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Daniel Martínez wins Itzulia Basque Country

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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 LR Ion Izagirre Insausti of Spain and Team Cofidis on second place race winner Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Yellow Leader Jersey and Aleksander Vlasov of Russia and Team Bora Hansgrohe on third place pose on the podium ceremony after the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Daniel Martinez wins the overall title at the Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Yellow Leader Jersey competes in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Overall leader Remco Evenepoel racing stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Yellow Leader Jersey prepares prior to the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Remco Evenepoel at the start of stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Green Points Jersey prepares prior to the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 A general view of the peloton competing during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The peloton racing stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Geraint Thomas of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers leads the peloton during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Geraint Thomas leads the field at stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay of Ethiopia and Team BikeExchange Jayco competes in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Tsgabu Grmay (BikeExchange-Jayco) leads a chase group at stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 A general view of the peloton competing through a wooded landscape during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The peloton racing stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay of Ethiopia and Team BikeExchange Jayco competes in the chase during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Tsgabu Grmay (BikeExchange-Jayco) competes in the chase stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Andrey Zeits of Kazahkstan and Team Astana Qazaqstan and a general view of the peloton competing through a wooded landscape during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The peloton racing in the final stage at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay of Ethiopia and Team BikeExchange Jayco competes in the chase while fans cheer during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Tsgabu Grmay (BikeExchange-Jayco) at stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Fans wait for peloton passing during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The winding roads at stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Yellow Leader Jersey competes during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Overall leader Remco Evenepoel racing stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 LR Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Yellow Leader Jersey Gino Mder of Switzerland and Team Bahrain Victorious and Juan Pedro Lpez of Spain and Team Trek Segafredo compete in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Overall leader Remco Evenepoel racing stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Yellow Leader Jersey competes in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Overall leader Remco Evenepoel racing stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Itzulia Basque Country 2022 61st Edition 6th stage Eibar Arrate 1357k m 09042022 Davide Formolo ITA UAE Team Emirates Nelson Oliveira POR Movistar Team Tony Gallopin FRA Trek Segafredo photo Luis Angel GomezSprintCyclingAgency2022

Davide Formolo leads the breakaway (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)
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Itzulia Basque Country 2022 - 61st Edition - 6th stage Eibar - Arrate 135,7k m - 09/04/2022 - Julian Alaphilippe (FRA - Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Julian Alaphilippe at stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)
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Itzulia Basque Country 2022 - 61st Edition - 6th stage Eibar - Arrate 135,7k m - 09/04/2022 - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Remco Evenelpoel, Primoz Roglic during stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)
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Itzulia Basque Country 2022 - 61st Edition - 6th stage Eibar - Arrate 135,7k m - 09/04/2022 - Remco Evenepoel (BEL - Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Overall leader Remco Evenepoel during stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 LR Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma and Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers compete in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Jonas Vingegaard and Daniel Martinez lead the select group on the final climb to Arrate (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 LR Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma Ion Izagirre Insausti of Spain and Team Cofidis Aleksander Vlasov of Russia and Team Bora Hansgrohe and Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers compete in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Daniel Martinez in the lead group on his way to winning the overall tite (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Felix Gall of Austria and Ag2R Citroen Team Blue Best Young Rider Jersey competes itduring the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Remco Evenepoel leads the select group into the final climb (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 LR Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma Pello Bilbao Lpez De Armentia of Spain and Team Bahrain Victorious and Ion Izagirre Insausti of Spain and Team Cofidis compete in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Ion Izagirre leads the select group toward the finish in Arrate (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 LR Pello Bilbao Lpez De Armentia of Spain and Team Bahrain Victorious and Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma compete during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Pello Bilbao was distanced on the final ascent to Arrate (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Ion Izagirre Insausti of Spain and Team Cofidis competes in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Ion Izagirre pulling the lead group up the final climb of stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Davide Formolo of Italy and UAE Team Emirates competes in the breakaway during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Davide Formolo desperately tries to stay ahead of the chase group of select climbers (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Ion Izagirre Insausti of Spain and Team Cofidis celebrates at finish line as stage winner ahead of Aleksander Vlasov of Russia and Team Bora Hansgrohe during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Ion Izagirre wins the finale stage 6 at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Yellow Leader Jersey crosses the finish line during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Overnight leader, Remco Evenepoel, was distanced on the final climb and lost the overall lead at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ARRATE SPAIN APRIL 09 Ion Izagirre Insausti of Spain and Team Cofidis celebrates at podium as stage winner during the 61st Itzulia Basque Country 2022 Stage 6 a 1357km stage from Eibar to Arrate itzulia WorldTour on April 09 2022 in Arrate Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Ion Izagirre wins the final stage (Image credit: Getty Images)

Dani Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) grabbed the overall title at Itzulia Basque Country on a thrilling final stage won by Ion Izaguirre (Cofidis).

Despite a breathless and tactical approach, most of the main podium contenders arrived together at the last of the day’s seven climbs, where Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) suffered, fell away, and lost the yellow jersey.

Martínez, who was forced into a chasing alliance with Evenepoel ahead of the penultimate climb, weathered the storm on the steep final climb of Usartza to seal the title 2km further on in Arrate.

The Colombian crested the final climb in a five-man group with Izaguirre, Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), and Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates). Soler led out the sprint but only paved the perfect path for Izaguirre, who surged through and held off Vlasov before punching the air in delight.

Adrenaline was surely still flowing through his veins after he had to come back from a bizarre crash on the climb a few kilometres previously. He’d caught his front wheel on the rear wheel of a swerving Vingegaard and hit the deck, before launching a furious chase through the hordes of his home Basque fans at the roadside.

In the end, it was a double celebration, with the stage win accompanied by a jump to second overall on the final standings as not only Evenepoel but also Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) - third at the start of the day - fell away on the final climb.

That meant that Vlasov - who was a leading force in the front group on the upper reaches of the final climb - himself bagged the final spot on the final podium, having started the day fifth overall. Evenepoel had to settle for fourth overall, while Bilbao rounded out the top five and Vingegaard was the only other rider within a minute of Martinez in sixth.

The final climb of Usartza, followed by the 2km run-in to Arrate, followed a familiar format to last year’s finale on a stage where seven climbs - three of them first-category and most of them super-steep - were packed into 135km. Ineos dictated for much of the day but the race only came alive on the cat-1 Krabelin inside the final 50km, where Evenepoel lost contact for the first time as Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) launched an offensive after slipping out of the overall lead on Friday.

Evenepoel was well on the back foot on the descent but a crash that took Enric Was (Movistar) out of contention provided a lifeline, as Martinez was caught out and was forced to drop back and work with the race leader to limit the damage on the gentler slopes of the Urkaregi. Evenepoel did the lion’s share of the work and single-handedly reduced the gap on the descent before stitching it back in the valley, but immediately took his eye off the ball and let Martinez slip clear as things became attacking and tactical ahead of the final climb.

On the Usartza itself - 4.5km at 8.8 per cent - things came together and calmed down to the point where Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates), who’d been in the day’s breakaway, was able to attack and gain a minute. However, Izaguirre kicked off the hostilities and Evenepoel was soon in trouble. Vlasov repeatedly looked to lift the pace - not least when Izaguirre hit the deck - and while Bilbao dangled off the back, Martinez never missed a beat.

The Colombian crested the climb with the overall honours effectively in the bag, leaving Izaguirre to sweep through for a dramatic victory and - after his fightback - a deserved one.

How it unfolded

The opening 10 kilometres were just about the only flat roads to be found on the 135km route starting in the centre of Eibar and finishing just outside at Arrate. With seven categorised climbs - three of them cat-1 ascents - crammed into the short route, and with the general classification so finely poised, it was always likely to be an action-packed day and an explosive start.

The opening 10km flashed by before proper moves started to form when the road titled uphill for the cat-3 Elkorietta - 2.6km at 6.7 per cent. Cristian Rodríguez (TotalEnergies) was first over the top as he went clear with Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates), Tony Gallopin (Trek-Segafredo), and Xabier Azparren (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

As the road continued uphill on an uncategorised rise, more groups of breakaway hopefuls started to form as the overall favourites took stock in a peloton that was drifting back. Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) bridged to the lead group, while a larger group gave chase at over a minute, containing: Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe), Tsgabu Grmay (BikeExchange), Romain Combaud (Team DSM), Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech), Angel Madrazo (Burgos-BH), Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo), Igor Arrieta (Kern Pharma).

By the first big climbing challenge, with 35km on the clock and 100 to go, the leading quintet had a lead of 1:45 over the chasers and six minutes over the peloton, where Evenepoel’s teammates were controlling proceedings.

The road kicked up for the cat-2 Endoia climb - 5.3km at 6.8 per cent - and it was followed after a short descent by the cat-1 Azurki - 5.km at 7.4 per cent. Ineos decided to take matters into their own hands and took over the pace-setting from QuickStep, quickly cutting the gap to the breakaway. Up front, both groups started to fragment on Endoia before exploding on Azure. By the top of the cat-1 climb, with 52km ridden and 83km to go, only Formolo, Gallopin, and Oliveira remained in the lead group, while Rodríguez trailed behind and had to slot into the chasing group that now contained just Kamna, Elissonde, Houle, and Arrieta.

After a sizeable descent, the road soon pitched up again for the cat-2 Gorla climb - 9.6 per cent with a relatively gentle average gradient of 5.7 per cent, though still with double-digit ramps. Ineos continued to set a strong tempo and soon they swept up the chase group, leaving three out front. At the summit, with 60km to go, Formolo, Gallopin, and Oliveira held a lead of 2:30 as Geraint Thomas led Ineos and the peloton onto the descent.

Ineos continued their work onto the long cat-2 climb of Gorla - 4.1km at 10.5 per cent - with Thomas and Omar Fraile peeling off to make way for Tao Geoghegan Hart. However, he didn’t do much of a turn before the race was exploded into pieces thanks to Roglič. The Slovenian, who lost the lead on Friday, launched a stinging attack that shattered the bunch and left Evenepoel scrambling behind.

Martinez, Vlasov, and Mas were all alive to it before Vingegaard and Izaguirre followed a move from Juan Pedro Lopez (Movistar) to get across. Evenepoel managed to claw his way back on eventually, with Bilbao following, but the group split again when Mas attacked towards the top. At the summit, with 40km to go, the Spaniard led with Martinez, Vingegaard, Vlasov, Izaguirre, Soler. Evenepoel followed alone at 15 seconds.

On the descent, things were turned upside down. Bilbao used his downhill skills to catch and pass Evenepoel before joining the front group and splitting it. Mas couldn’t follow his line through a left-hander, slowing before still crashing heavily against a roadside barrier. He’d just found his teammate from the break, Nelson Oliveira, but he was also down and out. The crash split the group and Martinez was soon back with Evenepoel, forced to work together in the interim.

The pair - with Roglic and other passengers in the wheel - reduced the gap to 20 seconds by the top of the Urkaregi climb - 5km at 4.8 per cent - before Evenepoel closed it down with a strong descent. As the road flattened out, he finished the job, but then started discussions with Vingegaard, taking his foot off the gas at a point where Martinez - who’d been towed for the best part of 15km - turned on his former ally and slipped clear in an attack with Izaguirre and Formolo. The attacks came and went and Evenepoel was again on the back foot when Vlasov and Bilbao left him behind in search of that move. The Belgian once again dragged it back on his own and probably decided attack was the better form of defence as he launched a dig of his own.

He then produced a powerful acceleration to win the intermediate sprint and take three bonus seconds - with Martinez taking two and Bilbao one - although that was irrelevant by the top of the final climb. Things calmed down in the eight-man lead group as the race hit the brief climb before the official start of the ascent. Formolo attacked and went clear, and it looked like he might be on his way to glory when the GC contenders started looking at each other and stalled to the extent that Roglic and others started to come back into the picture.

However, Izaguirre soon lit it up and Formolo faded dramatically, as did Evenepoel, who lost contact and quickly slipped to 25 seconds back. Vlasov did a couple of huge turns and managed to get rid of Bilbao to pave the way to the podium. When Izaguirre crashed, he took advantage to accelerate again in search of second overall, but the Spaniard mounted a furious and dramatic comeback, heading over the top in that lead group of five before sealing the stage victory with timing and positioning in the sprint.

On the final podium, Martinez donned the yellow jersey Basque cap to celebrate his second WorldTour-level stage race victory after the 2020 Criterium du Dauphine.

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Cofidis 3:47:07
2Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
4Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
5Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:03
6Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:13
7Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00:24
8Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:52
9Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:29
10Felix Gall (Aut) AG2R Citroen Team 0:01:41
11Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 0:02:13
12Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 0:02:45
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:03:11
14Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:18
15Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-EasyPost
16Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
17Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
18Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
19Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
20Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis 0:03:41
21Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:45
22Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
23Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH
24Ibon Ruiz Sedano (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:03:57
25Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:04:18
26Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
27Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:06:20
28Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:06:43
29Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) TotalEnergies
30Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Team
31David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:07:16
32Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:07:47
33Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:51
34Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
35Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 0:08:10
36Ben Tulett (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:08:55
37Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
38Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:09:48
39Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:09:52
40Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:10:13
41Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
42Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM
43Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Movistar Team
44Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:10:16
45Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
46Igor Arrieta Lizarraga (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
47Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:12:29
48Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
49Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:16:33
50Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
51Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team
52Hugo Houle (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
53Fabien Doubey (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:17:57
54Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies
OTLAntonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:47
OTLOmar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:18:56
OTLJose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
OTLAndrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team
OTLSylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal
OTLAlessandro De Marchi (Ita) Israel-Premier Tech 0:19:01
OTLAnthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:19:07
OTLJulien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
OTLAntoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ
OTLEdoardo Zambanini (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
OTLFilippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal 0:19:10
OTLRuben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
OTLNicolas Prodhomme (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
OTLStefan De Bod (RSA) Astana Qazaqstan Team
OTLJonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost
OTLJokin Murguialday (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
OTLThomas Champion (Fra) Cofidis
OTLKenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:19:13
OTLMikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:19:35
OTLJames Piccoli (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
OTLAngel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Burgos-BH
OTLXabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:19:43
OTLMartijn Tusveld (Ned) Team DSM
OTLAnder Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH
OTLDiego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:19:46
OTLRomain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM 0:20:27
OTLAsier Etxeberria Zafra (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
OTLOscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH
OTLYukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain Victorious 0:21:03
OTLFabien Grellier (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:21:19
OTLOrluis Alberto Aular Sanabria (Ven) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:21:49
OTLFrederik Wandahl (Den) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:22:20
OTLFelix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
OTLXabier Isasa Larrañaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:22:28
OTLJames Shaw (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost 0:22:56
OTLPascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:26:12
OTLSepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
OTLJack Bauer (NZl) BikeExchange-Jayco
OTLDiego Lopez Fuentes (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
DNFPelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH
DNFJetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
DNFJefferson Cepeda (Ecu) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFVictor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
DNFAlan Jousseaume (Fra) TotalEnergies
DNFTsgabu Grmay (Eth) BikeExchange-Jayco
DNFNicholas Schultz (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
DNFTanel Kangert (Est) BikeExchange-Jayco
DNFAlessandro Covi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFJan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
DNFRémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNFJames Knox (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNFDries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNFLeon Heinschke (Ger) Team DSM
DNFTim Naberman (Ned) Team DSM
DNFYuriy Natarov (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team
DNFAntonio Nibali (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
DNFEmanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFLennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFAdam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
DNFNelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
DNFAlexander Cataford (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
DNFLuis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
DNFRoger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
DNFJon Agirre Egaña (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
DNSAndrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroen Team
DNSMikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

Sprint 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 10
2Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 6
3Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team 4

Sprint 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 10
2Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 6
3Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 4

Finish
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Cofidis 25
2Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe 20
3Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 16
4Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 14
5Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 12
6Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 10
7Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 9
8Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 8
9Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 7
10Felix Gall (Aut) AG2R Citroen Team 6
11Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 5
12Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 4
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 3
14Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 2
15Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-EasyPost 1

Mountain 1 - Elkorrieta, 13.4km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 3
2Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 2
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountain 2 - Endoia, 42.7km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 6
2Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 4
3Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team 2
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountain 3 - Akurki, 52.4km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 10
2Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team 8
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 6
4Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 4
5Hugo Houle (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 2
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountain 4 - Gorla, 72.5km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 6
2Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team 4
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 2
4Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 1

Mountain 5 - Krabelin, 95.7km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 10
2Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team 8
3Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 6
4Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe 4
5Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 2
6Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 1

Mountain 6 - Urkaregi, 114.3km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Cofidis 3
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 2
3Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe 1

Mountain 7 - Usartza, 133.8km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 10
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 8
3Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Cofidis 6
4Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe 4
5Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 2
6Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 1

Young rider
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 3:47:31
2Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:28
3Felix Gall (Aut) AG2R Citroen Team 0:01:17
4Ibon Ruiz Sedano (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:03:33
5Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:05:56
6Ben Tulett (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:08:31
7Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
8Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:09:49
9Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM
10Igor Arrieta Lizarraga (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:09:52
11Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:12:05
12Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:18:32
13Edoardo Zambanini (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:18:43
14Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal 0:18:46
15Nicolas Prodhomme (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
16Jokin Murguialday (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
17Thomas Champion (Fra) Cofidis
18Xabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:19:19
19Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:19:22
20Asier Etxeberria Zafra (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:20:03
21Frederik Wandahl (Den) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:21:56
22Xabier Isasa Larrañaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:22:04
23Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:25:48
24Diego Lopez Fuentes (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates 11:26:08
2Bahrain Victorious 0:05:04
3Jumbo-Visma 0:07:42
4Trek-Segafredo 0:09:42
5Ineos Grenadiers 0:13:03
6Movistar Team 0:14:13
7Cofidis 0:17:50
8QuickStep-AlphaVinyl 0:20:35
9EF Education-EasyPost 0:20:52
10Groupama-FDJ 0:22:20
11Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:22:59
12AG2R Citroen Team 0:24:14
13TotalEnergies 0:27:40
14Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:28:19
15Israel-Premier Tech 0:33:32
16Equipo Kern Pharma 0:35:38
17Burgos-BH 0:38:16
18Bora-Hansgrohe 0:39:53
19Lotto Soudal 0:40:02
20Astana Qazaqstan Team
21Team DSM 0:45:36

Final general classification after stage 6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 21:59:36
2Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Cofidis 0:00:11
3Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:16
4Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00:21
5Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:32
6Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
7Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:26
8Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 0:03:18
9Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:55
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:05:03
11Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:24
12Felix Gall (Aut) AG2R Citroen Team 0:05:58
13Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 0:07:16
14Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:07:25
15Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:08:02
16Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:08:32
17Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:08:43
18David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:08:49
19Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:08:51
20Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-EasyPost 0:12:18
21Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:13:08
22Ben Tulett (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:13:25
23Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:14:07
24Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:14:08
25Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:14:21
26Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:15:02
27Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis 0:16:36
28Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM 0:16:38
29Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:18:31
30Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:20:23
31Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:22:44
32Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:22:57
33Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:23:33
34Igor Arrieta Lizarraga (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:23:59
35Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates 0:25:29
36Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:25:32
37Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 0:26:18
38Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:26:58
39Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:27:13
40Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:29:42
41Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 0:29:57
42Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:30:21
43Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:32:03
44Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 0:33:10
45Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Movistar Team 0:35:22
46Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:36:54
47Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Movistar Team 0:40:58
48Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:44:03
49Fabien Doubey (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:47:50
50Hugo Houle (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 0:49:13
51Ibon Ruiz Sedano (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:51:21
52Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:54:03
53Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:55:23
54Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team 1:10:34

Points classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 74
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 65
3Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 65
4Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe 62
5Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 61
6Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Cofidis 57
7Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 56
8Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 45
9Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 38
10Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 37
11Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 29
12Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 26
13David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 24
14Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 21
15Fabien Doubey (Fra) TotalEnergies 20
16Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 18
17Hugo Houle (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 18
18Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 17
19Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 16
20Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-EasyPost 15
21Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 14
22Felix Gall (Aut) AG2R Citroen Team 10
23Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10
24Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto Soudal 9
25Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 8
26Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 8
27Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 6
28Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 6
29Ben Tulett (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 6
30Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 6
31Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 6
32Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 4
33Igor Arrieta Lizarraga (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 4
34Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Movistar Team 4
35Ibon Ruiz Sedano (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 4
36Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team 4

Mountains classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 40
2Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 38
3Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 17
4Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 12
5Ibon Ruiz Sedano (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 12
6Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 12
7Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 10
8Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 10
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 10
10Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Cofidis 9
11Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe 9
12Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 7
13Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 7
14Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 6
15Hugo Houle (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 5
16Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 4
17Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-EasyPost 3
18Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Movistar Team 3
19Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 2
20Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 1

Young riders classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 21:59:57
2Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:03
3Felix Gall (Aut) AG2R Citroen Team 0:05:37
4Ben Tulett (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:13:04
5Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:14:41
6Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM 0:16:17
7Igor Arrieta Lizarraga (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:23:38
8Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:29:21
9Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:36:33
10Ibon Ruiz Sedano (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:51:00
11Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:55:02

Teams classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ineos Grenadiers 66:20:44
2UAE Team Emirates 0:01:16
3Jumbo-Visma 0:11:25
4Bahrain Victorious 0:11:47
5Movistar Team 0:13:35
6Groupama-FDJ 0:18:16
7Trek-Segafredo 0:22:09
8QuickStep-AlphaVinyl 0:29:24
9Cofidis 0:31:30
10Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:32:47
11EF Education-EasyPost 0:38:42
12AG2R Citroen Team 0:43:57
13TotalEnergies 0:52:03
14Lotto Soudal 1:04:51
15Astana Qazaqstan Team 1:05:32
16Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:09:41
17Bora-Hansgrohe 1:13:18
18Israel-Premier Tech 1:20:11
19Team DSM 1:42:21
20Equipo Kern Pharma 1:50:37
21Burgos-BH 1:59:16

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Deputy Editor - Europe. Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. After joining Cyclingnews as a staff writer on the back of work experience, Patrick became Features Editor in 2018 and oversaw significant growth in the site’s long-form and in-depth output. Since 2021 he has been Deputy Editor - Europe, taking more responsibility for the site’s content as a whole, while still writing and - despite a pandemic-induced hiatus - travelling to races around the world. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.


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