Tour of Britain: Stannard solos to victory on stage 3

Briggs and House round out podium

Ian Stannard (Team Sky) won stage three of the Tour of Britain from Congleton to Knutsford with an aggressive ride in the country lanes and rolling hills of northwest England.

The British Classics rider was part of the break of the day with Kristian House (ONE Pro Cycling), Graham Briggs (JTL Condor) and Matt Cronshaw (Madison Genesis) that opened a six-minute lead on the peloton. None of them were a threat to the overall lead of stage two winner Julian Vermote (Etixx-QuickStep) and so were given a chance to pursuit the stage victory.

Stannard attacked alone with 41km to go after the long but steady Cat and Fiddle climb in the rugged Peak District. He powered his way to the finish to savour a special solo victory. Briggs won the sprint for second place at 1:46, with House sitting up to take third place after leading out the sprint.

The peloton refused to help the Dimension Data team organise a chase and rode steady throughout the stage, finishing almost six minutes behind Stannard, with Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF) winning a surprisingly hotly contested sprint for fourth place.

Stannard was proud to have won his first ever stage of his national tour. It was also his first victory since he outfoxed three Etixx-Quick Step riders in the final at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2015. He was extra happy to greet his partner and young family at the finish after riding on what are now his local training roads when he is at home in Britain.

"It's a pretty big day for me. I was motivated for this stage because it was pretty much on home roads," Stannard said. "I was keen to get away. It's always nice to win from a breakaway and go solo too. I really enjoyed it today. I knew I want to go over the top of the Cat and Fiddle with about five minutes on the peloton, we'd have a chance on the run-in then. I heard it went out but I didn't know much more. I was just happy to be up there. It as special to be racing at home."

How it happened

After a wet and windy in northern England on Monday, the Tour of Britain peloton enjoyed warmer, dry conditions on stage three on the roads through the Cheshire and into the stunning Peak District in the northwest of England. The only rider not to start was talented young American Adrien Costa of Etixx-Quick Step. He crashed hard on Monday, finished the stage but needs special treatment for his injuries.

Despite the climb of the Cat and Fiddle in the final 50km, the stage was considered a day for the sprinters due to the flat and fast roads to the finish in the grounds of Tatton Park. However, Stannard had other ideas and took advantage as the peloton looked to enjoy a quiet day out.

Stannard, Briggs, House and Cronshaw jumped away as soon as the start began and quickly got a gap on the peloton, with Stannard putting in some big turns to drag the quartet clear. An Post riders Emiel Wastyn and Damien Shaw and Jack Bauer (Cannondale-Drapac) tried to go across the gap but eventually sat up and were caught by the peloton. The gap quickly rose to five minutes as Briggs and House shared the early intermediate sprint points and all four riders shared the work on the front.

Several crashes slowed the peloton, with Owain Doull (Wiggins) one of the riders to go down. However, most riders seemed happy to enjoy a day on the wheels rather than chase down the attack.

The climbs began in the final 60km, with House taking the points atop the climb in Alderley Edge. Soon after, on the Brickworks climb, Cronshaw was distanced as the other three kept the pace high and their lead on the pack at six minutes. Xandro Meurisse (Wanty Groupe Gobert) picked up a single point over Alderley Edge to give him a one-point lead in mountains competition. However, House also took the maximum 10 points over the Brickworks climb, putting him in fourth in the mountains competition and making him a real threat to Meurisse.

The Cat and Fiddle

Next up was the 10km Cat and Fiddle climb, named after the pub that sits at the summit. The road climbs gradually, allowing the break to cover it at speed, while Dimension Data set a steady pace behind. Vermote suffered a mechanical, breaking some spokes in a wheel but was soon back in the bunch after a wheel change.

House was the first to the exposed treeless summit and so grabbed maximum points. However behind Meurisse fought back to take the remaining points and ended the stage in the leader's special jersey with 33 points. Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) is second with 32 points after his aggressive ride on stage two and House is third with 26 points.

Stannard knew the break led the peloton by more six minutes, and so went on the attack as the road dived off the climb to the flat lanes of Cheshire. He knew he had the power to get away from his British rivals and did not want to risk a sprint finish. Cheered on by the large local crowd, Stannard soon opened a 90-second lead and never looked back.

By the time Stannard reached the finish, he had time to straighten his jersey, wave to the crowd and let out a big sigh of relief after a big day out and special victory.

Briggs stuck to House's wheel in the finale and won the sprint for second place thanks to his speed honed on the British circuit race scene. The peloton also fought for victory despite being five minutes back, with Ruffoni taking the sprint for fourth place some 5:43 behind Stannard.

The Tour of Britain continues on Wednesday with the 217km fourth stage from Denbigh to Builth Wells in Wales. With several nasty climbs and remote roads, it could be a key day in the fight for overall victory.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky4:14:12 
2Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor0:01:46 
3Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
4Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:43 
5Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
6Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
7Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
8Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
9Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
10Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-BikeExchange  
11Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
12Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO  
13Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
14Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction  
15Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain  
16Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
17Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
18Alexandre Blain (Fra) Madison Genesis  
19Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
20Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data  
21Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
22Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
23Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
24Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
25Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac  
26Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
27Thomas Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis  
28Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
29Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
30Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
31Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data  
32Carlos Barbero (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
33Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
34Russell Downing (GBr) JLT Condor  
35Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
36Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor  
37Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
38Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Drapac  
39Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain  
40Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling  
41Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
42Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
43Adam Blythe (GBr) Great Britain  
44Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step  
45Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis  
46Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
47Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
48Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
49Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky  
50Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
51Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction  
52Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
53Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac  
54Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
55Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
56Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
57Miguel Angel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
58Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
59Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO  
60Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
61Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor  
62Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
63Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
64Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
65James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
66Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
67Hector Saez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
68Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
69Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
70André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:06:04 
71Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
72Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
73Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
74Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
75Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
76Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) NFTO  
77Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
78Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
79Oliver Ket-Spark (Aus) An Post-Chainreaction  
80Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain  
81Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
82Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
83Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
84Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
85Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
86Liam Stones (GBr) NFTO  
87Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
88Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
89Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
90Daniel McLay (GBr) Great Britain  
91Damien Shaw (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction  
92Jorge Arcas Pena (Spa) Movistar Team  
93Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
94Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
95Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor  
96Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
97Robert Power (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
98Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
99Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
100Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:06:26 
101Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:06:29 
102Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky0:07:13 
103Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis0:07:20 
104Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
105Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
106Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
107Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
108Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
109Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
110Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
111Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
112Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor  
113Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
114Owain Doull (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
115Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
116Taylor Eisenhart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
117Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
118Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:07:26 
119Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data0:07:38 
120Taylor Karl Gunman (NZl) Madison Genesis0:10:20 
121Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:10:25 
122Emiel Wastyn (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:29:53 
DNSAdrien Costa (USA) Etixx - Quick-Step  
Sprint 1 - Alsager, km. 9.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling3 pts
2Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky2 
3Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor1 
Sprint 2 - Sandbach, km. 51.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor3 pts
2Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis2 
3Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling1 
Sprint 3 - Alderley Edge, km. 96.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis3 pts
2Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor2 
3Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling1 
Mountain 1 - Alderley Edge, km. 98.3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling6 pts
2Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor5 
3Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky4 
4Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis3 
5Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert2 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky1 
Mountain 2 - Brickworks, km. 112.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling10 pts
2Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky9 
3Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor8 
4Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis7 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky6 
6Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert5 
7Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert4 
8Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling3 
9Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data2 
10Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data1 
Mountain 3 - Cat & Fiddle, km. 133.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling10 pts
2Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor9 
3Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky8 
4Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert7 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky6 
6Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky5 
7Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling4 
8Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain3 
9Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
10Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky15 pts
2Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor14 
3Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling13 
4Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF12 
5Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky11 
6Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin10 
7Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS9 
8Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team8 
9Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac7 
10Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-BikeExchange6 
11Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo5 
12Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO4 
13Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
14Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction2 
15Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain1 
Best British Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky4:14:12 
5Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO  
6Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain  
7Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
8Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data  
9Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
10Thomas Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis  
11Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data  
12Russell Downing (GBr) JLT Condor  
13Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor  
14Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain  
15Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
16Adam Blythe (GBr) Great Britain  
17Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis  
18Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
19Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO  
20Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor  
21Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
22James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
23Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
24Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) NFTO0:06:04 
25Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain  
26Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
27Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
28Liam Stones (GBr) NFTO  
29Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
30Daniel McLay (GBr) Great Britain  
31Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
32Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor  
33Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis0:07:20 
34Owain Doull (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
35Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
36Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
37Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:07:26 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky12:54:02 
2One Pro Cycling0:01:46 
3JLT - Condor  
4Cannondale Drapac Team0:05:43 
5Team Giant - Alpecin  
6Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
7Team Wiggins  
8Madison - Genesis  
9Etixx - Quick Step  
10Great Britain  
11Dimension Data  
12Bardiani CSF  
13Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
14An Post - Chain Reaction  
15BMC Racing Team0:06:04 
17Lotto Soudal  
18Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
19Orica - BikeExhange  
20Movistar Team  
21Trek - Segafredo0:07:20 
General Classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step12:53:15 
2Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:00:06 
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:04 
4Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:01:08 
5Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
7Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:12 
8Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
9Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:01:16 
11Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
12Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:17 
13Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:03:00 
14Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:33 
15Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO0:04:37 
16Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:39 
17Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO0:04:41 
18Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
19Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
20Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:43 
21Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain  
22Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor  
23Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
24Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
25Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
26James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
27Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:53 
28Thomas Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:55 
29Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
30Miguel Angel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:59 
31Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:03 
32Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:04 
33Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:05 
34Hector Saez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:09 
35Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:05:20 
36Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:28 
37Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:05:31 
38Carlos Barbero (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
39Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
40Russell Downing (GBr) JLT Condor  
41Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor0:05:36 
42Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:39 
43Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:52 
44Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
45Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:06:04 
46Robert Power (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:06:06 
47Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:06:42 
48Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:07:18 
49Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:07:19 
50Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:07:22 
51Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:07:35 
52Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor0:10:48 
53Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:12:29 
54Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:13:13 
55Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling  
56Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-BikeExchange  
57Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
58André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:13:15 
59Daniel McLay (GBr) Great Britain0:13:34 
60Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
61Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
62Oliver Ket-Spark (Aus) An Post-Chainreaction  
63Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
64Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
65Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data0:13:53 
66Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:13:59 
67Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor0:14:44 
68Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction0:14:48 
69Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:14:50 
70Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:14:53 
71Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac0:14:56 
72Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:14:57 
73Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain  
74Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
75Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
76Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
77Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
78Adam Blythe (GBr) Great Britain  
79Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
80Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
81Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
82Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
83Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
84Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
85Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data0:15:08 
86Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:15:12 
87Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) NFTO0:15:16 
88Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor0:15:17 
89Liam Stones (GBr) NFTO0:15:18 
90Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
91Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
92Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain  
93Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
94Damien Shaw (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction  
95Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
96Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
97Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:15:40 
98Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:16:31 
99Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:16:34 
100Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
101Taylor Eisenhart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
102Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
103Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:16:52 
104Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:18:18 
105Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:18:55 
106Taylor Karl Gunman (NZl) Madison Genesis0:19:34 
107Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:19:39 
108Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:21:23 
109Alexandre Blain (Fra) Madison Genesis0:21:29 
110Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:21:50 
111Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
112Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky0:22:59 
113Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:23:01 
114Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
115Jorge Arcas Pena (Spa) Movistar Team0:23:22 
116Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis0:24:33 
117Owain Doull (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:24:38 
118Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
119Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
120Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:26:23 
121Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:27:51 
122Emiel Wastyn (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:50:48 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal9 pts
2Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction9 
3Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor6 
4Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor6 
5Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling6 
6Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis5 
7Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling5 
8Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky2 
9Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) NFTO2 
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky1 
11Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1 
12Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac1 
13Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert33 pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky32 
3Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling26 
4Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor22 
5Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky21 
6Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling20 
7Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo17 
8Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12 
9Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor10 
10Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis10 
11Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo8 
12Emiel Wastyn (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction8 
13Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) NFTO7 
14Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step6 
15Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team5 
16Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky5 
17Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert5 
18Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
19Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain3 
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
21Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
22Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction2 
23Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data2 
24Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo2 
25Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
26Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
27André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal1 
28Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data1 
29Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data1 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin23 pts
2Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF22 
3Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS17 
4Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step15 
5Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky15 
6André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal15 
7Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data14 
8Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac14 
9Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor14 
10Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange14 
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step13 
12Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling13 
13Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert12 
14Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step12 
15Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal11 
16Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky11 
17Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo11 
18Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky10 
19Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert9 
20Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling9 
21Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin8 
22Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team8 
23Daniel McLay (GBr) Great Britain7 
24Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo6 
25Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction6 
26Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-BikeExchange6 
27Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal6 
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky5 
29Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo5 
30Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF5 
31Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
32Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO4 
33Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS3 
34Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
35Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
36Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Drapac2 
37Hector Saez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
38Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain2 
39Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO1 
British rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data12:53:21 
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:01:02 
3Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:02:54 
4Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO0:04:31 
5Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:33 
6Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO0:04:35 
7Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain0:04:37 
8Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor  
9James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
10Thomas Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:49 
11Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
12Russell Downing (GBr) JLT Condor0:05:25 
13Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor0:05:30 
14Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:07:12 
15Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:07:13 
16Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor0:10:42 
17Daniel McLay (GBr) Great Britain0:13:28 
18Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
19Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
20Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data0:13:47 
21Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:14:44 
22Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain0:14:51 
23Adam Blythe (GBr) Great Britain  
24Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
25Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
26Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) NFTO0:15:10 
27Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor0:15:11 
28Liam Stones (GBr) NFTO0:15:12 
29Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
30Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain  
31Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:18:49 
32Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:21:17 
33Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:21:44 
34Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:22:55 
35Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis0:24:27 
36Owain Doull (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:24:32 
37Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Etixx - Quick Step38:45:46 
2Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:00 
3Team Sky0:02:49 
4Cannondale Drapac Team0:04:27 
5Team Giant - Alpecin0:05:44 
6JLT - Condor0:05:52 
7BMC Racing Team0:06:19 
8Madison - Genesis0:09:09 
9Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:09:10 
10Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:11:09 
11Lotto Soudal0:13:24 
12Team Wiggins0:15:07 
14Bardiani CSF0:17:26 
15Movistar Team0:17:47 
16Orica - BikeExhange0:18:01 
17Dimension Data0:21:17 
18One Pro Cycling0:22:53 
19Great Britain0:25:08 
20Trek - Segafredo0:26:46 
21An Post - Chain Reaction0:27:40 


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