Tour de France: Sagan goes long to win in Longwy

World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the hard-fought battle for the stage victory on the third stage of the Tour de France, taking out the uphill finish into Longwy ahead of a hard-charging Michael Matthews (Sunweb). Dan Martin (QuickStep Floors) was a plucky third place on the Côte de Religieuses.

The difficult, twisting climb to the finish line was not expected to provide a test for the GC men, but Richie Porte (BMC Racing) nonetheless attacked and briefly opened up a gap on his rivals. He had one problem: Peter Sagan, who put on a burst of speed to close him down.

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) accelerated onto Sagan's wheel when world champion's foot suddenly slipped off his pedal, but Sagan recovered quickly and was able to re-accelerate and take the victory. Matthews put on a real show of strength to move up on the right-hand side but crossed the finish line millimetres behind Sagan.

"It was a pretty hard climb," Sagan said of the finish. "BMC did a good job for Richie and after he attacked in the last 800m, he got a little gap. After, I decided to go - I guess it was too early - it was 400m to go. It was far away, in the moment, I said 'fuck, again too early'. Then I started my sprint, and as I pushed - I pulled my feet out from the cleat. It was another mistake, I was like, 'what is happening today?' - after I that I won. Matthews almost beat me, but I am very happy for this victory and thank you Bora-Hansgrohe."

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The results brought few changes in the GC, as expected, even if Porte's attack gave Team Sky a bit of a start. Geraint Thomas (Sky) held on to his lead, while teammate Chris Froome moved up to second, at 12 seconds. Matthews propelled himself to third, also at 12 seconds, and Sagan moved up to fourth, one further second down.

"We went into the climb a little far back so had to move up before the corner as Richie attacked," Thomas said, "and we stayed around that position all the way to the line. All the boys were working then Kwiato [Michal Kwiatkowski] was last then to guide me and Froomey up the last bit.

"It was a hectic day," Thomas said. "When those three guys got across, the peloton had to speed up a lot. It was not relaxing, so I am happy to get through it with Froomey. One day down, and it’s certainly good to get through days like that unscathed."

How it unfolded

The peloton took of from Philippe Gilbert's hometown Verviers to cover another long 212.5 kilometres. But this time they had sunshine to look forward to, instead of the rain that accompanied them the first two stages.

Adam Hansen, in his 18th consecutive Grand Tour, attacked to spark the day's breakaway. The Lotto-Soudal rider was joined in the group by Nate Brown (Cannondale-Drapac), Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin), Romain Hardy (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Frederik Backaert (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Romain Sicard (Direct Energie).

Brown took the points on the first of three ranked climbs, the category 4 Cote de Sart. The riders later had a treat as they took a lap on the smooth Formula 1 track at Spa.

The breakaway worked well together but the peloton wasn't willing to let them build up much of a gap. It stayed at around two minutes most of the day.

The race then moved into its second country of the day, Luxembourg. There, Politt easily took the day's only intermediate sprint, and he also claimed the next mountain ranking, the category 4 Cote de Wilzt. Brown chased him and the two battled for points on the next climb 15 km later, the cat. 3 Cote d'Eschdorf, with Brown winning out, moving him into the virtual mountains jersey.

The two then waited for their companions to catch up, and the gap gradually fell over the next kilometres. When their advantage hit less than a minute, three more riders bridge up from the peloton: Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), and Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Oscaro). The fresh power moved the gap back up to about 1:20 with 50 km to go, but their chances of making it to the end looked slim.

The three newcomers jumped from the group, soon joined by Hardy. Politt and Brown had hoped to be in the fight for further mountain points but were unable to catch up. As the gap to the four leaders increased, Hansen took off on a solo chase, as Politt fell back into the peloton.

Ag2R La Mondiale captain Romain Bardet dropped back with a mechanical with some 40km left, and the team had to send back two helpers to bring him back up. The tempo in the field had increased, and the French team used up a lot of energy to rejoin.

Up front, Hansen fell back into the peloton, joining most of his former break companions. With 35km to go, the four leaders had a lead of 1:44. Sunweb's veteran Laurens ten Dam put on a show of strength to pull the peloton along in chase.

With 22km left, Hardy, De Gendt and then Perichon threw in the towel, leaving only Calmejane up front to take the third mountain ranking of the day with a 28 second lead over the peloton.

The young Frenchman fought hard but had no chance against the strong-willed peloton, which ruthlessly slashed his gap, catching him with 10 km to go.

The pace was high and the field flew down the long descent leading up to the finale. In the last 1.6km, the climbing started punishing the peloton with an 11% gradient partway up on the tricky run-in to the finish line.

Inside the final kilometre, Porte jumped into the lead, with Contador on his wheel, catching Thomas and Froome out for a moment and looking like he might dance away for an important stage victory. But it was not to be for the pre-race favourite.

"It wasn’t at all [premeditated]," Porte said. "The guys put me in a fantastic position, and I felt good. But then with 500 metres to go, it was a little far out. It was probably out of the question for me once Sagan came up."

Sagan surged to close in and then pass the Australian. Van Avermaet gave chase, along with Martin. Sagan had a moment of panic as his foot slipped from the pedal, but kept his composure and re-accelerated, fending off the late acceleration of Matthews.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe5:07:19
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Team SunwebRow 1 - Cell 2
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step FloorsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:02
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 5 - Cell 2
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 7 - Cell 2
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 8 - Cell 2
10Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 9 - Cell 2
11Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 12 - Cell 2
14Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 14 - Cell 2
16Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 15 - Cell 2
17Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 17 - Cell 2
19Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-DrapacRow 18 - Cell 2
20Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-ScottRow 19 - Cell 2
21Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 20 - Cell 2
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 21 - Cell 2
23Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team EmiratesRow 23 - Cell 2
25Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-ScottRow 24 - Cell 2
26Mikel Landa (Spa) Team SkyRow 25 - Cell 2
27Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension DataRow 26 - Cell 2
28Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 27 - Cell 2
29Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 28 - Cell 2
30Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:10
31Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-ScottRow 33 - Cell 2
35Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 34 - Cell 2
36Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 35 - Cell 2
37Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 36 - Cell 2
38Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJRow 37 - Cell 2
39Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:00:15
40Warren Barguil (Fra) Team SunwebRow 39 - Cell 2
41Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:19
42Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 41 - Cell 2
43Brice Feillu (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:00:20
44George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 44 - Cell 2
46Simon Geschke (Ger) Team SunwebRow 45 - Cell 2
47Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team SunwebRow 46 - Cell 2
48Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:25
49Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Maxime Bouet (Fra) Team Fortuneo - OscaroRow 49 - Cell 2
51Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott0:00:28
52Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step FloorsRow 51 - Cell 2
53Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 52 - Cell 2
54Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-AlpecinRow 53 - Cell 2
55Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-ScottRow 54 - Cell 2
56Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 55 - Cell 2
57Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:35
58Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 57 - Cell 2
59Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 58 - Cell 2
60Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 59 - Cell 2
61Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:39
62Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:00:51
63Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:58
64Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 63 - Cell 2
65John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo0:01:05
66Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 65 - Cell 2
67Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 66 - Cell 2
68Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-SegafredoRow 68 - Cell 2
70Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Team Fortuneo - OscaroRow 69 - Cell 2
71Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:01:29
73Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:37
74Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 74 - Cell 2
76Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 75 - Cell 2
77Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 76 - Cell 2
78Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 77 - Cell 2
79Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 78 - Cell 2
80Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-MeridaRow 79 - Cell 2
81Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 80 - Cell 2
82Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:42
83Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:49
84Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 83 - Cell 2
85Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 84 - Cell 2
86Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-MeridaRow 86 - Cell 2
88Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 87 - Cell 2
89Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 88 - Cell 2
90Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 89 - Cell 2
91Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 90 - Cell 2
92Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 92 - Cell 2
94Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-ScottRow 93 - Cell 2
95Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-AlpecinRow 95 - Cell 2
97Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto SoudalRow 96 - Cell 2
98Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 97 - Cell 2
99Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 98 - Cell 2
100Florian Vachon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - OscaroRow 99 - Cell 2
101Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 100 - Cell 2
102Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 101 - Cell 2
103Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team EmiratesRow 102 - Cell 2
104Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 103 - Cell 2
105Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 104 - Cell 2
106Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 105 - Cell 2
107Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 106 - Cell 2
108Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Fortuneo - OscaroRow 107 - Cell 2
109Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-MeridaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 109 - Cell 2
111Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 110 - Cell 2
112Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors0:02:05
113Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 112 - Cell 2
114Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:02:36
115Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:02:52
116Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
118Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJRow 117 - Cell 2
119Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team EmiratesRow 120 - Cell 2
122Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension DataRow 121 - Cell 2
123André Greipel (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 122 - Cell 2
124Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team EmiratesRow 123 - Cell 2
125Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - OscaroRow 124 - Cell 2
126Daniel Mclay (GBr) Team Fortuneo - OscaroRow 125 - Cell 2
127Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 126 - Cell 2
128Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step FloorsRow 127 - Cell 2
129Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team SunwebRow 128 - Cell 2
130Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 129 - Cell 2
131Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - OscaroRow 130 - Cell 2
132Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 131 - Cell 2
133Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 132 - Cell 2
134Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 133 - Cell 2
135Roy Curvers (Ned) Team SunwebRow 134 - Cell 2
136Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 135 - Cell 2
137Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team SunwebRow 136 - Cell 2
138Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 137 - Cell 2
139Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 138 - Cell 2
140Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:02
141Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 140 - Cell 2
142Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 141 - Cell 2
143Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 142 - Cell 2
144Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team EmiratesRow 144 - Cell 2
146Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 146 - Cell 2
148Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:07
150Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 149 - Cell 2
151Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 150 - Cell 2
152Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott0:03:12
153Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:16
154Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 153 - Cell 2
155Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 154 - Cell 2
156Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 155 - Cell 2
157Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:03:24
158Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:26
159Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 158 - Cell 2
160Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 159 - Cell 2
161Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension DataRow 160 - Cell 2
162Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-AlpecinRow 161 - Cell 2
163Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:03:46
164Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ0:03:49
165Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 164 - Cell 2
166Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:03:53
167Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension DataRow 166 - Cell 2
168Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 167 - Cell 2
169Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-DrapacRow 168 - Cell 2
170Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:03:58
171Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension DataRow 170 - Cell 2
172Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:06
173Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:04:14
174Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 173 - Cell 2
175Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 174 - Cell 2
176Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:04:19
177Davide Cimolai (Ita) FDJ0:04:26
178Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) FDJRow 177 - Cell 2
179Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:46
180Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data0:05:28
181Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin0:05:42
182Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 181 - Cell 2
183Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:06:23
184Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:09:28
185Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 184 - Cell 2
186Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb0:11:46
187Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 186 - Cell 2
188Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:11:54
189Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 188 - Cell 2
190Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 189 - Cell 2
191Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:12:29
192Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-HansgroheRow 191 - Cell 2
193Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 192 - Cell 2
194Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 193 - Cell 2
195Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ0:24:10
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Intermediate sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin20pts
2Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe6Row 9 - Cell 3
11André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step Floors3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe30pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb25Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors22Row 2 - Cell 3
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team19Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac17Row 4 - Cell 3
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ15Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team13Row 6 - Cell 3
8Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky11Row 7 - Cell 3
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky9Row 8 - Cell 3
10Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe7Row 9 - Cell 3
11Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team6Row 10 - Cell 3
12Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 11 - Cell 3
13Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal4Row 12 - Cell 3
14Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team3Row 13 - Cell 3
15Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal2Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain (Cat. 4) Côte de Sart, km. 18.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac1
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Mountain (Cat. 4) Côte de Wiltz, km. 105.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin1
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Mountain (Cat. 3) Côte d'Eschdorf, km. 120.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac2pts
2Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain (Cat. 4) Côte de Villers-la-Montagne, km. 197.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie1
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Mountain (Cat. 3) Côte des Religieuses, km. 212.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe2pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac5:07:21
2Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 1 - Cell 2
3Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 2 - Cell 2
4Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 3 - Cell 2
5Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team EmiratesRow 4 - Cell 2
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:08
8Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-ScottRow 7 - Cell 2
9Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:00:13
10Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:33
11Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:03
12Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:35
13Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 12 - Cell 2
14Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 13 - Cell 2
15Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:47
16Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 15 - Cell 2
17Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 16 - Cell 2
18Daniel Mclay (GBr) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:02:50
19Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 18 - Cell 2
20Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:00
21Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:05
22Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 21 - Cell 2
23Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:14
24Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:24