De Bie prevails in Grosseto

Belgian assumes overal lead

Sean De Bie (Belgium) narrowly won the opening stage of the Toscana-Terra di ciclismo, edging Algeria's Youcef Reguigui (UCI Mixed Team) in a 39-rider field sprint in Grosseto. So close were the two riders that both put their arms up thinking each had won, but the photo finish camera showed the Belgian prevailed.

Alexey Lutsenko (Kazakhstan) crossed the line in third place to round out the stage one podium.

With the stage victory De Bie earned the first leader's jersey of the five-day Italian stage race for espoir riders. As with the stage results, Reguigui and Lutsenko hold second and third respectively on general classification in the same time as De Bie.

A 12-rider breakaway, comprised of Miras Bederbekov (Kazakhstan), Janni Tewelde (Eritrea), Niek Van Geffen (Netherlands), Mark Dzamastagic (Slovenia), Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spain), Yannick Mayer (Germany), Eliot Lietaer (Belgium), Patrick Schelling (Switzerland), Roman Dronin (UCI Mixed Team), Dariusz Gluszak (Poland), Sonny Colbrelli (Italy) and Loic Aubert (Switzerland), formed approximately mid-way through the 148km stage and reached a maximum advantage of 2:40 over the peloton.

The escapees' bid for victory was neutralised, however, with eight kilometres remaining by a reduced peloton which stayed together through to the finish where De Bie proved the swiftest in the finale.

Full Results
1Sean De Bie (Bel) Belgium3:26:46 
2Youcef Reguigui (Alg) UCI Mixed Team  
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
4Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation  
5Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy  
6Philipp Ries (Ger) Germany  
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Italy  
8Gavin Mannion (USA) United States of America  
9Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Ukraine  
10Daniel Freitas (Por) Portugal  
11Sergiy Klimakov (Ukr) Ukraine  
12Michal Kadrzynski (Pol) Poland  
13Fabio Aru (Ita) Italy  
14Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Romania  
15Romain Bardet (Fra) France  
16Amaro Antunes (Por) Portugal  
17Julian Kern (Ger) Germany  
18Piotr Gawronsky (Pol) Poland  
19Christian Schneeberger (Swi) Switzerland  
20Michel Koch (Ger) Germany  
21Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria  
22Harm van der Sanden (Ned) Netherlands  
23Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark  
24Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
25Khangarid Naran (Mgl) UCI Mixed Team  
26Francisco Garcia (Spa) Spain  
27Fabio Silvestre (Por) Portugal  
28Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium  
29Sebastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland  
30Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany  
31Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Poland  
32Jose Goncalves (Por) Portugal  
33Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain  
34Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
35Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg  
36Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Belarus  
37Simon Nuber (Ger) Germany  
38Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Russian Federation  
39Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic  
40Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium0:00:07 
41Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America0:00:09 
42Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:17 
43Awit Gebremedhin (Eri) Eritrea0:00:20 
44David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Spain0:00:27 
45Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands0:00:32 
46Jimmi Sorensen (Den) Denmark  
47Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic  
48Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Russian Federation  
49Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark  
50Larry Warabasse (USA) United States of America  
51Loic Aubert (Swi) Switzerland  
52Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Italy  
53Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Poland  
54Yauheni Ivanov (Blr) Belarus  
55Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
56Bob Jungels (Lux) Luxembourg  
57Rudy Molard (Fra) France  
58Siarhei Novikau (Blr) Belarus  
59Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Netherlands0:00:38 
60Tobias Lergenmuller (Ger) Germany0:00:44 
61Kanstantsin Kliamyankou (Blr) Belarus0:00:45 
62Ievgen Filin (Ukr) Ukraine  
63Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada  
64Stefan Mair (Aut) Austria  
65Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy  
66Kristian Haugaard Jensen (Den) Denmark  
67Marek Kulas (Pol) Poland  
68Otto Kristensen (Den) Denmark  
69Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Poland  
70Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria  
71Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium  
72Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria  
73Roman Dronin (Uzb) UCI Mixed Team  
74Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) UCI Mixed Team  
75Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg  
76Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia  
77Tomas Koudela (Cze) Czech Republic  
78Alex Kirsch (Lux) Luxembourg  
79Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
80Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland  
81Kenny Elissonde (Fra) France  
82Michael Andersen Valgren (Den) Denmark  
83Matvey Zubov (Rus) Russian Federation  
84Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Spain  
85Armindo Fonseca (Fra) France  
86Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Russian Federation  
87Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic  
88Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Italy  
89David Wohrer (Aut) Austria  
90Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
91Alexandre Mercier (Swi) Switzerland  
92Guilherme Lourenco (Por) Portugal  
93Gyung Gu Jang (Kor) UCI Mixed Team  
94Timothy Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain  
95Pavel Stohr (Cze) Czech Republic  
96Arvin Moazemi Goudarzi (IRI) UCI Mixed Team  
97Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Belgium  
98Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Netherlands  
99Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America  
100Jan Stohr (Cze) Czech Republic  
101Joshua Thomas Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain0:00:53 
102Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France0:01:30 
103Rob Squire (USA) United States of America  
104Mark Dzamastagic (Slo) Slovenia  
105Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovenia0:01:35 
106Evan Mundy (Can) Canada0:01:49 
107Owen Harrison (Can) Canada  
108Tim Mikelj (Slo) Slovenia0:01:55 
109Andrii Gorkusha (Ukr) Ukraine0:01:57 
110Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:02:02 
111Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Australia  
112Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Spain0:02:04 
113Stefhan Rabitsch (Aut) Austria  
114Ramon Domene Reyes (Spa) Spain0:02:13 
115Kindishih Debesay (Eri) Eritrea0:03:04 
116Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia0:03:10 
117Diogo Nunes (Por) Portugal0:03:13 
118Bram Nolten (Ned) Netherlands  
119Martijn Debaene (Bel) Belgium0:03:20 
120Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Spain  
121Jan Polanc (Slo) Slovenia  
122Nejc Bester (Slo) Slovenia  
123Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada  
124Jorn Knops (Ned) Netherlands  
125Joseph Kelly (GBr) Great Britain0:03:25 
126Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Russian Federation0:04:33 
127Pavel Gorenc (Slo) Slovenia0:04:54 
128Misgna Okbatsion (Eri) Eritrea0:04:56 
129Richard Lang (Aus) Australia0:05:11 
130Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:06:58 
131Janni Tewelde (Eri) Eritrea0:09:16 
132Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Eritrea  
133Oleksandr Golovash (Ukr) Ukraine0:10:08 
134Meron Amanuel (Eri) Eritrea0:27:01 
135Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Australia  
136Carson Miller (USA) United States of America  
DNSIlya Koshevoi (Blr) Belarus  
DNFChristopher Whorrall (GBr) Great Britain  
DNFMarcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland  
DNFBrad Clifford (Can) Canada  
DNFRyan MacDonald (Can) Canada  
DNFTom Kohn (Lux) Luxembourg  
DNFKevin Kohvelter Soria (Lux) Luxembourg  
DNFZoltan Sipos (Rom) Romania  
DNFBogdan Coman (Rom) Romania  
DNFLucian Voinea (Rom) Romania  
DNFAnatoliy Sosnitskyy (Ukr) Ukraine  
Points
1Sean De Bie (Bel) Belgium25pts
2Youcef Reguigui (Alg) UCI Mixed Team20 
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan16 
4Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation14 
5Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy12 
6Philipp Ries (Ger) Germany10 
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Italy9 
8Gavin Mannion (USA) United States of America8 
9Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Ukraine7 
10Daniel Freitas (Por) Portugal6 
11Sergiy Klimakov (Ukr) Ukraine5 
12Michal Kadrzynski (Pol) Poland4 
13Fabio Aru (Ita) Italy3 
14Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Romania2 
15Romain Bardet (Fra) France1 
Sprint 1 - Via Della Repubblica, 101.9km
1Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan3pts
2Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Spain2 
3Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland1 
Sprint 2 - Via della Repubblica, 125.1km
1Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany3pts
2Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Spain2 
3Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan1 
Mountain 1 - Scansanese (Cat. 2) 49.9km
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium4pts
2Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic2 
3Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Netherlands1 
General classification after stage 1
1Sean De Bie (Bel) Belgium3:26:46 
2Youcef Reguigui (Alg) UCI Mixed Team  
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
4Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation  
5Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy  
6Philipp Ries (Ger) Germany  
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Italy  
8Gavin Mannion (USA) United States of America  
9Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Ukraine  
10Daniel Freitas (Por) Portugal  
11Sergiy Klimakov (Ukr) Ukraine  
12Michal Kadrzynski (Pol) Poland  
13Fabio Aru (Ita) Italy  
14Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Romania  
15Romain Bardet (Fra) France  
16Amaro Antunes (Por) Portugal  
17Julian Kern (Ger) Germany  
18Piotr Gawronsky (Pol) Poland  
19Christian Schneeberger (Swi) Switzerland  
20Michel Koch (Ger) Germany  
21Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria  
22Harm van der Sanden (Ned) Netherlands  
23Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark  
24Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
25Khangarid Naran (Mgl) UCI Mixed Team  
26Francisco Garcia (Spa) Spain  
27Fabio Silvestre (Por) Portugal  
28Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium  
29Sebastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland  
30Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany  
31Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Poland  
32Jose Goncalves (Por) Portugal  
33Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain  
34Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
35Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg  
36Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Belarus  
37Simon Nuber (Ger) Germany  
38Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Russian Federation  
39Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic  
40Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium0:00:07 
41Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America0:00:09 
42Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:17 
43Awit Gebremedhin (Eri) Eritrea0:00:20 
44David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Spain0:00:27 
45Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands0:00:32 
46Jimmi Sorensen (Den) Denmark  
47Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic  
48Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Russian Federation  
49Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark  
50Larry Warabasse (USA) United States of America  
51Loic Aubert (Swi) Switzerland  
52Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Italy  
53Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Poland  
54Yauheni Ivanov (Blr) Belarus  
55Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
56Bob Jungels (Lux) Luxembourg  
57Rudy Molard (Fra) France  
58Siarhei Novikau (Blr) Belarus  
59Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Netherlands0:00:38 
60Tobias Lergenmuller (Ger) Germany0:00:44 
61Kanstantsin Kliamyankou (Blr) Belarus0:00:45 
62Ievgen Filin (Ukr) Ukraine  
63Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canada  
64Stefan Mair (Aut) Austria  
65Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy  
66Kristian Haugaard Jensen (Den) Denmark  
67Marek Kulas (Pol) Poland  
68Otto Kristensen (Den) Denmark  
69Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Poland  
70Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria  
71Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium  
72Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria  
73Roman Dronin (Uzb) UCI Mixed Team  
74Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) UCI Mixed Team  
75Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg  
76Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia  
77Tomas Koudela (Cze) Czech Republic  
78Alex Kirsch (Lux) Luxembourg  
79Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
80Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland  
81Kenny Elissonde (Fra) France  
82Michael Andersen Valgren (Den) Denmark  
83Matvey Zubov (Rus) Russian Federation  
84Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Spain  
85Armindo Fonseca (Fra) France  
86Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Russian Federation  
87Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic  
88Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Italy  
89David Wohrer (Aut) Austria  
90Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
91Alexandre Mercier (Swi) Switzerland  
92Guilherme Lourenco (Por) Portugal  
93Gyung Gu Jang (Kor) UCI Mixed Team  
94Timothy Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain  
95Pavel Stohr (Cze) Czech Republic  
96Arvin Moazemi Goudarzi (IRI) UCI Mixed Team  
97Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Belgium  
98Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Netherlands  
99Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America  
100Jan Stohr (Cze) Czech Republic  
101Joshua Thomas Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain0:00:53 
102Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France0:01:30 
103Rob Squire (USA) United States of America  
104Mark Dzamastagic (Slo) Slovenia  
105Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovenia0:01:35 
106Evan Mundy (Can) Canada0:01:49 
107Owen Harrison (Can) Canada  
108Tim Mikelj (Slo) Slovenia0:01:55 
109Andrii Gorkusha (Ukr) Ukraine0:01:57 
110Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:02:02 
111Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Australia  
112Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Spain0:02:04 
113Stefhan Rabitsch (Aut) Austria  
114Ramon Domene Reyes (Spa) Spain0:02:13 
115Kindishih Debesay (Eri) Eritrea0:03:04 
116Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia0:03:10 
117Diogo Nunes (Por) Portugal0:03:13 
118Bram Nolten (Ned) Netherlands  
119Martijn Debaene (Bel) Belgium0:03:20 
120Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Spain  
121Jan Polanc (Slo) Slovenia  
122Nejc Bester (Slo) Slovenia  
123Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada  
124Jorn Knops (Ned) Netherlands  
125Joseph Kelly (GBr) Great Britain0:03:25 
126Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Russian Federation0:04:33 
127Pavel Gorenc (Slo) Slovenia0:04:54 
128Misgna Okbatsion (Eri) Eritrea0:04:56 
129Richard Lang (Aus) Australia0:05:11 
130Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:06:58 
131Janni Tewelde (Eri) Eritrea0:09:16 
132Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Eritrea  
133Oleksandr Golovash (Ukr) Ukraine0:10:08 
134Meron Amanuel (Eri) Eritrea0:27:01 
135Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Australia  
136Carson Miller (USA) United States of America  
Points classification
1Sean De Bie (Bel) Belgium25pts
2Youcef Reguigui (Alg) UCI Mixed Team20 
3Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan16 
4Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation14 
5Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy12 
6Philipp Ries (Ger) Germany10 
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Italy9 
8Gavin Mannion (USA) United States of America8 
9Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Ukraine7 
10Daniel Freitas (Por) Portugal6 
11Sergiy Klimakov (Ukr) Ukraine5 
12Michal Kadrzynski (Pol) Poland4 
13Fabio Aru (Ita) Italy3 
14Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Romania2 
15Romain Bardet (Fra) France1 
Sprint classification
1Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan4pts
2Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Spain4 
3Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany3 
4Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland1 
Mountains classification
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium4pts
2Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic2 
3Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Netherlands1 
U21 rider classification
1Sean De Bie (Bel) Belgium3:26:46 
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
3Gavin Mannion (USA) United States of America  
4Daniel Freitas (Por) Portugal  
5Sergiy Klimakov (Ukr) Ukraine  
6Michal Kadrzynski (Pol) Poland  
7Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Romania  
8Michel Koch (Ger) Germany  
9Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark  
10Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany  
11Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain  
12Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
13Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Belarus  
14Simon Nuber (Ger) Germany  
15Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium0:00:07 
16Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America0:00:09 
17Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:17 
18Awit Gebremedhin (Eri) Eritrea0:00:20 
19Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands0:00:32 
20Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Poland  
21Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
22Bob Jungels (Lux) Luxembourg  
23Tobias Lergenmuller (Ger) Germany0:00:44 
24Kristian Haugaard Jensen (Den) Denmark0:00:45 
25Marek Kulas (Pol) Poland  
26Otto Kristensen (Den) Denmark  
27Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Poland  
28Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria  
29Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium  
30Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria  
31Roman Dronin (Uzb) UCI Mixed Team  
32Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) UCI Mixed Team  
33Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia  
34Tomas Koudela (Cze) Czech Republic  
35Alex Kirsch (Lux) Luxembourg  
36Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
37Kenny Elissonde (Fra) France  
38Michael Andersen Valgren (Den) Denmark  
39Matvey Zubov (Rus) Russian Federation  
40Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Russian Federation  
41Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic  
42Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
43Timothy Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain  
44Pavel Stohr (Cze) Czech Republic  
45Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America  
46Jan Stohr (Cze) Czech Republic  
47Joshua Thomas Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain0:00:53 
48Mark Dzamastagic (Slo) Slovenia0:01:30 
49Tim Mikelj (Slo) Slovenia0:01:55 
50Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:02:02 
51Stefhan Rabitsch (Aut) Austria0:02:04 
52Bram Nolten (Ned) Netherlands0:03:13 
53Martijn Debaene (Bel) Belgium0:03:20 
54Jan Polanc (Slo) Slovenia  
55Nejc Bester (Slo) Slovenia  
56Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada  
57Joseph Kelly (GBr) Great Britain0:03:25 
58Pavel Gorenc (Slo) Slovenia0:04:54 
59Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:06:58 
60Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Eritrea0:09:16 
61Oleksandr Golovash (Ukr) Ukraine0:10:08 
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