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2014 Vuelta a España

69th Edition: August 23 - September 14, 2014

Stage 5 results

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tage 5, Wednesday, Aug 27: Priego de Córdoba - Ronda 180 km

Stage 5 live updates | Stage 5 photos | Stage 5 map and profile |

John Degenkolb win stage 5

John Degenkolb (left, in green jersey) will hit the line first. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: As soon as the flag dropped Tony Martin (Omega Pharma) and Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Belisol) broke away. But given Martin's credentials as a multiple world time trial champion, the pair were given little freedom. Martin sat up and Ligthart tried to go it alone.

Late in the stage as the road began to rise, Tinkoff-Saxo massed at the front and sharply increased the speed. That was it, not only for Ligthart's escape but also for a lot of riders who weren't paying attention. The peloton broke up into at least three groups. The most serious casualty was Ryder Hesjedal, who never got back on and lost more than three minutes.

It was an uphill sprint and BMC ramped up the speed in the closing kilometers, planning to unleash Philppe Gilbert. Gilbert did go, but he didn't have the suds to make his attack stick.

The sprinters who had survived Tinkoff-Saxo's mugging went surging by. Yesterday's stage winner John Degenkolb headed to the right, riding next to the barrier, but leaving just enough room to tempt the reckless. Indeed, Nacer Bouhanni tried to go through a hole between Degenkolb and the barrier that really wasn't there with the spectators leaning over with their long clappers. Degenkolb prevailed and took his second consecutive stage. Bouhanni protested that Degenkolb had not held his line, but it was clear from the video that he had and the protest went nowhere.

Michael Matthews finished 11th, in the front group, to remain the GC leader. Tomorrow is a category one hilltop finish. Expect fireworks and some big changes to the standings.

Complete Stage 5 results:

Winner's average speed: 38.3 km/hr

1 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 4hr 41min 47sec
2 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr
3 Moreno Hofland Belkin Pro Cycling Team
4 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing
5 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team
6 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale
7 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team
8 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling
9 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka
10 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida
11 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge
12 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol
13 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale
14 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ 5 seconds
15 Christopher Froome Team SKY
16 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY
17 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling
18 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
19 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team
20 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin Sharp
21 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
22 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team
23 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida
24 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team
25 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol
26 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano
27 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team
28 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team
29 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
30 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka
31 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano
32 Mikel Nieve Team SKY
33 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha
34 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA
35 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo
36 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge
37 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
38 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team
39 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team
40 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp
41 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team
42 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA
43 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
44 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha
45 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha
46 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team
47 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team
48 Andrey Amador Movistar Team
49 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr
50 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits
51 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team
52 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
53 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida
54 Maxime Bouet AG2R La Mondiale
55 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing
56 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
57 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team
58 Romain Sicard Team Europcar
59 León Sánchez Luis Caja Rural Seguros RGA
60 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha
61 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
62 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team
63 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo
64 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team
65 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo
66 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha
67 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida
68 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA
69 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida
70 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo
71 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 16''
72 Philip Deignan Team SKY + 19''
73 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol + 21''
74 Chris Anker Sörensen  Tinkoff - Saxo
75 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
76 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY
77 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo
78 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida + 31''
79 Alberto Losada Team Katusha
80 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr
81 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol + 35''
82 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team + 49''
83 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY + 1' 16''
84 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha
85 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1' 33''
86 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo + 1' 35''
87 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team + 1' 45''
88 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team + 2' 14''
89 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 3' 19''
90 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp
91 Angel Mate Luis Cofidis Solutions Crédits
92 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling
93 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 3' 30''
94 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol
95 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol
96 José Herrada Movistar Team + 3' 42''
97 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team
98 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team + 3' 45''
99 Christian Knees Team SKY + 3' 49''
100 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr + 3' 51''
101 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp
102 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing + 3' 53''
103 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling + 11' 27''
104 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka
105 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team
106 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano
107 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka
108 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano
109 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling
110 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale
111 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team
112 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar
113 Dan Craven Team Europcar
114 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits
115 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano
116 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling
117 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling
118 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida
119 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr
120 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling
121 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo
122 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team
123 Adriano Malori Movistar Team
124 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge
125 Luke Rowe Team SKY
126 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka
127 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha
128 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha
129 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing
130 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing
131 Robert Thomson Jay MTN - Qhubeka + 13' 32''
132 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team
133 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano
134 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp
135 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team
136 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
137 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano
138 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits
139 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team
140 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo
141 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale
142 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale
143 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol
144 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling
145 Javier Moreno Movistar Team
146 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr
147 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr
148 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA
149 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team
150 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team
151 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing
152 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge
153 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling
154 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar
155 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits
156 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge
157 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp
158 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling
159 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing
160 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale
161 Jose Rodolfo Serpa  Lampre Merida
162 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano
163 Aleksejs Saramotins IAM Cycling
164 Koldo Fernández  Garmin Sharp
165 Bryan Nauleau Team Europcar
166 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge
167 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing
168 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
169 Ivan Santaromita Orica GreenEdge
170 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA
171 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida
172 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits
173 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr
174 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka
175 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr
176 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale
177 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale
178 Dario Cataldo Team SKY
179 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol
180 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing
181 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka
182 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling
183 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol
184 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar
185 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar
186 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling
187 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling
188 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling
189 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling
190 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp
191 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar
192 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka
193 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar
194 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge + 13' 43''
195 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA
196 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA
197 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge
198 David Millar Garmin Sharp + 13' 51''

GC after Stage 5:

1 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 18hr 12min 31sec
2 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team @ 13 seconds
3 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team + 20''
4 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 24''
5 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling + 26''
6 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge
7 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing + 29''
8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 32''
9 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo
10 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team
11 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team + 34''
12 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team
13 Christopher Froome Team SKY + 38''
14 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano + 39''
15 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale + 41''
16 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida + 45''
17 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha + 47''
18 Mikel Nieve Team SKY
19 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp + 48''
20 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka + 49''
21 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team + 50''
22 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team
23 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team
24 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo
25 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha + 51''
26 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 54''
27 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano + 1' 01''
28 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA
29 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin Sharp
30 Andrey Amador Movistar Team
31 Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team + 1' 04''
32 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida + 1' 08''
33 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1' 11''
34 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol + 1' 13''
35 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling + 1' 15''
36 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1' 27''
37 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha + 1' 39''
38 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1' 51''
39 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team + 2' 08''
40 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida + 2' 22''
41 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha + 2' 37''
42 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo + 2' 50''
43 Chris Anker Sörensen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 3' 28''
44 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling + 3' 43''
45 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha + 3' 44''
46 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp + 4' 15''
47 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 4' 25''
48 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team
49 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida + 4' 32''
50 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team + 4' 46''
51 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp + 4' 47''
52 Maxime Bouet AG2R La Mondiale + 4' 55''
53 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka + 5' 00''
54 Romain Sicard Team Europcar + 5' 05''
55 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 5' 10''
56 Luis Angel Mate  Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 5' 16''
57 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr + 5' 27''
58 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano + 5' 40''
59 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo + 5' 50''
60 José Herrada Movistar Team + 6' 11''
61 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team + 7' 06''
62 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team + 7' 55''
63 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol + 8' 12''
64 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 8' 21''
65 Alberto Losada Team Katusha + 8' 33''
66 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr + 9' 07''
67 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo + 9' 21''
68 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol + 9' 37''
69 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 10' 17''
70 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team + 10' 24''
71 Philip Deignan Team SKY + 11' 03''
72 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 11' 13''
73 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 11' 29''
74 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY + 11' 34''
75 Luis León Sánchez  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 11' 55''
76 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing + 12' 47''
77 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 13' 12''
78 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team + 13' 42''
79 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 13' 59''
80 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 14' 15''
81 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team + 14' 42''
82 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing + 14' 49''
83 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano + 14' 51''
84 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol + 15' 43''
85 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 15' 59''
86 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling + 16' 01''
87 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY + 16' 19''
88 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano + 16' 32''
89 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha + 16' 48''
90 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team + 16' 50''
91 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol + 17' 16''
92 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 17' 46''
93 Ivan Santaromita Orica GreenEdge + 17' 51''
94 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge + 18' 03''
95 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka + 18' 04''
96 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge + 18' 18''
97 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling + 18' 22''
98 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida + 18' 28''
99 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team + 18' 31''
100 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale + 18' 39''
101 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar + 18' 46''
102 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol + 18' 52''
103 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo + 18' 53''
104 Javier Moreno Movistar Team + 19' 14''
105 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team + 19' 27''
106 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr + 20' 26''
107 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano + 20' 50''
108 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 20' 57''
109 Koldo Fernández Garmin Sharp + 20' 58''
110 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale
111 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka + 21' 48''
112 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida + 21' 54''
113 Moreno Hofland Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 21' 56''
114 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida + 22' 04''
115 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling + 22' 11''
116 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing + 22' 45''
117 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 22' 48''
118 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 22' 51''
119 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 24' 11''
120 Christian Knees Team SKY + 24' 13''
121 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka + 24' 29''
122 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano + 24' 37''
123 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 24' 40''
124 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing + 24' 43''
125 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol + 25' 53''
126 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team + 25' 59''
127 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 26' 39''
128 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha + 27' 22''
129 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling + 27' 43''
130 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr + 28' 20''
131 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling + 28' 28''
132 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar + 28' 34''
133 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano + 29' 02''
134 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing + 29' 05''
135 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling + 29' 11''
136 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 29' 14''
137 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha + 29' 22''
138 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr + 29' 34''
139 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling + 29' 44''
140 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp + 29' 58''
141 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling + 30' 04''
142 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Lampre Merida + 30' 07''
143 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team + 30' 24''
144 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale
145 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale + 30' 38''
146 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida + 30' 52''
147 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling + 31' 07''
148 Dan Craven Team Europcar + 31' 11''
149 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol + 31' 22''
150 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano + 31' 40''
151 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling + 31' 41''
152 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale + 31' 44''
153 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 32' 00''
154 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar
155 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp + 32' 48''
156 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp + 32' 52''
157 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr + 32' 52''
158 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr + 33' 09''
159 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing + 33' 13''
160 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 33' 55''
161 David Millar Garmin Sharp + 33' 58''
162 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge + 34' 18''
163 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing + 34' 19''
164 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo + 34' 23''
165 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 34' 25''
166 Aleksejs Saramotins IAM Cycling + 34' 28''
167 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka + 34' 41''
168 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 35' 22''
169 Dario Cataldo Team SKY + 35' 23''
170 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 35' 39''
171 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team + 35' 59''
172 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge + 36' 03''
173 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka + 36' 19''
174 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale + 36' 20''
175 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka + 36' 22''
176 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge + 36' 29''
177 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling + 37' 31''
178 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar + 37' 40''
179 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.fr + 37' 47''
180 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr + 37' 59''
181 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY + 38' 01''
182 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 43' 21''
183 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing + 44' 08''
184 Adriano Malori Movistar Team + 44' 15''
185 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol + 47' 12''
186 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team + 47' 40''
187 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar + 48' 13''
188 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling + 48' 18''
189 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka + 48' 33''
190 Bryan Nauleau Team Europcar + 49' 08''
191 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge + 49' 31''
192 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 49' 44''
193 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling + 50' 08''
194 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 50' 27''
195 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar + 51' 54''
196 Luke Rowe Team SKY + 52' 40''
197 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale + 52' 42''
198 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling + 58' 40''

Points Classification:

1 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 70 points
2 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 54
3 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 50
4 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp 32
5 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale 31
6 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling 28
7 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing 28
8 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team 24
9 Moreno Hofland Belkin Pro Cycling Team 23
10 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida 22
11 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 16
12 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 14
13 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling 14
14 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team 14
15 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale 12
16 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
17 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 10
18 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha 10
19 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling 10
20 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 9
21 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka 9
22 Christopher Froome Team SKY 9
23 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team 9
24 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 8
25 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 8
26 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha 7
27 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 7
28 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 7
29 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 6
30 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling 6
31 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 5
32 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 5
33 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka 5
34 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 4
35 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale 4
36 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 4
37 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 4
38 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits 4
39 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol 4
40 Nairo Alexander Quintana  Movistar Team 3
41 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 3
42 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 3
43 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2
44 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 2
45 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 2
46 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 2
47 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar 2
48 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
49 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1
50 José Herrada Movistar Team 1
51 Christian Knees Team SKY 1
52 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 1
53 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 10 points
2 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 9
3 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 6
4 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 6
5 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 5
6 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp 3
7 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge 3
8 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 2
9 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 2
10 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 2
11 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 1
12 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 1
13 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1

Team Classification:

1 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 54hr 9min 55sec
2 BMC Racing Team @ 14 seconds
3 Team Katusha + 36''
4 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 39''
5 Astana Pro Team + 42''
6 Movistar Team + 46''
7 Lampre - Merida + 1' 07''
8 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits + 1' 54''
9 Tinkoff - Saxo + 2' 46''
10 Team Giant - Shimano + 3' 26''
11 Garmin Sharp + 4' 00''
12 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA + 5' 16''
13 Team SKY + 9' 03''
14 Cannondale Pro Cycling + 9' 05''
15 Lotto Belisol + 10' 28''
16 AG2R La Mondiale + 10' 48''
17 Orica GreenEdge + 14' 40''
18 Trek Factory Racing + 15' 32''
19 MTN - Qhubeka + 21' 05''
20 FDJ.fr + 22' 05''
21 Team Europcar + 43' 22''
22 IAM Cycling + 55' 47''

Stage 5 photos:

Stage 5 finish

John Degenkolb (on the left, in green) beats everyone to the line. Nacer Bouhanni (in blue, far left) tried to get past Degekolb by going up the barrier with the spectators leaning over with their noisemakers. He couldn't do it. Photo ©Sirotti

John Degekolb

That's two stage wins in a row for Degekolb. Photo ©Sirotti

John Degenkolb

Stage winner John Degenkolb. Photo ©Sirotti

Michael Matthews

GC leader for another day Michael Matthews. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 5 live updates:

Weather at Ronda, Spain at 1 PM local time: 29C (84F) and forecast to climb to 35c (95F). Wind from the east-southeast at 16 km/hr (10 mph). Dry, humidity is currently 48% but will drop to 24% as the day warms. Some clouds, but it will turn to full sun. 0% chance of rain.

Km 15, 165 km to go: All 198 riders started today. Almost as soon as the flag dropped Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Belisol) and Tony Martin (Omega Pharma) broke away. They currently have a lead of 3min 34sec. This will be another hot day in Spain.

Km 29, 151 to go: Ligthart and Martin are being kept on a moderately short leash. They haven't been allowed much more than a three-minute lead. Currently they are 2min 55sec ahead of the Giant-Shimano and FDJ led pack.

Km 52, 128km to go: The pack isn't letting riders of the quality of Tony Martin and Pim Ligthart just run away. The gap is only 1min 25sec and the peloton can see the duo when the road straightens.

Km 60, 120 km to go: Results of the intermediate sprint at Encinas Reales: 1st Pim Ligthart, 2nd Tony Martin and 3rd Nacer Bouhanni. FDJ and Giant-Shimano continue to do the hot, hard work of leading the pack. The break's gap is 1min 37sec.

Km 77: After two hours racing the average speed is 36.4 km/hr. Ligthart and Martin have a gap of 1min 33sec.

Km 90, 90 km to go: The escapees are 1min 25sec ahead of the field. Orica-GreenEdge has said it is not going to spend a lot of energy leading the pack today and be too tired to help make a good leadout train. They expect Michael Matthews to lose the lead in the next couple of days anyway. Thursday's stage six has a first-category hilltop finish.

Tony Martin has sat up and is waiting for the peloton, leaving Pim Ligthart to gone on alone.

Km 106, 74 km to go: Without world time trial champion Tony Martin in the break, the pack has relaxed and decided to let Pim Ligthart ride up the road a bit. Ligthart has a gap of 2min 38sec

57 km to go: Ligthart has 1min 30sec. Savvy move by Chris Froome. He was casually riding near the front and then zipped off the front with a teammate to contest the Campillos intermediate sprint. Ligthart won it, but Froome was second and took two bonus seconds. Christian Knees was third. FDJ was caught napping and missed out on the chance for Nacer Bouhanni to get Green Jersey points.

Pim Ligthart presents no GC danger. After stage four he was in 126th place, down 16min 47sec.

45 km to go: The riders are on a stiff, but uncategorized climb at Teba. FDJ and Giant-Shimano are at the front with several Sky riders lurking just behind. Ligthart has 1min 29sec.

33 km to go: Not looking good for Ligthart. Gap is 4 seconds. He's caught. Tinkoff-Saxo is at the front, setting a hot pace. The pack has split. John Degenkolb and Bouhanni are in the second group.

30 km to go: Tinkoff-Saxo still handing out some hurt. The second group is about 30 seconds behind and chasing hard. A third group is about a minute behind the leaders. We're coming to the third category Puerto El Saltillo.

26 km to go: The riders are climbing now. The first chasing group looks to be closing in on the lead group. Movistar is also helping Tinkoff-Saxo with the pacesetting. Contador is in the front group and looking comfortable. Dan Martin had been caught out but he is up in the front group now.

20 km to go: Andrew Talansky is in the second group. Bouhanni, Degenkolb and Matthews are in the front group.

16 km to go: Lots of hard work at the front by Movistar and Tinkoff-Saxo. Ryder Hesjedal is two minutes back.

Bam! Luis Mas Bonet, Amets Txurruka and Sergio Pardilla go after the Puerto el Saltillo KOM.

12 km to go: Txurruka won the Puerto el Saltillo KOM, followed by Pardilla and Mas Bonet. That's good enough for Luis Mas Bonet to remain the King of the mountains.

7 km to go: Thanks to Tinkoff-Saxo's efforts, there are still two chasing groups, one two minutes back and the second is 3min 40sec behind.

5 km to go: Tinkoff-Saxo still at the front, joined by Sky and still Movistar as well.

1 km to go: The riders are heading downhill at high speed. BMC at the front.

The finish: Philippe Gilbert tries to take the uphill sprint but can't hold off the others. John Degekolb hit the front with Bouhanni trying to go inside the barrier, but there is no room for him to get by, even if he could go fast enough. Degenkolb wins the stage.

Stage 5 map and profile

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage five profile

Stage 5 profile

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