Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Vansevenant moves up in the GC

Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Vansevenant moves up in the GC

Tuesday 06 April 2021 - 14:10
Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Vansevenant moves up in the GC

Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Vansevenant moves up in the GC

Tuesday 06 April 2021 - 14:10

The Belgian is close to cracking the top 10 overall at the World Tour race.

Three classified climbs, 2500 vertical meters and an uphill drag to the line were the main ingredients of Tuesday’s stage 2, which travelled from Zalla to Sestao, a small town on the left bank of the Estuary of Bilbao. Until the last ranked ascent of the day, the race was animated by seven riders, but their adventure at the front came to and when the GC riders decided to cross swords on the steep gradients of La Asturiana, inside twenty kilometers to go.

Four riders pulled away and opened a ten-second gap, but the tricky and twisting roads of the final descent slowed down the quartet and allowed what was left of the peloton to come back. With ten kilometers remaining, Alex Aranburu (Astana-Premier Tech) took advantage of a lull in the pace and broke clear, soloing to victory. James Knox and Mauri Vansevenant, the two Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders to make it over the top of the final climb, concluded the day part of a group that came less than 20 seconds down on the winner, and both made significant jumps in the overall standings.

One of our seven different riders to taste success since the start of the season, Mauri is also the best placed Deceuninck – Quick-Step member in the standings. Ahead of the tough stage to Ermualde, the 21-year-old sits 14th, just seven seconds separating him from the top 10.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
3:45:32
2 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana - Premier Tech
0:15
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:15
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:15
5 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:15
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:15
7 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:15
8 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
0:15
9 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education - Nippo
0:15
10 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
0:15
16 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:19
22 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:19
31 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:54
35 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:07
133 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:15
135 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:15
153 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:59
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:03:04
2 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:05
3 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
0:06
4 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:24
5 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
0:28
6 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:31
7 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:32
8 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana - Premier Tech
0:34
9 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
0:40
10 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
0:42
14 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:47
23 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:16
26 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25
28 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:32
116 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:09
129 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:40
150 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:55
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
35 pt
2 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
32 pt
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
28 pt
4 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
20 pt
5 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana - Premier Tech
20 pt
6 Mikel Iturria Segurola
Euskaltel - Euskadi
16 pt
7 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
16 pt
8 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
15 pt
9 Ben Gastauer
AG2R Citroën Team
14 pt
10 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
14 pt
29 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
6 pt
2 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
6 pt
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
4 pt
4 Jon Irisarri Rincón
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
4 pt
5 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
6 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
2 pt
7 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
2 pt
8 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education - Nippo
2 pt
9 Óscar Cabedo Cardá
Burgos-BH
1 pt
10 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
1 pt
1 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
4:03:10
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:18
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:26
4 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:41
5 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education - Nippo
0:47
6 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:49
7 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
1:09
8 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
1:10
9 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
1:18
10 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:19
41 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:34
1 Astana - Premier Tech 12:10:46
2 BORA - hansgrohe 0:10
3 UAE-Team Emirates 0:16
4 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:17
5 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:22
6 Bahrain - Victorious 2:42
7 INEOS Grenadiers 3:46
8 Israel Start-Up Nation 4:22
9 Movistar Team 4:42
10 Team Total Direct Energie 4:43

Top results

1 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
3:45:32
2 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana - Premier Tech
0:15
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:15
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