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Itzulia Basque Country

Stage 6) Eibar - Eibar

ES Spain, Saturday 13 April 2019
118.2 km

Enric Mas finishes 11th at Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Enric Mas finishes 11th at Vuelta al Pais Vasco

A relentless up and down course awaited the riders still left in the race at the start of the sixth and final Vuelta al Pais Vasco stage, a short 118.2km-long one dotted by six classified climbs: San Miguel, Kalbario, Elkorrieta, Azurki, Karakate and Asension, the last one topping with under 15 kilometers to go.

One hour into the race, 18 riders plugged away, Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Dries Devenyns being among those to open a 1:30 gap over the peloton, which meant business on Saturday and as such, rode at an infernal pace, blowing the races to pieces on the double-digit gradients of the day’s fourth climb and bringing back the escapees.

Enric Mas – who still wasn’t at his best due to the crashes in which he had been involved earlier in the week – found himself in the third group, but the Vuelta al Pais Vasco stage winner didn’t give up and hurtled down the descent, rejoining the first chasers with 60 kilometers remaining.

The quintet that went away on the Azurki ascent was from where the stage winner emerged, but only in the final kilometers despite some previous skirmishes between the five, and it was Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) who soloed to the victory, while Ion Izagirre (Astana) wrapped up the general classification.

A small hill averaging 10% was the last hurdle standing between the riders and the finish line in Eibar, and there Enric Mas upped the pace and distanced several of his companions in the second group, a strong effort that came at the end of one of the season’s toughest days of racing, for which the 24-year-old Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider was rewarded with another strong result in a World Tour event – 11th overall – having previously finished 9th last month at the Volta a Catalunya.

 

Photo credit: ©Gonzalo Moreno Arroyo/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
2:59:46
2 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
0:01
3 Jakob Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team
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4 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
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5 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:07
6 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
1:24
7 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
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8 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
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9 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
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10 Lucas Hamilton
Mitchelton-Scott
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11 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:38
73 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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95 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:38
1005 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1007 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:24
1 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
19:24:09
2 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
0:29
3 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:31
4 Jakob Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team
0:36
5 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
0:51
6 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
1:36
7 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
2:56
8 Mikel Nieve Iturralde
Mitchelton-Scott
3:13
9 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
3:29
10 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:44
11 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:15
49 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
43:32
54 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
47:20
70 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
55:29
1 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
96 pt
2 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
78 pt
3 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
76 pt
4 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
54 pt
5 Jakob Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team
50 pt
6 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
40 pt
7 Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates
39 pt
8 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
35 pt
9 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
27 pt
10 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
27 pt
14 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
25 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
39 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
19:25:45
2 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
2:08
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:39
4 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
3:49
5 Lucas Hamilton
Mitchelton-Scott
5:07
6 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
5:30
7 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
7:27
8 Bjorg Lambrecht
Lotto Soudal
10:07
9 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
14:20
10 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
28:54
18 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41:56
1 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
34 pt
2 Alessandro De Marchi
CCC Team
30 pt
3 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
29 pt
4 Jakob Fuglsang
Astana Pro Team
24 pt
5 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
15 pt
6 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
15 pt
7 Carlos Verona Quintanilla
Movistar Team
13 pt
8 Luis León Sánchez Gil
Astana Pro Team
12 pt
9 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
12 pt
10 Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo
12 pt
15 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt

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