Criterium du Dauphine: Pinot wins in Meribel

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) won the battle with fellow Frenchman Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) to win the Queen stage of the Criterium di Dauphine in Meribel, as Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates rode a tactical race in the Alpine mountains before gaining a handful of seconds on their rivals with a final surge to the line.

Pinot and Bardet were part of a front group that formed over the massive Col de la Madeleine. They opened a gap of 3:00 on Froome but his Team Sky teammates Wout Poels, Sergio Henao and Mikel Landa did an excellent job and gradually closed the gap before Froome used his late speed to bring it down to close to a minute.

In the final kilometre Froome surged away from Richie Porte (BMC) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) with Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep). It was a late, short effort on the 12km climb to the finish but allowed Froome to gain a handful of seconds on his closest rivals. However Bardet is now also a threat to Froome’s yellow jersey with one final mountain stage left to race. Porte is second overall at 21 seconds, with Bardet third at the same time. Martin moved up to fourth at 30 seconds, with Contador slipping to fifth at 35 seconds. Sunday’s final and decisive stage is from Le Pont de Claix near Grenoble to Superdévoluy. It is a tough final day with six categorised climbs.

“I've been put under pressure but the guys were super controlled. I really owe it all to my teammates today, each of every one of them emptied themselves for me to keep this jersey,” Froome acknowledged.

“The pressure started when Alberto attacked on the Madeleine. We had to pull him back otherwise we'd be in trouble. And then even in the finale with Bardet up front. At one stage he was going to get the yellow so my guys had to get that gap down. Then Dan Martin went to the line for third place. I just did everything I could to try and follow him. I was surprised to see there was a bit of a gap to Richie and Alberto.”

“I definitely needed those extra seconds ahead of tomorrow. It would be amazing to win the Dauphiné for the third time, especially in the build up to the Tour de France. But I don't take anything for granted. If tomorrow is anything like today, it's gonna be a really tough stage tomorrow again.”

Pinot emotional and happy

Pinot was more emotive that Froome and celebrated his stage victory by punching the air. He had gritted his teeth and suffered to respond to attacks by Bardet. He admitted he had not been on a good day.

“I find it hard to realize what's happening because I only got good feelings at the end. I was struggling all day,” he said. “Had I been told in the climb to of the Madeleine that I was going to win, I wouldn't have believed it. I was feeling average like the previous days so I didn't expect to do well here.”

Pinot questioned why Bardet attacked him but admitted victory had helped exorcise their defeat by Steve Cummings at last year’s Tour de France. It was Pinot’s fifth win of the 2016 season as he also looks for his best form just three weeks out from the Tour de France.

“I don't know what happened in the finale. If he hadn't attacked, we could have done better, especially for Romain on GC but it's good to see two Frenchmen at the front. I'm happy, we've had our revenge after last year at the Tour de France in Mende.”

A short but intense and very tactical stage

The 141km stage was relatively short at 141km but was like a jaw’s tooth with two early climbs, the 19km Col de la Madeleine in the middle and then the final 12km climb up to the finish in Meribel.

The stage was always going to include a fight for the day’s victory and the tense, more tactical battle for the general classification. The two combined on the Col de la Madeleine to make for a great day’s racing but sadly there was no television coverage of the action.

The attacks started from the gun with 24 riders initially making the move on the early climbs and others joining to create a 27-rider group.

In the move were Ben Hermans (BMC), Kiserlovski and Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff), Thibaut Pinot and Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Laurens De Plus and Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step), Grivko and Sanchez (Astana), Bakelants, Mikaël Chérel and Ben Gastauer (AG2R-La Mondiale), Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Katusha), Tony Gallopin and Louis Vervaeke (Lotto-Soudal), Serge Pauwels and Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data), Marc Soler (Movistar), Thomas Voeckler, Perrig Quémeneur and Romain Sicard (Direct Energie), George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo), Marco Minnaard (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Cesare Benedetti and Patrick Konrad (Bora-Argon 18), Tsgabu Grmay (Lampre-Merida).

Andriy Grivko (Astana), Jan Bakelants (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) also bridged the gap in the ascent to the col du Grand Cucheron to complete a 27-man leading group.

Teklehaimanot took the early climber’s points but paid for his efforts on the slopes of the Madeleine and was dropped. Other riders were dropped too as two races began. Behind Alberto Contador and Jesper Hansen (Tinkoff) attacked together with Fabio Aru (Astana), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Dayer Quintana (Movistar) and Björn Thurau (Wanty-Groupe Gobert).

It was a threatening attack but like Contador’s other attacks this week, it soon ran out of steam after Team Sky used its combined strength and climbing anility to chase the move down. Contador accelerated again two kilometres before the summit but again was pulled back.

Upfront Pinot was first over the hors-category climb of the Madeleine but was then quickly distanced by Chérel and Vervaeke on the descent. Froome and Contador crested la Madeleine together, 1:20 behind Pinot. 

After the long descent and rolling roads to the foot of the Montée des Frasses, 19 riders gathered in the front group but they were quickly shaken out with Aru one of the first and worst to crack. The young Sardinian still has a lot of work to do if he wants to compete with Froome and Contador in the Tour de France.

A tactical finale

Ten riders reached the final climb up to Méribel together after a superb piece of riding by AG2R-La Mondiale for Bardet. Gastauer, Chérel and Bakelants all did huge turns on the valley roads to ensure the group was 3:00 clear of the Froome chase group, with Bardet set up for the final climb.

He attacked early, with 10km still to go and only his long-time French rival Pinot could get cross to him. They worked hard together as behind them Team Sky used up Poels, Henao and then Landa to chase and control them. It is a scenario we are likely to see often come July.

Keen to win the stage, Bardet attacked his compatriot with three kilometres to go but didn't drop him off and only angered Pinot, who then refused to help with the work. It was an error that perhaps cost Bardet, especially after the great work of his teammates but he still tried to fight for victory, kicking hard alongside Pinot. However the FDJ rider had a little bit more power and ager and managed to move ahead and hit the line first.

Behind Dan Martin finally kicked off the hostilities and Froome jumped on his wheel to be dragged up the steepest part of the climb and ahead of his other GC rivals. Froome managed to reduce Bardet’s gap to a minute and so keep the yellow jersey while also gaining a handful of seconds on Porte and especially Contador. It was a hard day out for so little gain but could and should be enough to secure overall victory if the same levels of individual and team strength go on show during Sunday’s final stage.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ4:24:16
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:04
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:01:07
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:01:15
6Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:17
8Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:21
10Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:47
12Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team0:01:55
13Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:05
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:07
15Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:02:11
16Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:02:29
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:02:35
18Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:07
19Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:05
20Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling0:04:13
21Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 20 - Cell 2
22Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:05:14
24Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:05:54
25Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 26 - Cell 2
28Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:06:13
29Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:10:16
30Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:11:13
31Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:11:30
35Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:00
36Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:15:08
37Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:15:47
38Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 39 - Cell 2
41Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 40 - Cell 2
42Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 41 - Cell 2
43Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension DataRow 43 - Cell 2
45Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 44 - Cell 2
46Wouter Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 45 - Cell 2
47Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:18:31
50Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:19:33
51Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 50 - Cell 2
52Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ0:19:41
54Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJRow 53 - Cell 2
55Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - MeridaRow 54 - Cell 2
56Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 55 - Cell 2
57Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 57 - Cell 2
59Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 58 - Cell 2
60Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:22:47
61Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 60 - Cell 2
62Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:25:22
68Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 68 - Cell 2
70Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 69 - Cell 2
71Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 70 - Cell 2
72Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 72 - Cell 2
74Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:27:57
75Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 74 - Cell 2
76Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 75 - Cell 2
77Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 76 - Cell 2
78Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 77 - Cell 2
79Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 78 - Cell 2
80Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 79 - Cell 2
81Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 80 - Cell 2
82Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
83Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 82 - Cell 2
84Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 84 - Cell 2
86Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 87 - Cell 2
89Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 88 - Cell 2
90Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 90 - Cell 2
92Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 91 - Cell 2
93Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 92 - Cell 2
94Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 93 - Cell 2
95Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 94 - Cell 2
96Alberto Losada (Spa) Team KatushaRow 95 - Cell 2
97Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team SkyRow 96 - Cell 2
98Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 98 - Cell 2
100Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18Row 100 - Cell 2
102Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 101 - Cell 2
103Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 102 - Cell 2
104Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18Row 103 - Cell 2
105Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension DataRow 105 - Cell 2
107Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension DataRow 106 - Cell 2
108Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:30:19
109Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 108 - Cell 2
110Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:33:58
111Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 110 - Cell 2
112Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 111 - Cell 2
113Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 112 - Cell 2
114Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 113 - Cell 2
115Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 114 - Cell 2
116Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 117 - Cell 2
119Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 119 - Cell 2
121Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 120 - Cell 2
122Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 121 - Cell 2
123Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct EnergieRow 122 - Cell 2
124Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 123 - Cell 2
125Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM CyclingRow 124 - Cell 2
126Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 125 - Cell 2
127Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension DataRow 126 - Cell 2
128Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 127 - Cell 2
129Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 128 - Cell 2
130Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension DataRow 129 - Cell 2
131Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18Row 130 - Cell 2
132Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 131 - Cell 2
133Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 132 - Cell 2
134Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 133 - Cell 2
135Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 134 - Cell 2
136Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 135 - Cell 2
137Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 136 - Cell 2
138Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 137 - Cell 2
139Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto SoudalRow 138 - Cell 2
140Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 139 - Cell 2
141Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 140 - Cell 2
142Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 141 - Cell 2
143Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 142 - Cell 2
144William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 143 - Cell 2
145Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team KatushaRow 144 - Cell 2
146Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-SegafredoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Michael Morkov (Den) Team KatushaRow 146 - Cell 2
148Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 147 - Cell 2
149Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 148 - Cell 2
150Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 150 - Cell 2
152Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
153John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 152 - Cell 2
DNSDominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 153 - Cell 2
DNFAleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM CyclingRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFFumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-SegafredoRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Haas (Aus) Dimension DataRow 156 - Cell 2
DNFIgor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension DataRow 157 - Cell 2
DNFBorut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 158 - Cell 2
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ15pts
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 1) Col de Champ-Laurent, km. 17
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data10pts
2Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 (Cat. 2) Col du Grand Cucheron, km. 24
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data5pts
2Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 (HC) Col de la Madeleine, km. 70
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ15pts
2Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida6Row 4 - Cell 3
6George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 (Cat. 1) Montée des Frasses, km. 113
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ10pts
2Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 2 - Cell 3
4George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 (Cat. 1) Méribel-Les-Allues, km. 141
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ10pts
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida4:25:31
2Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:02
3Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:06
4Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:58
5Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:58
6Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:09:58
7Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:14:32
8Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:18:26
11Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 10 - Cell 2
12Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:21:32
13Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Patrick Konrad (Aut)