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Vuelta a España: Hesjedal wins stage 14 on La Camperona

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) won the 14th stage of the Vuelta a España atop La Camperona, passing Oliver Zaugg (Tinkoff-Saxo) with less than 200 metres to go to snatch the win. Third place went to Imanol Erviti (Movistar). All three were part of a breakaway group that had formed early in the stage, with two battles fought out on the road: for the stage and for the overall classification.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) held onto the race overall lead but was surprised by a strong attack by Team Sky’s Chris Froome. The British rider appeared struggle early on the steep part of the climb to La Camperona after his teammates lead the peloton. However he came out of nowhere to join the select group of climbers and then quickly passed Contador and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha). It was enough to move him up to third place behind Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) who lost precious seconds.

Valverde was unable to hold on to Froome, Contador an the others on the steepest part of the final two kilometres of the climb when the gradient touched 15%. He lost 22 seconds to Contador and is now at 42 seconds. Froome is third at 1:13, with Rodriguez fourth at 1:29. Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) failed to perform to expectations and dropped from third to fifth, at 2:07.

Froome was tenth on the stage but the first rider not in the breakaway of the day to cross the finish line, 2:36 after Hesjedal. The attack had started out as a large one, with 23 riders in it and had built up a lead of seven and a half minutes. The peloton appeared to keen to chase the attack down at one point, with Omega Pharma-QuickStep doing a lot of the work. However they ran out of steam and the break managed to open a gap again and stay away to fight for the stage victory.

Hesjedal timed his effort perfectly. He edged clear from the small lead group with two kilometres to go, with Zaugg giving chase. The Swiss rider then pulled ahead and it looked for a while as if he would make it alone to the finish. But Hesjedal kept his own rhythm, closing on and then passing an exhausted Zaugg with less than 200 meters to go. Hesjedal tried to celebrate his win but his fatigue and the steep gradient meant he almost fell over when he raised his arms in the air.

The lanky Canadian has recently hit the headlines after unfounded suspicions about a possible motor in his bike. His victory was a perfect reply. It was also his first victory since winning the 2012 Giro d'Italia and admitting to briefly doping during his early career as a mountain biker. It was a day of strong emotions.

How it happened

There was fear and loathing at the start in Santander on Saturday morning, as the peloton looked to the finish atop La Camperona, a new climb to the Vuelta, with a closing average gradient of 15% and a maximum of 24%.

Johan Tschopp of IAM Cycling did not take to the start, and later his teammate Dominik Klemme also abandoned the race. A little more than halfway through the day Peter Sagan (Cannondale) abandoned, with his focus now being on the upcoming World Championships.

The stage started out relatively flat, with the Cat. 3 Collada de la Hoz popping up at km 75. It took surprisingly long for the day’s break group to form, but when it did, after the first intermediate sprint, it turned out to be large and star-studded. Przemyslaw Niemiec and Jose Serpa (Lampre-Merida), Robert Wagner (Belkin), Luis Leon Sanchez and David Arroyo (Caja Rural), Guillame Laverlet (Cofidis), Romain Sicard and Yannick Martinez (Europcar), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp), Koen de Kort (Giant-Shimano), Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha), Bart de Clerq and Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol), Imanol Erviti (Movistar), Louis Meintjes, Jacques Janse van Rensburg and Jacobus Ventner (MTN-Qhubeka), Tom Boonen and Carlos Verona (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Luke Rowe (Sky), Sergio Paulhino and Oliver Zaugg (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Fabio Felline (Trek) were the 23 who finally got away and built up a lead of seven and a half minutes.

Sanchez had his eye on the mountain jersey, and took the first points at the Collada de la Hoz. More points were on tap at the next climb, the Cat. 1 Puerto de San Glorio. It was a long climb at nearly 21 km, but not terribly steep. Sanchez and teammate Arroyo jumped from the large group and made their way up alone, with Sanchez getting the jersey to pay him and Arroyo for their hard work.

They never had much of a lead though, and appeared to have taken on too much, perhaps too early. Sanchez looked to be suffering as they approached the summit, and the chasing group, now much reduced, caught them with about 1 km to go. Sanchez found the energy to jump again and take the 10 points at the summit. The group of 14 headed down the short descent together, with the peloton not quite five minutes back.

It was a short descent, as the rest of the stage was atop a ridge until the closing climb. As the Omega Pharma-QuickStep chase ran out of steam, the gap went up, and it looked as if the peloton had misjudged things on the day. However, none of those in the lead group was a GC threat, so the top riders could forget the stage win and concentrate on taking time from one another. Contador soon sent his men to the front of the peloton to keep control of the situation.

The 15% climb to the finish

The breakaway had a lead of 5:45 as they started up the dreaded final climb, said to be one of the steepest in Vuelta history. Behind them, Team Sky lead the chasing peloton, perhaps a signal that Chris Froome was going to try something again. Adam Hansen did his usual yeoman’s duty, pulling the group up most of the early part of the climb. The “real” climbing started with some three kilometres to go and Meintjes moved to the lead on the 15% section, the group already reduced to seven riders.

Riders were scared to attack too early and the seven stayed together until Hesjedal made his move with two kilometres to go, followed by Zaugg, who soon passed the Canadian and moved easily on ahead. Valverde was the first to attack out of the peloton, with Contador, Moreno and Rodriguez giving chase and catching him. Froome was noticeably absent from the action as Moreno dropped back but Aru moved up.

Up ahead, Contador’s teammate Zaugg was making his slow way up the more than 20% gradient, but Hesjedal refused to give up and get the Swiss rider in sight. Behind Contador followed the action of his teammate, jumping from the elite group. Rodriguez was the first one to fight his way up to the race leader, with Aru soon joining them. Valverde could only watch from behind. Then suddenly Froome appeared at the head of the Contador group, with only second-placed Uran missing amongst the overall contenders.

Hesjedal kept Zaugg in his sights the entire way, and with less than 200 meters to go, upped his speed and dug deep one last time to easily pas the Swiss rider. In fact, he had enough time to zip up his jersey and look back before crossing the finish line a fews seconds ahed of the Tinkoff-Saxo rider.

Froome not only appeared out of nowhere but just kept on moving up, attacking as the double-digit gradient eased. Aru led the chase for Contador, as they passed riders who had dropped from the earlier lead group. But Aru was not able to keep up the pace, and Rodriguez moved ahead of Contador in pursuit of Froome. He finished only one second behind the Briton, with Contador seven seconds back, Valverde losing thirty seconds, and Uran falling off the podium.

It was only the first of three days in the mountains of northern Spain and the Asturias but it has already left its mark. Sunday's stage is to the top of the Lagos de Covadonga, with rain forecast for the day. It will no doubt be another thrilling day of racing.  


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp5:18:10
2Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:10
3Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:30
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:39
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:42
6Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:52
7Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:44
8David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:02
9Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:15
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:02:36
11Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:02:37
12Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:43
13Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:45
14Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:05
15Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:03:21
16Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:03:30
17Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:03:37
18Rigoberto Urán (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:42
19Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
20Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha
21Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:03:49
22Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:00
23Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team
24Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:02
25Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:04:07
26Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:08
27Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:04:16
28Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:04:17
29Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:04:27
30Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:04:31
31Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:04:42
32Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:44
33Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol
34Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:49
35Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:07
36Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:09
37Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
38Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:19
39Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:05:43
40Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:15
41José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:03
42Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:07:09
43Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:07:12
44Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:07:30
45Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:07:39
46Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:07:59
47Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:08:14
48Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:40
49Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team
50Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team
51Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano
52Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:08:45
53Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:09:04
54Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka
55Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky0:09:11
56Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:13
57Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:46
58Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:10:03
59Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:28
60Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:10:31
61Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
62Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:10:37
63Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:10:46
64Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:11:10
65Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:11:18
66Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida
67Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:11:32
68Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:12:19
69Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:12:28
70Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:12:39
71Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling0:12:50
72Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:56
73Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:13:07
74Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:13:14
75Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp0:13:20
76Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:13:28
77Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:14:09
78Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
79Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
80Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)
81Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol
82Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team
83Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
84Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:18
85Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge0:14:26
86Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:14:28
87Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:14:36
88Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing
89Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:58
90Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
91Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp0:15:06
92Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:15:37
93Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:15:49
94Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
95Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team0:16:01
96Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
97Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:16:04
98Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:18
99Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
100Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:16:22
101Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:16:35
102Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:16:51
103Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:16:55
104Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:17:46
105Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:18:57
106Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale
107Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:19:28
108Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:20
109Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:22:11
110Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:22:15
111Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling
112Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
113Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:22:24
114Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:22:30
115Cédric Pineau (Fra)
116Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling
117Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol
118Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
119Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale
120Laurent Mangel (Fra)
121Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:39
122Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:22:43
123Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:22:47
124Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:22:51
125Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
126Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
127Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:22:56
128Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:23:00
129Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:23:12
130Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:19
131Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:23:24
132Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:23:29
133Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida
134Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol
135Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
136Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale0:23:31
137Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale
138Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida
139Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:23:33
140Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida
141Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:36
142Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
143Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo
144Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
145Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
146Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar
147Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
148Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale
149David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp0:23:40
150Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha
151George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:23:42
152Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:23:47
153Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing0:23:53
154Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:58
155Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:24:04
156Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale
157Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:25
158Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:24:35
159Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka
160Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale
161Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
162Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team
163Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:24:39
164Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:24:54
165Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida
166Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol
167Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:24:56
168Anthony Roux (Fra)
169Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:25:05
170Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:25:08
171Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:25:25
172Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:25:44
173Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida
174Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:25:48
175John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:25:53
176Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
177Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar0:31:31
178Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:32:45
179Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:13
180Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:47
181Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:34:02

Point 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano4pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2
3Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1

Point 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha4pts
2David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2
3Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol1

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp25pts
2Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo20
3Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team16
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha14
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka12
6Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol10
7Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar9
8David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA8
9Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6
11Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha5
12Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo4
13Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3
14Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team2
15Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp1

Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA5pts
2Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3
3Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1

Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA10pts
2Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar6
3Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol4
4Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo2
5Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp1

Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp10pts
2Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo6
3Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team4
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1

Combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha16:01:28
2Tinkoff - Saxo0:00:44
3Movistar Team0:01:46
4Garmin Sharp0:02:06
5Lotto Belisol0:02:08
6Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:06:08
7Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:06:37
8Team SKY0:06:57
9MTN - Qhubeka0:07:04
10Astana Pro Team0:08:27
11Team Europcar0:09:39
12Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:10:16
13Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:10:54
14BMC Racing Team0:12:36
15Lampre - Merida0:17:01
16Team Giant - Shimano0:17:59
17Trek Factory Racing0:28:05
18Orica GreenEdge0:34:46
19Cannondale Pro Cycling0:38:06
20IAM Cycling0:50:37
22AG2R La Mondiale1:00:37

General classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo54:20:16
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:42
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:13
4Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:29
5Rigoberto Urán (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:07
6Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:15
7Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:03:26
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:14
9Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:04:36
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:04:37
11Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:04:45
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:10
13Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:06:02
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:06:18
15Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:07:18
16Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:08:58
17Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka0:10:20
18Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:40
19Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:10:43
20Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:11:31
21David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:14:08
22Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo0:14:09
23Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:14:43
24Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:14:51
25Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:15:46
26Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:16:18
27Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:16:39
28Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:59
29Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:20:31
30Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:02
31Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:27:17
32Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:27:19
33Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:27:20
34Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:28:42
35Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:32:17
36Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:32:58
37Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:36:07
38Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:36:42
39Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:38:20
40Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:38:46
41Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:40:08
42Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team0:42:14
43Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:43:46
44José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:44:02
45Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:44:05
46Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:45:10
47Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:45:37
48Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:47:19
49Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:47:57
50Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:48:00
51Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:48:13
52Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:51:11
53Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:52:30
54Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:53:45
55Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:53:47
56Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:55:12
57Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:55:19
58Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling0:56:46
59Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:57:38
60Maxime Medrel (Fra) Team Europcar0:57:52
61Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:58:38
62Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano1:00:44
63Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:01:52
64Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:04:20
65Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1:04:32
66Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1:04:49
67Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:05:38
68Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:06:10
69Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp1:06:27
70Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team1:07:44
71Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:07:45
72Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo1:08:10
73Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1:11:50
74Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:13:23
75Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1:13:41
76Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar1:14:23
77Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:14:53
78Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:15:18
79Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:15:19
80Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:15:51
81Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:18:14
82Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:18:59
83Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1:19:02
84Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo1:22:47
85Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr1:23:16
86Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:23:56
87Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp1:24:18
88Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1:24:34
89George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale1:25:37
90Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:26:37
91Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1:27:23
92Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky1:28:46
93Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr1:30:33
94Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:30:44
95Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team1:31:12
96Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge1:32:36
97Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale
98Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha1:33:07
99Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp1:34:25
100Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:34:57
101Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka1:36:07
102Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano1:38:27
103Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1:39:11
104Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:39:29
105Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida1:39:54
106Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1:40:45
107Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing1:41:03
108Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:41:11
109Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar1:41:18
110Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo1:41:41
111Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:41:51
112Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky1:43:49
113Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing1:44:38
114Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka1:44:49
115Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano1:44:50
116Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:45:07
117Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1:45:09
118Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:45:36
119Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale1:46:21
120Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar1:46:55
121Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Team Katusha1:47:20
122Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:47:21
123Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:49:27
124Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo1:49:32
125Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky1:50:57
126Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:52:43
127Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:53:31
128Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:54:05
129Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr1:54:19
130Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale1:54:41
131Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team1:55:05
132Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling1:55:16
133Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing1:55:33
134Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:58:07
135John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano1:58:08
136Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling1:58:19
137Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:59:02
138Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha2:00:20
139Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing2:02:18
140Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2:03:07
141Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol2:03:16
142Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2:05:09
143Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:05:41
144Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing2:07:02
145Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2:07:25
146Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale2:07:26
147Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge2:09:18
148Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp2:10:12
149Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol2:12:04
150Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale2:12:10
151Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:12:17
152Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano2:12:32
153David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp2:14:56
154Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale2:15:55
155Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale2:16:17
156Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka2:18:33
157Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:19:36
158Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling2:19:47
159Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:21:59
160Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida2:23:08
161Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling2:23:17
162Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:23:19
163Dan Craven (Nam) Team Europcar2:24:05
164Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:24:23
165Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale2:25:01
166Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:31:52
167Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp2:31:56
168Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:32:10
169Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr2:35:25
170Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:35:28
171Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:36:00
172Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:36:06
173Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka2:36:11
174Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar2:36:18
175Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky2:36:40
176Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:40:22
177Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr2:44:11
178Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar2:58:17
179Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:05:00
180Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale3:06:52
181Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling3:33:41

Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano116pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team80
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge73
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo69
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky65
6Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha61
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp58
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp49
9Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team44
10Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing42
11Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale41
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits40
13Rigoberto Urán (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team39
14Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team35