I warned that the EFF's total disregard for the rules would cause serious problems in years to come, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Julian Alaphilippe burst to a hilltop win on stage 2 of the Tour of the Basque Country while overnight leader Maximilian Schachmann held on to the overall lead.
Primoz Roglic grabbed hold of the leader's yellow jersey at the Tour of the Basque Country with victory in the time trial on stage four.
France's Julian Alaphilippe secured his second consecutive stage win at the Tour of the Basque Country.
Slovenia's Primoz Roglic made a solo break and clung on for a nail-biting win on stage four of the Tour of the Basque Country.
Swiss rider Michael Albasini edged a sprint finish to claim victory on the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country.
Italy's Diego Rosa claimed the fifth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country as Colombia's Sergio Henao moved into the overall lead.
Spaniard Mikel Landa won the second stage of the Tour of the Basque country on home soil to claim the overall lead.
Joaquim Rodriguez claimed overall victory at the Tour of the Basque Country thanks to the second fastest time in the race-against-the-clock.
Joaquim Rodriguez has won the third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country as Sergio Henao claimed the overall lead.
Michael Matthews of Orica-GreenEdge has won a sprint finish to claim the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country.
Germany's Maximilian Schachmann has won the 11.2km Tour of the Basque Country opening day individual time-trial.
Australian Jay McCarthy wonthe third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country in a sprint finish, as Julian Alaphilippe retained the race leader's yellow jersey.
Veteran Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde continued his sensational early season form by winning the Tour of the Basque Country for the first time.
Spanish rider David de la Cruz won the third stage and moved into the overall lead of the Tour of the Basque Country thanks to a brave solo break.
Michael Matthews of Sunweb looked convincing as he won a bunch sprint on stage one of the Tour of the Basque Country.
Spain's Samuel Sanchez shrugged off his 38 years to win the fourth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country.
Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez has won the 144km opening stage of the Tour of the Basque Country.
Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez has claimed his second stage victory in as many days at the Tour of the Basque Country.
Italian Fabio Felline has edged out Australia's Michael Matthews to win the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country.
Australian Michael Matthews has sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, led by Alberto Contador.
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