8.25.2016

Vuelta 6: Simon Yates Solo


Simon Yates:
”The team did some great work in the beginning and set things up really well for me. We wanted to go in there and try to make a hard race. There were lots of twists and turns in the finale, but I managed to take my opportunity and I’m very happy with the result.
The roads were pretty difficult there at the end but fortunately I timed my attack to perfection, it was a really hot day but it worked out very well for us in the end.”

RESULTS
STAGE

1 Atapuma
2 Valverde +28
3 Froome +32
4 Quintana +38
5 Chaves +38
6 S Sanchez +1:07
7 Konig +1:12
8 Kennaugh +1:14
GC
1 Yates
2 LL Sanchez +20
3 Felline +22
4 Hermans +22
5 Elissonde +22
6 Moreno +22
7 Frank +22

The excitement of a new start

Hello! as you can see I'm making some major changes to the blog. 
When I started it in 2008 the focus was on procycling and procycling at that time was totally different - more about stars than sport as I use to say, a glamurous world of epic challenges and cool guys surrounded by humorous fungirls. 
The mood was deeply modified by doping scandals and the consequent moralisation - real or illusory you decide - has made it more suittable for serious dedicated athletes than for wild talents and strong personalities. Whereabout system, biological passport, a more strict code of conduct matching a more strict actitude by the procycling public, fed up and disenchanted, made for a different mix.
Cycling journalism changed too, and dramaticly. The internet made somehow superflous all the circus: riders can directly talk to fans by Twitter, teams can directly stream races and press conferences, anybody can discuss about procycling topycs in forums, blogs, face-book pages and again on twitter... so where is the point about procycling jornalism? and where is the point about journalism itself to be honest. The point should be about the quality of this information: there is a lot of shit on the internet. That's true. 
Recently I got more interested in telling stories, in well writing about races and riders, in reporting and taking pictures in spite I'm not a profesional photographer. Actually the writing quality can make the difference in such a big mess of opinions and data. I don't know if I suceeded but this was my aim.
I traveled a lot to cover races and teams' events. I liked it not only because it gave me the chance to meet on person and to talk to interesting people but also because I beloved the challenge: traveling on my own, organising, packing and unpacking, catching last minute opportunities by a team or working hard to get an interview. 
However it become boring. There is no more challenge and traveling is the only part I still really enjoy, together with writing about the travel itself. My travel as a blogger started when I fell in love for Andy Schleck, not just as rider nor simply as a guy. He really stroke me as a person, I wanted to understand him and to do that I was forced to go closer. He has been a kind of involuntary guide for me and taught me a lot, but to go closer to him I know I disguised myself. Hard to say where was the mask and where he really changed me, but now that the story is over - ...and maybe I'll tell it all one day - now that he retired and procycling has changed so much... I'm gradually checking what still belongs to me and what doesn't.
Traveling by train during the last Tour de France, I read a book that suddenly brought me back to my previous me. I wrote about it immeditely. I felt the excitement of a new start. Yeah, I'm still eager to travel and to write but I need a bigger challenge and a more personal perspective. Closing down this blog was an option, still I prefer to keep it and to just move the focus. 
Adventure, greatness and challenge: that's still the clue. Stay tuned if you want to know more! 

La Vuelta 5 - Steven Kruijswijk: "It’s terrible that I have to leave this race because of an object that shouldn’t have been there."

NO WAY: Steven Kruijswijk crashed heavily against a metal pole in the final three kilometres and broke his left collarbone, forcing him to abandon this Vuelta. Gianni Meersman (Etixx - Quick Step) won the stage.

Steven 
Kruijswik:
“My ribs and collarbone hurt a lot. I crashed heavily into that pole. It’s terrible that I have to leave this race because of an object that shouldn’t have been there. I’m going home immediately tomorrow. This was, after the Giro d’Italia, my second big target and I’m really fed up about the way I’m leaving this Vuelta.”

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 4:16:42
2 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
3 Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ
4 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
5 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
6 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
7 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
8 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
9 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
10 José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
11 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
12 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
13 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
14 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
15 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step
16 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
17 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
18 Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ
19 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ
20 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
21 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
22 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac
23 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step
24 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal
25 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
26 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:02
27 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange
28 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
29 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
30 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team
31 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
32 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
33 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida
34 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida
35 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
36 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
37 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
38 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
39 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data 0:01:27
40 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
41 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
42 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling
43 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling
44 Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling
45 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
46 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
47 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
48 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
49 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida 0:01:29
50 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
51 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
52 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
53 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange 0:01:34
54 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ
55 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
56 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18
57 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:52
58 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha
59 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
60 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
61 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
62 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
63 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
64 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step
65 Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling
66 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18
67 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
68 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
69 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
70 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team
71 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
72 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
73 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling
74 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie
75 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
76 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
77 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
78 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
79 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
80 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
81 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
82 Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
83 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
84 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
85 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:02:28
86 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
87 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
88 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:28
89 Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
90 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:32
91 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
92 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
93 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange 0:02:55
94 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
95 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
96 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data
97 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
98 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:02
99 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
100 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
101 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
102 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:06
103 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
104 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
105 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
106 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
107 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
108 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:09
109 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step
110 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:22
111 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:03:31
112 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
113 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:43
114 Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:03:54
115 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team
116 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
117 Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
118 Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
119 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
120 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
121 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
122 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
123 Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky 0:03:58
124 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
125 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
126 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
127 Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
128 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
129 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team 0:04:02
130 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team
131 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida
132 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida
133 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
134 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
135 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
136 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
137 Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha
138 Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida
139 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
140 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18
141 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:04:13
142 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal
143 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac
144 Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida
145 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
146 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:04:20
147 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida 0:04:23
148 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
149 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step
150 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin
151 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha
152 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha
153 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
154 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
155 Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data
156 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
157 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
158 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
159 Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
160 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
161 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team
162 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team
163 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team
164 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
165 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
166 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team
167 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
168 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
169 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
170 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac
171 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18
172 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
173 Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
174 Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
175 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
176 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
177 Rein Taaramae (Est) Team Katusha
178 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
179 David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
180 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-BikeExchange 0:04:35
181 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:05:01
182 Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie
183 Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie 0:05:04
184 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:05:36
185 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ
186 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky
187 Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:05:38
188 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:46
189 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data 0:06:04
190 Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie 0:06:51
191 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team 0:07:36
192 Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team
DNS Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNF Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ
DNF Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
GC
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 17:39:52
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:28
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:32
4 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:38
5 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
6 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:01:07
7 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:10
8 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:01:12
9 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:14
10 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:22
11 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 0:01:24
12 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:35
13 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:01:52
14 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:55
15 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:02:07
16 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:02:13
17 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:17
18 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:02:27
19 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:02:34
20 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:35
21 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data 0:02:43
22 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:45
23 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18 0:02:51
24 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 0:02:53
25 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:57
26 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:03:08
27 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:09
28 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida 0:03:10
29 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:11
30 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:03:22
31 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:24
32 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:03:35
33 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:03:42
34 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:44
35 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:49
36 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:52
38 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:03:56
39 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data 0:04:08
40 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:04:13
41 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling 0:04:18
42 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:04:27
43 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 0:04:38
44 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:04:42
45 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie 0:04:49
46 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 0:05:23
47 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:06:15
48 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:15
49 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:08:19
50 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:08:22
POINTS
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 51 pts
2 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 26
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 26
4 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 25
5 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 20
MOUNTAIN
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 10 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 8
3 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 5
COMBINATION
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 14 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 18
3 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 18
4 Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Movistar Team 22
5 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 76
TEAM
1 BMC Racing Team 52:01:25
2 Movistar Team 0:00:46
3 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:35
4 Team Sky 0:03:01
5 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:05
6 Cannondale-Drapac 0:04:13
7 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:05:24
8 Dimension Data 0:05:25
9 AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:48
10 Lotto Soudal 0:06:09
11 IAM Cycling 0:07:10
12 Trek-Segafredo 0:07:37
13 Direct Energie 0:07:56
14 Astana Pro Team 0:07:57
15 Bora-Argon 18 0:10:39
16 Team Katusha 0:12:52
17 Lampre - Merida 0:18:32
18 FDJ 0:36:12
19 Team Giant-Alpecin 0:50:50

La Vuelta 4 - Darwin Atapuma: "At the last climb with 3' I could start dreaming about the red jersey"

Darwin Atapuma:
"It is the best day of my cycling career to now have the red jersey at the Vuelta a Espana. This morning I was thinking to go in the breakaway and it was also the plan from the sports directors. There were a lot of breakaway attempts in the first 50km of racing but the peloton wasn't letting them get away. I had to look at what the right composition for the breakaway, and I managed to jump in the right one that the peloton allowed to go clear. We had a good advantage in the end with a strong group of 21 riders.
I was feeling really confident in the breakaway because my shape after the Tour of Utah is really good. I was also feeling confident because of the uphill finish and when I looked around at the others in the breakaway I could see that they were suffering a lot more than me. I felt good so I knew that I could try something on the last climb. We arrived at the last climb with a three-minute advantage and it was then that I could start dreaming about taking the red jersey, as it was a realistic possibility. In the last 5 km I knew the GC group was riding really fast so I didn't know if I could get the jersey, so then I attacked to try and win the stage. In the end I was second on the stage but I took the red jersey which is a dream.
I think I can keep the jersey after tomorrow because it's not a super hard stage, but to even wear the red jersey for one stage is incredible. I'll take things day by day and continue to work to support the team's ambitions."

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 4:05:19
2 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:00:15
3 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
4 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:19
5 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data 0:00:23
6 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:24
7 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:33
8 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:37
9 Jaime Roson (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:00:40
10 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18 0:00:42
11 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling
12 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:00:46
13 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data 0:00:49
14 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:55
15 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:04
16 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:35
17 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18 0:01:38
18 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
19 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida 0:01:42
20 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:06
21 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
22 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
23 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team
24 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
25 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step
26 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
27 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
28 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step
29 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida
30 Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
31 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
32 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
33 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:10
34 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:02:12
35 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:22
36 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal
37 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18
38 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
39 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:02:29
40 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge
41 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
42 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
43 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha
44 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
45 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo
46 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
47 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ
48 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:02:39
49 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:02:40
50 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
51 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data
52 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:50
53 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
54 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
55 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
56 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:02:55
57 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
58 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie 0:03:16
59 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:03:19
60 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 0:03:22
61 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
62 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:03:45
63 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:04:18
64 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:05:08
65 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team
66 Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:25
67 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:06:06
68 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky 0:06:56
69 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
70 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:31
71 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
72 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:08:01
73 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
74 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
75 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:38
76 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:11:30
77 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:12:02
78 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
79 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
80 Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling
81 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida
82 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
83 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
84 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
85 Sebastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:54
86 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
87 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
88 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team
89 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
90 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
91 Lluis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
92 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
93 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida
94 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
95 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
96 David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
97 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
98 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal
99 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
100 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team
101 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida
102 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
103 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
104 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling
105 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling
106 Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling
107 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
108 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
109 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
110 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
111 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
112 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
113 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ
114 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
115 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
116 Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
117 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal
118 Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie
119 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
120 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ
121 Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida
122 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
123 Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
124 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ
125 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
126 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
127 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team
128 Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
129 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
130 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
131 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
132 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
133 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin
134 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling
135 Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky
136 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
137 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step
138 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
139 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
140 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
141 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
142 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
143 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data
144 Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie
145 Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
146 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
147 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team
148 José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
149 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
150 Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
151 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
152 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
153 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
154 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal
155 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
156 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
157 Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ
158 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
159 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
160 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
161 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
162 Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
163 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
164 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge
165 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge
166 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
167 Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data
168 Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida
169 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
170 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
171 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha
172 Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling
173 Sven Erik Bystr¿m (Nor) Team Katusha
174 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
175 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
176 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
177 Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
178 Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ
179 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:15:10
180 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge
181 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team
182 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team 0:16:37
183 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:16:58
184 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 0:19:03
185 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:18
186 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
187 Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team 0:19:49
188 Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
189 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge
190 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:21:40
191 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
192 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
193 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
194 Rein Taaramae (Est) Team Katusha
195 Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie 0:30:41
DNF Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling
DNF Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
GC
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 13:23:10
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:29
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:33
4 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange 0:00:39
5 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
6 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:01:08
7 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:11
8 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:01:13
9 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:15
10 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:23
11 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 0:01:24
12 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:36
13 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:01:53
14 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:56
15 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:02:08
16 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling
17 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:02:14
18 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:18
19 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:02:28
20 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:02:35
21 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:36
22 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data 0:02:42
23 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data 0:02:44
24 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:46
25 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:51
26 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18 0:02:52
27 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo
28 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 0:02:54
29 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:58
30 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:03:09
31 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:03:10
32 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
33 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida 0:03:11
34 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:12
35 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:03:23
36 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:31
37 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:03:36
38 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:03:43
39 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:45
40 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:03:50
POINTS
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 26 pts
2 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 25
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 25
4 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 20
5 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 20
MOUNTAIN
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 10 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 6
3 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 5
4 Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling 4
5 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 4
COMBINED
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 12 pts
2 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 16
3 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 20
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 22
5 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 65
TEAM
1 Movistar Team 39:10:12
2 BMC Racing Team 0:00:52
3 Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01
4 Team Sky 0:01:05
5 Etixx - Quick Step 0:01:43
6 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:02:36
7 Dimension Data
8 IAM Cycling 0:03:55
9 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:13
10 Lotto Nl -Jumbo 0:04:24
11 AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:27
12 Direct Energie 0:04:35
13 Lotto Soudal 0:05:17
14 Trek - Segafredo 0:06:32
15 Astana Pro Team 0:06:36
16 Bora-Argon 18 0:07:09
17 Team Katusha 0:08:37
18 Orica BikeExchange 0:14:10
19 Tinkoff 0:15:43
20 Lampre - Merida 0:16:09
21 FDJ 0:36:11
22 Team Giant Alpecin 0:48:41