jumbo-visma's dylan groenewegen wins tour of valencia stage 5

09:30    11 Feb 2019

Dylan Groenewegen
Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen won the final stage of the 2019 Tour of Valencia with Ion Izagirre wrapping up the overall victory in Spain on Sunday.

The Jumbo-Visma rider made a late surge to beat Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates and Mitchelton-Scott's Matteo Trentin to the line in a close finish.

"It was a hard final, with a lot of corners. I was a bit far back on the last corner," Groenewegen told reporters.

"But I could make my jump at the good moment."It’s the first win of 2019 for me, and the first for the team too, so that’s really good and now I can look forward to the next races."

Astana rider Izagirre triumphed overall on Sunday after finishing ahead of his fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde of Movistar.

"It's been a while without winning, without having this feeling and this taste in my mouth," Izagirre said.

"It's what I crave and what I wanted most. We have started the season in the best possible way, with a victory for me and for the team."

Astana's Pello Bilbao completed an all-Spanish podium by coming third overall, 16 seconds ahead of Irish cyclist Dan Martin of UAE Team Emirates.
 

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