Fantasy Fives: Vuelta a Espana Stage 16 RESULTS

A big ITT day is always going to be good news for those players fighting out in the GC, not so great for those players targeting the KOM and breakaway competitions…

Froomey gives today’s joint stage winners a big thumbs up!

Two teams did the double today and achieved a perfect score, Froome and Kelderman proving a perfect partnership on today’s ITT. Diemens Demons and Formidable Five were the two to score such low points, but as the two are engaging in a battle for the third step on the podium, the result will be slightly bitter sweet for both.

It was low scores all around in the top ten today, Paddy’s Pedallers making the most of the red jersey rule to score a crucial 3 points, this team now looking the most likely to be crowned Fantasy Fives champion come Madrid. Drip Dry, Rani and Survivor also had strong days in the saddle and move up more places in the GC, all three now residing in the top 10.

Azkonarra Tomatea retain their grasp on the stages classification, but with the race leader and second place on the podium now on 43 points, it’s getting a little too close for comfort near the top of that leaderboard.

The ITT meant that the breakaway lead for Feeling Fraile and the KOM lead for Bazinga National Team was safe! That is until tomorrow’s stage, lots of mountains and a large possible breakaway could just see new leaders of these classifications come tomorrow’s results…

Right, time to have a look at the leaderboard following today’s ITT!

Stage Winner(s): Diemens Demons, Formidable Five, Paddy’s Pedallers

Race Leader: Paddy’s Pedallers

Stages classification: Azkonarra Tomatea

Breakaway Classification: Feeling Fraile

KOM Classification: Bazinga National Team

People’s Choice Award: Survivor

PositionTeam Name and Twitter HandleStg 15Stg 16Total/OverallStage ClassificationBreak ClassificationKOM ClassificationPeople's Choice
1st(@paddyjim) Paddy's Pedallers53261437151
2nd(@domhino) TIM HODG623337433162
3rd(@Ross5u839) Formidable Five8334442171
4th(@bartdvries) Diemen Demons55336833471
5th(@andrewhunnisett) Cycling Crazy Watch Out13233752221
6th(@Cyclingfan001) CyclingHill52637733491
7th(@badgerbarouder) Azkonarra Tomatea38638645982
8th(@ksmashbets1786) Drip Dry883901314
9th(@PelosJuno) Rani9740529271
10th(@FlannelBidon) Survivor1864102133
(@NietNathan) Sammy's Sacrifice 1194312421
(@rolfdev) Lonely at the Top19254351022
(@Tomashuuns) Bazinga National Team2720448306191
(@sap1906) SAP-La Mondiale13184683973
(@tdfbeefeaters) Beefeater Bend463546826642
(@russelljosborne) The Usual Suspects3523474364162
(@Spudacus12) Team Rouleurs5451494102
(@jamiehaughey) You know nothing Jon Nieve214249627391
(@justprocycling) No Team Leader32050426291
(@Benni1000) Die Bierabzapfer2835508414
(@LanceBC) LanceBC1758510113
(@VainHack) Berasa61095122221
(@ironsscally) Renegade Masters4977521309131
(@GrootLem) Rainbow Nation11675301741
(@LUX_Finest) Bob & Friends p/b Ilnur Haircut813547123
(@Cycling_CrazyMUM) InsideTheVuelta353155057
(@KRUIJSWIJKGAAN) Team Kruijswijk (Without Kruijswijk)334755534
(@Partykjeppen) Partykjeppen's Pozzovivian Playboys21255642021
(@doniewalsh) Lily Rosa553056624141
(@Cycling_CrazyDAD) The one are many and the many are one553357333771
(@Jesper_Kuup) Vive le Velo3536573265101
(@SmokeyTimRobbo) Dropped on the Climb2342592222131
(@EmilyMaiden) Adios Alberto351345994572
(@nick_russell04) Majka me Crazy2145620253132
(@NinieCyclingFan) Just for Fun1041634121
(@RonSydenham) Pini Espanol42516382471
(@Mapachito2016) Lord of the Chainrings515164017491
(@RutgerDijk) CruijffAFCA2567261746
(@InsidePeloton96) Break the Wheel4739732466
(@Scotttimps) Timperley Group194778414291
(@CyclingDelegate) The Cycling Delegate72547921144
(@GarthSheehan83) Make the Break765781397
(@jswadswad) Weird Buddhist Viking2523815185151
(@AdamBothma) Deep South552381924171
(@EmilyMaidenMUM) Team Sausage Dog3268831514
(@NirelepM) SupaGalactic Team552384424171
(@JoshuaCarnn) Landa's worth more than Neymar6482858105
(@EmilyMaidenDAD) Team Telecottage596289313
(@bristolbike) Parti criw yng nghymru3456910628
(@comovaeso) Del Tongazo728293013491
( The Svein in Spain30889341
(@Cycling_Crazy) Cycling Crazy6444935676
(@Matt_Russell_92) Feeling Fraile6444110761013
( Geared Up58691180107151