Saturday, August 1, 2009

Barredo wins a wet San Sebastain

This year's Clasica San Sebastian saw a wet peloton race through Spain's Basque country as Quick-Step's Carlos Barredo took the top spot ahead of Liquigas' Roman Kreuziger.

The Spanish rider made his attacks on the descents of the days last two hills with other riders going with him. Barredo and Kreuziger were able to break away from an unresponsive peloton in the last 5km and Barredo beat out the Czech rider in a sprint to the line.

"I never expected a win at this a race like the San Sebastian Classic you have to take a risk to have any chance of winning," said Barredo to Velonews after the race.

Last year's winner and prerace favorite, Alejandro Valverde finished 17th and Alberto Contador, who was listed as a participant, did not race.

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