Slagter wins stage 4 in Paris-Nice

Garmin-Sharp rider tops Thomas in aggressive stage

Tom Jelte Slagter (Garmin-Sharp) outsprinted breakaway companion Geraint Thomas (Sky) to win a hard-fought stage 4 at Paris-Nice. Wilco Kelderman (Belkin) placed third at five seconds after attacking from a 27-strong chase group in the final kilometer and just holding off their pursuit at the finish.

The next group to finish, 26 riders at 18 seconds behind Slagter and Thomas, contained overnight race leader John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) but with time bonuses factored in Thomas took over the yellow jersey from the German by three seconds. Stage winner Slagter moved up to third overall at four seconds.

The splits in the peloton were formed by the day's final climb, the category-2 rated Côte du Mont Brouilly, whose summit was situated 14km from the finish. Slagter attacked near the summit and crossed the KOM line alone with Thomas a lone chaser in hot pursuit. The Sky Welshman soon made contact with Slagter on the technical descent and the duo worked smoothly together through to the finish line.

Thomas opened up the two-man sprint and Slagter powered around the Sky rider for the stage win, as the duo just managed to hold off the first chase group.

"I know Thomas pretty well, and I knew he's fast and strong - he's a really good rider," said Slagter. "I knew if I wanted to beat him I had to wait and wait, and choose the right moment to sprint or else I'd lose. It went perfect."

The first chase group swelled in numbers from four to more than 20 as the road levelled out in the finale, but cohesion wasn't the order of the day which played into the hands of Slagter and Thomas.

"I can't believe it. It's my first race of the season except for one day in Mallorca," said Slagter. "The first stages were really hectic, you can't really see how good you are. Today was the best possibility to do something. That [final] climb suits me really well, but I didn't expect to win."

Degenkolb crested the final ascent more than 30 seconds behind Slagter, but with only one teammate along side in the second chase group Giant-Shimano didn't quite have the horsepower to keep the German in yellow for another day.

"Unbelievable. Friday before the race started, I was told I was going to lead the team, which was big," said Thomas, the new GC leader. "Paris-Nice is one of the biggest stage races in the world behind the Tour and the Giro. To wear the jersey is great, I'm really happy."

Richie Porte, the 2013 Paris-Nice champion, was slated to lead Sky in defense of his title, but after Chris Froome withdrew from Tirreno-Adriatico due to a back injury Porte was moved to the squad's roster in Italy. Thomas, however, has proved to be a capable GC contender in his own right.

"Coming here I knew I was going well, and was going to play a key role to help Richie," said Thomas. "I knew I'd be thereabouts anyway. With him moving to Tirreno, it was a great opportunity for me, and like I said, it's unbelievable. It's great."

Hilly finale on tap

The riders at Paris-Nice set out from Nevers amidst another day of beautiful weather and faced the hilliest stage thus far in the Race to the Sun. Four categorised climbs were situated in the final 64km of the stage with the fourth and final ascent, the category 2 Côte du Mont Brouilly, the most difficult. The summit of the three-kilometre climb, featuring a leg-snapping 25 percent gradient sector inside the final kilometre, is positioned just 14km from the finish which would prove pivotal in determining the stage outcome.

The day's early break formed 18km into the stage with the quartet of Valerio Agnoli (Astana), Laurent Didier (Trek Factory Racing), Spanish road champion Jesus Herrada (Movistar) and Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar), on the attack for the second straight stage, going clear. Both Didier and Herrada started the day 40 seconds out of the leader's jersey, held by John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano), and while their maximum lead pushed out over six minutes their advantage had been reduced to a very manageable 55 seconds as Agnoli led the escape group over the day's second KOM, the category 3 Col du Champ Juin at 45km to go.

While Team Giant-Shimano had assumed the pace making duties earlier in the stage, Team Sky came to the fore on the ascent of the day's second climb and stayed prominently on the front through the run-in to the final ascent.

The break rolled through the day's second and final sprint bonus line at 22.5km to go with a 20-second lead, but the Team Sky-led peloton neutralised their escape five kilometres later along the winding, narrow country roads as the final ascent loomed.

On the climb proper AG2R La Mondiale came to the fore at 16km to go in service of Carlos Betancur, while the peloton began to splinter in their wake.

With 15.5km remaining Betancur launched an attack, but his move went nowhere and was quickly neutralised by a fairly large chase group led by Sky's Geraint Thomas.

Garmin-Sharp's Tom Jelte Slagter countered Betancur's move just prior to the summit, and the Dutchman rode alone over the KOM with Geraint Thomas chasing alone.

Thomas bridged to Slagter on the upper slopes of the narrow, technical descent, while an elite 20-rider chase group came together in pursuit of the two leaders.

The chase group wasn't completely cohesive, however, and as the road widened and flattened out a large, second chase group containing race leader John Degenkolb was clawing its way back to the fore and trailed the two leaders by 30 seconds with six kilometres remaining.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) pushed the pace in the first chase group, but his efforts came to naught in approach to the flamme rouge. On the now wide-open terrain the first chase group had the two leaders in plain sight, while the second chase group had the first chase group in their crosshairs. The gaps continued to fall in the final kilometer, but separation ultimately remained through to the finish line with Slagter winning big in his stage race debut for Garmin-Sharp.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp5:00:09 
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:05 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
5Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
6Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
7Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
10Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
12Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
14Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
15Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale  
17Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)  
18Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
19Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
20Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
22George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
23Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
24David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
25Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
26Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
27Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
28Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
29John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
30Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:18 
31John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
32Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
33Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
34Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
35Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp  
36Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
37Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
38Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
39Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale  
40Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
41Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
42Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
43Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
44Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
45Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
46Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
47Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
48Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
49Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol  
50Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
51Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
52Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team  
53Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
56Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:00:22 
57Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:00:57 
58Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
59Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
60Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp  
61Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
62Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
63Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
64Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
65Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
66Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
67Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
68Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
69Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
70Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
71Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
72Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:02:32 
73Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:05 
74Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:43 
75Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
76Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
77Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
78Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
79Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
80Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
81Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp  
82Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
83Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale  
84Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
85Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
86Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
87Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky  
88Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
89Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
90Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:04:15 
91Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
92Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp  
93Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp  
94Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
95Anthony Geslin (Fra)  
96Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
97Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
98Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing  
99Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra)  
100Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
101Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
102Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
103Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
104Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing  
105Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
106Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
107Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
108Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
109Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
110Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
111Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
112Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
113Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
114Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
115Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
116Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:07:06 
117Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
118Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
119Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
120Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
121Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale  
122José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
123Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
124Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
125Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
126Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
127Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
128Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
129Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
130Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
131Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
132Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
133Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
134Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
135Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
136Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:13 
137Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:08:14 
138Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:55 
139Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
140Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
141Nacer Bouhanni (Fra)  
142Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
143Sébastien Chavanel (Fra)  
144Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
145Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
146Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
147Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
148Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
149Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
150Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
151Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
152Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky  
153Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
154Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
155Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
156Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
157Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
158Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
159Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
160Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo  
161Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
162Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling0:12:10 
163Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
DNFMatti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
Sprint 1 - Vitry-sur-Loire
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing3 pts
2Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
3Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Sprint 2 - Régnié-Durette
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing3 pts
2Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Sprint 3 - Finish - Belleville
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp15 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky12 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team9 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge7 
5Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6 
6Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr5 
7Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team4 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team3 
9Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar2 
10Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de la Clayette
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 pts
2Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 2 - Col du Champ Juin
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing2 
3Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 3 - Col de la Crie
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 pts
2Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
Mountain 4 - Côte du Mont Brouilly
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp7 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky5 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team3 
4Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team2 
5Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp5:00:09 
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:05 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
4Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
6Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
7Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
10Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
11John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:18 
12Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
13Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
14Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:00:57 
15Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
16Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
17Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
18Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
19Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
20Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
21Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:43 
22Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
23Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
24Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
25Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
26Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:15 
27Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
28Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
29Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:06 
30Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
31Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
32Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:13 
33Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:08:14 
34Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:55 
35Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1AG2R La Mondiale15:00:42 
2Movistar Team  
5Astana Pro Team  
6Team Katusha  
7Garmin Sharp0:00:21 
8Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:26 
9Orica GreenEdge  
10Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
11BMC Racing Team  
12Lotto Belisol  
13IAM Cycling0:00:52 
14Trek Factory Racing0:01:05 
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18 
16Team Sky0:03:33 
17Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:38 
18Team Giant-Shimano0:04:04 
20Team Europcar0:04:30 
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky18:14:25 
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:03 
3Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:00:04 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:08 
5Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:12 
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:15 
7Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:17 
8Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:19 
9Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
10Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)  
11Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
12Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
13Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
14Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
15Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
16Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
17Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale  
19Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
20Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
21Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
22Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale0:00:25 
23Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
24Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol  
25Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:28 
26Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:30 
27Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:00:32 
28Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
29Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
30Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
31Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
32Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
33Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:42 
34Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:00:43 
35Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
36Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
38Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
39Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
40Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team  
41Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
42Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:04 
43Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
44Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:01:10 
45Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:11 
46Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
47Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
48Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
49Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:28 
50Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
51George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
52John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
53Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:01:39 
54Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
55Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
56Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp0:01:41 
57Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:52 
58Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
60Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:02:11 
61Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:02:13 
62Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:02:20 
63Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:02:31 
64Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:02:46 
65Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:03:00 
66Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:20 
67Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:03:22 
68Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:03:57 
69Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
70Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
71Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:08 
72Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
73Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
74Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:04:12 
75Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:24 
76Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:25 
77Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:29 
78Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
79Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:04:34 
80Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:40 
81Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
82Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
83Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:59 
84Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp0:05:06 
85Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:05:10 
86Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:17 
87Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale  
88Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
89Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:28 
90Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp0:05:36 
91Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:38 
92Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:39 
93Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:43 
94Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:05:49 
95Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
96Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing  
97Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
98Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
99Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr0:06:07 
100Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:02 
101Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:07:06 
102Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:07:13 
103Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:07:28 
104Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:31 
105Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale  
106Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
107Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
108Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
109Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:41 
110Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:07:54 
111Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar0:08:09 
112Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:08:22 
113Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:36 
114Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:38 
115Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:08:40 
116Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:52 
117Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:54 
118Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:09:18 
119Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:09:23 
120Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:09:26 
122Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:09:27 
123Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:48 
124David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:10:01 
125Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:10:02 
126Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:10:05 
127Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo0:10:09 
128Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
129Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
130Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
131Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:14 
132Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha0:10:20 
133Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
134Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:10:36 
135Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:10:38 
136Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:11:05 
137Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:11:10 
138Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp0:11:26 
139Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:37 
140José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:43 
141Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:11:44 
142Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:11:48 
143Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:12:12 
144Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:12:14 
145Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling0:12:35 
146Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:12:54 
147Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky0:13:30 
148Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:13:39 
149Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:14:07 
150Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:14:58 
151Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:14:59 
152Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:15:49 
153Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:16:23 
154Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:16:34 
155Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:17:06 
156Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky0:17:57 
157Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:18:05 
158Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:20:12 
159Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:21:18 
160Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:25 
161Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:22:21 
162Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
163Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr0:39:25 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano39 pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr28 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team20 
4Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team16 
5Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp15 
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky13 
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha12 
8Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge12 
9Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar10 
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team9 
11Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team9 
12Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team7 
13Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge7 
14Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing6 
15Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar6 
16Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6 
17Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6 
18Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp6 
19Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement5 
20Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling5 
21Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
22Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr5 
23Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team4 
24Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
25Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement4 
26Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3 
27Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol3 
28Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing3 
29Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3 
30Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar2 
31Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge2 
32Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 
33Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
34Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale2 
35Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
36Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
37Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling1 
39Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
40Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 pts
2Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement9 
3Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp7 
4Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar6 
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky5 
6Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement4 
7Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling4 
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team3 
9Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing3 
10Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team3 
11Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team2 
12Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge2 
13Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida2 
14Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2 
15Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
16Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano18:14:28 
2Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:00:01 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:12 
4Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14 
5Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:16 
6Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
7Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:27 
8Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:29 
9Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:00:40 
10Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:01 
11Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
12Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:01:08 
13Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:25 
15Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
16George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale  
17Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:02:08 
18Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:02:10 
19Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:02:57 
20Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:03:54 
21Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
22Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:05 
23Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:04:09 
24Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:26 
25Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:56 
26Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:25 
27Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:46 
28Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:07:28 
29Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
30Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:33 
31Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:51 
32Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:45 
33Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:11:07 
34Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:14:55 
35Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:16:20 
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:20:09 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1AG2R La Mondiale54:44:03 
2Movistar Team0:00:02 
3Team Katusha0:00:08 
6Astana Pro Team  
7BMC Racing Team0:00:26 
8Garmin Sharp0:00:28 
9Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
10Lotto Belisol  
11Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:00:39 
12Orica GreenEdge0:00:50 
13IAM Cycling0:01:01 
14Trek Factory Racing0:01:23 
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:49 
16Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:47 
17Team Giant-Shimano0:04:06 
19Team Europcar0:04:59 
20Team Sky0:09:20 


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