February 14-18, Mijas (Málaga), Andalucia, Road - 2.HC

Despite his narrow lead over Mikel Landa ahead of the final day time trial, Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) held off the Spaniard and Sky's Wout Poels to seal overall Ruta del Sol victory

Although Poels was unable to overhaul Wellens in the 14km time trial, which featured sectors of dirt roads, Sky teammate David de la Cruz won the stage by six seconds over Andrey Amador (Movistar).

Movistar's Mikel Landa though was a big loser as he slipped to sixth overall and teammate Marc Soler moved into third place overall. Sky's Chris Froome also lost time against the clock and finished his first race of the season in tenth place overall. The Tour de France champion will next be in action at Tirreno-Adriatico despite his on-going salbutamol case.

Stage 5 Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:17:12 
2Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:00:06 
3Stef Clement (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
4Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:07 
5Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:09 
6Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:00:11 
7Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky  
8Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:14 
9Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:24 
10Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal17:41:50 
2Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:00:08 
3Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:27 
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:30 
5Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
6Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:42 
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:19 
8Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:41 
9Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:01:51 
10Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:57 
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