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Fabio Aru, the race winner
2015 Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) was the 70th edition of the
three-week race, one of cycling's
Grand Tours. The 3,358.1-kilometre (2,086.6 mi) race included 21 stages, from
Marbella on 22 August to
Madrid on 13 September.
Astana Pro Team's
Fabio Aru (pictured) won the race, with
Joaquim Rodríguez (
Team Katusha) second and
Rafał Majka (
Tinkoff–Saxo) third. The early leaders were
Esteban Chaves (
Tom Dumoulin (
Team Giant–Alpecin). Aru took over the lead in
Andorra following Stage 11, and kept it for five stages through the mountains of northern Spain before losing it to Rodríguez on Stage 16. Dumoulin retook the lead on Stage 17, but was
dropped by Aru in the next-to-last stage, falling to sixth place overall. It was Aru's first Grand Tour victory. The
points classification, decided during the final stage, was won by
Alejandro Valverde (
Movistar Team), while Rodriguez won the
combination classification. The
mountains classification was won by
Omar Fraile (
Caja Rural–Seguros RGA). Dumoulin won the combativity award, while Movistar won the team prize. (
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