Tour de France: Aru wins on La Planche des Belles Filles

Fabio Aru (Astana) claimed his first Tour de France stage win with an explosive performance on La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 5, with Chris Froome (Team Sky) returning to the scene of his first Tour stage win to take the yellow jersey of overall leader.

Aru, who switched his focus to the Tour de France after a knee injury ruled him out of the Giro d'Italia, made a real statement of intent, springing clear of the group of general classification favourites just over two kilometres from the summit of the steep final climb to win alone.

Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) accelerated away from the whittled down chasing group on the brutal final ramp to the line to take second place, 16 seconds in arrears, while Froome finished third, a further four seconds back.

"I'm amazed. I attacked and gave it everything. I wanted to see who would move because Team Sky was setting a fast pace. I wanted to see what they had," said Aru, who took great pride in completing his Grand Tour set in the newly-acquired tricolore jersey of Italian champion.

"The final 300 metres were terrible but then when I looked back with 200 metres to go and I knew I had it."

The Tour de France hasn't featured a first-category climb this early in the race for 25 years yet, as just one of three summit finishes on the 2017 route, it wasn't an opportunity to be wasted.

Despite the stiff gradients – an average of 8.5 per cent with plenty of double digit slopes – La Planche des Belles Filles is a short climb at just under six kilometres and proved to be more of an indicator of riders' form rather than a chance to create major time gaps. But there were some striking developments.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was dropped as Froome accelerated behind Aru with 1.7km to go. So too were Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) and maillot jaune Geraint Thomas (Sky). In fact, only Martin, Richie Porte (BMC), and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) could follow Froome, though the dropped riders would drag themselves back into contention as that quartet hesitated and looked at each other.

Porte, whose team had worked all day long to prevent the breakaway from contesting the stage win, kicked things off again inside the final kilometre, on the approach to the final ramp to the line. The Australian, seen by some as the pre-race favourite, was just pipped by Froome and finished on the same time, 20 seconds down on Aru.

Bardet faded somewhat in the final metres to finish at 24 seconds, with Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) coming over a couple of seconds later to take the white jersey for best young rider. Alberto Contador was 26 seconds down on the stage winner but it was worse still for Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who was 34 seconds down.

Thomas struggled over the line at 40 seconds, along with Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates) and Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), though the Sky man is still in the top three overall.

Criterium du Dauphine winner Jakob Fuglsang was probably the biggest loser, shipping 1:17 to his teammate Aru, which at least clears up the Astana leadership hierarchy.

"It's an amazing feeling to be back in yellow," said Froome. "Having said that I know the race is far, far from over.

"As a team, we're in a great position – first and second. We can take confidence from that and it gives us options going forward in terms being able to play both cards."

How it unfolded

As the Tour de France woke up for its fifth stage, the upcoming first bout of direct hostilities between the overall favourites was still far from the forefront of minds, with the shockwaves of Peter Sagan's disqualification the previous evening still rippling through the village départ in Vittel.

While Sagan issued a statement from the Bora-Hansgrohe team hotel, Mark Cavendish spoke from the Dimension Data team bus, and just about every other rider was asked for their take on the matter.

A bike race would, however, eventually break out, and the peloton rolled out of Vittel towards the first of three summit finishes on this Tour de France.

Unlike Tuesday, when Guillaume Van Keirsbulck was the only rider to stick his hand up for the breakaway, this time there was plenty of interest, though the decisive move still went quickly. Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) sparked it, and soon there were seven riders with him.

They were: Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale), Mickael Delage (FDJ), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), Dylan van Baarle (Cannondale-Drapac), Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal). Tsgabu Grmay (Bahrain-Merida) tried to jump across but, after a stint in no man's land, was called back to the bunch.

The breakaway started to open up an advantage but BMC soon came to the front, and it was quickly apparent that their chances of disputing the stage win were slim. Bakelants started the day just 16 seconds off Geraint Thomas' overall lead but Sky showed no interest in chasing and left it up to BMC, who were clearly keen to work for a stage win for Porte.

The breakaway never managed to extend their lead beyond 3:30 and by the Côte d'Esmoulières, the only other climb (Cat. 3) on the route besides La Planche des Belles Filles, it had fallen below the two-minute mark. Moments before, Boasson Hagen had mopped up maximum points at the intermediate sprint, ahead of Gilbert and De Gendt, while Michael Matthews made use of a full Sunweb lead-out to mop up the most of what was left for the peloton.

On the climb, Bakelants went on the attack over the top while Delage and De Gendt were dropped for good. Bakelants waited for his companions and the six of them stretched their lead back up to 2:30 thanks to a lull in the bunch on the climb.

BMC continued their charge, and with 12km to go Gilbert decided to roll the dice, dropping all but Bakelants. The Belgian duo took a lead of around a minute into the start of the Planche des Belles Filles ascent, by which point Sky had said 'thank you very much' to BMC and had taken over on the approach to the climb. Kwiatkowski took up the reins as the gradients hit the double digits in the early section, while Sergio Henao, Mikel Landa, Mikel Nieve, Chris Froome, and Geraint Thomas were tucked in behind.

As Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) launched a hopeful attack, the two leaders were caught with around 4km to go, and still, Kwiatkowski continued, setting such a pace that even Landa, who hadn't done a turn, couldn't keep up with. The Pole pulled over with 3.3km to go, handing it over to Mikel Nieve. At this point, Contador's teammate Bauke Mollema was dropped, as was Sky's Henao.

The first real GC attack came from Aru with 2.3km to go, the Italian quickly opening a gap as he sprang out of the saddle. Sky, in contrasting style, set about grinding down the gap but failed to make inroads, and it was down to Froome to attack with 1.7km to go, even if it meant dropping the yellow jersey Thomas.

After Simon Yates put in a grinding big-gear acceleration – in stark contrast to Aru's explosiveness – Froome accelerated away and dragged Porte with him, along with Dan Martin and Bardet. Thomas was immediately in trouble, while it was more surprising to see Quintana and Contador losing ground.

Froome pulled over with 1.2km to go, playing a game to force others to take it up, and Dan Martin duly obliged. Contador had nearly dragged the dropped riders back when Porte accelerated in the final few hundred metres, but by then it was clear Aru was going to celebrate the victory.

Martin used his Fleche Wallonne punch to spring clear on the steep final ramp, while Froome rode in close behind to resume his trend of taking the maillot jaune on the first summit finish.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:44:06
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors0:00:16
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:20
4Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:24
6Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott0:00:26
7Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-DrapacRow 6 - Cell 2
8Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:34
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:40
11Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team EmiratesRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 11 - Cell 2
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team0:01:05
14George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:07
15Mikel Landa (Spa) Team SkyRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:10
18Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 17 - Cell 2
19Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:13
20Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 20 - Cell 2
22Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:17
23Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 22 - Cell 2
24Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky0:01:36
25Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:39
26Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:43
27Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:47
28Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 27 - Cell 2
29Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:01:52
30Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:01:54
31Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-Scott0:01:59
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-MeridaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott0:02:13
35Brice Feillu (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:02:17
36Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:02:24
37Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-DrapacRow 36 - Cell 2
38Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:02:26
39Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 38 - Cell 2
40Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:34
41Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:51
42Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:03:02
44Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:06
45Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ0:03:08
46Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:03:22
47Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:25
48Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-AlpecinRow 47 - Cell 2
49Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:03:41
50Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:03:50
51Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:02
52Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:04:11
53Maxime Bouet (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:04:23
54Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo0:04:29
55Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal0:04:37
56Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:04:40
57Warren Barguil (Fra) Team SunwebRow 56 - Cell 2
58Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:04:44
59Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:49
60Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:01
61Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:05:33
62Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:05:48
63Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:06:11
64Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:06:21
65Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:06:51
66Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 65 - Cell 2
67Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step FloorsRow 66 - Cell 2
68Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 67 - Cell 2
69Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:28
70Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 69 - Cell 2
71Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott0:07:54
72Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-Scott0:08:07
73Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 72 - Cell 2
74Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 74 - Cell 2
76Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:08:11
77Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:09:02
78Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 77 - Cell 2
79Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team EmiratesRow 78 - Cell 2
80Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 79 - Cell 2
81Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team EmiratesRow 80 - Cell 2
82Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 81 - Cell 2
83Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:09:10
84Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:09:13
85Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:09:19
86Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-DrapacRow 85 - Cell 2
87Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:09:59
88Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 87 - Cell 2
89Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-DrapacRow 88 - Cell 2
90Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 89 - Cell 2
91Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 90 - Cell 2
92Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 91 - Cell 2
93Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:10:05
94Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension DataRow 93 - Cell 2
95Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-ScottRow 94 - Cell 2
96Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:10:14
97Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:10:38
98Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 97 - Cell 2
99Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto SoudalRow 98 - Cell 2
100Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 99 - Cell 2
101Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:10:47
102Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 104 - Cell 2
106Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors0:10:56
107Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step FloorsRow 106 - Cell 2
108Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb0:11:10
110Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 109 - Cell 2
111Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida0:11:11
112Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:14
113Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 112 - Cell 2
114Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 113 - Cell 2
115Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 114 - Cell 2
116Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:11:26
118Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 117 - Cell 2
119Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:11:58
120Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 119 - Cell 2
121Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 120 - Cell 2
122Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 122 - Cell 2
124Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 123 - Cell 2
125Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 124 - Cell 2
126Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 125 - Cell 2
127Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension DataRow 126 - Cell 2
128Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-ScottRow 127 - Cell 2
129Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 129 - Cell 2
131Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 130 - Cell 2
132Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 132 - Cell 2
134Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-MeridaRow 133 - Cell 2
135Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:12:05
136Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:13:27
137Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:13:43
138Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:13:47
139Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:13:51
140Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
141Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 140 - Cell 2
142Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb0:14:13
143Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:14:25
144Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-SegafredoRow 143 - Cell 2
145Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:28
146Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:15:07
147Roy Curvers (Ned) Team SunwebRow 146 - Cell 2
148Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 147 - Cell 2
149Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:10
150Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:15:11
151Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 150 - Cell 2
152Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
153Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 152 - Cell 2
154Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
155Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 154 - Cell 2
156Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 155 - Cell 2
157Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:15:16
158Florian Vachon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:15:18
159Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:15:19
160Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:15:24
161Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 160 - Cell 2
162Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:15:26
163Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data0:15:43
164Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb0:15:47
165Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step FloorsRow 164 - Cell 2
166John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-SegafredoRow 165 - Cell 2
167Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension DataRow 166 - Cell 2
168Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 167 - Cell 2
169Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:16:01
170Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott0:16:15
171Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension DataRow 170 - Cell 2
172Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates0:16:16
173Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 172 - Cell 2
174Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:21
175Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 174 - Cell 2
176Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:34
177Daniel Mclay (GBr) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:19:16
178Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:19:37
179Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 178 - Cell 2
180André Greipel (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 179 - Cell 2
181Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension DataRow 180 - Cell 2
182Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-AlpecinRow 181 - Cell 2
183Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:19:40
184Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ0:19:49
185Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJRow 184 - Cell 2
186Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 185 - Cell 2
187Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 186 - Cell 2
188Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 187 - Cell 2
189Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-AlpecinRow 188 - Cell 2
190Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ0:20:29
191Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:20:55
192Davide Cimolai (Ita) FDJ0:22:47
193Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) FDJ0:22:50
DNFMark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension DataRow 193 - Cell 2
DNSPeter Sagan (Svk) Bora-HansgroheRow 194 - Cell 2
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Intermediate sprint - Faucogney, km. 102.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data20pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step Floors6Row 9 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team30pts
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors25Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky22Row 2 - Cell 3
4Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team19Row 3 - Cell 3
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17Row 4 - Cell 3
6Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott15Row 5 - Cell 3
7Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac13Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo11Row 7 - Cell 3
9Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team9Row 8 - Cell 3
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky7Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 3) Côte d'Esmoulières, km. 107.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale2pts
2Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 (Cat. 1) La Planche des Belles Filles, km. 160.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team10pts
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott3:44:32
2Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:00:14
3Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:44
4Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:47
5Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:51
6Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:17
7Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:58
8Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:03:15
9Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:05:07
10Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:05:22
11Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott0:07:28
12Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:08:47
13Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:10:21
14Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:10:44
15Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:10:48
16Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:11:00
17Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:11:32
18Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe GobertRow 18 - Cell 2
20Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:13:59
21Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:14:41
22Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:45
23Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 23 - Cell 2
25Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:15:21
26Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:55
27Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:08