Pais Vasco, Stage 5: Day For The Climbers10. April 2015, Aia (ESP) — Road Team
Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team remained within striking distance of the overall lead Friday at Vuelta al Pais Vasco after enduring three ascents of a challenging climb in the final 20 kilometers.
Van Garderen finished 11th, 26 seconds after race leader Sergio Henao (Team Sky) on the 155.5-km stage that was won solo by Mikel Landa (Astana Pro Team). With only Saturday's 18.3-km individual time trial to go, van Garderen is ninth, 36 seconds off the lead.
"We think a top five finish is still possible for Tejay," BMC Racing Team Sport Director Yvon Ledanois said.
BMC Racing Team's Samuel Sánchez finished 21st, 1:26 back. He is one minute off the overall lead in 14th place. Teammate Darwin Atapuma was also in the top 25 on the day, finishing 22nd, 1:37 back.
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