Jens Keukeleire has the Baloise Belgium Tour for the second year in a row to his name. The Belgian Lotto-Soudal defended in the final stage finishes with success his leader’s jersey. The final stage went to Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept), which is the fastest in the sprint.
After 22 miles attracted five riders on an adventure. Notable: the five compatriots. Van Melsen (Wanty Groupe Gobert), Rickaert (Sport Vlaanderen Baloise), Molly (Belgian Cycling Team), Adams (Pauwels Sauces-Vastgoedservice), and Stevens (Cibel) went off.
The peloton let them be, in no time, the difference amounted to 4’30”. Lotto-Soudal checked the price, an already strong Jelle Wallays snapped a lot of work on. The five leaders remained so still in the visor. At a little more than 20 kilometers from the finish followed from the peloton with a counter attack from Grivko, Daan Soete. Far would their attempt, however, do not carry.
In the breakaway gave Stevens and Rickaert in the holes that the lost trouble was, they were catching up. A few miles were also the three remaining escapees in mind for the effort. In the sprint it was Coquard is the fastest.
Coquard held in a bunch sprint and his compatriot Christophe Laporte. Roy Jans was the first Belgian in third place. The Dutchman Bram Welten was fourth, for Kenny Dehaes. The German André Greipel, winner of the first two stages, had to be content with eighth place.
1. B Coquard
2. C. Laporte
3. R. Jans