Vuelta a Espana: Armee wins stage 18

Aru goes on the rampage in Santo Toribio de Liébana

The momentum is once again with Chris Froome (Team Sky) at the Vuelta a España after he distanced Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) on the short final climb to Alto de Santo Toribio de Liébana on stage 18 to extend his lead atop the overall standings to 1:37.

Froome and Nibali were part of the red jersey group that reached the finale more than ten minutes down on stage winner Sander Armee (Lotto Soudal), who had proved the strongest of the day's early break.

After a volley of attacks from Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) on the penultimate ascent of Collada de la Hoz had sown plenty of tension but failed to separate the podium contenders, few anticipated any major differences to be made on the final category 2 kick to the line.

Not for the first time on this Vuelta, however, Froome's Sky guard laid down an imposing rhythm on the final climb, with Gianni Moscon once again delivering a show of strength that was all the more startling considering he is a 23-year-old Classics specialist in the third week of his debut Grand Tour.

Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) were among the riders distanced approaching the flamme rouge as the pace began to bite, and Froome proceeded to deliver a rasping acceleration of his own once teammate Wout Poels swung over inside the final kilometre.

Only Contador and Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) could match Froome's surge as the group of podium contenders splintered behind him, and while Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) and Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) responded well to limit their losses to just four seconds at the finish, Nibali was in obvious difficulty and pedalling with leaden strokes.

Nibali, so impressive in distancing Froome on the vertiginous slopes of Los Machucos on Wednesday, handed back precisely half of those gains on the rather gentler ascent of Santo Toribio de Liébana, and has left himself with a considerably more arduous path to final overall victory in Madrid on Sunday. The Italian must drop Froome decisively on the Angliru on Saturday, an ascent where the severity of the gradient paradoxically can make it more difficult to eke out sizeable gains.

"Today worked out perfectly in my favour. It was a really tough stage. A lot of GC guys tried to attack on the penultimate climb, so once we got onto that final climb the team did a really strong pace at the bottom, and I think certainly some guys paid for their efforts yesterday and also paid for their attacks earlier on today," said Froome.

Armee's solo triumph

As is so often the case in the third week of a Grand Tour, there were two races for the price of one on stage 18 of the Vuelta, as a 20-man break forged clear after a little over an hour of racing and fought it out for stage victory, while Froome, Nibali et al traded blows in the battle for GC honours further down the road.

The stage winner Sander Armee was part of the high-quality move that established itself after 60 kilometres, and he was joined in that endeavour by Julian Alaphilippe and Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC), Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Scott), Nelson Oliveira and Marc Soler (Movistar), Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), Clément Chevrier and Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale), Toms Skujins (Cannondale-Drapac), Antwan Tolhoek (LottoNL-Jumbo), Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida), Jérémy Maison and Anthony Roux (FDJ), Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis), Sergio Pardilla (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), and Aldemar Reyes (Manzana-Postobón).

They were granted a long leash by Team Sky, and had built up a lead in excess of 13 minutes by the time they hit the day's first classified climb, the category 3 Collada de Carmona after 109 kilometres. In a foretaste of what was to come, Alaphilippe inexplicably lost contact on the descent that followed, but was safely back aboard come the second ascent of the Collada de Ozalba, where the leading group remained intact.

Their unity eventually fragmented on the category 2 Collada de la Hoz, Gougeard and Sander Armee forced the pace, and they were joined by Alaphilippe, Soler, and Lutsenko closer to the summit. This quintet battled to maintain a small advantage over their erstwhile companions as they hurtled down the descent with 30 kilometres remaining, and was reduced to a leading trio by the time they reached the bottom, with only Armee, Lutsenko and Alaphilippe remaining in front.

Lutsenko and Alaphilippe, already stage winners at this Vuelta, would have been more highly fancied than Armee on a finish of this kind, but the Belgian cannily rid of himself of his companions in two installments in the finale. Sensing Alaphilippe's fatigue, Armee accelerated on the approach to the final, 3-kilometre climb to the line and found an ally of circumstance in Lutsenko, who put in a long turn of his own to ensure the Frenchman would not latch back on.

The seated Lutsenko seemed rather more fluid of pedal stroke once the climb to the line began, but appearances proved deceptive. Armee spent most of the climb out of the saddle, and he succeeded in shaking off Lutsenko with a shade over 600 metres remaining to claim the first victory of his professional career, 31 seconds clear of the Kazakhstani, while Visconti took third at 46 seconds.

"This is already my eighth year as a pro rider, so I had to wait quite a long time to win a race. I was a couple of times close, and I did my work for the team, but in this Vuelta, I got a chance to put myself in a free role and do my own race," Armee said. "This was the third time I am in a breakaway, and I felt really good. I felt better and better during the stage, and then in the end I knew I would be close and I went full gas to the finish line. I tried to just do my own pace the last few minutes, and I never came off the big chainring, so I knew if I could do that I could win the race."

Aru's lone raid

While Armee, Lutsenko et al were attempting to out-maneuver one another for the stage victory, the teams of the podium contenders were looking to place their men in position ahead of the day's denouement. Katusha-Alpecin's forcing on Collada de Ozalba was such that at one point, five of their riders, including Zakarin, opened a gap over the peloton, but by the top of the climb, it was Fabio Aru (Astana) who was on the offensive.

The Italian champion has endured a difficult Vuelta, and it was reported in La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday that his Astana team had even neglected to fit his bike with the 36-tooth chainring he had requested for the climb to Los Machucos on stage 17. Aru, seemingly destined to leave the team at season's end, looked to put a different slant on his Vuelta with a lone attack from distance, and at one point he looked set to move from 9th to 6th overall – or better – when he built up a lead of more than a minute and a half on the red jersey group.

Aru's advantage was pared back only on the final run-in to the finish line as Team Sky wound up the pace, and his gains were limited by day's end, as he finished just 14 seconds clear of Froome, Contador and Woods.

If Froome had shown little concern about Aru's solo effort, he was considerably more active in following Contador's brace of attacks on the category 2 Collada de la Hoz. The second of Contador's stinging attacks near the summit briefly reduced the red jersey group to just 10 riders, but Froome was among the first to respond, with Nibali, Kelderman, and Zakarin following in his wake.

They were unable to follow, however, in the final 800 metres, and Froome could scarcely hide his satisfaction at putting so much time into Nibali. "Yeah, I mean that feels great. That feels great especially after a difficult day yesterday," he said. "It's good to bounce back again, and as I said yesterday, the morale is still good and the team is still strong. We're just looking forward to getting through these next couple of days now."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:09:39 
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:31 
3Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:46 
4Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:02 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:06 
6Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:19 
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:01:21 
8Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
9Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:38 
10Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:01:42 
11Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:57 
12Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon0:02:02 
13Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors0:02:20 
14Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates0:02:49 
15Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:26 
16Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:41 
17Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:57 
18Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ0:04:14 
19Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:31 
20Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:56 
21Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:10:08 
22Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac  
23Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
24Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:10:12 
25Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
26Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:10:15 
27Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:10:21 
28Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:10:29 
29David de la Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
30Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:10:37 
31Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:10:45 
32Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:10:50 
33Hernán Aguirre (Col) Manzana Postobon0:10:52 
34Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:54 
35Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:10:59 
36Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott  
37Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:11:05 
38Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:17 
39Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott0:11:19 
40Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:11:39 
42Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:11:44 
43Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
44Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:11:50 
45Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:12:02 
46Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:12:15 
47Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
48Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:23 
49Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:12:30 
50Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:46 
51Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:12:52 
52Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:13:34 
53Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
54Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:14:42 
55David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:14:54 
56Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Orica-Scott  
57Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:19:38 
58Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data  
59Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
60Bernardo Suaza (Col) Manzana Postobon  
61Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors  
62Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
63Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
64Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
65Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo  
66Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:19:41 
67Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:20:15 
68Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
69Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:24:47 
70Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana Postobon  
71Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
72Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
73Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
74Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
75Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
76Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
77Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
78Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
79Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
80Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
81Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
82Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon  
83Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
84Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport  
85Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
86Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
87Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
88Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb  
89Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb  
90Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
91Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
92Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
93Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb  
94Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
95Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team  
96Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon  
97Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky  
98Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
99Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
100Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
101Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
102Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates  
103Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
104Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
105Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
106Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
107Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
108Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
109Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
110Hector Sáez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
111Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
112Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
113Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
114Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
115Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott  
116Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana Postobon  
117Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
118Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott  
119Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
120Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates  
121Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
122Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin  
123Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors  
124Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
125Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
126David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
127Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
128Fernando Orjuela (Col) Manzana Postobon  
129Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
130Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
131Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
132Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana Postobon  
133Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
134Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac  
135Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
136Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ  
137Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
138Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport  
139Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
140Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport  
141Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
142Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
143Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
144Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ  
145Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
146Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data  
147Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
148Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
149Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott  
150Michael Mørkøv (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
151Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
152Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
153Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac  
154Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
155Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
156Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott  
157Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
158William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
159Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
160Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin  
161Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:25:24 
DNSMaxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
Intermediate sprint - Sobrelapeña, km. 132.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors4 pts
2Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates2 
3Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal25 pts
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team20 
3Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida16 
4Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team12 
6Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team10 
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors9 
8Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
9Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo7 
10Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ6 
11Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe5 
12Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon4 
13Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors3 
14Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates2 
15Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Collada de Carmona, km. 109.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac2 
3Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 3) Collada de Ozalba, km. 126
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors2 
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
Mountain 3 (Cat. 2) Collada de la Hoz, km. 139.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team5 pts
2Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
3Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Mountain 4 (Cat. 3) Alto de Santo Toribio de Liébana, km. 169
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
3Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick-Step Floors12:43:07 
2Movistar Team0:01:54 
4Astana Pro Team0:07:02 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:09:09 
6BMC Racing Team0:09:42 
7Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:10:04 
8UAE Team Emirates0:10:21 
10Team Sky0:18:03 
11Manzana Postobon0:18:22 
14Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:17 
15Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:24:28 
17Lotto Soudal0:30:15 
18Team Sunweb0:35:31 
21Dimension Data0:55:02 
22Aqua Blue Sport1:00:11 
General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky72:03:50 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:37 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:02:17 
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:29 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:03:34 
6Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:05:16 
7Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac0:06:33 
8Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
9Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:06:47 
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:10:26 
11David de la Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:10:31 
12Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott0:11:57 
13Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:06 
14Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:13:32 
15Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:15:41 
16Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:25:14 
17Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:27:09 
18Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:32:21 
19Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:10 
20Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:44:45 
21Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:48:15 
22Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:52:57 
23Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:55:12 
24Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:00:36 
25Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:07:22 
26Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:08:12 
27Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team1:08:21 
28Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1:12:00 
29Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:14:24 
30Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky1:18:01 
31Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott1:18:49 
32Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1:23:00 
33Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data1:24:33 
34Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo1:25:34 
35Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates1:29:49 
36Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo1:32:54 
37Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team1:34:54 
38Hernán Aguirre (Col) Manzana Postobon1:36:47 
39Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe1:38:23 
40Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates1:40:43 
41Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon1:40:51 
42Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:43:15 
43Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates1:49:34 
44Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors1:50:21 
45Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott1:51:06 
46Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team1:52:56 
47Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1:55:54 
48Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1:59:49 
49Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2:05:09 
50Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team2:07:23 
51Bernardo Suaza (Col) Manzana Postobon2:07:45 
52Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ2:10:35 
53Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon2:14:17 
54Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:15:28 
55Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2:16:43 
56Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:17:18 
57Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal2:17:50 
58Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:18:20 
59Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo2:22:02 
60Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky2:22:27 
61Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ2:23:04 
62Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team2:25:40 
63Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport2:25:56 
64Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ2:27:05 
65Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:28:01 
66Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:29:01 
67Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors2:31:45 
68Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2:36:22 
69Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon2:36:41 
70Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida2:37:54 
71Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:39:11 
72Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin2:41:14 
73Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo2:42:44 
74Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe2:43:43 
75Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe2:46:58 
76David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky2:47:22 
77Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky2:47:23 
78Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Orica-Scott2:48:47 
79Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:50:06 
80Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data2:51:37 
81Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac2:53:53 
82Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors2:54:16 
83Hector Sáez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:55:13 
84Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:55:37 
85Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo2:57:31 
86Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates2:58:30 
87Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data3:01:09 
88Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors3:02:05 
89Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:03:52 
90Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana Postobon3:05:52 
91Fernando Orjuela (Col) Manzana Postobon3:07:09 
92Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team3:07:40 
93Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo3:08:03 
94Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:09:53 
95Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal3:11:53 
96Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe3:13:22 
97David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:14:39 
98Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac3:15:29 
99Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:15:54 
100Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team3:17:17 
101Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac3:18:17 
102Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida3:18:25 
103Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ3:19:17 
104Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:20:52 
105Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors3:21:17 
106Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida3:21:19 
107Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac3:23:55 
108Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin3:28:40 
109Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team3:29:23 
110Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott3:31:00 
111Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb3:31:15 
112Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3:32:09 
113Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:32:21 
114Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale3:32:57 
115Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida3:33:53 
116Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo3:34:40 
117Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin3:36:29 
118Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb3:36:45 
119Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb3:39:01 
120Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac3:39:12 
121Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:41:58 
122Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida3:42:15 
123Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:43:01 
124Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:43:45 
125Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors3:44:27 
126Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott3:44:36 
127Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport3:45:20 
128Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb3:46:00 
129Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky3:47:37 
130Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ3:50:45 
131Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:54:37 
132Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin3:55:11 
133Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team3:55:40 
134Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors3:55:47 
135Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:56:28 
136Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac3:56:58 
137Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates3:57:02 
138Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana Postobon3:57:14 
139Michael Mørkøv (Den) Katusha-Alpecin3:59:02 
140Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors3:59:30 
141Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team4:05:42 
142Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport4:06:39 
143Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport4:07:20 
144Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:08:37 
145Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:10:12 
146Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport4:10:47 
147Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:10:48 
148Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin4:11:46 
149Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky4:12:34 
150Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport4:13:02 
151Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates4:16:27 
152Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana Postobon4:19:47 
153Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:20:05 
154Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott4:20:26 
155Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac4:22:39 
156Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:23:59 
157Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport4:26:51 
158Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:27:04 
159William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac4:28:24 
160Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ4:28:34 
161Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport4:40:14 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky137 pts
2Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors121 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida118 
4Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team90 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb89 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo80 
7Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin79 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team69 
9Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott61 
10Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe58 
11Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac55 
12Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal54 
13Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates51 
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe51 
15Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team49 
16David de la Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors42 
17Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors41 
18Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates40 
19Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac39 
20Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team38 
21Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale38 
22Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team35 
23Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky33 
24Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale33 
25Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team30 
26Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team29 
27Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo29 
28Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors28 
29Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe28 
30Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal25 
31Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport25 
32Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida25 
33Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb24 
34Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team23 
35Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon23 
36Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates22 
37Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky20 
38Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo20 
39Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ17 
40Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team17 
41Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors17 
42Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky16 
43Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA16 
44Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits16 
45Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin16 
46Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo15 
47Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott15 
48Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport15 
49Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal14 
50Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data14 
51Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe14 
52Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ13 
53Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team12 
54Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo12 
55Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team12 
56Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team12 
57Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac11 
58Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates10 
59Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team10 
60Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon10 
61Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo10 
62Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA10 
63Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ9 
64Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates8 
65Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
66Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits8 
67Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott8 
68Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
69Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe8 
70Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo7 
71Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin7 
72Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin7 
73Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe7 
74Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport7 
75Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ6 
76Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ6 
77Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac6 
78David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
79Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac6 
80Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors5 
81Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo5 
82Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo5 
83Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport5 
84Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates4 
85Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky4 
86Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
87Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
88Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
89Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott3 
90Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
91Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo3 
92Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana Postobon3 
93Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2 
94Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1 
95Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo1 
96Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1 
97Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport1 
98Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team-4 
99Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac54 pts
2Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team47 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team33 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky29 
5Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe28 
6Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport26 
7Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
8Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin20 
9Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal19 
10Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal18 
11Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates18 
12Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott15 
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida14 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb14 
15Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott12 
16Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal12 
17Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo12 
18Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team11 
19Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA11 
20Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
21Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team9 
22Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac9 
23Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates8 
24Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
25Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors8 
26Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors8 
27Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo7 
28Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac6 
29Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team6 
30Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data5 
31Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates5 
32Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates4 
33Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team4 
34Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
35Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates4 
36Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
37Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team3 
38Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ3 
39Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe3 
40Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors3 
41Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
42Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
43Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo2 
44Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott2 
45Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida2 
46Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
47Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac2 
48Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2 
49Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac2 
50Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
51Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana Postobon2 
52Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1 
53Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team1 
54Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon1 
55Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky1 
56Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana Postobon1 
57Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team1 
58Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ1 
59Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin1 
60Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott1 
61Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Combined classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6 pts
2Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team12 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida18 
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin19 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb22 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo28 
7Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott33 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team38 
9Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac46 
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale50 
11Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe58 
12Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal61 
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team79 
14Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates80 
15Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates81 
16Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo83 
17Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal85 
18Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates89 
19Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team94 
20Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team100 
21Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport100 
22Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA103 
23Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team107 
24Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors109 
25Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team111 
26Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott113 
27Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors116 
28Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe123 
29Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida124 
30Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal124 
31Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits133 
32Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ138 
33Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo154 
34Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team155 
35Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data160 
36Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale161 
37Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates162 
38Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors163 
39Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits164 
40Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott178 
41Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac181 
42Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac186 
43Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky200 
44Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac205 
45Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ213 
46Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo234 
47Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin239 
48Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA258 
49Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA267 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team215:42:32 
2Team Sky0:20:47 
3Movistar Team0:30:35 
4UAE Team Emirates1:03:57 
6Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:40:21 
7Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:10:58 
8BMC Racing Team2:11:10 
10Quick-Step Floors2:19:55 
12Team Sunweb3:21:14 
13Lotto Soudal3:25:17 
14AG2R La Mondiale3:31:58 
15Manzana Postobon3:33:58 
16Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:32:23 
21Dimension Data5:52:51 
22Aqua Blue Sport8:29:01 

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