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Arnaud Démare wins Tour de Wallonie

Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) sealed overall victory at the Tour de Wallonie (opens in new tab), taking victory on the final stage 4 on the uphill finish in Erezée ahead of Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal).

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) finished third, taking second place on the final general classification to go with it.

Démare had withstood heavy pressure in the hilly finale of the stage, with a high pace and several attacks going on the final classified climb of the Côte de Beffe at 8.5km from the finish. He and his teammates stayed calm though, steadily working their way back to the front as Jhonatan Narváez (Team Ineos) slipped away alone on descent.

The Ecuadorian's effort was a valiant one but Groupama-FDJ and AG2R La Mondiale put in the work to bring him back in the final kilometre and set up a sprint on the rise to the line.

As Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) led the way for Clément Venturini, it was Démare and Gilbert who reacted first to launch the sprint. Gilbert initially looked to have the best of the Frenchman but Démare's pure sprint speed was enough to come out of wheel and take victory.

The GC win is the 65th of Démare's career, his fourth since the restart along with two stages in Wallonie and Milano-Torino. After the finish he could be heard asking his teammates if they could do the same on Sunday for the French National Championships, a title he has taken twice before. Later in the season he's set to head to Italy for a return to the Giro d'Italia. 

How it unfolded

The final stage of the Tour de Wallonie, a hilly 199.4km run from Blegny, east of Liège, to Erezée, would see a total of seven categorised climbs on the route, and plenty more besides. The 1.6km, 8.7 per cent Côte de Beffe, 8.5km from the finish, and an uphill finish, would see the general classification decided once and for all.

A high speed characterised the early stages of the day, with two intermediate sprints inside 47km and GC contenders keen to grab some bonus seconds. Van Avermaet took the first ahead of Narváez, while a break made it away before the second sprint.

Deceuninck-QuickStep had attempted to place multiple men out front but settled for Zdenek Štybar making the move. He was joined by Jens Reynders (Hagens Berman Axeon), Scott Thwaites (Alpecin-Fenix), Andreas Kron (Riwal Readynez), Stan Dewulf (Lotto Soudal) and the Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles duo of Tom Paquot and Lionel Teminiaux.

The seven-man group stretched their lead to almost three minutes over the rolling hills through the middle of the stage, as CCC Team worked at the head of the peloton behind. AG2R La Mondiale and Team Ineos also helped with the pace making, while Paquot, third in the mountain rankings, grabbed as many KOM points as he could get.

Taminiaux was the first man to drop from the break, 60km from the line, while the peloton had begun to close the gap to within two minutes. At the first ascent of the first-category Côte de Beffe, with 41km left to race, the break split as Štybar, Dewulf and Kron pushed on together, leaving Paquot short of his KOM goal with two climbs remaining.

The lead trio held an advantage of a minute as they crossed the line for the first time, 32km out. Meanwhile, KOM leader Michal Gołas (Team Ineos) and Dylan Sunderland (NTT Pro Cycling) were chasing in between at 20 seconds down eventually making the junction at the 23km mark.

Team CCC, Bahrain McLaren and Team Ineos worked together in the peloton to bring the break back just before the final ascent of Beffe, 10km from the line. The hill saw race leader Démare in trouble as defending race champion Loïc Vliegen (Circus-Wanty Gobert), Jelle Vanendert (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles), Narváez and Van Avermaet drove the pace up front.

Narváez attacked on the descent, while the eight-man elite group that had formed behind him were soon brought back after failing to work together. Groupama-FDJ, with Démare back at the front of the peloton, drove to try and catch Narváez and secure victory for their leader.

The Ecuadorian had done a stellar job out front alone, holding a 15-second gap into the final two kilometers, and held out until the 450-metre mark before being caught.

AG2R La Mondiale were looking for one last result, pulling the peloton towards the line, and it was Naesen who led out into the closing metres for his sprinter Venturini. Démare and Gilbert were the quickest to react as the sprint started though, with the Frenchman getting the better of the veteran Belgian to take his second win of the race and secure overall victory.

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 4:51:33
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team
4Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
5Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
7Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep
8Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R la Mondiale
9Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:04
10Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
11Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:05
12Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
13Nick Van der Lijke (Ned) Riwal Readynez
14Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Bingoal WB
15Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions
16Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Bingoal WB
17Gianni Marchand (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
18Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain McLaren
19Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
20Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Bahrain McLaren
21Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon
22Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos
23Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R la Mondiale
24Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Bingoal WB
25Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Total Direct Energie
26Aime De Gendt (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
27Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:00:24
28Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R la Mondiale 0:00:27
29Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:31
30Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:38
31Lars Van den Berg (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:44
32Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Team 0:01:00
33Kévin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:04
34James Fouche (NZl) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:01:24
35Aaron Van Poucke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
36Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:44
37Lennert Teugels (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:02:05
38Jacob Relaes (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:02:24
39Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
40Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
41August Jensen (Nor) Riwal Readynez
42Pim Ligthart (Ned) Total Direct Energie
43John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal
44Alexander Krieger (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
45Andre Carvalho (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon
46Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
47Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
48Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Israel Start-Up Nation
49Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-Up Nation
50Jarrad Drizners (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon
51Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain McLaren
52Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep
53Frederik Backaert (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
54Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Lions
55Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R la Mondiale
56Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain McLaren
57Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep
58Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-Quickstep
59Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:02:50
60Matteo Trentin (Ita) CCC Team 0:03:01
61Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:03:22
62Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:03:48
63Lars Van der Haar (Ned) Telenet Lions
64Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Ineos
65Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling
66Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH
67Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Total Direct Energie
68Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez
69Rasmus Tiller (Nor) NTT Pro Cycling
70Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep
71Andreas Goeman (Bel) Telenet Lions 0:04:05
72Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 0:04:08
73Alexandar Richardson (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
74Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:04:43
75Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos 0:05:19
76Cameron Wurf (Aus) Team Ineos
77Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH
78Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH
79Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
80Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH
81Rory Sutherland (Aus) Israel Start-Up Nation
82Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:05:22
83Edward Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:05:33
84Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:06:29
85Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Lions
86Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain McLaren
87Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) NTT Pro Cycling
88Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
89Bert De Backer (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
90Dylan Sunderland (Aus) NTT Pro Cycling
91Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) CCC Team
92Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
93Christoffer Lisson (Den) Riwal Readynez
94Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ
95Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal
96Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
97Stijn Steels (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep
98Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
99Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
100Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team
101Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
102Michal Golas (Pol) Team Ineos
103Christophe Noppe (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
104Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:07:35
105Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:07:51
106Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) CCC Team 0:07:56
107Ludovic Robeet (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:09:40
108Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) Bingoal WB
109Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:09:55
110Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
111Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R la Mondiale 0:12:27
112Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions
113Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB
114Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:13:40
115Mark Cavendish (GBr) Bahrain McLaren
116Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) NTT Pro Cycling
117Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation
118Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
119Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
120Niki Terpstra (Ned) Total Direct Energie
121Damien Gaudin (Fra) Total Direct Energie
122Jens Reynders (Bel) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:18:58
123Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 25
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 20
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 15
4Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 10
5Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 8
6Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 6
7Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 4
8Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R la Mondiale 3
9Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 2
10Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 1

Sprint 1 - Sprimont, 31.3km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 5
2Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos 3
3Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 1

Sprint 2 - Ferrieres, 47.1km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep 5
2Matteo Trentin (Ita) CCC Team 3
3Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 1

Sprint 3 - La Roche en Ardenne, 147.6km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep 5
2Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez 3
3Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 1

Mountain 1 - Cote de Ninane, 20.6km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 6
2Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 4
3Michal Golas (Pol) Team Ineos 2

Mountain 2 - Cote d'Harze, 41.6km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep 6
2Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 4
3Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 2

Mountain 3 - Cote d'Achouffe, 86.6km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 6
2Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal 4
3Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 2

Mountain 4 - Mur Saint Roch, 108.2km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 10
2Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 8
3Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep 6
4Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez 4
5Jens Reynders (Bel) Hagens Berman Axeon 2

Mountain 5 - Cote de Nisramont, 137.7km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 6
2Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal 4
3Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 2

Mountain 6 - Cote de Beffe, 159.4km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep 10
2Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez 8
3Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal 6
4Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 4
5Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 2

Mountain 7 - Cote de Beffe, 191km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert 10
2Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos 8
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 6
4Kévin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ 4
5Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Total Direct Energie 2

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ag2r la Mondiale 14:34:44
2Bingoal Wb 0:00:10
3Groupama-FDJ 0:01:43
4Sport Vlaanderen-baloise 0:01:50
5Lotto Soudal 0:02:19
6Bahrain Mclaren 0:02:29
7Hagens Berman Axeon 0:03:48
8CCC Team 0:03:56
9Tarteletto-Isorex 0:04:29
10Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:04:43
11B&b Hotels-vital Concept 0:04:47
12Riwal Readynez 0:06:12
13Telenet Lions
14Total Direct Energie
15Team Arkea-samsic 0:06:33
16Circus-wanty Gobert 0:06:34
17Alpecin-Fenix 0:07:05
18Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:08:28
19Burgos-bh 0:09:07
20Team Ineos
21Israel Start-up Nation 0:10:02
22Ntt pro Cycling 0:14:00

Final general classification after stage 4
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 17:48:51
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 0:00:20
3Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:25
4Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:00:26
5Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:00:27
6Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R la Mondiale
7Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
8Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos 0:00:30
9Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:31
10Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R la Mondiale 0:00:32
11Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
12Nick Van der Lijke (Ned) Riwal Readynez
13Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Bingoal WB
14Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon
15Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
16Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain McLaren
17Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Total Direct Energie
18Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
19Aime De Gendt (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
20Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Bingoal WB
21Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Bahrain McLaren
22Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Bingoal WB
23Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:39
24Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R la Mondiale 0:00:54
25Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:58
26Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:01:05
27Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Team 0:01:27
28Kévin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:31
29James Fouche (NZl) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:01:50
30Aaron Van Poucke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:01:51
31Lars Van den Berg (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 0:02:11
32Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Groupama-FDJ 0:02:18
33Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:02:51
34Alexander Krieger (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
35Matteo Trentin (Ita) CCC Team 0:03:26
36Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:03:30
37Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R la Mondiale 0:03:55
38Andre Carvalho (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon
39Jarrad Drizners (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon
40Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain McLaren
41John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:04:03
42Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez 0:04:13
43Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:04:34
44Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:04:57
45Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep
46Lennert Teugels (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:05:09
47Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:05:19
48Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:05:24
49Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
50Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB 0:05:25
51Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 0:05:38
52August Jensen (Nor) Riwal Readynez 0:06:41
53Frederik Backaert (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept
54Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 0:06:56
55Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:07:11
56Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:07:30
57Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:07:41
58Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Ineos 0:08:05
59Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:09:25
60Cameron Wurf (Aus) Team Ineos 0:09:36
61Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:09:45
62Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Lions
63Edward Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:09:50
64Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:10:33
65Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:10:46
66Christophe Noppe (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
67Stijn Steels (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep
68Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:11:11
69Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:11:22
70Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 0:11:39
71Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:11:41
72Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:11:52
73Gianni Marchand (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:13:35
74Christian Knees (Ger) Team Ineos 0:13:41
75Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) CCC Team 0:13:50
76Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) CCC Team 0:14:42
77Jacob Relaes (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:15:48
78Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:15:49
79Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain McLaren 0:15:57
80Lars Van der Haar (Ned) Telenet Lions 0:16:49
81Andreas Goeman (Bel) Telenet Lions 0:17:00
82Alexandar Richardson (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 0:17:09
83Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:18:20
84Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
85Pim Ligthart (Ned) Total Direct Energie 0:18:56
86Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:19:00
87Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:19:20
88Michal Golas (Pol) Team Ineos 0:19:26
89Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:19:30
90Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
91Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:19:49
92Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:20:09
93Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team 0:20:31
94Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:20:52
95Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions 0:21:15
96Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:22:16
97Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Lions 0:22:29
98Bert De Backer (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:22:37
99Ludovic Robeet (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:22:41
100Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:22:56
101Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:23:38
102Rory Sutherland (Aus) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:23:47
103Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:24:48
104Rasmus Tiller (Nor) NTT Pro Cycling 0:24:49
105Christoffer Lisson (Den) Riwal Readynez 0:24:57
106Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R la Mondiale 0:25:28
107Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain McLaren 0:25:58
108Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) NTT Pro Cycling 0:26:05
109Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:26:30
110Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:26:41
111Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) NTT Pro Cycling
112Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions 0:27:56
113Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:28:57
114Mark Cavendish (GBr) Bahrain McLaren 0:29:40
115Jens Reynders (Bel) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:31:52
116Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:33:16
117Damien Gaudin (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:33:53
118Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:34:03
119Niki Terpstra (Ned) Total Direct Energie 0:34:27
120Dylan Sunderland (Aus) NTT Pro Cycling 0:35:26
121Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:36:49
122Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert 0:42:42
123Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:46:24

Point classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 74
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 45
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-Quickstep 45
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 15
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto Soudal 15
6Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 15
7Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 15
8Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 14
9Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 12
10Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 12
11Matteo Trentin (Ita) CCC Team 10
12Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R la Mondiale 9
13Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 8
14Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation 6
15Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain McLaren 4
16Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Total Direct Energie 3
17Alexander Krieger (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix 3
18Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 3
19Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 2
20Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Bingoal WB 2
21Silvan Dillier (Swi) AG2R la Mondiale 2
22Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) Bingoal WB 2
23Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 1
24Edward Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 1

Sprint classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 23
2Jens Reynders (Bel) Hagens Berman Axeon 11
3Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep 10
4Andreas Goeman (Bel) Telenet Lions 10
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 5
6Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 5
7Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep 5
8Michal Golas (Pol) Team Ineos 5
9Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos 3
10Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3
11Matteo Trentin (Ita) CCC Team 3
12Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez 3
13Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB 3
14Gianni Marchand (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 3
15Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain McLaren 3
16Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH 3
17Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 2
18Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions 2
19Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 1
20James Fouche (NZl) Hagens Berman Axeon 1
21Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 1
22Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 1

Mountain classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Golas (Pol) Team Ineos 38
2Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 36
3Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH 26
4Scott Thwaites (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 26
5Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep 24
6Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos 18
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 16
8Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert 14
9Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal 14
10Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez 12
11Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 10
12Kévin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ 10
13Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 10
14Andreas Goeman (Bel) Telenet Lions 10
15Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain McLaren 10
16Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 8
17Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep 6
18Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions 4
19Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 2
20Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep 2
21Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Ineos 2
22Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Total Direct Energie 2
23Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team 2
24Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex 2
25Jens Reynders (Bel) Hagens Berman Axeon 2

Young rider classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos 17:49:21
2Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:00:02
3Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Bahrain McLaren
4Kévin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:01
5James Fouche (NZl) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:01:20
6Aaron Van Poucke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:01:21
7Lars Van den Berg (Ned) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:41
8Jarrad Drizners (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:03:25
9Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez 0:03:43
10Alex Molenaar (Ned) Burgos-BH 0:04:49
11Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:04:54
12Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:11:22
13Andreas Goeman (Bel) Telenet Lions 0:16:30
14Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:17:50
15Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal
16Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:18:30
17Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:20:22
18Angel Fuentes Paniego (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:23:08
19Carlos Canal Blanco (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:26:00
20Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:26:11
21Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions 0:27:26
22Jens Reynders (Bel) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:31:22
23Tom Paquot (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:36:19

Team classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ag2r la Mondiale 53:27:59
2Bingoal Wb 0:00:10
3Groupama-FDJ 0:01:49
4Sport Vlaanderen-baloise 0:01:50
5Lotto Soudal 0:02:18
6Bahrain Mclaren 0:03:33
7CCC Team 0:03:56
8Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:04:42
9Hagens Berman Axeon 0:04:52
10Riwal Readynez 0:06:12
11Team Arkea-samsic 0:07:37
12Alpecin-Fenix 0:08:09
13B&b Hotels-vital Concept 0:09:41
14Total Direct Energie 0:13:52
15Israel Start-up Nation 0:14:14
16Team Ineos 0:16:47
17Circus-wanty Gobert 0:19:08
18Burgos-bh 0:22:45
19Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:29:05
20Tarteletto-Isorex 0:33:08
21Telenet Lions 0:38:14
22Ntt pro Cycling 0:40:12

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Daniel Ostanek
Daniel Ostanek

Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Prior to joining the team, he had written for most major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly, Rouleur, and CyclingTips.


Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France and the spring Classics, and has interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Daniel also runs The Leadout newsletter and oversees How to Watch guides throughout the season. His favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Volta a Portugal, and he rides a Colnago C40.

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