Vuelta a España: Degenkolb wins stage 4 in Córdoba

Matthews retains leader's jersey

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) claimed stage 4 of the Vuelta a España from Mairena del Alcor to Córdoba after unleashing a furious sprint in the final 200 meters. The German won by several bike lengths, gauging his efforts perfectly on a day that saw a number of his sprint rivals suffer in the heat. Vicente Reynes (IAM Cycling) finished second with Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) doing enough to retain his leader’s jersey, taking in third.

Degenkolb survived the difficult terrain and the heat, and made the most of the hard work laid down by his teammates on the run into Córdoba. Giant-Shimano hit the front inside the final kilometre of the stage on a sweltering day in the saddle and when Reynes opened up his sprint for the line Degenkolb used it as the springboard to move clear. Behind him, there was little Matthews and the remaining sprinters could do, with Degenkolb finishing several bike lengths clear.

The win means that for the second year in a row Giant-Shimano have won stages in all three Grand Tours but for Degenkolb the win proved that the sprinter is back to his best.

The 25-year-old suffered badly on stage 3 but he was able to come back, with help from his team, and secure the win he was aiming for in Córdoba. The Vuelta is a race that had launched the German’s career, where he made his Grand Tour debut in 2011, and where, twelve months later he won five stages.

"I love the Vuelta a España and also the country. I love being in Spain. Yesterday was quite disappointing not holding on, it was too hard and too explosive. Today was better. I needed one or two days to adapt to the heat. My teammates were there to help me and motivate me, and it’s great to win another stage of the Vuelta.” Degenkolb said at the finish.

While the sprinters were split by the two categorised climbs in the final 60 kilometres, the overall contenders remained clustered together. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) launched an attack on the descent of the final climb but Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) all remain in contention.

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) wins stage 4 at the Vuelta a España

How it unfolded

The stage itself was marked by the searing temperatures which peaked out at 40 degrees as the peloton made its way north. Not that the weather did anything to dissuade the early attacks with Francisco Javier Aramendia (Caja-Rural), Gert Joeaar (Cofidis), Sebastien Turgot (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Jimmy Engoulvent (Europcar) slipping clear in the opening stages.

After 20 kilometres of racing in oven-like conditions, the foursome had an advantage of close to five minutes and as they race wound its way further north, the gap ebbed and flowed as the peloton’s main concern shifted to hydration and race management.

Orica-GreenEdge had worked tirelessly on stage 3 in setting up Matthews for both the stage win and race lead, and the Australian outfit were not about to let all their hard work be undone.

They set tempo as the race headed towards the first climb of the day and with the gap ticking downwards the main GC contenders and their teams began to surface near the front of the peloton.

Turgot was the first rider to throw in the towel as the break moved onto the first categorised climb of the stage, leaving the three remaining breakaway riders with a slender 17-second advantage over the peloton.

With Caja Rural’s jersey dangerously close to disappearing from the view of the television cameras the Spanish squad sought action and it was left to Amets Txurruka to fly the flag. The Spaniard bridged up to the survivors in no time and quickly established a lead with Engoulvent.

Despite the fresh legs, Team Sky and Movistar pace setting meant that the duo stood little chance as the race began the final 36.9-kilometre circuit, which would decide the stage.

At the back of the peloton, a number of sprinters were already struggling with Cannondale’s Peter Sagan once again in difficulty. He wasn’t the only fast man under pressure with Jens Debusschere and Yauheni Hutarovich also losing ground.

On the second category climb after 130 kilometres of racing Team Sky and Movistar again assumed control of the race with Quintana and Froome aligned to the back of their teams’ trains. Contador danced on the pedals alongside them, giving his delicate knee another test.

With the break caught, Lampre-Merida’s Winner Anacona and Orica-GreenEdge’s Adam Yates jumped clear as the peloton crested the climb. They were joined by Europcar’s Romain Sicard and Valverde. The Movistar’s motives were not entirely clear given the distance between the climb and the finish but the group managed to establish a 20-second lead before organisation and an inevitable capture was made.

Inside the final ten kilometres, the weary sprint trains that remained pushed on. It looked as though Degenkolb would go up against Matthews, even if Lotto Belisol’s Adam Hansen tried to spoil the party with a late attack. With the finish line in sight, however, Degenkolb unleashed his sprint to take the stage.

Romain Sicard (Europcar), Adam yates (Orica-GreenEdge) and Alejando Valverde (Movistar)

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4:02:55 
2Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling  
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale  
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp  
6Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
9Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
10Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
11Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
12Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
14Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
15José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
16George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
17Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
18Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge  
19Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
20Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
22Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo  
23Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
24Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
25Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
26Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr  
27Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
28Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
29Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
30Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
31André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
32Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
33Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
34Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
35Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
36Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
37Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
38Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
39Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
40Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
41Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
42Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
43Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
44Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
45Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
46Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
47Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp  
48Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
49David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
50Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
51Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
52Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
53Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
54Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
55Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
56Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
57Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
58Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
59Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
60Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:10 
61Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:00:18 
62Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:25 
63Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:26 
64Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:32 
65Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:45 
66Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:53 
67Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:01:01 
68Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge0:01:47 
69Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
70Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:42 
71Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
72Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
73Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
74Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
76Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
78Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
79Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
80Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
81Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
82Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:04:53 
83Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:15 
84Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale  
85Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
86Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
87Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
88Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp  
89Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
90Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
91Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:31 
92Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
93Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
94Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
95Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
96Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
97Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
98Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
99Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
100Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:10:47 
101Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp  
102Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
103Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
104Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
105Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
106Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
107Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
108Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
109Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
110Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
111Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
112Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
113Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
114Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
115Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
116Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:13:40 
117Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr  
118Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
119Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:13:44 
120Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
122Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
123Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
124Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
125Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
126Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
127Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
128Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
129Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
130Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
131Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
132Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
133David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp  
134Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
135Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
136Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
137Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
138Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
139Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
140Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
141Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale  
142Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol  
143Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
144Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale  
145Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
146Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
147Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
148Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
149Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
150Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
151Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
152Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
153Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
154Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
155Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
156Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
158Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
159Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:55 
160Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
161Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
162Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar  
163Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
164Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge  
165Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
166Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
167Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
168Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
169Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
170Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
171Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
172Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
173Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
174Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
175Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
176Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
177Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
178Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
179Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
180Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
181Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
182Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
183Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
184Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
185Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
186Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
187Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky  
188Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
189Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
190Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
191Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team  
192Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
193Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
194Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
195Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
196Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
197Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
198Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:17:37 
Sprint 1 - Posadas, 79.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 pts
2Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
3Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Sprint 2 - Córdoba, 127.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA4 pts
2Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Sprint 3 - Córdoba, 164.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano25 pts
2Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling20 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge16 
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale14 
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp12 
6Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha10 
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida8 
9Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing7 
10Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team6 
11Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
12Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
14Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka2 
15José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de San Jerónimo, 110km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3 pts
2Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 2 - Alto del Catorce por ciento, 139km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida5 pts
2Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge3 
3Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha12:08:45 
2Lampre - Merida  
3Movistar Team  
4Omega Pharma - Quick-Step  
5Garmin Sharp  
6Astana Pro Team  
7Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
8Tinkoff - Saxo  
9Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
10BMC Racing Team  
11Team Giant - Shimano0:00:45 
12Orica GreenEdge0:01:01 
13Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:42 
14Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
15MTN - Qhubeka0:07:24 
16Team SKY0:08:31 
17Lotto Belisol0:08:49 
18AG2R La Mondiale0:09:57 
19Trek Factory Racing0:10:47 
20Team Europcar0:17:52 
21FDJ.fr0:19:18 
22IAM Cycling0:27:28 
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge13:30:44 
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:08 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:15 
4Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:19 
5Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:21 
6Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge  
7George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:00:24 
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:27 
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
11Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
12Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:00:29 
13Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
14Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:34 
15Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:35 
16Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:00:40 
17Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:41 
18Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:42 
19Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:00:43 
21Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:44 
22Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:45 
23Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
24Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
25Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo  
26Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:46 
27Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:49 
28David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:56 
29André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
30Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
31Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
32Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp  
33Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:59 
34Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:01:03 
35Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:06 
36Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
37Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:08 
38John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:11 
39Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling0:01:15 
40Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:01:20 
41Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:22 
42Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:34 
43Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:36 
44Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:46 
45Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:51 
46Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:57 
47Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:03 
48Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:02:16 
49José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:29 
50Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:02:32 
51Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:45 
52Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:03:00 
53Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:07 
54Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:03:24 
55Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:39 
56Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:57 
57Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:06 
58Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge0:04:19 
59Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:20 
60Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:27 
61Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:04:42 
62Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:04:46 
63Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:50 
64Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:56 
65Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:59 
66Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:00 
67Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
68Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:05:10 
69Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:14 
70Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:35 
71Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:05:41 
72Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:42 
73Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:45 
74Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:06:36 
75Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:06:37 
76Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale0:06:55 
77Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:07:01 
78Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp0:07:26 
79Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:07:46 
81Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:08:02 
82Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:16 
83Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale0:08:39 
84Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:14 
85Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:09:16 
86Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:09:19 
87Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano0:09:23 
88Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:57 
89Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:10:12 
90Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:19 
91Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:10:21 
92Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:10:44 
93Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:11:05 
94Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:11:08 
95Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
96Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
97Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing0:11:11 
98Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:11:29 
99Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:11:50 
100Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:12:21 
101Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:44 
102Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:13:02 
103Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:07 
104Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
105Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:13:54 
106Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:14:10 
107Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:14:28 
108Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:14:32 
109Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:14:42 
110Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:14:49 
111Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:14:56 
112Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:15:02 
113Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:05 
114Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:15:22 
115Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:15:30 
116Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:32 
117Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:15:42 
118Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:15:43 
119Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:45 
120Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:55 
121Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:15:58 
122Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr0:16:02 
123Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale0:16:16 
124Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:16:26 
125Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:16:35 
126Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:16:47 
127Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:52 
128Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:17:35 
129Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:17:38 
130Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale0:17:44 
131Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol0:17:50 
132Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:17:55 
133Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:18:09 
134Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:12 
135Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:18:17 
136Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
137Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:18:32 
138Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:18:37 
139Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:39 
140Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:18:52 
141Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:57 
142Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:19:11 
143Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:19:16 
144Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:19:18 
145Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp0:19:20 
146Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:19:25 
147Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:19:37 
148Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:19:41 
149Daniel Craven (Nam) Team Europcar0:19:44 
150Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:19:55 
151David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp0:20:07 
152Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:20:13 
153Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:20:25 
154Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:20:33 
155Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:20:35 
156Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:20:47 
157Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:20:52 
158Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:20:53 
159Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:20:56 
160Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:21:09 
161Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr0:21:25 
162Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:21:49 
163Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:50 
164Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky0:21:51 
165Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:22:00 
166Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:22:04 
167Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:07 
168Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:22:20 
169Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:22:27 
170Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:22:47 
171Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:48 
172Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:22:50 
173Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:56 
174Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:22:57 
175Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:23:59 
176Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:08 
177Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:24:15 
178Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:24:27 
179Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:28:15 
180Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:30:36 
181Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:31:54 
182Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team0:32:48 
183Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:33:39 
184Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:33:40 
185Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:34:08 
186Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar0:34:41 
187Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:34:46 
188Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:35:01 
189Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar0:35:36 
190Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge0:35:59 
191Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:36:12 
192Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling0:36:36 
193Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:36:45 
194Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:36:55 
195Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar0:38:22 
196Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:10 
197Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:41:13 
198Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:45:08 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge45 pts
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano45 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr33 
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp32 
5Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale21 
6Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling20 
7Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha16 
8Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida16 
9Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida14 
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale14 
11Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team14 
12Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing14 
13Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team12 
14Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA12 
15Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team10 
16Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha10 
17Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale10 
18Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA9 
19Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka9 
20Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale9 
21Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8 
22Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha7 
23Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing7 
24Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team7 
25Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6 
26Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team6 
27Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling6 
28Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
29Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
30Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka5 
31Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA4 
32Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
33Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team4 
34Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
35Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team3 
36Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
37Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3 
38Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2 
39Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka2 
40Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
41Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
42Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar2 
43Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
44David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
45José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
46Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
47Javier 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 
4Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida5 
5Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3 
6Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3 
7Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge3 
8Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka2 
9Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2 
10Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
11Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar1 
12Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida79 pts
2Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA124 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA125 
4Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team134 
5Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar241 
6Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA242 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Belkin Pro Cycling Team40:04:29 
2BMC Racing Team0:00:09 
3Team Katusha0:00:26 
4Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:00:29 
5Astana Pro Team0:00:32 
6Movistar Team0:00:36 
7Garmin Sharp  
8Lampre - Merida0:01:02 
9Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:01:44 
10Tinkoff - Saxo0:02:36 
11Orica GreenEdge0:03:13 
12Team Giant - Shimano0:03:21 
13Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:13 
14Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:05:06 
15Team SKY0:08:53 
16MTN - Qhubeka0:09:38 
17Lotto Belisol0:10:07 
18AG2R La Mondiale0:10:48 
19Trek Factory Racing0:11:39 
20Team Europcar0:20:28 
21FDJ.fr0:21:34 
22IAM Cycling0:32:58 

 

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