Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) has won the 19th Gran Premio Miguel Indurain after 186km in the saddle. The British rider got the better of Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) and Sergio Henao (Team Sky).
The 24-year-old launched away from a reduced front group at a perfect moment with 10kilometres to go and impressively worked to increase his advantage until the finish line, to take his second victory of the season.
“It was a hard race today, at the start with the wind and the rain but the team rode really well, protecting me at all times,” Yates said after his victory. “Roman Kreuziger went into the main break which was great for us, it meant we could sit in the wheels and save energy.”
“On the climbs the guys were always there and we made it a hard race so I am extremely happy to win today.
“Next I have Pais Vasco and I hope I can ride well there and maybe get another victory, I am looking forward to it.”
GP Miguel Indurain 2017 results:
|1||Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)|
|2||Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)|
|3||Sergio Henao (Team Sky)|
|4||Carlos Verona (Orica-Scott)|
|5||Marc Soler (Movistar)|
|6||Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)|
|7||Ruben Fernandez (Movistar)|
|8||Gorka Izzagirre (Movistar)|
|9||Damien Howson (Orica-Scott)|
|10||Toms Skujins (Cannondale-Drapac)|