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Vuelta a España 2014

Date range:
August 23 - September 14
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, WorldTour
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      12.6km
      Location
      Jerez de la Frontera (TTT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      174.4km
      Start location:
      Algeciras
      End location:
      San Fernando
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      197.8km
      Start location:
      Cádiz
      End location:
      Arcos de la Frontera
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      164.7km
      Start location:
      Mairena del Alcor
      End location:
      Córdoba
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      180km
      Start location:
      Priego de Cordoba
      End location:
      Ronda
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      167.7km
      Start location:
      Benalmádena
      End location:
      Cumbres Verdes (La Zubia)
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      169km
      Start location:
      Alhendín
      End location:
      Alcaudete
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      207km
      Start location:
      Baeza
      End location:
      Albacete
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      185km
      Start location:
      Carboneras de Guadazaón
      End location:
      Aramón Valdelinares
    • Rest Day 1

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      36.7km
      Start location:
      Real Monasterio de Santa María de Veruela
      End location:
      Borja (ITT)
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      153.4km
      Start location:
      Pamplona
      End location:
      San Miguel de Aralar (Navarre)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      166.4km
      Start location:
      Logroño
      End location:
      Logroño
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      188.7km
      Start location:
      Belorado
      End location:
      Obregón. Parque de Cabárceno
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      200.8km
      Start location:
      Santander
      End location:
      La Camperona. Valle de Sábero
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      152.2km
      Start location:
      Oviedo
      End location:
      Lagos de Covadonga
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      160.5km
      Start location:
      San Martín del Rey Aurelio
      End location:
      La Farrapona. Lago de Somiedo
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      190.7km
      Start location:
      Ortigueira
      End location:
      A Coruña
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      157km
      Start location:
      A Estrada
      End location:
      Monte Castrove en Meis
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      180.5km
      Start location:
      Salvaterra de Miño
      End location:
      Cangas de Morrazo
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      185.7km
      Start location:
      Santo Estevo de Riba de Sil
      End location:
      Puerto de Ancares
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      9.7km
      Location
      Santiago de Compostela (ITT)
  • Race history

August 25, Stage 3: Cádiz - Arcos de la Frontera 197.8km

Vuelta a España: Matthews wins stage 3 in Arcos de la Frontera

By:
Pete Cossins
Published:
August 25, 2014, 16:56 BST,
Updated:
August 25, 2014, 20:47 BST

Orica-GreenEdge rider moves into red leader's jersey

Michael Matthews delivered on the hard work done for much of the day by his Orica-GreenEdge teammates with a beautifully judged victory on stage three of the Vuelta a Espana after four very technical final kilometres in Arcos de la Frontera.

The Vuelta peloton had been stretched first by a pinch point coming into and over a narrow bridge 2.5km from home, then by several tight turns through the town. Then came a kilometre-long climb up to the finish, where Katusha’s Giampaolo Caruso was the first to dart clear, rapidly opening up a 50-metre advantage.

However, the Italian couldn’t sustain his effort. As he faded, with little more than 200 metres remaining, Garmin-Sharp’s Dan Martin flew past. The Irishman, though, had the fast-finishing Matthews right on his wheel and could only slam his bars with frustration as the Australian accelerated by on the right to take victory.

The win, his third at the Vuelta after two successes in 2013, also moved Matthews into leader’s red jersey thanks to a 10-second time bonus. Having already led the Giro d’Italia earlier this year, Matthews now sits at the top of the Vuelta’s GC, four seconds clear of Movistar’s Nairo Quintana.

“Nothing was planned but fortune smiled on me again,” said Matthews. "I’ve already lived a dream this season by wearing the maglia rosa for six days at the Giro and now that dream is continuing today at the Vuelta. I hope to keep the red jersey for as long as possible.”

Quintana was the only Movistar rider to finish in the 16-strong group credited with the same time as Matthews. Alejandro Valverde, the race leader going into today’s stage missed out. He went down in a crash with two teammates 20km from the finish. Although he remounted quickly, he was complaining of a back injury at the finish.

However, Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha), Wilco Keldermann (Belkin), Chris Froome (Sky), Rigoberto Urán (Omega Pharma) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) were all credited with the same time as Matthews.

Contador admitted he felt he was lacking punch on the final ramps, but described himself as pleased with his performance. “I was well supported by the team and my knee didn’t hurt me, but I will have to put some ice on it now,” the Spaniard told EFE. He added: “I don’t want to lose ground in the race, but I have to recognize that there are rider in much better shape than me at the moment.”

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) wins sprint in Arcos de la Frontera

How it unfolded

Race director Javier Guillén has been very clear about his desire to spice up the Vuelta in the attempt to draw in new fans, and today’s neutralised stage start on the deck of the Don Juan Carlos I aircraft-carrier was certainly part of that strategy. Once racing got under way, less than 10km had passed before a break went away.

The five riders in it were Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team), Luis Mas Bonet (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Jonathan Fumeaux (IAM Cycling), Jérôme Cousin (Europcar) and, for the second day in a row, Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (MTN-Qhubeka). Their advantage quickly ballooned, reaching eight minutes after 50km.

The peloton reacted to that margin by upping its pace, halving the break’s lead as its five members tackled the first climb of the day, the Puerto de Galís, where Cousin was first over the top. The Frenchman scored a repeat success on the Alto Alcornocales, where the gap was down to 3-10 with 88km to go. Orica-GreenEdge were doing the pace-making on the front of the bunch, signposting their faith in Matthews’ sprinting ability.

The third climb saw Fumeaux fall away from his four companions in the break. Soon after Mas Bonet went off in the other direction, attacking the other escapees. The Caja Rural rider quickly pushed out his lead over both the trio chasing behind and the peloton. After he had led over Alto del Camino, Mas Bonet continued to press, his lead reaching almost five minutes, before the peloton reacted once again on the fourth and final third-category pass of the day, the Puerto del Boyar.

By then, with 46km to the finish, Bonet led by just 2-20. With the King of the Mountains jersey secured and no chance of holding off the peloton, the Spaniard eased and was caught with 25km left. Soon after, Movistar had a scare when Adriano Malori got in a tangle with a musette as it was handed up by a soigneur at the roadside and took a tumble, taking down day one leader Jonathan Castroviejo with him, and narrowly missing stage two winner Bouhanni and Sky’s Chris Froome.

As the bunch breezed up a rise with 13km remaining, Lotto’s Adam Hansen blasted clear. The Australian riding his 10th grand tour in succession quickly gained 20 seconds on the peloton, where Sky took over on the front in a bid to keep Froome out of danger going into that pinch point 2.5km from the line.

The increase in pace soon put paid to Hansen’s foray, Giant-Shimano and Omega Pharma adding their weight to the pace-making heading towards the turn onto the bridge that Froome had earlier identified as the key point of the day. Only good placement there meant a shot at the stage win two kilometres later, and Orica’s work meant that Matthews was right where he needed to be to take advantage.

Michael Matthews (Orica - GreenEdge) wins the sprint to the line

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge 5:12:14  
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp    
3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha    
4 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
5 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
7 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr    
9 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha    
10 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky    
11 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
12 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team    
13 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
15 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
16 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo    
17 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge 0:00:07  
18 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka    
19 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing    
20 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky    
21 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
22 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
23 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale    
24 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp    
25 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
26 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha    
27 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp    
28 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp    
29 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
30 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
31 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
32 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida    
33 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale    
34 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
35 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar    
36 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
37 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky    
38 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team    
39 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
40 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
41 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
42 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing    
43 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar    
44 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
45 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
46 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:18  
47 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:19  
48 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka    
49 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp 0:00:22  
50 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:00:30  
51 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
52 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
53 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
54 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
55 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale    
56 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
57 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling 0:00:33  
58 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:43  
59 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:48  
60 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
61 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
62 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
63 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team    
64 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
65 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:56  
66 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:58  
67 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale    
68 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
69 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
70 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:03  
71 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
72 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
73 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
74 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
75 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:01:07  
76 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:01:22  
77 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:29  
78 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
79 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
80 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr    
81 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:38  
82 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale    
83 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
84 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
85 Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar    
86 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky    
87 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:53  
88 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
89 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
90 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:18  
91 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
92 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
93 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling    
94 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
95 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
96 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida    
97 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
98 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge    
99 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
100 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
101 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo    
102 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
103 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale    
104 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:27  
105 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:02:32  
106 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano 0:02:44  
107 Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol    
108 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:02:50  
109 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing 0:03:01  
110 Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
111 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:03  
112 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:05  
113 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:03:08  
114 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:03:19  
115 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale 0:03:21  
116 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky    
117 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:03:24  
118 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
119 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:03:31  
120 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge    
121 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
122 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 0:03:37  
123 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
124 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
125 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
126 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
127 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
128 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
129 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
130 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
131 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
132 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
133 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
134 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
135 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
136 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha    
137 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
138 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
139 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
140 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
141 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
142 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
143 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
144 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
145 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo    
146 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr    
147 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
148 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky    
149 Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
150 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
151 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
152 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar    
153 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
154 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:07  
155 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
156 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:12  
157 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
158 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge    
159 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
160 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:04:21  
161 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr    
162 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr    
163 Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp    
164 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
165 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky    
166 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
167 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
168 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp    
169 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
170 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida    
171 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:30  
172 David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp    
173 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:04:34  
174 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge    
175 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
176 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
177 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
178 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:14:39  
179 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 0:14:57  
180 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
181 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:14:58  
182 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:16:35  
183 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge    
184 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar    
185 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
186 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
187 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
188 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
189 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling    
190 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr    
191 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
192 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
193 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:19  
194 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar    
195 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar    
196 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:21:33  
197 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky    
198 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling 0:27:02  
Sprint 1 - Benaocaz, 127.8km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 4  pts
2 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 2  
3 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Grazalema, 147.2km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 4  pts
2 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 2  
3 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Sprint 3 - Arcos de la Frontera 197.8km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge 25  pts
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 20  
3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 16  
4 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 14  
5 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 12  
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 10  
7 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
8 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 8  
9 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 7  
10 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 6  
11 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 5  
12 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 4  
13 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 3  
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
15 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1  
16 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team -5  
Mountain 1 - Puerto de Gális, 92km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 3  pts
2 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 2  
3 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Alto Alcornocales, 103km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 3  pts
2 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
3 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1  
Mountain 3 - Alto del Camino, 136km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 3  pts
2 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
3 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Mountain 4 - Puerto del Boyar, 152km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 3  pts
2 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
3 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Most combative rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 15:36:42  
2 Team Katusha 0:00:07  
3 BMC Racing Team    
4 Garmin Sharp 0:00:14  
5 Team SKY    
6 Astana Pro Team 0:00:21  
7 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 0:00:37  
8 AG2R La Mondiale    
9 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:44  
10 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:55  
11 Movistar Team    
12 Lampre - Merida 0:00:56  
13 Trek Factory Racing 0:01:02  
14 Lotto Belisol 0:01:07  
15 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:01:12  
16 FDJ.fr 0:01:50  
17 Team Europcar 0:01:52  
18 MTN - Qhubeka 0:02:04  
19 Orica GreenEdge 0:02:25  
20 Tinkoff - Saxo 0:02:36  
21 Team Giant - Shimano 0:02:39  
22 IAM Cycling 0:05:09  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge 9:27:53  
2 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:04  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:11  
4 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:15  
5 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 0:00:17  
6 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge    
7 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:00:20  
8 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing    
9 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing    
10 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:22  
11 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:23  
12 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo    
13 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
14 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:00:25  
15 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
16 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:30  
17 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:31  
18 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:00:36  
19 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:37  
20 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:38  
21 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky    
22 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky    
23 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:39  
24 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp    
25 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:40  
26 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale    
27 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:41  
28 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
29 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
30 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team    
31 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo    
32 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:42  
33 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
34 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:44  
35 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:45  
36 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:52  
37 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp    
38 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp    
39 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team    
40 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp    
41 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:54  
42 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:55  
43 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:00:59  
44 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
45 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:01  
46 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:02  
47 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
48 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:04  
49 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp 0:01:07  
50 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:08  
52 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:10  
53 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:14  
54 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar    
55 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka    
56 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:16  
57 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:17  
58 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling    
59 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:18  
60 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:22  
61 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:24  
62 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:30  
63 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
64 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:01:32  
65 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:40  
66 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
67 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:42  
68 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:47  
69 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:49  
70 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:53  
71 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
72 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:55  
73 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:01:56  
74 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:57  
75 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:59  
76 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 0:02:09  
77 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 0:02:11  
78 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
79 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:02:12  
80 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:15  
81 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:02:18  
82 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale 0:02:20  
83 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:25  
84 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:02:27  
85 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:02:28  
86 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale    
87 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge    
88 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:02:33  
89 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
90 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:41  
91 Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar 0:02:45  
92 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:02:47  
93 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 0:02:51  
94 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:02:59  
95 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:03  
96 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano 0:03:04  
97 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
98 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
99 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale 0:03:09  
100 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:03:21  
101 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:35  
102 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge 0:03:41  
103 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
104 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:03:47  
105 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:03:48  
106 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:03:50  
107 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:03:52  
108 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:03:53  
109 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:03:54  
110 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale 0:03:56  
111 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 0:03:57  
112 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:00  
113 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
114 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:04:02  
115 Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol    
116 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:07  
117 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 0:04:10  
118 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 0:04:16  
119 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team    
120 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 0:04:20  
121 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:04:21  
122 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:04:23  
123 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:24  
124 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr 0:04:26  
125 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:04:29  
126 Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
127 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:30  
128 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 0:04:31  
129 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:32  
130 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
131 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:04:39  
132 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:41  
133 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:44  
134 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
135 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:04:45  
136 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:49  
137 Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
138 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 0:04:50  
139 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:04:51  
140 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 0:04:52  
141 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:53  
142 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:55  
143 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:01  
144 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:04  
145 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing    
146 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:05:05  
147 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 0:05:07  
148 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:05:08  
149 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:05:09  
150 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:13  
151 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:05:21  
152 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:05:28  
153 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
154 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:30  
155 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp 0:05:32  
156 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:05:33  
157 Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:05:35  
158 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:05:37  
159 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
160 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:05:41  
161 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:05:48  
162 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:49  
163 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:05:51  
164 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:05:57  
165 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
166 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:05:58  
167 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:06:07  
168 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:06:08  
169 David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp 0:06:19  
170 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:06:25  
171 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 0:06:37  
172 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:45  
173 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:06:47  
174 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:07:00  
175 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:07:09  
176 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:07:16  
177 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:07:28  
178 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:15:01  
179 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 0:15:49  
180 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:16:41  
181 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 0:16:48  
182 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:17:09  
183 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:17:24  
184 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar 0:17:42  
185 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:17:47  
186 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:18:02  
187 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:18:06  
188 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge 0:19:00  
189 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:19:37  
190 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:19:51  
191 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:19:56  
192 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar 0:21:26  
193 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:21:48  
194 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:11  
195 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:22:24  
196 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:23:01  
197 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 0:24:14  
198 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling 0:28:09  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 33  pts
2 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge 29  
3 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 20  
4 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 20  
5 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 16  
6 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 16  
7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 14  
8 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 14  
9 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
10 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 12  
11 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 12  
12 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 10  
13 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale 10  
14 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 9  
15 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
16 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 8  
17 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 8  
18 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 7  
19 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 7  
20 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 6  
21 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 6  
22 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling 6  
23 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 5  
24 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 5  
25 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 4  
26 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 3  
27 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
28 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
29 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
30 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2  
31 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1  
32 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr 1  
33 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 9  pts
2 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 9  
3 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  
4 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 3  
5 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka 2  
6 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1  
Combination classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 114  pts
2 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 145  
3 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 148  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 27:55:44  
2 BMC Racing Team 0:00:09  
3 Team SKY 0:00:22  
4 Team Katusha 0:00:26  
5 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 0:00:29  
6 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:31  
7 Astana Pro Team 0:00:32  
8 Movistar Team 0:00:36  
9 Garmin Sharp    
10 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:51  
11 Trek Factory Racing 0:00:52  
12 Lampre - Merida 0:01:02  
13 Lotto Belisol 0:01:18  
14 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:01:24  
15 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:01:44  
16 Orica GreenEdge 0:02:12  
17 MTN - Qhubeka 0:02:14  
18 FDJ.fr 0:02:16  
19 Team Giant - Shimano 0:02:36  
20 Tinkoff - Saxo    
21 Team Europcar    
22 IAM Cycling 0:05:30