Emanuel Buchmann takes overall lead after summit finish win in Tour of the Basque Country 2019

The German has a 54-second advantage over Ion Izagirre going into tomorrow's final stage

Emanuel Buchmann winning stage five of the Tour of the Basque Country 2019 (Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Stringer/Getty)

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Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) launched a solo attack with 8km to go to win stage five of the Tour of the Basque Country and take the overall lead off team-mate Schachmann.

Ion Izagirre (Astana) led a group of three containing Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) over the line next, 1-08 down on Buchmann, with Izagirre doing enough to jump up to second place on GC, who now trails the German by 54 seconds.

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