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Critérium du Dauphiné 2014

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June 8-15

June 10, Stage 3: Ambert - La Teil 194km

Arndt shades tight Dauphiné sprint finish at Le Teil

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
June 10, 2014, 15:39 BST,
Updated:
June 11, 2014, 1:26 BST

Froome stays in control as the Alps loom

Nikias Arndt (Giant-Shimano) edged out Kris Boeckmans (Lotto Belisol) by the tightest of margins to claim stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné following a chaotic bunch finish in Le Teil.

The German opened a sizeable gap when he hit the front with a shade over 200 metres remaining but he was almost pipped at the post by a determined Boeckmans, who will surely rue the timing of his effort. Boeckmans was in the process of passing Arndt just as he crossed the finish line, but in spite of the tight margins, he instinctively knew that he had been beaten to the punch by the Giant-Shimano rider.

To cap a fine day for Giant-Shimano, Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg claimed third place on the stage, just ahead of Yannick Martinez (Europcar). Arndt began the day with the brief of serving as Janse van Rensburg's lead-out man but when the South African was caught up in a crash, the hierarchy was switched and Giant-Shimano took the unusual step of allowing both men to have a go in the sprint.

"After the crashed, we didn't know if he'd be up for the sprint so we decided to rush to the line with two sprinters," Arndt explained. "I wasn't confident as I passed the last corner in eighth or tenth position but I sprinted much faster than I expected. I had the speed so I continued sprinting instead of leading Reinhardt out. As we came third and first, we're very happy."

Still just 22 years of age and in only his second season as a professional, Arndt is the latest addition to Giant-Shimano's impressive stable of sprinting talent. Headlined by Marcel Kittel, winner of four stages at last year's Tour de France, and John Degenkolb, winner of Paris-Tours and Gent-Wevelgem, the Dutch-based squad also claimed the final stage of the Giro d'Italia through Luka Mezgec. Arndt's victory was the team's 23rd of the season to date.

"We're known for having top sprinters with Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb but we are also competitive at a second level of sprinting with Luka, Reinardt and myself. It's a great victory," Arndt said.

There were no frissons in the race for overall honours on the road to Le Teil. Chris Froome (Sky) maintains his lead of 12 seconds over Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), while Wilco Kelderman (Belkin) lies a further eight seconds back in third place ahead of Wednesday's more exacting run-in to Gap.

Heat takes its toll

Temperatures in the Auvergne were rising above 30 degrees Celsius at the start, and so it was no surprise that there was something of a truce called in the peloton during the opening exchanges of stage three. As soon as the flag dropped outside Ambert, a three-man break made up of Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Natnael Berhane (Europcar) and Cesare Benedetti (NetApp-Endura) scorched off the front and the bunch gladly left them to it.

The trio built up a lead of four minutes by the midway point, but given the temperatures and the heavy, rolling roads, neither they nor the peloton felt any particular compunction to force the pace early on. Indeed, due to the combination of the tough stage profile, a headwind and the heat, the Team Sky-led bunch covered just 28 kilometres in a subdued second hour of racing before the pace gradually began to ratchet back upwards.

With fast man Arnaud Démare in mind, FDJ.fr picked up the baton and began to slice away at the three leaders' advantage, with Pierrick Fédrigo particularly prominent. Trek Factory Racing later added Jens Voigt to the chase effort, but their collaboration understandably ended when Giacomo Nizzolo was involved in a crash with 62 kilometres to go. The Italian sprinter never remounted and abandoned the race soon afterwards due to a wrist injury.

By then, the break's lead was down to just two minutes and it collapsed still further on the day's second categorised climb, the Col de la Mûre, where FDJ's forcing saw a small group of riders that included Thor Hushovd (BMC) lose contact. In spite of Kadri's urgency and the fluid pedaling of Berhane, the break's lead was halved over the top of the climb and they were eventually swallowed up by the pack with 23 kilometres remaining.

There was a brief impasse following the catch, with none of the sprinters' teams willing to take responsibility, and Jens Voigt was quick to take advantage of the general hesitancy. The German stomped away just before the 20km to go banner, taking Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Belisol), Andriy Grivko (Astana), Imanol Erviti (Movistar), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Kristijan Koren (Cannondale), Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida) and Alexis Gougeard (Giant-Shimano) with him.

The group of strongmen quickly succeeded in building up a lead of 40 seconds over the bunch before Omega Pharma-QuickStep, FDJ and later Katusha began to marshal a cohesive chase. The eight put up fierce resistance until they were swept up seven kilometres from home. Lieuwe Westra (Astana) was the next to try his luck, but he, too, was reeled in before the red kite.

With the names at the very top of the sprinting pyramid – Kittel, Cavendish and Greipel – all absent, no one team was able to bring a semblance of order to proceedings and a wide range of fast men all entered the finishing straight with hopes of pulling off a victory in what ought to be the only mass finish of the week. FDJ.fr had been prominent throughout the stage in attempting to set up Arnaud Démare for the win, but their train seemed to derail in the twisting finale and the Frenchman could only manage eighth. Instead it was Giant-Shimano who emerged as the strongest force, with Arndt claiming the win.

"It was a hectic sprint after a hard day of racing because of the heat and because we first had to catch the breakaway," he said. "We knew that Arnaud Démare was probably the best sprinter here but it all came down to team work and we got a perfect lead out."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 5:30:03  
2 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
3 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano    
4 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar    
5 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
6 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge    
7 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha    
8 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr    
9 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
10 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale    
11 Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.fr    
12 Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura    
13 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.    
14 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
15 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
16 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
17 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura    
18 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
19 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge    
20 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
22 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
23 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
24 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky    
25 Yohan Offredo (Fra) Fdj.fr    
26 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
27 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
28 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale    
29 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
30 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky    
31 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
32 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling    
33 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
34 William Bonnet (Fra) Fdj.fr    
35 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale    
36 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
37 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
38 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale    
39 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
40 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
41 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp    
42 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
43 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
44 Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
45 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol    
46 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team    
47 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
48 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling    
49 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
50 Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura    
50 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing    
52 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
53 Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team    
54 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge    
55 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar    
56 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
57 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp    
58 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing    
59 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
60 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura    
61 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
62 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale    
63 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
64 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar    
65 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
66 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
67 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
68 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
69 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
70 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura    
71 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
72 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing    
73 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling    
74 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team    
75 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
76 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing    
77 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
78 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
79 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-Endura    
80 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky    
81 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge    
82 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
83 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr    
84 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida    
85 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
86 Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp    
87 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar    
88 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale    
89 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.    
90 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura    
91 Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
92 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.    
93 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
94 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar    
95 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge    
96 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar    
97 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
98 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Cannondale    
99 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.    
100 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha    
101 Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha    
102 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
103 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
104 Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.    
105 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
106 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling    
107 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
108 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky    
109 Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar    
110 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team    
111 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
112 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
113 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
114 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
115 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling    
116 Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha    
117 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha    
118 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
119 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura    
120 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
121 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
122 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar    
123 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
124 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
125 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp    
126 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky    
127 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
128 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
129 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:24  
130 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
131 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha    
132 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
133 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
134 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
135 Winner Anrew Anacona (Col) Lampre-Merida    
136 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
137 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
138 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
139 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
140 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj.fr    
141 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
142 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
143 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:42  
144 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:48  
145 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:53  
146 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
147 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:03  
148 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:04  
149 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
150 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:16  
151 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:42  
152 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky    
153 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:01:55  
154 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:03:16  
155 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.    
156 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:03:18  
157 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
158 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 0:07:56  
159 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
Points 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura 5  pts
2 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 3  
3 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Points finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 15  pts
2 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 12  
3 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 10  
4 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar 8  
5 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 6  
6 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 5  
7 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
8 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr 3  
9 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 2  
10 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 1  
Mountain 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 10  pts
2 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura 9  
3 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
4 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 7  
5 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 6  
6 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 5  
Mountain 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 10  pts
2 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura 9  
3 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
4 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 7  
5 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 6  
6 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 5  
Young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 5:30:03  
2 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano    
3 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
4 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha    
5 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr    
6 Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura    
7 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura    
8 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
9 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
10 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
11 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
12 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale    
13 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
14 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge    
15 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr    
16 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
17 Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
18 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
19 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
20 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
21 Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar    
22 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
23 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
24 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:00:24  
25 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha    
26 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
28 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo    
29 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
30 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:53  
31 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:04  
32 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
33 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:03:18  
34 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 0:07:56  
35 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:16:48  
36 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
Team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 FDJ.Fr 16:30:09  
2 Team Giant-Shimano    
3 Cannondale    
4 Lotto-Belisol    
5 Orica GreenEdge    
6 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
7 Team Europcar    
8 Team NetApp-Endura    
9 Astana Pro Team    
10 BMC Racing Team    
11 IAM Cycling    
12 Ag2R La Mondiale    
13 Belkin Pro Cycling    
14 Lampre - Merida    
15 Team Katusha    
16 Garmin - Sharp    
17 Team Sky    
18 Tinkoff-Saxo    
19 Trek Factory Racing    
20 Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
21 Movistar Team    
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 10:07:47  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:12  
3 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:21  
4 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:33  
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:35  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:50  
7 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:22  
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
9 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:31  
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:01:35  
11 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:40  
12 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:01:43  
13 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:01:44  
14 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol 0:01:56  
15 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:02:01  
16 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:19  
17 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:02:24  
18 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 0:02:32  
19 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar 0:02:34  
20 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:02:37  
21 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale    
22 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:02:42  
23 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:43  
24 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:02:47  
25 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:49  
26 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:01  
27 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:06  
28 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:03:24  
29 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
30 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge 0:03:28  
31 Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:03:31  
32 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:03:35  
33 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura 0:03:37  
34 Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:03:45  
35 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:03:54  
36 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:01  
37 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar    
38 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:04:29  
39 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:05:14  
40 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:05:15  
41 Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:19  
42 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:05:28  
43 Winner Anrew Anacona (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:05:31  
44 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
45 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:05:46  
46 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Cannondale 0:05:52  
47 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team    
48 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:02  
49 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar 0:06:12  
50 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:06:28  
51 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:37  
52 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:06:48  
53 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:07:33  
54 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:43  
55 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 0:07:45  
56 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:07:51  
57 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:08:03  
58 Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:08:09  
59 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:08:12  
60 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:09:01  
61 Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:10  
62 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 0:09:24  
63 Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha 0:09:37  
64 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 0:09:41  
65 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:09:54  
66 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:10:51  
67 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 0:10:56  
68 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:11:01  
69 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 0:11:07  
70 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:11:25  
71 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:11:37  
72 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:11:47  
73 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
74 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar 0:11:49  
75 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
76 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar 0:11:56  
77 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:12:00  
78 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:12:02  
79 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:12:05  
80 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 0:12:06  
81 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing 0:12:07  
82 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:12:09  
83 Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:12:17  
84 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:18  
85 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:12:33  
86 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 0:12:42  
87 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:12:50  
88 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:51  
89 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:13:00  
90 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:13:12  
91 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:13:14  
92 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:13:18  
93 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:13:19  
94 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:13:23  
95 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar 0:13:24  
96 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:13:25  
97 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:13:29  
98 Yohan Offredo (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:13:30  
99 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team    
100 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:13:42  
101 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:13:48  
102 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale 0:14:02  
103 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:14:16  
104 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:14:31  
105 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 0:14:34  
106 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol 0:14:57  
107 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:15:01  
108 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:15:29  
109 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 0:15:48  
110 Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp 0:16:08  
111 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:16:11  
112 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:15  
113 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:28  
114 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:18:12  
115 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale 0:19:04  
116 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge 0:19:08  
117 William Bonnet (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:19:23  
118 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:19:26  
119 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:19:39  
120 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:19:40  
121 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 0:19:42  
122 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:19:43  
123 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura 0:19:45  
124 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:19:56  
125 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura 0:19:57  
126 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale 0:19:59  
127 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:20:03  
128 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:20:06  
129 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:20:08  
130 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-Endura 0:20:09  
131 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing 0:20:10  
132 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:20:12  
133 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:20:13  
134 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 0:20:14  
135 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:20:22  
136 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:20:26  
137 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:20:28  
138 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:20:39  
139 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha 0:21:16  
140 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:21:19  
141 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
142 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 0:21:25  
143 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:21:29  
144 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:21:31  
145 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:21:32  
146 Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura 0:21:34  
147 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:21:56  
148 Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.fr    
149 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:22:00  
150 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 0:22:09  
151 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp 0:22:10  
152 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:22:19  
153 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 0:22:43  
154 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 0:22:49  
155 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:22:57  
156 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 0:24:06  
157 Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar 0:24:59  
158 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:25:46  
159 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky 0:34:14  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 30  pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 24  
3 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16  
4 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 15  
5 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 14  
6 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 12  
7 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 10  
8 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 10  
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 8  
10 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 8  
11 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar 8  
12 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 6  
13 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 6  
14 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura 5  
15 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 5  
16 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 5  
17 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar 4  
18 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
19 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 4  
20 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 3  
21 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 3  
22 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr 3  
23 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 3  
24 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 2  
25 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 2  
26 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 2  
27 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 1  
28 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
29 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 1  
30 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 1  
Mountain classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 44  pts
2 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 33  
3 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 31  
4 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 23  
5 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 22  
6 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 20  
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 19  
8 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 18  
9 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura 18  
10 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16  
11 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 16  
12 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 14  
13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 13  
14 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 12  
15 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 10  
16 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 10  
17 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar 8  
18 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 7  
19 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 7  
20 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 6  
21 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 6  
22 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 5  
23 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 5  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 10:08:08  
2 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:10  
3 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:19  
4 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:01:40  
5 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:58  
6 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:02:16  
7 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale    
8 Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:03:03  
9 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:04:53  
10 Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:07:48  
11 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team 0:07:51  
12 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:09:33  
13 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:11:26  
14 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:11:39  
15 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:11:41  
16 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:13:08  
17 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:13:21  
18 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:15:08  
19 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:54  
20 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:19:18  
21 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:19:22  
22 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura 0:19:36  
23 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:19:42  
24 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:19:51  
25 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:20:01  
26 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:20:18  
27 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha 0:20:55  
28 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:20:58  
29 Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 0:21:04  
30 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:21:08  
31 Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura 0:21:13  
32 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:21:35  
33 Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar 0:24:38  
34 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:25:25  
35 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:36:42  
36 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:48:55  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Astana Pro Team 30:27:00  
2 Lotto-Belisol 0:01:33  
3 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:35  
4 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:05:10  
5 Garmin - Sharp 0:05:17  
6 BMC Racing Team 0:05:57  
7 IAM Cycling 0:06:43  
8 Movistar Team 0:06:57  
9 Lampre - Merida 0:07:13  
10 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:09:06  
11 Team Sky 0:09:11  
12 Team Katusha 0:09:22  
13 Team Europcar 0:10:46  
14 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:11:21  
15 Orica GreenEdge 0:11:41  
16 Cannondale 0:11:54  
17 Team NetApp-Endura 0:12:53  
18 Belkin Pro Cycling 0:20:11  
19 Trek Factory Racing 0:20:15  
20 Team Giant-Shimano 0:20:58  
21 FDJ.Fr 0:23:16