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BMC Racing wins team time trial at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

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BMC Racing on the way to victory in stage 3 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

BMC Racing on the way to victory in stage 3 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
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Astana on the podium

Astana on the podium
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) kept the leader's jersey

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) kept the leader's jersey
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Nippo Vini Fantini in the TTT

Nippo Vini Fantini in the TTT
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Israel Cycling Academy in the TTT

Israel Cycling Academy in the TTT
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Gazprom-Rusvelo in the TTT

Gazprom-Rusvelo in the TTT
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Movistar in the TTT

Movistar in the TTT
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Team Sky in the TTT

Team Sky in the TTT
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Astana in the TTT

Astana in the TTT
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Mitchelton-Scott in the TTT

Mitchelton-Scott in the TTT
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Bahrain-Merida in the TTT

Bahrain-Merida in the TTT
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Katusha-Alpecin in the TTT

Katusha-Alpecin in the TTT
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LottoNl-Jumbo in the TTT

LottoNl-Jumbo in the TTT
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BMC Racing celebrate the TTT win

BMC Racing celebrate the TTT win
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BMC Racing in the TTT

BMC Racing in the TTT
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EF Education First-Drapac in the TTT

EF Education First-Drapac in the TTT
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BMC Racing sprays the champagne

BMC Racing sprays the champagne
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Alejandro Valverde at the back of the Movistar train

Alejandro Valverde at the back of the Movistar train
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Alejandro Valverde in yellow after winning stage 2

Alejandro Valverde in yellow after winning stage 2
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BMC Racing were clear winners

BMC Racing were clear winners
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BMC Racing on their way to victory

BMC Racing on their way to victory
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Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise finished eighth

Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise finished eighth
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Team Sky took it easy on stage 3

Team Sky took it easy on stage 3
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AG2R La Mondiale put in a strong time to finish third

AG2R La Mondiale put in a strong time to finish third
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Mitchelton-Scott lined out

Mitchelton-Scott lined out
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The Mitchelton-Scott riders prepare the bikes

The Mitchelton-Scott riders prepare the bikes
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Mechanics wait to get the bikes weighed

Mechanics wait to get the bikes weighed
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BMC Racing's stage-winning steeds

BMC Racing's stage-winning steeds
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Enrico Gasparotto leads the Bahrain-Merida line

Enrico Gasparotto leads the Bahrain-Merida line
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BMC Racing Team won the team time trial on stage 3 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana but the day’s real winner might yet prove to be Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The Spaniard retains the overall lead after the race organisation decreed that the day’s stage would not count towards the general classification due to the inclement weather conditions in Calpe.

Having already stolen a march on most of his GC rivals by attacking to win stage 2, Valverde is now left in a commanding position ahead of Saturday’s pivotal mountain stage, with only Astana duo Luis Leon Sanchez and Jakob Fuglsang within six seconds of him on the overall standings.

Heavy rain and driving wind buffeted the time trial course along the Costa Blanca on Friday morning, leaving pools of standing water at some points on the parcours. Several teams voiced concerns and took to social media about the wisdom of squads riding in tight formation on time trial bikes in such conditions. Following consultation with the teams, the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana organisers and the UCI commissaires reached a compromise whereby the stage would still go ahead but the day’s result would not have any bearing on the general classification.

“Given how the weather was this morning, I think it was the right decision,” Valverde said after his Movistar team had safely negotiated the course without troubling BMC’s winning time.

“Of course, it changed in the afternoon once we started racing, but the second part of the course was still wet and a little bit dangerous. The decision had already been taken so we had to respect it.”

It was a decision always likely to raise debate – if the conditions mean a stage is too dangerous to be considered part of the general classification, then should the stage take place at all? The waters were muddied still further by the improvement in conditions as the afternoon progressed. By the time the later starters set out, the roads in the first half of the course had begun to dry off.

The decision was applauded by riders including Sep Vanmarcke (Education First-Drapac), who tweeted his support for the solution engineered by the commissaires and organisation. “This way, every team could decide if they wanted to take the risks for a good result, or keep it safe,” he wrote. “We rode in wet conditions, so we chose the last option.”

The debate was academic to BMC, who reiterated their team time trialling pedigree by scorching around the course at an average speed of 51kph and win the stage. They finished some 1:08 ahead of AG2R-La Mondiale and 1:12 up on Astana, and, with Stefan Küng and Brent Bookwalter among those driving the pace; they were full value for their win.

“It was a bit hard to make a good decision because it was raining a lot in the morning, but when it dried up we were able to keep it safe and go for victory,” Greg Van Avermaet said.

The race

Roadworks in the hinterland of Calpe had already seen the stage distance reduced to 23 kilometres from the originally planned 30.5km, and some teams treated the stage as something akin to a rest day, opting to soft-pedal around the course in leg warmers and on regular road bikes.

The early starters were the worst affected by the rain, but as the conditions improved and roads dried out, more teams began to compete for the stage honours. Understandably, local squads such as Team Euskadi and Polartec were keen to put on a show regardless of the status of the stage.

Nippo-Vini Fantini, Gazprom-Rusvelo and CCC-Sprandi Polkowice all opted to use their time trial machine, and went to be the early pace-setters, but once the BMC squad rolled down the start ramp – aboard their time trial bikes, with nary a legwarmer in sight – it was clear that they would be the team to beat.

Powered by Küng, Bookwalter, Michael Schar and Van Avermaet, BMC scorched around the course in 27:25, some 1:12 quicker than AG2R-La Mondiale’s provisional best mark. The French squad would finish the day in third on the stage.

Van Avermaet explained afterwards that the neutralisation of the stage from a GC perspective had not made one jot of difference to the BMC approach.

“No, not for us. We prepared the time trial as good as possible and we came here with the aim of winning the team time trial and going for victory,” he said.

“In the end, we’re not here for GC, we’re here for stage wins so we’re really happy. It was really technical, it wasn’t all about power it was also about technique. In the team we have a lot of experience, so it helped a lot to keep everyone together. It was really nice for us to get the win today.”

Astana, featuring Luis Leon Sanchez and Jakob Fuglsang, were the best of the late starters. The Kazakhstani squad caught a soft-pedalling Team Sky in the finishing straight and placed second on the stage, 1:01 down on BMC.

Valverde and his Movistar squad were the final starters, and they took no risks on the road to Calpe, charting a careful course around each of the corners as they came home in 29:49.

“We tried to do it fairly well ourselves even though the time didn’t count,” Valverde said. “I think we did a decent time. We weren’t fighting for the general but we gave it a good go and we did our job.”

The veteran carries a lead of 4 seconds over Luis Leon Sanchez, 6 over Fuglsang and 29 over Wout Poels (Team Sky) and everybody else into Saturday’s mountainous leg to Concentaina, where the organisers will hope a light covering of snow will soon melt and so not have a further impact on the decisive weekend stages.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:27:24
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team
3Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
4Stefan Kung (Swi) BMC Racing Team
5Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:32
6Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:05
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:08
8Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team
9Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team
10Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
11Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
12Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:01:12
13Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
14Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
16Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
17Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15
18Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:20
19Francois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:21
20Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:01:36
21Aleander Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
22Alexander Porsev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
23Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
24Amaro Manuel Antunes (Por) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
25Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
26Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
27Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
28Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:01:40
29Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:43
30Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin
31Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
32Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin
33Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:01:46
34Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
35Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
36Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
37Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:50
38Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:54
39Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
40Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
41Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
42Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
43Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:58
44Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:14
45Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
46Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
47Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
48Damien Gaudin (Fra) Direct Energie0:02:15
49Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
50Rein TaaramŠe (Est) Direct Energie
51Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
52Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:16
53Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:25
54Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:31
55Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
56Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team
57Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
58Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
59Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
60Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team
61Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:02:32
62Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:02:37
63Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
64Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
65Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
66Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
67Simone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
68Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
69Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
70Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:02:45
71Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH
72Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH
73Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH
74Jose Joao Pimienta Costa Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:02:50
75Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:02:55
76Txomin Juaristi (Spa) Team Euskadi0:02:58
77Peio Goikoetxea (Spa) Team Euskadi
78Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi
79Egoitz Fernadez (Spa) Team Euskadi
80Mikel Alonso (Spa) Team Euskadi
81Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:03:00
82Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
83Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
84Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida
85Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
86Marc Buades (Spa) Team Euskadi0:03:01
87Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:03:04
88Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:03:14
89Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott
90Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott
91Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
92Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott
93Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
94Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:15
95Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
96Juan Camacho (Spa) Polartec-Kometa0:03:20
97Miguel Angel Ballesteros (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
98Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec-Kometa
99Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec-Kometa
100Stepan Kurianov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:03:22
101Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:03:32
102Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data
103Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data
104Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data
105Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data
106Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data
107Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data
108Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:37
109Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:03:42
110Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:03:44
111Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
112Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
113Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
114Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
115Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
116Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:49
117Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
118Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
119Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
120Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
121Danilo Celano (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
122Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:03:54
123Marko Kump (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
124Michel Ries (Lux) Polartec-Kometa0:03:56
125Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:04:04
126Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:04:08
127David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky
128Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky
129Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky
130Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
131Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
132Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky
133Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:16
134Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:17
135Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:04:18
136Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo
137Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
138Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo
139Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
140Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo
141Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Polartec-Kometa0:04:20
142Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec-Kometa
143Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi0:04:35
144Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally Cycling0:04:49
145Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
146Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling
147Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling
148Robert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
149Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling
150Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH0:05:05
151Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
152Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:05:14
153Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:21
154Diego Milan (Dom) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:05:52
155Jose Alfredo Aguirre (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
156Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
157Albert Torres (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
158Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
159Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:05:54
160Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:05:59
161Adrian Santiago Nuñez (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:06:01
162Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin0:06:16
163Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy0:06:34
164Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
165Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy
166Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
167Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
168Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy0:06:40
169Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy0:07:01
170Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:09:55
171Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias

Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team0:27:24
2Astana Pro Team0:01:08
3AG2R La Mondiale0:01:12
4Gazprom - Rusvelo0:01:36
5CCC Sprandi Polkowice
6Team Katusha Alpecin0:01:43
7Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:01:46
8Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:54
9Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:14
10Direct Energie0:02:15
11Movistar Team0:02:31
12Nippo - Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini0:02:37
13Burgos BH0:02:45
14Team Euskadi0:02:58
15Bahrain - Merida0:03:00
16Mitchelton - Scott0:03:14
17Polartec Kometa0:03:20
18Team Dimension Data0:03:32
19Team EF Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale0:03:44
20Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:49
21Team Sky0:04:08
22Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:04:18
23Rally Cycling0:04:49
24Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:05:52
25Israel Cycling Academy0:06:34

General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team8:27:58
2Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team00:00:04
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team00:00:06
4Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky00:00:29
5Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky
6Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
8David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky
9Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo
10Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
11Amaro Manuel Antunes (Por) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
12Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
13Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
14Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team
15Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
16Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo
17Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott
19Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
20Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
21Francois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
22Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
23Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
24Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team
25Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
26Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott00:02:32
27Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale00:02:38
28Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
29Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
30Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
31Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH
32Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin
33Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally Cycling
34Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data
35Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
36Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie
37Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH
38Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
39Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH
40Stefan Kung (Swi) BMC Racing Team
41Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
42Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
43Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
44Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
45Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
46Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
47Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
48Miguel Angel Ballesteros (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
49Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
50Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
51Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team
52Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
53Rein TaaramŠe (Est) Direct Energie
54Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
55Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
56Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
57Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
58Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
59Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
60Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin
61Aleander Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
62Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
63Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo
64Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team
65Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
66Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
67Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
68Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
69Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling
70Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data
71Michel Ries (Lux) Polartec-Kometa
72Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
73Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida
74Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
75Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
76Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
77Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
78Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
79Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
80Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team
81Jose Joao Pimienta Costa Mendes (Por) Burgos BH
82Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling
83Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
84Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
85Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
86Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
87Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
88Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data
89Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
90Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
91Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
92Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky
93Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
94Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
95Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
96Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH
97Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team
98Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo00:05:55
99Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team00:06:01
100Alexander Porsev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo00:06:05
101Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
102Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
103Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi
104Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
105Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
106Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo
107Danilo Celano (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
108Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
109Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
110Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
111Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team
112Marc Buades (Spa) Team Euskadi
113Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi
114Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
115Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
116Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data
117Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data
118Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale00:07:06
119Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott00:08:29
120Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise00:09:45
121Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
122Egoitz Fernadez (Spa) Team Euskadi
123Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini00:11:04
124Albert Torres (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team00:12:41
125Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
126Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
127Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
128Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec-Kometa
129Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec-Kometa
130Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
131Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
132Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy
133Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
134Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
135Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida
136Simone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
137Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie
138Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
139Marko Kump (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
140Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
141Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH
142Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Polartec-Kometa
143Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec-Kometa
144Juan Camacho (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
145Txomin Juaristi (Spa) Team Euskadi
146Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
147Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
148Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
149Stepan Kurianov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
150Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
151Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
152Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
153Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott
154Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
155Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
156Robert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
157Damien Gaudin (Fra) Direct Energie
158Mikel Alonso (Spa) Team Euskadi
159Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
160Peio Goikoetxea (Spa) Team Euskadi
161Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
162Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
163Diego Milan (Dom) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team00:15:05
164Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
165Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data
166Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling00:15:50
167Jose Alfredo Aguirre (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team00:16:30
168Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy00:17:14
169Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team00:18:24
170Adrian Santiago Nuñez (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team00:18:54
171Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy00:19:10

Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias17pts
2Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise14
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team10
4Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie9
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team8
6Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH6
7Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team6
8Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team6
9Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky4
10Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie4
11Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky2
12Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi2
13Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy2
14Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1
15Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida1
16Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team1

Under 25 Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data8:28:27
2Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team
3Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo
4Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
5Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
6Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team
7Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:09
8Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
9Stefan Kung (Swi) BMC Racing Team
10Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
11Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
12Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
13Miguel Angel Ballesteros (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
14Aleander Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
15Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
16Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo
17Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
18Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling
19Michel Ries (Lux) Polartec-Kometa
20Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
21Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
22Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
23Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
24Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
25Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
26Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH
27Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:26
28Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:05:36
29Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
30Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
31Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
32Marc Buades (Spa) Team Euskadi
33Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi
34Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
35Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:09:16
36Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
37Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:10:35
38Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:12:12
39Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec-Kometa
40Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec-Kometa
41Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
42Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
43Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy
44Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
45Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Polartec-Kometa
46Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec-Kometa
47Juan Camacho (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
48Txomin Juaristi (Spa) Team Euskadi
49Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
50Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
51Stepan Kurianov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
52Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
53Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
54Mikel Alonso (Spa) Team Euskadi
55Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
56Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling0:15:21
57Jose Alfredo Aguirre (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:16:01
58Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy0:16:45

Combined Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise113pts
2Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi120
3Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie127
4Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH153
5Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team158
6Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy183

Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team25:24:43
2Team Sky0:00:38
3BMC Racing Team
4Movistar Team0:02:28
5AG2R La Mondiale0:02:47
6Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
7Mitchelton - Scott
8Team Katusha Alpecin0:04:56
9Bahrain - Merida
10Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits
12CCC Sprandi Polkowice
13Team Dimension Data
14Direct Energie0:07:05
15Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
16Gazprom - Rusvelo
17Burgos - BH
18Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
19Nippo - Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
20Team EF Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale
21Rally Cycling
22Israel Cycling Academy0:08:23
23Polartec Kometa0:17:08
24Team Euskadi0:17:26
25Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:37:14

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