Fraile wins Ruta finale in style

19 Feb 2023

Fraile wins Ruta finale in style

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Ruta del Sol - Stage five: Otura › Alhaurín de la Torre, 184.3km

Omar Fraile claimed his first victory for the INEOS Grenadiers in spectacular style with a powerful sprint on the final stage of the Ruta del Sol.

The 32 year old used his smarts to ensure he took the lead into the stage's tight final right hand corner, bursting clear to win by a comfortable margin following a tough final sprint.

A powerful lead-out from race winner Tadej Pogcar (UAE Team Emirates) saw a number of sprinters put on the back foot, with Fraile holding enough in reserve to come around Alessandro Covi to claim an extremely popular win.

Behind in the GC pack there was confirmation of three Grenadiers finishing inside the overall top 10. Carlos Rodriguez secured fourth overall, with Tao Geoghegan Hart in sixth. Pavel Sivakov came home 10th as the team also wrapped up the teams classification.
Photos:  Karlis Medrano

Photos: Karlis Medrano