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BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue (right) helped hand up Elite bottles during the race. (BMC Racing Team photo.)
BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue (right) helped hand up Elite bottles during the race. (BMC Racing Team photo.)

Vuelta a España, Stage 19: No Easy Days

9. September 2011

Bilbao, Spain

The BMC Racing Team endured another warm day and a tough finishing circuit Friday at the Vuelta a España as its six riders are now within two stages of arriving at the finish in Madrid.

No Changes Overall
Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) soloed to the stage win in the 158.5 kilometer race as Greg Van Avermaet was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher in 84th. Juan José Cobo (Geox-TMC) retains his 13-second lead on Christopher Froome (Sky Pro Cycling). Saturday's penultimate stage is 185 km from Bilbao to Vitoria featuring four categorized climbs.