Betancur wins second straight stage at Paris-Nice

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 ( 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
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale5:12:11 
2Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
3Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:03 
4Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
5Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
6Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:07 
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol  
9Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
10Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:11 
11Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
13John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
15Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
16Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
18Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
19Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
20Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:00:17 
21Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
22Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:21 
23Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
24Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)  
25Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:25 
26Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp  
27Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
29Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:00:28 
30Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:32 
31George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:00:34 
32Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:35 
33Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:40 
34Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:41 
35Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
36Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:45 
37Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15 
38Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:01:34 
40Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:38 
41Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:51 
42Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:02:11 
43Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:02:34 
44Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:55 
45Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:03:16 
46Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing0:03:20 
47David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:03:24 
48Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:04:43 
49Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
50Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
51Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
52Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
53Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
54Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp  
55Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team  
56Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
57Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:05:12 
58Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:05:15 
59Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:05:46 
60Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:06:00 
61Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:06:08 
62Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:06:16 
63Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
64Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale  
65Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
66Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp  
67Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:32 
68Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:34 
69Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:06:49 
70Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:06:52 
71Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:12:22 
72Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
73Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
74Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
75Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:12:37 
76Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:14:05 
77Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:14:34 
78Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
79Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
80Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
81Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
82Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
83Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
84Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
85Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale  
86Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
87Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
88Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
89Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
90Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp  
91Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
92Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
93Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:15:16 
94Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:16:58 
95Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
96Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
97Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
98Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale  
99Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
100Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
101Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
102Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
103Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing  
104Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
105Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
106Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
107Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
108Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
109Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
110Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
111José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
112Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
113Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
114Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
115Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
116Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
117Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
118Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
119Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
120Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp  
121Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
122Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
123Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
124Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
125Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra)  
126Sébastien Chavanel (Fra)  
127Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
128Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
129Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
130Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
131Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
132Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
133Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
134Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky  
135Anthony Geslin (Fra)  
136Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
137Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
138Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
139Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
140Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
141Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
142Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
143Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
145Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
146Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
147Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
148Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
149Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
150Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
151Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
152Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
153Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky  
154Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
155John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
156Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:17:18 
157Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
DNFMarko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo  
DNFVladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNSSimon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
Sprint 1 - Lourmarin, 45.5km
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling3pts
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2 
3Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Fayence, 193km
1Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale3pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol1 
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale15pts
2Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida12 
3Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team9 
4Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky7 
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr6 
6Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar5 
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team4 
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol3 
9Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling2 
10Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Bonnieux (Cat. 3) 36.5km
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling4pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale1 
Mountain 2 - Côte des Tuillières (Cat. 2) 164.5km
1Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol7pts
2Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge5 
3Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar3 
4Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team2 
5Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 3 - Côte du Mont Meaulx (Cat. 3) 180km
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling4pts
2Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol2 
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 4 - Col de Bourigaille (Cat. 1) 202.5km
1Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling10pts
2Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
3Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing6 
4Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida4 
5Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
6Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2 
7David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky1 
Mountain 5 - Fayence (Cat. 2) 221.5km
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale7pts
2Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida5 
3Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
4Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2 
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
Young riders
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale5:12:11 
2Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:11 
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
4Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:17 
5Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:00:25 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:32 
7George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:00:34 
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:41 
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15 
10Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:01:34 
11Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:38 
12Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:55 
13Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:04:43 
14Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
15Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha  
16Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:06:16 
17Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:06:49 
18Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano0:12:22 
19Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:14:34 
20Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
21Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
22Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
23Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:16:58 
24Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
25Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
26Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
28Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
29Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
30Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
31Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
32Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
33Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
34Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
35John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
1Movistar Team15:37:06 
2Lotto Belisol0:00:06 
4AG2R La Mondiale0:01:07 
5IAM Cycling0:01:36 
6Trek Factory Racing0:03:15 
7Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:04:56 
8Team Katusha0:05:06 
10Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:05:58 
11Garmin Sharp0:06:09 
12Astana Pro Team0:06:23 
13BMC Racing Team0:06:32 
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:01 
16Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:14:15 
17Team Sky0:15:31 
18Orica GreenEdge0:19:16 
19Team Europcar0:20:40 
21Team Giant-Shimano0:29:27 
General classification after stage 6
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale27:04:48 
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:08 
3Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:00:18 
4Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:22 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:24 
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:25 
7Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:27 
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:29 
9Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:31 
10Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
11Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:00:35 
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
13Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol0:00:37 
15Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:45 
16Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:46 
17Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:49 
19Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:00:54 
20Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:58 
21Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:01 
22Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp0:01:02 
23Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:05 
24Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:01:06 
25Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:28 
26Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:01:43 
27John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team0:01:44 
28Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:01:55 
29Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:01:58 
30Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:02 
31George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:02:07 
32Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:02:12 
33Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:22 
34Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:30 
35Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:38 
36Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:45 
37Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:31 
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:05:54 
39Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:59 
40Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:06:40 
41Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale0:06:46 
42Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:58 
43Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:07:19 
44Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:22 
45Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:07:25 
46Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp0:08:02 
47Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:09:22 
48Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:09:48 
49Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:57 
50Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:16 
51Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:11:47 
52Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:11:55 
53Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:12:00 
54Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp0:12:21 
55Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:27 
56Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:32 
57Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:14:29 
58Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:14:59 
59Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing0:15:00 
60Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:15:16 
61Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:15:43 
62Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano0:16:24 
63John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:17:04 
64Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:17:09 
65Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:17:12 
66Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:17:28 
67David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
68Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:17:29 
69Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:17:46 
70Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:18:26 
71Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:18:46 
72Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:19:14 
73Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:19:16 
74Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:19:24 
75Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:21:04 
76Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:21:15 
77Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:21:32 
78Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha0:21:33 
79Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:02 
80Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:23:17 
81Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:23:47 
82Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:14 
83Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:24:16 
84Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:17 
85Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:32 
86Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:24:47 
87Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:24:51 
88Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:24:59 
89Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:25:06 
90Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:25:07 
91Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:09 
92Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:26:21 
93Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:26:23 
94Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:26:47 
95Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
96Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale0:27:24 
97Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
98Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp0:27:43 
99Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:28:08 
100Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:28:13 
101Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:28:34 
102Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:28:55 
103Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:29:19 
104Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar0:30:10 
105Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:30:14 
106Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:24 
107Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:30:28 
108Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr0:30:38 
109Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky0:31:41 
110Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:48 
111Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp0:31:54 
112Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:31:59 
113Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale0:32:02 
114Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
115Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
116Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:32:18 
117Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:32:25 
118Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:32:40 
119Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:32:43 
120Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:32:53 
121Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:33:22 
122Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:33:54 
123Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:34:40 
124Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:34:58 
125Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:36:50 
126Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:25 
127Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:37:48 
128Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:38:38 
129Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:38:51 
130Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:39:07 
131Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar0:39:45 
132Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:39:58 
133Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:40:30 
134Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:41:02 
135Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:41:38 
136Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol0:41:45 
137Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
138Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:41:56 
139Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:42:34 
140Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:42:59 
141Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:43:13 
142José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:43:19 
143Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:43:20 
144Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:43:48 
145Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling0:44:11 
146Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:46:34 
147Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:46:35 
148Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:46:52 
149Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:47:59 
150Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:48:30 
151Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky0:49:33 
152Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:49:41 
153Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:50:19 
154Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:51:48 
155Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:53:01 
156Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:53:57 
157Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr1:11:01 
Points classification
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano41pts
2Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale30 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky20 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team20 
5Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar17 
6Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team16 
7Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team16 
8Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp15 
9Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team13 
10Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida12 
11Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing12 
12Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team12 
13Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha12 
14Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge12 
15Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr11 
16Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol10 
17Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team9 
18Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team9 
19Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team9 
20Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar7 
21Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge7 
22Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6 
23Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing6 
24Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar6 
25Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling5 
26Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement5 
27Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling5 
28Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
30Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano5 
31Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team4 
32Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement4 
33Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
34Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale3 
35Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3 
36Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team3 
37Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3 
38Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing3 
39Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3 
40Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling2 
41Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge2 
42Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
43Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
44Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale2 
45Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
46Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
47Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale1 
48Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
49Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol1 
50Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
51Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp1 
52Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team-5 
Mountains classification
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling20pts
2Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale13 
3Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
4Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling10 
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky10 
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp9 
7Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol9 
8Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement9 
9Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
11Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement6 
12Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing6 
13Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida6 
14Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar6 
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida5 
16Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge5 
17Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement4 
18Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling4 
19Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
20Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team3 
21Iurii Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
22Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3 
23Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing3 
24Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar3 
25Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team3 
26Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2 
27Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team2 
28Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing2 
29Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2 
30Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge2 
31Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team2 
32Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
33Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1 
34Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
35Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1 
36Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale1 
37David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky1 
38Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha1 
Young riders classification
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale27:04:48 
2Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:35 
3Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:46 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:01 
5Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:01:43 
6Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:01:58 
7Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:02 
8George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:02:07 
9Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:30 
10Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:45 
11Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:16 
12Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:11:47 
13Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:27 
14Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:15:16 
15Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:15:43 
16Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano0:16:24 
17John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:17:04 
18Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:17:09 
19Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:17:29 
20Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:19:14 
21Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:19:16 
22Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:21:15 
23Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:02 
24Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:32 
25Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:24:51 
26Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:09 
27Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:26:23 
28Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:32:40 
29Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:32:53 
30Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:37:48 
31Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:39:07 
32Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:40:30 
33Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:46:34 
34Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:47:59 
35Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:51:48 
Teams classification
1Movistar Team81:16:02 
3Lotto Belisol0:00:32 
4AG2R La Mondiale0:01:03 
5IAM Cycling0:02:35 
6Trek Factory Racing0:04:34 
7Team Katusha0:05:12 
8Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:05:33 
9Astana Pro Team0:06:34 
10Garmin Sharp0:06:35 
12BMC Racing Team0:06:56 
13Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:08:39 
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:03 
16Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:18:00 
17Orica GreenEdge0:20:04 
18Team Sky0:29:55 
19Team Europcar0:30:02 
20Team Giant-Shimano0:33:31 


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