Vuelta a España: Contador wins on Ancares

Spaniard edges closer to Vuelta a España title

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) all but clinched the Vuelta a España title when he finished alone at the summit of the Ancares pass at the end of the penultimate stage 20 of the race. After fending off a number of attacks over the final six kilometres from his main rival, Team Sky’s Chris Froome, the Spaniard responded to the Briton’s final offensive with 500 metres remaining and countered with a blistering acceleration that Froome couldn’t follow

Having surged clear, Contador finished 16 seconds ahead of Froome. As he crossed the line, he delivered his “pistolero” celebration and pointed at the leg that he injured during the first week of the Tour de France in July, which put him out of that race and appeared to threaten his participation in the Vuelta.

The Tinkoff leader eased his way through the first week of the three-week race and over the part fortnight has clearly demonstrated he’s the strongest man in the field. His success at Ancares was his second stage win following his win last Monday on the Farrapona. This victory pushed his overall lead over Froome out to 1:37, putting him on the verge of a third Vuelta title with just tomorrow’s 9.7km time trial in Santiago de Compostela to come.

“We have to look at the [time trial] course, but with the advantage we’ve gained, unless there’s some kind of breakdown the race is won,” said Contador. “The tactic was simple: follow Froome’s wheel, although I had to have the legs to do so because he was very strong. I am very happy. It’s another Grand Tour victory, I’ve won the two ‘queen’ stages and couldn’t ask for more.”

Froome may have failed to unseat the race leader, but he did gain the best part of a minute on third-placed Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who was dropped when the Sky man delivered his first increase of pace 6.5km from the finish. That cemented his position as the Vuelta’s likely runner-up, 58 seconds ahead of Valverde, who himself has more than a minute in hand on Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) back in fourth.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) wins stage 20 at the Vuelta a Espana

How it unfolded

It was no surprise when Sky’s Dario Cataldo didn’t take to the start following his bad crash towards the end of yesterday’s stage. Lampre’s Filippo Pozzato and Omega Pharma’s Pieter Serry were also missing from the peloton as it set off for the Puerto de Ancares.

The action was frantic from the start. The peloton split early on, with all of the big guns in the front group. Soon after the field came back together, four riders clipped off the front. But Dmitry Kozontchuk (Katusha), Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R-La Mondiale), Winner Ancona (Lampre-Merida) and Vincent Jérôme (Europcar) were unable to make their attack stick.

After the peloton re-formed, five riders went away. Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin), Lagos de Covadonga stage-winner Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida), George Bennett (Cannondale), Jérôme Coppel (Cofidis) and Maxime Mederel (Europcar) made the cut, although Ten Dam and Bennett soon dropped back from the group. Omega Pharma’s Wout Poels swapped places with them to make it four up front.

With an hour gone and 42km covered, this quartet managed to establish a solid lead. By the 54km mark they were four-and-a-half minutes clear. Going through the first sprint at Sarria after 89km, their advantage topped out at just under 10 minutes.

Sky and Tinkoff reacted at this point. Their pacemaking on the front of the peloton steadily trimmed the breakaway’s lead. Crossing the first of the day’s four categorised climbs, the second-category Vilaesteva, the escapees led by 6:47 with 75km remaining. When Niemiec failed to pick up any points on the top of that climb, Caja Rural’s Luis León Sánchez was confirmed as the victor of the King of the Mountains competition.

With Sky and now Astana pressing consistently, the break’s advantage continued to tumble. On the testing first-category Alto de Folgueiras de Aigas, Poels couldn’t maintain the pace set by his three fellow escapees, whose lead was a mere 45 seconds over the red jersey group going over the top.

Although Niemiec pressed hard on the descent, the chance of him repeating his Covadonga heroics had long gone. Coppel chased across to him before the final climb and they started up the Ancares together, with Mederel around 10 seconds back.

The peloton soon snaffled up the Europcar rider. By then they also had Coppel and Niemiec in their sights, but not before the pair had taken the points and bonus seconds at the second sprint, where Froome nipped out of the pack to take third and move two seconds closer to Contador.

Niemiec delayed the inevitable with another attack, but just inside the 10km banner the Sky-led red jersey group eased past him. All of the favourites were tucked in behind them, but when the gradient pitched up to 18% several fell back, including BMC’s Samuel Sánchez and Katusha’s Dani Moreno.

Rodríguez responded to the loss of his key lieutenant by going on the attack. No one responded immediately, but Valverde eventually had to in order to defend his place on the podium. Giant’s Warren Barguil initially went with him, but soon fell back, as Froome, Contador and Astana’s Fabio Aru cruised onto Valverde’s wheel.

With 7km to the finish, Froome moved to the front of this quartet, with Rodríguez still 20 seconds clear. On the steep ramp that came soon after, the Briton’s legs started to fizz round, his attack seeing off Aru permamently and Contador for a moment. Then Valverde appeared to miss a gear and almost came to a stop. That hesitation left Froome and Contador chasing alone behind Rodríguez.

Froome made at least three more attacks over the next three kilometres. The first brought Rodríguez back into line, the second distanced Valverde as he seemed about to regain contact, the third saw off Rodríguez. But the Sky leader couldn’t shake Contador.

While Valverde made quick work of catching and passing Rodríguez, Froome continued to lead. At the one-kilometre banner he attacked once again. Five hundred metres later, an instant after someone in the crowd threw what appeared to be a stick at him, he went again. But Contador answered these thrusts, then delivered a decisive one of his own. The stage and the race were the Spaniard’s, but credit to Froome too for mounting such a sustained challenge and helping to make this the most gripping grand tour of the season.

Chris Froome leads Alberto Contador 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo5:11:43 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:16 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:57 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:18 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:21 
6Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:02:51 
7Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:02:55 
8Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:02:58 
9Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:15 
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:03:20 
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:03:22 
12Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:26 
13Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:51 
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:05:21 
15Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
16Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
17Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:05:34 
18Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:05:40 
19Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:04 
20Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:07:27 
21Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:43 
22Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:08:27 
23Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:08:31 
24José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:51 
25Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:09:24 
26Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:28 
27Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team  
29Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:10:56 
30Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:11:04 
31Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp  
32Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:18 
33Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:11:25 
34Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
35Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:28 
36Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
37Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:11:35 
38Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
39Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:11:43 
40David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:12:51 
41Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:14:36 
42Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:53 
43Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
44Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:15:16 
45Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
46Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:18 
47Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
48Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
49Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
50Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
51Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
52Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
53Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
54Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:43 
55Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:18:12 
56Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:02 
57Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:19:13 
58Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
59Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:24 
60Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling0:20:58 
61Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
62Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
63Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
64Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
65Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
66Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
67Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp0:21:53 
68George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:25:12 
69Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
70Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:25:46 
71Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
72Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
73Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:25:53 
74Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:26:16 
75Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
76Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:26:20 
77Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
78Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
79Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
80Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
81Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
82Laurent Mangel (Fra)  
83Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:26:34 
84Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
85Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp0:26:51 
86Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
87Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
88Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha  
89Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:26:57 
90Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
91Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
92Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
93Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:28:01 
94Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:28:17 
95Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
96Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar  
97Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge  
98Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
99Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
100Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
103Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
105Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
106Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
107Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
108Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
109Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
110Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
111Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
112Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
113Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
114Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale  
115Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
116Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:28:33 
117Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:28:54 
118Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:29:35 
119Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge0:30:23 
121Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
122Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
123Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
124Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
125Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
126Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
127Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
128Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
129Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
130Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
131Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale  
132Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
133Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
134Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team  
135Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
136Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
137Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
138Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol  
139Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
140Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
141Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
142Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:30:31 
143Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:30:41 
144Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:31:04 
145Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:31:26 
146Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:32 
147Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:31:36 
148John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
149Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
150Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
151Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
152Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
153Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
154Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale0:31:39 
155Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:32:03 
156David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp0:33:14 
157Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:33:04 
158Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:33:42 
159Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar0:34:59 
Point 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 pts
2Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
3Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida1 
Point 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida4 pts
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky2 
3Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo25 pts
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky20 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team16 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha14 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
6Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano10 
7Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha9 
8Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team8 
9Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits7 
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale6 
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp5 
12Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha4 
13Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team2 
15Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 pts
2Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar3 
3Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida3 pts
2Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
3Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida10 pts
2Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar6 
3Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
4Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky2 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
Mountain 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo20 pts
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky15 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha6 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 
6Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano2 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha15:42:48 
2Tinkoff - Saxo0:07:16 
3Garmin Sharp0:12:00 
4Movistar Team0:12:37 
5Team SKY0:12:47 
6Astana Pro Team0:12:52 
7BMC Racing Team0:15:58 
8Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:17:29 
9MTN - Qhubeka0:18:07 
10Team Europcar0:28:56 
11Lotto Belisol0:33:43 
12Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:39:04 
13Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:41:28 
14Cannondale Pro Cycling0:41:51 
15Lampre - Merida0:43:19 
16Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:47:21 
17Team Giant - Shimano0:51:46 
18IAM Cycling1:00:37 
19Orica GreenEdge1:02:45 
20AG2R La Mondiale1:04:13 
22Trek Factory Racing1:15:52 
General classification after stage 20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo81:12:13 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:37 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:35 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:57 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:04:46 
6Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:10:07 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:10:24 
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:12:13 
9Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:09 
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:13:15 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:16:25 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:19:59 
13Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:29 
14Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:25:00 
15Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:25:36 
16Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:30:03 
17Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:31:14 
18Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:37:22 
19Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:41:51 
20David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:52:04 
21Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:54:24 
22Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:55:04 
23Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:57:23 
24Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp1:04:53 
25Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp1:06:56 
26Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida1:10:59 
27Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:11:08 
28Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida1:11:31 
29Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1:22:45 
30Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team1:30:36 
31Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:33:44 
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1:36:40 
33Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:37:15 
34Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:41:05 
35Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar1:41:15 
36Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:43:06 
37Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team1:43:45 
38Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:47:00 
39Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky1:48:42 
40Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha1:50:20 
41Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge1:51:22 
42Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1:54:03 
43Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky1:57:14 
44Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:58:00 
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:58:55 
46Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1:59:06 
47Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka2:01:26 
48Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:04:23 
49Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:05:57 
50Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:06:24 
51Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp2:13:28 
52Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team2:15:09 
53Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol2:15:13 
54Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:18:19 
55Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2:19:07 
56Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:20:53 
57Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo2:21:47 
58Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:24:10 
59Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2:28:35 
60Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:30:42 
61Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling2:38:01 
62Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano2:39:55 
63Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:40:14 
64Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:41:08 
65Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team2:43:31 
66Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale2:45:54 
67Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2:45:58 
68Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:47:38 
69Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:50:14 
70Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:50:46 
71Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky2:52:55 
72Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha2:55:58 
73Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team3:00:52 
74Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano3:01:00 
75Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:03:00 
76Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:04:14 
77Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr3:07:00 
78Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar3:08:28 
79Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar3:09:02 
80Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr3:09:23 
81Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:09:43 
82Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:11:32 
83Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge3:12:27 
84Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp3:14:11 
85Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team3:14:15 
86Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp3:16:22 
87George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale3:18:32 
88Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing3:18:36 
89Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing3:18:37 
90Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team3:23:16 
91Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka3:23:19 
92Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar3:23:30 
93Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida3:27:41 
94Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr3:29:33 
95Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha3:29:43 
96Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:32:39 
97Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano3:32:46 
98Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale3:32:49 
99Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:34:38 
100Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:37:04 
101Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale3:38:44 
102Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:39:17 
103Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka3:39:28 
104Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano3:39:29 
105Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling3:40:12 
106Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing3:40:35 
107Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:41:15 
108Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:47:09 
109Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3:47:34 
110Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:48:42 
111Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:48:49 
112Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky3:49:11 
113Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling3:52:00 
114Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha3:52:04 
115Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing3:52:27 
116Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team3:52:32 
117John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano3:52:38 
118Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp3:53:05 
119Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:54:45 
120Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3:55:29 
121Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:57:50 
122Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale4:01:45 
123Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka4:01:59 
124Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale4:03:46 
125Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:03:48 
126Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale4:05:44 
127Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol4:09:10 
128Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo4:10:14 
129Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol4:12:56 
130Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team4:15:48 
131Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing4:16:42 
132Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:18:20 
133Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale4:19:28 
134Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol4:19:45 
135Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano4:20:19 
136Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge4:21:16 
137Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4:24:44 
138Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida4:25:08 
139Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka4:26:34 
140Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar4:27:04 
141Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky4:28:50 
142Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp4:28:53 
143Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling4:29:40 
144David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp4:33:28 
145Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:35:21 
146Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling4:36:46 
147Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge4:36:59 
148Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar4:39:15 
149Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale4:41:21 
150Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team4:45:05 
151Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4:47:52 
152Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:48:30 
153Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr4:49:44 
154Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:52:26 
155Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka4:52:31 
156Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:53:30 
157Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar5:02:37 
158Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale5:14:11 
159Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team5:22:34 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano169 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team146 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo145 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky139 
5Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha117 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge105 
7Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team103 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp85 
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing64 
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale61 
11Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits60 
12Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team56 
13Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp55 
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha48 
15Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida44 
16Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale43 
17Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano38 
18Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team36 
19Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida34 
20Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar34 
21Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling34 
22Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol33 
23Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team33 
24Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team31 
25Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida28 
26Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha28 
27Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol26 
28Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team25 
29Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida21 
30Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr21 
31Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits20 
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo20 
33Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team20 
34Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team20 
35Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA19 
36Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
37Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale18 
38Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team16 
39Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka16 
40Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol16 
41Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha15 
42Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team15 
43Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida14 
44Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida14 
45Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team14 
46Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA13 
47Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team12 
48Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka12 
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 
54Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits11 
55Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky11 
56Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky10 
57Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp10 
58Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10 
59Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka9 
60Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge9 
61Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale8 
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 
66Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
67Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing6 
68Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano6 
69Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr5 
70Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr5 
71Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar5 
72Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka5 
73Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team4 
74Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka4 
75Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
76Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
77Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4 
78Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
79Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
80Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
81Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
82Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
83Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3 
84Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
85Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
86Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
87Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida3 
88Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3 
89Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
90Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
91Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
92Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale2 
93Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
94Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
95Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
96Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
97José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
98Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky1 
99Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
100Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1 
101Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
102Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA58 pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo45 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team40 
4Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida33 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky33 
6Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA20 
7Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team19 
8Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha19 
9Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida18 
10Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale18 
11Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp16 
12Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15 
13Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar13 
14Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team11 
15Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA11 
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida11 
17Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar9 
18Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo8 
19Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team8 
20Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team7 
21Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7 
22Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits7 
23Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team7 
24Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar6 
25Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol6 
26Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
27Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
28Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team4 
29Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
30Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team4 
31Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky3 
32Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3 
33Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3 
34Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge3 
35Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing3 
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky3 
37Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr3 
38Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano2 
39Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka2 
40Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2 
41Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky2 
42Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka2 
43Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
44Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
45Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2 
46Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team1 
47Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar1 
48Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky1 
49Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1 
50Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1 
51Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1 
52Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1 
53Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
54Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo6 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team8 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky11 
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha17 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team19 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp48 
7Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida51 
8Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida60 
9Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano63 
10Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team64 
11Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo73 
12Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits84 
13Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale92 
14Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team97 
15Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team101 
16Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka104 
17Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha106 
18Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA110 
19Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar111 
20Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol114 
21Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale116 
22Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida121 
23Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar123 
24Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol125 
25Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team129 
26Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team142 
27Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA144 
28Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA147 
29Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka151 
30Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka155 
31Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team155 
32Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar162 
33Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team166 
34Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA173 
35Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr178 
36Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol179 
37Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky182 
38Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka184 
39Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida194 
40Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team198 
41Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky198 
42Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida209 
43Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA215 
44Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing223 
45Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team248 
46Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr260 
47Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar290 
48Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka294 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha243:43:48 
2Movistar Team0:39:09 
3Tinkoff - Saxo0:40:11 
4Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:51:34 
5Team SKY1:06:32 
6Astana Pro Team1:07:00 
7Garmin Sharp1:15:27 
8BMC Racing Team1:17:23 
9Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:12:29 
10Lotto Belisol2:54:54 
11MTN - Qhubeka2:55:16 
12Omega Pharma - Quick-Step2:55:38 
13Lampre - Merida2:56:10 
14Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3:05:58 
15Team Europcar3:11:47 
16Team Giant - Shimano3:56:48 
17Cannondale Pro Cycling4:28:59 
18Orica GreenEdge5:21:06 
19Trek Factory Racing6:00:12 
20AG2R La Mondiale6:15:56 
22IAM Cycling8:50:37 


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