Roglic seals overall victory in Tour of the Basque Country

Primoz Roglic wins Tour of the Basque Country 2018

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) claimed victory in the Tour of the Basque Country following Saturday’s sixth and final stage, won by Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors).

Roglic crashed at the beginning of the stage and was dropped by his nearest challenger Mikel Landa on the final climb. But the 28-year-old had a big enough lead in the overall standings to hold onto the leader’s jersey and leave Landa frustrated.

Enric Mas earned his first ever victory as a professional on the 122km stage from Eibar to Arrate.

Landa was second on the day at 12sec but he had almost two minutes to make up on Roglic at the start of the stage. Roglic came home in eighth and only lost 40 seconds to Landa, so won by more than a minute overall.

Spaniard Ion Izagirre was third on the day and overall while former winner of Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana, Nairo Quintana finished fifth on the stage and overall.

Tour of the Basque Country 2018 – stage 6 results (Eibar – Arrate):

1 Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors)


2 Mikel Landa (Movistar)


3 Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida)


4 Dylan Teuns (BMC)


5 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


6 Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)


7 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


8 Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-hansgrohe)


9 Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)


10 Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)



Final general classification:

1 Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)


2 Mikel Landa (Movistar)


3 Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida)


4 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


5 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


6 Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors)


7 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


8 Pello Bilbao (Astana)


9 David De La Cruz (Team Sky)


10 Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)



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