Vuelta a Espana: Contador conquers the Angliru

Froome finishes third to maintain overall lead

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) took an emotional win atop the Angliru, soloing in to win Stage 20 of the Vuelta a Espana.  It was his first win of the season, and the last of his professional career, as he brings down the curtain on his racing life with the final stage of the Vuelta to Madrid on Sunday evening. 

Team Sky's Wout Poels and Chris Froome followed him across the line 20 seconds down. Another strong performance by Froome saw him maintain his overall lead and set up his Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double.

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) suffered after crashing on a descent but recovered enough and limited his losses to keep his second place overall at 2:15. Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) dropped back on the closing climb to lose his podium place, with Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) moving up to third at 2:51. Contador’s escape and win moved him up to fourth overall at 3:11. with Kelderman fifth going into the final stage now at 3:15.

“There couldn’t be a better finish, winning on the Angliru, the end of my career, no way for a better end,” Contador said after the stage. “I knew the Cordal has had a lot of history, lots of falls, and knew I had to go with Pantano on the descent to make the gap.”

A large escape group got away early on the stage but started falling apart as soon as the climbing of the Angliru started. Contador and all the other top favourites stayed together for much of the stage but that favourites’ group shrank mightily as the steep climb began to hurt.

Finally, near the bottom of the Cordal descent - the penultimate climb of the 117.5km stage, with the Angliru approaching Contador took off with teammate Jarlinson Pantano. The Spaniard was soon on his own, passing all those leftover from the lead group. His gap over the Froome group was never much above a minute, but it was enough to give him a special victory ahead of Poels and Froome.

"Absolute incredible feeling," Froome said at the finish.

"And what a way to end such a massive three weeks of racing, having completed the Tour/Vuelta double, that’s an amazing feeling. Thanks to everyone for all of the support for the last few weeks. It was such a tough climb. We did everything we could to try and catch Alberto, and my congratulations to him, to finish his career like this is beautiful."

The most feared stage of the Vuelta

Rain greeted the riders at the start of the most-feared Vuelta stage, which opened with an immediate unranked climb and some serious attacks as the overall contenders saved themselves for the final climb to the exposed Angliru. 

After nine kilometres into the only 117km long stage, a large group got away, sparking a fast day of racing.

There were some very big names in the group: Julian Alaphilippe, Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors), Nicolas Roche (BMC), Adam Yates, Simon Yates (Orica-Scott), Nelson Oliveira, Marc Soler (Movistar), Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb), Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale), Rui Costa, Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates), Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto-Soudal), Tobias Ludvigsson (FDJ), Igor Antón (Dimension Data), Lluis Mas, Jaime Roson (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Stefan Denifl (Aqua Blue Sport).

However the peloton, and especially Trek-Segafredo, were reluctant to let this dangerous group go, and the gap was never more than 1:10. It was clear that Contador wanted to win. Fortunately, the rain had stopped, but the roads were still damp. Astana, seeing a chance to get Ilnur Zakarin on the final podium, joined in the lead work.

The gap rose to 1:30, but the break only had  1:20 with them as they started up the day’s first climb, the cat. 1 Alto de la Cobertoria. 8.1km long, the average gradient was 8.6 per cent, with sections of 18 per cent. The break shattered in the renewed rain as the climbing began. Behind them, the gap increased as Team Sky and Bahrain-Merida moved into the lead.

Marczynski led the way over the summit, with the field at 1:20. On the descent, he got away with Andersen and Soler, and they were soon joined by several others. Behind them, Vincenzo Nibali and his Bahrain-Merida teammates tried to get away from the by now greatly reduced field, but Team Sky quickly put an end to that idea.

Having reached the bottom of the descent, it was time to start going up again. This time it was the Alto del Cordal, with an average gradient of 8.6 per cent. Soler attacked out of the lead group with 25km to go but was soon joined again by Andersen, the Yates brothers, Marczynski, Bardet and Mas. They all struggled to stay together on the climb, with Bardet doing much of the lead work.

The favourites were only a minute behind, catching and passing those who had fallen out of the lead group. Zakarin had missed out on the group, and had to work his way up on the climb through the rain and team cars. The sun then put in another appearance, but the roads were still covered with water. Soler moved out to take the mountain points, but the leaders’ group was less than a minute back.

From the summit of the Cordal, there were only 21km left on the stage, but not one of them would be easy. The rain started again on the descent, and one race motorbike crashed into the guardrail. Soler sadly soon followed, as his front wheel slipped away. That left Marczynski in the lead.

Nibali also crashed on the descent too, and had to work his way back to the front, with the help of a teammate. David de la Cruz (Quick Step) also fell victim to the slick roads, and had to abandon the race, losing his chance of a top ten finish.

Once again the next climb started immediately, and this was no ordinary climb, but the much-feared Angliru. It was time for the final showdown.

Marczynski started the climb with about 18 seconds over Andersen. It would not be enough.

Contador's audacious attack

Behind Contador, Jarlinson Pantano and Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) took off from the favourite’s group, as Andersen dropped back to wait for Kelderman. The Contador group caught and passed the remains of the attackers and soon he was at the front of the race together with Mas, Soler, Marczynski, and Bardet, but the Froome group was only some 40 seconds back.

Marczynski was the next to drop back. Bahrain Merida moved to the head of the chase group of only some 12 riders, as the steep gradients started up.

Contador and Soler went into the “goat path” section of the Angliru together, but then Contador was suddenly alone at the head of things and facing the fight of his life.

He flew up the double-digit gradients of the climb, building up a lead of more than a minute on the Froome group. Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) was the first to go from the favourites’ group, and he rather easily pulled away. Nibali was there with teammate Franco Pellizotti but unable to attack Froome. 

Contador continued to grind his way up the 20 per cent gradient in the final kilometres, almost hidden by the massive crowds cheering him on.

Nibali had trouble on the final two kilometres, falling back from the Froome group, which also contained Kelderman and Zakarin. Froome and Wout Poels then took off in pursuit of Contador he still had a minute. Kelderman was the next one to fall back.

Visibly suffering, Contador made his way up to the slightly flatter final kilometre, pushing his gear with the final drops of strength. Froome was only 34 seconds back and suddenly became a threat. Froome and Poels flew up the mountain, but with 30 seconds to close at the final km marker, and a flatter course, Contador had no problem maintaining his slim lead and crossed the line letting off his Pistolero celebration salute.

The two Team Sky riders came in 17 seconds down, with Zakarin fourth at 35 seconds. Nibali was almost a minute down, with Kelderman losing significant time. The last climb of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana had lived up to expectation. Now only the celebrations in Madrid remain. 

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo3:31:33 
2Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:00:17 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:35 
5Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:51 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:11 
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:25 
10Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:36 
11Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:01:46 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:02:15 
13Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:03:16 
14Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:43 
15Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:03:56 
16Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team  
17Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
18Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team  
19Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky0:04:12 
20Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:04:18 
21Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott0:04:48 
22Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:54 
23Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:23 
24Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:05:45 
25Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:29 
26Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:06:40 
27Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:07:05 
28Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:17 
29Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
30Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:07:33 
31Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
32Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates0:07:43 
33Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport0:08:19 
34Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:08:26 
35Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:08:34 
36Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:08:47 
37Hector Sáez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:09:16 
38Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:09:35 
39Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
40Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:53 
41Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon  
42Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:54 
43Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ0:10:17 
44David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:10:54 
45Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates  
46Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:11:00 
47Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates0:11:23 
48Hernán Aguirre (Col) Manzana Postobon0:11:28 
49Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:11:57 
50Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:58 
51Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb0:12:52 
52Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:13:11 
53Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:23 
54Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
55Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott0:13:25 
56Bernardo Suaza (Col) Manzana Postobon0:14:05 
57Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:14:17 
58Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:14:56 
59Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:15:07 
60Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
61Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
62Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:15:15 
63Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon  
64Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ0:16:07 
65Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:47 
66Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:16:50 
67Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:17:10 
68Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:17:39 
69Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:17:44 
70Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Orica-Scott0:17:52 
71Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott  
72Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:17:59 
73Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
74Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport  
75Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data  
76Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon  
77Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo0:18:33 
78Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
79Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
80Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
81Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:18:35 
82Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:19:06 
83Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb0:19:23 
84Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:19:26 
85Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors  
86Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
87Fernando Orjuela (Col) Manzana Postobon  
88Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates0:19:44 
89Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
90Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:20:01 
91Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
92Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:20:32 
93Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:20:38 
94Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin0:20:48 
95Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:20:58 
96Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:21:01 
97Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
98Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:21:29 
99Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:21:37 
100Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:21:41 
101Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
102Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:52 
103Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:21:56 
104Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
105Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:22:05 
106Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
107Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
108Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:22:11 
109Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:41 
110Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:22:43 
111Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
112Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
113Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:22:46 
114Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
115Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
116Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors  
117Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
118Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin0:22:57 
119Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana Postobon  
120Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:23:01 
121Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
122Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:23:27 
123Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
124Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb0:23:31 
125Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:24:01 
126Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac0:24:50 
127Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
128Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:06 
129Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:25:13 
130Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
131Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
132Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:25:17 
133William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:25:32 
134Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:25:33 
135Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
136Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport0:25:42 
137Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:25:56 
138Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac  
139Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ  
140Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott  
141Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana Postobon  
142Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:26:09 
143Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:26:27 
144Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
145Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin  
146Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:26:29 
147Michael Mørkøv (Den) Katusha-Alpecin0:26:40 
148Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
149Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
150Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
151Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana Postobon  
152Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
153Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
154Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
155David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
156Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:26:44 
157Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport0:26:48 
158Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
159Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:27:24 
Sprint 1 - Pola De Lena. 89.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb4 pts
2Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal1 
Finish Line Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo25 pts
2Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky20 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky16 
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin14 
5Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida12 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida10 
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo9 
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb8 
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
10Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac6 
11Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team5 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky4 
13Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky3 
14Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
15Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates1 
KOM 1 - Alto De La Cobertoria. - 79.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal10 pts
2Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates6 
3Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors4 
4Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport2 
5Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe1 
KOM 2 - Alto Del Cordal. - 96.4 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team10 pts
2Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal6 
3Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott4 
4Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb2 
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
KOM 3 - Alto De L'angliru - 117.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo15 pts
2Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky10 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6 
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin4 
5Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida2 
Most Combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky10:37:28 
2Movistar Team0:09:22 
3Bahrain - Merida0:12:16 
4Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:13:08 
5Orica - Scott0:15:52 
6Caja Rural - Seguros Rga0:18:38 
7Uae Team Emirates0:19:44 
8Bmc Racing Team0:19:56 
9Astana Pro Team0:21:59 
10Lotto Soudal0:25:13 
11Team Sunweb0:25:31 
12Trek - Segafredo0:26:44 
13Bora - Hansgrohe0:27:32 
14Fdj0:29:41 
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:30:35 
16Manzana Postobon Team0:32:37 
17Ag2R La Mondiale0:41:01 
18Team Katusha Alpecin0:41:31 
19Aqua Blue Sport0:42:02 
20Quick - Step Floors0:42:38 
21Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team0:48:27 
22Team Dimension Data1:02:38 
General Classification after stage 20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky79:23:37 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:02:15 
3Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:51 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:03:11 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:03:15 
6Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:06:45 
7Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac0:08:16 
8Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:08:59 
9Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:11:04 
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:36 
11Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott0:16:32 
12Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:17:15 
13Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:21:27 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:21:46 
15Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:22:45 
16Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:27:16 
17Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:07 
18Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:42:02 
19Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:58:47 
20Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates1:02:44 
21Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott1:04:34 
22Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team1:05:02 
23Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:06:08 
24Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1:12:38 
25Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:13:13 
26Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:16:46 
27Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky1:21:04 
28Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1:21:38 
29Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1:25:59 
30Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates1:31:24 
31Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo1:36:21 
32Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:36:36 
33Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo1:38:53 
34Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott1:39:05 
35Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data1:42:19 
36Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team1:43:45 
37Hernán Aguirre (Col) Manzana Postobon1:49:12 
38Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates1:52:00 
39Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe1:53:01 
40Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:54:05 
41Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1:54:46 
42Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates1:56:31 
43Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors1:57:19 
44Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott2:02:29 
45Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon2:03:11 
46Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida2:10:14 
47Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team2:15:54 
48Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2:16:49 
49Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team2:18:22 
50Bernardo Suaza (Col) Manzana Postobon2:22:47 
51Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon2:25:07 
52Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team2:26:19 
53Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ2:27:50 
54Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky2:31:02 
55Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:32:25 
56Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal2:33:28 
57Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport2:38:38 
58Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2:39:07 
59Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:39:38 
60Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ2:41:30 
61Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2:41:33 
62Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2:42:21 
63Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:42:27 
64Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ2:44:27 
65Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo2:44:58 
66Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:55:10 
67Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe2:55:53 
68Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors2:57:59 
69David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky2:58:03 
70Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe2:58:21 
71Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon2:59:03 
72Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors2:59:06 
73Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin3:06:25 
74Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Orica-Scott3:06:26 
75Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac3:07:00 
76Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:07:57 
77Hector Sáez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:08:52 
78Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida3:08:57 
79Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo3:09:03 
80Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky3:09:15 
81Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:12:18 
82Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:16:51 
83Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data3:17:01 
84Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:18:15 
85Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors3:18:54 
86Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo3:21:20 
87Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates3:25:19 
88Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana Postobon3:27:27 
89Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:28:03 
90David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:31:36 
91Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data3:31:59 
92Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo3:33:03 
93Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team3:33:37 
94Fernando Orjuela (Col) Manzana Postobon3:33:40 
95Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team3:34:46 
96Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe3:35:42 
97Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac3:36:54 
98Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal3:36:57 
99Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb3:43:54 
100Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:45:40 
101Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac3:46:36 
102Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida3:47:27 
103Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors3:47:45 
104Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida3:48:57 
105Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ3:49:08 
106Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott3:51:30 
107Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida3:51:51 
108Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb3:53:02 
109Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team3:53:18 
110Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:53:31 
111Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo3:53:33 
112Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:54:03 
113Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3:56:01 
114Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac3:56:33 
115Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida4:01:59 
116Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo4:02:01 
117Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale4:02:26 
118Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:06:13 
119Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin4:06:31 
120Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo4:07:02 
121Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb4:07:21 
122Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac4:11:07 
123Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb4:12:28 
124Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team4:12:32 
125Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky4:12:41 
126Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors4:16:45 
127Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ4:17:04 
128Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott4:17:37 
129Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport4:19:13 
130Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:19:32 
131Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors4:22:56 
132Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:26:16 
133Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates4:27:08 
134Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin4:28:56 
135Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac4:29:59 
136Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana Postobon4:31:10 
137Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors4:31:48 
138Michael Mørkøv (Den) Katusha-Alpecin4:32:47 
139Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport4:35:21 
140Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport4:36:25 
141Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport4:38:06 
142Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:39:53 
143Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport4:40:07 
144Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott4:42:41 
145Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team4:43:02 
146Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:43:26 
147Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:44:33 
148Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin4:45:18 
149Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky4:46:08 
150Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates4:46:18 
151Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:49:21 
152Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:52:33 
153Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana Postobon4:54:27 
154Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac4:55:40 
155Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:57:10 
156Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport4:58:02 
157William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac5:01:01 
158Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ5:01:35 
159Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport5:13:46 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky153 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida128 
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors127 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo105 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb97 
6Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin93 
7Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team90 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team70 
9Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac61 
10Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott61 
11Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe58 
12Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal55 
13Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky53 
14Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates51 
15Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe51 
16Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team49 
17Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale49 
18Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors41 
19Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal41 
20Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates40 
21Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac39 
22Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team38 
23Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team38 
24Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale38 
25Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team35 
26Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team31 
27Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo29 
28Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors28 
29Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb28 
30Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe28 
31Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal25 
32Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport25 
33Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida25 
34Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo24 
35Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky23 
36Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team23 
37Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon23 
38Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo22 
39Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates22 
40Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky20 
41Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo20 
42Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo20 
43Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates19 
44Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team19 
45Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ17 
46Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors17 
47Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA16 
48Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits16 
49Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida16 
50Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin16 
51Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott15 
52Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team15 
53Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors15 
54Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport15 
55Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data14 
56Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe14 
57Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ13 
58Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team12 
59Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team12 
60Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida12 
61Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo12 
62Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team12 
63Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe12 
64Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac11 
65Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac11 
66Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates10 
67Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon10 
68Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA10 
69Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates9 
70Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ9 
71Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8 
72Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits8 
73Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott8 
74Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
75Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo7 
76Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin7 
77Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits7 
78Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe7 
79Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport7 
80Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo6 
81Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ6 
82Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ6 
83David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
84Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac6 
85Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo5 
86Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo5 
87Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport5 
88Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky4 
89Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
90Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
91Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
92Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott3 
93Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
94Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo3 
95Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana Postobon3 
96Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky2 
97Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1 
98Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo1 
99Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1 
100Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport1 
101Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team-1 
102Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida-5 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac67 pts
2Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team47 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky35 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team33 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal30 
6Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal28 
7Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe28 
8Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport28 
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo27 
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25 
11Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin24 
12Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team21 
13Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal18 
14Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates18 
15Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott16 
16Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott15 
17Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida14 
18Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb14 
19Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates14 
20Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA11 
21Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky10 
22Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
23Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team9 
24Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac9 
25Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
26Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors8 
27Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors8 
28Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo7 
29Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors7 
30Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac6 
31Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team6 
32Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates6 
33Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana Postobon6 
34Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data5 
35Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates5 
36Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates4 
37Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team4 
38Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
39Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
40Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team3 
41Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida3 
42Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ3 
43Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe3 
44Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
45Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida2 
46Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
47Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo2 
48Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott2 
49Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida2 
50Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2 
51Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
52Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac2 
53Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb2 
54Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2 
55Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac2 
56Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
57Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana Postobon2 
58Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo1 
59Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team1 
60Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon1 
61Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky1 
62Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1 
63Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team1 
64Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe1 
65Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ1 
66Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott1 
67Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team237:56:27 
2Movistar Team0:06:32 
3Team Sky0:08:23 
4Uae Team Emirates0:49:27 
5Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo1:07:45 
6Orica - Scott1:35:32 
7Bahrain - Merida2:01:52 
8Caja Rural - Seguros Rga2:07:42 
9Bmc Racing Team2:11:03 
10Quick - Step Floors2:28:19 
11Trek - Segafredo2:31:12 
12Lotto Soudal3:28:11 
13Team Sunweb3:34:21 
14Ag2R La Mondiale3:52:08 
15Manzana Postobon Team3:55:22 
16Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:42:01 
17Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team4:53:00 
18Fdj5:16:49 
19Team Katusha Alpecin5:34:42 
20Bora - Hansgrohe5:55:37 
21Team Dimension Data6:52:17 
22Aqua Blue Sport9:15:09 

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