Drucker claims stage 4 in Tour de Wallonie

More success for BMC as Teuns keeps race lead

Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing) claimed a photo-finish victory on stage 4 of the Tour de Wallonie, prevailing narrowly in the bunch sprint over Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport) and the hard-charging Jonas Van Genechten (Cofidis).

The flat stage was one for the sprinters, and the day's five-man breakaway with Kevin Deltombe (Sport Vlaanderen Baloise), Nicolas Cleppe (Telenet Fidea), Edvaldas Siskevicius (Delko Marseille), Kevin Van Melsen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Elmar Reinders (Roompot) was reeled in on the 9km finishing circuit in Profondeville.

That set up the bunch sprint, which Blythe opened up early and looked set to win until Drucker sped through and pipped him with the bike thrown.

"It was a really tight finish and on the line, I actually couldn't tell if I had won. It was only when I heard it in my ear piece that I knew," Drucker said.

"On stage 2, I made the mistake of waiting too long but today, I was on the right wheels and I had the right line to be able to take the win so I am happy."

It was the second stage win in a row for BMC, and keeps stage 3 winner Dylan Teuns in the leader's jersey with one stage to go.

"Tomorrow is another race day and I'm sure that the other guys in contention for the general classification will be fighting," Teuns said. "Today we didn't have to do too much work and I think this will be good for us tomorrow and I am sure that the team will be ready to fight with me for the jersey."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team3:43:26 
2Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
3Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
5Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
6Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
7Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
8Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
10Justin Jules (Fra) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
11Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie  
12Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
13Boris Vallee (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
14Bryan Alaphilippe (Fra) Armee de Terre  
15Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Charlie Arimont (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
18Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
19Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
20Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
22Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
23Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin  
24Ivan Savitckii (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
25Michael Morkov (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
26Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
27Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
28Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
29Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
30Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
31Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee de Terre  
32Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
33Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
34Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
35Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
36Yannis Yssaad (Fra) Armee de Terre  
37Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
38Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
39Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
40Julien Mortier (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
41Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
42Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
43Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ  
44Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
45Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
46Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
47Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport  
48Maxime Vantomme (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
49Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
50Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Armee de Terre  
51Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre  
52Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
53Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
54Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
55Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
56Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
57Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
58Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie  
59Huub Duijn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
60Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
61Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
62Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
63Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
64Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
65Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
66Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
67Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
68Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin  
69Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
70Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
72Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
73Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
74Erwann Corbel (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
75Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
76Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
77Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:11 
78Anthony Debuy (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service0:00:13 
79Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
80Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
81Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions  
82Artur Ershov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
83Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
84Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJ  
85Gijs Van Hoeck (Bel) Team LottNl-Jumbo  
86Stijn Devolder (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:00:16 
87Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions  
88Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
89Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
90Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
92Antoine Loy (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
93Martin Palm (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
94Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
96Antoine Warnier (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
97Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:22 
98Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
99Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
100Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre  
101Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
102Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
103Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
104Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
105Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
106Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport  
107Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie  
108Dries De Bondt (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
109Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
110Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
111Lawrence Naesen (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:00:50 
112Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:54 
113Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:10 
114Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
115Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
116Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:20 
117Alex Kirsch (Lux) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:01:24 
118Kevyn Ista (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
119Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee de Terre0:01:37 
120Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
121Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
123Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
124Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
125Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
126Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
127Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:40 
128Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
129Gregory Habeaux (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:03:44 
130Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:57 
131Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
132Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
133Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
134Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport  
135Gordon De Winter (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
136Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
137Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
138Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
139Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
140Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
141Christophe Prémont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:06:28 
142Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee de Terre0:07:54 
143Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
144Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie0:09:46 
145Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFOtto Vergaerde (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNSJames Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team3:43:26 
2Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
3Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
5Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
6Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
7Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
8Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
10Justin Jules (Fra) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
11Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie  
12Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
13Boris Vallee (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
14Bryan Alaphilippe (Fra) Armee de Terre  
15Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Charlie Arimont (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
18Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
19Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
20Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
22Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
23Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin  
24Ivan Savitckii (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
25Michael Morkov (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
26Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
27Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
28Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
29Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
30Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
31Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee de Terre  
32Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
33Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
34Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
35Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
36Yannis Yssaad (Fra) Armee de Terre  
37Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
38Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
39Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
40Julien Mortier (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
41Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
42Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
43Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ  
44Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
45Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
46Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
47Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport  
48Maxime Vantomme (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
49Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
50Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Armee de Terre  
51Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre  
52Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
53Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
54Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
55Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
56Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
57Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
58Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie  
59Huub Duijn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
60Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
61Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
62Moreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
63Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
64Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
65Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
66Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
67Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
68Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin  
69Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
70Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
72Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
73Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
74Erwann Corbel (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
75Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
76Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
77Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:11 
78Anthony Debuy (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service0:00:13 
79Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
80Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
81Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions  
82Artur Ershov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
83Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
84Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJ  
85Gijs Van Hoeck (Bel) Team LottNl-Jumbo  
86Stijn Devolder (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:00:16 
87Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions  
88Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
89Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
90Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
92Antoine Loy (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
93Martin Palm (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
94Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
96Antoine Warnier (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
97Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:22 
98Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
99Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
100Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre  
101Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
102Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
103Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
104Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
105Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
106Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport  
107Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie  
108Dries De Bondt (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
109Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
110Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
111Lawrence Naesen (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:00:50 
112Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:54 
113Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:10 
114Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
115Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
116Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:20 
117Alex Kirsch (Lux) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:01:24 
118Kevyn Ista (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
119Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee de Terre0:01:37 
120Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
121Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo  
123Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
124Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
125Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
126Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
127Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:40 
128Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
129Gregory Habeaux (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:03:44 
130Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:57 
131Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
132Peter Koning (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
133Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
134Calvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport  
135Gordon De Winter (Bel) AGO - Aqua Service  
136Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
137Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
138Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
139Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
140Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
141Christophe Prémont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan0:06:28 
142Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee de Terre0:07:54 
143Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions  
144Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie0:09:46 
145Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFOtto Vergaerde (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan  
DNSJames Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  

 

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