VeloNews.com » News http://velonews.competitor.com Competitive Cycling News, Race Results and Bike Reviews Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:12:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 USAC offers 16-month license for cyclocross racers http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/usac-offers-16-month-license-for-cyclocross-racers_383384 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/usac-offers-16-month-license-for-cyclocross-racers_383384#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:02:37 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383384 USA Cycling will offer a 2015-16 license at a special rate of $115, available starting Tuesday.

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USA Cycling announced Monday that it will offer a special 2015-16 membership rate for new and returning riders, specifically those who race cyclocross. Beginning on Tuesday, new and returning members can purchase a license for 2015, and also all of 2016, for the discounted price of $115.

Cyclocross has experienced explosive growth in recent years. Last season, USA Cycling counted 131,042 racer days, each of which represents one person participating in one race day. That’s up from 74,194 five years ago, in 2009.

Annual racer licenses are currently $70 each, so the $115 price is $25 less than the cost of two years at the usual rate. The pricing is available to anyone without a current USA Cycling membership and will cover road, track, and mountain bike racing for the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016.

A one-day license credit can apply toward the purchase of the annual license as well, lowering the price to $105 if using a mountain bike one-day, or $100 if using a road, track, or cyclocross one-day.

This offer is only available online and for adult domestic racing licenses; it is not valid for international, junior, or collegiate licenses.

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2015 worlds in Richmond is just weeks away, and excitement is building for the main event

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Boeckmans to stay in induced coma for the next seven days http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/boeckmans-to-stay-in-induced-coma-for-the-next-seven-days_383376 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/boeckmans-to-stay-in-induced-coma-for-the-next-seven-days_383376#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:22:12 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383376

Kris Boeckmans, 28, is in his second season riding for Lotto-Soudal. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

After sustaining several injuries in a crash in the Vuelta's eighth stage, Kris Boeckmans will remain in an induced coma for the next week

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Kris Boeckmans, 28, is in his second season riding for Lotto-Soudal. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal), who crashed hard in the Vuelta’s eighth stage, will remain in a medically induced coma for at least the next week.

Doctors had initially put Boeckmans into the induced coma Saturday, after the 28-year-old Belgian was taken the hospital following the crash. According to a team press release, doctors tried to take Kris Boeckmans out of the induced coma Monday, but lung injuries made it too difficult for Boeckmans to breathe sufficiently independently, leading doctors to place him into an induced coma again, for at least the next seven days.

The team release characterized the situation as “stable.” At the moment, Boeckmans’ swollen pulmonary tissue is preventing proper oxygen, intake and doctors are now waiting for the swelling to disappear slowly in a natural way.

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Vuelta: Sbaragli sprints to victory in stage 10 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/road/vuelta-sbaragli-sprints-to-victory-in-stage-10_383299 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/road/vuelta-sbaragli-sprints-to-victory-in-stage-10_383299#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:40:15 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383299

Kristian Sbaragli took the stage 10 victory just ahead of John Degenkolb, who had to weave his way through a crowded field before starting his sprint. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Kristian Sbaragli wins the Vuelta's tenth stage ahead of John Degenkolb and José Joaquín Rojas

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Kristian Sbaragli took the stage 10 victory just ahead of John Degenkolb, who had to weave his way through a crowded field before starting his sprint. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Kristian Sbaragli (MTN-Qhubeka) sprinted to his first career WorldTour victory at the end of the Vuelta’s short, high-paced stage 10, crossing the line just ahead of John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar).

A profile that appeared to the breakaway specialists inspired several attacks off the front early on in the day, with forty riders comprising a lead group at one point, but a Giant-Alpecin-led peloton reeled in one breakaway attempt after another over the course of the 146.6km stage. Romain Sicard (Europcar), Kenny Elissonde (FDJ), and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing) managed to open up a gap on the final categorized climb of the day, the Alto del Desierto de las Palmas, but they too were eventually brought back to set up a sprint in Castellón.

Giant-Alpecin paced the peloton in the closing kilometers to keep Degenkolb well-placed for the bunch kick, but other teams swarmed the front in the finale, causing Degenkolb to lose ground. As Degenkolb worked his way through the crowded field, Sbaragli hit the front, and the 25-year-old Italian just managed to hold out ahead of the charging German. José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) nabbed third place.

Top 10, stage 10

  • 1. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN – QHUBEKA, in 3:12:43
  • 2. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 3. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 4. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 5. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 6. Matteo MONTAGUTI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :00
  • 7. Jens KEUKELEIRE, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 8. Daryl IMPEY, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 9. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 10. Valerio CONTI, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00

 

Top 10, GC

  • 1. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, in 38:34:56
  • 2. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :57
  • 3. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, at :59
  • 4. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at 1:07
  • 5. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 1:13
  • 6. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:17
  • 7. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:17
  • 8. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at 1:18
  • 9. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 1:47
  • 10. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:52



“It happened that today, a dream came true for me,” Sbaragli said after the stage. “Already four times in this Vuelta, I tried to do my sprint. Today when I crossed the finish line I still didn’t believe it. It’s a dream for me, it’s a dream for MTN-Qhubeka.”

The Vuelta a España stage win is MTN-Qhubeka’s second grand tour stage victory of the season, after Stephen Cummings took a breakaway win in the 14th stage of the Tour de France.

“It was already big to win at the Tour for the team, and to win again today at the Vuelta is something special,” Sbaragli said. “It was a hard stage, and I really suffered on the climb to get to the line. I knew it would be important to be in front of Degenkolb to have a chance to win the sprint.”

Overall race leader Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) finished in the bunch, even leading the peloton in the final few kilometers in an effort to marshal a few late attacks, and maintained his hold on the red jersey.

“The team worked for me all week, and today we wanted to work for John,” Dumoulin said. “I went to the front on the descent to help for the sprint.”

After a Tuesday’s rest day, the Vuelta continues Wednesday with a mountainous stage 11 in Andorra. Dumoulin knows it won’t be easy to stay in the GC lead in what some are calling the Vuelta’s most challenging stage ever.

“It will be hard to defend in Andorra, but I will try,” he said. “I will go full-gas to the top. A lot can happen. I think it will be the hardest stage I’ve ever had to face before.”

Stage 10 results

  • 1. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN – QHUBEKA, in 3:12:43
  • 2. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 3. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 4. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 5. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 6. Matteo MONTAGUTI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :00
  • 7. Jens KEUKELEIRE, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 8. Daryl IMPEY, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 9. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 10. Valerio CONTI, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
  • 11. Julien SIMON, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 12. Timo ROOSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at :00
  • 13. Maxime BOUET, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 14. Gianluca BRAMBILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 15. Jean-Pierre DRUCKER, BMC RACING TEAM, at :00
  • 16. Daniele BENNATI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :00
  • 17. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 18. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :00
  • 19. Eduard VORGANOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 20. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :00
  • 21. Laurent PICHON, FDJ, at :00
  • 22. Luka MEZGEC, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 23. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 24. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 25. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 26. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 27. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 28. Maxime MONFORT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 29. Louis MEINTJES, MTN – QHUBEKA, at :00
  • 30. Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at :00
  • 31. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, BMC RACING TEAM, at :00
  • 32. Bart DE CLERCQ, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 33. Adam HANSEN, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 34. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 35. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
  • 36. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 37. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 38. Diego ROSA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 39. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 40. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, at :00
  • 41. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 42. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
  • 43. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 44. Tiago MACHADO, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 45. Fabrice JEANDESBOZ, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 46. Frank SCHLECK, TREK FACTORY RACING, at :00
  • 47. Kenny ELISSONDE, FDJ, at :00
  • 48. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, TREK FACTORY RACING, at :00
  • 49. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 50. Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 51. David ARROYO DURAN, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 52. Stéphane ROSSETTO, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 53. Pawel POLJANSKI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :00
  • 54. George BENNETT, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at :00
  • 55. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 56. Jerome COPPEL, IAM CYCLING, at :00
  • 57. Giovanni VISCONTI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 58. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 59. Koen DE KORT, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :34
  • 60. Cyril LEMOINE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :50
  • 61. Tom VAN ASBROECK, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:00
  • 62. Dennis VAN WINDEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:00
  • 63. Alex CANO ARDILA, COLOMBIA, at 1:06
  • 64. Leonardo Fabio DUQUE, COLOMBIA, at 1:14
  • 65. Luis MAS BONET, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 1:48
  • 66. Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 2:47
  • 67. Alessandro DE MARCHI, BMC RACING TEAM, at 2:51
  • 68. Pierre ROLLAND, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 4:13
  • 69. Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO, COLOMBIA, at 4:13
  • 70. Lawson CRADDOCK, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 6:14
  • 71. Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 6:14
  • 72. Joseph ROSSKOPF, BMC RACING TEAM, at 6:14
  • 73. Peter VELITS, BMC RACING TEAM, at 6:14
  • 74. Juan Pablo VALENCIA, COLOMBIA, at 6:14
  • 75. Jay MCCARTHY, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 6:14
  • 76. Sébastien MINARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 7:38
  • 77. Nikolas MAES, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 7:38
  • 78. Murilo Antonio FISCHER, FDJ, at 7:38
  • 79. Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO, BMC RACING TEAM, at 7:38
  • 80. Ricardo VILELA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 7:38
  • 81. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM CYCLING, at 7:38
  • 82. Geraint THOMAS, TEAM SKY, at 7:38
  • 83. Lawrence WARBASSE, IAM CYCLING, at 7:38
  • 84. Marcel AREGGER, IAM CYCLING, at 7:38
  • 85. Mattia CATTANEO, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 7:38
  • 86. Danny VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 7:38
  • 87. Kévin REZA, FDJ, at 7:38
  • 88. Youcef REGUIGUI, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 7:38
  • 89. Mike TEUNISSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 7:38
  • 90. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 7:38
  • 91. Alessandro VANOTTI, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 7:38
  • 92. Thomas DE GENDT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 10:50
  • 93. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 94. Maciej BODNAR, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 95. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 10:50
  • 96. Vasil KIRYIENKA, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 97. Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 98. Andrey ZEITS, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 10:50
  • 99. Gatis SMUKULIS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 100. Andrey AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 101. Martin VELITS, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 102. Iljo KEISSE, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 103. Johannes FRÖHLINGER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 10:50
  • 104. Riccardo ZOIDL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 10:50
  • 105. Mikel LANDA MEANA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 10:50
  • 106. Pavel BRUTT, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 107. Carlos BARBERO CUESTA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 108. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 109. Javier MORENO BAZAN, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 110. Imanol ERVITI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 111. Jasper DE BUYST, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 10:50
  • 112. Rory SUTHERLAND, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 113. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 10:50
  • 114. Angel VICIOSO ARCOS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 115. Jay Robert THOMSON, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 116. Gediminas BAGDONAS, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 117. Benjamin KING, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 10:50
  • 118. Carlos Julian QUINTERO, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 119. Dario CATALDO, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 10:50
  • 120. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 121. Simon PELLAUD, IAM CYCLING, at 10:50
  • 122. Maarten TJALLINGII, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 123. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 124. Antoine DUCHESNE, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 125. Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 10:50
  • 126. Simon GERRANS, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 127. Stephen CUMMINGS, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 128. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 129. Ramirez chacon BRAYAN STIVEN, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 130. Rodolfo Andres TORRES AGUDELO, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 131. Martijn KEIZER, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 132. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 133. Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 134. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 135. Maarten WYNANTS, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 136. Christian KNEES, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 137. Salvatore PUCCIO, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 138. Pavel KOCHETKOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 139. Mikael CHEREL, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 140. Rinaldo NOCENTINI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 141. Olivier LE GAC, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 142. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 143. Cameron MEYER, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 144. Mitchell DOCKER, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 145. Damien HOWSON, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 146. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 10:50
  • 147. Dominique ROLLIN, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 10:50
  • 148. Thierry HUPOND, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 10:50
  • 149. Carlos VERONA QUINTANILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 150. Mathew HAYMAN, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 151. Amaël MOINARD, BMC RACING TEAM, at 10:50
  • 152. Tom STAMSNIJDER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 10:50
  • 153. Jaco VENTER, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 154. Angel MADRAZO RUIZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 155. Davide VILLELLA, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 10:50
  • 156. Johann VAN ZYL, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 157. Natnael BERHANE, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 158. Songezo JIM, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 159. Yukiya ARASHIRO, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 160. Tony HUREL, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 161. Jimmy ENGOULVENT, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 162. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 163. Romain HARDY, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 10:50
  • 164. Yohan BAGOT, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 10:50
  • 165. Jesper HANSEN, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 166. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 167. Biel KADRI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 168. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 169. Ian BOSWELL, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 170. Arnaud COURTEILLE, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 171. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 10:50
  • 172. Jussi VEIKKANEN, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 173. Vladimir ISAYCHEV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 174. Andrew TALANSKY, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 13:55
  • 175. Moreno MOSER, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 13:55
  • 176. Yaroslav POPOVYCH, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 13:55
  • 177. Boy VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 13:55
  • 178. Geoffrey SOUPE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 13:55
  • 179. Jelle VANENDERT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 13:55
  • 180. Zico WAEYTENS, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:55
  • DNF Lorenzo MANZIN, FDJ
  • DNF Caleb EWAN, ORICA – AIS

 

General classification

  • 1. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, in 38:34:56
  • 2. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :57
  • 3. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, at :59
  • 4. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at 1:07
  • 5. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 1:13
  • 6. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:17
  • 7. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:17
  • 8. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at 1:18
  • 9. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 1:47
  • 10. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:52
  • 11. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, at 2:17
  • 12. Louis MEINTJES, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 2:25
  • 13. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, at 2:26
  • 14. Gianluca BRAMBILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 3:46
  • 15. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, BMC RACING TEAM, at 4:04
  • 16. Bart DE CLERCQ, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 4:28
  • 17. Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 4:43
  • 18. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 4:47
  • 19. Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 5:07
  • 20. Fabrice JEANDESBOZ, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 5:26
  • 21. Stéphane ROSSETTO, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 6:00
  • 22. Kenny ELISSONDE, FDJ, at 6:45
  • 23. David ARROYO DURAN, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:27
  • 24. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 12:38
  • 25. Maxime BOUET, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 13:47
  • 26. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, at 14:03
  • 27. George BENNETT, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 14:12
  • 28. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 16:58
  • 29. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, TEAM KATUSHA, at 17:16
  • 30. Frank SCHLECK, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 17:56
  • 31. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 19:57
  • 32. Riccardo ZOIDL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 20:22
  • 33. Giovanni VISCONTI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 21:21
  • 34. Diego ROSA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 21:35
  • 35. Maxime MONFORT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 23:24
  • 36. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 25:01
  • 37. Mikel LANDA MEANA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 26:26
  • 38. Jerome COPPEL, IAM CYCLING, at 27:04
  • 39. Carlos VERONA QUINTANILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 29:18
  • 40. Rodolfo Andres TORRES AGUDELO, COLOMBIA, at 31:05
  • 41. Andrey AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 32:44
  • 42. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 32:52
  • 43. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 34:14
  • 44. Lawson CRADDOCK, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 34:37
  • 45. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, at 35:15
  • 46. Julien SIMON, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 36:39
  • 47. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 37:47
  • 48. Eduard VORGANOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 37:55
  • 49. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 38:02
  • 50. Tiago MACHADO, TEAM KATUSHA, at 38:04
  • 51. Jesper HANSEN, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 39:47
  • 52. Ricardo VILELA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 43:26
  • 53. Adam HANSEN, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 44:08
  • 54. Leonardo Fabio DUQUE, COLOMBIA, at 44:18
  • 55. Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO, BMC RACING TEAM, at 44:32
  • 56. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 44:58
  • 57. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 46:04
  • 58. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 47:27
  • 59. Peter VELITS, BMC RACING TEAM, at 48:53
  • 60. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 49:20
  • 61. Matteo MONTAGUTI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 49:40
  • 62. Koen DE KORT, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 49:45
  • 63. Pierre ROLLAND, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 50:28
  • 64. Mikael CHEREL, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 50:58
  • 65. Amaël MOINARD, BMC RACING TEAM, at 51:09
  • 66. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, at 51:20
  • 67. Pawel POLJANSKI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 51:25
  • 68. Pavel KOCHETKOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 51:44
  • 69. Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 52:54
  • 70. Geraint THOMAS, TEAM SKY, at 53:28
  • 71. Lawrence WARBASSE, IAM CYCLING, at 56:21
  • 72. Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO, COLOMBIA, at 56:21
  • 73. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM CYCLING, at 58:16
  • 74. Jay MCCARTHY, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 59:46
  • 75. Romain HARDY, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 59:57
  • 76. Juan Pablo VALENCIA, COLOMBIA, at 1:00:14
  • 77. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 1:00:39
  • 78. Mattia CATTANEO, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 1:00:48
  • 79. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:01:00
  • 80. Cameron MEYER, ORICA – AIS, at 1:01:51
  • 81. Alex CANO ARDILA, COLOMBIA, at 1:02:22
  • 82. Yukiya ARASHIRO, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 1:03:18
  • 83. Daryl IMPEY, ORICA – AIS, at 1:05:26
  • 84. Jens KEUKELEIRE, ORICA – AIS, at 1:05:47
  • 85. Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 1:05:48
  • 86. Marcel AREGGER, IAM CYCLING, at 1:05:51
  • 87. Cyril LEMOINE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 1:06:19
  • 88. Angel MADRAZO RUIZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 1:06:32
  • 89. Salvatore PUCCIO, TEAM SKY, at 1:07:02
  • 90. Benjamin KING, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 1:07:11
  • 91. Andrew TALANSKY, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 1:07:16
  • 92. Rinaldo NOCENTINI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:07:24
  • 93. Alessandro DE MARCHI, BMC RACING TEAM, at 1:07:52
  • 94. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 1:08:34
  • 95. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 1:08:34
  • 96. Mike TEUNISSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:08:42
  • 97. Jelle VANENDERT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 1:08:44
  • 98. Luis MAS BONET, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 1:09:08
  • 99. Davide VILLELLA, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 1:09:08
  • 100. Carlos Julian QUINTERO, COLOMBIA, at 1:09:38
  • 101. Javier MORENO BAZAN, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:11:55
  • 102. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 1:11:58
  • 103. Maarten WYNANTS, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:12:07
  • 104. Olivier LE GAC, FDJ, at 1:12:47
  • 105. Moreno MOSER, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 1:13:23
  • 106. Stephen CUMMINGS, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:13:24
  • 107. Dario CATALDO, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 1:13:36
  • 108. Natnael BERHANE, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:14:08
  • 109. Nikolas MAES, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 1:14:16
  • 110. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:14:26
  • 111. Timo ROOSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:14:31
  • 112. Laurent PICHON, FDJ, at 1:14:43
  • 113. Thomas DE GENDT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 1:15:12
  • 114. Dennis VAN WINDEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:16:11
  • 115. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 1:17:08
  • 116. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 1:17:34
  • 117. Tom VAN ASBROECK, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:17:44
  • 118. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 1:17:50
  • 119. Angel VICIOSO ARCOS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 1:18:11
  • 120. Joseph ROSSKOPF, BMC RACING TEAM, at 1:18:13
  • 121. Vasil KIRYIENKA, TEAM SKY, at 1:18:59
  • 122. Jean-Pierre DRUCKER, BMC RACING TEAM, at 1:19:15
  • 123. Sébastien MINARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:20:20
  • 124. Kévin REZA, FDJ, at 1:21:38
  • 125. Simon GERRANS, ORICA – AIS, at 1:22:47
  • 126. Luka MEZGEC, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 1:22:49
  • 127. Martin VELITS, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 1:23:44
  • 128. Christian KNEES, TEAM SKY, at 1:24:26
  • 129. Ian BOSWELL, TEAM SKY, at 1:24:29
  • 130. Jay Robert THOMSON, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:24:58
  • 131. Johann VAN ZYL, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:25:22
  • 132. Alessandro VANOTTI, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 1:25:59
  • 133. Andrey ZEITS, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 1:26:44
  • 134. Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:27:59
  • 135. Jaco VENTER, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:28:36
  • 136. Tony HUREL, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 1:28:38
  • 137. Pavel BRUTT, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 1:30:06
  • 138. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:30:21
  • 139. Jasper DE BUYST, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 1:30:59
  • 140. Simon PELLAUD, IAM CYCLING, at 1:31:30
  • 141. Songezo JIM, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:32:22
  • 142. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 1:32:23
  • 143. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ, at 1:32:34
  • 144. Mathew HAYMAN, ORICA – AIS, at 1:33:10
  • 145. Youcef REGUIGUI, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:33:42
  • 146. Imanol ERVITI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:34:31
  • 147. Dominique ROLLIN, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 1:34:31
  • 148. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, at 1:35:11
  • 149. Maciej BODNAR, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 1:35:37
  • 150. Danny VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 1:36:23
  • 151. Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 1:37:05
  • 152. Johannes FRÖHLINGER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 1:37:39
  • 153. Iljo KEISSE, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 1:38:43
  • 154. Ramirez chacon BRAYAN STIVEN, COLOMBIA, at 1:39:21
  • 155. Daniele BENNATI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 1:39:50
  • 156. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:39:55
  • 157. Mitchell DOCKER, ORICA – AIS, at 1:40:00
  • 158. Yohan BAGOT, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 1:40:36
  • 159. Yaroslav POPOVYCH, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 1:40:47
  • 160. Thierry HUPOND, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 1:41:12
  • 161. Biel KADRI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:42:17
  • 162. Jussi VEIKKANEN, FDJ, at 1:42:55
  • 163. Carlos BARBERO CUESTA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 1:44:58
  • 164. Maarten TJALLINGII, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:45:16
  • 165. Antoine DUCHESNE, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 1:46:40
  • 166. Gatis SMUKULIS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 1:47:53
  • 167. Rory SUTHERLAND, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:48:31
  • 168. Arnaud COURTEILLE, FDJ, at 1:50:08
  • 169. Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 1:50:58
  • 170. Damien HOWSON, ORICA – AIS, at 1:54:07
  • 171. Martijn KEIZER, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:54:35
  • 172. Jimmy ENGOULVENT, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 1:56:16
  • 173. Tom STAMSNIJDER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 1:56:16
  • 174. Murilo Antonio FISCHER, FDJ, at 2:00:23
  • 175. Valerio CONTI, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 2:01:48
  • 176. Geoffrey SOUPE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 2:02:05
  • 177. Boy VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 2:06:37
  • 178. Zico WAEYTENS, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 2:06:46
  • 179. Gediminas BAGDONAS, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 2:09:36
  • 180. Vladimir ISAYCHEV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 2:19:16

 

Points classification

  • 1. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, 71 points
  • 2. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, 70 points
  • 3. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, 67 points
  • 4. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN – QHUBEKA, 57 points
  • 5. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, 56 points
  • 6. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, 56 points
  • 7. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, 53 points
  • 8. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, 43 points
  • 9. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, 42 points
  • 10. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 41 points
  • 11. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, 40 points
  • 12. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, 35 points
  • 13. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, 35 points
  • 14. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 33 points
  • 15. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, 31 points
  • 16. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 29 points
  • 17. Jean-Pierre DRUCKER, BMC RACING TEAM, 29 points
  • 18. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 23 points
  • 19. Julien SIMON, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 23 points
  • 20. Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 20 points
  • 21. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 20 points
  • 22. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 17 points
  • 23. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, 16 points
  • 24. Kévin REZA, FDJ, 16 points
  • 25. Louis MEINTJES, MTN – QHUBEKA, 15 points
  • 26. Giovanni VISCONTI, MOVISTAR TEAM, 14 points
  • 27. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 14 points
  • 28. Tom VAN ASBROECK, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 13 points
  • 29. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, 12 points
  • 30. Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 12 points
  • 31. Nikolas MAES, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 11 points
  • 32. Matteo MONTAGUTI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 10 points
  • 33. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, 9 points
  • 34. Jens KEUKELEIRE, ORICA – AIS, 9 points
  • 35. Mitchell DOCKER, ORICA – AIS, 9 points
  • 36. Iljo KEISSE, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 8 points
  • 37. Mikel LANDA MEANA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 8 points
  • 38. Daryl IMPEY, ORICA – AIS, 8 points
  • 39. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM CYCLING, 7 points
  • 40. Maarten TJALLINGII, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 6 points
  • 41. Valerio CONTI, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 6 points
  • 42. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, 5 points
  • 43. Romain HARDY, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 5 points
  • 44. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, 4 points
  • 45. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ, 4 points
  • 46. Imanol ERVITI, MOVISTAR TEAM, 4 points
  • 47. Diego ROSA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 4 points
  • 48. Timo ROOSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 4 points
  • 49. Gianluca BRAMBILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 3 points
  • 50. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, 3 points
  • 51. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 3 points
  • 52. Cyril LEMOINE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 3 points
  • 53. Dennis VAN WINDEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 3 points
  • 54. Eduard VORGANOV, TEAM KATUSHA, 2 points
  • 55. Leonardo Fabio DUQUE, COLOMBIA, 2 points
  • 56. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 2 points
  • 57. Carlos BARBERO CUESTA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 2 points
  • 58. Antoine DUCHESNE, TEAM EUROPCAR, 2 points
  • 59. Rory SUTHERLAND, MOVISTAR TEAM, 2 points
  • 60. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 1 points
  • 61. Geraint THOMAS, TEAM SKY, 1 points
  • 62. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, TREK FACTORY RACING, 1 points
  • 63. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 1 points
  • 64. Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI, MOVISTAR TEAM, 1 points
  • 65. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 1 points
  • 66. Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 1 points
  • 67. Tony HUREL, TEAM EUROPCAR, -5 points
  • 68. Maxime BOUET, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, -7 points

 

Mountains classification

  • 1. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 18 points
  • 2. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, 13 points
  • 3. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 13 points
  • 4. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, 7 points
  • 5. Natnael BERHANE, MTN – QHUBEKA, 7 points
  • 6. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 7 points
  • 7. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, 6 points
  • 8. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 6 points
  • 9. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, 6 points
  • 10. Kenny ELISSONDE, FDJ, 5 points
  • 11. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, 4 points
  • 12. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, 4 points
  • 13. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 3 points
  • 14. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, 3 points
  • 15. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, 3 points
  • 16. Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 3 points
  • 17. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 3 points
  • 18. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 3 points
  • 19. Alessandro DE MARCHI, BMC RACING TEAM, 3 points
  • 20. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, 2 points
  • 21. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, TEAM KATUSHA, 2 points
  • 22. Carlos VERONA QUINTANILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 2 points
  • 23. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, 2 points
  • 24. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, 2 points
  • 25. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 2 points
  • 26. Angel MADRAZO RUIZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 2 points
  • 27. Davide VILLELLA, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 2 points
  • 28. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, 1 points
  • 29. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, 1 points
  • 30. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, 1 points
  • 31. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, TINKOFF – SAXO, 1 points
  • 32. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 1 points
  • 33. Yohan BAGOT, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 1 points

 

Teams classification

  • 1. TEAM SKY, in 115:58:54
  • 2. MOVISTAR TEAM, at 6:10
  • 3. ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 11:52
  • 4. TEAM KATUSHA, at 15:46
  • 5. CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 20:40
  • 6. LOTTO SOUDAL, at 21:33
  • 7. COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 22:35
  • 8. ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 23:17
  • 9. TEAM EUROPCAR, at 28:39
  • 10. TREK FACTORY RACING, at 29:16
  • 11. BMC RACING TEAM, at 37:08
  • 12. TINKOFF – SAXO, at 38:46
  • 13. COLOMBIA, at 56:42
  • 14. TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 57:29
  • 15. LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 1:04:28
  • 16. TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 1:05:25
  • 17. AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:20:04
  • 18. MTN – QHUBEKA, at 1:22:16
  • 19. IAM CYCLING, at 1:22:31
  • 20. TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:33:23
  • 21. ORICA GREENEDGE, at 1:34:04
  • 22. FDJ, at 1:49:05

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Bobby Julich closed out his career as a pro rider with Team CSC, and returned to the team's contemporary incarnation, Tinkoff-Saxo, in a coaching role at the start of the 2015 season. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Julich confirms reports in L'Equipe that he will leave his role as coach at Tinkoff-Saxo at the end of the 2015 season

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Bobby Julich closed out his career as a pro rider with Team CSC, and returned to the team's contemporary incarnation, Tinkoff-Saxo, in a coaching role at the start of the 2015 season. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Bobby Julich will leave his coaching job with Tinkoff-Saxo at the end of this season, confirming a report in L’Equipe that he will exit the WorldTour team.

Julich wrote in an e-mail to VeloNews Monday that he could not reveal details, but said, “we are agreeing to part ways next year.”

The French sports daily reported Monday that Julich and head of sports science Dan Healey would leave the WorldTour team at the end of the 2015 season. There was no immediate response from Tinkoff-Saxo management, but a press release to confirm the news could be released shortly.

The 43-year-old Julich joined Tinkoff-Saxo this season after working in coaching jobs at Team Sky and BMC Racing upon retiring in 2009.

Julich brought coaching techniques he picked up at both of those teams to Tinkoff-Saxo as team owner Oleg Tinkov was looking to bolster the team’s science and coaching departments. It was part of a larger shakeup at Tinkoff-Saxo coming into 2015, when sport directors Fabrizio Guidi and Philippe Mauduit were shown the door to make room for Sean Yates and Patxi Vila, a former pro who was working with Specialized last year.

Rumors circulated earlier this season, however, that some of the coaching techniques were not welcomed among the team’s top riders, and Monday’s news confirms that things were not working out as hoped between Julich and Tinkoff-Saxo.

Julich was spotted at races earlier this season, but was conspicuously absent during this year’s Tour de France. When asked in July if Julich was still with the team, a spokesman said Julich was working at an altitude camp instead of attending the Tour.

Julich, who finished third in the 1998 Tour de France, admitted that he doped early in his professional career, and exited Team Sky’s coaching staff in 2012 after the UK-registered team imposed a “zero tolerance” policy. Steven De Jongh, now lead sport director at Tinkoff-Saxo, also left Team Sky in the wake of the 2012 U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s Reasoned Decision that sent tremors across the peloton. Julich was not mentioned in the USADA report, but he came clean only to lose his job with Team Sky.

It’s not known if Tinkoff-Saxo will name new coaches for next year. Vila was spotted during the Tour helping riders go through their warm-ups ahead of the opening time trial in Utrecht, suggesting that changes were already in place earlier this season.

The news signals the latest in a series of shakeups inside Tinkoff-Saxo. Earlier this season, Tinkov sacked former owner and general manager Bjarne Riis in an acrimonious breakup.

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Kristian Sbaragli takes the Vuelta's 10th stage ahead of John Degenkolb and José Joaquín Rojas, as Tom Dumoulin maintains his overall lead

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  • 1. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN – QHUBEKA, in 3:12:43
  • 2. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 3. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 4. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 5. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 6. Matteo MONTAGUTI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :00
  • 7. Jens KEUKELEIRE, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 8. Daryl IMPEY, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 9. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 10. Valerio CONTI, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
  • 11. Julien SIMON, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 12. Timo ROOSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at :00
  • 13. Maxime BOUET, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 14. Gianluca BRAMBILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 15. Jean-Pierre DRUCKER, BMC RACING TEAM, at :00
  • 16. Daniele BENNATI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :00
  • 17. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 18. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :00
  • 19. Eduard VORGANOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 20. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :00
  • 21. Laurent PICHON, FDJ, at :00
  • 22. Luka MEZGEC, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 23. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 24. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 25. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 26. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 27. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 28. Maxime MONFORT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 29. Louis MEINTJES, MTN – QHUBEKA, at :00
  • 30. Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at :00
  • 31. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, BMC RACING TEAM, at :00
  • 32. Bart DE CLERCQ, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 33. Adam HANSEN, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 34. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 35. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
  • 36. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 37. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 38. Diego ROSA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 39. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 40. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, at :00
  • 41. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 42. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
  • 43. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 44. Tiago MACHADO, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 45. Fabrice JEANDESBOZ, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 46. Frank SCHLECK, TREK FACTORY RACING, at :00
  • 47. Kenny ELISSONDE, FDJ, at :00
  • 48. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, TREK FACTORY RACING, at :00
  • 49. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 50. Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 51. David ARROYO DURAN, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 52. Stéphane ROSSETTO, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 53. Pawel POLJANSKI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :00
  • 54. George BENNETT, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at :00
  • 55. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 56. Jerome COPPEL, IAM CYCLING, at :00
  • 57. Giovanni VISCONTI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 58. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 59. Koen DE KORT, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :34
  • 60. Cyril LEMOINE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :50
  • 61. Tom VAN ASBROECK, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:00
  • 62. Dennis VAN WINDEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 1:00
  • 63. Alex CANO ARDILA, COLOMBIA, at 1:06
  • 64. Leonardo Fabio DUQUE, COLOMBIA, at 1:14
  • 65. Luis MAS BONET, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 1:48
  • 66. Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 2:47
  • 67. Alessandro DE MARCHI, BMC RACING TEAM, at 2:51
  • 68. Pierre ROLLAND, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 4:13
  • 69. Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO, COLOMBIA, at 4:13
  • 70. Lawson CRADDOCK, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 6:14
  • 71. Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 6:14
  • 72. Joseph ROSSKOPF, BMC RACING TEAM, at 6:14
  • 73. Peter VELITS, BMC RACING TEAM, at 6:14
  • 74. Juan Pablo VALENCIA, COLOMBIA, at 6:14
  • 75. Jay MCCARTHY, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 6:14
  • 76. Sébastien MINARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 7:38
  • 77. Nikolas MAES, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 7:38
  • 78. Murilo Antonio FISCHER, FDJ, at 7:38
  • 79. Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO, BMC RACING TEAM, at 7:38
  • 80. Ricardo VILELA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 7:38
  • 81. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM CYCLING, at 7:38
  • 82. Geraint THOMAS, TEAM SKY, at 7:38
  • 83. Lawrence WARBASSE, IAM CYCLING, at 7:38
  • 84. Marcel AREGGER, IAM CYCLING, at 7:38
  • 85. Mattia CATTANEO, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 7:38
  • 86. Danny VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 7:38
  • 87. Kévin REZA, FDJ, at 7:38
  • 88. Youcef REGUIGUI, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 7:38
  • 89. Mike TEUNISSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 7:38
  • 90. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 7:38
  • 91. Alessandro VANOTTI, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 7:38
  • 92. Thomas DE GENDT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 10:50
  • 93. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 94. Maciej BODNAR, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 95. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 10:50
  • 96. Vasil KIRYIENKA, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 97. Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 98. Andrey ZEITS, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 10:50
  • 99. Gatis SMUKULIS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 100. Andrey AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 101. Martin VELITS, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 102. Iljo KEISSE, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 103. Johannes FRÖHLINGER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 10:50
  • 104. Riccardo ZOIDL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 10:50
  • 105. Mikel LANDA MEANA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 10:50
  • 106. Pavel BRUTT, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 107. Carlos BARBERO CUESTA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 108. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 109. Javier MORENO BAZAN, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 110. Imanol ERVITI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 111. Jasper DE BUYST, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 10:50
  • 112. Rory SUTHERLAND, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 10:50
  • 113. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 10:50
  • 114. Angel VICIOSO ARCOS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 115. Jay Robert THOMSON, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 116. Gediminas BAGDONAS, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 117. Benjamin KING, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 10:50
  • 118. Carlos Julian QUINTERO, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 119. Dario CATALDO, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 10:50
  • 120. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 121. Simon PELLAUD, IAM CYCLING, at 10:50
  • 122. Maarten TJALLINGII, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 123. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 124. Antoine DUCHESNE, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 125. Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 10:50
  • 126. Simon GERRANS, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 127. Stephen CUMMINGS, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 128. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 129. Ramirez chacon BRAYAN STIVEN, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 130. Rodolfo Andres TORRES AGUDELO, COLOMBIA, at 10:50
  • 131. Martijn KEIZER, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 132. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 133. Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 134. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 135. Maarten WYNANTS, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 10:50
  • 136. Christian KNEES, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 137. Salvatore PUCCIO, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 138. Pavel KOCHETKOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 139. Mikael CHEREL, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 140. Rinaldo NOCENTINI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 141. Olivier LE GAC, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 142. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 143. Cameron MEYER, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 144. Mitchell DOCKER, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 145. Damien HOWSON, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 146. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 10:50
  • 147. Dominique ROLLIN, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 10:50
  • 148. Thierry HUPOND, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 10:50
  • 149. Carlos VERONA QUINTANILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 150. Mathew HAYMAN, ORICA – AIS, at 10:50
  • 151. Amaël MOINARD, BMC RACING TEAM, at 10:50
  • 152. Tom STAMSNIJDER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 10:50
  • 153. Jaco VENTER, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 154. Angel MADRAZO RUIZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 10:50
  • 155. Davide VILLELLA, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 10:50
  • 156. Johann VAN ZYL, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 157. Natnael BERHANE, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 158. Songezo JIM, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 10:50
  • 159. Yukiya ARASHIRO, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 160. Tony HUREL, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 161. Jimmy ENGOULVENT, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 10:50
  • 162. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 163. Romain HARDY, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 10:50
  • 164. Yohan BAGOT, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 10:50
  • 165. Jesper HANSEN, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 10:50
  • 166. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 167. Biel KADRI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:50
  • 168. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 10:50
  • 169. Ian BOSWELL, TEAM SKY, at 10:50
  • 170. Arnaud COURTEILLE, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 171. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 10:50
  • 172. Jussi VEIKKANEN, FDJ, at 10:50
  • 173. Vladimir ISAYCHEV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 10:50
  • 174. Andrew TALANSKY, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 13:55
  • 175. Moreno MOSER, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 13:55
  • 176. Yaroslav POPOVYCH, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 13:55
  • 177. Boy VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 13:55
  • 178. Geoffrey SOUPE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 13:55
  • 179. Jelle VANENDERT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 13:55
  • 180. Zico WAEYTENS, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:55
  • DNF Lorenzo MANZIN, FDJ
  • DNF Caleb EWAN, ORICA – AIS

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Rigoberto Uran will switch over to Cannondale-Garmin next year. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The Colombian's palmares includes two overall podium finishes at the Giro d'Italia.

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Rigoberto Uran will switch over to Cannondale-Garmin next year. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Rigoberto Uran has signed a contract to ride for Cannondale-Garmin next year, confirming a weeks-long rumor in the peloton.

The team announced the news in a press release Monday morning.

“Rigo is a leader not just for his excellent skills on the road, but for his charisma,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling. “He brings style and passion to racing and he will be a huge asset to the team. Rigo has one more step to climb in the Giro and I will put my heart into helping make that happen. We are very excited to add him to our 2016 lineup.”

The news comes one day after Vaughters hinted at signing the Colombian in a Twitter post.

Uran finished second at the 2013 and 2014 editions the Giro d’Italia, and won one stage in each of those races. In 2012, Uran won the best young rider classification at the Giro en route to a seventh-place overall finish.

Uran also has several top-5 GC finishes in shorter stage races, including four at the Volta a Catalunya. At the 2012 Olympics, Uran earned the silver medal in the road race.

Uran has ridden for several teams during his career, including Etixx-Quick-Step since 2014.

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After Vuelta crash, Bouhanni hopes to bounce back for Richmond worlds http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/after-vuelta-crash-bouhanni-hopes-to-bounce-back-for-richmond-worlds_383262 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/after-vuelta-crash-bouhanni-hopes-to-bounce-back-for-richmond-worlds_383262#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:19:39 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383262

Nacer Bouhanni crashed three times in the Vuelta before pulling out over the weekend. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Despite crashing out of the Vuelta with a dislocated elbow, the French sprinter still wants to race at the upcoming UCI Road Worlds.

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Nacer Bouhanni crashed three times in the Vuelta before pulling out over the weekend. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

It’s been a rough year for pugnacious French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), but he is still holding out on rainbow jersey dreams despite crashing out of the Vuelta a España over the weekend.

Bouhanni was among the top names from “Black Saturday” that saw such riders as Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal), and Jesper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing) pull out of the Spanish tour.

Bouhanni dislocated his elbow in the crash Saturday with about 50 kilometers to go — a painful injury by any measure, but early checkups suggest no serious damage. The French sprinter is still hoping to race the UCI Road World Championships next month in Richmond, Virginia.

“I’ve crashed this year more than any other season since the start of my career,” Bouhanni told L’Equipe. “At least nothing’s broken. I will be off the bike a few days, and hopefully return as quickly as possible. My season is not over. There are still the world championships.”

The 25-year-old Frenchman has had a tough year, crashing no less than six times, including major crashes at the French national championship and accidents that took him out of both the Tour de France and Vuelta. He had crashed two previous times in this Vuelta before Saturday’s third fall knocked him out of the race for good.

“They hit me from behind, and I fell on my right side,” Bouhanni said of the high-speed crash Saturday. “I couldn’t move my arm, and I could see the bone sticking out from the elbow. Doctors reinserted my elbow, and X-rays didn’t reveal any broken bones.”

Cofidis made a big bet on Bouhanni to win a stage at this year’s Tour, but the sprinter crashed out in stage 5. And with his exit from the Vuelta, where he was second to Sagan in stage 3, he ends the 2015 season without a stage victory in a grand tour. Last year, in his breakout season, he won three stages in the Giro d’Italia and two in the Vuelta.

Despite the bad luck, he’s still managed to win nine times this year, including two stages at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June and two stages at the Tour de l’Ain in his comeback from the Tour crash in August.

If Bouhanni can reach Richmond in top shape, he would be an outsider for the rainbow stripes. Last year in his elite men’s worlds debut, he surprised many on the challenging Ponferrada course, finishing third in the second chase group sprint for 10th behind winner Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland, sprinting just behind Alexander Kristoff and John Degenkolb.

The undulating classics-style course in Richmond could suit him even better than the 2014 worlds course.

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Tom Boonen will reportedly ride for Etixx-Quick-Step for another season. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The 34-year-old Belgian tells Het Nieuwsblad he wants to go "year to year" because of his age.

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Tom Boonen will reportedly ride for Etixx-Quick-Step for another season. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Tom Boonen isn’t finished yet.

The veteran classics superstar is expected to sign a one-year contract extension this week to stay with Etixx-Quick-Step for 2016, Het Nieuwsblad reported Monday.

The 34-year-old Belgian hinted it won’t be his final season, but he preferred to sign only for one season to consider his options at the end of 2016.

“The negotiations didn’t take very long, just two weeks,” Boonen told the Belgian daily. “One year is what I wanted. I still like the bike, but at my age, it’s better to take it year to year. When this contract is over, I will be 36.”

A heavy shoulder injury at Paris-Nice knocked Boonen out of the spring classics, and he did not want to end his career without one more run across the cobblestones.

With more than 100 wins on his palmares, including 12 classics victories, Boonen is hoping to leave behind health problems and crashes that have hampered his success the past few seasons. His last major classics wins came in the 2012 season, when he won Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and Paris-Roubaix.

The announcement also sets the stage for a final showdown with classics rival Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing), who has hinted that 2016 will be the final season of his career.

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Chris Froome, second from left, is lurking at 1:18 back at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Stages 8 and 9 at the Vuelta saw a reshuffling of the GC standings, with crashes and a steep finale leaving their mark.

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Chris Froome, second from left, is lurking at 1:18 back at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The Vuelta a España rollercoaster continued over the weekend, with some big names exiting with crashes and the GC battle taking some unexpected turns.

A day after Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) abandoned, a resurgent Chris Froome (Sky) revived his GC hopes Sunday, but no one would have guessed that a 6-foot-1 Dutchman would be back in the leader’s jersey as the Spanish grand tour nears the midway mark.

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) up-ended the puncheurs on the short but brutally steep Cumbre del Sol high above Spain’s Costa Blanca to double with the stage victory and take a promising 57-second lead on Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) going into Monday’s transition stage and Tuesday’s rest day.

“Unbelievable,” Dumoulin said. “I could have never imagined that I could win a stage like this, but I am on the form of my life.”

Dumoulin emerges as podium threat

Hitting form in the Vuelta is often the deciding factor. Legs are tired, and motivation is waning so deep in the season. So far, no one is dominating this Vuelta. Between crashes, heat, and highly explosive finales, it’s hard to read exactly who is strong enough to win. The route so far hasn’t lent itself to providing the setting for race-breaking attacks.

In that context, Dumoulin, who crashed out of the Tour de France in stage 3, is suddenly a legitimate podium threat. He’s been the most consistent since the Vuelta started, and he keeps surprising at every turn. By his own admission, he’s unsure how he will do on the longer climbs that loom in the second half of the Vuelta, but the 39-kilometer individual time trial waiting in Burgos for stage 17 is in his corner.

But he will have to get there first. Monday’s transition stage is likely one for a breakaway, and Tuesday’s first of two rest days doesn’t come a moment too soon for the weary peloton. Wednesday’s epic six-climb, 138km stage across Andorra will likely be this Vuelta’s make-or-break stage for the GC battle.

Movistar waiting for Andorra

That’s what Movistar is betting on. Alejandro Valverde, who won stage 4 to open the Vuelta, dodged a bullet Sunday after shaking off an early crash, and he managed to limit losses up the final climb despite suffering with intense pain in his shoulder. X-rays confirmed there are no broken bones, and Valverde started Monday’s stage 10.

“It was like someone was sticking a knife in my shoulder,” Valverde said from his crash at 30km into Sunday’s stage. “I almost had to quit the race. I tried to anticipate the final climb a bit with an early attack. I am just thankful that I managed to save the day, and not lose too much time.”

Teammate Nairo Quintana also managed to limit the losses despite not having the legs to follow Froome and Dumoulin when the searing attacks went down. Like many in this Vuelta, Quintana has been discreet, saving his matches for the harder climbs in the second of the race while he tries to rediscover his racing legs after coming off the Tour de France.

Valverde and Quintana are both 1:17 back, at sixth and seventh, respectively, riding just enough to keep their GC options fully intact going into the meat of the race.

“This was one of the hardest finales for me. I tried to defend,” Quintana said Sunday. “We have to wait until Andorra, where it’s likely we’ll see things more defined.”

The dream run of overnight leader Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) finally came unglued with about 600 meters to go, but that final ramp was so steep that he bled nearly one minute to drop to third overall at 59 seconds back.

Cumbre del Sol also saw Mikel Landa (Astana) give up all pretensions of the GC, with the Giro d’Italia podium man losing nearly 14 minutes. Fabio Aru is clearly Astana’s man, now fifth overall at 1:13 back, especially with Vincenzo Nibali stewing at home after being ejected following an illegal tow in stage 2.

Froome revives GC hopes

The real story Sunday was Froome’s revival. His Vuelta so far seems like an eerie repeat of last year’s edition, when Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) had him against the ropes on several occasions, but could never deliver the knockout punch.

Froome struggled in the first week of the Vuelta, clearly off the form that delivered the yellow jersey in July. Froome lost a minute between explosive finales in stage 2 and in the Sierra Nevada, but never threw in the towel. Sunday was typical of Froome’s style: he would get gapped in the initial accelerations from his rivals, but would spin his way back to the leaders. This time, he had the legs to counter, and nearly came away with a thrilling stage victory. Only a late-stage surge from Dumoulin in the final 150 meters ruined the script.

“Gutted,” was Froome’s reaction when he fell short of victory. “I am not in the same form as I had at the Tour, but the legs felt better today. I was happy that I was up there, and I didn’t lose too much time today.”

Froome punched back into the top 10, eighth at 1:18 back — well within striking range of the lead. His rivals, however, don’t quite know what to make of Froome.

“A lot of times we have no idea what to think of him, if he’s going good or bad,” Quintana said of Froome. “Sometimes he’s gapped, sometimes he’s up front, and then he attacks like a missile.”

More reshuffling to come

It’s been hard to draw too many conclusions so far in this Vuelta. The real story so far has been the battle to stay in the race, steer clear of crashes, avoid losing time, and keep podium options alive and intact.

Everyone in the top 10 is still within two minutes of Dumoulin, and little more than one minute to second-place Rodríguez. No one’s had exceptional legs yet, so until someone does, this Vuelta’s GC deck certainly will be reshuffled a few more times before Madrid.

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Alexander Kristoff wins the 49th GP Ouest France Plouay. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Alexander Kristoff takes "a beautiful victory” at the Grand Prix Ouest France Plouay

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Alexander Kristoff wins the 49th GP Ouest France Plouay. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

PLOUAY, France — Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) sprinted to victory on Sunday in the Grand Prix Ouest France Plouay.

A five-man break came to naught short of the finish to the 229.1km WorldTour race, and in a sprint of some 50 riders Kristoff outkicked Simone Ponzi (Southeast) and Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Garmin) for the win.

“Everything went how we planned it,” said Kristoff after scoring his 20th win of the season. “It really is a beautiful victory.”

The initial break — Alexandre Pichot (Europcar), Anthony Delaplace (Bretagne-Séché Environnement), Quentin Jauregui (AG2R La Mondiale), Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek Factory Racing) and Frederik Backaert (Wanty Group Gobert) — went early and took more than 11 minutes over the field before being retrieved.

Then another escape, which included Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) and Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team), made its move, and that break stayed gone until the final ascent of the Côte de Ty Marrec, with 4km to go.

Last to attack were Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo), to no avail, and Katusha delivered Kristoff to the victory.

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It was a race that Dumoulin won. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Tim De Waele is on hand as Tom Dumoulin attacks into the leader's red jersey at the Vuelta a España

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It was a race that Dumoulin won. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

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Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-Quick-Step) rode in the break in stage 17 of the Tour, and had a strong finish, coming across the line in third place on the stage. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Team CEO Jonathan Vaughters hints on Twitter that Rigoberto Urán will be joining his team next season

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Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-Quick-Step) rode in the break in stage 17 of the Tour, and had a strong finish, coming across the line in third place on the stage. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Could Rigoberto Urán (Etixx-Quick-Step) be headed to Cannondale-Garmin? It sure seems like it.

Team CEO Jonathan Vaughters dropped a hint on Twitter on Sunday suggesting as much.

“Riddle: what will be green in 2016, has a long flowing mane, and two of the same last name?” Vaughters posted on Twitter on Sunday morning. “Answer tomorrow.”

Urán recently clipped his mullet, but he does have the double last name (Spanish style, Urán Urán). That tweet is all but unofficial confirmation of a rumor that’s been flying for the past few weeks.

If true, it would be the second major name linked to Cannondale-Garmin for 2016. Earlier this week, the team confirmed French climber Pierre Rolland (Europcar) will join for next season.

The hint also comes on heels of confirmations that longtime riders Daniel Martin and Ryder Hesjedal are both leaving Cannondale-Garmin. Martin, who crashed out of the Vuelta a España on Saturday, will join Etixx-Quick-Step, while the 2012 Giro d’Italia winner Hesjedal is heading to Trek Factory Racing.

Urán’s arrival would help fill the gap left by Martin and Hesjedal. The Colombian all-rounder is a proven contender in stage races, including two second places at the Giro in 2013 and 2014, as well as a consistent performer in the hillier classics, with top-5s in the Giro di Lombardia and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Other riders confirmed to join Cannondale-Garmin for 2016 include young Dutch sprinter Wouter Wippert (Drapac), Mike Woods (Optum-Kelly Benefits), Patrick Bevin (Avanti), and Ryan Mullen (An Post-Chain Reaction).

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Results: 2015 Vuelta a Espana, stage 9 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/results-2015-vuelta-a-espana-stage-9_383225 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/results-2015-vuelta-a-espana-stage-9_383225#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:33:14 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383225 Tom Dumoulin surges into the overall lead at the Vuelta after winning a two-up sprint against Chris Froome

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  • 1. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, in 4:09:55
  • 2. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at :02
  • 3. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :05
  • 4. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :16
  • 5. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF-SAXO, at :18
  • 6. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :20
  • 7. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :20
  • 8. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :31
  • 9. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :33
  • 10. Louis MEINTJES, MTN-QHUBEKA, at :34
  • 11. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, at :49
  • 12. Diego ROSA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :55
  • 13. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, at :56
  • 14. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :59
  • 15. Johan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA-GREENEDGE, at :59
  • 16. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, at 1:08
  • 17. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, BMC RACING TEAM, at 1:14
  • 18. Bart DE CLERCQ, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 1:18
  • 19. Gianluca BRAMBILLA, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 1:21
  • 20. Fabrice JEANDESBOZ, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 1:31
  • 21. George BENNETT, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 1:37
  • 22. Kenny ELISSONDE, FDJ, at 1:48
  • 23. Rodolfo Andres TORRES AGUDELO, COLOMBIA, at 1:52
  • 24. Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO, TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN, at 1:52
  • 25. Jerome COPPEL, IAM CYCLING, at 1:52
  • 26. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 1:52
  • 27. Lawrence WARBASSE, IAM CYCLING, at 1:52
  • 28. Stéphane ROSSETTO, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 2:06
  • 29. Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 2:06
  • 30. Riccardo ZOIDL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 2:16
  • 31. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, LAMPRE-MERIDA, at 2:17
  • 32. Romain HARDY, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 2:30
  • 33. Giovanni VISCONTI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 2:45
  • 34. Frank SCHLECK, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 2:49
  • 35. Adam HANSEN, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 2:49
  • 36. Peter VELITS, BMC RACING TEAM, at 2:49
  • 37. David ARROYO DURAN, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 2:49
  • 38. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 3:01
  • 39. Maxime BOUET, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 3:03
  • 40. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 3:03
  • 41. Cyril LEMOINE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 3:21
  • 42. Pawel POLJANSKI, TINKOFF-SAXO, at 4:13
  • 43. Mikael CHEREL, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 4:25
  • 44. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, TEAM KATUSHA, at 4:25
  • 45. Eduard VORGANOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 4:25
  • 46. Maxime MONFORT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 4:25
  • 47. Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO, BMC RACING TEAM, at 4:25
  • 48. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, at 4:25
  • 49. Luis MAS BONET, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 4:25
  • 50. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 4:43
  • 51. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, LAMPRE-MERIDA, at 4:54
  • 52. Benjamin KING, TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN, at 4:54
  • 53. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 5:13
  • 54. Andrey AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 5:14
  • 55. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 5:39
  • 56. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 5:39
  • 57. Leonardo Fabio DUQUE, COLOMBIA, at 6:09
  • 58. Pavel BRUTT, TINKOFF-SAXO, at 6:09
  • 59. Koen DE KORT, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 6:09
  • 60. Lawson CRADDOCK, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 6:09
  • 61. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 6:12
  • 62. Matteo MONTAGUTI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 6:13
  • 63. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, at 6:13
  • 64. Maarten WYNANTS, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 6:13
  • 65. Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI, TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN, at 6:13
  • 66. Tiago MACHADO, TEAM KATUSHA, at 6:55
  • 67. Daryl IMPEY, ORICA-GREENEDGE, at 7:05
  • 68. Geraint THOMAS, TEAM SKY, at 7:05
  • 69. Juan Pablo VALENCIA, COLOMBIA, at 7:05
  • 70. Salvatore PUCCIO, TEAM SKY, at 7:05
  • 71. Mattia CATTANEO, LAMPRE-MERIDA, at 7:05
  • 72. Stephen CUMMINGS, MTN-QHUBEKA, at 7:05
  • 73. Carlos VERONA QUINTANILLA, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 7:05
  • 74. Ian BOSWELL, TEAM SKY, at 7:05
  • 75. Javier MORENO BAZAN, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 7:05
  • 76. Cameron MEYER, ORICA-GREENEDGE, at 7:05
  • 77. Moreno MOSER, TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN, at 7:39
  • 78. Jesper HANSEN, TINKOFF-SAXO, at 7:49
  • 79. Dominique ROLLIN, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 7:58
  • 80. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 7:58
  • 81. Mike TEUNISSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 8:22
  • 82. Maarten TJALLINGII, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 8:22
  • 83. Sébastien MINARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 8:23
  • 84. Songezo JIM, MTN-QHUBEKA, at 8:25
  • 85. Yohan BAGOT, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 8:43
  • 86. Tony HUREL, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 9:12
  • 87. Amaël MOINARD, BMC RACING TEAM, at 9:14
  • 88. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 9:30
  • 89. Nikolas MAES, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 9:36
  • 90. Danny VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 10:10
  • 91. Jens KEUKELEIRE, ORICA-GREENEDGE, at 10:10
  • 92. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 10:44
  • 93. Alessandro DE MARCHI, BMC RACING TEAM, at 10:47
  • 94. Angel VICIOSO ARCOS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 12:26
  • 95. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 13:37
  • 96. Jay Robert THOMSON, MTN-QHUBEKA, at 13:44
  • 97. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:50
  • 98. Pierre ROLLAND, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:53
  • 99. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM CYCLING, at 13:57
  • 100. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 13:57
  • 101. Yaroslav POPOVYCH, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 13:57
  • 102. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ, at 13:57
  • 103. Martin VELITS, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 13:57
  • 104. Jay MCCARTHY, TINKOFF-SAXO, at 13:57
  • 105. Martijn KEIZER, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 13:57
  • 106. Simon PELLAUD, IAM CYCLING, at 13:57
  • 107. Marcel AREGGER, IAM CYCLING, at 13:57
  • 108. Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO, COLOMBIA, at 13:57
  • 109. Johannes FRÖHLINGER, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 13:57
  • 110. Christian KNEES, TEAM SKY, at 13:57
  • 111. Thierry HUPOND, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 13:57
  • 112. Pavel KOCHETKOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 13:57
  • 113. Mikel LANDA MEANA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 13:57
  • 114. Jean-Pierre DRUCKER, BMC RACING TEAM, at 13:57
  • 115. Tom STAMSNIJDER, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 13:57
  • 116. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:57
  • 117. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:57
  • 118. Jelle VANENDERT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 14:22
  • 119. Timo ROOSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 15:07
  • 120. Jasper DE BUYST, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 15:10
  • 121. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 15:19
  • 122. Laurent PICHON, FDJ, at 15:31
  • 123. Julien SIMON, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 15:31
  • 124. Ricardo VILELA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 15:31
  • 125. Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 15:31
  • 126. Arnaud COURTEILLE, FDJ, at 15:34
  • 127. Iljo KEISSE, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 15:34
  • 128. Boy VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 15:41
  • 129. Jaco VENTER, MTN-QHUBEKA, at 16:49
  • 130. Johann VAN ZYL, MTN-QHUBEKA, at 16:49
  • 131. Natnael BERHANE, MTN-QHUBEKA, at 16:49
  • 132. Lorenzo MANZIN, FDJ, at 16:51
  • 133. Vasil KIRYIENKA, TEAM SKY, at 16:51
  • 134. Rinaldo NOCENTINI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 16:51
  • 135. Andrew TALANSKY, TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN, at 16:53
  • 136. Alessandro VANOTTI, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 16:53
  • 137. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN, at 16:53
  • 138. Yukiya ARASHIRO, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 16:55
  • 139. Mathew HAYMAN, ORICA-GREENEDGE, at 16:55
  • 140. Zico WAEYTENS, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 17:08
  • 141. Luka MEZGEC, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, at 17:08
  • 142. Thomas DE GENDT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 17:53
  • 143. Andrey ZEITS, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 18:19
  • 144. Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 18:19
  • 145. Angel MADRAZO RUIZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 18:19
  • 146. Carlos Julian QUINTERO, COLOMBIA, at 18:19
  • 147. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, at 18:19
  • 148. Alex CANO ARDILA, COLOMBIA, at 18:19
  • 149. Rory SUTHERLAND, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 18:19
  • 150. Ramirez chacon BRAYAN STIVEN, COLOMBIA, at 18:22
  • 151. Olivier LE GAC, FDJ, at 18:22
  • 152. Tom VAN ASBROECK, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 18:23
  • 153. Gediminas BAGDONAS, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 19:09
  • 154. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE-MERIDA, at 19:18
  • 155. Kévin REZA, FDJ, at 19:28

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Tom Dumoulin beats Chris Froome to the line in stage 9. Photo: AFP

The Giant-Alpecin rider leaps into the overall lead with a late attack and a battle to the line with the Tour de France champ

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Tom Dumoulin beats Chris Froome to the line in stage 9. Photo: AFP

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) took the leader’s red jersey with an astounding victory over Chris Froome (Sky) in stage 9 of the Vuelta a España on Sunday.

Dumoulin was off the front in the final kilometer, having shed himself of race leader Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) after a flurry of attacks. But Froome was closing in on him with Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) in tow.

Froome swept round him and headed for the line … only to see the Giant rider rebound, shoot past and take the stage and overall lead. The Tour de France champion finished two seconds later with Rodriguez third at five seconds.

“Unbelievable,” said Dumoulin. “I could have never imagined this today. Yesterday, I had a really bad day. They told me, just to keep going, and see how it goes, and today it ended pretty well.”

“I’m gutted. I thought I had it for a second there,” said Froome. “But Dumoulin has shown incredible form in this race, hats off to him. I gave it everything.”

Dumoulin now leads Rodriguez on the overall by 57 seconds with Chaves slipping to third at 59 seconds.

“Dumoulin deserves it today,” said Chaves. “He was the strongest today, so that’s just the way it is. Today I wasn’t at my best, but that’s cycling. We’re not machines. I am very tired, but it’s a bit sad to lose the leadership. I would have liked to have kept it one more day.”

Top 10, Stage 9

  • 1. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, in 4:09:55
  • 2. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at :02
  • 3. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :05
  • 4. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :16
  • 5. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF-SAXO, at :18
  • 6. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :20
  • 7. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :20
  • 8. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :31
  • 9. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :33
  • 10. Louis MEINTJES, MTN-QHUBEKA, at :34

 

Top 10, GC

  • 1. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN, in 35:22:13
  • 2. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :57
  • 3. Johan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA-AIS, at :59
  • 4. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at 1:07
  • 5. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:09
  • 6. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 1:13
  • 7. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 1:17
  • 8. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at 1:18
  • 9. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF-SAXO, at 1:47
  • 10. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:52

 

The 168km stage from Torrevieja to Cumbre del Sol featured a 14-man break: Maxime Bouet, Nikolas Maes and Pieter Serry (Etixx-Quick-Step); Alexis Gougeard (Ag2r La Mondiale); Lorrenzo Manzin (FDJ); Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre-Merida); Yohan Bagot (Cofidis); Maarten Tjallingii (LottoNL-Jumbo); Omar Fraile (Caja Rural); Tony Hurel (Europcar); Geraint Thomas (Team Sky); Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing); Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff-Saxo); and Jim Songezo (MTN-Qhubeka).

The escapees still had some four minutes with 50km remaining.

The main obstacle of the day, summiting 42km from the finish, was the Alto de Puig Lloren. The first trip up was ranked as a category 2 climb, rising 3.3km with an average grade of 8.9 percent. After a descent to a finishing loop, riders tackled the climb for a second time — this time making a 4.1km, category-1 assault that averaged 8.9 percent and hit steeps of 19 percent on the way to the finish.

There were more crashes along the way. Among those caught up were race leader Chaves, Dumoulin and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). All remounted and rejoined the bunch, though Thomas Degand (IAM Cycling) later abandoned.

On the first trip up the Alto de Puig Lloren the break’s advantage evaporated to less than two minutes, and the break did likewise. Mountains leader Fraile took top honors at the summit, and a new lead group of nine formed up on the descent: Bouet, Serry, Thomas, Cattaneo, Fraile, Songezo, Brutt, Bagot and Tjallingii.

With 17km to race the gap was down to a minute with Katusha pushing the pace in the peloton. Tjallingii took the points in the intermediate sprint at Bahia de Javea (km 154), but the bunch was closing in, just some 45 seconds behind. He and Songezo then decided to call it a day.

Brut and Bouet got away from the others with 11km to go. Thomas bridged and it was a trio out front with 8.5km remaining.

With 6km to race and the final climb just ahead Katusha abruptly pulled the plug on the pursuit and Orica-GreenEdge took over for Chaves.

The three had just a handful of seconds over their old mates and little more over the peloton as they eached the foot of the day’s final obstacle.

Both groups were swept up — and Valverde launched. The other favorites quickly marked him. Then Dumoulin had his first go with less than 3km remaining. Chaves was isolated and suffering, but grimly hanging on.

Dumoulin attacked again and again, trying to rid himself of the race leader and the other contenders. And he finally did it, with just over a kilometer to go. And the steepest one, too.

Behind, Froome found his legs and started a chase with the other favorites. Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) was next to go, but too late — as Chaves folded, Froome accelerated, taking Rodriguez with him and overhauling Dumoulin short of the line.

It looked like Froome’s stage to win. But Dumoulin found another gear at the end, came around the Tour de France champion, and took the stage and leader’s jersey. Froome hung on for second with Rodriguez third.

“I knew the form was the best I ever had,” said Dumoulin. “They were all looking at each other. I attacked on the flatter part. I just continued, I had some really good legs. I was really not believing it.

“I still hope to get some good results in the time trials. I am improving against the clock. I didn’t even dream about winning this Vuelta, because I don’t think it’s possible. These are just small mountains so far, because the big mountains are still ahead of us. I will just take it day to day.”

Froome was still hopeful, if not for himself, then for teammate Roche.

“No, not at all disappointed,” he said. “I am here to race, but I knew my condition wouldn’t be the best after the Tour.

“To be honest, I am happy with how I rode today. I came here off the back of the Tour, and my condition isn’t what it was at the Tour, and I will just give the best I can each day. Hopefully with the rest of the team protecting us, Nicolas Roche and I can stay up.

“It will be really difficult to win the Vuelta. I feel very good here in this race, with the people, the country, the race.”

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Peter Sagan was not his usual smiling self when he crossed the line after having been crashed by a race moto. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The Tinkoff-Saxo star, the latest high-profile withdrawal from the Vuelta due to injury, says moto drivers don't take rider safety seriously

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Peter Sagan was not his usual smiling self when he crossed the line after having been crashed by a race moto. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

MADRID (AFP) — Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) has become the latest high-profile withdrawal from the Vuelta a España after being hit by a motorcycle during Saturday’s eighth stage.

Sagan, who on stage three had ended a two-year drought without a grand-tour win, looked set to challenge for another stage victory until the incident took place just over 8km from the finish.

On Sunday, he did not take the start for stage nine.

“Tinkoff-Saxo announces that, unfortunately, the team’s co-leader at the Vuelta a Espana cannot safely continue to race and will instead return home to recover,” the Russian team said in a statement on Sunday.

“Sagan was hit by a reckless auxiliary motorbike in the final kilometers of stage eight and suffered wounds and burns of first and second degree on the left side of his body, from the hip to the lower leg. In addition, he has a contusion on his left forearm with an intra-muscular haematoma.”

Tinkoff-Saxo also said on Saturday that they would explore taking legal action against the parties that caused the crash.
 
“Unfortunately, it isn’t the first time such an incident happens,” said Sagan. “Even if motorbikes are forced to go through a group of riders, they should do it very carefully and not recklessly. In my opinion, motorbike drivers don’t take the safety of the riders in consideration seriously.”

Sagan’s withdrawal is just the latest in a number of big names to exit the race after a crash-dominated stage from Puebla de Don Fadrique to Murcia.

Worst off was Kris Boeckmans (Lotto Soudal), who has been placed in an induced coma after a major crash 50km from the finish.

“The 28-year-old rider has a severe facial trauma with several fractures. He’ll probably need surgery,” Lotto Soudal said in a statement. “Boeckmans also has a concussion, three broken ribs and had a bleeding in his lung. The doctors will now keep him in an induced coma for a few days.”

Teammate Tosh Van der Sande said he had been riding just behind Boeckmans when the crash occurred.

“He was drinking when he rode over a hole, tumbled over his handlebar and hit the ground very hard,” said Van der Sande.

Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), who had been third in the general classification, Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) were also forced to abandon after being caught up in the same crash.

Saturday’s stage winner, Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing), was also forced to withdraw after he claimed his first grand-tour victory despite breaking a bone in his wrist.

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Jasper Stuyven was the strongest rider in the sprint that closed out a messy stage 8

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Jasper Stuyven earns his first professional victory in the Vuelta's eighth stage, while Esteban Chaves retains his race lead

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  • 1. Jasper STUYVEN, TREK FACTORY RACING, in 4:06:05
  • 2. Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 3. Kévin REZA, FDJ, at :00
  • 4. Giovanni VISCONTI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 5. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN – QHUBEKA, at :00
  • 6. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 7. Julien SIMON, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 8. Pieter SERRY, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 9. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 10. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 11. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 12. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, at :00
  • 13. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 14. Eduard VORGANOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 15. Gianluca BRAMBILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at :00
  • 16. Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at :00
  • 17. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :00
  • 18. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, at :00
  • 19. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 20. Louis MEINTJES, MTN – QHUBEKA, at :00
  • 21. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 22. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, BMC RACING TEAM, at :00
  • 23. Bart DE CLERCQ, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 24. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :00
  • 25. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 26. Amaël MOINARD, BMC RACING TEAM, at :00
  • 27. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 28. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 29. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 30. Stéphane ROSSETTO, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 31. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 32. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :00
  • 33. Andrey AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :00
  • 34. Fabrice JEANDESBOZ, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :00
  • 35. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 36. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 37. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at :00
  • 38. Adam HANSEN, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 39. Kenny ELISSONDE, FDJ, at :00
  • 40. Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at :00
  • 41. Diego ROSA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 42. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, at :00
  • 43. Andrey ZEITS, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 44. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, TREK FACTORY RACING, at :00
  • 45. Mikel LANDA MEANA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :00
  • 46. David ARROYO DURAN, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at :00
  • 47. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, LOTTO SOUDAL, at :00
  • 48. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, TEAM KATUSHA, at :00
  • 49. Riccardo ZOIDL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at :17
  • 50. Jesper HANSEN, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :32
  • 51. Tiago MACHADO, TEAM KATUSHA, at :38
  • 52. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 4:57
  • 53. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 4:57
  • 54. Leonardo Fabio DUQUE, COLOMBIA, at 4:57
  • 55. Olivier LE GAC, FDJ, at 4:57
  • 56. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, at 4:57
  • 57. Carlos VERONA QUINTANILLA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 4:57
  • 58. Rinaldo NOCENTINI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 4:57
  • 59. Timo ROOSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 4:57
  • 60. Maxime BOUET, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 4:57
  • 61. Ricardo VILELA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 4:57
  • 62. Nikolas MAES, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 4:57
  • 63. Jelle VANENDERT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 4:57
  • 64. Peter SAGAN, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 5:27
  • 65. Yukiya ARASHIRO, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 8:01
  • 66. Davide VILLELLA, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 8:25
  • 67. Luis MAS BONET, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 8:25
  • 68. Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 8:25
  • 69. Benjamin KING, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 8:25
  • 70. George BENNETT, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 8:25
  • 71. Ian BOSWELL, TEAM SKY, at 8:25
  • 72. Javier MORENO BAZAN, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 8:25
  • 73. Thomas DEGAND, IAM CYCLING, at 8:25
  • 74. Pavel KOCHETKOV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 8:25
  • 75. Laurent PICHON, FDJ, at 8:25
  • 76. Mike TEUNISSEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 8:25
  • 77. Koen DE KORT, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 8:25
  • 78. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 8:25
  • 79. Jerome COPPEL, IAM CYCLING, at 8:25
  • 80. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 9:53
  • 81. Danny VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 9:53
  • 82. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM CYCLING, at 9:53
  • 83. Christian KNEES, TEAM SKY, at 9:53
  • 84. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 9:53
  • 85. Dario CATALDO, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 9:53
  • 86. Daniele BENNATI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 9:53
  • 87. Alessandro VANOTTI, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at 9:53
  • 88. Jay MCCARTHY, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 9:53
  • 89. Salvatore PUCCIO, TEAM SKY, at 9:53
  • 90. Simon PELLAUD, IAM CYCLING, at 9:53
  • 91. Romain HARDY, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 9:53
  • 92. Vasil KIRYIENKA, TEAM SKY, at 9:53
  • 93. Mattia CATTANEO, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 9:53
  • 94. Lawrence WARBASSE, IAM CYCLING, at 9:53
  • 95. Stephen CUMMINGS, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 9:53
  • 96. Imanol ERVITI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 9:53
  • 97. Alex CANO ARDILA, COLOMBIA, at 9:53
  • 98. Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO, BMC RACING TEAM, at 9:53
  • 99. Songezo JIM, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 9:53
  • 100. Maarten WYNANTS, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 9:53
  • 101. Tom VAN ASBROECK, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 9:53
  • 102. Geraint THOMAS, TEAM SKY, at 9:53
  • 103. Daryl IMPEY, ORICA – AIS, at 9:53
  • 104. Cameron MEYER, ORICA – AIS, at 9:53
  • 105. Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 9:53
  • 106. Angel MADRAZO RUIZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 9:53
  • 107. Jasper DE BUYST, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 9:53
  • 108. Alessandro DE MARCHI, BMC RACING TEAM, at 9:53
  • 109. Gatis SMUKULIS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 11:42
  • 110. Jean-Pierre DRUCKER, BMC RACING TEAM, at 11:42
  • 111. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ, at 11:42
  • 112. Angel VICIOSO ARCOS, TEAM KATUSHA, at 11:42
  • 113. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 11:42
  • 114. Frank SCHLECK, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 11:42
  • 115. Dennis VAN WINDEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 13:43
  • 116. Thomas DE GENDT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 13:43
  • 117. Thierry HUPOND, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:43
  • 118. Mikael CHEREL, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:43
  • 119. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 13:43
  • 120. Maarten TJALLINGII, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 13:43
  • 121. Johannes FRÖHLINGER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:43
  • 122. Martijn KEIZER, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 13:43
  • 123. Gediminas BAGDONAS, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:43
  • 124. Joseph ROSSKOPF, BMC RACING TEAM, at 13:43
  • 125. Juan Pablo VALENCIA, COLOMBIA, at 13:43
  • 126. Rory SUTHERLAND, MOVISTAR TEAM, at 13:43
  • 127. Maxime MONFORT, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 13:43
  • 128. Lorenzo MANZIN, FDJ, at 13:43
  • 129. Lawson CRADDOCK, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:43
  • 130. Andrew TALANSKY, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 13:43
  • 131. Luka MEZGEC, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:43
  • 132. Peter VELITS, BMC RACING TEAM, at 13:43
  • 133. Martin VELITS, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 13:43
  • 134. Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 13:43
  • 135. Matteo MONTAGUTI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:43
  • 136. Carlos BARBERO CUESTA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, at 13:43
  • 137. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, at 13:43
  • 138. Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO, COLOMBIA, at 13:43
  • 139. Dominique ROLLIN, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 13:43
  • 140. Ramirez chacon BRAYAN STIVEN, COLOMBIA, at 13:43
  • 141. Vladimir ISAYCHEV, TEAM KATUSHA, at 13:43
  • 142. Murilo Antonio FISCHER, FDJ, at 13:43
  • 143. Arnaud COURTEILLE, FDJ, at 13:43
  • 144. Zico WAEYTENS, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:43
  • 145. Yaroslav POPOVYCH, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 13:43
  • 146. Damien HOWSON, ORICA – AIS, at 13:43
  • 147. Jens KEUKELEIRE, ORICA – AIS, at 13:43
  • 148. Natnael BERHANE, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 13:43
  • 149. Carlos Julian QUINTERO, COLOMBIA, at 13:43
  • 150. Sébastien MINARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:43
  • 151. Cyril LEMOINE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 13:43
  • 152. Jay Robert THOMSON, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 13:43
  • 153. Rodolfo Andres TORRES AGUDELO, COLOMBIA, at 13:43
  • 154. Tom STAMSNIJDER, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at 13:43
  • 155. Iljo KEISSE, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, at 13:43
  • 156. Jimmy ENGOULVENT, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:43
  • 157. Antoine DUCHESNE, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:43
  • 158. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:43
  • 159. Youcef REGUIGUI, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 13:43
  • 160. Pavel BRUTT, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 13:43
  • 161. Maciej BODNAR, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 13:43
  • 162. Jaco VENTER, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 13:43
  • 163. Johann VAN ZYL, MTN – QHUBEKA, at 13:43
  • 164. Pierre ROLLAND, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:43
  • 165. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:43
  • 166. Tony HUREL, TEAM EUROPCAR, at 13:43
  • 167. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:43
  • 168. Biel KADRI, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 13:43
  • 169. Jussi VEIKKANEN, FDJ, at 13:43
  • 170. Yohan BAGOT, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 13:43
  • 171. Mitchell DOCKER, ORICA – AIS, at 13:43
  • 172. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 13:43
  • 173. Moreno MOSER, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 15:28
  • 174. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 15:28
  • 175. Caleb EWAN, ORICA – AIS, at 15:28
  • 176. Pawel POLJANSKI, TINKOFF – SAXO, at 15:28
  • 177. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 15:28
  • 178. Valerio CONTI, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at 15:28
  • 179. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 15:28
  • 180. Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at 15:28
  • 181. Simon GERRANS, ORICA – AIS, at 15:28
  • 182. Mathew HAYMAN, ORICA – AIS, at 15:28
  • 183. Marcel AREGGER, IAM CYCLING, at 15:34
  • 184. Geoffrey SOUPE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, at 24:24
  • 185. Boy VAN POPPEL, TREK FACTORY RACING, at 24:24
  • DNF Tejay VAN GARDEREN, BMC RACING TEAM
  • DNF Nacer BOUHANNI, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
  • DNF Kris BOECKMANS, LOTTO SOUDAL
  • DNF Daniel MARTIN, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN

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Kris Boeckmans in medically-induced coma after suffering broken bones, concussion in stage 8 pileup

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Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) crashed out of the Vuelta a España Saturday, leaving the race with multiple injuries after a major pileup that occurred about 50km from the stage 8 finish line. Boeckmans lost consciousness for a few moments after hitting the deck, and then was taken to the hospital. According to a team press release, further evaluation revealed extensive injuries.

Boeckmans suffered severe facial trauma with several fractures, a concussion, and three broken ribs, as well as bleeding in his lung. The team reports that he may need surgery, and that he has been put into a medically-induced coma for the next few days.

“Of course we are all thinking of Kris tonight,” teammate Tosh Van der Sande said. “I was riding just behind him when it happened. He was drinking when he rode over a hole, tumbled over his handlebar, and hit the ground very hard.”

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Lizzie Armitstead took the win in Plouay ahead of Emma Johansson and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Lizzie Armitstead takes Plouay win, and with it, a second consecutive overall World Cup title

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Lizzie Armitstead took the win in Plouay ahead of Emma Johansson and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The 2015 Women’s Road World Cup finished in dramatic style Saturday. British rider Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) took the overall World Cup title by winning the GP de Plouay-Bretagne in France. The 26-year-old won the final sprint from a select group to seal her second consecutive World Cup series victory.

The first half of the French race was cagey, with the big teams mostly watching each other instead of initiating any major hostilities. However, in the final 50 kilometers of the 121km event, repeated attacks caused the race to break up. On the final climb, Armitstead attacked, taking an elite group away with her. That group contained reigning road world champ Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and World Cup contender Anna van der Breggen, both of the Rabo-Liv team. Despite the impressive company along for the ride, Armitstead took control in the group, and then took the win ahead of Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) and Ferrand-Prevot. With her victory, Armitstead nabbed enough points to seal the overall World Cup title ahead of van der Breggen, who finished sixth in Plouay.

“I really put in the winning move on the last climb and a sprint was the last thing I wanted,” she said. “I couldn’t have won it without a fantastic team though. Evelyn [Stevens] and Megan [Guarnier] are in the shape to win these races themselves and without their commitment today I couldn’t have won it.”

This year’s World Cup has been one of the most exciting in recent memory, the winner not being decided until the final lap of the final race. Armitstead won the title in 2014, having led from start to finish, succeeding several seasons of dominance by Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv), who had won four titles in five years. This year, however, three different women have worn the leader’s jersey, which has changed hands six times in total throughout the series.

“Today was an exciting race,” Wiggle-Honda team manger Rochelle Gilmore told VeloNews. “As for the World Cup series as a whole, we couldn’t have asked for anything more exciting, it’s really unpredictable and the World Cup series is not decided until the final race.”

Armitstead consistent success — Plouay was her third World Cup win of 2015 after the Trofeo Alfredo Binda and the Philadelphia Cycling Classic — put her over the top in the season-long competition.

“The idea of the World Cup series is to find the most talented female cyclist across all different terrains and the most consistent throughout the season,” Gilmore said. “I think Lizzie Armitstead is a fraction above the others over the last couple of years in terms of dominance and consistency.”

Gilmore’s British registered Wiggle-Honda squad won four of the ten 2015 World Cup races, with three different women. The team classification, though, was won by van der Breggen’s Rabo-Liv team, which has monopolized the classification in recent years.

At the start of the day, Armitstead was third in the World Cup standings behind Jolien d’Hoore (Wiggle-Honda) and van der Breggen. D’hoore did not race in Plouay, but Armitstead trailed van der Breggen by 21 points, meaning that not even a win would guarantee her the overall. With van der Breggen only managing a sixth-place finish on the day, however, Armitstead came away from Plouay the overall World Cup winner for the second straight season.

That makes Armitstead the first ever British rider to win the Women’s Road World Cup in consecutive years. It also adds to the talk of Armitstead as a favorite for September’s world championship road race in Richmond, Virginia. Worlds is likely to be her next race, as she has chosen to concentrate on preparation rather than racing into form.

The World Cup will be replaced next year with a new Women’s World Tour, which will include stage races, and will be expanded from 10 to approximately 30 race days.

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