Itzulia Basque Country

Stage 1) Bilbao - Bilbao

ES Spain Monday 05 April 2021 13.89 km

Vuelta al Pais Vasco kicks off with Bilbao ITT

Vuelta al Pais Vasco kicks off with Bilbao ITT

One of the best stage races in the world, the Vuelta al Pais Vasco returned after two years with a course that promises to test the climbers on a daily basis. Stage 1 was scheduled around Bilbao and consisted of a 13.9km individual time trial that saw the riders climb right away, before a long descent from the Santo Domingo ascent and a sting in the tail featuring some more punishing double-digit gradients.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step placed two riders in the top 20 by the time everything was done and dusted. Mattia Cattaneo, who is making his first ever outing at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, concluded in 15th place after stopping the clock in 17:57, three seconds faster than teammate Mauri Vansevenant. The young Belgian impressed Monday afternoon, despite not being a specialist of the discipline, and finished in 17th position, the good condition he carried into the race from the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.

The time trial set an initial hierarchy, but it’s very likely the standings will see some changes at the end of stage 2, which will take place over a demanding hilly course between Zalla and Sestao.

 

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Race details

1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
17:17
2 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
0:02
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:18
4 Tobias Foss
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:24
5 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:28
6 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
0:28
7 Patrick Bevin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:28
8 Ide Schelling
BORA - hansgrohe
0:29
9 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:30
10 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:31
15 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:40
18 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:43
22 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
44 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:09
45 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:11
49 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:12
92 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:40
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
17:17
2 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
0:02
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:18
4 Tobias Foss
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:24
5 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:28
6 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
0:28
7 Patrick Bevin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:28
8 Ide Schelling
BORA - hansgrohe
0:29
9 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:30
10 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:31
15 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:40
18 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:43
22 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
44 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:09
45 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:11
49 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:12
92 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:40
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
2 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
20 pt
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
16 pt
4 Tobias Foss
Team Jumbo-Visma
14 pt
5 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
12 pt
6 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
10 pt
7 Patrick Bevin
Israel Start-Up Nation
9 pt
8 Ide Schelling
BORA - hansgrohe
8 pt
9 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
7 pt
10 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
6 pt
15 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
2 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
2 pt
3 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
1 pt
1 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
17:19
2 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:16
3 Tobias Foss
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:22
4 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:26
5 Ide Schelling
BORA - hansgrohe
0:27
6 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:35
7 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:41
8 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:44
9 Stefan de Bod
Astana - Premier Tech
0:45
10 Ilan Van Wilder
Team DSM
0:49
30 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:38
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 52:33
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:25
3 BORA - hansgrohe 0:54
4 Astana - Premier Tech 1:07
5 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:27
6 Israel Start-Up Nation 1:27
7 INEOS Grenadiers 1:37
8 Bahrain - Victorious 2:05
9 EF Education - Nippo 2:10
10 Team DSM 2:18

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