Vuelta a Espana 2017 : Stage 13 – Trentin takes his triple while the top three hold station

Matteo Trentin said he was going to win the stage and he duly delivered his treble and Quick-Step Floor’s fifth victory at La Vuelta. The Italian was simply too strong on the uphill kicker of a finish, taking the bunch sprint by a bike length from Sky’s man-of-the-moment Gianni Moscon (Sky) and Sunweb’s Danish tyro Søren Kragh Andersen. It wasn’t all good news for Quick-Step however, as Davide de la Cruz found himself on the wrong side of a split in the furious, technical finale to slip from 4th to 5th place. The rest top 10 on GC all finished in the first group and stay as they were going into a make-or-break mountainous weekend.
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