Kwiatkowski is world champion. The young Pole blows his rivals out of the water in style. And all in the very last lap. He surges back into the group up ahead (where De Marchi is too), then delivers a crushing blow on the final climb. To his rear, the ones left behind take on the final sprint and it is Gerrans and Valverde who make it on to the podium. And Valverde didn't stop there: Alejandro also picks up another rainbow medal (his sixth to date!) after battling it out for the umpteenth time against his teammate and rival,“Purito” Rodriguez. Vuelta here. Contador makes quite a return and takes the “roja”. Aru also did magnificently on the Spanish climbs. The Sardinian rider wins two stages and finishes in fifth place, which bodes very well for his future.