2013 Vuelta – Stage 17 – No Day Off

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Bauke Mollema (BEL) has won the 17th stage of the Vuelta bringing a little relief to the Belkin team who had grand ambitions in the race but at least will come away with a stage win.

The day on paper looked like it would be a rolling stage that the sprinters would contend and perhaps the GC guys would take a little easy, but instead the wind on the day and a feisty Fabian Cancellara made for splits in the peloton where Domenico Pozzovivo and Thibault Pinot all but saw their ambitions for the podium evaporate as they were caught in a group that lost 1 minute and 30 seconds and they both slipped back to over 5 minutes in arrears.

Tomorrow, we’re back at it with the mountains with the finishing climb to Peña Cabarga and the GC guys will be trying to make gains or solidify their positions before the looming Angliru climb.

2013 Vuelta Stage 17 Top Five
1. Bauke Mollema (BEL)___________4h44’28”
2. Edvald Boassen Hagen (SKY)
3. Maximiliano Richeze (LAM)
4. Tyler Farrar (GRS)
5. Fabian Cancellara (RLT)

Overall Classification after 17 stages
1. Vincenzo Nibali (AST)_______68h50’29″
2. Chris Horner (RLT)_________+28″
3. Alejandro Valverde (MOV)____+1’14″
4. Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT)____+2’29″
5. Nicolas Roche (TST)________+3’43″
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (ALM)____+5’09″
7. Thibault Pinot (FDJ)_________+6’08″
8. Leopold Konig (NET)________+6’17″
9. Samuel Sanchez (EUS)______+7’33″
10. Tanel Kangert (AST)________+10’52″
11. Daniel Moreno (KAT)________+11’02″
12. David Arroyo (CJR)________+11’22″
13. Jose Herrada (MOV)________+11’42″
14. Michele Scarponi (LAM)_____+12’08″
15. Igor Anton (EUS)__________+16’15″
16. Dominik Nerz (BMC)________+17’04″
17. Robert Kiserlovski (RLT)____+18’13″
18. Eros Capecchi (MOV)________+20’47″
19. Andre Cardoso (CJR)________+21’29”
20. Chris Anker Sorensen (TST)_+22’22”

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