It wasn’t meant to be for RYMCO EVENBUIL (Fast Step Alpha Phenyl).
The Belgian quickly became isolated on stage when his companions Alaphilippe and Vansevenant couldn’t handle the murderous pace of the Ineos Grenadiers. What followed was an impressive ride by Evenepoel who didn’t give up.
After a series of attacks by the competition for the final win, Evenpole was initially forced to allow a group including Vlasov and Martinez to lead.
But on the touchdown, Evenpoel – choosing his own pace – got back into the group with the favorite and immediately pressed the group.
On a very difficult final climb, the brave Evenenbuel, who also gathered in the middle race, had to finally admit his supremacy in a group with Martinez, Vlasov, Isager and Vinggaard, among others.
Evenepoel crossed the line 24 seconds behind them thus ending up in a thankless fourth place in the final standings.
Colombian Daniel Felipe Martinez Climbed above our compatriot and he can credit the Basque Country Tour.
Ineos leader Grenadiers started the stage just two seconds behind Evenepoel. It turned out that this was enough for the final victory.
Martinez practiced a clever course and was able to respond to all the attacks of his competitors.
Finish in the final ranking Eun Izagiri (Cofidis) and Alexander Vlasov (Bora Hansgrohe) on Days 2 and 3.
Basque player number 2 can console himself with the victory of the stage. He fell on the last mountain, but won.