Pello Bilbao last Friday, one of the favourites in the 39th Round of Murcia (cat. 2.1) won. The Spaniard of Astana was after 188,8 km from Yecla to San Javier, the strongest of a breakaway group of seven for his team – and countrymen, Omar Fraile and Luis Leon Sanchez, who ploegenspel perfectly played.
The two-day in Spain began with a long drive to San Javier airport on a relatively flat course, in the end, however, the climb of the Alto Cabezo de la Plata, 4,2 km to 4.9 percent. The obligatory flight of the day was early form and came without too much struggle. Seven riders went on the adventure, among them with Mathias The White one Belgian. As soon as their bonus over the three minutes went, names BORA – hansgrohe and Mitchelton-SCOTT the initiative in the hands, and then they had the escapees in its sights. Just before the climb chased Astana up the tempo, even for the foot, the escapees picked up.
On the ascent burst the platoon from each other. In a select front group had four Astana riders – Bilbao, Fraile, Leon Sanchez and Jakob Fuglsang – the company of Alejandro Valverde, Ruben Fernandez and Patrick Konrad. After the climb, it was still 30 kilometres to the finish line, but the leading group remained ahead. In the final played Astana are numerical supremacy, and was the final Bilbao teamwork graduated, good for his seventh profzege at the age of 28. .