Ruta del Sol: Valverde snatches victory from van Garderen

Movistar veteran wins final stage atop Alto Penas Blancas

A devastating solo attack on the final summit finish of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Cyclista del Sol by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) netted the veteran all-rounder his fourth ever overall victory in the Spanish stage race, one which he understandably described as "the most satisfying of them all."

After the Froome-Contador duel of 2015, the 2016 Vuelta a Andalucia has been hardly less spectacular, with Valverde largely responsible for a dramatic twist in the tail on the very last stage. "The other three were good wins," Valverde said, "but this was one special because it was getting very complicated, and my rivals were even tougher than usual. I knew I was going well, but not as well as this!"

Lying 22 seconds behind race leader Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) after the stage 4 time trial, Valverde and Movistar Team pulled out all the stops on the stage 5 summit finish to Peñas Blancas, a 14 kilometre ascent near the coastal town of Estepona and last tackled in a race in the Vuelta a España 2013.

Back in 2013, Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) had taken the overall lead of the Vuelta at Peñas Blancas. Roche once again launched one of the most powerful late attacks as the race tackled the fourth of the day’s five classified climbs in a clear attempt to soften up the opposition before the final ascent.

Having captured earlier breakaway Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal), Roche was reeled in at the foot of the climb, after which Team Sky with Vasil Kiryenka moved to the front ahead of van Garderen’s BMC Racing Team squad, which had done much of the spadework to keep the race under control until then.

Team Sky’s Mikel Nieve then launched a driving acceleration mid-climb, whittling down the lead group to just over a dozen. Nieve’s ferocious change of pace had many predicting an attack by his team-mate and Volta a Valencia winner Woet Poels. But instead, after Dani Moreno (Movistar Team) went briefly clear, it was Valverde who blasted out of the pack, seven kilometres from the summit.

"We knew we had to go early because that was the only way for Alejandro to get the overall lead as well as the stage," Jose Luis Arrieta, Movistar director, later explained to Cyclingnews.

In barely a kilometre, Valverde opened up a 15 second gap, as Brent Bookwater, van Garderen’s last support rider in the chase group, continued to lead the pursuit in the mini-peloton ahead of his team leader. Then a cheer arose from the Spanish fans at the summit as Valverde continued to increase his margin to 30 seconds, giving him an eight second gap on van Garderen and then steadily higher.

Van Garderen powered clear of the chase group himself with three kilometres to go, with only Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) able to follow. But as Valverde continued at a relentlessly steady pace, it was to prove too late for van Garderen to do more than limit the damage.

Valverde crossed the line without even raising his arms - he later said that he was not convinced he had the right time reference and wanted to be sure of his gap on van Garderen, by now suffering from attacks from Majka and Mollema and finally 48 seconds back. Finally, though, as the race speaker yelled out Valverde vencedor de la Vuelta a Andalucia, [Valverde, winner of the Vuelta a Andalucia] the veteran Movistar Team leader knew that he not only his seventh stage win in Andalucia, but also his fourth outright victory in five editions of the Spanish stage race in the bag.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team4:46:51 
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:00:36 
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:00:42 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:48 
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:01:07 
6Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:08 
7Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:16 
8Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data0:01:19 
9Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:01:27 
10Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:30 
11Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:01:44 
12Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:56 
13Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:10 
14Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:03:00 
15Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Dimension Data0:03:12 
16Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
17Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
18Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team  
19Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
20Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:26 
21Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:30 
22Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:45 
23Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:04:15 
24Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
25Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
26Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:05:27 
27Felix Grossschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
28Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
29Huub Duyn (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
30Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo  
31Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:05:32 
32Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela0:06:20 
33Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
34Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:06:22 
35Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:06:57 
36Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:07:17 
37Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:41 
38Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos BH  
39Marcin Mrozek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:08:30 
40Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:37 
41Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:02 
42Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
43Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
44Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
46Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Matrix Powertag  
47Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:10:05 
48Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:19 
49Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff Team0:10:53 
50Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:11:25 
51Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
52Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
53Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
54Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
55Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
56Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
57Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
58Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
59Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
60Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
61Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:12:42 
62Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
63Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:13:37 
64Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:17:12 
65Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
66Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
67Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
68Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
69Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
70Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
71Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
72Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
73Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky  
74Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:17:24 
75Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
76Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:18:02 
77Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:19:47 
78Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
79Leszek Plucinski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
80Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:21:59 
81Damien Garcia (Fra) Stradalli - Bike Aid0:24:54 
DNFKanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Dimension Data  
DNFFrederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFJunya Sano (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
DNFNikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
DNFReinier Honig (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
DNFJavier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFDaniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
DNFPaul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNFDimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFArtem Ovechkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFOliver Zaugg (Swi) IAM Cycling  
DNFFilippo Pozzato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFPablo Torres Muino (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFMarkel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFEnrique Sanz (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFAdrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFYukihiro Doi (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
DNFDavid Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling  
DNFMartijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNFSander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFCyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFJesus Del Pino Corrochano (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFCarlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFBenat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
DNFJuan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFAlexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFAndrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFJay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNFRuben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFFabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFJulien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFAlexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFDries Van Gestel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFGijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFBert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFRuben Pols (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFMagno Prado Nazaret (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
DNFMurilo Affonso (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
DNFKleber Da Silva Ramos (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
DNFJoão Gaspar (Bra) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour  
DNFAiran Fernandez Casasola (Spa) Matrix Powertag  
DNFImanol Estevez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
DNFArnau Soe Vall (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFRaymond Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
DNFChristian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
DNFOscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
DNFKiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFRoy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFFredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFCameron Meyer (Aus) Dimension Data  
DNFKristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFChristophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFAntwan Tolhoek (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
DNFEvgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFAleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFIgor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFMaxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFManuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFCristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFEugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFJorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFJon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
DNFDaniel Bichlmann (Ger) Stradalli - Bike Aid  
DNFDaniel Lopez Parada (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFMirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFAitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
KOM 1, 59.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff Team10 pts
2Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team8 
3Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal6 
4Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo4 
5Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
6Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal1 
KOM 2, 75.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
3Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin1 
KOM 3, 90.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal6 pts
2Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin4 
3Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
KOM 4, 123.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal10 pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky8 
3Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert6 
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
5Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 
6Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Finihs line
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team10 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo8 
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team6 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team2 
6Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Sprint 1, 150.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert3 pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky2 
3Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Finish Line
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team25 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo20 
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team16 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team14 
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team12 
6Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
7Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo9 
8Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data8 
9Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky7 
10Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
11Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky5 
12Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
13Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
14Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo2 
15Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:26:43 
2Team Sky0:01:16 
3Lotto Soudal0:02:24 
5Movistar Team0:06:22 
6Tinkoff Team0:06:32 
7CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:08:59 
8IAM Cycling0:10:21 
9Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:16:41 
10Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:17:50 
11Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:20:47 
12Team Giant-Alpecin0:21:34 
13Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:25:39 
14Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:36:16 
Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team17:41:10 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:26 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) TFR0:00:52 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:56 
5Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:01:11 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:01:37 
7Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:01:42 
8Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:03 
9Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:14 
10Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:02:45 
11Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data0:02:57 
13Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:17 
14Fabio Felline (Ita) TFR0:03:19 
15Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:03:24 
16Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:04:07 
17Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:10 
18Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
19Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:04:29 
20Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:35 
21Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Dimension Data0:04:46 
22Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:47 
23Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:05:45 
24Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:06:06 
25Felix Grossschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:06:27 
26Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) TFR0:06:38 
27Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:06:42 
28Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:07:08 
29Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:07:33 
30Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:08:03 
31Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:08:30 
32Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela0:08:50 
33Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:09:20 
34Huub Duyn (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:09:51 
35Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) TFR0:09:54 
36Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:21 
37Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:10:22 
38Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:11:24 
39Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:11:35 
40Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:11:37 
41Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff Team0:12:19 
42Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:12:28 
43Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:12:45 
44Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:13:16 
45Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:16:05 
46Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:16:20 
47Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:16:38 
48Peter Stetina (USA) TFR0:16:45 
49Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:17:29 
50Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:17:34 
51Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:17:44 
52Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:17:46 
53Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:17:49 
54Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:17:51 
55Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:18:03 
56Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:18:18 
57Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:18:24 
58Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos BH0:18:38 
59Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour0:18:41 
60Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:18:43 
61Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:18:53 
62Marcin Mrozek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:19:08 
63Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling0:21:03 
64Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:21 
65Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:21:39 
66Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:21:40 
67Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Matrix Powertag0:21:42 
68Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:22:12 
69Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:36 
70Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:23:10 
71Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team0:24:19 
72Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:25:13 
73Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:26:10 
74Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:27:31 
75Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:29:03 
76Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:29:10 
77Leszek Plucinski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:29:38 
78Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:30:32 
79Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
80Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:31:11 
81Damien Garcia (Fra) Stradalli - Bike Aid0:44:16 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team22 pts
2Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal18 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10 
4Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff Team10 
5Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo9 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo8 
7Marcin Mrozek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice8 
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky8 
9Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team8 
10Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert8 
Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert6 pts
2Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
3Marcin Mrozek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice2 
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky2 
5Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
6Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo1 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky41 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team39 
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team39 
4Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo34 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo29 
6Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team27 
7Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling23 
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo21 
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team16 
10Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky16 
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team53:09:10 
2Team Sky0:02:16 
4Lotto Soudal0:05:23 
5Movistar Team0:07:18 
6Tinkoff Team0:08:42 
7IAM Cycling0:11:22 
8CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:17:49 
9Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:20:25 
10Team Giant-Alpecin0:23:23 
11Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:26:20 
12Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:35:32 
13Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:40:25 
14Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:55:07 

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