Vuelta a Espana: Gougeard wins in Avila

Dumoulin chips off a few seconds on Aru over cobbles

Alexis Gougeard (AG2R) took the biggest win of his young career, soloing in to win the 19th stage of the Vuelta a Espana in Avila. Nelson Oliveira (Lampre-Merida) took second place, 40 seconds down, with Maxime Monfort of Lotto-Soudal finishing third.

Tom Dumoulin extended his overall lead, attacking out of the small group of favourites on the steep cobble climb in the final kilometers. Fabio Aru followed but could not catch his rival, and in the end lost another three seconds. The Astana rider is now six seconds down in second place, with Joaquim Rodriguez third at 1:24.

The 22-year-old Gougeard, in only his second pro year, put his time trialing skills to work. He had been part of the large early break, which had a lead of up to 18 minutes. Near the end, as the group fell apart, with about 40km left on the day, Gougeard jumped to join the then solo leader, Tiago Machado (Katusha). The Portuguese rider soon weakened, and Gougeard stayed away, building his lead up from 20 to 40 seconds. Machado dropped back into a further chasing group and was fifth on the day.

The GC leaders put on a strong showing. Dumoulin’s Giant-Alpecin squad controlled things for most of the stage. Alejandro Valverde made a number of moves in the finale, including a threatening attack just before the final ascent through the ancient walled city, but it was Dumoulin, whose surprise attack over the cobbles put all of the contenders on the defensive.

Aru gave chase in the finale, seeing his chances slip away, but was unable to conquer the cobbled climb, and came in three seconds behind with Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R), with Valverde's group a further six seconds in arrears.

"We were able to control the stage the whole day and in the finale we had still Lawson [Craddock] and John [Degenkolb] with me in our 20 rider group," Dumoulin explained. "The guys were amazing today. I was feeling OK. Of course I was tired but I knew the other were tired, too. I just wanted to give it a try in the finale and took three seconds for the GC.

"I am satisfied, every additional second is good. There were some unexpected moves by Movistar. Up front, some people had doubts about the strength of the team but today we showed that we and ride very strongly. They did a perfect lead out on the final uphill section and I could finish it off.

"We have to look at ourselves, believe in our own strength and make a good plan for tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a decisive stage and a very tough one too."

How it unfolded

The whole stage was anything but flat, but there was only two ranked climbs along the 185 km between Medina del Campo and Avila. It had a sting in its tail, though, with a steep cobbled climb into the walled city at the end.

It was a day custom-made for a breakaway, and a huge group took advantage of that. 24 riders gained a gap of up to more than 15 minutes. The breakaway was made up of Gougeard, Christian Knees (Sky), Amael Moinard (BMC), David Arroyo, Ricardo Vilela (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis), Fabio Duarte, Leonardo Duque, Juan Pablo Valencia (Team Colombia), Maxime Bouet (Etixx-Quick Step), Mickael Delage (FDJ), Jerome Coppel (IAM Cycling), Nelson Oliveira (Lampre-Merida), Maxime Monfort, Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Soudal), Andrei Amador, Fran Ventoso (Movistar), Natnael Berhane (MTN-Qhubeka), Ben King (Cannondale-Garmin), Jimmy Engoulvent (Europcar), Tiago Machado, Eduard Vorganov (Katusha), Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Markel Irizar (Trek).

There was quite a scare when a crash after 72 km involved both race leader Tom Dumoulin and his closed rival Fabio Aru. While Dumoulin was apparently only caught up by the crash, Aru hit the pavement. He got back on his bike but made repeated trips to the race doctor’s car, but he appeared to be OK.

Giant-Alpecin rode at the head of the field, taking a brisk pace up the first of the day’s two climbs, the Valdavia at kilometer 105. Bouet led the breakaway over the climb, followed by Knees and Vilela.

With 44 kilometers to go, Machado jumped from the front group. The Portuguese rider knew the group would fall apart in the finale, and sought an early advantage. Markel Irizar gave it a try, but punctured as the group splintered and was unable to organize itself.

Machado’s lead shrank from 30 seconds and he was eventually joined by Gougeard and Leonardo Duque (Colombia), and he soon had to work hard to catch or stay with them. The reinforcements had helped build up the gap, which crept up towards 50 seconds at the intermediate sprint.

While the breakaway scrambled to get its act together, Giant-Shimano made a very relaxed impression at the head of the field. Astana clung tightly behind the German team, and both Movistar and Tinkoff-Saxo made their presence known as well.

Duque was unable to hold on to his two companions, leaving Gougeard and Machado alone in front. Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal) and Natnael Berhane (MTN-Qhubeka) were the next to set off in pursuit, soon catching Duque.

Machado struggled and with 22.5km to go, and Gougeard took off alone. Berhane fell back as well, Monfort was joined by Amael Moinard (BMC) and Andrey Amador (Movistar), who caught Machado. Meanwhile the gap to the peloton had soared to nearly 18 minutes.

As the field started up the final climb, Movistar moved to the head of the field and picked up the pace. Valverde finally made his move, but Tinkoff-Saxo sent some riders ahead to quickly pull him back.

Up front, the four chasers tried hard and could see Gougeard, but were unable to close the gap. Machado spent most of his time dangling off the back of the small group.

Valverde went again, with Tinkoff-Saxo and Astana now at the head of the greatly reduced group of favourites. After he was caught, Fabrice Jeandesboz (Europcar) took off. But Movistar didn’t give up and kept attacking.

With two kilometers to go, the impressive city walls of Avila came into view, and Gougeard started his way up the cobbled climb. He hit the final kilometer marker with a significant lead on his chasers. The 21-year-old Frenchman cruised in easily to take the win.

Nelson Oliveira (Lampre-Merida) had caught and passed the chasing group on the short cobbled section and took second place, 40 seconds down. Monfort won the sprint from his small group for third.

The favourites’ group was way back, and with 9km to go, Valverde went off once again, with Astana's Diego Rosa right behind him. The Spanish veteran soon dropped Rosa and had 10 seconds on the now rapidly moving group.

He stayed slightly away, but was caught on the cobble climb. Dumoulin moved to the front, dragging Daniel Moreno (Katusha) with him. Aru gave chase, but lost a further three seconds as he was unable to catch up.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:19:20 
2Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:00:40 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:44 
4Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
5Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha  
6Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
7Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia0:00:53 
8David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:03 
9Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:01:17 
10Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
11Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:30 
12Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:45 
13Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
14Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
15Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
16Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:54 
17Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:58 
18Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:08 
19Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:11 
20Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia0:02:36 
21Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:34 
22Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:05:39 
23Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:05:42 
24Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:56 
25Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:16:18 
26Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
27Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:21 
28Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
29Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:27 
30Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar  
31Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
32Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
33Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
34Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
35Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
36Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
37Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge  
38Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:16:46 
39Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
40Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:17:10 
41Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
42Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:17:14 
43Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
44Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
45Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
46Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
47Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:17:33 
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
49Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
50Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
51Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
52John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:45 
53Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:49 
54Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
55Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:17:51 
56Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:18:03 
57Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia0:18:06 
58Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
59Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
60Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky  
61Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
62Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
63Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
64Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:18:19 
65Larry Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling  
66Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:18:40 
67Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:18:46 
68Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Colombia  
69Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:19:36 
70Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing0:20:02 
71Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
72Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:20:14 
73Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
74Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
75Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin  
76Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
77Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:20:38 
78Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:21:30 
79Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:22:31 
80Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
81Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
82Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
83Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
84Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida  
85Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida  
86Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
87Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
88Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
89Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
90Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia  
91Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
92Alex Cano (Col) Colombia  
93Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
96Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
97Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
98Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha  
99Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:23:12 
100Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:34 
101Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
102Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:23:41 
103Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:23:45 
104Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:24:13 
105Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:26:11 
106Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
107Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
108Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
109Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
110Olivier Le Gac (Fra)  
111Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
112Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
113Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
114Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
115Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
116Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
117Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
118Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
119Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
120Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
121Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
122Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
123Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
124Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia  
125Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
126Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
127Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
128Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
129Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
130Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra)  
131Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
132Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
133Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
134Laurent Pichon (Fra)  
135José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
136Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
137Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
138Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
139Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
140Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
141Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
142Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
143Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
144Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
145Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
146Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
147Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
148Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
149Brayan Ramirez (Col) Colombia  
150Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
151Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka  
152George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
153Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
154Kévin Reza (Fra)  
155Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
156Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:26:22 
157Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
158Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
159Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:28:14 
DNSMaarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFArnaud Courteille (Fra)  
DNFStéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
Intermediate sprint - El Barraco, km. 158
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 pts
2Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia2 
3Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25 pts
2Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida20 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal16 
4Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team14 
5Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha12 
6Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team10 
7Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia9 
8David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
9Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky7 
10Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team6 
11Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team5 
12Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
13Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka3 
14Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
15Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing1 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Alto de Valdavia, km. 105
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step3 pts
2Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2 
3Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 2) Alto La Paramera, km. 166.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 pts
2Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
3Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Movistar Team0:09:20 
3Team Katusha0:09:39 
4Lotto Soudal0:09:48 
5Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:20:22 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:25:02 
7Team Sky0:26:27 
8Team Europcar0:26:46 
11Trek Factory Racing0:27:57 
12MTN - Qhubeka0:29:18 
13Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:29:22 
14Etixx - Quick-Step0:29:59 
15IAM Cycling0:32:42 
16Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:33 
18Astana Pro Team0:41:09 
19BMC Racing Team0:42:00 
20Team Giant-Alpecin0:42:09 
21Orica GreenEdge0:47:04 
22Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:58:25 
General classification after stage 19
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin78:20:51 
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:06 
3Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:24 
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:31 
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:03:02 
6Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:24 
7Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:03:39 
8Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:46 
9Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:04:19 
10Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:07:00 
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:44 
12Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:12:02 
13Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar0:13:24 
14Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:13:47 
15David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:14:49 
16Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:19:21 
17Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:19:36 
18Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:20:05 
19Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:36:42 
20Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:39:34 
21Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:39:50 
22Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:44:41 
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:45:06 
24Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:45:46 
25Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:46:19 
26Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky0:47:04 
27Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:47:55 
28Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:51:26 
29Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia0:57:09 
30Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:01:50 
31Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step1:04:42 
32Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha1:05:38 
33Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha1:10:29 
34Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo1:12:54 
35Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:15:11 
36José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:18:42 
37Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1:23:43 
38George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1:26:08 
39Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling1:26:21 
40Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin1:32:43 
41Larry Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling1:32:46 
42Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team1:37:49 
43Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:38:17 
44Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:38:44 
45Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:39:29 
46Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling1:39:47 
47Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar1:42:58 
48Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1:43:00 
49Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:45:01 
50Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1:45:29 
51Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:49:00 
52Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing1:53:17 
53Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1:54:07 
54Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida1:56:08 
55Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team1:56:53 
56Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar1:59:22 
57Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:02:25 
58Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:03:43 
59Alex Cano (Col) Colombia2:04:33 
60Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia2:05:11 
61Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal2:06:35 
62Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2:10:20 
63Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia2:11:35 
64Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2:12:12 
65Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2:13:50 
66Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida2:14:02 
67Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team2:20:11 
68Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar2:20:42 
69Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Colombia2:21:25 
70Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky2:21:32 
71Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka2:21:45 
72Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2:21:55 
73Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:23:32 
74Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha2:24:10 
75Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky2:25:36 
76Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar2:26:22 
77Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:28:06 
78Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team2:28:10 
79Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team2:30:19 
80Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo2:31:58 
81Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling2:35:50 
82Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge2:36:30 
83Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:36:59 
84Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:37:00 
85Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia2:37:09 
86Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2:37:33 
87Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2:40:40 
88Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:41:47 
89John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin2:42:13 
90Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing2:43:08 
91Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky2:44:08 
92Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2:44:39 
93Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:45:06 
94Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge2:47:21 
95Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia2:52:26 
96Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:53:22 
97Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2:54:17 
98Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:56:07 
99Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2:57:01 
100Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka2:58:34 
101Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo2:58:54 
102Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team2:59:16 
103Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:01:14 
104Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha3:02:23 
105Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:03:09 
106Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka3:04:16 
107Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling3:04:34 
108Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3:06:05 
109Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr3:09:06 
110Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr3:09:31 
111Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:10:33 
112Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:10:47 
113Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin3:11:08 
114Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:12:56 
115Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:16:37 
116Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr3:17:23 
117Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:17:36 
118Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step3:18:37 
119Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.fr3:19:14 
120Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling3:19:41 
121Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale3:20:09 
122Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team3:22:02 
123Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team3:23:16 
124Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:23:26 
125Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida3:24:01 
126Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:25:03 
127Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:27:29 
128Brayan Ramirez (Col) Colombia3:28:11 
129Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:28:55 
130Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team3:29:09 
131Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar3:29:39 
132Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:30:43 
133Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing3:30:44 
134Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo3:33:19 
135Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:34:22 
136Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka3:35:01 
137Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia3:35:25 
138Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:36:13 
139Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin3:38:28 
140Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar3:38:39 
141Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
142Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida3:39:16 
143Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3:40:46 
144Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing3:40:59 
145Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar3:41:14 
146Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha3:41:39 
147Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team3:43:56 
148Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:47:43 
149Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3:47:48 
150Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:47:51 
151Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:49:31 
152Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:53:13 
153Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida3:54:35 
154Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale3:57:24 
155Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin3:58:18 
156Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr4:01:40 
157Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:04:02 
158Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin4:17:33 
159Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing4:37:52 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha116 pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team114 
3Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge108 
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin105 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky97 
6Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team97 
7Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo85 
8Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team82 
9Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team70 
10John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin68 
11Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka65 
12Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha63 
13Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida62 
14Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal55 
15José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA49 
16Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits48 
17Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team45 
18Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale40 
19Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team39 
20Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky35 
21Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo29 
22Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team29 
23Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step29 
24Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step28 
25Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge28 
26Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing25 
27Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing25 
28Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr25 
29Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal23 
30Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia23 
31Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22 
32Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo22 
33Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka21 
34Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky21 
35Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing20 
36Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA20 
37Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida20 
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling18 
39Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team18 
40Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step17 
41Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky17 
42Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia16 
43Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar16 
44Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar16 
45Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida16 
46Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
47Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo15 
48Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team14 
49George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo14 
50Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team14 
51Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky14 
52Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step13 
53Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha13 
54Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky12 
55Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling12 
56Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team10 
57Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale10 
58Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida10 
59Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia10 
60Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team10 
61Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA10 
62Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale10 
63Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Colombia9 
64Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia9 
65Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling9 
66Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge9 
67Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
68Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
69David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
70Larry Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling8 
71Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar8 
72Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal8 
73Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team7 
74Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky7 
75Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka7 
76Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
77Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
78Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky5 
79Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team5 
80Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5 
81Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team4 
82Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
83Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team4 
84Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
85Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha4 
86Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo4 
87Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
88Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida3 
89Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka3 
90Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3 
91Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr2 
92Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team2 
93Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing2 
94Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar2 
95Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team2 
96Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar1 
97Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
98Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1 
99Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida1 
100Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1 
101Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1 
102Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step-5 
103Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka-5 
104Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin-5 
105Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA82 pts
2Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing30 
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida27 
4Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team25 
5Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia22 
6Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team20 
7Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar20 
8Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
9Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team18 
10Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo16 
11Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha15 
12Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky15 
13Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin13 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky13 
15Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team13 
16Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step12 
17Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr11 
18Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar11 
19Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team10 
20Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team10 
21Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida9 
22Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky9 
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
24Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
25Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo8 
26Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing8 
27Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team8 
28Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia7 
29George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo7 
30Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka7 
31Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida7 
32Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
33Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge6 
34Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha6 
35José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
36Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
37Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
39Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar4 
40Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia4 
41Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
42Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar3 
43Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
44Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team3 
45Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling3 
46Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
47Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Colombia3 
48Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team2 
49Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
50David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
51Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha2 
52Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida2 
53Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar2 
54Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2 
55Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2 
56Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1 
57Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky1 
58Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team1 
59Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
60Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal1 
61Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha15 pts
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin18 
3Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team23 
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo36 
5Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge43 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky46 
7Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team49 
8Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing50 
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha54 
10Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida58 
11Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team61 
12Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia64 
13Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team66 
14Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar77 
15Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing86 
16José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA86 
17Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal87 
18Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale88 
19Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step99 
20Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida115 
21George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo116 
22Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team116 
23Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky121 
24Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling122 
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar125 
26Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr127 
27Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo130 
28Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal131 
29Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step132 
30Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky133 
31David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA134 
32Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Team Sky138 
33Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling139 
34Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA145 
35Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team145 
36Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step150 
37Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team151 
38Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team159 
39Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo160 
40Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar165 
41Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia177 
42Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Colombia179 
43Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA182 
44Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale189 
45Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka192 
46Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal194 
47Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team203 
48Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA204 
49Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida208 
50Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida209 
51Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky215 
52Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits228 
53Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team277 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team235:00:58 
2Team Sky0:22:39 
3Team Katusha0:29:30 
4Astana Pro Team0:46:06 
5Team Europcar1:03:58 
6Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:14:18 
7Etixx - Quick-Step1:26:01 
9Lotto Soudal1:45:54 
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:58:33 
12Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team2:46:02 
13AG2R La Mondiale2:49:44 
14Trek Factory Racing2:52:20 
15Team Giant-Alpecin3:23:57 
17IAM Cycling3:56:26 
18MTN - Qhubeka4:01:03 
19BMC Racing Team4:07:03 
20Orica GreenEdge4:43:45 
22Team LottoNL-Jumbo5:54:00 


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