Stijn Vandenbergh surprises the peloton to win

Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx-QuickStep) was finally rewarded for his loyal domestique services when he took a hugely surprising win in the flat final stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. The Belgian made an unexpected move on the finishing circuit and managed to hold off the peloton by a few seconds before Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) beat Raymond Kreder (Roompot) in the sprint for second. Wout Poels (Sky) took the overall win ahead of Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) and his teammate Benat Intxausti.

Final general classification:

1 Wout Poels (Sky) 12:03:26
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) +46”
3 Benat Intxausti (Sky) +56”
4 Ion Izagirre (Movistar) +1’01”
5 Javier Moreno (Movistar) +1’10”
6 Fabio Aru (Astana) +1’26”
7 Diego Rosa (Astana) +1’27”
8 Jesus Herrada (Movistar) +1’31”
9 Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) +1’34”
10 Leopold König (Sky) +1’50”

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