20km per hour and we will start descending. Bernard is back and now another small group is on the move.
Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo) is under attack. He is currently alone with a small gap.
Nothing is allowed on these flat starting kilometers
The phase is underway and the first attacks are coming. The pitch seems to provide decent hope for a run, but the final should provide some more GC action anyway.
We don’t have a starter today, and that’s Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation), who crashed yesterday. He finished the stage but decided not to continue the race so as not to jeopardize his chances at the upcoming Ardennes Classics. Here’s the whole story.
The drivers are moving through the neutral zone, and the stage will start soon.
Hello and welcome to our live show about phase 4 of the Basque Country Itzulia. Today is the longest stage of the race, running 189 km from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Hondarribia, with a late steep climb followed by a descent to the finish.