4.01.2013

Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1: Gerrans

Ambiente en la salida de la Vuelta al País Vasco
Pic by Michelena DiarioVasco

Good weather fortunately and a good race. RSNT looked aggressive and made it to the first break-away with Bushe. It also included: Landa, Zandio, Madrazo, Cherel, Paterski and Txurruka. They started the first climb of the day - Alto de Asensio (2ª): 8 km 4,37% average - with a slight advantage and got caught before the KOM. Only Txurruka managed to stay away immediately joined by RSLT Laurent Didier. The peloton pulled by Saxo-Tinkoff set a solid pace, controlling but allowing the breakers to gain till 5''.

Pic Michelena
They passed Alto de Asensio (2ª) then Alto de Itziar (3ª) 5 km 4,40% average in the splendid scenary of Euskal Herria.  Finally both break-away and peloton reached Alto de Endoia (2º) and then Azurki's ramp (1ª): the hardest part of today stage. Alto de Azurki (1ª) is 5,5 km 7,82% average. Gap was dramaticly decreasing. We got the image of the race and I think I spotted Andy Schleck quite in front.
When the peloton passed Alto de Azurki  the gap was 2'22''. Then they afforded a beautiful descent: large and regular. Break and peloton started climbing Alto de Kalbario - (3ª), 4,4km 5,07% average - almost at the same time: gap was about 1' and Txurruka speeded up trying to go away solo. Didier dropped was quickly back to the peloton. The brave Baque rider was also caught on the last climb: el Alto de Aiastia - (2ª) 4,8 km 5,42% average.
A new race begane: team were fighting for positions at the head of the peloton. At the back somebody was suffering. There was a crash:  Devenyns and Van den Broeck went down and many others had to stop. Andy Schleck was at the back of the peloton so I guess he lost some time. Finally a fast descent where Contador took the lead making a last selection: a small group of riders arrived at the sprint and ORICA-GE Gerrans won on Peter Velits and Vicioso. 
Didier said:  “Yes, 110km in the front.  I was told I was free to go and in the first days you never know how things will go so it’s good to be in the breaks and see what happens.  I am trying to do my best for the team.  In the past we’ve come with clear race leaders but now we are free to go.  I like giving myself a chance.”
Andy Schleck finished 80 at 1'01''.
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RESULTS
Source  http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/1167811-Vuelta-Ciclista-al-Pais-Vasco-2013-Overview

1 GERRANS Simon Orica GreenEDGE650 4:06:33
2 VELITS Peter Omega Pharma - Quick-Step430 ,,
3 VICIOSO ARCOS Ángel Katusha Team218 ,,
4 GAVAZZI Francesco Astana Pro Team113 ,,
5 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana Pro Team110 ,,
6 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis Sky Procycling
7 ,,
7 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto Team Saxo-Tinkoff
4 ,,
8 PORTE Richie Sky Procycling
3 ,,
9 QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander Movistar Team
2 ,,
10 WEENING Pieter Orica GreenEDGE
1 ,,
11 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC Racing Team

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12 BAGOT Yoann Cofidis Solutions Crédits

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13 HERRADA LOPEZ Jesús


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14 SPILAK Simon Katusha Team

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15 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto Movistar Team

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16 DYACHENKO Alexandr Astana Pro Team

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17 KREUZIGER Roman Team Saxo-Tinkoff

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18 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel Euskaltel - Euskadi

0:05
19 GILBERT Philippe BMC Racing Team

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20 CLARKE Simon Orica GreenEDGE

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21 PINEAU Jérome Omega Pharma - Quick-Step

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22 TALANSKY Andrew Garmin - Sharp

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23 HESJEDAL Ryder Garmin - Sharp

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24 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka Euskaltel - Euskadi

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25 KLöDEN Andréas RadioShack - Leopard

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26 PIETROPOLLI Daniele Lampre - Merida

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27 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion Euskaltel - Euskadi

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28 FERNANDEZ DE LARREA Koldo Garmin - Sharp

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29 CUNEGO Damiano Lampre - Merida

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30 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte Blanco Pro Cycling Team

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31 DE CLERCQ Bart Lotto Belisol Team

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32 LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto Katusha Team

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33 NERZ Dominik BMC Racing Team

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34 POELS Wout Vacansoleil - DCM

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35 STETINA Peter Garmin - Sharp

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36 TEN DAM Laurens Blanco Pro Cycling Team

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37 CARUSO Giampaolo Katusha Team

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38 PERAUD Jean-christophe AG2R La Mondiale

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39 LE MEVEL Christophe Cofidis Solutions Crédits

0:12
40 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor Euskaltel - Euskadi

0:14
41 CARDOSO Andre Fernando S. Martins Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

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42 SARMIENTO TUNARROSA Jose Cayetano


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43 VALLS FERRI Rafael Vacansoleil - DCM

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44 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan Movistar Team

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45 TANKINK Bram Blanco Pro Cycling Team

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46 ULISSI Diego Lampre - Merida

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47 INTXAUSTI Benat Movistar Team

0:16
48 BARGUIL Warren Team Argos - Shimano

0:19
49 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar RadioShack - Leopard

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50 BRAJKOVIč Janez Astana Pro Team

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51 BUSCHE Matthew RadioShack - Leopard

0:21
52 SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo Lampre - Merida

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53 ROGERS Michael Team Saxo-Tinkoff

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54 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto AG2R La Mondiale

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55 MOINARD Amaël BMC Racing Team

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56 COPPEL Jérome Cofidis Solutions Crédits

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57 VORGANOV Eduard Katusha Team

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58 LAGUTIN Sergey Vacansoleil - DCM

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59 ROCHE Nicolas Team Saxo-Tinkoff

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60 MORI Manuele Lampre - Merida

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61 PINOT Thibaut Equipe Cycliste FDJ

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62 SERRY Pieter Omega Pharma - Quick-Step

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63 KANGERT Tanel Astana Pro Team

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64 GASPAROTTO Enrico Astana Pro Team

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65 VALENTIN Tristan Cofidis Solutions Crédits

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66 MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN Egoi Euskaltel - Euskadi

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67 ELISSONDE Kenny Equipe Cycliste FDJ

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68 TIERNAN-LOCKE Jonathan Sky Procycling

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69 VELASCO MURILLO Ivan Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

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70 LONGHO BORGHINI Paolo Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

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71 MORENO BAZAN Javier Movistar Team

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72 MADRAZO RUIZ Angel Movistar Team

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73 STORTONI Simone Lampre - Merida

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74 GADRET John AG2R La Mondiale

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75 MARTIN Tony Omega Pharma - Quick-Step

0:28
76 VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos Omega Pharma - Quick-Step

0:37
77 SULZBERGER Wesley Orica GreenEDGE

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78 DE GENDT Thomas Vacansoleil - DCM

0:53
79 RUJANO GUILLEN José Humberto Vacansoleil - DCM

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80 SCHLECK Andy RadioShack - Leopard

1:01
81 ANDONOV PETROV Danail Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

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82 DE WEERT Kevin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step

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83 VANDEWALLE Jurgen Lotto Belisol Team

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84 KREDER Michel Garmin - Sharp

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85 KIRYIENKA Vasil Sky Procycling

1:05
86 PREIDLER Georg Team Argos - Shimano

1:12
87 FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

1:22
88 RUIJGH Rob Vacansoleil - DCM

2:27
89 MARTENS Paul Blanco Pro Cycling Team

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90 VANENDERT Dennis Lotto Belisol Team

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91 LIGTHART Pim Vacansoleil - DCM

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92 VANDEWALLE Kristof Omega Pharma - Quick-Step

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93 MONFORT Maxime RadioShack - Leopard

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94 CANUTI Federico Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

2:40
95 GRETSCH Patrick Team Argos - Shimano

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96 MEIER Christian Orica GreenEDGE

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97 KOLOBNEV Alexandr Katusha Team

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98 CHEREL Mikael AG2R La Mondiale

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99 ROY Jérémy Equipe Cycliste FDJ

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100 CHERNETSKIY Sergey Katusha Team

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101 FERRARI Fabricio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

2:52
102 PATERSKI Maciej Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

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103 GARCíA ETXEGIBEL Egoitz Cofidis Solutions Crédits

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104 GENIEZ Alexandre Equipe Cycliste FDJ

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105 SORENSEN Chris Anker Team Saxo-Tinkoff

3:09
106 VANDBORG Brian Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

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107 COBO ACEBO Juan Jose Movistar Team

3:28
108 TXURRUKA Amets Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

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109 MALORI Adriano Lampre - Merida

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110 RATTO Daniele Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

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111 ZANDIO ECHAIDE Xabier Sky Procycling

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112 TAARAMäE Rein Cofidis Solutions Crédits

3:47
113 DOMBROWSKI Joe Sky Procycling

4:08
114 WEGMANN Fabian Garmin - Sharp

4:58
115 VOIGT Jens RadioShack - Leopard

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116 KOHLER Martin BMC Racing Team

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117 HOWES Alex Garmin - Sharp

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118 DANIELSON Thomas Garmin - Sharp

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119 TANNER David Blanco Pro Cycling Team

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120 IGNATENKO Petr Katusha Team

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121 NOVIKOV Nikita Vacansoleil - DCM

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122 LUTSENKO Aleksey Astana Pro Team

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123 BARDET Romain AG2R La Mondiale

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124 KADRI Blel AG2R La Mondiale

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125 MONTAGUTI Matteo AG2R La Mondiale

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126 GESCHKE Simon Team Argos - Shimano

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127 BELLEMAKERS Dirk Lotto Belisol Team

5:10
128 PEREZ MORENO Ruben Euskaltel - Euskadi

6:07
129 SICARD Romain Euskaltel - Euskadi

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130 GARATE Juan Manuel Blanco Pro Cycling Team

7:19
131 LANDA MEANA Mikel Euskaltel - Euskadi

7:21
132 FROHLINGER Johannes Team Argos - Shimano

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133 PIEDRA PEREZ Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

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134 GARCIA FERNANDEZ Marcos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

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135 ALBASINI Michael Orica GreenEDGE

8:54
136 MATTHEWS Michael Orica GreenEDGE

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137 IMPEY Daryl Orica GreenEDGE

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138 VICHOT Arthur Equipe Cycliste FDJ

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139 CASAR Sandy Equipe Cycliste FDJ

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140 HUPOND Thierry Team Argos - Shimano

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141 VEIKKANEN Jussi Equipe Cycliste FDJ

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142 NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel Cofidis Solutions Crédits

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143 BONO Matteo Lampre - Merida

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144 NORDHAUG Lars Petter Blanco Pro Cycling Team

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145 WARBASSE Lawrence BMC Racing Team

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146 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC Racing Team

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147 VANENDERT Jelle Lotto Belisol Team

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148 CUMMINGS Stephen BMC Racing Team

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