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Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2018: Stage 6January 1 - April 7, Eibar, Basque Country, Road - WorldTour
Wedged between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, the Pais Vasco is a key stage race for climbers and general classification riders. The stage race is also a key preparation event for the Ardennes classics with the plethora of short, and punchy ascents across the parcours.
For 2018, the race has attracted another strong start list starting with the home Movistar team. Mikel Landa and Nairo Quintana lead the Spanish squad and will be a formidable duo across the six stages. The Movistar duo aren't the only contenders though with the likes of Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale), the Izagirre brothers on Bahrain-Merida, Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen (BMC), Julian Alaphilippe (QuickStep-Floors), Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo), Rigoberto Uran (EF Education-Drapac), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) all set to pin on a race number in the Basque Country.
The 58th edition of Pais Vasco starts in Zarautz and concludes with a 122km stage from Eibar to Arrate.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team||20:41:25|
|2||Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo||0:00:17|
|3||Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida||0:00:21|
|4||David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors||0:00:44|
|5||Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo||0:00:59|
|6||Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates||0:01:19|
|7||Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe||0:01:40|
|8||Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky||0:01:51|
|9||Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac||0:01:56|
|10||Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin||0:02:01|
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 20182 April 2018 - 7 April 2018 | Basque Country | WorldTour
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