Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

Stage 5Benicàssim / Alcossebre

Start 13h17 (Local time)

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Summary - Stage 5 - La Vuelta 2017

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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...

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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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Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), 2nd on GC at La Vuelta 2017: “You never know on days like today. I think Sky was happy to let the bonus slip away, because we were just 2 seconds behind the leader's jersey. It's not a big surprise, but it would have been different if we had fought for the stage win. We just wanted to stay safe. Rohan (Dennis) and Fran (Ventoso) fought hard to leave us in the front. Coming into the climb, I was in a good position and we could save energy in the first couple of km,...

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Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader of La Vuelta 2017: “If I had known at the beginning of the stage that this would have been the situation at the finish, I definitely would have signed to agree for that. Looking at the time gaps now, the GC is definitely taking more shape and it was only a 3km climb. I think I can definitely be happy with that and with the job my teammates did to set that up. I'm really glad to have come through from the Tour and back in the shape I have here at La...

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Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), winner of stage 5 of La Vuelta 2017: “This final climb was very hard. I attacked before. I rode mostly by myself. A Katusha rider (Marco Haller) helped me a little bit. There was headwind. I'm very happy. It's been a nice stage. La Vuelta is great. I first took part in 2014 and I came second in a stage. This is the most beautiful win in my career so far. I had a nasty crash at the Tour de France. I recovered and I spoke with my team. I trained well for La Vuelta....

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