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Cycle News 2023 Issue 18 May 9

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the podium by four seconds on Verona. McDonald completed the top five. Garcia and Freeman were back at it again for Sunday's day two. Freeman got off to a fast start by winning the first couple or tests, but Garcia was right there, too. The two battled all day with only fractions of a second separating the two from test to test, but those fractions added up for Freeman, who came away with the day's victory for the fourth time this year. Garcia had to settle for second place again. "To end the GP of Spain with another victory is fantastic," said Freeman. "Today I finally felt like I was riding like I know how. Nerves played a part at round one in Italy, but today I was re - laxed and just enjoying the battle with Josep. There was nothing really between us all day." "I pushed hard all day with Brad for the victory," Garcia said. "We were in the same second on almost every test, but it kept working out in his favor and the win just slipped away. This weekend was a big improvement over round one, and with a long season ahead I'll take it race by race." Holcombe was always a threat but couldn't quite catch Freeman or Garcia and took another third for the day. "I was pretty happy with my riding today and I was consistent all day," Holcombe said. "Last year I ended the GP of Spain in - jured, so this season so far had been a big step forward for me." Verona was fourth, while Honda rider Nathan Watson rounded out the top five, finish- ing narrowly ahead of Sherco's Antoine Magain. CN ENDUROGP Day 1 1. Brad Freeman (Bet) 2. Josep Garcia (KTM) 3. Steve Holcombe (Bet) 4. Andrea Verona (GG) 5. Hamish MacDonold (She) Day 2 1. Brad Freeman (Bet) 2. Josep Garcia (KTM) 3. Steve Holcombe (Bet) 4. Andrea Verona (GG) 5. Nathan Watson (Hon) VOLUME ISSUE MAY , P57 Josep Garcia won Friday's Super Test but came up a little short in the main races Saturday and Sunday.

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