Vuelta a Espana
Stage 15: Comillas to Sotres. Cabrales - Stage Details

Colombian Esteban Chaves has put in another strong performance on stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana, finishing seventh to remain in the top five overall.

The two-time 2015 stage winner was once again in the final elite group of climbers on the category one ascent to the line before Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha) attacked with a kilometre remaining to win the stage.

Chaves rode smartly to minimise any time lost once he couldn’t go with the move, losing only 20seconds on the line.

Rafal Majka (TInkoff-Saxo) finished second to move into third overall, just ten seconds ahead of the ORICA-GreenEDGE rider. Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) retained his lead by one second to Rodriguez.

“The last climb was really fast,” Chaves said. “The Movistar guys started to attack in the first three kilometres.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (SPA) - Team Katusha 4:33:31
2 Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:12
3 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:14
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (COL) - Movistar Team 0:00:15
5 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:15
6 Mikel Landa Meana (SPA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:18
7 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:20
8 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (SPA) - Team Sky 0:00:24
9 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:29
10 Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:41
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:20
84 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:33
86 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:33
132 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:19
134 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:30
144 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:24:01
155 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:24:01