Paris-Nice: Matthews awarded stage win after Bouhanni bash

Despite not being the first rider to cross the line, Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) took his second victory in three days at Paris-Nice after Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) was relegated for deviating from his line on the stage 2 sprint.

Bouhanni opened up the sprint at the end of the 213.5km flat stage and, as Mattthews came up on the left, the Frenchman gradually moved over before leaning in and bumping shoulders with the race leader. It was a miracle that the two riders managed to stay upright, and the Australian waved his arm in remonstration as he crossed the line.

Instead of celebrating with his teammates and readying himself for the podium ceremony, Bouhanni faced a nervy wait as the UCI comissaires studied the replays and he shook his head in anger when he received the news. Since it was a clear trio contesting the sprint, Bouhanni was relegated to third, with Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) bumped up to second.

Matthews picked up 10 bonus seconds for his win, which sees his lead in the general classification grow to 14 seconds over Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin). There was a small split in the bunch at the end of the race, causing Alberto Contador (TInkoff), Richie Porte), and Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) lose five seconds to other GC contenders like Dumoulin, Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and Ion Izaguirre (Movistar).

The adrenaline-fuelled final seconds and dramatic post-stage intrigue stood in stark contrast to what was otherwise an uneventful day in the saddle. On the longest stage of this year’s race, a four-man break went from the flag but, with just one third-category pimple lining the route from Contres to Commentry, it was always going to be a day for the sprinters.

Etixx-QuickStep did the lion’s share of the work on the front of the bunch to control the gap to the leaders, but as the race entered its crucial phases they were nowhere to be seen, with Marcel Kittel finishing way back in 65th. Along with Bouhanni’s Cofidis team, Katusha were prominent towards the end but Alexander Kristoff could only finish behind the front three, along with stage 1 winner Arnaud Démare (FDJ), Ben Swift (Team Sky) and André Greipel (Lotto Soudal).

Wednesday’s stage 3 takes the riders east towards Mont Brouilly for the first summit finish of the race. There are some steep ramps, which will suit the climbers, but at just 3km in length, Matthews, who likes a punchy finish, may just fancy his chances of clinging onto his yellow jersey.

How it happened

After yesterday’s snowfall, conditions were a little more temperate on the road from Contres to Commentry, which was largely pan-flat save for a late third-category pimple.

There was one non-starter, with IAM Cycling’s Jerome Coppel, who finished 10th in the opening-day prologue, pulling out this morning due to sinusitis. Movistar’s Juanjo Lobato would soon join him in pulling out 40km into the stage.

The break of the day formed almost as soon as the flag dropped and it comprised Tsgabu Grmay (Lampre-Merida), Mathias Brandle (IAM Cycling), Anthony Delaplace (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) and Evaldas Siskevicius (Delko Marseille Provence). The quartet quickly established a lead over a peloton that was happy to wait until later in the day to pull them back, and after 20km they had over 10 minutes.

The Etixx-QuickStep team of Marcel Kittel, along with Matthews’ Orica-GreenEdge men, sensed a touch of danger at that point and duly started to crop the advantage down to more manageable proportions. Once down to around 3:30, that was how it would stay for the bulk of a long and uneventful day.

As the race approached the 50km to go mark, the pace in the peloton was raised by Etixx, with stage 1 winner Arnaud Démare’s FDJ team chipping in along with Alexander Kristoff’s Katusha.

At the Côte d'Estivareilles, the sole climb of the day, which was so gentle it couldn’t really be considered as such, Delaplace sprinted away to take the points and put himself in the polka-dot King of the Mountains jersey. The gap back to the peloton, however, was shrinking rapidly, and Grmay was the first to give up the ghost and drop back with just under 30km to go.

The riders entered Commentry and with 17 kilometres to go they passed the finish line for the first time, with one local lap on the menu. As the bell rang, the leaders had 40 seconds over the bunch and Siskevicius decided to attack, dragging Brandle with him but leaving Delaplace for dead.

Just over 10km out it was game over for the remaining duo and they shared a handshake before leaving the sprinters’ teams to get on with it. However, no one really took responsibility, most preferring to keep their powder dry for the final few kilometres.

Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) had a bad crash late on and though it’s unclear exactly how it came about, television cameras showed him lying on the roadside next to a similarly stricken spectator.

Entering the final couple of kilometres it was Cofidis who took it up, giving Bouhanni a decent lead-out. The Frenchman hit the front with 200m to go, and had Matthews’ progress not been stunted by the coming-together, the Australian may well have been first to the line.

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Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge5:04:26
2Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:01
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 5 - Cell 2
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 6 - Cell 2
8Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 8 - Cell 2
10Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension DataRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 14 - Cell 2
16Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 15 - Cell 2
17Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 16 - Cell 2
18Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:05
23Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 22 - Cell 2
24Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 24 - Cell 2
26Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 27 - Cell 2
29Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 28 - Cell 2
30Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 29 - Cell 2
31Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 31 - Cell 2
33Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 33 - Cell 2
35Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 36 - Cell 2
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 39 - Cell 2
41Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 42 - Cell 2
44Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 44 - Cell 2
46Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 45 - Cell 2
47Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJRow 46 - Cell 2
48Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 48 - Cell 2
50Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 49 - Cell 2
51Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:00:12
52Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 51 - Cell 2
53Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 53 - Cell 2
55Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 54 - Cell 2
56Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 55 - Cell 2
57George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 56 - Cell 2
58Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 57 - Cell 2
59Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 58 - Cell 2
60Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 59 - Cell 2
61Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team KatushaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 61 - Cell 2
63Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 62 - Cell 2
64Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 64 - Cell 2
66Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 67 - Cell 2
69Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 68 - Cell 2
70Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 69 - Cell 2
71Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 71 - Cell 2
73Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 72 - Cell 2
74Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 73 - Cell 2
75Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 75 - Cell 2
77Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 76 - Cell 2
78Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 77 - Cell 2
79David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 78 - Cell 2
80Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct EnergieRow 79 - Cell 2
81Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM CyclingRow 80 - Cell 2
82Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 81 - Cell 2
83Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Simon Spilak (Slo) Team KatushaRow 83 - Cell 2
85Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 84 - Cell 2
86Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 85 - Cell 2
87Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJRow 86 - Cell 2
88Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 88 - Cell 2
90Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM CyclingRow 89 - Cell 2
91Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 91 - Cell 2
93Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 92 - Cell 2
94Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 93 - Cell 2
95Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-SegafredoRow 94 - Cell 2
96Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 95 - Cell 2
97Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 98 - Cell 2
100Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 100 - Cell 2
102Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 102 - Cell 2
104Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 103 - Cell 2
105Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 104 - Cell 2
106Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension DataRow 107 - Cell 2
109Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 108 - Cell 2
110Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 110 - Cell 2
112Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 111 - Cell 2
113Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 112 - Cell 2
114Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension DataRow 113 - Cell 2
115Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 114 - Cell 2
116Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 115 - Cell 2
117Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-SegafredoRow 117 - Cell 2
119Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 120 - Cell 2
122Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 121 - Cell 2
123Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 122 - Cell 2
124Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 123 - Cell 2
125Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 124 - Cell 2
126Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 125 - Cell 2
127José Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 128 - Cell 2
130Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 130 - Cell 2
132Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 131 - Cell 2
133Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 132 - Cell 2
134Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:30
135Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 134 - Cell 2
136Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 135 - Cell 2
137Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJRow 136 - Cell 2
138Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 137 - Cell 2
139Michael Morkov (Den) Team KatushaRow 138 - Cell 2
140Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension DataRow 139 - Cell 2
141Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 140 - Cell 2
142Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team0:00:35
143Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 142 - Cell 2
144Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension DataRow 144 - Cell 2
146Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 145 - Cell 2
147Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 146 - Cell 2
148Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:41
149Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 149 - Cell 2
151Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 150 - Cell 2
152Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:00:42
153Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
154Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 153 - Cell 2
155Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 154 - Cell 2
156Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 155 - Cell 2
157Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:19
158Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 157 - Cell 2
159Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:21
160Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 159 - Cell 2
161Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:56
162Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:02:10
163Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:02:14
164Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension DataRow 163 - Cell 2
165Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 164 - Cell 2
166Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:03:17
167Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:05:13
168Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:36
169Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:06:35
170Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 169 - Cell 2
171Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:56
172Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:15:44
DNFPierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 172 - Cell 2
DNSJerome Coppel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 173 - Cell 2
DNFJuan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 174 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Chabris, 25km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3pts
2Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Commentry, 196.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3pts
2Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish - Commentry, 213.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge15pts
2Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky5Row 5 - Cell 3
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain - Cote D'Estivareilles, 164km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4pts
2Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotto Soudal15:13:25
2CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3Team SkyRow 2 - Cell 2
4Movistar TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5FDJRow 4 - Cell 2
6Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:03
7Lampre - Merida0:00:04
8Direct EnergieRow 7 - Cell 2
9Astana Pro TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10IAM CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:08
12Ag2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Orica GreenEdge0:00:10
15BMC Racing Team0:00:15
16Trek - Segafredo0:00:17
17Team Katusha0:00:18
18Team Giant-AlpecinRow 17 - Cell 2
19Dimension DataRow 18 - Cell 2
20Etixx-Quick Step0:00:22
21Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:29
22Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 21 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge9:41:46
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:14
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:19
4Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:24
7Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:25
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:00:27
10Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:28
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:30
13Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:31
14Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:33
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:37
20Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJRow 19 - Cell 2
21Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:00:38
22Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:40
23Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:41
26Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:42
27Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 26 - Cell 2
28Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:43
29Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 29 - Cell 2
31Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:46
32Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:00:47
34Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:48
35Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:49
36Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:50
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:51
39Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 38 - Cell 2
40Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:00:52
41Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo0:00:54
42Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:59
43Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:01:01
45Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:02
47Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:01:03
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:04
50Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:05
51Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:01:07
53Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:09
54Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:10
55Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 54 - Cell 2
56Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 55 - Cell 2
57André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:01:14
58George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:18
59Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 58 - Cell 2
60Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:19
61Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJRow 60 - Cell 2
62Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 61 - Cell 2
63Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:01:20
64Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 63 - Cell 2
65Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:22
66Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 65 - Cell 2
67Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:23
68Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:01:24
69Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 68 - Cell 2
70Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:25
71Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:27
72Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:01:28
73Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 72 - Cell 2
74Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:29
75David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:30
76Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:01:32
77Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:35
78Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:01:45
79Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:01:48
80Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:01:52
81Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:54
82Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:58
83Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:14
84Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:20
85Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:22
86Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:24
87Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team0:02:57
88Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:59
89Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:01
90Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:03:24
91Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:31
92Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:03:37
93Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:54
94Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:03:56
95Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:03:58
96Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:07
97Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:15
99Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:19
100Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:23
101José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:30
102Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:34
103Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:04:39
104Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:40
105Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:04:46
106Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:04:47
107Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:04:48
108Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 107 - Cell 2
109Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:50
110Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:51
111Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:04:52
112Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SkyRow 111 - Cell 2
113Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:53
114Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:04:57
115Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:04:58
116Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:05:50
117Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:06:00
118Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:06:14
119Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:06:46
120Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling0:06:50
121Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:51
122Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:53
123Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:07:00
124Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 123 - Cell 2
125Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 124 - Cell 2
126Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:07:02
127Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:06
128Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:08
129Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:16
130Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:32
131Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:07:54
132Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:01
133Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:08:51
134Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:53
135Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:00
136Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:09:02
137Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:09:07
138Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:09:15
139Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:09:19
140Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:09:25
141Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:53
142Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:58
143Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:09:59
144Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:10:07
145Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:10:09
146Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:10:11
147Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:10:15
148Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJRow 147 - Cell 2
149Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:10:27
150Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie0:10:29
152Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:30
153Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:36
154Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:10:37
155Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:10:38
156Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:10:39
157Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:42
158Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:48
159Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff Team0:10:50
160Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:51
161Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:10:53
162Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:54
163Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data0:11:07
164Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:11:08
165Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:11
166Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:11:36
167Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:12:04
168Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team0:12:20
169Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:14
170Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:03
171Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:20:33
172Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:24:37
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Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge38pts
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ21Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits18Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky17Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo12Row 5 - Cell 3
7Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie9Row 7 - Cell 3
9Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team7Row 9 - Cell 3
11Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6Row 10 - Cell 3
12Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 11 - Cell 3
13Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky6Row 12 - Cell 3
14Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5Row 13 - Cell 3
15Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 14 - Cell 3
16Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4Row 15 - Cell 3
17André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal4Row 16 - Cell 3
18Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3Row 17 - Cell 3
19Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3Row 18 - Cell 3
20Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3Row 19 - Cell 3
21Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling3Row 20 - Cell 3
22Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling3Row 21 - Cell 3
23Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 23 - Cell 3
25Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2Row 24 - Cell 3
26Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2Row 25 - Cell 3
27Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1Row 26 - Cell 3
28Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1Row 27 - Cell 3
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Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team4pts
2Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1Row 5 - Cell 3
7Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team29:06:27
3Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Orica GreenEdge0:00:19
5Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:23
6Team Sky0:00:28
7IAM Cycling0:00:33
8Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:44
9FDJRow 8 - Cell 2
10BMC Racing Team0:00:50
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:53
12Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:55
13Lotto Soudal0:01:05
15Direct Energie0:01:22
16Etixx-Quick Step0:01:23
17Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:52
18Lampre - Merida0:02:17
19Trek - Segafredo0:02:22
20Dimension Data0:02:41
21Team Katusha0:05:07
22Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:38


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