Valverde wins queen stage of Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took one step closer to winning his first Vuelta al Pais Vasco on Friday, taking out the queen stage to Eibar over Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale).

Valverde closed the gap to a late attack from Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) and Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates) near the summit of the climb, bringing along Bardet and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), who took third on the stage.

"I attacked and attacked, the others struggled, but I also suffered and it was difficult to create a gap," Valverde said of the final climb. "At the final stretch of the 'new' climb I decided to just set a steady pace, without any attacks, to catch Woods and Meintjes. That way, I could contest the sprint, where I knew I'd be the fastest.

"I knew the finish perfectly - one who doesn't do might have his doubts about how to tackle that final turn, on full steam or braking a bit before going for the final straight. I knew I had to go full gas, that's why I took the lead with 300m to go and never let anyone go ahead."

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) trailed across the line three seconds behind Woods and Meintjes, with Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida), Sergio Henao (Sky) and Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) a further dozen seconds down.

Overnight race leader David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) lost contact on the steepest part of the final climb, but rallied to keep himself inside the top 10 overall, coming across the line 22 seconds behind Valverde.

Valverde now leads the race with one stage remaining, but on the same time with Bardet and Uran and facing a tough battle in the final stage, a 27.7km time trial on Saturday.

"A GC victory would be a huge plus for my palmarès, I can't deny I want to take it as I haven't got an Itzulia - but I'll feel happy all the same if I don't win," Valverde said. "I've claimed eight victories so far this year, two GCs, lots of second and third places - everything that happens now will not change my happiness. We also know that some good specialists are behind us, really close, and it will be tough to conserve the jersey.

"The key on tomorrow's TT route will be both the ascent and the flat after the Elgeta descent. You've got to climb fast and profit from that long downhill to recover because, even though there are some generous stretches into the flatter part to just throw your bike and not pedal, you'll also need some power on your legs to cope with some difficult sections. I know it well, I actually went on a recce of it last Friday, and today's finale went through some of its roads. I'm confident I can do well."

How it unfolded

The queen stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco would finally break up the stacked overall classification, with six classified climbs packed into the 139.8km on the route from Bilbo to Eibar, including the summit finish on the Usartzako. The peloton departed without Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors), who was suffering from a sore knee after a crash on stage 3, and Contador had to chase through the neutral section after having a puncture.

With such a short stage, it took a while for a breakaway to form, but eventually a large group skipped off the front

Omar Fraile, Ben King and Adrien Niyonshuti (Dimension Data), Amael Moinard and Danilo Wyss (BMC), Matej Mohoric and Kristijan Durasek (UAE Team Emirates), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Tiago Machado (Katusha-Alpecin), Juan Jose Lobato (LottoNL-Jumbo), Laurens ten Dam (Sunweb), Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal), Alex Howes and Toms Skujins (Cannondale-Drapac), Matteo Montaguti (AG2R-La Mondiale), Luis Mas (Caja Rural), Mathias Leturnier and Yoann Bagot (Cofidis).

Niyonshuti was dropped on the Puerto de Pagatza, the first category 2 climb, before mountains classification leader Howes missed out on the maximum points to Montaguti. Mas claimed the sprint classification points, moving back into the lead of the rankings over teammate Jonathan Lastra. The breakaway’s gap, which had only been 1:50 at the biggest, was already coming down as the mountain-packed second half of the stage approached.

On the second climb, Fraile attacked to take the lead on the second climb of the category 1 Izua. The move drew out ten Dam and Skujins, but the peloton was soon in sight, and swept past the two with 54km to go before the next climb.

Orica-Scott set a brisk tempo on the second ascent of the Izua, with race leader De La Cruz tucked safely behind their train surrounded by his Quick-Step teammates.

Orica continued to throttle the pace on the penultimate category 3 Urkaregi, putting Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) briefly into touch of trouble when he suffered a mechanical and had to get a new bike. But the Pole caught back on before the top, just as Lotto Soudal’s Tosh van der Sande attacked - a move that was quickly reeled in.

The peloton rolled along, status quo, until 5km to go when Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) attacked on the final climb. The move didn’t work but did serve to spark a counter attack from Valverde, Henao and Contador that he could just latch onto.

The quartet dangled just ahead of the peloton, still led by Orica-Scott.

Valverde sensed the catch, and attacked with 4.3km to go, but the effort was too soon. A brief ease and the four were caught, but Woods was not ready to give up - he countered the move and got away with 4km to go.

The Valverde group kept him in sight, but de la Cruz lost contact behind, giving up half a minute, but fought his way back to the riders ahead. Meanwhile, Meintjes had clicked off the front and joined the Canadian with 3.3km to go.

But a surge from Valverde reeled the pair in with 2.4km to go before the crest of the climb with the other main favourites on his wheel.

The Movistar rider then timed his sprint perfectly to take out the stage and the race lead.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team3:26:32
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-DrapacRow 2 - Cell 2
4Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-DrapacRow 3 - Cell 2
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team EmiratesRow 4 - Cell 2
6Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:00:03
7Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:15
8Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 7 - Cell 2
9Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-ScottRow 8 - Cell 2
10David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:00:22
11Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 10 - Cell 2
12Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:00:34
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:47
15Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 14 - Cell 2
16George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:58
17Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 16 - Cell 2
18Warren Barguil (Fra) Team SunwebRow 17 - Cell 2
19Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 18 - Cell 2
20Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:11
22Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 23 - Cell 2
25Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:27
26Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 25 - Cell 2
27Sam Oomen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 26 - Cell 2
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ0:01:42
30Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:55
31Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:57
32Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:02:00
33Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 32 - Cell 2
34Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-Merida0:02:16
35Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:02:30
36Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:02:43
37Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension DataRow 36 - Cell 2
38Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 37 - Cell 2
39Simon Geschke (Ger) Team SunwebRow 38 - Cell 2
40André Cardoso (Por) Trek-SegafredoRow 39 - Cell 2
41Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Sebastian Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 42 - Cell 2
44Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott0:03:10
45Jon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 44 - Cell 2
46Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-AlpecinRow 45 - Cell 2
47Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:03:33
48Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-MeridaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 48 - Cell 2
50Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:40
51Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:04:29
52Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 51 - Cell 2
53Georg Preidler (Aut) Team SunwebRow 52 - Cell 2
54Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:46
56Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 55 - Cell 2
57Alexander Aranburu (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 56 - Cell 2
58Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:05:10
60Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:20
62Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:06:01
63Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:06:44
64Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:07:10
65Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 65 - Cell 2
67Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:08:59
68Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 67 - Cell 2
69Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 68 - Cell 2
70Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:09:22
71Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-ScottRow 70 - Cell 2
72David Lopez (Spa) Team SkyRow 71 - Cell 2
73Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:09:24
74Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 73 - Cell 2
75Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 74 - Cell 2
76Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 75 - Cell 2
77Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-DrapacRow 76 - Cell 2
78Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 77 - Cell 2
79Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin0:09:27
80Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 80 - Cell 2
82Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team EmiratesRow 81 - Cell 2
83Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 82 - Cell 2
84Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 83 - Cell 2
85Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 84 - Cell 2
86Michael Matthews (Aus) Team SunwebRow 85 - Cell 2
87Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 86 - Cell 2
88Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-MeridaRow 87 - Cell 2
89Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:09:44
90Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 89 - Cell 2
91Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:10:04
92Ben King (USA) Dimension Data0:10:39
93Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 92 - Cell 2
94Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 93 - Cell 2
95Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 95 - Cell 2
97Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:11:05
98Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:11:15
99Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:11:39
100Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-Scott0:12:05
101Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:13:09
102Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 101 - Cell 2
103Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:13:23
104Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 103 - Cell 2
105Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:14:07
106Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 105 - Cell 2
107Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team SunwebRow 106 - Cell 2
108Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team SunwebRow 107 - Cell 2
109Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:14:12
110Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 109 - Cell 2
111Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:14:42
112Mathias Leturnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 111 - Cell 2
113Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 113 - Cell 2
115Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin0:14:44
116Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:14:48
117Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:15:03
118Michal Golas (Pol) Team SkyRow 117 - Cell 2
119Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team EmiratesRow 118 - Cell 2
120Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 120 - Cell 2
122Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 121 - Cell 2
123Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJRow 122 - Cell 2
124Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:15:07
125Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:11
126Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 125 - Cell 2
127Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:15:25
128Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:15:27
129Luis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 128 - Cell 2
130Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 129 - Cell 2
131Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 130 - Cell 2
132Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 131 - Cell 2
133Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:16:20
134Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:16:36
135Rob Power (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 134 - Cell 2
136Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-ScottRow 135 - Cell 2
137Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 136 - Cell 2
138Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:17:02
DNFRafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 138 - Cell 2
DNFTim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFSean De Bie (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFAntonio Pedrero Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFSimon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Velits (Svk) Quick-Step FloorsRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFMaximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step FloorsRow 144 - Cell 2
DNFLachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension DataRow 145 - Cell 2
DNFAdrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension DataRow 146 - Cell 2
DNFJhonatan Restrepo Valencia (Col) Katusha-AlpecinRow 147 - Cell 2
DNSJulian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 148 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team25pts
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott7Row 8 - Cell 3
10David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 2) Pagatza Elgetako, km. 45.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6pts
2Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 (Cat. 1) Izuako, km. 71.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data10pts
2Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 (Cat. 3) Trabakuako, km. 92.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac3pts
2Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-Scott2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 (Cat. 1) Izuako, km. 106.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott10pts
2Rob Power (Aus) Orica-Scott8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 (cat. 3) Urkaregiko, km. 121.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott3pts
2Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 6 (Cat. 1) Usartzako, km. 138.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates10pts
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 5 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1AG2R La Mondiale10:21:25
2BMC Racing Team0:01:07
4Team Sky0:02:26
5Movistar Team0:02:49
6Team Sunweb0:03:19
8UAE Team Emirates0:03:37
9Quick-Step Floors0:04:41
11Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:06:21
12Astana Pro Team0:06:38
13Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:18
16Dimension Data0:09:05
17Lotto Soudal0:09:40
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:42
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General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team20:05:18
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-DrapacRow 1 - Cell 2
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team EmiratesRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-DrapacRow 4 - Cell 2
6Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:00:03
7Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:15
8Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 7 - Cell 2
9David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:00:19
10Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:22
11Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 10 - Cell 2
12Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:00:34
13Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:47
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 13 - Cell 2
15George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:58
16Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Warren Barguil (Fra) Team SunwebRow 16 - Cell 2
18Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 17 - Cell 2
19Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 18 - Cell 2
20Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:08
21Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:11
22Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:27
23Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 22 - Cell 2
24Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ0:01:42
26Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:01:45
27Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:02:00
28Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:43
29Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 28 - Cell 2
30Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:03:25
31Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida0:03:33
32Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky0:04:08
33Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:30
34Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:04:46
35Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott0:04:48
36Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:05:19
37Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:05:55
38Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:06:11
39Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:06:44
40Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:07:07
41Alexander Aranburu (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:10
42Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:05
43Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:23
44Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-Merida0:09:24
45Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb0:09:33
46Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:09:58
47Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:10:02
48Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb0:10:26
49Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott0:10:41
50Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:10:49
51Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin0:10:52
52André Cardoso (Por) Trek-Segafredo0:12:00
53Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott0:12:25
54Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:12:38
55Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:14:34
56Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 55 - Cell 2
57Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:15:17
58Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:16:01
59Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:02
60Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:16:30
61Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:16:35
62Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin0:17:08
63Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:18:01
64Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin0:18:02
65Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:18:16
66Jon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:18:36
67Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:19:24
68Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data0:19:40
69Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:19:55
70Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:19:56
71Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:37
72Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:21:45
73Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:21:55
74Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team0:22:21
75Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:23:01
76Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:42
77Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:24:20
78David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky0:24:54
79Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:24:56
80Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:14
81Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:25:50
82Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:26:11
83Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:26:59
84Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:27:23
85Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:27:55
86Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team0:29:27
87Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:05
88Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-Scott