Paris-Nice: Démare wins stage 1 in Vendôme

Matthews maintains overall lead

Tipped from early in his career as the man most likely to end France's long drought at Paris-Roubaix, Arnaud Démare (FDJ) seemed to lose his way during a lacklustre 2015 campaign. Where better, then, to find his way again than on the dirt roads around Vendôme at the end of a relentless opening road stage of Paris-Nice?

After a day that saw the peloton buffeted by snow and wind, Démare managed to hang tough on a demanding finishing circuit along dirt roads designed very much with Classics contenders in mind. He then reached for the other weapon in his armoury – his rapier finishing sprint – to take the stage win ahead of Ben Swift (Sky) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis).

Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) had succeeded in slipping away from a stretched-out peloton on the descent from the final dirt road section, the Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, and he looked a likely stage winner as he led into the finishing straight. Swift opened his sprint from distance, however, and overhauled the Belgian with a shade over 200 metres to go, only for Démare to swoop by him to take an emphatic stage victory.

Démare's sprint was all the more impressive given how much ground he made up in those final 200 metres. In a sense, it was a trip down memory lane, as the Frenchman overhauled Adrien Petit (Direct Energie) – his lead-out man when he won the under-23 Worlds in Copenhagen in 2011 – and then Bouhanni – his former FDJ teammate and eternal rival – before passing Swift to win the stage.

"This wasn't a normal sprint and things could have worked out differently because I was badly placed," Démare said of the confused finale. "I had to launch from sprint from a long way back. I'd decided to stick to Nacer's wheel because he still had two teammates with him and I was lucky to come around him and then jump Swift at the end."

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) placed fifth in the reduced bunch sprint to retain the yellow jersey of race leader, though one wonders how he might have fared had he not lost teammate Daryl Impey to a puncture in the finale, or if he had not expended so much energy in sprinting to claim two bonus seconds on the first passage through the finish line with 14 kilometres remaining.

No matter, Matthews can still draw positives from what was his first road race of the 2016 season. The Australian was present and correct when the peloton split under the impetus of Sky and Etixx-QuickStep in the crosswinds with 40 kilometres remaining, and he was consistently to the fore, too, on the four dirt road sections in the grimly-contested finale. His overall lead now stands at three seconds over Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin), with Patrick Bevin (Cannondale) third at four seconds.

Strade Bianche à la française

The thickets of snow that fell over Condé-sur-Vesgre were an augury for the kind of day that was to follow, and even though the weather cleared for the opening hour of racing, temperatures were scarcely above freezing and most of the peloton was swathed in jackets, gilets and leg warmers for much of the day.

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), French champion Steven Tronet (Fortuneo-Vital Concept), Thierry Hupond (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) and Perrig Quemeneur (Direct Energie) zipped clear to no great reaction once the race had left the neutralised zone, gradually building a lead of ten minutes come the midway point, by which time flakes of snow had again begun to tumble from the charcoal skies.

When the sun eventually showed itself later in the afternoon, it was only because stiff winds had briefly dislodged some of the cloud cover, and when the race turned into a section of crosswind with a shade over 40 kilometres remaining, Etixx-QuickStep, Tinkoff and Sky made their presence felt at the head of the peloton.

Their forcing split the peloton into two distinct groups for much of the final hour, though Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) apart, none of the general classification contenders missed the cut and there was a regrouping of sorts in the finale. Even though the selection did not prove decisive, it was a fascinating early indicator of form at this Paris-Nice, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff), Richie Porte (BMC), Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Dumoulin all safely on board the front group of 30 riders.

By the time the race hit the first dirt road section, the 1,350m-long Chemin de Tourteline, the break's lead was down to just ten seconds, and they were all swept up shortly afterwards, as Team Sky took up the reins, with Luke Rowe particularly impressive.

Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) enjoyed a brief cameo off the front after he attacked near the top of the second dirt section, the Côte du Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, and he still led the race as it bundled through the finish line in Vendôme for the first time.

After Orica-GreenEdge shut down Perichon's solo move, Sky took over once again on the second time along the Chemin de Tourteline, and they continued to ride on the front on the final time up the Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, even after the leading group had doubled in size as the chasers latched back on.

"I felt good on the chalk road sections," Démare said. "They're nothing at all like the pavé to be honest, you turn your legs much quicker here."

Geraint Thomas was positioned towards the front all the way up the final climb, just behind Swift, and the Welshman tracked an attack from Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) over the top, with just four kilometres remaining.

By that point, with gaps opening on the descent, it was a case of every man for himself, as no one team had sufficient control to guarantee the sprint. Theuns sensed his opportunity and looked to have grasped it, too, only for Swift to overhaul him. Démare, in turn, would snatch victory from the Briton, his second of the season after a stage win at La Méditerranéenne last month.

"Last year I had a really difficult season," Démare said. "It's good to prove that I can still win a big one."
 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4:29:53 
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
7Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
8Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
9Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
11Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
12Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
13Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
15Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
16Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
17Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
18Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
19Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
21Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
23Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
24Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
25Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
27Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
28Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
29Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
30Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
31Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
32Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
33Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
34Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
35Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge  
36Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge  
37Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
40Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
41Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
42Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
43Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
44Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
45Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
46Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
47Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
48Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
49Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
50Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
51Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
52Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
53Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
54Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
55Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:11 
56Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
57Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
58Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:23 
59Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
60David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step  
61Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
62Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
63Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data  
64Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
65Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
66Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling  
67Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
68Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
69Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
70George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
71André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
72Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
73Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
74Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
75Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
76Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
77Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
78Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
79Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
80Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:43 
81Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:00:53 
82Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team  
83Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
84Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18 
85Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:20 
86Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:28 
87Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
88Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
89Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
90Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55 
91Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
92Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:22 
93Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
94Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
96Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin  
97Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:02:42 
98Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
99Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:20 
100Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:37 
102Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
103Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
104Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
105Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky  
106Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
107Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
108Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
109Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
110Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha  
111Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
112Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
113Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
114Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
115Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha  
116José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
117Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
118Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
119Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
120Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:45 
121Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:04:53 
122Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:59 
123Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
124Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
125Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
126Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
127Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
128Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
129Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie  
130Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
131Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
132Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling  
133Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
134Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
135Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
136Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:07:33 
137Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
138Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:04 
139Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
140Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
141Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
142Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
143Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
144Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
145Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
146Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data  
147Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
148Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
149Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
150Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:20 
151Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
152Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
153Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team  
154Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
155Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
156Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
157Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
158Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data  
159Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
160Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge  
161Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
162Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
163Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
164Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
165Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
166Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
167Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
168Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin  
169Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
170Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
171Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
172Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
173Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
174Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
175Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
Sprint 1 - Bonneval, 104km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
3Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
Sprint 2 - Vendome, 184km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept3 pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky1 
Finish - Vendome, 198km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ15 pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky12 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie7 
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge6 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
7Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4 
8Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
9Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling2 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky1 
Mountain 1 - Cote du Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, 180km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4 pts
2Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2 
3Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
Mountain 2 - Cote du Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, 194km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team4 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2 
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cannondale13:29:39 
2Team Sky  
3Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
4Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
5Orica GreenEdge  
6Ag2R La Mondiale  
7FDJ  
8Astana Pro Team  
9Movistar Team  
10BMC Racing Team  
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:23 
12IAM Cycling  
13Tinkoff  
14Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
15Etixx-Quick Step  
16Lotto Soudal  
17Direct Energie0:00:46 
18Dimension Data  
19Lampre - Merida  
20Trek - Segafredo0:01:20 
21Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:03:37 
22Team Katusha0:04:00 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4:37:30 
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:03 
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:04 
4Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:08 
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:09 
7Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:10 
8Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:00:14 
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:15 
11Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:16 
12Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
14Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:17 
15Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:18 
16Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
17Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
18Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:20 
19Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:21 
20Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
21Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:22 
22Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
23Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:24 
24Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:00:25 
25Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
26Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:26 
27Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
28Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:27 
29Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
31Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:28 
32Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
33Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:29 
34Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
35Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:00:30 
36Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:31 
37Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:00:32 
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:34 
39Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
40Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
41Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36 
42Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:37 
44Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:00:41 
45Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
46Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:42 
47Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:43 
48Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
49Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:47 
50Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:48 
51Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
52Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
53Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
54Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:50 
55Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
56Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:52 
57Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:53 
58Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
59Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:56 
60George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
61Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:57 
62Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
63Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
64Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:00:58 
65Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
66Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:01:00 
67Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:01 
68Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:01:02 
69Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
70André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:01:03 
71Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
72Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:05 
73Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:01:06 
74Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
75Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:07 
76David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:08 
77Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:01:10 
78Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:14 
79Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
80Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:18 
81Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:01:23 
82Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:24 
83Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:01:30 
84Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:33 
85Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:50 
86Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:52 
87Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:58 
88Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:00 
89Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:02 
90Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:02:05 
91Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:23 
92Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:37 
93Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:39 
94Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:03:06 
95Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:09 
96Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:03:15 
97Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:03:34 
98Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:45 
99Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:49 
101Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:53 
102Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:57 
103Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:04:00 
104Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:01 
105Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:03 
106José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:08 
107Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:10 
108Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:11 
109Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:12 
110Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:04:17 
111Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:04:18 
112Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:04:22 
113Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:04:24 
114Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:04:25 
115Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:04:26 
116Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
117Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:04:30 
118Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:31 
119Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:04:35 
120Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:05:08 
121Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:05:28 
122Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:16 
123Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:26 
124Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling0:06:28 
125Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:29 
126Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:30 
127Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:31 
128Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:06:38 
129Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
130Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
131Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
132Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:06:40 
133Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:41 
134Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:06:42 
135Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:07:32 
136Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:09 
137Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:08:21 
138Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:28 
139Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:08:29 
140Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:31 
141Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:36 
142Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:08:37 
143Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:08:44 
144Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:08:45 
145Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:48 
146Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:08:53 
147Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:09:03 
148Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:09:08 
149Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:13 
150Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:09:31 
151Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:09:37 
152Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:38 
153Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:42 
154Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:09:45 
155Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:09:47 
156Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:49 
157Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:53 
158Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
159Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
160Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:09:56 
161Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:09:57 
162Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:10:05 
163Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
164Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team  
165Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:06 
166Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:10:07 
167Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
168Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:08 
169Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:10:13 
170Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:14 
171Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:10:17 
172Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
173Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data0:10:22 
174Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:26 
175Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:10:27 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge23 pts
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ15 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12 
4Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky12 
5Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling9 
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
7Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie7 
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team7 
9Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team6 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky6 
11Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5 
12Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
13Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4 
14Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept3 
15Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
16Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3 
17Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
18Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie2 
19Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling2 
20Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
21Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
22Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team4 pts
2Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2 
4Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2 
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
6Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team13:53:02 
2Orica GreenEdge0:00:09 
3Astana Pro Team0:00:12 
4Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:15 
5Cannondale0:00:16 
6Team Sky0:00:28 
7IAM Cycling0:00:29 
8Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:35 
9BMC Racing Team  
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:41 
11FDJ0:00:44 
12Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:47 
13Tinkoff0:00:55 
14Etixx-Quick Step0:01:01 
15Lotto Soudal0:01:05 
16Direct Energie0:01:18 
17Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:23 
18Trek - Segafredo0:02:05 
19Lampre - Merida0:02:13 
20Dimension Data0:02:23 
21Team Katusha0:04:49 
22Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:09 

 

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