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2017 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The 2017 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (English: 2017 Tour of the Valencian Community) was a road cycling stage race that took place in the Valencian Community between 1 and 5 February 2017. The race was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2017 UCI Europe Tour, and was the 68th edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.[2]

2017 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates1–5 February 2017
Stages5
Distance609 km (378.4 mi)
Winning time14h 42' 51"[1]
Results
Winner  Nairo Quintana (Colombia) (Movistar Team)
  Second  Ben Hermans (Belgium) (BMC Racing Team)
  Third  Manuel Senni (Italy) (BMC Racing Team)

Mountains  Cyril Gautier (France) (AG2R La Mondiale)
Youth  Manuel Senni (Italy) (BMC Racing Team)
Combination  Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) (Quick-Step Floors)
Sprints  Cyril Gautier (France) (AG2R La Mondiale)
  Team Movistar Team
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The race was won by Colombian rider Nairo Quintana for the Movistar Team,[3] who took the race lead on the penultimate day after winning the queen stage of the race atop the Alto Mas de la Costa. The podium was completed by a pair of BMC Racing Team riders,[3] having assumed their positions after a first-day team time trial victory; Ben Hermans finished 13 seconds behind Quintana in second, with Manuel Senni finishing third – winning the white jersey for the young rider classification as a result – a further 19 seconds in arrears. In the race's other classifications, Cyril Gautier (AG2R La Mondiale) won both the sprints and mountains classifications, Philippe Gilbert won the combination classification – for the best positioning over all classifications – for Quick-Step Floors, while the Movistar Team won the teams classification.

Contents

TeamsEdit

RouteEdit

Stage schedule
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 1 February Orihuela to Orihuela 37.9 km (24 mi)   Team time trial BMC Racing Team
2 2 February Alicante to Dénia 180.6 km (112 mi)   Hilly stage   Tony Martin (GER)
3 3 February Canals to Riba-roja de Túria 161 km (100 mi)   Flat stage   Magnus Cort (DNK)
4 4 February Segorbe to Lucena del Cid 180 km (112 mi)   Mountain stage   Nairo Quintana (COL)
5 5 February Paterna to Valencia 49.5 km (31 mi)[a]   Flat stage   Bryan Coquard (FRA)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

1 February 2017 — Orihuela to Orihuela, 37.9 km (24 mi), team time trial (TTT)
Result of Stage 1[6]
Rank Team Time
1 BMC Racing Team 43' 17"
2 Team Sky + 21"
3 Quick-Step Floors + 49"
4 Movistar Team + 1' 02"
5 LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 12"
6 Astana + 1' 16"
7 FDJ + 1' 30"
8 Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 52"
9 CCC Development Team[template problem] + 1' 57"
10 Orica–Scott + 2' 00"
General classification after Stage 1[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Manuel Senni (ITA)    BMC Racing Team 43' 17"
2   Michael Schär (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
4   Nicolas Roche (IRL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
5   Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 0"
6   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
7   Łukasz Wiśniowski (POL) Team Sky + 21"
8   Philip Deignan (IRL) Team Sky + 21"
9   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)    Team Sky + 21"
10   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 21"

Stage 2Edit

2 February 2017 — Alicante to Dénia, 180.6 km (112 mi)
Result of Stage 2[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Tony Martin (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin 4h 44' 35"
2   Pim Ligthart (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 11"
3   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 11"
4   David de la Cruz (ESP) Quick-Step Floors + 11"
5   Michele Scarponi (ITA) Astana + 11"
6   Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 11"
7   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 11"
8   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 19"
9   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 19"
10   Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) Team Dimension Data + 19"
General classification after Stage 2[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)   BMC Racing Team 5h 28' 11"
2   Manuel Senni (ITA)   BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
4   David López (ESP) Team Sky + 21"
5   Nicolas Roche (IRL) BMC Racing Team + 37"
6   David de la Cruz (ESP) Quick-Step Floors + 40"
7   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 49"
8   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 49"
9   Dan Martin (IRL) Quick-Step Floors + 49"
10   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 54"

Stage 3Edit

3 February 2017 — Canals to Riba-roja de Túria, 161 km (100 mi)
Result of Stage 3[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Magnus Cort (DNK) Orica–Scott 3h 49' 02"
2   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
3   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
4   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
5   Enrique Sanz (ESP) Spain (national team) + 0"
6   Samuel Caldeira (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 0"
7   Oliver Naesen (BEL) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
8   Zak Dempster (AUS) Israel Cycling Academy + 0"
9   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)   BMC Racing Team + 0"
10   Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
General classification after Stage 3[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)   BMC Racing Team 9h 17' 13"
2   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Manuel Senni (ITA)   BMC Racing Team + 7"
4   David López (ESP) Team Sky + 28"
5   Nicolas Roche (IRL) BMC Racing Team + 44"
6   David de la Cruz (ESP) Quick-Step Floors + 48"
7   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 49"
8   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 49"
9   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 54"
10   Dan Martin (IRL) Quick-Step Floors + 56"

Stage 4Edit

4 February 2017 — Segorbe to Llucena, 180 km (112 mi)
Result of Stage 4[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 5h 02' 19"
2   Merhawi Kudus (ERI) Team Dimension Data + 40"
3   Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 45"
4   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 48"
5   Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 57"
6   Dan Martin (IRL) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 07"
7   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1' 07"
8   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 1' 10"
9   Jakob Fuglsang (DNK) Astana + 1' 13"
10   Davide Formolo (ITA) CCC Development Team[template problem] + 1' 17"
General classification after Stage 4[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Nairo Quintana (COL)   Movistar Team 14h 20' 26"
2   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 13"
3   Manuel Senni (ITA)   BMC Racing Team + 32"
4   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 52"
5   Dan Martin (IRL) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 09"
6   Jakob Fuglsang (DNK) Astana + 1' 42"
7   David de la Cruz (ESP) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 53"
8   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 2' 12"
9   Merhawi Kudus (ERI) Team Dimension Data + 2' 13"
10   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 25"

Stage 5Edit

5 February 2017 — Paterna to Valencia, 49.5 km (31 mi)[a]
Result of Stage 5[14]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Direct Énergie 1h 01' 23"
2   Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
3   Coen Vermeltfoort (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 0"
4   Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
5   Iljo Keisse (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
6   Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
7   Magnus Cort (DNK) Orica–Scott + 0"
8   Guillaume Boivin (CAN) Israel Cycling Academy + 0"
9   Enrique Sanz (ESP) Spain (national team) + 0"
10   Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) Team Dimension Data + 0"
Final general classification[15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Nairo Quintana (COL)   Movistar Team 15h 21' 49"
2   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 13"
3   Manuel Senni (ITA)   BMC Racing Team + 32"
4   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 52"
5   Dan Martin (IRL) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 09"
6   Jakob Fuglsang (DNK) Astana + 1' 42"
7   David de la Cruz (ESP) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 53"
8   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 2' 12"
9   Merhawi Kudus (ERI) Team Dimension Data + 2' 13"
10   Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 25"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2017 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, five different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints and at the finish of mass-start stages, the leader received a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a sprints classification, which awarded a green jersey. Points towards the classification were accrued at intermediate sprint points during each stage; these intermediate sprints also offered bonus seconds towards the general classification. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a red jersey with white polka dots. In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1992 were eligible to be ranked in the classification. There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time. In addition, there was a combination classification, calculated by adding the numeral ranks of each cyclist in the general, sprints and mountains classifications – a rider must have scored in all classifications possible to qualify for the combination classification – with the lowest cumulative total signifying the winner of this competition.

Stage Winner General classification
 
Sprints classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Combination classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Teams classification
1[16] BMC Racing Team Manuel Senni not awarded Michał Kwiatkowski Michał Kwiatkowski Manuel Senni BMC Racing Team
2[17] Tony Martin Greg Van Avermaet Cyril Gautier Johann van Zyl Cyril Gautier
3[18] Magnus Cort
4[19] Nairo Quintana Nairo Quintana Cyril Gautier Philippe Gilbert Movistar Team
5[1] Bryan Coquard
Final[1] Nairo Quintana Cyril Gautier Cyril Gautier Philippe Gilbert Manuel Senni Movistar Team

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stage reduced from 130.2 km (81 mi) due to strong winds.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Etapa 5 de Paterna a Valencia (49.5 Km)" [Stage 5 of Paterna to Valencia (49.5 Km)] (PDF). Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (in Spanish). Asociación Prociclismo. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - General Classification (preview)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b Wynn, Nigel (5 February 2017). "Nairo Quintana wins Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana overall as storms batter finale". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana start list". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Valencia final stage shortened due to dangerous winds". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Classificação Por Equipas Na Etapa 1" [Stage 1 Team Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarillo - Sabadell (1)" [Individual - Yellow - Sabadell (1)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 2" [Stage 2 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarillo - Sabadell (2)" [Individual - Yellow - Sabadell (2)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 3" [Stage 3 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarillo - Sabadell (3)" [Individual - Yellow - Sabadell (3)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 4" [Stage 4 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarillo - Sabadell (4)" [Individual - Yellow - Sabadell (4)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 5" [Stage 5 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarillo - Sabadell (5)" [Individual - Yellow - Sabadell (5)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Etapa 1 de Oriheula (Playa de la Glea) a Oriheula (37.9 Km)" [Stage 1 of Orihuela (Playa de la Glea) to Oriheula (37.9 Km)] (PDF). Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (in Spanish). Asociación Prociclismo. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Etapa 2 de Alicante a Denia (180.6 Km)" [Stage 2 of Alicante to Denia (180.6 Km)] (PDF). Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (in Spanish). Asociación Prociclismo. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Etapa 3 de Canals a Riba-Roja de Turia (161 Km)" [Stage 3 of Canals to Riba-Roja de Turia (161 Km)] (PDF). Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (in Spanish). Asociación Prociclismo. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Etapa 4 de Segorbe a Llucena (180 Km)" [Stage 4 of Segorbe to Llucena (180 Km)] (PDF). Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (in Spanish). Asociación Prociclismo. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.

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