Aru wins Vuelta a España stage to San Miguel de Aralar

Contador maintains lead, Quintana drops out

Astana’s Fabio Aru vaulted back into contention for a podium place at the Vuelta with a beautifully judged victory at the San Miguel de Aralar hermitage above Pamplona. After Belkin’s Robert Gesink had been reeled in by the race favourites 1.3km from glory, Aru chose the ideal moment to attack from this select group.

By the time Sky’s Chris Froome began to chase after the Italian, Aru had enough of a cushion to maintain his advantage to the line, where he celebrated his second Grand Tour stage win of the season following his Giro success at Montecampione in May.

The 24-year-old Italian described his victory as "an incredible surprise". The Astana rider added: "After the Giro d’Italia, I prepared very well for this second part of the season and I dedicate this victory to my team, my family and to my girlfriend."

Aru finished half a dozen seconds ahead of Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, who took the six-second bonus for second place, just ahead of Joaquim Rodríguez, who just denied race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) the bonus seconds for third. After yo-yoing in and out of the red jersey group on the final climb, Froome maintained his challenge for the title as he came home just behind this trio.

Chris Froome (Sky) lost a few seconds but battled valiantly

Valverde’s final flourish enabled him to cut Contador’s lead to 20 seconds, with Rigoberto Urán (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) now third at 1:08 and Froome up to fourth at 1:21 as Lampre’s Winner Anacona lost ground.

The stage was bittersweet for Movistar, however. Valverde’s teammate Nairo Quintana had another nightmare day, crashing early on and quitting the race. X-rays revealed the Colombian has a displaced fracture to his right shoulder-blade, which will require an operation tomorrow (Thursday).

Valverde described the final climb as "very hard because of the [concrete] surface, and we climbed it very fast right from the bottom." Although disappointed by the loss of his ally Quintana, Valverde added that he is now in a familiar position at Movistar.

"I’ve been the leader here many times before. I’ve re-set my sights. I’ve been up there all through the Vuelta, always with Nairo, but now I will go on alone," said the Spaniard.

How it unfolded

The riders covered 50 kilometres in the first hour, which highlights how fierce the battle was to get into the day’s break. With a third of the 153km covered, that contest was continuing but Quintana and BMC’s Steve Morabito were no longer part of it having gone down in the same crash and abandoned the race.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) suffered a broken scapula

Red jersey Contador looked particularly perky. He infiltrated one of the breaks and then contested the first intermediate sprint at Tafalla. Valverde admitted he was almost caught out by his rival, but managed to recover quickly enough to beat Contador across the line to take three bonus seconds, with the race leader having to make do with two.

After that sprint (59km) four riders finally managed to escape the peloton’s clutches: Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida), Johan Le Bon (, Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Belisol), and Vasil Kiryienka (Sky). By the time Caja Rural’s Peio Bilbao had soloed across to join them, Frenchmen Maxime Bouet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Thibaut Pinot ( had also abandoned, the latter as the result of a virus that has been affecting him for almost two weeks.

When the five escapees passed through the feed station at 85km, their lead was just over four minutes. Katusha’s pace-setting on the front of the bunch ensured it never went beyond that.

When the break’s advantage dropped to little more than two minutes with 55km remaining, Kiryienka attacked and went clear on his own. Behind him, first Ligthart and then Le Bon fell away from the chase group on the long third-category climb of the Alto de Lizarraga. Crossing it, the Sky man led the bunch by three minutes.

It never looked nearly enough, not with Katusha clearly committed to setting Rodríguez up for the final ascent, which suited his climbing characteristics very nicely. Starting up the 10km ascent, Kiryienka led by a mere 37 seconds, and that advantage went within a kilometre.

As one Sky rider disappeared from view, several others emerged, led by Philip Deignan. The Irishman’s work whittled down the front group considerably. When he pulled aside, teammate Dario Cataldo took over with similar effect.

Yet one of those riders distanced was Cataldo’s own team leader, Froome. Had be cracked? Was he bluffing? Distanced by the lead group with 6.5km left, Froome was trying to battle back up to the back of it when Giant-Shimano’s Warren Barguil attacked off the front, followed by Gesink, who quickly pressed on past the Frenchman.

Robert Gesink (Belkin) on the attack with Warren Barguil (Giant-Shimano)

Gesink forged a lead of 30 seconds 3.5km from home. But then the big guns started to fire. Dani Navarro (Cofidis) initiated this, his attacks spurring Dan Martin into action. When the Irishman moved all the big names were in his slipstream.

Martin went again, and then a third time, which resulted in Anacona and Froome dropping back from the red jersey group. While Martin closed on Gesink, Froome battled back up to his GC rivals, then went straight past them. It was gutsy stuff from the Briton, but Contador barely hesitated before blowing right by him with 1.8km to go.

When Contador eased, Aru made a first bid to chase after Gesink and Martin. But Contador matched him, their effort bringing Martin back into line. Navarro tried his luck, his acceleration ending Gesink’s hopes but not shaking the big names.

Aru, though, saw another opportunity and powered away, leaving the rest waiting for each other to chase. Surprisingly, it was Froome who took that up having come back from a desperate position for the third time in just a few minutes.

Only time will tell if Contador and Valverde missed an opportunity to see off one of their key rivals and whether Froome can sustain his challenge in the tougher mountain stages to come.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) takes the time bonus for second on the stage

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:41:03 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:06 
3Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
6Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:13 
7Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:00:15 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp  
9Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:16 
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:21 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:25 
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:49 
13Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:56 
14Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:01:14 
15Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:35 
17Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:46 
18Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:02:07 
19Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
20Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge0:02:11 
21Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:16 
22Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:22 
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:40 
24Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
25André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
26Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:45 
27Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
28Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:02:49 
29Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:50 
30Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:02 
31Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:20 
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
33Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:03:33 
34Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:46 
35Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar  
36Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:00 
37David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:04:37 
38Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:41 
39Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
40Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
41Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:08 
42Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
43Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:06:02 
44Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:09 
45Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
46Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
47Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
48Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
49Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:25 
50Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:51 
51Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:07:01 
52Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky0:07:42 
53Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
54Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:49 
55Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:08:11 
56Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:08:14 
57Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
58Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
59Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
60Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
61Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling  
62Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
63Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
64Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
65Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
66Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
67Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
68Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
69Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp  
70Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
71Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
72Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
73Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale  
75Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
76Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:08:39 
78Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:09:03 
79Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
80Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
81Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:09:39 
82Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
83Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:10:19 
84Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
85Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:11:34 
86Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
87Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
88Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
89Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
90Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
91Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
92Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
94Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar  
95Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
96Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
97Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:12:02 
98Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:12:04 
99Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:33 
101Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:12:39 
102Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:12:50 
103Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
104Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:12:54 
105Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:13:00 
106Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team  
107Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
108Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
109Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
110Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
111Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:13:04 
112George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
113David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp  
114Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
115Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp  
116Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
117Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
118Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
119Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano0:13:19 
121Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol  
122Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
123Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
124Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:13:33 
125Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
126Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
127Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
128Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:13:42 
129Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:13:52 
130Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
131Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
132Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
133Laurent Mangel (Fra)  
134Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
135Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
136Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
137Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
138Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
139Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
140Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
141Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
142Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
143Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge0:14:34 
144Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:14:35 
145Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:14:36 
146Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:16:35 
147Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
148Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
149Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
150Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
151Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
152Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
153Anthony Roux (Fra)  
154Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
155Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr0:16:53 
156Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
157Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:17:09 
158Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
159Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:44 
160Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
161Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
162John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
163Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp  
164Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
165Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
166Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:17:47 
167Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
168Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
169Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
170Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
171Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
172Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
173Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:17:50 
174Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge  
175Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:08 
176Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale0:18:27 
177Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:18:29 
178Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:45 
179Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
180Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:19:11 
181Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:19:22 
182Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:19:29 
183Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
184Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
185Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:20:27 
186Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
187Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:20:30 
188Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:22:58 
189Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
190Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
DNFQUINTANA, Nairo AlexanderMOV  
Sprint 1 - Tafalla, km. 59
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team4 pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
3Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
Sprint 2 - Estella, km. 96,2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol4 pts
2Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky2 
3Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team25 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team20 
3Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha16 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo14 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky12 
6Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 
7Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team9 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp8 
9Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits7 
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha5 
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano4 
13Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale3 
14Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida2 
15Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka1 
Mountain 1 - Puerto de Lizarraga (Cat. 3) km. 122
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky3 pts
2Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
3Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 2 - Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar (Cat. 1) km. 153
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team10 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team6 
3Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha4 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha11:06:29 
2Astana Pro Team0:01:32 
3Movistar Team0:01:52 
4Tinkoff - Saxo0:02:51 
5Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:04:14 
6Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:04:20 
7MTN - Qhubeka0:04:42 
8Team SKY0:06:21 
9Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:06:50 
10Garmin Sharp0:07:49 
11BMC Racing Team0:07:56 
12Team Europcar0:11:02 
13Lotto Belisol0:11:09 
14Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:12:07 
15Lampre - Merida0:12:34 
16Trek Factory Racing0:17:49 
17Team Giant - Shimano0:18:47 
18Cannondale Pro Cycling0:18:54 
19IAM Cycling0:21:22 
20Orica GreenEdge0:22:29 
21AG2R La Mondiale0:23:19 
General classification after stage 11
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo40:26:56 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:20 
3Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:08 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:20 
5Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:35 
6Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:01:52 
7Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:13 
8Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:02:22 
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:55 
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:03:51 
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:03:59 
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:26 
13Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:04:56 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:05:00 
15Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:06:10 
16Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:07:19 
17Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge0:08:44 
18Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:08:47 
19Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:09:15 
20Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:10:19 
21Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:10:47 
22Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:24 
23André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:12:31 
24Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:12:48 
25Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:13:28 
26Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:13:44 
27David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:14:36 
28Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:15:13 
29Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:41 
30Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:15:50 
31Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:17:09 
32Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:20:13 
33Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:24:14 
34Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:25:55 
35Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:27:19 
36Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:27:41 
37Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:29:09 
38Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:29:58 
39Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:30:01 
40Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:30:35 
41Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:31:43 
42Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:33:45 
43Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:34:22 
44Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:34:30 
45Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:35:38 
46Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:36:02 
47Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:36:32 
48Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:36:51 
49Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:37:51 
50Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:38:27 
51Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:38:52 
52Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:38:55 
53José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:39:19 
54Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:40:43 
55Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:45 
56Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:40:56 
57Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:43:04 
58Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:45:18 
59Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:45:28 
60Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:45:40 
61Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling0:45:53 
62Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:46:38 
63Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:47:36 
64Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:48:41 
65Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano0:49:56 
66Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:51:19 
67Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:51:53 
68Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:51:57 
69Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:53:04 
70Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar0:53:12 
71Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:53:23 
72Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:54:24 
73Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
74Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:54:29 
75Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:54:50 
76Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:55:42 
77Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:56:12 
78Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:57:08 
79Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:57:41 
80Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:58:27 
81George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:58:44 
82Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:59:37 
83Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo1:00:00 
84Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1:00:48 
85Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr1:01:13 
86Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:01:57 
87Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:02:02 
88Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1:02:38 
89Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1:03:04 
90Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1:03:20 
91Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:03:22 
92Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1:03:52 
93Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:03:54 
94Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge1:04:15 
95Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:04:40 
96Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:05:34 
97Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr1:06:34 
98Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:07:46 
99Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale1:08:17 
100Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:10:18 
101Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp1:10:41 
102Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:10:57 
103Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar1:12:03 
104Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:12:12 
105Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky1:12:57 
106Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha1:13:19 
107Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1:13:56 
108Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano1:14:04 
109Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:14:20 
110Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo1:14:22 
111Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:15:03 
112Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing1:16:21 
113Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:18:10 
114Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
115Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1:18:34 
116Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing1:19:40 
117Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano1:19:52 
118John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano1:20:00 
119Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling1:21:06 
120Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing1:21:23 
121Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky1:22:03 
122Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling1:23:54 
123Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1:24:11 
124Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1:24:20 
125Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
126Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing1:24:36 
127Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka1:24:47 
128Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp1:24:54 
129Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:25:07 
130Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:26:39 
131Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:26:44 
132Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha1:27:32 
133Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol1:28:20 
134Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky1:28:26 
135Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale1:28:54 
136Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida1:29:03 
137Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale1:29:06 
138Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1:29:40 
139Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo1:30:32 
140Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:32:39 
141Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano1:34:07 
142Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale1:34:22 
143Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr1:34:26 
144Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol1:35:06 
145Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar1:35:14 
146Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha1:35:21 
147David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp1:36:21 
148Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:36:46 
149Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale1:36:47 
150Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol1:37:39 
151Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team1:37:45 
152Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1:38:08 
153Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:39:36 
154Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale1:40:24 
155Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing1:40:31 
156Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:41:10 
157Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka1:42:03 
158Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr1:42:07 
159Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale1:42:18 
160Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge1:42:45 
161Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge1:42:57 
162Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp1:43:11 
163Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge1:44:09 
164Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:45:07 
165Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida1:45:29 
166Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1:45:39 
167Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp1:46:27 
168Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling1:46:28 
169Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar1:48:34 
170Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale1:49:02 
171Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:50:04 
172Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1:50:11 
173Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:50:24 
174Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr1:51:35 
175Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar1:52:52 
176Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:55:18 
177Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge1:55:19 
178Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:56:17 
179Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling1:57:52 
180Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:59:52 
181Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr2:03:30 
182Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:03:56 
183Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:07:14 
184Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky2:07:50 
185Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr2:10:56 
186Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:11:29 
187Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale2:21:44 
188Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2:21:57 
189Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling2:31:25 
190Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling2:41:27 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano87 pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr74 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge71 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team64 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo56 
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky56 
7Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha51 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp50 
9Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team41 
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team35 
11Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing34 
12Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale31 
13Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida30 
14Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida28 
15Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling28 
16Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale27 
17Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team26 
18Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp24 
19Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team24 
20Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale23 
21Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team22 
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team21 
23Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team21 
24Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol20 
25Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling20 
26Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team20 
27Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team19 
28Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
29Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing17 
30Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16 
31Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka16 
32Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida16 
33Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing16 
34Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale16 
35Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits15 
36Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15 
37Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida14 
38Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits14 
39Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team14 
40Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA13 
41Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida12 
42Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha12 
43Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA12 
44Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol12 
45Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale12 
46Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA12 
47Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky11 
48Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 
49Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha10 
50Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale10 
51Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10 
52Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka9 
53Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano9 
54Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge9 
55Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol8 
56Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8 
57Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar7 
58Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky7 
59Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka7 
60Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team7 
61Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing7 
62Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing6 
63Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling6 
64Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar5 
65Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka5 
66Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA5 
67Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA4 
68Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4 
69Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
70Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
71Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
72Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
73Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
74Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3 
75Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3 
76Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar2 
77Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
78Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
79Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr2 
80Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
81Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
82David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
83Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
84José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
85Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
86Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
87Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
88Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA20 pts
2Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida18 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team18 
4Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar13 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team10 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo9 
7Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling8 
8Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team7 
9Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA7 
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky7 
11Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha6 
12Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
13Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
14Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp5 
15Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol5 
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
17Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky3 
18Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3 
19Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge3 
20Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka2 
21Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
22Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka2 
23Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2 
24Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
25Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2 
26Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team1 
27Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar1 
28Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
29Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
30Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky1 
31Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team9 pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo12 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky20 
4Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team21 
5Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha23 
6Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida24 
7Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team49 
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp65 
9Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka97 
10Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale104 
11Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA120 
12Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team121 
13Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar125 
14Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing133 
15Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team133 
16Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka135 
17Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar143 
18Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team145 
19Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling146 
20Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA148 
21Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA154 
22Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida157 
23Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida159 
24Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky169 
25Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol189 
26Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida194 
27Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA263 
28Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar288 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team121:03:40 
2Team Katusha0:03:35 
3Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:05:03 
4Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:09:54 
5Astana Pro Team0:10:09 
6BMC Racing Team0:10:33 
7Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:10:49 
8Tinkoff - Saxo0:15:00 
9Garmin Sharp0:18:31 
10Lampre - Merida0:22:07 
11Team SKY0:23:47 
12Lotto Belisol0:39:25 
13Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:43:20 
14Team Giant - Shimano0:51:16 
15AG2R La Mondiale0:54:23 
16MTN - Qhubeka0:54:56 
17Trek Factory Racing1:09:09 
18Cannondale Pro Cycling1:12:42 
19Orica GreenEdge1:13:05 
20Team Europcar1:17:53 
22IAM Cycling2:48:21 


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