Matteo Trentin Beats Sagan To Finish On Tour de France Stage 7

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN

NANCY, France, July 11, 2014 (AFP) – For the third time already at this
Tour de France, Peter Sagan was pipped at the line as Italy’s Matteo Trentin
won the seventh stage on Friday.

Sagan could not have gone any closer this time as he was beaten by barely
an inch after a massive 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy.

It was so close that Trentin even congratulated his Slovak rival after the
line.

“At first I didn’t know if I’d won. It was so close that I wasn’t sure. I
congratulated Peter because I thought it was him. From 50 metres out I saw him
arriving like a bullet,” said the 24-year-old winner.

“It was really a sprint down to the last centimetre, I’ve seen the photo
finish and there’s only a centimetre in it.”

Although Sagan’s face after the finish suggested he knew he’d lost, Trentin
revealed he needed to be told the result over his earpiece.

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“Cycling is nice as anything can happen. With all the publicity on the
ground and all the different lines at the finish line, I was a little
confused,” he added.

Sagan is rapidly becoming an expert in the ‘close but no cigar’ stakes.

As well as three bridesmaid finishes he’s also come fourth three times and
fifth once, his lowest finish in the seven stages so far.


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 7 – Matteo Trentin by Cyclismactu

Frenchman Tony Gallopin came third while race leader leader Vincenzo Nibali
of Italy cruised home safely in the front peloton to keep hold of the yellow
jersey.

“There’s been lots of crashes so far and again today in the sprint finish,”
said Nibali.


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 7 – Vincenzo Nibali, maillot jaune by Cyclismactu

“The end of the stage was very tough, I knew Sagan wanted to win but
Trentin won a great sprint.

“It was only at end that it was very fast because it was downhill and I
wanted to stay at the front.”

- Furious -

There was no such luck for American Tejay Van Garderen, who started the day
11th, 2min 11sec off the lead, but lost another 1:03 after crashing around
16km out on the speedy and hectic finale. He’s now 18th at 3:14.

His compatriot Andrew Talansky also came down in the sprint finish but as
he was inside the final 3km, he was awarded the same time as the leading group.

Talansky was furious with Australian champion Simon Gerrans, whom he blamed
for his crash.

Garmin-Sharp manager Jonathan Vaughters took a diplomatic line.

“He (Talansky) is OK, he’s very angry and very annoyed but physically he’s
OK,” he said.

“I don’t know if it’s Gerrans’s fault or not but he (Talansky) is annoyed.

“There was a risk of breaking his hand on the handlebar (as he crashed). He
hasn’t lost time and I think tomorrow he’ll be OK.

“It’s not exactly perfect for the Tour de France but it’s not something
that will affect him a lot.”

After more than 200km of leisurely pursuit of a six-man breakaway, the race
kicked into gear in the final 20km.

Martin Elmiger and Bartosz Hurazski had managed to survive for 20km further
than their four escape companions, spending an incredible 207km in the lead
and sharing a handshake when their time was up.

Inside the last 20km, the peloton was shredded by a short but tough 3.2km
climb, the Cote de Maron, at an average 5 percent gradient, after which Van
Garderen went down.

The pace went up again before the final 1.3km Cote de Boufflers with a 7.9
percent gradient that further slimmed the leaders.

Sagan attacked over the top with Belgian Greg Van Avermaet but they were
caught with around 1km left.

Sagan still had the legs to challenge in the sprint finish but Trentin held
him off by a hair’s breadth.

results from the 7th stage of
the Tour de France, a 234.5km ride from Epernay to Nancy on Friday:

1. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 5hr 18min 39sec
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) at 0:00.
3. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 0:00.
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:00.
5. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 0:00.
6. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 0:00.
7. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
8. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 0:00.
9. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 0:00.
10. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:00.
11. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
12. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
13. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
14. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:00.
15. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
16. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 0:00.
17. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
18. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:00.
19. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 0:00.
20. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
21. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 0:00.
22. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
23. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 0:00.
24. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:00.
25. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:00.
26. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 0:00.
27. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 0:11.
28. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 0:14.
29. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:14.
30. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:14.
31. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 0:14.
32. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:14.
33. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 0:14.
34. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:14.
35. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 0:14.
36. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 0:14.
37. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 0:14.
38. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 0:14.
39. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:14.
40. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 0:21.
41. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 0:51.
42. Fabian Cancellara (SWI/TRE) 1:03.
43. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 1:03.
44. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 1:03.
45. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 1:03.
46. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 1:03.
47. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 1:03.
48. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 1:03.
49. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 1:03.
50. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 1:03.
51. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 1:03.
52. Reto Hollenstein (SWI/IAM) 1:15.
53. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 1:20.
54. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 1:23.
55. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 1:26.
56. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 1:26.
57. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 1:26.
58. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 1:26.
59. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 1:26.
60. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 1:26.
61. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 1:26.
62. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 1:26.
63. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 1:26.
64. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 1:26.
65. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 1:26.
66. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 1:26.
67. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 1:26.
68. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 1:26.
69. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 1:26.
70. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 1:37.
71. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 0:00.
72. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 1:54.
73. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 2:15.
74. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 2:30.
75. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 2:42.
76. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 2:42.
77. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 2:42.
78. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 2:42.
79. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 2:42.
80. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 2:42.
81. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 2:42.
82. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 2:42.
83. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 2:42.
84. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 2:42.
85. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 2:42.
86. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 2:42.
87. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 2:54.
88. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 2:54.
89. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 2:54.
90. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 3:06.
91. Marcel Wyss (SWI/IAM) 3:12.
92. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 3:36.
93. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 3:39.
94. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 3:43.
95. Mathias Frank (SWI/IAM) 3:43.
96. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 3:46.
97. Gregory Rast (SWI/TRE) 3:46.
98. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 3:46.
99. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 3:46.
100. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 3:48.
101. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 3:48.
102. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 4:03.
103. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 4:24.
104. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 4:26.
105. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 5:16.
106. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 5:25.
107. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 5:25.
108. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 5:25.
109. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 5:25.
110. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 5:25.
111. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 5:56.
112. Michael Schär (SWI/BMC) 6:08.
113. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 6:08.
114. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 6:08.
115. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 6:08.
116. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 6:08.
117. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 6:20.
118. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 6:20.
119. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 6:20.
120. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 6:20.
121. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 7:28.
122. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 7:33.
123. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 7:33.
124. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 7:33.
125. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 7:33.
126. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 8:48.
127. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 8:48.
128. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 8:48..

129. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 8:48.
130. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 8:48.
131. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 8:48.
132. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 8:48.
133. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 8:48.
134. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 8:48.
135. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 8:48.
136. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 8:48.
137. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 8:48.
138. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 8:48.
139. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 8:48.
140. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 11:04.
141. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 12:16.
142. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 12:16.
143. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 12:16.
144. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 12:16.
145. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 12:16.
146. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 12:16.
147. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 12:16.
148. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 12:16.
149. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 12:16.
150. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 12:16.
151. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 12:16.
152. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 12:16.
153. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 12:16.
154. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 12:16.
155. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 12:16.
156. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 12:16.
157. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 12:16.
158. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 12:16.
159. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 12:16.
160. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 12:16.
161. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 12:16.
162. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 12:16.
163. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 12:16.
164. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 12:16.
165. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 12:16.
166. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 12:16.
167. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 12:16.
168. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 12:16.
169. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 12:16.
170. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 12:16.
171. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 12:16.
172. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 12:16.
173. Egoitz García (ESP/COF) 12:16.
174. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 12:16.
175. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 12:16.
176. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 12:16.
177. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 12:16.
178. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 12:16.
179. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 12:16.
180. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 12:16.
181. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 13:28.
182. José Mendes (POR/APP) 13:28.
183. Bart De Clercq (BEL/LTB) 13:28.
184. Edward King (USA/CAN) 17:15.
185. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 17:15.
186. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 17:15.
187. Darwin Atapuma (COL/BMC) Retired
188. Danny van Poppel (NED/TRE) Retired
189. Stef Clement (NED/BKN) Retired

overall standings after the
7th stage of the Tour de France, a 234.5km ride from Epernay to Nancy on
Friday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 29hr 57min 04sec
2. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) at 0:02.
3. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 0:44.
4. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:50.
5. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 1:45.
6. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 1:54.
7. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 1:56.
8. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 2:11.
9. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 2:11.
10. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 2:11.
11. Fabian Cancellara (SWI/TRE) 2:20.
12. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 2:25.
13. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 2:27.
14. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 2:30.
15. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 2:37.
16. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 2:39.
17. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 3:08.
18. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 3:14.
19. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 3:24.
20. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 3:29.
21. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 3:29.
22. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 4:13.
23. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 4:13.
24. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 4:13.
25. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 4:13.
26. Mathias Frank (SWI/IAM) 4:13.
27. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 4:28.
28. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 4:45.
29. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 5:07.
30. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 5:34.
31. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 6:28.
32. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 6:31.
33. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 6:36.
34. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 6:48.
35. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 7:03.
36. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 7:06.
37. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 8:52.
38. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 9:10.
39. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 9:12.
40. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 9:12.
41. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 9:20.
42. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 9:25.
43. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 12:23.
44. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 13:08.
45. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 13:27.
46. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 14:46.
47. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 15:21.
48. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 15:26.
49. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 15:36.
50. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 17:13.
51. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 17:57.
52. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 17:58.
53. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 18:00.
54. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 18:13.
55. Gregory Rast (SWI/TRE) 18:20.
56. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 18:33.
57. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 18:57.
58. Michael Schär (SWI/BMC) 19:14.
59. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 20:18.
60. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 20:25.
61. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 21:31.
62. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 21:33.
63. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 22:04.
64. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 22:08.
65. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 23:16.
66. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 23:21.
67. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 23:40.
68. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 24:03.
69. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 25:06.
70. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 25:06.
71. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 25:16.
72. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 25:49.
73. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 26:24.
74. Marcel Wyss (SWI/IAM) 26:36.
75. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 26:42.
76. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 27:00.
77. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 27:11.
78. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 27:20.
79. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 27:36.
80. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 27:52.
81. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 28:03.
82. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 28:20.
83. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 29:15.
84. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 29:38.
85. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 29:56.
86. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 30:31.
87. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 30:51.
88. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 30:56.
89. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 30:58.
90. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 31:37.
91. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 31:38.
92. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 31:55.
93. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 32:15.
94. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 32:40.
95. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 32:50.
96. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 33:06.
97. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 33:08.
98. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 33:22.
99. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 33:31.
100. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 33:42.
101. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 33:47.
102. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 33:49.
103. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 34:00.
104. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 34:03.
105. Reto Hollenstein (SWI/IAM) 34:46.
106. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 34:56.
107. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 34:57.
108. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 35:28.
109. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 35:31.
110. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 35:31.
111. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 35:32.
112. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 35:37.
113. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 35:42.
114. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 35:52.
115. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 35:55.
116. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 36:28.
117. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 36:48.
118. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 36:49.
119. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 36:57.
120. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 37:03.
121. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 38:11.
122. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 39:14.
123. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 39:28.
124. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 39:42.
125. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 40:01.
126. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 40:36.
127. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 40:54.
128. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 41:05..

129. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 41:05.
130. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 41:25.
131. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 41:39.
132. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 42:56.
133. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 42:57.
134. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 43:02.
135. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 43:13.
136. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 43:29.
137. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 43:37.
138. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 43:41.
139. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 43:47.
140. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 44:13.
141. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 44:33.
142. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 44:41.
143. Egoitz García (ESP/COF) 45:02.
144. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 45:04.
145. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 45:05.
146. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 45:21.
147. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 45:32.
148. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 45:51.
149. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 46:22.
150. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 46:26.
151. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 46:39.
152. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 47:16.
153. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 47:35.
154. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 47:36.
155. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 47:36.
156. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 49:17.
157. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 49:25.
158. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 49:44.
159. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 49:47.
160. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 50:03.
161. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 50:13.
162. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 50:25.
163. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 50:44.
164. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 50:47.
165. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 50:52.
166. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 51:02.
167. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 51:05.
168. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 51:10.
169. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 51:34.
170. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 52:02.
171. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 53:59.
172. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 54:24.
173. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 54:30.
174. José Mendes (POR/APP) 55:17.
175. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 55:38.
176. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 56:02.
177. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 56:10.
178. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 59:08.
179. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 1h01:43.
180. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 1h02:36.
181. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1h04:59.
182. Bart De Clercq (BEL/LTB) 1h06:10.
183. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 1h06:14.
184. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 1h06:20.
185. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 1h14:56.
186. Edward King (USA/CAN) 1h16:35.

Class standings from the 7th stage of
the Tour de France, a 234.5km ride from Epernay to Nancy, on Friday:

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 259 pts
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 146
3. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 137
4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 117
5. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 95
6. Andre Greipel (GER/LTB) 91
7. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 60
8. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 56
9. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 55
10. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 54

King of the Mountains:
1. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 6 pts
2. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 5
3. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 4
4. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 4
5. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 3
6. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 3
7. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 2
8. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2
9. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 2
10. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 2

Team overall:
1. Astana 73h56:23.
2. Belkin at 4:18.
3. BMC 6:05.
4. Sky 6:17.
5. RadioShack 7:22.
6. Cannondale 9:03.
7. Katusha 9:26.
8. Garmin 10:15.
9. Orica – GreenEdge 10:31.
10. NetApp 10:36.

Best young riders (stage):
1. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 5h18:39.
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) at 0:00.
3. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:00.
4. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
5. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.

Best young riders (overall):
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 29h57:48.
2. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) at 0:06.
3. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 1:27.
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 1:41.
5. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 2:40.
6. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 11:39.
7. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 22:32.
8. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 26:16.
9. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 26:27.
10. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 26:52.

Aggressivity (stage):
Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM)

Photos:Corvos

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