Multiple grand tour stage winner Michael Matthews has won the points classification at the 2015 Paris-Nice.
The 24-year old, who also won stage three and wore the yellow jersey for the following stage, went into the final day with a stranglehold on the classification, six points ahead of his nearest competitor Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha).
With just two unlikely scenarios able to spoil the party, Matthews secured the jersey following the closing time trial.
“It’s been a dream of mine to win the green jersey in a stage race like Paris-Nice,” Matthews said.
|1||Richie PORTE (AUS) - Team Sky||29:10:41|
|2||Michal KWIATKOWSKI (POL) - Etixx - Quick-Step||0:00:30|
|3||Simon SPILAK (SLO) - Team Katusha||0:00:30|
|4||Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA (POR) - Lampre-Merida||0:00:30|
|5||Geraint THOMAS (GBR) - Team Sky||0:00:41|
|6||Tony GALLOPIN (FRA) - Lotto Soudal||0:01:03|
|7||Jakob FUGLSANG (DEN) - Astana Pro Team||0:01:05|
|8||Rafael VALLS FERRI (SPA) - Lampre-Merida||0:01:24|
|9||Gorka IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:01:38|
|10||Tim WELLENS (BEL) - Lotto Soudal||0:02:18|
|29||Simon YATES (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:19:03|
|45||Simon CLARKE (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:28:36|
|51||Michael MATTHEWS (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:30:24|
|80||Daryl IMPEY (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:48:14|
|96||Christian MEIER (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:54:33|
|97||Michael ALBASINI (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:54:35|