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Etoile de Bessèges: Laporte wins stage 1

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Christophe Laporte

Christophe Laporte (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) waves to the crowd having won the prologue of the 2019 Tour de Luxembourg

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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Louis Louvet of France and Team St Michel Auber93 Tom Paquot of Belgium and Team Bingoal WB Alexandre Delettre of France and Team DELKO during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Breakaway EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Alexandre Delettre of Team DELKO ,Louis Louvet of Team St Michel Auber93, Tom Paquot of Team Bingoal WB during breakaway with 57km to go to Bellegarde (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Louis Louvet of France and Team St Michel Auber93 Tom Paquot of Belgium and Team Bingoal WB during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Breakaway EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Louis Louvet of Team St Michel Auber93 and Tom Paquot of Team Bingoal WB in three-man break (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Alexis Gougeard of France and AG2R Citroen Team during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Peloton Landscape Bridge EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Scenery on stage 1 of Etoile de Besseges - Tour du Gard (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Alexis Gougeard of France Lawrence Naesen of Belgium and AG2R Citroen Team during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Peloton EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Peloton chases three riders in break with under 60km to go (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Bauke Mollema of Netherlands and Team Trek Segafredo during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Bauke Mollema of Team Trek-Segafredo during stage 1 Etoile de Besseges (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Nacer Bouhanni of France and Team Arkea Samsic during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Nacer Bouhanni of Team Arkea Samsic during stage 1 Etoile de Besseges (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Philippe Gilbert of Team Lotto Soudal on 140km stage 1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Lawrence Naesen of Belgium and AG2R Citroen Team during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Lawrence Naesen of AG2R Citroen Team begins stage 1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Start Alex Kirsch of Luxembourg Ryan Mullen of Ireland Vincenzo Nibali of Italy Bauke Mollema of Netherlands Mattias Skjelmose Jensen of Denmark Mads Pedersen of Denmark Edward Theuns of Belgium and Team Trek Segafredo during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Mask Covid Safety Measures EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Team Trek-Segafredo at presentation to start stage 1 Etoile de Besseges (Image credit: Getty Sport Images)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Start Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and AG2R Citroen Team during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Mask Covid Safety Measures EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Greg Van Avermaet makes his start of 2021 with AG2R Citroen Team (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Start Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Mask Covid Safety Measures EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Egan Bernal of Team Ineos Grenadiers makes his first start of 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Start John Degenkolb of Germany and Team Lotto Soudal during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Mask Covid Safety Measures EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

John Degenkolb of Team Lotto Soudal (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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BELLEGARDE FRANCE FEBRUARY 03 Start Giacomo Nizzolo of Italy and Team Qhubeka ASSOS during the 51st toile de Bessges Tour du Gard 2021 Stage 1 a 14355km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 57m Mask Covid Safety Measures EDB2020 on February 03 2021 in Bellegarde France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Italian Giacomo Nizzolo of Team Qhubeka ASSOS (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Egan Bernal and Rigoberto Uran during stage 1 at Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images)
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AG2R during stage 1 at Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Greg Van Avermaet during stage 1 at Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images)
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John Degenkolb during stage 1 at Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Christophe Laporte wins stage 1 at Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Etoile de Besseges 2021

Christophe Laporte wins stage 1 at Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images)

Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) triumphed on the uphill finish in Bellegarde as stage racing returned to Europe with the opening stage of the Étoile de Bessèges on Wednesday afternoon.

The Frenchman takes the opening leader's jersey of the five-day race after beating Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) in a two-man showdown on the Côte de la Tour. The French pair were the class of the field in the tough finale, surging away in the closing 500 metres to distance the rest of the peloton, with Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) taking third place, two seconds back.

Bouhanni had leapt from the peloton as the road headed up towards the finish line on the 143-kilometre stage, but he soon found Laporte on his wheel and had no answer to his compatriot's counter-move up the inside on the closing stretch.

The Arkéa-Samsic sprinter looked in one moment to have a second wind, but as the road flattened out in sight of the line, Laporte had enough to hold on and secure the 18th victory of his career.

Laporte now leads the race by four seconds ahead of Bouhanni, while Pedersen lies in third, eight seconds down. Qhubeka Assos sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo is fourth at 12 seconds.

How it unfolded

The 143-kilometre opener circled the town of Bellegarde, south of Nîmes, close to the Mediterranean coast. Just one classified climb came along the largely flat route – the 600-metre, 6.3 per cent Côte de la Tour, which lay 41 kilometres from the line and served as a preview for the uphill finish.

It was unsurprising that riders were keen to get going and kick off their seasons as the race kicked off just after 1pm local time. Three riders – Loius Louvet (St Michel-Auber 93), Alexandre Delettre (Delko) and Tom Paquot (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles) – were the main attackers early on.

The trio, no threat for a stage win or overall bid, were let go by the peloton and quickly built up a three-minute lead up front. The gap only grew as the two Frenchman and the Walloon traversed the flatlands around the Rhône river, eventually hitting the seven-minute mark with 100 kilometres to run.

Back in the peloton, AG2R Citroën led the way, showing off their new-look jerseys at the front as they worked for sprinter Marc Sarreau. Qhubeka Assos, also sporting a new name and look for 2021, also worked on behalf of Giacomo Nizzolo, while Bora-Hansgrohe put in the hard yards for Pascal Ackermann.

All that work only served to eat away at the break's advantage, with their lead slipping away minute after minute until just 2:40 remained. The trio did survive past the KOM point, however, with Delettre leading the way just a minute ahead of the peloton.

With AG2R Citroën and Qhubeka Assos still working on the front, Lotto Soudal (for John Degenkolb) and Cofidis (for Laporte) also maintained a presence up front, as the peloton zipped along the flat roads back to the finish on the Côte de la Tour.

After a tenacious effort to last out front, the battling breakaway trio were finally caught 10 kilometres from the line, leaving the final run-in for the sprint teams to fight among themselves.

Following the catch, Qhubeka Assos and Total Direct Énergie took control of proceedings, setting a high pace to deter any brave attacks in the finale. Ineos Grenadiers also maintained a presence as they sought to keep their star-studded lineup safe in the finale. It was a smart move, too, as a crash took out a swathe of riders in the middle of the peloton at the 6-kilometre mark.

Ineos' Egan Bernal was held up, though not involved, while EF Education-Nippo's Alberto Bettiol and Bora-Hansgrohe leader Felix Großschartner were also caught out. Up front, the race was on, though, and teams continued to battle for the prime places in the wind.

Cofidis led the way into the final kilometre, though a mix of teams were up front to start the climb. Bouhanni was the first man to make a move on the short ascent, at first stealing a march on the charging peloton, before Laporte distanced himself from the fray and moved across to his wheel.

Coming around the final bend, Bouhanni looked to slow and move across the road, leaving Laporte the perfect opportunity to grasp the mantle. The 28-year-old stole up the inside with a swift switch of pace, distancing Bouhanni by a good two bike lengths and leaving his rival little chance to come back.

Bouhanni tried, but the 70th win of his career eluded him, with Laporte taking the spoils – the first step on the way to repeating his 2019 overall win, perhaps?

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 3:14:32
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
3Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:02
4Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers
6Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe
7Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal
9Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ
10Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
11Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
12Boris Vallee (Bel) Bingoal WB
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
14Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel Start-up Nation
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
16Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
17Milan Menten (Bel) Bingoal WB
18Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
19Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie
20August Jensen (Nor) Delko
21Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
22Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal WB
23Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
24Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal
25Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
26Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
27Dylan Kowalski (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
28Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
29Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
30Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
31Michael Gogl (Aut) Team Qhubeka Assos
32Johan le Bon (Fra) Cambodia Cycling Academy
33Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
34Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko
35Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
36Cyril Lemoine (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
37Owain Doull (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
38Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix
39Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
40Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
41Tobias Bayer (Aut) Alpecin-Fenix
42Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Delko
43Clément Carisey (Fra) Delko
44Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Qhubeka Assos
45Romain Cardis (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
46Yoann Paillot (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
47Maximilien Picoux (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
48Stefano Oldani (Ita) Lotto Soudal
49Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
50Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Lotto Soudal
51Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
52Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
53Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic
54Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
55Alexis Renard (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation
56Jens Keukeleire (Bel) EF Education-Nippo
57Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
58Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
59Lars van den Berg (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
60Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
61Joel Suter (Swi) Bingoal WB
62Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo
63Samuel Leroux (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
64Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
65Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
66Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie
67Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
68Ethan Hayter (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
69Matis Louvel (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
70Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko
71Patrick Gamper (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
72Christopher Lamaille (Fra) Cambodia Cycling Academy
73Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
74Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Total Direct Energie
75Kevin Reza (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
76Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko
77Sam Gaze (NZl) Alpecin-Fenix
78Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
79Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Education-Nippo
80Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
81Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
82Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
83Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
84Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
85Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
86Senne Leysen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
87Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
88Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
89Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Total Direct Energie
90Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
91Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation
92Piet Allegaert (Bel) Cofidis
93Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis
94Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos
95Marc Sarreau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
96Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
97Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
98Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
99William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
100Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB
101Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
102Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis
103Adrien Petit (Fra) Total Direct Energie
104Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
105Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
106Julius van den Berg (Ned) EF Education-Nippo
107Niki Terpstra (Ned) Total Direct Energie
108Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
109Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
110Samy Aurignac (Fra) Cambodia Cycling Academy
111Barry Miller (USA) Cambodia Cycling Academy
112Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal
113Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Team Arkea-Samsic
114Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis
115Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
116Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo
117Tony Hurel (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
118Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
119Jason Tesson (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
120Marti Marquez Roman (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
121Timothy Dupont (Bel) Bingoal WB
122Valentin Tabellion (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
123Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
124Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
125Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
126Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
127Michael Valgren (Den) EF Education-Nippo
128Romain Seigle (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
129Emmanuel Morin (Fra) Cofidis
130Frederik Wandahl (Den) Bora-Hansgrohe
131Christopher Lawless (GBr) Total Direct Energie
132Sean Bennett (USA) Team Qhubeka Assos
133Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education-Nippo
134Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
135Anthoine Berlin (Mon) Cambodia Cycling Academy 0:06:43
136Pierre Barbier (Fra) Delko 0:00:02
137Ludovic Robeet (Bel) Bingoal WB
138Ivan Centrone (Lux) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
139Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
140Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
141Andreas Nielsen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
142Vojtech Repa (Cze) Equipo Kern Pharma
143Louis Louvet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
144Morné Van Niekerk (RSA) St Michel-Auber 93
DNSLindsay De Vylder (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNSRune Herregodts (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNSJens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNSFabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNSKenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNSSasha Weemaes (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNSThimo Willems (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNFJordan Levasseur (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole

Points
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 25
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 20
3Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 16
4Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 14
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 12
6Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe 10
7Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 9
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal 8
9Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ 7
10Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 6
11Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 5
12Boris Vallee (Bel) Bingoal WB 4
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3
14Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel Start-up Nation 2
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 1

Mountain 1, km 103.3
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko 6
2Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 4
3Louis Louvet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 2

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Arkea-Samsic 9:43:40
2Cofidis
3B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:00:02
4Bingoal WB
5Ineos Grenadiers
6Israel Start-up Nation
7Trek-Segafredo
8Team Qhubeka-Assos
9Equipo Kern Pharma
10Lotto Soudal
11AG2R Citroën Team
12Alpecin-Fenix
13Groupama-FDJ
14Delko
15Bora-Hansgrohe
16Xellis-Roubaix Lille Metropole
17Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
18Total Direct Energie
19EF Education-Nippo
20St Michel-Auber93
21Cambodia Cycling Academy

General classification after stage 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 3:14:22
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:04
3Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:08
4Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:00:12
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers
6Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe
7Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal
9Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ
10Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
11Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
12Boris Vallee (Bel) Bingoal WB
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
14Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel Start-up Nation
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
16Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
17Milan Menten (Bel) Bingoal WB
18Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
19Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie
20August Jensen (Nor) Delko
21Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
22Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal WB
23Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
24Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal
25Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
26Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
27Dylan Kowalski (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
28Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
29Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
30Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
31Michael Gogl (Aut) Team Qhubeka Assos
32Johan le Bon (Fra) Cambodia Cycling Academy
33Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
34Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko
35Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
36Cyril Lemoine (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
37Owain Doull (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
38Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix
39Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
40Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
41Tobias Bayer (Aut) Alpecin-Fenix
42Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Delko
43Clément Carisey (Fra) Delko
44Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Qhubeka Assos
45Romain Cardis (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
46Yoann Paillot (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
47Maximilien Picoux (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
48Stefano Oldani (Ita) Lotto Soudal
49Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
50Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Lotto Soudal
51Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
52Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
53Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic
54Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
55Alexis Renard (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation
56Jens Keukeleire (Bel) EF Education-Nippo
57Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
58Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
59Lars van den Berg (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
60Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
61Joel Suter (Swi) Bingoal WB
62Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo
63Samuel Leroux (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
64Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
65Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
66Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie
67Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
68Ethan Hayter (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
69Matis Louvel (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
70Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko
71Patrick Gamper (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
72Christopher Lamaille (Fra) Cambodia Cycling Academy
73Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
74Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Total Direct Energie
75Kevin Reza (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
76Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko
77Sam Gaze (NZl) Alpecin-Fenix
78Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
79Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Education-Nippo
80Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
81Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
82Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
83Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
84Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
85Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
86Senne Leysen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
87Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
88Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
89Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Total Direct Energie
90Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
91Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation
92Piet Allegaert (Bel) Cofidis
93Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis
94Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos
95Marc Sarreau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
96Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
97Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
98Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
99William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
100Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB
101Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
102Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis
103Adrien Petit (Fra) Total Direct Energie
104Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
105Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
106Julius van den Berg (Ned) EF Education-Nippo
107Niki Terpstra (Ned) Total Direct Energie
108Tom Devriendt (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
109Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
110Samy Aurignac (Fra) Cambodia Cycling Academy
111Barry Miller (USA) Cambodia Cycling Academy
112Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal
113Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Team Arkea-Samsic
114Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis
115Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
116Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo
117Tony Hurel (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
118Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
119Jason Tesson (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
120Marti Marquez Roman (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
121Timothy Dupont (Bel) Bingoal WB
122Valentin Tabellion (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
123Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
124Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
125Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
126Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
127Michael Valgren (Den) EF Education-Nippo
128Romain Seigle (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
129Emmanuel Morin (Fra) Cofidis
130Frederik Wandahl (Den) Bora-Hansgrohe
131Christopher Lawless (GBr) Total Direct Energie
132Sean Bennett (USA) Team Qhubeka Assos
133Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education-Nippo
134Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
135Pierre Barbier (Fra) Delko
136Ludovic Robeet (Bel) Bingoal WB
137Ivan Centrone (Lux) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
138Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
139Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
140Andreas Nielsen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
141Vojtech Repa (Cze) Equipo Kern Pharma
142Louis Louvet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
143Morné Van Niekerk (RSA) St Michel-Auber 93
144Anthoine Berlin (Mon) Cambodia Cycling Academy 0:06:53

Points classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 25
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 20
3Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 16
4Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 14
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 12
6Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe 10
7Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 9
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal 8
9Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ 7
10Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 6
11Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 5
12Boris Vallee (Bel) Bingoal WB 4
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 3
14Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Israel Start-up Nation 2
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 1

Mountains classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandre Delettre (Fra) Delko 6
2Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 4
3Louis Louvet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 2

Young riders classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-Hansgrohe 3:14:34
2Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ
3Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
4Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal
5Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
6Tobias Bayer (Aut) Alpecin-Fenix
7Stefano Oldani (Ita) Lotto Soudal
8Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9Alexis Renard (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation
10Lars van den Berg (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
11Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
12Joel Suter (Swi) Bingoal WB
13Ethan Hayter (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
14Matis Louvel (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
15Raul Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
16Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
17Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB
18Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal
19Jason Tesson (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
20Valentin Tabellion (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
21Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
22Frederik Wandahl (Den) Bora-Hansgrohe
23Vojtech Repa (Cze) Equipo Kern Pharma

Teams classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Arkea-Samsic 9:43:40
2Cofidis
3B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:00:02
4Bingoal WB
5Ineos Grenadiers
6Israel Start-up Nation
7Trek-Segafredo
8Team Qhubeka-Assos
9Equipo Kern Pharma
10Lotto Soudal
11AG2R Citroën Team
12Alpecin-Fenix
13Groupama-FDJ
14Delko
15Bora-Hansgrohe
16Xellis-Roubaix Lille Metropole
17Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
18Total Direct Energie
19EF Education-Nippo
20St Michel-Auber93
21Cambodia Cycling Academy

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