Thomas wins Paris-Nice despite Contador attack

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) came back from the brink on the Col d’Eze to fight back and take overall victory at Paris-Nice by just four seconds over Alberto Contador (Tinkoff). Contador looked to have Thomas on the ropes after an attack on the final ascent but had to settle for second best after a breathless chase from Thomas on the descent.

Contador had to settle for second best on the stage also, with Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) beating him in the sprint in Nice. Richie Porte (BMC), who got away with Contador, took third on the day and in the overall classification. Thomas came close to winning Paris-Nice two years ago but crashed out while in yellow on the penultimate day. It is Thomas’ second general classification victory this season after winning the Volta ao Algarve last month.

Contador was visibly emotional on the podium, after giving it everything and with this likely to be his final Paris-Nice. The Spaniard had promised to have a go on the final day to try and make back the 15-second deficit to Thomas, and he did just that. He made his first move on the Cote de Peille, but Thomas remained calm, and it was all back together by the foot of the Col d’Eze.

As they began climbing for the final time in the race, Rafal Majka went to the front for Tinkoff. Doing what he had done the day before, the Polish rider put on the afterburners and began shedding riders from the main group. Thomas was not so relaxed when Majka’s efforts saw him, and Contador move clear at the front. Majka soon peeled off but Porte joined up with Contador, and it was a race for time to make it into Nice.

Picking up Wellens, who had been in the day’s break, along the way, the trio had as much as 35 seconds on the climb. Thomas had clearly expected an aggressive challenge from Contador on the final stage and had geared up appropriately. He utilised his set-up to bring that gap back down to just five seconds on the line.

"When he went on [the Cote de] Peille, at first, I stuck with the team. I felt good; I felt strong. But when he went halfway up the Col d’Eze my legs just gave way. It was horrible," Thomas said after the stage. "I thought that it was all over, and then I got dropped from the other group, and I thought I was going to struggle to stay on the podium. Sergio stayed with me. I had a 54 chainring on for the descent, in case I had to chase and I certainly needed that in the end. It was just full gas and to finally catch back in the last few k. It was really good.

"It’s incredible; it's hard to believe. Contador, man, he’s one of the best stage racers ever. Richie, he won nearly every stage race he did last year so to beat those two I can’t believe it. I obviously came here wanting to do the best I could and win but to actually do it is the biggest win for sure of my whole career and I’m over the moon."

Despite the presence of Thomas looming on the Promenade des Anglais, Contador continued to drive to the finish line. However, he didn’t have the legs to outsprint Wellens, who would take the biggest win of his young career.

"I was a little bit unhappy yesterday and today I really tried to give it my best," said Wellens. "It was a good opportunity for me to go with Contador and we were full gas all the way to the line. This is a great victory, a very great victory."

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How it happened

It was all still to play for going into the final stage of Paris-Nice and with only 134 kilometres to play with it was always going to be an active day. A total of six climbs were on the menu and several riders, including Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), decided that it wasn’t for them.

The action kicked off right from the start with a large group of 18 riders breaking free in the first five kilometres. Importantly for Contador, one of the riders who made it into the breakaway group was his teammate Robert Kiserlovski. The break wasn’t a done deal and there was some chopping and changing with another Tinkoff rider, Yuri Trofimov joining the leading group along with Matt Brammeier (Dimension Data), Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) and Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo). Brammeier’s day in the break wouldn’t last long, however, and he would soon be dropped.

Aside from a few movements in the break group, there was an element of calm in the main bunch. It wasn’t until the Cote de Peille that all hell broke loose when Contador finally struck out. He quickly built an advantage, joining up with his two teammates in the break and blowing the race apart. At one point, Contador had well over a minute on the Thomas group but he wasn’t able to hold that advantage once they’d made it over the top of the climb.

With an in-form Sergio Henao and Nicolas Roche for help, Thomas’ group began to bring back Contador. It was gruppo compacto for the Col d’Eze with just a few remnants of the original break dangling at the head of the race. With just a few cards left to play, Contador put Majka to the fore and the 26-year-old delivered a leg-sapping pace.

He may not have been in the fight for the top spots in overall classification anymore, but Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) was keen to show that his race was not done and dusted. The Frenchman launched a few speculative moves up the road at 20 kilometres to go, only to be chased down by Contador. He may not have got away but his attacks showed early signs of Thomas struggling. Majka took to the head of proceedings again and this time, he appeared to break Thomas.

Majka and Contador slowly moved clear, with the Polish rider pulling off when the two had a clear advantage. Contador wasn’t alone for long, with Porte bridging across and the two raced away from an ailing Thomas. The pair caught up with Wellens and held a gap of over 30 seconds by the top.

Thomas was not ready to give up though and raced every kilometre to the finish line. He did just enough to hold onto his race lead in what was a thrilling finale to the week.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal3:16:09
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:00:05
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 5 - Cell 2
7Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:10
14David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:00
15Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:18
16Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 17 - Cell 2
19Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:26
22Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 21 - Cell 2
23Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 22 - Cell 2
24Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 27 - Cell 2
29Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Simon Spilak (Slo) Team KatushaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 30 - Cell 2
32Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - MeridaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:34
36Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:02:54
37Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:34
38Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 37 - Cell 2
39Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:47
40Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:03:58
41Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 41 - Cell 2
43Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:29
44Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 44 - Cell 2
46Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 45 - Cell 2
47Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:57
48Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:11:44
49Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 48 - Cell 2
50Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 49 - Cell 2
51Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJRow 52 - Cell 2
54Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 54 - Cell 2
56Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 56 - Cell 2
58Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 57 - Cell 2
59Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 59 - Cell 2
61Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 62 - Cell 2
64Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJRow 63 - Cell 2
65Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 64 - Cell 2
66Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 65 - Cell 2
67Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct EnergieRow 66 - Cell 2
68Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 67 - Cell 2
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70José Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 71 - Cell 2
73Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 72 - Cell 2
74Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SkyRow 73 - Cell 2
75Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 76 - Cell 2
78Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 77 - Cell 2
79Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Ian Boswell (USA) Team SkyRow 79 - Cell 2
81Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 80 - Cell 2
82Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 81 - Cell 2
83Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:13:36
85Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 84 - Cell 2
86Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 85 - Cell 2
87Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 86 - Cell 2
88Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 87 - Cell 2
89Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 88 - Cell 2
90Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 89 - Cell 2
91Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:16:41
92Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 91 - Cell 2
93Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM CyclingRow 92 - Cell 2
94Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 93 - Cell 2
95Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 94 - Cell 2
96Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 95 - Cell 2
97Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-SegafredoRow 96 - Cell 2
98Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 97 - Cell 2
99Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 98 - Cell 2
100Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 100 - Cell 2
102Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 101 - Cell 2
103Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-SegafredoRow 102 - Cell 2
104Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 103 - Cell 2
105Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJRow 105 - Cell 2
107Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 106 - Cell 2
108Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 107 - Cell 2
109Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 109 - Cell 2
111Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 110 - Cell 2
112Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 111 - Cell 2
113Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 112 - Cell 2
114Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 113 - Cell 2
115Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 114 - Cell 2
116Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension DataRow 116 - Cell 2
118Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 117 - Cell 2
119Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 118 - Cell 2
120Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:16
121Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:23:35
122Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 121 - Cell 2
123Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 122 - Cell 2
124Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:23:50
125Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:24:27
126Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 125 - Cell 2
127Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 126 - Cell 2
128Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 127 - Cell 2
129Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 128 - Cell 2
130Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension DataRow 129 - Cell 2
131Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension DataRow 130 - Cell 2
DNSJacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 131 - Cell 2
DNSPatrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 132 - Cell 2
DNSDavide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 133 - Cell 2
DNSAlexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFCyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFKoen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFDaniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFStijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFMarcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFTom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFMatteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Morkov (Den) Team KatushaRow 144 - Cell 2
DNFJacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 145 - Cell 2
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Sprint - Plan du Var - 19.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal3pts
2Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint - La Turbie - 97.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge3pts
2Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint - Nice - 134.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal15pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 9 - Cell 3
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KOM 0- Cote de Durans - 33.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie4pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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KOM - Cote de Levens - 41.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie4pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1Row 2 - Cell 3
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KOM - Cote de Chateauneuf - 55.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie7pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 4 - Cell 3
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KOM - Col de Calaison - 69.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie7pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 2 - Cell 3
4Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida1Row 4 - Cell 3
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KOM - Cote de Peille - 86.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team10pts
2Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4Row 3 - Cell 3
5David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step3Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida2Row 5 - Cell 3
7Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge1Row 6 - Cell 3
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KOM - Col d'Eze - 118.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal10pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 6 - Cell 3
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Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team9:49:55
2Lampre - Merida0:01:29
3Astana Pro Team0:02:34
4AG2R La Mondiale0:03:42
5Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:58
6Lotto Soudal0:10:21
7Team Sky0:10:31
9Tinkoff Team0:11:42
10Team Katusha0:11:47
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:13:16
12Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:13:25
13Direct Energie0:15:08
15BMC Racing Team0:19:45
17Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:23:26
19Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:27:50
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:56
21IAM Cycling0:35:52
22Dimension Data0:51:24
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Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky27:26:40
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:00:04
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:12
4Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:20
5Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:37
6Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:00:44
7Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:00:51
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:00
10Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:01:07
11Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:09
12Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:53
13Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:33
14Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:03:21
15Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:03:53
16Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:03
17Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:04:07
18Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:26
19Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:00
20David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:12
21Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:07:38
22Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida0:09:43
23Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:09:56
24Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:10:38
25Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:11:23
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:11:28
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:07
28Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:13:18
29Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:13:30
30Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:35
31Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha0:14:26
32Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:16:14
33Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:16:58
34Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:18:19
35Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:18:29
36Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:20:35
37José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:01
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:16
39Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:33
40Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:23:43
41Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team0:24:21
42Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:24:50
43Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:25:15
44Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:25:33
45George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:25:46
46Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:26:32
47Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:27:01
48Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:27:19
49Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team0:27:23
50Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:27:35
51Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:28:16
52Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:28:51
53Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:30:38
54Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:30:47
55Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:32:19
56Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:34:06
57Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:35:08
58Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team0:35:33
59Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:36:02
60Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:36:53
61Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha0:37:02
62Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:37:28
63Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:37:45
64Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:38:17
65Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:38:36
66Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:44
67Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:39:45
68Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:40:09
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:22
70Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:40:30
71Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:40:45
72Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:42:09
73Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:42:40
74Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:43:20
75Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:43:24
76Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:08
77Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:44:09
78Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:21
79Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:46:33
80Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step0:47:00
81Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ0:48:43
82Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:48:58
83Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:49:27
84Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin0:50:55
85Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:52:09
86Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:52:23
87Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:53:38
88Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:53:43
89Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:53:46
90Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:54:08
91Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:54:19
92Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:56:09
93Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:58:06
94Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ0:58:22
95Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:58:40
96Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:59:27
97Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:59:35
98Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1:00:08
99Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team1:00:22
100Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin1:00:41
101Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge1:01:06
102Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1:01:07
103Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ1:01:57
104Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida1:02:08
105Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:02:45
106Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo1:03:30
107Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:04:09
108Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:05:20
109Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:07:22
110Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:08:35
111Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ1:10:05
112Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge1:11:38
113Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:11:47
114Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:13:03
115Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie1:13:50
116Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 115 - Cell 2
117Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie1:14:24
118Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida1:16:01
119Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step1:16:08
120Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo1:16:14
121Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal1:17:25
122Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin1:19:31
123Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1:19:34
124Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:23:04
125Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data1:26:36
126Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data1:27:07
127Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling1:30:27
128Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1:32:24
129Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data1:32:33
130Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge1:36:23
131Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling1:38:46
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Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge53pts
2Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team23Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky22Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18Row 3 - Cell 3
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky18Row 4 - Cell 3
6Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team16Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team16Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha15Row 7 - Cell 3
9Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal15Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12Row 9 - Cell 3
11Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo12Row 10 - Cell 3
12Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo12Row 11 - Cell 3
13Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge11Row 12 - Cell 3
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal11Row 13 - Cell 3
15Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo10Row 14 - Cell 3
16Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team9Row 15 - Cell 3
17Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie9Row 16 - Cell 3
18Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal8Row 17 - Cell 3
19Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM8Row 18 - Cell 3
20Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida8Row 19 - Cell 3
21Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky7Row 20 - Cell 3
22Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6Row 21 - Cell 3
23Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie5Row 22 - Cell 3
24Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 23 - Cell 3
25Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5Row 24 - Cell 3
26Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 25 - Cell 3
27Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data4Row 26 - Cell 3
28Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge3Row 28 - Cell 3
30Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie3Row 29 - Cell 3
31Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step3Row 30 - Cell 3
32Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3Row 31 - Cell 3
33Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3Row 32 - Cell 3
34Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept3Row 33 - Cell 3
35Leonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3Row 34 - Cell 3
36Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling3Row 35 - Cell 3
37Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling3Row 36 - Cell 3
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 37 - Cell 3
39Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling2Row 38 - Cell 3
40Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling2Row 39 - Cell 3
41Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2Row 40 - Cell 3
42Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2Row 41 - Cell 3
43Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 42 - Cell 3
44Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida1Row 43 - Cell 3
45Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1Row 44 - Cell 3
46Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin1Row 45 - Cell 3
47Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1Row 46 - Cell 3
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Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie78pts
2Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team51Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal49Row 2 - Cell 3
4Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ20Row 3 - Cell 3
5Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM18Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal16Row 5 - Cell 3
7Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha14Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team14Row 7 - Cell 3
9Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept13Row 8 - Cell 3
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 9 - Cell 3
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky11Row 10 - Cell 3
12Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team10Row 11 - Cell 3
13Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie9Row 12 - Cell 3
14Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step9Row 13 - Cell 3
15David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step7Row 14 - Cell 3
16Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 15 - Cell 3
17Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida6Row 16 - Cell 3
18Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge5Row 17 - Cell 3
19Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM5Row 18 - Cell 3
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky5Row 19 - Cell 3
21Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4Row 20 - Cell 3
22Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4Row 21 - Cell 3
23Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3Row 23 - Cell 3
25Yury Trofimov (Rus) Tinkoff Team3Row 24 - Cell 3
26Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge3Row 25 - Cell 3
27Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky3Row 26 - Cell 3
28Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3Row 27 - Cell 3
29Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ3Row 28 - Cell 3
30Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky2Row 29 - Cell 3
31José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 30 - Cell 3
32Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff Team2Row 31 - Cell 3
33Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling2Row 32 - Cell 3
34Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 33 - Cell 3
35Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo2Row 34 - Cell 3
36Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2Row 35 - Cell 3
37Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo2Row 36 - Cell 3
38Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1Row 37 - Cell 3
39Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida1Row 38 - Cell 3
40Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team1Row 39 - Cell 3
41Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1Row 40 - Cell 3
42Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie1Row 41 - Cell 3
43Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 42 - Cell 3
44Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1Row 43 - Cell 3
45Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida1Row 44 - Cell 3
46Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo1Row 45 - Cell 3
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Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team82:30:40
2Astana Pro Team0:00:41
3Team Sky0:03:01
4Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:33
5AG2R La Mondiale0:10:53
6Lampre - Merida0:13:28
7Lotto Soudal0:21:05
8Tinkoff Team0:21:59
9Team Katusha0:24:10
10Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:24:11
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:33:38
12BMC Racing Team0:38:14
14Direct Energie0:42:36
16Delko Marseille Provence KTM1:05:37
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:08:51
18IAM Cycling1:15:15
19Fortuneo - Vital Concept1:26:32
22Dimension Data2:43:25

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