Vuelta a España - Race Overview

The Vuelta a Espana concluded this evening with ORICA-BikeExchange walking away with an impressive four stage wins and third overall with Esteban Chaves.

Dane Magnus Cort put the icing on the cake for the Australian outfit by claiming the final stage sprint in Madrid, giving the 23-year-old his second stage victory in what was his debut Grand Tour.

Chaves’ bold, long-range attack on yesterday’s penultimate stage saw the 26-year-old return to third position overall after he lost it in the individual time trial to Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) the day prior.

It’s the second Grand Tour podium this season for Chaves and the Australian outfit, following his second place at the Giro d’Italia in May. Briton Simon Yates also finished sixth overall to give ORICA-BikeExchange two riders in the top ten.

“The objective this year for me and the team was to try to do two big tours strongly on the general classification and I think we did it,” Chaves said after the podium.

Read the full report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 83:31:28
2 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:01:23
3 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:04:08
4 Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff Team 0:04:21
5 Andrew Talansky (USA) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:07:43
6 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:08:33
7 David De La Cruz (SPA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:11:18
8 Daniel Moreno (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:13:04
9 Davide Formolo (ITA) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:13:17
10 George Bennett (NZL) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:14:07
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:04:08
6 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:08:33
45 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 1:50:00
64 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 2:36:31
86 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:18:18
117 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:52:03
133 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 4:18:37
140 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 4:34:16
158 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 5:03:49