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Bustle in the Basque Mountains: tyrannical Vinegard triumphs after rivals push each other into the landscape | Tour of the Basque Country 2023

Tour of the Basque Country: Phase III

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location 13:35: Erenteria 5:19 PM: Amasa


Jonas Vingaard has taken his hangover out of Paris-Nice. The Tour winner showed himself the best climb on the final climb of the third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country. Behind the Dane, his rivals led each other’s hurdles. Satisfying victory for the leader of Jumbo-Visma, who can also wear the leader’s jersey.

The third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country could be a classic of the Ardennes: along the way the peloton had to overcome many steep climbs, the finish was compared by many riders to the Huy wall.

A leading group of 6 managed fine weather in the early hours, and Remy Cavagna and George Zimmermann were caught 35km from the finish.

And then attacks rained down: first the Belgian Lorenz Huez tried. He got Mollema and Chaves.

They were relieved shortly thereafter by a new trio. Knox, López, and Chávez again put up a lead of about 30 seconds.

However, this remained a playable lead, as they still had a steep final climb ahead of them. Ed Schilling had to release before that, losing his captain’s jersey.

Then James Knox tried it on his own, but fell completely silent at his feet. Juan Pedro López had ranked better, and he was caught last.

  1. 17h24. Landa and Mas were placed 2 seconds down in the daily standings, and Izagirre and Gaudu lost 8 seconds. .
  2. 17h23. Vingegaard leads about 5 seconds from Landa and Mas in the slot. & nbsp; This way he becomes the new leader! .
  3. 17:22 Schilling is just coming on now, he’s lost his captain’s jersey. .
  4. 5 p.m. 21. Landa and Mas complete the podium. & nbsp; Behind that there is an even larger gap, due in part to thrust in the final stage. .
  5. 5:20 p.m. Game over
  6. 5:20 p.m. Vingegaard accelerates, and no one can follow. The Dane is on his way to victory. .
  7. 5 p.m. 19. Drama, drama. López leads Higuita to the fences, and many riders have to put a foot on the ground. .
  8. 17:19 Vingegaard is in the best position behind his teammate. .
  9. 17:18 Walther pulls the peloton up on tape, we head towards the steepest part. .
  10. 5:18 p.m. The peloton sees Knox riding in front of it, and the favorites start sprinting for victory. .
  11. 5 pm 5. The last kilometer! Knox starts the terrible final climb with a 7-second lead. .
  12. 5 p.m. 16. Knox Solo! Cooperation in the front is not optimal, they look at each other too much. & nbsp; Then he tries Knox on his own. .
  13. 15 “. The leading group has started the last 3 km. & nbsp; The favorite group is close, they follow in 15 seconds. 17h15.
  14. 17:13 As a puncher, this access was made for me. I feel good and I want to fight for the win. David Godot.
  15. 17:13 The attack has already been neutralized. Knox, Chaves and Lopez head towards the final climb with a small jump. .
  16. 5 p.m. 12. It’s raining attacks now! & nbsp; Quadruple strikes break. Vingegaard wants to slip. .
  17. 5:11 p.m. Hirschi sets the pace for McNulty, Walther leads in support of Vingegaard. .
  18. 5 pm 10. 3 leaders. Chaves receives support from Lopez and Knox. & nbsp; They explode in the last 5km. .
  19. mechanical breakdown. Mollema has a puncture, which we don’t see again in the last kilometres. . 5 pm 09.
  20. 5:08 p.m. It looks like Knox and Lopez are on their way to Chavez, and the difference is only 5 seconds. .