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Cycling: Slagter wins stage, Thomas new Paris-Nice leader

Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter won a sprint finish to take victory in the fourth stage of Paris-Nice on Wednesday but breakaway companion Geraint Thomas is the new overall leader. Garmin's Slatger edged out Briton Thomas in a sprint finish at the end of the 201.5km stage from Nevers to Belleville, with Dutchman Wilco Kelderman coming home third five seconds later. Sky's Thomas now leads the overall standings by three seconds from previous leader John Degenkolb of Giant-Shimano. jm/fbx/bc/pi

Cycling: Tour of Algarve results

Results on Sunday after fifth and final stage of the Tour of Algarve, a 155.8 kilometres ride from Tavira to Vilamoura: Stage: 1. Mark Cavendish (GBR/Omega Pharma) 3hr 24min 10sec, 2. Arnaud Demare (FRA) same time, 3. Bryan Coquard (FRA) s.t., 4. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP) s.t., 5. Sacha Modolo (ITA) s.t. Overall: 1. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/Omega Pharma) 16hr 29min 57sec, 2. Alberto Contador (ESP) at 19sec, 3. Rui Costa (POR) 32, 4. Alexandre Geniez (FRA) 1min 13sec, 5. Wilco Kelderman (NED) 1:32. afp

Cycling: Eneco Tour of the Low Countries results

Results from the seventh and final stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries, a 208km run from Tienen to Geraatdsbergen on Sunday: 1. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/Omega Pharma) 5hr 00min 03sec, 2. Ian Stannard (GBR) at 4sec, 3. Lars Boom (NED) 12, 4. Manuel Quinziato (ITA) 14, 5. Pieter Weening (NED) 17, 6. Daryl Impey (RSA) 25, 7. Wilco Kelderman (NED) 25, 8. Tom Dumoulin (NED) 25, 9. Filippo Pozzato (ITA) 25, 10. Laurens De Vreese (BEL) 25 Overall standings

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Tour Down Under final classification

Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Final Classification from Tour Down Under on Sunday 1. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Blanco) 18:28:32" 2. Javier Moreno (Spain / Movistar) +17" 3. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) +25" 4. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +32" 5. Ben Hermans (Belgium / RadioShack) +34" 6. Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Blanco) 7. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +36" 8.

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Tour Down Under classification after stage 5

Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour Down Under after Stage 5 on Saturday 1. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Blanco) 16:35:33" 2. Javier Moreno (Spain / Movistar) +13" 3. Ben Hermans (Belgium / RadioShack) +25" 4. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +28" 5. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) +29" 6. Tiago Machado (Portugal / RadioShack) 7. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +32" 8.

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Tour Down Under classification after stage 3

Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour Down Under after Stage 3 on Thursday 1. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) 9:56:17" 2. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Blanco) +5" 3. Javier Moreno (Spain / Movistar) +6" 4. Ben Hermans (Belgium / RadioShack) +8" 5. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy / Lampre) +15" 6. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) 7. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) 8.
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