Tour of Oman: Vincenzo Nibali secures overall victory

Kristoff wins final sprint in Muscat

The early-season, we are told, is a building process, and on the evidence of the Tour of Oman, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) appears to have laid robust foundations for his 2016 campaign. The Italian champion finished safely in the main peloton to secure overall victory on Sunday’s final stage, which was won by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha).

Kristoff clocked up his second win of the race and his fifth in total this season in the final bunch sprint, where his prodigious finishing effort was simply too much for the Giant-Alpecin duo of Zico Waeytens and Soren Kragh Anderson. It marked the second year running that the Norwegian has started his season with a cluster of confidence-boosting wins in the Middle East and he returns to Europe seemingly as the man to beat on the cobbles – and at Milan-San Remo – this spring.

“Last year I was really good in this part of the season and I’ve started really well now so I think I’m on the right way,” Kristoff said afterwards.

Nibali, by contrast, endured difficult openings to both his 2014 and 2015 seasons, failing to register a win until the Italian championship in June on each occasion, but this time around, he has hit the ground running.

After showing sure signs of form as last month’s Tour de San Luis progressed, Nibali exuded confidence throughout the week in Oman, and there was little surprise when he seized possession of the red jersey after winning atop Green Mountain on Friday. There was a calm assurance, too, about the way Nibali repelled Romain Bardet and AG2R-La Mondiale’s offensive on the rugged penultimate stage and he enjoyed a quiet afternoon on Matrah Corniche on Sunday.

The Sicilian finished the race 15 seconds clear of Bardet and 24 ahead of his Astana teammate Jakob Fuglsang.

“It was very important for me to try to get a win straightaway,” Nibali told the media in Oman after the podium ceremonies on Sunday. “It’s always nice to win early in the season, especially as there are important races coming up in the weeks to come.”

With Nibali’s year centred on the Giro d’Italia rather than the Tour de France, he has placed a greater emphasis on early-season form this time out, and he will line out at next month’s Tirreno-Adriatico seeking a third successive win, while Liège-Bastogne-Liège in April is another important intermediate target.

On Sunday afternoon, however, Nibali had thoughts only for the here and now.

“I’m happy with this win, especially seeing as I came very close to winning here before only to lose out by a second [to Peter Velits in 2012]” he said.

Nibali’s dauphin, Romain Bardet, declared himself pleased with his outing in what was his first stage race of the new season.

“Last year I had a good start to the season too, I was third behind Froome and Contador at the Ruta del Sol. Now I’ve come second here behind Nibali, so I’ve started the season like I was supposed to,” the Frenchman said.

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin), a dark horse for Giro d’Italia success despite his protestations to the contrary, quietly showcased his burgeoning climbing talent by riding tempo to finish fourth on Green Mountain, and he finished in the same position on general classification, 40 seconds down on Nibali. Even at this early juncture, the runes of February racing makes for fascinating reading.

Sprint finale

There was a rather festive atmosphere at the start of the Tour of Oman’s final stage at The Wave, a complex of apartments and shops on the Muscat seafront, with Nibali’s Astana guard among the teams seizing the opportunity to enjoy a coffee on the terrace of the Shakespeare and Company Café.

The speed was high once the flag dropped, at least until a group of seven riders – Sebastien Minard (AG2R-La Mondiale), Gregor Muhlberger (Bora-Argon 18), Gianni Meersman (Etixx-QuickStep), Pieter Van Speybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Daniel Eaton (UnitedHealthcare), Jaroslaw Marycz (CCC-Sprandi) and Jesper Asselman (Roompot) forging clear after 20 kilometres.

After building a maximum lead of 2:30, the leaders were gradually reeled in once the bunch reached the finishing circuit on Matrah Corniche, with Katusha – understandably – the most active participant in the pursuit.

The escapees were finally caught shortly after taking the bell for the last lap, and from there, the outcome was all but a formality, as the red jerseys of Kristoff’s supporting crew dictated terms on the front. Marco Haller wound things up on the run-in and then Jacopo Guarnieri delivered a fine lead-out, before Kristoff produced a sprint to win by a proverbial street ahead of Waeytens, Andersen, Tom Van Asbroeck (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18).

“For me it was just a question of holding the speed and I saw that nobody could come past. When you are delivered with this speed in that position it’s not too difficult to win actually,” Kristoff said.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3:01:18 
2Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
3Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin  
4Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
5Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
6Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
7Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
8Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
10Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
11Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
12Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Stölting Service Group  
13Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
14Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data  
15Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
16Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
18Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
19Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
20Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
21Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
22Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
23Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
24Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
26Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step  
28Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
29Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
30Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
31Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
32Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
33Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
34Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  
35Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
36Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
37Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
38Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
39Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
40Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
41Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:15 
42Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
43Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
44Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
45Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
46Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
47Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha  
48Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Stölting Service Group  
49Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
50Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
52Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
53George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
54Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
55Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
56Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
57Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
58Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
59Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
60Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
61Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
62Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
63Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha  
64Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
65Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Stölting Service Group  
66Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
67Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
68Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
69Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Stölting Service Group  
70Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
71Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step  
72Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group  
73Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
74Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
75Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
76Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
77Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
78Matthew Busche (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
79Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
80Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
81Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
82Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
83Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
84Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
85Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
86Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:30 
87Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:42 
88Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
89Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:52 
90Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:54 
91Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
92Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
93Mark Mcnally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
94Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
95Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
96Dias Omirzakaov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
97Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
98Wesley Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
99Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
100Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
101Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service Group  
102Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:01:22 
103Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:28 
104Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Stölting Service Group0:01:35 
105Artym Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:38 
106Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:01:41 
107Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
108Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
109Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
110Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
111Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:02:09 
112Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
113Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group  
114Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:14 
115Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:17 
116Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:24 
117Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling  
118Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
119Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:03:03 
120Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:05 
121Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:14 
122Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
123Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:03:26 
124Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:11 
125Boris Vallee (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
126Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
127Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:21 
128Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:58 
129Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:05:13 
130Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
131Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
132Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:05 
133Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:06:46 
134Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:09:24 
135Kenny De Haes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
Sprint 1, Al Jissah - 92.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 pts
2Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton2 
3Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice1 
Sprint 2, Matrah Corniche (2nd Crossing Of The Finish Line) - 115.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 pts
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
3Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 181 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha15 pts
2Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin12 
3Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin9 
4Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo7 
5Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 186 
6Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert5 
7Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4 
8Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida3 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data2 
10Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team1 
Combativity Sprint 1, Climb Of Al Hamriyah (Kom) - 78.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
2Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
3Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
Combativity Sprint 2, Al Jissah - 92.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
2Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
3Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
Combativity Sprint 3, Climb Of Al Jissah (Kom) - 95.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
2Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
3Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
Combativity Sprint 4, Matrah Corniche (2nd Crossing Of The Finish Line) - 115.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
3Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
Young Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin3:01:18 
2Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin  
3Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
4Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
5Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
6Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
7Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
8Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step  
9Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:15 
10Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
11Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
12Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
13Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
14Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
15Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
16Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
17Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
18Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
19Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
20Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
21Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
22Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
23Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:42 
24Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:54 
25Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
26Dias Omirzakaov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
27Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service Group  
28Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:01:22 
29Artym Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:38 
30Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:01:41 
31Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
32Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:02:09 
33Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group  
34Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:17 
35Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:03:26 
36Boris Vallee (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:11 
37Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Giant-Alpecin9:03:54 
2Dimension Data  
3Etixx-Quick Step  
4Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
5Bora-Argon 18  
6Lampre - Merida  
7AG2R La Mondiale  
8Team Katusha0:00:15 
9UnitedHealthcare  
10Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
11Astana Pro Team  
12CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
13BMC Racing Team  
14Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:30 
15Stölting Service Group  
16Drapac Cycling  
17Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:45 
18Roompot Oranje Peloton0:01:09 
Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team22:25:25 
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:15 
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:24 
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:40 
5Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:00:54 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data0:01:06 
7Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:01:31 
8Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:38 
9Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:01:56 
10Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:59 
11Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:19 
12Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:30 
13Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:02:39 
14Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:02:49 
15Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:03:00 
16Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:20 
17George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:28 
18Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:03:33 
19Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:04:18 
20Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data0:04:21 
21Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:04:45 
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:51 
23Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:06 
24Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data0:05:20 
25Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:15 
26Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:06:44 
27Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:06:53 
28Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:07:57 
29Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:08:15 
30Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:08:23 
31Matthew Busche (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:08:51 
32Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:09:01 
33Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step0:10:18 
34Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:10:23 
35Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:47 
36Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:11:47 
37Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:12:18 
38Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:45 
39Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Stölting Service Group0:13:21 
40Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:13:23 
41Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:13:31 
42Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:13:52 
43Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:14:00 
44Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service Group0:14:06 
45Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:14:42 
46Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:14:44 
47Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:15:14 
48Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data0:15:31 
49Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:15:38 
50Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Stölting Service Group0:16:29 
51Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:30 
52Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:17:37 
53Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:17:57 
54Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Stölting Service Group0:19:30 
55Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:20:08 
56Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
57Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:20:34 
58Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Stölting Service Group0:20:40 
59Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:21:16 
60Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:21:52 
61Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:22:00 
62Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:15 
63Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:18 
65Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:30 
66Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:22:43 
67Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:23:07 
68Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:23:19 
69Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:23:50 
70Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:24:11 
71Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:25:45 
72Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:25:58 
73Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:25:59 
74Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:26:09 
75Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:26:11 
76Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:26:28 
77Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:26:29 
78Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:26:38 
79Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:26:43 
80Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:26:59 
81Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:27:33 
82Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Stölting Service Group0:27:58 
83Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:28:15 
84Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:28:48 
85Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:56 
86Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:29:36 
87Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:30:10 
88Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:30:25 
89Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:30:34 
90Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:31:31 
91Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:31:51 
92Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
93Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:31:59 
94Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:00 
95Mark Mcnally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:32:04 
96Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha0:32:31 
97Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin0:32:57 
98Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team0:33:15 
99Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:33:31 
100Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:34:21 
101Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group0:34:33 
102Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:34:39 
103Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:35:17 
104Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:35:44 
105Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:35:51 
106Artym Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:36:08 
107Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
108Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:36:15 
109Wesley Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:37:14 
110Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:37:55 
111Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:38:38 
112Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:38:50 
113Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:39:21 
114Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:39:25 
115Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:39:27 
116Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:39:56 
117Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group0:40:06 
118Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:40:41 
119Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:41:16 
120Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:41:57 
121Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:42:27 
122Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:42:41 
123Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:44:13 
124Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:44:19 
125Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:45:06 
126Dias Omirzakaov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:46:20 
127Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:46:35 
128Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:46:58 
129Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:47:39 
130Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling0:49:05 
131Boris Vallee (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:49:13 
132Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:50:06 
133Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:51:02 
134Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:51:45 
135Kenny De Haes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert1:03:40 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data41 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha30 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team28 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team26 
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale24 
6Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin17 
7Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step15 
8Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert14 
9Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team13 
10Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin13 
11Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data13 
12Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida12 
13Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo12 
14Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step11 
15Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team10 
16Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice9 
17Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin9 
18Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise7 
19Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise7 
20Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton7 
21Kenny De Haes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert7 
22Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7 
23Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice7 
24Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo7 
25Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo7 
26Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data6 
27Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group6 
28Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team6 
29Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 186 
30Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data5 
31George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo5 
32Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Stölting Service Group5 
33Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4 
34Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha4 
35Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton4 
36Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert4 
37Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert3 
38Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton3 
39Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3 
40Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton3 
41Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3 
42Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida3 
43Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert2 
44Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
45Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida2 
46Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale2 
47Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
48Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team2 
49Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton2 
50Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling2 
51Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
52Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data1 
53Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice1 
54Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 181 
55Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept1 
56Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida1 
57Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha1 
58Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data-10 
Combativity Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
2Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
3Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Kenny De Haes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
5Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
6Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group  
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
8Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
9Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
10Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
11Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
12Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
13Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
14Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
15Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
16Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
18Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
20Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
21Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
22Mario Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
23Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
24Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
25Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
26Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
27Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
28George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
30Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
31Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
32Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
33Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
34Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
Young Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling22:26:56 
2Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:25 
3Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:48 
4Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:59 
5Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:29 
6Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:49 
7Laurens De Plus (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:35 
8Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:05:13 
9Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step0:08:47 
10Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida0:11:52 
11Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:12:00 
12Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service Group0:12:35 
13Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:13:13 
14Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:16:06 
15Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:18:37 
16Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:20:44 
17Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:21:48 
19Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:22:19 
20Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:22:40 
21Tim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:24:27 
22Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:24:40 
23Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:27:25 
24Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:28:54 
25Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:30:20 
26Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin0:31:26 
27Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:32:00 
28Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:32:50 
29Artym Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:34:37 
30Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:37:07 
31Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group0:38:35 
32Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:42:42 
33Ivar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:42:48 
34Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:43:35 
35Dias Omirzakaov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:44:49 
36Boris Vallee (Bel) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:47:42 
37Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:48:35 
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dimension Data67:22:19 
2Astana Pro Team0:00:47 
3Bora-Argon 180:03:14 
4Etixx-Quick Step0:03:34 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:11:26 
6UnitedHealthcare0:12:27 
7CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:12:44 
8Drapac Cycling0:14:44 
9Team Katusha  
10BMC Racing Team0:16:59 
11Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:17:04 
12Lampre - Merida0:19:44 
13Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:20:01 
14Stölting Service Group0:22:51 
15Team Giant-Alpecin0:24:11 
16Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:33:01 
17Roompot Oranje Peloton0:36:27 
18Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:37:33 

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