Yesterday’s third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country was 170.7km from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Zumarraga with climbs over the Azazeta (cat 2), Iturrieta (cat 1), Urbasa (cat 1), Urkilaga (cat 2), Gabiria (cat 3), Antigua (cat 3, twice), Atagoiti (cat 3) and the Antiguako (cat 2).
Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha) won the stage in a three man sprint ahead of Sergio Luis Henao (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) after going clear on the second ascent of the Antigua.
Henao now leading the overall classification ahead of Rodriguez and Quintana who are both on the same time.
1 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 4:39:02
2 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky
3 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:00:07
5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
7 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
8 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:10
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
10 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team