Volta a Catalunya: van Garderen wins queen stage

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) bounced back from what he called the “most horrifying moment of my career” with a vengeance on Thursday, overcoming a bad crash on stage three of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya to claim his second mountain top victory in the race in as many years. Van Garderen narrowly fended off a late counter-attack by Sky’s Richie Porte, who also has moved up to second overall, 21 seconds behind new leader Bart de Clercq of Lotto-Soudal.

Van Garderen went over a guardrail on a descent some 35 kilometres from the finish on Wednesday, and although uninjured he lost 16 minutes overall. Three kilometres from the summit finish at La Molina ski station in the Pyrenees on Thursday, however, it was a very different story as the BMC Racing Team rider blasted away from a 20 strong group of favourites.

Keeping a steady pace on the short but challenging final ascent, Van Garderen crossed the line to claim his first win, and BMC Racing’s fourth, of the 2015 season. As he said afterwards, the fight for the overall might not be possible, but this was a very satisfying win nonetheless.

“I have a very up and down relationship with this race, I was unfortunate with the crash, but I had minimal damage and today put everything into getting a stage win,” the American said. “I had no chance with the overall, but I told the team last night we should stay positive, go for another stage win and keep the racing aggressive.”

Van Garderen’s move came shortly after a devastating attack by Vasil Kiryenka of Sky had put paid to the hopes of the last of two day long breakaways, Tom Danielson (Cannondale-Garmin) and double Austrian national champion Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing).

Danielson and Zoidl had broken away with three other riders, Jose Herrada (Movistar), Jerome Coppel (IAM Cycling) and Loic Chetout (Cofidis) almost as soon as the starting whistle blew on a 188 km stage. The day grew colder and cloudier, but thankfully not wetter as the Volta tackled four classified Pyrenean ascents, three of them first category and the hardest the race’s only Hors Categorie climb, the 21 kilometre La Creueta, which immediately preceded the much shorter climb to La Molina.

With Herrada dropped at the foot of the Creueta, Danielson and Zoidl reached its summit with just over a minute to spare on the chasing group, an advantage that permitted the American veteran to claim maximum points and the lead in the Volta's King of the Mountains competition. The swooping, long descent that followed saw Sky at the head of a group of some two dozen riders, although Chris Froome, having wavered already on stage three, was not amongst them after being dropped on la Creueta, and nor was race leader Pierre Rolland (Europcar), who eventually lost five mintues.

Having pegged the two-man break back to 40 seconds at the foot of La Molina, Kiryenka’s sudden lunge was followed by an almost equally abrupt attack by Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), but it was Contador’s move, three kilometres from the line, that caused the most damage, scattering his rivals behind him.

Sweeping past Kiryenka, who seemingly sat up to wait for Porte, Contador came within five seconds of van Garderen before wavering slightly. At the same time, Kiryenka provided Porte all the support the Tasmanian needed to regain contact with Contador and then roar past him within of the finish. The Volta is Contador’s last race before the Giro, and seeing one of his key rivals for the corsa rosa outgun him on this vital last test, albeit on a climb which did the Spaniard few favours, will not have improved his morale.

Meanwhile, Van Garderen remained tantalisingly out of reach, and a strong ride - albeit one completely ignored by the race’s tv cameras - by Lotto-Soudal’s Bart de Clercq leaves the Belgian Giro 2011 stage winner on top of the overall classfiication. But Porte’s defeat of Contador and strategic racing allowed the 2015 Paris-Nice winner to move into second overall, 21 seconds behind, whilst Contador moves into fifth, 28 seconds back.

On paper, with three fairly straightforward stages remaining and as the last survivor atop of the general classification from the stage one three-man breakaway, De Clercq is well on track for the biggest win of his career. Last year’s Volta, on a very similar route, was decided by four seconds and given there was no change after overall winner Joaquim Rodriguez clinched that advantage at today’s same finish at La Molina, the Belgian looks to be ideally placed.

However the Lotto-Soudal race leader already lost one useful rider, Giro podium finisher Tomas de Gent who abandoned today, and Friday’s 195.4 kilometre stage from Alp to Valls, through rolling terrain, is the best of all the remaining stages for aggressive rivals to test his team’s strength. Time bonuses, too, on offer on all the stages, could continue to add to the unpredictability of a Volta which, despite the lack of a interesting route, is still producing some very exciting racing.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team5:00:36
2Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:00:03
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:08
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 4 - Cell 2
6Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:00:11
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:15
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:19
9Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:00:21
10Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-MeridaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:24
12Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:27
14Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:00:30
15Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:34
16Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:37
17Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:41
18Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:45
19Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:47
20Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:50
21Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:57
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 22 - Cell 2
24Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing0:01:22
26Alex Cano (Col) Colombia0:01:30
27Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:02:08
28Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:33
29David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 28 - Cell 2
30Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Wouter Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 31 - Cell 2
33Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 32 - Cell 2
34Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:36
35Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:31
36José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:12
37Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:39
38Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida0:04:54
39Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:05:01
40Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:05:13
41Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 40 - Cell 2
42Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:25
43Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:07:35
44Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:03
45Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:09:23
46Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 45 - Cell 2
47David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky0:10:03
48Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SkyRow 47 - Cell 2
49Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:12:49
50Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:15:51
52Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 53 - Cell 2
55Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:08
56Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-MeridaRow 55 - Cell 2
57Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 56 - Cell 2
58Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 57 - Cell 2
59Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 58 - Cell 2
60Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 59 - Cell 2
61Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ.frRow 60 - Cell 2
62Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 61 - Cell 2
63Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:17:47
64Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida0:19:13
65Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 65 - Cell 2
67Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:19:15
68Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team KatushaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 70 - Cell 2
72Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky0:20:50
73Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:23:39
74Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team0:25:25
75Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:27:49
76Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 75 - Cell 2
77Stefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 76 - Cell 2
78Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory RacingRow 79 - Cell 2
81Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 80 - Cell 2
82Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 81 - Cell 2
83Walter Pedraza (Col) ColombiaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) ColombiaRow 83 - Cell 2
85Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 84 - Cell 2
86Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 85 - Cell 2
87Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 86 - Cell 2
88Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 87 - Cell 2
89Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 88 - Cell 2
90Egor Silin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 89 - Cell 2
91Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 91 - Cell 2
93Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 92 - Cell 2
94Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 94 - Cell 2
96Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 95 - Cell 2
97Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Julien Morice (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 97 - Cell 2
99Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 98 - Cell 2
100Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Marinus Cornelis Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 100 - Cell 2
102Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 102 - Cell 2
104Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 104 - Cell 2
106Daniel Martínez (Col) ColombiaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 107 - Cell 2
109Edward Diaz (Col) ColombiaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 109 - Cell 2
111Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 110 - Cell 2
112Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 111 - Cell 2
113Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 112 - Cell 2
114Janier Acevedo (Col) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 114 - Cell 2
116Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 115 - Cell 2
117Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory RacingRow 116 - Cell 2
118David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 117 - Cell 2
119Eduard Prades Reverte (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 118 - Cell 2
120Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 119 - Cell 2
121Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 120 - Cell 2
122Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory RacingRow 121 - Cell 2
123Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-MeridaRow 122 - Cell 2
124Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 125 - Cell 2
127Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 126 - Cell 2
128Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 127 - Cell 2
129Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 128 - Cell 2
130Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 129 - Cell 2
131Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 130 - Cell 2
132Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 131 - Cell 2
133Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 132 - Cell 2
134Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 133 - Cell 2
135Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 134 - Cell 2
136Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 135 - Cell 2
137Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 136 - Cell 2
138George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 137 - Cell 2
139Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto SoudalRow 138 - Cell 2
140Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 139 - Cell 2
141Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 140 - Cell 2
142Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 141 - Cell 2
143Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory RacingRow 142 - Cell 2
144Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 143 - Cell 2
145Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 144 - Cell 2
146Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 145 - Cell 2
147Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.frRow 146 - Cell 2
148Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdgeRow 147 - Cell 2
149Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 149 - Cell 2
151Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 150 - Cell 2
152Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ.frRow 151 - Cell 2
153Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 152 - Cell 2
154Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.frRow 153 - Cell 2
155Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.frRow 154 - Cell 2
156Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team SkyRow 155 - Cell 2
157Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 156 - Cell 2
158Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 157 - Cell 2
159Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.frRow 158 - Cell 2
160Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 159 - Cell 2
161Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 160 - Cell 2
162Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 161 - Cell 2
163Leonardo Duque (Col) ColombiaRow 162 - Cell 2
164Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 163 - Cell 2
165Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 164 - Cell 2
166Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 165 - Cell 2
167Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:28:21
168Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing TeamRow 167 - Cell 2
169Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:28:36
DNFPerrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 169 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Ledanois (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 170 - Cell 2
DNFTom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 171 - Cell 2
DNFDaan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 172 - Cell 2
DNFThomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 173 - Cell 2
DNFSimon Pellaud (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 174 - Cell 2
DNFMatteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM CyclingRow 175 - Cell 2
DNFPablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 176 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 177 - Cell 2
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Mountain 1 - Alt De Bracons (Cat. 1), km. 57.9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling16pts
2Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia4Row 5 - Cell 3
7David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Alt De Coubet (Cat. 1), km. 90.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team16pts
2Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Alt De La Creueta (HC), km. 146.3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team30pts
2Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing25Row 1 - Cell 3
3José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky16Row 3 - Cell 3
5Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo8Row 6 - Cell 3
8Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky6Row 7 - Cell 3
9Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1Row 11 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - La Molina (Cat. 1), km. 188.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team16pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky1Row 8 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Manlleu, km 31,30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3pts
2José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Sant Esteve D'en Bas, km 68,20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing3pts
2José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team15:02:36
2Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:14
3Team Sky0:02:09
4Etixx - Quick-Step0:08:04
5Astana Pro Team0:11:02
6Tinkoff-Saxo0:11:19
7Movistar Team0:19:34
8Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:19:40
9Team Katusha0:20:07
10Lampre-Merida0:20:35
11AG2R La Mondiale0:21:13
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:32
13Team Europcar0:29:36
14Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:30:15
15Lotto Soudal0:31:19
16Trek Factory Racing0:33:36
17IAM Cycling0:34:59
18Team Giant-Alpecin0:43:26
19FDJ.fr0:45:17
20Orica GreenEdge0:51:10
21Colombia0:56:20
22BRETAGNE-S.ENVIRONNEM1:10:41
23CCC Sprandi Polkowice1:22:39
24Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 23 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal18:32:02
2Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:00:21
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:27
5Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:28
6Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:45
7Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:48
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:51
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:52
10Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:00:54
11Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:01:04
12Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-MeridaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling0:01:07
14Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:01:13
15Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:21
16Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:24
17Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:28
18Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:33
19Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:29
20Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:52
21Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:10
23Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:03:13
24Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:03:16
25David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 24 - Cell 2
26Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing0:03:41
27Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:14
28Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:28
29Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:04:38
30Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:22
31Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:07:08
32Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:07:12
33Alex Cano (Col) Colombia0:08:10
34Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:08:56
35Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:58
36Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:12:45
37Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:13:32
38Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:18
39Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:31
40Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:59
41Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:16:36
42Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:16:46
43Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:51
44Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:18:24
45Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 44 - Cell 2
46Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:19:02
47Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:56
48Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:19:58
49Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 48 - Cell 2
50Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:20:16
51José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:20:17
52Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:21:09
53Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ.fr0:22:35
54David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky0:23:01
55Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:44
56Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:24:52
57Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:25:09
59Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-MeridaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:26:54
61Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:27:14
62Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar0:27:25
63Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:28:14
64Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling0:28:29
65Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:32
66Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 65 - Cell 2
67Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 66 - Cell 2
68Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:28:46
69Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:29:24
70Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:29:44
71Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 70 - Cell 2
72Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 71 - Cell 2
73Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 72 - Cell 2
74Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky0:29:51
75Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:29:54
76Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:30:16
77George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:30:19
78Janier Acevedo (Col) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:30:32
79Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:35
80Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:33:13
81Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:33:18
82Marinus Cornelis Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 81 - Cell 2
83Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr0:33:41
84Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:33:51
85Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:34:09
86Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 85 - Cell 2
87Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:36:44
88Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:36:46
89Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:36:50
90Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM CyclingRow 89 - Cell 2
91Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 90 - Cell 2
92Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 91 - Cell 2
93Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:36:59
95Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:37:23
96Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:38:06
97Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 96 - Cell 2
98Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia0:38:18
99Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:39:56
100Eduard Prades Reverte (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 99 - Cell 2
101Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 100 - Cell 2
102Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 101 - Cell 2
103Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 102 - Cell 2
104Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:40:39
105Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:40:47
106Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:41:20
107Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:41:59
108Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-Merida0:42:36
109Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:42:39
110Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:42:51
111Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal0:43:24
112Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:44:46
113Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:44:57
114Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:45:57
115Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:46:36
116Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:47:28
117Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.frRow 116 - Cell 2
118Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia0:47:55
119Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida0:48:03
120Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:48:15
121Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:51
122Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:49:30
123Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing0:52:23
124Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 123 - Cell 2
125Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.frRow 124 - Cell 2
126Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:53:19
127Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:54:36
128Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:55:03
129David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:55:06
130Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:55:29
132Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:55:43
133Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr0:56:20
134Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:56:23
135Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:57:57
136Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:58:09
137Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:58:12
138Stefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:58:13
139Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:58:19
140Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha0:58:55
141Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin0:59:31