Mikel Landa sealed the overall title at Vuelta a Burgos with another strong climbing display on the final day in Spain.
It couldn’t have gone much better.
His effort forced other teams to chase though, while Elissonde guided Landa up the bulk of the climb, before Mas and Lopez pushed on as Geoghegan Hart was swept up and it became a straight battle between the favourites.
Only Lopez and Mas were with the Spaniard and neither could launch a big enough attack to threaten Landa's GC lead.
Not only did Landa wrap up the title, but he also takes home the mountains prize, the best Spanish rider, and the points jersey after a near flawless week on home soil.
Vuelta a Burgos final standings
1. Mikel Landa (Team Sky) 18:12:47
2. Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) +40"
3. David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) +46"
4. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) +51"
5. Jaime Roson (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA) +1:18"
Stage five results
1. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) 3:11:42
2. Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) +5"
3. Mikel Landa (Team Sky) +11"
4. David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) +30"
5. Jaime Roson (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA) +35"