Castroviejo, historical: fifth national time trial title

Jonathan Castroviejo was proclaimed Spanish champion against the clock for the fifth time, more than anyone in history. Bilbao and Gorka Izagirre completed the podium.


Jhonathan Castroviejo (32 years) met the forecasts in Yecla (Murcia) and won his fifth national time trial championship under the intense heat, with temperatures around 35 degrees during the test. El Getxo added his first win of the year after completing the 39 kilometers of the race with a time of 46: 01. Second was Pello Bilbao (46:50) while the third place on the podium went to Gorka Izagirre, current national champion en route (47:29) .

For Castroviejo this title means entering into the history of Spanish cycling, since it achieves it for the fifth time in the modality, more than anyone, after having also won it in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018. Until now it had four, the same as José Iván Gutiérrrez and Luis León Sánchez. Precisely, while competing in the time trial, the Ineos confirmed in his team for the Tour de France to Castroviejo, called to be an important gregarious for their leaders Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas

El Movistar failed to climb any corridor to the podium, ya Lluis More finished fourth, fourteen seconds behind Gorka's bronze. Marc Soler was sixth. This Saturday will be the elite women's and men's U23, while the men's elite will be on Sunday, with Alejandro Valverde, running at home, as a big favorite.

Classifications

1º Jonathan Castroviejo , 46: 01

2º Pello Bilbao, 46: 50

3º Gorka Izagirre, 47: 29

4º Lluis Mas, 47: 43

5º Eloy Teruel, 47: 45

6º Marc Soler, 48: 38

7º Óscar Rodríguez, 49: 0

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8º Diego Rubio, 49: 05

9º Héctor Sáez, 49: 30



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