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2014 Eneco Tour of Benelux (World Tour)

10th edition: August 11 - August 17

Eneco Tour of Benelux podium history | 2013 edition | 2015 edition | Start List with rider numbers |

Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7 |

2014 Eneco Tour map


Sunday, August 17: 7th and Final Stage, Riemst (B) - Sittard Geleen (NL), 183.4 km

Stage 7 map | Stage 7 photos |

Guillaume van Keirsbulck win stage 7

Guillaume van Keirsbulck wins stage seven. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Tim Wellens, who said he felt ill at the start of the stage, finished with the peloton to win the Eneco Tour.

An early break of about twenty riders went clear. From this move, with about thirty kilometers to go, Guillaume van Keirsbulck bolted. Riding strongly, he was able to enlarge his gap as he got closer to the line to finish 46 seconds clear of his nearest chasers.

There was some fussing in the pack as Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma) and Maarten Wynants bumped each other around a bit. The judges didn't think much of it, disqualifying Terpstra and penalizing Wynants a minute.

Complete Stage 7 results:

Winner's average speed: 41.40 km/hr

1 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK STEP 4hr 25min 47sec
2 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK STEP @ 46 seconds
3 Yves Lampaert TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - BALOISE
4 Julien Vermote OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK STEP
5 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
6 Laurens De Vreese WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
7 Pablo Lastras Garcia MOVISTAR TEAM
8 Danilo Hondo TREK FACTORY RACING
9 Silvan Dillier BMC RACING TEAM
10 Dylan Van Baarle GARMIN SHARP
11 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 0:01:01
12 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
13 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
14 Filippo Pozzato LAMPRE-MERIDA
15 Boy Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING
16 Manuele Mori LAMPRE-MERIDA
17 Borut Bozic ASTANA PRO TEAM
18 Jasha Sütterlin MOVISTAR TEAM
19 Viacheslav Kuznetsov TEAM KATUSHA
20 Philippe Gilbert BMC RACING TEAM
21 Matti Breschel TINKOFF-SAXO
22 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr
23 Lars Boom BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM
24 Tim Wellens LOTTO BELISOL
25 Jelle Vanendert LOTTO BELISOL
26 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR
27 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE
28 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY
29 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.fr
30 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN SHARP
31 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GreenEDGE
32 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE
33 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
34 Enrique Sanz MOVISTAR TEAM
35 Salvatore Puccio TEAM SKY
36 Mathew Hayman ORICA GreenEDGE
37 Pavel Brutt TEAM KATUSHA
38 Manuel Quinziato BMC RACING TEAM
39 Gediminas Bagdonas AG2R LA MONDIALE
40 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO BELISOL
41 Evgeny Petrov TINKOFF-SAXO 0:01:09
42 Michael Hepburn ORICA GreenEDGE 0:01:11
43 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  LAMPRE-MERIDA 0:01:20
44 Jack Bauer GARMIN SHARP 0:01:28
45 Pavel Kochetkov TEAM KATUSHA
46 Zico Waeytens TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - BALOISE
47 Michael Van Staeyen TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - BALOISE
48 Elia Favilli LAMPRE-MERIDA
49 Yoann Offredo FDJ.fr
50 Frederik Veuchelen WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
51 Mirko Selvaggi WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
52 Julian Kern AG2R LA MONDIALE
53 Thomas Sprengers TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - BALOISE
54 Janse Van Rensburg  TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
55 Vincent Jerome TEAM EUROPCAR
56 Simon Geschke TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
57 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA 0:01:36
58 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING 0:01:57
59 Jesse Sergent TREK FACTORY RACING 0:02:22
60 Moreno Moser CANNONDALE 0:02:55
61 Dayer Quintana MOVISTAR TEAM 0:03:35
62 Leigh Howard ORICA GreenEDGE 0:03:54
63 Gijs Van Hoecke TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - BALOISE
64 Tom Boonen OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK STEP 0:05:00
65 Jean-Pierre Drucker WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
66 Maarten Wynants BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM
67 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO BELISOL
68 Jos Van Emden BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM
69 Jens Debusschere LOTTO BELISOL 0:05:03
70 Bram Tankink BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM 0:05:05
71 Thomas Leezer BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM
72 Karsten Kroon TINKOFF-SAXO
73 Edvald Boasson Hagen TEAM SKY
74 Jose Joaquin Rojas  MOVISTAR TEAM
75 Stijn Devolder TREK FACTORY RACING 0:06:28
76 Francisco Ventoso  MOVISTAR TEAM
77 Ivan Rovni TINKOFF-SAXO
78 David Boucher FDJ.fr 0:10:36
79 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 0:10:36
80 Patrick Gretsch AG2R LA MONDIALE
81 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
82 Roy Jans WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
83 Kenneth Van Bilsen TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - BALOISE
84 Valentin Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
85 Giacomo Nizzolo TREK FACTORY RACING
86 Davide Appollonio AG2R LA MONDIALE
87 Alex Dowsett MOVISTAR TEAM
88 Nathan Earle TEAM SKY
89 Christopher Sutton TEAM SKY
90 Kevin Van Melsen WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
91 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM
92 Nick Nuyens GARMIN SHARP
93 Ruslan Tleubayev ASTANA PRO TEAM
94 Tyler Farrar GARMIN SHARP
95 Rohan Dennis BMC RACING TEAM
96 Tom Stamsnijder TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
97 Brian Bulgac TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
98 Ian Stannard TEAM SKY
99 Nikolay Trusov TINKOFF-SAXO
100 Niccolo Bonifazio LAMPRE-MERIDA

Final GC after Stage 7: 1067.4 km raced at an average speed of 41.85 km/hr

1 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 25hr 30min 15sec
2 Lars Boom Belkin @ 7 seconds
3 Tom Dumoulin Giant-Shimano 0:00:13
4 Andriy Grivko Astana 0:00:33
5 Greg Van Avermaet BMC 0:00:34
6 Geraint Thomas SKY 0:00:38
7 Philippe Gilbert BMC 0:00:48
8 Jens Keukeleire Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:56
9 Sebastian Langeveld Garmin-Sharp 0:01:04
10 Marco Marcato Cannondale 0:01:11
11 Viacheslav Kuznetsov Katusha 0:01:15
12 Jelle Vanendert Lotto-Belisol 0:01:32
13 Ben Gastauer Ag2r 0:01:34
14 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ 0:01:51
15 Pavel Brutt Katusha 0:01:57
16 Alexandre Pichot Europcar 0:02:10
17 Jack Bauer Garmin-Sharp 0:02:23
18 Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida 0:02:40
19 Vincent Jerome Europcar 0:03:09
20 Julien Vermote Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:05:59
21 Thomas Sprengers Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:08:08
22 Julian Kern Ag2r 0:08:20
23 Bram Tankink Belkin 0:08:24
24 Dayer Quintana Movistar 0:09:34
25 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin 0:11:01
26 Elia Favilli Lampre-Merida 0:11:08
27 Manuel Quinziato BMC 0:11:29
28 Laurens De Vreese Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:12:07
29 Dylan Van Baarle Garmin-Sharp 0:12:13
30 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar 0:12:23
31 Mirko Selvaggi Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:12:46
32 Matti Breschel Tinkoff-Saxo 0:12:51
33 Borut Bozic Astana 0:14:11
34 Zico Waeytens Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:14:22
35 Silvan Dillier BMC 0:14:36
36 Pavel Kochetkov Katusha 0:14:43
37 Jurgen Roelandts Lotto-Belisol 0:15:38
38 Jean-Pierre Drucker Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:17:10
39 Pablo Lastras Garcia Movistar 0:18:02
40 Franciscio Ventoso  Movistar 0:18:10
41 Simon Geschke Giant-Shimano 0:18:54
42 José Rojas Movistar 0:19:48
43 Kristijan Koren Cannondale 0:20:14
44 Roy Curvers Giant-Shimano 0:20:21
45 Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing 0:20:33
46 R. Janse Van Rensburg Giant-Shimano 0:20:34
47 Yves Lampaert Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:21:36
48 Enrique Sanz Movistar 0:23:37
49 Gijs Van Hoecke Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:23:50
50 Leigh Howard Orica-GreenEdge 0:23:54
51 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing 0:24:23
52 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:24:53
53 Salvatore Puccio SKY 0:24:57
54 Edvald Boasson Hagen SKY 0:25:06
55 Karsten Kroon Tinkoff-Saxo 0:25:21
56 Yoann Offredo FDJ 0:25:32
57 Frederik Veuchelen Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:25:57
58 Matteo Trentin Omega Pharma-Quick Step
59 Maarten Wynants Belkin
60 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:27:02
61 Anthony Roux FDJ 0:27:39
62 Gediminas Bagdonas Ag2r 0:29:20
63 Evgeny Petrov Tinkoff-Saxo 0:29:34
64 Michael Van Staeyen Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:29:44
65 Stijn Devolder Trek Factory Racing 0:29:56
66 Thomas Leezer Belkin 0:29:57
67 Alex Dowsett Movistar 0:30:08
68 Boy Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing 0:30:51
69 Danny Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing 0:32:27
70 Mathew Hayman Orica-GreenEdge 0:32:36
71 Filippo Pozzato Lampre-Merida 0:33:31
72 Ivan Rovni Tinkoff-Saxo 0:35:42
73 Christopher Sutton SKY 0:36:05
74 Marcel Sieberg Lotto-Belisol 0:38:09
75 Moreno Moser Cannondale 0:38:18
76 Nick Nuyens Garmin-Sharp 0:39:15
77 Maximiliano Richeze Lampre-Merida 0:39:39
78 Jens Debusschere Lotto-Belisol 0:41:00
79 Jos Van Emden Belkin 0:41:58
80 Brian Bulgac Giant-Shimano 0:42:05
81 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ 0:42:15
82 Roy Jans Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:42:48
83 Kenneth Van Bilsen Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:43:06
84 Kevin Van Melsen Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:43:20
85 Nikolay Trusov Tinkoff-Saxo 0:44:18
86 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp 0:44:24
87 Niccolo Bonifazio Lampre-Merida 0:44:26
88 Davide Appollonio Ag2r 0:46:02
89 Michael Hepburn Orica-GreenEdge 0:47:03
90 Gatis Smukulis Katusha 0:48:54
91 Tom Stamsnijder Giant-Shimano 0:49:19
92 Tom Veelers Giant-Shimano 0:49:53
93 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana 0:50:47
94 David Boucher FDJ 0:51:06
95 Nathan Earle SKY 0:51:46
96 Valentin Iglinskiy Astana 0:53:19
97 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 0:53:52
98 Rohan Dennis BMC 0:54:35
99 Ian Stannard SKY 0:57:19
100 Patrick Gretsch Ag2r 0:58:27

Stage 7 photos:

Laurens de Vreese

Laurens de Vreese was part of the big move that went early. Photo ©Sirotti

Guilla8me van Keirsbulck

Guillaume van Keirsbulck riding to a solo stage win. Photo ©Sirotti

Bram Tankink

Bram Tankink leads his Belkin teammates. Photo ©Sirotti

Guillaume van Keirsbulck

Guillaume van Keirsbulck finishes his superb ride. Photo ©Sirotti

Matteo Trentin

Matteo Trentin wins the field sprint for second place. Photo ©Sirotti

Tim Wellens

Tim Wellens finishes stage seven safely to win the 2014 Eneco Tour. Photo ©Sirotti

Guillaume van kiersbulck

Stage winner Guillaume van Keirsbulck. Photo ©Sirotti

Tim Wellens

Final overall winner Tim Wellens. Photo ©Sirotti

Final Podium

The final GC podium, from left: Lars Boom, Tim Wellens and Tom Dumoulin. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 7 map:

Stage 7 map

Stage 7 map


Saturday, August 16: Stage 6, Heerlen (NL) - La Redoute (Aywaille) (B), 173.9 km

Stage 6 complete results, GC, photos and map |

Tim Wellens wins stage 6

Tim Wellens wins stage 6. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Tim Wellens delivered an impressive performance today that gave him both the stage win and the overall lead with just one stage remaining in the Eneco Tour.

Wellens was alone and off the front with ten kilometers to go. Though race leader Tom Dumoulin gave a hard chase, Wellens was on song today and crossed the line nearly a minute ahead of Lars Boom. With the winner's 10-second bonification Wellens went from being 49 seconds down to the leader with a seven-second lead over Lars Boom.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 38.89 km/hr

1 Tim Wellens LOTTO BELISOL 4hr 28min 19sec
2 Lars Boom BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM @ 50 seconds
3 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 0:00:52
4 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
5 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY 0:00:56
6 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 0:00:58
7 Jelle Vanendert LOTTO BELISOL 0:00:59
8 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP
9 Philippe Gilbert BMC RACING TEAM
10 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE
Stage 6 complete results, GC, photos and map

GC after Stage 6: 884.0 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.98 km/hr

1 Tim Wellens Lotto-Belisol 21hr 3min 27sec
2 Lars Boom Belkin @ 7 seconds
3 Tom Dumoulin Giant-Shimano 0:00:13
4 Andriy Grivko Astana 0:00:33
5 Greg Van Avermaet BMC 0:00:34
6 Geraint Thomas SKY 0:00:38
7 Niki Terpstra Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:45
8 Philippe Gilbert BMC 0:00:48
9 Jens Keukeleire Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:56
10 Sebastian Langeveld Garmin-Sharp 0:01:04
Stage 6 complete results, GC, photos and map

Friday, August 15: Stage 5, Geraardsbergen - Geraardsbergen, 162.5 km

Stage 5 complete results, GC, photos and map |

Stage 5 finish

Greg van Avermaet wins stage 5. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: This was a hard stage, a mini Ronde van Vlaanderen with thirteen climbs.

The man who has always been a bridesmaid this season (second at Flanders and Het Nieuwsblad, to name two) has won his first race of the season. Greg van Avermaet went past Pavel Brutt, who had gone earlier on the Geraardsbergen, to take the win.

Tom Dumoulin's second place gave him six incredibly valuable bonus seconds. Valuable because Dumoulin is now the GC leader over Lars Boom (who came in fifth and out of the bonificatons) by just two seconds.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 42.65 km/hr

1 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 3hr 48min 37sec
2 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO @ 1 seconds
3 Pavel Brutt TEAM KATUSHA
4 Matti Breschel TINKOFF-SAXO
5 Lars Boom BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM
6 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP 0:00:06
7 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY
8 Tim Wellens LOTTO BELISOL
9 Filippo Pozzato LAMPRE-MERIDA
10 Philippe Gilbert BMC RACING TEAM
Stage 5 complete results, GC, photos and map

GC after Stage 5: 710.1 km raced so far at an average speed of 42.84 km/hr

1 Tom Dumoulin Giant-Shimano 16hr 34min 29sec
2 Lars Boom Belkin @ 2 seconds
3 Manuel Quinziato BMC 0:00:11
4 Andriy Grivko Astana 0:00:14
5 Geraint Thomas SKY 0:00:21
6 Pavel Brutt Katusha 0:00:23
7 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin 0:00:24
8 Greg Van Avermaet BMC 0:00:25
9 Niki Terpstra Omega Pharma-Quick Step
10 Jens Keukeleire Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:28
Stage 5 complete results, GC, photos and map

Thursday, August 14: Stage 4, Koksijde (Bel) - Ardooie (Bel), 179.1 km

Stage 4 complete results, GC, photos and map |

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage 4

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage 4. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Nacer Bouhanni notched his first win since the Giro d'Italia where he won the points classification. It was the FDJ rider's ninth victory this season. He came off the wheel of Jens Debusschere to easily take the stage.

Near the finish, a touch of wheels caused 2013 Eneco Tour winner Zdenek Stybar to do a horrible faceplant. He was ambulanced off with a neck brace.

Race leader Lars Boom finished 26th at the same time as Bouhanni to preserve his overall lead.

Tomorrow will be a hard stage with lots of climbing, including ascents of the Bosberg and Grammont.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 42.31 km/hr

1 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 4hr 13min 59sec
2 Luka Mezgec TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
3 Giacomo Nizzolo TREK FACTORY RACING
4 Michael Van Staeyen TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - BALOISE
5 Jens Debusschere LOTTO BELISOL
6 Andrea Guardini ASTANA PRO TEAM
7 Tyler Farrar GARMIN SHARP
8 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR
9 Roy Jans WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
10 Nikolay Trusov TINKOFF-SAXO
Stage 4 complete results, GC, photos and map

GC after Stage 4: 547.6 km raced so far at an average speed of 42.90 km/hr

1 Lars Boom Belkin 12hr 45min 53sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Giant-Shimano @ 4 seconds
3 Manuel Quinziato BMC
4 Andriy Grivko Astana 0:00:07
5 Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:09
6 Geraint Thomas SKY 0:00:14
7 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin 0:00:17
8 Niki Terpstra Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:18
9 Kristijan Koren Cannondale 0:00:19
10 Jens Keukeleire Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:21
Stage 4 complete results, GC, photos and map

Wednesday, August 13: Stage 3, Breda (NL) 9.6 km individual time trial

Stage 3 complete results, GC, photos and map |

Tom Dumoulin

Stage winner Tom Dumoulin. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: The Dutch took over today. Tom Dumoulin, the Dutch time trial champion, won the stage, besting Mr. Time Trial himself, Fabian Cancellara, by two seconds.

The other Dutchman, Lars Boom, was 18 seconds slower than his compatriot, but it was good enough to allow him to wrest the lead from Zdebek Stybar. Boom now leads Dumoulin in the GC by four seconds. Stybar dropped to fifth place.

Boom is having a wonderful year. It was Lars Boom who won the Tour de France's staggeringly difficult Belgian fifth stage with it's slippery cobblestones that forced Chris Froome to abandon after crashing.

Results:

Winner's average speed 52.76 km/hr

1 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 10min 55sec
2 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING @ 2 seconds
3 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY 0:00:10
4 Manuel Quinziato BMC RACING TEAM 0:00:14
5 Jesse Sergent TREK FACTORY RACING 0:00:15
6 Stephen Cummings BMC RACING TEAM 0:00:17
7 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
8 Moreno Moser CANNONDALE 0:00:18
9 Lars Boom BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM 0:00:19
10 Rohan Dennis BMC RACING TEAM 0:00:20
Stage 3 complete results, GC, photos and map

GC after Stage 3: 368.50 raced so far at an average speed 43.19 km/hr

1 Lars Boom Belkin 8hr 31min 54sec
2 Tom Dumoulin Giant-Shimano @ 4 seconds
3 Manuel Quinziato BMC
4 Andriy Grivko Astana 0:00:07
5 Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:12
6 Geraint Thomas SKY 0:00:14
7 Niki Terpstra Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:18
8 Kristijan Koren Cannondale 0:00:19
9 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin 0:00:21
10 Philippe Gilbert BMC
Stage 3 complete results, GC, photos and map

Tuesday, August 12: Stage 2, Waalwijk - Heusden, 175.8 km

Stage 2 complete results, GC, photos, map and profile |

Zdenek Stybar win stage 2

Zdenek Stybar wins stage 2. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: 2013 Eneco Tour winner Zdenek Stybar is back in the lead after winning stage two.

It was another rainy day in northern Europe and only twenty riders arrived in the front group to contest the stage.

A trio, Kevin van Melsen, Pavel Brutt and Alexis Gougeard, escaped early on and gained nearly six minutes, but all three (Brutt being the last to give up) had been rounded up with a little more the four kilometers to go.

Czech road champion Stybar's stage win earned him a 10-second bonification, enough to give him the GC lead by a single second over Lars Boom.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is a 9.6 km individual time trial at Breda (Netherlands). Expect some serious changes to the GC.

Results:

1 Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4hr 06min 16sec
2 Lars Boom Belkin
3 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin
4 Marco Marcato Cannondale
5 Manuel Quinziato BMC
6 Roy Jans Wanty-Groupe Gobert
7 Davide Appollonio Ag2r
8 Bauke Mollema Belkin
9 Julien Vermote Omega Pharma-Quick Step
10 Stig Broeckx Lotto-Belisol
Stage 2 complete results, GC, photos, map and profile

GC after Stage 2:

1 Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma-Quick Step 8hr 20min 39sec
2 Lars Boom Belkin @ 1 second
3 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin 6"
4 Pavel Brutt Katusha 7"
5 Philippe Gilbert BMC 9"
6 Marco Marcato Cannondale 10
7 Nikolay Trusov Tinkoff-Saxo
8 Roy Jans Wanty-Groupe Gobert
9 Aidis Kruopis Orica-GreenEdge
10 Jens Keukeleire Orica-GreenEdge
Stage 2 complete results, GC, photos, map and profile

Monday, August 11: Stage 1, Terneuzen - Terneuzen, 183.1 km

Complete stage 1 results, GC, photos, map and profile |

Andrea Guardini win stage 1

Andrea Guardini wins stage 1. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: It was a messy, crash-strewn day. Between the rain, wind and road furniture, riders were going down all day.

Early on three riders, Gatis Smukulis, Laurens de Vreese and Kenneth van Bilsen, escaped and built a nearly 10-minute lead. In the windy, wet weather the peloton was under enormous tress and would break apart into echelons.

Giant-Shimano rider Tom Dumoulin tried a flier with about a kilometer to go, but he was doomed.

There was a big group for the final rush to the line (see photo above), won by Andrea Guardini who also became the GC leader.

Stage 1 Results.

Winner's average speed: 43.159 km/hr

1 Andrea Guardini Astana 4hr 14min 33sec
2 Yohann Gene Europcar
3 Davide Cimolai Lampre-Merida
4 Jens Debusschere Lotto-Belisol
5 Boy Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
6 Alexander Porsev Katusha
7 Tom Dumoulin Giant-Shimano
8 Matteo Trentin Omega Pharma-Quick Step
9 Sep Vanmarcke Belkin
10 Michael Van Staeyen Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
Complete stage 1 results, GC, photos, map and profile

GC after Stage 1:

1 Andrea Guardini Astana 4hr 14min 23sec
2 Yohann Gene Europcar @ 4 seconds
3 Laurens De Vreese Wanty-Groupe Gobert 5"
4 Davide Cimolai Lampre-Merida 6"
5 Lars Boom Belkin 7"
6 Alex Dowsett Movistar 8"
7 Kenneth Van Bilsen Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
8 Philippe Gilbert BMC 9"
9 Jens Debusschere Lotto-Belisol 10"
10 Boy Van Poppel Trek Factory Racing
Complete stage 1 results, GC, photos, map and profile

Start list with rider numbers: August 11, 2014

OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM
1 Zdenek Stybar
2 Tom Boonen
3 Iljo Keisse
4 Gert Steegmans
5 Niki Terpstra
6 Matteo Trentin
7 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
8 Julien Vermote
 
BELKIN PROCYCLING TEAM
11 Lars Boom
12 Thomas Leezer
13 Barry Markus
14 Bauke Mollema
15 Bram Tankink
16 Jos Van Emden
17 Sep Vanmarcke
18 Maarten Wynants
 
LOTTO BELISOL
21 André Greipel
22 Jens Debusschere
23 Stig Broeckx
24 Jurgen Roelandts
25 Marcel Sieberg
26 Jelle Vanendert
28 Tim Wellens
29 Gert Dockx
 
BMC RACING TEAM
31 Philippe Gilbert
32 Marcus Burghardt
33 Silvan Dillier
34 Rohan Dennis
36 Daniel Oss
37 Manuel Quinziato
38 Greg Van Avermaet
39 Stephen Cummings
 
TREK FACTORY RACING
41 Fabian Cancellara
42 Eugenio Alafaci
43 Stijn Devolder
44 Danilo Hondo
45 Giacomo Nizzolo
46 Jesse Sergent
47 Boy van Poppel
48 Danny van Poppel
 
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING
52 Alberto Bettiol
53 Kristijan Koren
54 Paolo Longo Borghini
55 Marco Marcato
56 Jean Marc Marino
57 Moreno Moser
58 Fabio Sabatini
59 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa
 
TEAM SKY
61 Edvald Boasson Hagen
63 Nathan Earle
64 Christian Knees
65 Luke Rowe
66 Ian Stannard
67 Christopher Sutton
68 Geraint Thomas
69 Salvatore Puccio
 
TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
71 Tom Dumoulin
72 Brian Bulgac
73 Roy Curvers
74 Simon Geschke
75 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
76 Luka Mezgec
77 Tom Stamsnijder
78 Tom Veelers
 
GARMIN-SHARP
81 Sebastian Langeveld
82 Jack Bauer
83 Tyler Farrar
84 Ramunas Navardauskas
85 Nick Nuyens
86 Dylan Van Baarle
87 Nathan Haas
88 David Millar
 
TEAM TINKOFF-SAXO
91 Matti Breschel
92 Karsten Kroon
93 Michal Kolar
94 Jay McCarthy
95 Evgeny Petrov
96 Ivan Rovny
97 Rory Sutherland
98 Nikolay Trusov
 
ORICA-GREENEDGE
102 Matthew Harley Goss
103 Mathew Hayman
104 Michael Hepburn
105 Damien Howson
106 Jens Keukeleire
107 Jens Mouris
109 Leigh Howard
110 Aidis Kruopis
 
FDJ
111 Nacer Bouhanni
112 David Boucher
113 Arnold Jeannesson
114 Yoann Offredo
115 Laurent Pichon
116 Anthony Roux
117 Geoffrey Soupe
118 Benoît Vaugrenard
 
TEAM KATUSHA
121 Pavel Brutt
122 Mikhail Ignatyev
123 Pavel Kochetkov
124 Viacheslav Kuznetsov
125 Alexander Porsev
126 Rudiger Selig
127 Gatis Smukulis
128 Alexey Tsatevitch
 
ASTANA PRO TEAM
131 Borut Bozic
132 Alexsandr Dyachenko
133 Arman Kamyshev
134 Andrea Guardini
136 Evan Huffman
137 Valentin Iglinskiy
138 Ruslan Tleubayev
140 Andriy Grivko
 
MOVISTAR TEAM
141 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios
142 Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas
143 Alex Dowsett
144 Pablo Lastras Garcia
145 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi
146 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil
147 Enrique Sanz
148 Jasha Sütterlin
 
LAMPRE - MERIDA
151 Sacha Modolo
152 Niccolo Bonifazio
153 Filippo Pozzato
154 Davide Cimolai
155 Elia Favilli
156 Manuele Mori
157 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze
160 Jan Polanc
 
AG2R LA MONDIALE
161 Davide Appollonio
162 Gediminas Bagdonas
163 Maxime Daniel
164 Ben Gastauer
165 Patrick Gretsch
166 Alexis Gougeard
168 Julian Kern
169 Steve Chainel
 
TEAM EUROPCAR
173 Antoine Duchesne
174 Tony Hurel
175 Vincent Jerome
176 Morgan Lamoisson
177 Yannick Martinez
178 Bryan Naulleau
179 Yohann Gene
180 Alexandre Pichot
 
TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
181 Michael Van Staeyen
182 Tim Declercq
183 Stijn Steels
184 Yves Lampaert
185 Thomas Sprengers
186 Gijs Van Hoecke
187 Kenneth Vanbilsen
188 Zico Waeytens
 
WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT
191 Björn Leukemans
192 Frederik Veuchelen
194 Roy Jans
195 Laurens De Vreese
196 Mirko Selvaggi
197 Kevin Van Melsen
198 Jean-Pierre Drucker
199 Tim De Troyer