Quintana wins overall at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

Winner winner, Quintana takes to the stage

Winner winner, Quintana takes to the stage (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) sealed the overall in the 2013 Vuelta al Pais Vasco with a solid display in the final 24km time trial in Beasain.

The Movistar leader leapfrogged overnight leader Sergio Henao (Sky Procycling), who slipped to third. Riche Porte finished third on the stage and moved up to second in the final GC, while Tony Martin (Omega Pharma QuickStep) won the rain soaked stage in a time of 35:05, with Quintana in second and his teammate Benat Intxausti in third.

"I'm super happy with this victory and this time trial, that went quite better than I expected. I was fighting for such a victory since Paris-Nice, felt really good all these days and was able to confirm today that good feeling on the road," Quintana said.

"It was quite a good parcours for me: it had flat sections, where I don't do bad at all, also some slopes and several turns - as it was also a short TT, it suited me well. We rode with calmness and confidence, distributing my strength equally over the course, and it went well. The roads were slippery and we had to take some risks into the descents; actually, I was close to crashing once, but at the final descent, I already knew I had a good gap and could take things easier."

After only 73 riders completed the previous stage, there was a slightly subdued start to Saturday’s afternoon time trial.

Wintery conditions and persistent rain hampered a number of the early starters and it wasn’t until Tony Martin churned his way to an emphatic lead at the first time check did we see a realistic target for the stage win.

The German was at his brutal best on the testing course, using his power to bluster past four riders on his way to the finish.

Egor Silin, who had briefly held throne before Martin finished, was duly dispatched by a massive 2:19, with Jens Voigt over three minutes down. When Malori rolled home 1:53 down Martin had the stage all but won, although with a number of GC all-arounders to come, he would have to wait until the final two riders had crossed the line before official confirmation.

At the intermediate split Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) was 20 seconds down, later 1.08 at the finish, with Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale) 29 seconds and then 51 seconds down at the finish. The Frenchman briefly held second on the stage but Intxausti, who was closest to Martin at the first check came home just 32 seconds down. Further down the road and the genuine GC contenders were beginning to find their rhythms.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:35:05
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:17
3Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:32
4Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:40
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:00:48
6Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:51
7Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:57
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:05
9Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:06
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:07
11Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:08
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:01:22
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:01:28
14Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:30
15Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:36
16Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:39
17José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:01:40
19Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:45
20Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:47
21Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:52
22Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:53
23Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:56
24Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:57
25Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Katusha0:02:02
26Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:08
27John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:12
28Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:02:19
29Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:31
30Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:34
31Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:36
32Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja RuralRow 31 - Cell 2
33Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:37
34Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:02:40
35Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:02:42
36Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:46
37Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:02:52
38Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:53
39Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:56
40Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:03
42Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:04
43Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:06
44Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:03:10
45Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 44 - Cell 2
46Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 45 - Cell 2
47Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:03:12
48Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 47 - Cell 2
49Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:03:20
50Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:30
51Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:03:35
52Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:03:37
53Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:03:40
54Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:03:46
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:47
56Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:59
57Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:04:02
58Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:04:04
59Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:08
60Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:22
61Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:31
62Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:38
63Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:40
64Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:00
65Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:05:04
66Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:05:16
67Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:30
68Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:05:42
69Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:05:52
70Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:24
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25pts
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 14 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team1:47:26
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:41
4SKY Procycling0:02:38
5Garmin - Sharp0:03:22
6Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:03:50
7Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:03:57
8Radioshack Leopard0:04:19
9Astana Pro Team0:04:21
10Lampre - Merida0:05:09
11Euskaltel Euskadi0:05:36
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:38
13Orica Greenedge0:07:57
14Caja Rural0:09:28
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Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team21:39:35
2Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:23
3Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:34
4Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:00:35
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:54
6Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:18
7Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:19
8Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:57
9Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:47
10John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:56
11Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:09
12Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:03:10
13Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:03:25
14Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:36
15Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 14 - Cell 2
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:52
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:59
19Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:04:19
20Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:50
21Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:32
22Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:04
23Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:07:24
24Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:08:08
25Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:08:10
26Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:10:03
27Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:10:30
28Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:11:06
29Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:11:08
30Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:12:48
31Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:13:15
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:02
33Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:14:34
34Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:15:06
35Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:16:07
36Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:46
37Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:53
38Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:20:38
39Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:20:46
40Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:21:01
41Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:21:51
42Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:22:14
43Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:22:17
44Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:24:04
45Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:24:53
46Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:25:43
47Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:26:19
48Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:26:31
49Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:44
50Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:52
51Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:55
52Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:28:01
53Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:18
54Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:30:10
55Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural0:32:00
56Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:33:24
57Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:38:02
58Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:38:55
59Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:42:24
60Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:44:21
61Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:44:37
62Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Katusha0:47:42
63Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:48:51
64Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:50:07
65Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:51:58
66Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:53:22
67Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:54:20
68Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:57:45
69Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:58:50
70Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1:00:06
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team83pts
2Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling80Row 1 - Cell 3
3Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling67Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff49Row 3 - Cell 3
5Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale47Row 4 - Cell 3
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha42Row 5 - Cell 3
7Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team34Row 6 - Cell 3
8Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge33Row 7 - Cell 3
9Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi33Row 8 - Cell 3
10Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step28Row 9 - Cell 3
11Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25Row 10 - Cell 3
12Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha25Row 11 - Cell 3
13Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22Row 12 - Cell 3
14Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team20Row 13 - Cell 3
15Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida20Row 14 - Cell 3
16John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13Row 15 - Cell 3
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team12Row 16 - Cell 3
18Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9Row 17 - Cell 3
19Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida9Row 18 - Cell 3
20Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha6Row 19 - Cell 3
21Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team5Row 20 - Cell 3
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp5Row 21 - Cell 3
23José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team5Row 22 - Cell 3
24Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp5Row 23 - Cell 3
25Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida4Row 24 - Cell 3
26Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4Row 25 - Cell 3
27Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp3Row 26 - Cell 3
28Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard3Row 27 - Cell 3
29Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 28 - Cell 3
30Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural1Row 29 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural23pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 7 - Cell 3
9José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2Row 9 - Cell 3
11Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2Row 11 - Cell 3
13Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1Row 12 - Cell 3
14Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp1Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard1Row 14 - Cell 3
16Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1Row 15 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural64pts
2José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team32Row 1 - Cell 3
3Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard27Row 2 - Cell 3
4Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural21Row 3 - Cell 3
5Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale20Row 4 - Cell 3
6Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step18Row 5 - Cell 3
7Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling14Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling13Row 7 - Cell 3
9Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team13Row 8 - Cell 3
10Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha11Row 9 - Cell 3
11Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff11Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team10Row 11 - Cell 3
13Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural10Row 12 - Cell 3
14Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6Row 13 - Cell 3
15Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6Row 14 - Cell 3
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling6Row 15 - Cell 3
17Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team5Row 16 - Cell 3
18Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5Row 17 - Cell 3
19Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida4Row 18 - Cell 3
20Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 19 - Cell 3
21Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 20 - Cell 3
22Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard4Row 21 - Cell 3
23Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha2Row 23 - Cell 3
25Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol2Row 24 - Cell 3
26Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2Row 25 - Cell 3
27Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 26 - Cell 3
28Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1Row 27 - Cell 3
29Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 28 - Cell 3
30Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1Row 29 - Cell 3
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team65:03:18
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:51
4Lampre - Merida0:10:31
5Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:18:41
6Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:24
7SKY Procycling0:20:50
8Radioshack LeopardRow 7 - Cell 2
9Garmin - Sharp0:24:50
10Orica Greenedge0:27:02
11Astana Pro Team0:29:27
12Euskaltel Euskadi0:29:32
13Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:31:31
14Caja Rural0:46:37


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