For second year in a row, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA took the win in Circuito de Getxo thanks to the victory of Jon Aberasturi after an attack on the last slope that allowed him to stand finish line with time to celebrate before Alex Aranburu -winner in 2018-. It is the second victory for basque rider in the season, and the fifth for the team. In addition, the good work of all throughout the day had the best team award.
A first breakaway was always controlled by the strongest teams in the bunch. With the neutralization of the four riders, the race began to break. First Gonzalo Serrano and then Sergei Chernetskii and Alex Aranburu were in charge of going out to all the attacks to ensure presence ahead.
On the last lap, an eleven-man breakaway was formed that seemed to be the final one, with the Russian among them. Only four riders remained, but were finally absorbed. In the hard uphill came Aberasturi’s attack that led him to solo goal
Jon Aberasturi: “It was a very crazy race but in the end it was worth the breakaway because we were taking Sergei, who is a strong runner. In the last uphill I did not think about it and I attacked, I could pass them and I could get there. The last meters have made me so long, but I have seen that I had distance and it was difficult to get caught. Also, Alex has made second so it is perfect. It was important to do well today, now important goals come and we hope to arrive in the best conditions to Vuelta a España “.
Next World Tour appointment in sight
After today’s win and the imminent start of the Volta to Portugal, the calendar awaits the team with a new appointment of the highest category such as Clásica de San Sebastián, which we will go with these seven men: Jonathan Lastra, Alex Aranburu, Jon Irisarri, Gonzalo Serrano, Sergei Chernetskii, Joel Nicolau and Cristian Rodríguez.