Ruta del Sol 2022: Young Rune Herregodts wins stage 1

Rune Herregodts - Ruta del Sol 2022: Rune Herregodts wins stage 1image: Cor VosRune Herregodts wins the 1st stage of the Ruta del Sol from the breakaway. He outsprints Stephen Bassett on the line. Obviously, the young Flemish rider is the first leader on GC. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Ruta del Sol 2022

1. Rune Herregodts (bel)
2. Stephen Bassett (usa) + 0.02
3. Ander Okamika (spa) s.t.
4. Xabier Isasa (spa) + 0.12
5. Lindsay De Vilder (bel) + 0.15
6. Mark Christian (gbr) + 0.18
7. Alessandro Covi (ita) + 0.31
8. Gonzalo Serrano (spa) + 0.37
9. Matteo Trentin (ita) s.t.
10. Benoît Cosnefroy (fra) + 0.38

GC after stage 1
1. Rune Herregodts (bel)
2. Stephen Bassett (usa) + 0.02
3. Ander Okamika (spa) s.t.
4. Xabier Isasa (spa) + 0.12
5. Lindsay De Vilder (bel) + 0.15
6. Mark Christian (gbr) + 0.18
7. Alessandro Covi (ita) + 0.31
8. Gonzalo Serrano (spa) + 0.37
9. Matteo Trentin (ita) s.t.
10. Benoît Cosnefroy (fra) + 0.38

Race report
Eight riders jump clear on the first climb of the day. Alvaro Cuadros, Xabier Isasa, Lindsay De Vylder, Rune Herregodts, Vojtech Repa, Ander Okamika, Mark Christian and Stephen Bassett carve out a lead of 15 minutes.

Six attackers remain when they tackle the punchy climb to the line 1.30 minutes ahead of the peloton.

The race comes down to a Bassett-Herregodts clash in te last few hundred meters. The 23-year old Belgian outguns the American to ride into the first leader’s jersey.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2022 Ruta del Sol.

Ruta del Sol 2022 – stage 1: route, profile, more

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