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2016 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The 2016 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana was a road cycling stage race that took place in the Valencian Community between 3 and 7 February 2016. The race was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2016 UCI Europe Tour. It was the 67th edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana and the first since 2008; the race was revived by Ángel Casero and his brother Rafael.[1][2]

2016 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates 3–7 February 2016
Stages 5
Distance 614.95 km (382.1 mi)
Winning time 14h 15' 51"
Results
Winner  Wout Poels (NED) (Team Sky)
  Second  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) (Astana)
  Third  Beñat Intxausti (ESP) (Team Sky)

Points  Wout Poels (NED) (Team Sky)
Mountains  Wout Poels (NED) (Team Sky)
Team Team Sky
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The race included five stages. The first of these was a 16.25-kilometre (10.10 mi) individual time trial; this was then followed by four road stages, ending in Valencia.[1] The previous champion, from the 2008 edition, was Rubén Plaza, but his Lampre–Merida team was not among those invited to start the race.[1]

The first stage time trial was won by Wout Poels (Team Sky), with Luis León Sánchez (Astana) second and Poels's teammate Vasil Kiryienka, the world time trial champion third. Poels retained his lead by finishing third on the uphill finish the following day, with Dan Martin (Etixx–Quick-Step) winning the stage. He maintained this the following day, with Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL–Jumbo winning a sprint. Poels extended his lead by winning Stage 4 alone, with his teammate Beñat Intxausti finishing second and moving up to third overall. The final stage was won in a solo break by Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx–Quick-Step). Poels won the overall classification, with Sánchez second and Intxausti third. Poels also won the points and mountains classification, and Team Sky won the team classification.

Contents

TeamsEdit

StagesEdit

Stage schedule[4]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 3 February BenicàssimOropesa del Mar 16.25 km (10 mi)   Individual time trial   Wout Poels (NED)
2 4 February Castellón de la PlanaFredes 163.3 km (101 mi)   Hilly stage   Dan Martin (IRE)
3 5 February SaguntoAlzira 173.5 km (108 mi)   Hilly stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
4 6 February OrihuelaXorret del Catí 141.3 km (88 mi)   Hilly stage   Wout Poels (NED)
5 7 February Valencia–Valencia 120.6 km (75 mi)   Hilly stage   Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL)

Stage 1Edit

3 February 2016 – BenicàssimOropesa del Mar, 16.25 km (10 mi) (ITT)

Result of Stage 1 and general classification[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 22' 34"
2   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 15"
3   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) Team Sky + 21"
4   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 22"
5   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 26"
6   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 27"
7   Bob Jungels (LUX) Etixx–Quick-Step + 27"
8   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky + 29"
9   Reto Hollenstein (SUI) IAM Cycling + 30"
10   Imanol Erviti (ESP) Movistar Team + 30"

Stage 2Edit

4 February Castellón de la PlanaFredes, 163.3 km (101 mi)

Result of Stage 2[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step 4h 10' 06"
2   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 2"
3   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 2"
4   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Team Sky + 2"
5   Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Cannondale + 2"
6   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 2"
7   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 2"
8   Eduard Prades (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 2"
9   Dayer Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 2"
10   Davide Formolo (ITA) Cannondale + 2"
General classification after Stage 2[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 4h 32' 42"
2   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 15"
3   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 22"
4   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 26"
5   Bob Jungels (LUX) Etixx–Quick-Step + 27"
6   Javier Moreno (ESP) Movistar Team + 32"
7   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Team Sky + 33"
8   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 38"
9   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky + 39"
10   Stef Clement (NED) IAM Cycling + 45"

Stage 3Edit

5 February – SaguntoAlzira, 173.5 km (108 mi)

Result of Stage 3[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo 4h 04' 12"
2   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
3   Alexander Porsev (RUS) Team Katusha + 0"
4   Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 0"
5   Raymond Kreder (NED) Roompot–Oranje Peloton + 0"
6   Jonas van Genechten (BEL) IAM Cycling + 0"
7   Pablo Torres (ESP) Burgos BH + 0"
8   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
9   Filippo Fortin (ITA) GM Europa Ovini + 0"
10   Giorgio Bocchiola (ITA) D'Amico–Bottecchia + 0"
General classification after Stage 3[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 8h 36' 54"
2   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 15"
3   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 22"
4   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 26"
5   Bob Jungels (LUX) Etixx–Quick-Step + 27"
6   Javier Moreno (ESP) Movistar Team + 32"
7   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Team Sky + 33"
8   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 38"
9   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky + 39"
10   Stef Clement (NED) IAM Cycling + 45"

Stage 4Edit

6 February – OrihuelaXorret del Catí, 141.3 km (88 mi)

Result of Stage 4[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 3h 26' 32"
2   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Team Sky + 23"
3   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 23"
4   Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana + 25"
5   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 25"
6   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 31"
7   Davide Formolo (ITA) Cannondale + 38"
8   Sergey Firsanov (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 38"
9   Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Cannondale + 38"
10   Javier Moreno (ESP) Movistar Team + 38"
General classification after Stage 4[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 12h 03' 26"
2   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 46"
3   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Team Sky + 56"
4   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 01"
5   Javier Moreno (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 10"
6   Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana + 1' 26"
7   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 1' 27"
8   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 31"
9   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 1' 34"
10   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky + 1' 50"

Stage 5Edit

7 February – Valencia–Valencia, 120.6 km (75 mi)

Result of Stage 5[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step 2h 12' 25"
2   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
3   Raymond Kreder (NED) Roompot–Oranje Peloton + 0"
4   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
5   Jonas van Genechten (BEL) IAM Cycling + 0"
6   Alexander Porsev (RUS) Team Katusha + 0"
7   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
8   Matti Breschel (DEN) Cannondale + 0"
9   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
10   Eduard Prades (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 0"
General classification after Stage 5[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 14h 15' 51"
2   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 46"
3   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Team Sky + 56"
4   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 01"
5   Javier Moreno (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 10"
6   Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana + 1' 26"
7   Diego Rosa (ITA) Astana + 1' 27"
8   Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 31"
9   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 1' 34"
10   Leopold König (CZE) Team Sky + 1' 50"

Classification LeadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - General Classification (preview)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Reyes, Fran (29 September 2015). "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to return to UCI calendar in 2016". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - General Classification (startlist)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana — General Classification (stages)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 1 (ITT) (result)". ProCyclingStats. 3 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 2 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 4 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 2 (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 4 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 3 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 5 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 3 (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 5 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 4 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 6 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 4 (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 6 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage 5 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 7 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - General Classification (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 7 February 2016. 

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