Tour de France Stage 3 Ends In ‘Awesome’ Marcel Kittel Sprint

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN

LONDON, July 07, 2014 (AFP) – Marcel Kittel celebrated winning what he
called an “awesome” Tour de France stage in front of Buckingham Palace as he
emphasised his status as the best sprinter in the world on Monday.

The 26-year-old German won his second stage out of three at this year’s
Grand Boucle as he proved too strong for the sprint competition on the 155km
stage from sunny Cambridge to wet London.

“It was awesome, I’m really happy I could win this stage in front of
Buckingham Palace. There were amazing crowds, great scenery, the team did a
really good job which was a great advertisement for our lead-out train,” said
Kittel.

Without former world champion and 25-time Tour stage winner Mark Cavendish
for competition, Kittel looked in a class of his own.

Cavendish crashed on the finish to the first stage in Harrogate on Saturday
and dislocated his collarbone, withdrawing from the race before the start of
Sunday’s second stage from York.

Kittel admitted Cavendish’s absence made his job easier.

“That’s one big opponent that’s not in the race anymore. Of course it
changes things for me and also the team. We have to take it into account for
the next few stages,” said the German.

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Launched perfectly by his Giant-Shimano team, the battle behind Kittel was
merely for his back wheel and the slipstream his huge frame provides.

Peter Sagan, who took second on the stage ahead of Australian Mark Renshaw,
won that particular battle but never had the strength nor the belief to try to
dive out from behind Kittel to go for the win.

– Pace and power -

Slovakia’s Sagan at least held on to his green points jersey, though.
Kittel simply led home a procession, turning the final dash to the line
into a demonstration of his pace and power.

Having suffered over Sunday’s gruelling 201km hilly grind from York to
Sheffield, the overall contenders took it easy through Monday’s stage.

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali kept out of trouble and enjoyed his first ever
day in yellow.

“What can I say, I’m really, really happy because today there were even
more people than the other days,” he said.


Tour de France 2014 – Marcel Kittel remporte la 1e étape et prend le maillot jaune by Cyclismactu

“Maybe the rain ruined the party a bit but it was still a good day. I tried
to look after the jersey and stay clear from trouble right to the end.

“I was well protected by my team. Here in England we’ve been met by a great
welcome and fantastic fans.”

Twice former winner Alberto Contador tested his legs in the final few
kilometres by keeping near the front, more to stay away from potential danger
than to try to finish high up.

He was wise to do so as there was a crash further back around 1.5km from
the line.

Reigning champion Chris Froome was another to enjoy a fairly anonymous day,
although the same could not be said for his Sky teammate David Lopez, who
clipped a fan who had strayed too far out into the road to take a picture.

Lopez survived the incident but it created a concertina effect behind in
the peloton which saw former winner Andy Schleck go down in a spill.

On a sunny day with blue skies in Cambridge, Frenchman Jean-Marc Bideau and
Jan Barta of the Czech Republic were the escapees of the stage, heading off
straight from the start and lasting almost 150km in the lead.

On a day that was always a near certainty to end in a bunch sprint, the 18
World Tour teams didn’t bother to get involved in the breakaway, leaving two
of the four invited teams to jump on the chance for some extended time in
front of the television cameras.

They went close but Bideau gave up the ghost with 8km left and Barta
battled on for another 2km before agonisingly succumbing to the inevitable.

Overall standings after the third
stage of the Tour de France, a 155km ride from Cambridge to London on Monday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 13hr 31min 13sec
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) at 0:02sec
3. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 0:02.
4. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:02.
5. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 0:02.
6. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:02.
7. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 0:02.
8. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:02.
9. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:02.
10. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:02.
11. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:02.
12. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:02.
13. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:02.
14. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 0:02.
15. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:02.
16. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:02.
17. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:02.
18. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 0:02.
19. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 0:02.
20. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:02.
21. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 0:02.
22. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:16.
23. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:16.
24. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:16.
25. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 0:16.
26. Mathias Frank (SWI/IAM) 0:16.
27. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:16.
28. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 0:16.
29. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:16.
30. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:16.
31. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 0:35.
32. Fabian Cancellara (SWI/TRE) 0:35.
33. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 0:35.
34. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 0:35.
35. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 0:35.
36. Egor Silin (RUS/KAT) 0:35.
37. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 0:35.
38. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 0:56.
39. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 0:58.
40. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 1:18.
41. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 1:19.
42. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 1:19.
43. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 1:19.
44. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 1:21.
45. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 1:21.
46. Darwin Atapuma (COL/BMC) 1:21.
47. Sebastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 1:21.
48. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 1:40.
49. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 1:40.
50. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 1:40.
51. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 1:40.
52. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 1:45.
53. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 1:45.
54. Jose Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 1:45.
55. Marcel Wyss (SWI/IAM) 2:01.
56. Andy Schleck (LUX/TRE) 2:24.
57. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 2:24.
58. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 2:34.
59. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 2:50.
60. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2:50.
61. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 2:50.
62. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 3:01.
63. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 3:40.
64. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 3:47.
65. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 3:47.
66. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 3:59.
67. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 4:25.
68. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 5:46.
69. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 6:26.
70. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 6:32.
71. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 6:32.
72. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 6:51.
73. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 7:39.
74. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 7:43.
75. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 8:26.
76. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 8:40.
77. Egoitz García (ESP/COF) 8:40.
78. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 10:31.
79. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 10:31.
80. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 10:31.
81. Michael Schär (SWI/BMC) 10:31.
82. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 10:31.
83. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 10:31.
84. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 10:31.
85. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 10:31.
86. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 10:31.
87. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 10:31.
88. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 10:50.
89. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 11:14.
90. Gregory Rast (SWI/TRE) 11:36.
91. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 11:36.
92. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 11:36.
93. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 11:36.
94. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 11:36.
95. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 11:36.
96. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 11:36.
97. Ruben Plaza (ESP/MOV) 11:36.
98. Stef Clement (NED/BKN) 11:36.
99. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 11:36.
100. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 12:23.
101. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 12:23.
102. Jerome Pineau (FRA/IAM) 12:29.
103. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 12:29.
104. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 12:29.
105. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 12:35.
106. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 12:35.
107. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 12:44.
108. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 13:23.
109. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 14:01.
110. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 14:26.
111. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 14:48.
112. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 14:48.
113. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 14:48.
114. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 14:48.
115. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 14:48.
116. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 14:48.
117. Reto Hollenstein (SWI/IAM) 14:48.
118. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 14:48.
119. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 14:48.
120. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 15:07.
121. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 15:39.
122. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 15:39.
123. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 15:53.
124. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 15:53.
125. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 15:53.
126. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 15:53.
127. Bart De Clercq (BEL/LTB) 15:53.
128. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 15:53.
129. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 15:53.
130. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 15:53.
131. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 15:53.
132. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 15:53.
133. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 15:58.
134. Sebastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 16:06.
135. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 16:10.
136. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 16:10.
137. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 16:11.
138. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 16:13.
139. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 16:26.
140. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 16:40.
141. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 16:44.
142. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 16:44.
143. Xavier Zandio (ESP/SKY) 16:44.
144. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 16:44.
145. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 16:44.
146. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 16:44.
147. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 16:46.
148. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 16:46.
149. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 16:46.
150. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 16:52.
151. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 17:05.
152. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 17:09.
153. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 17:21.
154. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 17:31.
155. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 17:37.
156. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 18:06.
157. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 18:14.
158. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 19:50.
159. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 19:50.
160. Andre Greipel (GER/LTB) 19:50.
161. Danny van Poppel (NED/TRE) 19:50.
162. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 19:50.
163. Arnaud Demare (FRA/FDJ) 19:50.
164. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 19:50.
165. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 19:50.
166. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 19:50.
167. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 19:50.
168. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 19:50.
169. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 19:50.
170. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 19:56.
171. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 20:42.
172. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 20:54.
173. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 20:55.
174. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 20:55.
175. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 20:55.
176. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 20:55.
177. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 21:14.
178. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 21:40.
179. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 21:42.
180. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 21:48.
181. Jose Mendes (POR/APP) 21:48.
182. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 22:15.
183. Greg Henderson (NZL/LTB) 22:19.
184. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 22:25.
185. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 22:45.
186. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 23:00.
187. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 23:03.
188. Jesus Hernandez (ESP/TIN) 23:04.
189. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 23:29.
190. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 23:48.
191. Edward King (USA/CAN) 24:42.
192. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 24:42.
193. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 25:25.
194. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 28:42.
195. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 35:04.
196. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/LAM) 38:23.

Result of the third stage of Tour de
France, a 155km ride from Cambridge to London on Monday:

1. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 3hr 38min 30sec
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) same time
3. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 0:00.
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
5. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 0:00.
6. Danny van Poppel (NED/TRE) 0:00.
7. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 0:00.
8. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
9. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
10. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 0:00.
11. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 0:00.
12. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 0:00.
13. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
14. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
15. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 0:00.
16. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
17. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 0:00.
18. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:00.
19. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 0:00.
20. Greg Henderson (NZL/LTB) 0:00.
21. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 0:00.
22. Michael Schär (SWI/BMC) 0:00.
23. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 0:00.
24. Fabian Cancellara (SWI/TRE) 0:00.
25. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 0:00.
26. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 0:00.
27. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 0:00.
28. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 0:00.
29. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 0:00.
30. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
31. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:00.
32. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 0:00.
33. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
34. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:00.
35. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 0:00.
36. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
37. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 0:00.
38. Jose Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
39. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
40. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
41. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
42. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:00.
43. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
44. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 0:00.
45. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 0:00.
46. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:00.
47. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:00.
48. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 0:00.
49. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 0:00.
50. Reto Hollenstein (SWI/IAM) 0:00.
51. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:00.
52. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
53. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 0:00.
54. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
55. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 0:00.
56. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 0:00.
57. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 0:00.
58. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 0:00.
59. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:00.
60. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 0:00.
61. Mathias Frank (SWI/IAM) 0:00.
62. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 0:00.
63. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 0:00.
64. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 0:00.
65. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 0:00.
66. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 0:00.
67. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:00.
68. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
69. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 0:00.
70. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 0:00.
71. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:00.
72. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 0:00.
73. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 0:00.
74. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:00.
75. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
76. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:00.
77. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 0:00.
78. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 0:00.
79. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 0:00.
80. Egor Silin (RUS/KAT) 0:00.
81. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 0:00.
82. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
83. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 0:00.
84. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 0:00.
85. Jan Barta (CZE/APP) 0:19.
86. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 0:19.
87. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 0:19.
88. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 0:19.
89. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 0:19.
90. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 0:19.
91. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 0:19.
92. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 0:21.
93. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 0:23.
94. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 0:23.
95. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 0:32.
96. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 0:34.
97. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 0:38.
98. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 0:43.
99. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 0:52.
100. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 1:00.
101. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 1:02.
102. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 1:05.
103. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 1:05.
104. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 1:05.
105. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 1:05.
106. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 1:05.
107. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 1:05.
108. Gregory Rast (SWI/TRE) 1:05.
109. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 1:05.
110. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 1:05.
111. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 1:05.
112. Darwin Atapuma (COL/BMC) 1:05.
113. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 1:05.
114. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 1:05.
115. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 1:05.
116. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 1:05.
117. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 1:05.
118. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 1:05.
119. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 1:05.
120. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 1:05.
121. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 1:05.
122. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 1:05.
123. Andy Schleck (LUX/TRE) 1:05.
124. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 1:05.
125. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 1:05.
126. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 1:05.
127. Xavier Zandio (ESP/SKY) 1:05.
128. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 1:05.
129. Stef Clement (NED/BKN) 1:05.
130. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 1:05.
131. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 1:05.
132. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 1:05.
133. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 1:05.
134. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 1:05.
135. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 1:05.
136. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 1:05.
137. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 1:05.
138. Bart De Clercq (BEL/LTB) 1:05.
139. Marcel Wyss (SWI/IAM) 1:05.
140. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 1:05.
141. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 1:05.
142. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 1:05.
143. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 1:05.
144. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 1:05.
145. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 1:05.
146. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 1:05.
147. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 1:05.
148. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 1:05.
149. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 1:05.
150. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 1:05.
151. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 1:05.
152. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 1:05.
153. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 1:05.
154. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 1:05.
155. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 1:05.
156. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 1:05.
157. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 1:18.
158. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 1:18.
159. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 1:22.
160. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 1:22.
161. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 1:26.
162. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 1:52.
163. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 1:52.
164. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 1:52.
165. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/LAM) 1:52.
166. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 1:52.
167. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 1:52.
168. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 1:52.
169. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 1:52.
170. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 1:58.
171. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 1:58.
172. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 1:58.
173. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 1:58.
174. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 1:58.
175. Jose Mendes (POR/APP) 1:58.
176. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 1:58.
177. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 1:58.
178. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 1:58.
179. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 1:58.
180. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 1:58.
181. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 1:58.
182. Jerome Pineau (FRA/IAM) 1:58.
183. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 2:04.
184. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 2:04.
185. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 2:04.
186. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 2:04.
187. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 2:04.
188. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 3:18.
189. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 3:55.
190. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 4:00.
191. Egoitz García (ESP/COF) 4:00.
192. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 5:08.
193. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 5:54.
194. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 5:54.
195. Edward King (USA/CAN) 7:25.
196. Jesus Hernandez (ESP/TIN) 7:25.

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 117 pts
2. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 90
3. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 88
4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 47
5. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 40
6. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 38
7. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 30
8. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 30
9. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 30
10. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 29

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. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 2
6. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2
7. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 2
8. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 2
9. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 2
10. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 1

Team (stage):
1. BMC 10hr 55min 30sec
2. Omega Pharma same time
3. Giant 0:00.
4. Movistar 0:00.
5. Garmin 0:00.

Team (overall):
1. Sky 29hr 38nmin 15sec
2. Astana at 0:12sec
3. BMC 0:14.
4. NetApp 0:47.
5. RadioShack 0:47.
6. Cannondale 0:47.
7. IAM Cycling 1:01.
8. Katusha 1:20.
9. Belkin 1:31.
10. Lampre 1:31.

Best young rider (stage):
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 3hr 38min 30sec
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) at 0:00.
3. Danny van Poppel (NED/TRE) 0:00.
4. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
5. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.

Best young rider (overall):
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 13hr 31min 15sec
2. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) at 0:00.
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:14.
5. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:14.

Aggressivity (stage):
Jan Bárta (CZE/APP)

Photos: Corvos

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