Vuelta a España
Stage 7: Alhendín - Alcaudete - Stage Details

Colombian Esteban Chaves has maintained fifth overall at the Vuelta a Espana, finishing 25th in the first group on stage seven this afternoon.

Looking after Chaves, stage three winner Michael Matthews was the team’s highest finisher in 15th.  Cannondale’s Alessandro de Marchi won solo from the break.

On what was another challenging day of racing, the team again put their efforts into supporting the 24-year-old.

“It was a really demanding day. The heat and the fatigue at this year’s Vuelta is starting to take its toll,” sport director Neil Stephens said.

Read the full stage 7 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) - Cannondale 4:01:52
2 Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) - Garmin Sharp 0:01:34
3 Hubert Dupont (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:35
4 Johann Tschopp (SWI) - IAM Cycling ST
5 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:02:17
6 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Garmin Sharp ST
7 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:02:18
8 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:02:20
9 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
15 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:20
25 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:20
100 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:44
110 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:44
111 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:44
118 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:16
152 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:42
191 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:42