Get the first victory in 2013 seemed like a long time to come, but for Movistar Alejandro Valverde to end the podium recurring team taking the trophy Deià by a select group of four men yesterday. In this case, it was the Spanish team that had the numbers to the finish in Mallorca challenge, but it was a decision Valverde to open his sprint to the left, with the finish line located in a curve to the left which eventually gave victory over Sergio Henao (Sky). |
The Spaniard (Movistar), consisting of a part of an elite group of four men fleeing powered clear in the final stages.
Team Sky Sergio Henao followed you home Valverde in a close finish, with Robert Gesink (Blanco), third and Rui Costa (Movistar), fourth.
The quartet broke clear on the category, a climb Coll de Puig Major and built an unassailable lead of 45 seconds on the descent to the house.
"I knew it was good, but I do not know by how much. Year are a bit 'more calm in my start to the season," said Valverde into your team after his first victory of the year.
"It 's true that I have done well in 2012 and came here with the enthusiasm and strength. Once you are in front of you are always trying to win. When you are calm, in training the feelings are good from the start and the team is good, things go as you want, "he said.
The 32-year-old said: "I knew I was strong, but did not know what my reaction would have been like I'm taking things more cautiously this season.
"I knew it was over the 2012 season in good shape and came here with a good reason, and it is true that once you are in advance, we always try to win.
"Taking a win so early in the season is always better, because it gives confidence to you and the team."
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