VDK-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
Stage 3A: De Panne - De Panne - Stage Details

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the morning stage field sprint. ORICA-GreenEDGE was a constant presence on the front of the field with both Stuart O’Grady and Michael Hepburn putting in small attacks inside the final ten kilometres. Tomas Vaitkus was the team’s first rider across the line, in 13th place on the same time as Kristoff. With the help of his teammates, Durbridge finished safely in the main bunch.

"[The team's] job this morning was to stay near each other and near the front. I didn’t want them to get surprised or caught out if I split happened. Short, windy stages are always dangerous in that way." - Sport Director Laurenzo Lapage

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) - Katusha 2:29:02
2 Sacha Modolo (Ita) - Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox ST
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) - Cannondale Pro Cycling ST
4 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) - Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox ST
5 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) - Crelan-Euphony ST
6 Davide Cimolai (Ita) - Lampre-Merida ST
7 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) - Lotto Belisol ST
8 Mark Cavendish (GBr) - Omega Pharma-Quick Step ST
9 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) - Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team ST
10 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
13 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
42 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
67 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:08
73 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
76 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
97 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:37
132 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:15
133 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:34