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LIVE Tour of the Basque Country 2022, first stage LIVE: Roglic beats Evenepoel in the time trial. The order of arrival





17:38 Our LIVE LIVE written on the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country ends here. Greetings to all the friends and readers of OA Sport, and see you tomorrow with the second stage which will start from Leitza and will end in Viana after more than 207 km.

17:35 First of the Italians Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroen Team), 25th the finish line 33 seconds behind the winner.


1 ROGLIČ Primož 9.48.54 45.937
2 EVENEPOEL Remco 9.53.04 45.589
3 CAVAGNA Rémi 10.04.73 44.708
4 THOMAS Geraint 10.06.01 44.613
5 YATES Adam 10.06.17 44.601
6 VLASOV Aleksandr 10.06.24 44.596
7 ARMIRAIL Bruno 10.08.10 44.460
8 IZAGIRRE Ion 10.08.75 44.412
9 VINGEGAARD ​​Jonas 10.08.88 44.403
10 TULETT Ben 10.09.82 44.334

17:32 9’48 ”540 the time of the star of Jumbo-Visma, which folds the young Belgian by giving him 4 and a half seconds. Third position for the French Rèmi Cavagna, 16 seconds behind.

PRIMOZ ROGLIC !!! The Slovenian with a second part of a literally sensational stage tames a great Remco Evenepoel and makes the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country his own!

17:29 The Spaniard Pello Bilbao also arrived, closing in the top 20. Only the Slovenian Primoz Roglic is missing, supported by the cheering of the home crowd.

17:28 The last 200 meters uphill among the stones of Hondarribia will therefore be the tip of the balance of this formidable challenge.

17:27 Full descent for the standard bearer of the Jumbo-Visma. Meanwhile, 44th final position for Davide Formolo.

17:26 The long-awaited duel announced for days has therefore manifested itself. We’ll see if Roglic can keep up with a fantastic Evenepoel.

17:24 31st to the intermediate Davide Formolo. Primoz Roglic is glued to Evenepoel after San Telmo. Only half a second separates the Belgian from the Slovenian.

17:23 9’53 ”04 the stellar time trial of Remco Evenepoel. The Belgian lowers Rèmi Cavagna’s time by 11 seconds and takes the lead, starting the Tour of the Basque Country in the best possible way. We now await Primoz Roglic’s lap.

17:22 Final stages of the prologue for Evenepoel, which flies on the final tear driven by the enthusiasm of the public.

17:20 The Slovenian Primoz Roglic, winner of the last edition, has also started and has certainly been informed of the super start of Evenepoel.

17:18 Remco Evenepoel’s monstrous first intermediate. The talent of the Quick Step disintegrates Rèmi Cavagna’s time stopping the time trial at 4’27 ”60, a good 8 seconds better than the transalpine in just over 3 km.

17:17 The top ten before the highly anticipated latest arrivals.

1 CAVAGNA Rémi 10.04.73 44.708
2 THOMAS Geraint 10.06.01 44.613
3 YATES Adam 10.06.17 44.601
4 VLASOV Aleksandr 10.06.24 44.596
5 ARMIRAIL Bruno 10.08.10 44.460
6 IZAGIRRE Ion 10.08.75 44.412
7 VINGEGAARD ​​Jonas 10.08.88 44.403
8 TULETT Ben 10.09.82 44.334
9 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe 10.09.97 44.323
10 IZAGIRRE Gorka 10.12.64 44.130

17:15 Evenepoel already engaged in the ascent of San Telmo. The 22-year-old Belgian therefore approaches the first stop of the chronometer.

17:14 Colombian Sebastian Henao (Astana Qazaqstan Team) will start, then it will be the turn of our Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates), followed by the Spanish Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious), and finally by Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) .

17:12 12th place for Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies). Here we are: the prologue of the Belgian Remco Evenepoel begins!

17:10 Two minutes to the start of the highly anticipated Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step), while Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) will be the last runner to start at 17:20.

17:08 The Norwegian Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) pays duty in the final, reaching the finish line in 37th position 24 seconds behind the leader.

17:06 Fifth time after the climb of San Telmo by Pierre Latour, just 3 seconds behind compatriot Rèmi Cavagna.

17:04 Eighth time in the intermediate for the Norwegian Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM), who pays 8 seconds to the leader Cavagna.

17:02 Last 10 riders expected at the start of this Tour of the Basque Country. In the meantime, arrivals follow one another without noteworthy additions. Watch out for the Frenchman Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies), who started just under two minutes ago.

17:00 In 12 minutes it will be the turn of Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step). The Belgian talent will have to give a turn to this subdued start to the season.

16:58 15th place in the intermediate for the Canadian Hugo Houle, who pays 9 seconds to Cavagna.

16:55 The Spaniard Mikel Nieve (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) left.

16:54 We are going to experience the hot phases of this test against time. Rèmi Cavagna (Quick Step) deservedly took the lead, soon the start of the two most anticipated protagonists: Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).

16:51 The images from above of Hondarribia, the starting and finishing point of the inaugural chronological prologue of the Tour of the Basque Country 2022.

16:49 Good performance by Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma). The Dane is in seventh position 4 seconds behind Rèmi Cavagna.

16:47 Full descent by Vingegaard, who is really giving his all in this chronoprologue finale.


1 CAVAGNA Rémi 10.04.73 44.708
2 THOMAS Geraint 10.06.01 44.613
3 YATES Adam 10.06.17 44.601
4 VLASOV Aleksandr 10.06.24 44.596
5 ARMIRAIL Bruno 10.08.10 44.460
6 IZAGIRRE Ion 10.08.75 44.412
7 TULETT Ben 10.09.82 44.334
8 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe 10.09.97 44.323
9 IZAGIRRE Gorka 10.12.64 44.130
10 OLIVEIRA Nelson 10.13.67 44.056

16:44 Ninth time in the intermediate for Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma). The Dane will have to recover 8 seconds from the leader in the second part of the prologue.

16:41 Alaphilippe’s time trial at the top of San Telmo is very high. The transalpine is 26 seconds behind his compatriot Cavagna.

16:38 The Tour of the Basque Country officially starts also for our Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates), while Alessandro De Marchi closes in 50th place with 34 seconds behind Cavagna despite the mechanical problems suffered shortly after the start.

16:36 Julian Alaphilippe left (Quick Step) who returns to racing after the Tirreno-Adriatico.

16:34 Less than 30 runners are expected at the start. Meanwhile, the Frenchman David Gaudu closes in 18th position 16 seconds behind his compatriot Cavagna.

16:31 Mechanical problems for the Italian Alessandro De Marchi (Israel-Premier Tech).

16:30 The final rides by Rèmi Cavagna, currently leader of the race.

16:28 Next interesting departures are those of Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step), and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), which will start at 16:34 and 16:38 respectively. Meanwhile, the French David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) climbs 9 seconds behind Cavagna after the first intermediate.

16:25 So in a few minutes the top ten is upset, which is now composed as follows.

1 CAVAGNA Rémi 10.04,730 44.708
2 THOMAS Geraint 10.06.01 44.613
3 YATES Adam 10.06.17 44.601
4 VLASOV Aleksandr 10.06.24 44.596
5 ARMIRAIL Bruno 10.08.10 44.460
6 IZAGIRRE Ion 10.08.75 44.412
7 TULETT Ben 10.09.82 44.334
8 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe 10.09.97 44.323
9 IZAGIRRE Gorka 10.12.64 44.130
10 OLIVEIRA Nelson 10.13.67 44.056

16:22 We have a new leader, it is Rèmi Cavagna. The Quick Step athlete holds his own in the final, overtaking Thomas with a time of 10’04 ”73. 44,708 the average of the transalpine.

16:20 The prologue of Hondarribia comes to life. In less than an hour the departure of Remco Evenepoel, in exactly 60 minutes the last to leave will be Primoz Roglic.

16:18 Sensational second part of the race by Alexandr Vlasov, who clears the gap suffered after the first intermediate and places himself in third position at the finish line just 23 cents from the leader.

16:17 Even better Rèmi Cavagna (Quick Step). The Frenchman achieved the same time as Adam Yates and Geraint Thomas after the ascent of San Telmo.

16:16 Excellent response to the first intermediate for Daniel Felipe Martinez. The Colombian is third two seconds behind Thomas.


1 THOMAS Geraint 10.06.01 44.613
2 YATES Adam 10.06.17 44.601
3 ARMIRAIL Bruno 10.08.10 44.460
4 IZAGIRRE Ion 10.08.75 44.412
5 TULETT Ben 10.09.82 44.334
6 OLIVEIRA Nelson 10.13.67 44.056
7 DEVENYNS Dries 10.14.49 43.997
8 MOLARD Rudy 10.15.98 43.891
9 DOUBEY Fabien 10.17.84 43.759
10 VANSEVENANT Mauri 10.18.58 43.707

16:13 Fifth at the passage of San Telmo Alexandr Vlasov. The Russian has to recover 6 seconds to the Thomas-Yates duo.

16:10 Satisfied Ion Izagirre who declares to aim for the general classification of the 2022 edition of the Tour of the Basque Country. Colombian Daniel Felipe Martinez, national time trial champion, also left.

16:08 Vlasov party. In the meantime, mechanical problems for the Belgian Silvayn Moniquet (Lotto Soudal) who reached the finish line very detached.

16:05 Two minutes to the start of Alexandr Vlasov (BORA-hansgrohe). A little later it will be the turn of Daniel Felipe Martinez (INEOS Grenadiers).

16:02 10’06 “10 the time trial to beat by Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers). We will see in the next few minutes if anyone will manage to get under the 10-minute barrier.

16:00 Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates, Ion Izagirre, Ben Tulett, Nelson Oliveira. This is the momentary top five. It should be emphasized that the first five are collected in just 7 seconds.

15:57 For only 16 cents Geraint Thomas goes to take the first position snatching it from his teammate Adam Yates!

15:56 Second place for Izagirre, who passes 2 and a half seconds from Yates.

15:55 Izagirre and Thomas are on their way. We will therefore see if Adam Yates can continue to remain in the leader box.

15:52 3 seconds late and third position in the first intermediate for Ion Izagirre, while Geraint Thomas enters second place less than a second behind Adam Yates.

15:50 Temporary 29th place at the finish line for Gianluca Brambilla. The Trek-Segafredo athlete pays 34 seconds to leader Adam Yates.

15:47 The effort also begins for Geraint Thomas, who has not found victory in the tests against time for 1376 days.

15:45 Izagirre, Spanish National Time Trial Champion, departed! Non-trivial prologue for runners, ups and downs and the final stretch of cobblestones to animate the inaugural stage of the 2022 edition.

15:42 In a few minutes the prologue will light up with the first excellent starts. At 3.45 pm it will be the turn of the Spaniard Ion Izagirre (Cofidis), followed a minute later by the British Geraint Thomas (INEOS-Grenadiers).

15:39 Adam Yates, Ben Tulett, Nelson Oliveira, Dries Devenyns, Rudy Molard. This is the top five in order so far, waiting for the most accredited protagonists on the eve.

15:36 Fourth position for Devenyns, who pays Yates 8 seconds.

15:35 Adam Yates resists and flies in command of this prologue. The Briton finished in 10’06 ”170 reaching the finish line with a 3 and a half second margin over Tulett.

15:32 A few moments and it will be the turn of another Italian cyclist. Leaving Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafredo). Belgian Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) is second in the half time 6 seconds behind Adam Yates.

15:29 Good performance for Andrea Vendrame. The twenty-seven year old from Conegliano is fifth at the finish line with 10’21 ”150, 12 seconds behind the momentary leader. Meanwhile, Adam Yates flies to the intermediate time. The British climbs in first position with an 8 second margin over Hamilton and 9 over Tulett.

15:26 Frenchman Rudy Molard enters third position at the finish in Hondarribia thanks to a time of 10’15 ”980.

15:23 Adam Yates (INEOS Grenadiers) leaves. Excellent intermediate time for Andrea Vendrame. The blue pays less than a second to Hamilton and Tulett before the second part of the race.

15:21 Today’s is the shortest chronoprologue of the last five editions of the Tour of the Basque Country. After 3.2 km fifth time for the French Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ). Filippo Conca at the finish 28th, 45 seconds from the top.

15:18 Antonio Nibali is late for more than a minute. Fourth position instead for the Slovenian Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) who closes 12 seconds behind Tulett.

15:16 At the start it is the turn of Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroen Team), while Filippo Conca gets the 35th time at the passage of San Telmo.

15:13 Ben Tulett (INEOS Grenadiers) flies to the lead with a time of 10’09 ”820, behind him is the Portuguese Nelson Oliveira (Movistar Team) 4 seconds behind him, third therefore Fraile.

15:10 The arrival of Omar Fraile (INEOS Grenadiers), leader of the race up to now.

15:09 The second Italian of the day started, namely Filippo Conca (Lotto Soudal). Meanwhile the British Ben Tulett (INEOS Grenadiers) sets the second time after the ascent of San Telmo.

15:06 Only temporary 11th place on arrival for Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech). The Canadian pays the leader Fraile 30 seconds.

15:03 Spaniard Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) enters third position just under 4 seconds from compatriot Fraile.

15.00 Ben Tulett (Ineos-Grenadiers) starts now

14.58 In five minutes it will be time for the first blue of the day, let’s talk about Antonio Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan).

14.57 Altino Woods time: 4’57 ”13, provisional seventh place in the first split.

14.56 Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech) will soon be seen at the first split time: the Canadian can inflame the race every day with his attacks.

14.53 The South American Stefan De Bod (Astana Qazaqstan) is now second in 10’22 “63, ahead of Marc Soler (10’23” 45).

14.50 The Spaniard was six seconds behind Hamilton in the first split time, at the finish line he is ahead by seven: thirteen seconds gained in just over four kilometers.

14.49 Omar Fraile, with a very performing second intermediate time, snatches the first place from Hamilton’s hands: 10’19 ”75 for the man of the Ineos-Grenadiers.

14.48 Meanwhile Lucas Hamilton crosses the finish line: best time in 10’26 ”39, almost eleven seconds better than Aular.

14.47 Calculating the possible developments with these first times, the best could stop the clock at the first split time a little under four and a half minutes.

14.45 A few minutes ago another interesting rider left for this day: we are talking about Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates).

14.44 Orluis Aular takes the first provisional place in 10’37 ”32, meanwhile the times are becoming more and more interesting: Omar Fraile (Ineos-Grenadiers) is in provisional second place in the intermediate time.

14.43 The best time at the finish is for Konovalovas in 10’46 “15, but the bar is lowered again: Lucas Hamilton (BikeExchange-Jayco) records a 4’43” 42.

14.41 Meanwhile, the best time is updated at the first split: the Venezuelan Orluis Aular records an excellent 4’51 ”14, the only one to go under the five-minute barrier.

14.40 Daniel Alejandro Mendez is the first to close the test in 11.09.71.

14.39 We recall that Clement Champoussin (AG2R Citroen) did not leave today. The first withdrawal is registered immediately.

14.38 Konovalovas immediately lowers the bar, at the first split time he stops the clock in 5’01 ”85.

14.37 Obviously the last to start will be number 1 Primoz Roglic, preceded by Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious) and our Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates).

14.35 To overcome it is immediately Daniel Navarro (Burgos-BH) who does two seconds better: 5’05 ”54.

14.33 We have the very first split times: the best after 3200 meters is Ibai Azurmendi (Euskaltel-Euskadi) in 5’07 ”53.

14.30 Ignatas Konovalovas (Groupama-FDJ) starts right now: with his eight time trial victories of the Lithuanian national title he could be the first to set an interesting time.

14.27 Already today we expect a rustic duel between Roglic and Evenepoel for success.

14.26 With the sprint from the blocks of Mendez (Equipo Kern Pharma), the Tour of the Basque Country 2022 officially starts!

14.24 Two minutes to the first start of this Tour of the Basque Country 2022.

14.21 The first stage perfectly respects what we will see during this week: a nervous path, with pitfalls around every corner.

14.18 Other riders who want to have their say in the standings are Enric Mas (Movistar) and David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ). The Italian hopes will be based on Alessandro Covi, invested (at least on paper) with the role of captain at UAE Team Emirates.

2.15pm Departures will take place every minute until 4.42pm, time for Xabier Mikel Azparren; after the Euskaltel-Euskadi man the runners will start from the blocks every two minutes.

14.12 The first start of the day will be at 14.26, with the Colombian Daniel Alejandro Mendez (Equipo Kern Pharma).

14.09 We start with a 7.51 kilometer chronoprologue in Hondarribia. A continuous ups and downs, with the peak that will be found on the San Telmo GPM, 1400 meters at 3.9% average gradient.

14.06 A respectable startlist for the Basque race: Jumbo-Visma fields a terrific duo with Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard, first and second last year. Their biggest opponent will most likely be Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl), along with Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Aleksandr Vlasov (BORA-Hansgrohe).

14.03 The preparation for the Grand Tours continues: we move to Spain for the sixty-first edition of the race.

14.00 Hello everyone and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country 2022.

Hello and welcome to the Live Direct of the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country 2022. The small stage races for the World Tour are back, we move to Iberian land.

It begins with a short time trial : 7.51 kilometers scheduled with start and finish in Hondarribia. Route that is anything but simple: to cover the third category GPM of San Telmo with 1.4 kilometers at 3.9% and in general a continuous ups and downs.

Today’s big favorite is also the greatest indicated for the final victory: Primoz Roglic can use his chronoman skills to already take an important margin. To launch the challenge to the Olympic champion in charge of the specialty there will be Remco Evenepoel , who wants to redeem a fluctuating start to the season.

For the Jumbo-Visma challenge against Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team to follow the performances of Jonas Vingegaard and Remi Cavagna, two outsiders for the stage success. In the race also the world champion of the line test Julian Alaphilippe.

Appointment at 14.00 to not really miss anything of this crackling test.