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.
|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|
|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|