Hofland wins from break in Lunéville

Dennis takes over race lead from teammate Hepburn

Moreno Hofland (Netherlands) won the 160.5km opening road stage of the Tour de l'Avenir, outsprinting his six breakaway companions for the victory. Romain Bardet (France) finished second while Italy's Matteo Mammini claimed third.

Hofland's teamamte Wouter Wippert led in the peloton for 8th place, 26 seconds behind the escapees.

Prologue runner-up Rohan Dennis (Australia) placed sixth on the stage and is the new overall leader of the Tour de l'Avenir. Overnight leader and teammate of Dennis, Michael Hepburn, finished in the field, 26 seconds behind the break, and now holds second overall, 22 seconds behind Dennis. Canada's David Boily moves into third on GC, 24 seconds back.

Full Results
1Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands4:12:05 
2Romain Bardet (Fra) France  
3Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy  
4Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
5David Boily (Can) Canada  
6Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia  
7Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria0:00:04 
8Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands0:00:26 
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany  
10Marco Haller (Aut) Austria  
11Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland  
12Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy  
13Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark  
14Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain  
15Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria  
16Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain  
17Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland  
18Julian Kern (Ger) Germany  
19Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
20Hugo Houle (Can) Canada  
21Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway  
22Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland  
23Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team  
24Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
25Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
26Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark  
27Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands  
28Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium  
29Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland  
30Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium  
31Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany  
32Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain  
33Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands  
34Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark  
35Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain  
36Robert Bush (USA) United States of America  
37Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia  
38Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain  
39Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia  
40Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada  
41Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium  
42Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia  
43Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark  
44Rudy Molard (Fra) France  
45Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia  
46William Valencia (Col) Colombia  
47Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands  
48Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain  
49Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France  
50Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium  
51Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team  
52Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia  
53Rob Squire (USA) United States of America  
54Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain  
55Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark  
56Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France  
57Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia  
58Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France  
59Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia  
60Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia  
61Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic  
62Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway  
63Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria  
64Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy  
65Patrick Bercz (Ger) Germany  
66Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team  
67Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway  
68Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy  
69Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic  
70Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic  
71Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic  
72Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium  
73Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America  
74Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy  
75Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America  
76Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland  
77Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team  
78Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway  
79Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain  
80Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
81Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium  
82Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team  
83Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway  
84Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark  
85Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America  
86Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America  
87Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team  
88Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
89Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada0:01:00 
90Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway0:00:26 
91Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:11 
92Victor Martin (Spa) Spain  
93David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria  
94Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain  
95Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands0:02:22 
96Pierrick Naud (Can) Canada  
97Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany0:02:45 
98Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland0:03:05 
99Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy0:03:09 
100Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic  
101Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany0:04:42 
102Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic  
103Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain  
104Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain0:05:22 
105Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia0:06:03 
106Richard Lang (Aus) Australia  
107Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada  
DNFFlorian Gaugl (Aut) Austria  
Points
1Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands30pts
2Romain Bardet (Fra) France27 
3Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy25 
4Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan23 
5David Boily (Can) Canada21 
6Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia19 
7Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria17 
8Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands15 
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany13 
10Marco Haller (Aut) Austria11 
11Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland10 
12Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy9 
13Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark8 
14Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain7 
15Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria6 
16Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain5 
17Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland4 
18Julian Kern (Ger) Germany3 
19Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan2 
20Hugo Houle (Can) Canada1 
Sprint 1 - Pange
1Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands3pts
2Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia2 
3Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain1 
Sprint 2 - Brin-Sur-Seille
1Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands3pts
2Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain2 
3Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia1 
Mountain 1 - Côte d'Altroff
1Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia3pts
2Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands2 
3Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain1 
Mountain 2 - Côte de Moncheux
1Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia3pts
2Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain2 
3Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands1 
Mountain 3 - Côte de Morey
1Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia3pts
2Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands2 
3Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain1 
Teams
1Netherlands12:37:07 
2Kazakhstan  
3Canada  
4France  
5Italy  
6Australia  
7Austria0:00:04 
8Switzerland0:00:26 
9Germany  
10Denmark  
11Great Britain  
12Belgium  
13Spain  
14Colombia  
15Mixed Team  
16Norway  
17United States of America  
18Czech Republic  
General classification after stage 1
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia4:19:22 
2Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia0:00:22 
3David Boily (Can) Canada0:00:24 
4Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria0:00:35 
5Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands  
6Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands0:00:40 
7Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:44 
8Hugo Houle (Can) Canada  
9Romain Bardet (Fra) France0:00:46 
10Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark0:00:48 
11Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France0:00:49 
12Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium0:00:50 
13Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain0:00:51 
14Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain  
15Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America  
16Rudy Molard (Fra) France0:00:52 
17Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team  
18Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:53 
19Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy0:00:55 
20Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria0:00:56 
21Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway  
22Marco Haller (Aut) Austria0:00:57 
23Robert Bush (USA) United States of America  
24Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America  
25Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team  
26Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:00:58 
27Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark  
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany0:00:59 
29Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:00 
30Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark0:01:01 
31Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark  
32Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia  
33Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway0:01:02 
34Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain  
35Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway  
36Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium  
37Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team  
38Patrick Bercz (Ger) Germany0:01:03 
39Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia  
40Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:01:04 
41Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark0:01:05 
42Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain  
43Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium  
44Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium0:01:06 
45Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada0:01:07 
46Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain0:01:08 
47Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
48Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany  
49Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
50Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia0:01:09 
51Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team  
52Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy0:01:10 
53Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy  
54Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland  
55Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America0:01:11 
56Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia  
57Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:12 
58Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark  
59Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America0:01:13 
60Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic  
61Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain  
62Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team  
63Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland0:01:14 
64Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland  
65Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway0:01:15 
66Julian Kern (Ger) Germany0:01:16 
67William Valencia (Col) Colombia0:01:17 
68Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway  
69Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia  
70Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France  
71Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy0:01:18 
72Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands  
73Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium0:01:19 
74Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium0:01:20 
75Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team0:01:21 
76Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia  
77Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands  
78Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria  
79Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France  
80Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain0:01:24 
81Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:27 
82Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands0:01:30 
83Rob Squire (USA) United States of America0:01:46 
84Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy0:01:48 
85Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:50 
86Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway0:01:51 
87Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland  
88Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:53 
89Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland0:01:54 
90Victor Martin (Spa) Spain0:01:55 
91David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria0:02:01 
92Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada0:02:03 
93Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:02:07 
94Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain  
95Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands0:03:10 
96Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany0:03:32 
97Pierrick Naud (Can) Canada0:03:38 
98Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland0:04:03 
99Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy0:04:14 
100Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic0:04:52 
101Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany0:05:12 
102Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain0:05:29 
103Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic0:05:43 
104Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain0:06:14 
105Richard Lang (Aus) Australia0:06:31 
106Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia  
107Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada0:07:24 
Points classification
1Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands30pts
2Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia29 
3Romain Bardet (Fra) France27 
4Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy25 
5David Boily (Can) Canada23 
6Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan23 
7Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria17 
8Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands15 
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany13 
10Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia12 
11Marco Haller (Aut) Austria11 
12Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland10 
13Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy9 
14Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands8 
15Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain8 
16Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark8 
17Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic7 
18Hugo Houle (Can) Canada7 
19Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands6 
20Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria6 
21Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark5 
22Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain5 
23Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France4 
24Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland4 
25Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium3 
26Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia3 
27Julian Kern (Ger) Germany3 
28Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain3 
29Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan2 
Mountains classification
1Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia9pts
2Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands5 
3Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain4 
Teams classification
1Australia12:59:22 
2Canada0:00:59 
3France0:01:07 
4Austria0:01:12 
5Netherlands0:01:13 
6United States of America0:01:29 
7Great Britain0:01:30 
8Kazakhstan0:01:31 
9Denmark  
10Mixed Team0:01:35 
11Belgium0:01:41 
12Germany0:01:42 
13Norway0:01:44 
14Italy0:01:56 
15Colombia0:01:57 
16Spain0:02:01 
17Czech Republic0:02:08 
18Switzerland0:02:22 
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