Movistar Eneco Tour 2011

Movistar Eneco tour 2011

Movistar
will participate in the 2011 Eneco tour in both neighboring Netherlands and Belgium countries. Movistar has won the tour twice, both times by Ivan Gutierrez in 2007 and 2008. The tour is named after an electrical energy company in this area. There are 2times trials, and 3 stages of flat riding with some hills. Stage 5 features a climb through the Meuse valley while stage 6 seems the most challenging. Most experts are predicting a Philipe Gilbert victory, who is riding incredible this season.

Stage 6  Sittard-Geleen 201.2 km

With 7Km to go in the stage, the stop riders are jockeying for position in the overall classification of this years Eneco Tour 2011.  There are some Movistar riders in the peloton chase group that is being led by Sky team cycling. The roads are narrow between grass farms in the picturesque Belgium country side were Edvald Boasson Hagen won the stage and overall Tour by out sprinting the group immediately  after 2 riders fell within seconds of the finish line. Movistar riders fared well in the tour and gained much needed experience in this popular European racing region for the upcoming years.

  • 14th    Luis Pasamontes   m.t.
  • 51st    Carlos Oyarzun   m.t.
  • 68th    Branislau Samoilau   1.34
  • 99th    Javier Iriarte   18.04
  • 100th    Enrique Sanz   m.t.
  • ABN    Vasil Kiryienka
1	Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling	22:54:22
20	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team	0:01:50
33	Luis Pasamontes  (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:33
74	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team	0:12:02
96	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:24:11
97	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team	0:25:56	 

1	Team RadioShack		68:45:24
2	Sky Procycling
3	Rabobank Cycling Team	0:00:22
4	BMC Racing Team		0:02:11
15	Movistar Team		0:04:59

movistar eneco tour 2011

Stage 5  Genk 189.2 km

Enrique Sanz finished 7 seconds in 15th place in today’s stage 5 of the Eneco Tour in the town of Ghent.

  • 1st     Matteo Bono (Lam) 4;12:14
  • 15th    Enrique Sanz   0.06
  • 56th    Carlos Oyarzun   m.t.
  • 59th    Luis Pasamontes   m.t.
  • 130th    Branislau Samoilau   1.45
  • 132nd    Javier Iriarte   0.06
  • 146th    Vasil Kiryienka   4.04

Stage 4  Roermond 14.7 km

Movistar survives wet time trial

While other riders slipped and fell during today’s rain soak time trial, the Movistar team decides not to risk any injuries and pedaled a safe, but effective route around the city of Roermond. Branislau Samoilau rode the fastest for our team at 41 seconds behind the leader Jesse Sergent. There are 2 hilly stages left were Lastras and Oyarzun can make up some time on the race leaders this weekend.

1	Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack	0:17:55
16	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team	0:00:41
44	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team	0:01:03
76	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:26
89	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:01:33
98	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:37
124	Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:55
1	Team RadioShack		0:55:16
2	HTC-Highroad		0:00:02
3	Rabobank Cycling Team	0:00:05
4	Vacansoleil-DCM 	0:00:27
13	Movistar Team		0:01:39
OVERALL AFTER 5 RACE DAYS:
1	Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procy	13:49:06
22	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team	0:01:40
49	Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:23
81	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:05:57
88	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team	0:07:42
92	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team	0:08:39
136	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:19:17
1	Team RadioShack		41:29:06
2	Sky Procycling
3	Rabobank Cycling Team	0:00:22
4	HTC-Highroad		0:00:50
12	Movistar Team		0:03:25

Stage 3  Heers – Andenne 191.2 km

If anyone was wondering when Philipe Gilbert was going to wake up in this tour, you can go back to sleep now, Gilbert took today’s stage and the overall white jersey by finishing 9 seconds ahead. Luis Pasamontes and Carlos Oyarzun rode well enough to stay within the top 50 rider today, but Luis has the best chance at the overall being a minutes play down to the race leader. Vasili Kiriyenka finished a disappointed 18 minutes behind in todays stage that featured  high climbs and strong head-winds.

1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto	4:54:53
26	Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:37
39	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team
75	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:25
78	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:42
88	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team 	0:04:53
152	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:18:02
General Classification after 4 race day:
1	Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto	13:30:34
33	Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:05
37	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team		0:01:14
77	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	 	0:05:08
94	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team		0:08:35
138	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team		0:18:21
1	Sky Procycling	40:33:15
2	Team RadioShack	0:00:35
3	Leopard Trek	0:00:41
4	Rabobank Team	0:00:52
14	Movistar Team	0:02:21

Stage 2: Aalter – Ardooie 173.7 km

André Greipel won again! All Movistar riders finished the stage today.
Since no news is good news, there will be no news today!

1	André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto	4:07:21
22	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team
56	Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team
83	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team
121	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team
124	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team
125	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team

Overall after 3 race days:
1	Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team	4:28:17
17	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:00:22
47	Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:31
80	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team80	0:00:40
141	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team
142	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:03:46
148	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:02

Movistar Tour Eneco 2011 stage 2

Stage 1:  Oosterhout – Sint Willebrord  173.7 km

André Greipel won today’s first stage that featured level roads, but a strong head wind. The peloton was clustered, fighting for poisoning with 4km to go in the stage, were riders were pushing each off the roof the road and at the 2km mark, there was a crash that separated the peloton. I did not see any Movistar rider involved in the crash, or in the sprint finish.  Taylor Phinney kept his leaders jersey. Francisco Perez  (broken collarbone, head injuries) and Rubin Plaza (fatugue) did not finish and have dropped out of the tour.

1	André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto	4:21:20
36	Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team
75	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
86	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team
133	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team
135	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:03:09
137	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team
DNF	Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
DNF	Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team

1	Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team	4:28:17
17	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:00:22
47	Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:31
80	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team80	0:00:40
141	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team
142	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:03:46
148	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:02	 

1	Rabobank Cycling Team	13:25:34
2	Sky Procycling	0:00:01
3	HTC-Highroad	0:00:12
4	Team RadioShack
11	Movistar Team	0:00:41

Movistar stage 1 tour Eneco 2011

 Prologue Amersfoort 5.7 km

Movistar riders are not in the top ten, but Vasil Kiryienka finished 17th, just 12 behind 21 year old Taylor Phinney (Davis’ son) won today’s time trial, being the only rider to cross the finishing line under 7 minutes.

1	Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team	0:06:57
17	Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team	0:00:22
47	Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:31
51	Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team
75	Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:37
92	Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team	0:00:40
100	Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team	0:00:40
129	Francisco Perez (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:49
141	Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:53

Vasil Kiryienka

Stage 1 Tuesday, August 9 2011 Oosterhout – Sint Willebrord 192.1 km
Stage 2 Wednesday, August 10 2011 Aalter – Ardooie 173.7 km
Stage 3 Thursday, August 11 2011 Heers – Andenne 191.2 km
Stage 4 Friday, August 12 2011 Roermond 14.7 km
Stage 5 Saturday, August 13 2011 Genk 189.2 km
Stage 6 Sunday, August 14 2011 Sittard-Geleen 201.2 km

Official Movistar Starting List:
Vasil Kiryienka 

Carlos Oyarzun 

Fran Pérez 

Javier Iriarte 

Enrique Sanz 

Branislau Samoilau 

Luis Pasamontes 

Ivan Gutierrez eneco
2008 Eneco Results:

1 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios   Caisse d'Epargne  26.27'07"
2 Sébastien Rosseler             Quick Step              4"
3 Michael Rogers                 Team Columbia           7"
4 Stijn Devolder                 Quick Step             13"
5 André Greipel                  Team Columbia          14"

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