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La Vuelta - Mid-race Catchup
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 9/4/2014
La Vuelta - Mid-race Catchup
 
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24 August, 2014

Contador in the lead after 11 stages.

With 11 stages completed Alberto Contador has a 20 second lead over Alejandro Valverde with Rigoberto Uran in third at 1'08". The last two stages have seen dramatic shifts in rider fortunes.

Highlights

  • Astana’s Fabio Aru takes stage 11 with a solo win

  • Contador takes over race lead after coming fourth in thestage 10 ITT

  • Tony Martin wins stage 10 ITT with ease

  • Quintana crashes out on stage 11 after losing race lead on Stage 10

  • Froome loses 30 seconds to Contador in time trial

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) speaking after stage 11: "It’s a very competitive Vuelta but we’re only at half way into it. I’ve got good feelings. I’m happy about that. Quintana’s crash is a very bad news. He was an important rider of the Vuelta. 2014 is a crazy season for the Grand Tours favorites who have to go home injured before the end: Froome and I at the Tour, Joaquim [Rodriguez] at the Giro… Froome doesn’t seem to be the same as at the Dauphiné this year or at the Tour last year but we always have to be careful of him. In a single day, he’s likely to recover all the time he lost. With Valverde, the difference is close to nothing : only 20 seconds, it’s very tight. I congratulate Aru for what he did today but I’m not surprised. Watching the Giro on TV, he reminded me of myself: he’s courageous and he’s got good changes of rhythm. He’s gonna be a star."

General Classification Top 5 after 11 stages

1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 40:26:56
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:20
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:08
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:20
5 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:35

 

Alberto Contador in the lead © ASO

Nairo Quintana out with injury © ASO

 

Tony Martin cruises to time trial victory on stage 10© ASO

 

Route Map La Vuelta

 



Stage 11 results Top 60

1 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3:41:03
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:06
3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
5 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:13
7 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:00:15
8 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp  
9 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:16
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:21
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:25
12 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:49
13 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 0:00:56
14 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:01:14
15 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
16 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:35
17 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:46
18 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:02:07
19 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
20 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge 0:02:11
21 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:16
22 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:22
23 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:40
24 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
25 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
26 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:45
27 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
28 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:02:49
29 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:02:50
30 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:03:02
31 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:20
32 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
33 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:03:33
34 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:03:46
35 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar  
36 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:04:00
37 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:04:37
38 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:04:41
39 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
40 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
41 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:05:08
42 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
43 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 0:06:02
44 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:06:09
45 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
46 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
47 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
48 Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
49 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:06:25
50 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:51
51 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:07:01
52 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky 0:07:42
53 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
54 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:07:49
55 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:08:11
56 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:08:14
57 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
58 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
59 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
60 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  

General classification after stage 11 - Top 100

1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 40:26:56
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:20
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:08
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:20
5 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:35
6 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:01:52
7 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:13
8 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:02:22
9 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:02:55
10 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 0:03:51
11 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 0:03:59
12 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:26
13 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:04:56
14 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:00
15 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:06:10
16 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:07:19
17 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica Greenedge 0:08:44
18 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka 0:08:47
19 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:09:15
20 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:10:19
21 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:10:47
22 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:11:24
23 André Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp 0:12:31
24 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:12:48
25 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:13:28
26 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:13:44
27 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:14:36
28 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:15:13
29 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:15:41
30 Wout Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:15:50
31 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:17:09
32 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:20:13
33 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:24:14
34 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:25:55
35 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:27:19
36 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:27:41
37 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:29:09
38 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:29:58
39 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:30:01
40 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:30:35
41 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:31:43
42 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 0:33:45
43 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 0:34:22
44 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:34:30
45 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:35:38
46 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:36:02
47 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:36:32
48 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:36:51
49 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:37:51
50 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:38:27
51 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:38:52
52 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:38:55
53 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:39:19
54 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 0:40:43
55 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:40:45
56 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:40:56
57 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:43:04
58 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:45:18
59 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 0:45:28
60 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 0:45:40
61 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling 0:45:53
62 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:46:38
63 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:47:36
64 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:48:41
65 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano 0:49:56
66 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:51:19
67 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:51:53
68 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:51:57
69 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:53:04
70 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:53:12
71 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:53:23
72 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:54:24
73 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
74 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:54:29
75 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:54:50
76 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:55:42
77 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:56:12
78 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge 0:57:08
79 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:57:41
80 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:58:27
81 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:58:44
82 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka 0:59:37
83 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:00:00
84 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 1:00:48
85 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:01:13
86 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 1:01:57
87 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:02:02
88 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1:02:38
89 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 1:03:04
90 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 1:03:20
91 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:03:22
92 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 1:03:52
93 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:03:54
94 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 1:04:15
95 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:04:40
96 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:05:34
97 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:06:34
98 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 1:07:46
99 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 1:08:17
100 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:10:18

 




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