It was a stunning ride from the 25-year-old who took Stage 13 four minutes 11 seconds ahead of EuskaltelEuskadi's Amets
Txurrukax, with Brice Feillu (Agritubel) in third.
Darren Suarez and Amets
S Munain from house of Suarez, centre, performing on the roof with Sarah Black from Us Geese Are Swans, far left, and Jennifer Smith, from Taciturn, right Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY/ at270208dleap-3.
The Belgian rider's surge, coming after Euskaltel rider Amets
Txurruka and Bouygues Telecom's Pierrick Fedrigo had led for 125km only to be caught a kilometre from the finish, saw him pip Erik Zabel to the line by a matter of centimetres.