Primus Classic Impanis - Van Petegem - Race Overview

Dual Vuelta a Espana stage winner Magnus Cort sprinted to a respectable fifth place at the Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem in Belgium today after a fast finale.

ORICA-BikeExchange rode an intelligent and controlled race, keeping Cort safely protected for much of the 200kilometres before the fast run into the finish saw the Dane show his confidence by bridging solo over to the late attack.

The race was won by Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-Quickstep) from a strong lead out with Cort doing well to stay out of trouble and finish in fifth place after starting his sprint from a little further back.

Sport director Laurenzo Lapage was content with the performance of the team and impressed with the steps forward made by Cort after the team’s success in the Vuelta.

“For most of the race it was a perfect situation for us with the breakaway up the road,” said Lapage. “That meant that we didn’t have to chase and the guys did a very good job of looking after Magnus (Cort) and staying focused on holding our position up near the front.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (COL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 4:37:20
2 Timothy Dupont (BEL) - Veranda's Willems Cycling Team ST
3 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (ARG) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
4 Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo ST
5 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
6 Alexander Porsev (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
7 Kevin Ista (BEL) - Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect ST
8 Robin Stenuit (BEL) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert ST
9 Michael Carbel Svendgaard (DEN) - Stˆlting Service Group ST
10 Marco Haller (AUT) - Team Katusha ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
52 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
54 Nicholas Schultz (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
70 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:08
72 Alexander Edmonson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:08
81 Robert Power (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:14
114 Ruben Plaza Molina (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:17