Ruta del Sol 2016

Ruta del Sol 2016Edition 62 of the Ruta del Sol was won by Alejandro Valverde after a brave show of power in the Queen Stage on the last day. Being 22 seconds down in GC, the 35-year old attacked on the 14.5 kilometres closing climb up Alto Peñas Blancas to power to the stage win. Leader Tejay van Garderen couldn’t cope and finished second, while Bauke Mollema was the last rider on the podium after finishing second place in the Queen Stage. (Slideshow route/profile)

Click links for race results, race reports and characteristics of all individual stages. You’ll find the final GC of the 2016 Ruta del Sol under the results of stage 5.

Ruta del Sol 2016 stages:

Date Start and finish Length Type Results Winner Leader
1 We 17-2 Ruta del Sol 2016 stage 1 Almonaster la Real – Seville 165.2km flat Ruta del Sol results stage 1 Read more Benatti Benatti
2 Th 18-2 Ruta del Sol 2016 stage 2 Palomares del Río – Córdoba 186.3 km  hills Ruta del Sol results stage 2 Read more Bouhanni Bouhanni
3 Fr 19-2 Ruta del Sol 2016 stage 3 Monachil – Padul 157.9 km hills Ruta del Sol results stage 3 Read more Gatto Swift
4 Sa 20-2 Ruta del Sol 2016 stage 4 Alhaurín de la Torre – Alhaurín de la Torre 21.0 km  ITT Ruta del Sol results stage 4 Read more Van Garderen Van Garderen
5 Su 21-2 Ruta del Sol 2016 stage 5 San Roque – Peñas Blancas 164.2 km  mountains Ruta del Sol results stage 5 Read more Valverde Valverde

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More articlesRuta del Sol 2016: RidersRuta del Sol 2016: FavouritesRuta del Sol 2016: The RouteRuta del Sol 2016 Route stage 1: Almonaster la Real – SevilleRuta del Sol 2016 Route stage 2: Palomares del Río - CórdobaRuta del Sol 2016 Route stage 3: Monachil – El PadulRuta del Sol 2016 Route stage 4: ITT in Alhaurin de la TorreRuta del Sol 2016 Route stage 5: San Roque – Peñas Blancas