Goss pipped at the post in Paris-Nice

Tasmanian Matt Goss has narrowly missed taking out the third stage of the Paris-Nice at Magny-Cours overnight.

Goss finished second to Germany's John Degenkolb in a sprint to the finish of the 180km stage from Tourcy ahead of Spain's Jose Joaquin Rojas in third.

STAGE 

1. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 4hr27min26sec 

2. Matthew Goss (AUS/OGE) same time 

3. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) s.t. 

4. Borut Bozic (SLO/AST) s.t. 

5. Tom Boonen (BEL/OPQ) s.t. 

OTHERS

12. Steele Von Hoff (AUS/GRS) s.t. 

OVERALL STANDINGS 

1. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 13hr14min1sec 

2. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/FDJ) 8 

3. Moreno Hofland (NED/BEL) 12 

4. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 18 

5. Geraint Thomas (WAL/SKY) 21 

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