Victory for Magnus Cort Nielsen at Clasica de Almeria
Feb 12 2017 04:54 pm CET

Victory for Magnus Cort Nielsen at Clasica de Almeria

Orica-Scott's Magnus Cort Nielsen has won the Clasica de Almeria. The team led the peloton during the last laps and was able to properly position the Danish rider for the final sprint.

The Spanish race featured a course of 190.9 kilometers through the province of Almeria in the south of the country. Though it exists since 1986, it was only in 1992 that it turned professional and from 2005 it is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

Early in the race a group of three riders attacked and built a gap of more than ten minutes over the peloton. Dries De Bondt (Veranda's Willems-Crelan), Kenneth Van Rooy (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Berden De Vries (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij) spent most of the race in front, but the peloton eventually caught them with less than 20 kilometers to go.

At 12 kilometers from the finish line Wanty-Groupe Gobert's Yoann Offredo tried an attack but it was quickly neutralized by the main group led by a strong Orica-Scott formation.

The Australian team got the result they were working for and Magnus Cort Nielsen was the fastest to cross the finish line at Roquetas de Mar, ahead of Rudiger Selig of Bora-hansgrohe and Jens Debusschere of Lotto-Soudal.

The sprint didn't go as planned for Direct Energie as a crash at two kilometers from the end kept Bryan Coquard from taking part in the battle for the victory.

Result

Clasica de Almeria (1.1)
Road race Almería - Roquetas de Mar (2017-02-12)
Pos. Name Team Country Time
1.Magnus Cort NIELSENORS 4:31:22
2.Rüdiger SELIGBOH +0
3.Jens DEBUSSCHERELTS +0
4.Carlos BARBERO CUESTAMOV +0
5.Amaury CAPIOTSVB +0
6.Baptiste PLANCKAERTKAT +0
7.Maciej PATERSKICCC +0
8.Daniel LOPEZ PARADABBH +0
9.Raymond KREDERRNL +0
10.Jonas VAN GENECHTENCOF +0

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Photo of Magnus Cort Nielsen by CyclingPub / Mary Cardenas





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