Kristoff wins Driedaagse De Panne opener in Zottegem

Katusha man beats Belgian champion Debusschere in a breakaway sprint

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) got back to his winning ways on the opening stage of the Driedaagse De Panne. The Norwegian powered home to his sixth victory of the season after a perfect delivery from his compatriot and teammate Sven Erik Bystrom. Jens Debusschere (Lotto-Soudal) faded after launching his sprint early but held on for second while Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing) took third.

Kristoff was one of a group of six men that had broken free and held a slim advantage over the peloton. Katusha had numbers, with Bystrom also in the group, while Lotto-Soudal had three in the form of fastman Debusschere, Sean De Bie and Lars Bak. Stijn Devolder was the lone ranger of the group, hoping to upset the sprinters.

The group shared the work as they pulled out a gap of almost a minute on the larger Team Sky and Orica-GreenEdge-led peloton in the final 20 kilometres. However, it became evident that the onus would be on Katusha in the closing five kilometres. First year professional, Bystrom, did a valiant job dragging the whole group along, while Kristoff sat four riders back and saved his energy.

Bystrom finally peeled off under the flamme rouge, leaving De Bie to lead them into the sprint. Debusschere, who had been firmly sat at the tail end of the group, then made the first move. Kristoff jumped at the same time and soon passed the Belgian into the final, major, turn. Debusschere held onto Kristoff’s wheel but there was nothing to stop the Norwegian from taking victory.

“I saw that we had Sven in front, but I know that he doesn’t really have the best sprint so it was not perfect but he did a very good race,” Kristoff said. “Then I told the other guys to keep it close and I could bridge up on Berendries and I made it back to the first group and then we worked full gas all the way to the finish to keep the gap.

“I was not really sure because the Belgian champion is a fast guy and he was not pulling so I didn’t know how fresh he was so in the end I could take it quite clear… He went just as I wanted to go so we went at the same time, but I had a little bit more speed in the legs in the end so I could take him.”

Kristoff now holds a two-second lead over Debusschere in the overall classification. He has finished on the final podium before but remained coy on his chances this year. “It was not the plan this morning but we will see how it is after tomorrow and after the last day.”

How it happened

The day began with controversy about the wind for the second race running. While the gusts were not as strong as they had been two days prior at Gent-Wevelgem, the riders were cautious about a repeat performance. In the end, the organisers acquiesced and neutralised the opening 14.5 kilometres due to the narrow roads.

Unfortunately for Geert Steegmans (Trek Factory Racing) there was a repeat performance. The Belgian crashed in the early part of the stage, which resulted in a trip to the hospital. Fortunately for Steegmans, x-rays confirmed that he had not broken anything in the fall but had sustained a knee injury.

The tailwind at the start meant the peloton set off at a fair pace and it took some time for a breakaway to form. Seven men had a go but after 56 kilometres it was still gruppo compatto. It wasn’t until the peloton had tipped over the 100-kilometre mark that four men pulled out a gap on the group. Jen Debusschere (Lotto-Soudal), Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Michael Reihs (Cult Energy Pro Cycling) and Nelson Oliviera (Lampre-Merida) were the lucky riders.

The four men were unable to build a substantial lead and were kept at close quarters to the peloton. Lars Bak (Lotto-Soudal) soon joined them and pulled clear of the other escapees with his teammate Debusschere. With just over 20 kilometres remaining, a group containing Kristoff jumped the gap and were able to make the definitive break from the peloton. The advantage rose to a maximum 44 seconds with Kristoff eventually crossing the line 32 seconds over the main group.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3:59:31 
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
3Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
4Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
5Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
6Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:06 
7Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:32 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:34 
9Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot  
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
13Rafael Andriato (Bra) Southeast  
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
15Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
16Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
17Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
19André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
20Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
21Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
22Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
23Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast  
25Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
26Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica GreenEdge  
27Dennis Coenen (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
28Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
29Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
30Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
31Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
32Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
33Gerry Druyts (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
34Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
35Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
36Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
37Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
38Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
39Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
40Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky  
41Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
42Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
43Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
44Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
45Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
46Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
47Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
48Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:01 
49Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
50Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:29 
51Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
52Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Team Roompot0:03:31 
53Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast  
54Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:03:37 
55Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Team 3M0:05:16 
56Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Team Roompot  
57Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
58Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
59Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
60Russell Downing (GBr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
61Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
62Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
63Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast  
64Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
65Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
66Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
67Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
68Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
69Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
70Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
71Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
72Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
73Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
74Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
75Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
76Wesley Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot  
77Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
78Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
79Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
80Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
81Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
82Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
83Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
84Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
85Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
86Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
87Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
88Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
89Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
90Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha  
91Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
92Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
93Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick-Step  
94William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr  
95Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
96Matt BRAMMEIER MTN - Qhubeka0:06:39 
97Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:09:10 
98Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
99Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
100Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
101Alphonse Vermote (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
102Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M  
103Timothy Stevens (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
104Mads Pedersen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
105Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
106Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast  
107Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
108Berden De Vries (Ned) Team Roompot  
109Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Team Roompot  
110Nick Dougall (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
111Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
112Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
113Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
114Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka  
115Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
116Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
117James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
118Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
119Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
120Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
121Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
122Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
123Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
124Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
125Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
126Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
127Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
128Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha  
129Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:15:26 
130Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:15:31 
131Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:15:48 
132Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka  
133Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
134Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
135Jaap De Man (Ned) Team 3M  
136Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:17:52 
137David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr  
138Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
139Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
140Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
141Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
142Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
143Ivar Slik (Ned) Team Roompot  
144Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
145Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
146Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
147Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
148Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
149Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
150Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Roompot0:24:15 
151Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
152Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Team 3M  
153Antonio Viola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
154Gaëtan Pons (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
155Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
156Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
157Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
158Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
159Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast  
160Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
161Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
162Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
163Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
164Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
165Geert Van Der Weijst (Ned) Team 3M  
166Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
167Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
168Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
169Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
170Frantisek Padour (Cze) Androni Giocattoli  
171Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
172Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
173Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar  
174Andrea Dal Col (Ita) Southeast  
175Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Southeast  
176Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
177Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Team 3M  
178Fabrice Mels (Bel) Team 3M  
179Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:24:46 
DNFChristophe Sleurs (Bel) Team 3M  
DNFRob Ruijgh (Ned) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
DNFFabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFNicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFRoy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFJuan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFJohn Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
DNFGert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFEduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNSSam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 pts
2Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka2 
3Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 pts
2Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida2 
3Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
3Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Bora-Argon 181 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha20 pts
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal18 
3Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing16 
4Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal14 
5Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal12 
6Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha10 
7Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
9Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida7 
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka6 
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot5 
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka4 
13Rafael Andriato (Bra) Southeast3 
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing2 
15Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 1 - Edelare
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling3 
3Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountain 2 - Leberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling3 
3Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountain 3 - Berendries
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida3 
3Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling1 
Mountain 4 - Leberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
3Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling1 
Mountain 5 - Berendries
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling3 
3Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountain 6 - Valkenberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling3 
3Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Mountain 7 - Eikenmolen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling3 
3Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Mountain 8 - Klemhoustraat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 pts
2Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling3 
3Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountain 9 - Leberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal5 pts
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
3Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 10 - Berendries
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal5 pts
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
3Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 11 - Valkenberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing5 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3 
3Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Mountain 12 - Eikenmolen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha5 pts
2Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing3 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 13 - Klemhoustraat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha5 pts
2Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal3 
3Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotto Soudal11:58:33 
2Team Katusha0:00:40 
3Trek Factory Racing0:01:08 
4BMC Racing Team0:01:40 
5Lampre-Merida0:01:42 
6Team Europcar  
7Etixx - Quick-Step  
8Team Sky  
9Astana Pro Team  
10Southeast Pro Cycling0:04:39 
11Orica GreenEdge0:04:45 
12FDJ.fr0:06:24 
13Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
14MTN - Qhubeka0:07:47 
15Team Roompot Oranje Peloton0:09:21 
16Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:11:06 
17Bora-Argon 180:14:01 
18Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
19Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:15:48 
20Bardiani CSF0:18:54 
21Movistar Team0:19:42 
22Wallonie - Bruxelles0:23:36 
23Nippo - Vini Fantini0:30:05 
24Team 3M0:30:14 
25Androni Giocattoli0:41:00 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3:59:21 
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:02 
3Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:06 
4Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:00:07 
5Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:10 
6Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:16 
7Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:42 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:44 
9Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot  
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
13Rafael Andriato (Bra) Southeast  
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
15Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
16Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
17Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
19André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
20Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
21Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
22Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
23Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast  
25Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
26Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica GreenEdge  
27Dennis Coenen (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
28Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
29Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
30Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
31Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
32Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
33Gerry Druyts (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
34Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
35Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
36Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
37Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
38Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
39Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
40Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky  
41Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
42Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
43Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
44Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
45Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
46Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
47Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
48Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:11 
49Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
50Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:39 
51Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
52Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Team Roompot0:03:41 
53Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast  
54Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:03:47 
55Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:05:24 
56Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:05:25 
57Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Team 3M0:05:26 
58Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Team Roompot  
59Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
60Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
61Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
62Russell Downing (GBr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
63Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
64Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
65Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast  
66Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
67Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
68Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
69Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
70Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
71Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
72Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
73Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
74Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
75Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
76Wesley Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot  
77Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
78Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
79Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
80Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
81Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
82Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
83Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
84Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
85Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
86Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
87Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
88Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
89Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
90Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha  
91Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
92Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
93Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick-Step  
94William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr  
95Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
96Matt BRAMMEIER MTN - Qhubeka0:06:49 
97Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:09:17 
98Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
99Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka0:09:18 
100Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:09:19 
101Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
102Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:09:20 
103Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
104Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
105Alphonse Vermote (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
106Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M  
107Timothy Stevens (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
108Mads Pedersen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
109Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
110Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast  
111Berden De Vries (Ned) Team Roompot  
112Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Team Roompot  
113Nick Dougall (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
114Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
115Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
116Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
117Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
118Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
119James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
120Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
121Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
122Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
123Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
124Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
125Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
126Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
127Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
128Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha  
129Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:15:41 
130Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:15:46 
131Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:15:58 
132Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka  
133Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
134Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
135Jaap De Man (Ned) Team 3M  
136Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:18:02 
137David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr  
138Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
139Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
140Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
141Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
142Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
143Ivar Slik (Ned) Team Roompot  
144Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
145Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
146Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
147Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
148Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
149Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
150Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Roompot0:24:25 
151Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
152Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Team 3M  
153Antonio Viola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
154Gaëtan Pons (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
155Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
156Nicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
157Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
158Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
159Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast  
160Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
161Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
162Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
163Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
164Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
165Geert Van Der Weijst (Ned) Team 3M  
166Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
167Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
168Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
169Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
170Frantisek Padour (Cze) Androni Giocattoli  
171Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
172Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
173Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar  
174Andrea Dal Col (Ita) Southeast  
175Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Southeast  
176Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
177Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Team 3M  
178Fabrice Mels (Bel) Team 3M  
179Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:24:56 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha20 pts
2Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal18 
3Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing16 
4Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal14 
5Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal12 
6Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha10 
7Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
9Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida7 
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka6 
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot5 
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka4 
13Rafael Andriato (Bra) Southeast3 
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing2 
15Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar1 
16Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing-5 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 
3Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 
4Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
5Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida2 
6Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka2 
7Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling1 
8Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF1 
9Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Bora-Argon 181 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise40 pts
2Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling20 
3Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal13 
4Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal11 
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha9 
6Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing9 
7Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha7 
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida7 
9Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotto Soudal11:58:33 
2Team Katusha0:00:40 
3Trek Factory Racing0:01:08 
4BMC Racing Team0:01:40 
5Lampre-Merida0:01:42 
6Team Europcar  
7Etixx - Quick-Step  
8Team Sky  
9Astana Pro Team  
10Southeast Pro Cycling0:04:39 
11Orica GreenEdge0:04:45 
12FDJ.fr0:06:24 
13Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
14MTN - Qhubeka0:07:47 
15Team Roompot Oranje Peloton0:09:21 
16Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:11:06 
17Bora-Argon 180:14:01 
18Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
19Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:15:48 
20Bardiani CSF0:18:54 
21Movistar Team0:19:42 
22Wallonie - Bruxelles0:23:36 
23Nippo - Vini Fantini0:30:05 
24Team 3M0:30:14 
25Androni Giocattoli0:41:00 

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