Jens Keukeleire has continued his strong form on the Queen stage of the Eneco Tour, finishing in a select front group to gain another position in the general classification battle.
The 25-year-old moves into 9th position overall ahead of the final day’s racing after his effort for 14th on stage six today.
Tim Wellens (LTB) took out the stage victory from a solo move and moves into the overall lead, 56seconds ahead of Keukeleire.
“It was a really hard stage, a mini Liege-Bastogne-Liege,” sport director Matt Wilson said.
|1||Tim Wellens (BEL) - Lotto Belisol||4:28:19|
|2||Lars Boom (NED) - Belkin-Pro Cycling Team||0:00:50|
|3||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:52|
|4||Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Shimano||ST|
|5||Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky||0:00:56|
|6||Andriy Grivko (UKR) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:58|
|7||Jelle Vanendert (BEL) - Lotto Belisol||0:00:59|
|8||Niki Terpstra (NED) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team||ST|
|9||Philippe Gilbert (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||ST|
|10||Marco Marcato (ITA) - Cannondale||ST|
|14||Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:07|
|49||Leigh Howard (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:57|
|88||Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:19:12|
|94||Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:19:12|
|122||Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:24:03|
|124||Matthew Harley Goss (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:24:03|
|125||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:24:03|