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August 18/13 17:59 pm - Enco Tour: Stage 7 and Final GC

Posted by Editoress on 08/18/13

Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar saw the perfect moment to go for the double victory in 208km Eneco Tour Stage 7 on Sunday. With just a minimal gap to Ian Stannard (Sky ProCycling) with 5km to go, and the peloton tired and splintered after a hard day of racing, Stybar accelerated with teammate Sylvain Chavanel there to shut down any chasing behind.

Stybar's acceleration brought him to Stannard's wheel quickly, and the two riders had an 18" gap with 2km to go. Stybar waited until inside the final kilometer, and he attacked with a few hundred meters to go on the Kapelmuur. He won the stage, and also the overall over Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) by 26 seconds.

The Stage 7 victory for Stybar was his second at Eneco Tour, and was the third stage win for OPQS. He was also 2nd in the previous stage. Stybar's double victory was the 50th and 51st (48th and 49th road) for OPQS in three disciplines in 2013. OPQS is now 4th in the UCI WorldTour Team Ranking, with 775 points.

"This is one of the best days of my life," Stybar said. "I am really happy and it is like a dream for me to come there to Eneco Tour to win two stages, almost three, and the GC. Today the stage wasn't so easy, but when Chava went away with small group on the Kwaremont I said 'OK perfect, I have to only to stay on wheels and see what's happened. But when we caught the group, I understood probably I had a chance to win Eneco Tour. I knew the last climb, Denderoordberg, was really hard. To me it was the only way to go for the win. It wasn't in my head to wait for the final sprint so I decided it was everything or nothing on the climb. I tried my maximum and I did it. When I went, a few kilometers after my attack I found Stannard in front. I really didn't know he was there. It was really great to find a rider like him. We worked well together — to be honest even he would have deserved the victory. But when I was there I was only focused and concentrated on gaining seconds for the GC, so I really went for it. Until the last meters I went a block for the GC."

Stybar noted that his success at Eneco Tour has been a far cry from his first moments recovering after surgery.

"It's really a big step for me after a very hard period, a lot of time alone in training," Stybar said. "Now I am happy. I have to thank my family, my girlfriend and the team who was always near me. To me it's like a surprise, to be the winner of this race. But I was probably fresher than other riders at this moment. I didn't ride the tour, but I  think everything happens for a reason. It's the motto of my life. I had a little bad luck at the beginning of the season, and probably without this injury I would have rode the Tour. But I didn't so now I am fresh and the bad luck is away, so I am happy."

"All that has happened during this week is because of my great team," Stybar continued. "Everybody in the team gave me a big help and big morale. I have to also thank Alessandro Petacchi, my roommate. He really believed in me and during the week he really motivated me in the room and that's really important for me. Also tactically we had a great week. We didn't do any mistakes and are really celebrating this victory."
Quick-Step Cycling Team


Results from the Final stage in Belgium


Stage 7: Tienen to Geraardsbergen, 208 km
1 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 5:00:03
2 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Team at 0:04
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin 0:12
4 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing 0:14
5 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEDGE 0:17
6 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEDGE 0:25
7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin
8 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano
9 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida
10 Laurens de Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
11 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Leopard
12 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana all s.t.
13 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:29
14 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale
15 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R-La Mondiale
16 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing
17 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale
18 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickStep all s.t.
19 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:33
20 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida
21 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
22 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana
23 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Leopard
24 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol all s.t.
25 Kevin de Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:38
26 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha s.t.
27 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:39
28 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
29 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Team both s.t.
30 José Joaquín Rojas (Esp) Movistar 0:49
31 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin 0:57
32 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff 1:27
33 Garikoitz Bravo (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi
34 Miguel Mínguez (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi
35 Koldo Fernández (Esp) Garmin-Sharp
36 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale all s.t.
37 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 1:32
38 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing
39 Gijs van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen both s.t.
40 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R-La Mondiale 1:35
41 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale 1:38
42 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEDGE 1:39
43 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 1:43
44 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 1:46
45 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 3:04
46 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM 3:09
47 Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack-Leopard
48 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM both s.t.
49 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff 3:29
50 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE 4:29
51 Koen de Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano 4:37
52 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 4:56
53 Guillaume van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 5:50
54 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing 7:22
55 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha 7:24
56 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha
57 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
58 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
59 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
60 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing
61 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha
62 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
63 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff
64 Guillaume Boivin (Can) CAN
65 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
66 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale
67 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel - Euskadi
68 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Euskaltel - Euskadi all s.t.
69 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) RadioShack-Leopard 7:33
70 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana
71 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp
72 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana all s.t.
73 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEDGE 7:36
74 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
75 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin
76 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida
77 Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin
78 Gregory Rast (Sui) RadioShack-Leopard
79 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack-Leopard
80 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Team
81 Chris Sutton (Aus) Sky Team
82 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty
83 François Parisien (Can) Argos-Shimano
84 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty
85 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM all s.t.
86 Jurgen van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 7:51
87 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ 7:55
88 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R-La Mondiale
89 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Team both s.t.
90 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale 7:58
91 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo-Tinkoff
92 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
93 Tiziano Dall´Antonia (Ita) Cannondale
94 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEDGE all s.t.
95 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R-La Mondiale 8:14
96 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 8:27
97 Jon Aberasturi (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8:29
98 Rubén Pérez (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8:44
99 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ 10:00
100 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha
101 Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty
102 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff
103 Marko Kump (Slo) Saxo-Tinkoff all s.t.
104 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Leopard 10:04
105 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff 10:04
106 Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 10:09
107 Enrique Sanz (Esp) Movistar 10:16
108 Ángel Madrazo (Esp) Movistar 10:24
109 Tom Veelers (Ned) Argos-Shimano s.t.
110 Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 11:20
111 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana 12:27
DNF Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ
Final GC
1 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 25:14:05
2 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano at 0:26
3 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:50
4 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Leopard 0:55
5 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEDGE s.t.
6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 1:20
7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin 1:32
8 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEDGE 1:34
9 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana 2:07
10 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Leopard 2:14
11 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin 2:15
12 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:39
13 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha 2:52
14 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2:53
15 Kevin de Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2:57
16 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 3:37
17 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 3:41
18 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Team 3:51
19 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 4:29
20 Garikoitz Bravo (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4:51
21 Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack-Leopard 4:57
22 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 5:20
23 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5:39
24 José Joaquín Rojas (Esp) Movistar 5:57
25 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing 6:19
26 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale 6:24
27 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 6:39
28 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff 9:05
29 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha 9:36
30 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEDGE 10:08
31 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 10:30
32 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 10:57
33 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale 11:18
34 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R-La Mondiale 11:49
35 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo-Tinkoff 12:55
36 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin 13:24
37 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 13:31
38 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing 15:01
39 Ángel Madrazo (Esp) Movistar 15:06
40 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 15:52
41 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing 16:04
42 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEDGE 16:48
43 Jurgen van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 17:48
44 Gijs van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 17:55
45 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 18:31
46 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 19:19
47 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 19:22
48 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff 19:32
49 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale 19:35
50 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 19:39
51 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) RadioShack-Leopard 19:50
52 Laurens de Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 19:55
53 Koldo Fernández (Esp) Garmin-Sharp 20:00
54 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 20:16
55 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 20:29
56 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM 22:01
57 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Team 22:29
58 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha 22:50
59 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R-La Mondiale 23:08
60 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 23:28
61 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 23:36
62 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 23:39
63 François Parisien (Can) Argos-Shimano 23:46
64 Tiziano Dall´Antonia (Ita) Cannondale 24:18
65 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R-La Mondiale 24:24
66 Koen de Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano 24:51
67 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 25:27
68 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE 25:28
69 Rubén Pérez (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 25:37
70 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing 25:57
71 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 26:07
72 Guillaume van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 26:17
73 Miguel Mínguez (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26:36
74 Chris Sutton (Aus) Sky Team 27:29
75 Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin 27:34
76 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Leopard 27:40
77 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha 27:45
78 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ 28:22
79 Gregory Rast (Sui) RadioShack-Leopard 28:23
80 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 28:31
81 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale 28:44
82 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel - Euskadi 29:00
83 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing 29:01
84 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 29:10
85 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R-La Mondiale 29:14
86 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ 29:31
87 Enrique Sanz (Esp) Movistar 30:10
88 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEDGE 30:19
89 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 31:02
90 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana 31:13
91 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Team 32:01
92 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana 32:13
93 Tom Veelers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 32:20
94 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff 32:35
95 Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 33:05
96 Marko Kump (Slo) Saxo-Tinkoff 33:11
97 Guillaume Boivin (Can) CAN 33:39
98 Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 33:47
99 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff 33:53
100 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 34:18
101 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack-Leopard 34:41
102 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale 34:58
103 Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 35:13
104 Jon Aberasturi (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 36:07
105 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 38:51
106 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff 39:34
107 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin 39:50
108 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana 40:26
109 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha 44:11
110 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Team 45:11
111 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Euskaltel - Euskadi 53:23



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