Tour of Britain: Greipel wins stage 4

André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) won stage 4 of the Tour of Britain in a bunch sprint in Royal Leamington Spa. The German delivered a powerful finish to come home ahead of Sacha Modolo (EF-Drapac) and Patrick Bevin (BMC Racing Team), who retains the overall lead.

The emphatic victory was Greipel's second of the race after his triumph in Newport on the opening day. Greipel was sagely tucked into third position coming into the sharp left-hand bend that preceded the finishing straight, and he proceeded to unleash a characteristically imposing sprint from distance to notch up his eighth win of the season.

"I knew it was going to be a long sprint, but I just went full gas out of the corner and it worked perfectly I guess. If you're not in front after the corner, it's difficult to do your own sprint," Greipel said afterwards. "It was important to have a good position there [in the final corner]. The other guys made a really great job to keep me up there, it was really messy. Jasper [De Buyst] did a good job for me, he was strong."

While Greipel's raw strength carried him to the stage win, Bevin's third-place finish owed as much to the quickness of his thinking as it did to the considerable speed of his legs. The New Zealander cannily stole into first place on the final corner by taking the inside line in a manner reminiscent of Oscar Freire, and though he was overpowered by Greipel and Modolo within sight of the line, he did enough to earn a four-second time bonus and buttress his overall lead.

Bevin is now four seconds ahead of Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott) and six up on Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) in the general classification ahead of Thursday's team time trial in Cockermouth.

"It was the plan to be first into the last corner," Bevin said. "If you're going to lead out, you're not going to win, but you might get a podium and some more time. With 400 metres to go I had Jempy [Drucker] drop me off and then I came up the inside of the corner."

Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin) placed fourth on the stage ahead of Carlos Barbero (Movistar), while Emils Liepinš (ONE Pro Cycling) came sixth. Neither Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) nor Fernando Gaviria – whose Quick-Step Floors team was so prominent in chasing down the break – made any impact in the sprint.

How it unfolded

There was precious little resistance to the formation of the day's early break as the Tour of Britain left the start in Nuneaton on Wednesday. Paul Ourselin (Direct Energie), Thomas Moses (JLT Condor), Matthew Holmes (Madison Genesis), Alex Paton (Canyon-Eisberg), Nicholas Dlamini (Dimension Data) and Hayden McCormick (ONE Pro Cycling) forged clear in the opening kilometre and the peloton was happy to grant the sextet a degree of freedom.

The escapees quickly established a lead of two minutes over the bunch, where Mitchelton-Scott, Quick-Step, Lotto Soudal and BMC all contributed on the front at various points to keep the advantage within manageable dimensions.

Holmes led the break over the climb at Ilmington, Edge Hill and Burton Dassett, but Dlamini was second on each occasion, and that was enough to put the South African into the lead in the king of the mountains classification.

His work done for the day, Dlamini dropped back from the break with 35km to go, by which point the gap was hovering above the one-minute mark. Ewan was briefly distanced from the peloton, which only served to increase the intensity of the chase, though the Australian quickly regained contact ahead of the run-in.

Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step), Robert Power (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal) were particularly prominent in helping to shut down the break, and Keisse kept up his effort deep into the finale, remaining on the front into the final 5 kilometres.

By that point, only Ourselin and McCormick remained in front from the early break, and they were swept up soon afterwards as the speed ratcheted upwards ahead of the inevitable bunch finish.

EF-Drapac led into the final two kilometres, before Julian Alaphilippe took over for Quick-Step beneath the flamme rouge. Bob Jungels followed with a long turn on the front, but Gaviria was never in the running in the sprint. Greipel emerged from the chaos to claim a resounding win, while Bevin had the nous to ensure he bolstered his overall advantage ahead of Thursday's novel, 14km team time trial, the second half of which is almost entirely uphill.

"It is very different, but it's what we came here to target," Bevin said of the team time trial. "Everything up to this point has been a bonus. It's tough to read, and I think that if any team has a bad day they'll lose a lot of time and that'll be their overall chances gone."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal4:22:04
2Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 3 - Cell 2
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Emils Liepins (Lat) ONE Pro CyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 6 - Cell 2
8Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 7 - Cell 2
9Andrew Tennant (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 8 - Cell 2
10Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Team WigginsRow 9 - Cell 2
11Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 10 - Cell 2
12Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step FloorsRow 11 - Cell 2
13Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension DataRow 14 - Cell 2
16Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 15 - Cell 2
17Mark Downey (Irl) Team WigginsRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Wout Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Connor Swift (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT CondorRow 21 - Cell 2
23Mads WŸrtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-AlpecinRow 22 - Cell 2
24Ryan Christensen (NZl) Canyon-EisbergRow 23 - Cell 2
25Max Stedman (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 24 - Cell 2
26Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 25 - Cell 2
27Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 26 - Cell 2
28Andrea Guardini (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 27 - Cell 2
29Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 28 - Cell 2
30Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 29 - Cell 2
31Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step FloorsRow 30 - Cell 2
32Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step FloorsRow 31 - Cell 2
33Edmund Bradbury (GBr) JLT CondorRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 34 - Cell 2
36James Shaw (GBr) Lotto SoudalRow 35 - Cell 2
37Rory Townsend (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 36 - Cell 2
38Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 37 - Cell 2
39Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-JumboRow 38 - Cell 2
40Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 39 - Cell 2
41Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension DataRow 40 - Cell 2
42Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 41 - Cell 2
43Dmitry Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 42 - Cell 2
44Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 43 - Cell 2
45Stefan Kung SWI BMC Racing TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team SunwebRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 46 - Cell 2
48Thomas Baylis (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Ben Swift (GBr) Great BritainRow 48 - Cell 2
50Tom Pidcock (GBr) Team WigginsRow 49 - Cell 2
51Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 50 - Cell 2
52Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 51 - Cell 2
53Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 53 - Cell 2
55Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 54 - Cell 2
56George Pym (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 55 - Cell 2
57Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 56 - Cell 2
58Alex Dowsett (GBr) Katusha-AlpecinRow 57 - Cell 2
59Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-JumboRow 58 - Cell 2
60Jonathan Mould (GBr) JLT CondorRow 59 - Cell 2
61Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Movistar TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 61 - Cell 2
63Svein Tuft (Can) Mitchelton-ScottRow 62 - Cell 2
64Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 63 - Cell 2
65Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team SunwebRow 64 - Cell 2
66Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension DataRow 65 - Cell 2
67Robert Power (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 66 - Cell 2
68Matthew Teggart (Irl) Team WigginsRow 67 - Cell 2
69Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension DataRow 68 - Cell 2
70Fred Wright (GBr) Great BritainRow 69 - Cell 2
71Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension DataRow 70 - Cell 2
72Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 71 - Cell 2
73Joe Nally (GBr) Great BritainRow 72 - Cell 2
74Christopher Latham (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension DataRow 74 - Cell 2
76Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 76 - Cell 2
78Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 78 - Cell 2
80Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 79 - Cell 2
81Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 80 - Cell 2
82Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83James Oram (NZl) ONE Pro CyclingRow 82 - Cell 2
84Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step FloorsRow 83 - Cell 2
85Stephen Williams (GBr) Great BritainRow 84 - Cell 2
86Richard Handley (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 85 - Cell 2
87Maarten Wynants (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 86 - Cell 2
88Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team SunwebRow 87 - Cell 2
89Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 88 - Cell 2
90Thomas Stewart (GBr) JLT CondorRow 89 - Cell 2
91Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:22
92Matthew Bostock (GBr) Great Britain0:00:32
93Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 92 - Cell 2
94Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling0:00:38
95Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:44
96Chris Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 95 - Cell 2
97James Fouché (NZL) Team WigginsRow 96 - Cell 2
98Dexter Gardias (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 97 - Cell 2
99Roger Kluge (Ger) Mitchelton-ScottRow 98 - Cell 2
100Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 99 - Cell 2
101Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 100 - Cell 2
102Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team SunwebRow 101 - Cell 2
103Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 102 - Cell 2
104Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:00:57
105Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:03
106Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Madison Genesis0:01:07
107Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto SoudalRow 106 - Cell 2
108Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:30
109José Neves Fernandes (Por) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:33
110Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team SunwebRow 109 - Cell 2
111Ethan Hayter (GBr) Great BritainRow 110 - Cell 2
112Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor0:03:14
113Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT CondorRow 112 - Cell 2
114Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:03:50
115Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 114 - Cell 2
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal15pts
2Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale14Row 1 - Cell 3
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing Team13Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Emils Liepins (Lat) ONE Pro Cycling10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Andrew Tennant (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Team Wiggins6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Kenilworth, km. 43.9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis3pts
2Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Wellesbourne,km. 72.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis3pts
2Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Southam, km. 160.9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis3pts
2Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Illmington - KOM 1, km. 94.9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis8pts
2Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Robert Power (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Edge Hill, km. 136
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis8pts
2Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Max Stedman (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Robert Power (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Burton Dassett - KOM 3, km. 146.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis8pts
2Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor3Row 5 - Cell 3
7José Neves Fernandes (Por) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4:22:04
2Andrew Tennant (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 1 - Cell 2
3Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Team WigginsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Connor Swift (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT CondorRow 4 - Cell 2
6Max Stedman (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 5 - Cell 2
7Edmund Bradbury (GBr) JLT CondorRow 6 - Cell 2
8Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9James Shaw (GBr) Lotto SoudalRow 8 - Cell 2
10Rory Townsend (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 9 - Cell 2
11Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension DataRow 10 - Cell 2
12Thomas Baylis (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Ben Swift (GBr) Great BritainRow 12 - Cell 2
14Tom Pidcock (GBr) Team WigginsRow 13 - Cell 2
15Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 14 - Cell 2
16Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 15 - Cell 2
17George Pym (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alex Dowsett (GBr) Katusha-AlpecinRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jonathan Mould (GBr) JLT CondorRow 18 - Cell 2
20Fred Wright (GBr) Great BritainRow 19 - Cell 2
21Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension DataRow 20 - Cell 2
22Joe Nally (GBr) Great BritainRow 21 - Cell 2
23Christopher Latham (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Stephen Williams (GBr) Great BritainRow 24 - Cell 2
26Richard Handley (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 25 - Cell 2
27Thomas Stewart (GBr) JLT CondorRow 26 - Cell 2
28Matthew Bostock (GBr) Great Britain0:00:32
29Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:44
30Chris Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Dexter Gardias (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 30 - Cell 2
32Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 31 - Cell 2
33Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 32 - Cell 2
34Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:00:57
35Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Madison Genesis1:07:00
36Ethan Hayter (GBr) Great BritainRow 35 - Cell 2
37Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor3:14:00
38Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT CondorRow 37 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale13:06:12
2Movistar TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Canyon EisbergRow 3 - Cell 2
5Bardiani CSFRow 4 - Cell 2
6Katusha-AlpecinRow 5 - Cell 2
7Quick-Step FloorsRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team WigginsRow 7 - Cell 2
9Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 8 - Cell 2
10One Pro CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Lotto - SoudalRow 10 - Cell 2
12LottoNl-JumboRow 11 - Cell 2
13JLT CondorRow 12 - Cell 2
14Direct EnergieRow 13 - Cell 2
15Dimension DataRow 14 - Cell 2
16Madison GenesisRow 15 - Cell 2
17Mitchelton-ScottRow 16 - Cell 2
18Team SkyRow 17 - Cell 2
19Great BritainRow 18 - Cell 2
20Team SunwebRow 19 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing Team15:25:11
2Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:04
3Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors0:00:06
4Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:16
5Wout Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 4 - Cell 2
6Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team SunwebRow 5 - Cell 2
7Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step FloorsRow 6 - Cell 2
8Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-JumboRow 7 - Cell 2
9Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:23
10Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data0:00:26
11Mads WŸrtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:50
12Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 11 - Cell 2
13Dmitry Strakhov (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 12 - Cell 2
14Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:00:53
15Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 15 - Cell 2
17Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 16 - Cell 2
18Max Stedman (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 18 - Cell 2
20Neilson Powless (USA) LottoNL-JumboRow 19 - Cell 2
21Tom Pidcock (GBr) Team WigginsRow 20 - Cell 2
22Ethan Hayter (GBr) Great BritainRow 21 - Cell 2
23Edmund Bradbury (GBr) JLT CondorRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 23 - Cell 2
25Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:55
26Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:12
27James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal0:01:28
28Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:01:44
29Connor Swift (GBr) Madison Genesis0:01:46
30Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:53
31Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors0:02:59
32Stephen Williams (GBr) Great BritainRow 31 - Cell 2
33Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:03:30
34Emils Liepins (Lat) ONE Pro Cycling0:03:32
35Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:36
36Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Movistar TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Svein Tuft (Can) Mitchelton-ScottRow 36 - Cell 2
38Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:42
39Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 38 - Cell 2
40Robert Power (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 39 - Cell 2
41Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:03:43
42Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:03:52
43James Oram (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling0:04:16
44Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors0:04:27
45Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 44 - Cell 2
46Maarten Wynants (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 45 - Cell 2
47Ryan Christensen (NZl) Canyon-Eisberg0:04:38
48Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Team Wiggins0:04:59
49Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 48 - Cell 2
50Alex Dowsett (GBr) Katusha-AlpecinRow 49 - Cell 2
51Stefan Kung SWI BMC Racing TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 52 - Cell 2
54Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling0:05:03
55Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:05:21
56Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:30
57Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors0:06:31
58Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:06:34
59Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:06:35
60Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 59 - Cell 2
61Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team SunwebRow 61 - Cell 2
63Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension DataRow 63 - Cell 2
65Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb0:07:31
66Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:08:47
67Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky0:08:54
68Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain0:09:12
69Fred Wright (GBr) Great BritainRow 68 - Cell 2
70Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team SunwebRow 69 - Cell 2
71Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie0:09:39
72Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:10:01
73Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data0:10:30
74Mark Downey (Irl) Team Wiggins0:11:32
75Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:11:56
76Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor0:12:14
77Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:12:16
78Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 77 - Cell 2
79Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:13:44
80James Fouché (NZL) Team Wiggins0:13:51
81Richard Handley (GBr) Madison Genesis0:13:57
82Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:14:54
83Matthew Teggart (Irl) Team Wiggins0:14:58
84Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:15:07
85Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 84 - Cell 2
86Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal0:16:14
87Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:16:57
88Matthew Bostock (GBr) Great Britain0:17:28
89Andrea Guardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:17:33
90Thomas Baylis (GBr) ONE Pro CyclingRow 89 - Cell 2
91Jonathan Mould (GBr) JLT Condor0:17:41
92Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data0:17:44
93Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 92 - Cell 2
94Andrew Tennant (GBr) Canyon-EisbergRow 93 - Cell 2
95Joe Nally (GBr) Great BritainRow 94 - Cell 2
96Thomas Stewart (GBr) JLT CondorRow 95 - Cell 2
97Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie0:18:14
98Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:18:22
99Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:18:28
100Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:19:55
101Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:20:10
102George Pym (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 101 - Cell 2
103Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb0:20:54
104Roger Kluge (Ger) Mitchelton-Scott0:21:16
105Christopher Latham (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:21:19
106José Neves Fernandes (Por) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:21:42
107Alex Paton (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg0:22:19
108Dexter Gardias (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg0:22:23
109Rory Townsend (GBr) Canyon-Eisberg0:22:27
110Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor0:23:08
111Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Madison Genesis0:23:38
112Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:28:16
113Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor0:28:31
114Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:29:42
115Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:33:55