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
DNFAxel Costa (Arg) Kuwait - Cartucho.es
DNFAwet Gebremedhin Andemeskel (Eri) Kuwait - Cartucho.es
DNFArmands Becis (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga
DNFAndreas Keuser (Ger) Kuwait - Cartucho.es
DNFAlejandro Marque (Spa) Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira
DNFAdrian Nuñez (Dom) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
DNFDavid Lopez (Spa) Team Sky
DNFDeins Kanepejs (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga
DNFJoni Brandão (Por) Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira
DNFJoan Ruiz (Spa) Burgos-BH
DNFSongezo Jim (RSA) Kuwait - Cartucho.es
DNFJavier Arando (Bol) Equipo Bolivia
DNFJason Lowndes (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFJacobo Ucha (Spa) W52/FC Porto
DNFIvan Martinez (Spa) Equipo Bolivia
DNFIgnacio Sarabia (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
DNFFilipe Cardoso (Por) Rádio Popular Boavista
DNFFábio Silvestre (Por) Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira
DNFEriks Toms Gavars (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga
DNFEdwin Torres (Ven) Kuwait - Cartucho.es
DNFDomingos Gonçalves (Por) Rádio Popular Boavista
DNFDiego Milan (Dom) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
OTLMarvin Orlando Angarita (Col) Equipo Bolivia
OTLFernando Grijalba (Spa) Kuwait - Cartucho.es

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