Vuelta a España
Stage 18: A Estrada - Monte Castrove. Meis - Stage Details

After two early attempts amongst a hectic start to make the breakaway, ORICA-GreenEDGE settled with a quiet day on the road on stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana.

Meanwhile, two category two climbs in the final 30km created a battle field for the general classification contenders, Astana’s Fabio Aru taking the stage victory ahead of Chris Froome (SKY).

“The first hour and a half was really really fast, there were attacks going left, right and centre,” sport director Neil Stephens said.

“We had three guys that were suited to today’s final which was Simon Clarke, Adam Yates and Esteban Chaves so those three were going hell for leather to make the break at the start.

Read the full stage 18 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 3:47:17
2 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:01
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:13
4 Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (SPA) - Team Katusha ST
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
6 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (SPA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:17
7 Daniel Navarro Garcia (SPA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:33
8 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:48
9 Damiano Caruso (ITA) - Cannondale ST
10 Warren Barguil (FRA) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
91 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:49
94 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:49
121 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:49
128 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:49
161 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:49
163 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:02