Jonas van Genechten timed his sprint perfectly to win stage seven of the Vuelta a Espana, the biggest triumph in his career, while Alberto Contador crashed in a chaotic finale on Friday. Italian Daniele Bennati of Tinkoff finished second behind the Belgian IAM Cycling rider, who won in a time of three hours, 55 minutes and 44 seconds, while Spain's Alejandro Valverde of Movistar finished third. Colombia's Darwin Atapuma will keep the red jersey for another day as he retained the overall lead, although Valverde cut into the BMC man's lead and is just 24 seconds off the pace, while Team Sky's Chris Froome is third and 32 seconds behind.
Aug 26 (Gracenote) - Classification from Vuelta a Espana after Stage 7 on Friday 1. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia / BMC Racing) 25:41:05" 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +24" 3. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky)