Gaviria takes the last stage, Voeckler wins the overall in Tour de La Provence

Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-QuickStep) claimed his first European win of the 2016 season on the final stage of Tour La Provence. The Colombian was clearly the fastest in the reduced bunch sprint after an aggressive finale as he held off Danilo Wyss (BMC) and Romain Feillu (Auber 93) by a big margin. Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) responded to all attacks and took the overall victory with Petr Vakoc (Etixx-QuickStep) in second and his teammate Lilian Calmejane in third.

Gaviria won the points competition and Remy Di Gregorio was the best climber. Vakoc was also the best young rider and Etixx-QuickStep took a comfortable win in the teams classification.

With the Tour La Provence done and dusted, many of the riders will head to the Ardeche department and the two hilly weekend classics, Classic Sud-Ardeche and Drome Classic.

Tour de La Provence 2016 – stage 3 results (La Ciotat – Marseille):

1 Fernando Gaviria (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step


2 Danilo Wyss (BMC)


3 Romain Feillu (HP BTP-Auber 93)


4 Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


5 Anthony Roux (FDJ)  ,,


Final general classification:

1 Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie)  4:27:15
2 Petr Vakoc (Etixx – Quick-Step)  +07”
3 Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie)  +09”
4 Pieter Serry (Etixx – QuickStep)  ,,
5 Chris Anker Sorensen (Fortuneo – Vital Concept)  ,,
6 Alessandro De Marchi (BMC)  +12”
7 Sergei Chernetckii (Katusha)  +14”
8 Jan Bakelants (AG2R)  ,,
9 Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)  ,,
10 Anthony Roux (FDJ)  ,,