Vuelta a Espana
Stage 18: Roa to Riaza - Stage Details

Colombian Esteban Chaves has finished fifth on the 18th stage of the Vuelta a Espana to retain his overall position moving into the final three stages.

On a day that the big players were keen to attack race leader Tom Dumoulin (Giant – Alpecin), the two-time stage winner maintained positioning with the elite group of contenders, even putting in a number of attacks himself on the final climb.

In the end, the day was contested by the surviving breakaway, Chaves sprinting to second from the bunch to take fifth on the stage and remain seventh overall.

“The plan was to try and maintain the general classification after yesterday’s time trial,” sport director Neil Stephens said. “We got onto the final climb and they started to attack a little so Esteban thought he would give it a dig too.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nicolas Roche (IRL) - Team Sky 5:03:59
2 Haimar Zubeldia (SPA) - Trek Factory Racing ST
3 José Gonçalves (POR) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:00:18
4 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:38
5 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:38
6 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:38
7 Pieter Serry (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:38
8 Adam Hansen (AUS) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:38
9 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:38
10 Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:38
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:38
52 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:45
64 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:00
104 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:18:32
143 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:36
158 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:36