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Vuelta Andalucia: David Rebellin was third

The last stage of the race the Vuelta Andalucia (kat.2.1) won Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) while becoming the winner of the general classification. The third place took Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice).

The last day of competition in the race Vuelta Andalucia Ruta del Sol cyclists had to face the most difficult section, which ran from Lucena to Rincón de la Victoria. The length of this stage was 182.7 kilometer route and practically ran the most heavily rolling terrain. Cyclists had to deal with as many as six mountain bonuses, including two first category during this stage, as in previous days, the weather was not so good for cyclists too. Again the wind was blowing hard and in addition was relatively low temperature.

For most of the stage ahead of the peloton rode two cyclists: Stef Clement (Blanco) and Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano). They wer per kilometer per kilometer increasing advantage, which was up more than 8 minutes. The peloton with Movistar team were controlling the course of the stage and when the finish line remained less and less mileage, imposed fairly strong pace ride. Partly the advantage of two cyclists began to decline rapidly. Before the last uphill on the mountain cat.1 bonus, runaway was closed and on the head was formed a 12 person group. There were Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Simon Spilak (Katusha), Bauke Mollema (Blanco Team) and Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice).

After defeating the mountain bonus was only downhill run in Rincón de la Victoria. 12-strong group of riders, quickly sought to finish.

In the sprint duel won Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), beating Simon Spilak (Katusha) and Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice).

The winner of the general classification was Alejandro Valverde, Davide Rebellin with the loss of 30 sec. to the winner of the race, moved up to ninth place in the general classification.

The last day of competition in the race Vuelta Andalucia Ruta del Sol cyclists had to face the most difficult section, which ran from Lucena to Rincón de la Victoria. The length of this stage was 182.7 kilometer route and practically ran the most heavily rolling terrain. Cyclists had to deal with as many as six mountain bonuses, including two first category during this stage, as in previous days, the weather was not so good for cyclists too. Again the wind was blowing hard and in addition was relatively low temperature.

For most of the stage ahead of the peloton rode two cyclists: Stef Clement (Blanco) and Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano). They wer per kilometer per kilometer increasing advantage, which was up more than 8 minutes. The peloton with Movistar team were controlling the course of the stage and when the finish line remained less and less mileage, imposed fairly strong pace ride. Partly the advantage of two cyclists began to decline rapidly. Before the last uphill on the mountain cat.1 bonus, runaway was closed and on the head was formed a 12 person group. There were Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Simon Spilak (Katusha), Bauke Mollema (Blanco Team) and Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice).

After defeating the mountain bonus was only downhill run in Rincón de la Victoria. 12-strong group of riders, quickly sought to finish.

In the sprint duel won Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), beating Simon Spilak (Katusha) and Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice).

The winner of the general classification was Alejandro Valverde, Davide Rebellin with the loss of 30 sec. to the winner of the race, moved up to ninth place in the general classification.

 

The result of 3rd stage: Lucena – Rincon de la Victoria, 182,7 km

1. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Team Movistar) 4:45:28

2. Simon Spilak (Katiusza)

3. Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice)

47. Marek Rutkiewicz 8:04

88. Bartłomiej Matysiak 12:19

93. Jarosław Marycz

102. Jacek Morajko 18:15

105. Adrian Kurek

DNF Grzegorz Stępniak

 

General classification:

1. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar) 13:47:27

2. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol) 0:07

3. Bauke Mollema (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) 0:11

9. Davide Rebellin 0:30

75. Bartłomiej Matysiak 26:35

76. Marek Rutkiewicz 27:15

90. Jarosław Marycz 31:24

102. Adrian Kurek 40:00

105. Jacek Morajko 44:27