Van Garderen conquers the Vallter 2000

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) has taken his first ever victory in a WorldTour race, out-powering Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) for the win in the 2014 Volta a Catalunya's hardest summit finish a few seconds ahead of the other main favourites.

On a full-scale Pyrenean stage with five classified climbs - three first category, one second and a Hors Categorie summit finish at Vallter 2000 to finish off with - expectations were high that the main favourites would engage in a battle royale.

Two pre-race contenders, 2013 Vuelta a España winner Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida) and the recent conquerer of Paris-Nice, Carlos Betancur (Ag2R La Mondiale), had failed to start the stage because of illness or injury. But after yesterday's scintillating last kilometre shootout between van Garderen, Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff), race leader Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar), it seemed more than likely that at least one of these riders remaining in the race would attempt to rip the field apart on the lower slopes of Vallter 2000.

However, the freezing temperatures, dense fog and heavy snow falling on the last 12 kilometre climb made long-range attacks like Contador's memorable move in Tirreno-Adriatico all but unrealistic, not to mention impossible to see for fans as TV coverage dried up in the harsh weather.

Thus although a four man breakaway containing Stef Clement (Belkin), Giro podium finisher Thomas De Gendt (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Maxime Mederel (Europcar) and Ruben Plaza (Movistar) managed to stay away as far as the foot of the Vallter 2000, half-way up the final climb the main group of favourites was reported on race radio as still mostly together.

After Sky's David Lopez had paced a slowly shrinking lead pack up much of the steadily rising climb in the freezing weather conditions, with rain turning to sleet and then snow, a move by Warren Barguil (Giant-Shimano) with some six kilometres to go saw the front end of the race spark into life again.

Then, as the promising young Frenchman slowly lost power and the two kilometre to go sign looming out of the fog indicated to the riders that the road was about to steepen again, in a virtual re-run of the finale from yesterday's stage an attack from Froome was followed by a counter-charge from Contador, passing the Briton.

However, matters then changed considerably. Rather than Rodriguez blasting out of the pack, instead on the steepest segment of the climb it was van Garderen's turn to go clear with Bardet, surging past the Frenchman on the right-hand bend that led into the finish for victory.

The 25-year-old American crossed the line just three seconds ahead of Contador, with Rodriguez following a second later in fourth place, Quintana at five seconds and Froome dropping to seventh place, eight seconds back: unexpectedly small differences for such a hard stage, but one where the appalling weather arguably ended up leaving almost everybody on the back foot.

"It was very cold," van Garderen told reporters as the snow teemed down behind the winner's podium. "Froome and Contador both attacked and it seemed like everybody was sitting and looking at each other and I made a move and nobody followed me.

"I think I got a little lucky and the cold helped me a little bit, I can maybe cope with it a little better than those guys who weigh 60 kilos.

"It got steep in the last two kilometres so if you made a move before that and you're on the flat it's not so smart. I let the guys do a couple of little attacks first so they could wear each other out and then I made my move."

Asked about the freezing temperatures and near-blizzards van Garderen said, "I don't think this was the worst I've had, there was a stage in last year's Pais Vasco that was a lot more difficult, but it was definitely very harsh conditions. In California [which he won last year] it was very hot, that's true, but I seem to do well in these adverse conditions."

As for the rivals he managed to beat today - amongst them the winners of the 2007, 2009 and 2013 Tours - van Garderen said he was proud of his success. "It's my first WorldTour win. There are Grand Tour winners here like Froome and Contador and it's a huge honour to be riding alongside those names."

Overall, with Rodriguez only ahead by four seconds of Contador and 11 riders at a minute or less of the GC leader, it seems all but impossible that there will be no more attacks on the Katusha rider between here and Barcelona on Sunday. Contador's director for one, Philippe Mauduit, was not revealing as to how they might yet dislodge Purito, already the winner of the Volta in 2010, but was clearly in a gung-ho mood despite Thursday's virtual stalemate.

"There's definitely still a lot of terrain for attacking and this race definitely going to go down to the wire, all the way to the finish in Montjuic in Barcelona," Mauduit told Cyclingnews. "Time bonuses, too" - ten, six and four at each finish from now on - "will be crucial. But I'm not saying what our strategy will be, though, that would be giving too much away.

"It's not going to be easy, the toughest stages are behind us now. But we haven't surrendered yet."

Or as van Garderen, now third overall behind Rodriguez and Contador put it, "There's not many opportunities left now, but whatever opportunities there are, we're going to take it."

Full Results

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1Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team4:49:30
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:03
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:04
5Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:05
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:08
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 6 - Cell 2
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:15
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing0:00:21
11David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:26
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:37
13Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:49
14Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:51
15Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.frRow 14 - Cell 2
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:01:07
18David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:01:12
19Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:18
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:01:22
21Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:25
22Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:01:35
23Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 22 - Cell 2
24Carlos Verona (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:06
25Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale0:02:23
27Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:02:37
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:51
29Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:53
31Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:45
32Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 31 - Cell 2
33José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 34 - Cell 2
36Rigoberto Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:51
37Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:04:44
38George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:05:57
39Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:06:29
40Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:32
41Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:35
43Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team EuropcarRow 42 - Cell 2
44Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:02
45Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:07:23
46Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:29
47Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:07:52
48Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 47 - Cell 2
49Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:08:24
50Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:36
51Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:45
52Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Cameron Wurf (Aus) CannondaleRow 52 - Cell 2
54Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:57
55Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:09:00
56Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:09:42
57Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:09:52
58Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:10:27
59Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:43
60Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:12:49
61Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:14:24
62Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 61 - Cell 2
63Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:14:28
64Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:14:35
65Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:14:39
66Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:15:21
67Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:16:00
68Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 67 - Cell 2
69Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory RacingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) CannondaleRow 70 - Cell 2
72Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 72 - Cell 2
74Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team SkyRow 73 - Cell 2
75Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 75 - Cell 2
77Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 77 - Cell 2
79Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:17:33
80Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 79 - Cell 2
81Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 81 - Cell 2
83Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin SharpRow 82 - Cell 2
84Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 83 - Cell 2
85Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin SharpRow 84 - Cell 2
86Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin SharpRow 86 - Cell 2
88Cristiano Salerno (Ita) CannondaleRow 87 - Cell 2
89Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 88 - Cell 2
90Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 89 - Cell 2
91Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:17:41
94Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:18:53
95Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:29
96Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida0:20:12
97Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.frRow 96 - Cell 2
98Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:23:48
99Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:11
100Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 100 - Cell 2
102Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha0:24:16
104Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:24:56
105Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:25:01
106Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 106 - Cell 2
108Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 107 - Cell 2
109Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 108 - Cell 2
110Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 109 - Cell 2
111Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory RacingRow 110 - Cell 2
112Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 111 - Cell 2
113Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 112 - Cell 2
114Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 113 - Cell 2
115Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 114 - Cell 2
116Michel Koch (Ger) CannondaleRow 115 - Cell 2
117Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 116 - Cell 2
118Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 119 - Cell 2
121Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 120 - Cell 2
122Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 121 - Cell 2
123Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La MondialeRow 122 - Cell 2
124Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 123 - Cell 2
125Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-MeridaRow 125 - Cell 2
127Nathan Earle (Aus) Team SkyRow 126 - Cell 2
128Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team EuropcarRow 127 - Cell 2
129Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team KatushaRow 128 - Cell 2
130Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 130 - Cell 2
132Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.frRow 131 - Cell 2
133Danny Pate (USA) Team SkyRow 132 - Cell 2
134Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 133 - Cell 2
135Daniele Ratto (Ita) CannondaleRow 134 - Cell 2
136Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team SkyRow 135 - Cell 2
137Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 136 - Cell 2
138Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 137 - Cell 2
139Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 139 - Cell 2
141Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:25:52
145Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:26:03
146Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.frRow 145 - Cell 2
147Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 146 - Cell 2
148Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:26:05
149Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.frRow 148 - Cell 2
150Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale0:26:07
151Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:26:09
152Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:26:12
153Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 152 - Cell 2
154Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge0:26:26
155Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:27:00
156Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 155 - Cell 2
157Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:27:55
158Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano0:29:18
159Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:30:23
DNSJulian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory RacingRow 159 - Cell 2
DNSChristopher Horner (USA) Lampre-MeridaRow 160 - Cell 2
DNSCarlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 161 - Cell 2
DNSThomas Danielson (USA) Garmin SharpRow 162 - Cell 2
DNFBrett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 163 - Cell 2
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Mountain 1 - Collada de Tosses (Cat. 1) 22km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16pts
2Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Canes (Cat. 2) 75.2km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Oix (Cat. 1) 114.6km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16pts
2Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Rocabruna (Cat. 1) 132.6km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Vallter 2000 (HC) 166.4km
1Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team30pts
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha16Row 3 - Cell 3
5Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky8Row 6 - Cell 3
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano6Row 7 - Cell 3
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing3Row 9 - Cell 3
11David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team1Row 11 - Cell 3
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Special sprint Miguel Poblet - Ripoll, 58.5km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Intermediate sprint 1 - Castellfollit de La Roca, 95.1km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Intermediate sprint 2 - Llanars, 146.6km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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1Garmin Sharp14:31:07
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30
3Astana Pro Team0:01:24
4Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:09
5Team Sky0:03:27
6Cofidis, Solutions Credit0:03:34
7Movistar Team0:04:58
8Team Katusha0:06:08
9Lotto Belisol0:08:16
10Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:09:49
11BMC Racing Team0:10:27
13Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:13:54
15Orica GreenEdge0:18:16
17Team Europcar0:25:24
18Trek Factory Racing0:29:44
20Team Giant-Shimano0:40:12
21CCC Polsat Polkowice0:40:21
22Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:54:36
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General classification after stage 4
1Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha17:47:34
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:04
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:07
4Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:10
5Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:17
7Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:18
8Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26
9Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:42
10David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:45
11Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing0:00:48
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:00
13Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:01
14Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:14
15Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:16
16Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:01:26
18Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:37
19David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:01:48
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:01:49
21Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:52
22Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:02
23Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:02:11
24Carlos Verona (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:49
25Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale0:02:50
26Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:03:00
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:18
28Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:20
29Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:34
30Rigoberto Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:10
31Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:12
32Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:04:21
33José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:28
34Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:05:11
35Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:15
36George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:06:40
37Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:59
38Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:07:19
39Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:39
40Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:08:00
41Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:08:02
42Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:08:15
43Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:08:53
44Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:09:20
45Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:09:38
46Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:41
47Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:09:43
48Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:27
49Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale0:10:30
50Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:11:14
51Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:11:19
52Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:06
53Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:12:07
54Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:18
55Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:13:53
56Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:14:05
57Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:15:51
58Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:04
59Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:16:10
60Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:16:17
61Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:16:28
62Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:16:43
63Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:16:53
64Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 63 - Cell 2
65Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:17:35
66Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:07
67Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:18:08
68Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:18:23
69Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale0:18:25
70Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp0:19:12
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:19:45
73Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:20:33
74Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale0:20:35
75Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:48
76Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:28
77Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:21:40
78Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida0:21:47
79Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:22:24
80Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:38
81Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:22:40
82Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:23:14
83Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:23:34
84Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 83 - Cell 2
85Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:24:47
86Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 85 - Cell 2
87Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin SharpRow 87 - Cell 2
89Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:55
90Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:25:17
91Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:25:37
92Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:25:44
93Maciej Paterski