Paris - Nice
Stage 5: Saint-Étienne to Rasteau - Stage Details

Stage three winner Michael Matthews has again inserted himself in the pointy end of racing, finishing third on stage five of Paris-Nice.

After a late catch of the remains of the day’s breakaway, Matthews made his way around wheels in the punchy finale, crossing the line behind Davide Cimolai (Lampre – Merida) and Bryan Coquard (Europcar).

The podium finish also extended the 24-year-old’s grasp on the green sprint classification to a six points lead ahead of Team Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff.

“We spoke about it yesterday and after working so hard at the front to defend yellow yesterday, it was not up to us today to control the race,” sport director Laurenzo Lapage said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Davide Cimolai (ITA) - Lampre-Merida 4:12:09
2 Bryan Coquard (FRA) - Team Europcar ST
3 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
4 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
5 Jose Joaquin Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
6 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
7 Matti Breschel (DEN) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
8 Daniel Mclay (GBR) - Bretagne-Séché Environnement ST
9 Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
10 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) - IAM Cycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
43 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
98 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
101 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
124 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:45
126 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:45
131 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:56
136 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:39