Tour de France: Majka wins in Risoul

Rafal Majka, at one time publicly reluctant to even ride the Tour de France, made the suffering worth his while, claiming his first professional victory on the queen stage to Risoul with a daring solo effort. It was the first stage win for Tinkoff-Saxo, giving the team its first highlight after suffering the loss of captain Alberto Contador.

The Tinkoff-Saxo rider had been part of an early escape group, and pulled away from the remnants of that group with 10km to go. Majka had to push himself past his limits to hold off the charge of race leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), who had attacked with 3km to go from the select chasing group, and Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R-La Mondiale), who had gone with him.

Majka's presence in the Tour de France was a mere stroke of luck, as he was a last-minute substitution for Roman Kreuziger, who found himself under scrutiny for irregular biological passport values. The Polish rider finished 6th overall in the Giro d’Italia, and came into the race still fatigued from May, but clearly has come around.

"This is the first victory of my career," Majka said. "I am always second and third, and today I knew I needed to attack, because if I didn't attack they would only beat me in the final. I needed to fight and I won.

"I think my form is coming up. After the Giro I had a good rest and now my form is going up and I feel good for the next stage."

Nibali may have pulled back on the throttle a bit to allow Majka the win, and therefore gain the friendship of Tinkoff-Saxo. He was once again isolated on the final climb, and had to rely on his own strength to keep his main rivals at a distance.

His powers proved sufficient to further distance Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who was unable to match Nibali’s final attack and lost 1:24 on the day.

Behind Nibali, the battle for the podium continued, as Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) sought to overtake Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale), while Tejay van Garderen (BMC) was forced to go on the offensive to limit his time losses to Peraud, who began the stage just 26 seconds behind him on the general classification.

In the end, Pinot and Bardet fought out the sprint to the line, with the FDJ rider pipping Bardet for fourth on the stage, while the American was unable to respond and lost four seconds to the Frenchmen.

Valverde held onto his second place overall, but Bardet closed to within 13 seconds of him, with Pinot in fourth place, 16 seconds further back. Van Garderen is now just shy of one minute behind an overall podium spot.

"An incredible job today from my team," said Bardet, whose AG2R squad set a blistering pace into the final climb, isolating most of the GC contenders from their teams. "Maybe we weren't going 100 per cent in the first days, but we are taking every opportunity that we can. I knew the Col d’Izoard really well and my teammates were really strong. We did a fantastic descent. Unfortunately, it didn't work but we did a great last climb and I was able to control my opponents so Jean-Christophe could go.

"I got some time back on some of my top 10 rivals even Valverde."

How it unfolded

Sunshine and high temperatures were again on tap as the field departed from Grenoble, famed more for its winter sports. The climbing started almost immediately, and so did the attacks.

A huge group got away, but by the time the 20km marker was passed, things had settled down to a 17-man group, which contained some big names and, as expected, polka dot jersey holder Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) who was looking to regain the lead in that classification. He was joined by Geraint Thomas and Mikel Nieve (Sky), Steven Kruijswijk (Belkin), Cyril Gautier (Europcar), Nicolas Roche and Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo), Peter Sagan and Alessandro de Marchi (Cannondale), Amaël Moinard (BMC), Jose Serpa (Lampre-Merida), Nicolas Edet and Rein Taaramae (Cofidis), Jesus Herrada (Movistar), Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge), Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale), and Albert Timmer (Giant-Shimano).

The group pulled away slowly but steadily and hit the foot of the first climb with a gap of about four minutes. Along the way, Sagan helped himself to more green jersey points at La Paute (Bourg d'Oisans), 40km into the stage, before the bunch began the grind up the 2058m high Col de Lautaret, a 34km climb with an average gradient of 3.9 percent.

The group built up their lead on the long and grinding ascent, with the Astana-led peloton hitting the top roughly five minutes later. Rodriguez took the maximum mountain points, with Tinkoff-Saxo's Majka and Roche taking the next points.

NetApp-Endura moved to the front of the peloton to help with the chasing work on the descent, eager to protect Leopold König's tenth place overall. The gap dropped dramatically, falling to two and half minutes as they hit the bottom of the descent.

But, as the saying goes, "after the mountain is before the mountain", and there was barely time for a quick snack from the feed zone before the riders started uphill again. This time they faced the race’s second hors categorie climb, the Col d'Izoard.

At 2360m, the Izoard is the highest point of this year's Tour de France. The 19km long climb has an average gradient of 6.9 percent, with a maximum of 8.9 percent. It proved to be too much for Timmer and Sagan, who both dropped out of the lead group early on the climb.

Those behind didn't have much more luck. The peloton shredded on the climb, as NetApp continued to push the pace at the head of the pack.

Rodriguez, eager to claim the HC points, led the breakaway up the final kilometers. Thomas spent a lot of time at the head of the group as well, setting up a pace which helped to drop rider after rider.

Back in the field, AG2R La Mondiale, around Roman Bardet, third overall, moved in to help with the lead work as well, as the group grew continuously smaller.

As the summit approached, Rodriguez moved to the front of the leading group ahead of Majka, taking the points as the breakaway was whittled to 10 riders. The Nibali group came through around three minutes later.

The yellow jersey group flew down the descent, and blew apart even more under pressure of Bardet, who sought to put pressure on Pinot, who is the less confident descender of the two rivals. His move split the lead group, with Nibali and Valverde firmly entrenched.

Dries Devenyns of Giant-Shimano crashed on the descent, and had to be taken to hospital.

BMC and Lotto Belisol worked together to catch back up to the Nibali group, and with 23km to go, contact was again established.

After the long, sinuous descent, there was no place to go but up. The closing climb, the category 1 ascent to Risoul, covered the final 19km of the stage, with an average gradient of 6 percent and a maximum of 8.7 percent.

The Nibali group which had gotten larger again, cut the gap to the breakaway to less than a minute. With 10 km to go, De Marchi attacked out of the lead group, followed only by Serpa. The latter was soon dropped and Majka moved up to take his place, with Rodriguez only a few seconds back, and the Nibali group still getting closer.

But Majka was soon alone in the lead, as the gap back to the Nibali group slowly grew again. The young Pole built his lead over Rodriguez, as Peraud and Rolland tried unsuccessfully to attack out of the Nibali group.

Right under the 4km marker, Nibali put in one of his patented attacks. Only Peraud could go with him, and the duo distanced the other contenders. Valverde tried to follow but failed, and was soon caught by the Tejay van Garderen-led chase group.

Surprisingly distanced by the quartet of the BMC rider, Pinot, Bardet and Frank Schlek, Valverde saw his podium place slipping away as he ground his way up the final kilometers, but he fought hard enough to hang on to second overall, barely.

Nibali again drove his way to the finish as smoothly as possible, but this time he was unable to catch the rider up front. His jersey wide open and flapping, Majka crossed the finish line, the effort clearly showing, with just 24 seconds to spare.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo5:08:27
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:24
3Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:50
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:54
7Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:01:01
8Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:01:07
9Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:01:20
10Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:24
11Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:18
14Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:34
15John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team0:02:37
16Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:02:40
17Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:44
18Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:09
19Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:20
21Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:03:25
22Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:03:31
23Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:03:57
24Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:04:46
25Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol0:04:59
26Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 25 - Cell 2
27Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:05:16
28Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:06:17
29Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:06:37
30Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team SkyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:06:52
32Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:06:55
33José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida0:07:08
34Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:30
36Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:08:55
37Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:07
38Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:10:13
39Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:10:18
40Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:27
45Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:57
46Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:36
49José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:48
50Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:59
51Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:13:18
52Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 51 - Cell 2
53Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:13:22
54Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:13:34
55Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida0:13:39
56Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:47
57Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 56 - Cell 2
58Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 57 - Cell 2
59Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 58 - Cell 2
60Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-BelisolRow 60 - Cell 2
62Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 62 - Cell 2
64Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 63 - Cell 2
65Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing0:14:28
66Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:15:22
67Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - SharpRow 66 - Cell 2
68Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:15:32
70Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 69 - Cell 2
71Christian Meier (Can) Orica Greenedge0:16:11
72Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:52
73Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 72 - Cell 2
74Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura0:17:30
75Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:17:38
76Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:18:25
77Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:18:51
78Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenedgeRow 77 - Cell 2
79Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:21:41
80Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 80 - Cell 2
82Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 81 - Cell 2
83Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:54
84Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 83 - Cell 2
85Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 84 - Cell 2
86David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 85 - Cell 2
87Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.frRow 86 - Cell 2
88José Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 87 - Cell 2
89Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-BelisolRow 88 - Cell 2
90Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:22:07
92Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 91 - Cell 2
93Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:22:40
94Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro CyclingRow 93 - Cell 2
95Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale0:25:24
96Fabio Sabatini (Ita) CannondaleRow 95 - Cell 2
97Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 96 - Cell 2
98Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-BelisolRow 97 - Cell 2
99Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory RacingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 101 - Cell 2
103Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenedgeRow 102 - Cell 2
104Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 103 - Cell 2
105Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenedgeRow 104 - Cell 2
106Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 105 - Cell 2
107Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - MeridaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 107 - Cell 2
109Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 108 - Cell 2
110Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 109 - Cell 2
111Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenedgeRow 110 - Cell 2
112Simon Spilak (Slo) Team KatushaRow 111 - Cell 2
113Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenedgeRow 113 - Cell 2
115Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 114 - Cell 2
116Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenedgeRow 115 - Cell 2
117Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 116 - Cell 2
118Danny Pate (USA) Team SkyRow 117 - Cell 2
119Maciej Bodnar (Pol) CannondaleRow 118 - Cell 2
120Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 119 - Cell 2
121Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.frRow 120 - Cell 2
122Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 121 - Cell 2
123Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 122 - Cell 2
124Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - SharpRow 123 - Cell 2
125Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 124 - Cell 2
126Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 125 - Cell 2
127Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 126 - Cell 2
128Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 127 - Cell 2
129Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team EuropcarRow 128 - Cell 2
130Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro CyclingRow 130 - Cell 2
132Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 132 - Cell 2
134Yohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 133 - Cell 2
135Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:33
136Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:26:45
137Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:27:07
138Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky0:27:40
139Kristijan Koren (Slo) CannondaleRow 138 - Cell 2
140Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
141Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 140 - Cell 2
142André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-BelisolRow 141 - Cell 2
143Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 142 - Cell 2
144Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 143 - Cell 2
145Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-BelisolRow 144 - Cell 2
146John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 146 - Cell 2
148Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 147 - Cell 2
149Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 148 - Cell 2
150Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 150 - Cell 2
152Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 151 - Cell 2
153Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.frRow 152 - Cell 2
154Elia Viviani (Ita) CannondaleRow 153 - Cell 2
155Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 154 - Cell 2
156Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 155 - Cell 2
157Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 156 - Cell 2
158Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM CyclingRow 157 - Cell 2
159Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-EnduraRow 158 - Cell 2
160Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 159 - Cell 2
161Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro CyclingRow 160 - Cell 2
162Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 161 - Cell 2
163William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.frRow 162 - Cell 2
164Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.frRow 163 - Cell 2
165Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 164 - Cell 2
166Jean Marc Marino (Fra) CannondaleRow 165 - Cell 2
167Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 166 - Cell 2
168Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro CyclingRow 167 - Cell 2
169Luca Paolini (Ita) Team KatushaRow 168 - Cell 2
170Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - SharpRow 169 - Cell 2
171Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 170 - Cell 2
DNFRafael Valls (Spa) Lampre-MeridaRow 171 - Cell 2
DNFDries Devenyns (Bel) Giant-ShimanoRow 172 - Cell 2
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Intermediate Sprint - La Paute, 40km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale20pts
2Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo3Row 12 - Cell 3
14José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Points 2 - Risoul 177km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo20pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo2Row 13 - Cell 3
15John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Col du Lautaret, 82km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha10pts
2Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 2 - Cell 3
4José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Col d'Izoard, 132.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha25pts
2Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale8Row 6 - Cell 3
8José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida6Row 7 - Cell 3
9Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team2Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Montée de Risoul, 177km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo20pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team16Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2Row 5 - Cell 3
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Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo5:08:27
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:50
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:18
5Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge0:03:25
6Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:08:55
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:10:18
8Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:27
9Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:57
10Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:59
11Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:21:41
12Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:25:24
13Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 12 - Cell 2
14Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenedgeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 17 - Cell 2
19Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:27:07
20John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:27:40
21Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche EnvironnementRow 20 - Cell 2
22Elia Viviani (Ita) CannondaleRow 21 - Cell 2
23Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 22 - Cell 2
24Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.frRow 23 - Cell 2
25Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 24 - Cell 2
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Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ag2R La Mondiale15:29:21
2Movistar Team0:02:19
3Belkin Pro Cycling0:03:18
4Trek Factory Racing0:12:53
6Team Sky0:14:30
7Astana Pro Team0:16:50
8BMC Racing Team0:17:30
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:49
12Team Europcar0:20:18
13Lampre - Merida0:21:33
14IAM Cycling0:26:36
15Team Katusha0:28:08
16Team Netapp-Endura0:28:37
17Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:30:41
18Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:31:41
19Orica GreenEdge0:34:27
20Garmin - Sharp0:45:41
22Team Giant-Shimano0:53:36
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General classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team61:52:54
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:37
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:50
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:06
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:49
6Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:08
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:08:33
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura0:09:32
9Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:10:01
10Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:48
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:11:02
12Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:11:10
13Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:12:57
14Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:14:37
15Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:16:03
16Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:12
17Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:19:24
18Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:20:18
19Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:21:00
20Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky0:21:04
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling0:22:30
22Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida0:23:59
23John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team0:32:55
24Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:39:12
25Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:41:28
26Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:45:33
27Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:48:00
28Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:49:03
29Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:50:17
30Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:52:08
31Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol0:52:10
32Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:53:05
33Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:06:28
34Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling1:08:30
35Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr1:11:33
36Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling1:11:34
37Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:14:09
38Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team1:16:59
39José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team1:19:49
40Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling1:22:19
41Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:24:26
42Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:25:19
43Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team1:25:27
44Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:25:51
45Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team1:27:22
46Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:28:23
47Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1:29:36
48Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo1:31:52
49Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura1:32:09
50Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:33:50
51Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale1:35:04
52Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1:35:12
53José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida1:38:39
54Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale1:41:03
55Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha1:41:06
56Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida1:42:38
57Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp1:48:14
58Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo1:48:40
59Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol1:49:23
60Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:52:17
61Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling1:52:25
62Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling1:53:12
63Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:53:19
64Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement1:53:40
65Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:56:31
66Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:56:32
67Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge1:57:13
68Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge1:59:17
69Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge2:01:52
70Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol2:04:01
71Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing2:06:23
72Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale2:06:52
73Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura2:07:21
74Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr2:08:24
75Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team2:08:28
76Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-Endura2:10:11
77Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team2:10:36
78Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2:11:30
79Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar2:12:51
80Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge2:15:05
81Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2:16:23
82Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:16:40
83Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:16:49
84Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar2:16:58
85Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha2:17:28
86Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp2:18:00
87Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo2:18:11
88Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano2:18:21
89Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr2:20:03
90Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling2:20:23
91Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2:20:48
92Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura2:22:51
93Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:24:50
94Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling2:25:05
95Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo2:25:30
96Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar2:25:56
97Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:26:21
98Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling2:27:28
99Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:28:00
100Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:28:26
101Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:29:42
102Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar2:30:08
103Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing2:30:43
104Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2:31:17
105Fabio Sabatini (Ita) CannondaleRow 104 - Cell 2
106Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling2:31:19
107Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing2:31:32
108Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:31:46
109Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2:31:53
110Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky2:32:59
111Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale2:33:02
112Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida2:34:01
113Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol2:34:02
114Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling2:34:24
115Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano2:34:32
116Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar2:34:41
117David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky2:34:59
118Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge2:35:32
119Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling2:36:12
120Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha2:37:00
121Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge2:41:16
122Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr2:41:20
123Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing2:41:35
124Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2:41:43
125Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2:44:00
126John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2:45:51
127Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team2:46:18
128Christian Meier (Can) Orica Greenedge2:47:08
129Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo2:48:17
130Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2:49:26
131Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2:53:11
132Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge2:54:20
133Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar2:55:10
134Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling2:56:48
135Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:57:30
136José Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team Netapp-Endura2:59:17
137Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha2:59:54
138Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale3:00:04
139Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp3:00:39
140Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3:02:57
141Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3:04:11
142Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3:04:37
143Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky3:06:19
144Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo3:07:30
145Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:07:42
146Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Sharp3:08:00
147Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol3:11:06
148Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:12:36
149Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3:14:52
150Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp3:16:09
151Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3:16:12
152Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-Endura3:16:14
153Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha3:16:50
154Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr3:18:03
155Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano3:18:07
156Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3:18:21
157Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement3:20:37
158Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano3:21:25
159Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura3:21:35
160Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3:21:58
161André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol3:22:01
162Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling3:22:40
163Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky3:23:14
164Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr3:25:33
165Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:26:15
166Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale3:31:33
167Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale3:33:29
168William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr3:34:39
169Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano3:34:57
170Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida3:36:31
171Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano4:00:57
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Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale361pts
2Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar191Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha172Row 2 - Cell 3
4Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano167Row 3 - Cell 3
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team134Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step118Row 5 - Cell 3
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol117Row 6 - Cell 3
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team115Row 7 - Cell 3
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol87Row 8 - Cell 3
10José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team81Row 9 - Cell 3
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale80Row 10 - Cell 3
12Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step76Row 11 - Cell 3
13Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr74Row 12 - Cell 3
14Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team70Row 13 - Cell 3
15Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr68Row 14 - Cell 3
16Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp64Row 15 - Cell 3