Michel Ries, best Polartec-Kometa rider at Ampriu and in the general classification of Aragón
Vuelta a Aragón
Stage 3: Sabiñánigo-Cerler/Ampriu (126 km)
The Vuelta a Aragón concluded with a high finish in the Ski Resort of Cerler where Mikel Bizkarra (Euskadi-Murias) won the race and where Jaime Rosón (Movistar) won the overall final. Luxembourg’s Michel Ries, who finished 27th within a minute and a half of the winner (1:27) was the best of the Polartec-Kometa riders. Three minutes (3:01), 38th place, came the Dutchman Kevin Inkelaar.
Ries, in the 32nd position at 2:26 from Rosón, and Inkelaar, in the 37th to 3:21, were the best classified of the Madrid formation in the final general classification. In this last stage, Juan Camacho and Matteo Moschetti have also been very outstanding. The Spaniard and the Italian have not had their best day, suffering from the starting line and even being cut off in the first ascent. They have been able to return to the pack and have worked hard to support their teammates, providing them with food and water and working until they have been given the strength to leave them as well placed as possible in the pack at the end of the stage.
“We are very happy with the attitude of the team”, says Jesús Hernández, director of the training in the Aragonese race. “Today we have again had a day controlled by the team of the leader, the Murias, and the Movistar. With a small leak, as we had planned, always with little margin of difference, no more than three, three minutes and some advantage. The last port, very hard, Movistar has been at its best from the beginning. We had people in front of us because of Michel and Kevin. Michel’s made a big comeback. And Matteo and Juan, who have not had their day today, have been simply spectacular in their support of the rest”.
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