Vuelta a Espana: Wallays wins stage 18

Simon Yates holds on to overall lead

Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) won stage 18 of the Vuelta a España following a breathless finale in Lleida that saw him out-sprint breakaway companion Sven Erik Bystrom (UAE Team Emirates) just as the peloton was bearing down upon them in the finishing straight.

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) opted to open his sprint from a distance in a desperate attempt to catch the escapees, but although the world champion's effort was a prodigious one, he had to settle for third place on the same time as Wallays. Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) placed 4th ahead of Ivan Garcia (Bahrain-Merida).

On a transitional day that was expected to peter out into a bunch sprint, Wallays, Bystrom and fellow escapee Jetse Bol (Burgos-BH) – who was dropped from the break with 7km to go – defied all expectations to pull off a remarkable heist in Catalonia. The trio escaped after just 3km, and their advantage was never allowed to stretch beyond 2:30, but they took advantage of a brisk tailwind to summon up the wherewithal to fend off the bunch on the run-in.

"I think everyone was expecting a mass sprint, but I had a crash after the first rest day, and I had something in my mind to do something in a stage, and one of them was this stage," Wallays said afterwards. "Everyone expected a mass sprint, but I know if I'm good I can surprise many riders, and today I did it."

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) retains the overall lead with an advantage of 25 seconds over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The red jersey was prominent at the head of the peloton in the closing kilometres, mindful, perhaps, that Valverde might try to claim bonus seconds at the finish. Instead, the general classification picture remains untouched ahead of the Vuelta's grand finale in the Pyrenees on Friday and Saturday.

"It was OK until the final, it was really fast because of the wind," Yates said. "It was a hard final, but the rest was a nice day. I'm looking forward to tomorrow now."

Thursday belonged to Wallays, however, and the Belgian has previous experience when it comes to defying the sprinters and out-manoeuvring a breakaway companion in a major race. In 2014, Wallays cannily denied Thomas Voeckler in a two-up sprint to win Paris-Tours, while the following spring, he won Dwars door Vlaanderen after clipping away from the winning move in the finale.

As the kilometres ticked down towards Lleida, Wallays quickly weighed up his prospects of beating the fast-finishing Bystrom in the event of a sprint. Mindful that they still had a healthy buffer over the bunch – they led by half a minute with 3km to go – Wallays marshalled Bystrom to the front with 1500 metres remaining, and he bided his time on the Norwegian's wheel until the finish line reared into view.

"I know Bystrom, he was the strongest sprinter. It was a little uphill. I was well informed by my sport director – if I hear in the last 1.5km we had 30, 35 seconds, then I know I need to do something," Wallays said. "I stayed on the wheel because he was the strongest sprinter. I waited, I waited, I waited. I only just focused on the line, and I went with 200m to go."

How it unfolded

Few anticipated anything other than a bunch sprint on stage 18 when the Vuelta route was unveiled in January, and nothing about the opening phase of Thursday's stage suggested a deviation from that script.

Wallays, Bol and Bystrom escaped from the peloton after 3km, but their freedom came with rigorously designated limits. Sprint opportunities are few and far between at the modern Vuelta – witness the 'flat' day that finished on the climb to Caminito del Rey on stage 2 – and the fast men's teams kept a tight rein on the break's advantage throughout the afternoon.

The three leaders had 2:30 in hand after 40km, but that was as much leeway as the bunch was willing to grant them. With 80km to go, that gap had been trimmed to two minutes, and it flitted in and around the two-minute mark thereafter. A brisk tailwind only contributed to the nervousness and speed of the peloton, and there seemed but a slim prospect of the break surviving when they hit the final 20km with a lead of 1:40.

By that point, Matthias Brändle was setting the pace for Trek-Segafredo, and Quick-Step Floors, LottoNL-Jumbo and Bora-Hansgrohe would all make contributions on the rapid approach to the finish in Lleida, but despite their efforts, Wallays et al still had just shy of a minute in hand with 10km to go.

The escapees were beginning to believe more firmly in their chances, and not even the loss of Bol – distanced with a shade under 7km to go – damaged the momentum of Bystrom and Wallays, who continued to swap turns deep into the finale.

Back in the main peloton, Valverde and Yates were both tucked in right at the very front, each man mindful that there could yet be vital seconds to be won and lost on this seemingly innocuous stage.

With 2km to go, Wallays and Bystrom still had more 20 seconds in hand, but just as it seemed they would deny the sprinters, there was a sudden surge from the peloton. Sagan's mammoth effort in the finishing straight saw him move to within clutching distance of the break, but he could not quite grasp the stage victory, and the spoils fell to Wallays.

Simon Yates finished safely in the main peloton to maintain his lead over Valverde ahead of the final two mountain stages. Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) remains third at 1:22, with Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) rounding out a tightly-packed top five.

A resident of Andorra, Yates is intimately familiar with the road ahead. And, having led the Giro d'Italia into the corresponding stage in May, he knows something, too, of the rarefied demands of the final days of a Grand Tour.

"It's going to be very difficult, I know that," Yates said. "I know the stages now, so maybe that helps a little bit. But it's going to be very difficult and I'll give it my best shot."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:57:03 
2Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
5Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
6Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
7Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
8Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
10Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
11Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
12Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott  
13Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
14Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe  
15Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
16Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
17Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb  
18Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott  
20Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team  
21Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
22Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
23Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
24Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
25Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
26Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
27Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
28Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
29Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
30Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
31Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
32Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
33Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
34Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
35Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
36Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
37Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
38Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
39Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin  
40Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data  
41Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
42Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:17 
43Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors  
44Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:20 
45Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:21 
46Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:24 
47Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:30 
48Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
49David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:00:36 
50Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
52Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
54Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
55Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
56Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
57Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
58Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb  
59Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:40 
60Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
61Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
62Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott  
63Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
64Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
65Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
66Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
67Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:51 
68Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:00:55 
69Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:06 
70Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb0:01:09 
71Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:11 
72Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:01:13 
73Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:17 
74Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH  
75Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
76Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
77Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
78Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:28 
79Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:34 
80Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:57 
81Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:02:10 
82Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:02:18 
83Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ0:02:21 
84Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH  
85Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:02:24 
86Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
87Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors0:02:38 
88George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo  
89Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:46 
90Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb0:02:48 
91Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
92Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
93Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:03:06 
94Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH  
95Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo  
96Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
97Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
101Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
102Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data  
103Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data  
104Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
105Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team  
106Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
107Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
108Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
109Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
110Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
111Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
112Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
113Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
114Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
115Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
116Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
117Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
118Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
119Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
120Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
121Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
122Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
123Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky  
124Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky  
125Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky  
126Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
127Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data  
128Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
129Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
130Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe  
131Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
132Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb  
133Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
134Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
135Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
136Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
137Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
138Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
139Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
140Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
141Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data  
142Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:33 
143Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin0:04:38 
144Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team  
145Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
146Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin  
147José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH  
148Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
149Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH  
150Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH  
151Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
152Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
153Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
154Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
155Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott  
156Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
157Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:13 
158Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:13 
159Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:46 
160Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo  
Sprint 1 - Monzón - 127 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH2 
3Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates1 
Finish - Lleida. Av. Prat de la Riba - 186.1 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal25 pts
2Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates20 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe16 
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors14 
5Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida12 
6Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo10 
7Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias9 
8Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8 
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo7 
10Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data6 
11Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates5 
12Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott4 
13Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
14Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
15Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1 
Combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH  
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora-Hansgrohe11:51:09 
2Quick-Step Floors  
3Mitchelton-Scott  
4Euskadi Basque Country  
5Groupama-FDJ  
6LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:17 
7Movistar Team0:00:20 
8Team Sunweb0:00:21 
9UAE Team Emirates0:00:30 
10Bahrain-Merida0:00:36 
11Trek-Segafredo  
12AG2R La Mondiale0:01:12 
13Astana Pro Team0:01:16 
14EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:17 
15Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
16Lotto Soudal0:01:34 
17Team Sky0:02:29 
18Dimension Data0:03:06 
19Katusha-Alpecin0:05:36 
20BMC Racing Team0:06:28 
21Burgos-BH0:06:44 
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:18 
General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott73:02:37 
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:25 
3Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:22 
4Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:01:36 
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:48 
6Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:02:11 
7Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:04:09 
8Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:04:36 
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:05:31 
10Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:05 
11Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:33 
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:09:15 
13David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:09:55 
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:10:27 
15Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:11:35 
16Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:14:40 
17Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:17:31 
18Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:25:06 
19Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:27:45 
20Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:31:22 
21Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:34:40 
22Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:34:48 
23Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:37:44 
24Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:40:43 
25Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data0:42:24 
26George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo0:42:36 
27Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:45:59 
28Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:46:32 
29Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:00 
30Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:49:22 
31Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:52:49 
32Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:55:56 
33Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:56:18 
34Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:59:05 
35Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1:01:16 
36Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data1:01:24 
37Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo1:03:08 
38Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb1:03:37 
39Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:06:09 
40Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:06:47 
41Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1:07:05 
42Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team1:11:51 
43Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:15:57 
44Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:18:09 
45Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:18:14 
46Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1:19:43 
47Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:19:48 
48Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:20:02 
49Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data1:25:27 
50Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1:27:00 
51Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data1:27:19 
52Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:29:42 
53Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:31:52 
54Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:31:53 
55Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1:32:25 
56Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:33:09 
57Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1:33:15 
58Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin1:36:46 
59Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:36:55 
60Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky1:37:12 
61Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1:39:32 
62Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:40:04 
63Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott1:40:30 
64Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin1:40:46 
65Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:41:58 
66Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo1:42:57 
67Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:43:33 
68Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:45:54 
69Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott1:48:48 
70Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team1:50:02 
71Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:52:50 
72Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:53:34 
73Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team1:54:43 
74Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:58:24 
75Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:05:33 
76Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2:05:53 
77Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:07:01 
78Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ2:09:32 
79Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team2:10:48 
80Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin2:11:17 
81Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team2:12:47 
82Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team2:17:22 
83Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe2:18:03 
84Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data2:18:19 
85Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2:19:48 
86Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2:19:51 
87Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team2:20:10 
88Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb2:23:14 
89Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors2:26:15 
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:27:39 
91Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH2:28:22 
92Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH2:29:36 
93Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team2:31:43 
94Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky2:33:55 
95José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH2:34:09 
96Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky2:37:46 
97Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors2:39:27 
98Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH2:42:54 
99Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida2:43:17 
100Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:50:47 
101Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH2:52:06 
102Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:55:40 
103Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:04:01 
104Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin3:06:07 
105Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:06:43 
106Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe3:11:25 
107Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb3:12:43 
108Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates3:13:29 
109Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:14:28 
110Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team3:15:00 
111Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:16:17 
112Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates3:16:41 
113Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott3:18:20 
114Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ3:20:29 
115Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:20:46 
116Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias3:21:57 
117Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:22:10 
118Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:23:02 
119Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe3:29:12 
120Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data3:29:39 
121Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott3:30:30 
122Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias3:30:31 
123Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb3:30:58 
124Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb3:31:27 
125Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:32:30 
126Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3:32:50 
127Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ3:39:40 
128Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH3:39:42 
129Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data3:40:15 
130Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ3:41:48 
131Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo3:43:21 
132Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo3:44:39 
133Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin3:46:19 
134Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
135Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team3:47:19 
136Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors3:49:00 
137Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo3:51:29 
138Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo3:56:14 
139Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo3:56:27 
140Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott3:57:24 
141Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida3:58:17 
142Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo4:02:55 
143Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates4:03:49 
144Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors4:03:58 
145Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH4:04:34 
146Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:05:03 
147Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:06:37 
148Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors4:08:43 
149Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias4:09:10 
150Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:10:19 
151Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:10:39 
152Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4:11:14 
153Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors4:15:15 
154Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:19:56 
155Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo4:21:08 
156Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:22:26 
157Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott4:26:22 
158Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb4:27:55 
159Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:43:37 
160Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo4:52:31 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team117 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe99 
3Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team93 
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors80 
5Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team71 
6Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data69 
7Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott68 
8Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky66 
9Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo66 
10Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team63 
11Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo60 
12Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida57 
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ56 
14Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo55 
15Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale48 
16Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46 
17Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo44 
18Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida44 
19Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe43 
20Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team42 
21Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal41 
22Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb41 
23Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors40 
24Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors38 
25Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates38 
26Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal33 
27Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale30 
28Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott30 
29Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe28 
30Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky28 
31Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale25 
32Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias25 
33Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25 
34Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team25 
35Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida23 
36Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team23 
37Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team23 
38Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale23 
39Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin21 
40Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates21 
41Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data20 
42Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team20 
43Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin20 
44Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias20 
45Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo19 
46George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo19 
47Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale19 
48Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits19 
49Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits18 
50David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky16 
51Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias15 
52Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors15 
53Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe14 
54Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal14 
55Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team14 
56Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
57Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data14 
58Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA14 
59Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA13 
60Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal13 
61Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ13 
62Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale12 
63Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo12 
64Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA12 
65Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky11 
66Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates11 
67Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors11 
68Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal11 
69Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ10 
70Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team10 
71Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal10 
72Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
73Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott9 
74Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data9 
75Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH9 
76Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH8 
77Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors8 
78Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates7 
79Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb7 
80Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates7 
81Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias6 
82Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida6 
83Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo6 
84Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin6 
85Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors6 
86Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias5 
87Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH4 
88Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4 
89Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin3 
90Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott3 
91Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ3 
92Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team2 
93Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin2 
94Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
95Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
96Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
97Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ2 
98Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
99Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2 
100Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH2 
101Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
102Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH2 
103Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1 
104Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1 
105Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
106Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1 
107Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team-3 
108Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA-9 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal74 pts
2Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits64 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo60 
4Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data56 
5Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale31 
6Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team25 
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ22 
8Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott22 
9Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale20 
10Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky17 
11Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team16 
12Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team16 
13Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe13 
14Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias12 
15Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale7 
16Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team7 
17Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team6 
18Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
19Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
20Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias4 
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo4 
22Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team4 
23David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky4 
24George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo4 
25Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4 
26Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
27Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
28Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH4 
29Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott3 
30Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo3 
31Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida3 
32Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
33Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors2 
34Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
35Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe2 
36Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors2 
37Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates2 
38Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team2 
39Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
40Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors2 
41Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
42Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin2 
43Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1 
44Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky1 
45Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin1 
46Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
47Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
48Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1 
49Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1 
50Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin1 
51Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1 
52Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team14 pts
2Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team15 
3Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott16 
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ29 
5Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data35 
6Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo40 
7Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team45 
8Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe46 
9Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team48 
10Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky50 
11Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo51 
12Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors59 
13Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe74 
14Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale74 
15David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky86 
16Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale92 
17George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo96 
18Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias98 
19Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors101 
20Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team102 
21Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo103 
22Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin108 
23Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe110 
24Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale112 
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale114 
26Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida116 
27Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott118 
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team128 
29Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal129 
30Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo130 
31Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team131 
32Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky132 
33Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits147 
34Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA150 
35Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team150 
36Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale159 
37Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates160 
38Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team163 
39Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale164 
40Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits167 
41Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida168 
42Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin189 
43Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida191 
44Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH196 
45Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team197 
46Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias205 
47Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors206 
48Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA209 
49Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team213 
50Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin214 
51Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ224 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team219:22:47 
2Bahrain-Merida0:02:35 
3Bora-Hansgrohe0:28:04 
4Team Sky0:35:07 
5Astana Pro Team0:43:29 
6EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:44:45 
7Dimension Data0:49:34 
8LottoNl-Jumbo1:00:36 
9Mitchelton-Scott1:00:56 
10AG2R La Mondiale1:04:53 
11Euskadi Basque Country1:18:15 
12Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:53:20 
13BMC Racing Team1:55:53 
14Groupama-FDJ1:59:12 
15Team Sunweb2:01:45 
16Trek-Segafredo2:02:52 
17Lotto Soudal2:11:51 
18UAE Team Emirates2:15:50 
19Quick-Step Floors2:17:59 
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:28:18 
21Katusha-Alpecin2:54:03 
22Burgos-BH3:41:02 

 

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