Start Location: San Sebastian
End Location: San Sebastian
Start Location: San Sebastian
End Location: San Sebastian
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What a race. The lack of television coverage meant it was difficult to understand just how Yates got away alone but don't worry, we will soon have a full report on Cyclingnews and a photo gallery.
Yates spent time on his race radio in the final kilometre. He didn't know he was out front and about to win. He celebrated as he crossed the line but only really believed he had won after getting a hug from his team soigneur.
Thanks to his third place, Valverde extends his lead in the UCI WorldTour rankings.
Yates celebrated with his brother Simon, amazed that he won alone.
Gilbert is confirmed as second at 15 seconds, with Valverde third, Moreno fourth and Rodriguez fifth. Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) was seventh.
Yates is still only 22 but again proved his class and talent by winning the Clasica San Sebastian.
But the race came back together and a crash also caused confusion and problems.
Behind it seemed to be Gilbert who won the sprint for second place.
Yates did not know he was away alone and that he'd won. But he did, out riding the chasers.
He eases up and celebrates a fantastic victory.
Yates looks over his shoulder and talks into the race radio. He's about to win the Clasica!
He is still alone.
Yates is about to enter the finishing straight.
The chasers are struggling to work together.
Yates leads by 12 seconds.
Yates has a real chance of success this year.
Yates looks around and must know that there are six chasers behind him. However nobody seems keen to lead the chase. The gap is up to 15 seconds.
Yates has a 10-second lead. but last year he crashed on the descent.
It seems the steep climb proved fatal for the attacks, with Yates going across to lead the race over the top of the Bordaka Tontorra climb.
Behind the peloton has split, with Adam Yates off the front.
Barguil has a slight lead of only a few seconds.
As the final climb begins Barguil makes a move and goes clear alone.
In the move are Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Pieter Serry (Team Quick Step), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cannondale), Mikel Landa (Astana), Warren Barguil (Giant- Alpecin), Damiano Caruso (BMC), Julian Arredondo (Trek Factory), Egor Silin (Katusha) and Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis).
The break fights on and holds a lead of 25 seconds. Movistar and Katusha could be losing grip of the race.
No chance for Rui Costa today. He crosses the finish line more than eight minutes back.
The Bordaka Tontorra climb is about to begin. It is 2.5km long, with one sector at 20%.
Serry, Arredondo, Gilbert, Barquil, Rossetto, Hejsedal, Silin, Caruso, Landa have a slender advantage over bunch #homeofcycling
@BriSmithy Sat, 1st Aug 2015 14:47:26
The attackers have a lead of 20 seconds now.
Tinkoff-Saxo is working for team leader Roman Kreuziger, in the absence of Alberto Contador.
Behind the Tinkoff-Saxo team is also working at the head of the peloton.
Pieter Serry (Etixx-QuickStep) has attacked alone but Gilbert is in the front group and looking strong.
The peloton is also in sight and is 40 seconds back.
Here comes the break, with just five up front and four chasers, including Hesjedal.
The riders are about to pass through the finish in San Sebastian before the final, steep climb of the race.
The 12 have just a 15-second lead.
Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) is also in the attack.
Rosetto of Cofidis was the first to the summit of the Arkale and is in the 12-rider group.
The attackers will be working to open a gap before the final steep climb of the Bordako Tontorra, which ends just 7km from the finish in San Sebastian.
Also in the 12-rider group is Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin).
Gilbert has made a move, joining an attack over the top of the Arkale.
As expected the Alto Arkale climb has seen the race comeback together. The big favourites will soon play their cards.
The peloton is just 15 seconds behind the attack now.
Boaro leads by just 10 seconds but Katusha is working with Movistar.
The Arkale is going to be decisive for the finale shake out.
Boaro is fighting on has spent a lot of energy.
There is also a chase group of 16 riders but the peloton is closing them down quickly.
We now have a three riders up front, with Vanendert and Degand getting across to Boaro upfront.
He leads by 1:05.
Boaro is still away after the super fastest descent.
Also a threat today are Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Adam and Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) and perhaps Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida).
Movistar is working to control the race before the next climb, the Alto Arkale with 30km to go.
Breakaway splitting up. Boaro is ahead solo at the moment. #Klasikoa
@Etixx_QuickStep Sat, 1st Aug 2015 13:53:49
The break is 38 seconds back, with the peloton at a further 1:00.
A tailwind is helping the peloton chase the attacks.
Boaro is the first to the summit, with the chasers 30 seconds back.
We now have four groups up the road on the attack after Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) and Mikel Landa (Astana) also surged ahead.
The peloton is still 60 riders strong but other riders are trying to go clear.
Boaro is an excellent time trialist and is trying to go away alone with a controlled effort.
Boaro attacked with 3km to go to the summit.
#klasikoa Inside the last 60 km. Counterattack of Arredondo, D. Caruso, Rossetto and Taaramaë. They are 57" behind the leaders.
@Lotto_Soudal Sat, 1st Aug 2015 13:50:01
Boaro attacks and splits the breakaway.
Julian Arredondo (Trek Factory Racing) and Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis) also go on the attack but Movistar is fighting back.
Astana makes a move with Rein Taaramäe going away with Damiano Caruso (BMC). Teams are trying to break Movistar's control of the race.
The big favourites are also on the climb now, with Gilbert, Valverde and others all preparing for the attacks.
The riders begin the Jaizkibel again. Here we go.
Haas has been caught by the other attackers and so the eight are back together.
Movistar has five riders on the front of the peloton and is controlling the break.
Behind Rory Sutherland is doing a lot of work on the front for Movistar.
Nathan Hass is clearly on form and has gone away alone on the Alto Arkale climb.
The race is nearing the Alto Arkale climb with 75km to go. They then face the Jaizkibel again, when the race traditionally explodes.
The gap is falling and is down to 1:50.
Haas was the first rider over the Jaizkibel but the peloton is chasing the break, with Movistar doing lots of work for team leader Alejandro Valverde.
The eight riders in the break are: Manuel Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo), Valerio Agnoli (Astana), Dennis Vannendert (Lotto Soudal), Nathan Haas (Cannondale-Garmin), Maarten Wynants (LottoNL-Jumbo), Thomas Degand (IAM Cycling), Liuis Mas (Caja Rural) and Romain Hardy (Cofidis).
The break of the riders includes eight riders and they currently lead by 2:10.
The riders have just tackled the Jaizkibel climb for the first time, with 90km left to race.
The Clasica is Spain's most important one-day race and the first race on the UCI WorldTour since the Tour de France.
Hello and welcome to the action from San Sebastian.