Vuelta a Espana: Trentin wins stage 10

Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) claimed his second victory of the 2017 Vuelta a España, getting the better of Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) in a two-up sprint after the duo had forged clear on the descent of the Collado Bermejo.

The Italian, who won a bunch sprint in Tarragona on stage 4, was part of a four-man group that went clear from the 20-strong breakaway on the way up the first-category climb, and by the bottom of the 20km descent just Rojas stood between him and the victory.

And in truth, the Spaniard didn't put up much of a fight. He led through the final right-hand bend and opened up his sprint from range, giving Trentin ample time to hide in the slipstream before surging through in the final 100 metres – at which point Rojas simply sat up and acknowledged defeat.

"I really wanted it. It was for a while I was thinking about this stage because the climb was hard, but it was a steady grind. It was something that I can handle pretty well," said Trentin, who made it four wins so far for Quick-Step at this Vuelta.

"I knew the downhill was really technical. For me it was good having Rojas in the front group because he was really, really good going down. I could just follow him. To be honest, when he was really pushing, I'm a good downhiller I think, but I was a bit in trouble to follow him. We could distance all the other guys on the downhill, then it was good in the sprint."

Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained his overall lead, despite a spirited onslaught from Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) on the long and sinuous descent, which was made all the more treacherous by the wet weather earlier in the day. Froome finished alongside most of his rivals, though there was a significant development as Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing) produced a spirited descent of his own to finish almost half a minute clear of the GC group.

The Irishman, who started the day third overall, led the pursuit of Nibali and pressed on when the Italian was caught, holding on as the road flattened out in the final couple of kilometres to draw level with Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) in second place overall, 36 seconds down on Froome.

"It was a good day," said Roche. "It wasn't really the plan to go on the descent until I saw Vincenzo opening a gap. I tried to get around the other GC riders, then came onto Vincenzo, then opened up a bit of gap, and I said 'let's go, see what happens'."

How it unfolded

179 riders set out from Caravaca, where the rain was already falling, and it was soon apparent there would be an intense fight to make it into the breakaway, given the nature of the parcours. Michel Kreder (Aqua Blue) and Rohan Dennis tried to get away in the opening kilometres but were reeled back in, setting the tone for a fast and intense – if uneventful – start to the day.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors3:34:56
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:01
3Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:19
4Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:00:21
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:56
6Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:59
7Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:02:22
8Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:02:40
10Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:05
11Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:03:59
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:04:03
13Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:04:32
14Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 13 - Cell 2
15Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana PostobonRow 14 - Cell 2
16Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team SkyRow 15 - Cell 2
17Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team SkyRow 16 - Cell 2
18Wout Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 17 - Cell 2
19Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-ScottRow 18 - Cell 2
20Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step FloorsRow 19 - Cell 2
21Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 20 - Cell 2
22David de la Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 21 - Cell 2
23Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 22 - Cell 2
24Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-ScottRow 25 - Cell 2
27Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 26 - Cell 2
28Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team SunwebRow 27 - Cell 2
29Sam Oomen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 28 - Cell 2
30Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension DataRow 29 - Cell 2
31Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-DrapacRow 31 - Cell 2
33Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 33 - Cell 2
35Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team+0:20
36Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 35 - Cell 2
37Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 36 - Cell 2
38Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team EmiratesRow 37 - Cell 2
39Michael Mørkøv (Den) Katusha-AlpecinRow 38 - Cell 2
40Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:00
41Hector Sáez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:49
42Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La MondialeRow 41 - Cell 2
43Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-SegafredoRow 44 - Cell 2
46Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 45 - Cell 2
47Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 46 - Cell 2
48Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team EmiratesRow 47 - Cell 2
49Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:59
50Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:07:08
52Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team SunwebRow 51 - Cell 2
53Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates0:07:56
54Diego Rosa (Ita) Team SkyRow 53 - Cell 2
55Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana PostobonRow 54 - Cell 2
56Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:00
57David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 56 - Cell 2
58Hernán Aguirre (Col) Manzana PostobonRow 57 - Cell 2
59Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 58 - Cell 2
60Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 59 - Cell 2
61Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:10:20
62Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue SportRow 61 - Cell 2
63Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Fernando Orjuela (Col) Manzana PostobonRow 63 - Cell 2
65Rubén Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates0:11:14
67Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:11:31
68Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 67 - Cell 2
69Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:11:52
70Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 69 - Cell 2
71Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 70 - Cell 2
72Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 71 - Cell 2
73Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 72 - Cell 2
74Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-AlpecinRow 73 - Cell 2
75Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 74 - Cell 2
76Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-DrapacRow 75 - Cell 2
77Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana PostobonRow 76 - Cell 2
78Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:13:49
79Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 78 - Cell 2
80Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:14:39
81Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana PostobonRow 80 - Cell 2
82Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJRow 81 - Cell 2
83Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team SunwebRow 82 - Cell 2
84Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 83 - Cell 2
85Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team SkyRow 84 - Cell 2
86Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 86 - Cell 2
88Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Dimension DataRow 87 - Cell 2
89Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 89 - Cell 2
91Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-ScottRow 91 - Cell 2
93Bernardo Suaza (Col) Manzana PostobonRow 92 - Cell 2
94Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott0:14:55
95Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 95 - Cell 2
97Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana PostobonRow 98 - Cell 2
100Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 99 - Cell 2
101Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 100 - Cell 2
102Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 101 - Cell 2
103Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team SunwebRow 102 - Cell 2
104Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 103 - Cell 2
105Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 104 - Cell 2
106Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension DataRow 106 - Cell 2
108Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 107 - Cell 2
109Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 108 - Cell 2
110Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 109 - Cell 2
111Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Orica-ScottRow 110 - Cell 2
112Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 111 - Cell 2
113Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto SoudalRow 112 - Cell 2
114Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJRow 113 - Cell 2
115Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana PostobonRow 114 - Cell 2
116Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJRow 115 - Cell 2
117Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
118Chad Haga (USA) Team SunwebRow 117 - Cell 2
119Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 118 - Cell 2
120Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 119 - Cell 2
121Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 120 - Cell 2
122Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 121 - Cell 2
123Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 122 - Cell 2
124Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 123 - Cell 2
125Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 124 - Cell 2
126Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 125 - Cell 2
127Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 126 - Cell 2
128Christian Knees (Ger) Team SkyRow 127 - Cell 2
129Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJRow 128 - Cell 2
130Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 129 - Cell 2
131Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 131 - Cell 2
133Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-ScottRow 133 - Cell 2
135Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:16:05
136Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:56
137Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 136 - Cell 2
138Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 137 - Cell 2
139Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:17:20
140Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 139 - Cell 2
141David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 140 - Cell 2
142George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 141 - Cell 2
143Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport0:17:33
144Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 143 - Cell 2
145Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue SportRow 145 - Cell 2
147Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue SportRow 146 - Cell 2
148Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-AlpecinRow 147 - Cell 2
149Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 148 - Cell 2
150Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 149 - Cell 2
151Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 150 - Cell 2
152Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La MondialeRow 151 - Cell 2
153Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team SunwebRow 152 - Cell 2
154Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue SportRow 153 - Cell 2
155Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-DrapacRow 154 - Cell 2
156Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-ScottRow 155 - Cell 2
157Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-ScottRow 156 - Cell 2
158Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue SportRow 158 - Cell 2
160Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 159 - Cell 2
161Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 160 - Cell 2
162Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 161 - Cell 2
163Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 162 - Cell 2
164Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue SportRow 163 - Cell 2
165Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 164 - Cell 2
166Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue SportRow 165 - Cell 2
167Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 166 - Cell 2
168Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 167 - Cell 2
169Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 168 - Cell 2
170Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-DrapacRow 169 - Cell 2
171Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team SunwebRow 170 - Cell 2
172Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 171 - Cell 2
173Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar TeamRow 172 - Cell 2
174Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-AlpecinRow 173 - Cell 2
175Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 174 - Cell 2
176Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-DrapacRow 175 - Cell 2
177Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-DrapacRow 176 - Cell 2
178Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-DrapacRow 177 - Cell 2
179William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-DrapacRow 178 - Cell 2
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Sprint - km 108.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors4pts
2Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors25pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Alto Del Morrón De Totana, km 130.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data3pts
2Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 (Cat. 1) Collado Bermejo, km 143
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team10pts
2Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team10:51:47
2Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:57
3Quick - Step Floors0:02:05
4BMC Racing Team0:03:58
5Astana Pro Team0:04:27
6Team Lotto NL - Jumbo0:06:04
7Team Sky0:06:37
8Orica - ScottRow 7 - Cell 2
9Trek - Segafredo0:07:54
10Bahrain - MeridaRow 9 - Cell 2
11AG2R La Mondiale0:08:46
12Team Sunweb0:09:13
13Uae Team Emirates0:11:18
14Team Dimension Data0:12:33
15Team Katusha Alpecin0:13:57
16Manzana Postobon Team0:14:29
17FDJ0:22:12
18Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team0:26:58
19Lotto Soudal0:28:48
20Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 19 - Cell 2
21Aqua Blue Sport0:38:27
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