The gifted Euskaltel climber was the first rider over the first climb of the day, but just wasn't able to join Rogers, Katusha's Gusev, Saur's Coppel, RadioShack's Zubeldia and Sky's Sivtsov at the head of the race as the quintet built a gap over the peloton with some 50 clicks left to ride. The five made it to the line (in the above order) 23 seconds ahead of the pack, a pack of which Ricardo García (14th), Alan Pérez (19th), Peio Bilbao (37th), Gorka Izagirre (48th) and Landa (68th) were part of.
Rubén Pérez crossed the line in 85th place 6:21 down, while Pablo Urtasun came in 9:15 in arrears down in 111th.
With the days to go, García is the best placed in 17th at 36 from Rogers.
Full results here.