Ethiopian Tsgabu Grmay featured in the breakaway again for Mitchelton-SCOTT as Mikel Nieve finished as the team’s top finisher on stage 15 of La Vuelta a Espana.
Grmay made the day’s main breakaway of 17, but couldn’t keep the pace when the attacks began to roll on the final climb.
After early attempts to make the breakaway, Nieve climbed from the bunch to 26thwhilst teammate Esteban Chaves put in a gutsy performance to finish a few places behind in 30thhaving hit the ground hard in yesterday’s crash.
|1||Sepp Kuss (USA) - Jumbo-Visma||4:19:04|
|2||Ruben Guerreiro (POR) - Katusha Alpecin||+0:39|
|3||Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR) - Team Ineos||+0:40|
|4||Oscar Rodriguez (SPA) - Euskadi Basque Country - Murias||+0:53|
|5||Mark Padun (UKR) - Bahrain Merida||+1:49|
|6||Ben O'Connor (AUS) - Dimension Data||+2:05|
|7||Lawson Craddock (USA) - EF Education First||+2:11|
|8||Primoz Roglic (SLO) - Jumbo-Visma||+2:14|
|9||Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team||+2:14|
|10||Sander Armee (BEL) - Lotto Soudal||+2:48|
|26||Mikel Nieve (SPA) - Mitchelton-SCOTT||+5:42|
|30||Esteban Chaves (COL) - Mitchelton-SCOTT||+6:40|
|45||Tsgaby Grmay (ETH) - Mitchelton-SCOTT||+10:40|
|91||Damien Howson (AUS) - Mitchelton-SCOTT||+18:45|
|92||Dion Smith (NZL) - Mitchelton-SCOTT||+18:45|
|116||Nick Schultz (AUS) - Mitchelton-SCOTT||+20:50|
|128||Sam Bewley (NZL) - Mitchelton-SCOTT||+22:29|