Sagan wins VDK-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde opener

Cannondale rider becomes first leader of the race

Sometimes it can seem as though Peter Sagan has forgotten how to lose, although it wasn't for the want of trying on the opening stage of the Three Days of De Panne. Charged with leading out his Cannondale teammate Oscar Gatto in the finishing sprint in Zottegem, Sagan carried out his duties too well, if anything, and was simply unable to slow down to allow the Italian to come past.

The Cannondale one-two thus came in the wrong order, with Sagan heading to the winner's rostrum while Gatto soft-pedalled back to the team bus, but other than that late hiccup, the race went precisely as they had planned beforehand. Sagan's vicious acceleration on the penultimate climb of the Eikenmolen was a pre-meditated move designed to drag Gatto clear, and they were joined over the top by Omega Pharma-QuickStep pair Gert Steegmans and Niki Tepstra.

"I just attacked the last two climbs and we caught the group on the front. Then, in the finish I was pulling the sprint for Oscar. I was thinking he would pass me on the line and we would do first-second," Sagan said, adding with a laugh, "We did, but it was a little bit different."

Sagan's dig on the Eikenmolen saw them pick up the remnants of an earlier break featuring QuickStep's Guillaume Van Keirsbulck and with fewer than 10 kilometres remaining, it was clear that this 12-man move would decide the race, as QuickStep and Cannonale were natural allies of circumstance. Be it with Sagan or with Gatto, Cannondale's eyes were on stage victory, while Terpstra has designs on another overall win in De Panne.

Terpstra was the outstanding time triallist in the break, although Luke Durbridge (Orica-GreenEdge) made a brave bid to catch the leaders in the final kilometres. Together with Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr), Durbridge came within touching distance of the leaders but could get no closer than that by the time the race reached the streets of Zottegem.

"It was good for us that Durbridge didn't get back on. It's good for Niki that there weren't other strong time trial riders in the break," QuickStep directur sportif Wilfried Peeters said.

Steegmans lost a position in the final corner and finished fourth, but he would have been hard-pressed to out-strip the flying Sagan, who opened his sprint with 200 metres remaining and quickly opened a small gap over Kenneth Van Bilsen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise). Sagan denied afterwards that he had slammed on his brakes in an effort to help Gatto overtake him, and the Italian had to settle for second.

"I wanted to do well for him and the team because I'm just as happy when the guys who work for me in the big races get results in other days," Sagan said. "I want to be able to say thanks to the team for their work. We want to do well for the team."

Cavendish out

The stereotypical image of the Three Days of De Panne is of a race fought out under low, grey skies straight from Jacques Brel's Plat Pays, but instead pleasant sunshine and clear blue skies greeted the peloton as it lined up for the start on Tuesday morning. Indeed, the lack of wind meant that the race meant that the likes of Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) must have set out with lingering hopes of a bunch finish, in spite of the 13 hellingen on the course.

One sprinter was missing from the start, however. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) had planned to line up after missing Gent-Wevelgem through illness but the Manxman was a late withdrawal from the race, although his team remains hopeful that he will be ready for Scheldeprijs next week.

The day was marked by a five-man break featuring Tim De Troyer (Wanty), Stijn Steels (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Jay Robert Thomson (MTN-Qhubeka), Kevin Peeters (Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace) and Tom Devriendt (Team 3M), and with 50 kilometres remaining, they led by two minutes. Once on the series of hills around Zottegem, however, FDJ.fr began to make inroads into their lead, while a counter-attack featuring Jérôme Baugnies (Wanty) bridged across on the cobbles at Haaghoek with 28 kilometres remaining.

Van Keirsbulck's forcing on the Leberg soon afterwards saw him lead a delegation across to the front of the race by the next climb, the Langendries, but it was notable that the green jerseys of Cannondale were beginning to mass at the head of the bunch. The inevitable attack duly came on the Eikenmolen, where the two outstanding Tour of Flanders contenders in this race, Sagan and Terpstra, duly declared themselves present and correct.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:29:39 
2Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
3Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
4Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
6Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
7Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
8Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
9Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
10Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:03 
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:00:11 
13Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
14Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:19 
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
16Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
17Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
18Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
19Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
20Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
21Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
22Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
23Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
24Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli  
25Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
26Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
27Daniele Colli (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
28Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
29Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
30Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
31Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma Quick Step  
32Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
33James Van Landschoot (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
34Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
35Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-Qhubeka  
36Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka  
37Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
38Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
39Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3M  
40Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
41Jaap De Man (Ned) Team 3M  
42Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
43Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
44Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
45Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
46Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha  
47Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
48Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
49Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
50Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
51Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
52Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
53Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
54Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
55Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
56Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
57Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
58Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
59Antonino Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
60Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
61Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
62Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
63Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
64Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
65Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
66Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
67Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
68John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
69Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
70Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
71Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
72Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
73Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
74Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
75Jonas van Genechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
76David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
77Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
78Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
79Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
80Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
81Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
82Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
83Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
84Sebastiaan Pot (Ned) Team 3M  
85Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Team  
86Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Team  
87Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
88Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
89Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
90Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
91Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
92Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team  
93Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
94Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
95Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
96Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
97Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
98Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
99Andrea Zordan (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:00:32 
100Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
101Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
102Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:00 
103Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
104Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
105Wouter Mol (Ned) Veranclassic - Doltcini0:01:49 
106Nicola Testi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
107Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:55 
108Sam Lennertz (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
109Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ0:02:11 
110Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:38 
111Daniel Summerhill (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis0:04:14 
112Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
113Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
114Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Katusha Team  
115Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:18 
116Roberto De Patre (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:05:27 
117Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
118Kurt Geysen (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:07:26 
119Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3M  
120Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge  
121Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Team 3M  
122Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
123Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M  
124Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
125Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar  
126Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
127Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
128Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
129William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
130Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
131Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
132Sogenzo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
133Sea Keong Loh (Kor) Team Giant-Shimano  
134Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
135Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
136Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
137Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini0:08:52 
138Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
139Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
140Luke Keough (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
141Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
142Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
143Giorgio Brambila (Ita) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
144Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:08:55 
145Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
146Andrea Dal Col (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:10:34 
147Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
148Ramon Carretero (Pan) Neri Sottoli  
149Nick Wynants (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
150Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:10:36 
151Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
152Ferekalsi Debesay (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
153Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
154Alphonse Vermote (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
155Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
156Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Team 3M  
157Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
158Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
159Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
160Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
161Tom Goovaerts (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
162Tom Devriendt (Bel) Team 3M  
163Sascha Weber (Ger) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
164Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
165Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
DNFFrederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
DNFSam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFDarijus Dzervus (Ltu) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
DNSJimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNSMark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 pts
2Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise2 
3Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 pts
2Tom Devriendt (Bel) Team 3M2 
3Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 pts
2Tom Devriendt (Bel) Team 3M2 
3Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team1 
Sprint 4 - Aankomstlijn - Zottegem
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling20 pts
2Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling18 
3Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise16 
4Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14 
5Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert12 
6Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli10 
7Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar9 
8Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step8 
9Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert7 
10Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team6 
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5 
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4 
13Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3 
14Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2 
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team1 
Mountain 1 - Edelare
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise5 pts
2Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3 
3Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert1 
Mountain 2 - Leberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise5 pts
2Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert3 
3Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1 
Mountain 3 - Langendries
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 
3Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1 
Mountain 4 - Leberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 
3Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1 
Mountain 5 - Langendries
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 
3Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1 
Mountain 6 - Ten Bosse
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3 
3Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise1 
Mountain 7 - Eikenmolen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3 
3Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise1 
Mountain 8 - Klemhoustraat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3 
3Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise1 
Mountain 9 - Leberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert3 
3Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Team1 
Mountain 10 - Langendries
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka5 pts
2Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 
3Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 11 - Ten Bosse
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka5 pts
2Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli3 
3Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 12 - Eikenmolen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka5 pts
2Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar3 
3Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
Mountain 13 - Klenhoutstraat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5 pts
2Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli3 
3Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-QuickStep13:29:00 
2Cannondale0:00:16 
3Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
4Neri Sottoli0:00:35 
5Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
6Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
7Team Europcar  
8FDJ.fr0:00:46 
9Orica GreenEdge  
10Katusha Team0:00:54 
11Astana Pro Team  
12Team Giant-Shimano  
13Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
14Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
15Team NetApp-Endura  
16Lampre-Merida  
17MTN - Qhubeka  
18Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
19Team 3M  
20Bardiani CSF  
21Lotto-Belisol Team  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:29:29 
2Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:04 
3Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:06 
4Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:07 
5Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:00:10 
6Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
7Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
8Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
9Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
10Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:13 
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:00:21 
13Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
14Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:23 
15Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:27 
16Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:28 
17Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:29 
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
19Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
20Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
21Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
22Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
23Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
24Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
25Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
26Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
27Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli  
28Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
29Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
30Daniele Colli (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
31Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
32Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
33Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
34Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma Quick Step  
35Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
36James Van Landschoot (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
37Luis Guillermo Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
38Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-Qhubeka  
39Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka  
40Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
41Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
42Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3M  
43Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
44Jaap De Man (Ned) Team 3M  
45Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
46Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
47Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
48Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha  
49Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
50Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
51Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
52Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
53Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
54Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
55Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
56Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
57Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
58Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
59Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
60Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
61Antonino Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
62Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
63Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
64Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
65Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
66Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
67Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
68Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
69John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
70Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
71Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
72Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
73Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
74Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
75Jonas van Genechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
76David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
77Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
78Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
79Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
80Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
81Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
82Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar  
83Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
84Sebastiaan Pot (Ned) Team 3M  
85Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Team  
86Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Team  
87Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
88Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
89Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
90Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
91Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
92Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team  
93Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
94Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar  
95Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
96Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
97Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
98Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
99Andrea Zordan (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:00:42 
100Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
101Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
102Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:10 
103Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
104Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
105Wouter Mol (Ned) Veranclassic - Doltcini0:01:59 
106Nicola Testi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
107Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:05 
108Sam Lennertz (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
109Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ0:02:21 
110Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:48 
111Daniel Summerhill (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis0:04:24 
112Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
113Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
114Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Katusha Team  
115Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:28 
116Roberto De Patre (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:05:37 
117Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
118Kurt Geysen (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:07:36 
119Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3M  
120Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge  
121Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Team 3M  
122Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
123Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M  
124Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
125Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar  
126Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
127Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
128Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
129William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
130Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
131Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
132Sogenzo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
133Sea Keong Loh (Kor) Team Giant-Shimano  
134Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
135Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
136Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
137Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini0:09:02 
138Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
139Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
140Luke Keough (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
141Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
142Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
143Giorgio Brambila (Ita) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
144Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team0:09:03 
145Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:09:05 
146Tom Devriendt (Bel) Team 3M0:10:42 
147Andrea Dal Col (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:10:44 
148Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
149Ramon Carretero (Pan) Neri Sottoli  
150Nick Wynants (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
151Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:10:46 
152Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
153Ferekalsi Debesay (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
154Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
155Alphonse Vermote (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
156Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
157Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Team 3M  
158Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
159Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
160Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
161Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
162Tom Goovaerts (Bel) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
163Sascha Weber (Ger) Veranclassic - Doltcini  
164Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
165Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling20 pts
2Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling18 
3Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise16 
4Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14 
5Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert12 
6Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli10 
7Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar9 
8Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step8 
9Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert7 
10Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team6 
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5 
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4 
13Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3 
14Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano2 
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise6 pts
2Tom Devriendt (Bel) Team 3M4 
3Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
4Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise2 
5Kevin Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team2 
6Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert39 pts
2Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka31 
3Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise22 
4Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli6 
5Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5 
6Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar5 
7Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3 
8Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert3 
9Sander Cordeel (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team1 
10Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
11Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Team1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-QuickStep13:29:00 
2Cannondale0:00:16 
3Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
4Neri Sottoli0:00:35 
5Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
6Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team  
7Team Europcar  
8FDJ.fr0:00:46 
9Orica GreenEdge  
10Katusha Team0:00:54 
11Astana Pro Team  
12Team Giant-Shimano  
13Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
14Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
15Team NetApp-Endura  
16Lampre-Merida  
17MTN - Qhubeka  
18Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis  
19Team 3M  
20Bardiani CSF  
21Lotto-Belisol Team  

 

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