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Canada’s Michael Woods Fab 4th on Queen Stage at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

by pedalmag.com
Michael Woods  ©  Cor Vos
April 07, 2017 (Arrate, Spain) – Canada’s Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) lit up the 159km queen from Orio to Arrate (Eibar) with two bold attacks but was eventually caught settling for fourth on Stage 5 as  Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team to the win over Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale with Woods’ teammate Rigoberto Uran (Col) in third. Valverde holds onto the lead with Uran 2nd overall followed by Bardet in 3rd and Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates in 4th.

Results

1. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team    3:26:32
2. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
3. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
4. Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac
5. Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
6. Alberto Contador (Esp) Trek-Segafredo    0:03
7. Jon Izaguirre (Esp) Bahrain-Merida    0:15
8. Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky
9. Simon Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott
10. David De La Cruz (Esp) Quick-Step Floors    0:22

GC after Stage 5

1. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team    20:05:18
2. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
3. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
4. Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
5. Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac
6. Alberto Contador (Esp) Trek-Segafredo    0:03
7. Jon Izaguirre (Esp) Bahrain-Merida    0:15
8. Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky
9. David De La Cruz (Esp) Quick-Step Floors    0:19
10. Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe     0:22





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