Sagan wins opening stage at Driedaagse De Panne

Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) gave another demonstration of his dominant spring form, winning the first stage of Driedaagse De Panne after going on the attack in the final 20km.

The Slovakian surged clear several times on the final climbs, dragging a group of 10 riders away but still had the speed and sprinting skills to beat France's Arnaud Demare (FDJ) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha).

Sagan carefully closed the door on Demare as the road curved left in the final two hundred metres but race officials decided not to intervene. It was Sagan's seventh win of the 2013 season and also gave him the race leader's jersey.

Demare and his directeur sportif Marc Madiot carefully studied the replay of the sprint but accepted defeat.

"Peter moved across slightly but that's part of racing, part of sprinting," Demare admitted.

Sagan waited quietly for the judges decision and then headed onto the podium to collect the flowers and the praise after another victory.

How it unfolded:

Racing got underway from the edge of the North Sea at Middelkerke shortly before midday under clear blue skies, but it was hardly beach weather with the peloton wrapped in as many layers as possible against the harsh wind chill and close to zero temperatures.

Before 10km of racing had been complete, the break of Marco Haller (Katusha), Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), Koen Barbe (Crelan-Euphony) and Sam Bennett (An Post-Chainreaction) established itself on the outskirts of Leffinge. Andrea Di Corrado (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox) took off in pursuit but by the 30km mark, the Italian’s chase had faltered and he was back in the peloton. Meantime, the quartet’s lead over the bunch had opened up to 2:25.

Word filtered through that Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol), winner of the first stage of De Panne two years ago in Zottegem, would be without key leadout man Greg Henderson.

Bennett claimed the first points on offer for the day at the first sprint point at 47.7km, ahead of Haller and Barbe, meantime the gap had opened up to just over four minutes before stabilising at six with 135km of racing remaining.

After an earlier attempt by teammate Tim Mertens failed, Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise’s Preben Van Hecke made a brave move off the front earning an advantage of 4:20 after 80km of racing.

The leaders hit the first climb of the day, the Edelare with a gap of 8:46 on the peloton, the largest split of the day, with Van Hecke in limbo three and a half minutes behind. Haller was proving to be the aggressor of the group, taking maximum points on offer. Barbe took the spoils at the second sprint shortly after, with Bennett and Reijen trailing.

The break negotiated the Haaghoek, a two-kilometre sector of cobbles for the first of three times today with little difficulty. However Van Hecke’s time in limbo appeared to be running out as he realised that he would not have the legs to catch the four men out front. With 100km of racing complete, the Belgian was back in the peloton, 4:38 back from the leaders who were on the Berendries ascent.

Boonen on the front

Keen to test his injured knee out, Tom Boonen moved to the front of the peloton over the Haaghoek as the peloton picked up a gear.

Approaching the first of three passes though the finish in Zottegem and with 90km of racing remaining, the peloton was slowly making ground on the four leaders with Lotto Belisol driving the peloton, the gap down to 4:30. The pace lifting considerably resulted in decent splits at the back of the peloton as the team’s gunning for a bunch sprint at the finish, spread out across the width of the road up ahead.

Haller remained the protagonist on the second run over the Haaghoek but as the terrain started to rise, Bennett appeared to trip his front wheel over one of the cobbles, resulting in him losing momentum and then contact with his breakaway companions. As the sector was coming to an end, Haller decided to make a move on the splintering group, going it alone up the road. Barbe was able to gradually make contact with the Katusha rider on the Leberg ascent, meantime the peloton continued to make ground with the gap now under two minutes.

Haller was determined to lose Barbe’s company, attacking again on the Berendries, distancing the Crelan – Euphony rider but he was not about to let Haller go, fighting his way back on to the Katusha rider’s wheel and the pair then exchanging words.

An attack off the front of the peloton from Tomas Vaitkus (Orica GreenEdge) with 70km to go did not appear to worry the pack and he pushed on alone. Approaching the Valkenberg, Oscar Gatto received a wheel from a teammate, losing ground on his sprint rivals while surprisingly Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) led the charge up the climb, with Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEdge on his back wheel.

An aggressive Greipel made the catch on Vaitkus but the Australian team was determined to put their stamp on the race ahead of the Ten Bossche with Stuart O’Grady directing affairs and setting up another attack from Vaitkus. With 60km to go, the break’s advantage was down to a minute.

Vaitkus caught up with Bennett around 45 seconds ahead of the bunch with the penultimate ascent of the Eikenmolen to come. The pace of the peloton eased somewhat, with the gap yo-yoing between 55 seconds and just over a minute with 56km left to race.

Kess Heytens (Team 3M), Damien Gaudin (Europcar) and Matt Brammeier (Champion System) led the charge up the Eikenmolen with Mattia Pozzo (Vini Fantini – Selle Italia) for company. The Irishman would not be able to hold on, and they soon caught Vaitkus.

The Lituanian had shed Bennett and with 51km to go, he was back in the bunch. The gap had plummeted however, down to 49 seconds with the two lead groups about to merge up ahead.

The race clock ticked over to just over four hours as the breakaway’s last loop from Zottegem began, but again the gap was out to just over a minute with Vaitkus looking strong. As Omega Pharma-QuickStep moved to the front of the peloton, the gap again dropped to below a minute, with Tom Boonen tucked in at fourth wheel. The Belgian super team’s fortunes however were dealt a blow with Iljo Keisse suffering a puncture and waiting for the support car.

Gaudin forged ahead on his own, wrestling with his bike in his trademark style with Vaitkus’ attempts to stick with him in vain.
Omega Pharma-QuickStep finally received a reprieve on the Haaghoek with FDJ dictating the pace and catching Heytens, Vaitkus, and Pozzo. Gaudin’s lead stood at 36 seconds.

Terpstra launched an attack on the Leberg, causing an immediate response from Durbridge once more, along with riders from FDJ and Lotto Belisol. That gave rise to a move from last year’s overall winner Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and he soon had clean air.

30km remained and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) moved to the front of the bunch, Boonen on his wheel as the peloton passed through Middelbeke. The race was in crescendo and Gaudin was mercilessly reeled-in.

Other attacks followed, in the final 20km, including a testing dig by Sagan over the top of a climb but they were swept up, as Omega Pharma-QuickStep and the other teams seemed determined to set up a sprint finish.

The sprinters began to sense victory but Sagan again took charge and turned the race upside down. He accelerated away and nine other riders went with him. Omega Pharma-Quick Step had Sylvain Chavanel and Niki Terpstra there to protect Mark Cavendish's interests, but Sagan didn't care and kept driving the pace. Oscar Gatto (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) and the FDJ duo also helped and suddenly the sprint was going to be between these ten.

Sagan seemed out numbered and perhaps tired but he used his skills and his strength to win yet again.

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Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling5:00:27
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 1 - Cell 2
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 3 - Cell 2
5Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 7 - Cell 2
9Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJRow 9 - Cell 2
11André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:09
12Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 11 - Cell 2
13David Boucher (Fra) FDJRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 14 - Cell 2
16Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 15 - Cell 2
17Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 16 - Cell 2
18Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 17 - Cell 2
19Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 18 - Cell 2
20Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 19 - Cell 2
21Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 20 - Cell 2
22Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 21 - Cell 2
23Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 22 - Cell 2
24Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 24 - Cell 2
26Rudiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 26 - Cell 2
28Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) KatushaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 29 - Cell 2
31Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 30 - Cell 2
32Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 31 - Cell 2
33Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 33 - Cell 2
35James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 34 - Cell 2
36Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 35 - Cell 2
37Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 37 - Cell 2
39William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 38 - Cell 2
40Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 39 - Cell 2
41Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 40 - Cell 2
42Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) KatushaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 45 - Cell 2
47Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 47 - Cell 2
49Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJRow 48 - Cell 2
50Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 49 - Cell 2
51Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 50 - Cell 2
52Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto BelisolRow 53 - Cell 2
55Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 54 - Cell 2
56Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Yohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 56 - Cell 2
58Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 57 - Cell 2
59Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 59 - Cell 2
61Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 60 - Cell 2
62Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Crelan-EuphonyRow 63 - Cell 2
65Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 65 - Cell 2
67Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo0:00:20
69Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:00:42
70Kess Heytens (Bel) Team 3M0:01:26
71Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:01:58
72Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:02
73Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 72 - Cell 2
74Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 73 - Cell 2
75Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:04:04
76Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:05:13
77Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:06:49
78Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 77 - Cell 2
79Anton Vorobyev (Rus) KatushaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 79 - Cell 2
81Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 80 - Cell 2
82Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 81 - Cell 2
83Mike Terpstra (Ned) Team 3M0:07:28
84Alphonse Vermote (Bel) An Post-ChainreactionRow 83 - Cell 2
85Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-EuphonyRow 84 - Cell 2
86Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:26
87Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Thomas Vanhaecke (Bel) Team 3MRow 87 - Cell 2
89Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 89 - Cell 2
91David Veilleux (Can) Team EuropcarRow 90 - Cell 2
92Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 91 - Cell 2
93Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 92 - Cell 2
94Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 93 - Cell 2
95Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 94 - Cell 2
96Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 95 - Cell 2
97Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 96 - Cell 2
98Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 98 - Cell 2
100Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 99 - Cell 2
101Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 100 - Cell 2
102Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 101 - Cell 2
103Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) KatushaRow 102 - Cell 2
104Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 103 - Cell 2
105Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:12:40
107Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post-ChainreactionRow 106 - Cell 2
108Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:14:53
109Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Jonathan Breyne (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 110 - Cell 2
112Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 111 - Cell 2
113Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 115 - Cell 2
117Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3MRow 116 - Cell 2
118Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 117 - Cell 2
119Viktor Manakov (Rus) RusVeloRow 118 - Cell 2
120Glenn O'Shea (Aus) An Post-ChainreactionRow 119 - Cell 2
121Valery Kaykov (Rus) RusVeloRow 120 - Cell 2
122Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 121 - Cell 2
123Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 122 - Cell 2
124Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVeloRow 123 - Cell 2
125Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 124 - Cell 2
126Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVeloRow 125 - Cell 2
127Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-QhubekaRow 127 - Cell 2
129Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Team 3MRow 128 - Cell 2
130Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 130 - Cell 2
132Igor Boev (Rus) RusVeloRow 131 - Cell 2
133Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) RusVeloRow 132 - Cell 2
134Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Wouter Wippert (Ned) Team 3MRow 134 - Cell 2
136Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 135 - Cell 2
137Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 136 - Cell 2
138Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 137 - Cell 2
139Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 138 - Cell 2
140Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
141Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Mark McNally (GBr) An Post-ChainreactionRow 142 - Cell 2
144Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 143 - Cell 2
145Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 144 - Cell 2
146Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 145 - Cell 2
147Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 146 - Cell 2
148Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 147 - Cell 2
149Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 148 - Cell 2
150Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 149 - Cell 2
151Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 150 - Cell 2
152Roy Jans (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 151 - Cell 2
153Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-ChainreactionRow 152 - Cell 2
154Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 153 - Cell 2
155Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 154 - Cell 2
156Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 155 - Cell 2
157John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 156 - Cell 2
158Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 158 - Cell 2
160Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 159 - Cell 2
161Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 160 - Cell 2
162Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 161 - Cell 2
163Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 164 - Cell 2
166Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 165 - Cell 2
167Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:22:10
168Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 167 - Cell 2
169Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3MRow 168 - Cell 2
170Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3MRow 169 - Cell 2
171Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 170 - Cell 2
172Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 171 - Cell 2
173Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-ChainreactionRow 172 - Cell 2
174Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 173 - Cell 2
DNFAndrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 174 - Cell 2
DNFAldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 175 - Cell 2
DNFIvan Savitskiy (Rus) RusVeloRow 176 - Cell 2
DNFJani Tewelde Weldegabir (Eri) MTN-QhubekaRow 177 - Cell 2
DNFStaf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 178 - Cell 2
DNFAndriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 179 - Cell 2
DNFDavy Commeyne (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 180 - Cell 2
DNSBert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 181 - Cell 2
DNSGreg Henderson (NZl) Lotto BelisolRow 182 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - 47.7km
1Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction3pts
2Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - 92.3km
1Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3pts
2Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - 154.7km
1Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3pts
2Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Zottegem, 199.8km
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling20pts
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ18Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ6Row 9 - Cell 3
11André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano4Row 11 - Cell 3
13David Boucher (Fra) FDJ3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Edelare, 89.1km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Leberg, 97km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Berendries, 101.5km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Leberg, 124.2km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 - Berandries, 128.6km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 6 - Valkenberg, 133.7km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 7 - Ten Bosse, 140.2km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 8 - Eikenmolen, 143.8km
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha5pts
2Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 9 - Leberg, 169.4km
1Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar5pts
2Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 10 - Berendries, 173.8km
1Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar5pts
2Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 11 - Valkenberg, 178.8km
1Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar5pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 12 - Ten Bosse, 185.3km
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5pts
2Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 13 - Eikenmolen, 188.9km
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling5pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1Row 2 - Cell 3
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