Alejandro Valverde wins Gran Camiño as Mark Padun storms to the win on final time-trial

It was a surprising day at Gran Camiño where the overall was to be decided, as Mark Padun served a rather unexpected win at the Spanish race's hilly time-trial in Sarria. On the GC fight, the main theme of the day, Michael Woods was unable to keep his lead despite a strong performance, loosing 17 seconds to Alejandro Valverde as the Movistar Team rider took home the overall.

The day has had some strong times set by pre-stage favourite Nelson Oliveira and a breakthrough ride by Israel's Derek Gee, however in the 15.8 kilometer time-trial in Sarria the roads frequently tilted up which made for an effort that was very hard to control and could lead to surprises.

And that happened exactly as Mark Padun stormed through the finish line to dethrone Jesús Herrada, and had a good enough time to resist the following GC contenders. Alejandro Valverde finished third took 17 seconds away from Woods and overcame him as the duo had 10 seconds between them at the starting ramp.

With this, Valverde, Woods and Padun completed the race's illustrious podium, with Valverde also taking the points jersey, Iván Sosa the KOM jersey and Movistar taking the team's classification making for a dominant performance. 19-year old Igor Arrieta from Equipo Kern Pharma took the youth classification with a breakthrough performance inbetween the World Tour riders.

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