Tour de Suisse: Spilak wins summit finish at Tiefenbach Glacier

Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin) soloed to victory at the Tiefenbach Glacier above Sölden to move into a commanding position atop the overall standings at the Tour de Suisse with two stages remaining.

Spilak forged clear almost 9 kilometres from the summit after his Katusha-Alecpin teammate Rein Taaramae had produced a startling display of pace-making that dramatically whittled down the front group at the base of the climb, with yellow jersey Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) among the first of the contenders to be distanced.

Joe Dombrowski (Cannondale-Drapac) was the last man to stay with Spilak after Taaramae swung off with 10 kilometres to go, but he, too, had to yield to Spilak's relentless tempo on a mountain pass that climbed to 2,700 metres above sea level.

Spilak contended to extend his advantage on the long haul that followed, and well before he entered the lengthy tunnel that led to the summit, it was clear that he would emerge on the other side as the stage winner and as the new leader of the Tour de Suisse, with his rivals scattering at various points beneath him on the mountainside.

"Yesterday I had a bit of a crisis on the last climb and I was behind, but today I had good legs when I woke up," Spilak said with considerable understatement. "My team helped me a lot and I'm very happy."

Jon Izaguirre (Bahrain-Merida), who had been dropped 10 kilometres from the top with Damiano Caruso (BMC) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), recovered sufficiently near the top to take second place on the stage, 22 seconds behind Spilak. Dombrowski stuck admirably to his task all the way up the climb, but the American had to settle for third place on the stage, 36 seconds down.

For the podium contenders, it was a case of grimly limiting the damage on the climb over the Tiefenbach Glacier, and though Caruso and Kruijswijk each endured their difficulties, they reached the finish together, 4th and 5th on the stage, but all of 1:04 down on Spilak. Caruso remains 2nd on general classification, albeit 52 seconds down on Spilak, while Kruijswijk is 3rd overall at 1:05.

Taaramae's form was such that he hung on to take 7th on the stage, 1:33 down on Spilak, while men who had designs on the podium – or even final overall victory – followed behind in ones and twos.

It was a particularly trying day for AG2R La Mondiale, as Pozzovivo and Mathias Frank both lost more than two minutes to Spilak. Pozzovivo is now 4th at 2:28, while Frank slips to 6th, 2:51 off the base. The margins have widened suddenly in a once tightly-packed general classification.

How it unfolded

Friday's stage was always going to be won and lost on its lone climb, the striking haul to the finish above Sölden, but an early clutch of escapees, including world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) nonetheless forged clear to animate the opening hours of racing.

Sagan was joined by Jhonatan Restrepo, Baptiste Planckaert (Katusha-Alpecin), Jeroen Meijers (Roompot-Oranje Loterij), Lars-Petter Nordhaug, Daniel Pearson (Aqua Blue Sport), David De La Cruz, Matteo Trentin (Quick Step Floors), Lachlan Morton (Dimension Data), Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Michael Matthews (Sunweb), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Lilian Calmejane, Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie), Matthew Hayman (Orica-Scott), Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal), Jon Dibben (Team Sky), and Tsgabu Grmay (Bahrain-Merida). They established a maximum lead of four minutes before they were clawed back by a peloton led notably by CCC-Polkowice and Team Sky.

The race essentially began all over again once it reached Sölden, as Sagan et al were swept up and the road began to climb inexorably towards the summit. The early pace-making was performed by Izaguirre's Bahrain-Merida squad but it wasn't long before Katusha-Alpecin took over, first through Matvey Mamykin and then through the impressive Taaramae.

Frank was the first of the GC men to struggle, with some 14 kilometres still to go, but he was far from the last. Mikel Nieve (Sky) was dislodged next, before Pozzovivo, the yellow jersey, was dropped with more than 12 kilometres remaining.

At that juncture, the front group was down to just eight riders, as Taaramae led Spilak, Caruso, Kruijswijk, Dombrowski, Izaguirre, Jan Hirt (CCC-Polkowice) and Marc Soler (Movistar), but for all bar the Katusha duo, it was an exercise in grimly holding onto the wheel in front.

Soler was the next to fall back, followed by Hirt, but Izaguirre, Caruso and Kruijswijk didn't last much longer when faced with Taaramae's ferocious pace. They yielded with 10 kilometres to go and battled simply to contain the damage from there on in.

Izaguirre fared better than most, but his travails earlier in the week leave him 3:51 down on GC and with too much ground to make up. Caruso and Kruijswijk will need to be inventive to dislodge Spilak – and perhaps Saturday's novel 100-kilometre circuit race might be an invitation – but the Slovenian looks a convincing race leader.

Spilak's has been a most curious career. Winner of the Tour de Romandie in 2010 and the Tour de Suisse in 2015, he maintains a low profile, preferring to build his seasons around weeklong stage races rather than Grand Tours. The 30-year-old has not participated in a Grand Tour at all since he abandoned the 2014 Tour de France, and has not finished a three-week race since the 2011 Giro d'Italia, when he reached Milan in 117th place overall.

"We still have two hard days to come," Spilak said on Friday. "Tomorrow is a very short stage, a bit like a criterium and then there's the time trial. Tomorrow I think my team can control things, because it's a very strong team."


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin3:58:36
2Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:22
3Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:36
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:04
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:07
7Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:33
8Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:01:47
9Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:01:53
10Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:02:40
11Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 10 - Cell 2
12Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:11
14Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:44
15Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team0:03:58
17Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:04:17
19Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:04:41
20Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-HansgroheRow 19 - Cell 2
21Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-Merida0:05:00
22Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension DataRow 21 - Cell 2
23Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:05:14
24Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-ScottRow 23 - Cell 2
25Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky0:06:14
26Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:07:26
27Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:07:35
28Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:07:47
29Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:08:08
30Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:08:50
31Daan Olivier (Ned) LottoNl-JumboRow 30 - Cell 2
32Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:09:19
34Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin0:10:23
35Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:10:32
36Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:11:50
37Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:56
38Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:12:02
39Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step FloorsRow 38 - Cell 2
40Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-MeridaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates0:12:19
42Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:12:30
43Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:12:34
44Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-AlpecinRow 43 - Cell 2
45Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:13:23
46Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:13:55
47Larry Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:14:49
48Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct EnergieRow 47 - Cell 2
49Ben King (USA) Dimension Data0:15:02
50Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:15:04
51Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension DataRow 50 - Cell 2
52Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 51 - Cell 2
53Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 52 - Cell 2
54Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:12
55Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:17:17
56Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:17:28
57Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 56 - Cell 2
58Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-DrapacRow 57 - Cell 2
59Philip Deignan (Irl) Team SkyRow 58 - Cell 2
60Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:18:03
61Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:18:11
62Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport0:19:14
63Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 62 - Cell 2
64Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 63 - Cell 2
65Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:19:17
66Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:19:23
67Rob Power (Aus) Orica-Scott0:19:51
68Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:20:03
70Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:20:10
71Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:20:24
72Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Kevin Reza (Fra) FDJRow 72 - Cell 2
74Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 73 - Cell 2
75Roy Curvers (Ned) Team SunwebRow 74 - Cell 2
76Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team SunwebRow 75 - Cell 2
77Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJRow 76 - Cell 2
78Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott0:20:28
79Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue SportRow 78 - Cell 2
80Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto SoudalRow 79 - Cell 2
81Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La MondialeRow 80 - Cell 2
82Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:20:30
83Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Aqua Blue SportRow 82 - Cell 2
84Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension DataRow 83 - Cell 2
85Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:20:40
86Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:21:17
87Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:21:24
88Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 87 - Cell 2
89Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:21:41
90Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb0:21:46
91Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-HansgroheRow 90 - Cell 2
92Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:22:15
93Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:22:24
94Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 93 - Cell 2
95Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin0:22:32
96Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:22:40
97Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:22:47
98Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:22:53
99Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 98 - Cell 2
100Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:22:58
101Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:23:00
102Cédric Pineau (Fra) Fdj0:23:02
103Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky0:23:29
104Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue SportRow 103 - Cell 2
105Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb0:23:33
106Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 105 - Cell 2
107John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo0:24:27
108Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott0:24:30
109Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 108 - Cell 2
110Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 109 - Cell 2
111Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:25:05
112Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin0:25:31
113Michal Kolár (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:26:32
114Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-HansgroheRow 113 - Cell 2
115David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors0:26:38
116Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:26:41
117Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:43
118Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La MondialeRow 117 - Cell 2
119Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) AG2R La MondialeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Nicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension DataRow 119 - Cell 2
121Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-ScottRow 120 - Cell 2
122Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors0:26:47
123Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-DrapacRow 122 - Cell 2
124Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 123 - Cell 2
125Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:26:51
126Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:26:54
127Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac0:26:59
128Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 127 - Cell 2
129Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 128 - Cell 2
130Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 130 - Cell 2
132Taco Van Der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse LoterijRow 131 - Cell 2
133Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:27:04
134Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:27:22
135Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-HansgroheRow 134 - Cell 2
136Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:27:33
137Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:27:35
138Leszek Plucinski (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 137 - Cell 2
139Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:28:15
140Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-ScottRow 139 - Cell 2
141Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky0:32:16
143Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-DrapacRow 142 - Cell 2
144Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 143 - Cell 2
145Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:32:19
146Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky0:33:20
DNFBart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 146 - Cell 2
DNSAntoine Duchesne (Can) Direct EnergieRow 147 - Cell 2
DNSSteve Morabito (Swi) FDJRow 148 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Unterlängenfeld, 130.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe3pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Dorfstrasse - 144.7 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal3pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish lIne points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin10pts
2Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Meirda8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo2Row 4 - Cell 3
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KOM 1 - Tiefenbachferne - 160.8 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin20pts
2Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Meirda15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo4Row 4 - Cell 3
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Swiss Riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale4:01:16
2Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:16
3Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:14:48
4Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:15:23
5Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:17:11
6Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott0:21:50
7Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 6 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha Alpecin12:01:05
2Movistar Team0:05:36
3Team Sky0:07:58
4Uae Team Emirates0:08:19
5Ag2r La Mondiale0:08:53
6Bahrain - Merida0:11:55
7Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:22:48
8Bmc Racing Team0:22:55
9Cannondale Drapac Pro Cycling Team0:24:49
10Team Dimension Data0:29:49
11Lotto Soudal0:32:26
12Direct Energie0:32:46
13Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:33:19
14Ccc Sprandi Polkowice0:38:38
15Astana Pro Team0:40:02
16Orica - Scott0:40:16
17Trek - Segafredo0:41:49
18Quick - Step Floors0:41:52
20Bora - Hansgrohe0:44:03
21Aqua Blue Sport0:49:14
22Team Sunweb0:52:59
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General Classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin26:02:16
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:52
3Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:05
4Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:28
5Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:02:35
6Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:51
7Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky0:02:54
8Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Meirda0:03:51
9Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:07
10Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:04:10
11Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:35
12Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:07:07
13Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:07:35
14Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:08:47
15Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:09:19
16Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott0:11:42
17Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:55
18Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team0:14:14
19Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-Merida0:15:42
20Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 19 - Cell 2
21Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:17:30
22Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:18:47
23Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:19:29
24Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:19:56
25Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida0:22:04
26Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac0:22:45
27Daan Olivier (Ned) LottoNl-Jumbo0:24:31
28Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data0:27:35
29Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:30:48
30Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:33:08
31Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:34:26
32Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:35:24
33Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky0:35:30
34Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:35:41
35Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:37:35
36Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:37:59
37Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:39:26
38Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:40:58
39Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team0:41:10
40Larry Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:41:58
41Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin0:42:08
42Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:43:22
43Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:43:44
44Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:44:57
45Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:12
46Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:46:28
47Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:46:33
48Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:47:51
49Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:48:41
50Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:49:00
51Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:49:24
52Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac0:52:45
53Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:53:09
54Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:53:38
55Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team0:54:18
56Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:54:28
57Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:55:01
58Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie0:55:22
59Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:55:46
60Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates0:56:21
61Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb1:00:05
62Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky1:00:15
63Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb1:01:20
64Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team1:02:16
65Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb1:03:51
66John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo1:04:12
67Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe1:04:18
68Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott1:04:25
69Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky1:05:31
70Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin1:06:30
71Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe1:07:50
72Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors1:07:57
73Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe1:08:01
74Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport1:09:41
75Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:11:13
76Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data1:11:35
77Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data1:11:52
78Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin1:12:59
79Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors1:13:12
80Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin1:13:36
81Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal1:14:26
82Ben King (USA) Dimension Data1:14:39
83Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 82 - Cell 2
84Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott1:14:49
85David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors1:16:22
86Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky1:17:20
87Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin1:18:33
88Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1:20:05
89Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors1:20:22
90Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie1:20:28
91Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue