Poels wins Eibar stage of Pais Vasco

Contador holds up to threats on climb to Eibar's Arrate Sanctuary

Wout Poels (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won stage 4 of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco from Vitoria to Arrate with a late attack on the final climb. The Dutch rider held off a late chase from the overall contenders, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Samuel Sanchez (Team BMC) taking second and third, respectively.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) attacked several times on the last climb before the short descent to the finish but was unable to distance his main rival, Valverde, who shaved a couple of seconds off Contador’s overall race lead with a late surge.

Poels came into the race as a super-domestique for his team leader, Michal Kwiatkowski, but found himself in a select group on the final climb of Usartza. Until that point Contador had thrown down several menacing and confident attacks but had failed to shake off Valverde’s ambitions of challenging for overall honours.

With the two main favourites cancelling each other out, Poels, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R) and Simon Spilak (Katusha) levied clear. Contador looked to have control of the situation though, first allowing the foursome to open a gap before unleashing another attack.

However the Spaniard was unable to make contact by the summit, and although he’d caused havoc among the GC contenders and reeled in Pinot, Peraud and Spilak, Poels was simply given too much room. He broke the elastic to his breakaway companions thanks to several accelerations, and on the downhill run-in to the line it was leader-turned-domestique, Kwiatkowski, who slowed down the chase. It gave Peols enough of a buffer to hang on, but only just, with Valverde nipping two seconds off Contador's overall lead.

The climbers return

After yesterday’s sprint antics the race returned to the battle for overall honours. Like every stage in the race, the route was packed with climbing, although unlike yesterday the peloton were given a flatter build up before the climbing started after 59 kilometres.

After yesterday's inch perfect leadout for Michael Matthews, Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans, along with Cayetano José Sarmiento failed to start.

Luis Leon Sanchez was part of the first serious move of the day, escaping with Alexsandr Dyachenko (Astana) and Jean-Marc Marino (Cannondale). The trio were no threat on the overall situation and all looked good for them as they established a 20 second lead after 20 kilometres of racing. The situation looked even better when Ben King and Nelson Oliveira joined the fray and after 43 kilometres the gap had moved out to 50 seconds.

Everything changed after the Asentzio, the first climb of the day. The peloton were still itching to race, and they drew the leaders close enough for a counter, with Roy, Durasek, Dumoulin, Rolland, Spilak, Gastauer and Bakelants going on the attack.

When the dust settled Durasek (Lampre-Merida), Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) and Gastauer (Ag2r) found themselves clear with Sicard soon making it four riders in the lead. Herrada briefly made it five as they approached the lower slopes of the Ixua but he lost contact on the lower slopes, with Movistar forced to send Jon Izaguirre up the road to replace him.

The five leaders held a 52 second lead over the peloton on the climb with Tinkoff forced to chase. It was Rory Sutherland who took on the lion share of the chase duties. The Australian, with Contador neatly tucked in, powering over the summit of the Ixua and onto the Aiastia.

Durasek had briefly attacked the leaders but was caught on the slopes of the Aiastia and as the five up front swung though Baranga the gap was holding at respectable 50 seconds.

With Sutherland’s work done, Omega Pharma stormed the front of the peloton on the approach to the final climb. The leaders were duly caught and spat out with 12 kilometres remaining, and as the peloton hit the outskirts of Eibar, Contador, Cadel Evans, Damino Cunego, Valverde, van Garderen and Kwiatkowski were all present and accounted for.

There was a brief but impressive move from Orica GreenEdge pair Simon Yates and Pieter Weening slipping clear in bid to anticipate the main attacks and propel Yates up the road. With Tony Martin churning out the pace on the front of the peloton Yates was never let out of sight as Contador picked his way onto Valverde’s wheel. At times he almost looked oblivious to the rest of the race around him as he marked his rival and his teammate Roman Kreuziger set the pace.

It was too much for some with Frank Schleck, Ryder Hesjedal and Luis Leon Sanchez crumbling as the gradient rose. With just under 5 kilometres remaining Contador made his first move. Valverde followed with the pair sitting up to hold court on the situation. With the group reforming it was Samuel Sanchez who tried his luck next with Poels still on domestique duties and bringing the group back together.

Contador's second attack had just as much venom as the first but once again Valverde was able to respond. The third move resulted in the same situation with Evans, Van Garderen and Cunego all pacing themselves back into contention.

It was Spilak who sparked the key move, dragging Pinot clear with him before Poels and Peraud linked up to make it four in front. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:39:29 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:01 
3Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
4Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:00:03 
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
6Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
9Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
11Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
15Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:10 
16Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:00:26 
17Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:00:42 
18Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
20Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
21Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:51 
22Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
23Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
24Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing  
25Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:01:07 
26Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
28Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr  
29Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:43 
30Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:01:57 
31Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar  
32Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:02:11 
33Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:02:14 
34Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:14 
35Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:44 
36Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
37Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
38Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
39Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr  
40Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:03 
41Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:04:46 
42Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing  
43Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
44Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:05:44 
45Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
46Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky  
47Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
48John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:05:49 
50Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
51Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
52Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
53Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
54Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
55Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
56Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:01 
57Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
58Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:07:32 
59Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:08:36 
60Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
62Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:09:20 
63Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:09:22 
64Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:47 
65Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr  
66Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
67Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
68Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:10:02 
69Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
70Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:10:04 
71Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:12:17 
72Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
73Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
74Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
75Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin Sharp  
76Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
77Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:29 
78Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:13:09 
79David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:13:47 
80Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
81Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:37 
82Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:18:01 
83José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
84Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
85Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp  
86Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale  
87Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
88Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
89Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
90Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
91Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
92Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
93Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
94Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
95Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr  
96Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr  
97Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
98Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
99Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:19:20 
100Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale0:19:24 
101Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:18 
102Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
103Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
104Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
105Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
106Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp  
107Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp  
108Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
109Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale  
110Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
111Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale  
112Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
113Xu Gang (Chn) Lampre-Merida  
114Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
115Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
116Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
117Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
118Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge  
119Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
121Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing  
122Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
123Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
124Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
125David Tanner (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
126Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
127Dmitriy Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
128Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
129Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
130Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
131Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
132Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky  
133Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team25 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team20 
3Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team16 
4Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp14 
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team12 
6Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha10 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team9 
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team8 
9Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida7 
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo6 
11Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
12Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr3 
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha2 
15Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1 
Sprint 1 - Eibar, km. 81
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr3 pts
2Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano2 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Sprint 2 - Etxabarria, km. 125.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale3 pts
2Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida2 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1 
Sprint 3 - Eibar, km. 143
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3 pts
2Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge2 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Asentzio, km. 59
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA6 pts
2Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team4 
3Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale2 
4Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Karabieta, km. 88
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale6 pts
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano4 
3Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida2 
4José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 3 - Alto de Ixua, km. 116
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida10 pts
2Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar8 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano6 
4Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4 
5Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team2 
6Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
Mountain 4 - Alto de Aiastia, km. 130
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar6 pts
2Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4 
3Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team2 
4Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountain 5 - Alto de Usartza, km. 149
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 pts
2Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha8 
3Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
5Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team2 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team10:58:34 
2Team Katusha0:00:50 
3Team Europcar0:03:39 
4Garmin Sharp0:04:04 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:04:31 
6FDJ.fr0:04:47 
7Lotto Belisol0:04:56 
8Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:05:47 
9Movistar Team0:06:20 
10Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:06:36 
11Trek Factory Racing0:07:44 
12Astana Pro Team0:09:24 
13Team Giant-Shimano0:13:10 
14Lampre-Merida0:14:21 
15Tinkoff-Saxo0:14:48 
16Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:16:57 
17Team Sky0:18:20 
18Orica Greenedge0:21:28 
19Cannondale0:38:25 
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo16:33:35 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:12 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:36 
4Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
5Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
7Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:41 
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:54 
9Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:55 
10Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:00:56 
11Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp  
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
13Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:58 
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
15Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:00:59 
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:37 
17Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
18Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:46 
19Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
20Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing  
21Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:02:00 
22Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:34 
23Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:36 
24Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:02:38 
25Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:03:06 
26Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:03:24 
27Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:33 
28Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:05:36 
29Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:59 
30Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:06:04 
31John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team0:06:39 
32Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:42 
33Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:08:28 
34Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:29 
35Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:09:01 
36Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:09:07 
37Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:09:25 
38Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:08 
39Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:44 
40Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:13 
41Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:12:07 
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:13:10 
43Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:13:16 
44Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:14:32 
45Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:45 
46Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:16:36 
47Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:17:27 
48Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin Sharp0:17:53 
49David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:17:59 
50Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar0:18:13 
51Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:19:19 
52Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:20:28 
53Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:20:44 
54Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:21:05 
55Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky0:21:26 
56Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:21:31 
57Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:42 
58José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:22:13 
59Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
60Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing0:22:29 
61Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:22:38 
62Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:22:45 
63Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:42 
64Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:23:49 
65Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:24:23 
66Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:24:31 
67Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:24:48 
68Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:24:53 
69Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:25:16 
70Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:25:20 
71Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:25:28 
72Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:26:18 
73Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:26:23 
74Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:25 
75Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:27:13 
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:27:45 
77Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:27:54 
78Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:28:45 
79Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:29:03 
80Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:29:16 
81Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:29:35 
82Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:31:43 
83Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:32:09 
84Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:32:27 
85Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:32:30 
86Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:33:43 
87Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:34:50 
88Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:35:30 
89Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr0:35:48 
90Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida0:35:49 
91Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp0:36:33 
92Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:37:12 
93Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp0:38:20 
94Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:38:41 
95Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:39:58 
96Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:40:05 
97Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:40:47 
98Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale0:40:57 
99Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:41:07 
101Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:41:09 
102David Tanner (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:41:13 
103Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale0:41:20 
104Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:41:25 
105Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale0:41:54 
106Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:42:02 
107Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr0:42:29 
108Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:43:02 
109Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:44:26 
110Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
111Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:44:28 
112Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:45:18 
113Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:45:38 
114Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:46:19 
115Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
116Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:48:04 
117Dmitriy Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:48:15 
118Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp0:48:47 
119Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:48:51 
120Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar0:49:36 
121Xu Gang (Chn) Lampre-Merida0:50:43 
122Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
123Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:53:31 
124Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky0:54:58 
125Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:55:09 
126Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale0:56:47 
127Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:56:55 
128Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:57:41 
129Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:57:59 
130Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:58:37 
131Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:42 
132Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo1:01:05 
133Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team1:03:46 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team50 pts
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team49 
3Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky34 
4Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida33 
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge32 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo31 
7Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team30 
8Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team25 
9Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha24 
10Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team24 
11Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar22 
12Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar20 
13Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team17 
14Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team17 
15Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp17 
16Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team17 
17Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
18Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team14 
19Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team12 
20Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale10 
21Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky9 
22Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale9 
23Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
24Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo7 
25Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
26Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6 
27Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol6 
28Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
29Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha4 
30Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp4 
31Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida3 
32Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha2 
33Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr2 
34Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team2 
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1 
36Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale37 pts
2Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team28 
3Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar24 
4Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale22 
5Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale14 
6Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida13 
7Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team13 
8Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team11 
9Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 
10Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano10 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10 
12Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar9 
13Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo8 
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha8 
15José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team7 
16Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
17Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol7 
18Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA6 
19Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA6 
20Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team6 
21Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
22Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
23Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team4 
24Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA4 
25Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale4 
26Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
27Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
28Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team2 
29Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale2 
30Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
31Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
32Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky1 
33Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
34Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
35Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA9 pts
2Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8 
3Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA6 
4Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA6 
5Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale5 
6Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team4 
7Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr3 
8Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale3 
9Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
10Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing3 
11Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol3 
12Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar3 
13Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
14Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano2 
15Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team2 
16Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida2 
17Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge2 
18Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1 
19Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar1 
20Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
21Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar1 
22Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team49:43:15 
2Team Katusha0:00:50 
3Garmin Sharp0:04:56 
4Movistar Team0:06:50 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:08:38 
6Team Europcar0:09:00 
7FDJ.fr0:09:57 
8Trek Factory Racing0:15:14 
9Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:15:37 
10Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:15:53 
11Lotto Belisol0:16:04 
12Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:25 
13Team Giant-Shimano0:18:32 
14Lampre-Merida0:20:20 
15Astana Pro Team0:24:16 
16Team Sky0:24:54 
17Orica Greenedge0:25:06 
18Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:30:49 
19Cannondale1:12:08 

 

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