E3 Harelbeke - Race Overview

Belgian Jens Keukeleire has sprinted to ninth place from a chase group at E3 Harelbeke, the second of three one-day races in his home country this week.

Ahead, Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) attacked from a late breakaway of three riders with four kilometres remaining to claim a solo victory.

After injuries and a crash at the Tour of Qatar hampered Keukeleire’s preparation, today’s performance showed the 26-year-old has raced himself back into form.

“This was Jens’ best race so far this year,” sport director Laurenzo Lapage said. “He started a little raw after the knee and crash in Qatar and then suffered a lot in Paris-Nice but I think we will see him continue to get better every day now.”

Read the report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky 5:15:00
2 Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:25
3 Matteo Trentin (ITA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:38
4 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha 0:38
5 Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:38
6 Matti Breschel (NED) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:38
7 Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) - Lotto Soudal 0:38
8 Jack Bauer (NZL) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:38
9 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:38
10 Daniel Oss (ITA) - BMC Racing Team 0:38
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
9 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:38
66 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:21
71 Luke Durbridge (AIS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:21
74 Mathew Hayman (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE