Froome Feels Like A Kid After Tour de France Stage 8 Decent Win

Tour de France stage 8
By Barnaby CHESTERMAN

Bagnères-de-Luchon, France, July 9, 2016 (AFP) – Chris Froome said he felt like a kid again as he broke clear on a speedy descent to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday and claim the yellow jersey.

The defending champion surprised everyone not only with an attack on a descent 16km from the finish of the 184km mountainous Pyrenean stage, but also with his technique on the descent.

He slipped off the saddle and onto the central bar of his bike, a normal aerodynamic position riders often adopt on descents.

But what had never been seen before was that Froome managed to pedal furiously in what appeared an uncomfortably cramped position.

“I train like that a lot. Even when I’m with team-mates training,” said Froome.

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“We always mess around on the descent, it goes back to the love of cycling
— to get that adrenaline, that rush.

“That paid off today.”

Sky team manager Dave Brailsford compared Froome’s position to that of Graeme Obree, a former British cyclist known as the ‘Flying Scotsman’ who twice broke the world hour record in the 1990s.

Although that was on the track, he too adopted a strange cramped position that gave him an aerodynamic boost before developing another, the ‘Superman’, when his first position was banned.

Froome said he didn’t have a name for his position, though.

“Call it what you want, I felt like a kid again out there, just trying to race my bike as fast as I could.”

The 31-year-old now leads compatriot Adam Yates and Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez by 16sec in the overall Tour standings ahead of the first summit finish this year in Andorra on Sunday.

Froome said his daring downhill attack had been a risk but something he’d come up with on the spur of the moment.

“I did actually spend quite a lot of energy there in the last 10km on my own.

“It’s a risk I thought I should take. I tried one or two times on the final climb but didn’t manage to distance anybody.

“I had the right gearing, I had a 54 chain so I thought I will try.”

– ‘Nut-case’

Froome’s team-mate Geraint Thomas said the move didn’t take him by surprise.

“He takes bigger risks than I do in training,” said the Briton.

“I’m not surprised. He’s a bit of a nutcase when it comes to that.”

Yates started and finished the day in second place, but behind two
different yellow jersey wearers.

Greg Van Avermaet started the day with an almost six minute lead but
finished the stage a shade under 26min after Froome.

Yates said he was simply relieved to get through the day having been
knocked off his bike on Friday by a collapsing inflatable arch.

“I’m ok. I had pretty bad luck yesterday, a few stitches, cuts and bruises
but I got lucky,” he said.

“Today was tough but I got through ok. I didn’t really know what was going
on, I was just hanging on for grim death.”

Froome’s main rival Nairo Quintana came home in the 13-man group behind the
stage winner.

He lost 13 seconds plus 10 more in time bonuses and now sits sixth overall
at 23sec.

He played down the significance of that gap but blamed himself for not
following Froome’s attack.

“I don’t think those seconds are that important and I hope the end of the
race will prove that,” said the Colombian Movistar leader.

“In the last part it was me who didn’t pay attention.”

Quintana was sitting in Froome’s wheel when the Briton attacked but failed
to react quickly enough to the move.

Two-time former winner Alberto Contador lost more time as he continued to
struggle with injuries suffered in a first stage crash.

He said he may have to hand over Tinkoff team leader duties.

“We are going to talk with the rest of the team for the future because
Roman Kreuziger is better placed than I am,” he said.

Czech Kreuziger is 12th at 34sec while Contador is 20th at 3:12.

– Results from the 8th stage of the Tour of France, a 184km ride from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon on Saturday:

1. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 4hr 57min 33sec
2. Daniel Martin (IRL/ETI) at 0:13
3. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 0:13
4. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:13
5. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN) 0:13
6. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 0:13
7. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) 0:13
8. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:13
9. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 0:13
10. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) 0:13
11. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0:13
12. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:13
13. Louis Meintjes (RSA/LAM) 0:13
14. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 0:13
15. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA) 1:41
16. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 1:41
17. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 1:41
18. Jarlinson Pantano (COL/IAM) 1:41
19. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 1:41
20. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 1:41
21. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 1:41
22. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 1:41
23. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/KAT) 1:41
24. Pierre Rolland (FRA/CAN) 1:45
25. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 1:45
26. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL) 1:45
27. Sebastien Reichenbach (SUI/FDJ) 2:55
28. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 4:10
29. George Bennett (NZL/LNL) 4:12
30. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 4:12
31. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 4:12
32. Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG/FVC) 5:31
33. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/DEN) 10:18
34. Laurens ten Dam (NED/GIA) 10:18
35. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 10:18
36. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 10:18
37. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 11:26
38. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 11:26
39. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 12:34
40. Steve Morabito (SUI/FDJ) 13:25
41. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 13:25
42. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/BOA) 13:25
43. Amael Moinard (FRA/BMC) 13:25
44. Peter Stetina (USA/TRE) 13:25
45. Ruben Plaza (ESP/ORI) 13:25
46. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 13:25
47. Georg Preidler (AUT/GIA) 13:25
48. Tony Martin (GER/ETI) 13:25
49. Mathias Frank (SUI/IAM) 13:25
50. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/TIN) 13:25
51. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 16:19
52. Daryl Impey (RSA/ORI) 16:19
53. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 18:37
54. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 20:54
55. Nelson Oliveira (POR/MOV) 20:54
56. Fabrice Jeandesboz (FRA/DEN) 21:24
57. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) 22:33
58. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT) 24:09
59. Tylan van Baarle (NED/CAN) 25:14
60. Stef Clement (NED/IAM) 25:42
61. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 25:42
62. Chris Anker Sorensen (DEN/FVC) 25:42
63. Anthony Roux (FRA/FDJ) 25:42
64. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 25:42
65. Luis Angel Mate (ESP/COF) 25:42
66. Winner Anacona (COL/MOV) 25:42
67. Michael Schaer (SUI/BMC) 25:42
68. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 25:54
69. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/ETI) 25:54
70. Oliver Naesen (BEL/IAM) 25:54
71. Mickael Cherel (FRA/ALM) 25:54
72. Jan Polanc (SLO/LAM) 25:54
73. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 25:54
74. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/COF) 25:54
75. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 25:54
76. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) 25:54
77. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 25:54
78. Paolo Tiralongo (ITA/AST) 25:54
79. Patrick Konrad (AUT/BOA) 25:54
80. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 25:54
81. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 25:54
82. Michael Andersen (DEN/TIN) 25:54
83. Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN/ORI) 25:54
84. Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI/DDT) 25:54
85. Jan Bárta (CZE/BOA) 25:54
86. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 25:54
87. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 25:54
88. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 25:54
89. Romain Sicard (FRA/DEN) 25:54
90. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 25:54
91. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP/AST) 25:54
92. Daniel Moreno (ESP/MOV) 25:54
93. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 29:32
94. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 32:48
95. Cesare Benedetti (ITA/BOA) 32:48
96. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 32:48
97. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 32:48
98. Marco Haller (AUT/KAT) 34:43
99. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/TRE) 34:43
100. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 34:43
101. Tom Slagter (NED/CAN) 34:43
102. Lawson Craddock (USA/CAN) 34:43
103. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 34:43
104. Simon Geschke (GER/GIA) 34:43
105. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 34:43
106. Luka Pibernik (SLO/LAM) 34:43
107. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/DDT) 34:43
108. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 34:43
109. Julien Vermote (BEL/ETI) 34:43
110. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/LNL) 34:43
111. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 34:43
112. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 34:43
113. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 34:43
114. Andreas Schillinger (GER/BOA) 34:43
115. Alex Howes (USA/CAN) 34:43
116. Ian Stannard (GBR/SKY) 34:43
117. Angelo Tulik (FRA/DEN) 34:43
118. Yohann Gene (FRA/DEN) 34:43
119. Bryan Coquard (FRA/DEN) 34:43
120. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 34:43
121. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 34:43
122. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 34:43
123. Maciej Bodnar (POL/TIN) 34:43
124. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 34:43
125. Petr Vakoc (CZE/ETI) 34:43
126. Natnael Berhane (ERI/DDT) 34:43
127. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 34:43
128. Paul Voss (GER/BOA) 34:43
129. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 34:43
130. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 34:43
131. Timo Roosen (NED/LNL) 34:43
132. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 34:43
133. Jerome Coppel (FRA/IAM) 34:43
134. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 34:43
135. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/CAN) 34:43
136. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 34:43
137. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN) 34:43
138. Brice Feillu (FRA/FVC) 34:43
139. Angel Vicioso (ESP/KAT) 34:43
140. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/LAM) 34:43
141. Jerome Cousin (FRA/COF) 34:43
142. Iljo Keisse (BEL/ETI) 39:24
143. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/ETI) 39:24
144. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/COF) 39:24
145. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 39:24
146. Edward Theuns (BEL/TRE) 39:24
147. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 39:24
148. Oscar Gatto (ITA/TIN) 39:24
149. Sondre Enger (NOR/IAM) 39:24
150. Marcel Kittel (GER/ETI) 39:24
151. Robert Wagner (GER/LNL) 39:24
152. Andre Greipel (GER/LOT) 39:24
153. Adam Hansen (AUS/LOT) 39:24
154. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 39:24
155. Antoine Duchesne (CAN/DEN) 39:24
156. Tsgabu Grmay (ETH/LAM) 39:24
157. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 39:24
158. Matteo Bono (ITA/LAM) 39:24
159. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/ETI) 39:24
160. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY) 39:24
161. Sam Bennett (IRL/BOA) 39:24
162. Leigh Howard (AUS/IAM) 39:24
163. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 39:24
164. Bertjan Lindeman (NED/LNL) 39:24
165. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/KAT) 39:24
166. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 39:24
167. Brent Bookwalter (USA/BMC) 39:24
168. Vegard Breen (NOR/FVC) 39:24
169. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 39:24
170. Borut Bozic (SLO/COF) 39:24
171. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/FVC) 39:24
172. Florian Vachon (FRA/FVC) 39:24
173. Pierre-Luc Perichon (FRA/FVC) 39:24
174. Greg Henderson (NZL/LOT) 39:24
175. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LOT) 39:24
176. Alexis Gougeard (FRA/ALM) 39:24
177. Diego Rosa (ITA/AST) 39:24
178. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 39:24
179. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/GIA) 39:24
180. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/LNL) 39:24
181. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 39:24
182. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/FVC) 39:24
183. Cyril Gautier (FRA/ALM) 39:24
184. Daniel McLay (GBR/FVC) 39:24
185. Adrien Petit (FRA/DEN) 39:24
186. Mark Renshaw (AUS/DDT) 39:24
187. Sebastian Langeveld (NED/CAN) 39:24
188. Matti Breschel (DEN/CAN) 39:24
189. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT) 39:24
190. Jasper Stuyven (BEL/TRE) 39:24
191. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 39:24
192. Stephen Cummings (GBR/DDT) 39:24
193. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LOT) 39:24
194. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LNL) 39:24
195. Shane Archbold (NZL/BOA) 39:24
196. Mark Cavendish (GBR/DDT) 39:24
197. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/DDT) 39:24

Did not finish
Michael Morkov (DEN/KAT)

– Overall standings after the 8th stage of the Tour de France, a 184km ride from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon on Saturday:

1. Chris Froome (GBR/Sky) 39hr 13min 04sec
2. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) at 0:16.
3. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 0:16.
4. Daniel Martin (IRL/ETI) 0:17.
5. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:19.
6. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0:23.
7. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 0:23.
8. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:23.
9. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:23.
10. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 0:23.
11. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 0:23.
12. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN) 0:34.
13. Louis Meintjes (RSA/LAM) 0:34.
14. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 1:51.
15. Pierre Rolland (FRA/CAN) 1:55.
16. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL) 1:55.
17. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/KAT) 2:00.
18. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) 2:08.
19. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 2:31.
20. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 3:12.
21. Sebastien Reichenbach (SUI/FDJ) 3:16.
22. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 4:35.
23. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA) 5:36.
24. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 6:46.
25. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 8:59.
26. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 9:07.
27. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 9:14.
28. Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG/FVC) 9:33.
29. Jarlinson Pantano (COL/IAM) 10:19.
30. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 14:27.
31. Mathias Frank (SUI/IAM) 14:51.
32. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 19:02.
33. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 19:44.
34. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 20:07.
35. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 21:25.
36. Steve Morabito (SUI/FDJ) 22:25.
37. Laurens ten Dam (NED/GIA) 23:51.
38. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 25:24.
39. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/ETI) 25:58.
40. Fabrice Jeandesboz (FRA/DEN) 26:15.
41. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/TIN) 26:27.
42. Georg Preidler (AUT/GIA) 27:24.
43. Peter Stetina (USA/TRE) 27:26.
44. Daryl Impey (RSA/ORI) 28:02.
45. Daniel Moreno (ESP/MOV) 28:59.
46. George Bennett (NZL/LNL) 29:30.
47. Tony Martin (GER/ETI) 30:52.
48. Amael Moinard (FRA/BMC) 31:06.
49. Stef Clement (NED/IAM) 31:26.
50. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 31:57.
51. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 32:32.
52. Patrick Konrad (AUT/BOA) 32:58.
53. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 33:00.
54. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 33:14.
55. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 35:20.
56. Luis Angel Mate (ESP/COF) 35:22.
57. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/BOA) 35:38.
58. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/COF) 38:40.
59. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 38:52.
60. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 39:06.
61. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 39:06.
62. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT) 39:12.
63. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP/AST) 39:35.
64. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 40:50.
65. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 42:05.
66. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 44:03.
67. Simon Geschke (GER/GIA) 46:16.
68. Lawson Craddock (USA/CAN) 46:52.
69. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 47:09.
70. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 48:01.
71. Tom Slagter (NED/CAN) 48:09.
72. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 48:30.
73. Romain Sicard (FRA/DEN) 48:43.
74. Ruben Plaza (ESP/ORI) 48:48.
75. Paolo Tiralongo (ITA/AST) 48:51.
76. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 48:53.
77. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 50:15.
78. Chris Anker Sorensen (DEN/FVC) 50:39.
79. Diego Rosa (ITA/AST) 52:27.
80. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 52:54.
81. Jan Polanc (SLO/LAM) 53:10.
82. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/DEN) 53:34.
83. Cyril Gautier (FRA/ALM) 55:00.
84. Oliver Naesen (BEL/IAM) 55:10.
85. Brice Feillu (FRA/FVC) 56:23.
86. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 59:35.
87. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 59:59.
88. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 1h00:00.
89. Jan Barta (CZE/BOA) 1h00:44.
90. Michael Andersen (DEN/TIN) 1h00:57.
91. Anthony Roux (FRA/FDJ) 1h01:05.
92. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 1h01:20.
93. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) 1h01:28.
94. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 1h01:37.
95. Alex Howes (USA/CAN) 1h01:42.
96. Michael Schaer (SUI/BMC) 1h04:14.
97. Luka Pibernik (SLO/LAM) 1h04:22.
98. Paul Voss (GER/BOA) 1h04:34.
99. Pierre-Luc Perichon (FRA/FVC) 1h04:41.
100. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 1h04:43.
101. Tsgabu Grmay (ETH/LAM) 1h04:58.
102. Nelson Oliveira (POR/MOV) 1h07:03.
103. Jerome Coppel (FRA/IAM) 1h07:41.
104. Matti Breschel (DEN/CAN) 1h07:45.
105. Winner Anacona (COL/MOV) 1h07:59.
106. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) 1h08:05.
107. Florian Vachon (FRA/FVC) 1h08:14.
108. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 1h08:19.
109. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/DDT) 1h08:37.
110. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 1h08:38.
111. Bryan Coquard (FRA/DEN) 1h08:57.
112. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 1h09:38.
113. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN) 1h09:41.
114. Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI/DDT) 1h09:47.
115. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 1h10:10.
116. Jasper Stuyven (BEL/TRE) 1h10:11.
117. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/TRE) 1h10:12.
118. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LOT) 1h10:39.
119. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/FVC) 1h10:46.
120. Tylan van Baarle (NED/CAN) 1h10:59.
121. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 1h11:28.
122. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 1h11:28.
123. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 1h11:40.
124. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 1h11:40.
125. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/LAM) 1h12:27.
126. Jose Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 1h12:37.
127. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 1h12:39.
128. Antoine Duchesne (CAN/DEN) 1h12:44..
129. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 1h12:51.
130. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/CAN) 1h12:51.
131. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 1h13:07.
132. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 1h13:09.
133. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 1h14:06.
134. Stephen Cummings (GBR/DDT) 1h14:18.
135. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 1h14:26.
136. Sondre Enger (NOR/IAM) 1h14:51.
137. Edward Theuns (BEL/TRE) 1h15:04.
138. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 1h15:25.
139. Angelo Tulik (FRA/DEN) 1h15:33.
140. Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN/ORI) 1h16:28.
141. Angel Vicioso (ESP/KAT) 1h16:29.
142. Sebastian Langeveld (NED/CAN) 1h17:02.
143. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/ETI) 1h17:32.
144. Bertjan Lindeman (NED/LNL) 1h17:36.
145. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 1h17:37.
146. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/FVC) 1h18:10.
147. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 1h18:35.
148. Jerome Cousin (FRA/COF) 1h18:39.
149. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/LNL) 1h19:16.
150. Marcel Kittel (GER/ETI) 1h19:54.
151. Timo Roosen (NED/LNL) 1h20:12.
152. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/LNL) 1h20:12.
153. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 1h20:16.
154. Mark Cavendish (GBR/DDT) 1h20:44.
155. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/ETI) 1h20:44.
156. Petr Vakoc (CZE/ETI) 1h20:55.
157. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 1h21:31.
158. Adam Hansen (AUS/LOT) 1h21:34.
159. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT) 1h21:41.
160. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 1h21:53.
161. Cesare Benedetti (ITA/BOA) 1h22:11.
162. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/KAT) 1h22:21.
163. Greg Henderson (NZL/LOT) 1h22:36.
164. Yohann Gene (FRA/DEN) 1h22:56.
165. Matteo Bono (ITA/LAM) 1h23:33.
166. Vegard Breen (NOR/FVC) 1h23:37.
167. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/COF) 1h23:38.
168. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/GIA) 1h23:40.
169. Ian Stannard (GBR/SKY) 1h23:41.
170. Iljo Keisse (BEL/ETI) 1h23:49.
171. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 1h24:18.
172. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY) 1h24:18.
173. Adrien Petit (FRA/DEN) 1h24:20.
174. Andreas Schillinger (GER/BOA) 1h24:36.
175. Borut Bozic (SLO/COF) 1h24:43.
176. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LNL) 1h25:00.
177. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 1h25:00.
178. Natnael Berhane (ERI/DDT) 1h25:18.
179. Oscar Gatto (ITA/TIN) 1h25:48.
180. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 1h25:55.
181. Maciej Bodnar (POL/TIN) 1h26:12.
182. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 1h26:15.
183. Daniel McLay (GBR/FVC) 1h26:16.
184. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 1h26:28.
185. Robert Wagner (GER/LNL) 1h27:12.
186. Mark Renshaw (AUS/DDT) 1h28:00.
187. Julien Vermote (BEL/ETI) 1h28:04.
188. Brent Bookwalter (USA/BMC) 1h28:41.
189. Marco Haller (AUT/KAT) 1h29:25.
190. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 1h29:39.
191. Alexis Gougeard (FRA/ALM) 1h30:43.
192. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 1h31:12.
193. Leigh Howard (AUS/IAM) 1h33:47.
194. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/DDT) 1h33:50.
195. Shane Archbold (NZL/BOA) 1h34:41.
196. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LOT) 1h49:25.
197. Sam Bennett (IRL/BOA) 1h53:20.

Points:
1. Mark Cavendish (GBR/DDT) 204 pts
2. Marcel Kittel (GER/ETI) 182
3. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN) 177
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA/DEN) 112
5. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 90
6. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 89
7. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 77
8. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 74
9. Edward Theuns (BEL/TRE) 64
10. Daniel Martin (IRL/ETI) 54

King of Mountains:
1. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 31 pts
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 30
3. Christopher Froome (GBR/SKY) 22
4. Tony Martin (GER/ETI) 18
5. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 16
6. Romain Sicard (FRA/DEN) 14
7. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 13
8. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 13
9. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 13
10. Wouter Poels (NED/SKY) 12

Team overall:
1. BMC 117hrs 40min 16sec
2. Sky at 1:34.
3. Movistar 4:54.
4. Astana 7:52.
5. Tinkoff 15:32.
6. AG2R La Mondiale 19:45.
7. Trek 21:39.
8. Katusha 24:57.
9. FDJ 43:46.
10. Giant 47:11.
11. Etixx 50:30.
12. IAM 54:30.
13. Bora 55:25.
14. Orica 56:59.
15. Cannondale 1h20:04.
16. Lampre 1h20:07.
17. Lotto NL 1h22:19.
18. Direct Energie 1h32:03.
19. Fortuneo 1h32:29.
20. Cofidis 1h34:55.
21. Dimension Data 2h28:09.
22. Lotto 2h49:40.

Best young riders (overall)
1. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) 39hrs 13min 20sec.
2. Louis Meintjes (RSA/LAM) at 0:18.
3. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 1:35.
4. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL) 1:39.
5. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA) 5:20.
6. Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG/FVC) 9:17.
7. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/ETI) 25:42.
8. Patrick Konrad (AUT/BOA) 32:42.
9. Lawson Craddock (USA/CAN) 46:36.
10. Jan Polanc (SLO/LAM) 52:54.

Combativity (stage):
Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ)

Photo: Corvos