Eneco Tour
Stage 7: Maldegem - Geraardsbergen - Stage Details

Recap:

When the Eneco Tour came to a close in Geraardsbergen, ORICA-GreenEDGE had three riders in the top ten overall. Luke Durbridge slotted into fifth place. Svein Tuft, who started the final stage in the race leader’s jersey, hung on for seventh place. Sebastian Langeveld finished two places back in ninth. 

Tuft initially looked as if he had clinched the final spot on the overall podium, 40 seconds down on overall winner Lars Boom (Rabobank). After the race had finished, the team learned commissaries had issued the Canadian a 20 second time penalty for taking bottles inside the final 20 kilometers. The lost seconds dropped him down to seventh place.

“We have to accept the time sanction opposed by the commissaries,” said Sports Director Daniele Nardello. “It’s unfortunate, but we still managed to keep a select three guys in the top ten.” 

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) - BMC Racing Team 4:54:16
2 Lars Boom (Ned) - Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:02
3 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) - Movistar Team 0:00:06
4 Nick Nuyens (Bel) - Team Saxo Bank / Tinkoff Bank 0:00:06
5 Marco Marcato (Ita) - Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06
6 Diego Ulissi (Ita) - Lampre - ISD 0:00:06
7 Tony Gallopin (Fra) - Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:06
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) - Team Saxo Bank / Tinkoff Bank 0:00:06
9 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:10
10 Niki Terpstra (Ned) - Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:10
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
23 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:10
24 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:10
35 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:40
83 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:47
94 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:12
95 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:41
98 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:41