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.
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.
12. Steele Von Hoff (AUS/GRS) s.t.
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