Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco
Stage 4: Zumarraga to Arrate (Eibar) - Stage Details

Young British climber Simon Yates has finished third from a select group on stage four of the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco in Spain today.

The 22-year-old looked strong amongst a small move of a dozen riders, including all the general classification favourites, up the final category one climb that peaked just a couple of kilometres before the finish.

Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha) used experience to win his second consecutive stage, finishing ahead of Bauke Mollema (Trek Factory Racing) and Yates.

“Simon was really good,” sport director Neil Stephens said. “He went up the climb, he looked pretty comfortable, he rode a nice sensible race and he got to the finish.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 4:05:10
2 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek Factory Racing ST
3 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
4 Ion Izagirre (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
5 Sergio Luis Henao (COL) - Team Sky ST
6 Michele Scarponi (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
7 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team ST
8 Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
9 Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre-Merida ST
10 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ.fr ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
25 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:56
37 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:17
42 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:53
45 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:53
47 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:53
86 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:52