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UAE Team Emirates' Vine snatches second place in Itzulia TT opener

UAE Team Emirates' Vine snatches second place in Itzulia TT opener
2 Apr 2024 20:50

BASQUE COUNTRY (WAM)

The UAE Team Emirates got off to a flying start on day 1 of the Itzulia Basque Country, placing three riders in the top-11 of the time trial.

Jay Vine the best-placed stood in second place at just 7’’ from the winner Primoz Roglic (Bora Hansgrohe).

Roglic clocked the fastest time of 12’34’’ and became the first leader of the race with Vine pushing a blistering pace of 47.3 kmph on the undulating course starting and finishing in Irún (10km).

“I’m really happy with the ride, it was a late addition to my schedule to come here and I’m always happy to get the opportunity to race a nice TT. I’m looking forward to the rest of the week and see what I can do as the week goes on. It’s a tough week on paper with some heavy climbing days but me and the boys are ready and motivated for it,” said Vine.

Other notable performances were put in by Juan Ayuso (7th) and Brandon McNulty (11th) as both riders also come into the race in flying form with numerous victories to their names already this season.

On Wednesday, the Itzulia will continue with stage 2 from Irun to Kanbo (160km).

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