Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
Stage 1: De Panne to Zottegem - Stage Details

finished in the first major group, behind six leaders, on the opening stage of Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde.

On another day of racing in high winds, the first 12km were neutralised as organisers had concerns over the smaller roads in the opening section of the course.

Shaping in the final 25km, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) won the 189.1km opening stage from De Panne to Koksijde ahead of five fellow escapees. Cort and Durbridge crossed the line amongst a group of 40 riders 34seconds in arrears.

“The race split up early and we lost a few guys because the race was so fast,” sport director Laurenzo Lapage said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha 3:59:31
2 Jens Debusschere (BEL) - Lotto Soudal ST
3 Stijn Devolder (BEL) - Trek Factory Racing ST
4 Sean De Bie (BEL) - Lotto Soudal ST
5 Lars Ytting Bak (DEN) - Lotto Soudal ST
6 Sven Erik Bystrøm (NOR) - Team Katusha 0:00:06
7 Stefan Küng (SWI) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:32
8 Arnaud Demare (FRA) - FDJ.fr 0:00:34
9 Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:34
10 Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) - MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:34
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
26 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:34
34 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:34
54 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:37
62 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:16
92 Adam Blythe (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:16
105 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:10
116 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:10
125 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:10