Vuelta a España
Stage 19: Xàbia to Calp - Stage Details

Colombian Esteban Chaves and stage six winner Simon Yates both gave their all for ORICA-BikeExchange on the stage 19 individual time trial at the Vuelta a Espanatoday, setting the scene for an epic penultimate stage tomorrow.

Christopher Froome (Team-Sky) won the stage and edged closer to race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar) as Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) moved up into third overall with the general classification to be decided tomorrow.

Seven minutes separates the top six with Chaves now in fourth and Yates in sixth. The decisive stage 20 will be challenging, covering five categorised climbs before a tough summit finish on the Alto de Aitana.

Sport director Neil Stephens praised the efforts of the team and spoke of the windy conditions on the course.

“It was very windy out there today,” said Stephens. “There were some strong gusts that actually blew the riders around a bit, coupled with an already demanding course, it made for a really hard day.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:46:33
2 Jonathan Castroviejo (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:44
3 Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:24
4 Yves Lampaert (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:26
5 Victor Campenaerts (BEL) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:01:47
6 Leopold Konig (CZE) - Team Sky 0:01:51
7 Andrew Talansky (USA) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:01:54
8 Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff Team 0:01:57
9 Fabio Felline (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo 0:01:58
10 Luis Leon Sanchez (SPA) - Astana Pro Team 0:02:10
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
24 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:03:13
32 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:03:45
71 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:54
73 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:01
95 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:34
101 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:46
122 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:07:29
124 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:07:34
158 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:09:37