Vuelta a Madrid (st. 2)
Spanish youngster beaten by Barbero (CJR) in tight Madrid closing sprint, preceeded by breakaways from Soler, Anacona. Moreno finishes in 6th overall
Fury covered again Enrique Sanz's face after crossing the line in the circuit of El Pilar, in north Madrid city, where the renewed Vuelta a Madrid came to a close on Sunday over a 99km, 18-lap course next to the famous Four Towers that make the Spanish capital's skyline. Carlos Barbero (CJR) took the day's honours after a courageous, no-stone-unturned attitude by the Movistar Team riders, directed here by José Luis Laguía.
Sütterlin, Anacona and Soler tried to get into the moves during a hectic, opening 30k, before the Catalan finally opened a gap that took him around 40 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. A bigger margin, around one minute, was ammassed by Winner, eventually caught with three laps remaining by a bunch which Louletano, Efapel and today's main contenders Caja Rural drove before Ventoso and Sütterlin himself hit the front into the last 3km.
Despite Sanz coming in good position into the final kick, Barbero's rush before the line was superior and avoided a second pro win for Enrique, which was also neglected by another CJR when Pello Bilbao overtook him on stage one of the Vuelta a Castilla y León. There were no changes in the GC after Saturday's mountains, with Javi Moreno in sixth behind overall victor Evgeny Shalunov (LOK).