Vuelta a Espana: Mikel Iturria wins first race on home soilCat:未分類
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Mikel Iturria won point 11 of the Vuelta a Espana on home soil in the Basque Nation to carry his first pro triumph as the general classification riders enjoyed a moment.
Before starting a solo attack to triumph in front of his family, the 27-year-old was part of a 12-strong breakaway.
He built a lead of 45 seconds before holding to take his very first Grand Tour win by six minutes.
“Once I was asked which point I wished to win, I stated one,” he said.
Iturria, who obtained from Jonathan Lastra with Lawson Craddock third, included:”I have always wanted something like this, since I’m a employee not a winner.”
Rush leader Primoz Roglic came in 18 minutes and 35 minutes behind Iturria together with the rest of the peloton, claiming his lead of one minute 52 seconds over challenger Alejandro Valverde following his victory in Tuesday’s individual time trial.
Thursday’s point 12 is just another scenic ride round northern Spain, a 171.4 km road from Circuito de Navarra to Bilbao.
1. Mikel Iturria (Esp/Euskadi Basque Country) 4hr 36mins 44secs
2. Jonathan Lastra (Spa/Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) +6secs
3. Lawson Craddock (USA/Education First) +6secs
4. Damien Howson (Aus/Mitchelton – Scott) +6secs
5. Francois Bidard (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +6secs
6. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri/Team Dimension Data) +9secs
7. Benjamin Thomas (Fra/Groupama – FDJ) +12secs
8. Matteo Fabbro (Ita/Team Katusha – Alpecin) +12secs
9. Gorka Izagirre (Esp/Astana Pro Team) +12secs
10. Remi Cavagna (Fra/Deceuninck – Quick-Step) +12secs
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 41hrs, 48mins
2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +1minutes 52secs
3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) +2mins 11secs
4. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +3mins
5. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) + 3mins 5secs
6. Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor/Lotto-Soudal) +4mins 59secs
7. Rafal Majka (Pol/BORA-hansgrohe) +5mins 42secs
8. Nicolas Edet (Fra/Cofidis) +5mins 49secs
9. Dylan Teuns (Bel/Bahrain-Merida) +6 mins 7secs
10. Wilco Kelderman (NED/Sunweb) +6mins 25secs
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