Sevilla wins Vuelta Chihuahua

Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) was the final winner of the fourth Vuelta a Chihuahua, finishing the sixth and final stage safely in the bunch to best Gregorio Ladino (Tecos Trek) by six seconds in the overall classification.

After 118 kilometers from Delicias to Chihuahua, it was Javier Benitez (Contentpolis-AMPO) who took home the final stage, although with a very slight gap to Takashi Miyazawa (Meitan) and Cristian Benenati (ISD). The Spaniard achieved his third victory this year, which equals his 'record' of 2008, a total of six stages in two attempts.

"Winning three stages is very complicated," Benitez said, "so I think I should be very happy. Fortunately in this Vuelta I had to deliver me. Both staff and riders have given me much confidence. I only had to finish their work. Today's stage was not very hard, so the riders had plenty of strength at the end. For me, this was the hardest day I've had. Today I could not fail a second time, having been second yesterday."

The stage began with an initial breakaway with Gregor Gazvoda (Meitan-Hompo), Hector Espasandín (Xacobeo-Galicia), Andrew Randell (Planet Energy) and Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefit), who joined in mid-stage Archimedes Lam (Alpura Delicias) and José Ochoa (Arenas Afamado). Their maximum lead was only 1:39 and they were neutralized in the second of five final laps of Chihuahua.

Sevilla cruised home to claim the overall honors, following up on the success teammate Paco Mancebo last year. "This is a triumph of the entire team. Whenever you win you feel very euphoric, but without my team, it wouldn’t have succeeded. And besides companions, they are friends.

"It is a very important success which motivates me to keep fighting. Despite the hypocrisy that exists in the world of cycling, I'm still winning. It has not been an easy win, but not too complicated for the team's work, especially with Mancebo, who only has to look at me and we understand each other.

Sevilla climbed to the podium ahead of Gregorio Ladino (Tecos), 6 seconds, and Rui Costa (Caisse d'Epargne) at 1:03, also winner of the mountains classification.

David Vitoria (Rock Racing) took the intermediate sprints classification, Michael Kreder (Rabobank) finished as the best under-23 of the Vuelta; Francisco Matamoros (Arenas), as the best Mexican rider and Caisse d'Epargne won the team overall standing

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Full Results
1Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:32:03
2Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Meitan HompoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Cristian Benenati (Ita) ISDRow 2 - Cell 2
4Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet EnergyRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Rabobank ContinentalRow 4 - Cell 2
6Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock RacingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Mikayata Shimizu (Jpn) Meitan HompoRow 6 - Cell 2
8Cesar Vaquera (Mex) OrvenRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 8 - Cell 2
10Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 9 - Cell 2
11Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock RacingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.Row 11 - Cell 2
13Jose A. Benitez (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 12 - Cell 2
14Ricardo Tapia (Mex) Alpura-DeliciasRow 13 - Cell 2
15Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jose A. Carrasco (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 15 - Cell 2
17Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox BoavistaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Meitan HompoRow 18 - Cell 2
20Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 19 - Cell 2
21Aitor Perez (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 20 - Cell 2
22Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 22 - Cell 2
24Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox BoavistaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Gregor Cazvoda (Slo) Meitan HompoRow 24 - Cell 2
26Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'EpargneRow 25 - Cell 2
27Esteban Plaza (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Juan Cotumba (Bol) Tecos TrekRow 28 - Cell 2
30Gerardo Soto (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.Row 29 - Cell 2
31Jessel Valenzuela (Mex) Alpura-DeliciasRow 30 - Cell 2
32Gregorio Ladino (Col) Tecos TrekRow 31 - Cell 2
33Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 32 - Cell 2
34Michael Kreder (Ned) Rabobank ContinentalRow 33 - Cell 2
35Luis Macias (Mex) Tecos TrekRow 34 - Cell 2
36Dario Cioni (Ita) ISDRow 35 - Cell 2
37Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos TrekRow 36 - Cell 2
38Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 37 - Cell 2
39Edgar Treviño (Mex) OrvenRow 38 - Cell 2
40Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 39 - Cell 2
41David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 40 - Cell 2
42David Martin (Spa) Rock RacingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Jose L. Roldan (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 42 - Cell 2
44Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos TrekRow 43 - Cell 2
45Alejandro Paleo (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISDRow 45 - Cell 2
47Manuel Hernandez (Mex) OrvenRow 46 - Cell 2
48Alvaro Argira (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.Row 47 - Cell 2
49Juan J. Estrada (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 48 - Cell 2
50Matthew Busche (USA) Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 49 - Cell 2
51Danail Petrov (Bul) Madeinox BoavistaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Javier Saenz (Spa) Alpura-DeliciasRow 51 - Cell 2
53Ivan Raña (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 53 - Cell 2
55Florencio Ramos (Mex) Tecos TrekRow 54 - Cell 2
56Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank ContinentalRow 55 - Cell 2
57Guillaume Pont (Fra) Meitan HompoRow 56 - Cell 2
58Francisco Matamoros (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.Row 57 - Cell 2
59Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 58 - Cell 2
60Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank ContinentalRow 59 - Cell 2
61Jon Pardo (Spa) Madeinox BoavistaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Jose Gomez (Mex) Canels TurboRow 61 - Cell 2
63Xabier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 62 - Cell 2
64Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'EpargneRow 63 - Cell 2
65Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank ContinentalRow 64 - Cell 2
66José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Rock RacingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Cheyne Hoag (USA) Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 66 - Cell 2
68Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox BoavistaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISDRow 68 - Cell 2
70Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 69 - Cell 2
71Pedro Merino (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 70 - Cell 2
72Mickael Damien (Fra) Meitan HompoRow 71 - Cell 2
73Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD0:00:11
74José Herrada (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jorge Pancoatl (Mex) Canels TurboRow 74 - Cell 2
76Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISDRow 75 - Cell 2
77Antonio Aldape (Mex) Tecos TrekRow 76 - Cell 2
78Eder Arenas (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.Row 77 - Cell 2
79Glen Chadwick (Aus) Rock RacingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Juan C. Hernandez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:00:16
81Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet EnergyRow 80 - Cell 2
82Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank ContinentalRow 81 - Cell 2
83Ramon Juarez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:00:28
84Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:38
85Alfredo Gabino (Mex) Canels Turbo0:00:57
86François Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:01:12
87Joel Alamillo (Mex) OrvenRow 86 - Cell 2
88Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank ContinentalRow 87 - Cell 2
89Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing0:01:38
90Ivan Martinez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:02:47
91David Vitoria (Sui) Rock RacingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Arquidemes Lam (Mex) Alpura-DeliciasRow 91 - Cell 2
93Jose A. Ochoa (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:04:29
94Hector Spaasandin (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 93 - Cell 2
95Andrew Randell (Can) Planet EnergyRow 94 - Cell 2
96Marco A. Ortega (Mex) Canels Turbo0:08:05
97Edgar E. Mendez (Mex) Alpura-Delicias0:09:42
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Alto Tomas Garcia (Cat. 4), km. 55.8
1Hector Spaasandin (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4pts
2Gregor Cazvoda (Slo) Meitan Hompo3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Col.Lazaro CardenaS, km 28,10
1Gregor Cazvoda (Slo) Meitan Hompo5pts
2Hector Spaasandin (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Tercera Vta., km. 106,60
1José Herrada (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo5pts
2Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Aitor Perez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Teams
1Meitan Hompo7:36:09
2Fuji-ServettoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Rock RacingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Caisse d'EpargneRow 3 - Cell 2
5Xacobeo GaliciaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Contentpolis-AmpoRow 5 - Cell 2
7Andalucia-CajasurRow 6 - Cell 2
8ISDRow 7 - Cell 2
9Arenas-Afamado C.T.Row 8 - Cell 2
10Madeinox BoavistaRow 9 - Cell 2
11OrvenRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rabobank ContinentalRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tecos TrekRow 12 - Cell 2
14Alpura-DeliciasRow 13 - Cell 2
15Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 14 - Cell 2
16Canels Turbo0:01:08
17Planet Energy0:01:28
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Final general classification
1Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing20:32:43
2Gregorio Ladino (Col) Tecos Trek0:00:06
3Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:03
4Dario Cioni (Ita) ISD0:05:13
5Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:18
6Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos Trek0:07:20
7Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock Racing0:07:39
8Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:07:54
9Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:58
10Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:01
11Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:08:05
12Michael Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:08:12
13David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:08:32
14Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:08:41
15Juan Cotumba (Bol) Tecos Trek0:10:42
16Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:11:14
17Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:12:39
18Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:12:45
19Francisco Matamoros (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:12:57
20Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD0:12:58
21Jose A. Carrasco (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:13:02
22Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:13:44
23José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Rock Racing0:17:06
24Jose Gomez (Mex) Canels Turbo0:20:51
25José Herrada (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:24:09
26Glen Chadwick (Aus) Rock Racing0:24:11
27Guillaume Pont (Fra) Meitan Hompo0:24:12
28Alvaro Argira (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:24:31
29Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos Trek0:26:33
30Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:29:05
31Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:47
32Arquidemes Lam (Mex) Alpura-Delicias0:31:54
33David Vitoria (Sui) Rock Racing0:32:54
34Matthew Busche (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:33:14
35Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox Boavista0:33:51
36Xabier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:36:43
37Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox Boavista0:36:49
38David Martin (Spa) Rock Racing0:36:52
39Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne0:36:54
40Ricardo Tapia (Mex) Alpura-Delicias0:37:00
41Aitor Perez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:37:07
42Danail Petrov (Bul) Madeinox BoavistaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Esteban Plaza (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:37:25
44Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:37:46
45Eder Arenas (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:38:08
46Florencio Ramos (Mex) Tecos Trek0:40:08
47Ivan Martinez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:40:38
48Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven0:43:58
49Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:45:29
50Jon Pardo (Spa) Madeinox Boavista0:46:07
51Jose L. Roldan (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:47:28
52Alfredo Gabino (Mex) Canels Turbo0:48:03
53Gregor Cazvoda (Slo) Meitan Hompo0:49:10
54Manuel Hernandez (Mex) Orven0:52:40
55Cristian Benenati (Ita) ISD0:53:49
56Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:53:50
57Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:53:56
58Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox Boavista0:54:00
59Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:54:11
60Juan J. Estrada (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:54:52
61Jose A. Benitez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:54:53
62Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Meitan Hompo0:55:46
63Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD0:56:22
64Mikayata Shimizu (Jpn) Meitan Hompo0:56:33
65Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD0:57:08
66Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy0:58:01
67Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing0:59:00
68Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:59:03
69Pedro Merino (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:59:15
70Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:59:20
71Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD1:00:09
72Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:00:59
73François Parisien (Can) Planet Energy1:01:04
74Antonio Aldape (Mex) Tecos Trek1:01:26
75Jorge Pancoatl (Mex) Canels Turbo1:01:31
76Ivan Raña (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 75 - Cell 2
77Hector Spaasandin (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:01:50
78Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy1:02:03
79Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental1:02:06
80Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental1:02:16
81Javier Saenz (Spa) Alpura-Delicias1:02:32
82Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy1:02:40
83Luis Macias (Mex) Tecos Trek1:03:55
84Jessel Valenzuela (Mex) Alpura-Delicias1:05:12
85Mickael Damien (Fra) Meitan Hompo1:07:02
86Juan C. Hernandez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:07:06
87Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Meitan Hompo1:08:03
88Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Rabobank Continental1:09:19
89Joel Alamillo (Mex) Orven1:09:33
90Marco A. Ortega (Mex) Canels Turbo1:10:25
91Ramon Juarez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:12:37
92Cheyne Hoag (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies1:13:41
93Alejandro Paleo (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:17:45
94Gerardo Soto (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:17:48
95Edgar E. Mendez (Mex) Alpura-Delicias1:18:03
96Edgar Treviño (Mex) Orven1:18:28
97Jose A. Ochoa (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:21:44
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Mountains classification
1Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne28pts
2Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock Racing23Row 1 - Cell 3
3Xabier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur22Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos Trek19Row 3 - Cell 3
5Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing17Row 4 - Cell 3
6Glen Chadwick (Aus) Rock Racing14Row 5 - Cell 3
7Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne13Row 6 - Cell 3
8Gregorio Ladino (Col) Tecos Trek11Row 7 - Cell 3
9Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies11Row 8 - Cell 3
10David Vitoria (Sui) Rock Racing10Row 9 - Cell 3
11Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos Trek10Row 10 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification
1David Vitoria (Sui) Rock Racing21pts
2Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos Trek15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne13Row 2 - Cell 3
4Dario Cioni (Ita) ISD10Row 3 - Cell 3
5Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental10Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jose Gomez (Mex) Canels Turbo8Row 5 - Cell 3
7Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6Row 7 - Cell 3
9José Herrada (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo5Row 8 - Cell 3
10Gregor Cazvoda (Slo) Meitan Hompo5Row 9 - Cell 3
11Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo5Row 10 - Cell 3
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U23 classification
1Michael Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental
2Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental
3Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental
4Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven
5Jon Pardo (Spa) Madeinox Boavista
6Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental
7Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox Boavista
8Pedro Merino (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
9Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
10Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy
11Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental
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Regional rider classification
1Francisco Matamoros (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.
2Jose Gomez (Mex) Canels Turbo
3Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos Trek
4Arquidemes Lam (Mex) Alpura-Delicias
5Ricardo Tapia (Mex) Alpura-Delicias
6Eder Arenas (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.
7Florencio Ramos (Mex) Tecos Trek
8Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven
9Alfredo Gabino (Mex) Canels Turbo
10Manuel Hernandez (Mex) Orven
11Antonio Aldape (Mex) Tecos Trek
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Teams classification
1Caisse d'Epargne61:54:09
2Tecos Trek0:02:06
3Rock Racing0:04:32
4Fuji-Servetto0:08:15
5Contentpolis-Ampo0:31:50
6Rabobank Continental0:38:12
7Kelly Benefit Strategies0:42:38
8ISD0:42:50
9Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:59:25
10Xacobeo Galicia1:01:39
11Andalucia-Cajasur1:10:37
12Madeinox Boavista1:18:19
13Canels Turbo1:27:56
14Alpura-Delicias1:45:16
15Meitan Hompo1:50:30
16Orven2:17:37
17Planet Energy2:39:14

 

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