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Baloise Belgium Tour: Caleb Ewan survives the climbs to win stage 4

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Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) surges to the finish

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won stage 4 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won stage 4

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won stage 4 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal celebrates at arrival during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Caleb Ewan wins stage 4 at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal Bryan Coquard of France and Team BB Hotels PB KTM Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Giacomo Nizzolo of Italy and Team Qhubeka Assos sprint at arrival during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Caleb Ewan wins stage 4 at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Blue Leader Jersey at arrival during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Remco Evenepoel at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal celebrates at arrival during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Caleb Ewan wins stage 4 at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Belgian Remco Evenepoel of Deceuninck QuickStep celebrates on the podium in the blue jersey of leader in the overall ranking the fourth stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour cycling race 1526 km from and to Hamoir Saturday 12 June 2021 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images

Remco Evenepoel at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Blue Leader Jersey at arrival during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Remco Evenepoel at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal Robbe Red Points Jersey celebrates at podium during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir Flowers Trophy baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Caleb Ewan wins stage 4 at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Blue Leader Jersey celebrates at podium during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Remco Evenepoel leads the overall classification at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAMOIR BELGIUM JUNE 12 Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Giacomo Nizzolo of Italy and Team Qhubeka Assos sprint at arrival during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 Stage 4 a 1527km stage from Hamoir to Hamoir baloisebelgiumtour on June 12 2021 in Hamoir Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Caleb Ewan wins stage 4 at the Baloise Belgium Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won his second stage in as many days at the Baloise Tour of Belgium in another sprint finish.

The Australian was a surprise victor given the hilly parcours, but no breakaways succeeded in getting away, and a peloton that had been reduced to less than 40 riders contested for the stage win, with Ewan getting back on after some superb team work from Lotto Soudal.

Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels) sprinted for a distant second-place, and Davide Ballerini was third, while his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammate Remco Evenepoel finished comfortably in the peloton to retain the overall lead.

Ewan’s winning margin ahead of Coquard was almost two bike-lengths, but the Australian had to put a lot of work in to still be in contention by the finish.

In fact, he had been dropped out of the peloton on an uncategorised but tricky drag uphill 8km from the finish. 

But whereas other sprinters dropped like Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) were finished, Ewan still had the legs to rejoin the peloton with 4.5km to spare, with help from his Lotto Soudal teammates.

Those teammates (of which there were still four) then repeated what they had done in the finale of yesterday’s stage, by leading the peloton for the final few kilometres. Harry Sweeny and Philippe Gilbert both did impressive turns, before Jasper De Buyst took over for the technical final kilometre, featuring multiple twists and turns, with Ewan in his wheel.

Having been so well-positioned, there was little doubt Ewan would finish off the job, and the man on his wheel, Coquard, had no response when he opened up his sprint.

“It was a pretty tough race all day,” explained Ewan at the finish. “They say this was the hardest stage of the Tour. So, I was not really expecting to be there in the final, and got a little bit gapped on the last climb. 

“My team did a great job, waiting for me, and bringing me back to the front of the bunch, and we still had Philippe [Gilbert] and Jasper [De Buyst].

“We heard on the radio that they [Deceuninck-QuickStep] were riding full gas [on the final climb], and I knew that they wouldn’t want me to get back on. But I kept fighting with my teammates and they did a superb job waiting for me and bringing me back, and then also doing the lead-out afterwards." 

The way he managed to survive the climb and still have the legs brought back memories of his Milan-San Remo performance earlier in the season, although Ewan doesn’t believe he’s going quite as well as he was then.

“I think I was still probably a little bit better there, as I really trained specifically for that. Whereas now, I’m training more for the sprints. But I’ve said all along this year that I’ve felt much stronger in general, and I think I showed that today. Maybe the old Caleb wouldn’t have got through that," he said.

“To be honest, at the start of the stage I told the team that I wanted to go as deep as possible for training. It was a pretty solid day all day, but I was still there at the end.

“I thought this was the hardest stage of the Tour, so I thought that the guys who don’t have a chance in the sprints would have their opportunity today and that they would race really aggressively. It was a super-high tempo all day, and I think maybe a lot of the guys didn’t really have the legs to get away in the end.”  

There were indeed several attacks from puncheur riders throughout the stage, but none were able to make their moves stick.

Once Jonas Rickaert (Alpecin-Fenix), the final survivor from the day’s break, was caught on the final climb, which the peloton reached the top of without any attacks going clear, all was set for a reduced bunch sprint. 

All of the top ten were present in that peloton, meaning the GC remains unchanged heading into tomorrow’s flat final stage. 

How it unfolded

Taking place in the Belgian Ardennes, this was the hilliest stage of the Baloise Tour of Belgium, featuring multiple of the short but steep climbs this region is renowned for.

Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) was a non-starter following the crash he suffered yesterday, as was Jan-Willem van Schip (Beat Cycling), albeit for a completely different reason. He was controversially disqualified for the handlebars used during yesterday’s stage, despite having been initially cleared by the UCI commissaires to use them.

Van Schip’s Beat Cycling teammate Luuc Bugter got into the day’s break at the start of the stage, along with Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert), Jonas Rickaert (Alpecin-Fenix), Samuele Zoccarato (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane) and Roberto Carlos Gonzalez (Vini Zabu).

They were joined by Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo), to form a leading group of six that gained a maximum advantage of nearly six minutes.

Attacks kicked off in the peloton over the hilly terrain at 43km to the finish, with GC threats Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe), Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) and Oscar Riesebeek (Alpecin-Fenix) all putting in digs.

This put Deceuninck-QuickStep under pressure, and several of the domestiques who had been leading the peloton comfortably were dropped out of the peloton. But they still had the resources to neutralise the flurry of attacks, and upon catching them the race calmed down enough for some of their dropped riders, including Michael Morkov and Zdenek Stybar, to return to the front of the peloton.

The race calmed down again, but the activity had been enough to bring the gap between the peloton and the breakaway down to 1:44 by the time they crossed the finish line for the penultimate time to begin the last lap of the hilly, 30km finishing circuit.

That gap continued to fall as Jumbo-Visma took control of the peloton and increased the pace. 

The break’s days looked numbered, but Van der Hoorn, Zoccarato and Rickaert bought themselves more time when they went clear from the other on a climb 21km from the finish. 

Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix) attacked the peloton on that same climb, just as the stragglers from the break began to get caught, but was brought back. Others tried shortly afterwards, but Arkea-Samsic took control of the peloton to prevent anyone from getting away, perhaps hoping for a sprint with Nacer Bouhanni, who had managed to remain in what was now a significantly reduced peloton. 

Once the gap between the peloton and the three remaining escapees creeped back up to 30 seconds, Deceuninck-QuickStep resumed control of the peloton. 

On the next climb, 12km from the finish, Toon Vandebosch (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) attacked, but the pace by Deceuninck-QuickStep was too quick for him to get away.

In the break, Rickaert managed to drop Zoccarato and Van der Hoorn on the final climb, who were both caught by a peloton that was now motoring along due to the pace set by Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Yves Lampaert. Rickaert soon suffered the same fate, ensuring that the race ended in a bunch sprint. 

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 3:37:48
2Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
3Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
4Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
5Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
7Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
8Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
9Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
10Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
11Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM
12Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
13Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Total Direct Energie
14Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
15Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
16Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
17Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
18Jordy Bouts (Bel) Beat Cycling
19Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
20Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
21Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
22Thibau Nys (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions
23Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
24Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
25Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
26Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
27Finn Fisher-Black (NZl) Jumbo-Visma
28Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
29Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
30Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
31Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Qhubeka Assos
32Toon Aerts (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions
33Lars van der Haar (Ned) Baloise-Trek Lions
34Daniel Savini (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
35Gianni Marchand (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
36Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Qhubeka Assos
37Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM 0:00:09
38Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
39Aimé De Gendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
40Milan Menten (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:00:20
41Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Total Direct Energie
42Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
43Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
44Niki Terpstra (Ned) Total Direct Energie
45Lennert Teugels (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
46Rune Herregodts (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
47Cyril Lemoine (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
48Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Total Direct Energie
49Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
50Kamil Gradek (Pol) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:00:23
51Umberto Marengo (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
52Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
53Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team DSM
54Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
55Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
56Laurenz Rex (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 0:00:27
57Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:00:45
58Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
59Amaury Capiot (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
60Casper van Uden (Ned) Team DSM
61Péter Kusztor (Hun) Team Novo Nordisk
62Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:48
63Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
64Emil Vinjebo (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
65Martijn Budding (Ned) Beat Cycling 0:00:54
66Pim Ronhaar (Ned) Baloise-Trek Lions 0:00:55
67Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:57
68Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
69Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:01:10
70Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:01:11
71Roberto González (Pan) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:01:59
72Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:58
73Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM
74Jonathan Hivert (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:03:05
75Mick van Dijke (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:03:46
76Enzo Leijnse (Ned) Team DSM
77Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
78Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:03:54
79Mattia Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
80Witse Meeussen (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
81Olav Kooij (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
82Luuc Bugter (Ned) Beat Cycling 0:04:15
83Taco van der Hoorn (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:04:16
84Marco Frapporti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:05:06
85Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:06:14
86Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
87Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
88Robbe Ghys (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
89Christophe Noppe (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
90Jordi Warlop (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
91Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:06:53
92Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo
93Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic
94Corne van Kessel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
95Charlie Quarterman (GBr) Trek-Segafredo 0:07:45
96Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
97Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
98Sam Brand (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk
99Christopher Lawless (GBr) Total Direct Energie 0:07:48
100Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
101Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
102Andreas Goeman (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
103Piotr Havik (Ned) Beat Cycling
104Declan Irvine (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 0:11:46
105Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:11:47
106Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
107Timothy Dupont (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
108David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
109Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
110Jakob Egholm (Den) Trek-Segafredo
111Sasha Weemaes (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
112Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
113Ludovic Robeet (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
114Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
115Brent Van De Kerkhove (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
116Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
117Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
118Jules Hesters (Bel) Beat Cycling
119Yoeri Havik (Ned) Beat Cycling
120Alfdan De Decker (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
121Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM
122Oliver Behringer (Swi) Team Novo Nordisk
123Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
124Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
125Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
126Daan Merien (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions
127Anton Ferdinande (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
128Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe
129Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal
130Simone Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
131Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
132Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
133Kevin Reza (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
134Damien Gaudin (Fra) Total Direct Energie
135Adrien Petit (Fra) Total Direct Energie
136Thijs Aerts (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions
137Edward Planckaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
138Logan Lakota Phippen (USA) Team Novo Nordisk 0:13:22
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFJulien Van Den Brande (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
DNFGil D´Heygere (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
DNSJasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

General classification after stage 4
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 11:51:31
2Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 11:52:16
3Gianni Marchand (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 11:52:24
4Finn Fisher-Black (NZl) Jumbo-Visma 11:52:32
5Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 11:52:38
6Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 11:52:40
7Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 11:52:41
8Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
9Toon Aerts (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions 11:52:46
10Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 11:52:56
12Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:52:58
13Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 11:52:59
14Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 11:53:04
15Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Qhubeka Assos 11:53:06
16Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 11:53:08
17Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:53:18
18Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Total Direct Energie 11:53:19
19Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 11:53:21
20Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 11:53:27
21Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 11:53:35
22Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 11:53:36
23Cyril Lemoine (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
24Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Total Direct Energie 11:53:37
25Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
26Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team DSM 11:53:43
27Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix 11:53:57
28Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Qhubeka Assos 11:54:08
29Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:54:09
30Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 11:54:11
31Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 11:54:35
32Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 11:56:29
33Aimé De Gendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:57:07
34Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal 11:57:26
35Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 11:57:57
36Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 11:58:25
37Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 11:58:44
38Daniel Savini (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 11:59:00
39Lars van der Haar (Ned) Baloise-Trek Lions 11:59:08
40Milan Menten (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 11:59:14
41Thibau Nys (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions 11:59:18
42Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 11:59:25
43Robbe Ghys (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 11:59:40
44Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 11:59:53
45Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 12:00:06
46Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 12:00:22
47Niki Terpstra (Ned) Total Direct Energie 12:00:23
48Emil Vinjebo (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos 12:00:24
49Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 12:00:30
50Rune Herregodts (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 12:00:41
51Umberto Marengo (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 12:00:55
52Jordi Warlop (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 12:01:02
53Laurenz Rex (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
54Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 12:01:08
55Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Total Direct Energie 12:01:24
56Lennert Teugels (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 12:01:35
57Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 12:01:41
58Roberto González (Pan) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 12:01:58
59Andreas Goeman (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 12:02:05
60Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 12:02:35
61Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 12:03:23
62Mick van Dijke (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 12:03:49
63Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 12:03:56
64Olav Kooij (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 12:03:59
65Luuc Bugter (Ned) Beat Cycling 12:04:05
66Casper van Uden (Ned) Team DSM 12:04:06
67Kamil Gradek (Pol) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 12:04:08
68Jordy Bouts (Bel) Beat Cycling 12:04:20
69Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 12:04:38
70Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 12:04:53
71Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 12:04:54
72Péter Kusztor (Hun) Team Novo Nordisk 12:04:55
73Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic 12:04:57
74Samuele Zoccarato (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 12:05:12
75Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:05:18
76Piotr Havik (Ned) Beat Cycling 12:05:26
77Witse Meeussen (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 12:05:42
78Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 12:05:48
79Taco van der Hoorn (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:06:02
80Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 12:06:14
81Corne van Kessel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:06:20
82Martijn Budding (Ned) Beat Cycling 12:06:23
83Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM 12:06:33
84Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 12:07:46
85Pim Ronhaar (Ned) Baloise-Trek Lions 12:08:06
86Kevin Reza (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 12:08:16
87Amaury Capiot (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic 12:08:52
88Mattia Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 12:08:55
89Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo 12:09:28
90Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 12:09:33
91Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 12:09:37
92David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 12:10:23
93Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
94Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 12:10:32
95Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 12:10:37
96Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 12:10:40
97Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 12:10:41
98Adrien Petit (Fra) Total Direct Energie
99Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 12:10:44
100Arne Marit (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 12:11:03
101Yoeri Havik (Ned) Beat Cycling 12:11:13
102Ludovic Robeet (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB 12:11:20
103Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 12:11:38
104Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 12:11:41
105Timothy Dupont (Bel) Bingoal Pauwels Sauzen WB
106Christophe Noppe (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic 12:11:53
107Charlie Quarterman (GBr) Trek-Segafredo 12:12:25
108Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 12:12:59
109Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 12:13:08
110Sam Brand (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk 12:13:18
111Marco Frapporti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 12:13:21
112Alfdan De Decker (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 12:13:59
113Thijs Aerts (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions 12:14:26
114Jonathan Hivert (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 12:14:42
115Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 12:14:44
116Sasha Weemaes (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 12:14:52
117Declan Irvine (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 12:15:31
118Enzo Leijnse (Ned) Team DSM 12:15:34
119Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep 12:15:48
120Anton Ferdinande (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 12:15:52
121Brent Van De Kerkhove (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 12:15:58
122Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal 12:16:01
123Simone Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 12:16:14
124Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe 12:16:18
125Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 12:16:23
126Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 12:16:45
127Jules Hesters (Bel) Beat Cycling 12:19:12
128Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 12:20:05
129Christopher Lawless (GBr) Total Direct Energie 12:20:06
130Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM 12:20:45
131Edward Planckaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 12:20:55
132Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 12:21:20
133Jakob Egholm (Den) Trek-Segafredo 12:22:31
134Oliver Behringer (Swi) Team Novo Nordisk 12:23:08
135Daan Merien (Bel) Baloise-Trek Lions 12:24:02
136Damien Gaudin (Fra) Total Direct Energie 12:24:24
137Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 12:25:34
138Logan Lakota Phippen (USA) Team Novo Nordisk 12:28:41

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