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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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Dumoulin seizes red jersey after winning fight with Froome http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/dumoulin-seizes-red-jersey-after-winning-fight-with-froome_383216 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/dumoulin-seizes-red-jersey-after-winning-fight-with-froome_383216#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:13:01 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383216

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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Plouay victory propels Armitstead to overall World Cup win http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/plouay-victory-propels-armitstead-to-overall-world-cup-win_383149 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/plouay-victory-propels-armitstead-to-overall-world-cup-win_383149#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:47:49 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383149

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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Sagan crossed the finish line alone, over five minutes behind the stage winner, after a race vehicle brought him down in the final 10km of stage 8. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Peter Sagan didn't have a chance at victory after a neutral support motorcycle took him out late in Saturday's stage

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Sagan crossed the finish line alone, over five minutes behind the stage winner, after a race vehicle brought him down in the final 10km of stage 8. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Just weeks after Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) was taken out by a moto in the Clásica San Sebastián, it happened again in Saturday’s eighth stage at the Vuelta a España.

This time it involved stage-favorite Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo). According to team staff, a neutral support motorcycle clipped Sagan’s wheel with about 6km to go, knocking him off his bike, and out of contention for the reduced-bunch sprint eventually won by Jesper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing).

“A motor was passing the group, and he was moving left, and the motorcycle took him out,” Tinkoff-Saxo sport director Patxi Vila told EuroSport. “Peter’s feeling bad. It’s a missed opportunity of winning a stage, after the work of the whole team for him. I am sure the motorbike didn’t do it on purpose, but this shouldn’t happen.”

Sagan was enraged after the incident, kicking his bike, yelling at the motorcycle driver, and storming around the roadway in anger.

Sagan, winner of stage 3, later crossed the line furious, with cuts and scrapes to his left side, and his jersey and shorts torn open.

The 25-year-old was poised for a chance at victory after surviving two passages over the third-category Cresta del Gallo, a short but steep climb that eliminated many other sprinters, such as arch-rival John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin). An earlier crash took out overall favorites Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing) in what was a very nervous day of racing in Spain.

The incident once again raises the question about where and how motorcycles and cars should move around the peloton. It seems to be a growing problem. Earlier this spring, a neutral support car also took out riders during this year’s Tour of Flanders.

“Crashes are part of cycling, but it shouldn’t happen with cars or motorcycles in the race,” said Eurosport commentator Juan Antonio Flecha, a former pro who was involved in a similar incident in the 2011 Tour de France. “This is happening too many times, and I am very upset about what happened today.”

In a similar incident earlier this month at the one-day Clásica San Sebastián in Spain’s Basque Country, BMC’s Van Avermaet was knocked off his bike by a motorcycle while making a promising move on the final climb before the finish line. Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) later won the race.

“Unfortunately, it isn’t the first time such an incident happens,” Sagan said after the stage. “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. Fortunately, my injuries aren’t very serious but can you imagine what would have happened if he had ran over me?

“If I had crashed alone or with another rider, I would have considered that to be part of the sport. However, being hit by a motorbike of the race organization shouldn’t be acceptable. The safety of the riders should be an absolute priority and all vehicle drivers involved in a race must be more attentive. I really hope this incident is the start of a series of necessary changes in the way races are organized.”

In a team press release, Tinkoff-Saxo raised the possibility of taking legal action in response to the incident.

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Stuyven breaks scaphoid bone in crash, wins Vuelta stage 8 anyway http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/road/jasper-stuyven-sprints-to-vuelta-stage-8-win-at-the-end-of-a-chaotic-day_383125 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/road/jasper-stuyven-sprints-to-vuelta-stage-8-win-at-the-end-of-a-chaotic-day_383125#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:07:56 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383125

Jasper Stuyven was the fastest man in a reduced peloton at the end of the Vuelta's crash-marred stage 8. Photo: JOSE JORDAN / AFP

Jasper Stuyven sprints to Vuelta stage 8 victory ahead of Pello Bilbao and Kevin Reza after crashes knock out several big names

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Jasper Stuyven was the fastest man in a reduced peloton at the end of the Vuelta's crash-marred stage 8. Photo: JOSE JORDAN / AFP

Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing) sprinted to his first ever WorldTour win in the Vuelta’s eighth stage Saturday, at the end of a messy day that saw numerous big names hit the deck, including Stuyven himself. The 23-year-old Belgian managed to win the day despite suffering what was later revealed to be a broken left scaphoid bone. Though caught up in one of the day’s crashes, Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) finished in the pack, retaining his race lead.

The 182.5km stage from Puebla de Don Fadrique to Murcia started off with relative calm. After 20km, the peloton allowed the escape of a six-man breakaway group, consisting of Alex Howes (Cannondale-Garmin), Iljo Keisse (Etixx-Quick-Step), Jimmy Engoulvent (Europcar), Tom Van Asbroeck (LottoNL-Jumbo), Jasper De Buyst (Lotto-Soudal), and Ángel Madrazo (Team Colombia). Tinkoff-Saxo and Giant-Alpecin set the pace in the bunch, keeping the break on a short leash.

Then, the calm day turned chaotic as a huge pileup about 50km from the stage finish left several riders injured. Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), and Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) were among the most seriously hurt in the crash, with all four abandoning the Vuelta after the incident. Stuyven and race leader Chaves hit the pavement as well, but both were able to catch back onto the peloton.

Not long after, lone morning breakaway survivor Howes crashed into a barrier on a descent, spelling the end of the early break. Movistar’s José Joaquín Rojas went down on the same descent the second time through. Then, in the final few minutes of the stage, as the peloton was closing down a flurry of late attacks, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) appeared to be taken out by a race vehicle just when he seemed poised to contend for the stage victory.

After a number of late moves were reeled in, Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) launched one final attack inside the last 3km of the stage, but a charging pack closed down the attempt to set up a sprint from a reduced field. Stuyven proved fastest in the sprint, with Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural) taking second and Kevin Reza (FDJ) finishing in third.

Top 10, stage 8

  • 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

 

Top 10, GC

  • 1. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, in 31:12:18
  • 2. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :10
  • 3. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :36
  • 4. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :49
  • 5. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :56
  • 6. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :57
  • 7. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :57
  • 8. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, at 1:18
  • 9. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:19
  • 10. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, at 1:21



After taking the stage win, Stuyven received medical attention for a wrist injury sustained earlier on in the day in the big pileup. Trek Factory Racing revealed via Twitter that Stuyven had suffered a broken scaphoid, before releasing a statement announcing that Stuyven will not start Sunday’s stage 9.

“I didn’t stay clear of the crashes,” Stuyven said. “I was in the big one which Chaves was also in before the first big climb. I hit my wrist pretty bad, but I jumped on the bike again and climbed back.

“I suffered a lot on the first climb and then the second time I knew I had to start at the front so I could drift a little bit back if it was going to be hard.

“In the sprint, I felt, ‘I’ll go at 300 [meters from the finish],’ and it was for me today.”

Chaves finished safely in the bunch to hold onto his overall lead.

“It was truly difficult today,” Chaves said. “You’d think it was a transition stage, but it was very hard, fast, with a lot of crashes. I was caught up in the big crash, but it was a few cuts and scrapes, nothing serious, but I was able to chase back.

“The team carried me to the first climb, and then I was able to follow the rivals. I had some support on the first climb, on the second climb, I was trying to stay calm, and just follow the moves. The important thing was to maintain the lead.”

The Vuelta continues Sunday with a 168.3km stage 8 from Torrevieja to Benitatxell.

Stage 8 results

  • 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

 

General classification

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

 

Points classification

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

 

Mountains classification

  • 1. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 13 points
  • 2. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 13 points
  • 3. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, 7 points
  • 4. Natnael BERHANE, MTN – QHUBEKA, 7 points
  • 5. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 7 points
  • 6. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – AIS, 6 points
  • 7. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 4 points
  • 8. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, 4 points
  • 9. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 3 points
  • 10. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, 3 points
  • 11. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, 3 points
  • 12. Alex HOWES, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 3 points
  • 13. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, 3 points
  • 14. Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL, TEAM KATUSHA, 2 points
  • 15. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, 2 points
  • 16. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, 2 points
  • 17. Angel MADRAZO RUIZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 2 points
  • 18. Davide VILLELLA, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 2 points
  • 19. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 2 points
  • 20. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, 1 points
  • 21. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, 1 points
  • 22. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, TINKOFF – SAXO, 1 points
  • 23. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 1 points

 

Teams classification

  • 1. Team Sky, in 93:49:38
  • 2. Movistar Team, at 3:59
  • 3. Astana Pro Team, at 4:04
  • 4. Team Katusha, at 11:30
  • 5. Caja Rural-Seguros Rga, at 13:23
  • 6. Lotto Soudal, at 14:23
  • 7. Etixx – Quick Step, at 14:36
  • 8. Trek Factory Racing, at 14:54
  • 9. Cofidis, Solutions Credits, at 17:15
  • 10. Team Europcar, at 17:26
  • 11. Bmc Racing Team, at 27:11
  • 12. Team Cannondale – Garmin, at 28:48
  • 13. Tinkoff – Saxo, at 29:28
  • 14. Colombia, at 37:17
  • 15. Lampre – Merida, at 51:34
  • 16. Team Giant – Alpecin, at 54:29
  • 17. Mtn – Qhubeka, at 59:56
  • 18. Ag2R La Mondiale, at 1:02:37
  • 19. Iam Cycling, at 1:08:06
  • 20. Fdj, at 1:11:33
  • 21. Team Lotto Nl – Jumbo, at 1:17:33
  • 22. Orica Greenedge, at 1:20:17

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Tejay van Garderen was sitting in 16th place overall at the start of the Vuelta's eighth stage, but he has since abandoned the race. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

A massive crash in the Vuelta's eighth stage knocks several riders out of the race

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Tejay van Garderen was sitting in 16th place overall at the start of the Vuelta's eighth stage, but he has since abandoned the race. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

A high-speed crash took several riders out of the Vuelta a España late in Saturday’s eighth stage.

More than two dozen riders crashed about 50km from the stage finish as the peloton powered into the outskirts of Murcia, nearing the first of two trips up the Cat. 3 Cresta del Gallo climb. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing), Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal), Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), and even eventual stage winner Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing) were among those hitting the pavement in the big pileup.

Boeckmans appeared the most seriously injured. According to a team press release, the crash left him with a concussion, severe facial trauma with several fractures, three broken ribs, and bleeding in his lung, forcing him out of the race.

“I was riding just behind him when it happened,” said Lotto-Soudal’s Tosh Van der Sande. “He was drinking when he rode over a hole, tumbled over his handlebar and hit the ground very hard.

Van Garderen suffered a broken shoulder in the the crash, and early reports suggested Dan Martin might have suffered a broken clavicle. Nacer Bouhanni, who had already hit the deck several times in previous stages, was also brought down hard in the pileup. All three riders abandoned the Vuelta.

“We were coming into Murcia. It was a typical crash, everyone’s lined up, we’re entering the city, there are nerves, someone touches wheels, and you fall in a funny way, and race is over,” van Garderen’s BMC Racing teammate Samuel Sánchez said of the incident.

“It was a terrible way to go out for Tejay. We’re suffering in the heat. We have to take it day to day, see if we can move up in the GC, and if not, try to win a stage, but I don’t think it’s going to be easy.”

After falling hard and hurting his wrist, Stuyven managed to catch back on to the peloton and ultimately took the stage win, before further examination revealed that he had suffered a broken scaphoid bone in the crash. Trek Factory Racing announced his withdrawal from the Vuelta following the victory and the subsequent discovery of the full extent of his injury.

Overnight leader Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) was among the many others to also hit the pavement in the pileup, though he quickly regained contact with the main bunch ahead of the two finishing climbs and finished safely within the bunch.

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Lindeman wins his first-career grand tour stage as Chaves defends red despite attack from Aru on final climb.

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BMC Racing team owners Jim Ochowicz (left) and Andy Rihs at the 2015 USA Pro Challenge. Photo by Neal Rogers.

BMC Racing team owners addressed rumors that the team’s future is uncertain beyond 2016, saying that they are actively building towards

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BMC Racing team owners Jim Ochowicz (left) and Andy Rihs at the 2015 USA Pro Challenge. Photo by Neal Rogers.

BMC Racing team owners Andy Rihs and Jim Ochowicz have addressed rumors that the team’s future is uncertain beyond 2016, saying that they are actively building towards 2017 and 2018.

Amid late-season transfer news and rumors, questions about BMC’s long-term future have arisen, due to the fact that several of the team’s biggest signings for 2016, including Richie Porte and Samuel Sanchez, are on one-year deals. Likewise, American Tejay van Garderen is on contract only through 2016.

In June, Ochowicz, the team’s general manager, downplayed reports of a possible merger with IAM Cycling in 2017, to form a Swiss-registered WorldTour team, though he acknowledged that he was seeking additional sponsorship.

At the USA Pro Challenge last week, Ochowicz would not comment on any rider contracts beyond 2016 but insisted that the team is “full speed ahead,” and that he is currently planning well beyond next season.

“Half of the stuff I read doesn’t even come close to the truth,” Ochowicz said. “People are speculating. We’re not uncertain about anything. We’re planning, and building, the team, for the future. I’ve got riders, and staff, we’re thinking far ahead in our planning. My job is to plan ahead. The strategy within the team is going that direction. I can’t predict when it’s going to stop, but we’re full steam ahead right now… my head is already in 2017, 2018.”

Rihs and Ochowicz are co-owners of Continuum Sports, which holds the UCI license for the WorldTour team based in Santa Rosa, California. Rihs is also the owner of BMC Switzerland, the team’s bike partner and long-term title sponsor.

Rihs, who is Swiss, made his money with Phonak Hearing Systems and sponsored a team under the Phonak brand from 2000 through 2006. He ended that association after Phonak rider Floyd Landis won the Tour de France but was stripped of the title. The following year the BMC program began in California as a Continental team managed by Gavin Chilcott. The team made the jump to Pro Continental in 2009 and to the ProTeam level in 2011. The team won that year’s Tour de France with Cadel Evans.

At the USA Pro Challenge, Rihs confirmed that the team is looking for additional sponsors but that BMC will “always come first. It’s not a question of the team, it’s a question of sponsorship only,” Rihs said. “The team will probably continue as long as BMC exists, but we are looking for additional sponsors. But BMC will always be first. Then, if Apple wants to come on, okay, we’ll be BMC-Apple. We can live with that.”

F0r his part, Ochowicz says he is open to all options, including that of the title sponsor position.

“We live on sponsorship dollars,” he said. “We don’t have a ticket gate to sell, and we don’t have TV rights to share. The only money we get is sponsorship dollars. So, of course we’re always looking for more money. I can’t predict whether BMC will always be the title sponsor, we may find someone that wants to take over the team — maybe, maybe not — but BMC will always be a bike partner, for sure.”

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

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La Vuelta with Larry: Day by day http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/la-vuelta-with-larry-day-by-day_383073 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/la-vuelta-with-larry-day-by-day_383073#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:09:23 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383073

Larry Warbasse (IAM Cycling) has found ways to keep himself occupied in the quiet early stages of the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Larry Warbasse talks about trading snacks in the Vuelta peloton, sharing gossip, and getting a tow from a cabbie.

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Larry Warbasse (IAM Cycling) has found ways to keep himself occupied in the quiet early stages of the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Twenty-one days is a pretty long time. Doing anything for 21 days can be tedious — even vacation! So as you can imagine, racing a bike for that amount of time leaves us with quite a bit of downtime. Not every day has the action/excitement/carnage of stage 2, thankfully, so we often have to find ways to pass time both in the race and out.

One of my favorite parts of the Vuelta is the start village or Puenta de Encuentro as it is called here at the race. While much less grandiose than the ones at the Tour, it is an area for the riders and VIPs to mingle, have a drink, eat some food, or in my case, have a coffee. Each day I roll in and find my compatriots, Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and Ian Boswell (Sky), and we have a few moments to chill and chat before the start. Tejay always finds a spot tucked away in some corner that makes him difficult for people to find … and difficult for me!

When you spend between four and six hours on your bike for so many days in a row, there is plenty of downtime in the peloton. We fill the time with conversation, stories, trading of nutrition, and gossip. It may sound funny, but eating the same energy bars for the entire season and three weeks straight can get pretty monotonous. So we end up having a little bit of a black-market barter system in the peloton … A MuleBar for a PowerBar, my gel for yours, rice cakes for gummies, and a melange of other swaps. We are particularly lucky with IAM, as we have a special type of gel called WinForce — a gel based on MCT fat, and it is unlike anything the other teams have, making it great currency for trades. Sometimes if I’m feeling generous, I just grab a few extra and just give them away without asking for anything in return … because you never know when you might be in need of a gel!

It seems that whenever a relatively small group of people spend enough time together, there will always be gossip. And it is no different in the professional peloton than in a group of tweens. But instead of talking about what boy is with what girl, the most common topic is who is going to what team for next year. As the Vuelta is near the end of the season, there is a ton of transfer news circulating in the peloton. I have heard a few rumors, and so far they have all turned out to be true. I can’t say the others that I’ve heard, but it is always an interesting time of year.

Another popular subject of discussion was Vincenzo Nibali’s disqualification from the race. Things like that happen in many races, but usually they’re a bit less blatant (ex., the mechanic hangs out the window, pretends to adjust the saddle, while the director drives an obscenely fast speed to return to the peloton). Clearly ol’ Vincenzo did not expect the heli-cam to be locked on him like an eagle on its prey. While most riders get away with this sort of thing, I have to say I agree with the punishment.

I don’t always disagree with hanging onto a car though. At the end of stage 4, with the super-steep finishing climb to the town of Vejer de la Frontera, our IAM team, along with many others, descended to the bottom of the hill to our bus. Yet much to our dismay, after a small miscommunication, we learned that our bus — along with a few others — was actually parked at the top. At the end of the longest stage of this year’s Vuelta, we were a little bit pissed. We tried calling our directors, but they had no reception at the top. Riding back up the 20-percent grades was not an option. While trying to find a solution, I ended up losing my teammates, but there was a less-steep route back to the town. I decided to buck up and climb the hill. My legs were absolutely dead, so when I saw a taxi coming up behind, I blocked the road, and in the few words of Spanish I know, convinced him (forced him) to give me a tow. As I flew up the mountain hanging on to the side of this Spanish taxi driver’s car, all of the teams who did not lose their buses were driving in the opposite direction. It elicited more than a few laughs. I was just happy I didn’t have to pedal any longer.

As we enter the mountains in the next days, the stages will be much less monotonous, there will be many fewer conversations, but a lot more suffering. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can count on any more tows from the cabbies.

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Breakaway artist Lindeman wins Vuelta stage 7 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/road/breakaway-artist-lindeman-wins-vuelta-stage-7_383063 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/road/breakaway-artist-lindeman-wins-vuelta-stage-7_383063#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:14:17 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383063

Bert-Jan Lindeman (LottoNL-Jumbo) got in the break on stage 7 and it paid off in spades. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Bert-Jan Lindeman claims LottoNL-Jumbo's first grand tour stage of the season with a bold breakaway and strong climbing chops.

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Bert-Jan Lindeman (LottoNL-Jumbo) got in the break on stage 7 and it paid off in spades. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Bert-Jan Lindeman has been a fixture in the Vuelta a España breakaways, and in his third day off the front, he delivered a huge stage win for LottoNL-Jumbo on Friday. The Dutchman attacked within the final kilometer of stage 7, on the steep Alto de Capeliera climb. His final remaining breakaway companion, Ilia Koshevoy (Lampre-Merida) could not respond. It was LottoNL’s first grand tour stage win of the season.

“It’s a surprise because it’s uphill, with the GC guys, and [Amets] Txurruka looked strong,” said Lindeman. “The team had bad luck this spring, but every race is important, and now we have the win. It’s a big win for me.”

Top 10, stage 7

  • 1. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, in 5:10:24
  • 2. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, at :09
  • 3. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :29
  • 4. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, at :34
  • 5. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, at :36
  • 6. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – GreenEdge, at :36
  • 7. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :36
  • 8. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :36
  • 9. Louis MEINTJES, MTN – QHUBEKA, at :36
  • 10. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :36
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    Top-10 overall

    • 1. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – GreenEdge, in 27:06:13
    • 2. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, at :10
    • 3. Daniel MARTIN, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, at :33
    • 4. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, at :36
    • 5. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :49
    • 6. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, at :56
    • 7. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, at :57
    • 8. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, at :57
    • 9. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, at 1:18
    • 10. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, at 1:19
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      Koshevoy, Lindeman, and Jérôme Cousin (Europcar) were the last of the five breakaway riders. They made it to the final few kilometers with enough daylight to keep the peloton away, a first for this year’s Vuelta.

      Behind, GC favorite and Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Sky) was dropped inside of two kilometers to go.

      Fabio Aru (Astana) attacked as soon as he could tell Froome was on the ropes and quickly got a gap, just before the final kilometer of racing. However, it was too late for him to vie for the stage win.

      Cousin was dropped with 500 meters to go as the narrow road kicked up. Koshevoy led out the final pitch of climbing. Lindeman jumped with 300 meters left and went clear, winning convincingly ahead of Koshevoy.

      Aru came home third, best of the GC riders at the end of the 191.1km day. Froome lost considerable time on the final climb, leading home a small group, which was nearly 30 seconds adrift of the main GC group, which included Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), and race leader Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge).

      On Saturday, a 182.5km stage from Puebla de Don Fadrique to Murcia could favor the opportunists, with two category 3 climbs in the final 40 kilometers and a flat finish.

      Stage 7 results

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


      General classification

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


      Points classification

      • 1. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – GreenEdge, 66 points
      • 2. Peter SAGAN, TINKOFF – SAXO, 61 points
      • 3. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, MOVISTAR TEAM, 56 points
      • 4. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, 42 points
      • 5. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, 42 points
      • 6. Daniel MARTIN, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 39 points
      • 7. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, TEAM KATUSHA, 37 points
      • 8. John DEGENKOLB, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, 36 points
      • 9. Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS, MOVISTAR TEAM, 32 points
      • 10. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, TEAM KATUSHA, 31 points
      • 11. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 29 points
      • 12. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, 28 points
      • 13. Jean-Pierre DRUCKER, BMC RACING TEAM, 28 points
      • 14. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 27 points
      • 15. Caleb EWAN, ORICA – GreenEdge, 25 points
      • 16. Christopher FROOME, TEAM SKY, 23 points
      • 17. Nacer BOUHANNI, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 20 points
      • 17. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN – QHUBEKA, 20 points
      • 17. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 20 points
      • 20. José GONÇALVES, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 16 points
      • 21. Domenico POZZOVIVO, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 16 points
      • 22. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, 16 points
      • 23. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 14 points
      • 24. Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 12 points
      • 24. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, MOVISTAR TEAM, 12 points
      • 26. Tosh VAN DER SANDE, LOTTO SOUDAL, 11 points
      • 26. Nikolas MAES, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 11 points
      • 26. Tom VAN ASBROECK, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 11 points
      • 29. Louis MEINTJES, MTN – QHUBEKA, 9 points
      • 30. Mitchell DOCKER, ORICA – GreenEdge, 9 points
      • 30. Julien SIMON, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 9 points
      • 32. Mikel LANDA MEANA, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 8 points
      • 33. Jasper STUYVEN, TREK FACTORY RACING, 8 points
      • 34. Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA, TEAM SKY, 7 points
      • 35. Vicente REYNES MIMO, IAM CYCLING, 7 points
      • 36. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, TEAM SKY, 6 points
      • 37. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, 5 points
      • 38. Romain HARDY, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 5 points
      • 39. Iljo KEISSE, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 4 points
      • 39. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ, 4 points
      • 39. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, 4 points
      • 42. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 3 points
      • 42. Cyril LEMOINE, COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS, 3 points
      • 42. Dennis VAN WINDEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 3 points
      • 42. Romain SICARD, TEAM EUROPCAR, 3 points
      • 46. Tejay VAN GARDEREN, BMC RACING TEAM, 2 points
      • 47. Carlos BARBERO CUESTA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 2 points
      • 47. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX – QUICK STEP, 2 points
      • 47. Leonardo Fabio DUQUE, COLOMBIA, 2 points
      • 47. Antoine DUCHESNE, TEAM EUROPCAR, 2 points
      • 47. Maarten TJALLINGII, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 2 points
      • 52. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, TREK FACTORY RACING, 1 point
      • 52. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 1 point
      • 54. Carlos Julian QUINTERO, COLOMBIA, 1 point
      • 55. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 1 point
      • 55. Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 1 point


      Mountains classification

      • 1. Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 13 points
      • 2. Bertjan LINDEMAN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, 13 points
      • 3. Walter Fernando PEDRAZA MORALES, COLOMBIA, 7 points
      • 4. Ilia KOSHEVOY, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 7 points
      • 4. Natnael BERHANE, MTN – QHUBEKA, 7 points
      • 6. Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO, ORICA – GreenEdge, 6 points
      • 7. Fabio ARU, ASTANA PRO TEAM, 4 points
      • 8. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM CYCLING, 4 points
      • 9. Amets TXURRUKA, CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA, 3 points
      • 9. Cyril GAUTIER, TEAM EUROPCAR, 3 points
      • 11. Tom DUMOULIN, TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN, 3 points
      • 12. Daniel MARTIN, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 2 points
      • 13. Davide VILLELLA, TEAM CANNONDALE – GARMIN, 2 points
      • 13. Jerome COUSIN, TEAM EUROPCAR, 2 points
      • 13. Miguel Angel RUBIANO CHAVEZ, COLOMBIA, 2 points
      • 16. Nicolas ROCHE, TEAM SKY, 1 point
      • 17. Rafal MAJKA, TINKOFF – SAXO, 1 point
      • 18. Alexis GOUGEARD, AG2R LA MONDIALE, 1 point
      • 18. Kristijan DURASEK, LAMPRE – MERIDA, 1 point


      Teams classification

      • 1. Team Sky, in 81:31:23
      • 2. Movistar Team, at 3:59
      • 3. Astana Pro Team, at 4:04
      • 4. Team Europcar, at 9:25
      • 5. Etixx – Quick Step, at 9:39
      • 6. Team Katusha, at 11:30
      • 7. Team Cannondale – Garmin, at 11:58
      • 8. Caja Rural-Seguros Rga, at 13:23
      • 9. Lotto Soudal, at 14:23
      • 10. Trek Factory Racing, at 14:37
      • 11. Cofidis, Solutions Credits, at 17:15
      • 12. Bmc Racing Team, at 17:18
      • 13. Colombia, at 22:27
      • 14. Tinkoff – Saxo, at 23:29
      • 15. Lampre – Merida, at 33:16
      • 16. Team Giant – Alpecin, at 37:39
      • 17. Ag2R La Mondiale, at 43:57
      • 18. Iam Cycling, at 46:19
      • 19. Mtn – Qhubeka, at 50:03
      • 20. Team Lotto Nl – Jumbo, at 55:46
      • 21. Orica – GreenEdge, at 1:00:31
      • 22. Fdj, at 1:06:36

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      Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and most of the other GC favorites are still in the hunt at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

      The Vuelta is still very much anyone's race after the first major mountain stage, something that was not the case in the Tour this summer.

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      Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and most of the other GC favorites are still in the hunt at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

      What a difference a month makes. Rewind to the first mountain stage of the 2015 Tour de France, and Chris Froome (Sky) blew the wheels off everyone to take control of the yellow jersey in the Pyrénées.

      Some expected that story to repeat itself in Friday’s seventh stage, a week into the Vuelta a España, but this time, it was Froome who taking the lumps, crossing the line 17th at 1:03 behind breakaway winner Bert-Jan Lindeman (LottoNL-Jumbo), some 27 seconds behind the main GC favorites.

      A week into the Vuelta, and it’s obvious that it’s very open. No singular rider or team has had the chance to dominate the race so far. With another mountaintop finish in store Sunday, that could quickly change if someone in the still tightly packed top-10 surges clear. Up to now, however, the Vuelta remains anyone’s race.

      Friday’s uphill finale deep in the heart of the sun-baked Sierra Nevada served to reconfirm that the Vuelta is very hard to predict. Here are five things we’ve learned up the grinding climb to Capiliera in stage 8:

      1. Froome is human
      Froome proved he’s human during the first week of the Spanish grand tour, unable to repeat the searing performances that delivered his second yellow jersey in July.

      One of the scrappiest riders in the bunch, Froome finally came unglued with about 2km to go when Fabio Aru (Astana) pounced after solid work from Astana and Movistar to soften up the bunch on the grinding, 18km climb.

      Froome countered in the final kilometer to limit his losses to 27 seconds to his main rivals, but it’s clear he’s not the same rider he was in July.

      “I didn’t see if Froome was going well or not, because I didn’t see him once during the entire climb. We were always at the front,” Valverde said. “It’s good to take those seconds, but there is still a lot ahead of us in this Vuelta.”

      If this were the highly controlled Tour, it might be game over for a rider losing that much time. But this is the Vuelta, and anything is possible.

      Last year, Froome never threw in the towel, and took Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) all the way to the final mountain stage to finish second overall. The long time trial in stage 17 is also in Froome’s corner, but it wasn’t lost on anyone that Sky allowed Nicolas Roche to defend his GC position when Froome was struggling at the back.

      Froome’s quest to become the first rider to win the Tour and Vuelta in succession took a blow Friday, but there is still a lot of racing ahead. Froome will go down swinging no matter what happens.

      2. Chaves standing tall
      More than a few expected Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) to melt under the pressure from the big teams. Though he was isolated for most of the climb, the plucky Colombian safely finished with the favorites to defend the red leader’s jersey.

      “Every day in the leader’s jersey is an honor,” Chaves said. “The legs felt good in the 40- to 45-minute climb. I will just take it day to day, and work to keep the jersey as long as I can.”

      Chaves is 10 seconds ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin), another rider who continues to surprise on the climbs, but has even more time on other important rivals. Already a winner of two stages, Chaves’ consistency so far hasn’t been lost on his rivals.

      “Chaves is a serious rival,” Valverde said. “He’s clearly the strongest rider in the first week. We’ll have to keep an eye on him, and not let him take more time, because it can be complicated to take it back.”

      3. Aru makes his intentions clear
      Astana’s first week was undercut by the controversial expulsion of Vincenzo Nibali, who took an illegal tow on a team car in stage 2.

      Fabio Aru and Mikel Landa came as additional cards to play, but it’s quickly becoming obvious that Aru is the man for the Kazakh crew.

      After a sluggish start, faltering in explosive finales in stage 2 and stage 6, Aru came to life Friday, and darted away with just under 2km to go. Aru took back some valuable seconds on his rivals, punched into ninth at 57 seconds back, and put everyone on alert that he’s racing to win.

      “After what he did at the Giro, it’s obvious he’s the leader,” Landa said. “My legs were complaining today. It was hard with the heat and the tempo the team was setting, and in the end, Aru could take some seconds. With Aru today, we took one step forward.”

      4. Tour riders looking weary
      Perhaps it’s no surprise that the punchiest riders so far didn’t race the Tour. Chaves and Aru both raced the Giro d’Italia, while Dumoulin crashed out after three stages, giving them fresher legs against the wearier pack pedaling out of the Tour.

      Third place through seventh, from Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) at 33 seconds back, to Nairo Quintana (Movistar) at 57 seconds back, are knotted up within 25 seconds, and all raced the Tour. Though Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) did manage to win stage 4, none of them have looked particularly sparkling.

      Quintana admitted he hasn’t been at his best in the opening week.

      “Overall, I’ve been content with the opening days. They were not stages ideal for me, but I’ve defended well,” Quintana said. “I hope to keep at my level going forward.”

      Valverde expressed relief to have survived the heat and first major mountaintop with GC options fully intact.

      “The first major climb is always hard, and on top of that, it was very hot as well,” Valverde said. “Luckily, we responded well, and we’re still in good position. Both Nairo and I are in good position, and we’ll try to take advantage in the next occasions.”

      5. Heat taking its toll
      “The heat is horrible,” grumbled Joaquin Rodríguez (Katusha).

      Temperatures have been pushing into the high 90s and low 100s all week, and they’re leaving the peloton feeling sluggish at best.

      “I don’t like this heat,” said Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), who won stage 3. “It’s ridiculous to race in these temperatures.”

      “The heat is taking its toll,” Landa said. “Where I live, we have 15C, and then you come down here, and it’s suddenly 35C-40C. It takes it out of you.”

      Teams are burning through water bottles, up to 100 a day, and more heat is in store for Saturday’s stage in Murcia, one of Spain’s hottest regions.

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      Tough decisions: Jeremy Powers talks sacrifices http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/tough-decisions-jeremy-powers-talks-sacrifices_383044 http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/08/news/tough-decisions-jeremy-powers-talks-sacrifices_383044#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:45:25 +0000 http://velonews.competitor.com/?p=383044

      Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) won his third national cyclocross championship last winter in Austin, Texas. Photo: Wil Matthews | www. wilmatthewsphoto.com

      National champ Jeremy Powers has reworked his program, taking a new approach to the 2015-2016 cyclocross season.

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      Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) won his third national cyclocross championship last winter in Austin, Texas. Photo: Wil Matthews | www. wilmatthewsphoto.com

      BOULDER, Colorado (VN) — You sense him before you see him. The energy oozes from his pores, he walks with the confidence of a three-time national champion in the heart of his prime and performing at an extremely high level. He is meticulous at every turn, down to the decaffeinated almond milk cappuccino he orders.

      As the 2015-16 season gets underway, reigning national cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) is at a crossroads and attempting to find a happy medium.

      Roughly a decade ago, Powers went all-in on pursuing the dream of becoming a professional racer. In 2004-05, he lived and raced in Belgium full-time, both road and cyclocross, building his experience and the mental strength that comes with racing in cycling’s heartland.

      “I got my head blown in,” Powers recalls. The grind of living in Europe got to him, and he almost didn’t make it. A brief return home for cyclocross nationals nearly became permanent.

      “My mom had to bring me to the airport and literally put my ass on the plane. But I made it back over there and finished the world championships.” That trip has led him to where he is today.

      Powers enters this cyclocross season having won just about everything there is to win in the U.S. ‘cross scene. At 32, he is in the prime of his career, and the clock is ticking on his goal of claiming a top-five finish in a World Cup.

      Is another full-time European stint in the cards for him? Most likely not.

      Happy Medium

      “I don’t think so,” Powers said about living in Europe again. “I have said it a couple of times, but I never say never.”

      The sacrifices needed to live in Europe full-time are extreme, and while Powers is making certain sacrifices this year, he is not going to relocate. A more-intense European racing schedule will see him doing more than just the World Cups this season, but it translates to a potential three trips across the pond during the condensed six-month cyclocross season, a task not for the faint of heart.

      “I think that I will race potentially all of February in Europe if I feel good mentally again ,” Powers said. “And potentially, there could be some more time during the Christmas block if I feel I have good form.”

      Despite the complexity of his schedule, the extra European races revolve around the World Cups, and this puts Powers at ease. He doesn’t have to commit and can race when he wants to by listening to the signs his body gives him.

      An increased European schedule allows him to compete against the top riders, but on his terms, not having to deal with the culture struggles that come with living in Europe full-time. Ultimately, another year in Europe seems unlikely, but Powers was not definitive, “Things change all the time. In a year I could look at this and be like, ‘I was in a different headspace,’ but right now that is how I go.”

      Changing the script

      While Powers contemplates the European racing scene, there is an outlier in the upcoming season, CrossVegas. The race under the lights in the Entertainment Capital of the World, will turn the tables, and for only the second time in Powers’ career, give him the home course advantage. The Europeans will deal with the struggles of competing in a foreign place — aside from those who were at Louisville worlds in 2013, many have never raced in America, unlike Powers who is in Europe year-in, year-out.

      Despite the confidence that comes with a World Cup on home soil and the flexibility in his schedule, Powers comes into the season unsure of how he will perform, having completely reworked his off-season regimen.

      Powers brought in Robby Ketchell, sports scientist and data analytics expert currently working with Team Sky, and together they mapped out a revamped offseason. “I would say I changed things more than 50 percent, so that’s a lot,” Powers said.

      “I did a lot more core and strength work, and I feel that has definitely paid off. Between that and the diet changes I have made, I feel I am in such a better mental place than I had been in the past.” The New England native will come into this year the heaviest he has been in a while, but not due to too many desserts in the off-season. His summer plan included increased gym work resulting in three new pounds of pure muscle.

      “I would say if you are not changing things up then you are staying the same,” Powers said. “I could totally lose every single race, and I might not win a single race this year.

      “My point is that if I didn’t change things up, then I would never know, and it’s kind of my little journey here to keep pushing myself.”

      Powers heads into the unknown this year, having reshaped his body and training plan, and tackling a tougher European schedule. The sacrifices have been made and will be made, but Powers won’t know the pay-off until the light turns green in Las Vegas.

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