Juan José Lobato gave added proof of his strong form by claiming second on Sunday's last stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt. His team bosses were everything but pleased, though, deciding to file a complaint against victor Heinrich Haussler's sprinting.
Th Euskaltel heads felt the IAM rider forced their man against the barriers, hindering him to come past the Australian.
The race commissaires didn't see anything irregular, though, and decided to uphold Haussler's triumhp.
Results (full results here):
- (1, Heinrich Haussler (IAM), 4:24:18)
- 2, Juan José Lobato, s.t.
- 18, Rubén Pérez, s.t.
- 47, Mikel Nieve, s.t.
- DNF: Jon Aberasturi, Jure Kocjan, André Schulze, Steffen Radochla
Final general classification:
- (1, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida), 19:28:20)
- 28, Mikel Nieve, 3:18
- 45, Rubén Pérez, 15:59
- 50, Juan José Lobato, 17:31
Photo: Euskaltel Euskadi