Movistar Vuelta a Burgos 2011

Movistar Vuelta a Burgos 2011

Stage 5: Areniscas de los Pinares – Lagunas de Neila 155.00 km

Movistar Team was dropped during the accent to the Lagunas de Neila and finished the 2011 Vuelta a Burgos and lost the overall team to Katusha. At the 10km mark, the Movistar riders were in a breakaway of 20 riders, climbing up a “hill-tain” in the desert region of Spain, and looked strong, until the the 6-rider lead group which contained race leader/vuelta winner J. Rodriguez dropped the Movistar riders up the climb to Lagunas de Neila at the 5Km marker. This tactic was to keep the overall team jersey instead of risking the stage and overall jerseys because J. Rodrigeuz seemed unbeatable during his climb to the finish. Not a bad Vuelta for our riders, but very disappointing, losing too much time with so close to the finish.

1       Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi	4:00:20
9	Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:29
14	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:02:09
15	Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:10
25	Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:05:37
62	Francisco José Ventoso  (Spa) Movistar Team	0:13:49
DNF	José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team
DNF	Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team

Teams
1	Euskaltel-Euskadi	12:03:42
2	Katusha Team	0:02:45
3	Movistar Team	0:02:59
4	Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia	0:03:57
5	Geox-TMC	0:09:18
OVERALL FINAL CLASSIFICATION
1	Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team	15:12:34
6	David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team		0:01:58
7	Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:06
9	Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team	0:02:34
39	Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:13:09
40	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:14:38
1	Euskaltel-Euskadi	45:21:07
2	Movistar Team	0:02:37
3	Katusha Team	0:04:00
4	Geox-TMC	0:08:57
5	Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia	0:09:56

Stage: 4 : Roa de Duero – Clúnia 168.00 km

Jeez Loueez! Movistar had 3 riders headed for the climb to the finish line, and the camera person zooms on a desert landscape for about 10 seconds, then zooms back to show our heroes already swallowed up by the lead group!  It’s nice during the 30km mark of a race when a camera pans on a castle protruding from a mountain for 3 seconds during a chase, but not during the last 5 kms! That point is were we lost the stage, after watching for over an hour, I was disappointed we did not have our strong finish as planned.
I think Pablo Lastras finished third to Moreno a second behind race leader Joaquim Rodriguez finished the same time to keep his smelly-stinky purple jersey for another day.
From Movistar.com: 15k from the finish, the group was split into two with a crash that, fortunately with no major consequences, affected Beñat Intxausti. Sergio Pardilla, 2nd overall until today, was left into the second group, and despite efforts from teammates Herrada and Chente García Acosta, he could not make it back to the fore and lost his privileged position in the GC. Not so unlucky were David López and Pablo Lastras -3rd across the finish-, now sitting in second and third into the rankings as both Rodríguez (KAT) and Movistar Team keep their respective leaderships. The race will head into its Queen stage tomorrow, with the HC climb of the Lagunas de Neila preceeded by four other categorized ascents.

Results of Stage 4:

1	Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team	3:44:28
3	Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team        0:00:01
12	David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
23	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:00:24
30	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:39
57	Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:11
95	José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:17
98	Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:04:20
114	Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team	0:06:48
1	Geox-TMC		11:13:27
2	Euskaltel-Euskadi	0:00:14
3	Movistar Team		0:00:23
4	Skil - Shimano		0:00:29
5	Caja Rural		0:00:48
General classification after stage 4
1	Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team	11:12:02
2	David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team		0:00:07
3	Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:08
12	Francisco José Ventoso A(Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:01
15	Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:17
16	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:01:26
74	Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:07:44
87	Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team	0:08:35
106	José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team	0:12:32
Teams classification
1	Movistar Team		33:17:03
2	Geox-TMC		0:00:01
3	Euskaltel-Euskadi	0:00:22
4	Katusha Team		0:01:37
5	Saur - Sojasun		0:01:57

Stage 3 Pradoluendo – Belorado (TTT) 11.6 km

As far as i can remember, I have never seen or read about our Movistar riders winning a team time trail stage, UNTIL NOW!  Movistar was the last team to ride out today from Pradoluengo to Belorado. I thought the team look un-uniformed and swayed too much for a team on a time trial. The 9:54 time was fast enough to take the stage and increase the overall team lead to 24 seconds, David Lopez and Sergio Pardilla are now 7 seconds behind the tour leader.

1       Movistar        0:09:54
2	Katusha		0:00:10
3	Acqua&Sapone	0:00:13
4	Saur-Sojasun	0:00:17
5	Caja Rural	0:00:19
General Classification after stage 3:
1	Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha)		7:27:33
2	Sergio Pardilla (Movistar Team)		0:00:07
3	David López (Movistar Team)
4	Pablo Lastras (Movistar Team)		0:00:08
6	Francisco Ventoso (Movistar Team)	0:00:23
19	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:03
30	Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:48
58	Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team	0:03:25
102	Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar	0:08:16

Movistar team time trial Vuelta Burgos 2011

Stage: 2 : Burgos – Castillo de Burgos, 144.00 km

Movistar cycling tea stayed in contention for the purple jersey and held the over-all team leaders in the Vuelta a Burgos after a well riding race in the south of Spain. David Lopez jumped to 3rd overall by finishing 13 seconds behind Joaquím Rodríguez who now holds th purple jersey. Pablo Lastras finished 10 seconds in 7th place and ranks 6th overall while Sergio Pardilla is in 4th overall, just 17 seconds behind the purple jersey.

1	Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team	3:26:22
7	Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
11	David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team	 	0:00:13
13	Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team
18	Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team
24	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:00:35
47	Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:22
79	Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:02:26
94	José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team	0:04:49
General classification after stage 2
1	Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team	7:17:29
3	David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team		0:00:17
4	Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team
6	Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:18
15	Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team	0:00:32
26	David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team		0:01:13
35	Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team	0:01:58
60	Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team		0:03:16
104	José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team	0:08:07
Points classification
1	Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team	45	pts
2	Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi	41
3	Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC	21
4	Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team	20
5	Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team	19
6	Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team	19
7	David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team		17
Teams classification
1	Movistar Team	21:53:19
2	Geox-TMC	0:00:04
3	Euskaltel-Euskadi	0:00:07
4	Saur - Sojasun	0:00:39
5	Katusha Team	0:00:53

Stage 1: Villarcayo -Alto de San Juan del Monte, 168.00 km

Sam Sanchez won today’s stage in the Vuelta a Burgos by powering over the San Juan del Monte climb and out pedaling J Rodriquez to take the victory. Movistar riders Sergio Pardilla was excellent finishing 4 seconds while David Lopez and Pablo Lastras finished close at 8 seconds behind the leaders giving Movistar the overall lead by 4 seconds. Today’s stage was on of the best team results since the Spanish nationals and hopefully we can continue our great success in this Vuelta.
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3:51:07
3 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:04
5 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
6 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:08
17 Francisco José Ventoso(Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:28
29 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:36
30 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:38
44 Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:58
101 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:18
Points
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 25 pts
2 Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 20
3 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team 16
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC 14
5 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 12
6 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 10
Teams
1 Movistar Team 11:33:37
2 Geox-TMC 0:00:04
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:10
4 Saur – Sojasun 0:00:40
5 Katusha Team 0:00:51

General classification after stage 1
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3:51:07
3 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:04
5 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
6 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:08
17 Francisco José Ventoso(Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:28
29 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:36
30 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:38
44 Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:58
101 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:18

Movistar will attempt to win their tenth Vuelta a Burgos, the most victories in any tour or classic. The Vuelta a Burgos is a tune-up for L’ Vuelta Espana, the last grand tour in Europe. With the steepest finish behind the traditional finale atop the Lagunas de Neila, scheduled for Sunday 7th, the race will be giving the first purple jersey to an explosive rider in the 2k San Juan del Monte, near Miranda de Ebro. Specialists will also find room for victory at the Burgos castle (Thursday 4th) and in Clunia (Saturday 6th), while the blocks will either profit from their abilities in the plains at the TTT from Pradoluengo to Belorado (Friday 7th), sorting out a GC to be defined on day 5.

Stage: 1 – 3 August : Villarcayo – Alto de San Juan del Monte, 168.00 km

Stage: 2 – 4 August : Burgos – Castillo de Burgos, 144.00 km

Stage: 3 – 5 August : Pradoluengo – Belorado TTT, 11.60 km

Stage: 4 – 6 August : Roa de Duero – Clúnia, 168.00 km

Stage: 5 – 7 August : Areniscas de los Pinares – Lagunas de Neila, 155.00 km

Movistar will attempt to win their 10th Vuelta a Burgos, the annual tour before La Vuelta Espana with these fantastic riders:

Chente García Acosta 

Pablo Lastras 

Sergio Pardilla 

David López 

Beñat Intxausti 

Fran Ventoso 

Jesús Herrada 

David Arroyo 

Past Movistar winners:

Movistar Vuelta a borgos 2011
1982 (Laguía)     1991 (Delgado)     1998 (Olano)      2000   (Piepoli)          2001 (Mercado)
2002 (Mancebo)             2003 (Lastras)              2008 (Zandio)                2009 (Valverde)

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