3.30.2017

Procycling: De Panne 3 a and b


Last day in De Panne and two different race. Stage 3a in 30 km to go and the peloton is controlling a 9 riders break just 1' away.
Marcel Kittel crashed but he's back in the peloton. Not only! he actually won at the sprint. Chapeau!
Stage 3b was an itt and Durbridge won it.
Philippe Gilbert is the winner of the race overall classification. 

Marcel Kittel:
“The moment I crashed, I said to myself ‘It’s not the perfect situation, but it’s not impossible to make it back to the bunch. Even before going on the circuit we did a great job as a team, and after crashing, Jack, Tim, Davide and Fabio waited and helped me return to the peloton with five kilometers to go, where Max and Saba played an important role in bringing me in the best possible position. It was difficult to make the catch, but I did it thanks to this impressive team. Wednesday I’ll race Scheldeprijs and I’m very motivated to defend my title and get my fifth victory there. I know it won’t be easy, but I am in a good shape, I felt good here in De Panne and our team is very strong, so I’m looking forward to that race.” 
Luke Durbridge:
"I am really elated to get the win, I have been really consistent lately but a win is totally different. It has been a while since I have had a win so I am really happy with today.
Obviously I was dissapointed with yesterday, making mistakes and missing the split and that made me more fired up for today. I have done this time trial maybe five times now so I know it well and I went out as hard as I could. It was great to finish off with a win after all the teamwork from the guys, they helped me out a lot each day."

Philippe Gilbert:
“In a time trial is always a question of remaining focused before and during the race. Before rolling down the ramp, I got news of Marcel’s result and this gave me extra motivation to do well. I was always in control while being out on the course and securing the victory here makes me very happy. Last year, Quick-Step Floors and Patrick Lefevere put their trust in me and I’m glad to bring home this victory and repay them for the confidence showed. Also, I must thank my teammates, because they kept me safe and rode their hearts out to make sure I’ll win this race. I think it was the right choice to prepare Ronde van Vlaanderen here and I’m really satisfied with how I felt and with the outcome. I’m motivated for Sunday and I look forward to this beautiful race. Hopefully, it will turn out to be another good one for our team.”

RESULTS
STAGE 3a
1 Marcel KITTEL GER QST 29 2:37:29
2 Alexander KRISTOFF NOR KAT 30 +0
3 Sacha MODOLO ITA UAD 30 +0
4 Rüdiger SELIG GER BOH 28 +0
5 Edward THEUNS BEL TFS 26 +0
6 Matteo PELUCCHI ITA BOH 28 +0
7 Jens DEBUSSCHERE BEL LTS 28 +0
8 Luka MEZGEC SLO ORS 29 +0
9 Jelle MANNAERTS BEL TIS 26 +0
10 Jonas RICKAERT BEL SVB 23 +0
11 Raymond KREDER NED RNL 28 +0
12 Kenny DEHAES BEL WGG 33 +0
13 Joeri STALLAERT BEL CIB 26 +0
14 Timothy STEVENS BEL PSV 28 +0
15 Christophe Noppe BEL SVB 23 +0
16 Piet ALLEGAERT BEL SVB 22 +0
17 Eduard Michael GROSU ROU NIP 25 +0
18 Nicolas MARINI ITA NIP 24 +0
19 Erwann CORBEL FRA FVC 26 +0
20 Kevin ISTA BEL WVA 33 +0
21 Paolo SIMION ITA BRD 25 +0
22 Jasper DE BUYST BEL LTS 24 +0
23 Rob LEEMANS BEL PSV 24 +5
24 Nikolay TRUSOV RUS GAZ 32 +5
25 Aaron GATE NZL ABS 27 +5
26 Coen VERMELTFOORT NED RNL 29 +5
27 Liam BERTAZZO ITA WIL 25 +5
28 Mirco MAESTRI ITA BRD 26 +5
29 Ole FORFANG NOR TJI 22 +5
30 Brecht DHAENE BEL PSV 29 +5
31 Andrew FENN GBR ABS 27 +5
32 Michael COOLS BEL TIS 23 +5
33 Ivan SAVITSKIY RUS GAZ 25 +5
34 Hamish SCHREURS NZL ICA 23 +5
35 Philippe GILBERT BEL QST 35 +5
36 Eugert ZHUPA ALB WIL 27 +5
37 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA DEN 38 +5
38 Boy VAN POPPEL NED TFS 29 +5
39 Arnaud GERARD FRA FVC 33 +5
40 Rafael ANDRIATO BRA WIL 30 +5
STAGE 3b ITT
1 Luke DURBRIDGE AUS ORS 26 17:38
2 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA DEN 38 +0
3 Alexander KRISTOFF NOR KAT 30 +2
4 Marcel KITTEL GER QST 29 +3
5 Matthias BRÄNDLE AUT TFS 28 +5
6 Alexander EDMONSON AUS ORS 24 +9
7 Philippe GILBERT BEL QST 35 +17
8 Nils POLITT GER KAT 23 +31
9 Peter KONING NED ABS 27 +36
10 Olivier PARDINI BEL WVA 32 +39
11 PIERRE LUC PERICHON FRA FVC 30 +39
12 Jasper DE BUYST BEL LTS 24 +43
13 Reto HOLLENSTEIN SUI KAT 32 +46
14 Maxime VANTOMME BEL WVA 31 +50
15 Kevin ISTA BEL WVA 33 +52
16 Gaetan BILLE BEL VWC 29 +54
17 David BOUCHER BEL PSV 37 +55
18 Alex KIRSCH LUX WVA 25 +59
19 Guillaume VAN KEIRSBULCK BEL WGG 26 +1:00
20 Aaron GATE NZL ABS 27 +1:01
21 Frederik FRISON BEL LTS 25 +1:03
22 Simone CONSONNI ITA UAD 23 +1:04
23 Edward THEUNS BEL TFS 26 +1:05
24 Jack BAUER NZL QST 32 +1:05
25 Marco CANOLA ITA NIP 29 +1:05
26 Arnaud GERARD FRA FVC 33 +1:06
27 Brian VAN GOETHEM NED RNL 26 +1:06
28 Jonas RICKAERT BEL SVB 23 +1:10
29 Pim LIGTHART NED RNL 29 +1:12
30 Bjorn Tore HOEM NOR TJI 26 +1:12
FINAL GC
1 Philippe GILBERT Belgium QST 35 12:08:57
2 Matthias BRÄNDLE Austria TFS 28 +38
3 Alexander KRISTOFF Norway KAT 30 +43
4 Sylvain CHAVANEL France DEN 38 +58
5 PIERRE LUC PERICHON France FVC 30 +1:39
6 Maxime VANTOMME Belgium WVA 31 +1:50
7 Edward THEUNS Belgium TFS 26 +1:54
8 Pim LIGTHART Netherlands RNL 29 +2:10
9 Boy VAN POPPEL Netherlands TFS 29 +2:24
10 Jasper DE BUYST Belgium LTS 24 +2:46

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