La Vuelta 16 - Jempy Drucker: "I was just hoping and hoping to get the good opening and then I started my sprint and it was perfect."

Jempy Drucker:
"I suffered a lot in the last few days, especially the day on Col d'Aubisque, and I always kept believing in the sprint stages. I did a good Vuelta a Burgos and I was confident in my sprints, and was taking my chances. It was all about choosing the good wheels and I had Danilo Wyss who did a perfect job until almost the last kilometer. I was just hoping and hoping to get the good opening and then I started my sprint and it was perfect. It's cool to have a victory in a Grand Tour and it's always nice behind your name.
The last 10km, with all of the roundabouts and entering cities, was pretty hectic but I had Danilo Wyss who did a great job in keeping me out of trouble. The final kilometer we had a tail wind so it's good to go a bit early. I was placing myself a little bit behind to be able to go from behind with speed. It was actually perfect as Gianni Meersman went and I could come in his slipstream and then went over himNow we have a rest day and directly the day after it's a hard stage and there is still the time trial, and Saturday's stage on the Aitana so I think the Vuelta a Espana is far from over. I think we're going to still see some action."

1 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 3:21:18
2 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
3 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
5 Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ
6 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
7 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
8 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
9 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
10 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha
11 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
12 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:02
13 Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
14 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange
15 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
16 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
17 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
18 Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
19 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
20 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 64:57:27
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:03:37
3 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange 0:03:57
4 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:04:02
5 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:05:07
6 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:06:12
7 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:06:43
8 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:07:17
9 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:07:23
10 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:07:39
11 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:05
12 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:09:45
13 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:10:09
14 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:06
15 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:11:44
16 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:12:48
17 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:14:13
18 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:17:41
19 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 0:20:15
20 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:48
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 93 pts
2 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 86
3 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 76
1 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 56 pts
2 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data 48
3 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 30
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 7 pts
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 18
3 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 29
1 BMC Racing Team 193:47:04
2 Movistar Team 0:24:22
3 Cannondale-Drapac 0:25:10
4 Team Katusha 0:37:02
5 Astana Pro Team 0:39:03
6 AG2R La Mondiale 0:39:10
7 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:45:42
8 IAM Cycling 1:16:00
9 Tinkoff Team 1:16:50
10 Orica-BikeExchange 1:22:51
11 Lotto Soudal 1:27:47
12 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:32:47
13 Trek-Segafredo 1:41:03
14 Team Sky 1:56:13
15 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2:49:13
16 Lampre - Merida 3:21:55
17 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 3:53:16
18 Dimension Data 4:05:00
19 Bora-Argon 18 4:30:00
20 Team Giant-Alpecin 5:02:24
21 FDJ 5:07:12
22 Direct Energie 5:19:53

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