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Vuelta a Burgos: Gavazzi wins stage 1

Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec) placed third at the Coppa Sabatini.

Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec) placed third at the Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec) claimed victory on stage 1 of the Vuelta a Burgos after he delivered a powerful sprint on the uphill finish at Alto del Castillo. The Italian beat Pello Bilbao (Astana) into second place, while Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) took third.

The sharp finale at Alto del Castillo is a staple of the Vuelta a Burgos, and well-tailored to Gavazzi’s talents. The 34-year-old opted to open his sprint from distance, and his ferocious acceleration served to shatter an already fragmenting leading group.

Bilbao battled gamely to get on terms with Gavazzi in the final 150 metres, but he was left with too much ground to make up and had to settle for second place. Aranburu produced a strong finish to take third ahead of Marco Tizza (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Jon Aberasturi (Euskadi-Murias). Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky) placed 6th ahead of Jonathan Lastra (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) was the best-placed of the pre-race favourites, coming home in 13th place, just behind fellow countryman Winner Anacona (Movistar) and 10 seconds down on Gavazzi. Sky’s David De La Cruz crossed the line a further 2 seconds back on the explosive finale, in a group that also contained Louis Meintjes (Dimension Data).

The 157km stage was animated by a six-man break compromising Sindre Lunke (Fortuneo-Samsic), Ricardo Garcia (Fundacion Euskadi), Pablo Torres (Burgos-BH), Diego Sevilla (Polartec-Kometa), Lucas De Rossi (Delko-Marseille Provence KTM) and Bryan Nauleau (Direct Energie).

The sextet forged clear inside the opening 10km and quickly established a maximum lead of 6 minutes over a peloton that was largely content to allow them their early freedom. In time, Team Sky and Movistar, began to keep tabs on the break’s lead, and the gap dropped accordingly as the afternoon wore on.

Torres led the escapees over the category 1 ascent of Altotero after 76km, but from there, the peloton started to increase its urgency on the fast run towards Burgos and Alto del Castillo, which was to be climbed twice in the finale.

With 25km to go, the break’s lead was down to just 1:30, and the six leaders were swept up by the bunch as they hit the lower slopes of the category 3 Alto del Castillo for the first time with a shade under 15km still to race.

Burgos-BH and then Team Sky maintained a blistering pace on the final lap of the finishing circuit, which prevented any attacks from going clear. The intensity remained undimmed as the race hurtled towards the final haul up the Alto del Castillo, where Astana were prominent in trying to set up Bilbao for the stage win.

On the short but tough climb to the finish, however, Gavazzi emerged as the strongest rider. His vicious acceleration proved enough to build a winning advantage and he will wear the purple jersey of race leader on Wednesday’s stage 2, which brings the peloton from Belorado to Castrojeriz.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec3:48:30
2Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team
3Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
4Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
5Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
6Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
7Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
8Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:00:05
9Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
10Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
11Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:08
12Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:00:10
13Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
14Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:00:12
15Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
16Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH
17David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky
18Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
19Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Movistar Team
20Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
21Jérémy Maison (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
22Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
23Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
24Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
25Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data
26Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky
27Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data
28José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
29Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data
30Ibai Azurmendi Sagastibeltza (Spa) Team Euskadi
31Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
32Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
33Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky
34Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon
35Julen Amezqueta Moreno (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
36Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
37Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:00:24
38José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH
39Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:29
40Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
41Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
42Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Team Euskadi
43Miguel Angel Reyes Vergara (Col) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
44Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:00:36
45Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
46Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
47Egoitz Fernandez Ayarzaguena (Spa) Team Euskadi0:00:39
48Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data0:00:42
49Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
50Remy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
51Massimo Rosa (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:00:46
52Juan Camacho Del Fresno (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:00:49
53Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
54Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:51
55Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
56Txomin Juaristi Arrieta (Spa) Team Euskadi
57Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Jaimez (Spa) Team Euskadi
58Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:00:54
59Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:01
60Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:05
61Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:06
62Alex Turrin (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
63Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
64Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct Energie
65Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec Kometa0:01:10
66Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:01:25
67Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Riwal Ceramicspeed0:01:42
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
69Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
70Axel Journiaux (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:50
71Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH
72David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:02:08
73Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:02:49
74Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
75Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
76Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:03:08
77Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:16
78Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
79Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH
80Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi
81Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:12
82Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data
83Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data
84Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
85Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team
86Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
87Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:07:54
88Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie
89Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Polartec Kometa
90Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Fortuneo-Samsic
91Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH
92Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
93Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
94Sergio Rodriguez Reche (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
95Iker Azkarate Ramirez (Spa) Team Euskadi
96Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky
97Maxence Moncassin (Fra) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
98Ander Barrenetxea Uriarte (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
99Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
100Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:58
101Marino Kobayashi (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
102Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec Kometa
103Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:08:02
104Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec Kometa0:14:48

Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec25pts
2Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team20
3Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA16
4Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini14
5Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias12
6Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky10
7Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA9
8Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini8
9Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias7
10Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data6
11Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5
12Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team4
13Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team3
14Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH2
15Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1

Mountain
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH16pts
2Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi12
3Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Fortuneo-Samsic10
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec8
5Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM8
6Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon6
7Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie6
8Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team4
9Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky4
10Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Polartec Kometa4
11Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky3
12Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2
13Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini2
14Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team2
15Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team1

Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec3:48:42
2Ibai Azurmendi Sagastibeltza (Spa) Team Euskadi
3Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
4Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Polartec Kometa
5Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Team Euskadi
6Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
7Remy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
8Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec Kometa
9Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Polartec Kometa1:13:00
10Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Riwal Ceramicspeed1:30:00
11Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic2:37:00
12Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team5:00:00
13Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Polartec Kometa7:42:00
14Maxence Moncassin (Fra) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
15Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec Kometa7:46:00
16Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec Kometa14:36:00

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec3:48:30
2Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team
3Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
4Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
5Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
6Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
7Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
8Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:00:05
9Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
10Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
11Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:08
12Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:00:10
13Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
14Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:00:12
15Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
16Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH
17David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky
18Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
19Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Movistar Team
20Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
21Jérémy Maison (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
22Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
23Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
24Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
25Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data
26Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky
27Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data
28José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
29Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data
30Ibai Azurmendi Sagastibeltza (Spa) Team Euskadi
31Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
32Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
33Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky
34Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon
35Julen Amezqueta Moreno (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
36Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
37Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:00:24
38José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH
39Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:29
40Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
41Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
42Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Team Euskadi
43Miguel Angel Reyes Vergara (Col) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
44Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:00:36
45Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
46Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
47Egoitz Fernandez Ayarzaguena (Spa) Team Euskadi0:00:39
48Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data0:00:42
49Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
50Remy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
51Massimo Rosa (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:00:46
52Juan Camacho Del Fresno (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:00:49
53Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
54Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:51
55Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
56Txomin Juaristi Arrieta (Spa) Team Euskadi
57Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Jaimez (Spa) Team Euskadi
58Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:00:54
59Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:01
60Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:05
61Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:06
62Alex Turrin (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
63Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
64Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct Energie
65Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec Kometa0:01:10
66Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:01:25
67Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Riwal Ceramicspeed0:01:42
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
69Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
70Axel Journiaux (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:50
71Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH
72David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:02:08
73Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:02:49
74Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
75Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
76Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:03:08
77Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:16
78Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
79Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH
80Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi
81Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:12
82Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data
83Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data
84Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
85Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team
86Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
87Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:07:54
88Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie
89Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Polartec Kometa
90Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Fortuneo-Samsic
91Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH
92Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
93Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
94Sergio Rodriguez Reche (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
95Iker Azkarate Ramirez (Spa) Team Euskadi
96Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky
97Maxence Moncassin (Fra) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
98Ander Barrenetxea Uriarte (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
99Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
100Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:58
101Marino Kobayashi (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
102Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec Kometa
103Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:08:02
104Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec Kometa0:14:48

Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec25pts
2Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team20
3Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA16
4Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini14
5Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias12
6Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky10
7Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA9
8Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini8
9Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias7
10Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data6
11Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5
12Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team4
13Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team3
14Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH2
15Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1

Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH16pts
2Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi12
3Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Fortuneo-Samsic10
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec8
5Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM8
6Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon6
7Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie6
8Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team4
9Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky4
10Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Polartec Kometa4
11Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky3
12Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2
13Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini2
14Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team2
15Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team1

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec3:48:42
2Ibai Azurmendi Sagastibeltza (Spa) Team Euskadi
3Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
4Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:00:12
5Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Team Euskadi0:00:17
6Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:00:24
7Remy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:30
8Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec Kometa0:00:58
9Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:01:13
10Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Riwal Ceramicspeed0:01:30
11Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:02:37
12Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:00
13Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Polartec Kometa0:07:42
14Maxence Moncassin (Fra) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
15Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec Kometa0:07:46
16Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec Kometa0:14:36

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