Angel Vicioso wins 3rd GP Miguel Indurain

Angel Vicioso wins a third GP Miguel Indurain, following back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002

MADRID (AFP) — Angel Vicioso (Katusha) won the GP Miguel Indurain on Saturday in Estella, Spain.

The victory in the 192.7km race was the third for the 37-year-old Vicioso, who won back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002.

Vicioso took the flowers ahead of Movistar teammates Ion Izagirre and Beñat Intxausti. Movistar also slipped Alejandro Valverde into the top five, behind Janier Acevedo (Cannondale-Garmin).

“I am so happy! Especially after my crash last year, which I thought would end my career,” said Vicioso. “The race was hard, we had to fight against a strong Movistar team. For me this is my first victory in four years, my debut win for Team Katusha, and I am really happy to bring it to my team.”