Vuelta a España
Stage 5: Sober - Lago de Sanabria - Stage Details

Michael Matthews outsprinted Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre-Merida) and Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) to the finish line in Lago de Sanabria to claim his maiden grand tour stage victory in his grand tour debut. The 22-year-old won stage five of the Vuelta a España in magnificent fashion, finishing off the chase work and pace-setting done by his teammates during the last two hours of the 168.4km stage.

“I crossed the finish line, and I was happy right away. After a few moments, it sunk in what I had really done. A few tears came out after that. This is the biggest win of my career.  The team was super impressive today. They did their job perfectly so I could do mine.” - Michael Matthews

All of our work was calm, calculated and precise. Each member of our team did the work he was assigned. Everyone did their bit, and they all played an important role in Michael’s win. It was a collective effort today.” - Sport Director Neil Stephens

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:28:22
2 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) - Lampre-Merida ST
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) - Omega Pharma-Quick Step ST
4 Nikias Arndt (Ger) - Team Argos-Shimano ST
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) - Garmin-Sharp ST
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) - Sky Procycling ST
7 Anthony Roux (Fra) - FDJ ST
8 Greg Henderson (NZl) - Lotto Belisol ST
9 Daniele Ratto (Ita) - Cannondale Pro Cycling ST
10 Grega Bole (Slo) - Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:28:22
136 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:00
160 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:35
161 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
164 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
183 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:15
184 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
185 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST