Vuelta 2019: Stage 11 – Breakaway Glory for Mikel Iturria

With its rolling terrain, Stage 11 of Vuelta 2019 had all the hallmarks of a DAY FOR THE BREAKAWAY and 14 riders duly provided the action. What a glorious day it turned out to be as local Basque rider Mikel Iturria of local Basque team Euskadi Basque Country-Murias attacked with 25km to go, holding off the chase by the skin of his gritted teeth to take a breathless victory against the odds and the lactate in his legs. The rest of the bunch rolled in some 18 minutes later and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo – Visma) remains in rojo.

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