Dwars door het Hageland: Jonas Rickaert victorious in Diest

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 DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb  Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  Bram Welten of The Netherlands and Team Arkea  Samsic  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Bram Welten of The Netherlands and Team Arkea Samsic during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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Belgian Jonas Rickaert of AlpecinFenix celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Dwars Door Het Hageland one day cycling race 187km from Aarschot to diest Saturday 15 August 2020 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Belgian Jonas Rickaert of AlpecinFenix celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Dwars Door Het Hageland one day cycling race 187km from Aarschot to diest Saturday 15 August 2020 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images

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Belgian Jonas Rickaert of AlpecinFenix celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Dwars Door Het Hageland one day cycling race 187km from Aarschot to Diest on August 15 2020 Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN  BELGA  AFP  Belgium OUT Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGAAFP via Getty Images
Belgian Jonas Rickaert of AlpecinFenix celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Dwars Door Het Hageland one day cycling race 187km from Aarschot to Diest on August 15 2020 Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN BELGA AFP Belgium OUT Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGAAFP via Getty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Arrival  Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  Celebration  Dust  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Arrival Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Celebration Dust during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb  Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Florian Senechal of France and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Thijs Aerts of Belgium and Team Telenet Lions  Stijn Steels of Belgium and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Zdenek Stybar of Czech Republic and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Jannik Steimle of Germany and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Iljo Keisse of Belgium and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Cobblestones  Peloton  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Florian Senechal of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Thijs Aerts of Belgium and Team Telenet Lions Stijn Steels of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Zdenek Stybar of Czech Republic and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Jannik Steimle of Germany and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Iljo Keisse of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Cobblestones Peloton during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Jannik Steimle of Germany and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Dust  Gravel Strokes  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Jannik Steimle of Germany and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Dust Gravel Strokes during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Jannik Steimle of Germany and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Dust  Gravel Strokes  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Jannik Steimle of Germany and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Dust Gravel Strokes during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Boy Van Poppel of The Netherlands and Team Circus  Wanty Gobert  Tim Merlier of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  Gravel Strokes  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Boy Van Poppel of The Netherlands and Team Circus Wanty Gobert Tim Merlier of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Gravel Strokes during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Diether Sweeck of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  Arvid De Kleijn of The Netherlands and Riwal Readynez Cycling Team  Andreas Goeman of Belgium and Team Telenet Lions  Gravel Strokes  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Diether Sweeck of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Arvid De Kleijn of The Netherlands and Riwal Readynez Cycling Team Andreas Goeman of Belgium and Team Telenet Lions Gravel Strokes during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Niklas Markl of Germany and Team Sunweb  Ryan Mullen of Ireland and Team Trek  Segafredo  Laurens Sweeck of Belgium and Team Pauwels Sauzen  Bingoal  Kris Boeckmans of Belgium and Team BB Hotels  Vital Concept  Gravel Strokes  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Niklas Markl of Germany and Team Sunweb Ryan Mullen of Ireland and Team Trek Segafredo Laurens Sweeck of Belgium and Team Pauwels Sauzen Bingoal Kris Boeckmans of Belgium and Team BB Hotels Vital Concept Gravel Strokes during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Lars Van Der Haar of The Netherlands and Team Telenet Lions  Gerben Kuypers of Belgium and Team Tarteletto  Isorex  Gravel Strokes  Peloton  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Lars Van Der Haar of The Netherlands and Team Telenet Lions Gerben Kuypers of Belgium and Team Tarteletto Isorex Gravel Strokes Peloton during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Peloton  Dust  Gravel Strokes  Landscape  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Peloton Dust Gravel Strokes Landscape during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui of Colombia and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Gravel Strokes  Dust  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui of Colombia and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Gravel Strokes Dust during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Zdenek Stybar of Czech Republic and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Dries De Bondt of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  Gravel Strokes  Dust  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Zdenek Stybar of Czech Republic and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Dries De Bondt of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Gravel Strokes Dust during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Toon Aerts of Belgium and Team Telenet Lions  Dust  Gravel Strokes  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Toon Aerts of Belgium and Team Telenet Lions Dust Gravel Strokes during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb  Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  Bram Welten of The Netherlands and Team Arkea  Samsic  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix Bram Welten of The Netherlands and Team Arkea Samsic during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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DIEST BELGIUM  AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb  Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix  during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest  DwarsdhHageland  DDHH20  on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
DIEST BELGIUM AUGUST 15 Max Kanter of Germany and Team Sunweb Jonas Rickaert of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix during the 17th Dwars door het Hageland 2020 a 187km race from Aarschot to Diest DwarsdhHageland DDHH20 on August 15 2020 in Diest Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Jonas Rickaert (Alpecin-Fenix) claimed his first professional victory at the UCI 1.Pro-ranked Dwars door het Hageland, riding away from Nils Eekhoff (Sunweb) on the cobbled climb to the Citadel in Diest.

The event was the first professional race in Belgium since the coronavirus pandemic stopped all racing in March. Riddled with a dozen dirt and gravel sectors, the dusty 180km race splintered, with Rickaert and Eekhoff riding away from a large breakaway with more than 20km to go.

The pair were evenly matched across the flat gravel sections but Eekhoff struggled early on the final climb as Rickaert leapt away to victory.

Pos.

Rider Name (Country) Team

Result

1

Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

4:20:20

2

Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team Sunweb

0:00:07

3

Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

0:00:16

4

Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep

5

Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

0:00:19

6

Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic

0:00:23

7

Timo Roosen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma

8

Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma

0:00:25

9

Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions

0:00:26

10

Bert De Backer (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

11

Taco Van der Hoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma

0:00:29

12

Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Total Direct Energie

13

Aksel Nõmmela (Est) Bingoal WB

0:00:31

14

Yves Coolen (Bel) Beat Cycling Club

0:00:33

15

Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea-Samsic

0:00:35

16

Jordi Warlop (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

17

Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

18

Joel Suter (Swi) Bingoal WB

19

Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) Bingoal WB

0:00:42

20

Gilles De Wilde (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

0:00:47

21

Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep

0:00:52

22

Jan Willem Van Schip (Ned) Beat Cycling Club

0:00:57

23

Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma

0:01:01

24

Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma

0:01:35

25

Matis Louvel (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic

0:01:38

26

Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

27

Ivar Slik (Ned) A Bloc Ct

0:01:48

28

Sean De Bie (Bel) Bingoal WB

0:02:13

29

Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo

0:02:56

30

Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

31

Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic

0:03:00

32

Finn Fisher-Black (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma

33

Lukasz Owsian (Pol) Team Arkea-Samsic

0:03:04

34

Nick van der Lijke (Ned) Riwal Readynez

35

Lars van der Haar (Ned) Telenet Lions

36

Jordy Bouts (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex

0:03:06

37

Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Lions

0:03:08

38

Yentl Bekaert (Bel) Telenet Lions

39

Quinn Simmons (USA) Trek-Segafredo

0:03:11

40

Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team Sunweb

41

Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma

42

Andreas Goeman (Bel) Telenet Lions

43

Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Lions

44

Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Lions

45

Tomas Kopecký (Cze) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal

46

Anton Ferdinande (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal

47

Jeremy Cabot (Fra) Total Direct Energie

0:03:18

48

Romain Le Roux (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic

0:03:21

49

Fabio van den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

0:03:31

50

Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal

0:03:35

51

Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep

0:03:40

52

Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui (Col) Deceuninck-Quickstep

53

Stijn Steels (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep

54

Aime De Gendt (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert

55

Marco Doets (Ned) A Bloc Ct

0:05:02

56

Christoffer Lisson (Den) Riwal Readynez

0:06:57

57

Witse Meeussen (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal

58

Thomas Joseph (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex

0:06:59

59

Wesley Kreder (Ned) Circus-Wanty Gobert

0:08:11

DNF

Thimo Willems (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

DNF

Lindsay De Vylder (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

DNF

Jarno Bellens (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal

DNF

Alfdan De Decker (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert

DNF

Simon Sellier (Fra) Total Direct Energie

DNF

Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal

DNF

Pim Ligthart (Ned) Total Direct Energie

DNF

Luke Verburg (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal

DNF

Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Circus-Wanty Gobert

DNF

Stijn De Bock (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex

DNF

Maxime De Poorter (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex

DNF

Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Circus-Wanty Gobert

DNF

Dan Gardner (GBr) Tarteletto-Isorex

DNF

Florian Maitre (Fra) Total Direct Energie

DNF

Adriaan Janssen (Ned) A Bloc Ct

DNF

André Luijk (Ned) A Bloc Ct

DNF

August Jensen (Nor) Riwal Readynez

DNF

Piotr Havik (Ned) Riwal Readynez

DNF

Lucas Eriksson (Swe) Riwal Readynez

DNF

Arvid De Kleijn (Ned) Riwal Readynez

DNF

Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

DNF

Martin Pluto (Lat) A Bloc Ct

DNF

Julien Morice (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

DNF

Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

DNF

Adrien Garel (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

DNF

Christophe Noppe (Bel) Team Arkea-Samsic

DNF

Adrien Petit (Fra) Total Direct Energie

DNF

Bas Van Der Kooij (Ned) Beat Cycling Club

DNF

Max Kanter (Ger) Team Sunweb

DNF

Martin Salmon (Ger) Team Sunweb

DNF

Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep

DNF

Tim Naberman (Ned) Team Sunweb

DNF

Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

DNF

Kris Boeckmans (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

DNF

Charles Quarterman (GBr) Trek-Segafredo

DNF

Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo

DNF

Diether Sweeck (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

DNF

Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo

DNF

Alexander Kamp (Den) Trek-Segafredo

DNF

Niklas Märkl (Ger) Team Sunweb

DNF

Jonas Goeman (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex

DNF

Stijn Appel (Ned) A Bloc Ct

DNF

Niels Vandeputte (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix

DNF

Gerben Kuypers (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex

DNF

Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-Quickstep

DNF

Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Circus-Wanty Gobert

DNF

Timothy Dupont (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert

DNF

Franklin Six (Bel) Bingoal WB

DNF

Stijn Daemen (Ned) A Bloc Ct

DNF

Kevyn Ista (Bel) Bingoal WB

DNF

Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo

DNF

Luuc Bugter (Ned) Beat Cycling Club

DNF

David Van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix

DNF

Adam Lewis (GBr) Beat Cycling Club

DNF

Alex Mengoulas (Ned) Beat Cycling Club

DNF

Guillaume Seye (Bel) Beat Cycling Club

DNF

Laurenz Rex (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles Development Team

DNS

Emil Nygaard Vinjebo (Den) Riwal Readynez