Rune Herregodts secures surprise breakaway victory at the Ruta del Sol 2022

The Belgian held off the breakaway to move into the overall lead of the Andalucian stage race

Rune Herregodts wins stage one of the Ruta del Sol.
(Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise’s Rune Herregodts outlasted the rest of the breakaway to win the first stage of the Ruta del Sol 2022 and move into the overall lead.

The Belgian rider forced his way past Stephen Bassett (Human Powered Health) in the final 100m of a punchy finish in Iznájar to secure his team’s first win of the year.

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