Paris-Nice: Matthews awarded stage win after Bouhanni bash

Controversial sprint as Frenchman clashes with Matthews

Despite not being the first rider to cross the line, Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) took his second victory in three days at Paris-Nice after Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) was relegated for deviating from his line on the stage 2 sprint.

Bouhanni opened up the sprint at the end of the 213.5km flat stage and, as Mattthews came up on the left, the Frenchman gradually moved over before leaning in and bumping shoulders with the race leader. It was a miracle that the two riders managed to stay upright, and the Australian waved his arm in remonstration as he crossed the line.

Instead of celebrating with his teammates and readying himself for the podium ceremony, Bouhanni faced a nervy wait as the UCI comissaires studied the replays and he shook his head in anger when he received the news. Since it was a clear trio contesting the sprint, Bouhanni was relegated to third, with Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) bumped up to second.

Matthews picked up 10 bonus seconds for his win, which sees his lead in the general classification grow to 14 seconds over Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin). There was a small split in the bunch at the end of the race, causing Alberto Contador (TInkoff), Richie Porte), and Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) lose five seconds to other GC contenders like Dumoulin, Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and Ion Izaguirre (Movistar).

The adrenaline-fuelled final seconds and dramatic post-stage intrigue stood in stark contrast to what was otherwise an uneventful day in the saddle. On the longest stage of this year’s race, a four-man break went from the flag but, with just one third-category pimple lining the route from Contres to Commentry, it was always going to be a day for the sprinters.

Etixx-QuickStep did the lion’s share of the work on the front of the bunch to control the gap to the leaders, but as the race entered its crucial phases they were nowhere to be seen, with Marcel Kittel finishing way back in 65th. Along with Bouhanni’s Cofidis team, Katusha were prominent towards the end but Alexander Kristoff could only finish behind the front three, along with stage 1 winner Arnaud Démare (FDJ), Ben Swift (Team Sky) and André Greipel (Lotto Soudal).

Wednesday’s stage 3 takes the riders east towards Mont Brouilly for the first summit finish of the race. There are some steep ramps, which will suit the climbers, but at just 3km in length, Matthews, who likes a punchy finish, may just fancy his chances of clinging onto his yellow jersey.

How it happened

After yesterday’s snowfall, conditions were a little more temperate on the road from Contres to Commentry, which was largely pan-flat save for a late third-category pimple.

There was one non-starter, with IAM Cycling’s Jerome Coppel, who finished 10th in the opening-day prologue, pulling out this morning due to sinusitis. Movistar’s Juanjo Lobato would soon join him in pulling out 40km into the stage.

The break of the day formed almost as soon as the flag dropped and it comprised Tsgabu Grmay (Lampre-Merida), Mathias Brandle (IAM Cycling), Anthony Delaplace (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) and Evaldas Siskevicius (Delko Marseille Provence). The quartet quickly established a lead over a peloton that was happy to wait until later in the day to pull them back, and after 20km they had over 10 minutes.

The Etixx-QuickStep team of Marcel Kittel, along with Matthews’ Orica-GreenEdge men, sensed a touch of danger at that point and duly started to crop the advantage down to more manageable proportions. Once down to around 3:30, that was how it would stay for the bulk of a long and uneventful day.

As the race approached the 50km to go mark, the pace in the peloton was raised by Etixx, with stage 1 winner Arnaud Démare’s FDJ team chipping in along with Alexander Kristoff’s Katusha.

At the Côte d'Estivareilles, the sole climb of the day, which was so gentle it couldn’t really be considered as such, Delaplace sprinted away to take the points and put himself in the polka-dot King of the Mountains jersey. The gap back to the peloton, however, was shrinking rapidly, and Grmay was the first to give up the ghost and drop back with just under 30km to go.

The riders entered Commentry and with 17 kilometres to go they passed the finish line for the first time, with one local lap on the menu. As the bell rang, the leaders had 40 seconds over the bunch and Siskevicius decided to attack, dragging Brandle with him but leaving Delaplace for dead.

Just over 10km out it was game over for the remaining duo and they shared a handshake before leaving the sprinters’ teams to get on with it. However, no one really took responsibility, most preferring to keep their powder dry for the final few kilometres.

Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) had a bad crash late on and though it’s unclear exactly how it came about, television cameras showed him lying on the roadside next to a similarly stricken spectator.

Entering the final couple of kilometres it was Cofidis who took it up, giving Bouhanni a decent lead-out. The Frenchman hit the front with 200m to go, and had Matthews’ progress not been stunted by the coming-together, the Australian may well have been first to the line.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge5:04:26 
2Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:01 
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ  
6Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
8Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
9Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
10Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
11Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data  
13Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
14Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
15Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
16Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
17Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
18Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
19Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
20Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
22Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:05 
23Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
24Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
26Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
27Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
29Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
30Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
31Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
33Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
34Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
35Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
36Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
37Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
40Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
41Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
42Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
43Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
44Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
45Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge  
46Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
47Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
48Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
49Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling  
50Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
51Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:00:12 
52Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
53Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
54Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
55Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
56Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
57George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
58Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
59Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
60Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
61Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
62Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
63Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
64Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
65Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
66Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
67Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
68Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
69Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
70Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
71Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
72Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
73Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin  
74Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
75Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
76Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
77Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
78Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
79David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step  
80Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
81Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling  
82Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha  
83Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
84Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
85Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
86Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
87Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
88Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
89Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
90Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
91Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
92Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
93Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
95Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
96Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
97Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
98Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
99Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
100Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
101Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
103Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
104Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
105Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
106Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
107Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
108Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
109Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
110Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
111Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
112Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
113Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
114Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
115Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
116Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
117Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge  
118Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
119Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team  
121Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
122Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
123Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
124Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
125Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
126Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
127José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
128Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
129Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
130Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
131Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
132Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
133Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
134Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:30 
135Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
136Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
137Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
138Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
139Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha  
140Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
141Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge  
142Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team0:00:35 
143Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge  
144Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
145Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data  
146Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
147Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
148Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:41 
149Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
150Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
151Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie  
152Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:00:42 
153Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
154Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
155Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
156Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
157Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:19 
158Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
159Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:21 
160Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
161Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:56 
162Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:02:10 
163Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:02:14 
164Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data  
165Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
166Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:03:17 
167Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:05:13 
168Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:36 
169Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:06:35 
170Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
171Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:56 
172Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:15:44 
DNFPierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNSJerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
DNFJuan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
Sprint 1 - Chabris, 25km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3 pts
2Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling2 
3Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1 
Sprint 2 - Commentry, 196.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3 pts
2Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
3Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling1 
Finish - Commentry, 213.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge15 pts
2Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo12 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha7 
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ6 
6Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky5 
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal4 
8Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling3 
9Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie2 
10Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling1 
Mountain - Cote D'Estivareilles, 164km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4 pts
2Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM2 
3Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotto Soudal15:13:25 
3Team Sky  
4Movistar Team  
6Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:03 
7Lampre - Merida0:00:04 
8Direct Energie  
9Astana Pro Team  
10IAM Cycling  
11Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:08 
12Ag2R La Mondiale  
13Orica GreenEdge0:00:10 
15BMC Racing Team0:00:15 
16Trek - Segafredo0:00:17 
17Team Katusha0:00:18 
18Team Giant-Alpecin  
19Dimension Data  
20Etixx-Quick Step0:00:22 
21Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:29 
22Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge9:41:46 
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:14 
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:19 
4Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:24 
7Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:25 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ  
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:00:27 
10Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
11Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:28 
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:30 
13Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:31 
14Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
15Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
16Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:33 
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
18Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
19Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:37 
20Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
21Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:00:38 
22Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:40 
23Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
24Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
25Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:41 
26Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:42 
27Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:43 
29Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
30Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
31Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:46 
32Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
33Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:00:47 
34Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:48 
35Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:49 
36Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
37Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:50 
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:51 
39Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:00:52 
41Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:00:54 
42Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:59 
43Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
44Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:01:01 
45Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
46Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:02 
47Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:01:03 
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
49Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:04 
50Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:05 
51Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
52Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:01:07 
53Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:09 
54Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:10 
55Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
56Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
57André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:01:14 
58George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:18 
59Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:19 
61Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
62Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
63Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:01:20 
64Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
65Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:22 
66Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
67Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:23 
68Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:01:24 
69Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
70Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:25 
71Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:27 
72Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:01:28 
73Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
74Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:29 
75David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:30 
76Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:01:32 
77Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:35 
78Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:01:45 
79Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:48 
80Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:01:52 
81Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:54 
82Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:58 
83Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:14 
84Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:20 
85Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:22 
86Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:24 
87Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:02:57 
88Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:59 
89Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:01 
90Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:03:24 
91Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:31 
92Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:03:37 
93Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:54 
94Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:03:56 
95Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:03:58 
96Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:07 
97Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
98Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:15 
99Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:19 
100Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:23 
101José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:30 
102Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:34 
103Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:04:39 
104Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:40 
105Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:04:46 
106Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:04:47 
107Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:04:48 
108Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
109Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:50 
110Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:51 
111Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:04:52 
112Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky  
113Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:53 
114Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:04:57 
115Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:04:58 
116Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:05:50 
117Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:06:00 
118Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:06:14 
119Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:06:46 
120Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling0:06:50 
121Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:51 
122Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:53 
123Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:07:00 
124Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
125Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
126Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:07:02 
127Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:06 
128Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:08 
129Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:16 
130Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:32 
131Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:07:54 
132Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:01 
133Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:08:51 
134Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:53 
135Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:00 
136Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:09:02 
137Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:09:07 
138Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:09:15 
139Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:09:19 
140Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:09:25 
141Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:53 
142Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:58 
143Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:09:59 
144Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:10:07 
145Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:10:09 
146Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:10:11 
147Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:10:15 
148Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
149Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:10:27 
150Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
151Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie0:10:29 
152Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:30 
153Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:36 
154Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:10:37 
155Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:10:38 
156Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:10:39 
157Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:42 
158Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:48 
159Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team0:10:50 
160Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:51 
161Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:10:53 
162Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:54 
163Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data0:11:07 
164Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:11:08 
165Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:11 
166Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:11:36 
167Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:12:04 
168Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:12:20 
169Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:14 
170Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:03 
171Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:20:33 
172Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:24:37 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge38 pts
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ21 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits18 
4Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky17 
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12 
6Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo12 
7Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling9 
8Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie9 
9Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha7 
10Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team7 
11Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6 
12Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team6 
13Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky6 
14Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5 
15Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
16Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4 
17André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal4 
18Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
19Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3 
20Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
21Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling3 
22Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling3 
23Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling3 
24Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie2 
25Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
26Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
27Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
28Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team4 pts
2Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2 
4Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2 
5Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM2 
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
7Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
8Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team29:06:27 
3Astana Pro Team  
4Orica GreenEdge0:00:19 
5Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:23 
6Team Sky0:00:28 
7IAM Cycling0:00:33 
8Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:44 
10BMC Racing Team0:00:50 
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:53 
12Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:55 
13Lotto Soudal0:01:05 
15Direct Energie0:01:22 
16Etixx-Quick Step0:01:23 
17Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:52 
18Lampre - Merida0:02:17 
19Trek - Segafredo0:02:22 
20Dimension Data0:02:41 
21Team Katusha0:05:07 
22Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:38 


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