Tour of Oman: Kristoff strikes on stage three

Cancellara holds races lead

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) continued his sterling start to the season with victory on stage one of the Tour of Oman. Kristoff edged out stage one victor Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling) at the finish by the Al Mussanah Sport City.

It was always going to be a sprint with barely a bump in the road and more than two kilometres of wide straight road for the riders to work with. Kristoff took to the front with over 100 metres to go, charging down the middle of the road with Guardini to his right. The Norwegian didn’t flinch and held off the stage one winner to beat him by a wheel’s length.

“Today was about getting into the best position by having the stronger team and today we showed that we have a really good team for this,” Kristoff said after he thanked each of his teammates at the finish.

“It was a headwind sprint and it was a long one. We were caught at the back with about 5km to go and then we moved to the front. It was great team-work and I was in a perfect condition. I was in the wheel of Van Poppel I think, from Trek. He started off a little bit early in the wind and then I could take the win.”

Kristoff came into the race with three stages of the Tour of Qatar under his belt but found himself wanting on the opening two day’s in Oman. With four victories in two weeks, it is the best start to a season for the Norwegian but after he struggled to stick with the leading group on stage two he believes there is still some work to do before the classics.

"This is something different to the classics. Yesterday I was not there so I think the classics will be really hard but I hope to improve in the climbs in the next months," he said.

Fabian Cancellara finished safely in the group to retain his leader’s jersey for another day, while Patrick Konrad (Bora-Argon 18) keeps hold of his young riders’ jersey as he sits third in the overall classification.

How it happened

After two days of transfers it was a nice lazy morning for the riders with the stage starting barely a minute’s walk from the front door of the race hotel. There was little respite in terms of the temperature as the heat rose to over 30 degrees before the start and was set to only get higher as the day went on. The 158.8-kilometre stage would be the last chance for the pure sprinters for a couple of days as the race moves into the mountains.

A break was quick to form and there was no surprise that Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) was one of the three to make it. It was the third consecutive day out front for the Belgian who took his teammate Preben Van Hecke with him. Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani CSF) came along for the ride with the two teammates.

There was confusion in the pack, as no team would take up the responsibility for the chase. With the race leader in their team, Trek Factory Racing were expected to do the work but they looked to the sprinters’ teams to contribute to the effort. While the pack failed to work together the three escapees were allowed build an advantage of more than nine minutes. Eventually Trek, assisted by the sprinters’ teams, moved to the front and the lead was trimmed down to a more acceptable gap of six minutes after 60 kilometres of racing.

The temperature continued to go up with the thermometer nudging 40 at one stage but the gusting winds made it somewhat more bearable for the riders. Out front though, the leaders could sense the peloton bearing down on them and with 40 kilometres remaining their advantage was cut to 35 seconds. They were eventually caught with 16 kilometres to go, after Van Meirhaeghe extended his lead in the most aggressive competition.

Astana, Movistar, MTN-Qhubeka and Tinkoff-Saxo all jostled for position as the race moved into the final 10 kilometres, while Etixx-QuickStep suffered a setback when Matteo Trentin crashed and abandoned. Katusha kept their wick dry before finally moving to the front with less than five kilometres to go and delivered Kristoff to his fourth win of the season.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3:56:42 
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
3Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
5Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
6Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
7Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
8Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
9Adam Blythe (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge  
10Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
11Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ  
12Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
13Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
14Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
15MickaÎl Delage (Fra) FDJ  
16Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
17Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
18Wouter Poels (Bel) Team Sky  
19Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
20Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
21Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre - Merida  
22Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
23Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN-Qhubeka  
24Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
25Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
26Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
27Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
28Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
29Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
30JosÈ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
31Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
32Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
33Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
35Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
36Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
37Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
38Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
39Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
40Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
41Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo  
42Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
43Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
44Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
45Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
46Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre - Merida  
47Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
48Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
49Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
50Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
51Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team  
52Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
53Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
54Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
55Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
56Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
57Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
58Christiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
59Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
60Julian Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
61Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
62Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
63Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky  
64Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
65Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
66Michael Sch‰r (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
67Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
68Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
70Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
71Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
72Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
73Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
74Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
75Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
76Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
77Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida  
78Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha  
79Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
80David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
81Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
82Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
83Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
84Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
85Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
86Francisco JosÈ Ventoso Alberti (Spa) Movistar Team  
87Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
88Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
89Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo  
90Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
91Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
92Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
93Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
94Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN-Qhubeka  
95Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
96Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
97Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
98Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
99Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
100Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
101Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN-Qhubeka  
102Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
103Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
104Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
105Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar Team  
106Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
107Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
108Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
109Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
110Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
111Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
112Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
113Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:14 
114Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
115Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
116Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
117Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:00:20 
118Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
119Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:26 
120Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
121SÈbastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:00:34 
122William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:00:42 
123Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:00:47 
124Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
125Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
126Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:59 
127Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:01:05 
128Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:08 
129Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
130Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx-Quick Step0:01:15 
131Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
132Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
133Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:22 
134Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:43 
135Matthias Br‰ndle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:02:21 
136Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 180:03:12 
137Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
138Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:04:08 
139Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:07:34 
140Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFMatteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx-Quick Step  
Point 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 pts
2Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
3Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise1 
Point 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 pts
2Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise2 
3Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha15 pts
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
3Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling9 
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits7 
5Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing6 
6Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida5 
7Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
8Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
9Adam Blythe (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge2 
10Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:56:42 
2Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ  
4Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
5Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
6Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
7Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
8Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
9Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
10Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
11Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
12Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
13Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
14Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
15Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
16Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
17Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
18Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
19Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
20Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
21Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
22Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
23Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo  
24Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
25Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
26Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:14 
27Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
28Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:20 
29Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:26 
30Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:00:47 
31Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
32Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:12 
33Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:07:34 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cofidis, Solutions Credits11:50:06 
2Lampre - Merida  
3IAM Cycling  
4Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
5BMC Racing Team  
6Astana Pro Team  
8Movistar Team  
10Trek Factory Racing  
12Team Sky  
13Team Katusha  
14Orica GreenEdge  
15Bardiani CSF  
16Team Giant-Alpecin  
17Bora-Argon 18  
18Etixx-Quick Step0:00:20 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing12:18:56 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:04 
3Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:00:05 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:06 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:10 
6Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
7Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
8Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
9Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre - Merida  
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
11Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
12Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
13Julian Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
15Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
16Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
17Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
18Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
19Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:15 
20Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:00:50 
21Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:56 
22Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN-Qhubeka  
23Wouter Poels (Bel) Team Sky  
24JosÈ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
26Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
27Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
28Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
29Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
30Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo  
31Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
32Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
33Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
34Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
35Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
36Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
37Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
38Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
39Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18  
40Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
41Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:01:05 
42Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
43Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:10 
44Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
45Michael Sch‰r (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:25 
46Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky  
47Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
48Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:01:31 
49Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:41 
50Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
51Christiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
52Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
53Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
54Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
55Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre - Merida0:01:49 
56Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:02:01 
57Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step  
58Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:04 
59Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:02:19 
60Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:02:53 
61Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:02:56 
62Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
63Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
64Francisco JosÈ Ventoso Alberti (Spa) Movistar Team  
65Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
66Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
67Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team  
68Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
69Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
70Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN-Qhubeka  
71Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
72Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
73Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:03:13 
74Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:53 
75Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:56 
76Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky0:04:00 
77Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
78Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
79Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:47 
80Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
81Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
82Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
83Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:59 
84Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:09 
85Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
86Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
87Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
88Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
89Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
90Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:06 
91Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 180:06:08 
92Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx-Quick Step0:06:24 
93Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:06:26 
94Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:01 
95William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
96Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:17 
97Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:32 
98Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:08:33 
99Adam Blythe (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge  
100Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
101Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
102Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
103Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
104Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
105Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
106Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
107Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha  
108Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:08:56 
109Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:09:20 
110Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:09:48 
111Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:10:20 
112Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:10:40 
113Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:10:45 
114Matthias Br‰ndle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:10:54 
115Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:11:31 
116Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:11:38 
117Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:11:39 
118MickaÎl Delage (Fra) FDJ  
119Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
120Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar Team  
121David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
122Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
123Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida  
124Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN-Qhubeka  
125Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo  
126Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:11:45 
127Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:05 
128Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
129Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:12:10 
130Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:12:26 
131Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:12:38 
132Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:12:41 
133SÈbastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:12:53 
134Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:14:12 
135Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:14:23 
136Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:14:48 
137Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:15:10 
138Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:15:12 
139Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:16:02 
140Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:19:34 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team27 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha21 
3Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling18 
4Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing15 
5Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise15 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step13 
7Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team12 
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits12 
9Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo10 
10Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin10 
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team9 
12Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre - Merida7 
13Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida7 
14Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing6 
15Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 185 
16Julian Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing5 
17Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise5 
18Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
19Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
20Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3 
21Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha3 
22Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha3 
23Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF3 
24Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 183 
25Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
26Adam Blythe (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge2 
27Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1 
28Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF1 
29Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ1 
30Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF1 
Combative rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise17 pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha6 
3Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise6 
4Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 185 
5Julian Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing3 
6Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3 
7Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF3 
8Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 
9Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1 
10Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF1 
11Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 1812:19:01 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:05 
3Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:51 
5Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
6Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
7Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
8Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
9Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
10Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:05 
11Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:36 
12Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
13Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:02:48 
14Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:51 
15Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:48 
16Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:42 
17Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:05:04 
18Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
19Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:56 
20Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:27 
21Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:08:28 
22Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
23Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:09:15 
24Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:10:15 
25Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:10:35 
26Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:10:40 
27Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:11:33 
28Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:11:34 
29Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo  
30Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:12:21 
31Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:14:43 
32Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:15:05 
33Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:19:29 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team36:57:18 
2Lampre - Merida0:00:46 
3Astana Pro Team  
6Trek Factory Racing0:01:31 
7IAM Cycling0:01:32 
8Bora-Argon 18  
9Orica GreenEdge  
10Team Katusha0:01:41 
11Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:18 
12Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:02:25 
13Team Sky0:02:47 
14Etixx-Quick Step0:03:23 
15Movistar Team0:03:32 
16Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:48 
17Bardiani CSF0:06:18 

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