Vuelta a Espana: Wallays wins stage 18

Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) won stage 18 of the Vuelta a España following a breathless finale in Lleida that saw him out-sprint breakaway companion Sven Erik Bystrom (UAE Team Emirates) just as the peloton was bearing down upon them in the finishing straight.

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) opted to open his sprint from a distance in a desperate attempt to catch the escapees, but although the world champion's effort was a prodigious one, he had to settle for third place on the same time as Wallays. Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) placed 4th ahead of Ivan Garcia (Bahrain-Merida).

On a transitional day that was expected to peter out into a bunch sprint, Wallays, Bystrom and fellow escapee Jetse Bol (Burgos-BH) – who was dropped from the break with 7km to go – defied all expectations to pull off a remarkable heist in Catalonia. The trio escaped after just 3km, and their advantage was never allowed to stretch beyond 2:30, but they took advantage of a brisk tailwind to summon up the wherewithal to fend off the bunch on the run-in.

"I think everyone was expecting a mass sprint, but I had a crash after the first rest day, and I had something in my mind to do something in a stage, and one of them was this stage," Wallays said afterwards. "Everyone expected a mass sprint, but I know if I'm good I can surprise many riders, and today I did it."

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) retains the overall lead with an advantage of 25 seconds over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The red jersey was prominent at the head of the peloton in the closing kilometres, mindful, perhaps, that Valverde might try to claim bonus seconds at the finish. Instead, the general classification picture remains untouched ahead of the Vuelta's grand finale in the Pyrenees on Friday and Saturday.

"It was OK until the final, it was really fast because of the wind," Yates said. "It was a hard final, but the rest was a nice day. I'm looking forward to tomorrow now."

Thursday belonged to Wallays, however, and the Belgian has previous experience when it comes to defying the sprinters and out-manoeuvring a breakaway companion in a major race. In 2014, Wallays cannily denied Thomas Voeckler in a two-up sprint to win Paris-Tours, while the following spring, he won Dwars door Vlaanderen after clipping away from the winning move in the finale.

As the kilometres ticked down towards Lleida, Wallays quickly weighed up his prospects of beating the fast-finishing Bystrom in the event of a sprint. Mindful that they still had a healthy buffer over the bunch – they led by half a minute with 3km to go – Wallays marshalled Bystrom to the front with 1500 metres remaining, and he bided his time on the Norwegian's wheel until the finish line reared into view.

"I know Bystrom, he was the strongest sprinter. It was a little uphill. I was well informed by my sport director – if I hear in the last 1.5km we had 30, 35 seconds, then I know I need to do something," Wallays said. "I stayed on the wheel because he was the strongest sprinter. I waited, I waited, I waited. I only just focused on the line, and I went with 200m to go."

How it unfolded

Few anticipated anything other than a bunch sprint on stage 18 when the Vuelta route was unveiled in January, and nothing about the opening phase of Thursday's stage suggested a deviation from that script.

Wallays, Bol and Bystrom escaped from the peloton after 3km, but their freedom came with rigorously designated limits. Sprint opportunities are few and far between at the modern Vuelta – witness the 'flat' day that finished on the climb to Caminito del Rey on stage 2 – and the fast men's teams kept a tight rein on the break's advantage throughout the afternoon.

The three leaders had 2:30 in hand after 40km, but that was as much leeway as the bunch was willing to grant them. With 80km to go, that gap had been trimmed to two minutes, and it flitted in and around the two-minute mark thereafter. A brisk tailwind only contributed to the nervousness and speed of the peloton, and there seemed but a slim prospect of the break surviving when they hit the final 20km with a lead of 1:40.

By that point, Matthias Brändle was setting the pace for Trek-Segafredo, and Quick-Step Floors, LottoNL-Jumbo and Bora-Hansgrohe would all make contributions on the rapid approach to the finish in Lleida, but despite their efforts, Wallays et al still had just shy of a minute in hand with 10km to go.

The escapees were beginning to believe more firmly in their chances, and not even the loss of Bol – distanced with a shade under 7km to go – damaged the momentum of Bystrom and Wallays, who continued to swap turns deep into the finale.

Back in the main peloton, Valverde and Yates were both tucked in right at the very front, each man mindful that there could yet be vital seconds to be won and lost on this seemingly innocuous stage.

With 2km to go, Wallays and Bystrom still had more 20 seconds in hand, but just as it seemed they would deny the sprinters, there was a sudden surge from the peloton. Sagan's mammoth effort in the finishing straight saw him move to within clutching distance of the break, but he could not quite grasp the stage victory, and the spoils fell to Wallays.

Simon Yates finished safely in the main peloton to maintain his lead over Valverde ahead of the final two mountain stages. Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) remains third at 1:22, with Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) rounding out a tightly-packed top five.

A resident of Andorra, Yates is intimately familiar with the road ahead. And, having led the Giro d'Italia into the corresponding stage in May, he knows something, too, of the rarefied demands of the final days of a Grand Tour.

"It's going to be very difficult, I know that," Yates said. "I know the stages now, so maybe that helps a little bit. But it's going to be very difficult and I'll give it my best shot."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:57:03
2Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team EmiratesRow 1 - Cell 2
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-HansgroheRow 2 - Cell 2
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 3 - Cell 2
5Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 5 - Cell 2
7Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 6 - Cell 2
8Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 7 - Cell 2
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 8 - Cell 2
10Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension DataRow 9 - Cell 2
11Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 10 - Cell 2
12Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-ScottRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 13 - Cell 2
15Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Max Walscheid (Ger) Team SunwebRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-ScottRow 18 - Cell 2
20Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 20 - Cell 2
22Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 21 - Cell 2
23Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 22 - Cell 2
24Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 23 - Cell 2
25Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 24 - Cell 2
26Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 25 - Cell 2
27Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 26 - Cell 2
28Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 27 - Cell 2
29Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 28 - Cell 2
30Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 29 - Cell 2
31Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team SunwebRow 30 - Cell 2
32Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 31 - Cell 2
33Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 32 - Cell 2
34Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 33 - Cell 2
35Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 34 - Cell 2
36Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 36 - Cell 2
38Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 37 - Cell 2
39Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-AlpecinRow 38 - Cell 2
40Benjamin King (USA) Dimension DataRow 39 - Cell 2
41Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 40 - Cell 2
42Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:17
43Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step FloorsRow 42 - Cell 2
44Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:20
45Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:21
46Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:24
47Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:30
48Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 47 - Cell 2
49David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:00:36
50Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 49 - Cell 2
51Mickael Delage (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 50 - Cell 2
52Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 55 - Cell 2
57Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 56 - Cell 2
58Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team SunwebRow 57 - Cell 2
59Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:40
60Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team EmiratesRow 60 - Cell 2
62Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-ScottRow 61 - Cell 2
63Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 62 - Cell 2
64Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-SegafredoRow 65 - Cell 2
67Lars Boom (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:51
68Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:00:55
69Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:06
70Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb0:01:09
71Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:11
72Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:01:13
73Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:17
74Jorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BHRow 73 - Cell 2
75Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 74 - Cell 2
76Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 75 - Cell 2
77Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team SkyRow 76 - Cell 2
78Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:28
79Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:34
80Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:57
81Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:02:10
82Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:02:18
83Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ0:02:21
84Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BHRow 83 - Cell 2
85Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:02:24
86Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Kasper Asgreen (Den) Quick-Step Floors0:02:38
88George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-JumboRow 87 - Cell 2
89Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:46
90Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb0:02:48
91Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 90 - Cell 2
92Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-AlpecinRow 91 - Cell 2
93Jesus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Burgos BH0:03:06
94Pablo Torres Muiño (Spa) Burgos BHRow 93 - Cell 2
95Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 94 - Cell 2
96Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 95 - Cell 2
97Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 96 - Cell 2
98Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 97 - Cell 2
99Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 98 - Cell 2
100Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension DataRow 99 - Cell 2
101Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension DataRow 101 - Cell 2
103Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension DataRow 102 - Cell 2
104Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 105 - Cell 2
107Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 106 - Cell 2
108Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 108 - Cell 2
110Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 109 - Cell 2
111Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 110 - Cell 2
112Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 111 - Cell 2
113Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Stephane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 113 - Cell 2
115Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 114 - Cell 2
116Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 115 - Cell 2
117Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 116 - Cell 2
118Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 117 - Cell 2
119Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 118 - Cell 2
120Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 119 - Cell 2
121Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 120 - Cell 2
122Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 121 - Cell 2
123Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team SkyRow 122 - Cell 2
124Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team SkyRow 123 - Cell 2
125Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 124 - Cell 2
126Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension DataRow 125 - Cell 2
127Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension DataRow 126 - Cell 2
128Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 127 - Cell 2
129Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 128 - Cell 2
130Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-HansgroheRow 129 - Cell 2
131Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Michael Storer (Aus) Team SunwebRow 131 - Cell 2
133Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 132 - Cell 2
134Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 133 - Cell 2
135Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 135 - Cell 2
137Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 136 - Cell 2
138Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 137 - Cell 2
139Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 138 - Cell 2
140Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 139 - Cell 2
141Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension DataRow 140 - Cell 2
142Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:33
143Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin0:04:38
144Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Ian Boswell (USA) Katusha-AlpecinRow 145 - Cell 2
147José Mendes (Por) Burgos BHRow 146 - Cell 2
148Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos BHRow 148 - Cell 2
150Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BHRow 149 - Cell 2
151Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 150 - Cell 2
152Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 151 - Cell 2
153Pierre Rolland (Fra) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 152 - Cell 2
154Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 153 - Cell 2
155Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-ScottRow 154 - Cell 2
156Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 155 - Cell 2
157Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:13
158Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:13
159Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:46
160Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-SegafredoRow 159 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Monzón - 127 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal4pts
2Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish - Lleida. Av. Prat de la Riba - 186.1 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal25pts
2Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos BH
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Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora-Hansgrohe11:51:09
2Quick-Step FloorsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Mitchelton-ScottRow 2 - Cell 2
4Euskadi Basque CountryRow 3 - Cell 2
5Groupama-FDJRow 4 - Cell 2
6LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:17
7Movistar Team0:00:20
8Team Sunweb0:00:21
9UAE Team Emirates0:00:30
10Bahrain-Merida0:00:36
11Trek-SegafredoRow 10 - Cell 2
12AG2R La Mondiale0:01:12
13Astana Pro Team0:01:16
14EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:17
15Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 14 - Cell 2
16Lotto Soudal0:01:34
17Team Sky0:02:29
18Dimension Data0:03:06
19Katusha-Alpecin0:05:36
20BMC Racing Team0:06:28
21Burgos-BH0:06:44
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:18
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General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott73:02:37
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:25
3Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:22
4Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team0:01:36
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:48
6Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:02:11
7Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:04:09
8Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:04:36
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:05:31
10Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:05
11Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:06:33
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb0:09:15
13David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky0:09:55
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:10:27
15Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:11:35
16Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:14:40
17Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:17:31
18Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:25:06
19Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:27:45
20Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:31:22
21Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:34:40
22Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:34:48
23Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:37:44
24Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:40:43
25Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data0:42:24
26George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo0:42:36
27Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:45:59
28Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:46:32
29Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:00
30Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:49:22
31Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:52:49
32Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:55:56
33Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:56:18
34Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:59:05
35Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1:01:16
36Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri) Dimension Data1:01:24
37Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo1:03:08
38Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb1:03:37
39Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team1:06:09
40Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:06:47
41Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1:07:05
42Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team1:11:51
43Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:15:57
44Daniel Moreno (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale1:18:09
45Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:18:14
46Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates1:19:43
47Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:19:48
48