Matteo Trentin wins last stage, Chris Froome secures overall victory
Sep 10 2017 08:35 pm CET

Matteo Trentin wins last stage, Chris Froome secures overall victory
Matteo Trentin wins last stage, Chris Froome secures overall victory
Photo of Matteo Trentin © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) has won the last stage of the Vuelta a España. Chris Froome (Team Sky) finished 11th on the day and secured the points jersey in addition to the overall victory.

The last stage of the Spanish Grand Tour was 117.6 kilometres long between Arroyomolinos and Madrid. The day was an opportunity for celebrations and the last chance for the sprinters.

As is tradition, most of the stage was dedicated to the champagne celebrations for the race champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) as well as for the other riders that were going to be on the podium in Madrid.

There was also a champagne moment for Alberto Contador, who was enjoying his last day as a professional rider.

The arrival to Madrid included a special moment for the Spaniard. The peloton allowed him to ride the entire circuit in front on his own to receive the love of the public that was awaiting him.

After Contador crossed the finish line, the real race started. One of the moments of the day was Froome fighting in the intermediate sprint in order to get the necessary points to secure the Green Jersey, but he launched his sprint too fast and Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) showed why he is better in this kind of competitions.

The breakaway of the day was formed soon after that by Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC) and Nick Schultz (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA). The Caja Rural rider was the first to drop, leaving the duo struggling to stay away from a peloton that was quickly getting closer.

At the start of the last lap, the two escapees finished their adventure and sprint trains began to form and pull the pack. Teams like Bora-hansgrohe, Quick-Step, Orica-Scott and Bahrain-Merida took turns in front to set the pace for the peloton.

Quick-Step delivered the perfect lead-out for Trentin in the last metres and allowed the Italian to take his fourth stage victory at this edition of the race, and the sixth for the Belgian team.

FDJ's Lorenzo Manzin and Sunweb's Kragh Andersen were second and third on the day, respectively.

Froome arrived safely in 11th position and secured his overall victory and got the necessary points to get the Green jersey as well.




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