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2020 Clásica de Almería (1.Pro), Spain

35th edition: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Clásica de Almería podium history | 2019 edition | 2021 edition | Course map & profile

Roquetas de Mar - Roquetas de Mar, 187.6 km

Pascal Ackermann

Pascal Ackermann is the day's fastest rider. Photo: Bora-hansgrohe/Bettiniphoto

Weather at the start/finish city of Roquetas de Mar at 2:00 PM, local time: 16C (61F), fair, with the wind from the south-southwest at 10 km/hr (6 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from winner Pascal Ackermann's Bora-hansgrohe team.

Before the race was decided in the expected bunch sprint, a five-man leading group set the scene at the 187km-long one-day race, Clásica de Almería. However, the peloton, led by BORA - hansgrohe, had proceedings well under control, and was able to reel back the escapees 55 km ahead of the finish.

After everything came back together once more, the teams of the sprinters began the jostling for positions ahead of the fast finale. The team from Raubling showed its strength today and put the pressure on over the last few kilometres.

In the finishing straight, the previous year’s victor, Pascal Ackermann, was able to time his sprint to take the win with a brilliant sprint in Roquets de Mar. As he crossed the line, he became the first rider to have won this race back to back.

“I’m really happy to have gotten this win, and I hope to be able to continue the rest of the year in this way. I finished second two times in races here in Spain this year, so it was nice to finally cross the line first. It was a tough race because of the wind. We expected crosswinds, and tried to split the field several times, with several other teams also trying the same. But my teammates did an amazing job today, putting in 100 percent for me, so I’d really like to thank them for that. In the end, we made a little mistake with our lead-out, but I was able to follow the wheel of another rider, and I knew when I had to launch my sprint from behind him, and in the end, it worked out.” - Pascal Ackermann

“There were a lot of very strong sprinters on the start line today, including the likes of Kristoff, Viviani, Coquard, and Cort Nielsen, the winner from three years ago. The guys worked together with Cofidis and Team UAE-Emirates to make sure that the break was never afforded more than 3 minutes, and Felix Großschartner was particularly instrumental here. It was a tough race because of the wind, and we tried to create echelons in the cross-wind sections, but this didn’t work out. We had some bad luck, with Lukas Pöstlberger and Rudi Selig both being involved in crashes, but they were both able to re-join the race. In the finale over the last 10km, the guys rode well together to bring Pascal into a good position. He ended up doing quite a long sprint, and it was close on the line, but ultimately it was enough to take the win. Chapeau to the entire team for this win.” – Jens Zemke & Jean-Pierre Heynderickx, Sports Directors 

Complete Results:

187.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.626 km/hr

1 ACKERMANN Pascal Bora-hansgrohe 4hr 24min 4sec
2 KRISTOFF Alexander UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
3 VIVIANI Elia Cofidis s.t.
4 VAN POPPEL Danny Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
5 MEZGEC Luka Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
6 CAPIOT Amaury Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
7 VENTURINI Clément Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
8 BARBIER Rudy Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
9 LOBATO Juan Fundacion-Orbea s.t.
10 BOUDAT Thomas Arkea-Samsic s.t.
11 PLANCKAERT Edward Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
12 ROELANDTS Jürgen Movistar s.t.
13 SANZ Enrique Kern Pharma s.t.
14 NOPPE Christophe Arkea-Samsic s.t.
15 COQUARD Bryan B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
16 GIDICH Yevgeniy Astana s.t.
17 FUENTES Angel Burgos-BH s.t.
18 EDMONDSON Alex Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
19 NOMMELA Aksel Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
20 DE DECKER Alfdan Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
21 DILLIER Silvan Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
22 ZHYHUNOU Dzmitry Fundacion-Orbea s.t.
23 LARSEN Mathias Kometa Xstra s.t.
24 DELTOMBE Kevin Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
25 GRONDIN Donavan Arkea-Samsic s.t.
26 NICOLAU Joel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
27 WIRTGEN Luc Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
28 ARCAS Jorge Movistar s.t.
29 MADRAZO Angel Burgos-BH s.t.
30 BOL Jetse Burgos-BH s.t.
31 NAESEN Lawrence Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
32 AASVOLD Kristian Riwal Readynez s.t.
33 NAESEN Oliver Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
34 DEBUSSCHERE Jens B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
35 SEVILLA Diego Kometa Xstra s.t.
36 WARLOP Jordi Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
37 CIMA Imerio Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
38 SABATINI Fabio Cofidis s.t.
39 MORTIER Julien Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
40 MOLLY Kenny Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
41 RODRIGUEZ Oscar Astana s.t.
42 GARCIA Sergio Kometa Xstra s.t.
43 PICHON Laurent Arkea-Samsic s.t.
44 BOHLI Tom UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
45 MATE Luis Cofidis s.t.
46 DE LA CRUZ David UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
47 REZA Kévin B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
48 SOTO Antonio Fundacion-Orbea s.t.
49 ALONSO Mikel Fundacion-Orbea s.t.
50 GARCIA Jhojan Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
51 KREDER Wesley Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
52 ELOSEGUI Inigo Movistar s.t.
53 ARAIZ Sergio Kern Pharma s.t.
54 SOLER Marc Movistar s.t.
55 FRAILE Omar Astana s.t.
56 SANCHEZ Luis Astana s.t.
57 LAENGEN Vegard UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
58 VANBILSEN Kenneth Cofidis s.t.
59 POLITT Nils Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
60 BOEV Igor Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
61 KULIKOV Vladislav Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
62 VANDENBERGH Stijn Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
63 KAMNA Lennard Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
64 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana s.t.
65 NEVES José Burgos-BH s.t.
66 CIMA Damiano Gazprom-RusVelo @ 17sec
67 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar s.t.
68 TORRES Albert Movistar s.t.
69 SELIG Rüdiger Bora-hansgrohe 0:20
70 NAVARRO Daniel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
71 OWSIAN Lukasz Arkea-Samsic 0:23
72 MARTIN Sergio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
73 KUZMIN Anton Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
74 NEKRASOV Denis Gazprom-RusVelo 0:26
75 STANNARD Robert Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
76 DRUCKER Jempy Bora-hansgrohe 0:32
77 GOUGEARD Alexis Ag2r La Mondiale 0:35
78 LOUVEL Matis Arkea-Samsic s.t.
79 CHERNETSKI Sergei Gazprom-RusVelo 0:41
80 VIVIANI Attilio Cofidis s.t.
81 SCHONBERGER Sebastian B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
82 LE TURNIER Mathias Cofidis s.t.
83 VAN POPPEL Boy Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
84 LIVYNS Arjen Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
85 SCHILLINGER Andreas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
86 KONYCHEV Alexander Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
87 DEVRIENDT Tom Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
88 VLIEGEN Loic Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
89 GAREL Adrien B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
90 BOECKMANS Kris B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:46
91 ABERASTURI Jon Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:55
92 VAN DEN BOSSCHE Fabio Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 1:00
93 RUSSO Clément Arkea-Samsic 1:02
94 WURTZ SCHMIDT Mads Israel Start-Up Nation 1:04
95 CANELLAS Xavier Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:07
96 PASQUALON Andrea Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
97 BUDDING Martijn Riwal Readynez 1:11
98 CIMOLAI Davide Israel Start-Up Nation 1:16
99 BIERMANS Jenthe Israel Start-Up Nation 1:18
100 AFFINI Edoardo Mitchelton-Scott 1:23
101 RUIZ Ibon Kern Pharma 1:33
102 BOUZAS Martin Kern Pharma 1:40
103 TAMINIAUX Lionel Wallonie Bruxelles 2:07
104 VAN POUCKE Aaron Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
105 ALBASINI Michael Mitchelton-Scott 2:35
106 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
107 CONTI Valerio UAE-Team Emirates 2:53
108 BOU Joan Fundacion-Orbea s.t.
109 GOIKOETXEA Peio Fundacion-Orbea s.t.
110 ITURRIA Mikel Fundacion-Orbea s.t.
111 PARRA José Kern Pharma s.t.
112 PLANCKAERT Emiel Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
113 PEDRERO Antonio Movistar s.t.
114 RAVASI Edward UAE-Team Emirates 3:19
115 MOLENAAR Alex Burgos-BH s.t.
116 VIEGAS Daniel Kometa Xstra 3:47
117 POSTLBERGER Lukas Bora-hansgrohe 6:47
118 KONGSTAD Tobias Riwal Readynez 13:54
119 MIRZA Yousif UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
120 MATHIS Marco Cofidis 14:00

Course map & profile:

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Course profile

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