'Deafening' Basque fans and tactical precision as Simon Carr key to EF's Clásica San Sebastián win

The Brit dropped Mikel Landa to forge clear before team-mate Neilson Powless finished off the job and took the victory

Simon Carr
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Tactical precision amongst the chaos of Basque cycling fans was the order of the day at Clásica San Sebastián, as Neilson Powless pulled off a fantastic victory for EF Education - Nippo.

Key to this win was Brit Simon Carr, in his debut WorldTour season, who dropped Mikel Landa and set off up the road to alley-oop Powless' charge from behind.

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