Vuelta 2016: Magnus Cort Nielsen wins closing stage, Quintana King of Spain

magnus cort nielsen vuelta stage winnerAt 104 kilometres on flat roads, the last stage in La Vuelta is perfect for sprinters. Magnus Cort Nielsen grabs the opportunity and powers to his second stage win in Spain. As expected, Nairo Quintana takes the overall. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 21st stage Vuelta

1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den)
2. Daniele Bennati (ita) s.t.
3. Gianni Meersman (bel) s.t.
4. Kristian Sbaragli (ita) s.t.
5. Nikias Arndt (ger) s.t.
6. Lorrenzo Manzin (fra) s.t.
7. Romain Hardy (fra) s.t.
8. Jhonatan Restrepo (col) s.t.
9. Rüdiger Selig (ger) s.t.
10. Salvatore Puccio (ita) s.t.

Final GC 2016 Vuelta
1. Nairo Quintana (col)
2. Chris Froome (gbr) + 1.23
3. Esteban Chaves (col) + 4.08
4. Alberto Contador (spa) + 4.21
5. Andrew Talansky (usa) + 7.43
6. Simon Yates (gbr) + 8.33
7. David de la Cruz (spa) + 11.18
8. Daniel Moreno (spa) + 13.04
9. Davide Formolo (ita) + 13.14
10. George Bennett (nzl) + 14.07

11. Michele Scarponi + 15.33
12. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 15.57
13. Jean Christophe Peraud (fra) + 18.22
14. Ben Hermans (bel) + 19.10
15. Egor Silin (rus) + 22.05

Race report
The riders take it easy. But up arriving in Madrid the race explodes.

Christian Knees, Peter Kennaug, Quentin Jauregui, Loïc Chetout, Koen Bouwman – they all give it a go, yet the race boils down to a bunch sprint.

More to follow

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