An aggressive ORICA-GreenEDGE outfit controlled much of the day’s racing at the Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian this afternoon, an unfortunate crash to Adam Yates in the final kilometers denying the team a worthy result.
Yates, coming off his win at the GP Industria and Artigianato last weekend, was in a lead group of five riders over the final classified climb before crashing heavily on the descent with 3.5km left to ride. The British neo-pro suffered a hit to the chin that will require stitches.
Alejandro Valverde (MOV) went on to win solo whilst ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher was Jens Keukeleire in 24th position.
“To some degree we had control of the race all throughout the day,” sport director Neil Stephens said.
|1||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team||5:31:11|
|2||Bauke Mollema (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team||0:00:14|
|3||Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (SPA) - Team Katusha||ST|
|4||Mikel Nieve Ituralde (SPA) - Team Sky||ST|
|5||Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Belisol||0:00:26|
|6||Jelle Vanendert (BEL) - Lotto Belisol||ST|
|7||Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (SPA) - Trek Factory Racing||ST|
|8||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:40|
|9||Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Movistar Team||ST|
|10||Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team||0:00:43|
|24||Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:35|
|32||Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:02:05|
|43||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:03:57|