Paris-Nice: Porte wins atop Croix de Chaubouret

Sky one-two's first mountain stage, Kwiatkowski takes race lead

Richie Porte led home a Team Sky one-two on stage 4 of Paris-Nice from Varennes-sur-Allier to the summit of Croix de Chaubouret, with Geraint Thomas second Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) in third.

The Sky duo jumped clear of a select group of race favourites inside the final two kilometres of the climb with Porte leading the pair home. Kwiatkowski delivered a determined solo chase to finish eight second in arrears – an effort that saw him reclaim the race lead with Porte now just one second back, and Thomas in third at three seconds.

“It is a fantastic day for the team," Porte said. "We took it on from the bottom and it wasn’t an easy climb but to finish first and second like that is fantastic.

“Two years ago I took the jersey on the mountain stage, so I know that it’s not easy with two hard days coming up and then the Col d’Eze. I love the Col d’Eze, and I would love to have a good time trial there if I can. I have a great team here and now with Geraint and I up there on the general classification, it’s good to have two cards to play.”

Overnight leader Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge) was an early casualty on the final climb after Team Sky took charge on the 10-kilometre ascent with a textbook display of control and prowess.

After Lars Petter Nordhaug positioned his teammates at the head of affairs the Norwegian set a steady tempo for four kilometres. It was not enough to split the biggest race favourites but it softened many of them up and isolated riders like Andrew Talansky (Cannondale Garmin) and Kwiatkowski.

And when the Norwegian finally pulled off, his legs almost coming to a complete standstill in the process, the team's other new signing Nicolas Roche took over. The former Irish road champion provided another flavour to Sky’s menu of talents, and whereas Nordhaug remained rooted to his saddle, Roche stood, churning his way up the climb and distancing Talansky, Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Wilco Kelderman (Team LottoNL-Jumbo).

Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), Rui Costa (Lampre Merida) Kwiatkowski, Jakob Fuglsang, Fabio Aru (both Astana) and Rafael Valls Lampre Merida) were all present and accounted for, but Sky was determined to remain on the front foot and Thomas launched an attack with 3km to go. Fuglsang was the first to follow with Simon Spilak (Katusha) later making contact.

Bardet, van Garderen and Ruben Fernandez (Movistar Team) attempted to make the juncture, but the Spanish rider suffered an embarrassing crash as he turned his head to assess the opposition behind him and rode straight into van Garderen.

Porte marshaled each surge as the leaders held a small advantage, and it was only after an acceleration from the world champion Kwiatkowski did the main favourites merge once more.

The peace lasted only a short while as Porte took up the reigns. Thomas was able to find the Australian’s slipstream and although Fuglsang was near the front he was powerless to stop the Team Sky tandem.

Porte barely looked back, leading all the way to the line with both men raising their arms. Kwiatkowski bravely fought to the finish to limit his losses with Fuglsang, while van Garderen, Rui Costa, Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal), Aru, Valls and Spilak rounded out the top ten.

Richie Porte (front) sprints to win ahead of Geraint Thomas.

How it unfolded

After the prologue and three hotly contested sprint stages it was time for the overall favourites of this year’s Paris-Nice to lay their credentials for success on the line. Eight climbs, six of them dotted inside the final two hours of racing and the finale atop the Croix de Chaubouret would not seal overall victory, but it promised to at least determine a genuine pecking order in the race.

Antoine Duschesne (Europcar), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) and Chris Anker Sørensen (Tinkoff-Saxo) were early escapees, and built up a healthy seven-minute lead but by the time the trio hit the slopes of the Côte de La Gimond their advantage had been halved with Orica GreenEdge setting pace at the front of the peloton.

Although the Gimond, at 1.8km in length and with a gradient of 6.5 per cent, was still some way from the finish it caused a dynamic shift in the race. AG2R La Mondiale seized control, and their aggression – a clear response after Mondory’s positive A sample for EPO – was more than sheer bravado. The peloton briefly split in two as Johan Van Summeren and Samuel Dumoulin traded turns on the front.

Majka was among those caught out and the Tinkoff man had to rely on his team’s efforts to bring him back into contention, albeit briefly.

The leaders – now down to two with Duschesne distanced – held just over two minutes on the Col de la Gachet, but by the time they reached the Côte de la Croix Blanche, which came immediately afterwards, the gap was down to a minute. Majka was force to change bikes, and Talansky suffered a puncture just after the summit.

Etixx-Quickstep, aware that the race lead was in their grasp, hit the front on the run into the final climb and the leading pair were caught just before the lower slopes. A crash took out Warren Barguil (Team Giant-Alpecin) and slowed Costa, but the Portuguese champion chased back valiantly.

As the slopes of the of Croix de Chaubouret a number of teams vied for control, but most of them need not have bothered. Team Sky, fresh from the stage racing successes in the Volta ao Algarve and the Vuelta Andalucia simply adjusted their trajectory, lifted the pace and carried off the stage win.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky5:18:39 
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:08 
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:17 
6Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:00:24 
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
8Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
9Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
10Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
11Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30 
12Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha0:00:34 
14Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:04 
15Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
16Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:01:06 
17Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
20Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
21Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing0:01:12 
22Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:15 
23Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
24Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
25Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
26Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:24 
27Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
28Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:36 
29Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:42 
30Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-Saxo  
31Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:01:55 
32Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:59 
33Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:02:12 
34Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
35Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:02:15 
36Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:31 
37Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:02:51 
38Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:00 
39Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:03:03 
40Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
42Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
43Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:03:13 
44Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:04:43 
45Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:27 
46Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:06:03 
47Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:06:12 
48Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:49 
49Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:07:37 
50Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team0:07:39 
51Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
52Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:09 
53Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
55Laurent Pichon (Fra)  
56Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
57George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
58Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:08:35 
59Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
60Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
61Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:09:32 
62Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:10:12 
63Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
64David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling  
65Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
66Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:10 
67Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:11:48 
68Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
69Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:12:27 
70Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
71Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
72Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
73Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
74Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
75Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
76Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)  
77Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:14:01 
78Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
79Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:14:06 
80Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:00 
81Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:15:03 
82Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:15:10 
83John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:04 
84Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
85Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
86Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
87Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
88Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
89Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
90Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
91Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
92Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:58 
93Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
94Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
95Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
96Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
97Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
99Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
100Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
101Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
102Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
104Anthony Roux (Fra)  
105Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
106Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:22:54 
107Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:23:25 
108Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
109Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
110Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
111Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
112Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
113Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
114Mickael Delage (Fra)  
115Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
116Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
117Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
118Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
119Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
120Sébastien Chavanel (Fra)  
121Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
122Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
123Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
124Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
125Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
126Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
127Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
128Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
129Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
130Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
131Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
132Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
133André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
134Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
135Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal  
136Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
137Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
138Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
139Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
140Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
141Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
142Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
143Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky  
144Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
145William Bonnet (Fra)  
146Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
147Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
148Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
149Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
150Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
151Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
152Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:32 
153Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:25:03 
154Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:28:16 
155Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
156Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:31:41 
DNFBenat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
Sprint 1 - Saint-Priest-la-Prugne
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar3 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Sprint 2 - Saint-Chamond (Souvenir Andreï Kivilev)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo3 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky15 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky12 
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step9 
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team7 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team6 
6Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida5 
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal4 
8Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
9Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida2 
10Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 1 (Cat 3) Côte de Cheval Rigon
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar2 
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
Mountain 2 (Cat 3) Col du Beau Louis
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
3Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 3 (Cat 3) Côte Saint-Bonnet-les-Oules
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
3Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 4 (Cat 3) Côte de Saint-Héand
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
3Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 5 (Cat 2) Côte de la Gimond
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal7 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo5 
3Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar3 
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 
5Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 6 (Cat 2) Col de la Gachet
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal7 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo5 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
4Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 7 (Cat 3) Côte de la Croix Blanche
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal4 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo2 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 8 (Cat 1) Croix de Chaubouret
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky10 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky8 
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step6 
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team4 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
6Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida2 
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step5:18:47 
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:16 
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:22 
4Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:56 
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
6Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:58 
7Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:16 
9Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:02:07 
10Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:02:55 
11Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:03:05 
12Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:19 
13Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:41 
14Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:01 
15George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
16Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:02 
17Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:13:53 
18Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:15:02 
19Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:16:56 
20Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
21Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
22Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
23Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:50 
24Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
25Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:23:17 
26Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
27Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
28Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
29Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
30Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
31Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
32Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
33Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
34Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:24:55 
35Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:31:33 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team15:57:35 
2Team Sky0:00:34 
3Team Katusha0:00:35 
4Movistar Team0:02:10 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:03:01 
6BMC Racing Team0:03:05 
8Etixx - Quick-Step0:07:49 
9IAM Cycling0:09:01 
10Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:10:58 
11Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:11:50 
12Lotto Soudal0:12:17 
13Team Europcar0:13:47 
14Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:20 
15Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:19:53 
18Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:34 
19Trek Factory Racing0:25:41 
20Orica GreenEdge0:29:27 
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step19:44:11 
2Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:00:01 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:03 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:27 
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:32 
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:00:38 
7Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:00:41 
8Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:44 
9Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha0:00:50 
10Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:00:51 
11Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:00:52 
12Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:53 
13Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:01 
14Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:01:12 
15Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:13 
16Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:22 
17Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:23 
18Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:25 
19Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing0:01:30 
20Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
21Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:31 
22Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:35 
23Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:36 
24Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:42 
25Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:47 
26Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:01:50 
27Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:51 
28Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:52 
29Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:07 
30Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:12 
31Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:02:26 
32Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:42 
33Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:02:45 
34Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
35Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:55 
36Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:03:06 
37Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:03:12 
38Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:25 
39Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:03:27 
40Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:03:32 
41Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:33 
42Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:03:40 
43Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:48 
44Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:05:09 
45Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:54 
46Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:06:15 
47Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:06:37 
48Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:13 
49Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:07:40 
50Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team0:07:55 
51Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:08:15 
52Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:33 
53Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:34 
54Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:08:43 
55Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:45 
56Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:08:51 
57George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:08:53 
58Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:09:02 
59Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:04 
60Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:09:09 
61Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:09:57 
62Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:10:45 
63Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:53 
64Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:12:12 
65Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:20 
66David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling0:12:28 
67Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:45 
68Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:49 
69Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:12:54 
70Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:58 
71Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:12:59 
72Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:13:23 
73Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:13:29 
74Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:13:56 
75Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:14:05 
76Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:15:10 
77Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:20 
78Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:16:01 
79Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:16:04 
80Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:16:07 
81Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:16:41 
82Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:17:00 
83John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:02 
84Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:17:32 
85Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:37 
86Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:17:40 
87Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:17:49 
88Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:17:50 
89Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:18:52 
90Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge0:19:43 
91Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:19:57 
92Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:22:16 
93Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:22:20 
94Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:32 
95Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:40 
96Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:49 
97Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
98Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:22:53 
99Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:23:02 
100Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:23:04 
101Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:23:23 
102Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:23:26 
103Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:23:35 
104Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:23:39 
105Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal0:23:42 
106Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
107Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
108Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:23:44 
109Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:45 
110Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:23:46 
111Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:23:50 
112André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:23:55 
113Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:23:56 
114Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:24:04 
115Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
116Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:24:06 
117Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:24:08 
118Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
119Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:24:24 
120Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:24:27 
121Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:24:30 
122Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:24:34 
123Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:24:36 
124Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
125Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:24:41 
126Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:24:43 
127Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:24:49 
128Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky0:24:51 
129Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:24:52 
130Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:24:56 
131Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar0:25:03 
132Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:25:12 
133Sébastien Chavanel (Fra)  
134Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:25:14 
135Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:25:16 
136Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:25:23 
137Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:25 
138Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:25:34 
139Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:25:43 
140Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:25:59 
141Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:26:18 
142Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:26:21 
143Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:23 
144William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr0:26:26 
145Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:26:53 
146Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:27:40 
147Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:27:59 
148Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:28:20 
149Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:28:25 
150Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:28:34 
151Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:28:54 
152Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:28:58 
153Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:30:54 
154Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:33:23 
155Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:33:35 
156Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:38:19 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge29 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha27 
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step24 
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits20 
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin18 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team17 
7Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky15 
8André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal15 
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing15 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky14 
11Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr13 
12Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team12 
13Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo12 
14Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida12 
15Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar11 
16Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step9 
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team7 
18Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team7 
19Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling7 
20Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
21Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
22Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team6 
23Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team6 
24Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo5 
25Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida5 
26Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
27Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo5 
28Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal4 
29Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling4 
30Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
31Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3 
32Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement3 
33Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar3 
34Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
35Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
36Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3 
37Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida2 
38Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
39Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky2 
40Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling2 
41Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha1 
42Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal36 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team21 
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo19 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky10 
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky8 
6Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar8 
7Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
8Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step6 
9Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement6 
10Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement4 
11Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team4 
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
13Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida2 
14Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
15Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
16Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
17Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
18Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step19:44:11 
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:53 
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:01 
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:13 
5Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:22 
6Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:25 
7Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:35 
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:36 
9Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:03:06 
10Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:03:27 
11Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:03:40 
12Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:54 
13Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:13 
14Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:33 
15George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:08:53 
16Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:45 
17Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:13:56 
18Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:16:01 
19Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:17:00 
20Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:37 
21Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:17:50 
22Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:18:52 
23Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:32 
24Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:49 
25Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:23:42 
26Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:23:45 
27Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:23:46 
28Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:23:50 
29Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:24:06 
30Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:24:52 
31Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:25:59 
32Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:26:18 
33Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:26:53 
34Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:28:54 
35Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:38:19 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team59:14:39 
2Team Sky0:00:38 
3Team Katusha0:01:09 
4Movistar Team0:02:32 
5BMC Racing Team0:02:56 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:03:51 
8Etixx - Quick-Step0:07:42 
9IAM Cycling0:09:21 
10Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:11:38 
11Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:12:35 
12Lotto Soudal0:12:41 
13Team Europcar0:14:38 
14Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:34 
15Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:20:04 
18Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:21 
19Trek Factory Racing0:26:03 
20Orica GreenEdge0:30:07 


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