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2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: The forest
Stage 4 of Paris-Nice took in four categorized climbs across 201 kilometers from Nevers to Belleville, France. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Four attackers
After a failed breakaway attempt by Thomas Voeckler, four riders settled into the day's long move: Valerio Agnoli, Perrig Quemeneur, Laurent Didier, and Jesus Herrada (L-R). Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: The arrowhead
On the fourth day of Paris-Nice, the peloton rolled from Burgundy into Beaujolais. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Degenkolb hangs
Overall leader John Degenkolb hung with the peloton for much of the fourth stage at Paris-Nice. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Peloton climbing
The Cat. 2 Côte du Mont Brouilly came 184 kilometers into stage 4 of Paris-Nice and rose for 3km at an average gradient of 8.4 percent. The climb proved too much for John Degenkolb, who lost contact with the leaders near the top. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Slagter attacks
Tom-Jelte Slagter attacked alone high up on the Côte du Mont Brouilly climb Wednesday. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Thomas drives
Geraint Thomas (left) joined Tom-Jelte Slagter on the descent from the day's final climb, just 14 kilometers from the finish in Belleville. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Slagter pulls Thomas
Tom-Jelte Slagter and Geraint Thomas worked together over the mostly downhill final 10 kilometers to hold off a large chase group. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Slagter sprints
Tom-Jelte Slagter came around Geraint Thomas in the final 200 meters to win stage 4 at Paris-Nice. Thomas took the overall lead on the stage. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Slagter celebrates
With his POC eyewear, Tom-Jelte Slagter celebrated a funky stage 4 win at Paris-Nice. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Stybar finishes
Zdenek Stybar finished in the first chase group, five seconds behind stage winner Tom-Jelte Slagter. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Degenkolb loses yellow
John Degenkolb lost his yellow jersey by three seconds on Wednesday. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Slagter stage winner
Tom-Jelte Slagter became a Paris-Nice stage winner Wednesday after a crafty escape with Geraint Thomas. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Paris-Nice Stage 4: Thomas in yellow
Pegged as Sky's leader for Paris-Nice after Richie Porte's late move to Tirreno-Adriatico last Friday, Geraint Thomas pulled on yellow after stage 4. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
- 1. Tom Jelte SLAGTER, Garmin-Sharp, in 5:00:09
- 2. Geraint THOMAS, Sky, at :00
- 3. Wilco KELDERMAN, Belkin, at :05
- 4. Michael MATTHEWS, Orica-GreenEdge, at :05
- 5. Zdenek STYBAR, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :05
- 6. Arthur VICHOT, FDJ.fr, at :05
- 7. Peter VELITS, BMC Racing, at :05
- 8. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, Movistar, at :05
- 9. Cyril GAUTIER, Europcar, at :05
- 10. Samuel DUMOULIN, Ag2r La Mondiale, at :05
- 11. Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA, Lampre-Merida, at :05
- 12. Jon IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI, Movistar, at :05
- 13. Eduardo SEPULVEDA, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at :05
- 14. Tim WELLENS, Lotto-Belisol, at :05
- 15. Carlos Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZ, Ag2r La Mondiale, at :05
- 16. Damiano CARUSO, Cannondale, at :05
- 17. Arnold JEANNESSON, FDJ.fr, at :05
- 18. Przemyslaw NIEMIEC, Lampre-Merida, at :05
- 19. Frank SCHLECK, Trek Factory Racing, at :05
- 20. Romain BARDET, Ag2r La Mondiale, at :05
- 21. Jakob FUGLSANG, Astana, at :05
- 22. George BENNETT, Cannondale, at :05
- 23. Sébastien REICHENBACH, IAM Cycling, at :05
- 24. David LOPEZ GARCIA, Sky, at :05
- 25. Simon SPILAK, Katusha, at :05
- 26. Vincenzo NIBALI, Astana, at :05
- 27. Yury TROFIMOV, Katusha, at :05
- 28. Stefan DENIFL, IAM Cycling, at :05
- 29. John GADRET, Movistar, at :05
- 30. Lars Petter NORDHAUG, Belkin, at :18
- 31. John DEGENKOLB, Giant-Shimano, at :18
- 32. Simon YATES, Orica-GreenEdge, at :18
- 33. Enrico GASPAROTTO, Astana, at :18
- 34. Luis Angel MATE MARDONES, Cofidis, at :18
- 35. Alex HOWES, Garmin-Sharp, at :18
- 36. Greg VAN AVERMAET, BMC Racing, at :18
- 37. Brice FEILLU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at :18
- 38. Andre Fernando S. Martins CARDOSO, Garmin-Sharp, at :18
- 39. Marco MARCATO, Cannondale, at :18
- 40. Bob JUNGELS, Trek Factory Racing, at :18
- 41. Gorka IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI, Movistar, at :18
- 42. Florian VACHON, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at :18
- 43. Chris Anker SÖRENSEN, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :18
- 44. Jens KEUKELEIRE, Orica-GreenEdge, at :18
- 45. Jonathan HIVERT, Belkin, at :18
- 46. Egor SILIN, Katusha, at :18
- 47. Maxime MONFORT, Lotto-Belisol, at :18
- 48. Jose Rodolfo SERPA PEREZ, Lampre-Merida, at :18
- 49. Tony GALLOPIN, Lotto-Belisol, at :18
- 50. Jerome COPPEL, Cofidis, at :18
- 51. Florian GUILLOU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at :18
- 52. Peter STETINA, BMC Racing, at :18
- 53. Maxime BOUET, Ag2r La Mondiale, at :18
- 54. Alexis VUILLERMOZ, Ag2r La Mondiale, at :18
- 55. Dries DEVENYNS, Giant-Shimano, at :18
- 56. Amaël MOINARD, BMC Racing, at :22
- 57. Michel KOCH, Cannondale, at :57
- 58. Luca WACKERMANN, Lampre-Merida, at :57
- 59. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM Cycling, at :57
- 60. Sebastian LANGEVELD, Garmin-Sharp, at :57
- 61. Anthony DELAPLACE, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at :57
- 62. Romain ZINGLE, Cofidis, at :57
- 63. Fabio FELLINE, Trek Factory Racing, at :57
- 64. Armindo FONSECA, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at :57
- 65. Julien SIMON, Cofidis, at :57
- 66. Sergei CHERNETSKI, Katusha, at :57
- 67. Francesco GAVAZZI, Astana, at :57
- 68. Jelle VANENDERT, Lotto-Belisol, at :57
- 69. Stephen CUMMINGS, BMC Racing, at :57
- 70. Bryan COQUARD, Europcar, at :57
- 71. Alessandro DE MARCHI, Cannondale, at :57
- 72. Pim LIGTHART, Lotto-Belisol, at 2:32
- 73. Jan BAKELANTS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :05
- 74. Stijn VANDENBERGH, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 3:43
- 75. Alexey TSATEVITCH, Katusha, at 3:43
- 76. Aliaksandr KUCHYNSKI, Katusha, at 3:43
- 77. Giovanni BERNAUDEAU, Europcar, at 3:43
- 78. Jerome COUSIN, Europcar, at 3:43
- 79. Reinardt JANSE VAN RENSBURG, Giant-Shimano, at 3:43
- 80. Jérôme PINEAU, IAM Cycling, at 3:43
- 81. Fabian WEGMANN, Garmin-Sharp, at 3:43
- 82. Mathias FRANK, IAM Cycling, at 3:43
- 83. Cristiano SALERNO, Cannondale, at 3:43
- 84. Sylvester SZMYD, Movistar, at 3:43
- 85. Davide VILLELLA, Cannondale, at 3:43
- 86. Sander ARMEE, Lotto-Belisol, at 3:43
- 87. Edvald BOASSON HAGEN, Sky, at 3:43
- 88. Bryan NAULLEAU, Europcar, at 3:43
- 89. Elia FAVILLI, Lampre-Merida, at 3:43
- 90. Grégory RAST, Trek Factory Racing, at 4:15
- 91. Koen DE KORT, Giant-Shimano, at 4:15
- 92. Tyler FARRAR, Garmin-Sharp, at 4:15
- 93. Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS, Garmin-Sharp, at 4:15
- 94. Steele VON HOFF, Garmin-Sharp, at 4:15
- 95. Anthony GESLIN, FDJ.fr, at 4:15
- 96. Mattia CATTANEO, Lampre-Merida, at 4:15
- 97. Mathew HAYMAN, Orica-GreenEdge, at 4:15
- 98. Danilo HONDO, Trek Factory Racing, at 4:15
- 99. Benoît VAUGRENARD, FDJ.fr, at 4:15
- 100. Imanol ERVITI, Movistar, at 4:15
- 101. Tom BOONEN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 4:15
- 102. Moreno HOFLAND, Belkin, at 4:15
- 103. Maarten WYNANTS, Belkin, at 4:15
- 104. Matthew BUSCHE, Trek Factory Racing, at 4:15
- 105. Christophe LABORIE, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 4:15
- 106. Laurent DIDIER, Trek Factory Racing, at 4:15
- 107. Cédric PINEAU, FDJ.fr, at 4:15
- 108. Thomas VOECKLER, Europcar, at 4:15
- 109. Sébastien TURGOT, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 4:15
- 110. Rafal MAJKA, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 4:15
- 111. Mikael CHEREL, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 4:15
- 112. Vasil KIRYIENKA, Sky, at 4:15
- 113. Gert STEEGMANS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 4:15
- 114. Lieuwe WESTRA, Astana, at 4:15
- 115. Alessandro VANOTTI, Astana, at 4:15
- 116. Thor HUSHOVD, BMC Racing, at 7:06
- 117. Simon GERRANS, Orica-GreenEdge, at 7:06
- 118. Romain FEILLU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 7:06
- 119. Adrien PETIT, Cofidis, at 7:06
- 120. Andy SCHLECK, Trek Factory Racing, at 7:06
- 121. Fabio SABATINI, Cannondale, at 7:06
- 122. José Ivan GUTIERREZ PALACIOS, Movistar, at 7:06
- 123. Alexander KRISTOFF, Katusha, at 7:06
- 124. Jimmy ENGOULVENT, Europcar, at 7:06
- 125. Perrig QUEMENEUR, Europcar, at 7:06
- 126. Sébastien MINARD, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 7:06
- 127. Mitchell DOCKER, Orica-GreenEdge, at 7:06
- 128. Matthew Harley GOSS, Orica-GreenEdge, at 7:06
- 129. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, Lampre-Merida, at 7:06
- 130. Jos VAN EMDEN, Belkin, at 7:06
- 131. Jetse BOL, Belkin, at 7:06
- 132. Niki TERPSTRA, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 7:06
- 133. Nikolas MAES, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 7:06
- 134. Valerio AGNOLI, Astana, at 7:06
- 135. Cyril LEMOINE, Cofidis, at 7:06
- 136. Jesus HERRADA LOPEZ, Movistar, at 8:13
- 137. Taylor PHINNEY, BMC Racing, at 8:14
- 138. Nikolay TRUSOV, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 9:55
- 139. Vladimir ISAICHEV, Katusha, at 9:55
- 140. Thierry HUPOND, Giant-Shimano, at 9:55
- 141. Nacer BOUHANNI, FDJ.fr, at 9:55
- 142. Geoffrey SOUPE, FDJ.fr, at 9:55
- 143. Sébastien CHAVANEL, FDJ.fr, at 9:55
- 144. Egoitz GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL, Cofidis, at 9:55
- 145. Sébastien HINAULT, IAM Cycling, at 9:55
- 146. Christian KNEES, Sky, at 9:55
- 147. Xabier ZANDIO ECHAIDE, Sky, at 9:55
- 148. Ramon SINKELDAM, Giant-Shimano, at 9:55
- 149. Luke ROWE, Sky, at 9:55
- 150. Albert TIMMER, Giant-Shimano, at 9:55
- 151. Bert DE BACKER, Giant-Shimano, at 9:55
- 152. Gabriel RASCH, Sky, at 9:55
- 153. Michael ALBASINI, Orica-GreenEdge, at 9:55
- 154. Lars Ytting BAK, Lotto-Belisol, at 9:55
- 155. Nicki SÖRENSEN, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 9:55
- 156. Matteo BONO, Lampre-Merida, at 9:55
- 157. Julien FOUCHARD, Cofidis, at 9:55
- 158. Ivan ROVNY, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 9:55
- 159. Karsten KROON, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 9:55
- 160. Marko KUMP, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 9:55
- 161. Borut BOZIC, Astana, at 9:55
- 162. Kevin ISTA, IAM Cycling, at 12:10
- 163. Aleksejs SARAMOTINS, IAM Cycling, at 12:10
- DNF Matti BRESCHEL, Tinkoff-Saxo
Mark Cavendish took the first overall leader’s jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico Wednesday when his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team won the stage 1 team time trial in San Vincenzo, Italy.
The Belgian team registered a time of 20:13, winning the 18.5-kilometer stage by 11 seconds over Orica-GreenEdge. Movistar was third, at 18 seconds.
Tirreno-Adriatico continues Thursday with the 166km second leg, from San Vincenzo to Cascina.
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Tom-Jelte Slagter won stage 4 of Paris-Nice Wednesday in Belleville, France. Slagter (Garmin-Sharp) attacked to the stage win late in the 201-kilometer leg from Nevers.
Geraint Thomas (Sky) was second and Wilco Kelderman (Belkin) was third.
“I knew the days before were feeling really hectic, so it was hard to tell where you were at,” said Slagter. “Today was my best possibility to do something. It suited me, but to win I didn’t expect.”
Overnight leader John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) lost contact with the front of the race late in the stage and ceded the yellow jersey to Thomas. The Welshman now leads the GC by three seconds over Degenkolb, with Slagter third, at four seconds.
Four men comprised the day’s breakaway: Valerio Agnoli (Astana), Laurent Didier (Trek Factory Racing), Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar), and Jesus Herrada Lopez (Movistar). The group built a maximum advantage north of five minutes, but the peloton kept a tight leash ahead of a tricky final 65km that included four categorized climbs.
The gap hovered near 30 seconds with 30km remaining.
Overall contender Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) suffered a poorly timed mechanical with 25km to go, forcing the Frenchman to take a bike change. The Swiss team sent back five riders to pace Chavanel up to the peloton, and he was in the bunch with 24km to go, but he would miss out when the pace ratcheted up moments later.
Chavanel was far from the only big name to suffer a mishap in the late stages of the day. Andy Schleck (Trek Factory Racing) flatted and Tinkoff-Saxo’s Rafal Majka required three teammates to regain the peloton after a mechanical of his own.
Meanwhile, Sky pushed the pace at the front of the bunch with four riders. The British team lined out the peloton headed into the Cat. 2 Côte du Mont Brouilly, which topped out 14km from the finish.
The three escapees lost hope with 18km to go and Didier was the last of them to survive.
The pace up the 3km, 8.4-percent climb shredded the peloton to roughly 40 riders with 1km to go. The attacks came, with Carlos Betancur (Ag2r La Mondiale) and then Slagter attacking toward the summit. The latter’s solo move drew out Thomas and world champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) led the chase in the bunch.
Degenkolb fell off the pace on the climb, putting his jersey at risk.
Thomas made contact with Slagter on the decent and the duo led a collection of fractured chase groups with 12km to go. Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) set off in pursuit of Thomas and Slagter with 8km to go. The surge re-shuffled the chase, with roughly eight riders riding into the gap, but Slagter and Thomas continued on with 10 seconds.
The yellow jersey group was 30 seconds behind and closing with 5km to go.
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) were among the riders to attack the chase group, but neither could shake his companions. Wilco Kelderman (Belkin) countered under the red kite and rode across to the gap, nearly catching Slagter and Thomas.
Slagter opened the sprint, however, keeping the Dutchman at bay and leaving Thomas to second. Kelderman held on for third.
“I know Thomas pretty good and I knew he’s fast and strong as well,” said Slagter. “I knew if I wanted to beat him, I needed to wait and wait until the right moment to sprint, or I might lose.”
Degenkolb finished seconds later, but it was too late to defends his overall lead.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Thomas. “On the Friday before the team I was told I would lead the team. Paris-Nice is one of the biggest races in the world.”
Each of the nine races on the UCI Women’s Road World Cup will be broadcast this season, according to a press release.
The announcement comes after the UCI added a women’s race on the final day of the Tour de France in Paris. Both moves will help the sport gain more exposure, the UCI hopes.
“This is an exciting and positive year for women’s cycling,” UCI President Brian Cookson said. “With the launch in 2014 of La Course by Le Tour de France on the last day of the Tour de France and now this increased visibility of our leading professional women’s cycling series, it is clear that real momentum is building.”
Four television networks worldwide have already picked up the broadcast packages, which will be produced by U.K.-based VSquared TV Limited. The list includes the BBC in Great Britain, RAI Sports in Italy, NOS in the Netherlands, and French network Canal+. The UCI is in discussions with other networks as well.
Race coverage will also be available on the Internet, which includes the UCI’s YouTube channel.
Cookson, who was elected UCI chief last fall, vowed to improve women’s cycling during his campaign. In addition to the broadcast deal and the Tour de France race, the UCI has created a Women’s Commission and has placed at least one woman on the other UCI Commissions.
The women’s World Cup begins in the Netherlands on Saturday with Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe. The calendar concludes August 30 at France’s GP de Plouay-Bretagne.
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