Vuelta a Espana: Gesink wins stage 14 atop Col d'Aubisque

Quintana stays in the overall lead after queen stage

Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) took the first Grand Tour stage win of his career on the queen stage of the Vuelta a España, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Chris Froome (Team Sky) once again going head-to-head just below on the Col d’Aubsique summit finish.

Gesink was part of an unusually-large 40-rider breakaway that formed ahead of the first of the four big climbs across the French border and forced Team Sky into a day-long chase as Movistar had Dani Moreno, 5:38 down overall, in the move.

The Dutchman had missed a six-man move that formed ahead of the final climb, but produced a strong ride to make his way across, before making his bid for freedom. The race situation chopped and changed but Gesink found himself with Kenny Elissonde and Egor Silin for company in the final couple of kilometres, and he managed to hold them off in the final uphill dash as the grimaces made way for elation.

In terms of the general classification, this Vuelta was already threatening to be a two-way contest between Quintana and Froome, and the pair once again locked horns as proceedings came to the boil on the Aubisque. Quintana attacked countless times, and while Contador and others were distanced, he could not shake Froome from his wheel.

Aside from Gesink, perhaps the ride of the day belonged to Simon Yates, who moved up into fourth overall thanks to a creative and bold piece of racing. The 24-year-old, who himself claimed his first Grand Tour stage win earlier in the race on stage 6, made his move on the penultimate climb of the day, the Col de Marie-Blanque, before linking up with teammates who had dropped back from the break. Once alone on the final climb, he made his way past a host of breakaway remnants and eventually finished 5th at 39 seconds to jump above Contador, Konig, and Valverde, who was dropped early on the Aubsique and fell out of the top 10.

Quintana still leads the Vuelta from Froome by 54 seconds – one mountain stage down and one step closer to the all-important time trial – while Esteban Chaves managed to skip clear of the sparring duo to haul himself up into third at two minutes, with Yates a further 16 seconds back. Konig is fifth at 2:38, while Contador, who did attack on the Aubisque, lost 20 seconds and is now 3:28 off the lead, his hopes growing fainter by the day.

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How it happened

With so many riders keen to get into the break, from stage-win hopefuls to air-time hunters, mountains classification points seekers, and strategically-placed GC teammates, it was a frantic start to the day as the peloton set out from Urdax and over the French border.

When a move did stick, after 25km, it contained a good 40 riders, and was interesting from a tactical perspective as Movistar managed to get three men in there, including Dani Moreno, who started the day 12th overall. With Sky only able to put David Lopez in there, they had to spend most of the day on the front of the peloton and, though it was more of an exercise in control rather than a chase, Movistar were gladly able to sit in, despite the red jersey being on the shoulders of their man Quintana.

The full list of breakaway riders were Ruben Fernandez, Dani Moreno and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar), Deniele Bennati (Tinkoff), David Lopez (Team Sky), Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), George Bennett, Victor Campenaerts and Robert Gesink (Lotto NL Jumbo), Simon Gerrans, Jens Keukeleire and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica - BikeExchange), Dario Cataldo (Astana), Kenny Elissonde, Odd Christian Eiking and Alexandre Geniez (FDJ), Haimar Zubeldia and Julien Bernard (Trek - Segafredo), Jan Bakelants and Quentin Jauregui (AG2R - La Mondiale), Alberto Losada and Egor Silin (Katusha), Bart De Clercq and Sander Armée (Lotto Soudal), Gianni Meersman (Etixx - Quick Step), Moreno Moser, Pierre Rolland and Davide Villella (Cannondale - Drapac), Omar Fraile and Jacques Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data), Mathias Frank and Larry Warbasse (IAM Cycling), Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre - Merida), Romain Hardy and Rudy Molard (Cofidis), Christoph Pfingsten (Bora-Argon 18), Pello Bilbao and Sergio Pardilla (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Lilian Calmejane, Romain Sicard and Pierrig Quemeneur (Direct Energie).

The breakaway gained around four minutes, and the situation would stay the same for much of the day, as Omar Fraile (Dimenson Data) led over the top of the picturesque Col Inharpu and the 24km Col du Soudet – both first-category ascents – but Elissonde now leads the polka-dot jersey with 49 points.

Orica’s masterplan

Orica-BikeExchange had three men in the breakaway and it was towards the top of the Col du Soudet that it became apparent they were planning something. Gerrans, Keukeleire, and Cort started to control the tempo, before proceeding to hammer it on the descent and then the flat in the valley.

Once onto the penultimate climb of the day, Jack Haig skipped off the front of the bunch, and Yates soon made his move to bridge over. The duo gained a good 30 seconds before Haig made way and Yates continued alone. Just as the Briton, who served a ban relating to an asthma drug and a TUE mishap earlier this year, crested the Col de Marie-Blanque, he could see Gerrans and Cort over the brow of the hill. Safely in the slipstream, Yates pushed out his advantage over the GC group to over a minute, and there were soon four Orica riders as they reached Keukeleire on the flat.

Yates was deposited at the foot of the final climb with an advantage of 1:30, and he produced a really strong ride to maintain that advantage most of the way up.

He caught and passed numerous breakaway remnants and was only 39 seconds behind stage winner Gesink by the time he hit the line. By that point, Quintana’s attacks had reduced his advantage over the red jersey to a minute, but he was able to leapfrog both Contador and Valverde.

With Chaves third overall and Yates fourth, Orica are in a really strong position, and have the chance to get creative with their tactics once again in the stages to come.

Stage honours

Some breakaway riders began to lose contact on the Col du Soudet, and in the valley on the approach to the Marie-Blanque, but it wasn’t until the next valley – between the Marie-Blanque and the Aubsique, that things started to really shake-up, with the possibility of the stage win coming into focus.

A key move was made when six riders - Bakelants, Bennett Elissonde, Silin, Bernard, and De Clercq attacked towards the end of the descent, and carried a lead of around 30 seconds towards the foot of the Aubisque.

Eilssonde was the first to attack on the climb, and De Clercq and Bernard were soon distanced. Back in the 15-rider chase group, Gesink sensed the gap going out and made his move. He was initially tracked by Moreno, Lopez, and Pardilla, but soon kicked again and freed himself. He flew past Bernard and De Clercq and no sooner had he linked up with the leading quartet than he was off on the attack again.

Only Bakelants could follow initially, but the Belgian lost ground in the final five kilometres, while Elissonde found a second wind and bridged to Gesink. Going into the final kilometre, Gesink also had Silin for company, but confidently opened the sprint, got a gap, and held it to the line. Elissonde looked to have been dropped in the sprint but managed to come back past a rapidly-fading Silin.

GC fireworks

Nairo Quintana is well aware that 54 seconds is a precariously slim advantage over Chris Froome when a 37km time trial is on the horizon, and the Colombian went on the offensive today with a string of attacks.

The first one, halfway up the Aubisque, was just a tester, but the second created a true selection from the already-depleted peloton. Konig helped Froome begin to shut it down but soon it was just the old foes alone with Contador and Chaves. The Orica rider looked to be in trouble but soon attacked and stormed up the upper slopes to gain around half a minute.

Contador had no such luck. He went clear with a promising attack of his own, but paid for his efforts and was swiftly dropped, his race becoming an exercise in damage limitation.

Quintana repeatedly looked to shake Froome from his wheel, with earlier attacker Samuel Sanchez doing his best to cling on, but while he has gained time on Froome on more than one occasion so far in the race, this time he was unable to make the difference as the Sky rider dealt with the accelerations with increasing ease. The race leader tried one final push in the final 100 metres but Froome was alive to it, and they crossed the line with nothing separating them.

It was another display of dramatic racing and another chapter in the rivalry between the pair, who have emerged as the two clear contenders in this Vuelta.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo5:43:24 
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:00:07 
3Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:09 
4George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:31 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:39 
6Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:00:49 
7Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:11 
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:14 
9Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange  
10Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky0:01:16 
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:26 
12Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:01:47 
13Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
14Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling0:01:50 
15Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
16Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:53 
17Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:54 
18Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:01 
19Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:02:07 
20Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:17 
21Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:24 
22Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:34 
23Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:50 
24Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:11 
25Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:03:28 
26Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:45 
27Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:50 
28Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:56 
29David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:51 
30Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
31Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:05:08 
32Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:34 
33Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:47 
34Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:06:30 
35Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:07:18 
36David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:07:35 
37Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:09:10 
38Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:56 
39Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team  
40Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
41Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
42Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
43Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
44Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:12:29 
45José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:35 
46Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:12:49 
47Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:27 
48Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:13:52 
49José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 180:14:32 
50Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:15:10 
51Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
52Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:15:31 
53Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:16:09 
54Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:16:20 
55Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:51 
56Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:18:13 
57Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
58Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:22:11 
59Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:23:14 
60Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
61Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
62Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
63Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha  
64Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
65Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
66Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data  
67Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
68François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:37 
69Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:24:03 
70Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange0:25:44 
71Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
72Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
73Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:00 
74Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
75Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
76Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
77Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
78Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:27:50 
79Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:28:37 
80Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:29:13 
81Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:31:27 
82Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:32:37 
83Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
84Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
85Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
86Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
87Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
88David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
89Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
90Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida  
91Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
92Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
93Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team0:32:44 
94Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:32:51 
95Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:04 
96Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:33:13 
97Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha0:33:32 
98Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
99Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team0:34:08 
100Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
101Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:34:25 
102Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange0:34:49 
103Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team0:36:49 
104Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:38:41 
105Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
106Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
107Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie  
108Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
109Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
110Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
111Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
112Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
113Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
114Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
115Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
116Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
117Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
118Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida  
119Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
121Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling  
122Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
123Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin  
124Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
125Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
126Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
127Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
128Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky  
129Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
130Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
131Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data  
132Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
133Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
134Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
135Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange  
136Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-BikeExchange  
137Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
138Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
139Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
140Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:39:10 
141Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:39:16 
142Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:39:25 
143Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:39:27 
144Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha0:39:28 
145Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha  
146Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
147Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
148Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
149Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
150Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
151Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
152Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
153Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
154Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
155Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
156Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
157Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:34 
158Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
159Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:39:37 
160Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step0:39:44 
161Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:39:45 
162Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ0:39:52 
163Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:40:12 
164Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie0:40:18 
165Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:41:37 
DNFAngel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFKenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFJohan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
DNFDavide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFPhilippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
Sprint 1 - Laruns, 177.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale4 pts
2Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha2 
3Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo25 pts
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ20 
3Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha16 
4George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo14 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange12 
6Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo10 
7Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac8 
9Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange7 
10Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky6 
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac5 
12Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team4 
13Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky3 
14Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling2 
15Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 1 - Col Inharpu, 62.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data10 pts
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ6 
3Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ4 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team2 
5Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 2 - Col du Soudet, 111.8lm
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data10 pts
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ6 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale4 
4Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
5Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 3 - Col de Marie-Blanque, 157.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ10 pts
2Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha6 
3Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo4 
4Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale2 
5Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 4 - Meta Aubisque-Gourette, 196.1lm
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo20 pts
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ15 
3Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha10 
4George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo6 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange4 
6Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo2 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Team Sky0:01:27 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:02:08 
4Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:39 
5BMC Racing Team0:02:48 
7Movistar Team0:09:40 
8Astana Pro Team0:14:33 
9Tinkoff Team0:19:52 
11Lotto Soudal0:21:27 
12Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:22:27 
13Team Katusha0:22:52 
14IAM Cycling0:26:33 
15Etixx - Quick-Step0:27:10 
16Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:53:21 
18Direct Energie1:00:18 
19Team Giant-Alpecin1:06:56 
20Bora-Argon 181:13:53 
21Dimension Data1:23:51 
22Lampre - Merida1:30:17 
General classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team58:41:40 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:54 
3Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange0:02:01 
4Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange0:02:17 
5Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky0:02:38 
6Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:03:28 
7Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:03:59 
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:30 
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:05:37 
10Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:52 
11Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:06:21 
12George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:06:37 
13Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:42 
14David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:06:49 
15Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:08:11 
16Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:23 
17Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:08:52 
18Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:53 
19Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:14 
20Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:31 
21Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:11:21 
22Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:14:22 
23Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team0:18:31 
24Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:19:26 
25Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:00 
26Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:22:41 
27José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 180:23:06 
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:23:44 
29Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:26:37 
30Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:26:39 
31Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:28:23 
32Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:28:35 
33Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:30:10 
34Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling0:31:29 
35Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:35:43 
36Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:37:45 
37Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha0:40:54 
38Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:42:21 
39Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:43:38 
40Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:45:22 
41Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:46:23 
42Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:47:26 
43Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:54:42 
44Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:56:23 
45Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha0:56:33 
46Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:56:43 
47Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:57:29 
48Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:57:56 
49Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team1:00:28 
50Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac1:02:24 
51Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:03:43 
52Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:05:02 
53Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1:06:37 
54Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:09:20 
55Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling1:13:16 
56Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:16:25 
57Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin1:19:47 
58Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:21:20 
59David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky1:25:10 
60Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac1:25:37 
61Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo1:25:46 
62Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1:27:32 
63Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky1:27:42 
64Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac1:31:39 
65Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha1:32:01 
66Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ1:37:11 
67Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac1:37:12 
68Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha1:38:32 
69Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step1:39:08 
70Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling1:39:30 
71Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 181:40:00 
72Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange1:40:27 
73Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie1:41:18 
74Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data1:42:04 
75Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:43:32 
76Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie1:43:50 
77Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team1:44:01 
78Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin1:47:11 
79Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:47:25 
80Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team1:47:28 
81Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:47:43 
82François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:48:18 
83Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha1:49:07 
84Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data1:49:59 
85Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:50:22 
86Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:51:01 
87José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team1:51:15 
88Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ1:52:22 
89Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo1:52:49 
90Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange1:53:02 
91Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team1:54:58 
92Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida1:55:02 
93Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida1:55:08 
94Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin1:55:59 
95Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data1:56:57 
96Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling2:00:58 
97Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange2:04:07 
98Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:04:10 
99Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo2:04:54 
100Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2:05:09 
101Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ2:05:52 
102Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida2:06:31 
103Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:06:37 
104Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin2:06:54 
105Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:07:04 
106Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal2:07:15 
107Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2:12:01 
108Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 182:14:16 
109Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2:17:33 
110Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo2:18:03 
111Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida2:18:38 
112Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 182:20:54 
113Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo2:21:14 
114Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:21:34 
115Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:21:50 
116Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:23:23 
117Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 182:24:41 
118Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky2:25:49 
119Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky2:27:28 
120Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:29:32 
121Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling2:29:34 
122Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:31:13 
123Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team2:32:08 
124Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
125Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac2:32:36 
126Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2:32:38 
127Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team2:33:52 
128Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha2:35:44 
129Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin2:36:07 
130Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:39:08 
131Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:39:15 
132Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:40:08 
133Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo2:41:21 
134Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo2:44:02 
135Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team2:45:54 
136Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale2:46:13 
137Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie2:49:13 
138Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step2:51:45 
139Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:51:52 
140Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:52:56 
141Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange2:53:59 
142Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha2:55:21 
143Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling2:55:44 
144Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo2:55:51 
145Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange2:56:51 
146David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:57:40 
147Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team2:58:31 
148Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data3:00:46 
149Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo3:00:56 
150Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team3:03:30 
151Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida3:04:02 
152Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida3:04:15 
153Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie3:05:19 
154Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ3:06:02 
155Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step3:06:57 
156Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie3:08:24 
157Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:09:48 
158Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team3:11:56 
159Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data3:11:58 
160Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie3:12:32 
161Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
162Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 183:15:15 
163Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 183:18:28 
164Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-BikeExchange3:19:05 
165Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3:21:47 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team92 pts
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team66 
3Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team65 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky62 
5Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step60 
6Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo60 
7Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange54 
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo45 
9Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha41 
10Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange38 
11Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling37 
12Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ36 
13Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ33 
14David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step32 
15Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale32 
16Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data32 
17Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team31 
18Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange30 
19Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling27 
20Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie25 
21Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida25 
22Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha24 
23Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits24 
24Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team22 
25Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky21 
26Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team20 
27Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step20 
28Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team20 
29Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team20 
30Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
31Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling20 
32Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team20 
33Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 1820 
34Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team19 
35Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data18 
36Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac18 
37Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling17 
38Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 1817 
39Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA17 
40Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha17 
41Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step16 
42Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team16 
43Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team16 
44Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie16 
45Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team16 
46Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac16 
47Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange16 
48Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal15 
49Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale15 
50Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team15 
51George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo14 
52Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step14 
53Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac14 
54Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team14 
55Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida14 
56Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal13 
57Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
58Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac11 
59Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team10 
60Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
61Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo10 
62Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data10 
63Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step10 
64Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step9 
65Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 189 
66Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie8 
67Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
68Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin8 
69Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
70Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling7 
71Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team7 
72Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits7 
73Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team7 
74Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7 
75Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
76Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
77Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
78Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ6 
79Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin5 
80David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky4 
81Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha4 
82Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
83Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
84Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky3 
85Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling3 
86Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida3 
87Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data3 
88Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
89Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha3 
90Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac2 
91Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
92Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling2 
93Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
94Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team2 
95Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie2 
96Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
97Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo1 
98Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida1 
99Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 181 
100Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 181 
101Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky1 
102Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie1 
103Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac-5 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ49 pts
2Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data40 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo30 
4Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ25 
5Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha23 
6Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha22 
7Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team21 
8Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal19 
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky16 
10Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits15 
11David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky12 
12George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo9 
13David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
14Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling8 
15Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale8 
16Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
17Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
18Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team7 
19Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team6 
20Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie5 
21Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
22Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling4 
23Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange4 
24Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo4 
25Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling4 
26Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie4 
27Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha3 
28Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3 
29Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team3 
30Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 183 
31Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
32Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida3 
33Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky2 
34Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky2 
35Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo2 
36Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team2 
37Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
38Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
39Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida2 
40Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
41Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac2 
42Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie2 
43Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team1 
44Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team1 
45Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
46Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac1 
47Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team1 
48Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
49Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1 
50Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie1 
Combined classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team10 pts
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky15 
3Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange34 
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team38 
5Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ38 
6David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step41 
7Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha48 
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo49 
9Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale55 
10Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky63 
11Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team66 
12Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team68 
13George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo75 
14Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha83 
15Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team96 
16Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team101 
17Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale103 
18Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step104 
19Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ104 
20Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team113 
21Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie116 
22Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo122 
23Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling132 
24Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data132 
25Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA133 
26Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky133 
27Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18139 
28Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal139 
29Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie143 
30Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits146 
31Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac146 
32Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida146 
33David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky150 
34Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team160 
35Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA162 
36Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step162 
37Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits163 
38Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling166 
39Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team169 
40Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo182 
41Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha191 
42Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal196 
43Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal201 
44Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida205 
45Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling210 
46Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac212 
47Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin243 
48Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie264 
49Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie305 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team174:49:59 
2Team Sky0:25:46 
3Astana Pro Team  
5Movistar Team0:29:13 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:33:08 
7Etixx - Quick-Step0:39:07 
8Team Katusha0:39:36 
9Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:42:23 
10IAM Cycling0:42:48 
11Lotto Soudal0:59:23 
12Tinkoff Team1:05:27 
15Team LottoNl-Jumbo2:11:13 
16Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:17:22 
17Bora-Argon 182:31:22 
18Direct Energie2:46:20 
19Lampre - Merida2:47:02 
20Dimension Data3:10:50 
22Team Giant-Alpecin3:54:31 


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