Porte wins, Henao holds lead

2013-04-06 13:08
Richie Porte (Gallo Images)
Madrid - Sky's Australian rider Richie Porte won the fifth stage of the Tour of the Basque country on Thursday, a 166.1km ride from Eibar to Beasain, but could not dislodge fellow Sky racer Sergio Luis Henao from the overall lead.

Colombian Henao came in second on the day after a penultimate stage containing 10 climbs and marked by a long 50km escape by Spaniard Omar Fraile of Caja Rural, who launched into his effort on the second category Olaberria climb.

Porte and Nairo Quintana are both six seconds behind Henao in the overall standings, with two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador another four seconds behind the Colombian leader.

Saturday's final stage is a 24km time trial in the town of Beasain.

Results from the fifth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, a 166.1km ride from Eibar to Beasain on Friday:

1. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 4hr 40min 43sec
2. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/EUS) at 4sec
3. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) same time
4. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) s.t.
5. Pieter Weening (NED/ORI) s.t.
6. John Gadret (FRA/ALM) s.t.
7. Alberto Contador (ESP/SAX) s.t.
8. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) s.t.
9. Diego Ulissi (ITA/LAM) 20
10. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA/KAT) s.t.

Overall standings

1. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 21.04:07
2. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 6
3. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) s.t.
4. Alberto Contador (ESP/SAX) 10
5. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) s.t.
6. Pieter Weening (NED/ORI) 35
7. Carlos Betancour (COL/ALM) 37
8. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/EUS) 47
9. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA/KAT) 51
10. Diego Ulissi (ITA/LAM) 1:03


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