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Itzulia Basque Country: Cerny, Honoré give Deceuninck-Quickstep a 1-2 on stage 5

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Mikkel Honoré won stage 5 of Itzulia Basque Country, crossing the line with his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammate Josef Cerny (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Podium Mikkel Honore of Denmark and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Celebration during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Dane Mikkel Honoré Deceuninck-QuickStep celebrates winning stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Arrival Julien Bernard of France and Team Trek Segafredo during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Frenchman Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo crosses the line for third on stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Arrival Sprint Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark and Team EF Education Nippo Alexey Lutsenko of Kazahkstan and Team Astana Premier Tech Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

The bunch sprint on stage 5 in Ondarroa (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Arrival Simon Clarke of Australia and Team Qhubeka Assos Daryl Impey of South Africa and Team Israel StartUp Nation during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

The bunch sprint was led by Simon Clarke of Team Qhubeka Assos for fourth and Daryl Impey of Team Israel Start-Up Nation in fifth (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic Mikkel Honor of Denmark and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway Fans Public itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Josef Cerny and Mikkel Honoré gave Deceuninck-Quickstep a 1-2 on stage 5 of Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Josef Cerny of Deceuninck-QuickStep in breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Ben Hermans of Israel Start-Up Nation leads the peloton as the route heads inland to Ondarroa (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Polka Dot Mountain Jersey during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

New GC leader Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) on stage 5 with teammate Tadej Pogacar in mountains jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Andreas Leknessund of Norway and Team DSM during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Andreas Leknessund of Team DSM bridged up to breakaway with 110km to go and made it six out front (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Start Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma Blue Best Young Rider Jersey during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Stage 5 start in Hondarriba with UAE Team Emirates and Team Jumbo-Visma at front with classification jerseys (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Simon Geschke of Germany and Team Cofidis during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Injury Crash Medical Detail view itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Simon Geschke of Team Cofidis gets attention from crash at team car (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Itzulia Basque Country 2021 - 60th Edition - 5th stage Hondarribia - Ondarroa 160,2 km - 09/04/2021 - Scenery - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021

Scenery along coast of Spain for 160.2km stage 5 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 The Peloton passing through Hondarribia beach during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Landscape itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Scenery along stage 5, which covers 160.2km (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Start Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey The Peloton during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Puerta de Santa Mara de Hondarribia Hondarribia Village City Walls itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Stage 5 start in Hondarriba (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Julien Bernard of France and Team Trek Segafredo during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Julien Bernard of Trek-Segafredo in six-rider break (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Mikkel Honor of Denmark and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Mikkel Honoré of Deceuninck-QuickStep in breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Ide Schelling of Netherlands and Team Bora Hansgrohe during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Ide Schelling of Bora-Hansgrohe takes a turn in six-rider break (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Julien Bernard of France and Team Trek Segafredo Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Breakaway of six came together with 110km to go (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova of Costa Rica and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa bitzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Costa Rican Andrey Amador Bikkazakova of Ineos Grenadiers in the breakaway group (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Tao Geoghegan Hart of United Kingdom Ben Swift of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) returned to action this week at Itzulia Basque Country following the crash that forced him to abandon Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Diego Ulissi of Italy Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Polka Dot Mountain Jersey during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

UAE Team Emirates on 160.2km route protecting GC leader Brandon McNulty, as well as mountains classification leader Tadej Pogačar (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Start Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Brandon McNulty of UAE Team Emirates ready to begin stage 5 from fishing port Hondarriba near border of France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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UAE Team Emirates teammates at the start – Tadej Pogacar (left) and Brandon McNulty (right) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Omar Fraile Matarranz of Spain Alex Aranburu Deba of Spain and Team Astana Premier Tech during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Astana duo of Alex Aranburu and Omar Fraile, who finished 1-2 on stage 2, attacked with 22km to go (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark scar Rodriguez Garaikoetxea of Spain and Team Astana Premier Tech during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Jakob Fuglsang and Rodriguez Garaikoetxea of Astana-Premier Tech during Stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Itzulia Basque Country 2021 - 60th Edition - 5th stage Hondarribia - Ondarroa 160,2 km - 09/04/2021 - Mikel Landa (ESP - Bahrain Victorious) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021

Mikel Landa of Bahrain Victorious on stage 5 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Start Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Brandon Mcnulty of United States Yellow Leader Jersey Valerio Conti of Italy Diego Ulissi of Italy Marc Hirschi of Switzerland Rafal Majka of Poland Jan Polanc of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Mask Covid Safety Measures itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Team UAE Team Emirates at the start ceremonies in Hondarriba (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Start Primoz Roglic of Slovenia Green Points Jersey Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark Blue Best Young Rider Jersey Tobias Foss of Norway Christoph Pfingsten of Germany Lennard Hofstede of Netherlands Antwan Tolhoek of Netherlands Sam Oomen of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Mask Covid Safety Measures itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Team Jumbo-Visma at the start ceremonies in Hondarriba (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Podium Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Blue Best Young Rider Jersey Celebration during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Mask Covid Safety Measures itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Brandon Mcnulty of UAE Team Emirates enjoys Blue Best Young Rider Jersey celebration (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Podium Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Celebration during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Trophy Mask Covid Safety Measures itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates accepts the Polka Dot Mountain Jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Podium Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey Celebration during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Mask Covid Safety Measures itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Primož Roglič of Jumbo-Visma takes the Green Points Jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Podium Brandon Mcnulty of United States and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey Celebration during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Mask Covid Safety Measures itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

GC lead continues for American Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) after stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Podium Carlos Canal Blanco of Spain and Team Burgos BH Most Combative Rider Celebration during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Injury Crash itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Spaniard Carlos Canal Blanco of Team Burgos-BH recognized as the Most Combative Rider on stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mikkel Honoré won stage 5 of Itzulia Basque Country, crossing the line arm-in-arm with his teammate Josef Cerny in a memorable one-two for Deceuninck-QuickStep.

The pair were part of the day’s main six-man breakaway and reduced it to three on the final climb before dropping Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo) on a short rise inside the final 5km.

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