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Last Updated: Friday, 8 April, 2005, 17:09 GMT 18:09 UK
Di Luca snatches Basque victory
Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca
Di Luca beat long-time leader Osa on the last stage
Italy's Danilo Di Luca snatched victory in the Tour of the Basque Country on Friday after coming home ahead of Aitor Osa in the final time trial.

The Liquigas rider had gone into the final stage one second behind Osa, and came home fourth fastest in the stage, which was won by Alberto Condator.

American Bobby Julich was second in the stage, five seconds behind Contador, with Davide Rebellin third.

Di Luca had been in contention since winning the first stage on Monday.


Final time trial stage (Fri):

1. Alberto Contador (Sp, Liberty Seguros) 13 mins 43 secs
2. Bobby Julich (USA, Team CSC) at 0:05
3. Davide Rebellin (It, Gerolsteiner) at 0:08
4. Danilo Di Luca (It, Liquigas) at 0:09
5. Oscar Pereiro (Sp, Phonak) at 0.11
6. Michael Rogers (Aus, Quick- Step) at 0.13
7. Angel Vicioso (Sp, Liberty Seguros) at 0.15
8. Michael Boogerd (Ned, Rabobank) at 0.20
9. Ricardo Serrano (Sp, Kaiku) at 0.22
10. Aitor Osa (Sp, Illes Balears) at 0.24

Final race result:

1. Danilo Di Luca (It, Liquigas) 18 hrs 13 mins 53 secs
2. Davide Rebellin (It, Gerolsteiner) @ 0:03
3. Alberto Contador (Sp, Liberty Seguros) at 0:11
4. Aitor Osa (Sp / Illes Balears) at 0:14
5. Bobby Julich (USA, Team CSC) at 0.18
6. Oscar Pereiro (Sp, Phonak) at 0.24
7. Michael Boogerd (Ned, Rabobank) at 0.25
8. Michael Rogers (Aus, Quick-Step) at 0.26
9. Damiano Cunego (It, Lampre - Caffita) at 0.27
10. Ricardo Serrano (Sp, Kaiku) at 0.29

Overall ProTour standings:

1. Alessandro Petacchi (It, Fassa Bortolo) 93
2. Oscar Freire (Sp, Rabobank) 78
3. Bobby Julich (USA, CSC) 75
4. Danilo Hondo (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 70
5. Tom Boonen (Bel, Quick-Step) 62
6. Danilo Di Luca (It, Liquigas) 51
7. Thor Hushovd (Nor, Credit Agricole) 50
8. Alejandro Valverde (Sp, Illes Balears) 43
9. Davide Rebellin (It, Gerolsteiner) 41
10. Andreas Klier (Ger, T-Mobile) 41




SEE ALSO
Osa edges closer to Basque glory
08 Apr 05 |  Cycling
Valverde wins Basque stage again
07 Apr 05 |  Cycling
Di Luca sprints to Basque stage
04 Apr 05 |  Cycling


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