Thomas wins Paris-Nice despite Contador attack

Wellens takes victory on final stage

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) came back from the brink on the Col d’Eze to fight back and take overall victory at Paris-Nice by just four seconds over Alberto Contador (Tinkoff). Contador looked to have Thomas on the ropes after an attack on the final ascent but had to settle for second best after a breathless chase from Thomas on the descent.

Contador had to settle for second best on the stage also, with Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) beating him in the sprint in Nice. Richie Porte (BMC), who got away with Contador, took third on the day and in the overall classification. Thomas came close to winning Paris-Nice two years ago but crashed out while in yellow on the penultimate day. It is Thomas’ second general classification victory this season after winning the Volta ao Algarve last month.

Contador was visibly emotional on the podium, after giving it everything and with this likely to be his final Paris-Nice. The Spaniard had promised to have a go on the final day to try and make back the 15-second deficit to Thomas, and he did just that. He made his first move on the Cote de Peille, but Thomas remained calm, and it was all back together by the foot of the Col d’Eze.

As they began climbing for the final time in the race, Rafal Majka went to the front for Tinkoff. Doing what he had done the day before, the Polish rider put on the afterburners and began shedding riders from the main group. Thomas was not so relaxed when Majka’s efforts saw him, and Contador move clear at the front. Majka soon peeled off but Porte joined up with Contador, and it was a race for time to make it into Nice.

Picking up Wellens, who had been in the day’s break, along the way, the trio had as much as 35 seconds on the climb. Thomas had clearly expected an aggressive challenge from Contador on the final stage and had geared up appropriately. He utilised his set-up to bring that gap back down to just five seconds on the line.

"When he went on [the Cote de] Peille, at first, I stuck with the team. I felt good; I felt strong. But when he went halfway up the Col d’Eze my legs just gave way. It was horrible," Thomas said after the stage. "I thought that it was all over, and then I got dropped from the other group, and I thought I was going to struggle to stay on the podium. Sergio stayed with me. I had a 54 chainring on for the descent, in case I had to chase and I certainly needed that in the end. It was just full gas and to finally catch back in the last few k. It was really good.

"It’s incredible; it's hard to believe. Contador, man, he’s one of the best stage racers ever. Richie, he won nearly every stage race he did last year so to beat those two I can’t believe it. I obviously came here wanting to do the best I could and win but to actually do it is the biggest win for sure of my whole career and I’m over the moon."

Despite the presence of Thomas looming on the Promenade des Anglais, Contador continued to drive to the finish line. However, he didn’t have the legs to outsprint Wellens, who would take the biggest win of his young career.

"I was a little bit unhappy yesterday and today I really tried to give it my best," said Wellens. "It was a good opportunity for me to go with Contador and we were full gas all the way to the line. This is a great victory, a very great victory."

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How it happened

It was all still to play for going into the final stage of Paris-Nice and with only 134 kilometres to play with it was always going to be an active day. A total of six climbs were on the menu and several riders, including Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), decided that it wasn’t for them.

The action kicked off right from the start with a large group of 18 riders breaking free in the first five kilometres. Importantly for Contador, one of the riders who made it into the breakaway group was his teammate Robert Kiserlovski. The break wasn’t a done deal and there was some chopping and changing with another Tinkoff rider, Yuri Trofimov joining the leading group along with Matt Brammeier (Dimension Data), Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) and Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo). Brammeier’s day in the break wouldn’t last long, however, and he would soon be dropped.

Aside from a few movements in the break group, there was an element of calm in the main bunch. It wasn’t until the Cote de Peille that all hell broke loose when Contador finally struck out. He quickly built an advantage, joining up with his two teammates in the break and blowing the race apart. At one point, Contador had well over a minute on the Thomas group but he wasn’t able to hold that advantage once they’d made it over the top of the climb.

With an in-form Sergio Henao and Nicolas Roche for help, Thomas’ group began to bring back Contador. It was gruppo compacto for the Col d’Eze with just a few remnants of the original break dangling at the head of the race. With just a few cards left to play, Contador put Majka to the fore and the 26-year-old delivered a leg-sapping pace.

He may not have been in the fight for the top spots in overall classification anymore, but Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) was keen to show that his race was not done and dusted. The Frenchman launched a few speculative moves up the road at 20 kilometres to go, only to be chased down by Contador. He may not have got away but his attacks showed early signs of Thomas struggling. Majka took to the head of proceedings again and this time, he appeared to break Thomas.

Majka and Contador slowly moved clear, with the Polish rider pulling off when the two had a clear advantage. Contador wasn’t alone for long, with Porte bridging across and the two raced away from an ailing Thomas. The pair caught up with Wellens and held a gap of over 30 seconds by the top.

Thomas was not ready to give up though and raced every kilometre to the finish line. He did just enough to hold onto his race lead in what was a thrilling finale to the week.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:16:09 
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:00:05 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
7Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
12Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
13Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:10 
14David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:00 
15Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:18 
16Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
17Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
18Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
19Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:26 
22Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
23Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
24Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
26Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
27Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
28Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
29Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
30Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
31Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
32Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
33Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
34Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
35Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:34 
36Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:02:54 
37Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:34 
38Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
39Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:47 
40Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:03:58 
41Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling  
42George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
43Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:29 
44Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
45Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
46Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
47Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:57 
48Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:11:44 
49Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
50Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
51Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
52Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
53Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
54Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
55Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
56Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
57Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge  
58Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin  
59Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
60Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
61Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
62Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
63Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
65Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
66Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
67Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
68Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
70José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
71Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha  
72Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
73Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
74Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky  
75Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
76Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
77Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
79Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team  
80Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
81Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
82Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
83Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
84Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:13:36 
85Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge  
86Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
87Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
88Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
89Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
90Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie  
91Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:16:41 
92Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
93Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
94Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
95Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
96Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
97Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
98Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
99Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
100Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
101Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
102Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
103Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
104Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
105Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
106Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
107Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
108Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
109Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
110Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
111Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
112Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
113Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
114Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge  
115Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
116Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
117Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
118Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
119Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
120Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:16 
121Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:23:35 
122Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
123Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
124Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:23:50 
125Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:24:27 
126Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
127Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
128Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
129Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
130Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data  
131Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data  
DNSJacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNSPatrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNSDavide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
DNSAlexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFCyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFKoen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFDaniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFStijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNFMarcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNFTom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNFMatteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
DNFMichael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha  
DNFJacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
Sprint - Plan du Var - 19.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1 
Sprint - La Turbie - 97.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge3 pts
2Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
3Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Sprint - Nice - 134.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal15 pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team12 
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team9 
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal7 
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge6 
6Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
7Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida4 
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team3 
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
10Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team1 
KOM 0- Cote de Durans - 33.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie4 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
3Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team1 
KOM - Cote de Levens - 41.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie4 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
3Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1 
KOM - Cote de Chateauneuf - 55.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie7 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal5 
3Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team3 
4Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge2 
5Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
KOM - Col de Calaison - 69.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie7 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal5 
3Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team3 
4Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2 
5Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida1 
KOM - Cote de Peille - 86.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team10 pts
2Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
3Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal6 
4Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4 
5David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
6Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida2 
7Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge1 
KOM - Col d'Eze - 118.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal10 pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team8 
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team6 
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha4 
5Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
6Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team2 
7Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team9:49:55 
2Lampre - Merida0:01:29 
3Astana Pro Team0:02:34 
4AG2R La Mondiale0:03:42 
5Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:58 
6Lotto Soudal0:10:21 
7Team Sky0:10:31 
9Tinkoff Team0:11:42 
10Team Katusha0:11:47 
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:13:16 
12Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:13:25 
13Direct Energie0:15:08 
15BMC Racing Team0:19:45 
17Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:23:26 
19Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:27:50 
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:56 
21IAM Cycling0:35:52 
22Dimension Data0:51:24 
Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky27:26:40 
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:00:04 
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:20 
5Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:37 
6Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:44 
7Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge  
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:00:51 
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:00 
10Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:01:07 
11Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:09 
12Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:53 
13Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:33 
14Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:21 
15Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:03:53 
16Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:03 
17Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:04:07 
18Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:26 
19Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:00 
20David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:12 
21Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:07:38 
22Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:09:43 
23Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:56 
24Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:10:38 
25Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:11:23 
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:11:28 
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:07 
28Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:13:18 
29Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:13:30 
30Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:35 
31Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:14:26 
32Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:16:14 
33Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:16:58 
34Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:18:19 
35Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:18:29 
36Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:20:35 
37José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:01 
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:16 
39Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:33 
40Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:23:43 
41Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:24:21 
42Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:24:50 
43Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:25:15 
44Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:25:33 
45George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:25:46 
46Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:26:32 
47Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:27:01 
48Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:27:19 
49Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:27:23 
50Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:27:35 
51Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:28:16 
52Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:28:51 
53Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:30:38 
54Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:30:47 
55Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:32:19 
56Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:34:06 
57Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:35:08 
58Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:35:33 
59Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:36:02 
60Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:36:53 
61Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha0:37:02 
62Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:37:28 
63Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:37:45 
64Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:38:17 
65Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:38:36 
66Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:44 
67Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:39:45 
68Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:40:09 
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:22 
70Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:40:30 
71Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:40:45 
72Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:42:09 
73Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:42:40 
74Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:43:20 
75Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:43:24 
76Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:08 
77Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:44:09 
78Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:21 
79Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:46:33 
80Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step0:47:00 
81Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ0:48:43 
82Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:48:58 
83Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:49:27 
84Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:50:55 
85Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:52:09 
86Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:52:23 
87Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:53:38 
88Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:53:43 
89Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:53:46 
90Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:54:08 
91Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:54:19 
92Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:56:09 
93Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:58:06 
94Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ0:58:22 
95Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:58:40 
96Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:59:27 
97Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:59:35 
98Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1:00:08 
99Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team1:00:22 
100Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin1:00:41 
101Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge1:01:06 
102Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1:01:07 
103Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ1:01:57 
104Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida1:02:08 
105Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:02:45 
106Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo1:03:30 
107Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:04:09 
108Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:05:20 
109Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:07:22 
110Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:08:35 
111Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ1:10:05 
112Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge1:11:38 
113Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:11:47 
114Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:13:03 
115Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie1:13:50 
116Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
117Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie1:14:24 
118Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida1:16:01 
119Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step1:16:08 
120Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo1:16:14 
121Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal1:17:25 
122Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin1:19:31 
123Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1:19:34 
124Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:23:04 
125Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data1:26:36 
126Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data1:27:07 
127Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling1:30:27 
128Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1:32:24 
129Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data1:32:33 
130Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge1:36:23 
131Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling1:38:46 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge53 pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team23 
3Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky22 
4Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky18 
6Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team16 
7Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team16 
8Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha15 
9Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal15 
10Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12 
11Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo12 
12Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo12 
13Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge11 
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal11 
15Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo10 
16Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team9 
17Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie9 
18Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal8 
19Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM8 
20Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida8 
21Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky7 
22Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
23Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie5 
24Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
25Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5 
26Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
27Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data4 
28Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling4 
29Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge3 
30Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie3 
31Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
32Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
33Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3 
34Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept3 
35Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3 
36Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling3 
37Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling3 
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie2 
39Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling2 
40Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
41Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
42Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
43Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
44Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1 
45Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1 
46Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin1 
47Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie78 pts
2Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team51 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal49 
4Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ20 
5Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM18 
6Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal16 
7Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha14 
8Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team14 
9Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept13 
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky11 
12Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team10 
13Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie9 
14Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step9 
15David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step7 
16Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team6 
17Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida6 
18Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge5 
19Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM5 
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky5 
21Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4 
22Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4 
23Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky3 
24Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
25Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team3 
26Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge3 
27Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky3 
28Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3 
29Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ3 
30Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky2 
31José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2 
32Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team2 
33Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
34Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2 
35Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo2 
36Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2 
37Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo2 
38Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
39Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida1 
40Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team1 
41Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
42Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie1 
43Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
44Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1 
45Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida1 
46Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team82:30:40 
2Astana Pro Team0:00:41 
3Team Sky0:03:01 
4Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:33 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:10:53 
6Lampre - Merida0:13:28 
7Lotto Soudal0:21:05 
8Tinkoff Team0:21:59 
9Team Katusha0:24:10 
10Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:24:11 
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:33:38 
12BMC Racing Team0:38:14 
14Direct Energie0:42:36 
16Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:05:37 
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:08:51 
18IAM Cycling1:15:15 
19Fortuneo - Vital Concept1:26:32 
22Dimension Data2:43:25 

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