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2014 Vuelta a España

69th Edition: August 23 - September 14, 2014

Stage 11 results

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Stage 11, Wednesday, Sept 3: Pamplona - Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar, 153.4 km

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Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru's perfectly timed attack gives him the stage win. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: In the day's early kilometers, former race leader Nairo Quintana crashed for the second time in as many days. That signaled the end of his Vuelta as he was taken to a hospital for examination.

A break didn't go clear until the stage was 65 kilometers old. Vasil Kiryienka, Pim Ligthart, Johan Le Bon and Elia Favilli soon were more than a a minute ahead of the field with Caja Rural rider Peio Bilbao trying join the quartet. Bilbao did bridge the gap, but the five riders were never allowed more than a four-minute gap. Katusha was intent upon keeping a lid on the action, planning on setting Joaquin Rodriguez loose on the final ascent. Today featured a hilltop finish at Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar, a tough climb, well-suited to Rodriguez' talents.

By the time the final ascent started to bite, all the breakaways had been absorbed by the now very reduced peloton. Sky set a furious pace at the front while Chris Froome dangled off the back.

A few kilometers from the summit, Robert Gesink launched what looked like a stage winning attack, but he was caught with a kilometer to go. And then Astana's Fabio Aru blasted off the front. He still had lots of gas in the tank and drove to the finish. Near the top he wavered a bit, but he was still able to cross the line six seconds ahead of the Alejandro Valverde-led chasers. Valverde's bonification for second place cut Alberto Contador's lead to 20 seconds.

Despite his difficulty at some points during the stage, Froome finished with the front group of Valverde, Contador and Rodriguez.

Contador remains the GC leader. He looked quite comfortable during the entire ascent, but was isolated, without teammates sooner than the other contenders.

Complete Stage 11 results:

Winner's average speed: 41.6 km/hr

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

GC after Stage 11:

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

Points Classification:

1 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 87 points
2 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 74
3 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 71
4 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 64
5 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 56
6 Christopher Froome Team SKY 56
7 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 51
8 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp 50
9 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 41
10 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 35
11 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing 34
12 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale 31
13 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida 30
14 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 28
15 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling 28
16 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling 27
17 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 26
18 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 24
19 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team 24
20 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling 23
21 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 22
22 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team 21
23 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 21
24 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 20
25 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 20
26 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 20
27 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team 19
28 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 17
29 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 17
30 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16
31 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 16
32 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 16
33 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing 16
34 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling 16
35 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits 15
36 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 15
37 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 14
38 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 14
39 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 14
40 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 13
41 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 12
42 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha 12
43 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
44 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol 12
45 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale 12
46 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
47 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY 11
48 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 10
49 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha 10
50 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling 10
51 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team 10
52 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka 9
53 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano 9
54 Esteban Chaves Orica GreenEdge 9
55 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol 8
56 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 8
57 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar 7
58 Mikel Nieve Team SKY 7
59 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 7
60 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 7
61 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing 7
62 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 6
63 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling 6
64 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 5
65 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka 5
66 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 5
67 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 4
68 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano 4
69 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale 4
70 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits 4
71 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol 4
72 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling 4
73 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 3
74 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3
75 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 3
76 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 2
77 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
78 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo 2
79 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 2
80 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
81 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka 2
82 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1
83 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha 1
84 José Herrada Movistar Team 1
85 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo 1
86 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo 1
87 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr 1
88 Christian Knees Team SKY 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 20 points
2 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 18
3 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 18
4 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 13
5 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 10
6 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 9
7 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 8
8 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 7
9 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 7
10 Christopher Froome Team SKY 7
11 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 6
12 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 6
13 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 6
14 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 5
15 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 5
16 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 4
17 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY 3
18 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp 3
19 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge 3
20 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 2
21 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 2
22 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 2
23 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 2
24 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 2
25 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 2
26 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 1
27 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 1
28 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 1
29 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 1
30 Dario Cataldo Team SKY 1
31 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1

Team Classification:

1 Movistar Team 121hr 3min 40sec
2 Team Katusha + 3' 35''
3 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 5' 03''
4 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits + 9' 54''
5 Astana Pro Team + 10' 09''
6 BMC Racing Team + 10' 33''
7 Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 10' 49''
8 Tinkoff - Saxo + 15' 00''
9 Garmin Sharp + 18' 31''
10 Lampre - Merida + 22' 07''
11 Team SKY + 23' 47''
12 Lotto Belisol + 39' 25''
13 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA + 43' 20''
14 Team Giant - Shimano + 51' 16''
15 AG2R La Mondiale + 54' 23''
16 MTN - Qhubeka + 54' 56''
17 Trek Factory Racing + 1h 09' 09''
18 Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 12' 42''
19 Orica GreenEdge + 1h 13' 05''
20 Team Europcar + 1h 17' 53''
21 FDJ.fr + 1h 39' 18''
22 IAM Cycling + 2h 48' 21''

Stage 11 photos:

Albrto Contador and Miguel Indurain

At the start, race leader Alberto Contador and 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru has broken clear with a kilometer to go and heads for the barn and the stage win. Photo ©Sirotti

Chris Froome

Chris Froome finished with the real contenders today. Photo ©Sirotti

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde leads Rodriguez and Contador. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador looked comfortable the entire ascent. Photo ©Sirotti

Daniel Navarro

Daniel Navarro's attack was quickly reeled in. Photo ©Sirotti

Robert Gesink

But for a while it looked like Robert Gesink's flier was going to go the distnce. Dan Martin can be seen chasing. Photo ©Sirotti

Hubert Dupont

Hubert Dupont. Photo ©Sirotti

Rinaldo Nocentini

Rinaldo Nocentini. Photo ©Sirotti

Chris Anker Sorensen

Chris Anker Sorensen. Photo ©Sirotti

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabio Aru

He did it. Fabio Aru wins stage 11. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabio Aru

Stage winner Fabio Aru. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador gets another day in red. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 11 live updates:

Weather at Pamplona at 1:05 PM, local time: 27C (80F) and sunny. Forecast is for the temperature to climb to 31C (87F) with the wind from the north-northwest at 16 km/hr (10 mph). Humidity is 36% and there is there is 0% chance of rain.

Before the start: Former race leader Nairo Quintana has signed in. After his high-speed crash yesterday he says he has a sore ankle and hip.

Sign-in has finished and the peloton is riding through Pamplona in the neutralized portion of the stage. No overnight withdrawals, all 194 riders who finished the stage 10 time trial started today.

Km 10, 143 km to go: There have been a couple of attacks. First Adam Hansen and Johan Le Bon tried their luck and then a group of 17 tried to escape, both attempts were neutralized. Katusha brought back the big group.

Km 34, 119 km to go: A crash took down Niaro Quintana (Movistar) and Steve Morabito (BMC). Both riders have abandoned the Vuelta. Quintana is on his way to the hospital.

There were more break attempts, but at this point the peloton is all together.

Km 50, 103 km to go: A group of 27 riders has gone clear. No names or time gap yet.

Looks like the break has been absorbed. After 64 minutes of racing the peloton has averaged 46.9 km/hr.

Km 64, 89 km to go: Surprising results of the intermediate sprint at Tafalla: 1st Alejandro Valverde, 2nd Alberto Contador, 3rd Ivan Rovny. Contador had attacked before the sprint, looking for the bonus seconds. Clearly Valverde, now the undisputed Movistar team leader with Quintana's departure, wasn't going to let Contador just take them without a fight.

Bad day. Ag2r rider Maxime Bouet has abandoned.

Km 65: Looks like the peloton has given a break permission to go up the road: Vasil Kiryienka, Pim Ligthart, Johan Le Bon and Elia Favilli. They are 65 seconds ahead of the pack.

Another abandonment, this time FDJ rider Thibaut Pinot.

Km 70: The break of four is 2min 50sec ahead of the peloton with lone rider Peio Bilbao (Caja Rural) chasing, about 30 seconds behind the break.

Bilbao made it. He has joined the four breakaways to make a group of five. The gap is now four minutes.

Km 72, 81 km to go: Katusha is controlling the peloton and has brought the break's gap down to 3min 30sec

Km 96, 57 km to go: Results of the Estella intermediate sprint: 1st Pim Ligthart, 2nd Vasil Kiryienka, 3rd Johan Le Bon. The break's gap is down to 1min 55sec.

Km 97: Vasil Kiryienka has attacked the break. He has a gap of 16 seconds.

Km 112: Vasil Kiryienka (Sky) presses on alone, 3min 51sec ahead of the peloton. Between Kiryienka and the pack, Elia Favilli and Peio Bilbao chase, 1min 40sec behind Kiryienka. Johan Le Bonn and Pim Ligthart have been dropped from the break.

Katusha continues to lead the pack, surely working for a hard attack on the final ascent, a hilltop stage finish, from Joaquin Rodriguez.

Km 118, 34 km to go: The riders are on on the 3rd category Lizarraga. Cadel Evans suffered an untimely puncture (aren't they all?), but has rejoined the peloton. Kiryienka's gap is down to 3min 27sec.

29 km to go: Kiryienka crested the Puerto de Lizarraga 3min 4sec ahead of the pack.

24 km to go: Everyone is descending the Lizarraga with Kiryienka 2min 24sec ahead of the field. Bilbao and Favilli are still in between.

Km 135, 18 km to go: Favilli and Bilbao have been caught by the peloton. Katusha is still hammering hard at the front of the pack. Kiryienka's gap is down to qmin 23sec.

Trek, Sky and other teams are moving to the front in anticipation of the climb to the finish at Santuario de San Miguel.

12 km to go: Kiryienka has just 58sec. The climb will begin in about 2 km.

9 km to go: We're on the final climb. Kiryienka is being absorbed as I write this. Valverde and Contador are near the front. Riders are being shelled off the back.

8 km to go: Trek rider Arredondo made a probing attack, but he's caught quickly. Sky rider Dario Cataldo leads the now very reduced pack. Looks like all the big GC riders havemade the cut. Gradient is 9%

6 km to go: Froome doesn't look good. He's lost contact with the front group and has now regained the leaders.

Bam! Warren Barguil has attacked and has been joined by Robert Gesink.

5 km to go: Gesink has dropped Barguil, who is being caught by the Movistar-led pack. Froome is still riding near the back of the lead group. Valverde, Contador and Rodriguez are up near the front.

Gesink has 17sec. Don't see any Tinkoff-Saxo riders in the lead group to help Contador. Looks like about 12 riders in the front group.

3 km to go: Bam! Dan Martin attacks.

2 km to go: Martin has a real gap. Gesink is still off the front with 20 seconds. Froome is dropped again and then claws his way back.

Now Froome leads the peloton, out of the saddle on the 14% gradient section.

And now comes Contador with Valverde on his wheel.

1 km to go: Gesink has been caught and I think Martin is also absorbed. Fabio Aru now attacks.

Aru is opening up a big gap. 8 seconds.

The finish: Froome leads the chase with Valverde and Contador on his wheel.

Fabio Aru wins the stage. A few seconds later Valverde leads the chasers across the line.

Alberto contador remains the GC leader.

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