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

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) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge5:12:14 
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp  
3Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
5Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra)  
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
11Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
12Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
13Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
14Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
15David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
16Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
17Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge0:00:07 
18Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
19Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
20Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
21Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
22Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
23Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale  
24Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
25Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
26Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
27Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp  
28André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
29Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
30Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
31Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
32Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
33George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
34Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
35Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
36Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
38Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
39Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
40Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
41Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
42Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
43Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
44Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
45Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
46Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:18 
47Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:19 
48Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
49Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp0:00:22 
50Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:00:30 
51Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
52Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
53Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
55Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
56Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
57Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling0:00:33 
58Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:43 
59Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:48 
60Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
61Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
62Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
63Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
64Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
65Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:56 
66Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:58 
67Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale  
68Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
69Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
70Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:03 
71Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
72Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
73Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
74John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
75Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:07 
76Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:01:22 
77Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:29 
78Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
79Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
80Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
81Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:38 
82Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale  
83Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
84Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
85Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar  
86Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
87Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale0:01:53 
88José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
89Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
90Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:18 
91Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
92Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
93Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
94Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
95Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
96Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
97Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
98Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge  
99Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
100Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
101Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
102Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
103Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
104Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:27 
105Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:32 
106Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano0:02:44 
107Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol  
108Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:02:50 
109Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:03:01 
110Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
111Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:03 
112Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:05 
113Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:08 
114Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:19 
115Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale0:03:21 
116Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
117Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:24 
118Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
119Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:03:31 
120Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge  
121Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
122Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:03:37 
123Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
124Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
125Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
126Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
127Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
128Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
129Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
130Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
131Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
132Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
133Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
134Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
135Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
136Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
137Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
138Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
139Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
140Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
141Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
142Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
143Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
144Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
145Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
146Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra)  
147Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
148Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky  
149Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
150Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
151Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
152Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar  
153Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
154Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:07 
155Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
156Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:12 
157Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
158Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
159Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
160Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:04:21 
161Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
162Thibaut Pinot (Fra)  
163Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp  
164Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
165Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
166Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
167Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
168Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
169Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
170Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
171Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:30 
172David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp  
173Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:04:34 
174Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
175Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
176Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
177Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
178Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:14:39 
179Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team0:14:57 
180Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
181Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling0:14:58 
182Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:16:35 
183Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge  
184Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
185Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
186Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
187Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
188Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
189Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
190Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
191Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
192Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
193Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:19 
194Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
195Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
196Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:21:33 
197Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
198Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:27:02 
Sprint 1 - Benaocaz, 127.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA4 pts
2Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
3Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 2 - Grazalema, 147.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA4 pts
2Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2 
3Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 3 - Arcos de la Frontera 197.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge25 pts
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp20 
3Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha16 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team14 
5Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team12 
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team10 
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha7 
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6 
11Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
12Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team4 
13Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team3 
14Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2 
15David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team-5 
Mountain 1 - Puerto de Gális, 92km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar3 pts
2Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2 
3Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 2 - Alto Alcornocales, 103km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar3 pts
2Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
3Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 3 - Alto del Camino, 136km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3 pts
2Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 4 - Puerto del Boyar, 152km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3 pts
2Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
3Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Belkin Pro Cycling Team15:36:42 
2Team Katusha0:00:07 
3BMC Racing Team  
4Garmin Sharp0:00:14 
5Team SKY  
6Astana Pro Team0:00:21 
7Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:00:37 
8AG2R La Mondiale  
9Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:44 
10Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:55 
11Movistar Team  
12Lampre - Merida0:00:56 
13Trek Factory Racing0:01:02 
14Lotto Belisol0:01:07 
15Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:01:12 
17Team Europcar0:01:52 
18MTN - Qhubeka0:02:04 
19Orica GreenEdge0:02:25 
20Tinkoff - Saxo0:02:36 
21Team Giant - Shimano0:02:39 
22IAM Cycling0:05:09 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge9:27:53 
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:04 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:11 
4Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:15 
5Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:17 
6Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge  
7George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:00:20 
8Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
9Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
10Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:22 
11Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:23 
12Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
13Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
14Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:00:25 
15Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
16Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:30 
17Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:31 
18Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:00:36 
19Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:37 
20Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:38 
21Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
22Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
23Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:39 
24Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp  
25Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:40 
26Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
27Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:41 
28Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
29Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
30Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
31Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo  
32Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:42 
33Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
34Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:44 
35Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:45 
36David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:52 
37Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
38André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
39Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
40Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp  
41Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:54 
42Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:55 
43Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:00:59 
44Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
45Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:01:01 
46Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:02 
47Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
48Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:04 
49Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp0:01:07 
50Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:01:08 
52Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:10 
53Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:14 
54Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
55Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
56Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:01:16 
57John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:17 
58Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling  
59Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:18 
60Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:22 
61Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:24 
62Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:30 
63Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
64Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:32 
65Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:40 
66Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
67Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:42 
68Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:47 
69Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:49 
70Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:53 
71Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
72Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:55 
73Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:56 
74Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:57 
75Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:59 
76Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:02:09 
77Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:11 
78Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
79Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:02:12 
80Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:15 
81Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr0:02:18 
82Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale0:02:20 
83José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:25 
84Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:02:27 
85Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:02:28 
86Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
87Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge  
88Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:33 
89Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
90Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:41 
91Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar0:02:45 
92Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:02:47 
93Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:51 
94Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:02:59 
95Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:03 
96Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano0:03:04 
97Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
98Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale0:03:09 
100Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:21 
101Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:35 
102Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:03:41 
103Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
104Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:03:47 
105Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:03:48 
106Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:03:50 
107Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:52 
108Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:53 
109Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:54 
110Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale0:03:56 
111Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:03:57 
112Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:00 
113Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
114Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:04:02 
115Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol  
116Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:07 
117Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:04:10 
118Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:16 
119Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:04:20 
121Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:04:21 
122Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:23 
123Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:24 
124Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr0:04:26 
125Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:04:29 
126Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
127Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:30 
128Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:04:31 
129Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:32 
130Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
131Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:04:39 
132Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:41 
133Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:44 
134Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
135Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:04:45 
136Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:49 
137Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
138Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:04:50 
139Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:04:51 
140Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky0:04:52 
141Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:53 
142Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:55 
143Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:05:01 
144Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:04 
145Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
146Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:05 
147Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:05:07 
148Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:08 
149Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:05:09 
150Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:13 
151Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:05:21 
152Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:05:28 
153Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
154Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:05:30 
155Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp0:05:32 
156Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:05:33 
157Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:05:35 
158Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:37 
159Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
160Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:41 
161Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:05:48 
162Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:49 
163Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:05:51 
164Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:57 
165Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
166Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:05:58 
167Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:06:07 
168Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:06:08 
169David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp0:06:19 
170Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:06:25 
171Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:06:37 
172Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:45 
173Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:06:47 
174Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:07:00 
175Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:09 
176Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:07:16 
177Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:07:28 
178Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:01 
179Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team0:15:49 
180Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:16:41 
181Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:16:48 
182Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:17:09 
183Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:17:24 
184Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar0:17:42 
185Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:17:47 
186Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:18:02 
187Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:18:06 
188Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge0:19:00 
189Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling0:19:37 
190Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:19:51 
191Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:19:56 
192Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar0:21:26 
193Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar0:21:48 
194Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:11 
195Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:22:24 
196Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:23:01 
197Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:24:14 
198Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:28:09 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr33 pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge29 
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp20 
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano20 
5Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha16 
6Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida16 
7Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team14 
8Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing14 
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
10Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team12 
11Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA12 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team10 
13Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale10 
14Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka9 
15Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale9 
16Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA8 
17Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8 
18Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha7 
19Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team7 
20Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
21Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6 
22Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling6 
23Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
24Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka5 
25Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team4 
26Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team3 
27Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2 
28Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar2 
29Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
30Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
31David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
32Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
33Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA9 pts
2Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar9 
3Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
4Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3 
5Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka2 
6Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA114 pts
2Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team145 
3Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida148 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Belkin Pro Cycling Team27:55:44 
2BMC Racing Team0:00:09 
3Team SKY0:00:22 
4Team Katusha0:00:26 
5Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:00:29 
6Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:31 
7Astana Pro Team0:00:32 
8Movistar Team0:00:36 
9Garmin Sharp  
10AG2R La Mondiale0:00:51 
11Trek Factory Racing0:00:52 
12Lampre - Merida0:01:02 
13Lotto Belisol0:01:18 
14Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:01:24 
15Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:01:44 
16Orica GreenEdge0:02:12 
17MTN - Qhubeka0:02:14 
19Team Giant - Shimano0:02:36 
20Tinkoff - Saxo  
21Team Europcar  
22IAM Cycling0:05:30 


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