Julian Alaphilippe has after the first, the second stage of the Tour of the Basque country (WorldTour) to his name. The Frenchman is so stronger leader after the end of 166,7 km long trip from Zarautz to Bermeo. Quick-Step Floors can show off with 23 victories this season.
After one pass of first, one second and two climbs of third category along the Basque coast, fell a kopgroepje with Alaphilippe, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic and the Spaniards Gorka Izagirre and Mikel Landa to the meet. Just like Monday got Alaphilippe in a sprint Roglic. Izagirre completed the podium.
Wednesday leaves the peloton in Bermeo for a 184,8 kilometers long ride to Valdegovía. The riders do in the first part two climbs of third category in the second half stands there with La Barrerilla still a climb of second category on the menu.