Iturria wins stage 11 of the Vuelta with a brave solo attack
URDAX-DANTXARINEA (Spain): Spanish driver Mikel Iturria won stage 11 of the Back to Spain on homeland in the Basque Country on Wednesday with a hugely impressive solo attack while Primoz Roglic He maintained his general leadership.
Iturria was part of a group of 12 riders who separated in the 180 km mountain stage from Saint-Palais in France to Urdax-Dantxarinea, but attacked itself 25 kilometers from the goal, at one point extending its advantage to 45 seconds
The hunters gained ground in Iturria but could not catch it and the Euskadi-Murias The pilot won his first victory in the Grand Tour by finishing six seconds ahead of Spanish teammate Jonathan Lastra in second and third place Lawson Craddock of the USA. UU.
When I was asked at what stage I wanted to win, I said this one, with my family here. I always dreamed of something like that, because I am a worker and not a winner, Iturria told reporters.
Before the Tour I came here to recognize the stage. I dedicate it to those who were with me.
The race leader, Roglic, arrived in 18 minutes and 35 seconds behind Iturria with the rest of the squad, keeping his lead of one minute and 52 seconds over the nearest challenger. Alejandro Valverde after his victory in the individual time trial on Tuesday.
Stage 12 is another mountainous journey through northern Spain, a route of 171.4 km from Navarra Circuit to Bilbao, with the race returning to the mountains on Friday.