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March 12/15 12:21 pm - Paris Nice: Stage 4 results


Posted by Editoress on 03/12/15
 

Team Sky were the arch-favourites at the start of this 73rd Paris-Nice and they amply delivered in stage 4 with an impressive one-two at the top of the climb to Croix de Chaubouret on Thursday. Richie Porte, the 2013 winner, won the first major stage of this edition with team-mate Geraint Thomas on his heels, confirming the claim by the British team that they had two cards to play in the Race to the Sun. Yet their efforts in the finale of the longest stage in this edition (204 km) was not quite enough to seize the overall lead as prologue winner Michal Kiwatkowski hung on to take third place and claim the yellow jersey back, leading Porte by the slimmest margin. Thomas is now third, a further two seconds behind.

 

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Porte wins - photo: ASO/G.Demouveaux

 

De Gendt seizes polka-dot
Three men moved on the gun: Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Antoine Duchesne (Team Europcar), quickly joined by Chris Anker Sorensen (Tinkoff-Saxo). The peloton were happy to see them go and their lead increased steadily to reach 8:15 at Km 23. De Gendt made his intentions clear by sweeping the points on the first seven ascents of the day to dislodge Philippe Gilbert from the top of the mountain classification. Duchesne was dropped in the 2nd cat. Cote de la Gimond (km 152).

 

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Antoine Duchesne leads the break - photo: ASO/G.Demouveaux

 

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Majka dropped
On the descent, AG2R seized their chance to shake off the peloton and raised the tempo, dropping several big names like Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) and several sprinters like Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) or Nace Bouhanni (FDJ). The most serious contender trapped at the back was Poland's Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) who suffered a front wheel problem at the worst possible time and had to change bikes twice.

Sky takes over
De Gendt and Sorensen were caught with 13 kms to go as BMC riders took the reins. At the very start of the final climb, France's Warren Barguil (Team Giant-Alpecin) crashed as Astana and Team Sky took the reins. The British outfit steadily increased the pace, sorting out the leading contenders. While Majka and Bob Jungels (Trek Factory Racing) were among the first to lose ground, yellow jersey holder Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEDGE) faltered with six kilometers to go. Tony Martin (EQS) and Tom-Jelte Slagter (Team Cannondale-Garmin) were done two kilometres further down the road.

Three left for final victory?
Once Lars-Petter Nordhaug and Nicholas Roche had finished their team work, Geraint Thomas decided to part company with the rest of the pack three kilometres from the finish line. He was joined by Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang (AST) and Slovenia's Simon Spilak (Katusha). The leading favorites slowly bridged the gap and on the junction, behind the red flame, Richie Porte struck back, taking Thomas with him. This last blow was too much to take for most of the other contenders, except Kwiatkowski. American Tejay Van Garderen is now 27 seconds adrift in fourth overall and Jakob Fuglsang 32 seconds off the pace in fifth.

 

Results from the fourth stage of Paris - Nice in France

Stage 4: Varennes-sur-Allier to Croix de Chaubouret, 204 km
1 Richie Porte (Team Sky) 5:18:39
2 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at s.t.
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick Step) s.t.
4 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team) 0:08
5 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) 0:17
6 Rui Costa (Lampre - Merida) 0:24
7 Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal)
8 Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team)
9 Rafael Valls (Lampre - Merida)
10 Simon Spilak (Team Katusha) all s.t.
11 Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) 0:30
12 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Movistar Team) s.t.
13 Tiago Machado (Team Katusha) 0:34
14 Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) 1:04
15 Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Alpecin) s.t.
16 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Astana Pro Team) 1:06
17 Ruben Fernandez (Movistar Team)
18 Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale)
19 Eduardo Sepulveda (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
20 Mathias Frank (Iam Cycling) all s.t.
21 Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing) 1:12
22 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 1:15
23 Arthur Vichot (FDJ)
24 Yury Trofimov (Team Katusha)
25 Cyril Gautier (Team Europcar) all s.t.
26 Wilco Kelderman (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 1:24
27 Sylvain Chavanel (Iam Cycling) s.t.
28 Tom Jelte Slagter (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 1:36
29 Maxime Bouet (Etixx-Quick Step) 1:42
30 Robert Kiserlovski (Tinkoff-Saxo) s.t.
31 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) 1:55
32 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 1:59
33 Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) 2:12
34 Eros Capecchi (Movistar Team) s.t.
35 Dayer Uberney Quintana (Movistar Team) 2:15
36 Ben Hermans (BMC Racing Team) 2:31
37 Andrew Talansky (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 2:51
38 Romain Sicard (Team Europcar) 3:00
39 Simon Yates (Orica GreenEDGE) 3:03
40 Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale)
41 Paolo Tiralongo (Astana Pro Team)
42 Steven Kruijswijk (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) all s.t.
43 Bob Jungels (Trek Factory Racing) 3:13
44 Pierrick Fedrigo (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 4:43
45 Georg Preidler (Team Giant-Alpecin) 5:27
46 Ruben Plaza Molina (Lampre - Merida) 6:03
47 Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) 6:12
48 Sergey Chernetski (Team Katusha) 6:49
49 Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) 7:37
50 Rein Taaramae (Astana Pro Team) 7:39
51 Jonathan Hivert (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) s.t.
52 Mikael Cherel (AG2R La Mondiale) 8:09
53 Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team)
54 Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)
55 Laurent Pichon (FDJ)
56 Vicente Reynes (Iam Cycling)
57 George Bennett (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) all s.t.
58 Lars Boom (Astana Pro Team) 8:35
59 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)
60 Anthony Delaplace (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) both s.t.
61 Jérôme Pineau (Iam Cycling) 9:32
62 Chris Anker Sorensen (Tinkoff-Saxo) 10:12
63 Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale)
64 David Tanner (Iam Cycling)
65 Ben Swift (Team Sky) all s.t.
66 Angelo Tulik (Team Europcar) 11:10
67 Egor Silin (Team Katusha) 11:48
68 Nelson Oliveira (Lampre - Merida) s.t.
69 Michal Golas (Etixx-Quick Step) 12:27
70 Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal)
71 Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo)
72 Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal)
73 Bram Tankink (Team LottoNL - Jumbo)
74 Koen De Kort (Team Giant-Alpecin)
75 Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team)
76 Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) all s.t.
77 Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEDGE) 14:01
78 Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEDGE) s.t.
79 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 14:06
80 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Movistar Team) 15:00
81 Matteo Bono (Lampre - Merida) 15:03
82 Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) 15:10
83 John Degenkolb (Team Giant-Alpecin) 17:04
84 Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEDGE)
85 Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team)
86 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto-Soudal)
87 Peter Velits (BMC Racing Team)
88 Heinrich Haussler (Iam Cycling)
89 Pawel Poljanski (Tinkoff-Saxo)
90 Dylan Van Baarle (Team Cannondale-Garmin)
91 Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre - Merida) all s.t.
92 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team) 21:58
93 Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar)
94 Arnaud Gerard (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
95 Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
96 Jens Keukeleire (Orica GreenEDGE)
97 Johan Van Summeren (AG2R La Mondiale)
98 Florian Vachon (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
99 Roy Curvers (Team Giant-Alpecin)
100 Warren Barguil (Team Giant-Alpecin)
101 Sebastian Langeveld (Team Cannondale-Garmin)
102 Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale)
103 Michael Albasini (Orica GreenEDGE)
104 Anthony Roux (FDJ)
105 Jack Bauer (Team Cannondale-Garmin) all s.t.
106 Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing) 22:54
107 Christian Meier (Orica GreenEDGE) 23:25
108 Mario Costa (Lampre - Merida)
109 Michael Valgren (Tinkoff-Saxo)
110 Luke Rowe (Team Sky)
111 Michael Morkov (Tinkoff-Saxo)
112 Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo)
113 Bryan Nauleau (Team Europcar)
114 Mickaël Delage (FDJ)
115 Eugenio Alafaci (Trek Factory Racing)
116 Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
117 Sergio Paulinho (Tinkoff-Saxo)
118 Laurens De Vreese (Astana Pro Team)
119 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Team Katusha)
120 Sébastien Chavanel (FDJ)
121 Moreno Hofland (Team LottoNL - Jumbo)
122 Mitchell Docker (Orica GreenEDGE)
123 Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar)
124 Nikolas Maes (Etixx-Quick Step)
125 Ramon Sinkeldam (Team Giant-Alpecin)
126 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team)
127 Antoine Duchesne (Team Europcar)
128 Yauheni Hutarovich (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
129 Benjamin King (Team Cannondale-Garmin)
130 Dominique Rollin (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
131 Florian Senechal (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
132 Gert Steegmans (Trek Factory Racing)
133 André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal)
134 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto-Soudal)
135 Gregory Henderson (Lotto-Soudal)
136 Edward King (Team Cannondale-Garmin)
137 Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx-Quick Step)
138 Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing)
139 Jos Van Emden (Team LottoNL - Jumbo)
140 Kristof Vandewalle (Trek Factory Racing)
141 Zico Waeytens (Team Giant-Alpecin)
142 Jacopo Guarnieri (Team Katusha)
143 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)
144 Marco Coledan (Trek Factory Racing)
145 William Bonnet (FDJ)
146 Davide Cimolai (Lampre - Merida)
147 Maarten Tjallingii (Team LottoNL - Jumbo)
148 Maarten Wynants (Team LottoNL - Jumbo)
149 Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)
150 Yohann Gene (Team Europcar)
151 Alex Howes (Team Cannondale-Garmin) all s.t.
152 Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 23:32
153 Daniel Mclay (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 25:03
154 Jonas Van Genechten (Iam Cycling) 28:16
155 Dries Devenyns (Iam Cycling) s.t.
156 Jonas Ahlstrand (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 31:41
DNF Benat Intxausti (Movistar Team)
 
GC
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick Step) 19:44:11
2 Richie Porte (Team Sky) at 0:01
3 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) 0:03
4 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) 0:27
5 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team) 0:32
6 Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal) 0:38
7 Rui Costa (Lampre - Merida) 0:41
8 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Movistar Team) 0:44
9 Tiago Machado (Team Katusha) 0:50
10 Rafael Valls (Lampre - Merida) 0:51
11 Simon Spilak (Team Katusha) 0:52
12 Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) 0:53
13 Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) 1:01
14 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Astana Pro Team) 1:12
15 Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Alpecin) 1:13
16 Ruben Fernandez (Movistar Team) 1:22
17 Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale) 1:23
18 Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) 1:25
19 Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing) 1:30
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Iam Cycling) s.t.
21 Mathias Frank (Iam Cycling) 1:31
22 Eduardo Sepulveda (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 1:35
23 Wilco Kelderman (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 1:36
24 Arthur Vichot (FDJ) 1:42
25 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 1:47
26 Tom Jelte Slagter (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 1:50
27 Yury Trofimov (Team Katusha) 1:51
28 Cyril Gautier (Team Europcar) 1:52
29 Maxime Bouet (Etixx-Quick Step) 2:07
30 Robert Kiserlovski (Tinkoff-Saxo) 2:12
31 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) 2:26
32 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 2:42
33 Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) 2:45
34 Eros Capecchi (Movistar Team) s.t.
35 Ben Hermans (BMC Racing Team) 2:55
36 Dayer Uberney Quintana (Movistar Team) 3:06
37 Andrew Talansky (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 3:12
38 Romain Sicard (Team Europcar) 3:25
39 Bob Jungels (Trek Factory Racing) 3:27
40 Steven Kruijswijk (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 3:32
41 Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale) 3:33
42 Simon Yates (Orica GreenEDGE) 3:40
43 Paolo Tiralongo (Astana Pro Team) 3:48
44 Pierrick Fedrigo (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 5:09
45 Georg Preidler (Team Giant-Alpecin) 5:54
46 Ruben Plaza Molina (Lampre - Merida) 6:15
47 Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) 6:37
48 Sergey Chernetski (Team Katusha) 7:13
49 Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) 7:40
50 Rein Taaramae (Astana Pro Team) 7:55
51 Jonathan Hivert (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 8:15
52 Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team) 8:33
53 Laurent Pichon (FDJ) 8:34
54 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) 8:43
55 Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) 8:45
56 Vicente Reynes (Iam Cycling) 8:51
57 George Bennett (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 8:53
58 Lars Boom (Astana Pro Team) 9:02
59 Mikael Cherel (AG2R La Mondiale) 9:04
60 Anthony Delaplace (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 9:09
61 Jérôme Pineau (Iam Cycling) 9:57
62 Ben Swift (Team Sky) 10:45
63 Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale) 10:53
64 Nelson Oliveira (Lampre - Merida) 12:12
65 Egor Silin (Team Katusha) 12:20
66 David Tanner (Iam Cycling) 12:28
67 Angelo Tulik (Team Europcar) 12:45
68 Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team) 12:49
69 Bram Tankink (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 12:54
70 Koen De Kort (Team Giant-Alpecin) 12:58
71 Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) 12:59
72 Michal Golas (Etixx-Quick Step) 13:23
73 Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) 13:29
74 Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEDGE) 13:56
75 Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) 14:05
76 Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) 15:10
77 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Movistar Team) 15:20
78 Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) 16:01
79 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 16:04
80 Chris Anker Sorensen (Tinkoff-Saxo) 16:07
81 Matteo Bono (Lampre - Merida) 16:41
82 Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) 17:00
83 John Degenkolb (Team Giant-Alpecin) 17:02
84 Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEDGE) 17:32
85 Pawel Poljanski (Tinkoff-Saxo) 17:37
86 Peter Velits (BMC Racing Team) 17:40
87 Heinrich Haussler (Iam Cycling) 17:49
88 Dylan Van Baarle (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 17:50
89 Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre - Merida) 18:52
90 Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEDGE) 19:43
91 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto-Soudal) 19:57
92 Arnaud Gerard (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 22:16
93 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team) 22:20
94 Warren Barguil (Team Giant-Alpecin) 22:32
95 Johan Van Summeren (AG2R La Mondiale) 22:40
96 Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale) 22:49
97 Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 22:49
98 Sebastian Langeveld (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 22:53
99 Anthony Roux (FDJ) 23:02
100 Jack Bauer (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 23:04
101 Florian Vachon (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 23:23
102 Roy Curvers (Team Giant-Alpecin) 23:26
103 Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) 23:35
104 Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) 23:39
105 Gregory Henderson (Lotto-Soudal) 23:42
106 Kristof Vandewalle (Trek Factory Racing)
107 Arnaud Demare (FDJ) both s.t.
108 Benjamin King (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 23:44
109 Florian Senechal (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 23:45
110 Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) 23:46
111 Michael Valgren (Tinkoff-Saxo) 23:50
112 André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) 23:55
113 Jens Keukeleire (Orica GreenEDGE) 23:56
114 Mickaël Delage (FDJ) 24:04
115 Dominique Rollin (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) s.t.
116 Moreno Hofland (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 24:06
117 Laurens De Vreese (Astana Pro Team) 24:08
118 Gert Steegmans (Trek Factory Racing) s.t.
119 Jos Van Emden (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 24:24
120 Christian Meier (Orica GreenEDGE) 24:27
121 Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing) 24:30
122 Ramon Sinkeldam (Team Giant-Alpecin) 24:34
123 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) 24:36
124 Nikolas Maes (Etixx-Quick Step) s.t.
125 Yauheni Hutarovich (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 24:41
126 Edward King (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 24:43
127 Michael Morkov (Tinkoff-Saxo) 24:49
128 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) 24:51
129 Antoine Duchesne (Team Europcar) 24:52
130 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto-Soudal) 24:56
131 Bryan Nauleau (Team Europcar) 25:03
132 Maarten Wynants (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 25:12
133 Sébastien Chavanel (FDJ) s.t.
134 Jacopo Guarnieri (Team Katusha) 25:14
135 Yohann Gene (Team Europcar) 25:16
136 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Team Katusha) 25:23
137 Davide Cimolai (Lampre - Merida) 25:25
138 Marco Coledan (Trek Factory Racing) 25:34
139 Mitchell Docker (Orica GreenEDGE) 25:43
140 Daniel Mclay (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 25:59
141 Eugenio Alafaci (Trek Factory Racing) 26:18
142 Michael Albasini (Orica GreenEDGE) 26:21
143 Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 26:23
144 William Bonnet (FDJ) 26:26
145 Luke Rowe (Team Sky) 26:53
146 Alex Howes (Team Cannondale-Garmin) 27:40
147 Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo) 27:59
148 Maarten Tjallingii (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) 28:20
149 Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) 28:25
150 Dries Devenyns (Iam Cycling) 28:34
151 Zico Waeytens (Team Giant-Alpecin) 28:54
152 Jonas Van Genechten (Iam Cycling) 28:58
153 Mario Costa (Lampre - Merida) 30:54
154 Sergio Paulinho (Tinkoff-Saxo) 33:23
155 Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx-Quick Step) 33:35
156 Jonas Ahlstrand (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 38:19

 

 

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