Valverde wins Spanish time trial title

The Movistar team swept not just the podium, but the top six places in the Spanish national championship time trial, with Alejandro Valverde claiming his first time trial national title over Ion Izagirre and Jonathan Castroviejo.

Valverde clocked a 58:00 on the 47.1km course, topping Izagirre by nearly a minute. Castroviejo was eight seconds further back, just edging out Jesus Herrada for the final podium spot.

"I'm surprised at this victory," Valverde said. The 34-year-old just returned from his post-Classics break at the Route du Sud, where he finished second overall, but was not expecting to be the best of his country. "We know that Ion does good time trials, and Castro is a great 'croner' and demonstrates it every day. We also have other rivals such as Eloy Teruel and Luis Sánchez León who prepared specifically for this time trial.

"I went well in La Route du Sud after two months without competing, and I think that this effort has given me a good starting point for the Tour de France. To win a time trial of 47km here gives me a lot confidence for July."

Full Results

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Elite Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:58:00
2Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:56
3Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:04
4Jesús Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:06
5Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:19
6Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:24
7Eloy Teruel (Spa) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:01:47
8J Antonio de Segovia (Spa) Froiz0:02:18
9Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-RGA0:02:24
10Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel0:02:37
11Jon Larrinaga (Spa) Euskadi0:03:25
12Víctor de la Parte (Spa) Efapel0:03:34
13Igor Merino (Spa) Burgos BH0:03:36
14Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Efapel0:03:47
15Alberto Torres (Spa) Team Ecuador0:03:51
16Illart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Euskadi0:03:53
17Beñat Txoperena (Spa) Euskadi0:03:57
18David Muntaner (Spa) Active Team0:03:59
19Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caja Rural-RGA0:04:05
20Marcos Jurado (Spa) Seguros Bilbao0:04:08
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Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leire Olaberria (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:41:48
2Belén López (Spa) Lointek0:00:24
3Anna Ramírez (Spa) Catalunya0:00:32
4Gloria Rodríguez (Spa) Navarra0:00:55
5Rocío Martín (Spa) Semar0:00:59
6Anna Sanchís (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana0:01:07
7Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Euskadi0:01:23
8Loures Oyarbide (Spa) Euskadi0:02:01
9Mayalen Noruega (Spa) Catalunya0:02:14
10Cristina Navarro (Spa) Catalunya0:02:28
11Sheyla Gutiérrez (Spa) La Rioja0:03:05
12Alicia González (Spa) Asturias0:03:33
13Sara García (Spa) Castilla y León0:04:21
14Mª del Mar Solera (Spa) Reyno de Navarra0:04:28
15Ane Iriarte (Spa) Euskadi0:04:46
16Ana López (Spa) Comunidad Madrid0:05:24
17Esther Muñoz (Spa) Comunidad Madrid0:05:55
18Ainhoa Candil (Spa) Castilla y León0:06:01
19Cristina Barrado (Spa) Francisco Pizarro0:06:34
20Elisabet Bru (Spa) Servetto Footon0:06:54
21Raquel Acinas (Spa) Génesis0:09:02
22Ana Fernández (Spa) Francisco Pizarro0:16:03


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