Itzulia Basque Country

Stage 3) Sarriguen - Estibaliz

ES Spain, Wednesday 10 April 2019
191.4 km

A day to forget at Vuelta al Pais Vasco

A day to forget at Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Victorious on Tuesday in Gorraiz, where he stormed to his eighth success of the season, Julian Alaphilippe was the main favourite again on the uphill finish to Estibaliz, but a pile-up at high speed, occurred while the teams were fighting for position, took down several riders, including the green jersey wearer and Enric Mas.

The Spaniard remounted immediately and helped by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates tried to catch the charging peloton, but it proved to be mission impossible and the best young rider of last edition ended up conceding 1:40, his hopes of doing a good overall classification being dealt a big blow.

After being attended by the team’s medical staff, Julian climbed back on his bike and concluded the longest stage of the race twelve minutes down on winner Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe), before heading to the hotel, where he was assessed by the doctor.

“It doesn’t look to be anything serious, but I have some abrasions and pain, so the team will continue to monitor me overnight. I really don’t know what happened, just that it was a touch of wheels in front of me and in the next moment I was on the ground. It’s the first time in my career that I crash at high speed, but at the end of the day I am happy I could finish the stage. The only thing that we can do now is see how things go and how I feel in the morning”, an upbeat Julian said of the incident that put an end to any GC ambitions at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, where before the stage he was sitting in second overall.

 

Photo credit: ©Gonzalo Moreno Arroyo/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
4:47:57
2 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Enrico Battaglin
Team Katusha Alpecin
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4 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
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5 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
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6 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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7 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
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8 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
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9 Carlos Quintero Noreña
Manzana Postobon
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10 Grega Bole
Bahrain Merida
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90 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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97 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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98 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:39
102 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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110 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:24
125 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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151 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:09
1 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
8:34:31
2 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
0:33
3 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
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4 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
0:48
5 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
0:49
6 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:51
7 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Astana Pro Team
0:54
8 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
1:11
9 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
1:16
10 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
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34 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:21
49 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:49
53 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:01
65 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:41
77 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:24
78 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:49
121 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:41
1 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
64 pt
2 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39 pt
3 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
32 pt
4 Michał Kwiatkowski
Team Sky
32 pt
5 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
21 pt
6 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
20 pt
7 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
20 pt
8 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
20 pt
9 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
19 pt
10 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana Pro Team
16 pt
13 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
22 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
35 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
8:34:31
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
0:48
3 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
1:16
4 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Egerzeigzaarhka
Team Dimension Data
1:22
5 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
1:30
6 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
1:37
7 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
1:49
8 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
1:51
9 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
1:57
10 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
1:59
11 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:21
18 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:49
25 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:49
1 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
12 pt
2 Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo
11 pt
3 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
3 pt
4 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
3 pt
5 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
2 pt
6 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
2 pt
7 Ben King
Team Dimension Data
2 pt
8 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
1 pt
9 José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Movistar Team
1 pt

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