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Vuelta a Castilla y Leon 2010

Date range:
April 14-18, 2010

April 18, Stage 5: Samos - Santiago de Compostela 171.6km

Contador completes third overall win of the year

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Cycling News
Published:
April 18, 2010, 13:58 BST,
Updated:
April 18, 2010, 18:13 BST

Ribeiro runs away with final stage

Kiss kiss, bang bang, Contador shoots his way through his third stage race win of the year in the Castilla y Leon

Kiss kiss, bang bang, Contador shoots his way through his third stage race win of the year in the Castilla y Leon

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Alberto Contador (Astana) sewed up his third general classification victory of the 2010 season after safely negotiating the final stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon in Spain on Sunday.

Contador finished mid-pack in the final stage into Santiago de Compostela, which was won by Portuguese rider Sergio Ribeiro (Barbot-Siper).

Ribeiro triumphed in a sprint finale over Spanish pair Alberto Benitez (Footon-Servetto) and Angel Vicioso (Andalucia-Cajasur).

Contador added the Castilla y Leon title (the third of his career) to his overall wins at Paris-Nice and the Vuelta ao Algarve. He finished the race on Sunday with the same margin that had followed his individual time trial win on Saturday. Igor Antón finished second at 41 seconds and Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) took the final podium position, 39 seconds further back.

The peloton gets stuck in on Sunday

Despite a question mark over how foreign riders were going to get home after the race, in light of the disruptions to European air travel, the peloton wasted no time in attacking the 171.6 kilometre course. The high pace meant it took until kilometre 30 for the first break to form.

Once away, however, the eight-man group built itself a rapid advantage, that had extended beyond two minutes after 20 kilometres on the attack. The eight escapees being: Arnold Jeannesson (Caisse d'Epargne), Grischa Niermann (Rabobank), Markel Irizar (RadioShack), Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Andalusia-Cajasur), Gonzalo Rabuñal (Xacobeo Galicia), Ivan Melero (Burgos 2016-Castilla), Jose Herrada (Caja Rural) and Jose Mendes (La-Rota Dos Moveis).

Gomez Marchante led the leaders over the only climb of the day, the Category 3 Montecalvo, as they continued to press their advantage. By kilometre 80 their gap had stretched to 3:40, but this would be prove to be the furthest it would grow.

As the distance passed the 100 kilometre marker, the gap had already begun to dip, primarily under the insistence of Astana and Euskaltel-Euskadi at the front of the peloton behind. The lead settled at the three minute mark until the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, 25 kilometres from home.

Within 13 kilometres, the leaders' were hanging onto just 60 seconds of their advantage. With the peloton closing fast, Irizar, Jeannesson, Herrada and Mendes launched a last gasp attempt to deny the sprinters their day. Their challenge was a brave one, and with five kilometres to go a gap of 30 seconds appeared to give them hope of staying away until the end.

Alas, the peloton had timed their run to perfection as they swallowed the quartet up inside the final kilometre of the race. Sergio Ribeiro (Barbot-Siper) proved the fastest of the stampeding peloton as he swept through to take his first win of the season, and the first victory by a Continental rider in the race. 

Full Results
1 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot-Siper 3:50:06  
2 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
3 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
4 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
5 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
6 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
7 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
8 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
9 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam    
10 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis    
11 Gonzalo Rabuñal. (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
12 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack    
13 Aketza Peña (Spa) Caja Rural    
14 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
15 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
16 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural    
17 Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
18 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
19 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
20 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot-Siper    
21 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana    
22 Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam    
23 Arturo Mora (Spa) Caja Rural    
24 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana    
25 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
26 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Orbea    
27 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana    
28 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
29 Raul Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
30 Jose Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack    
31 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
32 Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea    
33 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot-Siper    
34 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
35 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack    
36 Gregory Obando (CRc) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
37 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
38 Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
39 Diego Gallego (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
40 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
41 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
42 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
43 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
44 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
45 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
46 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana    
47 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
48 Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
49 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
50 Hernani Broco (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis    
51 Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea    
52 Jose Roldan (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
53 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam    
54 Ruben Reig (Spa) Caja Rural    
55 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank    
56 Michael Kwiatkowski (Pol) Caja Rural    
57 Hugo Sabido (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis    
58 Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
59 Helder Oliveira (Por) Barbot-Siper    
60 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Orbea    
61 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team RadioShack    
62 Mario Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne    
63 Rui Sousa (Por) Barbot-Siper    
64 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank    
65 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural    
66 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:00:14  
67 Virgilio Santos (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis    
68 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
69 Jose Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:16  
70 Jose Mendes (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis    
71 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:00:22  
72 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot-Siper 0:00:26  
73 Ivan Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:00:41  
74 David Francisco (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
75 David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
76 Markel Irizar (Spa) Team RadioShack    
77 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank    
78 Benat Urain (Spa) Orbea    
79 Edgar Pinto (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis    
80 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana    
81 Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:00:57  
82 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
83 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:01:07  
84 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana    
85 Ruben Calvo (Spa) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:01:12  
86 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:22  
87 Jose Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:03:10  
88 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot-Siper    
89 Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam    
90 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:47  
91 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
92 Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:03:55  
93 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam 0:04:22  
94 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam    
95 Tomas Faiers (GBr) Footon-Servetto 0:05:31  
96 Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
97 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 0:06:42  
98 Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo TestTeam 0:06:48  
99 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:01  
100 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
101 Xabier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea 0:07:03  
102 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
103 Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea 0:08:38  
104 Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea    
Points Classification
1 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot-Siper 25 pts
2 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 20  
3 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 16  
4 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 14  
5 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 12  
6 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 10  
7 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 9  
8 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 8  
9 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam 7  
10 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 6  
11 Gonzalo Rabuñal. (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 5  
12 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack 4  
13 Aketza Peña (Spa) Caja Rural 3  
14 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
15 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
Mountain - Alto de Montecalvo (Category 3, 58.7km)
1 Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 3 pts
2 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
3 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 1  
Teams
1 Xacobeo Galicia 11:30:18  
2 Andalucia-Cajasur    
3 Team RadioShack    
4 Caisse d'Epargne    
5 Caja Rural    
6 Barbot-Siper    
7 Astana    
8 Burgos 2016-Castilla Y Leon    
9 Cervelo TestTeam    
10 Rabobank    
11 Orbea    
12 La-Rota Dos Moveis    
13 Footon-Servetto 0:00:14  
14 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:47  
Final General Classification
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 16:56:01  
2 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:41  
3 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:20  
4 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack 0:01:30  
5 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot-Siper 0:02:30  
6 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:02:51  
7 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
8 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam 0:02:58  
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:03:06  
10 Jose Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:03:17  
11 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:23  
12 Raul Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:03:28  
13 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot-Siper 0:03:58  
14 Aketza Peña (Spa) Caja Rural 0:04:02  
15 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:04:20  
16 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:44  
17 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:05:03  
18 Jose Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural 0:05:10  
19 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank 0:05:11  
20 Mario Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:15  
21 Jose Mendes (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:05:33  
22 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural 0:05:37  
23 Diego Gallego (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:07:33  
24 Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:54  
25 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:08:08  
26 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:08:17  
27 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 0:08:18  
28 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:08:22  
29 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana 0:08:34  
30 Gregory Obando (CRc) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:09:08  
31 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:09:53  
32 Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea 0:10:41  
33 Edgar Pinto (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:11:22  
34 Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:11:26  
35 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:11:36  
36 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:12:17  
37 Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
38 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana 0:12:54  
39 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Orbea 0:13:26  
40 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana 0:13:57  
41 Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:14:19  
42 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana 0:16:45  
43 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:16:48  
44 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:17:55  
45 Arturo Mora (Spa) Caja Rural 0:18:16  
46 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack 0:18:17  
47 Markel Irizar (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:18:21  
48 Jose Roldan (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:18:41  
49 Hugo Sabido (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:18:45  
50 Virgilio Santos (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:19:26  
51 Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam 0:19:54  
52 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot-Siper 0:20:48  
53 Michael Kwiatkowski (Pol) Caja Rural 0:21:13  
54 Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea 0:22:04  
55 Ivan Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:22:17  
56 Gonzalo Rabuñal. (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:23:04  
57 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Orbea 0:23:44  
58 Hernani Broco (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:23:49  
59 Rui Sousa (Por) Barbot-Siper 0:24:42  
60 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank 0:25:01  
61 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:25:07  
62 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot-Siper 0:25:13  
63 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:31  
64 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:26:12  
65 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:26:48  
66 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:27:23  
67 Helder Oliveira (Por) Barbot-Siper 0:27:29  
68 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:28:08  
69 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:28:13  
70 Ruben Reig (Spa) Caja Rural 0:28:18  
71 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:28:25  
72 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana 0:29:05  
73 Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
74 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:29:25  
75 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank 0:29:36  
76 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:30:11  
77 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:30:13  
78 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 0:30:21  
79 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:30:53  
80 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana 0:31:35  
81 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:31:39  
82 David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:31:41  
83 Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:32:19  
84 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:32:31  
85 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:32:50  
86 Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:32:54  
87 Ruben Calvo (Spa) La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:32:59  
88 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:33:47  
89 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam 0:33:50  
90 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot-Siper 0:34:36  
91 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam 0:35:39  
92 David Francisco (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 0:36:13  
93 Benat Urain (Spa) Orbea 0:36:43  
94 Xabier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea 0:37:07  
95 Jose Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:37:47  
96 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team RadioShack 0:39:31  
97 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:39:56  
98 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:40:42  
99 Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea 0:41:22  
100 Tomas Faiers (GBr) Footon-Servetto 0:41:28  
101 Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 0:42:18  
102 Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea 0:42:39  
103 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 0:44:39  
104 Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo TestTeam 0:47:56  
Points Classification
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam 50 pts
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 50  
3 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 42  
4 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 42  
5 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 40  
6 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack 38  
7 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 38  
8 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 28  
9 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 26  
10 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot-Siper 25  
11 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 25  
12 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam 25  
13 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 23  
14 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot-Siper 21  
15 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 20  
16 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 20  
17 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 16  
18 Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla 16  
19 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 14  
20 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 13  
21 Jose Mendes (Por) La-Rota Dos Moveis 13  
22 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto 12  
23 Jose Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural 9  
24 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 9  
25 Michael Kwiatkowski (Pol) Caja Rural 9  
Mountains Classification
1 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto 19 pts
2 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 11  
3 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
4 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 8  
5 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 6  
6 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam 6  
7 Jose Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 6  
8 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 4  
9 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana 4  
10 Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 3  
11 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
Combination Classification
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 8 pts
2 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 8  
3 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 20  
4 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack 22  
5 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam 26  
6 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 30  
7 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 35  
8 Jose Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural 59  
9 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 62  
10 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 77  
11 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 17  
Local Riders Classification
1 Diego Gallego (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
2 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam    
3 Ivan Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
4 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
5 Ruben Calvo (Spa) La-Rota Dos Moveis    
6 David Francisco (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
7 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam    
Spanish Riders Classification
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana    
2 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
3 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
4 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot-Siper    
5 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
6 Jose Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack    
7 Raul Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016-Castilla    
8 Aketza Peña (Spa) Caja Rural    
9 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
10 Jose Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural    
11 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank    
Results
1 Team RadioShack 50:55:41  
2 Rabobank 0:03:03  
3 Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:43  
4 Caja Rural 0:05:03  
5 Burgos 2016-Castilla Y Leon 0:07:49  
6 Xacobeo Galicia 0:08:27  
7 Astana 0:12:46  
8 Barbot-Siper 0:17:17  
9 Cervelo TestTeam 0:20:02  
10 Andalucia-Cajasur 0:23:06  
11 La-Rota Dos Moveis 0:25:13  
12 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:30:30  
13 Orbea 0:34:40  
14 Footon-Servetto 0:45:24