Tour de France: Van Avermaet takes stage win in Le Lioran

BMC rider wins from breakaway, takes race lead

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) soloed into Le Lioran to claim victory on stage 5 of the Tour de France and move into the yellow jersey at the end of a demanding day in the Massif Central that saw Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) surrender all hopes of final overall victory and a struggling Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) concede yet more ground to his chief rivals.

Part of the day's early break of nine riders, Van Avermaet was well worth his victory, and he dropped his final companion Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) with a spirited attack on the penultimate climb, the Col du Perthus, with 17.5 kilometres still to race.

Van Avermaet crossed the line 2:34 up on his fellow countryman De Gendt and more than five minutes ahead of the group of overall contenders, meaning that he now holds an overall lead of 5:11 over second-placed Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep), though he is mindful that his hold on the maillot jaune will be an ephemeral one with the high mountains to come in just two days' time.

"One day is enough, and then afterwards we'll see how long I can keep it," Van Avermaet said. "But the Pyrenees will be too hard for me."

Indeed, the rolling roads of the Massif Central have already proved fatal to any podium aspirations that may have been held by Nibali, while the finale suggested, too, that Contador's decline in this race following his crash on stage 1 might be a terminal one.

Nibali was among the many riders distanced on the stiff category 2 ascent of the Pas de Peyrol, with 35 kilometres remaining, when Nairo Quintana's Movistar team began to force the pace at the front of the peloton. The Sicilian would eventually come home 13:45 behind on the stage and more than eight minutes behind Quintana, Chris Froome (Sky) and his Astana teammate Fabio Aru.

The combination of hillier terrain and higher temperatures of the Massif Central made for an abrupt change from the Tour's opening stages in the north, and the transition was a brutal one for some riders. Indeed, Nibali was far from the only man to struggle. Yellow jersey Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) were also dropped, as Movistar's forcing reduced the group of favourites to just 25 riders by the summit.

A hunched Contador, meanwhile, masked his suffering for much of the afternoon, and looked to have resisted the worst of the pressure when Sky set a rather steadier tempo on the Col du Perthus. A sharp acceleration from local rider Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) atop of the final ascent of the Font de Cère strung out the group just under three kilometres from the line, however, and Contador was immediately dislodged.

While Quintana, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) led the group back up to Bardet over the summit of the climb, Contador was unable to get back on terms, and he crossed the line 33 seconds down on all of his principal rivals for overall victory. The Spaniard now lies 25th overall, 6:38 behind Van Avermaet, but already 1:21 behind Froome and Quintana.

"It went better than I thought to be honest," Contador insisted, looking to put a brave face on another trying day. "I lost less time than I'd anticipated. I knew it would be difficult and that the other teams would try to make it hard for me. But I'm feeling better than a couple of days ago. Obviously, the crashes in the opening stages were not ideal, but I feel like I'm bouncing back."

The impending long weekend in the Pyrenees will reveal an awful lot more.

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How it unfolded

The opening week of this Tour has been characterised by lengthy stages, and 216 kilometres in the rolling, heavy roads of the Massif Central have the tendency to feel even longer again. There was little surprise, then, when the peloton elected to allow a nine-man move sally clear early on, even if it did include lieutenants for Contador and Aru.

Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) and Andriy Grivko (Astana) were joined by Van Avermaet, De Gendt, Cyril Gautier (AG2R-La Mondiale), Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data), Bartosz Huzarski (Bora-Argon 18), Romain Sicard (Direct Energie) and Florian Vachon (Fortuneo-Vital Concept), and they had a lead of six minutes over the bunch after 70 kilometres.

Dissatisfied with the level of collaboration in the move, however, Van Avermaet and De Gendt formed an alliance of circumstance, accelerating away from the group with almost 100 kilometres still to race, joined only by Grivko. That leading trio established a maximum lead of 15 minutes over the main peloton, while the Majka group never struck up a true working arrangement and instead chugged along intermittently almost three minutes back for much of the afternoon.

The Pas de Peyrol – whose descent ended Alexander Vinokourov's Tour de France in 2011 – ignited the action both out in front and back in the main peloton. Unhappy with Grivko's contribution, De Gendt and Van Avermaet decided to ride themselves of the Ukrainian – "Grivko and Majka weren't working. Thomas and I were the strongest guys from the break, so we got a gap," Van Avermaet said – while behind, Movistar took over the pace-setting from Team Sky and quickly upped the ante.

Quintana's guard impressed in clipping back the break's mammoth advantage and whittling the main peloton down to 25 or so riders. Come the summit, however, Jesus Herrada was the only rider left to support Quintana and Valverde, and the team suspended its offensive, allowing Team Sky to take over on the two remaining climbs.

Mikel Nieve and Sergio Henao tapped out a steadier tempo on the Pethus and Font de Cère, and it looked as if Nibali would be the only favourite to incur losses on a demanding day, but word of Contador's travails had spread through the group.

"The whispers were that he wasn't good and the guys smelt blood and went for him," Richie Porte (BMC) said afterwards. An unforgiving business, the Tour de France.

Out in front, meanwhile, Van Avermaet sensed that he had the beating of De Gendt, and he duly dropped his compatriot on the stiffest section of the Perthus, extended his advantage on the Font de Cère, and won in Le Lioran by some 2:34. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) led the Froome-Quintana group home, just over five minutes down.

Van Avermaet's sparkling spring campaign was cut short by a crash at the Tour of Flanders, and even with the yellow jersey on his shoulders, the one-time nearly man of Belgian cycling recalled that his profession brings more heartbreak than happiness. "You lose so often," he said. "You have so many disappointments: you have to enjoy it when it when you win.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team5:31:36 
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:34 
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:05:04 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:07 
6Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
7Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
8Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
12Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
13Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
15Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
17Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
18Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
19Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
20Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
21Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
22Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
23Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
24Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:05:16 
25Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:05:18 
26Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:05:21 
27Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:05:23 
28Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:05:26 
29Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:36 
30Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:05:40 
31Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:05:48 
32Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:06:03 
33Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:24 
34Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:07:19 
35Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling0:08:17 
36Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
37Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
39Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
40Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
41Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
42Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
43Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:18 
44Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
45Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
46Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
47Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:12:35 
49Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling0:13:01 
50Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
51Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:13:05 
52Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:19 
53Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
54Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
55Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:13:36 
57Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:13:45 
58Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
59Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
60Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
61Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha  
62Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
63Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
64Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
66Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
67Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
68Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
69Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
70Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
71Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-BikeExchange  
72Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
73Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
74Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team  
75Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:13:54 
76Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:14:00 
77Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:58 
78Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:17:59 
79George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
80Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:19:02 
81Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:21:05 
82Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:23:45 
83Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
84Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
85Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
86Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling  
87Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
88Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
89Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
90Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
91Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
92Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
93Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
94Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
95Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18  
96Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
97Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
98Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
99Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
101Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
102Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
103Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
104Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
105Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange  
106Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
107Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
108Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
109Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
110Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
111Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:25:14 
112Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
113Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
114Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
115Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha  
116Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
117Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
118Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
119Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
120Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
121Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
122Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
123Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
124Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
125Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
126Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac  
127Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
128Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
129Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
130Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
131Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
132Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
133Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
134Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
135Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
136William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
137Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
138Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
139Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
140Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac  
141Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
142Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
143Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
144Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
145Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
146Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
147John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
148Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
149André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
150Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
151Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
152Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Drapac  
153Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
154Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-BikeExchange  
155Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
156Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
157Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
158Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
159Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
160Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data  
161Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal  
162Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
163Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
164Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
165Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
166Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
167Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
168Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
169Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
170Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
171Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida  
172Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
173Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:25:44 
174Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:59 
175Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
176Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:26:01 
177Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:27:58 
178Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:28:34 
179Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
180Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
181Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
182Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data  
183Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
184Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
185Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
186Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
187Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data  
188Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie  
189Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
190Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
191Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
192Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
193Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
194Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling  
195Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
196Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
197Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
198Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:33:14 
Intermediate sprint - Mauriac, km. 144.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team20 pts
2Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team17 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal15 
4Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data13 
5Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie11 
6Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team10 
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept8 
9Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 187 
10Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie6 
11Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
12Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data4 
13Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team3 
14Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data2 
15Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team30 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal25 
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team22 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha19 
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step17 
6Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 1815 
7Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step13 
8Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange11 
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky9 
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac6 
12Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team5 
13Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
14Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ3 
15Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team2 
Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Côte de Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, km.16.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo1 
Mountain 2 (Cat. 3) Côte du Puy Saint-Mary, km. 142.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 pts
2Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team1 
Mountain 3 (Cat. 3) Col de Neronne, km. 173.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 pts
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 4 (Cat 2) Pas de Peyrol, km. 185.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal5 pts
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team1 
Mountain 5 (Cat. 2) Col du Perthus, km. 201.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
3Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team1 
Mountain 6 (Cat. 3) Col de Font de Cère, km. 213.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Combativity prize
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step5:36:43 
2Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
4Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:03:10 
7Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
8Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:05:11 
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:08:38 
10Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
11Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:18:38 
12Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
13Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:20:07 
14Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
15Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
16Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
17Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
19Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
20Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
21Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
22Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
23Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:20:52 
24Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:23:27 
25Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
26Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
27Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
28Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data  
29Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team16:45:02 
2Team Sky0:05:21 
3Movistar Team0:05:36 
4Tinkoff Team0:05:48 
5Astana Pro Team0:08:36 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:09:34 
8Bora-Argon 180:13:28 
10Etixx - Quick-Step0:13:45 
11Team Katusha0:13:51 
12IAM Cycling0:16:52 
14Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:23 
15Lampre - Merida  
16Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:24:27 
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:30:09 
18Direct Energie0:32:03 
20Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:36:37 
21Lotto Soudal0:41:19 
22Dimension Data0:46:17 
General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team25:34:46 
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:11 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:13 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:05:14 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:05:17 
6Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
7Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
8Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
9Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step  
11Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
14Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
16Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:05:26 
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:05:28 
19Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
20Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
21Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
22Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:05:57 
23Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:06:08 
24Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:06:30 
25Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:06:38 
26Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:55 
27Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:07:02 
28Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:20 
29Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:08:01 
30Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:08:44 
31Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
32Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
33Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
34Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:09:08 
35Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:09:38 
36Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:39 
37Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:12 
38Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:43 
39Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:10:45 
40Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling0:10:51 
41Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:03 
42Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
43Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:12:17 
44Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 180:12:39 
45Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling0:13:22 
46Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:13:26 
47Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:13:55 
48Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
49Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:14:04 
50Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:14:06 
51Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:14:12 
52Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:17 
53Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha0:14:30 
54Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:14:43 
55Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:47 
56Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:15:08 
57Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:15:23 
58Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:15:35 
59Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:40 
60Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:15:52 
61Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:09 
62Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:16:16 
63Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:42 
64Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:17:52 
65Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-BikeExchange0:18:36 
66Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:52 
67Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:19:29 
68Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:19:44 
69Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:20:20 
70Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:20:23 
71Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:22:10 
72Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
73Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:22:43 
74Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:23:03 
75Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:23:20 
76Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team0:23:37 
77Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:23:55 
78Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
79Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:24:36 
80Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:25:02 
81Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:25:24 
82Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
83Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
84Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:25:34 
85Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
86Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:05 
87Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:26 
88Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:26:42 
89Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step0:26:43 
90Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:26:45 
91Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:26:46 
92Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
93Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:26:47 
94Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:27:03 
95Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:27:09 
96Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:27:20 
97Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:27:37 
98George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:27:50 
99Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:28:08 
100Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:28:16 
101Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac  
102William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
103Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:28:44 
104Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:29:02 
105Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ0:29:08 
106Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:29:09 
107Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:29:13 
108Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:29:15 
109Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
110Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:29:17 
111Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:29:19 
112Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:22 
113Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:29:27 
114Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Drapac  
115Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:29:31 
116Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:40 
117Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:29:41 
118Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:29:42 
119Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-BikeExchange0:29:43 
120Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:29:51 
121Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:29:55 
122Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:30:05 
123Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data0:30:09 
124Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
125Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:30:18 
126Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:30:26 
127Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:30:45 
128Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:30:52 
129Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:31:13 
130Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
131Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:31:15 
132Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:31:24 
133Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida0:31:38 
134Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:31:59 
135John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:32:15 
136Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
137Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 180:32:19 
138Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:32:40 
139Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:32:48 
140Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:32:51 
141Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:32:52 
142Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:32:55 
143Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida0:33:07 
144Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:33:30 
145André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:33:33 
146Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:33:36 
147Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:42 
148Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac0:33:48 
149Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:34:16 
150Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:34:22 
151Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal0:34:31 
152Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step0:34:35 
153Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:34:39 
154Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:34:44 
155Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:34:59 
156Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:35:01 
157Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:35:12 
158Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:35:20 
159Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:35:22 
160Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:35:35 
161Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
162Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:35:55 
163Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:36:04 
164Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:36:13 
165Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:36:16 
166Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange0:36:33 
167Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:36:48 
168Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data0:36:49 
169Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:36:59 
170Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
171Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:37:15 
172Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:37:18 
173Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:52 
174Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:37:58 
175Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:38:14 
176Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:38:20 
177Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:38:38 
178Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:38:43 
179Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:39:21 
180Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:39:43 
181Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha0:39:44 
182Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange0:39:58 
183Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:40:05 
184Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:07 
185Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:40:15 
186Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:40:36 
187Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:40:42 
188Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:42:14 
189Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:42:37 
190Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:38 
191Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:42:39 
192Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:43:56 
193Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:44:18 
194Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling0:44:49 
195Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data0:45:58 
196Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:52:14 
197Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:56:09 
198Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha1:10:25 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team150 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data146 
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step142 
4Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie89 
5André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal87 
6Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team67 
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha56 
8Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step50 
9Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal48 
10Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo45 
11Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange38 
12Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step35 
13Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling34 
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team32 
15Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept28 
16Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo25 
17Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits24 
18Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 1822 
19Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha21 
20Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept20 
21Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 1820 
22Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 1820 
23Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling20 
24Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team20 
25Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo18 
26Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step18 
27Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team17 
28Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling17 
29Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie17 
30Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 1817 
31Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 1817 
32Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky16 
33Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange15 
34Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo15 
35Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac15 
36Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept15 
37Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo14 
38Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step14 
39Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data13 
40Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange13 
41Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept13 
42Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
43Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal12 
44Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac11 
45Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie11 
46Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
47Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo8 
48Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept8 
49Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
50Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin7 
51Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
52Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal7 
53Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step6 
54Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal6 
55John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin6 
56Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team5 
57Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo5 
58Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
59Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac4 
60Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ3 
61Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team3 
62Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida3 
63Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha3 
64Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team2 
65Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha2 
66Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data2 
67Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2 
68Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data1 
69Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team1 
70Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal13 pts
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team11 
3Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo5 
4Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team5 
5Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 182 
6Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team2 
7Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1 
8Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1 
9Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1 
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step25:39:57 
2Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:06 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
4Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:00:17 
6Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:03:33 
7Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
8Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:05:34 
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:09:01 
10Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:17:52 
11Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:20:23 
12Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:21:31 
13Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:21:35 
14Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:21:52 
15Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:24:08 
16Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:11 
17Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:24:30 
18Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:25:15 
19Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:27:04 
20Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:27:40 
21Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step0:29:24 
22Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:30:24 
23Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:31:37 
24Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:31:48 
25Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:33:27 
26Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:35:04 
27Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:37:26 
28Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:27 
29Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data0:40:47 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team76:56:47 
2Team Sky0:03:36 
3Movistar Team0:04:12 
4Tinkoff Team0:04:51 
5Astana Pro Team0:07:17 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:08:25 
9Team Katusha0:12:41 
10Etixx - Quick-Step0:12:48 
11Bora-Argon 180:15:24 
12IAM Cycling0:16:50 
14Lampre - Merida0:21:24 
15Team Giant-Alpecin0:21:26 
16Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:24:53 
18Direct Energie0:32:23 
19Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:32:29 
20Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:39:29 
21Lotto Soudal0:47:40 
22Dimension Data0:47:56 

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