Arndt shades tight Dauphiné sprint finish at Le Teil

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, 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. 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) TeamResult
1Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano5:30:03 
2Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
3Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
4Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
5Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
7Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha  
8Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
10Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale  
11Mickael Delage (Fra)  
12Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura  
13Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.  
14Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
16Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
17Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura  
18Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
19Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
20Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
22Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
23Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
24Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
25Yohan Offredo (Fra)  
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
27Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
28Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale  
29Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
30Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
31Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
32Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
33Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
34William Bonnet (Fra)  
35Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
36Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
37Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
38Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale  
39Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
40Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
41David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp  
42Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
43Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
44Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol  
46Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
47Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
48Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
49Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
50Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura  
50Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
52Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
53Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team  
54Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
55José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar  
56Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
57Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp  
58Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing  
59Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
60Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura  
61Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
62George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
63Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
64Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar  
65Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
67Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
69Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura  
71Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
72Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
73Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling  
74Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
75Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
76Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
77Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
78Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
79Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-Endura  
80Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
81Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
82Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
83Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
84Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
85Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
86Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp  
87John Gadret (Fra) Movistar  
88Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale  
89Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.  
90Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura  
91Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
92Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.  
93Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
94Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar  
95Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge  
96Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
97Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
98Kristjan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
99Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.  
100Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
101Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
102Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
103Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
104Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.  
105Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
106Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
107Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
108Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
109Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar  
110Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team  
111Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
112Bruno Pires (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
113Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
114Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
115Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
116Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha  
117Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
118Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
119Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura  
120Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
121Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
122Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar  
123Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
124Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
125Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
126David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
127Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
128Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
129Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp0:00:24 
130Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
131Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha  
132Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
133Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
134Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
135Winner Anrew Anacona (Col) Lampre-Merida  
136Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
137Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
138Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
139Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
140Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
141Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
142Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:41 
143Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol0:00:42 
144Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:48 
145Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:00:53 
146Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
147Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:03 
148Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:04 
149Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
150Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:01:16 
151Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:01:42 
152Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
153Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:01:55 
154Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:03:16 
155Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.  
156Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr0:03:18 
157Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
158Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:07:56 
159Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
Points 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura5 pts
2Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar3 
3Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Points finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano15 pts
2Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol12 
3Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano10 
4Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar8 
5Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge5 
7Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha4 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr3 
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team2 
10Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar10 pts
2Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura9 
3Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
4Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar7 
5Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano6 
6Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar5 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar10 pts
2Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura9 
3Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky7 
5Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo6 
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky5 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano5:30:03 
2Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
3Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
4Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha  
5Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
6Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura  
7Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura  
8Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
10Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
11Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
12George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
13Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
14Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
15Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
16Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
17Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
18Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
19Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
20Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
21Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar  
22Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
23Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
24Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:24 
25Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
28Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo  
29Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:41 
30Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:53 
31Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:04 
32Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
33Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:18 
34Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:07:56 
35Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:16:48 
36Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Team Giant-Shimano  
5Orica GreenEdge  
6Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
7Team Europcar  
8Team NetApp-Endura  
9Astana Pro Team  
10BMC Racing Team  
11IAM Cycling  
12Ag2R La Mondiale  
13Belkin Pro Cycling  
14Lampre - Merida  
15Team Katusha  
16Garmin - Sharp  
17Team Sky  
19Trek Factory Racing  
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
21Movistar Team  
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky10:07:47 
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:12 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:21 
4Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:33 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:00:35 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:50 
7Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:01:22 
8Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
9Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:01:31 
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:35 
11Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:40 
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:01:43 
13Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:01:44 
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol0:01:56 
15Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr0:02:01 
16Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:19 
17Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:02:24 
18Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:02:32 
19Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar0:02:34 
20Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:02:37 
21George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
22Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:02:42 
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:43 
24Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:02:47 
25Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:49 
26Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:01 
27Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:06 
28Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:03:24 
29Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
30Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge0:03:28 
31Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:03:31 
32Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling0:03:35 
33Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura0:03:37 
34Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:03:45 
35Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:54 
36Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:01 
37John Gadret (Fra) Movistar  
38Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp0:04:29 
39Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:05:14 
40Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:15 
41Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:19 
42Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:28 
43Winner Anrew Anacona (Col) Lampre-Merida0:05:31 
44Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
45Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:05:46 
46Kristjan Koren (Slo) Cannondale0:05:52 
47Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
48Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:02 
49Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar0:06:12 
50Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:06:28 
51Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:37 
52Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:06:48 
53Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:07:33 
54Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:43 
55Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:07:45 
56Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:07:51 
57Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:08:03 
58Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:08:09 
59Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:08:12 
60Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:09:01 
61Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:10 
62Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:09:24 
63Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:37 
64David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp0:09:41 
65Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:54 
66Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:10:51 
67Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:10:56 
68Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:11:01 
69David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:11:07 
70Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:11:25 
71Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:11:37 
72Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:11:47 
73Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
74Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:49 
75Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
76Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar0:11:56 
77Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:12:00 
78Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:12:02 
79Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:12:05 
80Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:12:06 
81Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing0:12:07 
82Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:12:09 
83Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:12:17 
84Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:18 
85Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:12:33 
86Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:12:42 
87Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:12:50 
88Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:51 
89Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:13:00 
90Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:13:12 
91Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj.fr0:13:14 
92Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:13:18 
93Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:13:19 
94Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:13:23 
95José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar0:13:24 
96Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:13:25 
97Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:13:29 
98Yohan Offredo (Fra) Fdj.fr0:13:30 
99Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team  
100Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:13:42 
101Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:13:48 
102Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale0:14:02 
103Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:14:16 
104Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:14:31 
105Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:14:34 
106Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol0:14:57 
107Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:15:01 
108Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:29 
109Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:15:48 
110Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp0:16:08 
111Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:16:11 
112Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:15 
113Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:28 
114Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr0:18:12 
115Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale0:19:04 
116Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge0:19:08 
117William Bonnet (Fra) Fdj.fr0:19:23 
118Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:26 
119Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:39 
120Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:40 
121Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale0:19:42 
122Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:43 
123Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura0:19:45 
124Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:19:56 
125Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura0:19:57 
126Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale0:19:59 
127Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:03 
128Bruno Pires (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:20:06 
129Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:20:08 
130Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-Endura0:20:09 
131Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:20:10 
132Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha0:20:12 
133Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:20:13 
134Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:20:14 
135Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:22 
136Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:26 
137Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:20:28 
138Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:39 
139Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha0:21:16 
140Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr0:21:19 
141Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
142Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:21:25 
143Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:29 
144Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:21:31 
145Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:21:32 
146Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura0:21:34 
147Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:21:56 
148Mickael Delage (Fra)  
149Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:22:00 
150Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:22:09 
151Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp0:22:10 
152Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:22:19 
153Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:22:43 
154Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:22:49 
155Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:22:57 
156Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:24:06 
157Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar0:24:59 
158Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:46 
159Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:34:14 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky30 pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo24 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16 
4Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano15 
5Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp14 
6Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol12 
7Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing10 
8Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano10 
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol8 
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team8 
11Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar8 
12Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling6 
13Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
14Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura5 
15Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge5 
16Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team5 
17Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar4 
18Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha4 
19Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky4 
20Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge3 
21Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano3 
22Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr3 
23Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar3 
24Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling2 
25Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
26Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team2 
27Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.1 
28Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
29Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale1 
30Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar44 pts
2Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano33 
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale31 
4Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale23 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky22 
6Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar20 
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo19 
8Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling18 
9Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura18 
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16 
11Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16 
12Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol14 
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team13 
14Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp12 
15David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky10 
16Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky10 
17Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar8 
18Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge7 
19Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky7 
20Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling6 
21Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo6 
22Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.5 
23Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar5 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10:08:08 
2Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:01:10 
3Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:19 
4Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr0:01:40 
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58 
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:02:16 
7George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
8Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:03 
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:04:53 
10Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:07:48 
11Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:07:51 
12Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:33 
13Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:11:26 
14Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:11:39 
15Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:11:41 
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:13:08 
17Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:13:21 
18Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:08 
19Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:54 
20Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:18 
21Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:22 
22Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura0:19:36 
23Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:19:42 
24Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:51 
25Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:01 
26Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:18 
27Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha0:20:55 
28Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr0:20:58 
29Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:21:04 
30Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:08 
31Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura0:21:13 
32Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:21:35 
33Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar0:24:38 
34Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:25 
35Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:36:42 
36Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:48:55 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team30:27:00 
3Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:35 
5Garmin - Sharp0:05:17 
6BMC Racing Team0:05:57 
7IAM Cycling0:06:43 
8Movistar Team0:06:57 
9Lampre - Merida0:07:13 
10Ag2R La Mondiale0:09:06 
11Team Sky0:09:11 
12Team Katusha0:09:22 
13Team Europcar0:10:46 
14Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:21 
15Orica GreenEdge0:11:41 
17Team NetApp-Endura0:12:53 
18Belkin Pro Cycling0:20:11 
19Trek Factory Racing0:20:15 
20Team Giant-Shimano0:20:58 


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