Vuelta a España: Jakobsen gets sweet birthday win on stage 16

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) gave himself a special 25th birthday present at the Vuelta a España, winning the hectic sprint in Santa Cruz de Bezana to take his third victory in this year’s race.

The Deceuninck-Quickstep team took control in the final two kilometres. Jakobsen lost his teammate's wheel but had the sprinting skills to protect his position near the front in the snaking finals kilometre and then had the speed to win.

Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) tried to challenge him but had to settle for third, with Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe) coming through to take second. Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) was fourth.

"A birthday is always a good day, but I'm over the moon with this win," Jakobsen said, praising the chase of his Deceuninck-Quickstep teammates.

"I think what we saw today is the 'Wolf pack'. I was dropped on the climb, the guys waited for me, they brought me back and I won the race. The only thing I can do is win a short, fast sprint – they did everything else today."

Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) finished safely in the peloton to retain the overall race lead for another day and so into the Asturian mountains and Wednesday's mountain finish at Lago di Covadonga.

The Norwegian leads Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) by 54 seconds, with Primož Roglič third overall at 1:36 and Enric Mas (Movistar) his closest rival at 2:011.

How it unfolded

Stage 16 of the 2021 Vuelta a España was described as the last opportunity for sprinters before the final mountain stages but the 180km ride from Laredo to Santa Cruz de Bezana was never going to be an easy day for the fast men and their teammates, with the inland Cantabrian hills offering terrain for a breakaway and other attacks.

The riders were relaxed at the start overlooking the sea after enjoying the second rest day, but the tension soon emerged in the peloton due to an early crash that involved overall contenders Enric Mas (Movistar) and Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) and saw a number of others go down.

In the confusion, the early break formed with Stan Dewulf (AG2R-Citroën), Mikel Bizkarra (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Dimitri Claeys (Qhubeka NextHash), Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) and Jetse Bol (Burgos-BH) going clear.

They were allowed to open a 2:00 lead but the pace was high with 47km covered in the first hour.

The stage stabilized in the opening 80km with Team DSM, Groupama-FDJ and Deceuninck-QuickStep leading the chase, giving race leader Odd Christian Eiking and his Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert teammates a day off the front and in the wheels.

The attackers worked together, determined to take their chance but their lead rarely extended beyond 2:00, with the sprint team's playing cat and mouse. 

Mid-stage the impact of the early crash emerged in full when Ciccone abandoned, in pain and in tears, after a chainring cut into right knee. Soon after that, Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) also retired due to his injuries, and Sep Vanmarcke (Israel Start-Up Nation) did too.

The control of the peloton ended after the day's lone classified climb, the category 3 Alto de Hijas with 80km to go.

Harm Vanhoucke and his Lotto Soudal teammate Maxim Van Gils attacked on the climb to go across to the break. Vanhoucke made it across to create a six-rider move and there was a sense more attacks would come.

The break lead by 1:20 but their advantage melted under the Spanish sun as UAE Team Emirates upped the pace on a second uncategorised climb in an attempt to hurt their sprint rivals. It worked, with Jakobsen also distanced.

However, he and his Deceuninck-Quickstep team did not panic, even when they were 30 second behind, instead gathering together to chase on the rolling roads to the spectacular coastline.

The rise in speed and aggression also cut into the break's lead and was down to just 30 seconds with 50km to go but the catch failed to happen when Jakobsen caught the peloton and the sprint teams eased to focus on the finish.  

The rolling roads hurt the breakaway and the peloton, with late climbs splitting the six riders up front, with Simmons the first to suffer the pace. Dewulf was the last to survive, using his fresher legs to attack alone. Yet there was no escape as first Ineos Grenadiers rode on the front to position and protect Egan Bernal and Adam Yates, then Groupama-FDJ lead the line to set-up Arnaud Démare for the sprint.

Bora-Hansgrohe then took over, followed by EF Education-Nippo. But as so often occurs, Deceuninck-Quick timed it best, hitting the front with 1.8km to go. It was late and hectic, but they positioned Jakobsen where he wanted and where he indeed to be.

When Alexander Krieger (Alpecin-Fenix) dived into the line to lead for Sacha Modolo, Jakobsen stayed calm and collected. Trentin was on his wheel and perfectly placed but Jakobsen took the right lines through the late curves and then opened up his sprint at exactly the right time.

A year ago, he was in hospital after his terrible Tour de Pologne sprint crash. A year later, as he celebrated his 25th birthday, the Dutchman was back where he belonged, winning his third stage of the Vuelta a España.

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Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-QuickStep 4:08:57
2Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange
5Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM
6Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
7Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
8Riccardo Minali (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
9Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
10Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
11Piet Allegaert (Bel) Cofidis
12Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal
13Sacha Modolo (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
14Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
15Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH
16Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
17Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
18Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
19Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain Victorious
20Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
21Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
22Lilian Calmejane (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
23Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo
24Alexander Krieger (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
25Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
26Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
27Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
28Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
29Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain Victorious
30Robert Stannard (Aus) Team BikeExchange
31Julen Amezqueta Moreno (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
32Wesley Kreder (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
33Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
34Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Qhubeka NextHash
35Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
36Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto Soudal
37Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
38Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech
39Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
40Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
41Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
42Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team
43José Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
44Nico Denz (Ger) Team DSM
45Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal
46Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
47Adam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
48David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
49Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
50Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
51Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
52Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
53Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious
54Clément Champoussin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
55Yuriy Natarov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
56Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Movistar Team
57Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
58Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis
59Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
60Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
61Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
62Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
63Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
64Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
65Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
66Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Burgos-BH
67Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team DSM
68Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH
69Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
70Nicolas Prodhomme (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
71Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH
72Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe
73Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
74Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
75Sander Armée (Bel) Qhubeka NextHash
76Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
77Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Cofidis
78Damien Howson (Aus) Team BikeExchange
79Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
80Jose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
81Eddy Fine (Fra) Cofidis
82Patrick Gamper (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
83Floris De Tier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
84Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
85Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
86Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
87Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
88Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
89Jefferson Cepeda Ortiz (Ecu) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
90Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team BikeExchange
91Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:00:26
92Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:37
93Edward Planckaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:45
94Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
95Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:49
96Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange
97Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:52
98Jens Keukeleire (Bel) EF Education-Nippo
99Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education-Nippo
100Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:54
101Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:11
102Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:19
103Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:01:32
104Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:35
105Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Team BikeExchange
106Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
107Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
108Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH
109Joe Dombrowski (USA) UAE Team Emirates
110Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
111Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
112Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:05
113Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
114Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
115Chad Haga (USA) Team DSM 0:02:26
116Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:38
117Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
118Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
119Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
120Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
121Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
122Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team
123Matthew Holmes (GBr) Lotto Soudal
124Quinn Simmons (USA) Trek-Segafredo
125Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
126Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal 0:02:49
127Alvaro Cuadros Morata (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:02:56
128Aritz Bagües Kalparsoro (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
129Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain Victorious
130Michael Storer (Aus) Team DSM
131Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Qhubeka NextHash 0:03:13
132Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:04:03
133James Piccoli (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
134Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH
135Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-Nippo
136Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team DSM
137Jay Vine (Aus) Alpecin-Fenix
138Sebastian Berwick (Aus) Israel Start-up Nation
139Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM
140Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:04:07
141Romain Bardet (Fra) Team DSM
142Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
143Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Qhubeka NextHash
144Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
145Josef Cerny (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:04:28
146Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 0:06:32
147Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Qhubeka NextHash
148Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-Nippo
149Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
150Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
151Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos-BH
152Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
153Xabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
154James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
155Fabio Aru (Ita) Qhubeka NextHash
156Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
157Kévin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ
DNFRudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
DNFSep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
DNFGiulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
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Sprint 1 - Santillana Del Mar. Sprint Bonificado km. 147.6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH 20
2Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 17
3Quinn Simmons (USA) Trek-Segafredo 15
4Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13
5Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Qhubeka NextHash 10
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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-QuickStep 50
2Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe 30
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 20
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 18
5Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM 16
6Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 14
7Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates 12
8Riccardo Minali (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 10
9Antonio Jesus Soto Guirao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 8
10Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 7
11Piet Allegaert (Bel) Cofidis 6
12Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal 5
13Sacha Modolo (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix 4
14Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 3
15Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH 2
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Mountain 1 - Alto de Hijas km. 106.2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH 3
2Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2
3Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 1
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Young riders
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-QuickStep 4:08:57
2Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM
4Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
5Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
7Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH
8Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
9Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
10Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
11Robert Stannard (Aus) Team BikeExchange
12Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto Soudal
13Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech
14Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal
15Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious
16Clément Champoussin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
17Yuriy Natarov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
18Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis
19Oier Lazkano Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
20Nicolas Prodhomme (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
21Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH
22Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
23Fernando Barceló Aragon (Spa) Cofidis
24Eddy Fine (Fra) Cofidis
25Patrick Gamper (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
26Jefferson Cepeda Ortiz (Ecu) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
27Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:00:45
28Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:49
29Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:01:32
30Sylvain Moniquet (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:35
31Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
32Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
33Quinn Simmons (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:38
34Stan Dewulf (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
35Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal 0:02:49
36Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:56
37Michael Storer (Aus) Team DSM
38Sebastian Berwick (Aus) Israel Start-up Nation 0:04:03
39Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM
40Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Qhubeka NextHash 0:06:32
41Diego Camargo Pineda (Col) EF Education-Nippo
42Joan Bou Company (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
43Xabier Mikel Azparren Irurzun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
44Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
45Kévin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ
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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates 12:26:51
3Bahrain Victorious
4Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
5AG2R Citroën Team
6Lotto Soudal
7Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
8Ineos Grenadiers
11Team BikeExchange
12Astana-Premier Tech
13Team DSM
15Movistar Team
18Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:37
19GROUPAMA - FDJ 0:00:52
20EF Education-Nippo 0:01:44
21Qhubeka NextHash 0:03:13
22Israel Start-up Nation 0:04:03
23Trek-Segafredo 0:05:16
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General classification after stage 16
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 64:06:47
2Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:54
3Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:36
4Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:11
5Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Movistar Team 0:03:04
6Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious 0:03:35
7Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:04:21
8Adam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:04:34
9Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma 0:04:59
10Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:05:31
11Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech 0:06:04
12Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:06:47
13Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:07:07
14David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:07:11
15Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:11:08
16Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:14:46
17Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis 0:26:35
18Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:28:21
19Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates 0:28:58
20Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team 0:33:50
21Clément Champoussin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:37:04
22Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:38:47
23Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:39:52
24Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:41:42
25Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:44:38
26Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:48:28
27Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:48:43
28Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Qhubeka NextHash 0:48:44
29Jefferson Cepeda Ortiz (Ecu) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:49:26
30Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:49:33
31Romain Bardet (Fra) Team DSM 0:53:09
32Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:55:23
33Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:55:26
34Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team DSM 0:56:30
35Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:57:44
36Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team BikeExchange 0:57:54
37Gotzon Martin Sanz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:04:45
38Lilian Calmejane (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 1:05:10
39Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Burgos-BH 1:05:13
40Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 1:10:11
41Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 1:12:23
42Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers 1:12:39
43Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 1:12:43
44Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers 1:13:48
45Fabio Aru (Ita) Qhubeka NextHash 1:16:39
46Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Team BikeExchange 1:18:42
47Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1:20:07
48Jens Keukeleire (Bel) EF Education-Nippo 1:20:46
49Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:22:31
50Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 1:24:37
51Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:25:11
52Julen Amezqueta Moreno (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:25:32
53Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1:25:35
54Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:26:05
55Michael Storer (Aus) Team DSM 1:28:28
56Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 1:29:09