Three Days of De Panne 3a: Kristoff?

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Few to say. Short stage. A break-away - De Ketele Van Melsen Stevens Warnier Vermeulen Ligthart Lamoisson Vinther Pozzo Tedeschi Zhupa Slik and Thomson - a close sprint. One winner: Kristoff.
No the itt: Stijn Devolder can make it!


Alexander Kristoff:
"I think I’ve never experienced such a close win. A draw would be a nice result too. For me we could have both been on the podium, we both deserve it, although I am happy with this verdict too, of course. I started my sprint a bit from too far, just like I did in Milano – Sanremo. There was more head wind than I expected. Greipel was in my wheel and he almost came around me. I had of course the experience with this short morning stage. It is my fifth Three Days of De Panne – Koksijde and I won this morning stage already two times in the past. Three in a row is unique but I don’t think I will make four in a row. There are here better time trial specialists than me. Today once again the team played a key role in my success. I want to thank all guys for the support and help in this stage,"

1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 2:28:26
2 Andrei Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
3 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
4 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana
5 Jakub Marecko (Ita) Southeast
6 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Team Roompot
7 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Roompot
8 Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ
9 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar
10 Antoine Demottie (Fra) Wallonie-Brussels
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 12:01:03
2 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:22
3 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal 0:00:23
4 Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:26
5 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha 0:00:32
6 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky 0:00:54
7 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:00:56
8 Gerry Druyts (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace
9 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:58
10 Stefan Kung (Sui) BMC

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