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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) leads the break

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) leads the break
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On the startline at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

On the startline at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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The sprint to the line in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The sprint to the line in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad finish

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad finish
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Moreno Hofland (Team LottoNl-Jumbo)

Moreno Hofland (Team LottoNl-Jumbo)
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) crashed out of the race

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) crashed out of the race
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Etixx QuickStep couldn't catch the lead break

Etixx QuickStep couldn't catch the lead break
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The peloton in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The peloton in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Filippo Pozzato (Southeast - Venezuela)

Filippo Pozzato (Southeast - Venezuela)
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All smiles from Greg Van Avermaet as he talks to the press

All smiles from Greg Van Avermaet as he talks to the press
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) sprays champagne on the podium after winning Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) sprays champagne on the podium after winning Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins the breakaway sprint ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins the breakaway sprint ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) sprint for the line at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) sprint for the line at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) gets a deserved victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) gets a deserved victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) was third at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) was third at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) waves to the crowd at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) waves to the crowd at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Cheers on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Cheers on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) celebrates his win on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) celebrates his win on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Omloop Het NIeuwsblad podium: Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

Omloop Het NIeuwsblad podium: Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) with his baby on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) with his baby on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet's child gets the cutest baby award on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet's child gets the cutest baby award on the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)
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2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad podium

2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad podium
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) tops the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) tops the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) gets his first win of the 2016 season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) gets his first win of the 2016 season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) awarded with the trophy at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) awarded with the trophy at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) finished second place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) finished second place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) forced to settle for second place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) forced to settle for second place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) beats Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) to wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) beats Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) to wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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The peloton in single file at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The peloton in single file at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) pushing the pace at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) pushing the pace at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) followed by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) followed by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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The breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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The day's five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The day's five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) takes a turn on the front of the breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) takes a turn on the front of the breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale) and Luke Rowe (Team Sky) in the day's breakaway

Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale) and Luke Rowe (Team Sky) in the day's breakaway
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Luke Rowe (Sky) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Luke Rowe (Sky) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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The five-man breakaway succeeded at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The five-man breakaway succeeded at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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It was an aggressive race at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

It was an aggressive race at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Riders contest the cobbles at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Riders contest the cobbles at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) finished second in the breakaway sprint at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) finished second in the breakaway sprint at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Etixx-QuickStep chasing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Etixx-QuickStep chasing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) leads the breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) leads the breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) leads the winning breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

World champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) leads the winning breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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The breakaway attacking one another at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The breakaway attacking one another at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) tries to make a move on his own at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) tries to make a move on his own at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Riders racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Riders racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) wearing his world champion's jersey at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) wearing his world champion's jersey at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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A split in the field at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

A split in the field at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Etixx-QuickStep chased but couldn't close the gap to the breakaway

Etixx-QuickStep chased but couldn't close the gap to the breakaway
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Direct Energie at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Direct Energie at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Sagan ended up second to Van Avermaet in the breakaway sprint

Sagan ended up second to Van Avermaet in the breakaway sprint
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) pushes over the cobbles at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) pushes over the cobbles at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Five-man breakaway at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Luke Rowe (Team Sky) leads the breakaway

Luke Rowe (Team Sky) leads the breakaway
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Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)
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Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)
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Etixx-QuickStep lead the chase at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Etixx-QuickStep lead the chase at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) claimed his first win of the season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad with a consummate performance that was capped by a sprint finish that saw off world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal).

The trio had been part of an elite group that had initially formed Taaienberg along with Luke Rowe (Team Sky). Despite a late charge from the peloton the break stayed clear.

In the sprint, Van Avermaet hit out first with Sagan and Benoot fighting for his wheel. The BMC Racing rider created a small gap and it was enough to seal victory with Sagan unable to respond in the closing metres.

Rowe held on for fourth place while fifth went to Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale), who had been in the first break of the day. Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal ) led the peloton home just nine seconds later. There was disappointment for Etixx-QuickStep who saw Tony Martin crash and no riders finish inside the top ten.

However the day belonged to Van Avermaet, who laid down the perfect marker ahead of the spring Monuments. The Belgian finished second in this race two years ago and has perennially finished on the podium in several major spring races without claiming a win.

“I’m never really winning that much and it’s the first race in Belgium so far, so I’m pretty happy with this victory. If I could choose one, I would have picked, definitely, this one,” he said.

How it unfolded

At the start in Gent the sun and large crowds were welcoming of the 199 riders. Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep), world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and home rider Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) were clearly the favourites.

Twelve riders were well aware that their only chance to shine in the first race on the Belgian race calendar was to get in the breakaway, with Alexis Gougeard (AG2R), Kristian House (One Pro Cycling), Julien Morice (Direct Energie), Kevin Van Melsen (Wanty – Groupe Gobert), Maxime Farazijn (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Brian van Goethem (Roompot-Oranje Peloton), Zakkari Dempster (Bora-Argon 18), Benoit Jarrier (Fortuneo-Vital Concept), Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits ), Brecht Dhaene, Stef Van Zummeren and Kai Reus (Veranda’s Willems) going clear.

The leaders collected a maximal lead of 5:30 over the peloton that was led by Etixx-QuickStep and Katusha.

Tiesj Benoot stated before the race that he needed to be ‘attentive once they reached the Kruisberg’. The racing certainly was more nervous. When approaching the Kruisberg there was a crash in the peloton that took down Tosh Van Der Sande (Lotto-Soudal), Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-GreenEdge) and Dennis van Winden (LottoNL-Jumbo). The latter was hospitalized.

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The winning move

The lead group was less than two minutes ahead and starting to lose numbers as the rest of the climbs came into view. Benoot was certainly attentive because one climb later he was there when Luke Rowe (Team Sky) set a blistering pace on the Taaienberg with only Benoot, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) swiftly marking his move.

World champion Peter Sagan impressed a little later as he bridged up alone, with Daniel Oss (BMC) blowing up his engine when trying to keep up.

In front, Dhaene, Gougeard, Reus and Morice were the remaining leaders after the Taaienberg. At 20 seconds from the leaders Van Avermaet set a fierce pace on the Eikenberg, putting Rowe briefly in trouble. On the cobbles of the Karel Martelstraat the four strong men bridged up with dropped riders Dhaene and Morice.

Etixx crash and crack

Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) was riding in third position in the peloton when he slipped away when coming off the cobbles. He was able to continue his race although the chase lost valuable seconds as they were forced to reform.

Just before the cobbles of the Haaghoek the remaining two leaders were brought back, creating a new lead group of eight riders. They were Benoot, Van Avermaet, Rowe, Sagan and the survivors of the long breakaway move Reus, Gougeard, Morice and Dhaene.

Nearly a minute further back there was a crash at the back of the peloton that took out BMC riders Philippe Gilbert, Floris Gerts and Manuel Quinziato.

After the asphalted Boembeke, the final climb of the day at 32 kilometres from the finish the eight leaders were still nearly a minute ahead of the peloton led by Etixx-QuickStep’s Nikolas Maes, Lukasz Wisniowski and Stijn Vandenbergh. When they sat up Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) and Tosh Van Der Sande rode away from the peloton.

The final run in

The remaining obstacles on the roads to Gent were the long pavé sections of the Paddestraat, Lippenhovestraat and the Lange Munte. In front, Reus flatted and lost contact with the leaders. Behind, 23-year-old Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) rode away from the peloton on the Lippenhovestraat, blasting by Theuns and Van Der Sande. Stuyven quickly passed Reus, too, but the leaders were still 40 seconds ahead.

When heading to the Lange Munte, Stuyven was battling the headwind in no man’s land, riding at 35 seconds from the seven leaders and 15 seconds ahead of the small Etixx-QuickStep-led peloton. Stuyven’s efforts were ruined when he slipped on one of the multiple corners ahead of the Lange Munte. The riders leading the way in the peloton were Wisniowski, Martin, Vandenbergh, Nikki Terpstra and Tom Boonen.

Sagan upped the pace on the cobbles of the Lange Munte, quickly dropping Reus, Dhaene and Morice. A little later 22-year-old Gougeard was dropped too but he returned when Sagan came off the front. Coming off the cobbles the gap for the five leaders on the peloton was still more than 50 seconds. From there, there were no more small twisting farm roads but 17 wide national roads to the finish town Gent.

The peloton had one last roll of the dice, with several teams complimenting Etixx’s work on the front. With 10 kilometres remaining the gap to the leaders began to drop and with 5 kilometres remaining the peloton could sense blood. However, one long turn Sagan, followed by an important turn from Gougeard ensured that the break would stay away.

Van Avermaet started the sprint in fourth wheel but took an aggressive line into the final corners. It meant he was on the front coming around the last bend, with Sagan and Benoot desperately trying to respond. However, they couldn’t catch the BMC rider and the Belgian hung on for a deserved milestone victory.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team4:54:12
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team
3Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal
4Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
5Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05
6Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:09
7Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie
8Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
10Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
11Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
12Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
13Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling
14Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
15Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
16Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18
17Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
18Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team
19Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
20Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
21Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
22Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
24Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
25Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:13
26Brecht Dhaene (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
27Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
28Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
29Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) IAM Cycling
30Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:15
31Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step
32Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:17
33Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
34Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie
35Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling
36Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie
37Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:00:24
38Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:39
39Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group0:04:41
40Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal
41Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
42Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
43Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
44Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Stölting Service Group
45Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie
46Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
47Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton
48Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
49Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
50Sander Cordeel (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
51Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling
52Alex Kirsch (Lux) Stölting Service Group
53Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff Team
54Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling
55Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
56Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
57Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
58Amaury Capiot (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
59Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team
60Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling
61Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
62Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
63Jesse Sergent (NZl) AG2R La Mondiale
64Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo
65Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
66Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
67Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky
68Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff Team
69Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge
70Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
71Kai Reus (Ned) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
72Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
73Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal
74Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
75Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
76Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
77Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
78Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha
79Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge
80Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
81Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
82Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ
83Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ
84Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ
85Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
86Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
87Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
88Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton0:05:13
89Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:09:21
90Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
91Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
92Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step
93Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
94Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
95Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
96Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
97Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
98Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
99Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ
100Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha
101Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
102Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
103Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
104Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling0:11:35
105Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:13:27
106Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini
107Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale
108Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
109Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha
110Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
111Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18
112Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Team
113Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
114Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
115Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:18:31
116Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
117Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Stölting Service Group
118Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
119Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling
120Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
121Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
122Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
123Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
124Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha
125Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha
126Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge
127Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie
128Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ
129Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge
130Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team
131Sebastian Lander (Den) ONE Pro Cycling
132Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
133Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
134Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling
135Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group
136Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling
137Yanto Barker (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling
138Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
139Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
140Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
141Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
142Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFManuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff Team
DNFNikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Team
DNFIljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
DNFSean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal
DNFNico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFDamien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFJean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
DNFFloris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team
DNFPhilippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
DNFMichael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
DNFMarc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ
DNFAlexander Edmonson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
DNFMathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
DNFDennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
DNFMichal Golas (Pol) Team Sky
DNFAlex Peters (GBr) Team Sky
DNFElia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
DNFMarco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNFNiccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNFGiacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNFShane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18
DNFRalf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
DNFPhil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
DNFJosef Cerny (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFAdrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFEryk Laton (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFJaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFGrzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFBorut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFGert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFKenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFRomain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie
DNFYauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFBenoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFIuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFYuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFNicolas Marini (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFAntonio Viola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFJoshua Hunt (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling
DNFMartin Mortensen (Den) ONE Pro Cycling
DNFJesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton
DNFBerden De Vries (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton
DNFTim Kerkhof (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton
DNFMichel Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton
DNFWesley Kreder (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton
DNFIvar Slik (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton
DNFEnrique Sanz (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela
DNFMirko Trosino (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
DNFEugert Zhupa (Alb) Southeast - Venezuela
DNFAlexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group
DNFSven Reutter (Ger) Stölting Service Group
DNFJonas Tenbrock (Ger) Stölting Service Group
DNFRobin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFFrederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFChristophe Premont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team

 

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