Demare strikes at the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

Greipel goes in the break

Arnaud Démare took advantage of a high-speed lead out from his FDJ.fr teammates to win the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen - the Championship of Flanders in Koolskamp.

The French national champion beat Luka Mezgec (Giant-Shimano) and Belgium's Jonas Vangenechten (Lotto Belisol). Michael Van Staeyen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) finished fourth and was the first Flemish rider, so took the unofficial Flemish champion's jersey.

It was Demare's 10th win of the 2014 season but his first since winning the French national title. He rode the Tour de France but failed to make an impact, with his best result third place in sprints to Lille and St-Etienne.

The 192km race was expected to end in a sprint but surprisingly Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) opted not to wait for the finish and was part of the 13-rider break that shaped much of the race. Greipel seemed to be testing his form before next week's World Championships in Ponferrada.

The attack forced a consistent chase by Trek Factory Racing and Garmin-Sharp but the break stayed away almost until the finish. Olivier Le Gac (FDJ.fr) tried several attacks from the breakaway and even Grepiel tried his hand in the final kilometres. He was caught with the red kit in sight and Demare and FDJ.fr took over for the sprint.

Many of the riders in action will also ride the Grote Prijs Impanis-Van Petegem on Saturday.

 

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (FRA) FDJ.fr4:12:25 
2Luka Mezgec (SLO) Team Giant-Shimano  
3Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) Lotto Belisol  
4Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
5Danny Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory Racing  
6Kenny Robert Van Hummel (NED) Androni Giocattoli  
7Joeri Stallaert (BEL) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
8Adrien Petit (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
9Yoeri Havik (NED) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
10Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
11Roy Jans (BEL) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
12Nicolas Vereecken (BEL) Verandas Willems  
13Robin Stenuit (BEL) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
14Jelle Mannaerts (BEL) Verandas Willems  
15Emiel Vermeulen (BEL) Team 3M  
16Benjamin Verraes (BEL) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
17Nicola Testi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli  
18Laurens De Vreese (BEL) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
19Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
20Dex Groen (NED) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
21Antoine Demoitie (BEL) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
22Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin Sharp  
23Jarl Salomein (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
24Steele Von Hoff (AUS) Garmin Sharp  
25Niels Reynvoet (BEL) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
26Kobus Hereijgers (NED) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
27Alexander Maes (BEL) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
28Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Androni Giocattoli  
29Francesco Van Coppernolle (BEL) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
30Joren Segers (BEL) Team 3M  
31Kris Boeckmans (BEL) Lotto Belisol  
32Vegard Robinson Bugge (NOR) Team Joker  
33Jan Dieteren (GER) Team Stölting  
34Darijus Dzervus (LTU) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
35Philip Lindau (SWE) Team Joker  
36Nikolay Trusov (RUS) Tinkoff-Saxo  
37Anthony Turgis (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
38Max Walscheid (GER) Team Stölting  
39Edwig Cammaerts (BEL) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
40Kristoffer Skjerping (NOR) Team Joker  
41Kevin Verwaest (BEL) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
42Rob Ruijgh (NED) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
43Gregory Franckaert (BEL) Team 3M  
44Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (DEN) Riwal Cycling Team  
45Egidijus Juodvalkis (LTU) Team 3M  
46Michal Kolár (SVK) Tinkoff-Saxo  
47Jan Oelerich (GER) Team Stölting  
48Dylan Kowalski (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
49Gorik Gardeyn (BEL) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
50Niels De Rooze (BEL) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
51Jay Mccarthy (AUS) Tinkoff-Saxo  
52Mickael Delage (FRA) FDJ.fr  
53Thomas De Troch (BEL) Verandas Willems  
54Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) Team Joker  
55Anders Skaarseth (NOR) Team Joker  
56Angelo De Clercq (BEL) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
57Jack Wilson (IRL) An Post - Chain Reaction0:00:13 
58Bob Schoonbroodt (NED) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
59Dirk Finders (GER) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
60Adriaan Aas Stien (NOR) Team Joker  
61Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (DEN) Riwal Cycling Team  
62Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto Belisol  
63Sam Lennertz (BEL) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
64Lander Seynaeve (BEL) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
65Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Garmin Sharp  
66Joren Touquet (BEL) Verandas Willems  
67Gianni Bossuyt (BEL) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
68Quentin Bertholet (BEL) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
69Thomas Koep (GER) Team Stölting  
70Mark Mcnally (GBR) An Post - Chain Reaction  
71Frédéric Amorison (BEL) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
72Ivan Rovny (RUS) Tinkoff-Saxo  
73Robin Venneman (BEL) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
74Nick Nuyens (BEL) Garmin Sharp  
75Kenneth Van Bilsen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
76Clement Chevrier (FRA)  
77Jonas Rickaert (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
78Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin Sharp  
79Karsten Kroon (NED) Tinkoff-Saxo  
80Jonathan Dufrasne (BEL) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
81Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (COL) Tinkoff-Saxo  
82Silvio Herklotz (GER) Team Stölting  
83Michael Morkov (DEN) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:20 
84Loic Pestiaux (BEL) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
85Kevin Van Staeyen (BEL) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:00:25 
86Kurt Geysen (BEL) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:00:27 
87Zico Waeytens (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:30 
88Boy Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory Racing0:00:32 
89Dries De Bondt (BEL) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
90Sébastien Chavanel (FRA) FDJ.fr  
91Tom Veelers (NED) Team Giant-Shimano  
92Tosh Van Der Sande (BEL) Lotto Belisol  
93Marcel Sieberg (GER) Lotto Belisol  
94Tom Stamsnijder (NED) Team Giant-Shimano  
95Stéphane Poulhies (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:39 
96Gert Dockx (BEL) Lotto Belisol0:00:53 
97Bert De Backer (BEL) Team Giant-Shimano  
98Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
99Grégory Rast (SUI) Trek Factory Racing  
100Alexander Cools (BEL) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:00:57 
101Martin Herbæk Grøn (DEN) Riwal Cycling Team  
102Marco Bandiera (ITA) Androni Giocattoli  
103Marc Sarreau (FRA) FDJ.fr  
104Conor Dunne (IRL) An Post - Chain Reaction  
105Niels Vandyck (BEL) Verandas Willems  
106Nico Sijmens (BEL) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
107Wesley Kreder (NED) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
108André Greipel (GER) Lotto Belisol0:01:45 
109Matti Breschel (DEN) Tinkoff-Saxo  
110Phil Bauhaus (GER) Team Stölting  
111Fraser Gough (NZL) Team 3M  
112Stijn Steels (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
113Florian Senechal (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
114Anthony Geslin (FRA) FDJ.fr  
115Olivier Le Gac (FRA) FDJ.fr0:02:20 
116Laurent Van Den Bak (BEL) An Post - Chain Reaction0:02:55 
117Frederique Robert (BEL) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
118Marco Frapporti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli  
119Wouter Mol (NED) Veranclassic - Doltcini0:04:10 
120Kevin Hulsmans (BEL) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
121Lorenzo Manzin (FRA) FDJ.fr0:05:10 
122Michael Goolaerts (BEL) Verandas Willems  
123Fabio Silvestre (POR) Trek Factory Racing  
124Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (FRA) FDJ.fr0:05:25 
125Matteo Di Serafino (ITA) Androni Giocattoli  
126Tim Van Speybroeck (BEL) Team 3M  
127Mikkel Mortensen (DEN) Riwal Cycling Team  
DNFKenny De Haes (BEL) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJonas Ahlstrand (SWE) Team Giant-Shimano  
DNFBrian Bulgac (NED) Team Giant-Shimano  
DNFCheng Ji (CHN) Team Giant-Shimano  
DNFStijn Devolder (BEL) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFLaurent Didier (LUX) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFCalvin Watson (AUS) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFLachlan David Morton (AUS) Garmin Sharp  
DNFTiziano Dall'antonia (ITA) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFAngelo Raffaele (ITA) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFJulien Fouchard (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFMoreno De Pauw (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFJames Vanlandschoot (BEL) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFMartin Herbæk Grøn (DEN) Riwal Cycling Team  
DNFKevin Claeys (BEL) An Post - Chain Reaction  
DNFGlenn O'shea (AUS) An Post - Chain Reaction  
DNFChristoph Pfingsten (GER) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
DNFRonan Van Zandbeek (NED) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (NED) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
DNFJonathan Breyne (BEL) Josan - To Win Cycling Team  
DNFKaspar Larsen Schjonnemann (DEN) Riwal Cycling Team  
DNFAlex Rasmussen (DEN) Riwal Cycling Team  
DNFTruls Engen Korsaeth (NOR) Team Joker  
DNFJo Kogstad Ringheim (NOR) Team Joker  
DNFMarkus Eichler (GER) Team Stölting  
DNFJonas Tenbrock (GER) Team Stölting  
DNFTom Devriendt (BEL) Team 3M  
DNFChristophe Sleurs (BEL) Team 3M  
DNFAlphonse Vermote (BEL) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
DNFLouis Convens (BEL) Verandas Willems  
DNFFlorent Mottet (BEL) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
DNSSjoerd Kouwenhoven (NED) Cyclingteam De Rijke  

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