Vuelta a Espana: King conquers La Covatilla

Simon Yates takes the overall lead by one second over Valverde

Ben King (Dimension Data) claimed a second stage success at the 2018 Vuelta a España, winning solo at La Covatilla on the first hors-categorie summit finish of the race.

The American, who won atop the Puerto de Alfacar on stage 4, attacked from an 11-rider breakaway some 10km ahead of the final climb to the ski resort in western Spain, and held his lead all the way to the top despite a spirited chase from Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo).

Starting the climb 1:30 down, Mollema himself dropped the remnants of the break and clawed his way back to within 15 seconds of a seemingly ailing King. However, in a dramatic twist, the gradients eased in the final couple of kilometres and the Dimension Data rider pulled away once more, a look of disbelief spreading across his face as he raised his arms aloft for the second time in what has been an extraordinary week.

“To get one stage win was a dream come true," King said. "I made winning a Grand Tour stage a major career goal, so today was really nice to show that first one wasn’t a random thing.

“I’ve never suffered that much in my entire life, I’m still a little foggy in my mind, but I’m sure it will sink in soon what an accomplishment this is.”

Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing) placed a distant third on the stage, just ahead of the GC contenders, who bided their time for much of the final climb but nevertheless burst to life in the exposed final couple of kilometres.

The red jersey, as widely expected, changed hands as Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) was dropped early on the final climb.
Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), who’d started the day fourth overall, is the new leader after finishing ninth, but the Briton - despite surpassing Emmanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), and Molard - actually lost time to his direct rivals.

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) finished fourth, as best of the overall contenders, as he jumped aboard a late attack initiated by Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who finished fifth and sixth, respectively, on the same time. Rigoberto Urán (EF-Drapac) and Ion Izaguirre (Bahrain-Merida) had joined that trio to make it a group of five but lost a few seconds in sight of the line.

Yates missed the move initially but burst away from the rest of the pack to limit the damage to nine seconds, and in doing so moved into the red leader’s jersey, just a solitary second ahead of Valverde, with Quintana now third at 14 seconds.

George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) rounded out the top 10 on the stage, 13 seconds down on Yates, while Valverde followed a few seconds later in a group with Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale), and - a couple of seconds behind - Buchmann.

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) was next in but ceded 40 seconds to the leading GC riders in what was another disappointing day for the Italian. The same went for Louis Meintjes (Dimension Data), who was 12 seconds behind Aru. It was a bad day, too, for Team Sky; David de la Cruz finished with Meintjes, while Kwiatkowski lost a further minute and fell out of the top 10, that question of whether he should be considered a GC contender seemingly given a definitive answer. 

The break goes all the way

As the peloton made its way through the neutral zone - with a lengthy delay due to a Peter Sagan puncture - plenty of riders were nudging up alongside the race director’s car, eager to go on the attack once the flag dropped.

In the end, the breakaway formed with a minimum of fuss. Luis Angel Maté (Cofidis) was the first one to go, aware of the chance to increase his lead in the mountains classification, while Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), one of the keenest noses, helped drive it away. As well as King, Mollema, and Teuns, the rest of the representatives were: Kennth Van Bilsen (Cofidis), Reto Hollenstein (Katusha-Alpecin), Tom Leezer (LottoNL-Jumbo), Luis Mas (Caja Rural), Aritz Bagues (Euskadi-Murias), and Jesus Ezquerra (Burgos-BH).

With King the best-placed rider overall, at 6:34, FDJ controlled the peloton and kept the gap at four minutes by the time of the first climb of the day, the Category-1 Puerto del Pico. Maté sprinted for the KOM points at the top and went on to successfully the same as the Category-3 Alto de Gredos and the Category-2 Puerto de Peña Negra followed in quick succession to make it a tough first half of the 200km parcours.

After a fast descent, there were 60km of undulating roads to negotiate before the final climb, and that’s where the balance swung in favour of the break. FDJ received no help from other teams, and the gap began to yawn out towards the 10-minute mark as the 11 leaders went all-in.

With around 30km to go Team Sky appeared on the front of the peloton and lifted the pace, and that was the cue for De Gendt to attack and weed out the dead wood. Only King, Mollema, Mas, Teuns, and Hollenstein - and eventually Maté - were able to follow, and there were seven left out front.

The seeds of King’s victory were sewn when he followed an attack from Mas with around 20km to go. He soon dropped the Spaniard through narrow, cobbled, and steep streets in the village of Candelario and continued his effort on the technical approach to the climb. It was a gamble, as others opted to conserve energy, but by the foot of the climb he had a lead of 1:30.

After some gentle early gradients it didn’t take long for Mollema to burst away and begin his pursuit of King, while the rest of the chasers fell away. It looked good for the Dutchman, who’d finished second on stage 5. His head was bobbing with the effort as the gradients hit double digits, but further ahead King was weaving across the road and the gap was steadily coming down.

With 5km to go, the gap was down to 30 seconds, but King dug in from that point and Mollema started to suffer. With 3km to go it was down to just 15 seconds but Mollema just couldn’t finish the job. He needed to make the catch before the last 2km as the flatter roads would tip the balance back in King’s favour, but he was never able to do so. The gap hung nail-bitingly at 20 seconds before King began to pull away again on the exposed mountaintop.

Mollema faded in the final kilometre, allowing King enough time to shake his head in disbelief before sitting up and celebrating as he crossed the line.

GC battle on La Covatilla

As the breakaway enjoyed some freedom at the head of the race, FDJ led the peloton on what was - despite the trio of early climbs - very much a procession to the final climb as far as the general classification contenders were concerned.

Astana, Movistar, and Sky had been the most prominent teams on the approach but it was Bora - with Buchmann third overall - who took the initiative on the climb itself through Rafal Majka. The Pole set a high tempo on the front as the group steadily declined in number. It didn’t take long for Molard to find himself in trouble, along with Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) once again.

Majka led the way until the final few kilometres, by which point the GC group had been reduced to 20 riders, though without any major absentees - save perhaps for Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors). Sepp Kuss then took it up for LottoNL-Jumbo, with George Bennett and Steven Kruijswijk both looking strong, but the attacks were reserved for the final kilometre-and-a-half.

Just as King was crossing the line, Quintana produced an acceleration and although it was short-lived, it was soon followed by a more sustained effort from Kelderman. Quintana jumped right on it before Lopez, Uran, and Izaguirre made their way across to form a lead group of five.

Yates set off in pursuit but would never completely close the gap, losing nine seconds to Quintana. Bennett also set off on his own and rounded out the top 10 on the stage, finishing 13 seconds down on Yates.

Pinot led a mini chase group, from which Valverde sprang clear at the line. While they lost more than 20 seconds to Quintana and Lopez, the real disappointment was reserved for the likes of Aru, Meintjes, De la Cruz, and Kwiatkowski, as the riders came in the dribs and drabs.

La Covatilla had enjoyed big billing, and while it was a contained affair for the most part, the race did burst open in the final couple of kilometres, providing some important - if not yet decisive - developments ahead of the first rest day.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data5:30:38 
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:00:48 
3Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:38 
4Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:02:40 
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
7Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:02:43 
8Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:02:46 
9Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:02:49 
10George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo0:03:02 
11Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:04 
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:03:05 
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:03:08 
16Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:03:20 
17Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:03:29 
18David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:03:32 
19Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
20Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo  
21Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data  
22Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
23Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:50 
24Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:54 
25Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:04:44 
26Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
27Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
28Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:04:54 
29Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
30Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:04:56 
31Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
32Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
33Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:00 
34Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:05:11 
35Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data  
36Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:05:40 
37Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:46 
38Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
39Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
40Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:23 
41Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
43Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
44Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH0:06:55 
45Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
46Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
47Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:06:59 
48Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:07:36 
49Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:08:27 
50Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates  
51Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
52Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:09:12 
53Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb  
54Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:14 
55Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:42 
56Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
57Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
58Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:10:21 
59Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:49 
60Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:11:08 
61Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:11:28 
62Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:47 
63Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:12:30 
64Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
65Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
66Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data  
67Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
68Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team  
69Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:12:56 
70Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:12:58 
71Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:09 
72Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
73Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:14:29 
74Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
75Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:14:41 
76Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
77Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
78Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:15:04 
79Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:29 
80Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:40 
81Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:16:09 
82Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:17:43 
83Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
84Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
85Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky0:17:48 
86Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky  
87Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
88Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
89Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:18:13 
90Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
91Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:56 
92Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:20:20 
93Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb  
94Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
95Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb  
96Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
97Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:21:56 
98Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
99Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH  
100Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
101Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
102Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
103Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
104Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
105Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
106Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
107Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
108Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
109Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors  
110Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
111Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
112Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
113Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
114Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky  
115Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH  
116Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb  
117Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ  
118Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH  
119Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
120José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH  
121Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH  
122Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
124Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
125Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
126Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH  
127Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
128José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
129Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
130Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
131Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:22:24 
132Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:22:52 
133Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:23:01 
134Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida0:23:08 
135Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:23:11 
136Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:23:48 
137Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
138Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin0:24:41 
139Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
140Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
141Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin  
142Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
143Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias  
144Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe  
145Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
146Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:25:01 
147Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:25:23 
148Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:25:34 
149Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott  
150Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:25:46 
151Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:26:00 
152Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:26:19 
153Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott  
154Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
155Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:28:05 
156Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
157Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:28:06 
158Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:28:17 
159Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ0:29:02 
160Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:29:53 
161Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb  
162Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
163Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott  
164Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
165Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale  
166Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
167Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
168Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
169Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors  
170Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
171Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
172Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:31:33 
173Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo  
174Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:32:18 
175Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
Sprint 1 - Guijuelo - 149 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data4 pts
2Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin2 
3Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team1 
Finish Line Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data25 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo20 
3Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team16 
4Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team14 
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team12 
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb10 
7Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale9 
8Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida8 
9Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott7 
10George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo6 
11Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team5 
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ4 
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo3 
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
15Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1 
KOM 1 - Puerto del Pico - 52.3 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo6 
3Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data4 
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
5Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
KOM 2 - Alto de Gredos - 68.6 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo2 
3Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data1 
KOM 3 - Puerto de Peña Negra - 98 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
3Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data1 
KOM 4 - Alto de la Covatilla - 198.2 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data15 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo10 
3Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
4Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team4 
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team2 
Most Combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Dimension Data16:40:37 
2Movistar Team16:41:07 
3Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo16:41:33 
4Bahrain - Merida16:44:20 
5Team Sky16:45:56 
6Astana Pro Team16:47:48 
7Team Ef Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale16:48:27 
8Groupama - Fdj16:48:58 
9Caja Rural - Seguros Rga16:49:03 
10Team Katusha Alpecin16:49:07 
11Bora - Hansgrohe16:49:10 
12Uae Team Emirates16:52:08 
13Ag2R La Mondiale16:52:11 
14Mitchelton - Scott16:53:56 
15Euskadi Basque Country - Murias16:54:39 
16Bmc Racing Team16:55:22 
17Team Sunweb16:56:44 
18Cofidis, Solutions Credits16:57:32 
19Trek - Segafredo16:57:56 
20Quick - Step Floors17:00:57 
21Burgos Bh17:07:44 
22Lotto Soudal17:09:26 
General Classification after stage 9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott36:54:52 
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:01 
3Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:14 
4Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:16 
5Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:17 
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:24 
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-Jumbo0:00:48 
11Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:01:08 
12Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:15 
13David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:01:26 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:50 
15Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:02:10 
16Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:02:33 
17Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:02:43 
18Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data0:03:01 
19Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:03:17 
20Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:04:29 
21Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:04 
22Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data0:05:27 
23Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:05:44 
24Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:06:01 
25Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:09:08 
26Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:09:28 
27Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:09:50 
28Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:10:45 
29Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:11:35 
30Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:11:50 
31Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:12:03 
32Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:12:15 
33Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:49 
34Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:13:26 
35Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:13:57 
36Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:14:01 
37Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:15:11 
38Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:15:12 
39Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:15:51 
40Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:55 
41Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:16:53 
42Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:38 
43Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:22:08 
44Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data0:22:14 
45Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:22:25 
46Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:36 
47Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb0:24:53 
48Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data0:26:01 
49Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:26:42 
50Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:28:16 
51Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:28:38 
52Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:28:57 
53Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:29:24 
54Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
55Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates0:30:17 
56Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:31:00 
57Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:31:32 
58Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:32:37 
59Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:32:45 
60Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:32:48 
61Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:33:10 
62Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:34:29 
63Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:34:31 
64Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:35:05 
65Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:35:09 
66Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:36:14 
67Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:36:57 
68Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:37:12 
69Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
70Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:39:05 
71Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:39:54 
72Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:40:16 
73Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:41:35 
74Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:41:37 
75Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:41:49 
76Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:42:24 
77Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:42:50 
78Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:43:19 
79Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:43:32 
80Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:43:39 
81Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:44:22 
82Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:44:47 
83José Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:45:44 
84Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team0:46:06 
85Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:46:13 
86Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:46:30 
87Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:46:56 
88Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:47:55 
89Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:47:58 
90Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ0:48:21 
91Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:50:20 
92Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:52:40 
93Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:54:14 
94Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:55:06 
95Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:56:15 
96Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:57:52 
97Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:58:26 
98Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:59:55 
99Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates1:00:01 
100Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:01:44 
101Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH1:02:20 
102Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
103Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1:02:37 
104Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb1:03:10 
105Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team1:03:38 
106Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH1:04:02 
107Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb1:04:08 
108Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:04:57 
109Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb1:05:14 
110Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH1:06:15 
111Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott1:06:36 
112Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH1:07:33 
113Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky1:07:35 
114José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin1:08:13 
115Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1:08:35 
116Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1:08:56 
117Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:09:05 
118Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1:09:53 
119Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott1:09:56 
120Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:10:23 
121Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team1:10:51 
122Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:10:54 
123Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:11:27 
124Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:12:04 
125Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1:12:31 
126Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin1:12:40 
127Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida1:13:00 
128Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:14:30 
129Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team1:15:10 
130Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:15:25 
131Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:15:44 
132Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo1:16:26 
133Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1:16:54 
134Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data1:17:09 
135Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1:17:26 
136Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:18:04 
137Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott1:18:08 
138Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:18:50 
139Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:19:09 
140Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo1:19:19 
141Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors1:19:26 
142Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida1:19:31 
143Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:19:42 
144Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:19:55 
145Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe1:20:00 
146Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1:20:42 
147Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors1:20:56 
148Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-Alpecin1:21:00 
149Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:21:09 
150Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:22:53 
151Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:23:07 
152Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky1:23:25 
153Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo  
154Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1:23:35 
155Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1:24:03 
156Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH1:24:04 
157Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors1:26:17 
158Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:28:12 
159Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:28:30 
160Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky1:30:33 
161Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott1:30:46 
162Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1:31:03 
163Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott1:31:39 
164Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:32:04 
165Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors1:33:39 
166Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BH1:35:00 
167Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data1:37:52 
168Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1:38:05 
169Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ1:41:01 
170Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb1:42:52 
171Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:44:11 
172Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1:46:01 
173Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1:54:21 
174Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo1:57:11 
175Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:01:58 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team81 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe63 
3Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data58 
4Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky50 
5Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo46 
6Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors41 
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo40 
8Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida39 
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale37 
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb37 
11Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo37 
12Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale32 
13Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team31 
14Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale30 
15Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team28 
16Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team26 
17Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates26 
18Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team25 
19Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits24 
20Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott24 
21Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team21 
22Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team21 
23Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team20 
24Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott20 
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale19 
26Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida19 
27Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits19 
28George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo18 
29Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors18 
30Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe17 
31Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo16 
32Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal16 
33Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors15 
34Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team14 
35Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias14 
36Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team14 
37Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale12 
38Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo12 
39Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal12 
40Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky12 
41Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ10 
42Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ10 
43Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
44Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale10 
45Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors9 
46Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal9 
47Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH9 
48Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky9 
49Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH8 
50Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
51Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb8 
52Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
53Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
54Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida7 
55Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data7 
56Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team7 
57Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data6 
58Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo6 
59Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott5 
60Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo5 
61Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates5 
62Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias5 
63Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
64Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
65Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe4 
66Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4 
67Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
68Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin3 
69Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors3 
70Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ3 
71Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias3 
72Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida2 
73Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin2 
74Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2 
75Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1 
76Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1 
77Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
78Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1 
79Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin1 
80Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1 
81Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
82Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits60 pts
2Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data33 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo24 
4Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale20 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal10 
6Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale7 
7Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
8Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
9Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias4 
10Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team4 
11Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4 
12Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
13Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH4 
14Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
15Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team3 
16Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott3 
17Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo3 
18Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
19Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team3 
20Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH3 
21Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott2 
22Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team2 
23Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky2 
24Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2 
25Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
26Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1 
27Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
28Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin1 
29Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo1 
Combined Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team18 pts
2Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data23 
3Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team30 
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo37 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott42 
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky42 
7Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team46 
8Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors74 
9Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team74 
10Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale75 
11Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale85 
12Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott95 
13Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo100 
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale107 
15Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team122 
16Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team124 
17Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA127 
18Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits148 
19Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH163 
20Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits167 
21Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin194 
22Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale211 
23Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team218 
24Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias233 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo110:44:52 
2Movistar Team0:01:36 
3Astana Pro Team0:04:08 
4Team Dimension Data0:07:03 
5Bahrain - Merida0:07:46 
6Bora - Hansgrohe0:11:23 
7Team Sky0:14:34 
8Team Ef Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale0:17:24 
9Uae Team Emirates0:26:33 
10Groupama - Fdj0:30:04 
11Ag2R La Mondiale0:31:33 
12Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:35:19 
13Mitchelton - Scott0:37:57 
14Caja Rural - Seguros Rga0:40:03 
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:41:56 
16Team Katusha Alpecin0:46:20 
17Bmc Racing Team0:46:21 
18Trek - Segafredo0:50:50 
19Quick - Step Floors0:52:37 
20Lotto Soudal0:56:46 
21Team Sunweb0:57:07 
22Burgos Bh1:12:05 

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