Froome Wins Vuelta a Espana; Trentin Wins Final Stage

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Froome Wins Vuelta a Espana; Trentin Wins Final Stage

Froome has won La Vuelta

Team Sky’s Chris Froome has made history by winning the 2017 Vuelta a España, becoming the first rider ever to win the Tour de France and then go on to win the Vuelta in the same year.

He is only the third rider to win both races in the same year, following Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978). The Vuelta moved in the calendar to become the last of each year’s three Grand Tours in 1995.

Froome sealed his victory in Madrid when he completed the final stage into the Spanish capital earlier today. The final 117.6 kilometer stage 21 from Arroyomolinos to Madrid was won by Matteo Trentin of Team QuickStep Floors.

Quick-Step Floors did their best to control the final 30 kilometers of stage 21, brought the three riders who formed an escape back to the peloton and delivered Matteo Trentin in a perfect position for the final sprint of the 72nd Vuelta a España.

The 28-year-old accelerated with 200 meters to go and easily captured his seventh Grand Tour victory, over Lorrenzo Manzin (FDJ) and Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb). Trentin came close to also winning the green jersey, which in the end rested on the shoulders of GC winner Chris Froome (Team Sky), after the overall leader got involved in the bunch sprint.

“The guys were again awesome today and executed the plan perfectly, so I want to say a big thank you to them, not only for today, but for their entire work during these three hard weeks! We took the reins once we entered on the circuit and didn’t leave anything to chance. I’ll admit, it would have been nice to get also the green jersey, but I won’t let that spoil these fantastic moments. We can be extremely proud of what we’ve achieved in this race: six stages is a remarkable run and this victory in Madrid is the cherry on the top”, a beaming Matteo Trentin said after concluding his first Vuelta a España.

Ahead of this year’s Vuelta, race winner Froome had spoken of his “unfinished business” at a race where he has finished second on three previous occasions, including the 2011 edition where he made his breakthrough as a Grand Tour rider. Froome had been forced to abandon in 2015 after breaking his foot in a crash.

Froome, who is the first British winner of the Spanish Grand Tour, now adds the Vuelta a Espana to his four Tour de France victories (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017).

“It’s an amazing feeling. I have to say that is probably the toughest Grand Tour I’ve ever ridden," Froome explained. "There was something different happening every day. I’ve had good days and then I’ve been lying on the ground, bleeding, thinking my race might be over. It’s been a rollercoaster – absolutely relentless. It’s a relief now to finish and to be getting to Madrid.

“I think it probably is my greatest achievement, being the first person to win the Tour de France and then go on to win the Vuelta," Froome added.

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2017 Vuelta a Espana - Stage 21 results:
1    Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team      03:06:25
2    Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Team FDJ         
3    Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb         
4    Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team Cannondale-Drapac         
5    Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida         
6    Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott         
7    Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis - Solutions Credits         
8    Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates         
9    Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe         
10    Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Team FDJ         
11    Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky Pro Cycling         
12    Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo         
13    Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo         
14    Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team         
15    Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

2017 Vuelta a Espana - Final general classification:
1    Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky Pro Cycling       82:30:02
2    Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    0:02:15    
3    Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin    0:02:51    
4    Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb    0:03:15    
5    Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Trek-Segafredo    0:03:18    
6    Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky Pro Cycling    0:06:59    
7    Michael Woods (Can) Team Cannondale-Drapac    0:08:27    
8    Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team    0:09:13    
9    Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    0:11:18    
10    Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    0:15:50    
11    Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott    0:16:46    
12    Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates    0:17:41    
13    Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    0:21:41    
14    Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team    0:22:00    
15    Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    0:22:59    
16    Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky Pro Cycling    0:28:00    
17    Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    0:31:21    
18    Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team    0:42:16    
19    Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal    0:59:01    
20    Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates    1:02:58    
21    Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott    1:04:48    
22    Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    1:05:02    
23    Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team    1:06:22    
24    Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    1:13:27    
25    Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    1:13:36    
26    Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    1:17:12    
27    Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky    1:21:17    
28    Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    1:21:46    
29    Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    1:26:13    
30    Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates    1:31:24    
31    Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo    1:36:35    
32    Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team    1:36:50    
33    Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo    1:39:27    
34    Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott    1:39:51    
35    Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data    1:42:33    
36    Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team    1:43:59    
37    Hernán Aguirre (Col) Manzana Postobon    1:49:26    
38    Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates    1:52:14    
39    Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe    1:53:59    
40    Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal    1:54:19    
41    Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    1:55:00    
42    Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors    1:58:17    
43    Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates    1:58:46    
44    Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott    2:02:43    
45    Aldemar Reyes (Col) Manzana Postobon    2:03:25    
46    Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    2:11:10    
47    Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team    2:16:03    
48    Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team    2:19:27    
49    Bernardo Suaza (Col) Manzana Postobon    2:23:21    
50    Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon    2:25:21    
51    Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team    2:27:03    
52    Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    2:28:01    
53    Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky    2:31:16    
54    Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    2:33:53    
55    Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal    2:34:33    
56    Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    2:39:52    
57    Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal    2:39:53    
58    Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport    2:41:15    
59    Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ    2:42:20    
60    Daan Olivier (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    2:42:35    
61    Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    2:42:41    
62    Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    2:44:41    
63    Jeremy Maison (Fra) FDJ    2:45:01    
64    Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo    2:45:39    
65    Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe    2:57:29    
66    David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky    2:58:17    
67    Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe    2:58:35    
68    Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors    2:59:11    
69    Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon    2:59:17    
70    Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team    3:00:15    
71    Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors    3:02:34    
72    Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin    3:06:59    
73    Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Orica-Scott    3:07:12    
74    Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac    3:07:58    
75    Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    3:08:08    
76    Hector Sáez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    3:09:06    
77    Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo    3:09:17    
78    Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky    3:09:44    
79    Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    3:09:53    
80    Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    3:13:46    
81    Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    3:17:49    
82    Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data    3:18:23    
83    Lluís Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    3:18:29    
84    Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors    3:18:41    
85    Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo    3:22:16    
86    Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) UAE Team Emirates    3:25:48    
87    Juan Felipe Osorio (Col) Manzana Postobon    3:27:41    
88    Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    3:28:17    
89    David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    3:32:34    
90    Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data    3:32:57    
91    Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo    3:33:03    
92    Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team    3:33:37    
93    Fernando Orjuela (Col) Manzana Postobon    3:33:54    
94    Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Astana Pro Team    3:35:00    
95    Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal    3:37:11    
96    Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe    3:37:18    
97    Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac    3:37:57    
98    Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb    3:44:08    
99    Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    3:46:38    
100    Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida    3:47:27    
101    Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac    3:47:58    
102    Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    3:50:02    
103    Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ    3:50:13    
104    Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors    3:52:20    
105    Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida    3:52:56    
106    Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb    3:52:58    
107    Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott    3:53:31    
108    Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    3:54:03    
109    Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team    3:54:23    
110    Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    3:55:09    
111    Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    3:55:40    
112    Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    3:56:01    
113    Brendan Canty (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac    3:57:55    
114    Juan José Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNL-Jumbo    4:02:01    
115    Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale    4:03:18    
116    Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    4:03:24    
117    Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    4:06:21    
118    Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin    4:06:31    
119    Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo    4:07:16    
120    Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb    4:08:43    
121    Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb    4:12:42    
122    Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team    4:12:46    
123    Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac    4:13:16    
124    Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky    4:13:46    
125    Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ    4:17:04    
126    Magnus Cort (Den) Orica-Scott    4:17:37    
127    Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    4:19:46    
128    Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport    4:21:18    
129    Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors    4:21:20    
130    Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors    4:23:54    
131    Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates    4:27:08    
132    Rafael Reis (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    4:27:14    
133    Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac    4:29:59    
134    Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin    4:30:01    
135    Hernando Bohórquez (Col) Manzana Postobon    4:31:44    
136    Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors    4:32:02    
137    Michael Mørkøv (Den) Katusha-Alpecin    4:33:01    
138    Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport    4:36:26    
139    Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport    4:38:56    
140    Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport    4:40:07    
141    Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport    4:41:00    
142    Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe    4:41:29    
143    Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott    4:43:27    
144    Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe    4:44:03    
145    Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    4:44:07    
146    Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    4:44:33    
147    Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin    4:46:21    
148    Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky    4:47:00    
149    Federico Zurlo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates    4:47:04    
150    Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal    4:49:50    
151    Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal    4:53:38    
152    Sebastián Molano (Col) Manzana Postobon    4:54:27    
153    Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac    4:56:59    
154    Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe    4:57:10    
155    Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport    4:58:28    
156    Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ    5:01:29    
157    William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac    5:03:10    
158    Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport    5:16:23

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