Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
Stage 3a: De Panne to De Panne - Stage Details

The final morning's 111kilometre route favoured the sprinter's teams and sure enough, under springtime sunshine, it was Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quickstep) who won the bunch sprint. Luka Mezgec came home in fifth place after avoiding the large pile up on the last corner before the finishing straight.

Luka (Mezgec) was getting closer in the sprint everyday and he did really well to place fifth against some very fast guys this morning," said sport director Laurenzo Lapage.

Read the full final report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marcel Kittel (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step 2:27:03
2 Phil Bauhaus (GER) - Bora-Argon 18 ST
3 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
4 Amaury Capiot (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ST
5 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
6 Marc Sarreau (FRA) - FDJ ST
7 Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
8 Erik Baska (SVK) - Tinkoff Team ST
9 Raymond Kreder (NED) - Roompot - Oranje Peloton ST
10 Marko Kump (SLO) - Lampre - Merida ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
14 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
61 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:38
104 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:18
112 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:08