More climbing, more sprinting and more time trialling – just the way we like it.
Itzulia Basque Country Stage 5: Vitoria to Eibar, 164.7km
Asatana’s Omar Fraile judged his moment brilliantly to get the jump on everyone in the select bunch of overall contenders and breakaway riders at the finish. Movistar and Bahrain Merida laid their cards on the table for the three climbs in finale. Pushing the pace to drop Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors )and others, but they could not dislodge Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) who tightened his grip on the jersey with a battling second place on the stage taking him 1:57mins clear of Movistar’s Mikel Landa. Ion Izaguirre (Bahrain Merida) rounded out the podium and laps to third overall.
Brief highlights can be found on Cycling Fans
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Full race report at Cycling News
Race Website Race Twitter #itzulia
Healthy Ageing Tour Stages 3a and £b:
A two stage day started with a with a short, sharp and fast 66.2km on the road followed by a 17.5km team trial in the afternoon. Wiggle High5’s Kirsten Wild sprinted to her first win on 2018 after the team rode like crazy to bring back a very strong break of four. Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) and Canyon SRAM’s Lisa Klein rounded out the podium. As expected Boels-Dolmans dominated the TTT, finishing 52secs ahead of Team Virtu Cycling with Canyon SRAM in third at +1:01 mins. The Dutch team now hold the GC podium with Amy Pieters still in lead from teammates Anna van der Breggan and Chantal Blaak.
There’s a video summary of both stages from Podium TV (In Dutch)
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Full race results at Cycling News
Race Website Race Twitter #HAT18
Header image: Omar Fraile – David Ramos/Getty Images
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