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Thomas claims Wallonie opener

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Benjamin Thomas celebrates a Tour de Wallonie stage victory.

Benjamin Thomas celebrates a Tour de Wallonie stage victory.
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Benjamin Thomas wins the opening stage of the Tour de Wallonie.

Benjamin Thomas wins the opening stage of the Tour de Wallonie.
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Escapees at the Tour de Wallonie

Escapees at the Tour de Wallonie
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Benjamin Thomas wins stage 1 of the Tour de Wallonie.

Benjamin Thomas wins stage 1 of the Tour de Wallonie.
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The sprint for second on stage 1 of the Tour de Wallonie

The sprint for second on stage 1 of the Tour de Wallonie
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Benjamin Thomas on the Tour de Wallonie podium

Benjamin Thomas on the Tour de Wallonie podium
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Benjamin Thomas in the Tour de Wallonie's yellow jersey

Benjamin Thomas in the Tour de Wallonie's yellow jersey
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Kevin Ledanois in the Tour de Wallonie's pink sprint jersey

Kevin Ledanois in the Tour de Wallonie's pink sprint jersey
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Jimmy Turgis (Cofidis) attacks

Jimmy Turgis (Cofidis) attacks
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Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale)

Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale)
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Fran Ventoso (BMC) in the bunch

Fran Ventoso (BMC) in the bunch
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Maarten Wynants (LottoNl-Jumbo)

Maarten Wynants (LottoNl-Jumbo)
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Huub Duijn (Veranda's Willems Crelan)

Huub Duijn (Veranda's Willems Crelan)
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Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale)

Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale)
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Bram Tankink (LottoNl-Jumbo) leading the bunch

Bram Tankink (LottoNl-Jumbo) leading the bunch
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Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis)

Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis)
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Floris Gerts (BMC Racing)

Floris Gerts (BMC Racing)
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Quentin Jauregui (AG2R La Mondiale)

Quentin Jauregui (AG2R La Mondiale)
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Mads Würtz Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin)

Mads Würtz Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin)
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Nathan Van Hooydonck (BMC) riding next to Adam Blythe

Nathan Van Hooydonck (BMC) riding next to Adam Blythe
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Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale)

Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale)
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Fran Ventoso (BMC)

Fran Ventoso (BMC)
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Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armée de Terre4:28:40
2Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:05
3Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
4Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
5Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:08
7Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
8Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:00:13
9Huub Duijn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan
10Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armée de Terre4:28:30
2Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:09
3Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:11
4Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:15
5Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:18
7Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
8Pim Ligthart (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:00:23
9Huub Duijn (Ned) Veranda's Willems Crelan
10Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport

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