Valverde wins Volta a Catalunya stage 5

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) claimed his second stage win of the Volta a Catalunya, attacking the select group of favourites who had distanced race leader Bart De Clercq (Lotto Soudal) and soloing to the win over the final 3km.

Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-Quickstep) took second on the stage, gaining important time bonuses, while Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) denied Richie Porte the final bonus in third. Porte could be consoled by taking over the race lead by five seconds over Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale). Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) is in third overall at seven seconds.

The race was blown apart in strong crosswinds, leaving only a select front group of favourites after the final climb with 10km to go. Not among them was De Clercq, who ran into trouble when the echelons formed 40km earlier.

“It was a really beautiful day for all of us," Valverde said. "We knew there was going to be some wind in the finale, the whole team was attentive and always riding on the front and we decided to accelerate. We were able to make the gap, leave De Clercq and Martin behind, and also cooperated well with the other teams, since we all had an interest to leave the rivals behind - we really pushed at 100 percent."

Once the selection was made after the climb, Valverde set off in search of the time he lost on stage 3 when he was caught up in a crash that split the field. "Seeing that we're 16 seconds behind, that time we lost in Girona is awful for us," he said. "Moreover, the crash did change things completely: it wasn't a hard blow at all, but every time you suffer a crash, you feel in pain when you wake up the following that, and combined with all the efforts into the mountain stage and me suffering with cold into the Creueta descent... all of that made me reach La Molina not in the best condition I'd have wished. Still, I think I'm doing a pretty good work in this Volta, as well myself as the whole team, and we're really happy."

While stage 6 on Saturday is likely a day for the sprinters, the final stage in Barcelona with eight trips over the Alt de Montjuïc can prove tricky. "Let's see what happens until Sunday in Montjuïc. We already did great and we'll fight for what it's left. The GC is close, we're pretty much equal when it comes to energy and even the bonus seconds might be key."

How it unfolded

A large group escaped the field on the run out of Alp, just 5km into the 195.4km stage to Valls. It included Martin Elmiger (IAM), Jan Polanc (Lampre), Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge), Lawson Craddock (Giant-Alpecin), Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing), Luis Mas (Caja Rural), Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Seche Environnement), Marek Rutkiewicz (CCC), Romain Hardy, Loic Chetout (Cofidis), Bryan Coquard (Europcar) and Marinus Minnaard (Wanty Groupe Gobert), and soon added Anton Vorobyev (Katusha).

The Russian's presence seemed to tip the balance toward the field, and the group was caught and the race was all back together for the first sprint of the day, with Lotto Soudal's Boris Vallee and Greg Henderson leading the bunch across the line as they tried to protect race leader de Clercq.

It wasn't until after the sprint that a group could then go clear, and it was Jan Polanc (Lampre), Calvin Watson (Trek) and Yohan Bagot (Cofidis) who had the honours.

Their lead maxed out at five minutes at the second sprint at kilometer 103.4, but drama was soon to unfold behind as strong crosswinds began to blow.

Katusha, Tinkoff-Saxo, Movistar, Sky and Etixx-Quick Step all made the front chase group as the peloton fractured into echelons. De Clercq was not among the group of favourites with Porte, Contador and Uran, and Sky made sure he stayed behind and in the process swept past the three previous leaders. Also missing out on the break was Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), whose podium hopes would vanish in the breeze.

On the day's sole climb, the category 2 Alt de Lilla, the leading group split further thanks to an injection of pace from the pre-race favourites. Nine riders emerged at the front: Valverde, Uran, Porte, Contador, Fabio Aru (Astana) and teammate Tiralongo, Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r), Rafael Valls (Lampre) and Tejay van Garderen (BMC).

As they hurtled downhill toward the finish, there was a brief hesitation and Valverde took advantage of the opportunity to attack ahead of a series of roundabouts that helped to slow the chase. He was able to hold onto his gap of five seconds and celebrate the victory, which he dedicated to former teammate Xavier Tondo, who died in 2011, and Pablo Lastras, who broke his pelvis in a crash on stage 4.

"Every time we come to the Volta a Catalunya we always remember Xavi a lot; we always do, in every race, and every victory we achieve, though we don't always say it, is for him," Valverde said. "We also remember Pablo, after his crash yesterday. Let this victory serve so we can remind him we're by his side, giving every bit of energy on the road to make him happy - this is also for you."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team4:25:52
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:05
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Richie Porte (Aus) Team SkyRow 3 - Cell 2
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 6 - Cell 2
8David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky0:00:12
9Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:00:05
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-MeridaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:42
13Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:44
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 13 - Cell 2
15Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SkyRow 14 - Cell 2
16Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory RacingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:35
18Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Wouter Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 19 - Cell 2
21Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 20 - Cell 2
22Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 21 - Cell 2
23Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team KatushaRow 22 - Cell 2
24Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 23 - Cell 2
25Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 24 - Cell 2
26Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 25 - Cell 2
27Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:01:48
31Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:01:51
32Alex Cano (Col) Colombia0:02:44
33Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:53
34Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 33 - Cell 2
35David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 34 - Cell 2
36Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 35 - Cell 2
37Leonardo Duque (Col) ColombiaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 37 - Cell 2
39Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 39 - Cell 2
41Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Marinus Cornelis Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 41 - Cell 2
43Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 43 - Cell 2
45Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-MeridaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdgeRow 45 - Cell 2
47Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 46 - Cell 2
48Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 47 - Cell 2
49Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 48 - Cell 2
50Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 49 - Cell 2
51Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.frRow 50 - Cell 2
52Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM CyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team KatushaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 54 - Cell 2
56Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 55 - Cell 2
57Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 56 - Cell 2
58Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 58 - Cell 2
60Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 59 - Cell 2
61Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 62 - Cell 2
64Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 65 - Cell 2
67Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 66 - Cell 2
68Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 67 - Cell 2
69Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:19
70José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:26
71Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team SkyRow 70 - Cell 2
72Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:38
74Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:04:24
76Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky0:04:56
77Carlos Betancur (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:50
78Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 77 - Cell 2
79Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 78 - Cell 2
80Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory RacingRow 79 - Cell 2
81Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 80 - Cell 2
82Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:06:26
83Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:08:40
84Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdgeRow 83 - Cell 2
85Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 84 - Cell 2
86Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 85 - Cell 2
87Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 86 - Cell 2
88Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.frRow 88 - Cell 2
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.frRow 89 - Cell 2
91Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 90 - Cell 2
92Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:10:21
93Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal0:10:30
94Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 93 - Cell 2
95Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:10:45
96Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:00
97Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:32
98Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:33
99Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 98 - Cell 2
100Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory RacingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 100 - Cell 2
102Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 101 - Cell 2
103Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 102 - Cell 2
104Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 104 - Cell 2
106Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 105 - Cell 2
107Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 106 - Cell 2
108Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 107 - Cell 2
109Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 108 - Cell 2
110Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ.frRow 109 - Cell 2
111Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre-MeridaRow 110 - Cell 2
112Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 112 - Cell 2
114Eduard Prades Reverte (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 113 - Cell 2
115Daniel Martínez (Col) ColombiaRow 114 - Cell 2
116Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) ColombiaRow 115 - Cell 2
117Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 116 - Cell 2
118Walter Pedraza (Col) ColombiaRow 117 - Cell 2
119Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 118 - Cell 2
120Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 119 - Cell 2
121Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 120 - Cell 2
122Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-MeridaRow 121 - Cell 2
123Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 122 - Cell 2
124Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 123 - Cell 2
125Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 124 - Cell 2
126Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 125 - Cell 2
127Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 126 - Cell 2
128Julien Morice (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 127 - Cell 2
129Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 128 - Cell 2
130Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 129 - Cell 2
131Edward Diaz (Col) ColombiaRow 130 - Cell 2
132Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Janier Acevedo (Col) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Sylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 133 - Cell 2
135Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 134 - Cell 2
136Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 135 - Cell 2
137Stefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 136 - Cell 2
138Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ.frRow 137 - Cell 2
139Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 138 - Cell 2
140Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 139 - Cell 2
141Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 140 - Cell 2
142Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 141 - Cell 2
143Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory RacingRow 142 - Cell 2
144Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 143 - Cell 2
145Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 144 - Cell 2
146Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 145 - Cell 2
147Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-MeridaRow 149 - Cell 2
151Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-MeridaRow 150 - Cell 2
152Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 151 - Cell 2
153Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 152 - Cell 2
154Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory RacingRow 153 - Cell 2
155Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 154 - Cell 2
156Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Egor Silin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 156 - Cell 2
158Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 157 - Cell 2
159Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 158 - Cell 2
160Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.frRow 159 - Cell 2
161Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 160 - Cell 2
162Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 161 - Cell 2
163Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
DNFDanilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 163 - Cell 2
DNFGeorge Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 164 - Cell 2
DNFMiguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 165 - Cell 2
DNSRomain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 166 - Cell 2
DNSRafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 167 - Cell 2
DNSAlberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team KatushaRow 168 - Cell 2
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Mountain 1 - Alt De Lilla (Cat. 2), km. 185.3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky10pts
2Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - La Seu D'urgell, km 38,60
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal3pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Ponts, km 103,40
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing3pts
2Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team13:18:28
2Astana Pro Team0:00:02
3Team Sky0:00:09
4Movistar Team0:04:09
5Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:04:20
6AG2R La Mondiale0:04:59
7Etixx - Quick-StepRow 6 - Cell 2
8Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:11
9Team KatushaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Trek Factory Racing0:05:38
11Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:29
12Team Giant-AlpecinRow 11 - Cell 2
13Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:07:47
15IAM Cycling0:09:26
18Orica GreenEdge0:12:29
20Lotto Soudal0:15:24
23CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:29:07
24Team Europcar0:35:13
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General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky22:58:20
2Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:07
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:16
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:18
6Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:27
7Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:00:33
8Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:00:43
9Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:09
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:35
11Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling0:02:16
12Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:27
13Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:02:29
14Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:33
15Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:02:35
16Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:02:37
17Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:38
18Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing0:03:59
19Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:00
20Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:01
21Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:04:22
23Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:04:25
24Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:37
25David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:43
26Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:06:41
27Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:07:05
28Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:49
29Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:09:35
30Thomas Danielson (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:09:39
31Alex Cano (Col) Colombia0:10:28
32Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:12:20
33Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:14:28
34Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:36
35Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:38
36Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:59
37Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:17
38Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:58
39Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:19:20
40Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:22:04
41Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:23
42Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:22:25
43Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:22:43
44David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky0:22:47
45José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:23:17
46Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:27:11
47Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:27:36
48Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:28:04
49Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:29:21
50Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:29:23
51Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:29:41
53Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:29:43
55Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:29:53
56Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:57
57Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:31:31
58Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 57 - Cell 2
59Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:32:11
60Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 59 - Cell 2
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:32:21
62Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:33:05
63Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:34:07
64Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky0:34:21
65Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:02
66Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:35:40
67Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ.fr0:35:42
68Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:35:45
69Marinus Cornelis Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 68 - Cell 2
70Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr0:36:34
71Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:36:36
72Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:36:46
73Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:37:53
74Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:37:59
75Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:38:16
76Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling0:39:17
77Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:39:26
79Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Team Europcar0:40:32
80Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:40:33
81Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling0:41:36
82Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:41:53
83Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:42:10
84Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:42:23
85Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 84 - Cell 2
86Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step