Visconti denies Valverde fourth Klasika

Sun, 08 Apr 17:06:00 2012

Movistar's Giovanni Visconti won the Klasika Primavera de Amorebieta in Spain.

Giovanni Visconti - 0

Visconti's team-mate Alejandro Valverde came second as the pair held off Euskaltel-Euskadi's Igor Anton in a three-man sprint for the line.

Two more Movistar riders, David Lopez and Angel Ruiz, took the next two spots some four and six seconds back respectively after the leading eight riders finished clear of the peloton.

Visconti's victory denied Valverde a fourth victory in the race, the Spaniard having won the race in 2003, 2004 and 2009.

Results:

1. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 4:10:43

2. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team +0"

3. Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi

4. David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team +04"

5. Angel Ruiz Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team +06"

6. Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun +10"

7. Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun +21"

8. Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun +22"

9. Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun +38"

10. Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx +39"

11. Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural

12. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank

13. Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia - Caja Granada

14. Evgeniy Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx

15. Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia - Caja Granada

16. Darren Lill (RSA) Team Bonitas

17. Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi

18. Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi

19. Pedro Mereno Criado (Spa) Gios - Deyzer

20. Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi

21. Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx

22. Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) UNE - EPM

23. Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi

24. JÚrome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun

25. Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) UNE - EPM +1:04"

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