Eneco Tour
Stage 1: Wallwijk - Middelburg - Stage Details

Recap:

ORICA-GreenEDGE dedicated their efforts to Aidis Kruopis on the opening stage of the Eneco Tour. Having snagged four bonus seconds during the first two of three intermediate sprints, Kruopis was poised to contend for the leader’s jersey ahead of the final sprint. A pile-up two kilometers from the finish disrupted the team’s objective as Kruopis hit the deck and Jens Mouris and Fumy Beppu were caught behind the carnage. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) went on to win the stage and pull on the first leader’s jersey of eighth edition of the Eneco Tour. 

"Aidis factored into the intermediate sprints, taking third on the first sprint and winning the second. Bonus seconds were available for the top three on each of the intermediate sprints (3-2-1) and on the finish line (10-6-4). We thought Aidis would have a good chance for the leader’s jersey either today or tomorrow if he went for the intermediate sprints." - Sports Director Laurenzo Lapage

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) - Team Argos - Shimano 5:38:28
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) - FDJ-BigMat 5:38:28
3 Taylor Phinney (USA) - BMC Racing Team 5:38:28
4 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) - Garmin - Sharp 5:38:28
5 Adam Blythe (GBr) - BMC Racing Team 5:38:28
6 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5:38:28
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) - Movistar Team 5:38:28
8 Frederique Robert (Bel) - Lotto Belisol Team 5:38:28
9 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) - Astana Pro Team 5:38:28
10 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) - Radioshack-Nissan 5:38:28
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
27 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28
28 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28
59 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28
65 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28
76 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28
118 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28
120 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28
130 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA - GreenEdge 5:38:28