Brändle wins final stage of Tour of Oman

Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) soloed to victory on the final stage of the Tour of Oman, beating fellow escapee Iljo Keisse (Etixx-QuickStep). The former Hour Record holder attacked his breakaway companions with three kilometres remaining to win by just four seconds. Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) dropped Danny Pate (Team Sky) to take third place and complete his full set of days in the break.

As the four leaders completed the first of three passages through the finish line, they held a commanding lead of almost three minutes. It was almost certain that they would stay away to the finish and from there it was simply a case of playing their cards right.

“It was a little bit like in [the Tour of] Britain: we were strong riders, we worked together and we had to do a bit of a team time trial and keep a good speed,” Brändle said at the finish. “We had to work together in the climbs to make sure that we didn’t push too hard in the climbs and in the end I was lucky that I was the strongest.”

The group stayed together until the final circuit before Pate struck out on the small unclassified climb on the finishing circuit, but Brändle had the gas in the tank to follow his wheel and dropped him. It then became a drag race to the finish with Keisse tracking him down quickly and almost making the catch.

“It was the thing that I was afraid of,” Brändle said of Keisse’s ability in a sprint. “That’s why I attacked him in the last climb because I saw that he was suffering a bit in the climbs. So I thought, don’t take a risk, try to drop him before the final and the percentage of winning will be higher if we go to a sprint.”

The bunch finished more than a minute behind Brändle with Rafael Valls finishing safely inside to seal overall victory. The Lampre-Merida rider had a trouble free day in the peloton to ensure his position at the top of the overall classification with Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) rounding out the podium.

How it unfolded

After the heavy debate regarding extreme heat that surrounded the cancellation of stage five, the temperature fell almost 20 degrees for a more balmy start to the final day of racing. For the first time this week, grey skies greeted the peloton as they lined up for the start but the wind was still an ever-present menace.

Van Meirhaeghe was at it again almost from the outset, attacking out of the bunch at the nearest opportunity together with Keisse. Brändle was the next to join the duo with Pate completing the quartet after seven kilometres of racing. Jelle Wallays (Topsport-Vlaanderen-Baloise) also tried to jump over to the leaders but didn’t make it. He got as close as six seconds but the difficult crosswinds along the coast proved too much of a challenge and he was caught after plugging on alone for 15 kilometres.

None of the escapees were of any concern to the race leader Valls and his Lampre-Merida team were all too happy to let them go. Despite the short nature of the stage, the gap to the leaders was allowed to soar to nine minutes by the time they’d reached the feed zone after the halfway point.

With the sprint finish they were looking for quickly slipping through their grasp, Cofidis took up the chase, stringing out the peloton and lopping a minute off the leaders’ advantage. However, it was too little too late. The twisting and technical descents off the two classified climbs, which also featured in the finale of stage 2, were too hard for the peloton to mount a significant challenge.

It was the ascent that did it for points jersey wearer Andrea Guardini (Astana) who finished the day in a small gruppetto several minutes down, but in the event, the bunch sprint – won by Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) – was ultimately only for fifth place, as Brändle took the spoils.


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Brändle (Aut) IAM Cycling3:02:31
2Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:00:04
3Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:13
4Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:00:16
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:16
6Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 5 - Cell 2
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 6 - Cell 2
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18Row 9 - Cell 2
11Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 10 - Cell 2
12Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory RacingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM CyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 17 - Cell 2
19Christian Knees (Ger) Team SkyRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 20 - Cell 2
22Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 21 - Cell 2
23Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Wouter Poels (Bel) Team SkyRow 25 - Cell 2
27Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 26 - Cell 2
28Julian Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory RacingRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre - MeridaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 30 - Cell 2
32Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 33 - Cell 2
35Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory RacingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 40 - Cell 2
42Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 41 - Cell 2
43Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18Row 42 - Cell 2
44Philip Deignan (Irl) Team SkyRow 43 - Cell 2
45Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 46 - Cell 2
48Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 48 - Cell 2
50Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 50 - Cell 2
52Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 51 - Cell 2
53Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Francisco José Ventoso Alberti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 55 - Cell 2
57Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 56 - Cell 2
58Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJRow 57 - Cell 2
59Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18Row 59 - Cell 2
61Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 60 - Cell 2
62Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx-Quick StepRow 61 - Cell 2
63Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN-QhubekaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Leopold Konig (Cze) Team SkyRow 68 - Cell 2
70Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 69 - Cell 2
71Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJRow 70 - Cell 2
72Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 71 - Cell 2
73Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx-Quick StepRow 72 - Cell 2
74Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre - MeridaRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 74 - Cell 2
76Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx-Quick StepRow 75 - Cell 2
77Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJRow 76 - Cell 2
78Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 77 - Cell 2
79Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdgeRow 78 - Cell 2
80Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 79 - Cell 2
81Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 80 - Cell 2
82Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
83William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 82 - Cell 2
84Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:32
85Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx-Quick Step0:01:42
86Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 85 - Cell 2
87Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:47
88David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:01:51
89Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:01:52
90Adam Blythe (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge0:01:54
91Christiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 18Row 90 - Cell 2
92Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 91 - Cell 2
93Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:56
94Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky0:02:02
95Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN-Qhubeka0:02:29
96Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:52
97Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 96 - Cell 2
98Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:13
99Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:03:16
100Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 99 - Cell 2
101Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 100 - Cell 2
102Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 101 - Cell 2
103Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 102 - Cell 2
104Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:39
105Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:55
106Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:57
107Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:58
108Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida0:04:02
109Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 108 - Cell 2
110Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:04:05
111Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:05:42
112Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:52
113Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 112 - Cell 2
114Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:02
115Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 114 - Cell 2
116Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team KatushaRow 115 - Cell 2
117Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 116 - Cell 2
118Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 117 - Cell 2
119Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN-QhubekaRow 118 - Cell 2
120Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 119 - Cell 2
121Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 120 - Cell 2
122Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team KatushaRow 121 - Cell 2
123Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:20
124Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 123 - Cell 2
125Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 124 - Cell 2
126Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 125 - Cell 2
127Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 126 - Cell 2
128Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team SkyRow 127 - Cell 2
129Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdgeRow 128 - Cell 2
130Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 129 - Cell 2
131Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 130 - Cell 2
132Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 131 - Cell 2
133Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 132 - Cell 2
134Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 133 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3pts
2Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky3pts
2Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish - Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matthias Brändle (Aut) IAM Cycling15pts
2Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 181Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3:02:44
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:03
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18Row 4 - Cell 2
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 5 - Cell 2
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 6 - Cell 2
8Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 7 - Cell 2
9Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 8 - Cell 2
10Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory RacingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 11 - Cell 2
13Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 15 - Cell 2
17Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 17 - Cell 2
19Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 18 - Cell 2
20Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:19
21Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:29
22Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:34
23Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:01:39
24Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:00
25Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:03:03
26Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 25 - Cell 2
27Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:42
28Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:49
29Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:39
30Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:06:49
32Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:07
33Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 32 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1IAM Cycling9:10:05
2Etixx-Quick Step0:00:04
3Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:13
4Team Sky0:00:16
5Astana Pro Team0:01:16
6Movistar TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Tinkoff-SaxoRow 6 - Cell 2
8Trek Factory RacingRow 7 - Cell 2
9BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 9 - Cell 2
11MTN-QhubekaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Team Giant-AlpecinRow 11 - Cell 2
13Bora-Argon 18Row 12 - Cell 2
14FDJRow 13 - Cell 2
15Lampre - MeridaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Orica GreenedgeRow 15 - Cell 2
17Team Katusha0:01:54
18Bardiani CSF0:05:13
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General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre - Merida21:09:31
2Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:09
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:19
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:32
5Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:04
6Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:08
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:10
8Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:15
9Julian Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing0:01:25
10Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:36
11Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:01:45
12Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:56
13Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:02:03
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:02:06
15Wouter Poels (Bel) Team Sky0:02:23
16Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 180:02:27
17Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:02:35
18Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:02:37
19Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:57
20Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:23
21Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:31
22Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:53
23Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:04:02
24Leopold Konig (Cze) Team SkyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:10
26Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:04:17
27Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ0:04:21
28Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:04:55
29Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:05:02
30Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:05:03
31Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:05:08
32Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:05:30
33Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:05:31
34Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN-Qhubeka0:05:38
35Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:05:44
36Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:06:02
37Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:06:10
38Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN-Qhubeka0:06:25
39José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:00
40Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:07:01
41Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:07:07
42Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre - Merida0:07:14
43Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:07:19
44Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:07:33
45Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Crc) Movistar Team0:08:17
46Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:18
47Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:28
48Christiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:08:51
49Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 48 - Cell 2
50Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:17
51Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:29
52Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:09:57
53Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:05
54Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:12
55Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:10:14
56Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:10:51
57Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:13
58Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:11:16
60Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:11:19
61Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:11:20
62Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx-Quick StepRow 61 - Cell 2
63Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:11:44
64Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky0:11:45
65Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:12:15
66Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:12:16
67Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:12:20
68Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:22
69Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:12:52
70Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:12:59
71Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:13:15
72Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:13:18
73Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:25
74Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:13:31
75Francisco José Ventoso Alberti (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:55
76Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:13:58
77Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:14:04
78Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 77 - Cell 2
79Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:14:06
80Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:14:28
82Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 180:14:41
83Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:14:43
84William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:15:16
85Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:15:26
86Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:15:31
87Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:16:06
88Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:16:20
89Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:16:30
90Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:31
91Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx-Quick Step0:16:50
92Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:54
93Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:59
94Adam Blythe (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge0:18:30
95Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:18:48
96Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ0:18:52
97Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:20
98Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:19:43
99Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:19:58
100Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:20:04
101Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:20:29
102Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - MeridaRow 101 - Cell 2
103Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:20:33
104Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:20:39
105Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:20:56
106Matthias Brändle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:21:12
107David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 106 - Cell 2
108Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:21:43
109Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:21:47
110Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:22:07
111Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:23:10
112Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:23:15
113Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:23:33
114Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:23:50
115Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:24:23
116Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:24:36
117Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN-Qhubeka0:26:13
118Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:27:09
119Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:27:21
120Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar Team0:27:46
121Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:28:12
122Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:28:43
123Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:28:59
124Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:29:49
125Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:29:52
126Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:30:51
127Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:31:23
128Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha0:31:42
129Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:32:35
130Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:32:56
131Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:33:06
132Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:34:00
133Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:36:01
134Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:38:49
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team31pts
2Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise31Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha24Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team21Row 3 - Cell 3
5Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling18Row 4 - Cell 3
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo16Row 5 - Cell 3
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits16Row 6 - Cell 3
8Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre - Merida15Row 7 - Cell 3
9Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing15Row 8 - Cell 3
10Matthias Brändle (Aut) IAM Cycling15Row 9 - Cell 3
11Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin15Row 10 - Cell 3
12Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step15Row 11 - Cell 3
13Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step13Row 12 - Cell 3
14Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team12Row 13 - Cell 3
15Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky11Row 14 - Cell 3
16Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo11Row 15 - Cell 3
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team9Row 16 - Cell 3
18Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre - Merida7Row 17 - Cell 3
19Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ6Row 18 - Cell 3
20Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing6Row 19 - Cell 3
21Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 185Row 20 - Cell 3
22Julian Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing5Row 21 - Cell 3
23Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida5Row 22 - Cell 3
24Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise5Row 23 - Cell 3
25Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka4Row 24 - Cell 3
26Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo4Row 25 - Cell 3
27Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 184Row 26 - Cell 3
28Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3Row 27 - Cell 3
29Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step3Row 28 - Cell 3
30Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka3Row 29 - Cell 3
31Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha3Row 30 - Cell 3
32Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3Row 31 - Cell 3
33Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha3Row 32 - Cell 3
34Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF3Row 33 - Cell 3
35Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team2Row 34 - Cell 3
36Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2Row 35 - Cell 3
37Adam Blythe (Gbr) Orica GreenEdge2Row 36 - Cell 3
38Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2Row 37 - Cell 3
39Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1Row 38 - Cell 3
40Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1Row 39 - Cell 3
41Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ1Row 40 - Cell 3
42Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF1Row 41 - Cell 3
43Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF1Row 42 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka21:10:39
2Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:00:28
3Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:45
4Barguil Warren (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:02
5Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:03:55
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:04:36
7Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:10
8Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:20
9Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:07:43
10Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:08:21
11Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:57
12Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:04
13Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:06
14Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:12:10
15Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:50
16Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:12:58
17Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:13:20
18Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:14:18
19Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:14:23
20Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:15:12
21Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:23
22Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo0:16:51
23Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick Step0:17:40
24Enrico Bardin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:18:35
25Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:56
26Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:19:31
27Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:48
28Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:23:15
29Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:27:04
30Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:28:44
31Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:31:48
32Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:31:58
33Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:37:41
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team63:33:29
4Astana Pro Team0:01:26
5Lampre - Merida0:02:30
6Team Sky0:04:02
7IAM Cycling0:04:18
8Bora-Argon 180:04:42
9Team Giant-Alpecin0:06:40
10Orica Greenedge0:07:28
11Trek Factory Racing0:09:54
12Movistar Team0:10:50
13Etixx-Quick Step0:12:04
15Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:12:35
16Team Katusha0:13:35
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:30
18Bardiani CSF0:20:04


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