Mikel Nieve and co. ceded several minutes and with it any chance of decent overall placings in the Bayern Rundfahrt's individual time trial on Saturday.
Lampre-Merida's Adriano Malori grabbed a commanding win over the 31,2-kilometre course to move into the overall lead ahead of Sunday's concluding stage.
Nieve, Euskaltel's top man on GC, dropped to 32nd overall after finishing 63rd on the stage more than three minutes in arrears.
Results (full results here):
- (1, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida), 38:19)
- 63, Mikel Nieve, 3:11
- 65, Rubén Pérez, 3:16
- 102, Juan José Lobato, 4:56
- 115, Jon Aberasturi, 5:27
- 117, Steffen Radochla, 5:34
- 125, Jure Kocjan, 6:06
- 133, André Schulze, 7:14