Vuelta a Espana: De Marchi wins stage 11

Yates keeps race lead as breakaway stays away

Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing) won the longest stage of this year’s Vuelta a Espana as the rolling Galicia hills sparked a hard day of racing and saw Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) go close to taking the race lead from Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) only to race far too generously and miss out even on a stage victory.

De Marchi and Pinot were part of a 19-rider break that formed after more than 100km of attacks and counter attacks. Pinot wasted energy with a series of attacks before BMC Racing took control at the head of the race and De Marchi powered away with Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin) on the final climb.

The Italian then dropped his rival in the final kilometres and pouring rain to win alone. Restrepo finished 28 seconds behind De Marchi, with the remains of the break spread across two minutes and Pinot at 1:50.

The overall contenders finished only 2:02 behind after a late acceleration, and so Simon Yates kept the red leader’s jersey, one second ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Valverde's teammate Nairo Quintana was aggressive in the final kilometre and remains third overall at 14 seconds.

De Marchi has won just four races in his nine-year career but three have come at the Vuelta a Espana, where he often gets the freedom to use his strength as a domestique to hunt for personal success.

He knew he had to attack alone this time if he wanted to win.

“If I waited for the sprint, for sure I’d have finished second. The only option I had was to try everything on the last climb. Honestly, I didn’t have my best legs, but it was just in the head,” he said after his victory, fatigued but happy.

“At one moment today I just said that I just had to keep trying because it was a real battle. Every move was looking like the good one and then it would come back. I just said: ‘OK, I just do the maximum I can’.”

How it unfolded

The longest stage of this year’s Vuelta a Espana seemed perfect for a breakaway and a quiet day in the peloton for the overall contenders. However, this is Spain and the Vuelta, not France and the Tour, and the roller coaster terrain proved to be a launch pad for another day off aggressive racing.

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) kicked off the aggression as soon as the flag dropped, keen to test his form as he tries to recover from his fractured vertebrae and perhaps also to vent his anger after news of Kanstantsin Siutsou positive test for EPO. He was soon caught but tried again later, as other attacks formed and were chased down by the peloton.

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) also tried his hand, with other experienced attackers, but with possible GC contenders often sneaking into the moves, the peloton and especially Mitchelton-Scott tried to keep the race under control. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) and Mollema were next to light up the race with attacks and others joined in. Yet the peloton reacted time and tine again, meaning the first two hours were raced at an average of 48km/h despite the lack of flat roads.

The stage included just 11km of flat roads, with dozens of climbs through the Spanish countryside. There were four categorised climbs and the 9.5km Alto de Covelo mid-stage proved to be the gradient that snapped the elastic and saw Michelton-Scott give up on defending Simon Yates’ leader’s jersey.

Ben King (Dimension Data) was the first to sense it was the right moment and attacked before the Alto de Covelo. Yet another acceleration proved to be too much for Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). The French sprinter appeared to be ill and threw in the towel. The other sprinters, including Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) were in a gruppetto, confirming the speed and aggression of the stage.

King was pulled back but then a 19-rider surged away in yet another tactical attack. Pinot was there but Mitchelton-Scott had Jack Haig policing the move and so opted not to chase the Frenchman, even if he was only 2:33 down in the overall classification.

The break quickly opened a gap, with Pinot’s teammate Leo Vincent doing a lot of work. Movistar had Winner Anacona in the attack but they felt obliged to pick up the chase with 100km to race to lead a controlled chase.

The 19 riders in the attack were: Alessandro De Marchi, Nicolas Roche, Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing), Thibaut Pinot, Léo Vincent (Groupama-FDJ), Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida), Nans Peters (AG2R-La Mondiale), Omar Fraile (Astana), Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal), Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott), Winner Anacona (Movistar), Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data), Pierre Rolland (Education First-Drapac), Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha Alpecin), Sergio Henao (Team Sky), Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Sergio Pardilla (Caja Rural-Seguros-RGA) and Mikel Bizkarra (Euskadi-Murias).

When the gap reached 2:30 after 115km of intense racing, Pinot became the virtual race leader but on the 10.5km Alto de Trives climb after 130km, that seemed to affect his judgment and his ambitions. Frustrated by the riders refusing to work in the break, he attacked over the top of the climb and dragged Teuns with him. That shuck up the break but also used up precious energy, with the other riders eventually getting back up to the Frenchman.

Mollema was next to try his hand in the day of wacky racing that seemed more like Juniors chasing their first victory than experienced professionals. Everyone in the break sensed a chance of success but the rolling roads made it hard to achieve.

The Dutchman opened a gap, but the combined forces of the strongest riders eventually pulled him back on the rolling approach to the 8.8km Mirador de Cabezoas climb 26km from the finish. Pinot, Haig, and Majka were the first across to him and then Pellizotti, Bizkarra, Henao Majka, Benoot, Restrepo, Teuns De Marchi and Roche came across in different accelerations. The strongest had finally emerged.

BMC Racing wisely used their strength in numbers on the Mirador de Cabezoas, with Roche following Restrepo and De Marchi following Bizkarra. Mollema suffered after his miss-timed effort and Pinot was also stuck in the group as the peloton accelerated and ended his spell as virtual race leader.

De Marchi was clearly the strongest up front and eventually powered away alone, dropping Roche and Restrepo. Pinot tried to lead the chase and attack but his group was already 45 seconds back. He had wanted to play poke with his rivals but BMC Racing exposed his bluff.

Restrepo managed to claw his way back to De Marchi on the descent with 18km to go but when the heavens opened and the road kicked upwards again, the Italian kicked away, determined to win the stage. Behind EF Education First-Drapac hit the front with four riders and launched an attack by Michael Woods but it only served to help Movistar and Michelton-Scott sweep up most of the 19-rider break. Only Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) cracked and would lose 41 seconds to his overall rivals. Vincenzo Nibali would figure even worse, finishing 5:50 down.

Upfront, De Marchi dug deep in the rain and fought the gradient of the climb to the finish. It was a huge effort but was worth it and no doubts cements his place in the still leaderless Italian team for the world road race championships in Innsbruck.

Restrepo was both satisfied and disappointed with second place, while Pinot finished tenth at 1:50, gaining just 12 seconds on the GC contenders. He raced with panache and was virtual race leader at one point but was left empty handed in term of stage success and timed gained.

It was De Marchi and BMC Racing’s day, while Movistar seemed happy to keep Yates in red and Valverde and Quintana just behind him.

Thursday’s stage is another day in the hills, this time near the stunning Galicia coast of northern Spain between Mondoñedo and the Estaca de Bares lighthouse near Mañón.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team4:52:38 
2Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:28 
3Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:59 
4Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:24 
5Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:45 
6Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:46 
7Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:01:48 
9Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:01:50 
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
11Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:01:52 
12Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:02 
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
14Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
15Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
16Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott  
17Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team  
18Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
19Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data  
20George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo  
21Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
22Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
23Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
25Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team  
26Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky  
27David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:02:09 
28Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:02:10 
29Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:02:14 
30Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:02:23 
31Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:02:40 
32Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida  
33Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:02:43 
34Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo  
35Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data  
36Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
37Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data  
38Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb  
39Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
40Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:03:00 
41Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
42Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:03:16 
43Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
44Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:03:19 
45Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:21 
46Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
47Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
48Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
49Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
50Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH  
51Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
52Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:03:52 
53Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
54Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
55Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
56Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:02 
57Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:04:05 
58José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:04:23 
59Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH0:04:24 
60Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:26 
61Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb  
62Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:04:51 
63Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:05:04 
64Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin  
65Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:05:50 
67Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
68Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
69Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
70Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
71Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
72Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
73Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
74Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb0:06:22 
75Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky  
76Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data  
77Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
78Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
79Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky  
80Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
81Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott  
82Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
83Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
84Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:06:28 
85Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:06:52 
86Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
87Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:08:16 
88Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
89Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:39 
90Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
91Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
92Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:08:43 
93Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:09:23 
94Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:09:50 
95Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
96Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
97Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky0:10:56 
98Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:20 
99Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe  
100Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:13:25 
101Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:14:44 
102Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
103Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:14:51 
104Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
105Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:16:57 
106Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:17:12 
107Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
108Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH0:17:29 
109Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:18:06 
110Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
111Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ  
112Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
113Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida  
114Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:21:03 
115Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
116Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors  
117Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
118Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
119Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
120Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
121Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
122Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
123Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data  
124Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
125Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
126Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:22:03 
127Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:25:40 
128Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:31:40 
129Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
130Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
131Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
132Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
133Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb  
134José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
135Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo  
136Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
137Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky  
138Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH  
139Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
140Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
141Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott  
142Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH  
143Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
144Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb  
145Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
146Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
147Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
148Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
149Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
150Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
151Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH  
152Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
153Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
154Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH  
155Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
156Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
157Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
158Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
159Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
160Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
161Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
162Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
163Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb  
164Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors  
165Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
166Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin  
167Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
168Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
169Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
170Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:31:54 
DNFAlexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFGeorg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ  
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
Intermediate sprint - Castro Caldelas, km. 159.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo4 pts
2Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ2 
3Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team25 pts
2Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin20 
3Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida16 
4Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
5Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team12 
6Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal10 
7Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe9 
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team8 
9Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky7 
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ6 
11Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias5 
12Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team4 
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo3 
14Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida2 
15Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb1 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Puerto del Padornelo, km. 37.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida3 pts
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 3) Alto do Covelo, km. 101.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3 pts
2Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
3Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky1 
Mountain 3 (Cat. 2) Alto do Trives, km. 139
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo5 pts
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3 
3Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1 
Mountain 4 (Cat. 3) Alto del Mirador de Cabezoas, km. 190
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team3 pts
2Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin2 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:41:27 
3Team Sky0:02:28 
4Movistar Team0:02:33 
6AG2R La Mondiale  
7Dimension Data0:03:55 
8Euskadi Basque Country0:03:59 
9EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:04:11 
11Team Sunweb0:05:38 
12Astana Pro Team0:06:36 
14Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:57 
15Lotto Soudal0:08:05 
18Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:09:09 
21UAE Team Emirates0:19:38 
22Quick-Step Floors0:26:24 
General classification after stage 11
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott45:57:40 
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:01 
3Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:14 
4Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:17 
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:24 
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
7Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:00:27 
8Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:32 
9Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:43 
10George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:47 
11Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:15 
12David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:01:33 
13Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:01:49 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:50 
15Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:02:10 
16Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:02:20 
17Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:03:24 
18Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data0:03:42 
19Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:04:29 
20Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data0:05:27 
21Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:05:28 
22Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:45 
23Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:06:39 
24Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:08:07 
25Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:11:28 
26Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:11:35 
27Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:11:51 
28Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:12:02 
29Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:12:35 
30Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:12:56 
31Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:13:43 
32Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:13:56 
33Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:08 
34Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:15:20 
35Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:15:29 
36Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:15:41 
37Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:15:53 
38Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:16:09 
39Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
40Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:18:43 
41Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:44 
42Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:23:47 
43Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:55 
44Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:24:37 
45Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:40 
46Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data0:26:34 
47Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data0:26:42 
48Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:27:56 
49Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:28:43 
50Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb0:29:08 
51Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:29:35 
52Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:32:04 
53Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:33:15 
54Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:33:29 
55Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:34:06 
56Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:34:34 
57Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:35:45 
58Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:36:58 
59Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:37:34 
60Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:38:57 
61Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:39:11 
62Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:41:00 
63Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:41:36 
64Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:42:30 
65Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:43:47 
66Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:45:22 
67Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:46:02 
68Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:46:05 
69Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:46:50 
70Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:47:26 
71Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:47:27 
72Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:47:35 
73José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:48:05 
74Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team0:48:18 
75Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:48:26 
76Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:48:35 
77Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:48:59 
78Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:49:24 
79Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:50:18 
80Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:50:58 
81Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:51:55 
82Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:52:18 
83Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:54:28 
84Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:56:30 
85Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:59:12 
86Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:59:17 
87Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:02:14 
88Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:02:23 
89Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH1:06:13 
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:06:26 
91Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb1:07:30 
92Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team1:07:32 
93Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH1:09:29 
94Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH1:09:55 
95Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:10:38 
96Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin1:11:00 
97Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott1:11:57 
98Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:13:10 
99Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates1:14:42 
100Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:16:34 
101Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH1:17:47 
102Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates1:18:08 
103Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1:19:58 
104Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1:21:24 
105Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:23:51 
106Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:23:52 
107Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:24:12 
108Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1:25:36 
109Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:26:24 
110Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1:26:25 
111Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe1:26:37 
112Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:27:41 
113Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky1:27:45 
114Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1:27:51 
115Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:28:28 
116Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida1:29:26 
117Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:29:46 
118Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb1:29:47 
119Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1:29:49 
120Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data1:29:51 
121Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team1:29:52 
122Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott1:31:07 
123Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1:32:15 
124Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1:32:33 
125Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team1:33:16 
126Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:34:35 
127Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb1:34:52 
128Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo1:35:27 
129Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH1:35:53 
130Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott1:37:09 
131Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky1:37:35 
132José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin1:37:51 
133Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1:38:16 
134Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky1:39:49 
135Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:41:27 
136Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1:44:42 
137Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team1:44:48 
138Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1:46:32 
139Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors1:47:00 
140Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb1:47:04 
141Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1:47:07 
142Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:48:08 
143Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:48:23 
144Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:48:28 
145Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors1:48:54 
146Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida1:49:09 
147Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:49:33 
148Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:49:42 
149Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors1:50:34 
150Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin1:51:48 
151Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:52:45 
152Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1:53:03 
153Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1:53:13 
154Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:53:41 
155Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:53:50 
156Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH1:54:34 
157Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data1:57:15 
158Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:57:50 
159Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ1:57:57 
160Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott2:00:46 
161Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors2:03:17 
162Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH2:04:38 
163Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe2:07:43 
164Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott2:10:04 
165Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb2:12:30 
166Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:13:49 
167Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo2:15:39 
168Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo2:26:49 
169Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:31:36 
170Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe2:37:17 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team85 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe83 
3Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors66 
4Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data58 
5Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo56 
6Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team53 
7Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo53 
8Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky50 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo44 
10Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida41 
11Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb38 
12Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team38 
13Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale37 
14Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates33 
15Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale32 
16Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team31 
17Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale30 
18Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida28 
19Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott26 
20Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team25 
21Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott24 
22Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida23 
23Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team21 
24Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team21 
25Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin20 
26Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team20 
27Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo19 
28George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo19 
29Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale19 
30Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits19 
31Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors18 
32Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe17 
33Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ17 
34Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal16 
35Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale15 
36Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors15 
37Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team14 
38Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias14 
39Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team14 
40Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
41Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA14 
42Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ13 
43Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo12 
44Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale12 
45Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky12 
46Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal12 
47Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias11 
48Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ10 
49Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
50Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal10 
51Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors9 
52Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe9 
53Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal9 
54Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH9 
55Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky9 
56Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH8 
57Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team8 
58Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb8 
59Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
60Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data8 
61Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
62Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
63Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky7 
64Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
65Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data6 
66Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo6 
67Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott5 
68Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo5 
69Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias5 
70Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates5 
71Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias5 
72Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
73Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH4 
74Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe4 
75Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4 
76Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin3 
77Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin3 
78Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors3 
79Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ3 
80Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida2 
81Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin2 
82Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ2 
83Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2 
84Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1 
85Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1 
86Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
87Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1 
88Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1 
89Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
90Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team-3 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits60 pts
2Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data33 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo30 
4Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale26 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal10 
6Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale7 
7Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team6 
8Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team6 
9Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
10Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
11Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias4 
12Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team4 
13Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4 
14Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
15Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
16Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH4 
17Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott3 
18Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo3 
19Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida3 
20Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
21Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team3 
22Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH3 
23Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott2 
24Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky2 
25Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
26Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2 
27Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
28Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin2 
29Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors2 
30Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1 
31Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky1 
32Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
33Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
34Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1 
35Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin1 
36Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1 
Combined classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team10 pts
2Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data24 
3Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team35 
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo37 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott45 
6Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team47 
7Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky47 
8Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team70 
9Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale82 
10Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team82 
11Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors85 
12Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida92 
13Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale95 
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe98 
15Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale100 
16Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott103 
17Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo105 
18Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team111 
19Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky121 
20Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA135 
21Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale137 
22Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team142 
23Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits148 
24Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin149 
25Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits169 
26Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH173 
27Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ188 
28Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin191 
29Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias201 
30Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team203 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Movistar Team0:00:55 
4Astana Pro Team0:07:30 
5Dimension Data0:07:44 
6Team Sky0:13:48 
8EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:18:21 
9AG2R La Mondiale0:31:33 
10Euskadi Basque Country0:36:04 
13UAE Team Emirates0:42:57 
14BMC Racing Team0:43:29 
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:45:39 
16Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:45:58 
19Team Sunweb0:59:31 
20Lotto Soudal1:01:37 
21Quick-Step Floors1:15:47 


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