Vuelta a Espana: Mikel Iturria wins first race on home soil

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Mikel Iturria won stage 11 of this Vuelta a Espana on home soil in the Basque Nation to shoot his first ever as the general classification riders enjoyed a relaxing day.
The 27-year-old was part of a breakaway before starting a solo attack to triumph before his family.
Before holding to take his first Grand Tour win by six 20, he built a lead of 45 seconds.
“Once I was requested that stage I wished to win, I stated this one,” he said.
Iturria, who won from Jonathan Lastra with Lawson Craddock third, included:”I have always wanted something like this, since I’m a worker not a winner.”
Race leader Primoz Roglic arrived together with the rest of the peloton in 35 seconds behind Iturria and 18 minutes, maintaining his lead of one minute 52 seconds over nearest challenger Alejandro Valverde after his victory at Tuesday’s individual time trial.
Thursday’s point 12 is just another scenic ride round northern Spain, a 171.4 km road from Circuito de Navarra to Bilbao.
1. Mikel Iturria (Esp/Euskadi Basque Country) 4hr 36mins 44secs
2. Jonathan Lastra (Spa/Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) +6secs
3. Lawson Craddock (USA/Education First) +6secs
4. Damien Howson (Aus/Mitchelton – Scott) +6secs
5. Francois Bidard (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +6secs
6. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri/Team Dimension Data) +9secs
7. Benjamin Thomas (Fra/Groupama – FDJ) +12secs
8. Matteo Fabbro (Ita/Team Katusha – Alpecin) +12secs
9. Gorka Izagirre (Esp/Astana Guru Team) +12secs
10. Remi Cavagna (Fra/Deceuninck – Quick-Step) +12secs
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 41hrs, 48mins
2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +1min 52secs
3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) +2mins 11secs
4. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +3mins
5. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) + 3mins 5secs
6. Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor/Lotto-Soudal) +4mins 59secs
7. Rafal Majka (Pol/BORA-hansgrohe) +5mins 42secs
8. Nicolas Edet (Fra/Cofidis) +5mins 49secs
9. Dylan Teuns (Bel/Bahrain-Merida) +6 mins 7secs
10. Wilco Kelderman (NED/Sunweb) +6mins 25secs
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