Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
Stage 2: Zottegem to Koksijde - Stage Details

Stage two of Driedaasge De Panne-Koksijde ended in bunch sprint with Luke Durbridge of ORICA-GreenEDGE finishing safely in the front group to retain sixth place on the general classification.

After a fast and windy 211kilometres Slovenian Luka Mezgec claimed fourteenth place in the hectic bunch sprint behind stage winner Elia Vivaini (Team-Sky). Durbridge is 46seconds behind race leader Alexander Kristoff (Team-Katusha) going into the third and final day tomorrow.

Sports director Laurenzo Lapage was happy that ORICA-GreenEDGE finished the race in one piece after a big crash at the start of the stage.

“The team rode really well today,” said Lapage. “There was a worrying moment at the start when a crash happened but thankfully we managed to avoid it and everyone came through OK.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky 5:01:04
2 Marcel Kittel (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
3 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
4 Amaury Capiot (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ST
5 Adrien Petit (FRA) - Direct Energie ST
6 Raymond Kreder (NED) - Roompot - Oranje Peloton ST
7 Paolo Simion (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
8 Marc Sarreau (FRA) - FDJ ST
9 Erik Baska (SVK) - Tinkoff Team ST
10 Ivan Savitskiy (RUS) - Gazprom-Rusvelo ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
14 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
23 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
27 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
33 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
115 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:37
116 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:37