Hat-trick for Matteo Trentin at the Vuelta

Matteo Trentin vuelta 2017

Matteo Trentin continued his fantastic Vuelta a Espana on Friday afternoon, when he roared first over the finish line in Tomares in the 13th stage.

The Italian came out with 200 meters to go and powered to the line with remarkable ease, beating Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) and Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb).

Trentin was also victorious on stages four and 10 as Quick-Step have now won five stages in total.

“It’s amazing, I came to this race with confidence but never expected anything like this,” said Trentin. “For the team the Vuelta is not finished and we are betting for more.”

Froome lost time due to a mechanical problem and a crash in Thursday’s 12th stage, but he stayed alert near the front of the peloton to finish seventh on the day on the 198.4km ride from Coin to Tomares.

The Briton, who is aiming to become just the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year, retains a 59-second lead over Vincenzo Nibali.

Saturday’s stage promises another showdown between the race favourites with a gruelling uncategorised climb to end the 175km ride from Ecija to Sierra de La Pandera.

“It’s very difficult to predict what is going to happen in this Vuelta. As we saw yesterday things can change so quickly,” said Froome.

Tomorrow’s final is very steep. I expect guys like Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali want to make up time at this stage of the race. I expect a very aggressive ride from them.”

Vuelta a Espana 2017 – stage 13 results (Coin – Tomares):

1 Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors)


2 Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)


3 Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)


4 Michael Schwarzmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


5 Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac)


6 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


7 Chris Froome (Team Sky)


8 Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


9 Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


10 Nicolas Roche (BMC)


11 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


12 Fabio Aru (Astana)


13 Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)


14 Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)


15 Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)


16 Wout Poels (Team Sky)


17 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


18 Lluis Mas (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


19 Loic Vliegen (BMC)


20 Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)


General classification after stage 13:

1 Chris Froome (Team Sky)


2 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


3 Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)


4 Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


5 David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)


6 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


7 Fabio Aru (Astana)


8 Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)


9 Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


10 Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


11 Nicolas Roche (BMC)


12 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


13 Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)


14 Wout Poels (Team Sky)


15 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


16 Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)


17 Sergio Padilla (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


18 Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)


19 Igor Anton (Dimension Data)


20 Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates)



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