Tour of California: Mark Cavendish wins stage 1

Talansky forced out through illness

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) claimed the opening stage of the 2015 Tour of California Sunday in Sacramento with a trademark sprint after a perfect leadout from his teammate Mark Renshaw.

The Etixx rider beat all his rivals to the line to take his 10th win of the season ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing) to pull on the first leader's jersey of the race.

"It was perfect," Cavendish said of his leadout. "Being right behind Mark Renshaw a few places from the front with 300 meters to go is the perfect place to be. I don't have to think. I can save all my energy just for the final sprint. I'm lucky I've got him and the rest of Etixx-QuickStep."

Although Tinkoff-Saxo was there to put Sagan in with a chance, Cavendish said the biggest threat on Sunday was the plethora of experienced US criterium riders he had to contend with on the closing circuits.

"It was a bit nervous because there are a lot of criterium riders here, and it freaked me out in some corners," he said. “They'd dive bomb like Freddie Rodriguez. That kind of makes you want stay near the front a bit more."

Sunday's win marks the third time Cavendish has won in Sacramento. He said the area's terrain makes a sprint finish likely for any stage here, and the wide-open boulevards favour an experienced sprinter and team.

"It's a nice big proper boulevard finish here, big, wide, straight road and it leads to an all-out sprint," he said. "You have to get it tactically and physically right."

In typical form, Cavendish also took an opportunity at the post-race press conference to take another dig at Sagan's team, saying QuickStep and MTN-Qhubeka did most of the work to pull back the breakaway.

"I think one thing I've got is that my team commits," Cavendish said. "We take the race on. We ride. When the TV came on Saxo came to the front, but they hadn't been riding all day. Already the break had come from seven minutes to two minutes, so we had done all the work, along with MTN-Qhubeka.

"For me it definitely helps to have the pressure of my team riding for me and not just doing it to kind of look like they’re doing it."

The day's other big news came when Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Garmin) was forced to pull out of the race, with his team citing health issues.

Mark Cavendish gets win number ten in 2015. Image: Getty

How it unfolded

Stage 1 started and finished in state capitol Sacramento with 203.1km of racing in between. The pancake flat course lent itself to a sprint finish, with the strong winds outside of town providing the day's biggest obstacle.

After days of interviews, press conferences and appearances, the riders were champing at the bit to get underway, and a breakaway of four riders developed in the early kilometres.

Among the escapees were William Clarke of Drapac Pro Cycling, Steve Fisher of Jelly Belly-Maxxis, Rob Britton of Team SmartStop and his teammate Bobby Sweeting.

"Our strategy worked today," Sweeting said."We wanted to get Rob in the early break to get some time bonuses. The two of us were able to sneak in there. It ended up being a good day in the wind."

The quartet built a gap of nearly seven minutes, but with Etixx-QuickStep taking control behind for Cavendish, the move's chances of success were nil.

The gap started coming down precipitously in the second half of the stage after the leaders turned into a headwind. Britton suffered a mechanical with about 60km remaining and dropped out of the group, leaving Clarke, Fisher and Sweeting to go on without him.

"Once we got out of that exposed section we could let Rob drop back to the field to recover," Sweeting said. "I was just going to try and hang on and make it to the end."

With only three riders in the group, the gap continued to plummet, and the leaders had 2:30 with about 48km to go. MTN-Qhubeka threw several riders into the chase to help QuickStep, and the leaders had just two minutes with 40km to go.

At the final intermediate sprint of the day, just 15.2km from the finish, the leaders' advantage was under a minute, and the bunch sprint looked inevitable.

The escapees entered the circuits with a slight advantage, but they were quickly swallowed up as the peloton raged through town.

Cavendish's lead out man Mark Renshaw led his sprinter into perfect position coming out of the last corner, and Cavendish took over soon after, taking the win by several bike lengths.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-Step4:43:27 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
3Jempy Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
4John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
5Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
6Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
7Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling  
8Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - Qhubeka  
9Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
10Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
11Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
12Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
13Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop  
14Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick-Step  
15Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop  
16Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
17Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
18Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
19Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
20Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team  
21Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
22Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
23Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
24Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
25Dennis van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
26Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
27Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
28Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
29Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
30Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
31Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
32Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
33Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
34Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop  
35Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
36Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka  
37Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
38Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop  
39Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
40Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
41Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
42Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
43Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
44Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
45Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
46Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
47Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
48Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
49Jos van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
50Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
51Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
52Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
53Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
54Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
55Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
56Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
57Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
58Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
59Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky  
60Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
61Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
62Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
63Toms Skujin_ (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
64Gregory Obando Brenes (Crc) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
65Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
66Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
67Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
68Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
69Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team  
70Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
71Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team  
72Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
73Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
74Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
75Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
76Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
77Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
78Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
79Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
80James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team  
81Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
82Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
83Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
84Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
85Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing  
86Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
87Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
88Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
89Ben King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
90Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team  
91Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
92Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
93Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
94Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
95Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
96Chris Butler (USA) Team SmartStop  
97Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
98Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop  
99Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
100Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
101Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
102Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
103Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing  
104Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
105Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
106Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
107Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
108Evan Huffman (USA) Team SmartStop  
109Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
110Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
111Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
112Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
113Martin Kohler (Swi) Drapac Professional Cycling  
114David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
115William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
116Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
117Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN - Qhubeka  
118Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
119Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
120Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
121Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
122Robert Sweeting (USA) Team SmartStop0:00:21 
123Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
124Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
125Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
126Carson Miller (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:00:24 
127David Williams (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:00:27 
128Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:29 
129Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
130Scott Ambrose (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk  
131Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:33 
132Matthew Brammeier (Irl) MTN - Qhubeka  
133Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:37 
134Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:46 
135Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:52 
136Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
137Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:38 
138Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:03:31 
139Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:47 
140Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
141Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:05:23 
142Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
DNFAndrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Walnut Grove
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling5 pts
2Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop3 
3Robert Sweeting (USA) Team SmartStop1 
Sprint 2 - Isleton
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling5 pts
2Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop3 
3Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis1 
Sprint 3 - West Sacramento
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling5 pts
2Robert Sweeting (USA) Team SmartStop3 
3Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis1 
Finish line
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-Step15 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo12 
3Jempy Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team10 
4John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling7 
5Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies6 
6Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin5 
7Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling4 
8Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - Qhubeka3 
9Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
10Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin4:43:27 
2Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
3Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
4Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
5Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
6Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team  
7Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
8Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
10Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
11Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
12Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
13Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
14Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
15Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
16Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
17Toms Skujin_ (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
18Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team  
19Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
20Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
21Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
22Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
23Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
24James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team  
25Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
26Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
27Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team  
28Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
29Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
30Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
31Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
32Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
33Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
34Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
35Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
36Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
37Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
38Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
39Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:21 
40Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
41Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:29 
42Scott Ambrose (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk  
43Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:46 
44Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:52 
45Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:47 
Most aggressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:10:21 
2Team Giant-Alpecin  
3Etixx-Quick Step  
4UnitedHealthcare Cycling Team  
5Team SmartStop  
6Tinkoff-Saxo  
7Hincapie Racing Team  
8MTN-Qhubeka  
9Drapac Professional Cycling  
10Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
11Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
12Trek Factory Racing  
13Jamis-Hagens Berman  
14Team Novo Nordisk  
15Team Sky  
16Axeon Cycling Team  
17Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
18Team Cannondale-Garmin  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-Step4:43:17 
2William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:01 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:04 
4Jempy Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:00:06 
5Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop  
6John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:10 
7Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
9Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling  
10Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - Qhubeka  
11Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
12Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
13Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
14Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
15Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop  
16Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick-Step  
17Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop  
18Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
19Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
20Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
21Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
22Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team  
23Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
24Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
25Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
26Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
27Dennis van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
28Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
29Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
30Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
31Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
32Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
33Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
34Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
35Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
36Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop  
37Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
38Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka  
39Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
40Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
41Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
42Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
43Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
44Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
45Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
46Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
47Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
48Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
49Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
50Jos van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
51Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
52Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
53Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
54Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
55Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
56Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
57Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
58Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
59Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
60Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky  
61Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
62Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
63Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
64Toms Skujin_ (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
65Gregory Obando Brenes (Crc) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
66Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
67Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
68Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
69Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
70Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team  
71Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
72Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team  
73Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
74Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
75Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
76Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
77Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
78Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
79Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
80Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
81James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team  
82Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
83Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
84Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
85Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
86Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing  
87Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
88Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
89Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
90Ben King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
91Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team  
92Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
93Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
94Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
95Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
96Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
97Chris Butler (USA) Team SmartStop  
98Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
99Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop  
100Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
101Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
102Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
103Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
104Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing  
105Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
106Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
107Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
108Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
109Evan Huffman (USA) Team SmartStop  
110Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
111Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
112Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
113Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
114Martin Kohler (Swi) Drapac Professional Cycling  
115David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
116Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
117Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN - Qhubeka  
118Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
119Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
120Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
121Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
122Robert Sweeting (USA) Team SmartStop0:00:28 
123Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:31 
124Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
125Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
126Carson Miller (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:00:34 
127David Williams (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman0:00:37 
128Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:39 
129Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
130Scott Ambrose (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk  
131Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:43 
132Matthew Brammeier (Irl) MTN - Qhubeka  
133Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:47 
134Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:56 
135Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:02 
136Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
137Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:48 
138Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:03:39 
139Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:57 
140Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
141Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:05:33 
142Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-Step15 pts
2William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling15 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo12 
4Jempy Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team10 
5John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling7 
6Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop6 
7Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies6 
8Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin5 
9Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling4 
10Robert Sweeting (USA) Team SmartStop4 
11Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - Qhubeka3 
12Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
13Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis2 
14Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin4:43:27 
2Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
3Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
4Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
5Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
6Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team  
7Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
8Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
10Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
11Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
12Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
13Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
14Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
15Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
16Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
17Toms Skujin_ (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
18Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team  
19Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
20Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
21Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
22Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
23Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
24James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team  
25Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
26Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
27Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team  
28Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
29Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
30Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
31Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
32Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
33Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
34Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
35Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
36Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
37Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
38Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
39Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:21 
40Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
41Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:29 
42Scott Ambrose (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk  
43Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:46 
44Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:52 
45Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:47 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:10:21 
2Team Giant-Alpecin  
3Etixx-Quick Step  
4UnitedHealthcare Cycling Team  
5Team SmartStop  
6Tinkoff-Saxo  
7Hincapie Racing Team  
8MTN-Qhubeka  
9Drapac Professional Cycling  
10Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
11Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
12Trek Factory Racing  
13Jamis-Hagens Berman  
14Team Novo Nordisk  
15Team Sky  
16Axeon Cycling Team  
17Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
18Team Cannondale-Garmin  

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