Oier Lazkano of Movistar won the Clásica Jaén Paraiso Interior, triumphing from a breakaway and becoming the first Spanish National Champion to win the off-road race. Lazkano dropped his last companion, Nicolas Prodhomme of Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team, 13km from the finish. Bastien Tronchon of Prodhomme’s team finished second and Jan Tratnik came in third after nearly four hours of racing. Despite the race's gravel sectors being shortened due to torrential rain, Lazkano sustained a 40-second advantage to secure victory. Notably, Wout van Aert and Michał Kwiatkowski had their chances at victory hindered by punctures.

By the Numbers
  • Oier Lazkano won the race after surviving over 100km in a breakaway
  • The gravel sectors were reduced to 17.9km due to rain
  • Lazkano held a 40-second advantage in the final 10km of the race
State of Play
  • The race, although shortened to 158km, still featured over 2000m of elevation gain and four gravel sectors in the final 50km
  • Lazkano, Igor Arietta, Nicolas Prodhomme, Jefferson Cepeda, and Alex Molenaar formed a strong five-man breakaway
  • Lazkano's victory marked his first win of the year and the seventh in his career
Bottom Line

Oier Lazkano's impressive victory at the Clásica Jaén Paraiso Interior, despite the challenging conditions and strong competition, solidifies his position as a force to be reckoned with in the cycling world.