Vuelta a España: Niemiec wins summit finish in Lagos de Covadonga

Contador holds onto the red leader's jersey

Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) hung on to claim stage 15 of the Vuelta a España atop Lagos de Covadonga. The Polish rider survived from the early break to hold off the overall race favourites with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) finishing second and third.

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) finished fourth but conceded precious time to his two main Spanish rivals. For Chris Froome (Team Sky) it was another day of yo-yoing off the back but the former Tour de France winner limited his losses and finished seven seconds behind Contador.

Contador now leads Valverde by 31 seconds with Froome in third at 1:20 and Rodriguez at the same time.

There was very little to separate Contador, Valverde and Rodriguez. All three tried to break their shackles on the final climb of the stage but as the road settled near the crest of the summit the trio could only be separated by a late sprint for the line.

Contador was perhaps the most aggressive of the three, attacking several times as he looked to drop his two shadows. Valverde learned his lesson from stage 14 and took a more conservative approach, while Rodriguez used his Katusha team to soften up the opposition before launching one severe test that almost cracked Contador well before the line.

However, as the dust settles atop the Lagos de Covadonga the Spanish trio may wonder if they could have put more time into Froome, who at one stage was forced to come back from an almost 30-second deficit.

Contador looks back at Valverde and Rodriguez on the stage 15 climb

How it unfolded

As for Niemiec, he has provided Lampre with their second stage win of this year’s race after Winner Anacona won in the race’s first week. It was Niemiec’s perseverance as much as his strength that saw him through though after he had been forced to chase and then work with Orica-GreenEdge’s Cameron Meyer. The pair had joined forces with John Degenkolb (Giant Shimano), Kristof Vandewalle (Trek Factory Racing) and Francisco Aramendia (Caja Rural) early in the stage and created a gap in excess of 10 minutes at one point.

That gap inevitably began to topple as Movistar, Katusha and Tinkoff-Saxo set about organising a chase but even at the foot of the Puerto del Torno the leaders still had a relatively intact lead.

It would have been easy to expect hostilities to arrive once the race hit the final climb but instead they began at the bottom of the Puerto del Torno. The rain had started to fall and the temperatures had dropped. With fog encircling the peloton Movistar muscled their way to the front and immediately started to ratchet up the pace. The effects were immediate with the peloton reduced to less then 60, then 50, and then 40 riders.

At the back of the peloton there was panic for Garmin-Sharp. Dan Martin, who had started the day as a favourite for the stage, appeared to crash. His teammates huddled around him and it looked as though the Irishman was handed a teammates bike. Up ahead Movistar’s pace was relentless as the peloton shrunk to less than 30 riders with still over thirty kilometres remaining.

By the time Martin and his Garmin chain gang has crested the summit they were well over a minute down, with a testing and wet descent to come.

Even Samuel Sanchez, widely regarded as one of the best riders on the world when it comes to descending at speed, appeared to struggle, with his back wheel slipping out around a number of corners. Castroviejo rider faired far worse and by the time the motorbike cameras had caught up the rider with half-way down a ravine, his bike still in the middle of the road. He was able to get to his feet up there would be no easing in pace until the peloton had reached the final valley before the climb.

It gave Martin the welcome chance to regain contact and as the remnants of the field started the final climb the leading climb – minus Degenkolb – had four minutes of their lead remaining.

Meyer’s acceleration was too strong for the rest of the group but he was soon joined by Niemiec, the pair sharing the pace as the gradient began to tilt upwards.

Back down the climb and the initial sorting had begun. Warren Barguil initiated the action with the first of many accelerations. Rodriguez moved his first piece on the board, posting Caruso out to mark the Frenchman as Contador's teammates began to slip backwards.

Barguil’s second attack had more venom but again he was reeled back as Froome took up his customary position as the last man in the GC group.

Katusha were far from done though, this time sending out both Moreno and Caruso with the ever eager Barguil.

It was Rodriguez who brought the trio back though with 6.3km to go before Contador unleashed his first attack. He was quickly marked by the Katusha leader, Valverde and a battling Martin.

Froome was losing ground and Contador – constantly looking for the Sky rider’s presence – jumped again. This time only Valverde and Rodriguez could match him. But there was no cohesion, no urgency, and no realisation that they were allowing a former Tour winner to remain a threat.

Contador, perhaps out of frustration, attacked again as up the road Niemiec soloed clear. Froome was slipping at this point, 15 seconds down as Barguil and Aru made contact with Contador, Valverde and Rodriguez. Again there was a further regrouping with Froome, Martin and Uran among the weary Contador group.

With every surge in pace Froome was losing ground and with 3km to go the elastic finally snapped as Contador accelerated with Rodriguez and Valverde once again in tow.

As the road eased Froome came close – once more – to regaining contact. However Rodriguez’s late attack and the sprint for the line ended the Sky rider’s hopes. Yet this Vuelta is far from over.

Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) gets the stage win

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida4:11:09 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:05 
3Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:10 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:17 
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:00:28 
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:44 
9Rigoberto Urán (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:00 
10Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
11Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:07 
12Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
13Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:01:46 
14Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
15Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:01:58 
16Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:02:01 
17Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:02:14 
18Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
19Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:45 
20Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
21Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:00 
22Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:03:15 
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:43 
24José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:50 
25Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
26Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:56 
27Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:05:01 
28Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:03 
29Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
30Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:07 
31David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
32Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:36 
33Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:39 
34Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:32 
35Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:10:48 
36Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:11:14 
37Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:11:15 
38Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
39Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
40Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:12:50 
41Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:12:56 
42Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
43Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:13:26 
44Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:15:31 
46Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
47Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:15:34 
48Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
49Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
50Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar  
51Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky  
52Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:16:47 
53Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
54Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
55Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team0:19:28 
56Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
57Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
58Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:21:47 
59Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
60Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
61Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
62Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:23:11 
63Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
64Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
65Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
66Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
67Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
68Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
69Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
70Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
71Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:23:59 
72Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:25 
73Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
74Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
75Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
76Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:32 
77Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:24:34 
78Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:24:44 
79George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:27:44 
80Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
81John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:27:46 
82Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp  
83Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha0:28:02 
84Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
85Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:29:58 
86Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
87Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
88Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling  
89Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale  
90Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
91Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
92Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
93Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
94Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
95Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
96Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team  
97Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
99Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
100Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
102Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
103Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
104Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale  
105Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
106Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
107Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
108Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol  
109Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
110Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
111Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
112Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
113Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
114Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
115Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
116Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
117Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
118Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
119Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
120Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
121Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
122Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
122Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
123Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
124Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
125Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
126Laurent Mangel (Fra)  
127Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
128Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
129Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
130Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
131Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
132Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge  
133Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
134Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
135Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
136Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
137Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
138Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
139Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
140Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar  
141Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp  
142Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
143Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
144Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
145Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale  
146Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
147Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
148Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
149Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
150Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
151Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
152Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
153Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
154Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
155Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
156Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
157Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
158Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
159Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
160Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
161Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
162Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
163Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
164Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
166Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
167Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
168Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
169Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
170Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
171Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
172Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
173David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp  
174Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
175Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:30:38 
DNFLloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFAnthony Roux (Fra)  
DNFMatteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
DNFTony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
DNFJulian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
Point 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4 pts
2Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida2 
3Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Point 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4 pts
2Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida2 
3Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida25 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team20 
3Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha16 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo14 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky10 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp9 
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano8 
9Rigoberto Urán (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
10Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha6 
11Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team5 
12Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha4 
13Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team3 
14Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky2 
15Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida5 pts
2Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing3 
3Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida15 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10 
3Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha6 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
Combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha12:35:39 
2Tinkoff - Saxo0:06:51 
3Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:09:23 
4Team SKY0:10:39 
5Astana Pro Team0:11:40 
6Movistar Team0:12:58 
7Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:16:40 
8Orica GreenEdge0:24:30 
9Lampre - Merida0:25:28 
10Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:26:49 
11BMC Racing Team0:27:55 
12Garmin Sharp0:31:17 
13Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:31:53 
14Team Giant - Shimano0:44:54 
15Team Europcar0:46:05 
16Lotto Belisol0:47:52 
17Trek Factory Racing0:51:31 
18Cannondale Pro Cycling0:52:30 
19MTN - Qhubeka1:02:45 
20AG2R La Mondiale1:07:45 
21IAM Cycling1:14:08 
General classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo58:31:35 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:31 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:20 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:22 
6Rigoberto Urán (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:57 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:04:55 
8Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:05:02 
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:05:11 
10Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:06:36 
11Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:06:49 
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:14 
13Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:07:41 
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:08:15 
15Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:09:08 
16Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:10:34 
17Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:13:15 
18Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:15:04 
19Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:15:11 
20Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:15:33 
21Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:15:54 
22Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:02 
23David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:20:05 
24Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:21:48 
25Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:37 
26Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:25 
27Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:27:31 
28Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:33:16 
29Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:37:23 
30Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:38:24 
31Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:40:05 
32Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:42:26 
33Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:43:13 
34José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:47:42 
35Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:48:22 
36Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:48:51 
37Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:50:18 
38Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:50:19 
39Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:53:32 
40Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:56:39 
41Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:58:19 
42Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:58:30 
43Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:59:05 
44Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:00:23 
45Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team1:01:32 
46Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:03:34 
47Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1:04:23 
48Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1:05:55 
49Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky1:05:57 
50Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky1:06:17 
51Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:06:55 
52Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1:08:38 
53Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar1:13:16 
54Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:15:24 
55Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka1:17:07 
56Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:17:34 
57Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:17:45 
58Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:19:41 
59Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano1:20:39 
60Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo1:21:26 
61Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:22:18 
62Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:22:53 
63Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano1:23:45 
64Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:26:09 
65Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling1:26:34 
66Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp1:28:04 
67Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:31:03 
68Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1:34:20 
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1:34:37 
70Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:35:26 
71Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:35:58 
72Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team1:37:32 
73Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:37:33 
74Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:38:17 
75Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1:38:40 
76Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr1:39:53 
77Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1:40:39 
78Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1:41:38 
79Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1:42:33 
80Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1:43:29 
81Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar1:44:11 
82Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky1:44:30 
83Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:44:41 
84Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:45:06 
85Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:45:39 
86Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo1:45:48 
87Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:48:02 
88George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale1:53:11 
89Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:53:44 
90Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp1:54:06 
91Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:54:13 
92Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1:55:02 
93Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:56:25 
94Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale1:57:10 
95Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr2:00:21 
96Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:00:32 
97Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha2:00:59 
98Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2:01:28 
99Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp2:02:01 
100Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge2:02:24 
101Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:04:58 
102Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka2:05:55 
103Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing2:08:59 
104Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol2:09:17 
105Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida2:09:42 
106Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing2:10:51 
107Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:10:59 
108Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar2:11:06 
109Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo2:11:29 
110Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:11:36 
111Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:11:39 
112Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky2:13:37 
113Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing2:14:26 
114Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka2:14:37 
115Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2:14:38 
116Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:14:55 
117Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2:14:57 
118Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha2:15:12 
119Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:15:24 
120Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale2:16:09 
121Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar2:16:43 
122Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol2:17:07 
123Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:17:46 
124Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling2:18:17 
125Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:18:46 
126Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:19:15 
127Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo2:19:20 
128Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2:20:45 
129Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling2:21:20 
130Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:21:26 
131Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:23:53 
132Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr2:24:07 
133Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale2:24:29 
134Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team2:24:53 
135Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing2:25:21 
136John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2:25:38 
137Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2:27:55 
138Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha2:30:08 
139Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2:30:41 
140Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol2:33:04 
141Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2:34:57 
142Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:35:29 
143Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing2:36:50 
144Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2:37:13 
145Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale2:37:14 
146Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge2:39:06 
147Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp2:40:00 
148Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol2:41:52 
149Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale2:41:58 
150Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano2:42:20 
151David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp2:44:44 
152Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale2:45:43 
153Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale2:46:05 
154Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka2:48:21 
155Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling2:49:35 
156Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:51:47 
157Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida2:52:56 
158Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling2:53:05 
159Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:53:07 
160Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar2:53:53 
161Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:54:11 
162Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale2:54:49 
163Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:01:40 
164Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3:01:44 
165Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:01:58 
166Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:05:16 
167Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:05:48 
168Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:05:54 
169Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:05:59 
170Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar3:06:06 
171Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky3:06:28 
172Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:10:10 
173Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr3:13:59 
174Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3:28:05 
175Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:34:48 
176Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale3:36:40 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano124 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team100 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo83 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha77 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky75 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge73 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp67 
8Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team56 
9Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp49 
10Rigoberto Urán (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team46 
11Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing42 
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits40 
13Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha36 
14Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team35 
15Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale33 
16Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team32 
17Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team32 
18Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida32 
19Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team31 
20Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida29 
21Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida28 
22Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha28 
23Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling28 
24Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale27 
25Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team25 
26Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing25 
27Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team24 
28Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team21 
29Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol20 
30Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo20 
31Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team20 
32Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar19 
33Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale18 
34Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano17 
35Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
36Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing17 
37Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida17 
38Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team16 
39Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka16 
40Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol16 
41Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
42Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida14 
43Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team14 
44Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits14 
45Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team14 
46Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA13 
47Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA13 
48Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida12 
49Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka12 
50Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA12 
51Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar11 
52David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA11 
53Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol11 
54Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky11 
55Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 
56Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale10 
57Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10 
58Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka9 
59Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky9 
60Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge9 
61Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale8 
62Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol8 
63Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka7 
64Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team7 
65Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
66Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing7 
67Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale7 
68Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha6 
69Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
70Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing6 
71Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano6 
72Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar5 
73Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka5 
74Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
75Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
76Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4 
77Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
78Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
79Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
80Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
81Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
82Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3 
83Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
84Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
85Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida3 
86Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3 
87Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
88Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale2 
89Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr2 
90Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
91Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
92Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
93José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
94Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
95Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
96Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1 
97Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
98Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
99Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky1 
100Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team28 pts
2Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA26 
3Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida20 
4Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA20 
5Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida18 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp16 
7Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar13 
8Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo13 
9Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
10Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha12 
11Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
12Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo8 
13Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team7 
14Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7 
15Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky7 
16Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team7 
17Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar6 
18Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
19Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol5 
20Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
21Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team4 
22Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky3 
23Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3 
24Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3 
25Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing3 
26Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge3 
27Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka2 
28Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2 
29Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
30Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
31Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka2 
32Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
33Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
34Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2 
35Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team1 
36Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar1 
37Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1 
38Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
39Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1 
40Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky1 
41Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1 
42Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
43Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
44Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team5 pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo12 
3Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha18 
4Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team22 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky23 
6Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida39 
7Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida44 
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp45 
9Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team62 
10Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo64 
11Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha87 
12Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar104 
13Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka109 
14Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol127 
15Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team128 
16Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team131 
17Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale131 
18Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA132 
19Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing142 
20Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team145 
21Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol147 
22Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA151 
23Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka155 
24Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar157 
25Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka159 
26Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team159 
27Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar160 
28Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida167 
29Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka172 
30Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA176 
31Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky188 
32Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida190 
33Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida192 
34Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol196 
35Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing200 
36Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team205 
37Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA212 
38Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge274 
39Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka294 
40Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar294 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha175:21:40 
2Movistar Team0:11:50 
3Tinkoff - Saxo0:22:32 
4Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:22:55 
5Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:24:34 
6Astana Pro Team0:27:45 
7Team SKY0:38:21 
8BMC Racing Team0:48:02 
9Garmin Sharp0:50:12 
10Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:51:14 
11Lampre - Merida1:01:49 
12Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1:18:54 
13Lotto Belisol1:27:58 
14Team Giant - Shimano1:53:47 
15MTN - Qhubeka2:01:43 
16Orica GreenEdge2:12:33 
17Team Europcar2:13:16 
18Trek Factory Racing2:27:37 
19Cannondale Pro Cycling2:46:31 
20AG2R La Mondiale3:10:32 
22IAM Cycling5:06:49 

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