Vuelta a Pais Vasco – Stage 5 – Freire wins, then doesn’t

Oscar Freire did win the 5th stage sprint of the Vuelta a Pais Vasco but then was disqualified because his teammate Luis Leon Sanchez not only pushed him but pushed another rider in the final 500m. I’m not sure what Lulu was thinking, or if it really made a difference as Freire was the fastest, but regardless the win was taken away from Freire and he was relegated to last place in the finishing group on this stage due to dangerous riding. That moved Francesco Gavazzi up to the win and John Gadret onto the podium.

Vuelta a Pais Vasco Stage 5 Top Three
1. Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre)_____4:27:03
2. Kristof Van De Walle (Lotto)
3. John Gadret (AG2R)

Vuelta a Pais Vasco Overall Top Three
1. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)______21:39:49
2. Andreas Kloden (Radioshack)
3. Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel)

See video of the “incident” after the jump

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