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2014 Vuelta a España

69th Edition: August 23 - September 14, 2014

Stage 17 results

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Stage 17, Wednesday, Sept 10: Ortigueira - A Coruña, 190.7 km

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Stage 17 finish

The Race: Four riders did not start today. The most notable was Rigoberto Uran, Omega Pharma's protected GC man. Suffering from bronchitis, he lost a lot of time in the three mountain stages. Also, Christian Knees (Sky) is sick and Haimar Zubeldia (Trek) has an infected boil. Tanel Kangert (Astana) as well is out of the Vuelta. That leaves us with a peloton of 169 riders.

As a stage with no categorized climbs, Giant-Shimano spent most of the day keeping the day's break on a short leash. The break - Rohan Dennis (BMC), Bob Jungels (Trek), Luis Mas Bonet (Caja Rural), Elia Favilli (Lampre) and Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka) - was never allowed to gain a gap of more than four minutes.

But two of the riders were especially tenacious. Bob Jungels and Elia Favilli were not caught until the race had passed the Red Kite. The peloton's efforts to contain the fast-moving break left the big sprinters without their leadout trains. Also, with some pavé before the sprint, riders who might otherwise not be tempted decided to try the sprint, most notably Fabian Cancellara.

John Degenkolb won a close sprint against Michael Matthews and Cancellara (see photo above), the German's fourth stage win of this Vuelta. Will his 149 points against Valverde's 114 be good enough for him to take the Green Jersey home? Degenkolb is very reserved about his chances since there are stages coming that suit Valverde very well.

The big GC men finished in the front group, so Alberto Contador remains the overall leader, 1min 36sec ahead of Valverde.

Complete Stage 17 results:

Winner's average speed: 42.996 km/hr

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

GC after Stage 17:

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

Points Classification:

1 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 149 points
2 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 114
3 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 108
4 Christopher Froome Team SKY 95
5 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 93
6 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 89
7 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp 76
8 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 66
9 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing 56
10 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 55
11 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits 44
12 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida 44
13 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling 43
14 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling 42
15 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing 41
16 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team 40
17 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 38
18 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha 36
19 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team 35
20 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 35
21 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling 34
22 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida 29
23 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 28
24 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha 28
25 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team 26
26 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 25
27 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team 24
28 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano 22
29 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 21
30 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 20
31 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar 20
32 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo 20
33 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 20
34 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 20
35 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team 20
36 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale 18
37 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 17
38 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team 16
39 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 16
40 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol 16
41 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 15
42 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 15
43 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 14
44 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 14
45 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 14
46 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 14
47 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 13
48 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka 12
49 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
50 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 11
51 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA 11
52 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol 11
53 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY 11
54 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 11
55 Mikel Nieve Team SKY 10
56 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 10
57 Koldo Fernández  Garmin Sharp 10
58 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team 10
59 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka 9
60 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge 9
61 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling 8
62 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol 8
63 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 7
64 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team 7
65 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 7
66 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 7
67 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing 7
68 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling 7
69 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha 6
70 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 6
71 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 6
72 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano 6
73 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 5
74 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka 5
75 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 4
76 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka 4
77 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team 4
78 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano 4
79 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale 4
80 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits 4
81 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol 4
82 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling 4
83 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 3
84 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3
85 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo 3
86 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo 3
87 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida 3
88 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 3
89 Angel Mate Luis Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
90 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
91 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling 2
92 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale 2
93 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
94 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka 2
95 José Herrada Movistar Team 1
96 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha 1
97 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo 1
98 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr 1
99 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing 1
100 Adriano Malori Movistar Team 1
101 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Luis León Sánchez  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 53 points
2 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 30
3 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 23
4 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida 20
5 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 20
6 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 18
7 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling 18
8 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 16
9 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 13
10 Christopher Froome Team SKY 13
11 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 13
12 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 12
13 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 11
14 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 11
15 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo 8
16 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team 8
17 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 7
18 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 7
19 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 7
20 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar 6
21 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 6
22 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 5
23 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 4
24 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol 4
25 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team 4
26 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr 4
27 Adriano Malori Movistar Team 4
28 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY 3
29 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp 3
30 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka 3
31 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing 3
32 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge 3
33 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 2
34 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha 2
35 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 2
36 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 2
37 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 2
38 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka 2
39 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 2
40 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 1
41 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 1
42 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol 1
43 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka 1
44 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 1
45 Dario Cataldo Team SKY 1
46 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1
47 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1
48 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 1
49 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge 1

Team Classification:

1 Team Katusha 203hr 30min 47sec
2 Movistar Team @ 14min 12sec
3 Tinkoff - Saxo + 30' 24''
4 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits + 32' 57''
5 Team SKY + 46' 34''
6 Astana Pro Team + 48' 34''
7 Garmin Sharp + 52' 49''
8 BMC Racing Team + 57' 52''
9 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1h 04' 15''
10 Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1h 08' 14''
11 Lampre - Merida + 1h 31' 10''
12 Lotto Belisol + 1h 51' 30''
13 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA + 2h 10' 04''
14 MTN - Qhubeka + 2h 16' 56''
15 Team Europcar + 2h 28' 40''
16 Team Giant - Shimano + 2h 34' 06''
17 Cannondale Pro Cycling + 3h 05' 02''
18 Orica GreenEdge + 3h 14' 48''
19 Trek Factory Racing + 3h 28' 48''
20 AG2R La Mondiale + 4h 18' 41''
21 FDJ.fr + 4h 48' 39''
22 IAM Cycling + 6h 31' 45''

Stage 17 photos:

Luis Leon Sanchez

Mountains classification leader Luis Leon Sanchez has just signed in. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador is ready to race. Photo ©Sirotti

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez. Photo ©Sirotti

Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 17 sprint

Here they come....Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 17 sprint

It's between Degenkolb, Matthews, Stuyven and Cancellara. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 17 sprint

Still really close, but Degenkolb is ahead. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 17 sprint

Degenkolb has it and he knows it. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 17 finish

At the finish John Degenkolb was able to just barely hold off Michael Matthews and Fabian Cancellara. Photo ©Sirotti

John Degenkolb

That makes four stage wins this Vuelta for Degenkolb. How can he not be happy? Photo ©Sirotti

John Degenkolb

Stage winner John Degenkolb. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador has to defend his lead for four more stages. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 17 live updates:

Weather at Ferrol (about a third into the stage) at 2PM, local time: 26C (79F), partly cloudy with the wind from the north-northeast at 11 km/hr (7 mph). Forecast is for scattered thunderstorms and a 40% chance of rain.

The Start: There were a number of non-starters today. The most notable was Rigoberto Uran, Omega Pharma's protected GC man. Suffering from bronchitis, he lost a lot of time in the three mountain stages. Also, Christian Knees (Sky) is sick and Haimar Zubeldia (Trek) has an infected boil. Also Tanel Kangert (Astana) is out of the Vuelta. That leaves us with a peloton of 169 riders.

Km 32, 158 km to go: The first riders to get away were Rohan Dennis and Bob Jungels, who slipped their leashes at the 23rd km. They were soon joined by Luis Mas Bonet, Elia Favilli and Daniel Teklehaimanot. The quintet are currently 2 minutes ahead of the peloton.

Giant Shimano rider Warren Barguil crashes, but is now reintegrated in the peloton.

Km 46, 145 km to go: This is a stage with no categorized climbs, so it is not surprising the Giant-Shimano is policing the race, hoping for another John Degenkolb stage victory. The break of five is working well together and now have a lead of 3min 3sec. After 1hr 9min of racing the stage's average speed is 40 km/hr

Km 60, 131 km to go: Giant-Shimano is keeping the quintet's gap at 3 minutes as they ride through Ferrol.

Km 73, 118 km to go: Results of the intermediate sprint at Pontedeume: 1st Rohan Dennis, 2nd Elia Favilli, 3rd Bob Jungels. The break's lead is 2min 30sec.

Km 91, 100 km to go: Giant-Shimano doesn't want to let this stage get away. They are keeping the break's lead at just 2min 46sec.

Km 105, 86 km to go: The break of five riders - Rohan Dennis (BMC), Bob Jungels (Trek), Luis Mas Bonet (Caja Rural), Elia Favilli (Lampre) and Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka) - have passed through the feed zone. They currently have a lead of 3min 48sc. Astana rider Jacopo Guarnieri had a mechnical problem with his seat, but it has been repaired.

59 km to go: Gap is 3min 42sec. Giant-Shimano and Omega Pharma are at the front of the pack with a single Orica-GreenEdge rider leading. Saxo-Tinkoff are near the front, of course. FDJ is moving up. FDJ has only four riders left in the Vuelta and no longer have their master sprinter, Nacer Bouhanni, who withdrew several stages ago.

46 km to go: The break still looks like a smooth working machine. They have a lead of 3min 17sec. The peloton is strung out with an army of Giant-Shimano riders pulling at the front.

37 km to go: The five breakaways have a lead of 3min 2sec. The peloton is no longer strong out. The chase doesn't seem to be as intense right now.

28 km to go: The break seems to be losing cohesion. Luis Mas Bonet has been dropped. Teklehaimanot is having trouble hanging on. The break's lead is down to 2min 14sec. The road looks lumpy with no flat or straight sections, stressing the breakaway riders.

19 km to go: The four riders in the break have seen their lead cut to 2 minutes.

14 km to go: In the break Bob Jungels takes a hard uphill pull and Teklehaimanot struggles to stay with them. Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo) has a flat and gets a lightning-fast wheel change. Omega Pharma is at the front of the pack. Tom Boonen must fancy his chances today. Now Orica-GreenEdge is pulling. Last time gap was 1min 22sec.

Now the break's gap is just one minute.

9 km to go: Teklehaimanot is dropped on a modest hill. The break of three riders is now 48sec ahead of the field.

6 km to go: 39sec.

4 km to go: 22sec.

1 km to go: The break is caught. We should have a big sprint since the peloton is largely intact.

The Finish: Another stage win for John Degenkolb who had the courage of his convictions to be the first sprinter to jump. No one could come around him, though Orica-Greendge's Michael Matthews tried.

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Stage 17 map

Stage 17 map

Stage 17 profile

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