2015 Tour of Belgium

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.

2015 Tour of Belgium
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates27 May – 31 May
Stages4 + prologue
Distance714.6 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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TeamsEdit

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

ScheduleEdit

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Ref
P 27 May Bornem to Bornem 6.85 km (4.3 mi)   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)


StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

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)    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 1Edit

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)   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)   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 2Edit

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)   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)   IAM Cycling 9h 10' 56"
2   Arnaud Démare (FRA)   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 3Edit

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)   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)   IAM Cycling 13h 03' 41"
2   Arnaud Démare (FRA)   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 4Edit

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)   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 tableEdit

Stage Winner General classification
 
Algemeen klassement
Points classification
 
Puntenklassement
Combativity classification
 
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brändle wins Tour of Belgium prologue". CyclingNews. Future plc. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Tour of Belgium - Prologue results". ProCyclingStats. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Baloise Belgium Tour: Boonen wins in Knokke-Heist". CyclingNews. Future plc. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Brändle wins Tour of Belgium prologue". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Baloise Belgium Tour: Boonen wins in Knokke-Heist". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Demare wins stage 2 of Tour of Belgium". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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