Daniele Bennati

Juan Jose Cobo has the victory of returning to a step, which will have to give tomorrow at the last stage of the round in Madrid. The Cantabrian cyclist, however, lives on tenterhooks, fearful of a prick, a fall or bonuses to ruin this triumph that both want and who did not aspire to three weeks ago. The stage today, between Bilbao and Vitoria, had the danger for him of the two intermediate sprints – the second one located 17 kilometers of the goal after a change in the Organization last time – and the arrival, where Froome, who continues to Cobo 13s in the general, could reduce the difference thanks to subsidies. But none of that happened because the Sky team did not prevent the escape of the day, consisting of 27 runners, snatched the prize of the second his Chief of rows in the first intermediate sprint. Froome has only moved 20 kilometers of the goal, when, confused by the change of the Organization, sprinto you to Cobo in the banner of 20 km for the end rather than at 17, where was located the true second flyer goal of the day. Carlos Sastre, companion of Cobo, took the confusion to abscond and deprive of the bonuses to Froome. When it came the real intermediate sprint, it was Wiggins, now Squire of the Kenyan, who took the two bonus seconds remaining in an error of the Sky. The stage victory was for Daniele Bennati to sprint after a good job for his team, the Leopard, which led him released until the goal. It is the second victory for the Italian cyclist in this round after which he managed in the second stage.