Simon Gerrans won the bunch sprint to take second. Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) slipped away from a group of around 30 riders that formed on the descent of the last climb to solo across the line for victory. Seven seconds back, Gerrans bested Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) for second with the Belgian rounding out the podium.
“I’m pretty content with second place,” said Gerrans. “Obviously it would have been great to sprint for the victory instead, but San Sebastian is my first race back after taking a short break after the Olympics. I’m happy to stand on the podium as I begin the last part of my season.”