Kiryienka wins Vuelta stage to Peña Cabarga

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) hung onto the race leader's red jersey by just three seconds after being dropped by Chris Horner (Radioshack-Leopard) in the final kilometre of the steep climb to the finish on the Peña Cabarga.

Horner managed to distance the Italian on the steepest part of the climb, dancing on the pedals as he fight the 20% gradient and make Nibali suffer.

Horner finished sixth on the stage behind winner Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) and the remains of the break of the day. He gained 25 second gap on the Nibali, leaving him just three seconds behind the Italian on the general classification. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) both passed a struggling Nibali in sight of the line. They remain third and fourth overall at 1:09 and 2:24 respectively.

Kiryienka won the stage after being part of the break of the day and then attacking alone 40km out. He held off the chasers and the peloton, producing a huge effort to take a deserved victory. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) finished second, at 28 seconds after trying to chase down Kiryienka, with Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol) third at 1:18.

Kiryienka movingly dedicated his win to Italy's Daniele Tortoli, his first directeur sportif, who died recently.

Nibali initially seemed strong enough to go with Horner when the American followed an attack by Rodriguez. However he went too deep and paid for his effort. With time bonuses of ten, six and four seconds award at stage finishes, and intermediate sprint time bonuses of six, four and two seconds available, the Vuelta is now finely balanced.

Horner could snatch the race lead on the finish to Alto Naranco at the end of Friday's stage or on the Angliru –the final climb of the 2013 Vuelta, on Saturday. The Vuelta ends in the centre of Madrid with a circuit stage on Sunday.

How it happened

Despite the steep finish to the stage overlooking the northern coastline, riders were keen to get in the break of the day, in the hope the overall contenders would let them stay away and they would have the legs to make it to the finish.

After some early attacks, the right move formed after 18km with 15 riders going away. In there were Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge), Caleb Fairly (Garmin-Sharp), Angel Vicioso (Katusha), Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol), Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural), Mickaël Chérel (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Argos Shimano), Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky), Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Cannondale), Martin Kohler (BMC), Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff), Grega Bole (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Matteo Bono (Lampre-Merida).

Movistar and Cofidis missed the move and so initially took up the chase. However they quickly lost enthusiasm and sat up, allowing the gap to grow. Astana set the tempo for a while but the gap reached almost ten minutes after the first climb of Alto de Bocos and hit double digits before the Alto Estacas de Trueba after 100km of racing.

Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural) took the mountain points but the climb marked the point when the gap began to fall, with Movistar ready to do a lot of work to step up Valverde for the finale. However the hilly stage profile also offered an opportunity for attacks and the break split on the Alto del Caracol 40km from the finish.

Kiryienka attacks

Dall'Antonia, Bole, Bono, Gastauer and Fairly quickly lost contact but Kiryienka went on the attack, with Clark and Hansen. Kiryienka then went again, setting off on his lone adventure. He carved out a minute's lead and was on a mission to try and win the stage.

The other riders left in the break remained unorganised and unconvinced about chasing, often talking and even arguing about who should do the work. It all played into the hands of solo Kiryienka, with the quiet Belarus rider diving down the descents and perfectly pacing his effort on the climbs.

Movistar continued to set the pace all the way to the foot of the Peña Cabarga but as soon as the riders turned left and the gradient kicked in hard, Radioshack-Leopard took over. Nibali opened his red leader's jersey and glued himself to Horner's back wheel. He was on the defensive but seemed in control.

Nibali cracks

The pace remained hard but constant until the final two kilometres of the climb, when the gradient touched 20%. Suddenly Moreno and Rodriguez blew the race apart for Katusha but Horner had the strength to go with them. Nibali banged shoulders with Valverde on a corner as he fought to follow them. He got up to the trio at one point but had nothing left when Horner accelerated again in the final kilometre. His shoulders slumped as he fought for his breath but the Vuelta was escaping his grasp as Horner went out of sight.

The veteran American failed to snatch the lead by just three seconds but is perhaps now the favourite to win the Vuelta. We find out on Friday's finish to Alto Naranco and definitively on the Angliru finish on Saturday.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling4:46:48
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:28
3Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:01:18
4Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:34
5Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:42
6Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:53
7Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:02:02
8Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:02:13
9Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:18
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 10 - Cell 2
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:02:24
13Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:02:31
15Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:36
16Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 15 - Cell 2
17Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:49
19Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 18 - Cell 2
20Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:53
21Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 20 - Cell 2
22Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:59
23Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:04
24José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:06
25José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:38
26Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:03:42
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 26 - Cell 2
28Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 27 - Cell 2
29Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 28 - Cell 2
30Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 29 - Cell 2
31Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:04:04
32Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:08
33Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:04:18
34Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:37
35Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:04:44
36David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja RuralRow 35 - Cell 2
37Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:04:57
38Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:05:01
39Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:05:17
40Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 39 - Cell 2
41Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:26
42Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:05:43
43Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:06:14
44Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:06:17
45Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:06:35
46Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:41
47Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:06:55
48Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:07:23
49Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:28
51Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 51 - Cell 2
53Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:07:32
54Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:07:39
55Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:42
56Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:07:54
57Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:36
58Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:40
59Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:48
60Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:08:49
61Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 60 - Cell 2
62Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 62 - Cell 2
64Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 63 - Cell 2
65Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 64 - Cell 2
66Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 65 - Cell 2
67Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 66 - Cell 2
68Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 67 - Cell 2
69Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 69 - Cell 2
71Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:08
72Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:09:24
73Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:09:30
74Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:10:26
75Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 75 - Cell 2
77Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:10:29
78Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:09
79Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 78 - Cell 2
80Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 79 - Cell 2
81Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 80 - Cell 2
82Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
83Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 82 - Cell 2
84Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 83 - Cell 2
85Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 84 - Cell 2
86Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 85 - Cell 2
87David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 88 - Cell 2
90Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 89 - Cell 2
91Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 91 - Cell 2
93Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 92 - Cell 2
94Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:11:42
95Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:55
97Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:13
98Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:12:59
99Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:13:36
100Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:13:56
101Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:14:20
102Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:14:22
103Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:15:32
106Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:16
107Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 108 - Cell 2
110Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 109 - Cell 2
111Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 111 - Cell 2
113Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 112 - Cell 2
114Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 115 - Cell 2
117Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 116 - Cell 2
118Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 117 - Cell 2
119Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 118 - Cell 2
120Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 119 - Cell 2
121Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 120 - Cell 2
122Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 122 - Cell 2
124Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 123 - Cell 2
125Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 124 - Cell 2
126Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 125 - Cell 2
127Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 126 - Cell 2
128Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 127 - Cell 2
129Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 128 - Cell 2
130Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja RuralRow 129 - Cell 2
131Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 130 - Cell 2
132Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 131 - Cell 2
133Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 132 - Cell 2
134Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 133 - Cell 2
135Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 135 - Cell 2
137Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 136 - Cell 2
138Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 137 - Cell 2
139Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:22:23
140Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:22:25
141Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:22:33
142Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:44
143Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:22:48
144Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:28
145Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:24:07
146Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 146 - Cell 2
148Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:24:37
DNSFabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 148 - Cell 2
DNFJussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJRow 149 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Espinosa de los Monteros, km. 90
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4pts
2Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Solares, km. 175,8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling4pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling25pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alto de Bocos (Cat. 3) km. 78
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Alto Estacas de Trueba (Cat. 3) km. 108
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Puerto de Braguía (Cat. 3) km. 128
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Alto del Caracol (Cat. 2) km. 147
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling5pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 - Peña Cabarga (Cat. 1) km. 186
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling10pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo - Tinkoff14:26:52
4Team Netapp - Endura0:03:28
5Movistar Team0:03:48
6Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:05:02
7Astana Pro Team0:05:49
10AG2R La Mondiale0:06:52
11Radioshack Leopard0:07:01
12BMC Racing Team0:07:37
13Sky Procycling0:09:49
14Team Argos-Shimano0:10:31
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:37
16Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:15:53
17Orica Greenedge0:17:06
18Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:25
19Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:04
20Lotto Belisol0:22:07
21Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:27:04
22Garmin Sharp0:32:14
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General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team73:39:35
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:03
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:09
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:02:24
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:43
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:44
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:06:14
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:06:35
9Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:51
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:11:10
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:11:15
12Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:14
13José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:30
14David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:13:48
15Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:46
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:18:28
17Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:19:37
18Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:21
19Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:23:26
20Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:23:55
21Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:34
22Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:28:05
23Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:33:01
24José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:37:28
25Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:37:58
26Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:40:05
27Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:45:06
28Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:46:45
29Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:52:54
30Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:56:55
31Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:05:11
32Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:06:52
33Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano1:07:48
34Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ1:11:51
35Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1:12:39
36Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:14:30
37Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura1:15:35
38Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha1:19:46
39Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ1:21:30
40Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:21:33
41Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team1:21:40
42Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano1:21:55
43Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:24:17
44Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:25:36
45Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:25:45
46Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ1:26:12
47Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:29:00
48Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling1:30:55
49Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:35:41
50Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:36:30
51Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:37:06
52Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha1:38:08
53Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:38:27
54Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:38:55
55Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1:45:30
56Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:48:11
57Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:49:48
58Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:50:11
59Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1:50:20
60Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:51:26
61Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:51:37
62Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:54:46
63Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura1:55:59
64Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team2:00:49
65Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard2:01:09
66Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale2:01:31
67Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:03:43
68Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard2:05:23
69Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling2:07:49
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:08:45
71Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:08:47
72Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha2:09:19
73Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura2:09:35
74Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge2:10:35
75Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling2:11:17
76Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:11:57
77Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:14:28
78Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2:14:47
79Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard2:18:59
80Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:22:58
81Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling2:26:51
82Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:26:53
83Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha2:26:54
84Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural2:27:26
85Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:27:37
86Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard2:28:16
87Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:28:21
88Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:28:48
89Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:29:00
90Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2:29:41
91Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:29:44
92Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp2:37:21
93Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:38:38
94Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team2:39:55
95Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano2:40:47
96Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp2:42:05
97Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:42:24
98Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ2:43:35
99Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano2:45:58
100Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:45:59
101David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:46:14
102Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling2:47:16
103Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha2:49:19
104Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2:49:50
105Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura2:53:42
106Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2:56:36
107Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:59:14
108Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3:00:59
109Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:04:33
110Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp3:04:49
111Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida3:05:53
112Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:06:05
113Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:06:06
114Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team3:06:25
115Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural3:12:36
116Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:14:01
117Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:15:28
118Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:15:59
119Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:16:29
120José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team3:21:55
121Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3:22:25
122Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team3:24:15
123Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:25:59
124Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano3:26:29
125Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:29:05
126Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural3:31:24
127Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale3:31:42
128Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp3:32:20
129Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3:32:21
130Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:33:31
131Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:34:55
132Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha3:35:10
133Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:35:45
134Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:36:27
135Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp3:36:44
136Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3:37:26
137Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ3:37:28
138Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura3:39:19
139Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano3:39:31
140Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3:41:11
141Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural3:42:38
142Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida3:43:02
143Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:45:28
144Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:47:11
145Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano3:51:31
146Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3:59:35
147Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:01:10
148Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:05:46
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team126pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff116Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha100Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard94Row 3 - Cell 3
5Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha92Row 4 - Cell 3
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team90Row 5 - Cell 3
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team75Row 6 - Cell 3
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling72Row 7 - Cell 3
9Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida72Row 8 - Cell 3
10Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano65Row 9 - Cell 3
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale59Row 10 - Cell 3
12Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura53Row 11 - Cell 3
13Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge53Row 12 - Cell 3
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step51Row 13 - Cell 3
15Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling48Row 14 - Cell 3
16Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida46Row 15 - Cell 3
17Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ45Row 16 - Cell 3
18Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale45Row 17 - Cell 3
19Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp44Row 18 - Cell 3
20Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi38Row 19 - Cell 3
21Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling37Row 20 - Cell 3
22Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling35Row 21 - Cell 3
23Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff34Row 22 - Cell 3
24Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team33Row 23 - Cell 3
25Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ29Row 24 - Cell 3
26Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural28Row 25 - Cell 3
27Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff26Row 26 - Cell 3
28José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team26Row 27 - Cell 3
29Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff24Row 28 - Cell 3
30Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits24Row 29 - Cell 3
31Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi23Row 30 - Cell 3
32Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi23Row 31 - Cell 3
33Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha23Row 32 - Cell 3
34Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ20Row 33 - Cell 3
35Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol20Row 34 - Cell 3
36Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team19Row 35 - Cell 3
37Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team19Row 36 - Cell 3
38Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team18Row 37 - Cell 3
39Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team18Row 38 - Cell 3
40Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural17Row 39 - Cell 3
41Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team17Row 40 - Cell 3
42Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida16Row 41 - Cell 3
43Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura16Row 42 - Cell 3
44Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits15Row 43 - Cell 3
45Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano15Row 44 - Cell 3
46Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural14Row 45 - Cell 3
47Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling14Row 46 - Cell 3
48Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano14Row 47 - Cell 3
49Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural14Row 48 - Cell 3
50Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling13Row 49 - Cell 3
51Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling12Row 50 - Cell 3
52Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 51 - Cell 3
53Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi11Row 52 - Cell 3
54Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp10Row 53 - Cell 3
55Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling10Row 54 - Cell 3
56Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team10Row 55 - Cell 3
57David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural9Row 56 - Cell 3
58Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team8Row 57 - Cell 3
59Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura8Row 58 - Cell 3
60Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team7Row 59 - Cell 3
61Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7Row 60 - Cell 3
62Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7Row 61 - Cell 3
63Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team7Row 62 - Cell 3
64Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team7Row 63 - Cell 3
65Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling6Row 64 - Cell 3
66Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6Row 65 - Cell 3
67Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural6Row 66 - Cell 3
68Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural6Row 67 - Cell 3
69Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ6Row 68 - Cell 3
70Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura6Row 69 - Cell 3
71Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha5Row 70 - Cell 3
72Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol5Row 71 - Cell 3
73Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol4Row 72 - Cell 3
74Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard4Row 73 - Cell 3
75Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ4Row 74 - Cell 3
76Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 75 - Cell 3
77Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4Row 76 - Cell 3
78Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 77 - Cell 3
79David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4Row 78 - Cell 3
80Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4Row 79 - Cell 3
81Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3Row 80 - Cell 3
82Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida3Row 81 - Cell 3
83Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team2Row 82 - Cell 3
84Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2Row 83 - Cell 3
85Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2Row 84 - Cell 3
86Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano2Row 85 - Cell 3
87Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2Row 86 - Cell 3
88Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 87 - Cell 3
89Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol2Row 88 - Cell 3
90Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team1Row 89 - Cell 3
91Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1Row 90 - Cell 3
92Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1Row 91 - Cell 3
93Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1Row 92 - Cell 3
94Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 93 - Cell 3
95Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida1Row 94 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits37pts
2Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling30Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard22Row 2 - Cell 3
4Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural22Row 3 - Cell 3
5Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural20Row 4 - Cell 3
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff19Row 5 - Cell 3
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team19Row 6 - Cell 3
8Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida17Row 7 - Cell 3
9Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ17Row 8 - Cell 3
10Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16Row 9 - Cell 3
11Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling15Row 10 - Cell 3
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano14Row 11 - Cell 3
13Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida13Row 12 - Cell 3
14Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol13Row 13 - Cell 3
15Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura12Row 14 - Cell 3
16Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha12Row 15 - Cell 3
17Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 16 - Cell 3
18Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff9Row 17 - Cell 3
19Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9Row 18 - Cell 3
20Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7Row 19 - Cell 3
21Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural7Row 20 - Cell 3
22Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6Row 21 - Cell 3
23Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6Row 22 - Cell 3
24Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6Row 23 - Cell 3
25Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling5Row 24 - Cell 3
26Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida5Row 25 - Cell 3
27Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha5Row 26 - Cell 3
28Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura4Row 28 - Cell 3
30Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3Row 29 - Cell 3
31Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2Row 30 - Cell 3
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 31 - Cell 3
33Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team2Row 32 - Cell 3
34Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol2Row 33 - Cell 3
35Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 34 - Cell 3
36Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2Row 35 - Cell 3
37Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 36 - Cell 3
38Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2Row 37 - Cell 3
39Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2Row 38 - Cell 3
40Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural2Row 39 - Cell 3
41Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1Row 40 - Cell 3
42Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ1Row 41 - Cell 3
43Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural1Row 42 - Cell 3
44Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1Row 43 - Cell 3
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Movistar Team0:04:35
3Astana Pro Team0:06:17
4Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:07:57
6Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:33:20
7Radioshack Leopard0:37:25
8Team Netapp - Endura0:50:21
10Sky Procycling1:21:41
11BMC Racing Team1:30:43
12AG2R La Mondiale1:49:30
13Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:51:35
15Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team3:00:47
16Cannondale Pro Cycling3:05:19
17Team Argos-Shimano3:13:29
18Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:43:04
19Omega Pharma - Quick-Step3:43:24
20Lotto Belisol3:45:37
21Orica Greenedge5:52:09
22Garmin Sharp6:19:09


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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.

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