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Kittel sprints to victory in Cérilly

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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) was a clear winner of stage two at Paris-Nice.

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) was a clear winner of stage two at Paris-Nice.
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Thomas De Gendt - Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Thomas De Gendt - Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Thomas De Gendt - Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Thomas De Gendt - Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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 Ian Boswell (Sky)

Ian Boswell (Sky)
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 Ruben Plaza (Movistar)

Ruben Plaza (Movistar)
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 Philippe Gilbert (BMC)

Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
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Cannondale set the pace

Cannondale set the pace
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Manuele Mori (Lampre - Merida)

Manuele Mori (Lampre - Merida)
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 Elia Viviani (Cannondale)

Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quickstep)

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quickstep)
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Elia Viviani (Cannondale)

Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
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Jacob Fuglsang (Astana)

Jacob Fuglsang (Astana)
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Stage 2 of Paris-Nice

Stage 2 of Paris-Nice
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Paris-Nice stage 2

Paris-Nice stage 2
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Elia Viviani (Cannondale)

Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
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Michele Scarponi (Lampre)

Michele Scarponi (Lampre)
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Race leader Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) crashed during stage 2 and abandoned the race.

Race leader Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) crashed during stage 2 and abandoned the race.
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Paris-Nice leaderNacer Bouhanni (FDJ) is examined after sustaining cuts to his face from a crash. The French champion abandoned the race and was taken to hospital.

Paris-Nice leaderNacer Bouhanni (FDJ) is examined after sustaining cuts to his face from a crash. The French champion abandoned the race and was taken to hospital.
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Marcel Kittel (Argos - Shimano)

Marcel Kittel (Argos - Shimano)
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 Elia Viviani (Cannondale)

Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
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Marcel Kittel (Argos - Shimano)

Marcel Kittel (Argos - Shimano)
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Andrey Grivko (Astana)

Andrey Grivko (Astana)
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Tejay van Garderen (BMC)

Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
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Elia Viviani (Cannondale) picked up enough bonus seconds to take over the yellow jersey at Paris-Nice after overnight leader Nacer Bouhanni crashed out.

Elia Viviani (Cannondale) picked up enough bonus seconds to take over the yellow jersey at Paris-Nice after overnight leader Nacer Bouhanni crashed out.
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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) celebrates his victory in stage 2 of Paris-Nice, the German's second win of the season.

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) celebrates his victory in stage 2 of Paris-Nice, the German's second win of the season.
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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) finished a bike length ahead of Elia Viviani (Cannondale) to win stage 2 of Paris-Nice.

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) finished a bike length ahead of Elia Viviani (Cannondale) to win stage 2 of Paris-Nice.
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Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) on the podium after winning stage 2 at Paris-Nice.

Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) on the podium after winning stage 2 at Paris-Nice.
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Elia Viviani (Cannondale Pro Cycling) is the new general classification leader at Paris-Nice.

Elia Viviani (Cannondale Pro Cycling) is the new general classification leader at Paris-Nice.
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After missing out on the sprint finale yesterday, Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) made amends with a stage victory in Cérilly.

After missing out on the sprint finale yesterday, Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) made amends with a stage victory in Cérilly.
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Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) made up for his absence from the previous day's finale by winning the sprint of the second stage at Paris-Nice by a clear margin. Elia Viviani of Cannondale was second followed by Leigh Howard of Orica-GreenEdge in third.

The second place result was enough to secure the overall lead for Viviani. He took over the yellow jersey from FDJ's Nacer Bouhanni, who crashed out of the stage, but was said not to be seriously injured. Viviani now leads by seven seconds over Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and eight seconds on prologue winner Damien Gaudin (Team Europcar).

"The final was really hard," Kittel said. He said the plan was to come up to the front as late as possible, but he found himself up there earlier than planned. "I found my way through and powered on to the finish line."

The German sprinter for the Dutch team had looked to win the mass sprint in yesterday's first stage, but missed a decisive split in the peloton after an untimely puncture and found himself in the second group. The 24-year-old sprinter was determined to make amends in today's finale. "I was really frustrated yesterday," he said. "I was really happy that it worked today."

Break groups and crashes

Once again the early break formed virtually from the start, with Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Mads Christensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) taking off within the first kilometer. They built up a lead of up to 4:05 before Boeckmans was pulled back by his team after winning the first intermediate sprint. The other two were reeled back in after 43km in front.

Vacansoleil-DCM wasn't through for the day, though, and about 20km later the Dutch ProTeam sent Thomas De Gendt and Romain Feillu up the road. They were soon joined by Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Maxime Bouet (Ag2r La Mondiale). Their gap topped out at just over four minutes and stayed generally around that mark.

No one was in a hurry today with the pace exceptionally slow as the riders faced a stiff headwind. The sun of the previous days was gone, too, as rain started sprinkling down with about 70km to go. There were several crashes around that time, with Gaudin hitting the pavement and having trouble chasing back to the field, although he eventually caught up.

As slowly as everyone was going and as reluctant as the field was to catch the group too early, the gap started falling and soon was around the one minute mark.

Bouhanni left the race with about 60km to go after slipping out on a left hand corner and landing on his face. A momentary truce was called in the peloton to await word of Bouhanni's condition, but the French champion's fate was sealed when an ambulance appeared on the scene and the FDJ rider was taken away on a stretcher.

With their leader out of the race, FDJ stopped setting tempo at the head of the peloton and Argos-Shimano eventually moved up to take over the task. With 44.4km to go, the break was over and the sprinters' teams started eying one another.

The pace still didn't pick up and the field rode along as one big mass. Many teams shared the low-speed lead work, with the Belgian national jersey of Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) often seen up front.

The second intermediate sprint was at the finish line, which the field crossed before setting off on a closing circuit. Viviani took the three points and three seconds ahead of Sylvain Chavanel, who took second place with two points and seconds. Ruben Perez Moreno of Euskaltel was third. That was enough to give Viviani the virtual yellow jersey.

Boonen continued to lead the field and by now the pace had picked up noticeably. Boonen dropped back as the race neared the finale, so as to avoid the madness of the expected mass sprint.

Several riders tried to take off from the group, but were brought back quickly. The group came en masse under the flamme rouge at 1km to go and FDJ moved to the front, with Yoann Offredo driving hard. Lampre-Merida responded but the team's veteran sprinter Alessandro Petacchi found himself alone in the lead too early. On the other side of the road, however, Kittel powered his way to the front to take the clear win.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano5:42:18
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
4Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
5Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
6Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
8Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
10Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard
11Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard
12Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
13Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar
14Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ
15Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
16Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
17Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale
18Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
19Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
20Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp
21Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
22Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
23Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ
24Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
25Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
26Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
27Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling
28Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team
29Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
30Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard
31Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard
32David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling
33Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
34Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco
35Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco
36Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol
37Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
38Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
39Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha
40Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
41Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Blanco
42Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
43Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
44Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
45Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling
46Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling
47Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun
48Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge
49Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
50Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
51Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco
52Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale
53Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
54Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
55Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha
56Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun
57Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
58Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
59Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
60Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
61Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun
62Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
63Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
64Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling
65Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
66Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp
67Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
68Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
69Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale
70Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol
71Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team
72Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano
73Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
74Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
75Denis Menchov (Rus) Team Katusha
76Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun
77Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
78Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol
79Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp
80Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun
81Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard
82Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
83Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
84Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
85Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun
86Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
87Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
88Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
89Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol
90Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
91Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha
92Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale
93Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
94Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling
95José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team
96Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling
97Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team
98Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team
99Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
100Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
101Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling
102Edward King (USA) Cannondale
103Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar
104Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi
105Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard
106Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard
107Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
108Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
109Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling
110Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
111Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team
112Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
113Stef Clement (Ned) Team Blanco
114Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida
115Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling
116Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling
117Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale
118Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
119Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling
120Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
121Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
122Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
123Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
124Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol
125Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
126Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling
127Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
128Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling
129Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
130Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
131Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
132Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
133Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
134Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team Blanco
135Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol
136Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge
137Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
138Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
139Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida
140Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
141Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp
142Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
143Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar
144Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun
145Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
146David Tanner (Aus) Team Blanco
147Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
148Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin Sharp
149Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida
150Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge
151Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ
152Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:39
153Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano
154Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
155Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
156Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale
157Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
158Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ
159William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:00:46
160Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp
161Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale
162Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:00:50
163Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol
164Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:51
165Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:53
166Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:59
167Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano
168Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:01
169Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
170Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
171Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:01
172David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp
173Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
174Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun
175Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:09
176Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano
177Rick Flens (Ned) Team Blanco0:08:02
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ
DNFJacob Rathe (USA) Garmin Sharp
DNFAlexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
DNSKevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team

Sprint 1 - Les Choux, km. 15.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha2
3Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1

Sprint 2 - Cérilly, km. 182.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale3pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team2
3Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1

Points - Cerilly, km. 200.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano25pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale22
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge20
4Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team18
5Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16
6Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team15
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14
8Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol13
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team12
10Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard11
11Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard10
12Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida9
13Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar8
14Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ7
15Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6
16Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team5
17Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale4
18Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3
19Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2
20Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp1

Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano5:42:18
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
4Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard
6Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ
7Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp
9Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
10Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team
11Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco
13Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale
14Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp
15Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
16Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol
17Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team
18Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano
19Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol
20Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun
21Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun
22Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
23Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi
24Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
25Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team
26Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling
27Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
28Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
29Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida
30Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
31Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida
32Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge
33Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:39
34Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
35Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:01

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Radioshack Leopard17:06:54
2Astana Pro Team
3Omega Pharma-Quick Step
4Vacansoleil-Dcm
5AG2R La Mondiale
6Lampre - Merida
7BMC Racing Team
8Sky Procycling
9Blanco Pro Cycling Team
10Katusha Team
11Lotto-Belisol
12Euskaltel - Euskadi
13Team Saxo-Tinkoff
14Cannondale
15IAM Cycling
16Movistar Team
17Team Europcar
18Sojasun
19Garmin - Sharp
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits
21FDJ
22Orica Greenedge
23Team Argos-Shimano0:00:39

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale10:33:11
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:07
3Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:08
4Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:09
5Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:10
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco
7Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ
8Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:11
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard
10Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
11Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:12
12Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:00:13
13Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
14Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
15Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
16Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun
17Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:14
18Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco
19Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team Blanco0:00:15
20Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
21Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
22Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
23Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun
24Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:00:16
25Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
26Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard
27Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
28Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
29Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
30Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
31Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
32Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha
33Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco
34Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:17
35Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge
36José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team
37Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
38Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
39Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
40Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ
41Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol
42Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun0:00:18
43Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol
44Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
45Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:19
46Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
47Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
48Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
49Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
50Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale
51Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard
52Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
53Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha
54David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling
55Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:00:20
56Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp
57Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
58Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
59Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun
60Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
61Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard
62Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling
63Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
64Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team
65Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:00:21
66Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun
67Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
68Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
69Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
70Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling
71Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
72Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Blanco
73Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:22
74Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
75Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling
76Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard
77Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
78Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling
79Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun
80Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:23
81Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar
82Denis Menchov (Rus) Team Katusha
83Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge
84Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida
85Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
86Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:00:24
87Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team
88Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol
89Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
90Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
91Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale
92Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:25
93Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling
94Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling0:00:26
95Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
96Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
97Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
98Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling0:00:27
99Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:28
100Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:29
101Edward King (USA) Cannondale
102Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team
103Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol
104Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
105Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:30
106Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard
107Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
108Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:32
109Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:34
110Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:50
111Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin Sharp0:00:57
112William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:01:00
113Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale0:01:01
114Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:02
115Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano
116Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale0:01:08
117Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:10
118Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol
119Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:14
120Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp0:01:16
121Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
122Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:22
123Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:00
124Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:07
125Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:09
126Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:10
127Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
128Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:02:11
129Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:12
130Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
131Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling
132Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun
133David Tanner (Aus) Team Blanco0:02:13
134Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:14
135Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
136Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol
137Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
138Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:16
139Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun
140Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team
141Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:17
142Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
143Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
144Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:18
145Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol
146Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
147Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling
148Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
149Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:20
150Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:21
151Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp
152Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
153Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:22
154Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
155Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:23
156Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
157Stef Clement (Ned) Team Blanco0:02:42
158Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
159Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:45
160Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:02:48
161Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:54
162Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:59
163Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:03:06
164Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:09
165Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:14
166David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp
167Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano
168Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:04:25
169Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp0:08:42
170Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:43
171Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:48
172Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp0:08:52
173Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:29
174Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:09:52
175Rick Flens (Ned) Team Blanco0:10:12
176Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:05
177Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:17:29

Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale55pts
2Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team43
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team38
4Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge33
5Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida31
6Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol31
7Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar27
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard26
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team26
10Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar25
11Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano25
12Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25
13Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ23
14Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20
15Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team19
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco18
17Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team18
18Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling16
19Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16
20Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team15
21Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco15
22Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun12
23Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team11
24Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard10
25Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale10
26Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9
27Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team9
28Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team8
29Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6
30William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ5
31Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha5
32Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling4
33Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun4
34Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha3
35Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team3
36Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3
37Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3
38Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco2
39Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi2
40Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp1
41Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4pts
2Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun2
3Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi1

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale10:33:11
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco0:00:10
3Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:11
5Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:13
6Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:14
7Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:15
8Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:00:17
9Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol
10Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun0:00:18
11Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:19
12Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
13Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:20
14Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team
15Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun0:00:21
16Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
17Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:00:24
18Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team
19Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
20Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:25
21Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:26
22Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:34
23Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:02
24Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:16
25Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:00
26Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:09
27Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:02:11
28Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:14
29Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:17
30Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling0:02:18
31Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:23
32Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:43
33Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:48
34Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp0:08:52
35Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:29

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team31:40:06
2Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:06
3Team Europcar
4FDJ0:00:07
5Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
6Astana Pro Team0:00:09
7Movistar Team0:00:10
8Katusha0:00:12
9RadioShack Leopard0:00:13
10Sojasun
11Orica-GreenEdge0:00:15
12Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:19
13Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:20
14Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:21
15Sky Procycling0:00:22
16Lotto Belisol
17IAM Cycling0:00:24
18Lampre-Merida
19BMC Racing Team
20Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:26
21Garmin-Sharp
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:32
23Team Argos-Shimano0:03:01

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