Paris-Nice: Matthews wins stage 3

Orica-GreenEdge rider takes race lead from Kwiatkowski

Michael Matthews made the most of a perfect lead-out from his Orica-GreenEdge team to take victory on stage 3 of Paris-Nice. The Australian was delivered to the front in the final two corners and powered home to beat Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing). Matthews also moves into the race lead, just one second ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep).

Orica-GreenEdge drove the peloton under the flamme rouge, flanked by Lampre-Merida, stringing out the peloton through the twisting finish in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule. They had taken up the push in the final five kilometres as they brought back a late attack but still had the numerical advantage in the last 500 metres with four riders sitting on the front.

Matthews began his sprint as the peloton rounded the final corner, putting in an extra kick in the exit of the turn to dispatch of the chasing Cimolai and Nizzoli and take his first victory of the year. Alexander Kristoff had to go the long way around in the final corner and could only manage fourth, while the previous day’s winner, André Greipel, was nowhere to be seen, finishing well down in the bunch.

The bonus seconds earned put Matthews at the top of the general classification with Kwiatkowski and Dennis just a second behind him. Matthews credited his team with the win and race lead.

"I wasn't sure what to expect before this Paris-Nice but we had really good training with the team in South Africa and we brought very strong guys to help me here. They did the hard work, mine was the easy part," Matthews said.

"To hold the yellow jersey is incredible. Before I left, my girlfriend asked me to bring back a yellow lion but a yellow jersey will top it. It's also a great reward for the team after the amazing job they did. I don't know about my form. I might have ups and downs. Tomorrow is a hard stage and I don't know the final climb. But I will hold on to this jersey for as long as I can."

How it happened

The third stage of Paris-Nice brought the riders 179 kilometres south from Saint-Amand-Montrond to Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule. After winning the opening stage Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) still held a slender lead in the overall competition ahead of BMC’s Dennis. There was a slight cloud over proceedings as the AG2R-La Mondiale team reacted to the EPO positive of teammate Lloyd Mondory.

That was soon forgotten when the flag was dropped and racing began. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Florian Vachon (Bretagne Seche-Environment) formed the first attack of the day after nine kilometres of racing. At third in the mountains classification Gilbert was in with a chance of taking the polka-dot jersey.

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) and Antoine Duchesne (Europcar) set off in chase of the leading pair. Wiggins dropped back to the peloton not long after, leaving Duchesne alone in his pursuit. The Europcar rider never got closer than two minutes and the pack pulled him back. There was more to come from the bunch with Trek Factory Racing pairing Bob Jungles and Gert Steegmans jumping off the front at the sprint, earning Jungles a potentially important bonus second.

After the first KOM, the two escapees led the bunch by more than four minutes with Gilbert taking the maximum points to put himself ahead of jersey wearer Jonathan Hivert (Bretagne Seche-Environment). Behind the leading duo, riders continued to try and bridge over and it was Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) who finally made the junction at kilometre 74.

On the Col dela Bosse, just passed the halfway mark, Gilbert added another four points to his mountains tally, securing himself the polka-dot jersey for at least a day. With the help of Voeckler the advantage of the leaders grew once again and breaching the five-minute mark with just over 50 kilometres to go.

With all of the day’s three climbs done and dusted Katusha put men on the front to assist the other sprinters’ teams and began to make some headway in the chase. The leading trio found their gap cut down by a minute in the subsequent 10 kilometres. As the peloton passed the line for the first time with 20 kilometres to go, the gap had been brought down to just 43 seconds. Knowing that he was guaranteed the mountain’s jersey and not willing to waste any more energy than necessary, Gilbert sat up and waited for the peloton leaving Voeckler and Vachon to forge on.

Vachon was the next to fall back into the clutches of the peloton 10 kilometres later, with Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) joining forces with Voeckler almost simultaneously. Perhaps trying to distract from the negative media attention around the team, AG2R-La Mondiale’s Jan Bakelants and Romain Bardet also struck out. They made contact with the two out front just as Voeckler gave up the attack.

A furious chase from the sprinters’ team ensued and the gap never grew too far. They were barely allowed 16 seconds before they were finally caught with two kilometres to go. Trek Factory Racing, Orica-GreenEdge and Giant-Alpecin all had representatives on the front as the break was brought back in but it was between Orica and Lampre-Merida going into the final kilometre.

After two top-ten finishes in the previous two stages, Matthews was able to convert the fantastic efforts of his team into a stage win and a yellow jersey.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge4:32:12 
2Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
3Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
5Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
6Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
7Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
9Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
10Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr  
11John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
12Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
13Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
14Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
15Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
16Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
17Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
18Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
20Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
21Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
22Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
23Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
24Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
25Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
26Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
27Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
28Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
29Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-Saxo  
30Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
31Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
32Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
33Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
34Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
36Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
37Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
38Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
39Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
40Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
41Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
42Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
43Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
44Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
45Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team  
46Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
47Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
48Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
49Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
50Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
52Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
53Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
54Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
55George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
56Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
57Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
58Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
59Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
60Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
61Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
62Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
63Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
64Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
65Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
66Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
68Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
69Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
70Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
71Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
72Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
73Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
74Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
75Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
76Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha  
77Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
78Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
79Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
80Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
81Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
83Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
84Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
85Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
86Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
87Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
88Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
89Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
90Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
92Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing  
93Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky  
94André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
95Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal  
96Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
98Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
99Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
100Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
101Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr  
102Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
103Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
104Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
105Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
106Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
107Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
108Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
109Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
110Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
111David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:20 
112Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:21 
113Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
114Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
115Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:25 
116Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:26 
117Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
118Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:00:28 
119Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
120Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
121Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:30 
122Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:34 
123Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:37 
124Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
125Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:39 
126Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
127Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
128Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:42 
129Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
130Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
131Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
132Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:00:45 
133Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
134Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
135Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:00:48 
136Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
137Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky  
138Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
139Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:00:52 
140Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
141Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:54 
142Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:57 
143William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:58 
144Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
145Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
146Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:03 
147Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
148Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:08 
149Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:01:43 
150Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:03:10 
151Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:03:15 
152Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:04:03 
153Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
154Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:18 
155Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:46 
156Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:30 
157Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNFSébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
Sprint 1 - Cérilly
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 
3Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
Sprint 2 - Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge15 pts
2Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida12 
3Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing9 
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha7 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team6 
6Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo5 
7Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo4 
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
9Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar2 
10Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Côte de la Croix du chêne, km. 53.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 pts
2Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement2 
3Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 3) Col de la Bosse, km. 97.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 pts
2Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement2 
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 3 (Cat. 3) Côte de Vicq, km. 117.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 pts
2Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement2 
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge4:32:12 
2Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr  
6Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
7Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
8Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
9Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
10Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
11Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
13Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
15Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
16Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
17Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
18George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
19Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
20Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
21Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
22Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
24Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
25Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
26Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
27Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
28Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
29Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:26 
30Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:00:28 
31Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:00:48 
32Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:00:52 
33Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:57 
34Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:03 
35Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:46 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team13:36:36 
2Orica GreenEdge  
3Tinkoff-Saxo  
4Etixx - Quick-Step  
5Team Katusha  
6Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
7Lampre-Merida  
8Team Giant-Alpecin  
9BMC Racing Team  
10Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
11IAM Cycling  
12Team Sky  
13Astana Pro Team  
14FDJ.fr  
15Trek Factory Racing  
16AG2R La Mondiale  
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
18Team Europcar  
19Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
20Lotto Soudal  
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge14:25:27 
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:01 
3Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:03 
5Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:08 
6Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:11 
7Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
8Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:14 
9Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
10Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
11Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:15 
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:00:16 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:17 
15Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
16Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:19 
17Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
18Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
19Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
20Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
21Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:21 
22Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha  
23Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team  
24Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:22 
25Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal  
26Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
27Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
28Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr  
29Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing0:00:23 
30Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
31Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
32Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:24 
33Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:25 
34Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
35Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:26 
36Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
37Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
38Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:27 
39Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
40Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:29 
41Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
42Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
43Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
44Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
45Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:00:30 
46Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
47Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
48Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
49Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
50Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
51Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar  
52Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:31 
53Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:32 
54Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
55Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
56Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
57Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
58Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
59Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:00:33 
60Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:34 
61Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
62Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
63Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:35 
64André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
65Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-Saxo  
66Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:36 
67Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
68Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
69Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:37 
70Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
71Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
72Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:00:38 
73Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
74Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
75Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
76Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:39 
77Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
78Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:41 
79Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
80Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
81Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
82Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:42 
83Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
84Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:44 
85Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
86Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:46 
87Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
88Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:47 
89Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
90Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
91Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:48 
92Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
93Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
94George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:49 
95Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:50 
96Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
97Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:51 
98Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:56 
99Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
100Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
101Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
102Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:00 
103Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:01 
105Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
106Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:04 
107Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:07 
108Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
109Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:09 
110Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:11 
111Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:14 
112Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:01:16 
113Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
114Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:21 
115Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:23 
116Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:29 
117Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:30 
118Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky0:01:31 
119Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:33 
120Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:01:35 
121Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:01:36 
122Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:40 
123Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:01:41 
124Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:43 
125Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
126Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:46 
127Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:52 
128Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
129Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:53 
130Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:54 
131Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:56 
132Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:02:03 
133Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
134Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
135Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:05 
136Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:02:14 
137David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling0:02:21 
138Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:02:23 
139Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge0:02:44 
140Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:02:48 
141Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:56 
142Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:02:58 
143Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
144William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:06 
145Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:03:33 
146Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:03:36 
147Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:04:20 
148Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:04:28 
149Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:39 
150Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:05:00 
151Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:34 
152Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:06:05 
153Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:32 
154Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:43 
155Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:07:34 
156Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:10:03 
157Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:10:15 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge29 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha27 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits20 
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin18 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team17 
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step15 
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal15 
8Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing15 
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr13 
10Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team12 
11Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo12 
12Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida12 
13Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar11 
14Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step9 
15Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team7 
16Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling7 
17Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
18Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
19Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team6 
20Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo5 
21Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
23Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
24Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3 
25Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3 
26Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3 
27Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
28Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2 
29Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky2 
30Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling2 
31Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team15 pts
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
3Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
4Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement4 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
6Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge14:25:27 
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:01 
3Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:14 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:17 
6Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:19 
7Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:21 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:22 
9Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:25 
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:26 
11Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
12Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:29 
13Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:30 
15Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:32 
16Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:34 
17Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
18Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:36 
19Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:38 
20Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:39 
21Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:00:42 
22Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:46 
23George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:49 
24Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:51 
25Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:56 
26Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
27Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
28Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:01 
29Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:01:35 
30Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:40 
31Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:53 
32Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:02:58 
33Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:03:33 
34Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:34 
35Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:43 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team43:16:55 
2Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:02 
3Astana Pro Team0:00:09 
4Team Sky0:00:13 
5Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:00:20 
6Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:23 
7IAM Cycling0:00:29 
8Movistar Team0:00:31 
9Trek Factory Racing  
10Lotto Soudal0:00:33 
11Lampre-Merida0:00:34 
12Team Katusha0:00:43 
13Orica GreenEdge0:00:49 
14Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
15Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:54 
16FDJ.fr0:00:56 
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
18AG2R La Mondiale0:00:59 
19Team Europcar0:01:00 
20Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:04 

 

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