Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) has won the final stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana after a two-man break was caught within the final 500 meters.
Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Floors) and Michael Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) decided to try their luck in a breakaway. The two adventurers almost made it all the way to the finish but the peloton reached them just in time to force a mass sprint.
In the sprint, Bryan Coquard outsprinted Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and Coen Vermeltfoort (Roompot-Oranje Peloton).
“It was difficult out there. The escape of two guys did a terrific job. The Roompot rider attacked with 400 metres to go and messed it up for us a bit. That left us all out of power and I was out on my own but in the end it was great. I’m happy that the riders and teams and riders found a solution to race today,” Coquard said
Nairo Quintana (Movistar) finished safely in the peloton to seal the overall victory.
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2017 – stage 5 results (Valencia – Valencia):
|1||Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie)|
|2||Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)|
|3||Coen Vermeltfoort (Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij)|
|4||Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors)|
|5||Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Floors)|
|6||Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin)|
|7||Magnus Cort (Orica-Scott)|
|8||Guillaume Boivin (Cycling Academy)|
|9||Enrique Sanz (Spain)|
|10||Kristian Sbaragli (Dimension Data)|
Final general classification:
|1||Nairo Quintana (Movistar)||15:21:49|
|2||Ben Hermans (BMC)|
|3||Manuel Senni (BMC)|
|4||Wout Poels (Team Sky)|
|5||Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)|
|6||Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)|
|7||David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)|
|8||Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo)|
|9||Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data)|
|10||Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar)|