excerpts from Vuelta a Burgos
Nairo Quintana (Movistar) reaffirmed its 2013 triumph and has won the Vuelta a Burgos XXXVI. Colombia, in his comeback after several weeks and thinking of the Tour of Spain, gave a recital in the final time trial and took the purple jersey Dani Moreno (Katusha), whose spectacular performance in the last stage did not help to dethrone the champion Colombian and keep the purple.
The final time trial promotion Ages of Man, in Aranda de Duero offered a sensational show for cycling fans. Both Moreno Quintana as they surrendered to a superlative level, scoring almost the best times especialitas although not against the clock, and until the Spaniard crossed the line was not known who won a second round Burgos. The slightly better second half of the route marked by differences Nairo almost identical after a first intermediate point where Dani Moreno dreamed of the title.
Favorite went to tour with the reference Aleksejs Saramotins, IAM Cycling. The Latvian despite fourth out as one of the worst ranked overall, completed the route in 14’48 ", being the team to beat for the stage. His record was kept as the fastest to the end and became a sensational ‘roadmap’ to find the right cadence, the way to get on the bike.
Both Moreno Quintana bowled as well, with good vibes, straight on the bike, aerodynamic and close to their best feelings in the fight against the clock.At the midpoint of the 5 mile times were almost identical. Only 10/10 advantage in favor of Dani Moreno, virtually ‘flying’ on your bike.
Finally snatched Saramotins did not even win its partial Nairo Quintana, who entered with a record of meta 14’49 "a second behind the Latvian. Dani Moreno Nor could achieve the final victory and went for the second consecutive year, Colombia. Despite his sensational trial, time Katusha man was slightly lower, 14’52 ", and the final triumph was defined by just 3 seconds. A sigh for a historic round.
The podium was completed Janez Brajkovic (Astana), who moved to David Arroyo (Caja Rural) very stuck and fell on to eighth place overall. Fourth overall was the Italian Sottoli Neri, Matteo Abottini, one of the pleasant surprises of the Spanish round. Sergio Teal (MTN-Qhubeka) was fifth and Pello Bilbao best Caja Rural sixth.
Top 20 Finishers
1 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 0:14:00 2 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 3 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team 4 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 5 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha 6 Rubén Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team 7 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo 8 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 9 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo 10 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 11 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN – Qhubeka 0:01:0012 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 13 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 14 Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) MTN – Qhubeka 15 Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 16 Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 17 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Neri Sottoli 18 Sebastien Turgot (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 19 Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 20 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural – Seguros RGA
Final general classification
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 15:07:09 2 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:03 3 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:00:55 4 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Neri Sottoli 0:01:32 5 Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) MTN – Qhubeka 0:01:35 6 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural – Seguros RGA 0:01:40 7 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:41 8 Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:57 9 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:58 10 David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural – Seguros RGA 0:01:59 11 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural – Seguros RGA 0:02:18 12 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo 0:02:22 13 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:02:29 14 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:39 15 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:03:11 16 Juan José Oroz (Spa) Burgos – BH 0:03:23 17 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Rusvelo 0:03:31 18 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskadi 0:03:32 19 David Belda (Spa) Burgos – BH 0:03:59 20 Moisés Dueñas (Spa) Burgos – BH 0:05:10
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