Pais Vasco: Albasini wins stage 2

Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott) scored his first victory of the 2017 season, taking out a chaotic bunch sprint on stage 2 of the Vuelta al País Vasco.

The Swiss rider timed his jump on the sinuous approach into Eltziego perfectly, countering a late attack from Lotto Soudal's Sean De Bie into the final turn and holding off a late charge from Quick-Step's Max Richeze.

De Bie claimed the third spot just ahead of overnight race leader Michael Matthews (Sunweb).

"I actually didn’t feel so great during the stage," Albasini said after his victory. "We had big chain rings on which I am not really used to riding but it was downhill and very fast in the end and it actually worked out very well."

"We decided around 25 kilometres to go that I would try the sprint today. I was looking before the race on the satellite pictures and for me it was pretty clear that we wouldn’t change position much in the final 300-400 metres.

"When the guys attacked in the final I went straight away and we didn’t change position much so that was the key to winning today."

Although there are no time bonuses awarded for the Basque race finishes, Matthews maintained the lead thanks to the count back. Richeze and De Bie are now second and third overall, respectively, on the same time.

How it unfolded

The 173.4km trek from Iruña to Eltziego never quite kicked off as is the usual mode for the Vuelta al País Vasco. Instead, the peloton chose to save their energy in the stiff headwind, letting Fabricio Ferrari (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Cofidis) bury themselves in a futile attempt to hold their four minute gap.

The pair traded off taking the points on the two classified climbs and in the intermediate sprints, while behind the battle for the mountains classification between Igor Anton (Dimension Data) and Yoann Bagot (Cofidis) provided a small amount of entertainment in what was otherwise a difficult-to-watch stage.

Anton managed to take three points across the two climbs, the category 2 Etxauri and cat 3 Aldeako, but Bagot narrowly kept his lead by picking up the last point on the more difficult ascent.

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) had an issue after the final climb, but had plenty of time to chase back into the peloton with the help of his teammates.

As the leaders wound through Rioja wine country, a steady grade and the fatigue of racing two against the peloton brought the duo's lead down to a single minute with 31km to go. However, a pause to organise in the peloton and some extra determination from the leaders kept the advantage bouncing around that for the next 10km.

Finally, with the penultimate intermediate sprint behind and a gradual rise with 20 kilometres to go quickly brought Ferrari and Mate within sight of the peloton. Luis Mas (Caja Rural) jumped away to take the sprint bonus to keep his lead in the sprint classification intact.

Ferrari gave in to the chase with 18 kilometres to go, but Mate carried on in a clearly futile attack that the sprinters' teams were more than happy to indulge. He was finally caught as the road levelled off two kilometres later.

Quick-Step Floors amassed at the front to keep any further attacks at bay, but were swamped on the first of two small climbs before the downhill run to the line, setting up a swirling, massed peloton with riders constantly fighting for position.

Sunweb staged a full on lead-out into the base the final gradient for race leader Matthews, a surge that jettisoned a number of riders out the back.

The descent is where the peloton finally got lined out behind Orica-Scott, who seemed to be hoping to vault Simon Gerrans to the stage victory and possible race lead.

The peloton threatened to bunch back up again before Julian Alaphilippe came to the front for Quick-Step with four km to go, but the pace was too high for any gap to form.

FDJ took over with a four-man lead-out with two kilometres to go, followed by LottoNl-Jumbo, who led into the final kilometre.

Sean De Bie (Lotto Soudal) attacked but was shut down by the Dutch team, and it was Albasini who chose the right point to open the sprint, attacking into the final turn and then staving off Quick-Step's Richeze, with De Bie holding on for third.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott4:35:22
2Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step FloorsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 2 - Cell 2
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team SunwebRow 3 - Cell 2
5Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 4 - Cell 2
6Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 10 - Cell 2
12Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 11 - Cell 2
13Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 12 - Cell 2
14Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 13 - Cell 2
15Georg Preidler (Aut) Team SunwebRow 14 - Cell 2
16Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-MeridaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 20 - Cell 2
22Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 21 - Cell 2
23Sam Oomen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 22 - Cell 2
24Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-AlpecinRow 23 - Cell 2
25Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 24 - Cell 2
26Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension DataRow 25 - Cell 2
27Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 26 - Cell 2
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 28 - Cell 2
30Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 29 - Cell 2
31Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension DataRow 30 - Cell 2
32Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 31 - Cell 2
33Warren Barguil (Fra) Team SunwebRow 32 - Cell 2
34Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 36 - Cell 2
38Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 38 - Cell 2
40Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 39 - Cell 2
41Rob Power (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 40 - Cell 2
42Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-ScottRow 41 - Cell 2
43David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 42 - Cell 2
44Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 44 - Cell 2
46Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJRow 45 - Cell 2
47Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 48 - Cell 2
50Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-ScottRow 49 - Cell 2
51Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-ScottRow 50 - Cell 2
52Mathias Leturnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 51 - Cell 2
53Michal Golas (Pol) Team SkyRow 52 - Cell 2
54Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 53 - Cell 2
55Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 54 - Cell 2
56Rafael Valls (Spa) Lotto SoudalRow 55 - Cell 2
57Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 56 - Cell 2
58Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 57 - Cell 2
59Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-MeridaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 59 - Cell 2
61Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 60 - Cell 2
62Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension DataRow 61 - Cell 2
63Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 62 - Cell 2
64Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-DrapacRow 63 - Cell 2
65Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 64 - Cell 2
66Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 65 - Cell 2
67Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 66 - Cell 2
68Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sebastian Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 68 - Cell 2
70Alexander Aranburu (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 69 - Cell 2
71Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 70 - Cell 2
72Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 71 - Cell 2
73Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-AlpecinRow 72 - Cell 2
74Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team EmiratesRow 73 - Cell 2
75Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 74 - Cell 2
76Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 76 - Cell 2
78Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team EmiratesRow 77 - Cell 2
79Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 78 - Cell 2
80Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team EmiratesRow 79 - Cell 2
81Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-DrapacRow 80 - Cell 2
82Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 81 - Cell 2
83Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 82 - Cell 2
84Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 83 - Cell 2
85Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 84 - Cell 2
86Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 85 - Cell 2
87Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 86 - Cell 2
88André Cardoso (Por) Trek-SegafredoRow 87 - Cell 2
89Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension DataRow 88 - Cell 2
90Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-MeridaRow 89 - Cell 2
91Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 90 - Cell 2
92Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension DataRow 91 - Cell 2
93Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 92 - Cell 2
94Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 93 - Cell 2
95Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team SkyRow 95 - Cell 2
97Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-DrapacRow 96 - Cell 2
98Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 97 - Cell 2
99David Lopez (Spa) Team SkyRow 98 - Cell 2
100Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 99 - Cell 2
101Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 101 - Cell 2
103Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 102 - Cell 2
104Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-DrapacRow 103 - Cell 2
105Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 104 - Cell 2
106Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-AlpecinRow 105 - Cell 2
107Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 108 - Cell 2
110Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 109 - Cell 2
111Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 110 - Cell 2
112Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 112 - Cell 2
114Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-HansgroheRow 114 - Cell 2
116Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 115 - Cell 2
117Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension DataRow 116 - Cell 2
118Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 117 - Cell 2
119Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 119 - Cell 2
121Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 120 - Cell 2
122Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 121 - Cell 2
123Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team SunwebRow 122 - Cell 2
124Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 123 - Cell 2
125Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-ScottRow 124 - Cell 2
126Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJRow 125 - Cell 2
127Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 126 - Cell 2
128Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Simon Geschke (Ger) Team SunwebRow 128 - Cell 2
130Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 130 - Cell 2
132Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha-AlpecinRow 131 - Cell 2
133Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 132 - Cell 2
134Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 133 - Cell 2
135Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 134 - Cell 2
136Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:01:07
137Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:01:28
138Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:39
139Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:09
140Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 139 - Cell 2
141Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 142 - Cell 2
144Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:28
145Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Martin Velits (Svk) Quick-Step FloorsRow 145 - Cell 2
147Ben King (USA) Dimension DataRow 146 - Cell 2
148Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team SunwebRow 147 - Cell 2
149Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 148 - Cell 2
150Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 149 - Cell 2
151Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-AlpecinRow 150 - Cell 2
152Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:46
153Jon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 152 - Cell 2
154Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 153 - Cell 2
155Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:03:37
156Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:03:52
157Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates0:04:04
158Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo0:05:34
159Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb0:06:15
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Sprint 1 - Assa, km 135
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3pts
2Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Ezkuernaga, km 153.9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3pts
2Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott25pts
2Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb1Row 14 - Cell 3
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KOM 1 - Alto de Etxauri, km 16
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6pts
2Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1Row 3 - Cell 3
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KOM 2 - Alto la Aldea, km 112.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3pts
2Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sunweb13:46:00
2Team LottoNl-JumboRow 1 - Cell 2
3Bora-HansgroheRow 2 - Cell 2
4Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5FDJRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lotto SoudalRow 5 - Cell 2
7UAE Team EmiratesRow 6 - Cell 2
8Movistar TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Orica-ScottRow 9 - Cell 2
11Team Dimension DataRow 10 - Cell 2
12AG2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13BMC Racing TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Team SkyRow 13 - Cell 2
15Cofidis Solutions, CrèditsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Quick-Step FloorsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Team Katusha-AlpecinRow 16 - Cell 2
18Caja Rural - Seguros RGARow 17 - Cell 2
19Cannondale Drapac TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Trek-SegafredoRow 19 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb8:20:29
2Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step FloorsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 2 - Cell 2
4Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 5 - Cell 2
7Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 6 - Cell 2
8Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 7 - Cell 2
9Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 8 - Cell 2
10Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 9 - Cell 2
11Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 10 - Cell 2
12Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-MeridaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 12 - Cell 2
14Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJRow 13 - Cell 2
15Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 15 - Cell 2
17Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 18 - Cell 2
20George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 19 - Cell 2
21Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 20 - Cell 2
22Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 22 - Cell 2
24Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension DataRow 23 - Cell 2
25Sam Oomen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 24 - Cell 2
26Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Warren Barguil (Fra) Team SunwebRow 26 - Cell 2
28Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-DrapacRow 27 - Cell 2
29Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-ScottRow 28 - Cell 2
30Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 29 - Cell 2
31Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-AlpecinRow 30 - Cell 2
32David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 31 - Cell 2
33Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 32 - Cell 2
34Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 34 - Cell 2
36Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 35 - Cell 2
37Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-ScottRow 38 - Cell 2
40Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-MeridaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-ScottRow 40 - Cell 2
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 42 - Cell 2
44Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Rob Power (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 44 - Cell 2
46Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 45 - Cell 2
47Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Rafael Valls (Spa) Lotto SoudalRow 47 - Cell 2
49Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 48 - Cell 2
50Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 49 - Cell 2
51Michal Golas (Pol) Team SkyRow 50 - Cell 2
52Sebastian Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 51 - Cell 2
53Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-MeridaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Georg Preidler (Aut) Team SunwebRow 53 - Cell 2
55Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 55 - Cell 2
57Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 56 - Cell 2
58Alexander Aranburu (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 57 - Cell 2
59Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 58 - Cell 2
60Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 59 - Cell 2
61Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 60 - Cell 2
62Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 61 - Cell 2
63Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 62 - Cell 2
64Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 64 - Cell 2
66Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 65 - Cell 2
67Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69