Vuelta a España
Stage 10: Lugones to Lagos de Covadonga - Stage Details

A famously tough summit finish on stage ten of the Vuelta a Espana today saw the race for the general classification spring to life again with Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates now fourth and eight respectively for ORICA-BikeExchange.

The Lagos de Covadonga climb has decided many Vuelta a Espana results and came right at the end of today’s demanding mountain stage with the race duly splitting apart after a series of brutal attacks from the favourites' group.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the stage and reclaimed the race lead ahead of tomorrow’s rest day with Chaves recovering well to take seventh on the day and move into fourth overall.

Stage six winner Simon Yates again finished close to Chaves and has crept up to eighth on the general classification.

Sport director Neil Stephens recognised the difficulty of the stage and praised the team’s efforts.

“It was a really hectic stage right from the start,” said Stephens. “Simon (Yates) got caught up in one of the early crashes but thankfully there were no problems and the team went on to do another great job.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team 4:50:31
2 Robert Gesink (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:24
3 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:25
4 Omar Fraile (SPA) - Dimension Data 0:00:28
5 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:28
6 Michele Scarponi (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:28
7 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:02
8 Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff Team 0:01:05
9 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:09
10 Fabio Felline (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo 0:01:11
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:02
9 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:09
50 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:07:47
78 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:12:05
113 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:19:56
114 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:19:56
118 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:21:43
128 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:21:43
146 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:26:20