8.25.2016

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

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