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Valverde wins stage 4 at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) kept the leader's jersey

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) kept the leader's jersey (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton take on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The peloton take on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton tackle stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The peloton tackle stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton tackle stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The peloton tackle stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky had two men in the break but their GC hopes faded on the final climb

Team Sky had two men in the break but their GC hopes faded on the final climb (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Michal Kwiatkowski leads Giovanni Visconti

Michal Kwiatkowski leads Giovanni Visconti (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain Merida) on the attack in Valencia

Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain Merida) on the attack in Valencia (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) marks Astana

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) marks Astana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Valverde watches his rivals on the final climb of stage 4

Valverde watches his rivals on the final climb of stage 4 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins the queen stage at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins the queen stage at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) on the podium once more

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) on the podium once more (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins the queen stage at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins the queen stage at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in yellow at the The peloton tackle stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in yellow at the The peloton tackle stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) at the start of stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) at the start of stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The early break on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The early break on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The early break on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The early break on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing)

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Early attacks on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Early attacks on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Early attacks on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Early attacks on stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Ruben Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy)

Ruben Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)

Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Adam Yates (Mitchelton Scott) signs on

Adam Yates (Mitchelton Scott) signs on (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) signs on

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) signs on (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Greg Van Avermaert (BMC Racing)

Greg Van Avermaert (BMC Racing) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The GC contenders look to attack Valverde

The GC contenders look to attack Valverde (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, and a likely GC win for the Spaniard. The team's leader attacked inside the final few hundred metres and overhauled Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) to take his second stage win of the race.

Yates attacked several times on the final climb and looked to have the stage win under his control but he could not follow when Valverde bridged up to him inside the final 200m. Luis Leon Sanchez finished third on the stage after an aggressive ride from Astana in the closing half of the Queen stage of the race.

Valverde, coming back from a horrific injury sustained in last year’s Tour de France, rode impressively. He had his team control the first half of the stage but even when he was left isolated on the final climb he had enough to mark several attacks before unleashing his own assault on the steepest section section to the line.

With one stage remaining Valverde has extended his lead on GC. The veteran rider now has a 14-second advantage over Sanchez, with Jakob Fuglsang in third at 26 seconds. The Astana pair came into the stage as Valverde’s closest rivals and despite the team’s best efforts to isolate and then attack Valverde, they were unable to crack him.

The stage had been marked by a seven-man break with Team Sky instrumental. They sent Vasil Kiryenka up the road with Reto Hollestein (Team Katusha Alpecin), Cristian Rodríguez (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Egoitz Sáez (Team Euskadi), Preben Van Hecke (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Juan Camacho (Polartec-Kometa) and Ion Insausti (Team Euskadi).

After 110km of racing the leaders had a gap of three minutes with Van Hecke taking a number of KOM points. Michal Kwiatkowski’s acceleration from the bunch – and eventual link up with the leaders – caused an inevitable reaction and with 30km to go the lead group was reduced to Kiryienka (Team Sky), Hollenstein (Katusha-Alpecin), Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) and Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) – their lead just over a minute.

Astana’s injection of pace on the rolling roads before the final climb, and subsequent easing of pace saw the lead group’s advantage drop even further but the stop-start nature allowed Giovanni Visconti and several others the chance to slip clear.

The Italian, however, was the strongest of the new attackers and on the false flat before the climb only Kwiatkowski could hold his wheel.

At the base of the climb, Visconti shed the Team Sky rider as the Valverde-group began to splinter. Despite being alone for the majority of the climb, Valverde used his experience when it mattered most, and watched as Astana chased down several moves. Yates made several bold accelerations, with the Mitchelton-Scott rider and Amaro Manuel Antunes (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) both impressing.

With just over two kilometres remaining, the lead group was down to five, Visconti caught and dropped, before Yates struck for home as the gradient rose one final time. It looked as though the British rider would take his first win of the season but Valverde, despite is years, can never be written off. He hunted Yates down in the closing few hundred metres as if he were prey, before swooping to his second stage win of the race.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team4:48:35
2Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:04
3Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
4Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:09
5Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:10
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
7Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:15
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:18
9Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:24
10Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy0:00:30
11Amaro Manuel Antunes (Por) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
12Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:00:34
13Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:38
14David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky
15Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:42
16Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:44
17Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:47
18Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky0:00:49
19Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:03
20Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:01:13
21Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
22Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:16
23Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:25
24Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:01:32
25Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:35
26Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:38
27Miguel Angel Ballesteros (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
28Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
29Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:51
30Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:02:09
31Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
32Jose Joao Pimienta Costa Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:02:12
33Txomin Juaristi (Spa) Team Euskadi0:02:14
34Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:17
35Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:02:20
36Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
37Rein Taaram_e (Est) Direct Energie0:02:24
38Aleander Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:02:42
39Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
40Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
41Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:02:48
42Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:02:57
43Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:23
44Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
45Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:03:33
46Michel Ries (Lux) Polartec-Kometa0:03:48
47Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie
48Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:03:50
49Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:03:59
50Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:04
51Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
52Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:07
53Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:04:14
54Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:04:23
55Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin
56Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
57Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy0:04:26
58Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:04:36
59Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
60Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:04:44
61Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:48
62Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH0:04:50
63Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
64Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH0:04:53
65Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:05:09
66Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:05:28
67Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:06:18
68Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:06:23
69Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:06:51
70Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin0:07:13
71Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data0:08:10
72Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
73Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott0:08:14
74Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:08:18
75Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:55
76Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:56
77Egoitz Fernadez (Spa) Team Euskadi0:09:58
78Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH
79Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:10:28
80Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy0:10:31
81Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:11:11
82Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo
83Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data
84Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:13
85Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:11:15
86Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:11:18
87Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
88Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
89Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH0:11:49
90Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:12:53
91Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
92Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:12:55
93Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
94Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:13:01
95Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:15
96Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:13:26
97Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec-Kometa
98Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:15:09
99Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi
100Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
101Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally Cycling
102Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
103Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Polartec-Kometa
104Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
105Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
106Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
107Stefan Kung (Swi) BMC Racing Team
108Robert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
109Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
110Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi0:15:15
111Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy
112Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy
113Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
114Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
115Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:15:19
116Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec-Kometa0:15:21
117Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling
118Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:27
119Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
120Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:15:28
121Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:15:33
122Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:15:35
123Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data
124Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:15:37
125Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:15:41
126Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:15:50
127Alexander Porsev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:16:43
128Marc Buades (Spa) Team Euskadi0:16:45
129Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias
130Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:16:51
131Simone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
132Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
133Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
134Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:16:55
135Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
136Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:16:57
137Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:16:58
138Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling0:17:00
139Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:17:05
140Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:17:18
141Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:17:20
142Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:17:44
143Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:17:51
144Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
145Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
146Albert Torres (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:17:59
147Peio Goikoetxea (Spa) Team Euskadi0:18:33
148Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:18:44
149Stepan Kurianov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:18:48
150Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:19:30
151Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:24:31
152Diego Milan (Dom) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
153Danilo Celano (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
154Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
155Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
156Juan Camacho (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
157Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
158Marko Kump (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
159Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling0:24:35
160Mikel Alonso (Spa) Team Euskadi
161Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec-Kometa0:24:55
162Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data
163Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:57
164Damien Gaudin (Fra) Direct Energie0:25:04
165Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:25:29
166Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida
167Jose Alfredo Aguirre (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:25:55
DNFSam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
DNFFrancois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFAdam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling
DNFAdrian Santiago Nuñez (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team

Mountain 1 - La Garganta
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise3pts
2Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise2
3Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise1

Mountain 2 - Maigmo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise6pts
2Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4
3Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias2
4Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi1

Mountain 3 - Tibi
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise6pts
2Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4
3Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi2

Mountain 4 - Carrasqueta
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise10pts
2Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8
3Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi6
4Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin4
5Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky2
6Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias1

Mountain 5 - Benillup
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise3pts
2Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2
3Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky1

Mountain 6 - Benillup
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3pts
2Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin2
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1

Mountain 7 - Alto de las Canteras
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team10pts
2Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott8
3Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team6
4Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4
5Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo2
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1

Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise3pts
2Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling2
3Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise1

Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team14:26:14
2Mitchelton-Scott0:00:40
3Team Sky0:01:32
4BMC Racing Team0:01:52
5AG2R La Mondiale0:03:38
6LottoNL-Jumbo0:03:54
7Bahrain-Merida0:04:54
8Israel-Cycling Academy0:06:47
9Katusha-Alpecin0:06:54
10Direct Energie0:07:21
11CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:08:14
12Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:09:28
13Burgos BH0:10:06
14Movistar Team0:14:15
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:37
16Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:17:32
17Polartec Kometa0:18:23
18Dimension Data0:19:34
19Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:24:59
20Team Euskadi0:26:52
21Gazprom-Rusvelo0:30:54
22EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:32:16
23Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:37:03
24Rally Cycling0:45:10
25Inteja Dominican0:57:42

General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team13:16:23
2Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:14
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:26
4Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:37
5Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:48
6Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:49
7Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:54
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:57
9Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:03
10Amaro Manuel Antunes (Por) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:09
11Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
12Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:01:13
13David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:01:17
14Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:01:21
16Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:23
17Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky0:01:28
18Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:42
19Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:01:52
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
21Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:55
22Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:04
23Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:02:59
24Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:03:35
25Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:04:20
26Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:04:23
27Miguel Angel Ballesteros (Spa) Polartec-Kometa0:04:26
28Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
29Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
30Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:39
31Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:04:57
32Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
33Jose Joao Pimienta Costa Mendes (Por) Burgos BH0:05:00
34Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:05:05
35Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:05:08
36Rein Taaram_e (Est) Direct Energie0:05:12
37Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:27
38Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:30
39Aleander Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
40Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:05:36
41Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:11
42Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
43Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:06:21
44Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:36
45Michel Ries (Lux) Polartec-Kometa
46Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:06:38
47Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:06:47
48Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:52
49Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
50Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:55
51Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:07:02
52Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:07:11
53Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin
54Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:07:24
55Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
56Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:07:38
57Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH0:07:41
58Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:07:57
59Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:09:11
60Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:09:39
61Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin0:10:01
62Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy0:10:41
63Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott0:10:56
64Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data0:10:58
65Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
66Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:10:59
67Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:11:06
68Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:11:43
69Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:12:29
70Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:44
71Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH0:12:46
72Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:13:16
73Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:14:03
74Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:14:06
75Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
76Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Burgos BH0:14:37
77Txomin Juaristi (Spa) Team Euskadi0:15:05
78Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy0:15:33
79Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:15:41
80Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:15:43
81Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:15:48
82Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:03
83Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:17:14
84Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:17:23
85Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:17:26
86Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data
87Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team0:17:28
88Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH0:17:41
89Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally Cycling0:17:57
90Stefan Kung (Swi) BMC Racing Team
91Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
92Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
93Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:18:03
94Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
95Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:18:07
96Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling0:18:09
97Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:18:15
98Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
99Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:18:19
100Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:18:21
101Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:18:23
102Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:18:38
103Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:19:39
104Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
105Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
106Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:19:41
107Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:19:43
108Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:19:46
109Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling0:19:48
110Egoitz Fernadez (Spa) Team Euskadi0:19:53
111Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:20:17
112Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi0:21:24
113Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
114Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
115Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
116Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi0:21:30
117Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:21:32
118Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data0:21:50
119Alexander Porsev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:22:58
120Marc Buades (Spa) Team Euskadi0:23:00
121Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:23:59
122Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:24:02
123Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:04
124Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:25:46
125Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec-Kometa0:26:17
126Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:27:19
127Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:27:46
128Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy0:27:55
129Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Polartec-Kometa0:28:00
130Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
131Robert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
132Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy0:28:06
133Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:28:09
134Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec-Kometa0:28:12
135Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:28:19
136Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:28:28
137Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:29:36
138Simone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:29:42
139Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:29:48
140Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:29:56
141Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:30:09
142Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:30:11
143Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:30:42
144Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
145Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:30:46
146Danilo Celano (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
147Albert Torres (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:30:50
148Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
149Peio Goikoetxea (Spa) Team Euskadi0:31:24
150Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:31:35
151Stepan Kurianov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:31:39
152Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:32:21
153Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:34:15
154Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy0:34:35
155Marko Kump (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:37:22
156Juan Camacho (Spa) Polartec-Kometa
157Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
158Mikel Alonso (Spa) Team Euskadi0:37:26
159Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec-Kometa0:37:46
160Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:48
161Damien Gaudin (Fra) Direct Energie0:37:55
162Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida0:38:20
163Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
164Diego Milan (Dom) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:39:46
165Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
166Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:40:10
167Jose Alfredo Aguirre (Mex) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team0:42:35

Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise27pts
2Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA21
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team20
4Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise17
5Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias17
6Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team12
7Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi11
8Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team9
9Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie9
10Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott8
11Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH6
12Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin6
13Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team6
14Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4
15Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky4
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky4
17Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie4
18Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias3
19Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo2
20Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky2
21Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy2
22Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1
23Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise1
24Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida1
25Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1
26Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team1

Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Burgos BH106pts
2Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise126
3Ion Ander Insausti (Spa) Team Euskadi128
4Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie136
5Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy152
6Jesus Alberto Rubio (Spa) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team182

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team13:17:26
2Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:00:10
3Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:18
4Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:52
5Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:01
6Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:20
7Miguel Angel Ballesteros (Spa) Polartec-Kometa0:03:23
8Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:54
9Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:24
10Aleander Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:04:27
11Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:04:33
12Michel Ries (Lux) Polartec-Kometa0:05:33
13Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:49
14Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:06:08
15Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy0:09:38
16Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:09:55
17Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:09:56
18Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:10:03
19Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BH0:11:43
20Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:12:13
21Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:13:00
22Txomin Juaristi (Spa) Team Euskadi0:14:02
23Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy0:14:30
24Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:14:45
25Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:16:20
26Stefan Kung (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:54
27Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
28Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:17:00
29Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:17:12
30Julen Irizar Laskurain (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:17:16
31Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:18:36
32Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:18:40
33Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling0:18:45
34Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:20:21
35Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
36Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Team Euskadi0:20:27
37Marc Buades (Spa) Team Euskadi0:21:57
38Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:22:56
39Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:01
40Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Polartec-Kometa0:25:14
41Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:26:43
42Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy0:26:52
43Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Polartec-Kometa0:26:57
44Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy0:27:03
45Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:27:06
46Patrick Gamper (Aut) Polartec-Kometa0:27:09
47Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:28:33
48Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:28:45
49Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:30:32
50Stepan Kurianov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:30:36
51Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:31:18
52Juan Camacho (Spa) Polartec-Kometa0:36:19
53Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
54Mikel Alonso (Spa) Team Euskadi0:36:23
55Michele Gazzoli (Ita) Polartec-Kometa0:36:43

Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team39:50:58
2Team Sky0:02:10
3BMC Racing Team0:02:30
4Mitchelton-Scott0:03:27
5AG2R La Mondiale0:06:25
6LottoNL-Jumbo0:06:41
7Bahrain-Merida0:09:50
8Katusha-Alpecin0:11:50
9CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:13:10
10Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:14:24
11Direct Energie0:14:26
12Israel-Cycling Academy0:15:10
13Movistar Team0:16:43
14Burgos BH0:17:11
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:20:33
16Dimension Data0:24:30
17Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:24:37
18Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:32:04
19Polartec Kometa0:35:31
20Gazprom-Rusvelo0:37:59
21EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:39:21
22Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:44:08
23Team Euskadi0:44:18
24Rally Cycling0:52:15
25Inteja Dominican1:34:56

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