Vuelta a España
Stage 21: Las Rozas to Madrid - Stage Details

The Vuelta a Espana concluded this evening with ORICA-BikeExchange walking away with an impressive four stage wins and third overall with Esteban Chaves.

Dane Magnus Cort put the icing on the cake for the Australian outfit by claiming the final stage sprint in Madrid, giving the 23-year-old his second stage victory in what was his debut Grand Tour.

Chaves’ bold, long-range attack on yesterday’s penultimate stage saw the 26-year-old return to third position overall after he lost it in the individual time trial to Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) the day prior.

It’s the second Grand Tour podium this season for Chaves and the Australian outfit, following his second place at the Giro d’Italia in May. Briton Simon Yates also finished sixth overall to give ORICA-BikeExchange two riders in the top ten.

“The objective this year for me and the team was to try to do two big tours strongly on the general classification and I think we did it,” Chaves said after the podium.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 2:48:52
2 Daniele Bennati (ITA) - Tinkoff Team ST
3 Gianni Meersman (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
4 Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) - Dimension Data ST
5 Nikias Arndt (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
6 Lorenzo Manzin (FRA) - FDJ ST
7 Romain Hardy (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
8 Jhonatan Restrepo (COL) - Team Katusha ST
9 Rudiger Selig (GER) - Bora-Argon 18 ST
10 Salvatore Puccio (ITA) - Team Sky ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 2:48:52
23 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
28 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
31 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
49 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
119 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:17
151 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:02:15
152 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:02:15
159 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:22