Drucker takes breakaway sprint to win RideLondon Classic

Teunissen and Swift sprint to second and third place on the podium

Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) won the breakaway sprint to the finish line to take the victory at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday. The Luxembourg rider dashed to the line beating Mike Teunissen (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Ben Swift (Team Sky).

“I’m a fast guy and so I was pretty confident," Drucker said. "I watched Ben Swift because he was nervous and wanted to do something here. I focused on him and his wheel. It ended up good for me.

“I’m a sprinter who loves a pretty hard race, so we tried to make it a hard race. It was perfect for us.”

Sep Vanmarcke (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) set off a strong attack with roughly 70km to go that resulted in the day’s winning breakaway, which included Drucker, Teunissen and Swift along with Kristian Sbaragli (MTN-Qhubeka), Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge), Kenneth Van Rooy (Lotto Soudal) and Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-QuickStep).

The gap between the eight riders and the main field hovered at around one minute for the final 30km, and the bunch seemed to ease up, allowing the breakaway's gap to increase to 1:30.

The breakaway riders began attacking one another in the closing kilometres, and although Vanmarcke gained a small gap at one point, they were back together on the run-in to the finish line.

The main early break formed when Erick Rowsell (Madison Genesis) Peter Williams (One Pro Cycling), Riccardo Stacchiotti (Vini Fantini, Sander Helven (Topspot Vlaanderen) and Lander Seynaeve (Wanty-Group Gobert) broke clear.

They established a five-minute lead over the peloton after just over 50 kilometres of racing.

Floris Gerts was dispatched up the road by BMC at that point and he replaced Seynaeve in the group but on the third ascent of the Ranmore climb the American team attacked once more, first with Dennis and then with Gilbert. The move failed to establish a significant lead but the damage was down with the peloton unable to respond once the final winning break went clear.

The leading eight worked well until Vanmarcke’s daring attack with 15km to go. The Belgian built up a 16 second lead but a strong headwind and a determined chase saw him caught before the finish line.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jean Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team4:47:46 
2Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo  
3Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo  
5Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka  
6Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
7Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Lotto Soudal4:48:14 
8Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) Etixx-Quick Step4:48:35 
9Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo4:48:46 
10Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
11Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
12Daniele Ratto (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
13Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
14Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
15Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor  
16Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
17Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
18Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo  
19Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
20Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
21Eddie Dunbar (Irl) NFTO  
22Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 194:50:50 
23Federico Zurlo (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
24Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
25Mark Mcnally (GBr) Madison Genesis  
26Bartiomlej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
27Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
28Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
29Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
30Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 23  
31Timo Roosen (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo  
32Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 20  
33Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge  
34Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 21  
35Xandro Meueisse (Bel) AN Post Chainreaction  
36Gerts Floris (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
37Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka  
38Alex Peters (GBr) Team Sky  
39Russell Downing (GBr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
40Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
41Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
42Karol Domagalski (Pol) Team Raleigh GAC  
43Tom Scully (NZl) Madison Genesis  
44Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx-Quick Step  
45Alistair Slater (GBr) AN Post Chainreaction  
46Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx-Quick Step  
47Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN-Qhubeka  
48Tom Moses (GBr) JLT Condor  
49Plotr Brozynaa (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
50Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
51Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
52Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain Cycling Team  
53Wesley Kreder (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
54Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
55Owain Doull (GBr) Team Wiggins  
56Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Wiggins  
57Christopher Lawless (GBr) Team Wiggins  
58William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
59Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica GreenEdge  
60Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Drapac Professional Cycling  
61Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
62Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis  
63Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 22  
64Michael Cuming (GBr) JLT Condor  
65Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
66Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
67Bernard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky4:51:05 
68Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini4:54:28 
69Yanto Barker (GBr) One Pro Cycling4:56:40 
70Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
71James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert  
72Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
73Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert  
74Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
75George Pym (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC  
76Conor Dunne (Irl) AN Post Chainreaction  
77Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert  
78Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling  
79Matthew Gibson (GBr) Great Britain Cycling Team  
80Michal Paluta (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
81Samual Lowe (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC  
82Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
83Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
84Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Wiggins  
85Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
86Kristian House (GBr) JLT Condor  
87Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini  
88Joel Zangerle (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
89Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
90Steele Von Pierre (Aus) NFTO  
91Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert  
92Nicolas Dougall (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
93Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Wiggins  
94Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC  
95Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Raleigh GAC  
96Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
97Steven Lampier (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC4:56:52 
98Tom Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis5:00:51 
99Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
100Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
101Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton  
102Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling  
103Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
104Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain Cycling Team  
105Mike Northey (NZl) Madison Genesis  
106Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO  
107Eduard Grosu (Rom) Nippo Vini Fantini  
108Johnny Mcevoy (GBr) NFTO  
109Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
110Alexander Maes (Bel) AN Post Chainreaction  
111Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal5:04:47 
112Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka5:07:14 
113Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
114Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) AN Post Chainreaction  
115Ryan Mullen (Irl) AN Post Chainreaction  
116Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain Cycling Team  
117Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
118George Harper (GBr) One Pro Cycling  
119Jake Kelly (GBr) Great Britain Cycling Team  
120Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert  
121Markus Barry (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo  
122Matthew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis  
123Theo Bos (Ned) MTN-Qhubeka  
124Edward Clancy (GBr) JLT Condor  
125Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
126Martin Kohler (Swi) Drapac Professional Cycling  
127Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini5:09:30 
DNFAdam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
DNFNicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini  
DNFShiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Nippo Vini Fantini  
DNFFelix English (Irl) JLT Condor  
DNFAlex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFJonathan Mould (GBr) One Pro Cycling  
DNFChris Opie (GBr) One Pro Cycling  
DNFJoshua Hunt (GBr) One Pro Cycling  
DNFLukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFMark Christian (GBr) Team Wiggins  
DNFGabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain Cycling Team  
DNFKenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFLander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert  
DNFKenneth Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
DNFRobert Forster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis6 pts
2Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini5 
3Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen4 
4Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling3 
5Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert2 
6Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis6 pts
2Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen5 
3Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini4 
4Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling3 
5Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert2 
6Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step1 
Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis6 pts
2Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini5 
3Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen4 
4Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling3 
5Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert2 
6Gerts Floris (Ned) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis6 pts
2Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini5 
3Gerts Floris (Ned) BMC Racing Team4 
4Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen3 
5Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling2 
6Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen1 
Mountain 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team6 pts
2Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton5 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
4Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
5Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky2 
6Eddie Dunbar (Irl) NFTO1 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling5 pts
2Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen3 
3Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis2 
4Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini5 pts
2Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling3 
3Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen2 
4Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini5 pts
2Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling3 
3Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen2 
4Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis1 
Sprint 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gerts Floris (Ned) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling3 
3Timo Roosen (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo2 
4Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis1 
Sprint 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jean Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team5 pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky3 
3Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo2 
4Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis24 pts
2Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini19 
3Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen16 
4Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling11 
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team6 
6Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Group Gobert6 
7Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton5 
8Gerts Floris (Ned) BMC Racing Team5 
9Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
10Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal3 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling14 pts
2Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo Vini Fantini10 
3Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen7 
4Jean Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team5 
5Gerts Floris (Ned) BMC Racing Team5 
6Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis5 
7Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky3 
8Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo2 
9Timo Roosen (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo2 
10Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Lotto NL-Jumbo1 



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