Criterium du Dauphine: Kennaugh wins at Alpe d'Huez

Peter Kennaugh (Sky) soloed clear to win atop Alpe d’Huez on stage 7 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, while Richie Porte (BMC) moved closer to final victory after he distanced Chris Froome (Sky) on the final ascent to stretch his overall lead to beyond a minute with one stage to go.

It was a tale of two races on the Dauphiné’s penultimate day, which brought the peloton over the Col de Sarenne for a novel approach to a familiar finish at Alpe d’Huez. Out in front, Kennaugh and his former teammate Ben Swift (UAE-Emirates) began the final, truncated haul towards to the line as the final survivors from the early break of 17 riders, while behind, Porte kept tabs on his overall rivals before unfurling a crisp attack of his own in the finale.

It was only to be expected that Kennaugh – battling for a berth on Sky’s Tour team – would be among the strongmen as the break hit the mighty Col de Sarenne, but Swift’s presence on the front was perhaps more surprising. Swift was impressive, however, first in clawing his way back up to the initial selection that formed on the Sarenne, and then in tracking Kennaugh’s acceleration near the summit.

14 kilometres separated the top of the Sarenne from the finish, and the two Britons combined well on the ridge that wound around to the final 3.7-kilometre haul to Alpe d’Huez. As soon as the road began to climb once again, however, their brief alliance dissolved, as Kennaugh, mindful of Swift’s finishing speed, attacked on the steepest section.

Swift refused to yield, stalking Kennaugh all the way up the climb, but he eventually had to settle for second place, 12 seconds behind the Manxman. “It’s incredible. It's always hard to win a mountain stage like this but I usually have good form in June and July,” Kennaugh said. “Chapeau to Ben for staying with me up there. Initially he was there to help [UAE-Emirates teammate Diego] Ulissi, but we've known each other since we were nine years old so I knew he's someone who’s able to climb. I wasn't confident I could beat him in a sprint, so I had to get rid of him at the bottom of the last climb.”

While Kennaugh was grinding to stage victory, his team leader Froome was began to show signs of faltering. A spirited Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) attack aside, the expected flurry of accelerations from the GC men on the Col de Sarenne never quite materialised, though when Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) tried a probing effort near the top, it was notable that the yellow jersey Porte was immediately onto his wheel, while Froome was a little slower in closing him down.

Porte must have been encouraged by what he saw and felt on the Sarenne. When Fabio Aru (Astana) accelerated at the base of the shortened climb to Alpe d’Huez, Sky were setting the tempo in the yellow jersey group for Froome, but Porte didn’t stand on ceremony. The Australian scorched across to Aru with Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) on his wheel, and he continued to pile on the pressure thereafter.

Inside the final two kilometres, Fuglsang was the only man able to follow Porte as he accelerated once again, while Froome simply looked to limit the damage behind. Porte picked his way through the remnants of the early break to place 6th on the stage, 1:56 down on Kennaugh, but 23 seconds ahead of Froome, who came home with Valverde, Louis Meintjes (UAE-Emirates) and white jersey Emanuel Buchman (Bora-Hansgrohe).

In the overall standings, Porte carries a lead of 1:02 over Froome into the final day, while Fuglsang lies third, 1:15 back. Aru, who conceded 17 seconds to the Porte-Fuglsang tandem is 4th overall, 1:41 back. “Attack was the best form of defence in the finale,” Porte said. “My team incredibly covered the moves of the best riders and they did fantastic work.”


The biggest gains on the day were made by Bardet, whose attack on the Sarenne saw him take fifth on the stage and claw back 41 seconds on Porte to move up to 7th overall. Elsewhere, Contador limited his losses on Porte to just 8 seconds and declared himself pleased with his afternoon.

“Today I knew the finish and I said to myself that I’d try and follow Richie for as far as I could,” Contador said. “In the final few hundred meters he went a bit stronger and I preferred to go easier as I was at the limit. The rest of the rivals were behind me but it’s not important if it was five seconds, eight seconds or more. It’s just important that I’m going better and better.”

Froome, meanwhile, looked to draw solace from Kennaugh’s victory. He will be keenly aware – as if he weren’t already – that his former lieutenant Porte will be formidable foe come July. “I’m pretty happy with the general feelings. I knew that I had a bit more work to do coming in here but I think that this week of racing has been just what I needed to move me on in terms of getting the race feeling back,” Froome said.

“It was a big victory for the team from Pete. For me personally, it was a tough day backing up after yesterday. I struggled a little bit in the final and lost a bit of time to the main GC guys. I paid for it on the last climb. I just didn’t have the legs.”

How it unfolded

Despite a brisk start to proceedings, it wasn’t until the first climb, the category 4 Côte de Berland, that the break went clear, with Kennaugh leading over the summit and bringing Alexis Vuillermoz (Ag2r La Mondiale), Jesus Herrada (Movistar), Koen Bouwman (LottoNL-Jumbo), Jelle Vanendert (Lotto-Soudal), Ignatas Konovalovas (FDJ), Maurits Lammertink (Katusha-Alpecin), Lennard Hofstede (Sunweb), Antonio Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Simon Clarke (Cannondale-Drapac), Romain Sicard (Direct Energie), Scott Thwaites (Dimension Data), Ben Swift (UAE-Emirates), Diego Ulissi (UAE-Emirates), Thomas Degand (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Delio Fernandez Cruz (Delko Marseille Provence) and Mauro Finetto (Delko Marseille Provence) with him.

After tackling the Col de Cucheron and Col de Porte, their lead stretched out to six minutes as they trundled along the lengthy valley road that led to the second trio of climbs, the Côte de Garcin, Col de Sarenne and Alpe d’Huez. The group eventually shattered on the lower slopes of the Sarenne, with Kennaugh, Vanendert, Fernandez, Swift, Ulissi and Herrada forging their way clear.

Behind, Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac) attacked from the yellow jersey group over the Garcin and linked up with his teammate Clarke on the Sarenne, opening a lead of a minute over Porte et al. Bardet had a similar tactic in mind, and he ripped clear of the yellow jersey group on the Sarenne itself, bridging across to his teammate Vuillermoz and then eventually reaching Talansky on the plateau that followed the summit of the Sarenne.

Porte’s BMC team had controlled affairs to that point, and though his teammates began to drop away as the climb progressed and the group was whittled down, the Tasmanian always appeared comfortable, responding coolly to Valverde’s acceleration near the top and Aru’s attack on Alpe d’Huez.

Porte’s own acceleration in the finale, meanwhile, showed how difficult it will be to divest him of yellow on Sunday’s short but viciously tough concluding leg to Plateau de Solaison. “We can't be complacent. I expect fireworks tomorrow,” Porte said. “It'll be a short stage. It's not over until it's over, but my team is incredibly strong so I want to finish it off for them.”

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky4:43:59
2Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates0:00:13
3Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:11
4Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:13
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:14
6Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:56
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:04
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
10Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:13
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors
12Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:19
13Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
14Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
15Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
16Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:30
17Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
18Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:02:37
19Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
20Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott0:02:42
21Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:02:44
22Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
23Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
24Rafael Valls (Spa) Lotto Soudal
25Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:02:49
26Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott0:03:24
27Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Trek-Segafredo
28Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:52
29Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:03:54
30Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
31Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:16
32Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:04:26
33Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb0:04:27
34Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:28
35Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:04:47
36Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
37Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
38Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:05:29
39Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:05:41
40Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott0:07:02
41Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:07:06
42Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin0:07:34
43Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:07:39
44Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:21
45Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
46Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
47Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team
48Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data0:10:30
49Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott
50Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
51Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
52Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
53Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
54Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:10:51
55Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:10:59
56Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team
57Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:11:15
58Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb
59Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:12:05
60Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:12:33
61Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:13:48
62Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:14:04
63Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
64Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:14:38
65Rubén Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:33
66Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:15:57
67Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
68Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
69Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
70Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team
71Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data
72Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-Scott
73David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
74Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
75Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida
76Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
77Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
78Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
79Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:16:02
80Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie
81Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:16:49
82Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:16:58
83Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:17:27
84Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:17:36
85Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors0:19:20
86Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:19:55
87Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
88Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
89James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal
90Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
91Julien El Farès (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
92Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb
93Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
94Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
95Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates
96Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ
97Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-Scott
98Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
99Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data
100Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension Data
101Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team
102Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
103Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
104Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
105Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team
106Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
107Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:20:37
108Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:21:33
109Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team
110Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team
111Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
112Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
113Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ0:21:51
114Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:22:29
115Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:22:55
116Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
117Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:23:21
118Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb0:23:38
119Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Sunweb0:25:41
120Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
121Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
122Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:31:02
123Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
124Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
125Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
126Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
127Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
128Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
129Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
130Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac
131Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
132Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data
133Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
134Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
135Michael Mørkøv (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
136Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
137Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin
138Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
139Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida
140Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
141Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ
142Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie
143Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
144Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb0:31:30
145Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:20
146Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ
147Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie
148Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
149Davide Cimolai (Ita) FDJ
150Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ
151Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:14
DNFChad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb
DNFPascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFJulien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFNatnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data
DNSDavide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
DNSLuis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Côte De Berland, km 27.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1
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Mountain 2 (Cat. 2) Col du Cucheron, km 44
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo5pts
2Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data3
3Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb2
4Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1
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Mountain 3 (Cat. 1) Col de Porte, km 56.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo10pts
2Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team8
3Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates6
4Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal4
5Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates2
6Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data1
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Mountain 4 (Cat. 2) Côte De Garçin, km 135.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo5pts
2Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie3
3Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data2
4Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1
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Mountain 5 (HC) Col de Sarenne, km 153.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky15pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates12
3Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal10
4Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team8
5Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates5
7Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac4
8Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie3
9Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1
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Mountain 6 (Cat. 2) Alpe d'Huez, km 168
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky5pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates3
3Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2
4Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal1
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Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky15pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates12
3Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team10
4Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal8
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6
6Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team5
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team4
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac3
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo2
10Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team1
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates4:46:18
2Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:11
4Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
5Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:00:18
6Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
7Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott0:01:05
8Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:33
9Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:01:35
10Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:02:07
11Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:06:02
12Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team
13Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data0:08:11
14Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
15Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb0:08:56
16Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:10:14
17Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:11:45
18Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:12:19
19Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:38
20Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
21Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:13:43
22Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:14:30
23Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:14:39
24Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors0:17:01
25Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:17:36
26Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
27Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
28James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal
29Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ
30Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team
31Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
32Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:19:14
33Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:20:36
34Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:28:43
35Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
36Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
37Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac
38Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
39Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin
40Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ
41Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb0:29:11
42Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:31:01
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates14:17:13
2Lotto Soudal0:01:11
3Team Sky0:02:32
4Movistar Team0:02:42
5Orica - Scott0:03:27
6Ag2r La Mondiale0:03:44
7Trek - Segafredo0:04:59
8Astana Pro Team0:07:14
9Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:09:07
10Bmc Racing Team0:11:55
11Team Sunweb0:13:03
12Quick - Step Floors0:20:43
13Cannondale Drapac Team0:23:44
14Team Lotto NL - Jumbo0:24:39
15Direct Energie0:28:32
16Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:31:32
17Bora - Hansgrohe0:31:44
18Bahrain - Merida0:32:17
19Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:34:50
20Team Dimension Data0:34:59
21Team Katusha Alpecin0:42:11
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General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team25:38:29
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:02
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:15
4Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:41
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:43
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:07
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:02:15
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors0:02:31
9Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:02:53
10Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:43
11Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:03:54
12Rafael Valls (Spa) Lotto Soudal0:04:04
13Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:20
14Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:04:59
15Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:16
16Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:05:24
17Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott0:05:25
18Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:28
19Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:05:45
20Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:04
21Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:19
22Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:08:04
23Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:00
24Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:09:18
25Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Trek-Segafredo0:09:21
26Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:09:48
27Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:10:12
28Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:11:09
29Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:11:48