Zarrabetia On Form
Zarrabetia on form.
Mikel Zarrabeitia confirmed his form to-day in the Bicicleta Vasca by finishing second in the first part and winning the second. In the morning stage from Agurain to Mendaro (93,7km), David Extrabarria (Euskaltel) won by jumping away in the last 7 kilometres and gaining 12 seconds, but a fast chase behind almost caught him on the line, he finished 1 second in front of Zarrabetia and 2 on the bunch.
In the afternoons time trial round Mendaro (21,3km), Zarrabetia took 11 seconds out of Rumsas (Lampre) and 26 from Pradera and 33 from Azevedo both also ONCE, 5th. was Camaсo of Phonak. Overall Zarrabetia now has 27 seconds on Rumsas and 49 on Azevedo all the rest are over one minute.
The last stage tomorrow will test Zarrabetias climbing legs as the 148 kilometre stage has eight big hills to cross between ETB (Iurreta) and Arrate.