Kristoff wins De Panne opener

Katusha rider out-smarts Astana duo from breakaway

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) managed to hold off the combined attacks of Astana duo Lieuwe Westra and Alexey Lutsenko to win the opening stage of the Three Days of De Panne after a tough day out in the rain and hills of Flanders.

The trio got away in the finale of the 198km stage that included 12 of the toughest climbs. Britain’s Luke Rowe (Team Sky) was also part of the decisive attack but punctured on the final climb of the Muur de Geraardsbergen. He finished fifth just behind 20 year-old Dane Mads Pedersen (Stölting Service Group) who had won the Under 23 version of Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday. They finished 29 down, with a group of 35 riders finishing at 36 seconds. Those time differences could prove decisive in the final two days of racing.

Westra and Lutsenko tried to out manoeuvre Kristoff but were also working to gain time on the chasers. As a result they struggled in the finale and Kristoff had no problems in leading out and then winning the sprint.

Kristoff missed Gent-Wevelgem due to a fever but looked back on track during the stage. He now leads the overall ahead of Lutsenko by one second with Westra third overall at six seconds.

Wednesday’s 211km second stage is from Zottegem to Koksijde and features the Kemmelberg and several other climbs after 110km of racing before three finishing circuits on the coast in Koksijde.

It was Kristoff’s sixth victory of the 2016 season after he won three stages at the Tour of Qatar and two at the Tour of Oman. He admitted it had been a hard day out, with fast, aggressive racing, rain and hailstone making a day for the tough men.

"It was really hard," he explained, adding that today's stage was his first day of intensity since the E3 Harelbeke, where he first fell ill. "I felt good in the start but after 100km, I started to feel bad. But I think it was that way for everyone, it was a hard day. It split apart from kilometer zero, and it was all day a bloc. I was all the time in the front but we never got a big gap, it was always close."

"Westra was the strongest one of the group, he was pulling me and Lutsenko all the way to the line almost. I tried to contribute but I didn't really have the legs. In the end I managed to survive and I was there at the end. I've been a bit sick, and I think I needed this day. I hope I have better legs tomorrow, I was suffering all day today. In the end I managed to win but I was really struggling.

"They were also riding for the classement. I know Westra is really good in the time trial, and they are in a good position now. They were riding for this so they didn't attack me so early."

Kristoff played down his own chances of overall success, perhaps keen to save his legs for Sunday’s Tour of Flanders.

"I didn't feel as strong as I did last year. I think I’ll suffer a bit to do a good time trial. I will try though, we'll see how it goes."

How it happened

The riders were still saddened about the death of Daan Myngheer and Antoine Demoitié before the start of the stage and carefully respected a minutes silence. The riders were wrapped up for a bad day’s weather and they would need it, with rain and even hailstone falling during the race.

177 riders started but a crash in the neutralised section forced Pat Bevin (Cannondale) to quit and Frenchman Yoann Offredo (FDJ) also climbed off due to illness.

The racing start fast with the peloton immediately splitting into three groups and the first hour was covered at 53km/h. Two chasing groups eventually came together but the lead group of 30 riders kept pushing on, even as heavy rain began to fall.

The early climbs reduced the front group to just 13 riders, with Taylor Phinney and his BMC teammates Rik Zabel and Loïc Vliegen in the move as the riders passed under the finish in Zottegem for the first time before head out to tackle more Flemish climbs. Kristoff was there too, as were Westra, Lutsenko and Rowe. Behind Etixx-QuickStep lead the chase after again failing to make the right selection in numbers but again they ran out of steam and missed out on a result. Tony Martin would be their best finisher in sixth place.

The Hellingen came thick in fast in the second half of the race, with the Muur de Geraardsbergen climbed twice. The hilly profile proved the downfall of many in the front group. The Berendries caused some pain and then the Ten Bosse split the front group, with Rowe, Kristoff, Westra and Lutsenko going clear. They got a gap as team tactics played a factor and kit the Muur together for the final time. The riders jumped onto the smoother sidewalk but it proved a decisive moment for Rowe, with the Welshman flatting. He got a wheel and chased hard but the other three had disappeared around the corners of the legendary climb.

They worked well together to ensure that they gained time before the often decisive time trial stage, with Westra doing lots of work as Kristoff often missed a turn. The Norwegian was worried that the two Astana riders would take turns to attack him but they failed to combine their efforts and the trio rode into Zottegem together.

Kristoff could hardly believe it and lead out the sprint, convinced that he had the speed to win. He did and eventually crossed the line several lengths clear, ahead of a disappointed Lutsenko and Westra.

Wednesday’s 211km second stage is from Zottegem to Koksijde and features the Kemmelberg and several other climbs after 110km of racing before three finishing circuits on the coast in Koksijde.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha4:22:34 
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
4Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group0:00:29 
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
6Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal0:00:36 
7Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
8Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
9Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
10Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
11Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
12Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
13Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
14Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
15Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
16Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
17Alex Kirsch (Lux) Stölting Service Group  
18Michel Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
19Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
20Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
21Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
22Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
23Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
24Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
25Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
26Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
27Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
28Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
29Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha  
30Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
31Stefan Kueng (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
32Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
33Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
34Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
35Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
36Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
37Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
38Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
39Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha  
40Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:00:59 
41Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
42Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:22 
43Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
44Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
45Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
46Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
47Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
48Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
49Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
50Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
51Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
52Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha  
53Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
55Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
56Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18  
57Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
58Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
59Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
60Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-GreenEdge  
61Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
62Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
63Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
64Raymond Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
65Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:14 
66Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
67Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
68André Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:06:01 
69Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
70Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ  
71Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
72Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
73Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group  
74Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
75Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
76Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
77Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
78Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
79Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
80Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
81Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ  
82Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
83Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:10:23 
84Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
85Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
86Sergey Nikolaev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
87Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
88Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
89Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:11:05 
90Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie  
91Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling0:13:15 
92Ivan Savitskiy (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
93Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
94Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
95Martin Mortensen (Den) ONE Pro Cycling  
96Viktor Manakov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
97Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
98Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
99Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
100Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
101Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge  
102Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:14:22 
103Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
104Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
105Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Stölting Service Group  
106Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
107Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
108Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
109Antonio Viola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
110Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
111Mamyr Stash (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
112Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
113Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
114Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
115Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
116Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
117Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
118Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
119Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
120Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
121Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Stölting Service Group  
122Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
123André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
124Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Stölting Service Group  
125Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
126Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
127Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
128Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie  
129Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
130Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
131Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
132Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
133Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha  
134Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
135Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
136Yuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
137Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
138Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFTim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
DNFMarc Fournier (Fra) FDJ  
DNFKristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFKristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFMatti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFPatrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFJasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFKirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFAlexey Kurbatov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFAlexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group  
DNFEugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFMirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFXu Gang (Tpe) Lampre - Merida  
DNFAndrea Dal Col (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
DNFChun Kai Feng (Tpe) Lampre - Merida  
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
DNFSteele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
DNFChris Opie (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
DNFJoshua Hunt (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
DNFMatthew Goss (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
DNFManabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFAntoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
DNFLuca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFNicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFLorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFMitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFYoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
DNFJakub Mareczko (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
Sprint 1 - 41.2 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky3 pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
3Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1 
Sprint 2 - 100.6 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky3 pts
2Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2 
3Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha1 
Sprint 3 - 149.4 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3 pts
2Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team2 
3Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha20 pts
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team16 
4Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group14 
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky12 
6Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal10 
7Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela9 
8Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team8 
9Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal7 
10Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha6 
11Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 
12Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step4 
13Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 183 
14Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
15Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
KOM 1 - Edelare - 80.1 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky3 
3Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team1 
KOM 2 - Leberg - 88.2 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha1 
KOM 3 - Berendries - 92.6 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team3 
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
KOM 4 - Berendries - 114.4 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
3Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team1 
KOM 5 - Ten Bosse - 119.6 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky5 pts
2Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1 
KOM 6 - De Muur - 131.6 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5 pts
2Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
3Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1 
KOM 7 - Klemhoustraat - 144.1 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team3 
3Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge1 
KOM 8 -Berendries - 163.2 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky3 
3Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group1 
KOM 9 - Ten Bosse - 168.4 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5 pts
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky3 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha1 
KOM 10 - De Muur - 180.4 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3 
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
KOM 11 - Klemhoustraat - 192.9 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team5 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3 
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group4:23:03 
2Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha0:00:07 
3Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:53 
4Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
5Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
6Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
7Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
8André Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:05:32 
9Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
10Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:46 
11Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
12Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Stölting Service Group0:13:53 
13Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
14Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Stölting Service Group  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team13:08:18 
2Team Katusha0:00:36 
3Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:12 
4Southeast - Venezuela  
5BMC Racing Team  
6Lotto Soudal0:03:58 
7Roompot Oranje Peloton  
8Team Sky0:04:14 
9Stölting Service Group0:06:30 
10Bora-Argon 180:06:44 
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Lampre - Merida0:09:23 
13Orica Greenedge  
14Nippo - Vini Fantini0:11:15 
15Fdj0:12:25 
16Tinkoff0:13:51 
17Direct Energie0:14:27 
18Bardiani Csf0:17:44 
19Cannondale Pro Cycling Team0:18:29 
20One Pro Cycling0:19:23 
21ETIXX - QUICK STEP0:20:46 
22Gazprom - Rusvelo0:29:03 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha4:22:24 
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:01 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:06 
4Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group0:00:39 
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
6Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:42 
7Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:44 
8Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
9Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:00:45 
10Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal0:00:46 
11Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
12Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
13Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
14Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
15Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
16Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
17Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
18Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
19Alex Kirsch (Lux) Stölting Service Group  
20Michel Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
21Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
22Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
23Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
24Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
25Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
26Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
27Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
28Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
29Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha  
30Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
31Stefan Kueng (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
32Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
33Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
34Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
35Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
36Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
37Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
38Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:56 
39Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
40Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky0:01:03 
41Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:01:09 
42Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:32 
43Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
44Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
45Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
46Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
47Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
48Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
49Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
50Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
51Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
52Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha  
53Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
55Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
56Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18  
57Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
58Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
59Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
60Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-GreenEdge  
61Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
62Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
63Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal  
64Raymond Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
65Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:24 
66Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
67Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
68André Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:06:11 
69Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
70Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ  
71Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
72Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
73Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group  
74Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
75Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
76Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
77Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
78Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
79Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
80Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
81Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ  
82Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
83Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:10:33 
84Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
85Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
86Sergey Nikolaev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
87Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
88Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:53 
89Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:11:15 
90Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie  
91Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling0:13:25 
92Ivan Savitskiy (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
93Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
94Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
95Martin Mortensen (Den) ONE Pro Cycling  
96Viktor Manakov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
97Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
98Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
99Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
100Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Team  
101Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge  
102Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:14:32 
103Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
104Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela  
105Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Stölting Service Group  
106Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
107Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
108Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
109Antonio Viola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
110Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
111Mamyr Stash (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
112Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
113Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
114Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
115Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
116Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
117Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
118Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
119Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie  
120Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
121Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Stölting Service Group  
122Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
123André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
124Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Stölting Service Group  
125Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
126Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
127Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
128Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie  
129Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
130Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
131Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
132Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
133Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha  
134Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
135Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
136Yuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
137Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
138Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha20 pts
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team16 
4Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group14 
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky12 
6Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal10 
7Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela9 
8Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team8 
9Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha6 
10Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step4 
12Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 183 
13Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
14Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal2 
15Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
16Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team28 pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team26 
3Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky11 
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha8 
5Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team7 
6Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
7Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3 
8Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
9Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky3 
10Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2 
11Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group1 
12Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge1 
13Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky6 pts
2Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team3 
4Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
5Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team2 
6Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha1 
U23 classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group4:23:03 
2Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha0:00:07 
3Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:53 
4Hayden McCormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
5Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
6Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
7Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
8André Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:05:32 
9Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
10Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:46 
11Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
12Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Stölting Service Group0:13:53 
13Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff Team  
14Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Stölting Service Group  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team13:08:18 
2Team Katusha0:00:36 
3Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:12 
4Southeast - Venezuela  
5BMC Racing Team  
6Lotto Soudal0:03:58 
7Roompot Oranje Peloton  
8Team Sky0:04:14 
9Stölting Service Group0:06:30 
10Bora-Argon 180:06:44 
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Lampre - Merida0:09:23 
13Orica Greenedge  
14Nippo - Vini Fantini0:11:15 
15Fdj0:12:25 
16Tinkoff0:13:51 
17Direct Energie0:14:27 
18Bardiani Csf0:17:44 
19Cannondale Pro Cycling Team0:18:29 
20One Pro Cycling0:19:23 
21ETIXX - QUICK STEP0:20:46 
22Gazprom - Rusvelo0:29:03 

 

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