Criterium du Dauphine: Aru wins stage 3 in Tournon-sur-Rhone

Italian foils the sprinters

Fabio Aru (Astana) swooped to victory on stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné in Tournon-sur-Rhône thanks to a daring attack on the descent of the day's final climb, the Côte de Sécheras.

After conceding ground in both Sunday's stiff opening time trial and the uphill finish at Chalmazel-Jeansagnière, Aru suggested that his ambitions for the race would be limited to chasing stage wins, though not even he could have expected that victory would arrive on a day seemingly earmarked for the sprinters.

"I tried my luck on the climb, and then I decided to push on as hard as I could on the descent but I never imagined it would end up like this," Aru said after finishing two seconds clear of a peloton that was led home in a sprint by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha).

The category 2 Côte de Sécheras – not to mention the sinuous descent that followed – would complicate matters for the fast men, however, and Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) ignited the finale by powering clear alone on the climb. Aru quickly formed a determined chasing group with Pierre Rolland (Cannondale) and Tsgabu Grmay (Lampre-Merida), and they were just 10 seconds behind Martin as they crested the summit with 20 kilometres remaining.

Aru's group swelled to eight riders when his teammate Luis Leon Sanchez led a delegation that included Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) and Mikel Landa (Sky) across on the plateau that followed, and they soon pegged back Martin.

By that point, the peloton was almost within touching distance of the leaders and when Aru began forcing on the front at the beginning of the descent proper, it seemed as though his effort was more in hope than expectation. With 11 kilometres remaining, his lead was just five seconds over a peloton that was being led by Katusha and Bora-Argon 18, but as the road became more tortuous, he slowly began to add to his buffer.

Seven kilometres from home, Aru's advantage stood at seven seconds, but the peloton's progress began to stall as the corners came thick and fast on the drop to the finish. A number of riders were brought to a halt amid the tumult, with race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) among them. The Spaniard required a bike change before latching back on to finish safely in the main peloton.

Aru's daring on the descent, combined with the general confusion in the peloton on the same terrain meant that he had a gap of 15 seconds as he entered the final two kilometres, and he still held the bulk of that advantage as he passed under the flamme rouge.

As the road flattened out in the final thousand metres and Aru repeatedly looked over his shoulder, it appeared as though he would be denied at the death, but after lifting himself out of the saddle one last time in the finishing straight, the Sardinian held on to claim stage honours.

A frustrated Kristoff took the sprint for second place ahead of Niccolò Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo), while Contador rolled home in the body of the peloton to retain the yellow and blue jersey, six seconds clear of Richie Porte (BMC), 13 ahead of Chris Froome (Sky) and 21 up on Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep).

Tour de France

The early part of the stage was animated by a three-man move comprising Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep), Thomas De Gent (Lotto Soudal) and Dimitri Claeys (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), though their lead was never allowed to edge north of six minutes.

The later arrival of Cyril Gautier (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Perrig Quémeneur (Direct Energie) did little to help their cause as Katusha and Cofids made light of the heavy roads to peg back their lead ahead of the Côte de Sécheras with 26 kilometres remaining.

Bora-Argon 18 set a steady tempo on the climb in a bid to help Sam Bennett's cause but Tony Martin's acceleration would ultimately change the complexion of the stage, and indirectly lead to Aru's surprising cameo.

The win was Aru's seventh as a professional and his first-ever to come outside of the Grand Tours, with his previous victories coming at the Giro d'Italia (one stage win in 2014 and two in 2015) and the Vuelta a España, where he secured two stage wins in 2014 and took overall victory last year. His 2016 campaign, of course, is built around his Tour de France debut.

"The Tour is the main objective of this year and I'm looking to prepare for it as best I can. The Dauphiné is a very important part of that, and then afterwards I'll be in the mountains again in Sestriere," said Aru, who, as is his wont, had a low-key spring where a second-place finish on the mountain stage of the Volta ao Algarve was the stand-out result.

"It will be my first Tour so I'd prefer to keep my feet on the ground. Obviously it's a race that fascinates me a lot. I'm very curious to see what it will be like."

The 26-year-old Aru has been designated as Astana's leader for the Tour from the very outset of the season, but he will share top billing – if not necessarily the captaincy – with Vincenzo Nibali, who underlined his status by winning the Giro d'Italia last month.

Astana have essentially built two distinct teams around their two leaders, to the extent that last year's Vuelta is the only time the Italian pair have lined up together since the 2013 Giro d'Italia – and Nibali, of course, was expelled from that race after just two days. Aru struck a diplomatic note on Wednesday afternoon when asked about cohabiting with Nibali in July.

"There'll be two of us, Vincenzo and me. We'll be looking to do really well, we've got a very strong team," Aru said. "It's better to have a rider like that on your team than in another."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team4:19:54 
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:02 
3Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
6Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
7Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
12Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
13Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
14John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
15Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling  
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
18Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
19Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
20Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
21Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
22Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
23Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
24Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
26Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
27Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
30Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step  
31Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge  
32Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
33Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
34Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
35George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
36Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
37Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha  
38Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
39Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
40Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
41Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
42Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
43Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data  
44Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
45Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
46Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
47Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie  
48Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
49Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
50Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
51Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
52Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
53Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
54Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
55Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
56Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
57Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
58Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
59Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
60Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
61Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
62Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
63Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling  
64Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff Team  
65Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
66Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
67Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
69Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky  
70Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
71Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
72Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo  
73Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
74Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
75Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
76Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
77Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
78Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
79Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
80Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
81Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
82Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
83Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
84Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
85Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
86Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
87Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
88Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
89Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:00:31 
90Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:44 
91Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:49 
92Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:53 
93Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
94Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:01:24 
95Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:01:27 
96Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:28 
97Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:04 
98Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:03:06 
99Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:04:34 
100Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
101Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
102Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
103Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
104Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
105Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:05:43 
106Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
107Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:07:00 
108Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
109Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data  
110William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
111Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
112Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
113Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
114Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
115Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
116Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
117Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
118Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
119Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
120Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
121Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha  
123Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:28 
124Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:08:37 
125Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
126Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
127Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie  
128Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie  
129Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
130Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
131Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida  
132Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
133Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
134Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky  
135Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
136Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
137Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
138Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
139Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
140Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
141Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
142Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
143Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team  
144Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:32 
145Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
146Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team  
147Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
148Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
149Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
150Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
151Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
152Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
153Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team  
154Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
155Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
156Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
157Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
158Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:01 
159Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
160Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
161Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
162Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
163Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
164Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team  
165Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
166Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
167Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
168Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
169Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNSSteven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNSMitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNSYury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team25 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha22 
3Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo20 
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step18 
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data16 
6Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1814 
7Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge12 
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert8 
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Côte de Montfaucon-en-Velay, km.100.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 4) Col du Rouvey, km.120.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 2) Côte de Sécheras, km. 166.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step5 pts
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
3Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
4Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4:19:56 
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
3Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
4Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
5Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
7Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge  
8Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
9Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
10Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
11Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
12Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
13Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
14Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
15Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
16Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
17Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:32 
18Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
19Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:05:41 
20Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:06:58 
21Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
22Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
23Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
24Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:26 
25Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida0:08:35 
26Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
27Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
28Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team  
30Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:30 
31Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
32Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
33Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team  
34Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
35Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:14:59 
36Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
37Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team  
38Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team12:59:46 
2Lampre - Merida0:00:02 
3Etixx - Quick-Step  
4Bora-Argon 18  
5AG2R La Mondiale  
6Dimension Data  
7Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
8Team Sky  
10BMC Racing Team  
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Team Katusha  
14Team Giant-Alpecin  
15Lotto Soudal  
17IAM Cycling  
18Movistar Team  
19Cannondale Pro Cycling  
20Direct Energie0:00:53 
21Tinkoff Team0:01:24 
22Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:14:18 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team13:13:10 
2Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:06 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:13 
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:21 
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:24 
6Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:27 
7Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:31 
8Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:37 
9Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:43 
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:00:48 
11Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo0:00:49 
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:52 
13Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
14Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:00:54 
15Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data0:01:02 
16Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
17Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:01:03 
18Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:06 
20Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:01:08 
21Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:01:12 
22Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:13 
24Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:01:14 
27Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:15 
28Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:18 
29Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:01:20 
30Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:23 
31Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling  
32Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:01:32 
33Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:01:35 
34Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:36 
35Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:38 
36Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:01:39 
37Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:41 
38George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:42 
39Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:54 
40Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:01:55 
41Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:02 
42Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:02:03 
43Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:02:07 
44Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:08 
45Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:09 
46Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:14 
47Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
48Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:19 
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:22 
50Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:32 
51Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:02:36 
52Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:38 
54Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:41 
55Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ0:02:43 
56Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:03:21 
57Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:30 
58Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:03:47 
59Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:03:53 
60Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling0:04:36 
61Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:54 
62Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff Team0:04:58 
63Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:05:17 
64Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:05:25 
65Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:05:39 
66Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:54 
67Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:05 
68Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:26 
69Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:06:28 
70Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:07:26 
71Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:07:39 
72Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:08:24 
73Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:08:40 
74Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:26 
75Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:44 
76Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:10:01 
77Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:16 
78Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:10:40 
79Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:10:42 
80Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 180:10:50 
81Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:11:04 
82Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:11:09 
83Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data0:11:10 
84Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:11:13 
85Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:11:19 
86Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:11:27 
87Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:11:53 
88Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:03 
89Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:24 
90Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:12:25 
91Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha0:13:27 
92Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:29 
93Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:45 
94Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:14:56 
95Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:08 
96Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:22 
97Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:15:34 
98Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:17:06 
99Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:24 
100Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:17:25 
101Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:17:33 
102Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:18:01 
103John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:18:14 
104Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:18:20 
105Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:19:14 
106William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:19:26 
107Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:19:27 
108Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:19:44 
109Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:20:11 
110Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:20:23 
111Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:20:45 
112Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:21:13 
113Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:21:23 
114Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:29 
115Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:21:42 
116Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:45 
117Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:22:00 
118Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:35 
119Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:22:39 
120Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:22:55 
121Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:22:56 
122Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:23:01 
123Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:23:28 
124Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
125Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ0:23:48 
126Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
127Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie0:23:51 
128Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:23:56 
129Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:24:16 
130Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie0:24:18 
131Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:24:30 
132Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:24:33 
133Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:24:34 
134Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:24:54 
135Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:25:01 
136Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step0:26:08 
137Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:41 
138Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:26:52 
139Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:27:16 
140Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:27:30 
141Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:33 
142Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:27:34 
143Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:27:54 
144Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:28:01 
145Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:28:03 
146Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:28:08 
147Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:28:25 
148Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:29:45 
149Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:29:51 
150Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida0:30:02 
151Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:30:23 
152Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:30:36 
153Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:31:31 
154Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:33:00 
155Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:19 
156Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:23 
157Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:33:26 
158Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:33:44 
159Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:47 
160Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:48 
161Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:34:03 
162Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
163Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team0:34:22 
164Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:34:24 
165Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team0:34:27 
166Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step0:37:31 
167Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:40:19 
168Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:41:44 
169Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:49:01 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits35 pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data34 
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1834 
4Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team25 
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step24 
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha22 
7Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal22 
8Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge20 
9Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo20 
10Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team16 
11Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team15 
12Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo14 
13Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky13 
14Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team12 
15Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal12 
16Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie12 
17Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data10 
18Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling10 
19Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step8 
20Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie8 
21Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert8 
22Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo6 
23Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team6 
24Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
25Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo5 
26Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky5 
27Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
29Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge3 
30Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
31Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida2 
32Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team10 pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team8 
3Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data7 
4Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6 
6Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
7Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 185 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step4 
9Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie4 
10Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert3 
11Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
12Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2 
13Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
15Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data2 
16Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
17Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step1 
18Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
19Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie1 
20Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky1 
21Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step13:13:34 
2Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:07 
3Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:28 
4Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:00:30 
5Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:54 
6Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:12 
7Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:14 
8Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:01:15 
9Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:17 
10Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:06 
11Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling0:04:12 
12Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:06:04 
13Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:20 
14Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:09:37 
15Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:00 
16Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:05 
17Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:21 
18Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:44 
19Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:58 
20Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:00 
21Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:17:01 
22Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:18:50 
23Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:19:03 
24Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:19:59 
25Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:05 
26Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:24 
27Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:24:09 
28Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:24:37 
29Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:26:28 
30Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:27:37 
31Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida0:29:38 
32Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:32:36 
33Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:32:55 
34Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:33:02 
35Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:23 
36Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:24 
37Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:33:39 
38Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team0:33:58 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky39:41:11 
2BMC Racing Team0:00:32 
3Astana Pro Team0:01:15 
4Movistar Team0:01:36 
5Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:45 
7Dimension Data0:01:50 
8Lotto Soudal0:02:14 
9AG2R La Mondiale0:02:34 
10Bora-Argon 180:02:38 
11Lampre - Merida0:03:03 
12Tinkoff Team0:04:01 
13Direct Energie0:04:18 
14Team Katusha0:04:55 
15IAM Cycling0:05:32 
18Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:09:28 
19Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:08 
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:52 
21Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:42:51 
22Team Giant-Alpecin0:45:16  

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