Paris-Nice: Sam Bennett wins stage 3

After crosswinds caused chaos on the opening two stages of Paris-Nice, stage 3 was a more straightforward affair, with Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) taking victory in a bunch sprint.

A headwind was blowing for much of the southerly 200km journey from Cepoy to Moulins and, though Team Sky briefly split the race in the closing kilometres, it was a more traditional bunch finish that saw Bennett claim his third win of the season.

The Irishman beat Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) to the line, while Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), the race leader and winner of the opening two stages, faded fast.

Groupama-FDJ led out the sprint for Arnaud Démare, and Bennett hijacked the wheel of Groenewegen’s lead-out man, Mike Teunissen, before opening the taps. Ewan was in the slipstream and attempted to come around, but to no avail, while Jakobsen made up ground on the right to take the final podium spot.

Groenewegen, the big favourite after the first two stages, looked empty, and in the end, sat up and was passed by Dan McLay (EF Education First) and Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept (B&B Hotels).

“It’s nice to come back and win again here,” said Bennett, who won a stage in the 2017 Paris-Nice and made it three wins from three stage races in 2019 after success at the Vuelta a San Juan and the UAE Tour. “There’s strong competition here and last week and I’m competing with the best. I’m very proud of that and the job the team have done for me.

“Groenewegen was just super strong the past two days, I think unbeatable,” he added. “I had bad legs, really bad legs the past two days, I don’t know if it was coming from the heat to the cold, I haven’t really been training in the cold this winter. I knew that the form was there and that I just had to keep on trying. Today the legs were a lot better, it was an easier day but I’m starting to get a bit more used to the cold.”

In terms of the battle for the overall classification, it was a quieter day, with Groenewegen retaining the yellow jersey, but the intermediate sprints once again saw some interesting developments.

The first came after 24.5km, the second with 18km to go, and Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) was first across the line at both, collecting three bonus seconds on each occasion. The Polish champion has now collected 16 bonus seconds so far, which, in a race that has been decided by fewer than five seconds in each of the past three years, could prove decisive by the time they reach the Côte d’Azur.

Kwiatkowski sits second overall, trailing Groenwegen by six seconds and leading Luis León Sánchez (Astana), who picked up two bonus seconds today and five on the opening day, by five seconds. Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) is fourth at 16 seconds, while Kwiatkowski’s Sky teammate Egan Bernal, who bagged two bonus seconds at the second sprint today, is fifth at 17 seconds.

AG2R La Mondiale, who have also gone after bonus seconds, have both Tony Gallopin, who picked up one second at the first sprint today, and Romain Bardet in the top ten, 21 and 23 seconds down, respectively, on Groenewegen.

Wednesday’s stage 4 introduces some hills into the mix, with time gaps possible on a parcours that is likely to see a reduced group contest victory at the finish.

How it unfolded

The wind was still blowing in northern France on Tuesday morning, but not as strongly as the opening two days and, crucially, not in the same direction. The stage 3 route headed due south for 200km from Cepoy to Moulins - the longest of the week - and it was a headwind pretty much all the way.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the calm in the opening phases, with barely 30km covered in the first hour of racing, and no serious attempts at a breakaway. The 2018 champion Marc Soler (Movistar) crashed inside three kilometres but comfortably made his way back to the peloton, while Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) abandoned the race later on through illness.

The early highlight was the intermediate sprint after 24.5km, where Kwiatkowski and Sánchez once again went off in search of bonus seconds. The Sky rider grabbed the maximum three, with two going to the Spaniard, and the remaining one to Gallopin.

A breakaway finally came after around 40 kilometres. First, a group of eight riders clipped off the front of the peloton: Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Tao Geoghegan Hart (Sky), Olivier Le Gac (Groupama-FDJ), Tim Declercq (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Reto Hollenstien (Katusha-Alpecin), Anthony Turgis (Direct Energie), Kevin Reza (Vital Concept), Ramunas Navardauskas (Delko Marseille Provence). However, with some big engines in there, and with Turgis 13th overall at just 25 seconds, it wasn’t allowed any room for manoeuvre.

Navardauskas was undeterred, and was immediately off again, this time in the company of his Delko Marseille Provence teammate Alessandro Fedeli, a 23-year-old Italian neo-pro. The duo were allowed off the leash and built a lead of 5:30 before the peloton - commanded mainly by Jumbo-Visma and Lotto Soudal - started to bring the gap down around the half-way mark.

There was an increase in pace with 60km to go as the direction changed slightly towards the south-east. The wind consequently changed to a cross-headwind and many teams moved to take up position at the front of the peloton, though it was more of an insurance policy rather than anyone trying to split the race.

The increase in pace saw the escapees’ advantage plummet, and they were caught with 38km to go. There was a moment of drama soon after as the country road narrowed over a bridge, the squeeze effect causing a big crash in the middle of the peloton that pretty much cut it in half. Riders had to wait for more than a minute for the mess to clear and the road to open up again, though the sedate pace up front meant it wasn’t long before everyone got back in.

The second intermediate sprint once again saw Kwiatkowski on the move, with lead-out duties performed by Luke Rowe in what was a three-man Sky train, with Egan Bernal taking second place.

Those three were once again on the front foot inside six kilometres to go, as they got a whiff of a crosswind and decided to apply the pressure again after an aggressive showing on the opening two stages. They succeeded in splitting the bunch, with Kwiatkowski and Bernal creating a brief six-man split before things came back together for the final kilometre.

FDJ and Jumbo-Visma assumed lead-out responsibilities but their sprinters both faded dramatically, and Bennett came roaring through for a victory that should strengthen his case for leadership opportunities at Bora-Hansgrohe. 

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe5:16:25
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 1 - Cell 2
3Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 2 - Cell 2
4Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education FirstRow 3 - Cell 2
5Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 4 - Cell 2
6Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Direct EnergieRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team EmiratesRow 6 - Cell 2
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension DataRow 12 - Cell 2
14André Greipel (Ger) Arkéa SamsicRow 13 - Cell 2
15Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 17 - Cell 2
19Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-ScottRow 18 - Cell 2
20Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-ScottRow 19 - Cell 2
21Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 21 - Cell 2
23John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-SegafredoRow 22 - Cell 2
24Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 26 - Cell 2
28Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-ScottRow 27 - Cell 2
29Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team SunwebRow 28 - Cell 2
30Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 32 - Cell 2
34Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 33 - Cell 2
35Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-AlpecinRow 34 - Cell 2
36Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 35 - Cell 2
37Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension DataRow 36 - Cell 2
38Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-SegafredoRow 37 - Cell 2
39Marcel Kittel (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 38 - Cell 2
40Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 39 - Cell 2
41Casper Pedersen (Den) Team SunwebRow 40 - Cell 2
42Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 41 - Cell 2
43Roy Curvers (Ned) Team SunwebRow 42 - Cell 2
44Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 43 - Cell 2
45Egan Bernal (Col) Team SkyRow 44 - Cell 2
46Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 45 - Cell 2
47Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 46 - Cell 2
48Jens Debusschere (Bel) Katusha-AlpecinRow 47 - Cell 2
49George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJRow 49 - Cell 2
51Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension DataRow 50 - Cell 2
52Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-ScottRow 51 - Cell 2
53Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Movistar TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 54 - Cell 2
56Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 55 - Cell 2
57Arthur Vichot (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 56 - Cell 2
58Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 57 - Cell 2
59Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 59 - Cell 2
61Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 60 - Cell 2
62Cyril Gautier (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 61 - Cell 2
63Anthony Turgis (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 62 - Cell 2
64Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 63 - Cell 2
65Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 65 - Cell 2
67Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team SunwebRow 66 - Cell 2
68Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-SegafredoRow 67 - Cell 2
69Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 68 - Cell 2
70Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 70 - Cell 2
72Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 71 - Cell 2
73Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-MeridaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 73 - Cell 2
75Kevin Reza (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 74 - Cell 2
76Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-MeridaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Bora-HansgroheRow 78 - Cell 2
80Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 79 - Cell 2
81Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension DataRow 81 - Cell 2
83Ivan Sosa (Col) Team SkyRow 82 - Cell 2
84Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 83 - Cell 2
85Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education FirstRow 84 - Cell 2
86Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education FirstRow 85 - Cell 2
87Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education FirstRow 86 - Cell 2
88Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Dimension Data0:00:16
89Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 88 - Cell 2
90Rafael Valls (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:19
92Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:20
93Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 92 - Cell 2
94Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 93 - Cell 2
95Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 94 - Cell 2
96Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 95 - Cell 2
97Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 96 - Cell 2
98Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 97 - Cell 2
99Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 98 - Cell 2
100Laurent Pichon (Fra) Arkéa SamsicRow 99 - Cell 2
101Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ0:00:35
102Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkéa Samsic0:01:05
103Damien Gaudin (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 102 - Cell 2
104Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJRow 103 - Cell 2
105Bram Welten (Ned) Arkéa Samsic0:01:25
106Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 105 - Cell 2
107Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:01:33
108Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 107 - Cell 2
109Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education FirstRow 109 - Cell 2
111Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-AlpecinRow 110 - Cell 2
112Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:36
113Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Niki Terpstra (Ned) Direct EnergieRow 113 - Cell 2
115Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team SunwebRow 114 - Cell 2
116Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 115 - Cell 2
117Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 116 - Cell 2
118Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 117 - Cell 2
119Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 118 - Cell 2
120Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 119 - Cell 2
121Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education FirstRow 120 - Cell 2
122Jesper Hansen (Den) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:42
123Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:01:48
124Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma0:02:47
125Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 124 - Cell 2
126Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 125 - Cell 2
127Rory Sutherland (Aus) UAE Team EmiratesRow 126 - Cell 2
128Patrick Müller (Swi) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 127 - Cell 2
129Will Barta (USA) CCC TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 129 - Cell 2
131Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 130 - Cell 2
132Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 131 - Cell 2
133Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 132 - Cell 2
134Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 133 - Cell 2
135Sergio Henao (Col) UAE Team EmiratesRow 134 - Cell 2
136Sebastian Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 135 - Cell 2
137Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 136 - Cell 2
138Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team SkyRow 137 - Cell 2
139Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Mitchelton-ScottRow 139 - Cell 2
141Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-ScottRow 141 - Cell 2
143Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team SkyRow 142 - Cell 2
144Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 143 - Cell 2
145Amael Moinard (Fra) Arkéa SamsicRow 144 - Cell 2
146Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 145 - Cell 2
147Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 146 - Cell 2
148Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CCC TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Quentin Pacher (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:06:55
DNFDomen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 150 - Cell 2
DNFFabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 151 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Châtillon-Coligny, 24.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky3pts
2Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Bagneux, 182km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky3pts
2Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe15pts
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-QuickStep9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Bryan Coquard (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Direct Energie5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal5:16:25
2Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 3 - Cell 2
5Casper Pedersen (Den) Team SunwebRow 4 - Cell 2
6Egan Bernal (Col) Team SkyRow 5 - Cell 2
7Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension DataRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Anthony Turgis (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 8 - Cell 2
10Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ivan Sosa (Col) Team SkyRow 11 - Cell 2
13Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education FirstRow 12 - Cell 2
14Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:20
15Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 14 - Cell 2
16Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkéa Samsic0:01:05
18Bram Welten (Ned) Arkéa Samsic0:01:25
19Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma0:02:47
20Patrick Müller (Swi) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 19 - Cell 2
21Will Barta (USA) CCC TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 21 - Cell 2
23Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team SkyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team SkyRow 24 - Cell 2
26Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Groupama - FDJ15:49:15
2Mitchelton - ScottRow 1 - Cell 2
3Trek - SegafredoRow 2 - Cell 2
4Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team Jumbo - VismaRow 4 - Cell 2
6AG2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Bora - HansgroheRow 6 - Cell 2
8Lotto SoudalRow 7 - Cell 2
9Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 8 - Cell 2
10Team Dimension DataRow 9 - Cell 2
11Direct EnergieRow 10 - Cell 2
12Deceuninck - Quick - StepRow 11 - Cell 2
13Team SunwebRow 12 - Cell 2
14Team Katusha AlpecinRow 13 - Cell 2
15Vital Concept - B&B HotelsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Delko Marseille ProvenceRow 15 - Cell 2
17CCC TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Bahrain - MeridaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Movistar TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Team SkyRow 19 - Cell 2
21EF Education FirstRow 20 - Cell 2
22Team Arkea - Samsic0:01:25
23UAE Team Emirates0:01:49
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General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma11:47:44
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:00:06
3Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:11
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:16
5Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky0:00:17
6Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:20
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:21
8Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:23
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:24
11Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 10 - Cell 2
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:25
13André Greipel (Ger) Arkéa SamsicRow 12 - Cell 2
14John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-SegafredoRow 13 - Cell 2
15Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 18 - Cell 2
20Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Anthony Turgis (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 20 - Cell 2
22Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb