Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) enjoyed the first summit finish of La Vuelta 2017 to win his first Grand Tour stage, on Wednesday at Alcossebre. The Kazakh rider attacked from the gun and dominated his breakaway companions for a brilliant solo win ahead of Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data). He succeeds to Alexandre Vinokourov, winner of three stages at La Vuelta in 2006. Among the GC contenders, Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was the first at the summit, just ahead of Chris Froome (Team Sky), who...
Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac), leader of the KOM classification of La Vuelta 2017: “Today's goal was to get in the break and score as many points as possible, and I did it. Then I came a bit short in the final. But I succeeded with my first goal. I'll keep racing La Vuelta this way. I like the climbers jersey in any race but it's even more prestigious at La Vuelta because it's a climbers race. So I'm delighted to wear it and fight for it. I wouldn't say I'm a great climber but being...
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- Last kilometer - Stage 5 - La Vuelta 2017
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Benicàssim / Alcossebre
We are sure to experience a lively atmosphere in a locality that is full of tourists at the end of August. The long beaches at Benicàssim know what it means to receive...
La Vuelta 2017 route
La Vuelta 2017
Running from Saturday August 19th to Sunday September 10th 2017, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,324.1 kilometres.
- 5 flat stages and 1 flat with high-altitude finales stage
- 8 hill stages
- 5 mountain stages
- 1 individual time trial stage
- 1 team time trial stage
Distinctive aspects of the race
- 40.2 km individual time trial
- 13.7 km team time trial
- 50 summits
- 2 rest days
Jersey wearers after the stage 5
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