Mohoric takes maiden Grand Tour victory on stage seven of the Vuelta

Matej Mohoric vuelta 2017 stage 7

Going clear early on in a massive break and pushing ahead later on solo, Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates) won stage seven of the Vuelta a Espana on Friday.

On the last climb of the day, there were several attacks in the breakaway which as a result broke into several pieces. Mohoric took the lead close to the top of the climb and was chased by Pawel Poljanski (Bora-hansgrohe), Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).

Mohoric could keep the distance with the chasers and crossed the finish line with an advantage of 16 seconds. This is the first Grand Tour victory for the 22-year-old.

Chris Froome (Team Sky) continues to lead overall. He is 11 seconds ahead of Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) and a further two ahead of Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing Team).

Vuelta a Espana 2017 – stage 7 results (Llíria – Cuenca):

1 Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates)

4:43:35

2 Pawel Poljanski (Bora-hansgrohe)

+16”

3 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)

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4 Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)

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5 Alessandro De Marchi (BMC)

+27”

6 Floris De Tier (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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7 Jetse Bol (Manzana Postobon)

+29”

8 Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis)

+01’21”

9 Anthony Perez (Cofidis)

+01’32”

10 Arnaud Courteille (FDJ)

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11 Aldemar Reyes (Manzana Postobon)

+01’35”

12 Richard Carapaz (Movistar)

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13 Alexis Gougeard (AG2R)

+02’20”

14 Rafael Reis (Caja Rural)

+02’40”

15 Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)

+08’38”

16 Wout Poels (Team Sky)

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17 Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)

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18 Chris Froome (Team Sky)

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19 Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)

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20 Jack Haig (Orica-Scott)

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General classification after stage 7:

1 Chris Froome (Team Sky)

27:46:51

2 Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)

+11”

3 Nicolas Roche (BMC)

+13”

4 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

+30”

5 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+36”

6 David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)

+40”

7 Jetse Bol (Manzana Postobon)

+46”

8 Fabio Aru (Astana)

+49”

9 Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+50”

10 Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)

+01’13”

11 Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)

+01’26”

12 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+01’40”

13 Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb)

+01’43”

14 Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

+01’45”

15 Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)

+02’4”

16 Jack Haig (Orica-Scott)

+02’19”

17 Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+02’23”

18 Igor Anton (Dimension Data)

+02’26”

19 Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+02’52”

20 Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)

+02’55”

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