Vuelta a España
Stage 3: Faustino V - Eibar (Arrate) - Stage Details

Recap:

Climbing began in earnest on the third stage of the Vuelta a España, and the Alto de Arrate summit finish set the scene for a general classification shake-up. Cameron Meyer, tapped as the only ORICA-GreenEDGE rider to focus on the overall, was our top finisher in 73rd place, 3:50 down on stage winner and new race leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

“In the build up to the climb, everybody looked after Cam,” explained Sports Director Neil Stephens. “Pieter and Daniel did what they could to help Cam get into a good position at the base of the climb. Position here was critical. Everyone wanted to be at the front. Bad position would mean wasted energy passing riders. Unfortunately, Cam’s position wasn’t great at the bottom of the Arrate.”

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV 8:46:56''
2 INTXAUSTI, Be MOV + 18''
3 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT + 19''
4 FROOME, Christopher SKY + 20''
5 CONTADOR, Alberto STB + 24''
6 MOLLEMA, Bauke RAB + 28''
7 GESINK, Robert RAB + 28''
8 URAN, Rigoberto SKY + 30''
9 MORENO, Daniel KAT + 33''
10 ANTON, Igor EUS + 46''
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
73 MEYER, Cameron OGE + 4:35''
107 TEKLEHAIMANOT, Daniel OGE + 7:27''
153 CLARKE, Simon OGE + 11:09''
155 WEENING, Pieter OGE + 11:33''
158 DAVIS, Allan OGE + 11:55''
167 DOCKER, Mitchell OGE + 13:18''
174 SULZBERGER, Wesley OGE + 14:10''
177 DEAN, Julian OGE + 14:25''
180 MEYER, Travis OGE + 15:17''