Tour de France
Stage 14: Montélimar to Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux - Stage Details

Michael Matthews finished in 14th place on stage 14 of the Tour de France today whilst ORICA-BikeExchange teammate Adam Yates finished safely in the peloton to reatain the white jersey and third on the general classification.

Stage ten winner Matthews again pitted himself against the big names of the sprinting world and just missed out on the top ten after a fast finish to a very pedestrian stage.

Mark Cavendish (Dimension-Data) won the sprint and the stage whilst Yates, the leader of the best young rider category, finished alongside the rest of the overall contenders and remains in third place ahead of tomorrow's stage 15.

Sport director Matt White was pleased that Yates and ORICA-BikeExchange made it through the long stage without incident.

It was a pretty uneventful stage today, long and into a headwind for most of the day,” said White. “We saw some negative racing from the bunch. It’s a long Tour de France this year, maybe two or three hundred kilometres longer than usual, and you saw a lot of teams taking the opportunity to recover a little today.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mark Cavendish (GBR) - Dimension Data 5:43:49
2 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
3 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff Team ST
4 John Degenkolb (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
5 Marcel Kittel (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
6 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal ST
7 Bryan Coquard (FRA) - Direct Energie ST
8 Davide Cimolai (ITA) - Lampre - Merida ST
9 Christophe Laporte (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
10 Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
14 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
15 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
20 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
21 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
48 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
59 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
119 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
136 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:36