Cycling: Stage for Porte as Henao retains Basque Tour lead

Sky's Australian rider Richie Porte won the fifth stage of the Tour of the Basque country on Thursday, a 166.1km ride from Eibar to Beasain, but could not dislodge fellow Sky racer Sergio Luis Henao from the overall lead.

Colombian Henao came in second on the day after a penultimate stage containing ten climbs and marked by a long 50km escape by Spaniard Omar Fraile of Caja Rural, who launched into his effort on the second category Olaberria climb.

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