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2019 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The 70th edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (English: Tour of the Valencian Community) was held from 6 to 10 February 2019. It was run over five stages, of which one was an time trial, covering a total distance of 647 km. It was a 2.1 event on the 2019 UCI Europe Tour. The race was run entirely in the autonomous community of Valencia, starting in Orihuela and finishing in Valencia.

2019 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2019 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates6–10 February 2019
Stages5
Distance647[1] km (402.0 mi)
Winning time16h 08' 44"
Results
  Winner  Ion Izagirre (ESP)
  Second  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
  Third  Pello Bilbao (ESP)

  Mountains  Diego Rubio (ESP)
  Youth  Sergio Higuita (COL)
  Team Astana
← 2018

The race was won by Spaniard Ion Izagirre of the Astana team. Alejandro Valverde and Pello Bilbao, also from Spain, finished second and third.[2]

TeamsEdit

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[4][5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Stage winner
1 6 February Orihuela to Orihuela 10.2 km (6.3 mi)   Individual time trial   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
2 7 February Alicante to Alicante 166 km (103 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Matteo Trentin (ITA)
3 8 February Quart de Poblet to Chera 194.3 km (120.7 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
4 9 February Villarreal to Alcossebre 188 km (117 mi)   Mountain stage   Adam Yates (GBR)
5 10 February Paterna to Valencia 88.5 km (55.0 mi)   Flat stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

Stage 1 result[4][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data 12' 55"
2   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana + 5"
3   Tony Martin (GER) Team Jumbo–Visma + 7"
4   Dylan Teuns (BEL) Bahrain–Merida + 8"
5   Jos van Emden (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma + 10"
6   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 11"
7   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana + 12"
8   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 14"
9   Jan Tratnik (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 18"
10   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 19"
General classification after Stage 1[4][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   Team Dimension Data 12' 55"
2   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana + 5"
3   Tony Martin (GER) Team Jumbo–Visma + 7"
4   Dylan Teuns (BEL) Bahrain–Merida + 8"
5   Jos van Emden (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma + 10"
6   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 11"
7   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana + 12"
8   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 14"
9   Jan Tratnik (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 18"
10   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 19"

Stage 2Edit

Stage 2 result[4][7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott 4h 10' 12"
2   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
3   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
4   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida s.t.
5   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
6   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data s.t.
7   Thomas Boudat (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
8   Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
9   Enrique Sanz (ESP) Euskadi–Murias s.t.
10   Chris Lawless (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
General classification after Stage 2[4][7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   Team Dimension Data 4h 23' 07"
2   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana + 5"
3   Tony Martin (GER) Team Jumbo–Visma + 7"
4   Dylan Teuns (BEL) Bahrain–Merida + 8"
5   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 11"
6   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana + 12"
7   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 14"
8   Jan Tratnik (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 18"
9   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 19"
10   Diego Rosa  (ITA) Team Sky + 20"

Stage 3Edit

Stage 3 result[4][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) CCC Team 5h 00' 16"
2   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
3   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana s.t.
4   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
5   Mike Teunissen (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma s.t.
6   Sergio Higuita (COL) Fundación Euskadi s.t.
7   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
8   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida s.t.
9   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana s.t.
10   Marco Canola (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè s.t.
General classification after Stage 3[4][8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   Team Dimension Data 9h 23' 23"
2   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana + 5"
3   Dylan Teuns (BEL) Bahrain–Merida + 8"
4   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 11"
5   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana + 12"
6   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 14"
7   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 19"
8   Diego Rosa (ITA) Team Sky + 20"
9   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 23"
10   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Cofidis + 24"

Stage 4Edit

Stage 4 result[4][9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott 4h 54' 57"
2   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
3   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana + 2"
4   Ion Izagirre (ESP) Astana s.t.
5   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 4"
6   Sergio Higuita (COL) Fundación Euskadi + 5"
7   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Cofidis + 12"
8   Dylan Teuns (BEL) Bahrain–Merida + 17"
9   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
10   Ben Hermans (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy + 25"
General classification after Stage 4[4][9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ion Izagirre (ESP)   Astana 14h 18' 27"
2   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 7"
3   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana s.t.
4   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 16"
5   Dylan Teuns (BEL) Bahrain–Merida + 18"
6   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Cofidis + 29"
7   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 33"
8   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 34"
9   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 46"
10   Rui Costa (POR) UAE Team Emirates + 48"

Stage 5Edit

Stage 5 result[4][10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma 1h 50' 17"
2   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
3   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
4   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Mitchelton–Scott s.t.
5   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis s.t.
6   Michele Gazzoli (ITA) Kometa Cycing Team s.t.
7   Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
8   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain–Merida s.t.
9   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data s.t.
10   Giovanni Lonardi (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè s.t.

ClassificationsEdit

Final general classification[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ion Izagirre (ESP)   Astana 16h 08' 44"
2   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 7"
3   Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana s.t.
4   Dan Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates + 16"
5   Dylan Teuns (BEL) Bahrain–Merida + 18"
6   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Cofidis + 29"
7   Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton–Scott + 33"
8   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 34"
9   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 46"
10   Rui Costa (POR) UAE Team Emirates + 48"
Final mountains classification[10]
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Diego Rubio (ESP)   Burgos BH 41
2   Silvan Dillier (SUI) AG2R La Mondiale 18
3   Preben Van Hecke (BEL) Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise 18
4   João Rodrigues (POR) W52–FC Porto 12
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott 6
6   Mikel Iturria (ESP) Euskadi–Murias 6
7   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 4
8   Joan Bou (ESP) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè 4
9   Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team 3
10   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana 3
Final young rider classification[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Sergio Higuita (ESP)   Fundación Euskadi 16h 09' 50"
2   Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 11"
3   Steff Cras (BEL) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 39"
4   Juan Pedro López (ESP) Kometa Cycing Team + 1' 20"
5   Matej Mohorič (SLO) Bahrain–Merida + 2' 00"
6   Kevin Deltombe (BEL) Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 2' 10"
7   Nicola Bagioli (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè + 2' 17"
8   Gonzalo Serrano (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 2' 36"
9   Iván García (ESP) Bahrain–Merida + 2' 50"
10   Sergio Samitier (ESP) Euskadi–Murias + 2' 55"
Final teams classification[10]
Rank Team Time
1 Astana 48h 27' 22"
2 Team Sky + 2' 25"
3 Mitchelton–Scott + 3' 33"
4 Bahrain–Merida + 3' 51"
5 CCC Team + 3' 52"
6 Movistar Team + 5' 25"
7 Cofidis + 6' 28"
8 Team Dimension Data + 7' 32"
9 Fundación Euskadi + 7' 34"
10 Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè + 8' 18"

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2019 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
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  6. ^ a b "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Boasson Hagen wins opening time trial". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Trentin wins stage 2". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Van Avermaet wins stage 3". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Adam Yates wins stage 4". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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