Tour of Flanders 2015: race results
1. Alexander Kristoff (nor)
2. Niki Terpstra (nld) s.t.
3. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.07
4. Peter Sagan (slw) + 0.17
5. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 0.35
6. Lars Boom (nld) s.t.
7. John Degenkolb (ger) + 0.48
8. Jürgen Roelandts (bel) s.t.
9. Zdenek Stybar (cze) s.t.
10. Martin Elmiger (swi) s.t.
In extremely good conditions the peloton leaves the ‘Grote Markt’ in Bruges. It takes a while for the break of the day to get clear and then Groenewegen, Sergent, Gaudin, Matzka, Venturini and Brammeier are off. Bak and Trapporti bridge the gap, while Venturini can’t keep the pace and is dropped. The front group races to a 7 minutes gain.
Then the gap starts to shrink and it lingers at 3 to 4 minutes, so the pack is in control. With around 100 km’s left Sergent crashes when a car hits him and he is forced to abandon.
At 80 km’s the gap drops under 3 minutes for the first time. Bak and Gaudin attack and they continue as front duo. With 48 km’s to go Gaudin is the last survivor of the early break to be reeled in.
At Kruisberg Terpstra attacks and he is accompanied by Kristoff. They race to a 0’30” gain and the last climb up Oude Kwaremont sees a Geraint Thomas attack with Stybar on his wheel, but they don’t manage to bridge the gap.
At Paterberg Van Avermaet and Sagan attack. They start the chase but it´s all in vain. Kristoff and Terpstra work together well and Kristoff is strongest. Terpstra pokers, yet the Norwegian doesn´t blink and he sprints to victory in the race he was dreaming of since childhood.
Tour of Flanders 2015: route, profiles, more
Click on the images to zoom
Tour of Flanders Route
Tour of Flanders Favourites
Related articles Overview - Tour of Flanders 2015 More articles
La Flèche Wallonne 2020: The Route
La Flèche Wallonne 2020: Riders
La Flèche Wallonne 2020: Favourites
La Flèche Wallonne Femmes 2020: The Route
La Flèche Wallonne Femmes 2020: Riders
La Flèche Wallonne: Winners and records
Giro 2020: The Route
Giro 2020: Riders
Giro 2020: GC Favourites
Giro 2020 Route stage 1: Monreale - Palermo
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 1: First fight for pink
Giro 2020 Route stage 2: Alcamo - Agrigento
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 2: For punchers and power sprinters
Giro 2020 Route stage 3: Enna - Etna
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 3: Climb fest on Mount Etna
Giro 2020 Route stage 4: Catania – Villafranca Tirrena
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 4: Fast men, despite long climb
Giro 2020 Route stage 5: Mileto - Camigliatello Silano
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 5: Attackers on long last climb
Giro 2020 Route stage 6: Castrovillari - Matera
Giro 2020 Route stage 7: Matera- Brindisi
Giro 2020 Route stage 8: Giovanazzo - Vieste
Giro 2020 Route stage 9: San Salvo - Roccaraso
Giro 2020 Route stage 10: Lanciano - Tortoreto Lido
Giro 2020 Route stage 11: Porto Sant'Elpidio - Rimini
Giro 2020 Route stage 12: Cesenatico - Cesenatico
Giro 2020 Route stage 13: Cervia - Monselice
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 13: Back to the fast men, or...?
Giro 2020 Route stage 14: Conegliano - Valdobbiadene
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 14: Young gun versus old hand
Giro 2020 Route stage 15: Rivolto – Piancavallo
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 15: Battle for pink intensifies
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 17: Monster Mountains for HC climbers
Giro 2020 Route stage 18: Pinzolo – Laghi di Cancano
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 19: Last chance for fast finishers
Vuelta 2020: The Route
Vuelta 2020: Riders
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 1: Irún - Santuario de Arrate
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 2: Pamplona - Lekunberri
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 3: Lodosa - Laguna Negra
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 4: Soria - Ejea de los Caballeros
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 5: Huesca - Sabiñánigo
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 6: Biescas - Tourmalet
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2020: The Route
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2020: Riders
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2020: The Route
Tour of Flanders 2020: The Route
Cycling Calendar 2020
Paris - Roubaix 2020: The Route
BinckBank Tour 2020: Riders