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31st Urkiola Igoera-Subida Urkiola - 1.1

Spain, August 5, 2007

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Gómez takes great victory

José Angel Gomez Marchante (Saunier Duval - Prodir)
Photo ©: Régis Garnier
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Saunier Duval's José Ángel Gómez Marchante topped off a successful day for his Spanish squad by adding Subida a Urkiola victory to the British National Champion title won by teammate David Millar. Saunier Duval formed a strong showing at the Basque Country event, placing David Cañada, Manuele Mori, and Iker Camaño in the original break of 26 riders.

In the first climb to Urkiola, José Angel Gómez Marchante, Juan Jose Cobo (both Saunier-Duval), and David López (Caisse d'Épargne) came from behind and decimated the leading group, reducing the number of riders to 12, five of which were clad in Saunier-Duval yellow. The trio of Cañada, Camaño, and Mori gave it their all from there until they reached the final ascent.

The trio's work was taken over by Cobo, who set a devilish pace and got everything ready for Gómez Marchante's decisive attack with four kilometres to go. The Spaniard pushed hard over the final kilometres, pulling out a massive 40 second buffer over López in second, with Cobo crossing the line a further three seconds back to take third place.

"After all I've been through over the last few months, today I'm the happiest man on Earth," said Gómez Marchante, who was left off the team's Tour de France squad after suffering from intestinal problems. "I can't thank my team enough for their awesome work, there are no words that can accurately describe my admiration and gratitude to them.

"Today our strategy worked a treat: three men in the early breakaway, Lobato's great job in the first ascent, and me and Cobo coming from behind and getting ahead," he added. "I'm extremely happy since, for some thing or other, victory was being elusive to me. I missed the Tour for health issues, so being in the lead in San Sebastián yesterday felt just like winning. It really boosted by morale. Now I've got my mind set on the Vuelta a España, where I hope I can snatch one of the big wins, if things turn out they way we want. I'd like to share my happiness with my family, my wife and daughter, who's due in October. This is why I made this gesture when I crossed the finish line."


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Results - 163 km

1 José A Gómez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir       3.50.38 (42.27 km/h)
2 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                    0.40
3 Juan José Cobo Acebo (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir            0.43
4 José Miguel Elías Galindo (Spa) Relax - Gam                  1.00
5 Daniel Moreno Fernández (Spa) Relax - Gam                    1.19
6 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Karpin Galicia                  1.43
7 Constantino Zaballa Gutiérrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne         1.47
8 Joaquín Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne              1.51
9 Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) Viña Magna - Cropu              1.58
10 Jesús Ramírez Torres (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk              2.10
11 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    2.17
12 Javier Moreno Bazán (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk               2.23
13 David Belda García (Spa) Fuerteventura - Canarias           2.30
14 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir     2.34
15 José Herrada López (Spa) Viña Magna - Cropu                 2.38
16 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne              2.45
17 Ángel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax - Gam                   2.48
18 Guillaume Pont (Fra) Yawadoo - Abm - Tv - Vlaanderen        2.51
19 David Martín (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                      3.10
20 Jesús Hernández Blazquez (Spa) Relax - Gam                  3.20
21 Mikel Artetxe Gezuraga (Spa) Fuerteventura - Canarias       3.32
22 Juan C Fernández Mora (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk             3.37
23 José Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur                 3.40
24 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi              3.44
25 David García Dapena (Spa) Karpin Galicia                    3.55
26 Martín Mata Cabello (Spa) Viña Magna - Cropu                4.08
27 Iganacio Sarabia Díaz (Mex) Extremadura - Spiuk             4.36
28 Egoitz Murgoitio (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                 4.39
29 Sergi Escobar (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                    4.46
30 Fco José Terciado Sacedo (Spa) Relax - Gam                  5.13
31 Jaume Rovira Pous (Spa) Viña Magna - Cropu                  5.26
32 Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                   5.44
33 Gorka Amuriza Gumucio (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos            5.47
34 Iker Leonet Iza (Spa) Fuerteventura - Canarias              5.54
35 Claudio J Casas Gallego (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur           6.02
36 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                6.22
37 Julen Zubero (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                      6.40
38 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                       6.51
39 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                       7.26
40 David Cañada Garcia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir            8.08
41 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                 9.16
42 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                      
43 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A           9.37
44 Iker Camaño Ortuzar (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir            9.56
45 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                  10.03
46 Iker Mezo Askargorta (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A             10.26
47 Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Viña Magna - Cropu              10.30
48 Anton Luengo Celaya (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi              10.37
49 Manuel Ortega Ocaña (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur              10.43
50 Pedro Romero Ocampo (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk              11.29
DNF Pablo Lastras García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne               11.46
DNF Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Viña Magna - Cropu             13.30
DNF Thomas Ongena (Bel) Yawadoo - Abm - Tv - Vlaanderen       17.39
DNF Aitor Hernández Gutiérrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi            
DNF Jesús Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur                  
DNF Ramón Troncoso Sobrino (Spa) Karpin Galicia               17.40
DNF Juan Olmo Menacho (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur                    
DNF José Luis Carrasco Gamiz (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur             
DNF Antonio Olmo Menacho (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur                 
DNF Sondre Sörtveit (Nor) Team Sparebanken Vest                    
DNF Alan Pérez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    
DNF Stian Remme (Nor) Team Sparebanken Vest                        
DNF Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Karpin Galicia                           
DNF Beñat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi              
DNF Philippe Schulz (Ger) Yawadoo - Abm - Tv - Vlaanderen          
DNF Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven) Euskaltel - Euskadi           17.43
DNF Miguel Ochoa (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                   17.51
DNF Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Relax - Gam                            
DNF Iker Flores Galarza (Spa) Fuerteventura - Cana                 
DNF Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                
DNF Jorge Ferrio Luque (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur                   
DNF Iván Melero Coco (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                     
DNF Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prod                 
DNF Santiago Pérez Fernández (Spa) Relax - Gam                     
DNF Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Karpin Galicia                      
DNF Pablo De Pedro García (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos               
DNF J. Adrian Bonilla Bonilla (CRc) Fuerteventura - Cana           
DNF Raúl García De Mateo (Spa) Relax - Gam                         
DNF Rodrigo García Rena (Spa) Fuerteventura - Cana                 
DNF Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                
DNF Ángel Rodríguez García (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk               
DNF Alfonso Rodríguez García (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk             
DNF Carlos Castaño Panadero (Spa) Karpin Galicia                   
DNF Aarón Villegas Trápaga (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A               
DNF Fco José Martínez Pérez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur              
DNF Andoni Lafuente Olaguibel (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi            
DNF Josu Mondelo Díaz (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk                    
DNF Joseba Zumeta Etxabe (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                 
DNF Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                 
DNF Xabat Otxotorena Arraras (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A             
DNF Luis Roberto Álvarez Martín (Spa) Viña Magna - Cropu           
DNF Jelle Van Groezen (Ned) Yawadoo - Abm - Tv -                   
DNF Julian Sánchez Pimienta (Spa) Relax - Gam                      
DNF Manuel Vázquez Hueso (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur                 
DNF Sergio Herrero Domínguez (Spa) Extremadura - Spiuk             
DNF Eladio Sánchez Prado (Spa) Fuerteventura - Cana                
DNF José A Baños Ballester (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos              
DNF Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                  
DNF Ricardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prod                       
DNF Sébastien Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                        
DNF Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos           
DNF Javier Echarri Marín (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                
DNF Roberto Barrientos (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                   
DNF Antonio Piedra Pérez (Spa) Fuerteventura - Cana                
DNF Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Team Sparebanken Ves                    
DNF Roy Hegreberg (Nor) Team Sparebanken Ves                       
DNF Tamas Lengyel (Hun) Team Sparebanken Ves                       
DNF Yves Peelman (Bel) Yawadoo - Abm - Tv -                        
DNF Devi Vervaeke (Bel) Yawadoo - Abm - Tv -                       
DNF Gonzalo Rabuñal Rios (Spa) Karpin Galicia                      
DNF Asier Fernandez (Spa) Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                      
DNF Oscar García Casarrubios (Spa) Relax - Gam                     
DNF Nybö Haavard (Nor) Team Sparebanken Ves                        
DNF Hector González Baeza (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prod               

Past Winners

2006 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 185.4 kms in 3.48.25
2005 Joaquín Rodríguez (Spa) Saunier Duval  170.3 kms in 4.08.33
2004 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval   160.0 kms in 3.51.26
2003 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita)    160.0 kms in 3.53.59
2002 Dario Frigo (Ita) Tacconi Sport        160.0 kms in 3.47.18
2001 Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa)            160.0 kms in 3.55.47
2000 Francesco Casagrande (Spa)             160.0 kms in 3.50.52
1999 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita)                 160.0 kms in 3.59.25
1998 Simone Borgheresi (Ita)                160.0 kms in 4.01.01
1997 Beat Zberg (Swi)                       160.6 kms in 3.53.28
1996 José-Maria Jimenez (Spa)               160.6 kms in 3.49.00
1995 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita)                 160.6 kms in 3.47.25
1994 José-Maria Jimenez (Spa)               160.0 kms in 4.02.02
1993 Tony Rominger (Swi)                    160.0 kms in 4.03.23
1992 Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)               160.0 kms in 4.22.30
1991 Pedro Delgado (Spa)                    160.0 kms in 3.59.34
1990 Andrew Hampsten (USA)                  170.0 kms in 4.24.50
1989 Andrew Hampsten (USA)                  167.0 kms in 4.17.03
1988 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)                 166.0 kms in 3.59.15
1987 Marino Lejarreta (Spa)                 165.0 kms in 4.05.09
1986 Oscar de Jesus Vargas (Spa)
1969 Gabriel Mascaro (Spa)
1968 Joaquim Galera (Spa)
1966 Eusebio Velez (Spa)
1965 Julio Jimenez (Spa)
1964 Julio Jimenez (Spa)
1962 Julio Jimenez (Spa)
1961 Antonio Karmany (Spa)
1936 Claudio Leturiaga (Spa)
1931 Ricardo Ontera (Spa)   

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,