Vuelta a Espana - Race Overview

The 2015 Vuelta a Espana came to a close in Madrid this evening, ORICA-GreenEDGE finishing with three stage wins, six days in the red leader’s jersey and a breakthrough fifth place overall.

Three weeks ago, the Australian outfit started the final Grand Tour of the season with hopes of a stage win and top ten overall. They did that and more.

“If someone said after the Giro d’Italia I would finish fifth in the Vuelta a Espana I wouldn’t believe,” Colombian Esteban Chaves said. “If they said I would win two stages, I wouldn’t believe. That I would wear the red jersey for six days, I wouldn’t believe.”

Read the full report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 8:36:13
2 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:57
3 Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:09
4 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 0:01:42
5 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:10
6 Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:03:46
7 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:06:47
8 Mikel Nieve (SPA) - Team Sky 0:07:06
9 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:07:12
10 Songezo Jim (RSA) - MTN - Qhubeka 0:10:26
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:10
84 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 2:50:57
93 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:03:40
114 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:31:54
130 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:45:38
147 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:05:19