Tour de Suisse: Colbrelli wins stage 3

Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) won stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse in Gansingen after an action-packed finale. Colbrelli edged out Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) as the three almost came together on the line.

Stefan Küng (BMC Racing) finished safely in the bunch to keep a hold of his overall race lead with a three-second advantage over teammate Greg Van Avermaet.

There were no proper sprint trains on the run to the line with most of the lead-out rider burned out of the bunch during the attacks on the final climb and descent. Colbrelli sat neatly in the bunch as they chased down a long-range move from FDJ's Arthur Vichot. With Vichot still out front, Colbrelli was the first to launch his sprint with 250 metres to go while Gaviria reacted almost immediately.

Sagan, who was one of the only riders with a teammate remaining in the reduced peloton, jumped onto the wheel of Michael Albasini (Mitchelton-Scott), who had latched onto Colbrelli's. The world champion moved out into the wind inside the final 100 metres but was forced to squeeze through a closing gap as Albasini did the same. He made it past the Swiss rider but did not have enough to overhaul Colbrelli and Gaviria.

The three came over the line, elbows – or heads in Sagan's case – touching, with Colbrelli taking the win by just a few centimetres. It is the Italian's second victory of the season after he won on Hatta Dam at the Dubai Tour.

"It’s a beautiful victory today," the Italian said. "I beat riders like Sagan and Gaviria by anticipating them in the sprint. Yesterday was not a great day for me, and I wanted to bounce back. I was able to do that thanks to the help of my team. I went from a long way out in the sprint, a long, long way out. That worked well for me in Paris-Nice last year and it’s worked again here."

How it happened

After two scorching days in Switzerland, the weather took a turn for the cooler for stage 3 as the riders headed from Oberstammheim to Gansingen. Alongside the colder temperatures, heavy rain rain would mark much of the day. Ahead of the riders lay an undulating course that was capped off with five classified climbs before the descent towards the finish.

After just five kilometres of racing and a number of attacks, a three-rider move jumped off the front of the peloton. Calvin Watson (Aqua Blue Sort) and Filippo Zaccanti (Nippo-Vini Fantini) had been on the attack on stage 2, and had the black and blue jerseys to show for their efforts, with Direct Energie's Fabien Grellier joining the party.

BMC Racing still held the leader's jersey with Küng after their team time trial victory on day one. The American-registered Swiss outfit obliged and held station at the front of the peloton, keeping a watchful eye on the time to the riders out front. The lead would be allowed to extend out to six minutes before Peter Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team took the hint and helped out.

With 45 kilometres remaining, the combined efforts of BMC Racing and Bora-Hansgrohe had the gap to the trio just under two minutes. It wasn't just the pace that was hotting up but the weather too, while the rain had also abated, and most of the riders took the opportunity to remove their rain layers and drop back to the car to dispose of them.

As the rain began to fall heavy again on the peloton with 36 kilometres to go, Mitchelton-Scott tried once again to mix things up with Chris Juul-Jensen launching an attack. The Irish-born Dane made up 30 seconds in quick order but the breakaway still had time to contest the third climb of the day. Zaccanti went early in a bid to outfox Grellier but the Frenchman would be the first over the top again, with Watson taking his time over the short ascent.

Five kilometres after setting off, Juul-Jenson had reeled in Watson but there was still a 30-second gap to the remaining two escapees. The Mitchelton-Scott rider was alone when he made contact with the pair after Watson sat up and cut his losses.

Juul-Jensen provided some strength to the break but with just over 20 kilometres and one climb remaining, the new-look trio held just 40 seconds on the pack behind. The catch would be made by the Quick-Step- and Katusha-led peloton with nine kilometres remaining.

A flurry of attacks happened at the foot of the final climb, but it wasn't until closer to the top that the action really kicked off, with stage 2 winner Sagan having a dig off the front. His move put plenty in trouble, including Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates).

Matthews brought it back together before having another dig just before the descent. His teammate Soren Kragh Andersen kept up the pressure by attacking again before being brought back by Bahrain-Merida.

With his teammate Arnaud Demare among those that were shelled out the back in the aggressive finale, Vichot decided to go for a long one and attacked the bunch with a kilometre still to go. However, he was unable to hold the gap when the other sprinters turned on the afterburners with Colbrelli taking the top honours on the line.

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Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida4:39:51
2Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step FloorsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-HansgroheRow 2 - Cell 2
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-ScottRow 3 - Cell 2
5Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Team SunwebRow 5 - Cell 2
7Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-JumboRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 7 - Cell 2
9Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 9 - Cell 2
11Filippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 10 - Cell 2
12Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 11 - Cell 2
13Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 13 - Cell 2
15Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-AlpecinRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 15 - Cell 2
17Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 16 - Cell 2
18Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team SunwebRow 18 - Cell 2
20Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team SkyRow 19 - Cell 2
21Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 22 - Cell 2
24Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team SunwebRow 24 - Cell 2
26Sam Oomen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 25 - Cell 2
27José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 27 - Cell 2
29Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 28 - Cell 2
30Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 29 - Cell 2
31Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension DataRow 32 - Cell 2
34Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-MeridaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 34 - Cell 2
36Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 36 - Cell 2
38Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 37 - Cell 2
39Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-AlpecinRow 40 - Cell 2
42Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 41 - Cell 2
43Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sebastian Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 46 - Cell 2
48Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-MeridaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Simon Geschke (Ger) Team SunwebRow 48 - Cell 2
50Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 51 - Cell 2
53François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 53 - Cell 2
55Koen Bouwmam (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 54 - Cell 2
56Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:10
57Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:27
58Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue SportRow 57 - Cell 2
59Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-MeridaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-SegafredoRow 59 - Cell 2
61Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-SegafredoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Owain Doull (GBr) Team SkyRow 61 - Cell 2
63Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 62 - Cell 2
64Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension DataRow 63 - Cell 2
65Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team EmiratesRow 64 - Cell 2
66Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step FloorsRow 65 - Cell 2
67Edward Dunbar (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:55
68Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:01:14
69Michal Golas (Pol) Team SkyRow 68 - Cell 2
70Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb0:01:33
71Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-AlpecinRow 70 - Cell 2
72Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 71 - Cell 2
73José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-AlpecinRow 72 - Cell 2
74Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 73 - Cell 2
75Davide Cimolai (Ita) Groupama-FDJRow 74 - Cell 2
76Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 75 - Cell 2
77Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:07
78Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension DataRow 77 - Cell 2
79Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 78 - Cell 2
80Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 79 - Cell 2
81Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-ScottRow 80 - Cell 2
82Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 81 - Cell 2
83Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 83 - Cell 2
85Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 84 - Cell 2
86Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:02:11
87Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension DataRow 87 - Cell 2
89Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 88 - Cell 2
90Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:10
91Diego Rosa (Ita) Team SkyRow 90 - Cell 2
92Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-AlpecinRow 91 - Cell 2
93Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 92 - Cell 2
94André Greipel (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 93 - Cell 2
95Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team SkyRow 94 - Cell 2
96Bram Tankink (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 95 - Cell 2
97Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Edward Theuns (Bel) Team SunwebRow 97 - Cell 2
99Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 98 - Cell 2
100Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 99 - Cell 2
101Maarten Wynants (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 100 - Cell 2
102Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 101 - Cell 2
103Simon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-ScottRow 103 - Cell 2
105Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 104 - Cell 2
106Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 106 - Cell 2
108Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 107 - Cell 2
109Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct EnergieRow 108 - Cell 2
110Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 109 - Cell 2
111John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-SegafredoRow 110 - Cell 2
112Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 111 - Cell 2
113Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-ScottRow 112 - Cell 2
114Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:03:56
115Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 114 - Cell 2
116Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-HansgroheRow 115 - Cell 2
117Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension DataRow 116 - Cell 2
118Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-MeridaRow 117 - Cell 2
119Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:05:51
122Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 121 - Cell 2
123Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 122 - Cell 2
124Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue SportRow 123 - Cell 2
125Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 124 - Cell 2
126Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 125 - Cell 2
127Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension DataRow 127 - Cell 2
129Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJRow 128 - Cell 2
130Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJRow 129 - Cell 2
131Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 131 - Cell 2
133William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 132 - Cell 2
134Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 133 - Cell 2
135Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 134 - Cell 2
136Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 135 - Cell 2
137Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team EmiratesRow 136 - Cell 2
138Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:06:05
139Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 138 - Cell 2
140Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:16
141Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 140 - Cell 2
142Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:08:02
143Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue SportRow 142 - Cell 2
144Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue SportRow 143 - Cell 2
145Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 144 - Cell 2
146Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:09:09
147Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 146 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Monthalerstrasse, 132.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport6pts
2Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Monthalerstrasse, 162.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini6pts
2Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish - Gansingen, 182.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida12pts
2Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Hagenfrsterstrasse, 117.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie3pts
2Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Burersteig, 126.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie3pts
2Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Hagenfrsterstrasse, 147.4km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie3pts
2Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Burersteig, 156.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie3pts
2Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 - Hagenfrsterstrasse, 177.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb3pts
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors4:39:51
2Filippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 1 - Cell 2
3Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 2 - Cell 2
4Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 3 - Cell 2
5Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team SunwebRow 4 - Cell 2
6Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team SkyRow 5 - Cell 2
7Sam Oomen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 6 - Cell 2
8Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension DataRow 7 - Cell 2
9Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 8 - Cell 2
10Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-AlpecinRow 9 - Cell 2
11Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-MeridaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 11 - Cell 2
13Edward Dunbar (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:55
14Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:33
15Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data0:02:11
17Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:10
18Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team SkyRow 17 - Cell 2
19Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:05:51
20Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:06:50
21Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:07:16
22Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:08:02
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General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team8:50:15
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:03
3Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:16
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb0:00:23
7Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team SunwebRow 6 - Cell 2
8Sam Oomen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 7 - Cell 2
9Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:30
10Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 9 - Cell 2
11Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:32
13Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:00:33
14Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:36
15Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:39
18Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-MeridaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-MeridaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:48
21Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:49
22Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-AlpecinRow 21 - Cell 2
23José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:52
24Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:00:53
25Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:56
26Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 25 - Cell 2
27Koen Bouwmam (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 26 - Cell 2
28Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors0:00:57
29Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:01
30Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 29 - Cell 2
31Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 30 - Cell 2
32Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 31 - Cell 2
33Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 32 - Cell 2
34Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky0:01:05
35Sebastian Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 34 - Cell 2
36Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:08
37Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 36 - Cell 2
38Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:10
39Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 38 - Cell 2
40François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:12
42Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:01:13
43Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:19
44Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:21
45Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:23
47Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky0:01:32
48Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data0:01:40
49Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors0:02:12
50Edward Dunbar (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:02:14
51José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:22
52Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:02:32
53Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:02:34
54Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:02:36
55Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott0:02:39
56Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:02:43
57Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:02:44
58Filippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:02:55
59Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 58 - Cell 2
60Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida0:03:08
61Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:13
62Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb0:03:18
63Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 62 - Cell 2
64Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:03:22
65Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team0:03:23
66Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data0:03:24
67Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:03:30
68Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team0:03:32
69Simon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:03:38
70Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:39
71Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:03:40
72Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:03:48
73Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:04:12
74Davide Cimolai (Ita) Groupama-FDJ0:04:23
75Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin0:04:24
76Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:04:35
77Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:04:39
78Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:45
79Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:54
80Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:04:56
81Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:05:17
82Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:19
83Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data0:05:22
84Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:05:26
85Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:05:28
86Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott0:05:42
87Omar Fraile (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:05:43
88Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:48
89Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky0:06:00
90Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:06:01
91Thomas Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:06:08
92John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo0:06:13
93Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky0:06:17
94Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:06:22
95Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:06:27
96Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:31
97Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct EnergieRow 96 - Cell 2
98Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb0:06:43
99Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data0:07:16
100Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:07:19
101Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team0:07:24
102Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:08:01
103Edward Theuns (Bel) Team Sunweb0:08:20
104Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:08:22
105Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:08:32
106Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ0:08:41
107Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 106 - Cell 2
108Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:08:44
109Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:09:12
110Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:09:21
111Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:40
112Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:09:57
113Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:10:03
114Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott0:10:33
115Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates0:10:38
116Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:11:16
117Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:11:19
118Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:11:29
119Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:11:39
120Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:11:41
121Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky0:11:42
122André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:11:50
123Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:12:22
124Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:12:25
125Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:12:29
126Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:12:34
127Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:13:40
128Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:14:00
129Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:14:12
130Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:14:26
131Igor Anton (Spa) Dimension Data0:14:31
132Tim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:14:55
133Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:15:15
134Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:15:16
135Maarten Wynants (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo0:15:39
136Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:15:41
137Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:16:01
138Bram Tankink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:16:41
139Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:17:12
140Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport0:17:13
141Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ0:17:45
142Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:17:55
143Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:18:20
144Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport0:19:22
145William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:20:56
146Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:21:14
147Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport0:22:29
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Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport19pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe18Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini9Row 4 - Cell 3
6Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie6Row 7 - Cell 3
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Michael Albasini (Swi) Mitchelton-Scott4Row 9 - Cell 3
11Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie4Row 10 - Cell 3
12Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin3Row 11 - Cell 3
13Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team2Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini17pts
2Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb3Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Arthur Vichot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb8:50:38
2Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:07
3Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step FloorsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:00:10
5Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida0:00:16
6Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:26
7Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:38
8Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky0:00:42
9Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:45
10Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:50
11Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors0:01:49
12Edward Dunbar (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:01:51
13Filippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:02:32
14Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data0:03:01
15Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:22
16Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:31
17Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:08
18Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:09:40
19Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:11:06
20Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky0:11:19
21Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:11:59
22Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:14:53
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team25:50:18
2Team Sunweb0:00:20
3Quick-Step Floors0:00:27
4Bora-HansgroheRow 3 - Cell 2
5Movistar Team0:00:33
9Lotto - Soudal0:00:59
10AG2R La Mondiale0:01:07
11Astana Pro Team0:01:18
13Team Sky0:01:29
14Dimension Data0:03:44
16UAE Team Emirates0:04:54
17EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:05:14
19Direct Energie0:09:00
20Aqua Blue Sport0:12:33
21Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:20:42

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.

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