Criterium du Dauphine: Aru wins stage 3 in Tournon-sur-Rhone

Fabio Aru (Astana) swooped to victory on stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné in Tournon-sur-Rhône thanks to a daring attack on the descent of the day's final climb, the Côte de Sécheras.

After conceding ground in both Sunday's stiff opening time trial and the uphill finish at Chalmazel-Jeansagnière, Aru suggested that his ambitions for the race would be limited to chasing stage wins, though not even he could have expected that victory would arrive on a day seemingly earmarked for the sprinters.

"I tried my luck on the climb, and then I decided to push on as hard as I could on the descent but I never imagined it would end up like this," Aru said after finishing two seconds clear of a peloton that was led home in a sprint by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha).

The category 2 Côte de Sécheras – not to mention the sinuous descent that followed – would complicate matters for the fast men, however, and Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) ignited the finale by powering clear alone on the climb. Aru quickly formed a determined chasing group with Pierre Rolland (Cannondale) and Tsgabu Grmay (Lampre-Merida), and they were just 10 seconds behind Martin as they crested the summit with 20 kilometres remaining.

Aru's group swelled to eight riders when his teammate Luis Leon Sanchez led a delegation that included Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) and Mikel Landa (Sky) across on the plateau that followed, and they soon pegged back Martin.

By that point, the peloton was almost within touching distance of the leaders and when Aru began forcing on the front at the beginning of the descent proper, it seemed as though his effort was more in hope than expectation. With 11 kilometres remaining, his lead was just five seconds over a peloton that was being led by Katusha and Bora-Argon 18, but as the road became more tortuous, he slowly began to add to his buffer.

Seven kilometres from home, Aru's advantage stood at seven seconds, but the peloton's progress began to stall as the corners came thick and fast on the drop to the finish. A number of riders were brought to a halt amid the tumult, with race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) among them. The Spaniard required a bike change before latching back on to finish safely in the main peloton.

Aru's daring on the descent, combined with the general confusion in the peloton on the same terrain meant that he had a gap of 15 seconds as he entered the final two kilometres, and he still held the bulk of that advantage as he passed under the flamme rouge.

As the road flattened out in the final thousand metres and Aru repeatedly looked over his shoulder, it appeared as though he would be denied at the death, but after lifting himself out of the saddle one last time in the finishing straight, the Sardinian held on to claim stage honours.

A frustrated Kristoff took the sprint for second place ahead of Niccolò Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo), while Contador rolled home in the body of the peloton to retain the yellow and blue jersey, six seconds clear of Richie Porte (BMC), 13 ahead of Chris Froome (Sky) and 21 up on Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep).

Tour de France

The early part of the stage was animated by a three-man move comprising Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep), Thomas De Gent (Lotto Soudal) and Dimitri Claeys (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), though their lead was never allowed to edge north of six minutes.

The later arrival of Cyril Gautier (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Perrig Quémeneur (Direct Energie) did little to help their cause as Katusha and Cofids made light of the heavy roads to peg back their lead ahead of the Côte de Sécheras with 26 kilometres remaining.

Bora-Argon 18 set a steady tempo on the climb in a bid to help Sam Bennett's cause but Tony Martin's acceleration would ultimately change the complexion of the stage, and indirectly lead to Aru's surprising cameo.

The win was Aru's seventh as a professional and his first-ever to come outside of the Grand Tours, with his previous victories coming at the Giro d'Italia (one stage win in 2014 and two in 2015) and the Vuelta a España, where he secured two stage wins in 2014 and took overall victory last year. His 2016 campaign, of course, is built around his Tour de France debut.

"The Tour is the main objective of this year and I'm looking to prepare for it as best I can. The Dauphiné is a very important part of that, and then afterwards I'll be in the mountains again in Sestriere," said Aru, who, as is his wont, had a low-key spring where a second-place finish on the mountain stage of the Volta ao Algarve was the stand-out result.

"It will be my first Tour so I'd prefer to keep my feet on the ground. Obviously it's a race that fascinates me a lot. I'm very curious to see what it will be like."

The 26-year-old Aru has been designated as Astana's leader for the Tour from the very outset of the season, but he will share top billing – if not necessarily the captaincy – with Vincenzo Nibali, who underlined his status by winning the Giro d'Italia last month.

Astana have essentially built two distinct teams around their two leaders, to the extent that last year's Vuelta is the only time the Italian pair have lined up together since the 2013 Giro d'Italia – and Nibali, of course, was expelled from that race after just two days. Aru struck a diplomatic note on Wednesday afternoon when asked about cohabiting with Nibali in July.

"There'll be two of us, Vincenzo and me. We'll be looking to do really well, we've got a very strong team," Aru said. "It's better to have a rider like that on your team than in another."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team4:19:54
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:02
3Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 2 - Cell 2
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 3 - Cell 2
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension DataRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18Row 5 - Cell 2
7Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 7 - Cell 2
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 8 - Cell 2
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 9 - Cell 2
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 12 - Cell 2
14John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 13 - Cell 2
15Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 15 - Cell 2
17Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 17 - Cell 2
19Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 19 - Cell 2
21Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 21 - Cell 2
23Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 22 - Cell 2
24Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 24 - Cell 2
26Wouter Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 25 - Cell 2
27Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 27 - Cell 2
29Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 28 - Cell 2
30Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 29 - Cell 2
31Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 31 - Cell 2
33Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team SkyRow 32 - Cell 2
34Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 33 - Cell 2
35George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 34 - Cell 2
36Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team KatushaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 39 - Cell 2
41Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension DataRow 42 - Cell 2
44Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - MeridaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 44 - Cell 2
46Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 46 - Cell 2
48Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto SoudalRow 47 - Cell 2
49Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 49 - Cell 2
51Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 50 - Cell 2
52Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 53 - Cell 2
55Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 55 - Cell 2
57Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 56 - Cell 2
58Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 58 - Cell 2
60Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJRow 61 - Cell 2
63Stef Clement (Ned) IAM CyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 66 - Cell 2
68Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 67 - Cell 2
69Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team SkyRow 68 - Cell 2
70Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-SegafredoRow 71 - Cell 2
73Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 75 - Cell 2
77Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJRow 78 - Cell 2
80Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 79 - Cell 2
81Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 80 - Cell 2
82Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 81 - Cell 2
83Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18Row 82 - Cell 2
84Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 83 - Cell 2
85Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 84 - Cell 2
86Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 86 - Cell 2
88Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:00:31
90Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:44
91Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:49
92Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:53
93Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 92 - Cell 2
94Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:01:24
95Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:01:27
96Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:28
97Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:04
98Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:03:06
99Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:04:34
100Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 100 - Cell 2
102Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 101 - Cell 2
103Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 102 - Cell 2
104Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 103 - Cell 2
105Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:05:43
106Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 105 - Cell 2
107Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:07:00
108Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 107 - Cell 2
109Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension DataRow 108 - Cell 2
110William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 109 - Cell 2
111Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension DataRow 110 - Cell 2
112Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18Row 111 - Cell 2
113Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct EnergieRow 112 - Cell 2
114Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 113 - Cell 2
115Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 114 - Cell 2
116Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 115 - Cell 2
117Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 116 - Cell 2
118Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 117 - Cell 2
119Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM CyclingRow 119 - Cell 2
121Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 120 - Cell 2
122Michael Morkov (Den) Team KatushaRow 121 - Cell 2
123Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:28
124Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:08:37
125Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 124 - Cell 2
126Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 125 - Cell 2
127Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 126 - Cell 2
128Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 127 - Cell 2
129Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension DataRow 128 - Cell 2
130Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 129 - Cell 2
131Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - MeridaRow 130 - Cell 2
132Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-SegafredoRow 131 - Cell 2
133Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 132 - Cell 2
134Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 133 - Cell 2
135Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 134 - Cell 2
136Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 135 - Cell 2
137Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 136 - Cell 2
138Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 137 - Cell 2
139Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
141Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 140 - Cell 2
142Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 141 - Cell 2
143Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:32
145Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 144 - Cell 2
146Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 146 - Cell 2
148Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM CyclingRow 147 - Cell 2
149Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 149 - Cell 2
151Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 150 - Cell 2
152Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 151 - Cell 2
153Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
154Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 153 - Cell 2
155Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 154 - Cell 2
156Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 155 - Cell 2
157Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 156 - Cell 2
158Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:01
159Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 158 - Cell 2
160Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 159 - Cell 2
161Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 160 - Cell 2
162Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 161 - Cell 2
163Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 162 - Cell 2
164Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 164 - Cell 2
166Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 165 - Cell 2
167Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 166 - Cell 2
168Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 167 - Cell 2
169Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 168 - Cell 2
DNSSteven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 169 - Cell 2
DNSMitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 170 - Cell 2
DNSYury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff TeamRow 171 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team25pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha22Row 1 - Cell 3
3Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step18Row 3 - Cell 3
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data16Row 4 - Cell 3
6Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1814Row 5 - Cell 3
7Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge12Row 6 - Cell 3
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10Row 7 - Cell 3
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert8Row 8 - Cell 3
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Côte de Montfaucon-en-Velay, km.100.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step1
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Mountain 2 (Cat. 4) Col du Rouvey, km.120.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 2) Côte de Sécheras, km. 166.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step5pts
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4:19:56
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 4 - Cell 2
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 5 - Cell 2
7Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 8 - Cell 2
10Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - MeridaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 11 - Cell 2
13Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 15 - Cell 2
17Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:32
18Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:05:41
20Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:06:58
21Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 20 - Cell 2
22Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 21 - Cell 2
23Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:26
25Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida0:08:35
26Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 25 - Cell 2
27Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 26 - Cell 2
28Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 27 - Cell 2
29Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:30
31Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:14:59
36Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team12:59:46
2Lampre - Merida0:00:02
3Etixx - Quick-StepRow 2 - Cell 2
4Bora-Argon 18Row 3 - Cell 2
5AG2R La MondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Dimension DataRow 5 - Cell 2
7Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team SkyRow 7 - Cell 2
9FDJRow 8 - Cell 2
10BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 10 - Cell 2
12Team KatushaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Orica-GreenEdgeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Team Giant-AlpecinRow 13 - Cell 2
15Lotto SoudalRow 14 - Cell 2
16Trek-SegafredoRow 15 - Cell 2
17IAM CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Direct Energie0:00:53
21Tinkoff Team0:01:24
22Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:14:18
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General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team13:13:10
2Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:06
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:13
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:21
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:24
6Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:27
7Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:31
8Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:37
9Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:43
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:00:48
11Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo0:00:49
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:52
13Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:00:54
15Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data0:01:02
16Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:01:03
18Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJRow 17 - Cell 2
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:06
20Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:01:08
21Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:01:12
22Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 21 - Cell 2
23Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:13
24Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:01:14
27Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:15
28Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:18
29Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:01:20
30Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:23
31Stef Clement (Ned) IAM CyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:01:32
33Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:01:35
34Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:36
35Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:38
36Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:01:39
37Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:41
38George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:42
39Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:54
40Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:01:55
41Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:02
42Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:02:03
43Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:02:07
44Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:08
45Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:09
46Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:14
47Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 46 - Cell 2
48Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:19
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:22
50Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:32
51Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:02:36
52Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:38
54Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:41
55Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ0:02:43
56Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:03:21
57Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:30
58Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:03:47
59Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:03:53
60Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling0:04:36
61Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:54
62Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff Team0:04:58
63Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:05:17
64Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:05:25
65Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:05:39
66Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:54
67Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:05
68Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:26
69Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:06:28
70Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:07:26
71Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:07:39
72Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:08:24
73Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:08:40
74Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:26
75Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:44
76Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:10:01
77Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:16
78Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:10:40
79Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:10:42
80Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 180:10:50
81Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:11:04
82Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:11:09
83Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data0:11:10
84Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:11:13
85Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:11:19
86Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:11:27
87Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:11:53
88Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:03
89Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:24
90Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:12:25
91Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha0:13:27
92Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:29
93Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:45
94Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:14:56
95Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:08
96Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:22
97Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:15:34
98Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:17:06
99Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:24
100Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:17:25
101Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:17:33
102Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:18:01
103John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:18:14
104Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:18:20
105Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:19:14
106William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:19:26
107Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:19:27
108Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:19:44
109Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:20:11
110Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:20:23
111Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:20:45
112Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:21:13
113Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:21:23
114Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:29
115Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:21:42
116Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:45
117Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:22:00
118Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:35
119Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:22:39
120Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:22:55
121Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:22:56
122Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:23:01
123Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:23:28
124Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 123 - Cell 2
125Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ0:23:48
126Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 125 - Cell 2
127Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie0:23:51
128Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:23:56
129Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:24:16
130Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie0:24:18
131Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:24:30
132Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:24:33
133Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:24:34
134Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data0:24:54
135Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:25:01
136Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step0:26:08
137Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:41
138Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:26:52
139Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:27:16
140Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:27:30
141Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:33
142Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:27:34
143Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:27:54
144Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:28:01
145Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:28:03
146Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:28:08
147Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:28:25
148Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:29:45
149Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:29:51
150Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida0:30:02
151Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:30:23
152Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:30:36
153Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:31:31
154Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:33:00
155Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:19
156Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:23
157Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:33:26
158Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:33:44
159Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:47
160Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:48
161Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:34:03
162Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 161 - Cell 2
163Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team0:34:22
164Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:34:24
165Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team0:34:27
166Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step0:37:31
167Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:40:19
168Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:41:44
169Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:49:01
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits35pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data34Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1834Row 2 - Cell 3
4Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team25Row 3 - Cell 3
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step24Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha22Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal22Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge20Row 7 - Cell 3
9Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo20Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team16Row 9 - Cell 3
11Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team15Row 10 - Cell 3
12Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo14Row 11 - Cell 3
13Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky13Row 12 - Cell 3
14Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team12Row 13 - Cell 3
15Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal12Row 14 - Cell 3
16Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie12Row 15 - Cell 3
17Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data10Row 16 - Cell 3
18Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling10Row 17 - Cell 3
19Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step8Row 18 - Cell 3
20Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie8Row 19 - Cell 3
21Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert8Row 20 - Cell 3
22Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo6Row 21 - Cell 3
23Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 22 - Cell 3
24Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6Row 23 - Cell 3
25Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo5Row 24 - Cell 3
26Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky5Row 25 - Cell 3
27Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 26 - Cell 3
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge3Row 28 - Cell 3
30Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 29 - Cell 3
31Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida2Row 30 - Cell 3
32Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha1Row 31 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team10pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data7Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 185Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step4Row 7 - Cell 3
9Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 11 - Cell 3
13Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step2Row 12 - Cell 3
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data2Row 14 - Cell 3
16Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal1Row 15 - Cell 3
17Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step1Row 16 - Cell 3
18Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1Row 17 - Cell 3
19Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie1Row 18 - Cell 3
20Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky1Row 19 - Cell 3
21Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1Row 20 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step13:13:34
2Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:07
3Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:28
4Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:00:30
5Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:54
6Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:12
7Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:14
8Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:01:15
9Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:17
10Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:06
11Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling0:04:12
12Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:06:04
13Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:20
14Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:09:37
15Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:00
16Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:05
17Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:21
18Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:44
19Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:58
20Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:00
21Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:17:01
22Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:18:50
23Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:19:03
24Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:19:59
25Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:05
26Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:24
27Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:24:09
28Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:24:37
29Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:26:28
30Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:27:37
31Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre - Merida0:29:38
32Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:32:36
33Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:32:55
34Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:33:02
35Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:23
36Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:24
37Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:33:39
38Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team0:33:58
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky39:41:11
2BMC Racing Team0:00:32
3Astana Pro Team0:01:15
4Movistar Team0:01:36
5Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:45
7Dimension Data0:01:50
8Lotto Soudal0:02:14
9AG2R La Mondiale0:02:34
10Bora-Argon 180:02:38
11Lampre - Merida0:03:03
12Tinkoff Team0:04:01
13Direct Energie0:04:18
14Team Katusha0:04:55
15IAM Cycling0:05:32
18Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:09:28
19Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:08
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:22:52
21Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:42:51
22Team Giant-Alpecin0:45:16

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