News | Itzulia Basque Country • April 8, 2022
Soler puts in brave attack at Itzulia Basque Country
Catalan rider up to 10th place in GC
Marc Soler finish 9th on stage 5 of the Itzulia Basque Country from Zamundio to Mallabia (163.1) on what was a brutally hard stage with over 3500m of climbing.
Soler put in a trademark aggressive spot of riding, attacking with Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos-Grenandiers) to form an elite leading duo before being caught by the peloton with under -10km to go.
Rodriguez would hang on to win the stage, with Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) moving into the yellow jersey as race leader.
Soler now sits 10th overall at 1’30’’ behind Evenepoel heading into tomorrow’s hilly test from Eibar to Arrate (135.7km).
Stage 5 results
1.Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos-Grenadiers) 4:07:09
2.Dani Martinez (Ineos-Grenadiers) +7’’
3.Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) +9’’
9.Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) +38’’
General Classification after stage 5
1.Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) +5’’
2.Dani Martinez (Ineos-Grenadiers) +2
3.Ion Izagirre (Cofidis) +21’’
10.Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) +1’30’’