Arndt shades tight Dauphiné sprint finish at Le Teil

Nikias Arndt (Giant-Shimano) edged out Kris Boeckmans (Lotto Belisol) by the tightest of margins to claim stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné following a chaotic bunch finish in Le Teil.

The German opened a sizeable gap when he hit the front with a shade over 200 metres remaining but he was almost pipped at the post by a determined Boeckmans, who will surely rue the timing of his effort. Boeckmans was in the process of passing Arndt just as he crossed the finish line, but in spite of the tight margins, he instinctively knew that he had been beaten to the punch by the Giant-Shimano rider.

To cap a fine day for Giant-Shimano, Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg claimed third place on the stage, just ahead of Yannick Martinez (Europcar). Arndt began the day with the brief of serving as Janse van Rensburg's lead-out man but when the South African was caught up in a crash, the hierarchy was switched and Giant-Shimano took the unusual step of allowing both men to have a go in the sprint.

"After the crashed, we didn't know if he'd be up for the sprint so we decided to rush to the line with two sprinters," Arndt explained. "I wasn't confident as I passed the last corner in eighth or tenth position but I sprinted much faster than I expected. I had the speed so I continued sprinting instead of leading Reinhardt out. As we came third and first, we're very happy."

Still just 22 years of age and in only his second season as a professional, Arndt is the latest addition to Giant-Shimano's impressive stable of sprinting talent. Headlined by Marcel Kittel, winner of four stages at last year's Tour de France, and John Degenkolb, winner of Paris-Tours and Gent-Wevelgem, the Dutch-based squad also claimed the final stage of the Giro d'Italia through Luka Mezgec. Arndt's victory was the team's 23rd of the season to date.

"We're known for having top sprinters with Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb but we are also competitive at a second level of sprinting with Luka, Reinardt and myself. It's a great victory," Arndt said.

There were no frissons in the race for overall honours on the road to Le Teil. Chris Froome (Sky) maintains his lead of 12 seconds over Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), while Wilco Kelderman (Belkin) lies a further eight seconds back in third place ahead of Wednesday's more exacting run-in to Gap.

Heat takes its toll

Temperatures in the Auvergne were rising above 30 degrees Celsius at the start, and so it was no surprise that there was something of a truce called in the peloton during the opening exchanges of stage three. As soon as the flag dropped outside Ambert, a three-man break made up of Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Natnael Berhane (Europcar) and Cesare Benedetti (NetApp-Endura) scorched off the front and the bunch gladly left them to it.

The trio built up a lead of four minutes by the midway point, but given the temperatures and the heavy, rolling roads, neither they nor the peloton felt any particular compunction to force the pace early on. Indeed, due to the combination of the tough stage profile, a headwind and the heat, the Team Sky-led bunch covered just 28 kilometres in a subdued second hour of racing before the pace gradually began to ratchet back upwards.

With fast man Arnaud Démare in mind, picked up the baton and began to slice away at the three leaders' advantage, with Pierrick Fédrigo particularly prominent. Trek Factory Racing later added Jens Voigt to the chase effort, but their collaboration understandably ended when Giacomo Nizzolo was involved in a crash with 62 kilometres to go. The Italian sprinter never remounted and abandoned the race soon afterwards due to a wrist injury.

By then, the break's lead was down to just two minutes and it collapsed still further on the day's second categorised climb, the Col de la Mûre, where FDJ's forcing saw a small group of riders that included Thor Hushovd (BMC) lose contact. In spite of Kadri's urgency and the fluid pedaling of Berhane, the break's lead was halved over the top of the climb and they were eventually swallowed up by the pack with 23 kilometres remaining.

There was a brief impasse following the catch, with none of the sprinters' teams willing to take responsibility, and Jens Voigt was quick to take advantage of the general hesitancy. The German stomped away just before the 20km to go banner, taking Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Belisol), Andriy Grivko (Astana), Imanol Erviti (Movistar), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Kristijan Koren (Cannondale), Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida) and Alexis Gougeard (Giant-Shimano) with him.

The group of strongmen quickly succeeded in building up a lead of 40 seconds over the bunch before Omega Pharma-QuickStep, FDJ and later Katusha began to marshal a cohesive chase. The eight put up fierce resistance until they were swept up seven kilometres from home. Lieuwe Westra (Astana) was the next to try his luck, but he, too, was reeled in before the red kite.

With the names at the very top of the sprinting pyramid – Kittel, Cavendish and Greipel – all absent, no one team was able to bring a semblance of order to proceedings and a wide range of fast men all entered the finishing straight with hopes of pulling off a victory in what ought to be the only mass finish of the week. had been prominent throughout the stage in attempting to set up Arnaud Démare for the win, but their train seemed to derail in the twisting finale and the Frenchman could only manage eighth. Instead it was Giant-Shimano who emerged as the strongest force, with Arndt claiming the win.

"It was a hectic sprint after a hard day of racing because of the heat and because we first had to catch the breakaway," he said. "We knew that Arnaud Démare was probably the best sprinter here but it all came down to team work and we got a perfect lead out."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano5:30:03
2Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 1 - Cell 2
3Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 2 - Cell 2
4Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 3 - Cell 2
5Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdgeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team KatushaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.frRow 7 - Cell 2
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Marco Marcato (Ita) CannondaleRow 9 - Cell 2
11Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.frRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 11 - Cell 2
13Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.Row 12 - Cell 2
14Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 16 - Cell 2
18Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdgeRow 18 - Cell 2
20Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Yohan Offredo (Fra) Fdj.frRow 24 - Cell 2
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 26 - Cell 2
28Jean Marc Marino (Fra) CannondaleRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 28 - Cell 2
30Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 32 - Cell 2
34William Bonnet (Fra) Fdj.frRow 33 - Cell 2
35Maciej Bodnar (Pol) CannondaleRow 34 - Cell 2
36Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 35 - Cell 2
37Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Damiano Caruso (Ita) CannondaleRow 37 - Cell 2
39Kevin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 38 - Cell 2
40Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41David Millar (GBr) Garmin-SharpRow 40 - Cell 2
42Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 42 - Cell 2
44Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 43 - Cell 2
45Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-BelisolRow 44 - Cell 2
46Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 48 - Cell 2
50Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 49 - Cell 2
50Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdgeRow 53 - Cell 2
55José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) MovistarRow 54 - Cell 2
56Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 56 - Cell 2
58Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory RacingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 58 - Cell 2
60Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 60 - Cell 2
62George Bennett (NZl) CannondaleRow 61 - Cell 2
63Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) MovistarRow 63 - Cell 2
65Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 64 - Cell 2
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 66 - Cell 2
68Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 69 - Cell 2
71Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory RacingRow 71 - Cell 2
73Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM CyclingRow 72 - Cell 2
74Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 76 - Cell 2
78Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 78 - Cell 2
80Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team SkyRow 79 - Cell 2
81Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 80 - Cell 2
82Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 81 - Cell 2
83Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.frRow 82 - Cell 2
84Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-MeridaRow 83 - Cell 2
85Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-SharpRow 85 - Cell 2
87John Gadret (Fra) MovistarRow 86 - Cell 2
88Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) CannondaleRow 87 - Cell 2
89Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.Row 88 - Cell 2
90Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 89 - Cell 2
91Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 90 - Cell 2
92Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.Row 91 - Cell 2
93Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 92 - Cell 2
94Imanol Erviti (Spa) MovistarRow 93 - Cell 2
95Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdgeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Romain Sicard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 95 - Cell 2
97Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Kristjan Koren (Slo) CannondaleRow 97 - Cell 2
99Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.Row 98 - Cell 2
100Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team KatushaRow 100 - Cell 2
102Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 101 - Cell 2
103Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 102 - Cell 2
104Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.Row 103 - Cell 2
105Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 104 - Cell 2
106Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM CyclingRow 105 - Cell 2
107Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Richie Porte (Aus) Team SkyRow 107 - Cell 2
109Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) MovistarRow 108 - Cell 2
110Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 110 - Cell 2
112Bruno Pires (Por) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 111 - Cell 2
113Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory RacingRow 112 - Cell 2
114Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 113 - Cell 2
115Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 115 - Cell 2
117Simon Spilak (Slo) Team KatushaRow 116 - Cell 2
118Egor Silin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 117 - Cell 2
119Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 118 - Cell 2
120Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 119 - Cell 2
121Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 120 - Cell 2
122Giovanni Visconti (Ita) MovistarRow 121 - Cell 2
123Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 122 - Cell 2
124Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 123 - Cell 2
125Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-SharpRow 124 - Cell 2
126David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 125 - Cell 2
127Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 127 - Cell 2
129Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp0:00:24
130Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 130 - Cell 2
132Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 131 - Cell 2
133Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 133 - Cell 2
135Winner Anrew Anacona (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 134 - Cell 2
136Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 135 - Cell 2
137Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 136 - Cell 2
138Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 137 - Cell 2
139Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj.frRow 139 - Cell 2
141Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 140 - Cell 2
142Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:41
143Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol0:00:42
144Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:48
145Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:00:53
146Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory RacingRow 145 - Cell 2
147Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:03
148Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:04
149Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 148 - Cell 2
150Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:01:16
151Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:01:42
152Danny Pate (USA) Team SkyRow 151 - Cell 2
153Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:01:55
154Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:03:16
155Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.Row 154 - Cell 2
156Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr0:03:18
157Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 156 - Cell 2
158Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:07:56
159Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
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Points 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura5pts
2Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano15pts
2Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar10pts
2Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar5Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar10pts
2Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 4 - Cell 3
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky5Row 5 - Cell 3
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Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano5:30:03
2Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team KatushaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.frRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 5 - Cell 2
7Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 6 - Cell 2
8Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12George Bennett (NZl) CannondaleRow 11 - Cell 2
13Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 13 - Cell 2
15Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.frRow 14 - Cell 2
16Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 19 - Cell 2
21Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) MovistarRow 20 - Cell 2
22Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 21 - Cell 2
23Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 22 - Cell 2
24Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:24
25Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-SaxoRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:41
30Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:00:53
31Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:04
32Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:18
34Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:07:56
35Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:16:48
36Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 35 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Team Giant-ShimanoRow 1 - Cell 2
3CannondaleRow 2 - Cell 2
4Lotto-BelisolRow 3 - Cell 2
5Orica GreenEdgeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Team EuropcarRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team NetApp-EnduraRow 7 - Cell 2
9Astana Pro TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11IAM CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ag2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Belkin Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Lampre - MeridaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Team KatushaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Garmin - SharpRow 15 - Cell 2
17Team SkyRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tinkoff-SaxoRow 17 - Cell 2
19Trek Factory RacingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 19 - Cell 2
21Movistar TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky10:07:47
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:12
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:21
4Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:33
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:00:35
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:50
7Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:01:22
8Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:01:31
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:35
11Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:40
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:01:43
13Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:01:44
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol0:01:56
15Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr0:02:01
16Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:19
17Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:02:24
18Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:02:32
19Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar0:02:34
20Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:02:37
21George Bennett (NZl) CannondaleRow 20 - Cell 2
22Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:02:42
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:43
24Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:02:47
25Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:49
26Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:01
27Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:06
28Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:03:24
29Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge0:03:28
31Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:03:31
32Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling0:03:35
33Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura0:03:37
34Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:03:45
35Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:54
36Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:01
37John Gadret (Fra) MovistarRow 36 - Cell 2
38Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp0:04:29
39Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:05:14
40Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:15
41Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:19
42Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:28
43Winner Anrew Anacona (Col) Lampre-Merida0:05:31
44Egor Silin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:05:46
46Kristjan Koren (Slo) Cannondale0:05:52
47Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:02
49Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar0:06:12
50Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:06:28
51Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:37
52Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:06:48
53Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:07:33
54Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:43
55Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:07:45
56Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:07:51
57Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:08:03
58Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:08:09
59Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:08:12
60Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:09:01
61Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:10
62Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:09:24
63Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:37
64David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp0:09:41
65Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:54
66Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:10:51
67Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:10:56
68Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:11:01
69David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:11:07
70Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:11:25
71Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:11:37
72Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:11:47
73Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 72 - Cell 2
74Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:49
75Kevin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 74 - Cell 2
76Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar0:11:56
77Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:12:00
78Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:12:02
79Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:12:05
80Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:12:06
81Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing0:12:07
82Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:12:09
83Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:12:17
84Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:18
85Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:12:33
86Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:12:42
87Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:12:50
88Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:51
89Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:13:00
90Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:13:12
91Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj.fr0:13:14
92Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:13:18
93Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:13:19
94Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:13:23
95José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar0:13:24
96Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:13:25
97Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:13:29
98Yohan Offredo (Fra) Fdj.fr0:13:30
99Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:13:42
101Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:13:48
102Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale0:14:02
103Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:14:16
104Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:14:31
105Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:14:34
106Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol0:14:57
107Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:15:01
108Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:29
109Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:15:48
110Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp0:16:08
111Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.0:16:11
112Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:15
113Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:28
114Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr0:18:12
115Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale0:19:04
116Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge0:19:08
117William Bonnet (Fra) Fdj.fr0:19:23
118Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:26
119Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:39
120Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:40
121Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale0:19:42
122Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:43
123Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura0:19:45
124Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:19:56
125Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura0:19:57
126Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale0:19:59
127Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:03
128Bruno Pires (Por) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:20:06
129Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:20:08
130Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-Endura0:20:09
131Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:20:10
132Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha0:20:12
133Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:20:13
134Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:20:14
135Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:22
136Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:26
137Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:20:28
138Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:39
139Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha0:21:16
140Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr0:21:19
141Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 140 - Cell 2
142Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:21:25
143Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:29
144Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:21:31
145Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:21:32
146Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura0:21:34
147Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:21:56
148Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.frRow 147 - Cell 2
149Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:22:00
150Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:22:09
151Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp0:22:10
152Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:22:19
153Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:22:43
154Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:22:49
155Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:22:57
156Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:24:06
157Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar0:24:59
158Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:46
159Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:34:14
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky30pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo24Row 1 - Cell 3
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano15Row 3 - Cell 3
5Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp14Row 4 - Cell 3
6Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol12Row 5 - Cell 3
7Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing10Row 6 - Cell 3
8Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano10Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol8Row 8 - Cell 3
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team8Row 9 - Cell 3
11Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar8Row 10 - Cell 3
12Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling6Row 11 - Cell 3
13Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida6Row 12 - Cell 3
14Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura5Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge5Row 14 - Cell 3
16Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team5Row 15 - Cell 3
17Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar4Row 16 - Cell 3
18Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha4Row 17 - Cell 3
19Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky4Row 18 - Cell 3
20Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge3Row 19 - Cell 3
21Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano3Row 20 - Cell 3
22Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr3Row 21 - Cell 3
23Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling2Row 23 - Cell 3
25Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2Row 24 - Cell 3
26Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team2Row 25 - Cell 3
27Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.1Row 26 - Cell 3
28Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 27 - Cell 3
29Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale1Row 28 - Cell 3
30Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale1Row 29 - Cell 3
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Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar44pts
2Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano33Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale31Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale23Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky22Row 4 - Cell 3
6Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar20Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo19Row 6 - Cell 3
8Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling18Row 7 - Cell 3
9Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura18Row 8 - Cell 3
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16Row 9 - Cell 3
11Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16Row 10 - Cell 3
12Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol14Row 11 - Cell 3
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team13Row 12 - Cell 3
14Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp12Row 13 - Cell 3
15David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky10Row 14 - Cell 3
16Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky10Row 15 - Cell 3
17Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar8Row 16 - Cell 3
18Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge7Row 17 - Cell 3
19Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky7Row 18 - Cell 3
20Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling6Row 19 - Cell 3
21Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 20 - Cell 3
22Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.5Row 21 - Cell 3
23Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar5Row 22 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10:08:08
2Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:01:10
3Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:19
4Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr0:01:40
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:02:16
7George Bennett (NZl) CannondaleRow 6 - Cell 2
8Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:03
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:04:53
10Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:07:48
11Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma Quick Step Cycling Team0:07:51
12Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:33
13Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:11:26
14Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:11:39
15Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:11:41
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:13:08
17Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:13:21
18Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:08
19Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:54
20Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:18
21Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano0:19:22
22Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura0:19:36
23Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:19:42
24Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:51
25Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:01
26Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:18
27Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha0:20:55
28Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr0:20:58
29Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar0:21:04
30Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:08
31Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura0:21:13
32Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:21:35
33Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar0:24:38
34Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:25
35Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:36:42
36Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:48:55
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team30:27:00
3Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:35
5Garmin - Sharp0:05:17
6BMC Racing Team0:05:57
7IAM Cycling0:06:43
8Movistar Team0:06:57
9Lampre - Merida0:07:13
10Ag2R La Mondiale0:09:06
11Team Sky0:09:11
12Team Katusha0:09:22
13Team Europcar0:10:46
14Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:21
15Orica GreenEdge0:11:41
17Team NetApp-Endura0:12:53
18Belkin Pro Cycling0:20:11
19Trek Factory Racing0:20:15
20Team Giant-Shimano0:20:58


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