Paris-Nice: Gaudin surprises in prologue

Europcar rider takes race lead

Damien Gaudin (Europcar) pulled off a shock to win the Paris-Nice prologue. The Frenchman covered the 2.9 kilometre test in 3:37, one second faster than Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), with Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) third.

Gaudin, 26, came into the race against the clock as a complete outsider for the race’s first yellow jersey. All eyes were on Chavanel, Tejay van Garderen and Westra for the race opening. However Gaudin gauged his effort perfectly, using his experience from riding as part of France’s team pursuit team, to cut through the technical sector of the race before finishing strongly in the streets of Houilles.

With defending champion Bradley Wiggins training and a number of grand tour leaders in Italy for Tirreno-Adriactico, the Race to the Sun appears wide open this year. That was certainly the assumption with regards to Sunday’s prologue. At just 2.9 kilometres the stage was unlikely to shake up the race for the overall but its lack of length and flat parcours left many guessing as to the type of riders best suited to the course.

A number of riders with explosive qualities and sprinters failed to make an impression on the time of Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team) who edged Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) out of the hot seat with a time of 3:40.

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) all failed to make an impression, while RadioShack had mixed fortunes with Tony Gallopin running Velits close before Maxime Monfort crashed on one of the first corners.

Tejay van Garderen could only manage 59th, 10 seconds adrift of the lead but when Chavanel rolled down the start ramp there was an air of expectancy. The French time trial champion has often been a key animator in his home race but despite a couple of stage wins and a podium, has never sealed the overall title.

He looked in determined mood as he scythed through corner after corner and when he pipped Velits by a second, yellow seemed a distinct possibility.

But before a scan down the remaining names on the start list had even been completed Gaudin was coming into focus and had crossed the line in 3:37.

Only Westra could really challenge but he too came up short, leaving Gaudin to pick up the biggest win of his career.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:37 
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco0:00:02 
5Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
6Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:03 
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
8Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
9Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:04 
10Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:05 
11Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
12Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
14Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun  
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:06 
16William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
17Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
19Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco  
20Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:00:07 
21Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team Blanco  
22Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
23Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
24Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
25Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun  
26Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:00:08 
27Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
29Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
31Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
33Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
34Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
35Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha  
37Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
38Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco  
39Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:09 
40Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
41Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
42Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
43José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
44Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
45Rick Flens (Ned) Team Blanco  
46Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
47Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
48Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
49Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
50Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun0:00:10 
51Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
52Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
53Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
54Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
55Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
56Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
57Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
58Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:11 
59Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
60Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
61Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
63Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
64Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
67Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling  
68Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
69Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
70Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
71Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp  
72David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
73Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun  
74Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:12 
75Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
76Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
77Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
78Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
79Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
80Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
81Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
82David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp  
83Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
84Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
85Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
86Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
87Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
88David Tanner (Aus) Team Blanco  
89Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
90Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:00:13 
91Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun  
92Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
93Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
94Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
95Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
96Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
98Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
99Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
100Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
101Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
102Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Blanco  
103Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:14 
104Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
105Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
106Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
107Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
108Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale  
109Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
110Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
111Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale  
112Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
113Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:15 
114Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
115Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
116Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
117Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
118Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano  
119Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
120Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
121Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
122Denis Menchov (Rus) Team Katusha  
123Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge  
124Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
125Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
127Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
128Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
129Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
130Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
131Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
132Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
133Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
134Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
135Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
136Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
137Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:17 
138Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
139Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
140Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
141Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
142Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
143Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling  
144Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
145Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling0:00:18 
146Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
147Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
148Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
149Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun  
150Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:19 
151Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling  
152Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
153Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling  
154Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
155Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
156Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:20 
157Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
158Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
159Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
160Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
161Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:21 
162Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
163Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
164Jure Kocjan (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
165Edward King (USA) Cannondale  
166Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
167Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
168Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
169Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
170Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin Sharp  
171Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
172Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp  
173Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
174Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
175Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
176Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
177Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:24 
178Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:25 
179Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
180Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:26 
181Stef Clement (Ned) Team Blanco0:00:41 
182Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
183Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:42 
184Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin Sharp0:00:49 
General classification after prologue
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:37 
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco0:00:02 
5Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
6Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:03 
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
8Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
9Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:04 
10Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:05 
11Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
12Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
14Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun  
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:06 
16William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
17Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
19Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco  
20Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:00:07 
21Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team Blanco  
22Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
23Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
24Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
25Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun  
26Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:00:08 
27Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
29Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
31Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
33Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
34Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
35Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha  
37Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
38Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco  
39Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:09 
40Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
41Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
42Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
43José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
44Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
45Rick Flens (Ned) Team Blanco  
46Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
47Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
48Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
49Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
50Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun0:00:10 
51Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
52Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
53Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
54Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
55Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
56Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
57Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
58Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:11 
59Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
60Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
61Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
63Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
64Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
67Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling  
68Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
69Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
70Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
71Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp  
72David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
73Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun  
74Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:12 
75Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
76Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp  
77Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
78Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
79Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
80Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
81Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
82David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp  
83Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
84Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
85Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
86Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
87Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
88David Tanner (Aus) Team Blanco  
89Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
90Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:00:13 
91Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun  
92Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
93Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
94Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
95Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
96Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
98Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
99Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
100Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
101Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
102Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Blanco  
103Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:14 
104Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
105Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
106Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
107Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
108Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale  
109Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
110Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
111Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale  
112Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
113Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:15 
114Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
115Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
116Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
117Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
118Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano  
119Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
120Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
121Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
122Denis Menchov (Rus) Team Katusha  
123Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge  
124Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
125Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
127Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
128Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
129Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
130Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
131Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
132Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
133Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
134Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
135Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
136Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
137Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:17 
138Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
139Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
140Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
141Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
142Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
143Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling  
144Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
145Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling0:00:18 
146Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
147Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
148Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
149Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun  
150Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:19 
151Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling  
152Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
153Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling  
154Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
155Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
156Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:20 
157Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
158Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
159Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
160Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
161Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:21 
162Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
163Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
164Jure Kocjan (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
165Edward King (USA) Cannondale  
166Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
167Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
168Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
169Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
170Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin Sharp  
171Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
172Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp  
173Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
174Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
175Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
176Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
177Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:24 
178Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:25 
179Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
180Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:26 
181Stef Clement (Ned) Team Blanco0:00:41 
182Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
183Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:42 
184Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin Sharp0:00:49 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar25 pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team22 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco18 
5Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ16 
6Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team15 
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard14 
8Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team13 
9Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar12 
10Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team11 
11Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale10 
12Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team9 
13Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team8 
14Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun7 
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team6 
16William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ5 
17Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team4 
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3 
19Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco2 
20Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco0:03:39 
2Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:01 
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale0:00:03 
5Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:05 
7Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
8Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:00:07 
9Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
10Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
11Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun0:00:08 
12Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
13Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
14Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:09 
15Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
16Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
17Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:10 
18Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
19Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
20Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
21Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun0:00:11 
22Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
23Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
24Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:13 
25Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14 
26Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
27Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
28Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:15 
30Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling  
31Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:16 
32Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:17 
33Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
34Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:19 
35Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin Sharp  
36Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:20 
37Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:24 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:00 
2Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
3Team Europcar  
4Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:07 
5FDJ  
6Astana Pro Team0:00:09 
7Movistar Team0:00:10 
8Katusha Team0:00:12 
9Sojasun0:00:13 
10Radioshack Leopard  
11Orica Greenedge0:00:15 
12Cannondale0:00:19 
13Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:20 
14AG2R La Mondiale0:00:21 
15Sky Procycling0:00:22 
16Lotto-Belisol  
17BMC Racing Team0:00:24 
18Lampre - Merida  
19IAM Cycling  
20Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:26 
21Garmin - Sharp  
22Team Argos-Shimano0:00:29 
23Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:32 

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