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Tour du Var: Mollema wins stage 1

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Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) wins the opening stage of the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var, (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Defending champion Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Ineos Grenadiers at the start of stage 1 at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) in action (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Kenny Elissonde (Trek Segafredo) on the attack at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Oliver Naesen (AG2R Citroën Team) on the front (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Tom Pidcock makes his race debut for Ineos Grenadiers (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Stage 1 of the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Premier Tech) rides in the pack at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Sep Vanmarcke (Israel Start-Up Nation) takes a push (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Thibaut Pinot (Groupama FDJ) goes on the attack at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) wins the opening stage of the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var, (Image credit: Getty Images)

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) won the opening stage of the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var, triumphing on the summit finish in Gourdon to take the first yellow leader's jersey of the three-day race.

The Dutchman beat Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) to the line by two seconds after 188 kilometres of racing which took in three ascents of the finishing climb, while Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) finished third.

Mollema, racing his tenth day of 2021 so far, kept his powder dry as attacks flew on the final climb of the day. He waited to jump away from the peloton as the road kicked up to six per cent in the final 200 metres of the 14-kilometre closing climb, sealing the 15th win of his 14-year career.

A 25-man group rolled in, a single second down on Van Avermaet and Madouas, with Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) leading the way in a group containing teammate Dan Martin, Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic), among others. Those GC riders will be tempted by the tougher climbs of Sunday's stage 3 in Blusasc, which includes three first-category climbs.

How it unfolded

The French stage racing season continued at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var on Friday morning, as a class field of riders set off from the hilltop village of Biot north of Cannes to kick off the 186.8-kilometre opening stage to the village of Gourdon, nestled in the Préalpes d'Azur national park. 

The stage looked arguably the toughest of the three-day race, featuring three second-category ascents of the 14-kilometre, 3.9 per cent climb to Gourdon, including the finisher. Two kilometres of seven per cent in the middle of the climb, plus a final kilometre at six per cent, looked best suited to attacks for the win and first yellow jersey of the race. 

Attacks flew from the very start of the stage, with Otto Vergaerde (Alpecin-Fenix) and Tom Wirtgen (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles) the first riders to escape the peloton. The two lowlanders were quickly joined out front by Flavien Maurelet (St Michel-Auber 93) and Óscar Cabedo (Burgos-BH), with Jérémy Leveau (Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Métropole) chasing further back. 

The quartet were joined by Leveau as they passed through the intermediate sprint at 30 kilometres six minutes up on the peloton, who were happy to let them go. Ineos Grenadiers, who are led at the race by Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart, were in charge at the front of the peloton with Total Direct Énergie and Trek-Segafredo also towards the front. Wirtgen, who led the way across the first intermediate sprint, did the same at the second, which came after 67 kilometres. 

Their advantage had eroded by that point, though, edging under three minutes as the riders passed the 100 kilometres to go mark. By the time the quintet reached the base of the first ascent of Gourdon – with little else happening in the interim – they had just two minutes on the peloton behind. Despite the upping of pace behind, there was no danger of the break being caught so early, and Vergaerde led the break over the day's first climb still two minutes up. Andrea Mifsud (Swiss Cycling Academy) struck out alone on the climb, but struggled to make much headway, hanging 30 seconds ahead of the peloton. 

Further back, Ineos Grenadiers continued to control the peloton, with Dylan Van Baarle and Rohan Dennis among the riders on the front. The break wouldn't make it to the final ascent of Gourdon, with Vergaerde the last man standing, just a kilometre from the top of the day's second climb with 27 kilometres remaining. 

At that point, the peloton was still sizeable and still led by Ineos, though AG2R Citroën's Oliver Naesen tried his luck with an attack on the descent. Behind him, the peloton split as they headed down into the valley, though Trek-Segafredo took charge of proceedings at the base of the final ascent. The situation briefly calmed, before Groupama-FDJ moved to the front and the attacking started. Their man Madouas led an attack which included Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën) and Quentin Pacher (B&B Hotels p/b KTM), though as they passed five kilometres to go, only Pacher remained. 

The Frenchman kept pushing on but was reeled in by Groupama-FDJ with three kilometres left to race, at which point the French squad kept pushing on at the front along with Trek-Segafredo. The race would be decided then, by the burst to the line which angled up to a still modest six per cent gradient. In the end, it was Mollema who proved the top puncheur in those closing metres, getting the jump on Van Avermaet to deny the Belgian a victory on his sixth race day with his new team.

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 4:50:20
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 0:00:01
3Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
4Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
5Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
6Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
7Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
10David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
11Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal WB
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
13Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
14Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo
15Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
16Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation
17Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
18Jonathan Hivert (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
19Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
20Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team
21Harold Tejada Canacue (Col) Astana-Premier Tech
22Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
23Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
24Julien El Fares (Fra) EF Education-Nippo
25Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
26Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego (Spa) Delko
27Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
28Sander Armee (Bel) Team Qhubeka Assos
29Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos
30Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:14
31David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
32Fabio Aru (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
33Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
34Simon Carr (GBr) EF Education-Nippo
35Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
36Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
37Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie
38Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
39Michael Storer (Aus) Team DSM
40Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Bingoal WB
41Laurens Huys (Bel) Bingoal WB
42Clément Champoussin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:00:20
43Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Start-up Nation
44Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Total Direct Energie
45Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
46Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
47Jhonatan Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:22
48Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:24
49Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:00:33
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis 0:00:35
51Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
52Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:40
53Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team DSM 0:00:47
54Victor Langellotti (Mon) Burgos-BH 0:01:31
55Joe Dombrowski (USA) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:34
56Clément Berthet (Fra) Delko 0:01:37
57Andres Camilo Ardila Ordoñez (Col) UAE Team Emirates
58Clément Carisey (Fra) Delko
59Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R Citroën Team 0:01:41
60Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 0:01:43
61Victor De La Parte (Spa) Total Direct Energie
62Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:02:07
63Kenny Molly (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:02:26
64Mathias De Witte (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
65Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:02:42
66Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 0:03:44
67Eliot Lietaer (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
68Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
69Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel Start-up Nation
70Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko 0:04:06
71Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 0:05:20
72Simon Guglielmi (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
73Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
74Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
75Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
76Emil Vinjebo (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
77Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:05:34
78Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Qhubeka Assos
79Biniam Girmay (Eri) Delko
80Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Total Direct Energie
81Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates
82Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Development Team DSM
83Fernando Barcelo Aragon (Spa) Cofidis
84Yannis Voisard (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
85Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Delko
86Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:05:47
87Thibault Ferasse (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:06:10
88Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
89Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Total Direct Energie
90Stuart Balfour (GBr) Swiss Racing Academy
91Aloïs Charrin (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy
92Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
93Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Team Arkea-Samsic
94Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie
95Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
96Floris De Tier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
97Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation 0:07:16
98Fabien Doubey (Fra) Total Direct Energie
99Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
100Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
101Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
102Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis
103Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis
104Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech
105Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 0:10:04
106Rohan Dennis (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:10:34
107Nicola Bagioli (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
108Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM
109Ivan Moreno Sanchez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
110Patrick Bevin (NZl) Israel Start-up Nation 0:12:39
111Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:12:43
112Jon Agirre Egaña (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:13:55
113Martin Salmon (Ger) Team DSM 0:14:01
114Leon Heinschke (Ger) Development Team DSM
115Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
116Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH
117Carlos Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
118Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
119Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Qhubeka Assos
120Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
121Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ
122Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos-BH
123Jens Keukeleire (Bel) EF Education-Nippo
124Maxime Urruty (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
125Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
126Adrien Guillonnet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
127Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
128Romain Cardis (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
129Remy Mertz (Bel) Bingoal WB
130Mitch Docker (Aus) EF Education-Nippo
131Damian Lüscher (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
132Hideto Nakane (Jpn) EF Education-Nippo
133Baptiste Bleier (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 0:14:42
134Morné Van Niekerk (RSA) St Michel-Auber 93
135Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
136Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Burgos-BH
137Amaury Capiot (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
138Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team Emirates
139Reto Müller (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
140Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
141Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-Nippo
142Rob Power (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos
143Maximilien Picoux (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
144Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
145Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
146Yakob Debesay (Eri) Delko
147Dylan Kowalski (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
148Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:15:39
149Andréa Mifsud (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy 0:22:45

Sprint 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB 6
2Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 4
3Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 2

Sprint 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB 6
2Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 4
3Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole 2

Finish
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 25
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 20
3Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 16
4Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 14
5Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 12
6Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 10
7Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 9
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 8

Mountain 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 10
2Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 8
3Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 6
4Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB 4
5Andréa Mifsud (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy 2

Mountain 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Start-up Nation 10
2Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 8
3Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie 6
4Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 4
5Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 2

General classification after stage 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 4:50:20
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 0:00:01
3Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
4Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
5Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
6Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
7Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
8Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
10David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
11Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal WB
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
13Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
14Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo
15Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
16Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation
17Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
18Jonathan Hivert (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
19Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
20Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team
21Harold Tejada Canacue (Col) Astana-Premier Tech
22Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
23Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
24Julien El Fares (Fra) EF Education-Nippo
25Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
26Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego (Spa) Delko
27Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
28Sander Armee (Bel) Team Qhubeka Assos
29Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos
30Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:14
31David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates
32Fabio Aru (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
33Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
34Simon Carr (GBr) EF Education-Nippo
35Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
36Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
37Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie
38Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
39Michael Storer (Aus) Team DSM
40Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Bingoal WB
41Laurens Huys (Bel) Bingoal WB
42Clément Champoussin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:00:20
43Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Start-up Nation
44Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Total Direct Energie
45Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
46Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
47Jhonatan Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:22
48Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:24
49Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:00:33
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis 0:00:35
51Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
52Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:40
53Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team DSM 0:00:47
54Victor Langellotti (Mon) Burgos-BH 0:01:31
55Joe Dombrowski (USA) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:34
56Clément Berthet (Fra) Delko 0:01:37
57Andres Camilo Ardila Ordoñez (Col) UAE Team Emirates
58Clément Carisey (Fra) Delko
59Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R Citroën Team 0:01:41
60Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 0:01:43
61Victor De La Parte (Spa) Total Direct Energie
62Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:02:07
63Kenny Molly (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:02:26
64Mathias De Witte (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
65Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:02:42
66Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 0:03:44
67Eliot Lietaer (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
68Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
69Daryl Impey (RSA) Israel Start-up Nation
70Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko 0:04:06
71Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 0:05:20
72Simon Guglielmi (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
73Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
74Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
75Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
76Emil Vinjebo (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:05:20
77Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:05:34
78Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Qhubeka Assos
79Biniam Girmay (Eri) Delko
80Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Total Direct Energie
81Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates
82Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Development Team DSM
83Fernando Barcelo Aragon (Spa) Cofidis
84Yannis Voisard (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
85Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Delko
86Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:05:47
87Thibault Ferasse (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:06:10
88Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
89Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Total Direct Energie
90Stuart Balfour (GBr) Swiss Racing Academy
91Aloïs Charrin (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy
92Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
93Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Team Arkea-Samsic
94Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie
95Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
96Floris De Tier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
97Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation 0:07:16
98Fabien Doubey (Fra) Total Direct Energie
99Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
100Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
101Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
102Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis
103Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Cofidis
104Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech
105Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 0:10:04
106Rohan Dennis (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:10:34
107Nicola Bagioli (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
108Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM
109Ivan Moreno Sanchez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
110Patrick Bevin (NZl) Israel Start-up Nation 0:12:39
111Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:12:43
112Jon Agirre Egaña (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:13:55
113Martin Salmon (Ger) Team DSM 0:14:01
114Leon Heinschke (Ger) Development Team DSM
115Jetse Bol (Ned) Burgos-BH
116Ander Okamika Bengoetxea (Spa) Burgos-BH
117Carlos Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
118Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
119Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Qhubeka Assos
120Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
121Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ
122Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Burgos-BH
123Jens Keukeleire (Bel) EF Education-Nippo
124Maxime Urruty (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
125Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
126Adrien Guillonnet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
127Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
128Romain Cardis (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
129Remy Mertz (Bel) Bingoal WB
130Mitch Docker (Aus) EF Education-Nippo
131Damian Lüscher (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
132Hideto Nakane (Jpn) EF Education-Nippo
133Baptiste Bleier (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 0:14:42
134Morné Van Niekerk (RSA) St Michel-Auber 93
135Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
136Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Burgos-BH
137Amaury Capiot (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic
138Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team Emirates
139Reto Müller (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
140Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
141Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-Nippo
142Rob Power (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos
143Maximilien Picoux (Bel) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
144Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
145Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
146Yakob Debesay (Eri) Delko
147Dylan Kowalski (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole
148Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:15:39
149Andréa Mifsud (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy 0:22:45

Young rider
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 4:50:21
2Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
3David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
4Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
5Harold Tejada Canacue (Col) Astana-Premier Tech
6Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
7Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers
8Simon Carr (GBr) EF Education-Nippo 0:00:13
9Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
10Michael Storer (Aus) Team DSM
11Laurens Huys (Bel) Bingoal WB
12Clément Champoussin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:00:19
13Jhonatan Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:21
14Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:23
15Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:00:32
16Clément Berthet (Fra) Delko 0:01:36
17Andres Camilo Ardila Ordoñez (Col) UAE Team Emirates
18Kenny Molly (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:02:25
19Jaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:02:41
20Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:03:43
21Simon Guglielmi (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:05:19
22Jose Felix Parra Cuerda (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
23Biniam Girmay (Eri) Delko 0:05:33
24Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates
25Henri Vandenabeele (Bel) Development Team DSM
26Fernando Barcelo Aragon (Spa) Cofidis
27Yannis Voisard (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
28Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:05:46
29Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Total Direct Energie 0:06:09
30Stuart Balfour (GBr) Swiss Racing Academy
31Aloïs Charrin (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy
32Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM 0:07:15
33Luc Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
34Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Team DSM 0:10:33
35Ivan Moreno Sanchez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
36Jon Agirre Egaña (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:13:54
37Martin Salmon (Ger) Team DSM 0:14:00
38Leon Heinschke (Ger) Development Team DSM
39Carlos Garcia Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
40Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
41Damian Lüscher (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
42Reto Müller (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy 0:14:41
43Yakob Debesay (Eri) Delko
44Pelayo Sanchez Mayo (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:15:38
45Andréa Mifsud (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy 0:22:44

Sprint classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 25
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 20
3Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 16
4Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 14
5Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB 12
6Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 12
7Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 10
8Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 9
9Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 8
10Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 8
11Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 7
12David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 6
13Arjen Livyns (Bel) Bingoal WB 5
14Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech 4
15Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix 3
16Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo 2
17Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 2
18Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Metropole 2
19Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 1

Mountain classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Start-up Nation 10
2Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 10
3Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 8
4Oscar Cabedo Carda (Spa) Burgos-BH 8
5Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie 6
6Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93 6
7Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 4
8Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB 4
9Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 2
10Andréa Mifsud (Fra) Swiss Racing Academy 2
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Daniel Ostanek

Daniel Ostanek has been a staff writer at Cyclingnews since August 2019, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later part-time production editor. Before Cyclingnews, he was published in numerous publications around the cycling world, including Procycling, CyclingWeekly, CyclingTips, Cyclist, and Rouleur, among others. As well as reporting and writing news, Daniel runs the 'How to watch' content on Cyclingnews and takes on live race text coverage throughout the season.


Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, and has interviewed a number of the sport's biggest stars, including Egan Bernal, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, and Anna van der Breggen. Daniel rides a 2002 Landbouwkrediet Colnago C40 and his favourite races are Tro-Bro Léon, Strade Bianche, and the Vuelta a España.


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