Vuelta a España
Stage 11: Pamplona - Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar - Stage Details

24-year-old Esteban Chaves has continued his general classification battle on stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana, finishing in 20th position on another tough mountain top finish.

On a day where pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana (MOV) withdrew after his second fall in as many days, Chaves moved up into 17th position overall. 

The Colombian featured amongst the front group on the final climb until the major contenders started to exchange blows and the powerful attacks of the stage aspirants began with three kilometres to ride.

Sport director Neil Stephens said that the group had re-established after yesterday’s individual time trial and were positive in continuing their learning curve at this year’s Tour of Spain.

“We had a bit of a reflection day yesterday and the conclusions were pretty positive,” Stephens said.

Read the full stage 11 report.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 3:41:03
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:06
3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (SPA) - Team Katusha ST
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
5 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky ST
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran (COL) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:13
7 Samuel Sanchez (SPA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:15
8 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Garmin Sharp ST
9 Daniel Navarro Garcia (SPA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:16
10 Robert Gesink (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:21
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
20 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:11
83 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:19
122 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:19
143 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:34
157 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:09
165 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:44
172 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:47
174 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:50