9.05.2016

La Vuelta 13 - Valerio Conti: "The hardest part of the day was the battle for going clear from the bunch!"

Valerio Conti:
"I knew the break would go all the way because we'd taken an enormous gap. I'd picked out today as one to go in the break and it was a good break. It's my first win in a Grand Tour. I didn't have best legs at the start of the Vuelta, and today, but I kept getting better as the day went on and I took my chance in the finale."
“I’m more than  happy for this victory, it’s a huge satisfaction for me and for the team. In the past days my feelings were not as good as I would have likes, however I did not give up my aims for this Vuelta and today I tried once again to attack.
It is the third time in a row after the rest day that at least one LAMPRE-MERIDA’s athlete joins the main breakaway of the stage, today I succeeded in adding the highest value to our efforts.
The hardest part of the day was the battle for going clear from the bunch, then the peloton did not perform an intense chase, so we could manage our energies.
I had good feelings and I chose the best moment for attacking: I was even surprised to see how fast I could go when I was in the front of the race. Thanks to the whole team and to all the sponsors“.

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida 5:29:04
2 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:55
3 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
4 Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team
5 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling
6 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
7 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18 0:01:02
8 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:01:04
9 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team
10 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:08
11 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:27
12 Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie 0:03:04
13 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:33:54
14 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
15 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
16 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
17 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
18 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
19 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
20 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
21 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
22 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
23 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
24 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
25 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
26 Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky
27 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
28 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
29 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ
30 Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Team Katusha
31 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team
32 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team
33 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team
34 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
35 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling
36 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky
37 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
38 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange
39 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-BikeExchange
40 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange
GC
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 4:56:29
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 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
21 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida 0:09:29
22 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18 0:10:21
23 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:10:22
24 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:10:25
25 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:12:04
26 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:13:05
27 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:16:18
28 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:16:21
29 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:17:48
30 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:39
POINTS
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 92 pts
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 65
3 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 62
MOUNTAIN
1 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 22 pts
2 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 21
3 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data 20
COMBINATION
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 6 pts
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 14
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 19
TEAM
1 BMC Racing Team 157:31:55
2 Astana Pro Team 0:14:01
3 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:14:45
4 IAM Cycling 0:19:03
5 Team Katusha 0:19:32
6 Movistar Team 0:22:21
7 Team Sky 0:27:07
8 Cannondale-Drapac 0:31:12
9 AG2R La Mondiale 0:33:48
10 Lotto Soudal 0:40:44
11 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:42:32
12 Tinkoff Team 0:48:23
13 Orica-BikeExchange 0:51:30
14 Trek-Segafredo 1:16:27
15 Lampre - Merida 1:19:33
16 Bora-Argon 18 1:20:17
17 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:26:49
18 Direct Energie 1:48:50
19 Dimension Data 1:49:47
20 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 1:51:34
21 FDJ 2:36:25
22 Team Giant-Alpecin 2:50:23
11 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:42:32
12 Tinkoff Team 0:48:23
13 Orica-BikeExchange 0:51:30
14 Trek-Segafredo 1:16:27
15 Lampre - Merida 1:19:33
16 Bora-Argon 18 1:20:17
17 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:26:49
18 Direct Energie 1:48:50
19 Dimension Data 1:49:47
20 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 1:51:34
21 FDJ 2:36:25
22 Team Giant-Alpecin 2:50:23

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