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Vuelta a Espana 2014

The 2014 Vuelta a España took place between 23 August and 14 September 2014 and was the 69th edition of the race. It featured eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which appeared at the beginning and end of the race. Jerez de la Frontera, on the Spanish south coast, hosted the opening stage. The Vuelta then went counterclockwise, through the south-east and east of the country before crossing the north and finishing in Santiago de Compostela. This was the first time in 21 years that the race has finished outside Madrid.

The race was won for the third time by Spanish rider, Alberto Contador, of Tinkoff–Saxo. Contador went into the race uncertain of his form after crashing out of the Tour on the 10th stage, breaking his tibia. However, Contador found his form in the race earlier than expected, taking the red jersey on the 10th stage individual time trial and taking two key mountain stage wins on his way to victory. He won the race by 1′ 10″” over runner-up, Chris Froome of Team Sky. Like Contador, Froome also went into the race uncertain of his form after he crashed three times in two days during the Tour, leading to his withdrawal. However, Froome came to life during the third week, finishing second in three key mountain stages and taking time to move into second place overall. Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde of the Movistar Team completed the podium, finishing 40 seconds behind Froome and 1 minute and 50 seconds behind Contador. Valverde also took the sixth stage of the race going to La Zubia, the race’s first mountain stage.

In the race’s other classifications, John Degenkolb of Giant–Shimano won the green jersey for the points classification. Degenkolb took four stage wins, the most by any rider in the race. The blue polka-dot jersey for the mountains classification was taken by Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez of Caja Rural–Seguros RGA. Aside from taking the red jersey, Contador also won the white jersey for the combination classification. He took the first place in the general classification, third place in the points classification and second place in the mountains classification. Team Katusha took the team classification for accumulating the lowest time from their three best cyclists.

2014 Vuelta a España
2014 UCI World Tour, race 22 of 29
Race details
Dates 23 August – 14 September
Stages 21
Distance 3,181.5 km (1,977 mi)
Winning time 81h 25′ 05″
Winner  Alberto Contador (ESP) (Tinkoff–Saxo)
Second  Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
Third  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (Movistar Team)

Points  John Degenkolb (GER) (Giant–Shimano)
Mountains  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) (Caja Rural–Seguros RGA)
Combination  Alberto Contador (ESP) (Tinkoff–Saxo)
Team Team Katusha
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  • Ag2r–La Mondiale
  • Astana
  • Belkin Pro Cycling
  • BMC Racing Team
  • Cannondale
  • Caja Rural–Seguros RGA†
  • Cofidis†
  • Giant–Shimano
  • Garmin–Sharp
  • IAM Cycling†
  • Lampre–Merida
  • Lotto–Belisol
  • Movistar Team
  • MTN–Qhubeka†
  • Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
  • Orica–GreenEDGE
  • Team Europcar
  • Team Katusha
  • Team Sky
  • Tinkoff–Saxo
  • Trek Factory Racing

Route and stages

Stage results and characteristics
Stage Date Course Distance Type[10] Winner
1 23 August Jerez de la Frontera 12.6 km (7.8 mi) Team time trial Team time trial Movistar Team
2 24 August Algeciras – San Fernando 174.4 km (108.4 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)
3 25 August Cádiz – Arcos de la Frontera 197.8 km (122.9 mi) Hillystage.svg Hilly stage  Michael Matthews (AUS)
4 26 August Mairena del Alcor – Córdoba 164.7 km (102.3 mi) Mediummountainstage.svg Medium-mountain stage  John Degenkolb (GER)
5 27 August Priego de Córdoba – Ronda 180 km (110 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  John Degenkolb (GER)
6 28 August Benalmádena – Cumbres Verdes, La Zubia 167.1 km (103.8 mi) Mountainstage.svg Mountain stage  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
7 29 August Alhendín – Alcaudete 169 km (105 mi) Hillystage.svg Hilly stage  Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)
8 30 August Baeza – Albacete 207 km (129 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)
9 31 August Carboneras de Guadazaón – Aramón Valdelinares 185 km (115 mi) Mountainstage.svg Mountain stage  Winner Anacona (COL)
1 September Rest day
10 2 September Monasterio de Santa María de Veruela – Borja 36.7 km (22.8 mi) Time trial Individual time trial  Tony Martin (GER)
11 3 September Pamplona – Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar 153.4 km (95.3 mi) Mountainstage.svg Mountain stage  Fabio Aru (ITA)
12 4 September Logroño – Logroño 166.4 km (103.4 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  John Degenkolb (GER)
13 5 September Belorado – Obregón, Parque de Cabárceno 188.7 km (117.3 mi) Mediummountainstage.svg Medium-mountain stage  Daniel Navarro (ESP)
14 6 September Santander – La Camperona, Valle de Sábero 200.8 km (124.8 mi) Mountainstage.svg Mountain stage  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)
15 7 September Oviedo – Lagos de Covadonga 152.2 km (94.6 mi) Mountainstage.svg Mountain stage  Przemysław Niemiec (POL)
16 8 September San Martín del Rey Aurelio – La Farrapona, Lagos de Somiedo 160.5 km (99.7 mi) Mountainstage.svg Mountain stage  Alberto Contador (ESP)
9 September Rest day
17 10 September Ortigueira – A Coruña 190.7 km (118.5 mi) Plainstage.svg Flat stage  John Degenkolb (GER)
18 11 September A Estrada – Mont Castrove, Meis 157 km (98 mi) Mediummountainstage.svg Medium-mountain stage  Fabio Aru (ITA)
19 12 September Salvaterra de Miño – Cangas do Morrazo 180.5 km (112.2 mi) Mediummountainstage.svg Medium-mountain stage  Adam Hansen (AUS)
20 13 September Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil – Puerto de Ancares 185.7 km (115.4 mi) Mountainstage.svg Mountain stage  Alberto Contador (ESP)
21 14 September Santiago de Compostela 9.7 km (6.0 mi) Time trial Individual time trial  Adriano Malori (ITA)

Classification leadership table

Stage Winner General classification Jersey red.svg Points classification Jersey green.svg Mountains classification Jersey blue dotted.png Combination classification Jersey white.svg Team classification Combativity award
1 Movistar Team Jonathan Castroviejo not awarded not awarded not awarded Movistar Team not awarded
2 Nacer Bouhanni Alejandro Valverde Nacer Bouhanni Nathan Haas Valerio Conti Javier Aramendia
3 Michael Matthews Michael Matthews Lluís Mas Lluís Mas Belkin Pro Cycling Lluís Mas
4 John Degenkolb Michael Matthews Valerio Conti Amets Txurruka
5 John Degenkolb John Degenkolb Sergio Pardilla Pim Ligthart
6 Alejandro Valverde Alejandro Valverde Alejandro Valverde Pim Ligthart
7 Alessandro De Marchi Ryder Hesjedal
8 Nacer Bouhanni Javier Aramendia
9 Winner Anacona Nairo Quintana Movistar Team Lluís Mas
10 Tony Martin Alberto Contador Tony Martin
11 Fabio Aru Vasil Kiryienka
12 John Degenkolb Matthias Krizek
13 Daniel Navarro Luis León Sánchez
14 Ryder Hesjedal Luis León Sánchez Luis León Sánchez
15 Przemysław Niemiec Alejandro Valverde Team Katusha Javier Aramendia
16 Alberto Contador Luis León Sánchez Luis León Sánchez
17 John Degenkolb Bob Jungels
18 Fabio Aru Alberto Contador Luis León Sánchez
19 Adam Hansen Pim Ligthart
20 Alberto Contador Jérôme Coppel
21 Adriano Malori Adriano Malori
Final Alberto Contador John Degenkolb Luis León Sánchez Alberto Contador Team Katusha Chris Froome

Classification standings

  Red jersey Denotes the leader of the General classification   Blue polka dot jersey Denotes the leader of the Mountains classification
  Green jersey Denotes the leader of the Points classification   White jersey Denotes the leader of the Combination rider classification

General classification

Rider Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Jersey red.svg Jersey white.svg Tinkoff–Saxo 81h 25′ 05″
2  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 1′ 10″
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 1′ 50″
4  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 3′ 25″
5  Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana + 4′ 48″
6  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) BMC Racing Team + 9′ 30″
7  Dan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Sharp + 10′ 38″
8  Warren Barguil (FRA) Giant–Shimano + 11′ 50″
9  Damiano Caruso (ITA) Cannondale + 12′ 50″
10  Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 13′ 02″

Points classification

Rider Team Points
1  John Degenkolb (GER) Green jersey Giant–Shimano 169
2  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 146
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Jersey red.svg Jersey white.svg Tinkoff–Saxo 145
4  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 139
5  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 117
6  Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE 105
7  Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana 103
8  Dan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Sharp 85
9  Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek Factory Racing 71
10  Damiano Caruso (ITA) Cannondale 61

King of the Mountains classification

Rider Team Points
1  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Blue polka-dot jersey Caja Rural–Seguros RGA 58
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Jersey red.svg Jersey white.svg Tinkoff–Saxo 45
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 40
4  Przemysław Niemiec (POL) Lampre–Merida 33
5  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 33
6  Lluís Mas (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA 20
7  Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana 19
8  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 19
9  Winner Anacona (COL) Lampre–Merida 18
10  Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) Cannondale 18

Combination classification

Rider Team Points
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Jersey red.svg Jersey white.svg Tinkoff–Saxo 6
2  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 8
3  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 11
4  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 17
5  Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana 19
6  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin–Sharp 48
7  Przemysław Niemiec (POL) Lampre–Merida 49
8  Winner Anacona (COL) Lampre–Merida 62
9  Warren Barguil (FRA) Giant–Shimano 63
10  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) BMC Racing Team 64

Team classification

Pos. Team Time
1 Team Katusha 244h 19′ 36″
2 Movistar Team + 38′ 54″
3 Tinkoff–Saxo + 40′ 16″
4 Cofidis + 52′ 33″
5 Team Sky + 1h 06′ 31″
6 Astana + 1h 08′ 09″
7 Garmin–Sharp + 1h 17′ 06″
8 BMC Racing Team + 1h 17′ 32″
9 Belkin Pro Cycling + 2h 13′ 06″
10 Lotto–Belisol + 2h 54′ 48″
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