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Coquard and Quintana share the spoils on final day in Spain

Nairo Quintana

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)