2017 Vuelta a Asturias

The 2017 Vuelta a Asturias was the 60th edition of the Vuelta a Asturias cycling stage race, that took place over three stages from 29 April to 1 May 2017. It was held as part of the 2017 UCI Europe Tour. The defending champion was Hugh Carthy (Caja Rural–Seguros RGA), but Carthy did not defend his title as he had moved to the Cannondale–Drapac squad that was not invited to the race.

2017 Vuelta a Asturias
2017 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates29 April – 1 May 2017
Stages3
Distance467.2 km (290.3 mi)
Winning time12h 20' 42"[1]
Results
Winner  Raúl Alarcón (ESP) (W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor)
  Second  Nairo Quintana (COL) (Movistar Team)
  Third  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) (Medellín–Inder)

Points  Raúl Alarcón (ESP) (W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor)
Mountains  Sergio Higuita (COL) (Team Manzana Postobón)
  Youth  Hernán Aguirre (COL) (Team Manzana Postobón)
Sprints  Fernando Grijalba (ESP) (Kuwait–Cartucho.es)
  Team W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor
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The race was won by Spanish rider Raúl Alarcón, riding for the Portuguese W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor team.[2] Over the stages, Alarcón won one and finished the other two in second place – more than enough for the points classification win – as he triumphed in the race overall by 32 seconds.[1] Second place went to Colombia's Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), in his final preparation race before the 2017 Giro d'Italia, while the podium was completed by Spain's Óscar Sevilla (Medellín–Inder) on countback from Portugal's João Benta of Rádio Popular–Boavista.[1]

In the race's other classifications, Colombians Sergio Higuita and Hernán Aguirre from Team Manzana Postobón won the mountains and young rider classifications respectively,[1] Kuwait–Cartucho.es rider Fernando Grijalba won the sprints classification,[1] while W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor won the teams classification, after placing Alarcón, Ricardo Mestre (seventh) and Joaquim Silva (ninth) in the top ten overall.[1]

RouteEdit

The race includes three road stages on consecutive days; the exact stage details were released on 20 April 2017.[3]

Stage schedule
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 29 April Oviedo to Pola de Lena 169.2 km (105 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Weimar Roldán (COL)
2 30 April Ribera de Arriba to Alto del Acebo 177.1 km (110 mi)   Mountain stage   Nairo Quintana (COL)
3 1 May Cangas del Narcea to Oviedo 120.9 km (75 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)
Total 467.2 km (290.3 mi)

TeamsEdit

A total of 20 teams raced in the 2017 Vuelta a Asturias.[3][4]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

National teams

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

29 April 2017 — Oviedo to Pola de Lena, 169.2 km (105 mi)[5][6]
Result of Stage 1[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Weimar Roldán (COL) Medellín–Inder 4h 12' 50"
2   Raúl Alarcón (ESP) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 22"
3   Carlos Barbero (ESP) Movistar Team + 27"
4   Benjamín Prades (ESP) Team UKYO + 27"
5   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Medellín–Inder + 27"
6   Aldemar Reyes (COL) Team Manzana Postobón + 27"
7   João Benta (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista + 27"
8   Garikoitz Bravo (ESP) Euskadi Basque Country–Murias + 27"
9   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 27"
10   Ricardo Vilela (POR) Team Manzana Postobón + 27"
General classification after Stage 1[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Weimar Roldán (COL)    Medellín–Inder 4h 12' 40"
2   Raúl Alarcón (ESP) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 26"
3   Carlos Barbero (ESP) Movistar Team + 33"
4   Benjamín Prades (ESP) Team UKYO + 37"
5   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Medellín–Inder + 37"
6   Aldemar Reyes (COL) Team Manzana Postobón + 37"
7   João Benta (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista + 37"
8   Garikoitz Bravo (ESP) Euskadi Basque Country–Murias + 37"
9   Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 37"
10   Ricardo Vilela (POR) Team Manzana Postobón + 37"

Stage 2Edit

30 April 2017 — Ribera de Arriba to Alto del Acebo, 177.1 km (110 mi)[9][10]
Result of Stage 2[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 5h 19' 40"
2   Raúl Alarcón (ESP) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 0"
3   Fernando Barceló (ESP) Spain (national team) + 31"
4   Alejandro Marque (ESP) Sporting / Tavira + 33"
5   Sergio Pardilla (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 35"
6   João Benta (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista + 37"
7   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Medellín–Inder + 39"
8   Ricardo Mestre (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 43"
9   Joaquim Silva (POR)   W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 49"
10   Dayer Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 53"
General classification after Stage 2[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)    W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor 9h 32' 40"
2   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 7"
3   Alejandro Marque (ESP) Sporting / Tavira + 50"
4   Sergio Pardilla (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 52"
5   João Benta (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista + 54"
6   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Medellín–Inder + 56"
7   Ricardo Mestre (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 1' 00"
8   Ricardo Vilela (POR) Team Manzana Postobón + 1' 20"
9   Joaquim Silva (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 1' 27"
10   Dayer Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 1' 34"

Stage 3Edit

1 May 2017 — Cangas del Narcea to Oviedo, 120.9 km (75 mi)[13][14]
Result of Stage 3[15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)   W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor 2h 48' 12"
2   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Medellín–Inder + 7"
3   João Benta (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista + 7"
4   Mikel Bizkarra (ESP) Euskadi Basque Country–Murias + 10"
5   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 15"
6   Benjamín Prades (ESP) Team UKYO + 40"
7   José Herrada (ESP) Movistar Team + 40"
8   Ricardo Mestre (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 40"
9   Alejandro Marque (ESP) Sporting / Tavira + 40"
10   Mikel Iturria (ESP) Euskadi Basque Country–Murias + 40"
Final general classification[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Raúl Alarcón (ESP)    W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor 12h 20' 42"
2   Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 32"
3   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Medellín–Inder + 1' 07"
4   João Benta (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista + 1' 07"
5   Alejandro Marque (ESP) Sporting / Tavira + 1' 40"
6   Sergio Pardilla (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 1' 42"
7   Ricardo Mestre (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 1' 50"
8   Ricardo Vilela (POR) Team Manzana Postobón + 2' 10"
9   Joaquim Silva (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 2' 17"
10   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Team Manzana Postobón + 2' 46"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2017 Vuelta a Asturias, four jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. Bonus seconds were also awarded to the first three riders at intermediate sprints – three seconds for the winner of the sprint, two seconds for the rider in second and one second for the rider in third. The leader of the general classification received a blue jersey.[16] This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Vuelta a Asturias, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points for Category 1 10 8 6 4 2 1
Points for Category 2 6 3 2 1 0
Points for Category 3 3 2 1 0

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a green jersey.[16] In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 25 points, with 20 for second, 16 for third, 14 for fourth, 12 for fifth, 10 for sixth with a point fewer per place down to a single point for 15th place. There was also a sprints classification for the points awarded at intermediate sprints on each stage – awarded on a 3–2–1 scale – where the leadership of which was marked by a black-and-white jersey.[16]

The fourth jersey represented the mountains classification, marked by a white jersey.[16] Points for this classification were won by the first riders to the top of each categorised climb, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.[16] 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.[16]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Sprints classification
 
Young rider classification Teams classification
1[8] Weimar Roldán Weimar Roldán Weimar Roldán Domingos Gonçalves Joaquim Silva Aldemar Reyes Medellín–Inder
2[12] Nairo Quintana Raúl Alarcón Raúl Alarcón Sergio Higuita Domingos Gonçalves José Manuel Díaz W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor
3[1] Raúl Alarcón Fernando Grijalba Hernán Aguirre
Final[1] Raúl Alarcón Raúl Alarcón Sergio Higuita Fernando Grijalba Hernán Aguirre W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "3 Etapa: Cangas del Narcea - Oviedo; Clasificación Rápida" [Stage 3: Cangas del Narcea - Oviedo; Quick Classification] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Raúl Alarcón wins final stage and overall at Vuelta Asturias". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "21 equipos en carrera y la presencia de Nairo Quintana en el pelotón, principales novedades para la 60 edición de la Vuelta Ciclista a Asturias, que arranca el próximo 29 de abril en Oviedo" [21 teams in the race and the presence of Nairo Quintana in the peloton, main novelties for the 60th edition of the Vuelta Ciclista a Asturias, which starts on April 29 in Oviedo]. Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Veinte equipos confirmados para la 60 Vuelta a Asturias" [Twenty teams confirmed for the 60th Vuelta a Asturias]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Etapa 1: Oviedo - La Pola de Lena" [Stage 1: Oviedo - La Pola de Lena] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ Libro de ruta 2017, pp. 35–39.
  7. ^ "1 Etapa: Oviedo - Pola de Lena; Etapa" [Stage 1: Oviedo - Pola de Lena; Stage] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  8. ^ a b "1 Etapa: Oviedo - Pola de Lena; Clasificación Rápida" [Stage 1: Oviedo - Pola de Lena; Quick Classification] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Etapa 2: Soto de Rivera - Santuario del Acebo (Cangas del Narcea)" [Stage 2: Soto de Rivera - Santuario del Acebo (Cangas del Narcea)] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  10. ^ Libro de ruta 2017, pp. 43–49.
  11. ^ "2 Etapa: Soto la Ribera - Alto El Acebo; Etapa" [Stage 2: Soto la Ribera - Alto El Acebo; Stage] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  12. ^ a b "2 Etapa: Soto la Ribera - Alto El Acebo; Clasificación Rápida" [Stage 2: Soto la Ribera - Alto El Acebo; Quick Classification] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Etapa 3: Cangas del Narcea - Oviedo" [Stage 3: Cangas del Narcea - Oviedo] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  14. ^ Libro de ruta 2017, pp. 53–57.
  15. ^ "3 Etapa: Cangas del Narcea - Oviedo; Etapa" [Stage 3: Cangas del Narcea - Oviedo; Stage] (PDF). Vuelta a Asturias (in Spanish). Editoral Prensa Asturiana. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d e f Libro de ruta 2017, pp. 67–71.

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