Vuelta 2017: Trentin sprints to victory, Froome still in lead

At the end of the 13th stage of La Vuelta Matteo Trentin sprints to his third stage win in this year's Grand Tour of Spain. Chris Froome finishes safely in the top 10 to hold on to the red jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 13th stage 2017 Vuelta

1. Matteo Trentin (ita)
2. Gianni Moscon (ita) s.t.
3. Søren Kragh Andersen (den) s.t.
4. Michael Schwarzmann (ger) s.t.
5. Tom Van Asbroeck (bel) s.t.
6. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
7. Chris Froome (gbr) s.t.
8. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
9. Alberto Contador (spa) s.t.
10. Nicolas Roche (irl) s.t.

11. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) s.t.
12. Fabio Aru (ita) s.t.
13. Michael Woods (can) s.t.
14. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
16. Wout Poels (nld) + 0.07
17. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) s.t.
22. Sam Oomen (nld) s.t.
23. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.
24. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
25. David de la Cruz (spa) s.t.

GC after the 13th stage
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.59
3. Esteban Chaves (col) + 2.13
4. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 2.17
5. David de la Cruz (spa) + 2.23
6. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 2.25
7. Fabio Aru (ita) + 2.37
8. Michael Woods (can) + 2.41
9. Alberto Contador (spa) + 3.13
10. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 3.58

11. Nicolas Roche (irl) + 4.25
12. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 4.32
13. Sam Oomen (nld) + 4.48
14. Wout Poels (nld) + 5.01
15. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 5.50

Race report
Shortly after the start Alexis Gougeard, KOM leader Davide Villella, Thomas De Gendt and Arnaud Courteille get clear, while Alessandro De Marchi chases them down. The five race to a lead of 5 minutes on the summit of the only ranked climb of the day, Alto de Ardales. Villella takes most KOM points ahead of De Gendt before the Italian stops his efforts to wait for the peloton.

De Marchi and De Gendt leave the other two behind with 25 kms remaining, while the Italian heads out on his own at km 15 before the line before he is caught with 7 kms left.

In the ensuing sprint Trentin outguns his opponents to take his third win this Vuelta. In the demanding finale De la Cruz ends up behind a split in the peloton and swaps places with Kelderman, who now sits in fourth. Froome, Nibali and Chaves are still the best three riders in La Vuelta.

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