Tour of Oman: Hermans wins on Green Mountain on stage 5

Belgian strengthens his grip on overall lead

Ben Hermans (BMC) won the battle up Green Mountain on stage 5 of the Tour of Oman, finishing ahead of Fabio Aru (Astana) and Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi) to all but seal the overall victory in the race.

The Belgian, who had taken the red leader's jersey with his punchy victory on stage 2, ground his way up the 5.7km, 10 per cent climb to finish ahead of the more distinguished climbers at the summit. 

Aru finished three seconds back, and Costa 11 seconds, with most of the rest of the riders over half a minute down. Romain Bardet, who was second on Green Mountain last year, finished 44 seconds down in what was the first big test of his campaign.

Asked if it was the biggest victory of his career, Hermans said: "Against the riders that I faced here today, yes I think so.

"It was really hard. Fabio Aru was just behind me at 10 or 15 meters so it was really fast right until the line. Merhawi Kudus attacked and he was just 10 seconds in front of me but I still had a good effort in my legs. I was afraid that the others might come back but in the end it was ok."

Hermans' victory puts him in a comfortable position going into Sunday's final stage, which is expected to end in a mass sprint.

The 30-year-old has a 22-second buffer on GC over Costa, with Aru third at 35 seconds. It would be the first overall stage race win of his nine-year career.

"Normally, it is just a mechanical problem that could kill me tomorrow so it's a nice feeling to be in this position," he added.

How it unfolded

A fast start and heavy winds saw echelons forming and the peloton splitting almost from the get-go.

After 22 kilometres everything came back together but only temporarily, as a five-man group was able to establish itself and get away. Mark Christian (Aqua Blue Sport), Daniel Diaz (Delko Marseille Provence KTM), Olivier Pardini (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect), Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare) and Preben Van Hecke (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) made the break and built up a large gap.

There were crashes along the way. Christian hit the deck but was able to make it back to the lead group, and there was a large crash in the peloton itself when a stream overflowed across the road. There were apparently no injuries but it slowed things down enough to send the gap up to eight and a half minutes.

That was the highest the gap went, as the Green Mountain finale loomed, and the favourites weren't about to let their chance slip away. The gap kept on decreasing, and heavy crosswinds entered the picture.

With 10km to go, and the 5.7km, 10 per cent climb up the 1235m Green Mountain coming ever closer, the gap was down to 2:50. BMC and Astana were amongst those putting pressure on from behind.

Things fell apart as the climb began, and the field was only a minute behind the three remaining in the lead group. No sooner had they been caught than the attacks started, with Lachlan Morton (Dimension Data) the first to get away, but unsuccessfully. Riders were scattered along the road as the high pace took its toll.

Race leader Hermans and Dimension Data's Merhawi Kudus took off for glory, but the Eritrean couldn't match the legs of his companion. The Belgian ground his way over the finish line with a notable gap ahead of Aru, with Costa coming in third.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team4:08:46 
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:03 
3Rui Costa (Por) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:00:11 
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:27 
5Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data  
6Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida0:00:34 
7Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:00:38 
8Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:41 
9Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:00:44 
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:01:03 
12David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:08 
13Janier Acevedo (Col) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:10 
14Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:19 
15Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:01:28 
16Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
17Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina0:01:29 
18Lachlan Norris (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:38 
19Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:42 
20Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:51 
21Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:58 
22Annas Ait el Abdia (Mor) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:02:03 
23Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:04 
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
25Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:08 
26Julian Arredondo (Col) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:02:17 
27Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin  
28Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:02:23 
29Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:02:33 
30Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:36 
31Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:02:55 
32John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:03:01 
33Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport  
34Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:03:07 
35Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data0:03:12 
36Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:03:37 
37Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:50 
38Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
39Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:03:53 
40Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:04:24 
41Olivier Pardini (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:04:28 
42Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:04:58 
43Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:42 
44Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:00 
45Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
46Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
47Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb  
48Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Sunweb  
49Lukas Spengler (Swi) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
50Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
51Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
52Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
53Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin  
54Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
55Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:09 
56Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:06:16 
57Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:06:31 
58Gavin Manion (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:06:34 
59Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:06:41 
60Patryk Stosz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:06:50 
61Alexander Cataford (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:07:04 
62Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:07:08 
63Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:07:11 
64Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:07:14 
65Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:07:22 
66Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
67Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:07:25 
68Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:07:40 
69Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:07:42 
70Michal Paluta (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:07:49 
71Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:08:03 
72Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
73Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:31 
74Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
76Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
77Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
78Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb  
79Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
80Stijn Steels (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
81Julien Stassen (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
82Roy Jans (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
83Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
84Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
85Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:09:37 
86Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:09:51 
87Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida0:10:01 
88Gregory Habeaux (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
89Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:10:08 
90Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Sunweb0:10:19 
91Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:10:38 
92Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:10:48 
93Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin  
94Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin  
95Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data  
96Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
97Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:11:04 
98Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport0:11:09 
99Frantisek Sisr (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:11:21 
100Marco Marcato (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:11:33 
101Marko Kump (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
102Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors0:11:44 
103Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:12:05 
104Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:12:23 
105Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:12:35 
106Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:12:44 
107Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Sunweb0:12:49 
108Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
109Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
110Rafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina0:13:00 
111Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
112Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
113Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:13:03 
114Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
115Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:13:09 
116Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Yousif Mirza Alhammadi (UAE) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:13:13 
118Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:13:23 
119Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin0:13:39 
120Thomas Deruette (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:13:55 
121Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:14:02 
122Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data  
123Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:14:40 
124Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
125Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Bahrain-Merida0:15:02 
126Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:15:11 
127Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
128Eduard Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:15:15 
129Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
130Michael Morkov (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
131Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport  
132Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:15:20 
133Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
134Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
135Andrew Fenn (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:15:32 
136Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:15:35 
137Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:15:38 
138Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:17:21 
139Christophe Masson (Fra) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:17:53 
DNFNils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
Wadi Squt - km. 90
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport3 pts
2Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
3Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
Birkat Al Mouz - km. 141
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 pts
2Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport2 
3Olivier Pardini (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect1 
Climb of Jabal Akhdhar - km. 152.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 pts
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
3Rui Costa (Por) Team UAE Abu Dhabi1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data4:09:13 
2Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:00:11 
3Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:36 
4Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:01:01 
5Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
6Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:15 
7Annas Ait el Abdia (Mar) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:01:36 
8Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:37 
9Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:41 
10Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:02:06 
11John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:02:34 
12Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:23 
13Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:05:33 
14Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Lukas Spengler (Swi) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect  
16Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
17Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:42 
18Patryk Stosz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:06:23 
19Alexander Cataford (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:06:37 
20Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:06:55 
21Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
22Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:06:58 
23Michal Paluta (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:07:22 
24Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:04 
25Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
26Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
27Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:09:10 
28Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:10:21 
29Frantisek Sisr (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:10:54 
30Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:11:38 
31Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:12:17 
32Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:12:22 
33Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:12:33 
34Thomas Deruette (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:13:28 
35Eduard Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:14:48 
36Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
37Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport  
38Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:14:53 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dimension Data12:28:07 
2AG2R La Mondiale1:27:00 
4Astana Pro Team2:16:00 
5BMC Racing Team4:37:00 
6Wanty - Groupe Gobert5:54:00 
7UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team7:30:00 
8Quick-Step Floors8:01:00 
9CCC Sprandi Polkowice8:15:00 
10Delko Marseille Provence KTM8:47:00 
11Aqua Blue Sport9:57:00 
12WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect11:02:00 
13Team Sunweb11:39:00 
14Team UAE Abu Dhabi11:58:00 
15Nippo - Vini Fantini15:09:00 
16Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise15:26:00 
17Wilier Triestina16:22:00 
General Classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team17:59:17 
2Rui Costa (Por) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:00:22 
3Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:35 
4Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:58 
5Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida0:01:12 
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:17 
7Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:19 
8Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:01:21 
9Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:33 
10Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:01:38 
11David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:01:40 
12Janier Acevedo (Col) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:48 
13Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:02:02 
14Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb  
15Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:02:18 
16Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:02:21 
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:02:27 
18Lachlan Norris (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:02:34 
19Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:58 
20Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina0:02:59 
21Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:10 
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
23Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:03:19 
24Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:57 
25Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data0:04:15 
26Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:29 
27Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:04:30 
28Annas Ait el Abdia (Mor) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:04:50 
29Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:33 
30Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:05:49 
31Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:06:06 
32John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:07:00 
33Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:07:12 
34Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:07:36 
35Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:09:16 
36Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:35 
37Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:47 
38Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:09:48 
39Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:09:54 
40Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:10:13 
41Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:10:47 
42Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:15 
43Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:11:47 
44Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:11:49 
45Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:12:37 
46Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:12:47 
47Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:13:19 
48Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport0:14:39 
49Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Sunweb0:14:53 
50Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:15:22 
51Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:15:31 
52Patryk Stosz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:15:46 
53Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin0:15:53 
54Olivier Pardini (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:16:20 
55Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:16:48 
56Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:18:06 
57Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data0:18:51 
58Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:18:55 
59Gavin Manion (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:19:18 
60Marko Kump (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:19:19 
61Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:19:23 
62Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:19:29 
63Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:19:32 
64Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors0:19:33 
65Alexander Cataford (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:19:50 
66Julian Arredondo (Col) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:19:53 
67Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:20:07 
68Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:20:13 
69Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:20:59 
70Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:22:15 
71Stijn Steels (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:22:17 
72Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:22:18 
73Lukas Spengler (Swi) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:22:27 
74Michal Paluta (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:22:42 
75Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:22:44 
76Marco Marcato (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:22:49 
77Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:23:00 
78Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:23:02 
79Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:23:51 
80Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:55 
81Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data0:24:20 
82Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport0:25:28 
83Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb0:25:58 
84Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:26:31 
85Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:26:47 
86Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:26:55 
87Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:27:02 
88Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:27:25 
89Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:27:45 
90Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:28:41 
91Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:51 
92Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:28:57 
93Rafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina0:30:38 
94Julien Stassen (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:30:39 
95Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:30:53 
96Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:31:05 
97Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin0:31:11 
98Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Sunweb0:31:17 
99Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida0:31:18 
100Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:19 
101Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:31:42 
102Gregory Habeaux (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:32:14 
103Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:32:32 
104Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:32:39 
105Roy Jans (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:32:44 
106Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Sunweb0:33:32 
107Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:33:40 
108Eduard Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:33:59 
109Yousif Mirza Alhammadi (UAE) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:34:07 
110Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:34:26 
111Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:34:43 
112Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:34:53 
113Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:34:57 
114Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:35:08 
115Thomas Deruette (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:35:13 
116Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:35:16 
117Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:35:49 
118Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:36:30 
119Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:40 
120Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:36:42 
121Frantisek Sisr (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:36:43 
122Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:37:11 
123Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:38:26 
124Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:38:33 
125Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:39:34 
126Michael Morkov (Den) Katusha-Alpecin0:39:42 
127Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:40:10 
128Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:40:39 
129Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:40:50 
130Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:40:55 
131Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:41:23 
132Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
133Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:42:39 
134Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Bahrain-Merida0:45:26 
135Christophe Masson (Fra) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:46:06 
136Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:48:36 
137Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:49:19 
138Andrew Fenn (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:51:20 
139Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:56:08 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team42 pts
2Rui Costa (Por) Team UAE Abu Dhabi33 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin32 
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida21 
5Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team18 
6Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data17 
7Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data16 
8Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb15 
9Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data15 
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team15 
11David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors12 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team11 
13Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport9 
14Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise8 
15Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport7 
16Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
17Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida7 
18Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors7 
19Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise6 
20Marko Kump (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi6 
21Sebastian Haedo (Arg) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team6 
22Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 
23Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida5 
24Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data5 
25Frantisek Sisr (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
26Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise4 
27Roy Jans (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect4 
28Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina4 
29Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors3 
30Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team3 
31Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale3 
32Janier Acevedo (Col) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team3 
33Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale3 
34Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini3 
35Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3 
36Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb2 
37Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors2 
38Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi2 
39Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport1 
40Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team1 
41Olivier Pardini (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect1 
42Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
43Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina1 
44Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini1 
45Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini1 
46Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data-5 
Most aggressive rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport13 pts
2Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport11 
3Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise10 
4Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team7 
5Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors7 
6Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise7 
7Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise6 
8Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini6 
9Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
10Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team4 
11Frantisek Sisr (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice4 
12David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors4 
13Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina4 
14Rui Costa (Por) Team UAE Abu Dhabi4 
15Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb3 
16Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team3 
17Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors3 
18Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert2 
19Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
20Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb2 
21Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step Floors2 
22Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport2 
23Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team2 
24Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin2 
25Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
26Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
27Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport1 
28Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
29Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida1 
30Olivier Pardini (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect1 
31Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
32Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM1 
33Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini1 
34Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport1 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data18:00:15 
2Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:00:23 
3Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:01:04 
4Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb  
5Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:01:20 
6Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:00 
7Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:12 
8Annas Ait el Abdia (Mar) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:03:52 
9John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:06:02 
10Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:08:18 
11Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:08:50 
12Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:10:49 
13Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:49 
14Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:14:24 
15Patryk Stosz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:14:48 
16Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:17:08 
17Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:18:25 
18Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:18:34 
19Alexander Cataford (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:18:52 
20Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:19:15 
21Piet Allegaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:20:01 
22Lukas Spengler (Swi) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:21:29 
23Michal Paluta (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:21:44 
24Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:22:04 
25Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport0:24:30 
26Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:25:33 
27Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:27:53 
28Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:21 
29Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:30:44 
30Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:31:41 
31Eduard Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:33:01 
32Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:33:55 
33Thomas Deruette (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:34:15 
34Frantisek Sisr (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:35:45 
35Federico Zurlo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:37:35 
36Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:39:12 
37Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:39:41 
38Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:40:25 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dimension Data54:01:37 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:02:12 
3Astana Pro Team0:02:20 
5BMC Racing Team0:05:17 
6Quick-Step Floors0:09:02 
7Aqua Blue Sport0:14:15 
8UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:14:25 
9CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:17:58 
10Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:18:24 
11Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:19:55 
13Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:24:50 
14Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:26:47 
15Team Sunweb0:27:17 
16Nippo - Vini Fantini0:29:17 
17WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect0:33:08 
18Wilier Triestina0:34:27 

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