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Volta a Catalunya: Almeida conquers stage 4 uphill sprint at Boí Taüll

João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) beat Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) and Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) in a mountaintop sprint finish to win stage 4 of the Volta a Catalunya above the snowline at Boí Taüll in the heart of the Pyrenees.

The trio got away in the final two kilometres, distanced Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) and race leader Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) and then went elbow to elbow in the sweeping final corners and in the dirt road finishing sprint.

O’Connor cracked and finished 23 seconds behind and so lost the race lead, slipping to sixth at 16 seconds.

Almeida, Quintana and Higuita took the 10, six and four-second time bonuses, putting Almeida and Quintana on the same time. However the Colombian took the race leader’s white and green jersey thanks to better stage placings. Higuita is third overall at six seconds, with Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) fourth at 17 seconds.

Almeida and UAE Team Emirates rode an impressive race, sending several riders on the attack to force their rivals to react. Almeida started the stage six seconds down on his young teammate Ayuso but clearly had the freedom to ride his own race.

Almeida lost time in the echelons during the early stage of Paris-Nice but fought back to finish eighth overall and win the best young rider’s white jersey. He will lead UAE Team Emirates at the Giro d’Italia after joining the team for 2022.

“I’ve been working hard for so long but haven’t been so lucky. I even crashed early in the stage today but it wasn’t a problem and I’m super happy to win and felt so good today,” he said post-stage.

“I made a controlled effort on the climb and with Ben O’Connor in the race lead,I could ride on the wheels. I did my pace and then sprinted for victory.”

Almeida will now fight with Quintana for every second during the three finals stages of the Volta a Catalunya, with the time bonus sprints and the final stage around Barcelona’s Montjuic circuit likely to be decisive.

“We’ve got the jersey and so we’ll try to race as we want to,” Quintana said.“We’ve been working well as a team, I feel good, I’m on form and so we’re optimistic for the final stages.”

How it unfolded

The Queen stage of the Volta a Catalunya climbed high across the Pyrenees between La Seu d'Urgell and Boí Taüll, with the haul up to the 2,015-metre-high finish lasting 13 kilometres and climbing at six per cent but on wide, fast roads.

The illness circulating in the peloton forced Pieter Serry (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) and Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) out of the race, the two team leaders joining Tom Dumoulin, Michał Kwiatkowski, Fausto Masnada, stage 1 winner Michael Matthews and Richie Porte on the sick list.

The Col de Boixols, the first ascent of the day, acted as an ideal springboard for the early, strategic attack and Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates), Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) and Luke Plapp (Ineos Grenadiers) jumped away.

Mark Donovan (Team DSM) and Mikel Bizkarra (Euskaltel-Euskadi) managed to join them and over the top of the Col de Boixols, they lead by 2:30. Movistar made the initial chase in pursuit of former teammate Soler before AG2R Citroën soon took control to defend O’Connor’s lead.

The breakaway’s lead stabilised at two minutes over the Port de la Creu de Perves after 110km but the peloton refused to let them get away. A lack of cohesion was also a problem, and their gap was only 1:10 at the intermediate sprint in El Pont de Suert after 135km.

Armirail and Donovan jumped away to push on together as the peloton swept up the rest, ending any risk of Soler being called back to help his teammates and so protesting publicly about his teammates as he famously did while at Movistar. He was awarded the most aggressive rider prize as a consolation. Armirail and Donovan lead through the second intermediate sprint after 147km, with O'Connor cleverly jumping away from the pack to pick-up an extra second.

The road to Boí Taüll began to climb well before the 13km official distance, with just 30 riders left in the front group.

Donovan was soon swept up as Arkea-Samsic rode to set up Quintana with 10km to go. The Colombian was expected to attack but instead he stayed on the wheels, even when O’Connor accelerated to test the form of his rivals. The Australian was joined by Carapaz and others but they soon eased-up.

George Bennett continued the UAE Team Emirates plan and accelerated away alone in pursuit of Armirail. That spat Alejandro Valverde out of the back and Ineos generously took up the chase because Bennett was only one place down on Carapaz and only 19 seconds behind O’Connor.

The Kiwi and the Frenchman were eventually caught with 3.5km to go under the impetus of Jonathan Castroviejo, his speed dumping other riders out of the back as the riders reached the snow level and the altitude also became a factor.

Carapaz was the first to attack but was soon joined by Higuita and then Almeida and Quintana. They distanced the rest and especially O’Connor and began to race for the stage victory.

Carapaz cracked in the final kilometre when Quintana attacked but Almeida was his match, fought to keep the inside line and then had just enough extra power to edge ahead and win the stage.

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates 4:20:27
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic
3Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe
4Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:07
5Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:13
6Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
7Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
8Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
9Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
10Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
11Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:21
12Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team 0:00:23
13George Bennett (NZl) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:43
14Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:49
15Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:51
16Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious
17Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00:54
18Damien Howson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
19Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
20Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:59
21Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:11
22Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
23Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
24Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
25Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal
26Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:23
27Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:01:24
28Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team 0:01:37
29Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:38
30Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:01:42
31Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:01:46
32Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:23
33Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
34Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
35Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:47
36Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:03:51
37Jonas Gregaard (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:04:04
38Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:04:09
39Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:04:37
40Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
42Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
43Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
44Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
45Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
46Joe Dombrowski (USA) Astana Qazaqstan Team
47Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) EF Education-EasyPost
48Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
49Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Trek-Segafredo
50Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
51Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:05:08
52Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
53Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:05:41
54Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
55Héctor Carretero (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
56Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost
57Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) EF Education-EasyPost
58Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:26
59Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:08:48
60Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:10:46
61Winner Anacona (Col) Arkea-Samsic
62Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic
63Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Team
64Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Arkea-Samsic
65Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:11:33
66Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
67Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
68Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
69Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
70Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis
71Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
72Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroen Team
73Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
74Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
75Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH
76Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:11:50
77Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost 0:11:55
78Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:12:32
79Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 0:12:49
80Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:13:53
81Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 0:13:58
82Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:14:24
83Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:14:26
84Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal
85Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal
86Dario Cataldo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
87Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Arkea-Samsic
88Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
89Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
90Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
91Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
92Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis
93Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
94Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:14:41
95Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:14:47
96Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
97William Barta (USA) Movistar Team
98Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
99Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis 0:15:07
100Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:16:42
101Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH
102Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
103Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel-Premier Tech
104Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
105Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
106Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
107Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
108Simon Clarke (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech
109Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
110Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:16:47
111Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:16:50
112Michal Schlegel (Cze) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:16:54
113Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:17:00
114Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech
115Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
116Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:17:03
117Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 0:17:20
118Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 0:19:25
119Matthew Holmes (GBr) Lotto Soudal 0:19:39
120Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:22:55
121Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:23:08
122Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
123Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-EasyPost
124Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) Astana Qazaqstan Team
125Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH
126Valerio Conti (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team
127Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
128Michael Hepburn (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
129Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
130Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis
131Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
132Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
133Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
134Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM
135Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
136Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates
137Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
138Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team
139Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
140Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
141Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:23:27
142Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:23:46
143David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
DNFPavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
DNSPieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNSCesare Benedetti (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNSCorbin Strong (NZl) Israel-Premier Tech
DNSJosé Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
DNSSimon Yates (GBr) BikeExchange-Jayco
DNSRomain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM
DNFMarco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
DNFMikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

Sprint 1 - N-230 El Pont De Suert km. 134.9
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 3
2Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 2
3Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 1

Sprint 2 - L-500 Rint Intermedio Barruera (Vall De Boí)- Frent.. km. 148.6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 3
2Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 2
3Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 1

Sprint 3 - Meta Estación De Esquí Boí-Taüll. km. 166.7
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates 10
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic 6
3Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe 4

Mountain 1 - Coll De Boixols (P.M. 1ª Cat) km. 43.8
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 10
2Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 8
3Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 6
4Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 4
5Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost 2
6Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1

Mountain 2 - Port De La Creu De Perves (P.M. 1ª Cat) km. 119.7
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 10
2Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 8
3Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 6
4Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4
5Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 2
6Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 1

Young riders
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates 4:20:27
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:13
4Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
5Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
6Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:51
7Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00:54
8Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:11
9Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:23
10Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team 0:01:37
11Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:01:42
12Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:23
13Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team
14Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost
15Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:04:37
16Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
17Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:05:08
18Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:26
19Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:08:48
20Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:11:33
21Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
22Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM
23Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
24Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis
25Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:11:50
26Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:13:53
27Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal 0:14:26
28Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal
29Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
30Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
31Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
32Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
33Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:14:41
34Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:14:47
35Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:16:42
36Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
37Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:17:00
38Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
39Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:22:55
40Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:23:08
41Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
42Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH
43Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
44Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis
45Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
46Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM
47Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
48Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team
49Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
50Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:23:27
51David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:23:46

Combativity
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates 13:02:17
2Bahrain Victorious 0:01:01
3Ineos Grenadiers 0:03:39
4Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:03:42
5Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:54
6Groupama-FDJ 0:05:17
7Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:05:59
8Movistar Team 0:07:13
9EF Education-EasyPost 0:08:15
10Trek-Segafredo 0:08:51
11Equipo Kern Pharma 0:11:04
12Jumbo-Visma 0:12:17
13Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:13:26
14AG2R Citroen Team 0:14:23
15Cofidis 0:15:27
16Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:15:44
17Lotto Soudal 0:18:04
18Arkea-Samsic 0:20:36
19QuickStep-AlphaVinyl 0:23:04
20Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:24:02
21Burgos-BH 0:26:47
22BikeExchange-Jayco 0:31:32
23Team DSM 0:39:47
24Israel-Premier Tech 0:49:10

General classification after stage 4
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic 17:04:53
2João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates
3Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:06
4Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:17
5Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
6Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team
7Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:23
8Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
9Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:26
10Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:34
11George Bennett (NZl) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:56
12Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:59
13Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
14Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:02
15Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:04
16Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:01:07
17Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:12
18Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:01:30
19Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:37
20Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:45
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:51
22Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:57
23Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:06
24Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:02:19
25Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:23
26Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 0:03:24
27Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:57
28Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:04:09
29Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:04:47
30Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:05:35
31Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:37
32Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:54
33Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) EF Education-EasyPost 0:06:11
34Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:06:17
35Damien Howson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:06:23
36Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:07:09
37Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:38
38Jonas Gregaard (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:08:37
39Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:08:41
40Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:09:07
41Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) EF Education-EasyPost 0:09:13
42Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:11:10
43Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM 0:11:46
44Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 0:12:18
45Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost 0:13:01
46Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:14:25
47Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:14:54
48Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:15:32
49Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroen Team 0:15:33
50Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:15:39
51Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:16:06
52Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
53Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 0:16:29
54Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:16:35
55Winner Anacona (Col) Arkea-Samsic 0:16:45
56Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 0:16:48
57Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:17:06
58Joe Dombrowski (USA) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:17:19
59Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:17:50
60Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 0:17:58
61Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:18:06
62Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 0:18:46
63Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:18:59
64Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:19:03
65Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
66Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost 0:19:10
67Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:19:30
68Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:19:53
69Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Arkea-Samsic 0:20:03
70Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:21:00
71Simon Clarke (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech 0:21:30
72Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:22:48
73Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:23:01
74Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 0:23:20
75Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:24:24
76Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:24:48
77Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:24:50
78Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 0:25:17
79Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:36
80Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:26:04
81Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
82Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:26:23
83Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:26:50
84Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 0:28:26
85Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel-Premier Tech 0:29:00
86Héctor Carretero (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:29:27
87Dario Cataldo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:29:43
88Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:30:59
89Callum Scotson (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:32:45
90Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:33:00
91Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:34:17
92Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech 0:34:44
93Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 0:35:00
94Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:35:55
95Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:36:11
96Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis 0:36:26
97Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:36:40
98Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:36:42
99Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:37:01
100Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:37:30
101Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 0:37:47
102Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel-Premier Tech 0:38:29
103Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 0:39:55
104Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:40:44
105Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:41:17
106Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team 0:41:30
107Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Arkea-Samsic 0:41:37
108Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:42:35
109Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:42:39
110Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 0:43:32
111Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:43:54
112Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis 0:44:19
113Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-EasyPost 0:44:41
114Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:44:55
115Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:45:24
116Sander Armée (Bel) Cofidis 0:45:31
117William Barta (USA) Movistar Team 0:46:02
118Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 0:46:45
119Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:48:12
120Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:48:36
121Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal 0:49:40
122Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:50:16
123Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:50:49
124Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:52:06
125Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:52:52
126Michal Schlegel (Cze) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:53:37
127Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:53:52
128Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:53:57
129Matthew Holmes (GBr) Lotto Soudal 0:54:26
130Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:55:55
131Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:57:31
132Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:59:12
133Valerio Conti (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:59:45
134Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 1:00:44
135Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 1:01:43
136Michael Hepburn (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 1:01:55
137Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis 1:04:43
138Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 1:04:46
139Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 1:04:59
140Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates 1:06:53
141Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 1:07:04
142David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 1:08:37
143Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe 1:13:24

Points Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 11
2João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates 10
3Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team 10
4Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 10
5Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic 10
6Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 6
7Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 6
8Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4
9Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH 4
10Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe 4
11Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 4
12Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 4
13Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 3
14Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 3
15Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 3
16Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 3
17Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 3
18Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 2
19Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 2
20Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2
21Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2
22Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 1
23Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 1

Mountains Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 21
2Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH 20
3Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 18
4Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 16
5Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 14
6Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 12
7Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroen Team 10
8Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 10
9Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 9
10Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 8
11Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 8
12Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 8
13Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic 6
14Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe 4
15Adria Moreno Sala (Spa) Burgos-BH 4
16Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 3
17Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 3
18João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates 2
19Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 2
20Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 2
21Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team 2
22Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-EasyPost 2
23Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 1
24Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 1
25Jonathan Caicedo (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost 1
26Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1
27Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel-Premier Tech 1

Young Riders Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates 17:04:53
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:06
3Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:17
4Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00:23
5Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:59
6Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:01:07
7Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Col) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:37
8Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:45
9Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:06
10Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:23
11Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:04:09
12Javier Romo Oliver (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:05:35
13Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:07:09
14Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Team DSM 0:11:46
15Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:14:54
16Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:15:32
17Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-EasyPost 0:15:39
18Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:16:06
19Laurens Huys (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
20Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:16:35
21Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 0:16:48
22Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroen Team 0:18:46
23Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:18:59
24Joel Nicolau Beltran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:19:03
25Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:19:30
26Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:21:00
27Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ 0:24:50
28Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:36
29Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:30:59
30Jhojan Garcia Susa (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:33:00
31Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:35:55
32Hugo Toumire (Fra) Cofidis 0:36:26
33Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:36:40
34Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Nor) Team DSM 0:37:47
35Luke Plapp (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:40:44
36Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroen Team 0:41:30
37Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:42:35
38Unai Cuadrado Ruiz De Gauna (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:43:54
39Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:48:12
40Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto Soudal 0:49:40
41Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:53:52
42Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:53:57
43Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco 0:55:55
44Torjus Sleen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:57:31
45Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:59:12
46Ethan Vernon (GBr) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 1:00:44
47Marc Brustenga (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 1:01:43
48Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Cofidis 1:04:43
49Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 1:04:46
50Idar Andersen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 1:04:59
51David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 1:08:37

Teams Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates 51:16:08
2Bahrain Victorious 0:01:04
3Ineos Grenadiers 0:07:10
4Groupama-FDJ 0:07:16
5Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:07:32
6Movistar Team 0:07:52
7Bora-Hansgrohe 0:08:50
8Trek-Segafredo 0:09:17
9EF Education-EasyPost 0:10:41
10Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:12:34
11Cofidis 0:19:50
12Equipo Kern Pharma 0:21:01
13Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:21:30
14Lotto Soudal 0:23:45
15Jumbo-Visma 0:24:28
16AG2R Citroen Team 0:29:46
17QuickStep-AlphaVinyl 0:30:59
18Arkea-Samsic 0:32:55
19Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:35:43
20Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:40:03
21BikeExchange-Jayco 0:52:23
22Burgos-BH 0:54:56
23Team DSM 0:55:34
24Israel-Premier Tech 1:06:44

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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and Cycling Weekly, among other publications.

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