Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco
Stage 6: Markina-Xemein - Markina-Xemein (ITT) - Stage Details

ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Simon Yates won the best young rider classification at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. The neo-pro started stage six in 16th place overall. Time trialing to 17th place on the final stage, Yates jumped up to 12th overall, 3’07 behind race winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo).  

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) stopped the clock at 38’33 on the hilly 25.9 kilometre course to win the stage on the final day of racing. Yates’ effort was within two minutes of the multi-time time trial world champion. Crossing the line in 40’20, Yates slotted into 17th place by stage end.

“The recon went well. The warm-up went well. He paced himself well. Simon is a very methodical sort of guy, which lends itself to having a good result in a time trial. There were a couple of minor things that we could do better in the future that may help him improve. He’s only very young, and there’s still a lot of time for him to learn. Simon has done a fantastic job not only today but all week.” - Sport Director Neil Stephens

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tony Martin (Ger) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:38:33
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:07
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:15
4 Simon Spilak (Slo) - Team Katusha 0:00:16
5 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:35
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) - Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:38
7 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) - Movistar Team 0:00:41
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) - Movistar Team 0:01:02
9 Tejay van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:01:05
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) - FDJ.fr 0:01:25
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
17 Simon Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:47
55 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:33
67 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:08
74 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:27
100 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:58
115 Esteban Chaves (Col) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:05