Iztulia Basque Country: Schachmann wins stage 1

Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) celebrates the win

Maximilian Schachmann ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) took out the win on the opening stage of the Iztulia Basque Country , putting in a dominant performance the 11.3km time trial. The German topped Dani Martinez (EF Education First) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) by 9 and 10 seconds, respectively, and sets his Bora-Hansgrohe squad up for a promising week of racing. The victory follows a stage in the Volta a Catalunya and a win in the GP Industria & Artigianato so far this season. “I don’t know what to say, it’s my third victory this year," Schachmann said. "Many time trials I’ve been in front, and I’ve never won. It’s a special victory for me. It was a very hard time trial. I don’t know how I did it. There were a lot of strong guys like Kwiatkowski. I’m speechless.” The 2019 Iztulia Basque Country got underway with an 11.3km time trial ...

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