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Pais Vasco – Osa’s 1st Win!

Aitor Osa takes his first major career win while David Etxebarria wins twice for Euskatel in Euskal Herriko txirrindulari itzulia. (Vuelta al Pais Vasco)

Part 1 of to-days stage was won by D.Etxebarria in a sprint from a group of 5 riders. The big loser of the day was Bingen Fernandez (Cofidis), who has disappeared from the leading positions.The race is now totally sown up by Osa as he has 3 minutes over the next rider going into the time trial.

Part 1 result. 1st D.Etxebarria in a time of 2hours 40minutes 47 seconds.
2nd G.Bayarri ”
3rd M.Boogerd ”
4th A.Osa ”
5th C.Evans ”

Part 2. Etxebarria made it 2 in a row by winning the afternoon time trial. Aitor Osa had no problem keeping the lead, to make this the first time in 11 years banesto had won this race.

Part 2 result. 1st D.Extebarria 24minutes 54seconds
2nd G.Bayarri at 3 seconds
3rd M.Boogerd at 19 seconds

A.Osa finished in a time of 25 minutes 49 seconds.

FINAL RESULTS OVERALL
1 OSA, Aitor BAN 18.04.53
2 ETXEBARRIA, David EUS a 2.36
3 BAYARRI, Gonzalo JAZ 2.53
4 BOOGERD, Michael RAB 3.09
5 AERTS, Mario LOT 3.54
6 EVANS, Cadel MAP 3.55
7 VINOKOUROV, A. TEL 4.07
8 NOE’, Andrea MAP 4.12
9 GARZELLI, Stefano MAP 4.22
10 SANCHEZ, Samuel EUS 4.46

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