Gaviria wins final stage in Provence

Fernando Gaviria was generous in gifting the stage victory on Wednesday to his Etixx-Quickstep teammate Davide Martinelli, but on the final stage to Marseille the win was Gaviria's alone.

Bursting forth in the final few hundred meters, none could match the Colombian, who had plenty of time to celebrate ahead of Danilo Wyss (BMC) and Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Giocattoli). Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) held onto the peloton to win the overall classification over Petr Vakoc (Etixx-Quickstep).

“It was a nice way to end a really hard stage," Gaviria said of his victory.

"With 25 kilometers to go, a couple of riders, including Petr, attacked in order to shake up the GC. At that moment I was sitting at the back of the peloton, waiting to see how things will unfold. Unfortunately for Petr, he was caught, which meant I came to the front, and helped by the guys, who rode hard and protected me, managed to take the win."

Gaviria's form looks to be strong ahead of the UCI Track World Championships, where he will look to defend his title in the omnium.

"When I left Colombia, I didn’t know where I was with my condition, but in this race I got a satisfying answer. I’m eager to take it to the track and see what happens there. After the Worlds, I will return to the road and continue working hard, to help the team get other good results."

#TourLaProvence stage 3 finish

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step4:17:25
2Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
3Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
5Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
6Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
7Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
9Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
10Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
11Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ
12Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
13Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
14Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
16Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ
17Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
18Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
19Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
20Olivier Pardini (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect
21Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
22Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale Pro Cycling
23Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
24Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
25Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
26Nans Peter (Fra) French National Team
27Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
28Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie
29Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
30Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
31Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step
32Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
33Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ
34Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team
35Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
36Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
37Simon Sellier (Fra) French National Team
38Damien Touze (Fra) French National Team
39Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
40César Bihel (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
41Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect
42Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
43Benoît Sinner (Fra) Armee de Terre
44Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
45Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team
46Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team
47Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
48Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
49Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
50Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
51Valentin Madouas (Fra) French National Team
52Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:09
53Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
54Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect
55Alo Jakin (Est) HP-BTP Auber 930:00:11
56Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha
57Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
58Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
59Daniele Ratto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:14
60Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:17
61Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
62Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
63Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
64Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
65Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:21
66Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
67Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ
68Maxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
69Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
70Elie Gesbert (Fra) French National Team
71Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
72Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
73Jérémy Maison (Fra) FDJ
74Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
75Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha
76Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
77Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
78Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
79Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
80Maxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
81Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step
82Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect
83Clément Penven (Fra) Armee de Terre
84Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
85Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha
86Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:34
87Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
88Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:00:36
89Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:40
90Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:59
91Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
92Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:01:19
93Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:01:49
94Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
95Sander Cordeel (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:02:01
96Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:26
97Carlos Verona (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:38
98Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:04:49
99Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:06:14
100Frederic Brun (Fra) Direct Energie0:08:03
101Elias Van Breussegem (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:09:27
102Francis Mourey (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
103Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step
104Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
105Guillaume Thévenot (Fra) Direct Energie0:12:58
DNFPhillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFWouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFRuben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFMichael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFMartin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFLudwig De Winter (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect
DNFGaëtan Pons (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect
DNFJimmy Duquennoy (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect
DNFLander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFGaetan Bille (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFSerghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
DNFBryan Alaphilippe (Fra) Armee de Terre
DNFAlexis Bodiot (Fra) Armee de Terre
DNFJimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre
DNFJulien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
DNFMaxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
DNFDieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
DNFLouis Verhelst (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
DNFFelix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
DNFStef Van Zummeren (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
DNFTim De Troyer (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
DNFJan Ghyselinck (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
DNFJérémy Lecroq (Fra) French National Team
DNSSébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ
DNSJulian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
DNSStéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee de Terre
DNSThomas Rostollan (Fra) Armee de Terre
DNSCorentin Ermenault (Fra) French National Team
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Sprint 1 - Calas
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling6pts
2Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ4
3Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
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Sprint 2 - La Mede
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 936pts
2Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4
3Frederic Brun (Fra) Direct Energie2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step25pts
2Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team20
3Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 9316
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec14
5Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ12
6Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team10
7Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha9
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale8
9Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step7
10Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6
11Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ5
12Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4
13Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie3
14Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
15Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert1
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Mountain 1 - Grand Caunet
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha6pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM4
3Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2
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Mountain 2 - Col de l'Espigoulier
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10pts
2Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ8
3Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha6
4Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec4
5Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 932
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Mountain 3 - Côte du Regage
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6pts
2Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ4
3Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Etixx - Quick-Step
3BMC Racing Team
4HP-BTP Auber 93
5AG2R La Mondiale
6Team Katusha
7Delko Marseille Provence KTM
8French National Team
9Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:00:09
10Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:17
11Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:20
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:21
13Direct Energie
14Fortuneo - Vital Concept
15Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:03:20
16Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:06:14
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Final general classification