Richie Porte solos to win stage five in Basque Country

Richie Porte, stage winner, Tour of the Basque Country 2013, stage five

Team Sky continued to dominate the racing in the Tour of the Basque Country on Friday, with Richie Porte taking a solo win and Sergio Henao placing third to maintain his overall lead in the WorldTour race.

Porte put in a late attack from the contenders' group on the last of the day's 10 categorised climbs  to take a solo win and claw back some valuable seconds from overall rivals Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar). Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) came home in second, four seconds behind Porte, closely followed by Henao.

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