Vuelta a Espana
Stage 7: Jodar to La Alpujarra - Stage Details

Colombian Esteban Chaves has finished sixth on stage seven of the Vuelta a Espana to maintain his ten-second lead at the Spanish Grand Tour.

The stage was touted as the first general classification test of the 2015 Tour with a 19km category one climb to finish.

Chaves crossed the line 36seconds down on Bertjan Lindeman (Team Lotto-Jumbo) who survived from the breakaway to claim the stage.

“I’m really happy,” he said. “Today was a final with a 40 or 50minute climb, really really long, and the team again was fantastic.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Bertjan Lindeman (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo 5:10:24
2 Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:09
3 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:29
4 Jérôme Cousin (FRA) - Team Europcar 0:00:34
5 Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:36
6 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:36
7 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:36
8 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 0:00:36
9 Songezo Jim (RSA) - MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:36
10 Nicolas Roche (IRL) - Team Sky 0:00:36
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:36
73 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:23
108 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:39
114 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:05
115 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:05
151 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:05
175 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:37
177 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:44
178 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:44