Paris-Nice: Démare wins stage 1 in Vendôme

Tipped from early in his career as the man most likely to end France's long drought at Paris-Roubaix, Arnaud Démare (FDJ) seemed to lose his way during a lacklustre 2015 campaign. Where better, then, to find his way again than on the dirt roads around Vendôme at the end of a relentless opening road stage of Paris-Nice?

After a day that saw the peloton buffeted by snow and wind, Démare managed to hang tough on a demanding finishing circuit along dirt roads designed very much with Classics contenders in mind. He then reached for the other weapon in his armoury – his rapier finishing sprint – to take the stage win ahead of Ben Swift (Sky) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis).

Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) had succeeded in slipping away from a stretched-out peloton on the descent from the final dirt road section, the Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, and he looked a likely stage winner as he led into the finishing straight. Swift opened his sprint from distance, however, and overhauled the Belgian with a shade over 200 metres to go, only for Démare to swoop by him to take an emphatic stage victory.

Démare's sprint was all the more impressive given how much ground he made up in those final 200 metres. In a sense, it was a trip down memory lane, as the Frenchman overhauled Adrien Petit (Direct Energie) – his lead-out man when he won the under-23 Worlds in Copenhagen in 2011 – and then Bouhanni – his former FDJ teammate and eternal rival – before passing Swift to win the stage.

"This wasn't a normal sprint and things could have worked out differently because I was badly placed," Démare said of the confused finale. "I had to launch from sprint from a long way back. I'd decided to stick to Nacer's wheel because he still had two teammates with him and I was lucky to come around him and then jump Swift at the end."

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) placed fifth in the reduced bunch sprint to retain the yellow jersey of race leader, though one wonders how he might have fared had he not lost teammate Daryl Impey to a puncture in the finale, or if he had not expended so much energy in sprinting to claim two bonus seconds on the first passage through the finish line with 14 kilometres remaining.

No matter, Matthews can still draw positives from what was his first road race of the 2016 season. The Australian was present and correct when the peloton split under the impetus of Sky and Etixx-QuickStep in the crosswinds with 40 kilometres remaining, and he was consistently to the fore, too, on the four dirt road sections in the grimly-contested finale. His overall lead now stands at three seconds over Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin), with Patrick Bevin (Cannondale) third at four seconds.

Strade Bianche à la française

The thickets of snow that fell over Condé-sur-Vesgre were an augury for the kind of day that was to follow, and even though the weather cleared for the opening hour of racing, temperatures were scarcely above freezing and most of the peloton was swathed in jackets, gilets and leg warmers for much of the day.

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), French champion Steven Tronet (Fortuneo-Vital Concept), Thierry Hupond (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) and Perrig Quemeneur (Direct Energie) zipped clear to no great reaction once the race had left the neutralised zone, gradually building a lead of ten minutes come the midway point, by which time flakes of snow had again begun to tumble from the charcoal skies.

When the sun eventually showed itself later in the afternoon, it was only because stiff winds had briefly dislodged some of the cloud cover, and when the race turned into a section of crosswind with a shade over 40 kilometres remaining, Etixx-QuickStep, Tinkoff and Sky made their presence felt at the head of the peloton.

Their forcing split the peloton into two distinct groups for much of the final hour, though Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) apart, none of the general classification contenders missed the cut and there was a regrouping of sorts in the finale. Even though the selection did not prove decisive, it was a fascinating early indicator of form at this Paris-Nice, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff), Richie Porte (BMC), Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Dumoulin all safely on board the front group of 30 riders.

By the time the race hit the first dirt road section, the 1,350m-long Chemin de Tourteline, the break's lead was down to just ten seconds, and they were all swept up shortly afterwards, as Team Sky took up the reins, with Luke Rowe particularly impressive.

Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) enjoyed a brief cameo off the front after he attacked near the top of the second dirt section, the Côte du Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, and he still led the race as it bundled through the finish line in Vendôme for the first time.

After Orica-GreenEdge shut down Perichon's solo move, Sky took over once again on the second time along the Chemin de Tourteline, and they continued to ride on the front on the final time up the Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, even after the leading group had doubled in size as the chasers latched back on.

"I felt good on the chalk road sections," Démare said. "They're nothing at all like the pavé to be honest, you turn your legs much quicker here."

Geraint Thomas was positioned towards the front all the way up the final climb, just behind Swift, and the Welshman tracked an attack from Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) over the top, with just four kilometres remaining.

By that point, with gaps opening on the descent, it was a case of every man for himself, as no one team had sufficient control to guarantee the sprint. Theuns sensed his opportunity and looked to have grasped it, too, only for Swift to overhaul him. Démare, in turn, would snatch victory from the Briton, his second of the season after a stage win at La Méditerranéenne last month.

"Last year I had a really difficult season," Démare said. "It's good to prove that I can still win a big one."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4:29:53
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 1 - Cell 2
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 6 - Cell 2
8Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 13 - Cell 2
15Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 15 - Cell 2
17Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 18 - Cell 2
20Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 23 - Cell 2
25Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 26 - Cell 2
28Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 29 - Cell 2
31Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 30 - Cell 2
32Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 36 - Cell 2
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 38 - Cell 2
40Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 40 - Cell 2
42Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJRow 41 - Cell 2
43Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 44 - Cell 2
46Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 46 - Cell 2
48Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 48 - Cell 2
50Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 50 - Cell 2
52Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 52 - Cell 2
54Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 53 - Cell 2
55Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:11
56Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJRow 55 - Cell 2
57Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 56 - Cell 2
58Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:23
59Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension DataRow 58 - Cell 2
60David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 59 - Cell 2
61Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 60 - Cell 2
62Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 61 - Cell 2
63Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension DataRow 62 - Cell 2
64Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 63 - Cell 2
65Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 64 - Cell 2
66Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM CyclingRow 66 - Cell 2
68Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct EnergieRow 67 - Cell 2
69Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 68 - Cell 2
70George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 69 - Cell 2
71André Greipel (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 70 - Cell 2
72Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 72 - Cell 2
74Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 73 - Cell 2
75Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 74 - Cell 2
76Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 75 - Cell 2
77Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 76 - Cell 2
78Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 77 - Cell 2
79Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:43
81Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:00:53
82Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 82 - Cell 2
84Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18
85Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:20
86Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:28
87Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 86 - Cell 2
88Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 87 - Cell 2
89Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55
91Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 90 - Cell 2
92Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:22
93Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 92 - Cell 2
94Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 93 - Cell 2
95Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 94 - Cell 2
96Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 95 - Cell 2
97Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:02:42
98Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 97 - Cell 2
99Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:20
100Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 99 - Cell 2
101Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:37
102Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 102 - Cell 2
104Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-SegafredoRow 103 - Cell 2
105Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SkyRow 104 - Cell 2
106Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 105 - Cell 2
107Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 106 - Cell 2
108Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 107 - Cell 2
109Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto SoudalRow 108 - Cell 2
110Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 109 - Cell 2
111Simon Spilak (Slo) Team KatushaRow 110 - Cell 2
112Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 111 - Cell 2
113Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 112 - Cell 2
114Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Michael Morkov (Den) Team KatushaRow 114 - Cell 2
116José Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 116 - Cell 2
118Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 118 - Cell 2
120Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:45
121Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:04:53
122Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:59
123Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 122 - Cell 2
124Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 124 - Cell 2
126Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 125 - Cell 2
127Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team KatushaRow 127 - Cell 2
129Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 128 - Cell 2
130Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 129 - Cell 2
131Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 130 - Cell 2
132Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM CyclingRow 131 - Cell 2
133Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 132 - Cell 2
134Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-SegafredoRow 133 - Cell 2
135Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 134 - Cell 2
136Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:07:33
137Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 136 - Cell 2
138Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:04
139Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 138 - Cell 2
140Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 139 - Cell 2
141Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 140 - Cell 2
142Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Ian Boswell (USA) Team SkyRow 143 - Cell 2
145Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - MeridaRow 144 - Cell 2
146Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension DataRow 145 - Cell 2
147Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 146 - Cell 2
148Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 147 - Cell 2
149Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 148 - Cell 2
150Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:20
151Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 150 - Cell 2
152Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 151 - Cell 2
153Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
154Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 153 - Cell 2
155Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 154 - Cell 2
156Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 156 - Cell 2
158Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension DataRow 157 - Cell 2
159Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension DataRow 158 - Cell 2
160Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 159 - Cell 2
161Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 160 - Cell 2
162Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 161 - Cell 2
163Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 162 - Cell 2
164Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJRow 163 - Cell 2
165Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 164 - Cell 2
166Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 165 - Cell 2
167Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 166 - Cell 2
168Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 167 - Cell 2
169Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 168 - Cell 2
170Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 169 - Cell 2
171Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 170 - Cell 2
172Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 171 - Cell 2
173Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 172 - Cell 2
174Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 173 - Cell 2
175Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension DataRow 174 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Bonneval, 104km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3pts
2Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Vendome, 184km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept3pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish - Vendome, 198km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ15pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Cote du Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, 180km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4pts
2Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Cote du Chemin du Tertre de la Motte, 194km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team4pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Team SkyRow 1 - Cell 2
3Team Lotto Nl - JumboRow 2 - Cell 2
4Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 3 - Cell 2
5Orica GreenEdgeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ag2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7FDJRow 6 - Cell 2
8Astana Pro TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:23
12IAM CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13TinkoffRow 12 - Cell 2
14Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 13 - Cell 2
15Etixx-Quick StepRow 14 - Cell 2
16Lotto SoudalRow 15 - Cell 2
17Direct Energie0:00:46
18Dimension DataRow 17 - Cell 2
19Lampre - MeridaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Trek - Segafredo0:01:20
21Delko Marseille Provence Ktm0:03:37
22Team Katusha0:04:00
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4:37:30
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:03
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:04
4Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:08
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:09
7Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:10
8Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:12
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:15
11Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:16
12Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:17
15Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:18
16Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 15 - Cell 2
17Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:20
19Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:21
20Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 19 - Cell 2
21Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:22
22Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJRow 21 - Cell 2
23Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:24
24Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:00:25
25Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:26
27Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:27
29Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 28 - Cell 2
30Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:28
32Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:29
34Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:00:30
36Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:31
37Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:00:32
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:34
39Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 38 - Cell 2
40Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36
42Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 41 - Cell 2
43Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:37
44Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:00:41
45Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
46Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:42
47Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:43
48Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:47
50Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:48
51Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 50 - Cell 2
52Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 51 - Cell 2
53Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 52 - Cell 2
54Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:50
55Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 54 - Cell 2
56Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:52
57Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:53
58Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 57 - Cell 2
59Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:56
60George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 59 - Cell 2
61Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:57
62Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJRow 61 - Cell 2
63Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 62 - Cell 2
64Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:00:58
65Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 64 - Cell 2
66Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:01:00
67Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:01
68Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:01:02
69Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 68 - Cell 2
70André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:01:03
71Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:05
73Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:01:06
74Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 73 - Cell 2
75Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:07
76David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:08
77Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:01:10
78Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:14
79Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 78 - Cell 2
80Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:18
81Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:01:23
82Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:24
83Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:01:30
84Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:33
85Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:50
86Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:52
87Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:58
88Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:00
89Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:02
90Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:02:05
91Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:23
92Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:37
93Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:39
94Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:03:06
95Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:09
96Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:03:15
97Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:03:34
98Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:45
99Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:49
101Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:53
102Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:57
103Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:04:00
104Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:01
105Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:03
106José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:08
107Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:10
108Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:11
109Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:12
110Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:04:17
111Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:04:18
112Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:04:22
113Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:04:24
114Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:04:25
115Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:04:26
116Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 115 - Cell 2
117Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:04:30
118Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:31
119Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:04:35
120Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:05:08
121Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:05:28
122Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:16
123Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:26
124Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling0:06:28
125Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:29
126Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:30
127Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:31
128Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:06:38
129Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 128 - Cell 2
130Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 130 - Cell 2
132Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:06:40
133Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:41
134Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:06:42
135Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:07:32
136Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:08:09
137Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:08:21
138Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:28
139Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:08:29
140Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:31
141Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:36
142Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:08:37
143Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:08:44
144Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:08:45
145Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:48
146Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:08:53
147Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:09:03
148Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:09:08
149Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:13
150Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:09:31
151Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:09:37
152Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:38
153Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:42
154Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:09:45
155Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:09:47
156Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:49
157Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:53
158Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 158 - Cell 2
160Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:09:56
161Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:09:57
162Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:10:05
163Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:06
166Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:10:07
167Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 166 - Cell 2
168Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:08
169Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:10:13
170Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:14
171Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:10:17
172Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 171 - Cell 2
173Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data0:10:22
174Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:26
175Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:10:27
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Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge23pts
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling9Row 4 - Cell 3
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9Row 5 - Cell 3
7Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie7Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team7Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 8 - Cell 3
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 11 - Cell 3
13Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4Row 12 - Cell 3
14Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept3Row 13 - Cell 3
15Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3Row 14 - Cell 3
16Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3Row 15 - Cell 3
17Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3Row 16 - Cell 3
18Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 17 - Cell 3
19Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling2Row 18 - Cell 3
20Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2Row 19 - Cell 3
21Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1Row 20 - Cell 3
22Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling1Row 21 - Cell 3
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Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team4pts
2Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1Row 4 - Cell 3
6Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team13:53:02
2Orica GreenEdge0:00:09
3Astana Pro Team0:00:12
4Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:15
6Team Sky0:00:28
7IAM Cycling0:00:29
8Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:35
9BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:41
12Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:47
14Etixx-Quick Step0:01:01
15Lotto Soudal0:01:05
16Direct Energie0:01:18
17Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:23
18Trek - Segafredo0:02:05
19Lampre - Merida0:02:13
20Dimension Data0:02:23
21Team Katusha0:04:49
22Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:09


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