Vuelta 2017: Trentin sprints to 4th victory in last stage, Froome wins overall

La Vuelta a España concludes with a criterium in Madrid. Matte Trentin wins the inevitable bunch sprint. It's not enough for the points jersey as that one goes to Chris Froome, who also wins the overall and combination classification. Vincenzo Nibali finishes the Vuelta in second, Ilnur Zakarin in third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 21st stage 2017 Vuelta

1. Matteo Trentin (ita)
2. Lorrenzo Manzin (fra) s.t.
3. Søren Kragh Andersen (den) s.t.
4. Tom van Asbroeck (bel) s.t.
5. Ivan Garcia Cortina (spa) s.t.
6. Magnus Cort (den) s.t.
7. Kennteth Van Bielsen (bel) s.t.
8. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
9. Michael Schwarzmann (ger) s.t.
10. Daniel Hoelgaard (nor) s.t.

Final GC 2017 Vuelta
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 2.15
3. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 2.51
4. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 3.15
5. Alberto Contador (spa) + 3.18
6. Wout Poels (nld) + 6.59
7. Michael Woods (can) + 8.27
8. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 9.13
9. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 11.18
10. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 15.50

11. Esteban Chaves (col) + 16.46
12. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 17.41
13. Fabio Aru (ita) + 21.41
14. Nicolas Roche (irl) + 22.00
15. Segio Pardilla (spa) + 22.59

Race report
No hurry in the first part of the race. And then the peloton enters Madrid with Contador slightly ahead of the others. El campeón is saluted by cheers and applause from the home crowds and he drinks in this goodbye.

Then the race is on. After Trentin wins the intermediate sprint, Alessandro De Marchi, Rui Costa and Nicholas Schultz head out together.

De Marchi and Costa push on with two in the penultimate lap, only to be brought back on the last passage on the line. In the ensuing sprint Matteo Trentin powers to his 4th win the 2017 Vuelta. Froome finishes 11th, which is enough for him to take home the points jersey along with the red jersey and the combination jersey.

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Chris FroomeMatteo Trentin

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