Cycling: Gerrans leads Basque tour
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Simon Gerrans won the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country after he edged out Peter Velits and Angel Vicioso in a sprint finish.
Australian Gerrans, who won the Milan-San Remo last year, finished the 156.5km (98-mile) mountainous course in 4hr 6min 33sec. Velits and Vicioso finished in the same time. Alberto Contador finished seventh, also with the same time. Riders had to negotiate a grade one climb to the Alto de Azurki peak and three grade two ascents.
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