Tour de France: Cavendish wins stage 6

Van Avermaet remains in the maillot jaune

For all his success at the Tour de France over the years, Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) has never known an opening week quite like this one. The Manxman claimed his third win in just six days – and the 29th Tour stage victory of his career – when he out-lasted Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) and Dan McLay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) in the bunch sprint in Montauban.

In keeping with the tenor of bunch finishes at this year's Tour, it was another rather chaotic finale to stage 6, with no one team capable of taking control of affairs at the head of the peloton, despite the game efforts of Bryan Coquard's Direct Energie squad.

Faced with such tumult, Cavendish opted for a rather straightforward tactic: he sought out his rival Kittel's wheel in the closing kilometres, and then looked to come around him in the finishing straight. Easier said than done, but Cavendish is enjoying a run of form perhaps unseen since his domination of the sprint stages at the 2013 Giro d'Italia: every decision he takes this week appears to be the right one.

Cavendish duly came off Kittel's wheel just inside the final 150 metres and quickly opened a gap. Though both Kittel and the rapidly-closing McLay began to peg him back in as the line drew nearer, Cavendish was not to be denied.

Prior to this week, Cavendish had never beaten Kittel in a head-to-head sprint at the Tour, and the assumption was that the German's recent pre-eminence in that particular prize fight would continue here. Instead, the scorecard reads 3-1 in Cavendish's favour as the mountains appear on the horizon.

"It was just carnage in the final with guys coming left and right. I wanted Kittel's wheel. I was fighting and fighting for Kittel's wheel," Cavendish said afterwards. "Etixx weren't that organised but I knew that they would get it on the final long, fast run-in. I knew it would be the right thing to go early. Because it was slightly downhill, I put on a bigger gear again and I just went. Actually, I maxed out, I should have put a bigger gear on.

"I kept going to the line, I really wanted it. I felt Kittel coming up on my side again but I just did what he's done to me over the last three years and just held him at it."

Kittel was magnanimous in defeat, admitting that Cavendish was "where he needed to be and when." When the peloton entered the final four kilometres, it had been notable that neither Kittel nor any of his Etixx-QuickStep teammates were in the first 25 positions, and the German explained that bunch finishes at this year's Tour have been especially difficult to negotiate.

"To be very honest, in the finals this year, there is no tactic. It's impossible to ride with a team here. I don't know why the organisers do it like this with downhills in the city, we have all those small roads and corners. It goes wide, narrow, wide again and every team is struggling at this stage to be at the front," Kittel said. "The GC teams are also holding their wheels until the finish line. It's pure chaos and that's why you can win here with really smart positioning. The team only has to bring you forward at a certain moment and that's it and then you have to go out of the wheel of someone at a certain point."

That kind of chaos arguably suited McLay more than anyone. The Englishman slalomed to a spectacular victory at the GP Denain earlier in the season, and he picked his way through the traffic here and came within a whisker of springing a surprise victory.

Indeed, McLay's has been a remarkably assured Tour debut. Not many neophytes succeed in participating in a bunch sprint, far less coming so close to claiming a victory, but McLay now has four top-ten finishes under his belt and has justified the faith shown in him by his Fortuneo-Vital Concept team.

Alexander Kristoff, who enjoyed a slightly better lead-out than most from his Katusha team, had to settle for fourth, ahead of Christophe Laporte (Cofidis), while Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took fifth.

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) finished safely in the main peloton to keep the yellow jersey and maintain his lead of 5:11 over Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep), with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) a further two seconds back in third.

Calm before the storm

With the mercury steadily rising in time with the Tour peloton's trajectory south, and with the race set to enter the high mountains on Friday, it was hardly surprising that once an early break formed – step forward Yukiya Arashiro (Lampre-Merida) and Jan Barta (Bora-Argon 18) – the peloton would leave them to it.

The two leaders amassed a maximum advantage just north of five minutes while BMC – with some help from the sprinters' teams – kept tabs on the gap, though there was precious little urgency in the main peloton until deep into the stage.

Arashiro and Barta's gap slipped to less a minute with 40 kilometres to race, and once Direct Energie went through the motions of marshalling the chase in earnest, their day was done, and they were duly swept up with 23 kilometres remaining.

Even at that juncture, however, no one man team managed to bend the finale to its will, and the finale seemed almost placid at times, with riders spread across the road on the front right into the final ten kilometres. As Cavendish pointed out afterwards, however, it was all rather less serene beneath the surface. Nothing is ever straightforward at the Tour.

"Oh my God, that was terrifying. That was like the old days, just wheel surfing," Cavendish said. "Honestly, I said this morning: ‘There are two finish lines, there's one with 12k to go when we got onto the small road.' And we were a little too far back, Bernie [Eisel] and I, going into that."

Cavendish succeeded in navigating the eddying currents of the peloton better than most in the finale, where others unexpectedly ran aground. Lotto Soudal led into the final 1500 metres, for instance, but André Greipel could only manage 15th, while for all Sylvain Chavanel and Direct Energie's work, Coquard had to settle for 9th place. In the end, it was Fabio Sabatini (Etixx-QuickStep) who opened a rather disjointed sprint, but it was his former teammate Cavendish who emerged to claim the spoils.

The general classification contenders, meanwhile, enjoyed a relative day of détente ahead of the upcoming troika of Pyrenean stages, with Chris Froome (Sky), Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) all finishing safely in the main peloton.

Unlike a year ago, Froome and Quintana enter the high mountains locked on the same time, each 5:17 down on Van Avermaet. The Col d'Aspin awaits.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data4:43:48 
2Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
3Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
5Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
7Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
8Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
9Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie  
10Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
11Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
12Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac  
15André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
16John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
17Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:03 
18Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
19Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:04 
20Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling  
22Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
23Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team  
24Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
25Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
26Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
27Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
29Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
30Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling  
31Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
32Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
33Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step  
34Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
35Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
36Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
37Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
38Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
39Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
40Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
41William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
42Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
43Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
44Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
45Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
46Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
47Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
48Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha  
49Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
50Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
51Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal  
52Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac  
53Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
54Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
57Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
58Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
60Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:00:05 
61Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team  
62Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
63Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
64Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
65Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
66Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
67Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
68Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
69Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
70Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
71Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
72Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
73Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
74Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
75Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
76Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
77Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
78Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
79Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
80Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling  
81Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
82Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
83Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
84Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
85Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Drapac  
86Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
87Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
88Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
89Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
90Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
91Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
92Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
93Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
94Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
95Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
96Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
97Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
99Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
100Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
103Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
105Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
106Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
107Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha  
108Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
109Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
110Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
111Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
112Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
113Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18  
114Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-BikeExchange  
115Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
116Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team  
117Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
118Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
119Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
120Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
121Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
122Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
123Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
124Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
125Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
126Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
127Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
128Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data  
129Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
130Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
131Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
132Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida  
133Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
134Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
135Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:26 
136Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
137Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
138Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
139Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
140Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
141Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
142Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:00:38 
143Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:42 
144Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:44 
145Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:00:53 
146Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
147Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:57 
148Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
149Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
150Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
151Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
152Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
153Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
154Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
155Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
156Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
157Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
158Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
159Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-BikeExchange  
160Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
161Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
162Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
163Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
164Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
165Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
166Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling  
167Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
168Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
169Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
170Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
171Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
172Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:01:06 
173Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:01:12 
174Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
175Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:16 
176Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
177Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:01:25 
178Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
179Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:01:33 
180Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
181Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha  
182Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
183Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
184Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
185Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:01:38 
186Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
187Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie  
188George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:59 
189Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange  
190Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:02 
191Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:21 
192Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:02:34 
193Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:03:12 
194Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:15 
195Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
196Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:06:26 
197Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha  
198Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
Sprint 1 - Montbazens, 77.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 1820 pts
2Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida17 
3Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie15 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange13 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team11 
6Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step10 
7Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo9 
8Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data8 
9Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step7 
10Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step6 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
12Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data4 
13Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
14Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
15Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal1 
Finish - Montauban, 190.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data50 pts
2Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step30 
3Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept20 
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha18 
5Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits16 
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team14 
7Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo12 
8Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo10 
9Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie8 
10Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 187 
11Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange6 
12Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida5 
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
14Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac3 
15André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal2 
Mountain 1 - Col des Estaques, 62km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 182 pts
2Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida1 
Mountain 2 - Cote d'Aubin, 71.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida1 
Mountain 3 - Cote de Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, 149km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 182 pts
2Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4:43:48 
2Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
3Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
4Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
5Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie  
6Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:04 
7Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
8Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
9Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
10Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
11Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
12Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:00:05 
13Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
14Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
15Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
16Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
17Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
18Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
20Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida  
21Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
22Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data  
23Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team  
24Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:44 
25Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:57 
26Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
27Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
28Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:21 
29Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:03:12 
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Etixx - Quick-Step14:11:31 
2Direct Energie  
3Team Katusha0:00:01 
4Tinkoff Team  
5Cannondale-Drapac  
6Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
7Team Giant-Alpecin  
8Dimension Data  
9Lotto Soudal  
10Orica-BikeExchange  
11Lampre - Merida  
12Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
13AG2R La Mondiale  
14Trek-Segafredo  
15Bora-Argon 18  
16Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
17Movistar Team0:00:05 
18BMC Racing Team  
19Team Sky  
20Astana Pro Team  
21IAM Cycling  
22FDJ  
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team30:18:38 
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:11 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:13 
4Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:05:15 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:05:17 
6Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
7Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
9Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step  
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
13Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
14Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
16Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:05:26 
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:05:28 
19Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
20Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
21Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ0:05:29 
22Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:05:57 
23Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:06:09 
24Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:06:31 
25Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:06:39 
26Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:55 
27Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:07:02 
28Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:21 
29Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:08:02 
30Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:08:45 
31Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
32Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
33Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
34Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:09:09 
35Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:40 
36Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:13 
37Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:10:31 
38Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:44 
39Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:10:46 
40Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling0:10:52 
41Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:04 
42Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
43Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:12:18 
44Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling0:13:22 
45Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:13:27 
46Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 180:13:32 
47Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:13:56 
48Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
49Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:14:06 
50Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:14:13 
51Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:17 
52Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha0:14:31 
53Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:48 
54Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:14:53 
55Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:15:09 
56Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:15:24 
57Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:15:36 
58Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
59Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:41 
60Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:10 
61Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:16:17 
62Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:42 
63Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:16:45 
64Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:18:45 
65Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:53 
66Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-BikeExchange0:19:29 
67Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:19:45 
68Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:20:21 
69Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:20:24 
70Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:22:11 
71Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
72Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:22:40 
73Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:23:04 
74Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team0:23:33 
75Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:23:55 
76Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:23:56 
77Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:24:13 
78Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:24:17 
79Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:24:37 
80Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:25:20 
81Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:25:25 
82Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:25:35 
83Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:25:55 
84Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:01 
85Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:26:42 
86Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:26:43 
87Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step0:26:44 
88Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:26:45 
89Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:26:46 
90Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data0:26:47 
91Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:26:53 
92Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:26:59 
93Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:27:10 
94Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:19 
95Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:27:21 
96Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac0:28:12 
97Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:28:15 
98William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:28:16 
99Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:28:17 
101Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:28:45 
102Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:29:01 
103Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:29:02 
104Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ0:29:08 
105Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:29:14 
106Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:29:16 
107Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:29:17 
108Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:18 
109Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:29:20 
110Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:29:28 
111Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Drapac  
112Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:29:31 
113Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
114Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:29:37 
115Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
116Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:41 
117Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-BikeExchange0:29:44 
118George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:29:45 
119Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:29:51 
120Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data0:29:55 
121Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:30:05 
122Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:30:17 
123Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:30:19 
124Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:30:27 
125Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:30:52 
126Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:31:02 
127Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:31:14 
128Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
129Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:31:34 
130Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida0:31:39 
131Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:31:40 
132Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:31:49 
133Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:32:08 
134John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:32:11 
135Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 180:32:20 
136Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:32:39 
137Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida0:33:08 
138Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:33:26 
139André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:33:29 
140Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal  
141Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:33:37 
142Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:33:41 
143Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:33:44 
144Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac0:33:48 
145Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:34:13 
146Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:34:16 
147Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal0:34:31 
148Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:34:35 
149Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:34:44 
150Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:34:54 
151Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:35:00 
152Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:35:13 
153Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:35:15 
154Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:35:23 
155Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:35:27 
156Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step0:35:28 
157Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:35:32 
158Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:35:36 
159Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:35:44 
160Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:35:54 
161Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:36:13 
162Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:36:14 
163Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:36:15 
164Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:36:48 
165Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:36:49 
166Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:36:55 
167Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
168Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data0:37:11 
169Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange0:37:26 
170Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:37:33 
171Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:38:11 
172Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:38:23 
173Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:39:04 
174Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:39:07 
175Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:39:32 
176Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:40:04 
177Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:08 
178Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:40:23 
179Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:40:37 
180Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:40:43 
181Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:40:50 
182Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:40:55 
183Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:41:08 
184Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:41:12 
185Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha0:41:13 
186Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:41:34 
187Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange0:41:53 
188Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:39 
189Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:43:01 
190Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:43:17 
191Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:43:48 
192Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:43:52 
193Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:44:40 
194Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling0:45:42 
195Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data0:45:59 
196Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:58:36 
197Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 181:02:31 
198Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha1:16:47 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data204 pts
2Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step182 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team175 
4Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie112 
5André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal89 
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha74 
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team67 
8Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo64 
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange57 
10Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step50 
11Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal48 
12Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept48 
13Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits40 
14Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 1837 
15Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo37 
16Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step35 
17Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling34 
18Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team32 
19Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step25 
20Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 1822 
21Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha21 
22Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept20 
23Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 1820 
24Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 1820 
25Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling20 
26Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team20 
27Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step20 
28Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo18 
29Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team17 
30Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling17 
31Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida17 
32Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 1817 
33Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie17 
34Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky16 
35Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange15 
36Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo15 
37Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac15 
38Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept15 
39Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo14 
40Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data13 
41Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange13 
42Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept13 
43Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
44Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
45Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal12 
46Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac11 
47Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step11 
48Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie11 
49Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
50Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo8 
51Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept8 
52Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida8 
53Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin7 
54Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
55Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal7 
56Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 187 
57Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal6 
58John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin6 
59Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team5 
60Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo5 
61Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
62Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac4 
63Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data4 
64Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ3 
65Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac3 
66Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team3 
67Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
68Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha3 
69Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team2 
70Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha2 
71Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data2 
72Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2 
73Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
74Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data1 
75Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team1 
76Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team1 
77Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal1 
Mountain 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 
5Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 184 
6Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida3 
7Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 182 
8Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team2 
9Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1 
10Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo1 
11Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1 
12Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step30:23:49 
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 Concept0:03:34 
7Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
8Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:05:35 
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:09:02 
10Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:17:53 
11Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:20:24 
12Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:21:32 
13Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:21:35 
14Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:21:48 
15Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:07 
16Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:24:09 
17Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:24:26 
18Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:25:16 
19Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:28:33 
20Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:30:12 
21Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:30:16 
22Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step0:30:17 
23Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:31:38 
24Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:31:44 
25Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:35:44 
26Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:35:57 
27Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:28 
28Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:38:06 
29Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data0:40:48 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team91:08:23 
2Team Sky0:03:36 
3Movistar Team0:04:12 
4Tinkoff Team0:04:47 
5Astana Pro Team0:07:17 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:08:21 
7FDJ0:08:55 
8Trek-Segafredo0:12:28 
9Team Katusha0:12:37 
10Etixx - Quick-Step0:12:43 
11Bora-Argon 180:15:20 
12IAM Cycling0:16:50 
13Cannondale-Drapac0:19:58 
14Lampre - Merida0:21:20 
15Team Giant-Alpecin0:21:22 
16Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:24:49 
17Orica-BikeExchange0:30:34 
18Direct Energie0:32:18 
19Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:32:25 
20Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:39:25 
21Lotto Soudal0:47:36 
22Dimension Data0:47:52 

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