Vuelta a Espana: Cort Nielsen wins stage 18

Sprinters get their day in Gandía

Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Bike Exchange) emerged from a sprint scrum spread across the road to win in Gandia and give the Australian WorldTour team its third stage win at the 2016 Vuelta a Espana.

The powerful 23-year-old Dane timed his sprint well, anticipating the acceleration of Nikias Arndt (Giant-Alpecin) up the left side of the road. He had the speed to go long and so held off the German, Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) and Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff).

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) finished safely in the peloton and so retained his 3:37 race lead on Chris Froome (Team Sky) before Friday’s vital 37km time trial between Xabia and Calp. The race against the clock and then Saturday's final mountain stage will decide who climbs on the final podium in Madrid on Sunday.

Cort Nielsen sat on the road after his huge sprint effort to win in Gandia, struggling to believe that he had just won a stage on his Grand Tour debut.

"It's a really big dream come true, really fantastic," he said. "Our main goal at Orica-Bike Exchange is to have our eye on the GC guys and every now and again we try. This is fantastic for me, I gave it a go today, and it was amazing. It's my first Grand Tour ever, and three wins, two guys high up on GC (Chaves and Yates); it's a nice team to be on at the moment."

How it happened

The rare sight of a flat stage finish and no real climbs during the day meant the 200km 18th stage was set to be a day for the sprinters if they could keep the attacks and breakaways under control.

Of course there was always going to be somebody ready to try their hand and today five riders jumped away quickly and the peloton let them go.

Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek-Segafredo), Quentin Jaurégui (AG2R-La Mondiale), Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac), Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre-Merida), and Louis Vervaeke (Lotto Soudal) were the heroes of the move and they soon opened a gap of 4:30 after just 20km.

The peloton was happy to let them hang out front, with even the Movistar team not leading much of a chase, knowing that Nairo Quintana's race lead was not under threat.

It was initially the IAM Cycling team, Giant-Alpecin and Bora-Argon 18 who lead the chase to control the break, hoping their sprinters would have a chance later on.

Beppu was he first to top of the Puerto de Casa del Alto, the only categorised climb of the stage after 70km. The road continued to climb and twist through the barren fields and olive groves of Valencia and surprisingly the break managed to push out their lead whenever the road climbed.

It reached 6:00 at the mid-way point, as the sprinters' team faded and lost interest. A strong head and side wind made for a tough day out, but the break kept putting up a real fight.

Giant-Alpecin eventually became tired of leading the chase for everyone else and moved off the front. It was a tipping point in the stage and the break seemed to have a chance. However Etixx-QuickStep moved up to the front in mass and other teams also agreed to sacrifice riders to boost the chase. With the peloton lined out, the gap melted in the hot Spanish sun. It was down to just 3:30 with 47km to go and the day tipped back in favour of the sprinters.

The team cars tried to help the break by protecting from the side winds whenever they came up to offer a bidon and gel. However the peloton was organised, with the sprint teams knowing this is their very last chance before the decisive time trial and mountain stage. With so few sprint opportunities in this year's Vuelta a Espana, nobody wanted to miss out this time.

The peloton reduced the gap gradually as the kilometres ticked down but then eased back when they almost caught the five adventurers. Jaurégui generously kicked away to up the speed and suddenly the break went clear again. However they were hanging out front at less than a minute. They were eventually caught with 11km to go as the sprinters' teams gathered and the Gandia holiday coast was in sight.

Jan Bakelants (AG2R-La Mondiale) made a solo attack and some late roundabouts caused some problems, with no one team able to dominate the lead out. Bora-Argon 18 lead into the finishing straight and Giant-Alpecin took over but Cort Nielsen had more speed and held off his rivals in the surge to the line.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange4:54:31 
2Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
3Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
5Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
6Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
7Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
9Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
10Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ  
11Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
12Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
13Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
14Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
16Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
17Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha  
18Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
19Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
20Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida  
21Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
22Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
23Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
24Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
25George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
26Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
27Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha  
28Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
29Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange  
30Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
31Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
32Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
33Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
34Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
35François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange  
37Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
38Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team  
39Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
41Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
42Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
43Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
44Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
46Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha  
47Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
48Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
50Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
51Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
52Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
53Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
54Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
55Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
56Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
57Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
58Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team  
59David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step  
60Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
61Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
62Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
63Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:10 
65Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:00:14 
66Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha0:00:15 
67Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
68Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
69Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling  
70Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky  
71Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling  
72Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
73Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
74Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
75Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
76Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
77Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
78Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
79Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie  
80Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
81Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
82Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
83Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
84Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
85Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
86Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
87Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
88Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha  
89Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
90David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
91Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie  
92Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
93Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
94Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:00:21 
95Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
96Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team0:00:24 
97Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:26 
98Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:00:28 
99Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:00:30 
100Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data0:00:43 
101Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
102Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
103Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:46 
104Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:00:54 
105Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange0:01:14 
106Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data  
107Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:49 
108Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
109Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
110Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
111Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
112Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
113Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo  
114Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
115Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team  
116Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
117Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
118Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
119Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin  
120Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
121Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:02:30 
122Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:02:32 
123José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:40 
124Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
125Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
126Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
127Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:42 
128Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:02:45 
129David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:03:24 
130Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky  
131Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
132Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
133Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
134Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
135Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
136Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
137Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-BikeExchange0:03:27 
138Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:04 
139Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
140Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
141Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
142Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie  
143Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
144José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 180:05:32 
145Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin  
146Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
148Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
149Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
150Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
151Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
152Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
153Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
154Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
155Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
156Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
157Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
158Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
159Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida  
160Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
161Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
Intermediate sprint - Ontinyent, km. 147
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac2 
3Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange25 pts
2Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin20 
3Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team16 
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team14 
5Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling12 
6Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo10 
7Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 189 
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
9Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data7 
10Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ6 
11Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
12Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step4 
13Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie3 
14Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale2 
15Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 2) Pto. de Casa del Alto, km. 69.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo5 pts
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac3 
3Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Combativity
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Etixx - Quick-Step14:43:33 
2Orica-BikeExchange  
3Movistar Team  
4Lotto Soudal  
5Team Katusha  
6AG2R La Mondiale  
7Trek-Segafredo  
8IAM Cycling  
9BMC Racing Team  
10Tinkoff Team  
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Astana Pro Team  
13Team Sky0:00:15 
14Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
15Cannondale-Drapac  
16Direct Energie0:00:25 
17Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:30 
18Lampre - Merida0:00:36 
19Bora-Argon 180:00:41 
20Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:43 
21Dimension Data0:00:58 
22FDJ0:01:49 
General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team74:30:03 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:03:37 
3Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange0:03:57 
4Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:04:02 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange0:06:03 
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:07:34 
7Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:08:12 
8Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:08:13 
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:28 
10David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:08:52 
11Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:03 
12George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:11:02 
13Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:11:13 
14Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:44 
15Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:12:32 
16Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:48 
17Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:56 
18Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:20:11 
19Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:50 
20Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:29:36 
21Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:30:33 
22Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:34:05 
23Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:34:46 
24Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha0:47:39 
25Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:48:53 
26Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:50:03 
27Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:51:17 
28Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:59:42 
29Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky1:00:08 
30Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1:06:23 
31Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team1:07:02 
32Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:07:56 
33Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida1:08:11 
34Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:08:24 
35Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data1:08:42 
36Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team1:16:29 
37Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team1:19:49 
38Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team1:21:26 
39Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1:22:27 
40Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step1:23:08 
41Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1:24:14 
42Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange1:24:15 
43Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:24:19 
44Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling1:29:35 
45Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:30:23 
46Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling1:30:32 
47Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac1:30:47 
48Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling1:30:56 
49Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team1:31:42 
50Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha1:33:24 
51Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:33:40 
52Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:36:10 
53José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 181:36:55 
54Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie1:39:54 
55Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin1:40:59 
56Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac1:45:10 
57Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo1:51:27 
58Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha1:59:21 
59Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida2:00:19 
60Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo2:02:09 
61Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:02:20 
62Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac2:03:37 
63Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:03:46 
64Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step2:09:06 
65Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange2:11:03 
66Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida2:12:39 
67Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team2:17:06 
68Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:17:55 
69Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data2:19:25 
70David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky2:20:12 
71Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida2:29:06 
72Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:35:00 
73Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha2:36:41 
74Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie2:37:57 
75Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 182:40:02 
76Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin2:40:54 
77Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:41:21 
78Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky2:41:41 
79Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data2:42:16 
80Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2:45:16 
81Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac2:45:32 
82Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:45:42 
83Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team2:47:24 
84Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:47:41 
85Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:48:10 
86Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie2:49:00 
87Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling2:49:20 
88Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin2:49:22 
89José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2:49:27 
90Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange2:50:00 
91Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:50:16 
92Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 182:51:07 
93François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:52:02 
94Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha2:52:07 
95Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:52:10 
96Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac2:52:11 
97Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:52:16 
98Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:53:33 
99Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2:56:06 
100Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team2:57:09 
101Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ2:58:37 
102Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team3:00:36 
103Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida3:01:38 
104Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3:02:43 
105Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo3:04:04 
106Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo3:06:44 
107Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ3:06:56 
108Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team3:07:02 
109Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida3:07:12 
110Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
111Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal3:10:08 
112Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:10:13 
113Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3:15:51 
114Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3:17:47 
115Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange3:19:41 
116Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 183:20:45 
117Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team3:21:07 
118Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 183:21:35 
119Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3:24:14 
120Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo3:26:16 
121Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky3:26:30 
122Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:29:02 
123David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:29:16 
124Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo3:31:36 
125Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky3:34:17 
126Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:35:43 
127Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky3:37:28 
128Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:39:58 
129Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:41:53 
130Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha3:42:44 
131Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:43:02 
132Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team3:44:38 
133Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin3:46:23 
134Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo3:48:36 
135Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin3:48:55 
136Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange3:49:46 
137Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale3:54:16 
138Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo3:55:17 
139Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie3:55:18 
140Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange4:00:07 
141Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step4:02:23 
142Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:02:50 
143Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling4:06:36 
144Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team4:08:25 
145Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha4:08:37 
146Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data4:10:56 
147Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4:12:55 
148Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie4:15:26 
149Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team4:17:56 
150Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie4:18:56 
151Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ4:20:59 
152Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida4:22:23 
153Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step4:22:52 
154Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data4:23:43 
155Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 184:24:18 
156Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie4:25:18 
157Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 184:28:01 
158Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
159Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:28:05 
160Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin4:31:37 
161Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-BikeExchange4:34:08 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team93 pts
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team86 
3Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo76 
4Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team65 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky62 
6Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step57 
7Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange54 
8Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange47 
9Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ47 
10Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team45 
11David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step44 
12Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step39 
13Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo36 
14Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling34 
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team34 
16Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale32 
17Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling31 
18Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team31 
19Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange30 
20Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale29 
21Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida25 
22Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team25 
23Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team25 
24Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits25 
25Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha24 
26Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data23 
27Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha20 
28Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team20 
29Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team20 
30Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling20 
31Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data18 
32Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac18 
33Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team17 
34Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange16 
35Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team16 
36Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo16 
37Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team16 
38Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky16 
39Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac16 
40Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac16 
41Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac15 
42George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo14 
43Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team14 
44Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida14 
45Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step13 
46Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal13 
47Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team12 
48Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ11 
49Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac11 
50Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin11 
51Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling8 
52Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha8 
53Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida8 
54Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin8 
55Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
56Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team7 
57Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida7 
58Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7 
59Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
60Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
61Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
62Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
63Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
64Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
65Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 184 
66Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data3 
67Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
68Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team2 
69Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team2 
70Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team1 
71Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo1 
72Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 181 
73Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
74Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ-1 
75Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha-2 
76Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal-3 
77Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team-5 
78Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step-5 
79Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac-5 
80Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie-5 
81Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18-5 
82Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo-7 
83Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling-8 
84Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18-8 
85Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale-8 
86Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step-9 
87Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team-9 
88Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step-10 
89Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team-13 
90Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale-13 
91Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal-13 
92Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits-15 
93José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team-15 
94Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18-16 
95Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie-17 
96Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal-17 
97Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling-18 
98Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits-18 
99Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits-19 
100Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-20 
101Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA-20 
102Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin-20 
103Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha-20 
104David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky-21 
105Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha-21 
106Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky-22 
107Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie-22 
108Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal-23 
109Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling-23 
110Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo-23 
111Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie-23 
112Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida-24 
113Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18-24 
114Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky-24 
115Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky-24 
116Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie-24 
117Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team-25 
118José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18-25 
119Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie-25 
120Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha-25 
121Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo-25 
122Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky-25 
123Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ-25 
124Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac-25 
125Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin-25 
126Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange-25 
127François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale-25 
128Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin-25 
129Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo-25 
130Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo-25 
131Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal-25 
132Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange-25 
133Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team-25 
134Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo-25 
135Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky-25 
136Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal-25 
137Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits-25 
138Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin-25 
139Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo-25 
140Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange-25 
141Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step-25 
142Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data-25 
143Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo-25 
144Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team-25 
145Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida-25 
146Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step-25 
147Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data-25 
148Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data-25 
149Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale-25 
150Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-BikeExchange-25 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ56 pts
2Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data53 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo34 
4Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ28 
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team27 
6Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha23 
7Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha22 
8Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal19 
9Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step18 
10Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits18 
11Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky16 
12David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky12 
13Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling10 
14David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step9 
15George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo9 
16Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data8 
17Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling8 
18Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale8 
19Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky8 
20Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
21Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team7 
22Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team6 
23Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie5 
24Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo5 
25Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 185 
26Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
27Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling4 
28Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange4 
29Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4 
30Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo4 
31Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie4 
32Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
33Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling4 
34Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha3 
35Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3 
36Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team3 
37Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team3 
38Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac3 
39Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida3 
40Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 183 
41Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
42Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo2 
43Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team2 
44Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky2 
45Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac2 
46Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
47Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac2 
48Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida2 
49Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
50Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie2 
51Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team1 
52Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team1 
53Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
54Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
55Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac1 
56Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team1 
57Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1 
58Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
59Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
60Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ1 
61Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha1 
62Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1 
63Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team8 pts
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky18 
3Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ32 
4David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step35 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team38 
6Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange40 
7Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step46 
8Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha48 
9Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale53 
10Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo62 
11Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team65 
12Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo67 
13George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo69 
14Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling74 
15Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale83 
16Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky86 
17Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team95 
18Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo99 
19Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team99 
20Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data102 
21Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits103 
22Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha107 
23Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team110 
24Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data121 
25Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal122 
26Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac124 
27Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA125 
28Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida131 
29Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team136 
30Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team138 
31Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac143 
32Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team149 
33Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling151 
34Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo158 
35Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ159 
36Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA169 
37Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18172 
38Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie182 
39Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac183 
40Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie185 
41Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac186 
42David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky186 
43Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky191 
44Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida195 
45Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling203 
46Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits207 
47Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18216 
48Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step225 
49Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team226 
50Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha233 
51Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling246 
52Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal247 
53Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal252 
54Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo254 
55Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ261 
56Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin284 
57Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie295 
58Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha309 
59Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie327 
60Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo352 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team222:25:47 
2Movistar Team0:19:30 
3Cannondale-Drapac0:30:49 
4Team Katusha0:36:47 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:38:16 
6Astana Pro Team0:41:16 
7Etixx - Quick-Step0:54:51 
8IAM Cycling1:07:33 
9Tinkoff Team1:16:48 
10Orica-BikeExchange1:24:52 
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:34:26 
12Lotto Soudal1:35:40 
13Trek-Segafredo1:50:30 
14Team Sky1:55:50 
15Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:45:38 
16Lampre - Merida3:34:16 
17Team LottoNl-Jumbo3:57:47 
18Dimension Data4:20:22 
19Bora-Argon 184:38:21 
20Team Giant-Alpecin5:22:53 
21FDJ5:27:43 
22Direct Energie5:34:49 

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