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March 9-16

March 14, Stage 6: Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon - Fayence 221.5km

Betancur wins second straight stage at Paris-Nice

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
March 14, 2014, 14:47 GMT,
Updated:
March 14, 2014, 19:06 GMT

Colombian takes over leader's jersey from Thomas

He may be, by his own admission, still a couple of kilograms over his ideal racing weight, but Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale) made light of the short, sharp climb to the line at Fayence to claim stage victory and the overall lead at Paris-Nice.

On a finale that brought to mind the Mur de Huy – in length if not quite in difficulty – Betancur showed that he had digested the lessons of his third place finish at Flèche Wallonne last April, when he had bounded clear of the leading group on the lower slopes only for his charge to fizzle out in the final 300 metres.

This time around, the Colombian gauged his effort more cautiously, following the wheels on the steeper gradients and then overhauling world champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) as the road flattened out to take the stage win and divest Geraint Thomas (Sky) – who crossed the line three seconds down in 4th – of the yellow jersey in the process.

“It was a very hard stage with a lot of kilometres, but the team rode very well and did great work for me,” Betancur said as he waited to mount the podium, mindful that his chance of overall success had almost slipped away on the approach to the base of the final climb.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) launched two separate attacks on the descent of the Col de Bourigaille, the second of which threatened to take a ten-man move clear and leave Betancur stranded in the third group with five kilometres remaining. Ag2r rider Mickaël Chérel’s stalling tactics up ahead, however, allied to a concerted chase from Betancur’s remaining teammates, helped to seal up the gaps just as the final haul to the line began.

Once on the 1.5 kilometre climb – which the peloton had already tackled at the foot of the Bourigaille – Ag2r’s Alexis Vuillermoz went on the offensive, stretching out the leading group with an effort that distanced a number of riders, including Nibali, as the gradient began to bite. After Simon Spilak (Katusha) and Arthur Vichot (FDJ.fr) tried to get away on the steepest section, the impressive Tom Jelte Slagter (Garmin-Sharp) then joined Vuillermoz at the front of the shrinking leading group.

The pair led determinedly through the twin set of hairpin bends that preceded the finish, only for ill fortune to thwart both of their challenges almost simultaneously – Vuillermoz crashed as he zipped out of the second bend, while seconds later Slagter pulled over with a mechanical problem.

In the confusion, Rui Costa, who had appeared comfortable on the climb, appeared set to capitalise, jumping clear with considerable force, but Betancur summoned up the strength to make it across to the world champion, and then came around him in the final 100 metres to claim victory.

Just behind, Thomas was scrambling gamely to get back on terms, but he was unable to close the gap to the two leaders, and he ultimately had to settle for fourth on the stage as Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) – a rider pedalling with real facility ahead of the spring classics – nipped around him to lead the chasers home at three seconds.

Thanks to the time bonus he picked up at the finish, Betancur now holds a lead of eight seconds over Rui Costa in the overall standings, while Thomas slips to third, a further ten seconds back.

Betancur’s Paris-Nice stage wins are the third and fourth victories of his season after he landed a stage and the overall at the Tour du Haut-Var last month. The Colombian struggled in his first race of the campaign at the Tour de San Luis in January, but he has found form quickly since arriving at his European base in Tuscany, where he is coached by Michele Bartoli.

“I’m in good condition and you have to seize the moment,” Betancur said. “The plan now is to hold the overall lead and celebrate victory in the end.”

Fireworks on the Bourigaille

Paris-Nice’s longest day was played out in pleasant spring sunshine in the Vaucluse and Var départements, and the early exchanges were animated by a ten-man breakaway that included Steve Cummings (BMC), Jens Keukeleire (Orica-GreenEdge), Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Belisol) and Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale).

Keukeleire began the day just 25 seconds down on Thomas’ yellow jersey, and as a consequence, the break was never allowed that much freedom, with their maximum advantage a very manageable three minutes. As Sky began to close the gap in the final 60 kilometres, the French pair of Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) sensed their chance, punching clear on Côte des Tuilières and joining the leaders on the descent.

After the following Côte de Mont Meaulx, with 40 kilometres remaining, only four riders remained in front – Chavanel, Voeckler, De Marchi and Ligthart – while the Sky-led peloton whittled away at the leaders’ advantage. By the time Chavanel et al reached the finish line at Fayence for the first time at the foot of the Col de Bourigaille, their margin was down to just 25 seconds, and it continued to shrink as the gradient stiffened.

As Voeckler struggled, the king of the mountains Chavanel forced his way clear, but he was picked off shortly afterwards when Astana’s Lieuwe Westra wound up the pace in support of Nibali and Jakob Fulgang.

Closer to the summit, Fränk Schleck (Trek) launched himself off the front, and though short of the vim of old, it was enough to bring Stefan Denifl (IAM Cycling) and Vuillermoz clear with him. As they crested the summit, they were joined by Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida), Eduardo Sepulveda (Bretagne-Séché) and Yury Trofimov (Katusha), while behind, the yellow jersey group had been reduced to just 35 riders.

Once over the top, Nibali launched his first attack, which was enough to peg back the leaders, and presaged an intense assault on Thomas’ slender overall lead. Nibali, however, would not be the man to dislodge the Welshman, who covered the moves as best he could all the way to the finish, but ultimately had to give best to Betancur on the final kick to the line.

 

Full Results
1 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 5:12:11  
2 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida    
3 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:03  
4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky    
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr    
6 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:07  
7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
8 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol    
9 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling    
10 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:11  
11 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
12 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo    
13 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team    
14 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
15 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
16 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team    
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha    
18 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
19 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
20 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:00:17  
21 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
22 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:21  
23 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
24 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr    
25 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 0:00:25  
26 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp    
27 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
29 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:00:28  
30 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:32  
31 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:00:34  
32 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:35  
33 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:40  
34 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
35 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
36 Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:45  
37 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:15  
38 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
39 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:01:34  
40 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:38  
41 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:51  
42 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:02:11  
43 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:02:34  
44 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:55  
45 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:03:16  
46 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:03:20  
47 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 0:03:24  
48 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:04:43  
49 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
50 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge    
51 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
52 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
53 Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha    
54 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp    
55 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team    
56 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling    
57 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:05:12  
58 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:05:15  
59 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:05:46  
60 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:06:00  
61 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 0:06:08  
62 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:06:16  
63 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale    
64 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale    
65 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
66 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp    
67 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:32  
68 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:06:34  
69 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:06:49  
70 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:06:52  
71 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:12:22  
72 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
73 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
74 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano    
75 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:12:37  
76 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:14:05  
77 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:14:34  
78 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
79 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha    
80 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team    
81 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
82 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale    
83 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
84 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
85 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale    
86 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
87 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar    
88 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
89 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
90 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp    
91 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
92 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
93 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 0:15:16  
94 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:16:58  
95 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
96 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
97 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
98 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale    
99 Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
100 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
101 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
102 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo    
103 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing    
104 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
105 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
106 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
107 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
108 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
109 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha    
110 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
111 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
112 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
113 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
114 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
115 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
116 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar    
117 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
118 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
119 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano    
120 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp    
121 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
122 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
123 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
124 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
125 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr    
126 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr    
127 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
128 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
129 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
130 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge    
131 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha    
132 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
133 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
134 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky    
135 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr    
136 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky    
137 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr    
138 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
139 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
140 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
141 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
142 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge    
143 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
144 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
145 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling    
146 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar    
147 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
148 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
149 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol    
150 Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling    
151 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
152 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
153 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky    
154 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
155 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
156 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky 0:17:18  
157 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky    
DNF Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo    
DNF Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha    
DNS Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
Sprint 1 - Lourmarin, 45.5km
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 3 pts
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 2  
3 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Fayence, 193km
1 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 3 pts
2 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
3 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 1  
Points
1 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 15 pts
2 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 12  
3 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 9  
4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 7  
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 6  
6 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 5  
7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 4  
8 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol 3  
9 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 2  
10 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Bonnieux (Cat. 3) 36.5km
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 4 pts
2 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
3 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 1  
Mountain 2 - Côte des Tuillières (Cat. 2) 164.5km
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 7 pts
2 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 5  
3 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
4 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 2  
5 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha 1  
Mountain 3 - Côte du Mont Meaulx (Cat. 3) 180km
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 4 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 2  
3 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Mountain 4 - Col de Bourigaille (Cat. 1) 202.5km
1 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 10 pts
2 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
3 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 6  
4 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 4  
5 Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
6 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 2  
7 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 1  
Mountain 5 - Fayence (Cat. 2) 221.5km
1 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 7 pts
2 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 5  
3 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 2  
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 1  
Young riders
1 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 5:12:11  
2 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:11  
3 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo    
4 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:17  
5 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:00:25  
6 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:32  
7 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:00:34  
8 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
9 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:15  
10 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:01:34  
11 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:38  
12 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:55  
13 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:04:43  
14 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
15 Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha    
16 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale 0:06:16  
17 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:06:49  
18 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:12:22  
19 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 0:14:34  
20 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar    
21 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
22 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
23 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:16:58  
24 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
25 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
26 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha    
27 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
28 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
29 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
30 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
31 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
32 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky    
33 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
34 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
35 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
Teams
1 Movistar Team 15:37:06  
2 Lotto Belisol 0:00:06  
3 Lampre-Merida 0:00:12  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:07  
5 IAM Cycling 0:01:36  
6 Trek Factory Racing 0:03:15  
7 Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:04:56  
8 Team Katusha 0:05:06  
9 FDJ.fr 0:05:51  
10 Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:05:58  
11 Garmin Sharp 0:06:09  
12 Astana Pro Team 0:06:23  
13 BMC Racing Team 0:06:32  
14 Cannondale 0:06:42  
15 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:11:01  
16 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:14:15  
17 Team Sky 0:15:31  
18 Orica GreenEdge 0:19:16  
19 Team Europcar 0:20:40  
20 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:21:19  
21 Team Giant-Shimano 0:29:27  
General classification after stage 6
1 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 27:04:48  
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:08  
3 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:00:18  
4 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:22  
5 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:24  
6 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:00:25  
7 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:27  
8 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:29  
9 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:31  
10 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling    
11 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 0:00:35  
12 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha    
13 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
14 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol 0:00:37  
15 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:45  
16 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:46  
17 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team    
18 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 0:00:49  
19 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:00:54  
20 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:58  
21 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01  
22 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp 0:01:02  
23 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:05  
24 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:01:06  
25 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:28  
26 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:01:43  
27 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team 0:01:44  
28 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:55  
29 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:01:58  
30 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:02  
31 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:02:07  
32 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:02:12  
33 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:22  
34 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:30  
35 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:38  
36 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:45  
37 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:05:31  
38 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:05:54  
39 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:05:59  
40 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:06:40  
41 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 0:06:46  
42 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:58  
43 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:07:19  
44 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:07:22  
45 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:07:25  
46 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:08:02  
47 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:09:22  
48 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:09:48  
49 Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:09:57  
50 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:16  
51 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:11:47  
52 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:11:55  
53 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:12:00  
54 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp 0:12:21  
55 Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha 0:13:27  
56 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:13:32  
57 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 0:14:29  
58 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:14:59  
59 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:15:00  
60 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:15:16  
61 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:15:43  
62 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:16:24  
63 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:17:04  
64 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 0:17:09  
65 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:17:12  
66 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 0:17:28  
67 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky    
68 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:17:29  
69 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:17:46  
70 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:18:26  
71 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:18:46  
72 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:19:14  
73 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:19:16  
74 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:19:24  
75 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:21:04  
76 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:21:15  
77 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:21:32  
78 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha 0:21:33  
79 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha 0:22:02  
80 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:23:17  
81 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:23:47  
82 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:24:14  
83 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 0:24:16  
84 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:24:17  
85 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:24:32  
86 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:24:47  
87 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale 0:24:51  
88 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:24:59  
89 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 0:25:06  
90 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:25:07  
91 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:25:09  
92 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:26:21  
93 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:26:23  
94 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:26:47  
95 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
96 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale 0:27:24  
97 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team    
98 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp 0:27:43  
99 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:28:08  
100 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:28:13  
101 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:28:34  
102 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:28:55  
103 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:29:19  
104 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:30:10  
105 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:30:14  
106 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:30:24  
107 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:30:28  
108 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:30:38  
109 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky 0:31:41  
110 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:31:48  
111 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:31:54  
112 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:31:59  
113 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale 0:32:02  
114 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
115 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
116 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:32:18  
117 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 0:32:25  
118 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:32:40  
119 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:32:43  
120 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:32:53  
121 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:33:22  
122 Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:33:54  
123 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:34:40  
124 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:34:58  
125 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:36:50  
126 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:37:25  
127 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:37:48  
128 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:38:38  
129 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:38:51  
130 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:39:07  
131 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar 0:39:45  
132 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:39:58  
133 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:40:30  
134 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:41:02  
135 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:41:38  
136 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 0:41:45  
137 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo    
138 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:41:56  
139 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky 0:42:34  
140 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:42:59  
141 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 0:43:13  
142 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:43:19  
143 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:43:20  
144 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 0:43:48  
145 Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:44:11  
146 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:46:34  
147 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 0:46:35  
148 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:46:52  
149 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:47:59  
150 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 0:48:30  
151 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky 0:49:33  
152 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:49:41  
153 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:50:19  
154 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 0:51:48  
155 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:53:01  
156 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge 0:53:57  
157 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:11:01  
Points classification
1 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 41 pts
2 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 30  
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 20  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 20  
5 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 17  
6 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 16  
7 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 16  
8 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 15  
9 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 13  
10 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 12  
11 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 12  
12 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 12  
13 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 12  
14 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 12  
15 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 11  
16 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol 10  
17 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 9  
18 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 9  
19 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 9  
20 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 7  
21 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 7  
22 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 6  
23 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 6  
24 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 6  
25 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 5  
26 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 5  
27 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 5  
28 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 5  
29 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 5  
30 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 5  
31 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 4  
32 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 4  
33 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 4  
34 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 3  
35 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 3  
36 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
37 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 3  
38 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 3  
39 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 3  
40 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 2  
41 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 2  
42 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
43 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
44 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale 2  
45 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
46 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
47 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 1  
48 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
49 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 1  
50 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
51 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp 1  
52 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team -5  
Mountains classification
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 20 pts
2 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
3 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 12  
4 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 10  
5 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 10  
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 9  
7 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol 9  
8 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 9  
9 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
10 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 7  
11 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 6  
12 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 6  
13 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 6  
14 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 6  
15 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 5  
16 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 5  
17 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 4  
18 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 4  
19 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
20 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 3  
21 Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
22 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
23 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 3  
24 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
25 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
26 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 2  
27 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
28 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 2  
29 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 2  
30 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 2  
31 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 2  
32 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2  
33 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 1  
34 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 1  
35 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1  
36 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 1  
37 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 1  
38 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha 1  
Young riders classification
1 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 27:04:48  
2 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:35  
3 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:46  
4 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01  
5 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:01:43  
6 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:01:58  
7 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:02  
8 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:02:07  
9 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:30  
10 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:45  
11 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:16  
12 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:11:47  
13 Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha 0:13:27  
14 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:15:16  
15 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:15:43  
16 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:16:24  
17 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:17:04  
18 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 0:17:09  
19 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:17:29  
20 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:19:14  
21 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:19:16  
22 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:21:15  
23 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha 0:22:02  
24 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:24:32  
25 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale 0:24:51  
26 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:25:09  
27 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:26:23  
28 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:32:40  
29 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:32:53  
30 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:37:48  
31 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:39:07  
32 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:40:30  
33 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:46:34  
34 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:47:59  
35 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 0:51:48  
Teams classification
1 Movistar Team 81:16:02  
2 Lampre-Merida 0:00:25  
3 Lotto Belisol 0:00:32  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:03  
5 IAM Cycling 0:02:35  
6 Trek Factory Racing 0:04:34  
7 Team Katusha 0:05:12  
8 Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:05:33  
9 Astana Pro Team 0:06:34  
10 Garmin Sharp 0:06:35  
11 Cannondale 0:06:55  
12 BMC Racing Team 0:06:56  
13 Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:08:39  
14 FDJ.fr 0:12:16  
15 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:16:03  
16 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:18:00  
17 Orica GreenEdge 0:20:04  
18 Team Sky 0:29:55  
19 Team Europcar 0:30:02  
20 Team Giant-Shimano 0:33:31  
21 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:43:00