International Cycling

Henao retains Basque lead

2015-04-10 23:19
Sergio Henao (Gallo Images)

Aia - Spain's Astana rider Mikel Landa won the fifth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country on Friday as Colombia's Sergio Henao maintained the overall lead.

The 25-year-old Landa clocked 4 hours 6 minutes 1 second over the 155.5km stage, with nine categorised peaks, to lead home Belgian Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) and American Tom Danielson (Cannondale), the trio having made an early breakaway.

Finishing 56 seconds down on the winner, Henao arrived at the finish neck-and-neck with Spain's Katusha rider Joaquim Rodriguez.

In the overall standings, Henao and Rodriguez are level with just Saturday's 18.3km time-trial to race.

Colombia's Movistar rider Nairo Quintana had started the day on the same time as Henao and Rodriguez, but lost 12 seconds, allowing Simon Yates into third, at 7 seconds.

Results from the 155.5km fifth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country from Eibar to Aia on Friday:


1. Mikel Landa (ESP/AST) 4hr 06min 01sec, 2. Tim Wellens (BEL/LTS) at 3sec, 3. Tom Danielson (USA/TCG) 16, 4. Rein Taaramae (EST/AST) 28, 5. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTS) 38, 6. Simon Yates (GBR/OGE) 53, 7. Sergio Luis Henao (COL/SKY) 56, 8. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 56, 9. Tom Jelte Slagter (NED/TCG) 1:05, 10. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 1:06, 11. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/EQS) 1:08


13. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 1:08, 17. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 1:14, 19. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 1:22, 26. Jean-Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 2:07


1. Sergio Luis Henao (COL/SKY) 21hr 20min 48sec, 2. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) same time, 3. Simon Yates (GBR/OGE) 7sec, 4. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 12, 5. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 22, 6. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 22, 7. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 28, 8. Ion Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 28, 9. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 36, 10. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 36, 11. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/EQS) 42, 12. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 44, 13. Rafal Majka (POL/TCS) 56

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