Vuelta a Espana: Simon Clarke wins stage 5

Molard moves into race lead as breakaway sticks again

Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac) took victory in Roquetas de Mar on stage 5 of the Vuelta a Espana as the breakaway won for the second day running. Clarke out-sprinted Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing), who had attacked from a sizeable breakaway with 60 kilometres remaining.

Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ), who finished in the group behind Clarke, was the surprise recipient of the red jersey, ousting Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) from the top spot. Molard holds a 1:01 advantage over Kwiatkowski with Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) in third place at 1:08.

After Dimension Data finally broke their drought of WorldTour wins on Tuesday, EF Education First-Drapac were the only WorldTour team left missing a victory at the highest level. Pierre Rolland had come close for them the day before, but it was Clarke who finally did it, adding to his first Vuelta victory from the 2012 race. Coming into the finish sandwiched between De Marchi and Mollema, Clarke used his track nous to take the win by a bike's length.

"It's just amazing. I worked so hard since I last won a stage here, and I just couldn't repeat it. It's taken me so long to get back there and have my stars aligned. Even today I wasn't sure it was possible," said Clarke. "I knew I had good legs, but when you have a breakaway with so many riders, the cooperation is never very good. As we saw, the winning move went on the descent. It was a tricky one to pick. I knew I had good legs and I just had to pray that the moves I was doing were the right ones.

"I grew up on the track since I was 15, it was just like track racing. I know that De Marchi is fast, but it's such a long stage. It's so hard to sprint after that. Even I was cramping when Mollema attacked and I just rode through it. I backed myself. I was so worried they would catch us from behind, but in that situation you just have to be as cold as ice. You've got to be willing to lose to win, and I was and I came out on top."

The stage was constantly in flux as groups split and changed throughout the day. One constant was De Marchi, who was present in almost every attack and ultimately set up the race-winning move on an uncategorised ascent. Clarke and Mollema soon joined him and the trio remained together over the final haul up Alto El Marchal and through the long descent to the finish line.

In the final kilometres, nobody was keen to invest too much in the drive to the line and they were almost caught by Molard and his two companions. They didn’t quite manage it, but Molard would get the huge consolation prize of the red jersey.

How it happened

The challenging opening to the Vuelta a Espana with another lumpy affair from Granada to Roquetas de Mar, featuring two classified climbs. Kwiatkowski was once again in red after defending his jersey on the Vuelta's first summit finish.

After a successful breakaway on stage 4, there was a hotly contested battle to make the escape group this time out. With 40 kilometres of racing in the tank, a large group of 24 riders sprang clear but they too would be brought back to heel. Cofidis rider Stephane Rossetto began another flurry of attacks when he went off the front as the race hit the first climb of the day, the third category the Alto de Orgiva. The Frenchman would soon be joined by another breakaway specialist in Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing) and then Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo).

The three were brought back but would eventually make it into the 25-man move that went with just over 120 kilometres remaining. Following a furious start to the day, the peloton – which was led by Team Sky throughout the day – was happy to ease up and allowed the break to gain three minutes as they hit the 100km to go mark. With such a large group, it is always difficult to get people to work together and it wasn't long before there were attacks coming from the leading group.

Rossetto and De Marchi were once again the trouble makers in that scenario, with their barrage breaking the group into pieces. The pair carried on together as the riders behind failed to organise a cohesive chase. The accord would finally break up front as De Marchi decided to go it alone with 60 kilometres to go, leaving Rossetto to the sharks on a short uncategorised climb.

It would be another five or so kilometres before De Marchi had any company with Clarke and Mollema making it across the gap. Andrey Amador (Movistar) would be the next to try and bridge over, taking Alexandre Geniez (AG2R La Mondiale) with him. A breathless chase from Floris De Tier (LottoNL-Jumbo) saw the chase group now number three.

They too would be reabsorbed by the group behind as the advantage over the peloton grew to over six minutes. Once again, as so often at the Vuelta, it looked like the breakaway would be victorious. Davide Villella (Astana) would be the next to have a go at catching the three out front, bringing the gap down to as low as 20 seconds before being caught by Molard and De Tier. Molard had started the day just 3:46 down on Kwiatkowski and was now racing to take a hold of the red jersey.

As the leaders crested the final climb to begin the long descent towards the finish they had 45 seconds on their chasers with the peloton now 6:17 behind. The gap would increase to 1:20 for the leaders over the chasers by the foot of the descent, while the peloton was at a similar distance to where they had been at the top.

With just under 10 kilometres to go once they reached the flat, it would be a pursuit to the line for all involved. Team Sky had woken up to the possibility of losing the red jersey and had the group strung out in a long line as they tried to take back the one minute needed to keep Kwiatkowski in the race lead.

As the riders rolled into town, the leaders would begin testing each other's legs, putting in small digs to see how the others would react. Their playing would allow the chasers to close them down. However, Clarke, De Marchi and Mollema would duke it out for the win with Clarke taking it in the sprint for the line.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4:36:07 
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
4Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:08 
5Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo  
6Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:58 
8Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:00 
9Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
10Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
11Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
12Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
13Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
14Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida  
15Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
16Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:52 
17Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo  
18Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb  
19Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
20Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:04:55 
21Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky  
22Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
23Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky  
24Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data  
25David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky  
26Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
27Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe  
28Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
29Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
30Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
31Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
32Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
33Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott  
34Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
35Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team  
36Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott  
37Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
39Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin  
40Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
41Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
42Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
43Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
44Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
45Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb  
46Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
47Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
49Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb  
50Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team  
51Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
52Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
53Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
54Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
55Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH  
56Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
57Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
58Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
59Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
60Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
61Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
62Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
63Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
64Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
65Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
66Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
67Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
68George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo  
69Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
70Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data  
71Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
72Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
73Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH  
74Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team  
76Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
77Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
78Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
79Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe  
80Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
81Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
82Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
83José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
84Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
85Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
86Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
87Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data  
88Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ  
89Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
90Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
91Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
92Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
93Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
94Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
95Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
96Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
97Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin  
98Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin  
99Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
100Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
101Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida  
102Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
103Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
104Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
105Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates  
106Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data  
107Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
108Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
109Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb  
110Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb  
111Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
112Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
113Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott  
114José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:06:11 
115Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin0:07:20 
116Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:11:11 
117Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky  
118Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
119Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH0:13:25 
121Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:29 
122Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:14:40 
123Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:17:16 
124Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
125Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
126Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH  
127Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH  
128Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
129Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:17:24 
130Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
131Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors  
132Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
133Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
134Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors  
135Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH  
136Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo  
137Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
138Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
139Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
140Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
141Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
142Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ  
143Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
144Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
145Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
146Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb  
147Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
148Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
149Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
150Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
151Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
152Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky  
153Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
154Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
155Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
156Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
157Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
158Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
159Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
160Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
161Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH  
162Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
163Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky  
164Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
165Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
166Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
167Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
168Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
169Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
170Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
171Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott  
172Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott  
173Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
174Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data  
175Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
176Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:26 
Intermediate sprint - Laujar de Andarax, km. 117.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 pts
2Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team2 
3Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale25 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo20 
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team16 
4Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team14 
5Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo12 
6Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ10 
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal9 
8Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
9Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida7 
10Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data6 
11Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team5 
12Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates4 
13Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin3 
14Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida2 
15Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Alto de Órgiva, km. 55
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 pts
2Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team2 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 2) Alto El Marchal, km. 162
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo5 pts
2Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3 
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
Combativity
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team13:57:08 
2Trek-Segafredo  
3Bahrain-Merida0:00:08 
4Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
5EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:03 
6Astana Pro Team0:01:11 
7GROUPAMA - FDJ  
8Lotto Soudal0:03:01 
9Movistar Team0:03:03 
10Dimension Data  
11Katusha-Alpecin  
12UAE Team Emirates  
13Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
14Euskadi Basque Country, Murias  
15Team Sunweb0:04:55 
16Team Sky0:05:58 
17Bora-Hansgrohe  
18Mitchelton-Scott  
19AG2R La Mondiale  
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
21Burgos-BH0:07:14 
General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ18:27:20 
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:01:01 
3Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:08 
4Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:11 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:13 
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:26 
7Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:01:31 
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:34 
9Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:38 
11Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:43 
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:01:44 
14George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:46 
15Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:01:47 
16Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:01:48 
17Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:49 
18David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:01:54 
19Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:02:00 
20Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data0:02:06 
21Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
22Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:01 
23Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:29 
24Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:03:43 
25Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:03:45 
26Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:03:51 
27Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data0:04:11 
28Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:04:14 
29Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:04:19 
30Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:31 
31Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:32 
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:05:11 
33Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:06:10 
34Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:13 
35Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data0:06:24 
36Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo  
37Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:06:44 
38Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:59 
39Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:07:28 
40Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:07:33 
41Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:07:39 
42Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:08:01 
43Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:08:22 
44Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:08:34 
45Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:08:55 
46Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:09:11 
47Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:09:13 
48Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:19 
49Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data0:09:27 
50Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:09:28 
51Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:09:48 
52Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:09:59 
53Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:10:54 
54Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:11:44 
55Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:11:54 
56Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:12:01 
57Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:12:03 
58Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:12:48 
59Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:12:57 
60Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
61Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:13:19 
62Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH0:13:34 
63Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
64Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:13:55 
65Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:13:58 
66Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin0:14:06 
67Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:14:29 
68Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:14:48 
69Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:14:58 
70Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:15:10 
71Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ0:15:32 
72Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:15:38 
73Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb0:15:42 
74Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:17:10 
75Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates0:17:51 
76Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:18:21 
77Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:18:38 
78Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:19:04 
79Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:05 
80Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:19:12 
81Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:20:27 
82Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:20:31 
83Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:20:50 
84Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:21:01 
85José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:21:22 
86Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
87Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:22:01 
88Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:22:22 
89Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:22:46 
90Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin0:22:49 
91Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:23:20 
92Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
93José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:24:10 
94Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team0:24:57 
95Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:25:34 
96Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:31 
97Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:26:38 
98Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:27:05 
99Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:27:42 
100Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:27:55 
101Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:28:06 
102Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb0:28:10 
103Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:28:14 
104Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:28:20 
105Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida0:28:35 
106Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb0:29:41 
107Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:42 
108Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH0:30:06 
109Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb0:30:20 
110Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:30:39 
111Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin0:31:17 
112Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:31:50 
113Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:32:34 
114Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:42 
115Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:33:27 
116Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH  
117Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:33:36 
118Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:33:37 
119Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:34:12 
120Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:34:32 
121Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:34:41 
122Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:35:33 
123Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:35:54 
124Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky0:35:58 
125Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:36:05 
126Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:36:11 
127Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:36:21 
128Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:36:22 
129Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data0:37:07 
130Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:37:20 
131Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:38:09 
132Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:38:12 
133Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:39:03 
134Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:39:52 
135Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team0:40:42 
136Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:40:47 
137Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:41:21 
138Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:41:33 
139Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:41:34 
140Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:41:56 
141Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:42:23 
142Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:42:25 
143Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:42:36 
144Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:39 
145Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:42:47 
146Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:55 
147Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
148Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:43:16 
149Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky0:43:30 
150Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH0:43:31 
151Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott0:43:54 
152Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:43:59 
153Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:44:15 
154Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:44:42 
155Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:44:47 
156Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:44:50 
157Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:45:13 
158Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors0:45:16 
159Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:45:24 
160Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:45:31 
161Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:46:03 
162Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky0:47:50 
163Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors0:48:17 
164Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH0:48:46 
165Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:48:58 
166Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ0:49:39 
167Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:50:28 
168Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:51:13 
169Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:53:41 
170Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH0:54:16 
171Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:54:18 
172Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb0:55:52 
173Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:56:25 
174Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:57:29 
175Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1:06:08 
176Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:29:28 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky46 pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team33 
3Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale30 
4Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data29 
5Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team28 
6Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team25 
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors25 
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb20 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo20 
10Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team20 
11Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo20 
12Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale19 
13Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits17 
14Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe16 
15Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors16 
16Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal16 
17Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe16 
18Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team14 
19Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team14 
20George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo12 
21Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale12 
22Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo12 
23Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal12 
24Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates12 
25Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky12 
26Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ10 
27Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
28Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo10 
29Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team9 
30Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal9 
31Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH9 
32Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky9 
33Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors9 
34Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
35Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott8 
36Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida8 
37Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8 
38Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb8 
39Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
40Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott8 
41Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida7 
42Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data7 
43Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team7 
44Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ6 
45Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team6 
46Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data6 
47Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale6 
48Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott5 
49Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates5 
50Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias5 
51Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
52Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
53Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe4 
54Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4 
55Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
56Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin3 
57Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ3 
58Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors3 
59Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo2 
60Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida2 
61Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida2 
62Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors1 
63Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
64Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1 
65Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
66Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits36 pts
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale20 
3Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data12 
4Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale7 
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo6 
6Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
7Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal5 
8Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team3 
10Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
11Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3 
12Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team3 
13Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH3 
14Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky2 
15Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1 
16Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1 
17Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
18Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1 
Combined Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team16 pts
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky17 
3Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data27 
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo46 
5Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors51 
6Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale51 
7Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale55 
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale64 
9Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team99 
10Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team108 
11Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits126 
12Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits141 
13Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale195 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team55:21:33 
2Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:04 
3Movistar Team0:03:23 
4EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale0:04:35 
5Dimension Data0:05:07 
6Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:50 
7Bahrain-Merida0:08:03 
8Team Sky0:11:07 
9AG2R La Mondiale0:12:03 
10UAE Team Emirates0:12:10 
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:21 
12GROUPAMA - FDJ0:16:48 
13Euskadi Basque Country, Murias0:17:50 
14Mitchelton-Scott0:19:54 
15BMC Racing Team0:22:32 
16Lotto Soudal0:26:02 
17Katusha-Alpecin0:26:38 
18Trek-Segafredo0:27:08 
19Quick-Step Floors0:27:30 
20Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:28:17 
21Team Sunweb0:31:06 
22Burgos-BH0:31:36 

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