Boeckmans wins Nokere Koerse

Lotto Soudal rider nets victory on cobbles

Kris Boeckmans finished off the fine work from his Lotto Soudal team to win the 2015 Nokere Koerse on the cobbles of the Nokeredorpstraat by a clean set of wheels over Veranclassic - Ekoi's Justin Jules and Scott Thwaites (Bora-Argon 18).

Lotto Soudal battled with Etixx-Quick Step in the final kilometers, but a surge from the Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise team disrupted the trains as they entered the final 300m. Boeckmans took advantage of the shift to attack on the opposite side of the road and steal the win.

The day's first breakaway containing Alphonse Vermote (Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace), Jonas Rickaert (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), David Boucher (FDJ), Frederik Backaert (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), and Dieter Bouvry (Roubaix Lille Metropole) was caught prematurely, with 50km still left to race, throwing the usual script to the wind.

There were then a number of attacks, primarily from the Continental teams, but it wasn't until BMC's Dylan Teuns went with two laps to go that another group went clear. He was joined by Stef Van Zummeren (Verandas Willems), Rick Ottema (Colba-Superano Ham) and Vergard Stake Laengen (Team Joker), and the quartet held half a minute's advantage.

On the bell lap, the peloton had closed to 18 seconds, and it wasn't long before the bunch was all back together and battling for control on the wide-open highways.

But as the course turned off onto the narrow route into town, it was Etixx-Quick Step, Lotto Soudal and Bora-Argon 18 fighting for the lead. Trek Factory Racing pushed to the front in the final kilometer, but it was Topsport Vlaanderen who led into the final turn. Boeckmans shot out to the left and sped to the line a full bike length ahead of Jules.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:26:50 
2Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
3Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
4Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
5Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
6Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
7Barry Markus (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
8Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
9Remco Te Brake (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
10Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
11Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
12Gerry Druyts (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
13Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
14Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
15Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
16Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Cibel  
17Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
18Lorenzo Manzin (Fra)  
19Robin Stenuit (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
20John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
21Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
22Melvin Rulliere (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
23Timothy Dupont (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
24Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
25Dries De Bondt (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
26Raymond Kreder (Ned) ROP  
27Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
28Mads Pedersen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
29Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
30Marc Sarreau (Fra)  
31Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Team Joker  
32Jaap De Man (Ned) Team 3M  
33Xandro Meurisse (Bel) An Post - Chainreaction  
34Edvin Wilsson (Swe) Team Joker  
35Tim Van Speybroeck (Bel) Team 3M  
36Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
37Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:08 
38Jens Vandenbogaerde (Bel) An Post - Chainreaction0:00:09 
39Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
40Timothy Stevens (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
41Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
42Alistair Slater (GBr) An Post - Chainreaction  
43Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
44Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
45Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
46Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
47Jesper Asselman (Ned) ROP  
48Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing  
49Mike Terpstra (Ned) ROP  
50Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Team Joker  
51Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
52Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
53Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team Joker  
54Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
55Wouter Leten (Bel) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
56Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
57Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
58Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
59Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:19 
60Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:21 
61Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
62Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Colba - Superano Ham  
63Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:23 
64Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
65Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
66Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
67Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:26 
68Daan Myngheer (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
69Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
70Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
71Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:29 
72Bjorn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Joker  
73Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
74Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:32 
75Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
76Adriaan Aas Stien (Nor) Team Joker  
77Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
78Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
79Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
80Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
81Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
82Huub Duyn (Ned) ROP0:00:37 
83Niels De Rooze (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
84Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
85Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
86Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
87Amund Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Joker  
88Anthony Geslin (Fra)  
89Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
90Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M  
91Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
92Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
93Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Team 3M0:00:40 
94Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
95Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
96Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
97Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Team 3M  
98Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
99Maurits Lammertink (Ned) ROP0:00:45 
100Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
101Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:00:51 
102Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:53 
103Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
104Dries Hollanders (Bel) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
105Kevin Suarez Martinez (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
106Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
107Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
108Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
109Brian Bulgac (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
110Kai Reus (Ned) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
111Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
112Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
113Marc Demaar (Ned) ROP  
114Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
115Alphonse Vermote (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
116Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing  
117Stijn Van Couter (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
118Thomas Edward Gibbons (USA) Cibel  
119Jack Wilson (Irl) An Post - Chainreaction  
120Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
121Jarno Gmelich (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
122Christophe Premont (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
123Michel Kreder (Ned) ROP  
124Gaëtan Pons (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
125Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:06 
126Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
127Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
128Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:18 
129Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
130Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:32 
131David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:38 
132Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
133Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:01:43 
134Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:56 
135Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:01:58 
136Rick Ottema (Ned) Colba - Superano Ham0:02:45 
137Rasmus Christian Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
138Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
139Romain Pillon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
140Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:52 
141Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
142Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:03:24 
143Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:03:33 
144Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
145Geert Van Der Weijst (Ned) Team 3M0:07:28 
146Kevin Callebaut (Bel) Cibel  
147Russell Downing (GBr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
148Stefan Kreder (Ned) Metec - TKH Continental Cyclingteam p/b Mantel  
149Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
150Jelle Donders (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
151Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
152Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
153Paulius Siskevicius (Ltu) An Post - Chainreaction  
154Conor Dunne (Irl) An Post - Chainreaction  
155Reidar Bohlin Borgersen (Nor) Team Joker  
156Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
157Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
158Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
159Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
160Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
161Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
162Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra)  
163Kurt Geysen (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
164Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Cibel  
165Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
166Glenn Vandemaele (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
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