Briton Simon Carr wins the Ordizia Classical

The young 22-year-old Nippo Delko rider debuts his professional record after releasing Jefferson Cepeda, Winner Anacona and Kyle Murphy in the last step through Abaltzisketa.


British Simon Carr (Nippo-Delko One Provence) won the Ordizia Classic, a race held on October 12 on a 165 km track. Once the Itzulia, the Primavera de Amorebieta Grand Prix and the Clásica de San Sebastián have been suspended, it is - together with the Getxo Circuit - the only professional test that Euskadi will experience in 2020 outside the Vuelta a España in the stages of Arrate and Villanueva de Valdegobía.

Carr took down his rivals in the last step through Abaltzisketa and reached the finish line alone. The morning was unpleasant and the organization managed to avoid large crowds during the test and on arrival. The Briton left the wheel to Kyle Murphy (Rally) and Winner Anacona (Arkea-Samsic) who completed the podium. In that group was also Jefferson Cepeda (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), who, in the end, would make fifth. Great role for Unai Cuadrado (Euskaltel Euskadi) from Alava, who entered fifth being the first Basque in the general classification.

The route included a circuit with five passes through Abaltzisketa and two through Altzo (the giant's homeland that inspired the movie Handia). Carr's time taken was 3:52:42. The chasing group reached 36 seconds and Cuadrado finished the race with a time of 3:53:32. Fifty runners reached the finish line. Complicated times to solve the races at an organizational level but Ordizia is an emblematic race since it has been organizing a whopping 97 years.

Classification of Ordizia 2020 Classical:

1. Simon Carr (GBR / Nippo Delko One Provence) - 3:52: 422. Kyle Murphy (USA / Rally Cycling) at 0: 363. Winner Anacona (COL / Arkéa-Samsic) at 0: 364. Jefferson Cepeda (ECU / CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA) at 0: 365. UNAI CUADRADO (ESP / EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI) at 0: 506 Jetse Bol (NED / BURGOS-BH) at 1: 207. Kevin Ledanois (FRA / Arkéa-Samsic) at 1: 208. Anthony Delaplace (FRA / Arkéa-Samsic) at 1: 209. Matis Louvel (FRA / Arkéa-Samsic) at 1: 3910. Rafael Silva (POR / Efapel) at 1: 39

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