The big guns will all be looking to attack here on the steep slopes to gain precious seconds in their quest for overall victory. The racing started in Lesaka, where Stage 3 had finished, and took the riders to Oriotravelling principally along the coast. Team Dimension Data. Rolland and Yates attacked and caught Navarro; all the breakaway riders were finally caught with under 2 kilometres 1. It began with a second-category climb very early in the stage; after a flat section came two more climbs, one third-category and one second-category. Immediate Media Company. No one followed, and he set off on a solo breakaway. It has been a significantly more problematic start for one of his main rivals - Alberto Contador.
The Tour of the Basque Country was a road cycling stage race that took place in the Basque Country between 4 and 9 April It was the 56th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country and the ninth event of the UCI World Tour. Itzulia". Euskal Herriko Itzulia. Archived from the original on 10 August The Tour of the Basque Country is an annual cycling stage race held in the Spanish Basque Country in April.
It is one of the races that make up the UCI World Tour calendar.
Vuelta al País Vasco (in Spanish); Euskal Herriko itzulia ( in Basque) Contador, who also won the race four times in, and The Basque race Euskal Herriko Itzulia, or also known as Tour of the Basque Country, is one of the best one week races on the World Calendar.
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The race has had its fair share of drama in the past, most notably of all in during last years edition. InAlberto Contador was unable to defend the yellow jersey as his team, Astana, were not invited to take part in the Tour.
A breakaway formed in the following kilometres, but the presence of two well-placed Lampre—Merida riders Simone Petilli and Louis Meintjes  meant that the group was not allowed to build an advantage. Many of the retirements came after crashes on the wet roads.
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|Simon Gerrans. Most of this was over fairly flat roads as the riders looped around Amurrio, but the final part of the race was a steep climb, the 2. However, just over a year on, he is one of the Froome was rated by team director Dave Brailsford as one of the weakest members of Sky's team a couple of years ago.
This included one more second-category climb — the eighth of the day — and a final 8-kilometre 5. The rider with the highest number of points overall was the leader of the classification. Spain moved into the lead of the nations' ranking, having previously been fifth.
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Diego Rosa. Within the last 1 kilometre 0. Team Katusha. Click here to read more. Contador then won the time trial on the final stage and beat Henao to the overall victory by 12 seconds, with Quintana a further 23 seconds behind in third.
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|Many of the retirements came after crashes on the wet roads.
It has been a significantly more problematic start for one of his main rivals - Alberto Contador.
In the Tour of the Basque Country, four different jerseys were awarded. The riders then returned to the town for the final climb — the Arrate or Usartza — which was 5. Firstly, it will mark the return to grand tours of Alberto Contador, who has completed his ban for testing positive for clenbuterol. Archived from the original PDF on 2 July Contador then attacked, with only Henao able to follow.
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Mikel Landa. The first 1. The only rider able to beat Quintana's time was Alberto Contador. The mountainous terrain meant that the favourites for victory were exclusively climbers ; every stage offered the opportunity for attacks. However, just over a year on, he is one of the Froome was rated by team director Dave Brailsford as one of the weakest members of Sky's team a couple of years ago.
Markina-Xemein to Baranbio-Garrastatxu Amurrio. In the final metres, he stopped, dismounted and crossed the finish line on foot, holding his bike above his head.