Sammy Sanchez crashed hard during the stage 19 time trial, while Andrew Talansky jumped into 5th place overall.
American Tejay van Garderen will get another shot at a grand tour this season after a disappointing run at the Tour de France in July.
Samuel Sánchez unleashes a perfectly timed counter-attack around Alberto Contador to win Vuelta al País Vasco stage 4.
BMC is counting on Samúel Sanchez to serve as Tejay van Garderen's strongest lieutenant in the challenging high mountain stages of the Tour
Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège could cap the spring classics season in dramatic fashion, pitting young guns against experienced veterans
Riders still without a contract face a precarious future as 2014 comes to a close, and several big names are still waiting on the sidelines
Marquee names are battling in the opening stages of the Vuelta a España, delivering on the promise of the season's most exciting grand tour
Going downhill on two wheels is much more complex than simply letting gravity take over
Gilbert hopes to tag team with Samuel Sánchez to deliver a victory at La Doyenne for BMC Racing
Olympic champion will support Cadel Evans in the Giro and target a stage win of his own