Paris - Nice
Stage 4: Varennes-sur-Allier to Croix de Chaubouret - Stage Details

After a textbook display to claim the stage and yellow jersey yesterday, Michael Matthews and ORICA-GreenEDGE put in another solid team performance in its defence on stage four of Paris-Nice today.

Despite starting the day with grand ambitions, Matthews was up against it on the Tour’s queen stage as the general classification riders lined up for their spoils.

Australian Richie Porte (Team Sky) won the stage whilst Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx – Quickstep) finished third to reclaim the leader’s jersey from Matthews.

“We had no other choice, we had to try to keep the jersey and the boys all did a good job to try that,” sport director Laurenzo Lapage said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Richie Porte (AUS) - Team Sky 5:18:39
2 Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky ST
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:08
4 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:08
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:17
6 Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:24
7 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:24
8 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:24
9 Rafael Valls Ferri (SPA) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:24
10 Simon Spilak (SLO) - Team Katusha 0:00:24
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
39 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:03
77 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:01
78 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:01
84 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:04
96 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:58
103 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:58
107 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:25
122 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:23:25