Eneco Tour
Stage 5: Geraardsbergen - Geraardsbergen - Stage Details

A brave ride by Jens Keukeleire has seen the Belgian trade blows with the top general classification contenders of the Eneco Tour on stage five today.

Tipped to be a day suited to the 25-year-old, Keukeleire featured at the front of the peloton for much of the race, closing down numerous attacks in the last 25km.

In the end it was BMC Racing’s relentless teamwork and counterattacking that saw Greg Van Avermaet produce the winning blow on the final rise to the line. Keukeleire finished 16th, amongst the first select group, and sits tenth on the general classification with two days remaining.

Sport director Matt Wilson was pleased with Keukeleire’s approach to the stage.

“He rode a really good race, a really aggressive race,” Wilson said.

Read the full stage 5 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 3:48:37
2 Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:01
3 Pavel Brutt (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
4 Matti Breschel (DEN) - Tinkoff-Saxo ST
5 Lars Boom (NED) - Belkin-Pro Cycling Team ST
6 Niki Terpstra (NED) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 0:00:06
7 Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky ST
8 Tim Wellens (BEL) - Lotto Belisol ST
9 Filippo Pozzato (ITA) - Lampre-Merida ST
10 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) - BMC Racing Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
16 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:06
53 Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:52
101 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:25
109 Aidis Kruopis (LTU) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:20
129 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:31
130 Matthew Harley Goss (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:31
131 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:31
134 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:36