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2022 Vuelta a Asturias (2.1), Spain

64th edition: April 29 - May 1, 2022

Vuelta a Asturias podium history | 2021 edition
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3


Sunday, May 1: 3rd & Final Stage, Cangas del Narcea - Oviedo, 122 km

Stage 3 map & profile

Simon Yates wins stage three

Simon Yates wins two stages in three days. BikeExchange-Jayco photo

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Weather at the finish city of Oviedo at 1:40 PM, local time: 13C (56F), mostly cloudy, with the wind from the north-northeast at 8 km/hr (5 mph). There is just a 2% chance of rain.

The race: Here's the report from stage winner Simon Yates' Team BikeExchange-Jayco.

Stage one winner Simon Yates has taken a second victory at the three-day Vuelta Asturias, attacking on today’s final climb and riding away solo, to snatch another spectacular win as part of the 'Final Touches' to his Giro d'Italia preparations.

After bringing back a breakaway of four riders ahead of the final climb, Team BikeExchange-Jayco continued to set a fierce tempo at the head of the peloton, leading into ‘Violeo,’ a short 3.1km climb with sections as steep as 20% and an average gradient of 9.2%.

Australian powerhouse Callum Scotson then launched an attack on the bottom slopes of the climb which Yates used as a launch pad, jumping across to his teammate before darting away again, with just one rider able to hold on his wheel initially.

As the road continued to head north, Yates pressed on the pedals once again, riding away from his rivals to crest the top of the climb and barrel down a technical descent alone, and towards the finish line with a healthy advantage.

The 29-year-old maintained his lead over a small group of chasers on the flat road to the finishing town of Oviedo, crossing the line with a 37 second gap to take his second victory of the race. The success brings both Yates and the Australian outfit confidence ahead of the upcoming Giro d’Italia, starting on Friday, 6th May.

Simon Yates – 1st place:
“It was a good race today in the end. I had a little bit of a bad day yesterday, just with the heat. It was the first really hot race that I had done all year but today I bounced back very well, the legs felt good and the team rode really well again.

"They controlled all day, set me up well for the final attack on the last climb, so it all went to plan and now we are looking forward to the Giro, which starts already in five days.”

Matt White – Head Sport Director:
“Today was a short, intense and relatively flat day. We had a really crucial and very, very tough climb to the finish. As we have been for the last couple of days, we continued our process of preparing for the Giro, we controlled the day and brought the break back and the boys put Simon in a very good position at the bottom of the climb.

"Callum Scotson slipped away on the bottom slopes of the climb and Simon went across to him. He rode a tempo that nobody could follow, then he was in the safest place to be, ahead solo, on a very tricky descent where there was a crash in the main group behind.

"Simon was too strong, and it was a good comeback after yesterday. We know the reason why Simon suffered yesterday. Traditionally he suffers with the first shock of high temperatures and humidity in the season, and we have now got that out of the way with two hot days here.

"We walk away with two wins from this race, the team is in a really good place, and we built some really good cohesiveness. Now it’s legs up, recover and focus on getting across to Budapest to start the Giro d’Italia next week.”

Complete results:

122 kilometers raced at an average speed of 43.796 km/hr

1 Simon Yates BikeExchange-Jayco 2hr 47min 8sec
2 Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa @ 37sec
3 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
4 Alexis Vuillermoz TotalEnergies s.t.
5 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
6 Pelayo Sanchez Burgos-BH s.t.
7 Callum Scotson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
8 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
9 Jonathan Lastra Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
10 Lorenzo Fortunato EOLO-Kometa s.t.
11 Nicolas Edet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
12 Igor Arrieta Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
13 Ivan Sosa Movistar s.t.
14 Mikel Bizkarra Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
15 Sergio Samitier Movistar 0:41
16 Joaquim Silva Efapel Cycling 1:09
17 Gotzon Martin Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:35
18 Fabien Grellier TotalEnergies s.t.
19 Jose Joaquin Rojas Movistar s.t.
20 Fernando Barcelo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
21 Daniel Navarro Burgos-BH s.t.
22 Jesus Del Pino Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
23 Vojtech Repa Equipo Kern Pharma 1:55
24 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
25 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
26 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
27 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
28 Henrique Casimiro Efapel Cycling s.t.
29 Diego Sevilla EOLO-Kometa s.t.
30 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
31 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 2:29
32 Unai Iribar Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
33 Eduardo Perez-Landaluce Manuela Fundacion 3:05
34 Mateu Estelrich Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
35 Rafael Silva Efapel Cycling 3:09
36 Nuno Meireles Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
37 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi 3:32
38 Jon Agirre Equipo Kern Pharma 3:39
39 Jesus Ezquerra Burgos-BH 3:44
40 Joao Benta Efapel Cycling 3:56
41 Ivan Garcia Movistar 4:36
42 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
43 Carlos Oyarzun Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
44 Iker Ballarin Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
45 Angel Madrazo Burgos-BH s.t.
46 Tanel Kangert BikeExchange-Jayco 4:58
47 Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa s.t.
48 Raul Rota Manuela Fundacion s.t.
49 Vinicius Rangel Movistar 5:26
50 Rui Rodrigues Louletano-Loul Concelho 5:28
51 Cristian Rodriguez TotalEnergies 6:09
52 Mario Aparicio Burgos-BH 6:13
53 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco 6:40
54 Roberto Gonzalez Java Kiwi Atlantico 7:58
55 Francisco Guerreiro Efapel Cycling 8:07
56 Fabio Fernandes Efapel Cycling s.t.
57 Pablo Alonso Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
58 Edwin Torres Java Kiwi Atlantico s.t.
59 Xavier Canellas Java Kiwi Atlantico s.t.
60 Isaac Canton Manuela Fundacion s.t.
61 Sergio Araiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
62 Daniel Jimenez Manuela Fundacion s.t.
63 Ivan Moreno Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
64 Alessandro Fancellu EOLO-Kometa s.t.
65 Adria Moreno Burgos-BH s.t.
66 Jhojan Garcia Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
67 Yesid Pira Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
68 Ibon Ruiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
69 Miguel Ballesteros Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
70 Thomas Armstrong Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
71 Pedro Andrade Efapel Cycling s.t.
72 Alan Jousseaume TotalEnergies s.t.
73 Pierre Latour TotalEnergies s.t.
74 Lawson Craddock BikeExchange-Jayco 8:11
75 Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
76 Mikel Nieve Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
77 Alex Gutierrez EOLO-Kometa s.t.
78 Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
79 Peio Goikoetxea Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
80 Mark Christian EOLO-Kometa 10:53
81 Bruno Araujo BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda 10:56
82 Jose Garcia Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 12:55
83 Marcos Jurado Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
84 Juan Martin Manuela Fundacion 13:24
85 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 14:02

 

Final GC after stage 3:

  • GC winner: Ivan Sosa (Movistar)
  • Mountains classification winner: Isaac Canton (Manuela Fundacion)
  • Points classification winner: Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco)
  • Best young rider: Igor Arrieta (Equipo Kern Pharma)

493 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.588 km/hr

1  Ivan Sosa Movistar 12hr 27min 12sec
2  Lorenzo Fortunato EOLO-Kometa @ 15sec
3  Nicolas Edet Arkéa-Samsic 0:44
4  Mikel Bizkarra Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
5  Antonio Pedrero Movistar 0:48
6  Igor Arrieta Equipo Kern Pharma 0:56
7  Kevin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic 2:28
8  Gotzon Martin Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:46
9  Joaquim Silva Efapel Cycling 3:04
10  Alexis Vuillermoz TotalEnergies 3:14
11  Jonathan Lastra Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:42
12  Daniel Navarro Burgos-BH 4:00
13  Fabien Grellier TotalEnergies 4:28
14  Cristian Rodriguez TotalEnergies 6:50
15  Jesus Del Pino Louletano-Loul Concelho 9:36
16  Unai Iribar Euskaltel-Euskadi 10:03
17  Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 10:28
18  Simon Yates BikeExchange-Jayco 10:32
19  Jon Agirre Equipo Kern Pharma 11:39
20  Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic 12:01
21  Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 12:24
22  Henrique Casimiro Efapel Cycling 13:31
23  Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa 13:53
24  Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi 14:05
25  Alan Jousseaume TotalEnergies 14:29
26  Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 15:03
27  Jose Joaquin Rojas Movistar 16:12
28  Sergio Samitier Movistar 16:39
29  Eduardo Perez-Landaluce Manuela Fundacion 17:00
30  Mikel Nieve Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 17:32
31  Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa 19:35
32  Pelayo Sanchez Burgos-BH 19:56
33  Adria Moreno Burgos-BH 21:20
34  Diego Sevilla EOLO-Kometa 21:39
35  Mateu Estelrich Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 21:50
36  Ivan Garcia Movistar 21:54
37  Tanel Kangert BikeExchange-Jayco 22:20
38  Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic 22:47
39  Angel Madrazo Burgos-BH 24:14
40  Thomas Armstrong Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 24:17
41  Nuno Meireles Louletano-Loul Concelho 25:24
42  Iker Ballarin Euskaltel-Euskadi 25:38
43  Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco 25:52
44  Joao Benta Efapel Cycling 26:30
45  Fernando Barcelo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 26:44
46  Mario Aparicio Burgos-BH 27:54
47  Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco 28:01
48  Roberto Gonzalez Java Kiwi Atlantico 29:43
49  Callum Scotson BikeExchange-Jayco 29:58
50  Jesus Ezquerra Burgos-BH 30:21
51  Vojtech Repa Equipo Kern Pharma 30:29
52  Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
53  Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 30:33
54  Ivan Moreno Equipo Kern Pharma 31:31
55  Sergio Araiz Equipo Kern Pharma 31:36
56  Yesid Pira Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 31:56
57  Carlos Oyarzun Louletano-Loul Concelho 32:05
58  Pierre Latour TotalEnergies 33:03
59  Alex Gutierrez EOLO-Kometa 36:18
60  Pedro Andrade Efapel Cycling 36:36
61  Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco 36:48
62  Vinicius Rangel Movistar 36:50
63  Inigo Elosegui Movistar 37:22
64  Rafael Silva Efapel Cycling 41:39
65  Ibon Ruiz Equipo Kern Pharma 42:23
66  Alessandro Fancellu EOLO-Kometa 42:25
67  Mark Christian EOLO-Kometa 43:30
68  Lawson Craddock BikeExchange-Jayco 46:25
69  Daniel Jimenez Manuela Fundacion 46:37
70  Peio Goikoetxea Euskaltel-Euskadi 49:14
71  Francisco Guerreiro Efapel Cycling 49:16
72  Miguel Ballesteros Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 50:11
73  Isaac Canton Manuela Fundacion 50:52
74  Raul Rota Manuela Fundacion 51:28
75  Jhojan Garcia Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 56:05
76  Juan Martin Manuela Fundacion 56:09
77  Bruno Araujo BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda 56:15
78  Rui Rodrigues Louletano-Loul Concelho 58:56
79  Marcos Jurado Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 59:19
80  Pablo Alonso Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 1:00:27
81  Jose Garcia Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 1:01:31
82  Xavier Canellas Java Kiwi Atlantico 1:01:33
83  Fabio Fernandes Efapel Cycling 1:01:35
84  Edwin Torres Java Kiwi Atlantico s.t.
85  Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:02:00

 

Stage 3 map & profile:

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Saturday, April 30: Stage 2, Candas - Cangas del Narcea, 202 km

Stage 2 map & profile

Ivan Sosa on the attack

Stage winner Ivan Sosa on the attack with Lorenzo Fortunato right behind him. Photo: Sprint Cycling Agency

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Weather at the finish city of Cangas del Narcea at 1:50 PM, local time: 21C (70C), mostly cloudy, with the wind from the north-northwest at 6 km/hr (4 mph). There is just a 2% chance of rain.

The race: Here's the report from stage winner and new GC leader Ivan Sosa's Team Movistar:

Telefónica-backed squad brilliantly protects talented Colombian climber as he flies towards Cangas del Narcea to claim Blues' ninth success in 2022, take GC lead in Asturias with just one day remaining.

He had been deserving this since the very start of the 2022 season, and finally, on Saturday’s Queen stage of the Vuelta a Asturias, Iván Sosa (Movistar Team) raised his arms victorious for the very first time with a Telefónica-backed squad that has really embraced the talent and charm of this young climber. The Colombian is the new GC leader of the so-called ‘La Vueltina’ after a great performance on the tough slopes of the Alto del Acebo, following excellent teamwork from the Blues all day.

Vinícius Rangel freed his team-mates from any pressure in the bunch by getting himself into a long-fought breakaway, where Iván García Cortina and Iñigo Elosegui also tried to be at. Behind, Rojas, a strong Antonio Pedrero (4th) and an excellent Sergio Samitier, with a final ‘leadout’ for Sosa as they started the main climb of the day, took care of Sosa before his decisive attack, almost from the foot of the Acebo. The eve’s winner and race leader, Simon Yates (BEX), was soon left behind, completely shattered, out of any chances.

Sosa kept alive until the very end a slim margin, barely a dozen seconds, which he crested the climb with against Lorenzo Fortunato (EOK), and increased to nine wins the Abarca Sports organisation’s account in 2022, four from a men’s squad that will try to defend on Sunday’s Violeo (Cat-2) slopes the 15″ margin Iván holds heading into stage three of the Vuelta a Asturias.

Iván Sosa:
“The legs today felt way better than yesterday. The Carabanzo climb was maybe too explosive, not so good for us, but things changed for the real better today. I’m so happy with the team’s work today – they were so strong and well coordinated. We got to the foot of the Acebo in perfect position, saw riders struggling all over the group, and I asked my team-mates to push as hard as possible – the work as impressive. We saw BikeExchange and Yates doing so strong yesterday, in what was already a demanding stage, but the situation was in our favour today.

"The pace was hard from the beginning, they had to work from early, and we were pretty much equal for the final climb. We were a bit down in morale after yesterday, but we knew we were strong, and could turn the tables today. We came here to Asturias with the aim of improving our form heading into the Giro, to do well in Italy afterwards. Now that we’ve got this lead, we have to defend it and continue this progression towards Italy.”

Complete results:

202 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.764 km/hr

1 Ivan Sosa Movistar 5hr 12min 39sec
2 Lorenzo Fortunato EOLO-Kometa @ 11sec
3 Igor Arrieta Equipo Kern Pharma 0:12
4 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 0:34
5 Nicolas Edet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
6 Mikel Bizkarra Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
7 Cristian Rodriguez TotalEnergies 1:08
8 Gotzon Martin Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:19
9 Sergio Samitier Movistar s.t.
10 Kevin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic 2:03
11 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
12 Daniel Navarro Burgos-BH 2:07
13 Fabien Grellier TotalEnergies 2:17
14 Joaquim Silva Efapel Cycling 2:22
15 Alexis Vuillermoz TotalEnergies 3:08
16 Jonathan Lastra Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:32
17 Mikel Nieve Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
18 Henrique Casimiro Efapel Cycling 3:46
19 Jon Agirre Equipo Kern Pharma 4:45
20 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
21 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
22 Jesus Del Pino Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
23 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 6:11
24 Sergio Araiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
25 Alan Jousseaume TotalEnergies s.t.
26 Adria Moreno Burgos-BH 7:24
27 Unai Iribar Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
28 Joao Benta Efapel Cycling 7:55
29 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
30 Thomas Armstrong Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 8:20
31 Mateu Estelrich Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 8:42
32 Eduardo Perez-Landaluce Manuela Fundacion s.t.
33 Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa 8:48
34 Jose Joaquin Rojas Movistar s.t.
35 Ivan Garcia Movistar 11:29
36 Pelayo Sanchez Burgos-BH s.t.
37 Nuno Meireles Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
38 Tanel Kangert BikeExchange-Jayco 11:33
39 Fernando Barcelo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
40 Simon Yates BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
41 Iker Ballarin Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
42 Roberto Gonzalez Java Kiwi Atlantico 13:55
43 Diego Sevilla EOLO-Kometa s.t.
44 Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa s.t.
45 Ivan Moreno Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
46 Angel Madrazo Burgos-BH s.t.
47 Yesid Pira Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 15:59
48 Jesus Ezquerra Burgos-BH s.t.
49 Mario Aparicio Burgos-BH 16:02
50 Alex Martin EOLO-Kometa s.t.
51 Miguel Ballesteros Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
52 Mark Christian EOLO-Kometa 17:58
53 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 18:07
54 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco 19:39
55 Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
56 Carlos Oyarzun Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
57 Ibon Ruiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
58 Alessandro Fancellu EOLO-Kometa s.t.
59 Pedro Andrade Efapel Cycling s.t.
60 Pierre Latour TotalEnergies s.t.
61 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic 20:43
62 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 22:45
63 Vojtech Repa Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
64 Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco 22:48
65 Lawson Craddock BikeExchange-Jayco 22:49
66 Vinicius Rangel Movistar 23:36
67 Marcos Jurado Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
68 Callum Scotson BikeExchange-Jayco 23:42
69 Raul Rota Manuela Fundacion s.t.
70 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 24:22
71 Peio Goikoetxea Euskaltel-Euskadi 24:41
72 Pablo Alonso Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 29:32
73 Jose Garcia Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
74 Francisco Guerreiro Efapel Cycling 31:40
75 Rafael Silva Efapel Cycling s.t.
76 Fabio Fernandes Efapel Cycling s.t.
77 Rui Rodrigues Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
78 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
79 Edwin Torres Java Kiwi Atlantico s.t.
80 Bruno Araujo BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda s.t.
81 Juan Martin Manuela Fundacion s.t.
82 Xavier Canellas Java Kiwi Atlantico s.t.
83 Daniel Jimenez Manuela Fundacion s.t.
84 Isaac Canton Manuela Fundacion s.t.
85 Jhojan Garcia Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.

 

GC after stage 2:

371 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 38.416 km/hr

1  Ivan Sosa Movistar 9hr 39min 27sec
2  Lorenzo Fortunato EOLO-Kometa @ 15sec
3  Nicolas Edet Arkéa-Samsic 0:44
4  Mikel Bizkarra Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
5  Antonio Pedrero Movistar 0:48
6  Igor Arrieta Equipo Kern Pharma 0:56
7  Cristian Rodriguez TotalEnergies 1:18
8  Gotzon Martin Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:48
9  Kevin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic 2:32
10  Joaquim Silva Efapel Cycling s.t.
11  Daniel Navarro Burgos-BH 3:02
12  Alexis Vuillermoz TotalEnergies 3:14
13  Fabien Grellier TotalEnergies 3:30
14  Jonathan Lastra Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:42
15  Alan Jousseaume TotalEnergies 6:59
16  Unai Iribar Euskaltel-Euskadi 8:12
17  Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 8:36
18  Jon Agirre Equipo Kern Pharma 8:38
19  Jesus Del Pino Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
20  Mikel Nieve Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 9:58
21  Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 11:06
22  Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi 11:11
23  Simon Yates BikeExchange-Jayco 11:19
24  Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic 12:01
25  Henrique Casimiro Efapel Cycling 12:13
26  Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies 13:45
27  Adria Moreno Burgos-BH 13:50
28  Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa 13:59
29  Eduardo Perez-Landaluce Manuela Fundacion 14:32
30  Jose Joaquin Rojas Movistar 15:14
31  Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa s.t.
32  Sergio Samitier Movistar 16:35
33  Thomas Armstrong Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 16:47
34  Ivan Garcia Movistar 17:55
35  Tanel Kangert BikeExchange-Jayco 17:59
36  Mateu Estelrich Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 19:22
37  Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco 19:49
38  Pelayo Sanchez Burgos-BH 19:56
39  Diego Sevilla EOLO-Kometa 20:21
40  Angel Madrazo Burgos-BH s.t.
41  Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco 20:27
42  Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic 21:29
43  Iker Ballarin Euskaltel-Euskadi 21:39
44  Mario Aparicio Burgos-BH 22:18
45  Roberto Gonzalez Java Kiwi Atlantico 22:22
46  Nuno Meireles Louletano-Loul Concelho 22:52
47  Joao Benta Efapel Cycling 23:11
48  Ivan Moreno Equipo Kern Pharma 24:01
49  Sergio Araiz Equipo Kern Pharma 24:06
50  Yesid Pira Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 24:26
51  Pierre Latour TotalEnergies 25:33
52  Fernando Barcelo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 25:46
53  Jesus Ezquerra Burgos-BH 27:16
54  Carlos Oyarzun Louletano-Loul Concelho 28:06
55  Alex Martin EOLO-Kometa 28:44
56  Pedro Andrade Efapel Cycling 29:06
57  Vojtech Repa Equipo Kern Pharma 29:11
58  Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
59  Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco 29:14
60  Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 29:15
61  Callum Scotson BikeExchange-Jayco 29:58
62  Vinicius Rangel Movistar 32:01
63  Mark Christian EOLO-Kometa 33:14
64  Inigo Elosegui Movistar 33:23
65  Alessandro Fancellu EOLO-Kometa 34:55
66  Ibon Ruiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
67  Lawson Craddock BikeExchange-Jayco 38:51
68  Rafael Silva Efapel Cycling 39:07
69  Daniel Jimenez Manuela Fundacion s.t.
70  Peio Goikoetxea Euskaltel-Euskadi 40:40
71  Francisco Guerreiro Efapel Cycling 41:46
72  Miguel Ballesteros Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 42:41
73  Juan Martin Manuela Fundacion 43:22
74  Isaac Canton Manuela Fundacion s.t.
75  Bruno Araujo BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda 45:56
76  Marcos Jurado Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 47:01
77  Raul Rota Manuela Fundacion 47:07
78  Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 48:35
79  Jhojan Garcia Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
80  Jose Garcia Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 49:13
81  Pablo Alonso Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 52:57
82  Fabio Fernandes Efapel Cycling 54:05
83  Edwin Torres Java Kiwi Atlantico s.t.
84  Rui Rodrigues Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
85  Xavier Canellas Java Kiwi Atlantico s.t.

 

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Friday, April 29: Stage 1, Oviedo - Pola de Lena, 169 km

Stage 1 map & profile

Simon Yates takes a solo win. Photo: Vuelta Asturias

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The race: Here's the report from stage winner Simon Yates' Team BikeExchange-Jayco.

Simon Yates has started as he means to go on, taking a spectacular solo victory on the opening stage of the three-day Vuelta Asturias. The 29-year-old headed to the race, using it as the final touches to his preparations for the Giro d’Italia starting next week, and today demonstrated top form by riding away from his rivals in the final and to his second victory of the season.

Confident in his ability, Team BikeExchange-Jayco allowed an early breakaway group of five riders to gain momentum and ride out to a maximum advantage of just under 10 minutes, during the 170km hilly stage from Oviedo to Pola de Lena.

The squad then took up position at the head of the peloton for the majority of the stage, keeping the breakaway in check, before picking up the pace inside the final 50km and eventually making the catch with 35km to go as the race headed into the more selective, hilly section.

Working to neutralise any further breakaway attempts, the Australian outfit stayed attentive while also keeping team leader Yates well protected. Damien Howson then made a tactful acceleration at the base of the final climb and opened up a gap with Ivan Sosa which set up Yates perfectly, putting pressure on the remains of the peloton and allowing the Brit to launch his damaging attack around one kilometre from the summit of the final climb.

Yates successfully powered away from his opponents and maintained his advantage on the predominantly flat run-in to the finish line, to take the win by 14 seconds, and in doing so, took the overall lead of the race.

Simon Yates – 1st place:
“First of all, I have to thank all of my teammates for the great work they have done all day long. In the finale, we kept the pace high to avoid some attacks and be in the top positions at the start of the last climb. Damien Howson made a move, got a gap and then I attacked over the top.

"The sensations are good, and the legs responded very well. Tomorrow is the Queen stage, and it would be nice to be able to win again, also because my goal remains to win the overall.”

Matt White – Head Sport Director:
“It took 20 or 30km for the breakaway to get away, then we took control for most of the stage. When we got to the more selective part of the race, the last 35km, Movistar pushed the pace and then we carried it on especially with Callum Scotson. Callum did an incredible 15km and by the time he finished, the bunch was only around 15 or 20 riders left on the penultimate climb.

"Then going into the bottom of the last climb, Damien Howson attacked so that allowed Simon to come from behind. Damien got out there with Sosa, Simon jumped across to them and then continued again on his own.

"It was nice work by the team and a nice exhibition by Simon who went only in the last kilometre of the last climb with around 5 or 6km from the finish line. He won solo by 14 seconds which gives us a nice buffer with the bonus seconds going into the next two days.”

Complete results:

169 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.014 km/hr

1 Simon Yates BikeExchange-Jayco 4hr 26min 44sec
2 Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa @ 14sec
3 Alexis Vuillermoz TotalEnergies s.t.
4 Jonathan Lastra Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
5 Lorenzo Fortunato EOLO-Kometa s.t.
6 Nicolas Edet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
7 Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
8 Ivan Sosa Movistar s.t.
9 Joaquim Silva Efapel Cycling s.t.
10 Mikel Bizkarra Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
11 Cristian Rodriguez TotalEnergies s.t.
12 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 0:18
13 Kevin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic 0:33
14 Gotzon Martin Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
15 Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco 0:52
16 Alan Jousseaume TotalEnergies s.t.
17 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
18 Igor Arrieta Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
19 Unai Iribar Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
20 Daniel Navarro Burgos-BH 0:59
21 Fabien Grellier TotalEnergies 1:17
22 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 3:55
23 Jon Agirre Equipo Kern Pharma 3:57
24 Jesus Del Pino Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
25 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 4:59
26 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
27 Eduardo Perez-Landaluce Manuela Fundación 5:54
28 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
29 Pierre Latour TotalEnergies 5:58
30 Callum Scotson BikeExchange-Jayco 6:20
31 Mario Aparicio Burgos-BH s.t.
32 Diego Sevilla EOLO-Kometa 6:30
33 Angel Madrazo Burgos-BH s.t.
34 Mikel Nieve Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
35 Vojtech Repa Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
36 Jose Joaquin Rojas Movistar s.t.
37 Adria Moreno Burgos-BH s.t.
38 Tanel Kangert BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
39 Ivan Garcia Movistar s.t.
40 Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa s.t.
41 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
42 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
43 Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
44 Daniel Jimenez Manuela Fundación 8:31
45 Thomas Armstrong Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
46 Rafael Silva Efapel Cycling s.t.
47 Carlos Oyarzun Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
48 Roberto Gonzalez Java Kiwi Atlántico s.t.
49 Vinicius Rangel Movistar s.t.
50 Pedro Andrade Efapel Cycling s.t.
51 Henrique Casimiro Efapel Cycling s.t.
52 Pelayo Sanchez Burgos-BH s.t.
53 Yesid Pira Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
54 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic 10:02
55 Ivan Moreno Equipo Kern Pharma 10:10
56 Francisco Guerreiro Efapel Cycling s.t.
57 Iker Ballarin Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
58 Mateu Estelrich Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 10:44
59 Jesus Ezquerra Burgos-BH 11:27
60 Nuno Meireles Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
61 Juan Martin Manuela Fundación 12:46
62 Isaac Canton Manuela Fundación s.t.
63 Alex Martin EOLO-Kometa s.t.
64 Fernando Barcelo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 14:17
65 Joao Benta Efapel Cycling 15:20
66 Alessandro Fancellu EOLO-Kometa s.t.
67 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
68 Bruno Araujo BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda s.t.
69 Sergio Samitier Movistar s.t.
70 Mark Christian EOLO-Kometa s.t.
71 Ibon Ruiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
72 Peio Goikoetxea Euskaltel-Euskadi 16:06
73 Lawson Craddock BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
74 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 17:59
75 Tomas Contte Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
76 Sergio Araiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
77 Jhojan Garcia Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
78 Jose Garcia Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 19:49
79 Mauro Rato BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda 22:56
80 Xavier Canellas Java Kiwi Atlántico 23:29
81 Pablo Alonso Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
82 Edwin Torres Java Kiwi Atlántico s.t.
83 Fabio Fernandes Efapel Cycling s.t.
84 Raul Rota Manuela Fundación s.t.
85 Rui Rodrigues Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
86 Marcos Jurado Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
87 Benjamin Mestre BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda s.t.
88 Franklin Chacon Manuela Fundación 26:43
89 Alessio Gasparini Java Kiwi Atlántico s.t.
90 Miguel Ballesteros Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
91 Jose Mendes Louletano-Loul Concelho 27:41

 

GC after stage one:

1  Simon Yates BikeExchange-Jayco 4hr 26min 34sec
2  Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa @ 18sec
3  Alexis Vuillermoz TotalEnergies 0:20
4  Jonathan Lastra Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:24
5  Lorenzo Fortunato EOLO-Kometa s.t.
6  Nicolas Edet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
7  Damien Howson BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
8  Ivan Sosa Movistar s.t.
9  Joaquim Silva Efapel Cycling s.t.
10  Mikel Bizkarra Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
11  Cristian Rodriguez TotalEnergies s.t.
12  Antonio Pedrero Movistar 0:28
13  Kevin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic 0:43
14  Gotzon Martin Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
15  Nick Schultz BikeExchange-Jayco 1:02
16  Alan Jousseaume TotalEnergies s.t.
17  Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
18  Igor Arrieta Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
19  Unai Iribar Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
20  Daniel Navarro Burgos-BH 1:09
21  Fabien Grellier TotalEnergies 1:27
22  Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 4:05
23  Jon Agirre Equipo Kern Pharma 4:07
24  Jesus Del Pino Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
25  Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 5:09
26  Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
27  Eduardo Perez-Landaluce Manuela Fundación 6:04
28  Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
29  Pierre Latour TotalEnergies 6:08
30  Callum Scotson BikeExchange-Jayco 6:30
31  Mario Aparicio Burgos-BH s.t.
32  Diego Sevilla EOLO-Kometa 6:40
33  Angel Madrazo Burgos-BH s.t.
34  Mikel Nieve Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
35  Vojtech Repa Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
36  Jose Joaquin Rojas Movistar s.t.
37  Adria Moreno Burgos-BH s.t.
38  Tanel Kangert BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
39  Ivan Garcia Movistar s.t.
40  Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa s.t.
41  Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
42  Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
43  Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
44  Daniel Jimenez Manuela Fundación 8:41
45  Thomas Armstrong Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
46  Rafael Silva Efapel Cycling 8:41
47  Carlos Oyarzun Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
48  Roberto Gonzalez Java Kiwi Atlántico s.t.
49  Vinicius Rangel Movistar s.t.
50  Pedro Andrade Efapel Cycling s.t.
51  Henrique Casimiro Efapel Cycling s.t.
52  Pelayo Sanchez Burgos-BH s.t.
53  Yesid Pira Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
54  Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic 10:12
55  Ivan Moreno Equipo Kern Pharma 10:20
56  Francisco Guerreiro Efapel Cycling s.t.
57  Iker Ballarin Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
58  Mateu Estelrich Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 10:54
59  Jesus Ezquerra Burgos-BH 11:37
60  Nuno Meireles Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
61  Juan Martin Manuela Fundación 12:56
62  Isaac Canton Manuela Fundación s.t.
63  Alex Martin EOLO-Kometa s.t.
64  Fernando Barcelo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 14:27
65  Joao Benta Efapel Cycling 15:30
66  Alessandro Fancellu EOLO-Kometa s.t.
67  Iñigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
68  Bruno Araujo BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda s.t.
69  Sergio Samitier Movistar s.t.
70  Mark Christian EOLO-Kometa s.t.
71  Ibon Ruiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
72  Peio Goikoetxea Euskaltel-Euskadi 16:13
73  Lawson Craddock BikeExchange-Jayco 16:16
74  Tomas Contte Louletano-Loul Concelho 18:04
75  Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 18:09
76  Sergio Araiz Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
77  Jhojan Garcia Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
78  Jose Garcia Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas 19:55
79  Mauro Rato BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda 23:06
80  Xavier Canellas Java Kiwi Atlántico 23:39
81  Pablo Alonso Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
82  Edwin Torres Java Kiwi Atlántico s.t.
83  Fabio Fernandes Efapel Cycling s.t.
84  Raul Rota Manuela Fundación s.t.
85  Rui Rodrigues Louletano-Loul Concelho s.t.
86  Marcos Jurado Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
87  Benjamin Mestre BAI-Sicasal-Petro de Luanda s.t.
88  Franklin Chacon Manuela Fundación 26:53
89  Alessio Gasparini Java Kiwi Atlántico s.t.
90  Miguel Ballesteros Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas s.t.
91  Jose Mendes Louletano-Loul Concelho 27:51

 

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