Breaking away from the group during the climb of Murgil Tontorra, Dutchman Mollema was able to cross the finish line alone to conquer the race - his last before heading to Rio for the Olympic games.
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"I’m really happy to have this win," the 29-year-old said afterwards.
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"I felt good all day. In the last years, I was always in the top 10 here. I’ve recovered well from the Tour de France, so I’m really happy with this win.
"It’s really nice to win a big classic like this, which is my first WorldTour classic victory. It’s a really nice race and I’ve always wanted to be on the podium at this race and get one of those Basque hats – and now, finally, I have one."

Bauke Mollema wins Clasica San Sebastian after stunning attack

Tony Gallopin and Alejandro Valverde finished second and third respectively.


1. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek) 5:31:00"
2. Tony Gallopin (France / Lotto) +16"
3. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar)
4. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) +22"
5. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium / BMC Racing) +34"
6. Gianluca Brambilla (Italy / Etixx - Quick-Step)
7. Simon Yates (Britain / Orica)
8. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Cannondale)
9. Nicolas Roche (Ireland / Team Sky)
10. Dries Devenyns (Belgium / IAM Cycling) +37"
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