2015 Tour of Belgium

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2015 Tour of Belgium
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates 27 May – 31 May
Stages 4 + prologue
Distance 714.6 km (444.0 mi)
Results
Winner  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) (BMC Racing Team)
  Second  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)
  Third  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) (Verandas Willems)

Points  Tom Boonen (BEL) (Etixx–Quick-Step)
Combativity  Philipp Walsleben (GER) (BKCP-Powerplus)
  Team BMC Racing Team
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The 2015 Tour of Belgium was the 85th edition of the Tour of Belgium cycling stage race. It took place from 28 May to 1 June 2015 in Belgium, and was part of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour.

Teams

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

Schedule

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Ref
P 27 May Bornem to Bornem 6.85 km (4.3 mi) Time Trial.svg Individual time trial  Matthias Brändle (AUT) [1][2]
1 28 May Lochristi to Knokke-Heist 178.5 km (110.9 mi) Flat stage  Tom Boonen (BEL) [3]
2 29 May Knokke-Heist to Herzele 201.1 km (125.0 mi) Flat stage  Arnaud Démare (FRA)
3 30 May Eau d'Heure lakes to Eau d'Heure lakes 158.5 km (98.5 mi) Intermediate stage  Arnaud Démare (FRA)
4 31 May Sankt Vith to Sankt Vith 199.8 km (124.1 mi) Intermediate stage  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
Total 744.75 km (462.8 mi)


Stages

Prologue

27 May 2015 – Bornem to Bornem, 6.85 km (4.26 mi)[4]
Result of Prologue
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) IAM Cycling 7' 54"
2  Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 2"
3  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 9"
4  Martin Elmiger (SWI) IAM Cycling + 9"
5  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 11"
6  Jempy Drucker (LUX) BMC Racing Team + 16"
7  William Bonnet (FRA) FDJ + 19"
8  Yves Lampaert (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 19"
9  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 20"
10  David Boucher (BEL) FDJ + 20"
General classification after prologue
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) Points classificationPoints classification IAM Cycling 7' 54"
2  Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 2"
3  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 9"
4  Martin Elmiger (SWI) IAM Cycling + 9"
5  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 11"
6  Jempy Drucker (LUX) BMC Racing Team + 16"
7  William Bonnet (FRA) FDJ + 19"
8  Yves Lampaert (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 19"
9  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 20"
10  David Boucher (BEL) FDJ + 20"

Stage 1

28 May 2015 – Lochristi to Knokke-Heist, 178.5 km (110.9 mi)[5]
Result of stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step 4h 19' 21"
2  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ + 0"
3  Jens Debusschere (BEL) Joker+ Soudal + 0"
4  Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) IAM Cycling + 0"
5  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Team Roompot + 0"
6  Jempy Drucker (LUX) BMC Racing Team + 0"
7  Roy Jans (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
8  Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
9  Yves Lampaert (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 0"
10  Alexey Tsatevich (RUS) Team Katusha + 0"
General classification after stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) Points classification IAM Cycling 4h 27' 15"
2  Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 2"
3  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 9"
4  Martin Elmiger (SWI) IAM Cycling + 9"
5  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 11"
6  Jempy Drucker (LUX) BMC Racing Team + 16"
7  Tom Boonen (BEL) Points classification Etixx–Quick-Step + 17"
8  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ + 18"
9  William Bonnet (FRA) FDJ + 19"
10  Yves Lampaert (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 19"

Stage 2

29 May 2015 – Knokke-Heist to Herzele, 201.1 km (125.0 mi)[6]
Result of stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ 4h 19' 21"
2  Tom Boonen (BEL) Points classification Etixx–Quick-Step + 0"
3  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Joker+ Soudal + 0"
4  Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
5  Mathieu van Der Poel (NED) BKCP–Powerplus + 0"
6  Raymond Kreder (NED) Team Roompot + 0"
7  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Joker+ Soudal + 0"
8  Edward Theuns (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 2"
9  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 2"
10  Dennis Coenen (BEL) Vastgoedservice–Golden Palace + 2"
General classification after stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) Points classification IAM Cycling 9h 10' 56"
2  Arnaud Démare (FRA) Points classification FDJ + 6"
3  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 6"
4  Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 9"
5  Martin Elmiger (SWI) IAM Cycling + 9"
6  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 11"
7  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) BKCP–Powerplus + 19"
8  Yves Lampaert (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 19"
9  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 19"
10  Marcel Sieberg (GER) FDJ + 21"

Stage 3

30 May 2015 – Eau d'Heure lakes to Eau d'Heure lakes, 158.5 km (98.5 mi)
Result of stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Arnaud Démare (FRA) Points classification FDJ 3h 52' 50"
2  Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 0"
3  Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
4  Alexey Tsatevich (RUS) Team Katusha + 0"
5  Jonas Ahlstrand (SWE) Cofidis + 0"
6  Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
7  Borut Božič (SLO) Astana + 0"
8  Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
9  Mathieu van Der Poel (NED) BKCP–Powerplus + 0"
10  Adrien Petit (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
General classification after stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) Points classification IAM Cycling 13h 03' 41"
2  Arnaud Démare (FRA) Points classification FDJ + 1"
3  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 8"
4  Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 8"
5  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 11"
6  Martin Elmiger (SWI) IAM Cycling + 14"
7  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) BKCP–Powerplus + 24"
8  Yves Lampaert (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 24"
9  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 24"
10  Oliver Naesen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 27"

Stage 4

31 May 2015 – Sankt Vith to Sankt Vith, 199.8 km (124.1 mi)
Result of stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team 4h 57' 44"
2  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Joker+ Soudal + 0"
3  Egor Silin (RUS) Team Katusha + 10"
4  Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 33"
5  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 39"
6  Alexander Foliforov (RUS) RusVelo + 44"
7  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) Joker+ Soudal + 1' 26"
8  Nicolas Vereecken (BEL) Team3M + 1' 26"
9  Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) Team Katusha + 1' 26"
10  Martin Elmiger (SUI) IAM Cycling + 1' 26"
Final General classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) Points classification BMC Racing Team 18h 01' 16"
2  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Joker+ Soudal + 41"
3  Gaëtan Bille (BEL) Verandas Willems + 56"
4  Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1' 28"
5  Martin Elmiger (SWI) IAM Cycling + 1' 49"
6  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) BKCP-Powerplus + 1' 59"
7  Oliver Naesen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 2' 02"
8  Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) Team Katusha + 2' 13"
9  Huub Duyn (NED) Team Roompot Oranje Peloton + 2' 15"
10  Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 2' 17"

Classification leadership table

Stage Winner General classification
Jersey red.svg
Algemeen klassement
Points classification
Jersey blue.svg
Puntenklassement
Combativity classification
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Prijs van de strijdlust
Teams classification
Ploegenklassement
P Matthias Brändle Matthias Brändle Matthias Brändle Not awarded BMC Racing Team
1 Tom Boonen Tom Boonen Benjamin Verraes
2 Arnaud Démare Arnaud Démare
3 Arnaud Démare
4 Greg Van Avermaet Greg Van Avermaet Tom Boonen Philipp Walsleben
Final Greg Van Avermaet Tom Boonen Philipp Walsleben BMC Racing Team

References

  1. ^ "Brändle wins Tour of Belgium prologue". CyclingNews. Future plc. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Tour of Belgium - Prologue results". ProCyclingStats. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Baloise Belgium Tour: Boonen wins in Knokke-Heist". CyclingNews. Future plc. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Brändle wins Tour of Belgium prologue". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Baloise Belgium Tour: Boonen wins in Knokke-Heist". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Demare wins stage 2 of Tour of Belgium". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.

External links

  • Official website
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