Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) Sunday the 33rd edition of the Clasica de Almeria (cat. 1.BC) won. The 23-year-old Australian sprinted after 185,1 km faster than the Dutchman Danny van Poppel, and our compatriot Timothy Dupont. Edward Planckaert was ninth.
Maxim Belkov, Diego Rubio, Axel Journiaux, Rob Britton, Cristian Rodriguez, Marc Buades and our compatriot Dries De Bondt opted for the early flight, and reason 4:30 bonus at each other, then the sprintersploegen Mitchelton-Scott and LottoNL-Jumbo started to hunt.
With Rubio was the last vluchter picked up at 30 kilometers from the finish, before the peloton in the local rounds in pieces. With only some eighty 80 riders they moved towards the finish, and that group was because of a crash in the final still a bit thinned out. Only 2 kilometres away, everything came back together once again. Ewan achieved with ease to his second victory of the season, after a stage win in the Tour Down Under (WT). He follows the hall of fame the Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen.
1. Caleb Ewan in 4u35’28”
2. Danny van Poppel z.t.
3. Timothy Dupont
4. Hugo Hofstetter
5. Florian Sénéchal