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Valverde overhauls Woods to win Gran Camiño

Valverde overhauls Woods to win Gran Camiño

The final podium – Valverde, Woods and Padun (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Mark Padun (EF Education-EasyPost) celebrates his stage win (Image credit: Luis Angel…

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The final podium – Valverde, Woods and Padun (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Mark Padun (EF Education-EasyPost) celebrates his stage win (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Padun takes the plaudits on the podium (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Valverde and Woods embrace after finishing the time trial (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Mark Padun (EF Education-EasyPost) (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech) (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Ion Izagirre (Cofidis) (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022) Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) sealed overall victory on the final day of the inaugural Gran Camiño stage race, overhauling Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech), who had held a 10-second GC lead heading into the final day time trial in Sarria.

The Spaniard finished third on the stage, 17 seconds up on 10th-placed Woods. Mark Padun (EF Education-EasyPost) took the stage win, his first at his new team, beating Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) by 5 seconds and Valverde by 10.

"I feel amazingly happy because this is my first race with new team," Padun said after the stage. "This week we started with the first stage win with Magnus and today I finished the race with a victory and top three on GC.

"It’s an amazing result for me and for sure I can’t be completely happy because what’s happening in my country. Otherwise I want to share this victory with all my fellow citizens. I’m here and I support as much as I can […]

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