9.05.2016

La Vuelta 12 - Jens Keukeleire: "It's just a month since I became a father so to get my first Grand Tour win is amazing."

Jens Keukeleire:
“The first thing I thought about (after crossing the line) was my girlfriend and my son who are here today. It has only been a month since I became a father for the first time and they’ve been here the last couple of days, so to get my first Grand Tour win in front of them is amazing.
I’ve been feeling pretty good for the last couple of days and we knew that today was going to be a hard stage and we decided this morning if I was still there in the finale we could for it.
I am really happy that the team gives me this opportunity because understandably when you have guys in good positions on the general classification it’s not easy to give everyone a chance and I’m very grateful.
The first time over the climb (on the finishing laps) I was on my limit and thought I would never make it over again, but I felt a lot better the second time. It’s amazing and I’m very happy that I was able to finish off the work of the team.”

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange 4:31:43
2 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
3 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
4 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
5 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
6 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
7 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
9 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
10 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
11 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal
13 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
14 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
15 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling
16 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
17 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
18 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
19 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
20 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
21 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
22 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data
23 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
24 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
25 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
26 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
27 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
28 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
29 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18
30 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team
GC
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 46:53:31
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:54
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:05
4 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange 0:02:34
5 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:03:08
6 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky 0:03:09
7 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:25
8 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:34
9 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:03:45
10 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:03:56
11 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:05:03
12 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:38
13 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:05:44
14 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:05:55
15 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:06:30
16 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:59
17 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:50
18 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:07:53
19 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:08:22
20 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:09:22
POINTS
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 89 pts
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 65
3 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 62
MOUNTAIN
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 21 pts
2 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data 20
3 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 19
COMBINATION
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 5 pts
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 13
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 19
TEAM
1 Movistar Team 139:45:22
2 Team Sky 0:04:46
3 Cannondale-Drapac 0:08:51
4 BMC Racing Team 0:10:38
5 AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:27
6 Astana Pro Team 0:24:30
7 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:25:23
8 Orica-BikeExchange 0:29:09
9 IAM Cycling 0:29:41
10 Team Katusha 0:30:10
11 Lotto Soudal 0:51:13
12 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:52:57
13 Trek-Segafredo 0:54:06
14 Tinkoff Team 0:59:01
15 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:04:28
16 Dimension Data 1:27:26
17 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 1:29:13
18 Bora-Argon 18 1:30:48
19 Lampre - Merida 1:31:06
20 Direct Energie 1:57:19
21 FDJ 2:14:04
22 Team Giant-Alpecin 3:00:29

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