Vuelta a España: Aru wins stage 18

Contador retains red jersey, Froome moves into second overall

Fabio Aru (Astana) outsprinted Chris Froome (Team Sky) to win stage 18 of the Vuelta a España, as the overall contenders again fought it out on the day's final climb to Monte Castrove en Meis.

Aru and then Froome jumped away near the end of the stage, with the Briton doing most of the work as he tried to gain time. Aru surged past him in sight of the line to win his second stage at the Vuelta and the third professional race of his career.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) led his Spanish compatriots Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) over the finish line 13 seconds later after they played mind games and attacked each other instead of chasing Froome and Aru.

The stage had been marked by a long breakaway but it had been clear from the start that the move would not stay away. The end of the stage featured two climbs of the short but steep Alto Monte Castrova, with the first climb whittling down the field. The second climb sparked the day’s decisive action.

Contador retained his overall lead, but Froome is now second, at 1:19, with Valverde falling to third, 1:32 minutes behind. Rodriguez and Aru kept their fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

How it happened

There were many attacks and early breakaway attempts in the early part of the stage, which ran over 157km from A Estrada to Monte Castrova in the Galician region. But it wasn’t until 47km had sped by that the day’s group formed. Johan Le Bon ( had tried several times before he successfully got away with Luis Leon Sanchez (Caja Rural) and Hubert Dupont (Ag2r-La Mondiale).

Movistar kept an eye on things and never let the gap reach the four minute mark, trying to keep it around two minutes. Things rolled along until there were about 40km of racing remaining. With two climbs – or rather, two climbs of one mountain – still to come, the field was anxious to catch the leaders.

Tinkoff-Saxo and Team Sky led the field up the climb the first time, and Le Bon was caught. Sanchez took the mountain points, and then waited for the field. Dupont and Alberto Losado (Astana), who had jumped on the climb,took over the lead but with 20km to go, they had only a handful of seconds on the field and were soon caught.

Team Sky took over, with Tinkoff-Saxo happy to let the British team do the work. It was a greatly reduced group, and Froome attacked before the last intermediate sprint. There was some confusion as to where the line actually was and he ended up only second, collecting up two bonus seconds.

With 7.5km remaining, Christophe Le Mevel (Cofidis) took off and ground his way up the early part of the climb to the finish but he was soon caught. A group around Contador pulled away and Valverde and Froome had to hurry to catch up. Contador then went again and this time all his top rivals went with him.

Katusha moved to the front to set a high pace but was unable to make Contador or the overall contenders suffer. Jerome Coppel (Cofidis) was the next to attack and the Frenchman easily got a gap but could not gain more than ten seconds.

Aru goes on the attack

Oliver Zaugg was pulling the field along for Tinkoff-Saxo and with 3.8km to go, Aru jumped away, exploding the race. He quickly caught and passed Coppel. However Cofidis didn't give up and Daniele Navarro was the next to go. Unfortunately for him, only seconds later, with just under three kilometres to go, Rodriguez attacked, taking Contador, Valverde and Froome with him.

The Briton then attacked with 2.5km to go, quickly making his way up to Aru to set an high pace that allowed him to carve out precious seconds and move Valverde out of second place. The three Spaniards gave chase, but Froome had already gained 15 seconds, with Aru sitting on his wheel for much of the time.

Rodriguez tried to jump away from Contador and Valverde but they went after him. With the final kilometre looming, the trio appeared to finally work with together rather than against one another, but the damage was done, Froome had gained enough time to mov past Valverde and reduce his gap on Contador.

Froome also wanted to win the stage and take the time 10-second time bonus but Aru went around him with a strong, aggressive kick to win. The three Spaniards came in 13 seconds later. Contador was still race leader but Froome and Aru had outfoxed them again.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:47:17 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:01 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:13 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
6Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:00:17 
7Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:33 
8Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:48 
9Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale  
10Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
11Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
12Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp  
13Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:01:12 
14Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
15Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
16Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
17Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
18Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
19Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:15 
20Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:35 
21Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:36 
22Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:04 
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:24 
24Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
25Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:27 
26Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:45 
27Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:54 
28Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:03:25 
29David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:32 
30Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:05 
31Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:04:17 
32Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:04:39 
34Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:53 
35Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
36Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
37Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:49 
38Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:39 
39Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:07:10 
40Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team  
41Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
42Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp  
43Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:08:11 
44Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky  
45Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
46Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
47Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:10:46 
48Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
49Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
50Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha  
51Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:11:55 
52Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:13:57 
53Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
54Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling  
55Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
56Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
57Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
58Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
59Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
60Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
61Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
62Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
63Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
64Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
65Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
66Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
67George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
68Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
69Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
70Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
71Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar0:16:11 
72Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar  
73Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
74Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
75Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
76Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
77Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
78Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
79Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
80Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
81Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale0:16:15 
82Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:34 
84Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:20:49 
85Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
86Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
87Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
88Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
89Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
90Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
91Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
92Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
93Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
94Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
95Laurent Mangel (Fra)  
96Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
97Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
98Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
99Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
100Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
101Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
102Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
103Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
104Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
105Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
106Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
107Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
108Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
109Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
110Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
111Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
112Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
113Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
114Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
115Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
116Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
117Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
118Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
119Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
120Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp  
121Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge  
122Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
123Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
124Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
125José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
126Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
127Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
128Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge  
129Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
130Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
132Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
133Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
134Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
135Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
136Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale  
137Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
138Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
139Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
140Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team  
141Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
142Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
143Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
144Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
145Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
146Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
147Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
148David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp  
149Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
150Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
151Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
152Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
153Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp  
154Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
155Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol  
156Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
157Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
158John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
159Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
160Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
161Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
162Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
163Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:21:02 
164Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
DNSRobert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
DNSTom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
DNSCameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
DNSFabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFKoen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
Point 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr4 pts
2Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
3Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Point 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team4 pts
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky2 
3Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team25 pts
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky20 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team16 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha14 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo12 
6Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team10 
7Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
8Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha8 
9Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale7 
10Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano6 
11Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka5 
12Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp4 
13Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
14Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
15Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5 pts
2Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
3Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky5 pts
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
Combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha11:24:04 
2Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:01:08 
3Tinkoff - Saxo0:02:31 
4BMC Racing Team0:03:33 
5Astana Pro Team0:05:34 
6Team SKY0:07:11 
7Garmin Sharp0:10:38 
8Movistar Team0:12:20 
9MTN - Qhubeka0:14:07 
10Team Europcar0:14:11 
11Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:14:26 
12Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:11 
13Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:21:18 
14Lotto Belisol0:25:53 
15Team Giant - Shimano0:28:43 
16Lampre - Merida0:29:06 
18AG2R La Mondiale0:41:30 
19Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:48:44 
20IAM Cycling0:53:22 
21Trek Factory Racing1:00:14 
22Orica GreenEdge  
General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo71:38:37 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:19 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:32 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:02:29 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:15 
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:06:52 
7Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:06:59 
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:09:12 
9Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:44 
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:09:45 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:12:49 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:14:15 
13Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:18:15 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:05 
15Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:21:55 
16Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:22:10 
17Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:22:33 
18Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:30:16 
19Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:31:51 
20Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:36:54 
21David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:39:03 
22Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:44:26 
23Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:46:09 
24Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:50:23 
25Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:53:39 
26Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:54:22 
27Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:57:32 
28Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:03:31 
29Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1:08:54 
30Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team1:11:53 
31Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge1:13:20 
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1:16:14 
33Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:16:54 
34Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team1:19:58 
35Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:20:12 
36Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:21:47 
37Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:27:17 
38Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:27:38 
39Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:28:23 
40Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:28:35 
41Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar1:29:47 
42Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha1:31:24 
43Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:32:25 
44Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky1:33:16 
45Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:39:22 
46Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1:42:18 
47Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky1:42:29 
48Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1:43:38 
49Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:46:05 
50Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka1:47:28 
51Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1:49:32 
52Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:50:11 
53Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:50:56 
54Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:52:26 
55Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:55:12 
56Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:59:47 
57Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:02:15 
58Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp2:02:22 
59Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo2:02:35 
60Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale2:02:39 
61Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:03:02 
62Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2:03:34 
63Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling2:07:18 
64Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano2:08:40 
65Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:09:26 
66Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team2:13:46 
67Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano2:16:16 
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky2:17:16 
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:20:01 
70Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2:24:48 
71Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr2:25:12 
72Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing2:26:10 
73Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:26:19 
74Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team2:27:17 
75Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:29:30 
76Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr2:30:55 
77Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team2:32:18 
78Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:32:35 
79Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky2:32:59 
80Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:34:33 
81Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:37:23 
82Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar2:37:40 
83Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar2:38:29 
84Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing2:40:27 
85Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha2:40:55 
86Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:41:07 
87Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:41:09 
88Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team2:41:19 
89Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp2:41:35 
90Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp2:41:42 
91George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale2:41:45 
92Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge2:42:54 
93Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing2:46:24 
94Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida2:47:49 
95Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2:51:25 
96Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:51:55 
97Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka2:53:00 
98Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha2:53:07 
99Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar2:57:27 
100Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:57:59 
101Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing3:02:23 
102Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr3:03:03 
103Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:03:06 
104Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3:03:13 
105Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka3:03:49 
106Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale3:04:06 
107Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale3:04:22 
108Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:05:09 
109Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano3:05:40 
110Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
111Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:06:16 
112Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:06:28 
113Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:06:51 
114Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky3:07:30 
115Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team3:08:29 
116Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling3:09:49 
117Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:10:42 
118Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3:11:26 
119Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:12:36 
120Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha3:15:22 
121Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale3:16:26 
122Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing3:18:04 
123Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling3:19:27 
124Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp3:19:37 
125Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:19:45 
126John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano3:20:58 
127Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:21:44 
128Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale3:21:49 
129Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:23:47 
130Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo3:26:11 
131Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol3:30:58 
132Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol3:33:02 
133Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:33:08 
134Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale3:33:24 
135Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing3:34:44 
136Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol3:36:34 
137Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge3:37:13 
138Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:39:42 
139Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano3:40:27 
140Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale3:43:22 
141Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka3:44:36 
142David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp3:46:34 
143Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling3:47:42 
144Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky3:48:13 
145Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida3:48:26 
146Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:48:37 
147Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:49:58 
148Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar3:50:58 
149Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3:51:32 
150Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling3:54:48 
151Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:56:28 
152Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale3:57:18 
153Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar3:59:07 
154Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:59:34 
155Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:04:27 
156Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team4:05:40 
157Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4:05:55 
158Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:08:23 
159Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka4:08:28 
160Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:10:19 
161Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr4:11:53 
162Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar4:16:03 
163Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale4:34:19 
164Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team4:37:17 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano149 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team130 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo120 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky117 
5Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha103 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge93 
7Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team91 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp80 
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing56 
10Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp55 
11Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits53 
12Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale49 
13Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team48 
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha44 
15Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida44 
16Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale43 
17Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team35 
18Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling34 
19Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida29 
20Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida28 
21Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha28 
22Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano28 
23Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team26 
24Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team25 
25Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team24 
26Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida21 
27Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol20 
28Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar20 
29Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo20 
30Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team20 
31Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing20 
32Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team20 
33Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
34Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale18 
35Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits16 
36Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA16 
37Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team16 
38Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka16 
39Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol16 
40Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team15 
41Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida14 
42Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida14 
43Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team14 
44Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA13 
45Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka12 
46Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka12 
47Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA12 
48Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar11 
49David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA11 
50Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol11 
51Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr11 
52Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky11 
53Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky10 
54Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 
55Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp10 
56Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10 
57Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka9 
58Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge9 
59Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale8 
60Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol8 
61Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
62Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team7 
63Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
64Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing7 
65Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale7 
66Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha6 
67Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
68Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing6 
69Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano6 
70Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr5 
71Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar5 
72Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka5 
73Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team4 
74Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
75Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka4 
76Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
77Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4 
78Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
79Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
80Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
81Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
82Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
83Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3 
84Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
85Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
86Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida3 
87Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3 
88Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
89Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
90Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
91Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale2 
92Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
93Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
94Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
95Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
96José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
97Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
98Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
99Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1 
100Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA58 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team30 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo24 
4Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida20 
5Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA20 
6Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida18 
7Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale18 
8Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky18 
9Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp16 
10Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team15 
11Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar13 
12Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha13 
13Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA11 
14Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida11 
15Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo8 
16Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team8 
17Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team7 
18Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7 
19Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team7 
20Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar6 
21Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
22Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
23Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol5 
24Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team4 
25Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
26Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team4 
27Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
28Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team4 
29Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky3 
30Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3 
31Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3 
32Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing3 
33Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge3 
34Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka2 
35Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2 
36Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
37Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka2 
38Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
39Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2 
40Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team1 
41Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar1 
42Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1 
43Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1 
44Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1 
45Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky1 
46Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
47Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1 
48Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
49Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo7 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team7 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky14 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha21 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team22 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp44 
7Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida46 
8Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida49 
9Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team60 
10Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo67 
11Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale83 
12Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka96 
13Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team97 
14Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha98 
15Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar102 
16Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA106 
17Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale110 
18Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol115 
19Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team120 
20Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida126 
21Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar131 
22Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team132 
23Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA137 
24Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA144 
25Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka146 
26Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team148 
27Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing149 
28Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka150 
29Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol154 
30Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team155 
31Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team157 
32Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar164 
33Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr168 
34Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA176 
35Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida180 
36Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka180 
37Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol182 
38Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky195 
39Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team196 
40Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida204 
41Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing215 
42Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA215 
43Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team243 
44Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar288 
45Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka291 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha214:54:51 
2Movistar Team0:26:32 
3Tinkoff - Saxo0:32:55 
4Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:34:05 
5Team SKY0:53:45 
6Astana Pro Team0:54:08 
7BMC Racing Team1:01:25 
8Garmin Sharp1:03:27 
9Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:29:32 
10Omega Pharma - Quick-Step1:52:59 
11Lampre - Merida2:00:16 
12Lotto Belisol2:17:23 
13Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2:24:30 
14MTN - Qhubeka2:31:03 
15Team Europcar2:42:51 
16Team Giant - Shimano3:02:49 
17Cannondale Pro Cycling3:22:13 
18Orica GreenEdge4:15:02 
19Trek Factory Racing4:29:02 
20AG2R La Mondiale5:00:11 
22IAM Cycling7:25:07 

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