Vuelta a Espana
Stage 14: Vitoria to Alto Campoo. Fuente del Chivo - Stage Details

Two-time stage winner Esteban Chaves has moved up into fourth position overall after a strong climb to eighth place on stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana.

Whilst an unthreatening break battled for the stage result, all eyes were back in the peloton on the final 18km hors category ascent as Astana Pro Team set a brutal pace.

Race leader Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) launched an unsuccessful attack to kick off the action before others also tried their luck to create gaps.

Movistar’s Nairo Quintana was one of the biggest winners of the day as the top placed general classification rider whilst ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Chaves also looked strong, taking time on his nearest rivals Tom Dumoulin (Giant Alpecin) and Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) to move into fourth overall.

“I feel tired,” Chaves said honestly when asked how he felt. “It was a really hard stage, long, and in the final four kilometres Astana was a really strong team, unbelievable.”

Read the full report here.


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) - BMC Racing Team 5:43:12
2 Salvatore Puccio (ITA) - Team Sky 0:00:21
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:32
4 Mikael Cherel (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:38
5 Carlos Julian Quintero (COL) - Colombia 0:01:00
6 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (COL) - Movistar Team 0:03:32
7 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:03:38
8 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:39
9 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:03:39
10 Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:44
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:39
75 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:15
77 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:31
82 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:19
110 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:35
129 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:35
135 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:35