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Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during 58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018

Alaphilippe Leads In Pais Vasco

PeloPics: Last year, Quick-Step Floors Julian Alaphilippe was left disappointed as he rolled to the finish of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco opening stage, after an untimely puncture outside the final three kilometers stopped his brave attack and ruined any chance of fighting for the win. Twelve months later, Julian emerged as the strongest rider on the first day of the WorldTour race, after surging clear on the grueling Elkano climb together with Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo), scorching the fast descent to Zarautz and holding off the Slovenian in a two-man sprint.

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018
No rest for Vincenzo Nibali – Flanders on Sunday and Pais Vasco on Monday

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Amanuel GHEBREIGZABHIER WERKILUL (Eritrea / Team Dimension Data) pictured during  58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018
The break of the day – Jonathan Lastra (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) follows Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Dimension Data)

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018
Nice place for some cycling!

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018
Steve Cummings at the rear of the peloton

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (France / Team Quick - Step Floors) - Primoz ROGLIC (Slowenia / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) - Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (Columbia / Team Movistar)  pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Alaphilippe on the attack

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Primoz ROGLIC (Slowenia / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (France / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Primoz Roglic and Julian Alaphilippe worked well together

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Julian ALAPHILIPPE (France / Team Quick - Step Floors) - Primoz ROGLIC (Slowenia / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018
A close sprint for the first stage and overall

Zarautz - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (France / Team Quick - Step Floors)  pictured during     58th Itzulia Basque Country stage 1 from Zarautz to Zarautz (162,1 KM) - photo Miwa iijima/Cor Vos © 2018
Julian Alaphilippe – Another win for Quick-Step Floors

Pais Vasco stage 1:

Vuelta al Pais Vasco Stage 1 Result:
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors in4:17:36
2. Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:04
3. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 0:29
4. Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors at 0:33
5. Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
6. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
7. Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
8. Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
10. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar.

Vuelta al Pais Vasco Overall After Stage 1:
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors in 4:17:36
2. Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:04
3. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 0:29
4. Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors at 0:33
5. Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
6. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
7. Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
8. Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
10. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar.

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