LIVE: Peloton keeps quartet of Spanish refugees within shot, final tailored to Alaphilippe | Tour of the Basque Country 2022

    1. Julen AmezquetaSPA
    2. Other OkamikaSPA
    3. Ibai AzurmendicSPA
    4. Ibon RuizSPA
    leading group

    1. Julen AmezquetaSPA
    2. Other OkamikaSPA
    3. Ibai AzurmendicSPA
    4. Ibon RuizSPA

    platoon

Primoz Roglic will start today in yellow in the 2nd stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, after his great victory in the short time trial, in front of Remco Evenepoel. Today the riders are faced with some mountains of 3rd and 2nd category. Follow this week’s longest leg live here.

  1. 4 p.m. 41.
  2. Viktor Verschaeve falls. Andres Camargo and Viktor Verschaeve limp along the side of the road. Luckily no problem.  † 4 p.m. 37.
  3. 16h33. Mauri Vansevenant accelerates. Mauri Vansevenant unleashes his devils and immediately raises the tempo – in his typical style. For now, no one is in trouble. †
  4. 16h30. In 6 kilometers we reach the top of the last ascent of the day, the Aguilar Gaina. At the top are three more points waiting for mountain king Ibon Ruiz. †
  5. Last intermediate sprint. Ibai Azurmendi takes the points and bonus seconds in the last intermediate sprint. Julen Amezqueta and Ander Okamika finish in second and third place. † 4 p.m. 27.
  6. 4 p.m. 27.
  7. 4 pm 6. It is not the first time that Viana serves as an arrival place. Laurent Jalabert, Bjorn Leukmans and John Degenkolb already crossed the finish line first. The winner in Viana is therefore in good standing. †
  8. Mechanical bad luck. Ion Izagirre (Cofidis) has to call for help from the support vehicle after a flat tire. The 33-year-old Spaniard won this stage race in 2019 and is also one of the outsiders this year. † 4 p.m. 16.
  9. 4 pm 07. It is not surprising that the four Spanish teams each sent a male in the early break.  After all, the four teams, Caja Rural – Seguros RGA, Burgos-BH, Euskatel-Euskadi and Equipo Kern Pharma, are direct competitors. In these kinds of races they try to put themselves in the spotlight in order to decorate a wildcard for the Vuelta. It therefore steers in the support vehicles when the other teams do drive in the spotlights. †
  10. 4 p.m. 07.
  11. 15 hours 58. It is normal that the lead of the four escapees decreases so quickly. After all, the quartet has been driving for a whole day, good for more than 150 km with their nose in the wind. †
  12. 15h 53. The lead of the four leaders is shrinking visibly. Under the impulse of James Knox, the lead falls to 2’35”.
  13. 15 hours 42. The lead of the quartet of escapees shrinks to 3’06”. So the winner does not seem to be at the front. .
  14. 3 p.m. 33. Quick-Step-Alpha Vinyl lends a hand. The servants of Primoz Roglic have received help from the servants of Remco Evenepoel. Has Julian Alaphilippe announced that he has good legs? The final is in any case made for him. †
  15. 3:30 p.m.
  16. Azurmendi collects points at intermediate sprint. Ibai Azurmendi grabs the points in the intermediate sprint, ahead of Julen Amezqueta and Ibon Ruiz. That gives the Spaniard 10 points and 3 bonus seconds. † 3 p.m. 27.
  17. 15 hours 24. The riders have already covered more than 120 kilometers in the first three competition hours. Despite the hilly course, the average speed goes up to 39.9 km/h.  At this rate, we will know the winner at 5.30 pm. †
  18. Assignment Javier Romo . The Spaniard of Astana – Qazaqstan Team is already the third quitter today. † 15 h 21.