Poitou Charentes
Stage 5: Miss - Poitiers - Stage Details


The final stage of racing provided fast, furious action from kilometer zero. The first hour, covered in a blistering pace of 49 kilomters/hour, saw the peloton split into two distinct groups. Race leader Luke Durbridge, surrounded by three teammates, made the front group of 60 riders. Leigh Howard, Christian Meier and Jens Keukeleire ensured Durbridge’s safety in the hectic kilometers that followed. Durbridge finished fourth on the stage, ahead of the other general contenders, to win the overall race. 

“My big chain ring stopped working properly [on the circuit laps] and I had to get a bike change,” said Durbridge. “The whole team pulled over to wait for me, and they got me back on. The final was super hectic, but I never panicked. I knew Christian, Leigh and Jens would take care of me, and I had every confidence that if I stayed together with them, they were strong enough to get me out of any trouble I might get myself into.”


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Francisco José Ventoso (ESP) - MOV 4:05:19
2 Thomas Voeckler (FRA) - EUC ST
3 Marco Haller (AUT) - KAT ST
4 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - OGE ST
5 Rui Costa (POR) - MOV ST
6 Evaldas Siskevicius (LTH) - LPM ST
7 Yohann Gene (FRA) - EUC ST
8 Eduard Vorganov (RUS) - KAT ST
9 Dylan Van Baarle (NED) - RB3 ST
10 Sébastien Chavanel (FRA) - EUC ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - OGE ST
23 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - OGE ST
43 Christian Meier (CAN) - OGE 0:01:24
49 Leigh Howard (AUS) - OGE 0:03:03
66 Aidis Kruopis (LTU) - OGE 0:08:52
93 Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) - OGE ST
99 Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) - OGE ST