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2017 Vuelta Ciclista a Rioja (1.1), Spain

57th edition: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Vuelta Ciclista a Rioja podium history | 2016 edition | Course map

Logroño - Logroño, 150.5 km

Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland gets the solo win in Logroño

The race: Here's the story from winner Rory Sutherland's Movistar team.

After spending two-and-a-half seasons being committed to fully working for the team’s leaders, an individual reward was more than deserved for Rory Sutherland (Movistar Team).  The Aussie veteran prevailed on Sunday’s Vuelta a La Rioja, six years after his partner-in-crime all over the 2016 Vuelta a España, Imanol Erviti, claimed the Blues’ latest success to date in Logroño’s main boulevard.

Sutherland crowned a big performance from the whole Movistar Team, notably featuring in the two main breakaways of the race. Carlos Barbero, Marc Soler and Jonathan Castroviejo kept the front for about eighty kilometers with a slim margin -never more than 1’30”- over the bunch. That peloton started splitting again as the wind, intense throughout the morning, picked up in the second half ot the race and created the decisive echelons.

Barbero was present again at the decisive, 12-man split, alongside Sutherland and José Joaquín Rojas. The move was reduced to six riders with 15 kilometers from the finish -‘Rojillas’ and Rory again in- before Sutherland launched the winning move, one that allowed him getting over the line with 20” on Michael Albasini (ORS, 2nd) and his team-mate (3rd).

It was indeed a double podium finish -Barbero (8th) confirmed the Blues’ team victory, too- for the telephone squad, which has now 14 victories to its 2017 tally. In turn, the Canberra-born, Girona-based cyclist claimed his maiden Movistar Team success, five years after his last pro win in a stage of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge.

Complete Results:

150.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.014 km/hr

1 SUTHERLAND, Rory MOVISTAR 3hr 25min 7sec
2 ALBASINI, Michael ORICA-SCOTT @ 20sec
3 ROJAS, Jose MOVISTAR s.t.
4 RUBIO, Diego CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
5 TORRES, Albert INTEJA DOMINICAN CYCLING @ 48sec
6 PAGE, Dylan CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA @ 1min 9sec
7 FERNANDEZ, Miguel SPAIN s.t.
8 BARBERO, Carlos MOVISTAR s.t.
9 LOPEZ, Daniel BURGOS-BH s.t.
10 FREITAS, Daniel W52/FC PORTO s.t.
11 MENDONÇA, Luís LOULETANO-HOSPITAL DE LOULE s.t.
12 SILVESTRE, Fábio SPORTING / TAVIRA s.t.
13 MATIAS, João LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA s.t.
14 VIEJO, Jose Daniel SPAIN s.t.
15 TUREK, Daniel ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY s.t.
16 MORA, Sebastian SPAIN s.t.
17 POWER, Robert ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
18 EZQUERRA, Jesus SPORTING / TAVIRA s.t.
19 MOLINA, Antonio CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
20 SALAS, Ibai BURGOS-BH s.t.
21 GONZALEZ, Adrian EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
22 BRAVO, Garikoitz EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
23 SANCHEZ, Daniel RP-BOAVISTA s.t.
24 GUTIERREZ, Jose Manuel KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES s.t.
25 PLAZA, Ruben ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
26 LUKSEVICS, Viesturs RIETUMU BANKA-RIGA s.t.
27 REBELLIN, Davide KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES s.t.
28 CARDOSO, Filipe RP-BOAVISTA s.t.
29 SILVA, Joaquim W52/FC PORTO s.t.
30 RODRIGUEZ, Cristian SPAIN s.t.
31 ALMEIDA, Nuno LOULETANO-HOSPITAL DE LOULE s.t.
32 GARCIA, Vicente LOULETANO-HOSPITAL DE LOULE s.t.
33 ANGULO, Antonio LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA 1:21
34 SAEZ, Hector CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
35 HEPBURN, Michael ORICA-SCOTT 1:24
36 LOWNDES, Jason ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY 2:14
37 WILLIAMS, Tyler ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY s.t.
38 MILAN, Diego INTEJA DOMINICAN CYCLING s.t.
39 SANCHO, Hugo LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA s.t.
40 HERNANDEZ, Oscar LOULETANO-HOSPITAL DE LOULE s.t.
41 COSTA, Axel KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES s.t.
42 DÍAZ, José Manuel ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY s.t.
43 ELOSEGUI, Iñigo SPAIN s.t.
44 ROBREDO, Alvaro BURGOS-BH s.t.
45 BLANCO, Samuel LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA s.t.
46 MARQUE, Alejandro SPORTING / TAVIRA s.t.
47 TORRES, Edwin KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES s.t.
48 PAULINHO, Pedro LOULETANO-HOSPITAL DE LOULE s.t.
49 GONZALEZ, Aitor EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
50 GOMES, Luís RP-BOAVISTA s.t.
51 GONZALEZ, Mário SPORTING / TAVIRA s.t.
52 VOSEKALNS, Andris RIETUMU BANKA-RIGA s.t.
53 PRUUS, Peeter RIETUMU BANKA-RIGA s.t.
54 KANEPEJS, Deins RIETUMU BANKA-RIGA s.t.
55 BECIS, Armands RIETUMU BANKA-RIGA s.t.
56 PRADES, Eduard CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
57 PINTO, Edgar LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA s.t.
58 SILIN, Egor RP-BOAVISTA s.t.
59 GUERRERO, Pablo RP-BOAVISTA s.t.
60 BELDA, David BURGOS-BH s.t.
61 TUFT, Svein ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
62 ITURRIA, Mikel EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
63 ETXEBERRIA, Victor RP-BOAVISTA s.t.
64 FONTE, César LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA s.t.
65 LIVRAMENTO, David SPORTING / TAVIRA 4:01
66 RÄIM, Mihkel ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY 5:01
67 HOWSON, Damien ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
68 ALARCON, Raul W52/FC PORTO s.t.
69 CUBERO, Jorge BURGOS-BH 6:17
70 SOLER, Marc MOVISTAR s.t.
71 AFONSO, Luís LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA s.t.
72 LEMUS, Luis Enrique ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY 8:58
73 SCHULTZ, Nicholas CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
74 LIEPINS, Emils RIETUMU BANKA-RIGA s.t.
75 GOLDSTEIN, Roy ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY s.t.
76 MARQUEZ, Rafael INTEJA DOMINICAN CYCLING s.t.
77 OIEN, Justin CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
78 IRIZAR, Julen EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
79 TXOPERENA, Beaat EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
80 UCHA, Jacobo W52/FC PORTO s.t.
81 VELOSO, Gustavo W52/FC PORTO s.t.
82 BIZKARRA, Mikel EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY s.t.
83 RODRIGUES, David RP-BOAVISTA s.t.
84 GRIJALBA, Fernando KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES s.t.
85 BRANDÃO, Jóni SPORTING / TAVIRA s.t.
86 ANDEMESKEL, Awet KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES s.t.
87 RODRIGUES, João W52/FC PORTO s.t.
88 MAGALHÃES, Zulmiro LA ALUMINIOS-METALUSA s.t.
89 SONGEZO, Jim KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES s.t.
90 FIGUEIREDO, Frederico SPORTING / TAVIRA s.t.
91 CASTROVIEJO, Jonathan MOVISTAR s.t.
92 KEUSER, Andreas KUWAIT-CARTUCHO.ES 14:25
93 GONÇALVES, Domingos RP-BOAVISTA 16:55
94 ZABALA, Josu CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
95 RODRIGUES, Rui LOULETANO-HOSPITAL DE LOULE s.t.
96 FERNANDES, Luís SPORTING / TAVIRA 19:21
97 PEREZ, Nacho W52/FC PORTO s.t.

Vuelta a Rioja race course map:

2017 Vuelta Rioja map