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):

1Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors)


2Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)


3Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)


4Michael Schwarzmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


5Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac)


6Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


7Chris Froome (Team Sky)


8Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


9Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


10Nicolas Roche (BMC)


11Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


12Fabio Aru (Astana)


13Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)


14Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)


15Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)


16Wout Poels (Team Sky)


17Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


18Lluis Mas (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


19Loic Vliegen (BMC)


20Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)


General classification after stage 13:

1Chris Froome (Team Sky)


2Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


3Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)


4Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


5David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)


6Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


7Fabio Aru (Astana)


8Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)


9Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


10Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


11Nicolas Roche (BMC)


12Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


13Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)


14Wout Poels (Team Sky)


15Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


16Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)


17Sergio Padilla (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


18Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)


19Igor Anton (Dimension Data)


20Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates)



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