La Vuelta a España Stage 17: Terpstra 21st in ITT, Brambilla Still Top 15 GC
Etixx - Quick-Step rider Niki Terpstra was the top finisher for Etixx - Quick-Step in the 38.7km ITT in Burgos on Wednesday, finishing 21st (+2'43") down from stage winner Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin). Dumoulin took over the race lead at La Vuelta with a winning time of 46'01", more than a minute faster than 2nd place finisher Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff-Saxo) and 3rd place finisher Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
Dumoulin now holds the race lead by 3" over Fabio Aru (Astana), and 1'15" over Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).
Pieter Serry also finished 28th for Etixx - Quick-Step. Gianluca Brambilla, the top GC rider for the team, finished 35th (+3'17"). He remains in the top 15 of the GC, holding on to a 12th place position.
Etixx - Quick-Step looks next to 204km Stage 18 on Thursday. The stage is considered medium mountain, but Category 1 Puerto de la Quesara could condition the stage finale.