Eneco Tour
Stage 3: Blankenberge to Ardooie - Stage Details

A long and predominantly flat stage three of the Eneco Tour saw 2016 Tour Down Under stage winner Caleb Ewan finish in 14th after a late surge to the line.

ORICA-BikeExchange enjoyed another controlled and straightforward day in the peloton on stage three after a five-man breakaway stayed clear for 170kilometres before being caught only 400metres from the finish.

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) won the stage from the late sprint and moved into second place in the general classification behind race leader Rohan Dennis (BMC) with Michael Matthews the best placed rider overall for ORICA-BikeExchange in 27th.

Sport director Laurenzo Lapage was pleased with the team and the progress Ewan is making at such a young age.

“The team rode intelligently again today,” said Lapage. “We saw from the situation with the breakaway that there was a little gambling taking place from the sprinter's teams and the catch came very late on.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff Team 4:10:36
2 Danny van Poppel (NED) - Team Sky ST
3 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
4 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo ST
5 Mark McNally (GBR) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert ST
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo ST
7 Martin Elmiger (SWI) - IAM Cycling ST
8 Marcel Kittel (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
9 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal ST
10 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
14 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
47 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
60 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
66 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
139 Alex Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
156 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:56