By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2001
Alessio’s Alessandro Bertolini won the the 56th Getxo Circuit race Tuesday, which has been renamed the Ricardo Otxoa Memorial race in honor of the Basque cyclist who was killed in an accident last year. Bertolini won a sprint finish to pip fellow breakaway rider Spaniard Francisco Caballo of the Kelme team in 3:58:59 following the 175km race, over 12 laps of a 14.6km circuit.
ONCE’s Joseba Beloki, who finished third in the Tour de France on Sunday, crossed the line in fourth some nine seconds behind the leading duo.
1. Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio 3:58:59; 2. Francisco Cabello (Spa) s.t.; 3. Koos Moerenhout (Ned) at 8sec; 4. Joseba Beloki (Spa) 0.09; 5. Vladislav Borissov (Rus) s.t.; 6. Inigo Landaluce (Spa) 22; 7. Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) 1:57; 8. Miguel Angel Pena (Spa) 3:37; 9. German Nieto (Spa) 4:03; 10. Michael Rogers (Aus) s.t.