Vuelta a Espana: Aru seizes Vuelta lead with stage 20 attack

Plaza wins penultimate stage in Cercedilla

Ruben Plaza (Lampre-Merida) put in a solo effort of 112 kilometres to win stage 20 of the Vuelta a Espana, but the real story took place many minutes down the road, as red jersey Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) dropped off the podium after Fabio Aru and his Astana team cleverly dumped the Dutchman to take the overall lead with one day remaining.

Aru began the day 6 seconds behind Dumoulin on general classification, but the standings would be redrawn radically on a dramatic day of racing in the Sierras of Madrid. The Italian now tops the GC with 1:17 in hand over Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), with Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) in third at 1:29. Dumoulin, who was distanced on the penultimate climb, the Puerto de Morcuera, eventually fell to sixth overall, 4:36 down.

Aru and his team began their forcing on the Morcuera and Dumoulin, long without teammates, was eventually distanced two kilometres from the summit. The already-dropped Alejandro Valverde aside, the other favourites easily went along, and Dumoulin could only watch them go.

Plaza had been part of an early break group, and on the second of the day’s four climbs, he took off alone. His gap never got up much above the two minute mark, but his chasers were unable to get close and he held on to win the stage from Jose Gonçalves (Caja Rural) and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC).

Team tactics ruled the day, as Astana showed to its advantage. The Kazakhstani team had two riders in the early break, and both Luis Leon Sanchez and Andrey Zeits were able to drop back and support their captain in the valley before the final climb, the Puerto de Cotos. Astana also boasted a stronger climbing team than the young and relatively inexperienced Giant-Alpecin squad. Dumoulin was alone early on, while Aru had a flock of teammates around him.

“This victory is thanks to my teammates, it’s not just about me,” Aru said. “They’ve been phenomenal for the whole Vuelta – Mikel, Luis Leon and Dario Cataldo – and we think of the guys who aren’t here, Paolo Tiralongo and Vincenzo Nibali. We had our difficulties at the start of this Giro but we’ve worked hard and we’ve been very united."

Dumoulin was not up to the many climbs, losing the Vuelta lead on the climbs, due to both his own legs and the lack of supporting teammates. But it was the clever Astana tactics which gave him the knock-out punch, shoving him entirely off the podium.

“I was just empty, I had no legs. I had an idea that was the case but I just fought for what I was worth and in the end you just got to deal with it,” Dumoulin said. “Tomorrow I will feel proud but today it’s just disappointment.”

How it unfolded

Four category 1 climbs were on the schedule for the decisive and penultimate stage, with an 11km long descent into the finish. There were frantic efforts to get into the day’s early break group, and the lucky ten were Rubén Plaza (Lampre-Merida), Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal), Jaco Venter (MTN-Qhubeka), Lawrance Warbasse (IAM Cycling), Dani Navarro (Cofidis), Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff-Saxo), José Gonçalves (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Eduard Vorganov (Katusha), Moreno Moser (Cannondale-Garmin), Miguel Ángel Rubiano (Colombia) and Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar).

Not to be outdone, a huge chase group formed. As the leaders hit the top of the day’s first climb, the Navacerrada, they had 1:06 over the chasers, with the field at 6:32.

Going up the second climb, the Puerto de la Morcuera, Plaza decided to take off on his own and he quickly built up a lead of more than two and a half minutes. The former lead group and the chase group merged into a mini-peloton of some 38 riders.

The group constantly split and reformed over the kilometers. It featured three Movistar riders who could conceivably provide later help to Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde, who came into the stage as fifth and sixth overall. But this did not seem to concern Giant-Alpecin or Astana, as they let the gap grow to some 13 minutes.

Plaza flagged a bit just before the third climb, but seemed to catch his second wind, building his lead from 1:40 to nearly three minutes. Behind him, various riders tried desperately to break out of the chase group and catch him, but the group was not in the least cohesive and no one was successful.

Twelve minutes back, Astana finally decided it was time to take action, moving to the head of the group. Dumoulin was still near the head of things, but was losing helpers along the way.

Astana then went for its chance, with 4 kilometres still to go to the top of the Morcuera. Mikel Landa took off, followed by Aru, Quintana and Rafal Majka. Dumoulin was distanced at first but soon made his way up to the others. Valverde went with him, but quickly fell back.

The Dumoulin group was a very elite one, with eight riders. In addition to the race leader, it contained Aru, Landa, Quintana, Majka, Joaquim Rodriguez, Esteban Chaves and Mikel Nieve. Astana kept turning on the speed, hoping to dump Dumoulin and propel Aru into the race lead. But the young Dutchman coolly kept up with no difficulty.

Near the summit, though, Aru, Quintana and Majka took off, at first building a gap to Dumoulin, and he finally dropped back. Both he and Nieve watched the others disappear into the distance, with Dumoulin watching his hoped-for grand tour win vanish.

Dumoulin was not about to admit defeat, though. One of the larger riders, he could use his time trial talent to his advantage. The Aru group started gathering in drop-outs from the former lead group, including, dangerously, Luis Leon Sanchez of Astana. The Giant-Alpecin rider had moved up to nine seconds of the group, but then the gap grew again. Dumoulin almost visibly lost hope and his deficit soon stretched out to the minute mark.

Plaza was unaware of the drama behind him, and he held on to his 1:40 lead as he started up the final climb, a gap he would maintain all the way to the top.

Landa drove the pace in the Aru group, though Quintana, sensing a chance to move up on GC jumped near the summit. Majka, celebrating his 26th birthday, went with him to protect his placing. The two quickly put in a gap on the Astana-led group.

Quintana and Majka reached the top 4 minutes behind Plaza, but aided by teammates from the day’s early break, the built up a lead of almost a minute over the Aru group.

Rodriquez was not happy to see Majka taking such a lead, which would have knocked the Spaniard down to third in GC. He promptly saw the need to take his share in the lead work, and he did enough to move up to second place overall. Majka would have to settle for third, Quintana for fourth, while a disappointed Dumoulin fell all the way to sixth overall.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida4:37:05 
2José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:07 
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:08 
4Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:29 
5Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:01:30 
6Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step  
7Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky  
8Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:35 
9Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:43 
10Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:02:40 
11Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:02:42 
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
13Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling  
14Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:02:44 
15George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
16David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
17Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
18Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
19Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia0:02:48 
20Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:03:01 
21Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:19 
22Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:03:35 
23Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:37 
24Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:38 
25Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
26Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:43 
27Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:03:48 
28Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:04:01 
29Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:53 
30Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:06:51 
31Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
32Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:07:28 
33Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:30 
34Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
35Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
36Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
37Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar  
38Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
39Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
40Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
41Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
42Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
43Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:07:37 
44Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
45Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:07:49 
46Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:02 
47Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:08:33 
48Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
49Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:08:35 
50Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:12:21 
51Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:18 
52Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
53Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia0:13:32 
54Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:16:33 
55Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:17:52 
56Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:17:54 
57Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia0:18:31 
58Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
59Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
60Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
61Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha  
63Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
64Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
65Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
66Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
67Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia  
68Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
69Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
70Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
71Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
72Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
73Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
74Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
75Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr  
76Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
79Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:33 
80Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
81Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
82Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
83Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
84Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
85Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
86Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
87Ramirez Chacon Brayan Stiven (Col) Colombia  
88Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
89Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
90Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia  
92Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
93Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
94Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing  
95Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida  
96Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team  
97Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
98Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
99Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha  
100Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
101Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
102Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:19:43 
103Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
104Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
105Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin  
106Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
107Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:19:46 
108Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling0:21:48 
109Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:21:50 
110John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
111Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
112Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:02 
113Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
114Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia  
115Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
116Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
117Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
118Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
119Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
120Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
121Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
122Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
124Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida  
125Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
126Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
127Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
128Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
129Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
130Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
131Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
132Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
133Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
134Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) Colombia  
135Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
136Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
137Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
138Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
139Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka  
140Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
141Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
142Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
143Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
145Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
146Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
147Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
148Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
149Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
150Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
151Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
152Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia  
153Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
154Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
155Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
156Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.fr  
157Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
158Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNSJerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
KOM 1, Puerto De Navacerrada – 30km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Goncalves (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA10 pts
2Ruben Plaza (Spa) Lampre -Merida6 
3Larry Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling4 
4Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin2 
5Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis1 
KOM 2, Puerto De La Morcuera - 67.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruben Plaza (Spa) Lampre -Merida10 pts
2Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team6 
3Fran Ventosa(Spa) Movistar Team4 
4Andrey Amador (Spa) Movistar Team2 
5Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
KOM 3, Puerto De La Morcuera – 127km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruben Plaza (Spa) Lampre -Merida10 pts
2Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team6 
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
4Jose Goncalves (Por) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2 
5Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
KOM 4, Puerto de Cotos – 158km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruben Plaza (Spa) Lampre - Merida10 pts
2Jose Goncalves (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA6 
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team2 
5Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky1 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida25 pts
2José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA20 
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team16 
4Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar14 
5Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team12 
6Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step10 
7Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky9 
8Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
9Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7 
10Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team6 
11Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida5 
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
13Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling3 
14Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team2 
15George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1 
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team14:01:01 
2Lampre - Merida0:00:26 
3Astana Pro Team0:01:18 
4Team Cannondale - Garmin0:03:08 
5Tinkoff - Saxo0:03:45 
6Team Katusha0:06:14 
7Caja Rural-Seguros Rga0:06:26 
8Team Europcar0:07:02 
9Team Sky0:07:08 
10Lotto Soudal0:09:23 
11Bmc Racing Team0:12:25 
12Etixx - Quick Step0:17:43 
13Ag2R La Mondiale0:17:58 
14Trek Factory Racing0:20:01 
15Colombia0:25:05 
16Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:30:00 
17Orica Greenedge0:31:53 
18Fdj0:33:22 
19Iam Cycling0:34:17 
20Mtn - Qhubeka0:35:11 
21Team Giant - Alpecin0:35:58 
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:22 
General Classification after stage 20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team83:01:40 
2Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:17 
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:29 
4Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:02:02 
5Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:03:30 
6Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:46 
7Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:10 
8Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:07:26 
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:07:32 
10Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:10:46 
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:30 
12David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:13:49 
13Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:15:46 
14Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:16:54 
15Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:17:06 
16Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:17:27 
17Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar0:17:30 
18Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:23:51 
19Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:35:58 
20Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:43:27 
21Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:44:44 
22Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky0:44:50 
23Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:45:19 
24Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:48:27 
25Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:51:30 
26Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:52:44 
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:54:37 
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:59:53 
29Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step1:02:28 
30Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:06:08 
31Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1:06:47 
32Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia1:11:56 
33Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:15:05 
34José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:15:59 
35Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo1:16:40 
36George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1:25:08 
37Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha1:25:16 
38Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling1:31:44 
39Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1:33:17 
40Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team1:38:06 
41Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:46:59 
42Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin1:47:30 
43Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida1:52:11 
44Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team1:52:34 
45Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:53:04 
46Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1:53:07 
47Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:55:18 
48Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling1:55:36 
49Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar1:57:45 
50Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:58:02 
51Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:59:48 
52Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2:00:16 
53Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia2:03:37 
54Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing2:09:06 
55Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal2:11:26 
56Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team2:12:42 
57Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team2:17:57 
58Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:18:30 
59Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar2:18:40 
60Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia2:19:58 
61Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:21:43 
62Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2:26:09 
63Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida2:28:49 
64Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2:29:49 
65Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar2:30:27 
66Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia2:30:53 
67Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2:31:30 
68Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo2:31:33 
69Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:31:59 
70Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky2:36:19 
71Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2:36:29 
72Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar2:36:33 
73Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia2:37:14 
74Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2:37:44 
75Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:39:05 
76Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:39:21 
77Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha2:39:59 
78Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka2:41:03 
79Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky2:41:25 
80Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team2:42:57 
81Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:45:05 
82Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team2:45:06 
83Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky2:48:57 
84Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge2:51:17 
85Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:51:47 
86Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling2:53:54 
87Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:56:17 
88Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia2:56:27 
89Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing2:58:57 
90Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2:59:58 
91John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3:00:19 
92Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia3:02:14 
93Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge3:03:10 
94Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team3:03:57 
95Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:09:04 
96Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:09:11 
97Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:09:51 
98Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:11:48 
99Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:11:56 
100Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team3:14:03 
101Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo3:14:43 
102Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka3:17:52 
103Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha3:18:12 
104Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:18:58 
105Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka3:20:15 
106Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling3:23:52 
107Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3:25:23 
108Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin3:27:07 
109Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr3:28:24 
110Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr3:28:49 
111Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:28:53 
112Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:29:51 
113Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr3:32:10 
114Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:32:14 
115Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:33:25 
116Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:35:55 
117Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step3:37:55 
118Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team3:38:01 
119Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.fr3:38:32 
120Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling3:38:59 
121Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale3:39:27 
122Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida3:39:50 
123Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:41:39 
124Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team3:42:34 
125Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:42:44 
126Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team3:43:17 
127Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:43:32 
128Ramirez Chacon Brayan Stiven (Col) Colombia3:44:00 
129Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:44:21 
130Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:44:44 
131Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing3:48:50 
132Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3:48:57 
133Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3:49:18 
134Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka3:50:50 
135Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:53:40 
136Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) Colombia3:54:43 
137Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:55:31 
138Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin3:57:46 
139Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar3:57:57 
140Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
141Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida3:58:34 
142Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team3:58:43 
143Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin4:00:04 
144Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing4:00:17 
145Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar4:00:32 
146Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha4:00:57 
147Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge4:03:40 
148Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:07:01 
149Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step4:07:06 
150Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:07:48 
151Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:08:49 
152Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo4:12:31 
153Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida4:13:53 
154Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale4:16:42 
155Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin4:17:36 
156Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr4:20:58 
157Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin4:36:40 
158Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing4:57:10 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha116 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team114 
3Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge108 
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin105 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky97 
6Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team97 
7Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo89 
8Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team84 
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team70 
10José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA69 
11John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin68 
12Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida67 
13Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka65 
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha63 
15Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal55 
16Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits48 
17Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team47 
18Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team45 
19Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale40 
20Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida39 
21Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team39 
22Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky35 
23Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar30 
24Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo29 
25Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step29 
26Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step28 
27Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge28 
28Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing25 
29Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing25 
30Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr25 
31Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team24 
32Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step23 
33Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal23 
34Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia23 
35Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22 
36Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team22 
37Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo22 
38Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka21 
39Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky21 
40Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky21 
41Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing20 
42Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA20 
43Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida20 
44Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling18 
45Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step17 
46Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17 
47Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky17 
48Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia16 
49Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar16 
50Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida16 
51Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
52Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team15 
53George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo15 
54Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo15 
55Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team14 
56Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky14 
57Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha13 
58Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling11 
59Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr10 
60Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team10 
61Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia10 
62Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale10 
63Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA10 
64Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia9 
65Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia9 
66Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling9 
67Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge9 
68Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
69David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
70Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
71Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar8 
72Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal8 
73Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team7 
74Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky7 
75Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka7 
76Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
77Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
78Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky5 
79Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team5 
80Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5 
81Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team4 
82Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
83Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team4 
84Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
85Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha4 
86Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo4 
87Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
88Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida3 
89Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka3 
90Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3 
91Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Astana Pro Team2 
92Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing2 
93Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar2 
94Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team2 
95Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar1 
96Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1 
97Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
98Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida1 
99Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1 
100Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA82 pts
2Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida63 
3Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing30 
4Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team28 
5Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team25 
6José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA24 
7Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia22 
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar20 
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team19 
10Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
11Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo16 
12Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha15 
13Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky15 
14Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin13 
15Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky13 
16Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team13 
17Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team12 
18Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step12 
19Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team12 
20Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr11 
21Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar11 
22Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team10 
23Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida9 
24Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky9 
25Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
26Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
27Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo8 
28Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing8 
29Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team8 
30Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) Colombia7 
31George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo7 
32Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka7 
33Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida7 
34Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
35Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge6 
36Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha6 
37Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team6 
38Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
39Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
40Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling4 
41Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
42Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar4 
43Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia4 
44Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
45Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar3 
46Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
47Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team3 
48Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team3 
49Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
50Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia3 
51Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team2 
52David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
53Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
54Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky2 
55Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha2 
56Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida2 
57Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar2 
58Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2 
59Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2 
60Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1 
61Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
62Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
63Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
64Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal1 
65Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Combined Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha15 pts
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team23 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin24 
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo37 
5Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge43 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky46 
7Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team48 
8José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA50 
9Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing55 
10Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida56 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha59 
12Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar59 
13Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team62 
14Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team63 
15Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida65 
16Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia73 
17Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step79 
18Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team88 
19Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing92 
20Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr95 
21Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale96 
22Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team96 
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal99 
24Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky115 
25George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo120 
26Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team121 
27Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar128 
28Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky132 
29David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA133 
30Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling133 
31Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo133 
32Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling136 
33Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal137 
34Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step137 
35Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky141 
36Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team143 
37Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale149 
38Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA151 
39Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step154 
40Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team161 
41Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo163 
42Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar178 
43Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia183 
44Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA185 
45Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia187 
46Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal191 
47Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team192 
48Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale197 
49Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka199 
50Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team203 
51Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA207 
52Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida207 
53Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida217 
54Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky222 
55Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits230 
56Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team273 
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team249:01:59 
2Team Sky0:29:47 
3Team Katusha0:35:44 
4Astana Pro Team0:47:24 
5Team Europcar1:11:00 
6Caja Rural-Seguros Rga1:20:44 
7Tinkoff - Saxo1:40:58 
8Etixx - Quick Step1:43:44 
9Lotto Soudal1:55:17 
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:35:55 
11Team Cannondale - Garmin2:49:10 
12Colombia2:56:21 
13Ag2R La Mondiale3:07:42 
14Trek Factory Racing3:12:21 
15Lampre - Merida3:35:33 
16Team Giant - Alpecin3:59:55 
17Bmc Racing Team4:19:28 
18Iam Cycling4:30:43 
19Mtn - Qhubeka4:36:14 
20Orica Greenedge5:15:38 
21Fdj5:21:51 
22Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo6:24:00 

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