Fantasy Fives: Vuelta a Espana Stage 17 RESULTS

Another day, another triple stage winner! As many in the top ten have a tough day, one team scores low to get even closer to the podium…

Denifl claims his prize. CREDIT: GettyImages

Three teams took the lowest score of seven points on today’s stage, Rainbow Nation, Berasa and Partykjeppen’s Pozzovivian Playboys all riding to an impressive stage win. Despite such low scores however, none of them manage to get near the top 10, the teams here seemingly impenetrable after 17 stages of consistently low scores.

A second place for Contador and more GC riders in the top five opened up a fierce battle for the stages classification, Azkonarra Tomatea conceding the lead in this classification to podium placed, TIM HODG.

With only Villella scoring points today, only three teams managed to score KOM points, leaving the Bazinga National Team without many challengers. With a lot of climbs tomorrow however, this could all change…

Renegade Masters broke into double fingers in the break classification, threatening Feeling Fraile’s lead. Another breakaway for Villella thankfully gave Feeling Fraile another point and they now extend their tally to 11.

Today was also a big day for Lonely at the Top, Fantasy Fives day oners and master statiticans. @RolfDev’s side scored just enough points to enter the top ten and push out @Pelosjuno’s Rani team.

With 2nd to 10th place only separated by 100 points, the next few stages are going to be crucial. Even though the finale into Madrid is merely a procession for the pros, it could just prove to be one of the most pivotal days in this Fantasy Fives series, I hope your teams are ready…

Right, time to have a look at the leader board following today’s gruesome mountain stage!

Stage Winner(s): Rainbow Nation, Berasa, Partykjeppen’s Pozzovivian Playboys

Race Leader: Paddy’s Pedallers

Stages Classification: TIM HODG

KOM Classification: Bazinga National Team

Breakaway Classification: Feeling Fraile

People’s Choice Award: Survivor

PositionTeam Name and Twitter HandleStg 16Stg 17Total/OverallStage ClassificationBreak ClassificationKOM ClassificationPeople's Choice
1st(@paddyjim) Paddy's Pedallers317278447151
2nd(@domhino) TIM HODG2313350463162
3rd(@Ross5u839) Formidable Five31636042171
4th(@Cyclingfan001) CyclingHill26838537591
5th(@andrewhunnisett) Cycling Crazy Watch Out23113862421
6th(@bartdvries) Diemen Demons32339133471
7th(@badgerbarouder) Azkonarra Tomatea61440046982
8th(@ksmashbets1786) Drip Dry8214111314
9th(@FlannelBidon) Survivor6164262533
10th(@rolfdev) Lonely at the Top25124471432
(@NietNathan) Sammy's Sacrifice 9164472421
(@PelosJuno) Rani74645129271
(@Tomashuuns) Bazinga National Team2021469306191
(@sap1906) SAP-La Mondiale18114794183
(@russelljosborne) The Usual Suspects2317491394162
(@GrootLem) Rainbow Nation2574952241
(@jamiehaughey) You know nothing Jon Nieve421350930491
(@justprocycling) No Team Leader20851230291
(@VainHack) Berasa10975192721
(@Spudacus12) Team Rouleurs5125519132
(@tdfbeefeaters) Beefeater Bend355252026642
(@Benni1000) Die Bierabzapfer3517525414
(@LanceBC) LanceBC5823533114
(@ironsscally) Renegade Masters77225433010131
(@LUX_Finest) Bob & Friends p/b Ilnur Haircut138555163
(@Cycling_CrazyMUM) InsideTheVuelta311356387
(@Partykjeppen) Partykjeppen's Pozzovivian Playboys2575712531
(@KRUIJSWIJKGAAN) Team Kruijswijk (Without Kruijswijk)472057534
(@doniewalsh) Lily Rosa303660224141
(@Cycling_CrazyDAD) The one are many and the many are one3330603339101
(@SmokeyTimRobbo) Dropped on the Climb4213605252131
(@EmilyMaiden) Adios Alberto134246238572
(@nick_russell04) Majka me Crazy4510630273132
(@Jesper_Kuup) Vive le Velo3662635266101
(@NinieCyclingFan) Just for Fun4112646131
(@Mapachito2016) Lord of the Chainrings51964920591
(@RonSydenham) Pini Espanol51476852471
(@RutgerDijk) CruijffAFCA6147401846
(@InsidePeloton96) Break the Wheel3937769466
(@Scotttimps) Timperley Group471179517391
(@CyclingDelegate) The Cycling Delegate54198111454
(@jswadswad) Weird Buddhist Viking2311826195151
(@AdamBothma) Deep South231783627271
(@NirelepM) SupaGalactic Team231786127171
(@EmilyMaidenMUM) Team Sausage Dog6833864514
(@GarthSheehan83) Make the Break575386698
(@JoshuaCarnn) Landa's worth more than Neymar8246904106
(@bristolbike) Parti criw yng nghymru5623933928
(@comovaeso) Del Tongazo822295213691
(@EmilyMaidenDAD) Team Telecottage626996213
(@Cycling_Crazy) Cycling Crazy4455990699
(pnewton50@hotmail.co.uk) The Svein in Spain8869100311
(@Matt_Russell_92) Feeling Fraile4445115261116
(peter.newton6391@gmail.com) Geared Up69431223107151