itzulia basque country stage 5
It was a hard day for GC riders in Itzulia Basque County stage 5. Remco Evenepoel showed some great legs and attacked from the peloton at the end of the Karabieta climb, forming a group containing all the major GC contenders except race leader Primož Roglič as well as Adam Yates. Evenepoel in the end lost in the uphill finish to Dani Martinez, but the Belgian became the new race leader after Vlasov was crashed by Jonas Vingegaard. The stage was won from the breakaway by 21-year-old Carlos Rodriguez who drafted for many kilometres behind Marc Soler and dropped the UAE-Emirates rider on the last categorized climb, taking his first pro victory.