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2017 Clásica de San Sebastián (World Tour), Spain

37th edition: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Classica San Sebastian podium history | 2016 edition | Race profile | Start list

Donostia - Donostia (Basque for the city of San Sebastián), 231 km

Michal Kwiatkowski

Michal Kwiatkowski wins a big one.

The race: Here's the report from winner Michal Kwiatkowski's Team Sky.

Following great help from Mikel Landa in the final five kilometres Kwiatkowski had too much for Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) and defending champion Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) in the final sprint to win by several bike lengths.

Landa - who had launched a crucial attack on the final climb up the famed Murgil - rolled home fifth after setting the pace in the closing stages.

Team Sky had taken control early on, riding to the keep the break’s lead in check, before Gianni Moscon and Sergio Henao infiltrated a dangerous late move.

Moscon then went solo but was caught midway up the Murgil. That was the catalyst for Landa’s attack and Kwiatkowski was able to bridge to his team-mate just over the summit, before the pair played the final run to the line perfectly.
Speaking before stepping on the podium, Kwiatkowski was quick to thank the team, as he reflected on another big win in 2017. He said: “It's a great day. Winning this race this way was a dream for me.

"I'm very grateful to my team-mates. Landa played a crucial role and I want to thank him for waiting in the final. We took the responsibility from the beginning. We believed from the start that we could win and it's a pleasure to come here because it's a beautiful city with amazing fans.

“I didn't know how I’d feel after the Tour de France. I took some rest last week so I could prepare myself for this race.”

The rest clearly worked. Kwiatkowski was able to follow the attack of Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) on the Murgil, and the pair worked together to get across to Landa, Gallopin and Mollema. From there Landa pulled on the front of the five-man group to keep the peloton at bay, while Kwiatkowski sat on the back, preparing for the sprint.

It could have all been very different had Moscon stayed away. After surging clear of the bunch at one stage the Italian had built a 40-second gap with 30km to go but, with the Murgil on the horizon, the peloton finally organised itself and swept him up.

Mikel Nieve then did crucial work chasing down several opportunistic attacks before Landa picked the perfect moment to launch his own. Gallopin and Mollema followed Landa, who had huge support racing on home roads, before Kwiatkowski and Dumoulin followed on behind and it was those five who would contest the sprint for the title.

Benat Intxausti had been a late addition to Team Sky’s squad but sadly the Spaniard, who has been suffering with long-term illness, had to retire after 80km.

Complete Results:

231 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.366 km/hr

1 KWIATKOWSKI Michal Sky 5hr 52min 5sec
2 GALLOPIN Tony Lotto-Soudal s.t.
3 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek-Segafredo s.t.
4 DUMOULIN Tom Team Sunweb s.t.
5 LANDA Mikel Sky @ 2sec
6 BETTIOL Alberto Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 28"
7 ROUX Anthony FDJ + 00' 38"
8 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC s.t.
9 BENOOT Tiesj Lotto-Soudal s.t.
10 ROCHE Nicholas BMC s.t.
11 BAKELANTS Jan Ag2r s.t.
12 VUILLERMOZ Alexis Ag2r s.t.
13 BARGUIL Warren Team Sunweb s.t.
14 CHERNETSKI Sergei Astana s.t.
15 VANENDERT Jelle Lotto-Soudal s.t.
16 HENAO Sergio Luis Sky s.t.
17 PINOT Thibaut FDJ s.t.
18 YATES Simon Orica-Scott s.t.
19 BUCHMANN Emanuel Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
20 MEINTJES Louis UAE Team Emirates s.t.
21 ROGLIC Primoz LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
22 NIEVE Mikel Sky s.t.
23 URAN Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
24 GASPAROTTO Enrico Bahrain-Merida + 01' 21"
25 MORENO Daniel Movistar s.t.
26 STYBAR Zdenek Quick-Step s.t.
27 PAUWELS Serge Dimension Data s.t.
28 EDET Nicolas Cofidis s.t.
29 ZUBELDIA Haimar Trek-Segafredo + 01' 32"
30 ULISSI Diego UAE Team Emirates s.t.
31 FERNANDEZ Rubén Movistar s.t.
32 BENNETT George LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
33 FRANK Mathias Ag2r + 02' 12"
34 DURASEK Kristijan UAE Team Emirates s.t.
35 KEUKELEIRE Jens Orica-Scott s.t.
36 STALNOV Nikita Astana s.t.
37 ANTON Igor Dimension Data s.t.
38 HERRADA Jose Movistar s.t.
39 LAMMERTINK Maurits Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
40 DE LA CRUZ David Quick-Step s.t.
41 ROSSETO Stéphane Cofidis + 02' 57"
42 BRAJKOVIC Janez Bahrain-Merida s.t.
43 SERRY Pieter Quick-Step + 03' 38"
44 BAK Lars Lotto-Soudal s.t.
45 CARTHY Hugh Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
46 PARDILLA Sergio Caja Rural s.t.
47 CHEVRIER Clement Ag2r s.t.
48 CASTROVIEJO Jonatan Movistar s.t.
49 VAN DER SANDE Tosh Lotto-Soudal + 04' 48"
50 TEN DAN Laurens Team Sunweb s.t.
51 BROWN Nathan Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
52 ERVITI Imanol Movistar s.t.
53 MOSCON Gianni Sky + 04' 53"
54 MORENO Javier Bahrain-Merida + 05' 44"
55 INSAUSTI Jon Ander Bahrain-Merida + 06' 00"
56 CARAPAZ Ricardo Antonio Movistar + 06' 24"
57 BRAMBILLA Gianluca Quick-Step s.t.
58 POLANC Jan UAE Team Emirates + 06' 41"
59 GESCHKE Simon Team Sunweb + 08' 21"
60 DE MARCHI Alessandro BMC s.t.
61 MOINARD Amaël BMC s.t.
62 DOMONT Axel Ag2r s.t.
63 KREUZIGER Roman Orica-Scott + 08' 27"
64 DELAGE Mickael FDJ s.t.
65 WELLENS Tim Lotto-Soudal + 09' 44"
66 DE BIE Sean Lotto-Soudal s.t.
67 MERTZ Rémy Lotto-Soudal s.t.
68 BIZHIGITOV Zhandos Astana s.t.
69 TIRALONGO Paolo Astana s.t.
70 KUDUS Merhawi Dimension Data + 11' 01"
71 VERMEULEN Alexey LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
72 BYSTROM Sven Erik Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
73 CORTINA Ivan Garcia Bahrain-Merida + 11' 48"
74 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques Dimension Data s.t.
75 KING Ben Dimension Data s.t.
76 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam Bahrain-Merida s.t.
77 RAVASI Edward UAE Team Emirates s.t.
78 PETILLI Simone UAE Team Emirates s.t.
79 MORTON Lachlan Dimension Data s.t.
80 GERRANS Simon Orica-Scott s.t.
81 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
82 MAS Enric Quick-Step s.t.
83 IRIZAR Markel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
84 ZAKHAROV Artyom Astana s.t.
85 VERONA Carlos Orica-Scott s.t.
86 HOFSTEDE Lennard Team Sunweb s.t.
87 CHETOUT Loic Cofidis + 12' 23"

Race Profile

2017 San Sebastian profile


Start list with back numbers, July 28, 2017:

TREK - SEGAFREDO / USA
1 ZUBELDIA Haimar
2 MOLLEMA Bauke
3 ALAFACI Eugenio
4 DIDIER Laurent
5 FELLINE Fabio
6 GOGL Michael
7 IRIZAR Markel
8 NIZZOLO Giacomo
AG2R LA MONDIALE / FRA
11 BAKELANTS Jan
12 CHEVRIER Clement
13 DOMONT Axel
14 FRANK Mathias
15 GAUTIER Cyril
16 GENIEZ Alexandre
17 JAUREGUI Quentin
18 VUILLERMOZ Alexis
ASTANA PRO TEAM / KAZ
21 BILBAO Pello
22 BIZHIGITOV Zhandos
23 CHERNETSKI Sergei
24 HANSEN Jesper
25 LÓPEZ Miguel Angel
26 STALNOV Nikita
27 TIRALONGO Paolo
28 ZAKHAROV Artyom
BAHRAIN - MERIDA / BRN
31 BRAJKOVIC Janez
32 ARASHIRO Yukiya
33 CORTINA Ivan Garcia
34 GASPAROTTO Enrico
35 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam
36 INSAUSTI Jon Ander
37 MORENO Javier
38 PIBERNIK Luka
BMC RACING TEAM / USA
41 VAN AVERMAET Greg
42 DE MARCHI Alessandro
43 MOINARD Amaël
44 QUINZIATO Manuel
45 ROCHE Nicholas
46 SCHAR Michael
47 VENTOSO Francisco
48 WYSS Danilo
BORA - HANSGROHE / GER
51 KÖNIG Leopold
52 BUCHMANN Emanuel
53 HERKLOTZ Silvio
54 MCCARTHY Jay
54 MENDES Jose
56 PFINGSTEN Christoph
57 PÖSTIBERGER Lukas
58 SAGAN Juraj
CAJA RURAL - SEGUROS RGA / ESP
61 PARDILLA Sergio
62 ARROYO David
63 MAS Luis Guillermo
64 PRADES Eduard
65 REIS Rafael
66 ROSON Jaime
67 SAEZ Hector
68 SCHULTZ Nicholas
CANNONDALE-DRAPAC / USA
71 URAN Rigoberto
72 BETTIOL Alberto
73 BROWN Nathan
74 CANTY Brendan
75 CARTHY Hugh
76 CLARKE Simon
77 TALANSKY Andrew
78 WIPPERT Wouter
COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS / FRA
81 NAVARRO Daniel
82 BAGOT Yoann
83 COUSIN Jerome
84 EDET Nicolas
85 LE TURNIER Mathias
86 PEREZ Anthony
87 ROSSETO Stéphane
88 SIMON Julien
FDJ / FRA
91 PINOT Thibaut
92 CIMOLAI Davide
93 DELAGE Mickael
94 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
95 MOLARD Rudy
96 PINEAU Cedric
97 ROUX Anthony
98 VINCENT Léo
LOTTO SOUDAL / BEL
101 GALLOPIN Tony
102 BENOOT Tiesj
103 BAK Lars
104 DE BIE Sean
105 MERTZ Rémy
106 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
107 VANENDERT Jelle
108 WELLENS Tim
MOVISTAR TEAM / ESP
111 BETANCUR Carlos Alberto
112 CARRETERO Hector
113 CASTROVIEJO Jonatan
114 DE LA PARTE Victor
115 ERVITI Imanol
116 FERNANDEZ Rubén
117 HERRADA Jose
118 MORENO Daniel
ORICA - SCOTT / AUS
121 YATES Simon
122 ALBASINI Michael
123 GERRANS Simon
124 KEUKELEIRE Jens
125 KREUZIGER Roman
126 JUUL JENSEN Christopher
127 TUFT Svein
128 VERONA Carlos
QUICK - STEP FLOORS / BEL
131 GILBERT Philippe
132 BRAMBILLA Gianluca
133 CAPECCHI Eros
134 DE LA CRUZ David
135 DEVENYNS Dries
136 MAS Enric
137 SERRY Pieter
138 STYBAR Zdenek
TEAM DIMENSION DATA / RSA
141 ANTON Igor
142 CUMMINGS Stephen
143 FRAILE Omar
144 KUDUS Merhawi
145 MORTON Lachlan
146 KING Ben
147 PAUWELS Serge
148 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques
TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN / SUI
151 KIŠERLOVSKI Robert
152 BIERMANS Jenthe
153 KUZNETSOV Viacheslav
154 LAMMERTINK Maurits
155 MACHADO Tiago
156 MATHIS Marco
157 TAARAMAE Rein
158 VICIOSO Angel
TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO / NED
161 BENNETT George
162 LAMMERTINK Steven
163 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan José
164 ROGLIC Primoz
165 ROOSEN Timo
166 TANKINK Bram
167 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
168 VERMEULEN Alexey
TEAM SKY / GBR
171 LANDA Mikel
172 DEIGNAN Philip
174 HENAO Sergio Luis
175 KWIATKOWSKI Michal
176 LOPEZ David
177 MOSCON Gianni
178 NIEVE Mikel
TEAM SUNWEB / GER
181 DUMOULIN Tom
182 BARGUIL Warren
183 GESCHKE Simon
184 HAMILTON Christopher
185 HOFSTEDE Lennard
186 PREIDLER Georg
187 TEN DAN Laurens
188 WAEYTENS Zico
UAE TEAM EMIRATES / UAE
191 MEINTJES Louis
192 BONO Matteo
193 DURASEK Kristijan
194 MIRZA Yousif
195 PETILLI Simone
196 POLANC Jan
197 RAVASI Edward
198 ULISSI Diego