Despite a fall, cyclist Primoz Roglic from the German Bora-hansgrohe team remains in the first overall yellow jersey at the 63rd Tour of the Basque Country. The Slovenian fell on the third stage from Ezpeleta to Altsasu a good 40 kilometers from the finish and was temporarily left behind.

Roglic, who had won the opening time trial, made it back into the field. However, his lead over time trial world champion Remco Evenepoel was reduced to seven seconds because the Belgian won the intermediate sprint and collected bonus seconds.

After 190.9 kilometers, the Belgian Quinten Hermans won the stage in a sprint ahead of the Italian Edoardo Zambanini. The German Nikias Arndt took fifth place. On Thursday, a total of four mountain classifications await on the fourth stage over 157.5 kilometers from Etxarri-Aranatz to Legutio. The Basque Country Tour ends on Saturday in Eibar.