Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja - Race Overview

Swiss star Michael Albasini claimed second place today from a reduced breakaway group in the Vuelta a La Rioja in Spain.

ORICA-SCOTT found themselves dominating in the latter stages of the race, with the whole team splitting the peloton and successfully making it in to the front breakaway of 12 riders with just 15kilometres remaining.

However in the final, another late split and solo attack saw Rory Sutherland (Movistar) steal the victory ahead of Albasini.

“The situation changed really quickly between 20kilometres to go and 10kilometres to go,” explained sport director Dave McPartland. “The race really happened in that period."

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Rory Sutherland (AUS) - Movistar Team 3:25:07
2 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:20
3 Jose Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:20
4 Diego Rubio Hernandez (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:00:20
5 Albert Torres Barcelo (SPA) - Inteja Dominican Cycling Team 0:00:48
6 Dylan Page (SWI) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:01:09
7 Miguel Ángel Fernández (SPA) - Spain 0:01:09
8 Carlos Barbero Cuesta (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:01:09
9 Daniel Lopez Parada (SPA) - Burgos-BH 0:01:09
10 Daniel Freitas (POR) - W52/FC Porto 0:01:09
Place ORICA-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:20
17 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:09
25 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:09
35 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:24
61 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:02:14
67 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:05:01