Gianni Meersman made it two wins from four starts in the Vuelta a Espana, when he won stage 5 of the race.  Meersman took the win ahead of Laurent Didier and Kevin Reza.  Also featuring George Bennett, Sam Bewley and Patrick Bevin.

 

Meersman takes his second Vuelta win

 

Stage results:
Rank Name Nat. Team Result
1 Gianni MEERSMAN BEL EQS 4:16:42
2 Fabio FELLINE ITA TFS +0
3 Kévin REZA FRA FDJ +0
4 Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL ESP AST +0
5 Zico WAEYTENS BEL TGA +0
6 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP MOV +0
7 Romain HARDY FRA COF +0
8 Jean-Pierre DRUCKER LUX BMC +0
9 Kenneth VAN BILSEN BEL COF +0
10 José GONÇALVES POR CJR +0
11 Gediminas BAGDONAS LTU ALM +0
12 Tosh VAN DER SANDE BEL LTS +0
13 Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS COL MOV +0
14 Christopher FROOME GBR SKY +0
15 Zdenek STYBAR CZE EQS +0
16 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ ESP BMC +0
17 Philippe GILBERT BEL BMC +0
18 Lorenzo MANZIN FRA FDJ +0
19 Odd Christian EIKING NOR FDJ +0
20 Kiel REIJNEN USA TFS +0
21 Michael SCHWARZMANN GER BOA +0
22 Simon CLARKE AUS CDT +0
23 Gianluca BRAMBILLA ITA EQS +0
24 Bart DE CLERCQ BEL LTS +0
25 Ben HERMANS BEL BMC +0
26 Pierre LATOUR FRA ALM +1:02
27 Simon YATES GBR OBE +1:02
28 Lilian CALMEJANE FRA DEN +0
29 Maxime MONFORT BEL LTS +0
30 Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO COL BMC +0
31 Luis Angel MATE MARDONES ESP COF +0
32 Michele SCARPONI ITA AST +0
33 Yukiya ARASHIRO JPN LAM +0
34 Louis MEINTJES RSA LAM +0
35 Peter KENNAUGH GBR SKY +0
36 Kristian SBARAGLI ITA DDD +0
37 Fumiyuki BEPPU JPN TFS +0
38 Andrew TALANSKY USA CDT +0
39 Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ ESP DDD +1:27
40 Johannes FRÖHLINGER GER TGA +0
41 Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE ESP TFS +0
42 Marcel WYSS SUI IAM +0
43 Vegard Stake LAENGEN NOR IAM +0
44 Dries DEVENYNS BEL IAM +0
45 Miguel Angel LOPEZ MORENO COL AST +0
46 Romain SICARD FRA DEN +0
47 Quentin JAUREGUI FRA ALM +0
48 Merhawi KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN ERI DDD +0
49 Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY ETH LAM +1:29
50 Egor SILIN RUS KAT +0
51 Jonas VANGENECHTEN BEL IAM +0
52 Jean-Christophe PERAUD FRA ALM +0
53 Jens KEUKELEIRE BEL OBE +1:34
54 Kenny ELISSONDE FRA FDJ +0
55 Mathias FRANK SUI IAM +0
56 José Joao PIMENTA COSTA MENDES POR BOA +0
57 Koen DE KORT NED TGA +1:52
58 Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL ESP KAT +0
59 Rudy MOLARD FRA COF +0
60 Florian SENECHAL FRA COF +0
61 Ruben FERNANDEZ ESP MOV +0
62 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ ESP MOV +0
63 Stéphane ROSSETTO FRA COF +0
64 David DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO ESP EQS +0
65 Simon PELLAUD SUI IAM +0
66 Bartosz HUZARSKI POL BOA +0
67 Leopold KONIG CZE SKY +0
68 Maxime BOUET FRA EQS +0
69 Alexandre GENIEZ FRA FDJ +0
70 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO ESP TNK +0
71 Johan LE BON FRA FDJ +0
72 Angel MADRAZO RUIZ ESP CJR +0
73 Lawrence WARBASSE USA IAM +0
74 Fabrice JEANDESBOZ FRA DEN +0
75 Dmitriy GRUZDEV KAZ AST +0
76 Jacques Willem JANSE VAN RENSBURG RSA DDD +0
77 Sergey LAGUTIN RUS KAT +0
78 Davide FORMOLO ITA CDT +0
79 Sergio PARDILLA BELLON ESP CJR +0
80 Davide MALACARNE ITA AST +0
81 Andrey ZEITS KAZ AST +0
82 Loïc CHETOUT FRA COF +0
83 Danilo WYSS SUI BMC +0
84 Tejay VAN GARDEREN USA BMC +0
85 Tobias LUDVIGSSON SWE TGA +2:28
86 Yves LAMPAERT BEL EQS +0
87 Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU ESP TFS +0
88 Gert DOCKX BEL LTS +2:28
89 Brian NAULEAU FRA DEN +0
90 Riccardo ZOIDL AUT TFS +2:32
91 François BIDARD FRA ALM +0
92 Niccolo BONIFAZIO ITA TFS +0
93 Magnus Cort NIELSEN DEN OBE +2:55
94 Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO COL OBE +0
95 Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL ESP MOV +0
96 Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ ESP DDD +0
97 Jonathan CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS ESP MOV +0
98 Laurent DIDIER LUX TFS +3:02
99 Bram TANKINK NED TLJ +3:02
100 Axel DOMONT FRA ALM +3:02
101 Thomas DE GENDT BEL LTS +3:02
102 Damien HOWSON AUS OBE +3:06
103 Martijn KEIZER NED TLJ +3:06
104 George BENNETT NZL TLJ +3:06
105 Victor CAMPENAERTS BEL TLJ +3:06
106 Simon GERRANS AUS OBE +3:06
107 Adam HANSEN AUS LTS +3:06
108 Jelle WALLAYS BEL LTS +3:09
109 Niki TERPSTRA NED EQS +3:09
110 Sam BEWLEY NZL OBE +3:22
111 Davide VILLELLA ITA CDT +3:31
112 Alessandro VANOTTI ITA AST +3:31
113 Sébastien MINARD FRA ALM +3:43
114 Clement CHEVRIER FRA IAM +3:54
115 Gatis SMUKULIS LAT AST +3:54
116 Christoph PFINGSTEN GER BOA +3:54
117 Ryan ANDERSON CAN DEN +3:54
118 Gregor MUHLBERGER AUT BOA +3:54
119 Silvio HERKLOTZ GER BOA +3:54
120 Enrico BATTAGLIN ITA TLJ +3:54
121 José HERRADA LOPEZ ESP MOV +3:54
122 Imanol ERVITI ESP MOV +3:54
123 Michal GOLAS POL SKY +3:58
124 Jaco VENTER RSA DDD +3:58
125 Dario CATALDO ITA AST +3:58
126 Chad HAGA USA TGA +3:58
127 Jack HAIG AUS OBE +3:58
128 Michal KWIATKOWSKI POL SKY +3:58
129 Manuele BOARO ITA TNK +4:02
130 Daniele BENNATI ITA TNK +4:02
131 Kristijan DURASEK CRO LAM +4:02
132 Valerio CONTI ITA LAM +4:02
133 Jos VAN EMDEN NED TLJ +4:02
134 Robert GESINK NED TLJ +4:02
135 Pavel KOCHETKOV RUS KAT +4:02
136 Pieter SERRY BEL EQS +4:02
137 Matvey MAMYKIN RUS KAT +4:02
138 Mario Jorge FARIA DA COSTA POR LAM +4:02
139 Tiago MACHADO POR KAT +4:02
140 Cesare BENEDETTI ITA BOA +4:02
141 Benjamin KING USA CDT +4:13
142 Sander ARMEE BEL LTS +4:13
143 Patrick BEVIN NZL CDT +4:13
144 Ilia KOSHEVOY BLR LAM +4:13
145 Silvan DILLIER SUI BMC +4:13
146 Tom STAMSNIJDER NED TGA +4:20
147 Mattia CATTANEO ITA LAM +4:23
148 Christian KNEES GER SKY +4:23
149 Martin VELITS SVK EQS +4:23
150 Sindre SKJOESTAD LUNKE NOR TGA +4:23
151 Sven erik BYSTRØM NOR KAT +4:23
152 Jhonatan RESTREPO COL KAT +4:23
153 Tyler FARRAR USA DDD +4:23
154 Nikias ARNDT GER TGA +4:23
155 Nick DOUGALL RSA DDD +4:23
156 Koen BOUWMAN NED TLJ +4:23
157 Perrig QUEMENEUR FRA DEN +4:23
158 Salvatore PUCCIO ITA SKY +4:23
159 Eduard PRADES REVERTE ESP CJR +4:23
160 Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA ESP CJR +4:23
161 Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO POR TNK +4:23
162 Jesus HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ ESP TNK +4:23
163 Ivan ROVNY RUS TNK +4:23
164 Dylan TEUNS BEL BMC +4:23
165 Louis VERVAEKE BEL LTS +4:23
166 Yury TROFIMOV RUS TNK +4:23
167 Yoann BAGOT FRA COF +4:23
168 Moreno MOSER ITA CDT +4:23
169 Christophe RIBLON FRA ALM +4:23
170 Pierre ROLLAND FRA CDT +4:23
171 Scott THWAITES GBR BOA +4:23
172 David LOPEZ GARCIA ESP SKY +4:23
173 Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI USA CDT +4:23
174 Jaime ROSON GARCIA ESP CJR +4:23
175 Jan BAKELANTS BEL ALM +4:23
176 Rory SUTHERLAND AUS MOV +4:23
177 Rein TAARAMAE EST KAT +4:23
178 Rudiger SELIG GER BOA +4:23
179 David ARROYO DURAN ESP CJR +4:23
180 Svein TUFT CAN OBE +4:35
181 Jerome COUSIN FRA COF +5:01
182 Romain CARDIS FRA DEN +5:01
183 Tony HUREL FRA DEN +5:04
184 Matthieu LADAGNOUS FRA FDJ +5:36
185 Laurent PICHON FRA FDJ +5:36
186 Ian BOSWELL USA SKY +5:36
187 Hugh CARTHY GBR CJR +5:38
188 Julien BERNARD FRA TFS +5:46
189 Nathan HAAS AUS DDD +6:04
190 Julien MORICE FRA DEN +6:51
191 Robert KISERLOVSKI CRO TNK +7:36
192 Michael GOGL AUT TNK +7:36
DNF Steven KRUIJSWIJK NED TLJ  
DNF Murilo Antonio FISCHER BRA FDJ  
DNS Luis MAS BONET ESP CJR

 

General classification after stage 5:
Rank Name Nat. Team Result
1 Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO Colombia BMC 17:39:52
2 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV +28
3 Christopher FROOME Great Britain SKY +32
4 Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS Colombia MOV +38
5 Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO Colombia OBE +38
6 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Spain BMC +1:07
7 Ruben FERNANDEZ Spain MOV +1:10
8 Leopold KONIG Czech Republic SKY +1:12
9 Peter KENNAUGH Great Britain SKY +1:14
10 Gianluca BRAMBILLA Italy EQS +1:22
11 Lilian CALMEJANE France DEN +1:24
12 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ Spain MOV +1:35
13 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO Spain TNK +1:52
14 David DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO Spain EQS +1:55
15 Marcel WYSS Switzerland IAM +2:07
16 Andrew TALANSKY United States CDT +2:13
17 Michele SCARPONI Italy AST +2:17
18 Ben HERMANS Belgium BMC +2:27
19 Davide FORMOLO Italy CDT +2:34
20 Stéphane ROSSETTO France COF +2:35
21 Merhawi KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN Eritrea DDD +2:43
22 Bart DE CLERCQ Belgium LTS +2:45
23 José Joao PIMENTA COSTA MENDES Portugal BOA +2:51
24 Kenny ELISSONDE France FDJ +2:53
25 Rudy MOLARD France COF +2:57
26 Angel MADRAZO RUIZ Spain CJR +3:08
27 Simon YATES Great Britain OBE +3:09
28 Louis MEINTJES South Africa LAM +3:10
29 Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL Spain KAT +3:11
30 Sergio PARDILLA BELLON Spain CJR +3:22
31 Fabio FELLINE Italy TFS +3:24
32 Bartosz HUZARSKI Poland BOA +3:35
33 Romain HARDY France COF +3:42
34 Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Spain TFS +3:44
35 Maxime MONFORT Belgium LTS +3:49
36 Jean-Christophe PERAUD France ALM +3:49
37 Pierre LATOUR France ALM +3:52
38 Romain SICARD France DEN +3:56
39 Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ Spain DDD +4:08
40 Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL Spain AST +4:13
41 Lawrence WARBASSE United States IAM +4:18
42 Maxime BOUET France EQS +4:27
43 Jacques Willem JANSE VAN RENSBURG South Africa DDD +4:38
44 Mathias FRANK Switzerland IAM +4:42
45 Fabrice JEANDESBOZ France DEN +4:49
46 Riccardo ZOIDL Austria TFS +5:23
47 George BENNETT New Zealand TLJ +6:15
48 Egor SILIN Russia KAT +7:15
49 Benjamin KING United States CDT +8:19
50 Philippe GILBERT Belgium BMC +8:22
51 Luis Angel MATE MARDONES Spain COF +8:43
52 Tsgabu Gebremaryam GRMAY Ethiopia LAM +8:53
53 Nathan HAAS Australia DDD +10:04
54 Matvey MAMYKIN Russia KAT +10:16
55 Jonathan CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Spain MOV +10:36
56 Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL Spain MOV +12:00
57 Zdenek STYBAR Czech Republic EQS +12:07
58 Enrico BATTAGLIN Italy TLJ +12:07
59 Yury TROFIMOV Russia TNK +12:46
60 Tiago MACHADO Portugal KAT +12:49
61 Chad HAGA United States TGA +12:50
62 Axel DOMONT France ALM +12:55
63 Jesus HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ Spain TNK +13:28
64 Jan BAKELANTS Belgium ALM +13:31
65 Andrey ZEITS Kazakhstan AST +13:50
66 Miguel Angel LOPEZ MORENO Colombia AST +14:10
67 Pierre ROLLAND France CDT +14:55
68 Simon PELLAUD Switzerland IAM +15:35
69 José GONÇALVES Portugal CJR +15:36
70 Cesare BENEDETTI Italy BOA +16:03
71 Thomas DE GENDT Belgium LTS +16:40
72 José HERRADA LOPEZ Spain MOV +16:57
73 Kiel REIJNEN United States TFS +17:06
74 Simon GERRANS Australia OBE +17:08
75 Danilo WYSS Switzerland BMC +17:19
76 Yukiya ARASHIRO Japan LAM +17:43
77 Alexandre GENIEZ France FDJ +17:47
78 Tejay VAN GARDEREN United States BMC +18:04
79 Scott THWAITES Great Britain BOA +18:06
80 Clement CHEVRIER France IAM +18:13
81 Louis VERVAEKE Belgium LTS +18:43
82 Damien HOWSON Australia OBE +19:14
83 Robert GESINK Netherlands TLJ +19:20
84 Vegard Stake LAENGEN Norway IAM +19:24
85 Pieter SERRY Belgium EQS +19:39
86 Ian BOSWELL United States SKY +19:46
87 Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI United States CDT +20:49
88 Valerio CONTI Italy LAM +20:50
89 Yoann BAGOT France COF +20:53
90 Jaime ROSON GARCIA Spain CJR +21:04
91 Jens KEUKELEIRE Belgium OBE +21:06
92 Eduard PRADES REVERTE Spain CJR +21:28
93 Laurent DIDIER Luxembourg TFS +21:29
94 Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU Spain TFS +21:37
95 Simon CLARKE Australia CDT +22:15
96 Adam HANSEN Australia LTS +22:16
97 François BIDARD France ALM +22:23
98 Ilia KOSHEVOY Belarus LAM +22:37
99 Dario CATALDO Italy AST +22:44
100 Silvio HERKLOTZ Germany BOA +23:09
101 Pello BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Spain CJR +23:31
102 Sander ARMEE Belgium LTS +23:51
103 Odd Christian EIKING Norway FDJ +24:01
104 Johannes FRÖHLINGER Germany TGA +24:11
105 Salvatore PUCCIO Italy SKY +24:19
106 Fumiyuki BEPPU Japan TFS +24:36
107 Kristijan DURASEK Croatia LAM +24:40
108 Quentin JAUREGUI France ALM +25:43
109 Davide VILLELLA Italy CDT +25:46
110 Bram TANKINK Netherlands TLJ +25:49
111 Koen DE KORT Netherlands TGA +26:10
112 Silvan DILLIER Switzerland BMC +26:19
113 Dmitriy GRUZDEV Kazakhstan AST +26:23
114 Kristian SBARAGLI Italy DDD +27:01
115 Julien BERNARD France TFS +27:03
116 Jack HAIG Australia OBE +27:10
117 Michal KWIATKOWSKI Poland SKY +27:12
118 Tosh VAN DER SANDE Belgium LTS +27:22
119 Gianni MEERSMAN Belgium EQS +27:38
120 Ivan ROVNY Russia TNK +27:58
121 Yves LAMPAERT Belgium EQS +27:59
122 Jonas VANGENECHTEN Belgium IAM +28:50
123 Dries DEVENYNS Belgium IAM +28:50
124 Jerome COUSIN France COF +29:03
125 Gert DOCKX Belgium LTS +29:08
126 Matthieu LADAGNOUS France FDJ +29:33
127 Sergey LAGUTIN Russia KAT +29:40
128 Sven erik BYSTRØM Norway KAT +29:46
129 Gediminas BAGDONAS Lithuania ALM +29:49
130 Daniele BENNATI Italy TNK +29:55
131 Christoph PFINGSTEN Germany BOA +30:05
132 Zico WAEYTENS Belgium TGA +30:32
133 Perrig QUEMENEUR France DEN +30:45
134 Moreno MOSER Italy CDT +30:54
135 Gatis SMUKULIS Latvia AST +31:10
136 Florian SENECHAL France COF +31:15
137 Alessandro VANOTTI Italy AST +31:16
138 Niki TERPSTRA Netherlands EQS +31:24
139 Kenneth VAN BILSEN Belgium COF +31:49
140 Jos VAN EMDEN Netherlands TLJ +32:06
141 Jelle WALLAYS Belgium LTS +32:13
142 Robert KISERLOVSKI Croatia TNK +32:25
143 Jhonatan RESTREPO Colombia KAT +33:17
144 Rudiger SELIG Germany BOA +33:21
145 Ryan ANDERSON Canada DEN +33:26
146 Martijn KEIZER Netherlands TLJ +33:33
147 Imanol ERVITI Spain MOV +33:44
148 Lorenzo MANZIN France FDJ +33:45
149 David LOPEZ GARCIA Spain SKY +33:56
150 Christian KNEES Germany SKY +34:03
151 Patrick BEVIN New Zealand CDT +34:24
152 Dylan TEUNS Belgium BMC +34:34
153 Jean-Pierre DRUCKER Luxembourg BMC +34:45
154 Sébastien MINARD France ALM +34:59
155 Brian NAULEAU France DEN +34:59
156 Kévin REZA France FDJ +35:08
157 Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO Portugal TNK +35:16
158 Loïc CHETOUT France COF +35:19
159 Davide MALACARNE Italy AST +35:27
160 Sam BEWLEY New Zealand OBE +35:34
161 Tyler FARRAR United States DDD +35:36
162 Mattia CATTANEO Italy LAM +35:47
163 Mario Jorge FARIA DA COSTA Portugal LAM +35:53
164 Sindre SKJOESTAD LUNKE Norway TGA +36:12
165 Manuele BOARO Italy TNK +36:17
166 Tobias LUDVIGSSON Sweden TGA +36:18
167 Johan LE BON France FDJ +36:19
168 Martin VELITS Slovakia EQS +36:32
169 Koen BOUWMAN Netherlands TLJ +36:44
170 Magnus Cort NIELSEN Denmark OBE +37:12
171 Omar FRAILE MATARRANZ Spain DDD +37:18
172 Rory SUTHERLAND Australia MOV +37:18
173 Tony HUREL France DEN +37:34
174 Jaco VENTER South Africa DDD +37:40
175 Victor CAMPENAERTS Belgium TLJ +37:49
176 Laurent PICHON France FDJ +37:58
177 Pavel KOCHETKOV Russia KAT +38:07
178 David ARROYO DURAN Spain CJR +38:30
179 Michael SCHWARZMANN Germany BOA +38:46
180 Gregor MUHLBERGER Austria BOA +38:51
181 Hugh CARTHY Great Britain CJR +38:56
182 Michal GOLAS Poland SKY +39:25
183 Julien MORICE France DEN +40:07
184 Nick DOUGALL South Africa DDD +40:40
185 Svein TUFT Canada OBE +40:50
186 Rein TAARAMAE Estonia KAT +41:12
187 Niccolo BONIFAZIO Italy TFS +41:53
188 Tom STAMSNIJDER Netherlands TGA +43:13
189 Christophe RIBLON France ALM +45:48
190 Michael GOGL Austria TNK +46:02
191 Nikias ARNDT Germany TGA +48:41
192 Romain CARDIS France DEN +57:40

 

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