Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian - Race Overview

Clasica de Ordizia winner Simon Yates finished in seventh place for ORICA-BikeExchange at the challenging Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian today as attacks flew on the final climb.

Yates was part of the elite selection made on the final climb before the finish that saw Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) jump clear of the group and hold on for a solo victory.

23-year-old Yates rode a controlled race before excellent work by ORICA-BikeExchange teammate Luke Durbridge led the peloton into the tough finale with Yates following the attacks and sprinting to seventh place.

Sport director Neil Stephens praised the work of the team on what was a long and difficult day.

“As always it was a tough race today,” said Stephens. “The whole team did a great job throughout. From start to finish we were up there and maintained our good positions right until the end.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo 5:31:00
2 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:17
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:17
4 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:22
5 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:34
6 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:34
7 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:34
8 Tom Jelte Slagter (NED) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:34
9 Nicolas Roche (IRL) - Team Sky 0:00:34
10 Dries Devenyns (BEL) - IAM Cycling 0:00:37
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:34
16 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:50
69 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:03:48
70 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:03:48
92 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:10:02
93 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:10:02
95 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:13:26