Ion Izagirre takes victory in thrilling Tour of the Basque Country stage six as Dani Martínez wins overall

Martínez claimed the yellow jersey in an action-packed queen stage

Ion Izagirre Itzulia win 2022
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Ion Izagirre (Cofidis) sprinted to victory in a dramatic final stage of the Tour of the Basque Country.

The Basque rider, having crashed on the final ascent to Arrate, kicked ahead of Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) to claim the stage win and second overall in the race he won in 2019.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.