Moreno wins Castilla y Leon

Sun, 15 Apr 17:29:00 2012

Javi Moreno won the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon in dramatic style after overtaking leader Luis Leon Sanchez near the end of the third and final stage in Segovia.

Javi Moreno, del Team Movistar, gana la Vuelta a Casilla y León - 0

Movistar rider Moreno passed overnight leader Sanchez (Rabobank) on the snow-covered final climb, a category one ascent at Puerto de Navacerrada, with 50 kilometres remaining.

The Spaniard then finished second in the bunch sprint finish behind stage winner Yelko Gomez (Caja Rural) to earn a time bonus which put him top of the general classification.

Guillaume Levarlet (Saur-Sojasun) started the day in second place, six seconds behind Luis Leon Sanchez, and nine seconds ahead of Moreno. The Frenchman ensured he maintained that position with a top 10 finish in the final sprint.

Pablo Urtasun finished the stage ninth, one place ahead of Levarlet, claiming second place on the podium for a Spaniard.

Sanchez faded badly and ended up crossing the line 33rd, dropping him down to 12th in the final standings.


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