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The 2015 World Ports Classic was fourth edition of the World Ports Classic cycle stage race. It was part of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour as a 2.1 event.[1] As the previous editions, it consisted of two stages: the first one from Rotterdam to Antwerp was won by Astana Pro Team's Andrea Guardini, and the second one, from Antwerp to Rotterdam, by Kris Boeckmans (Lotto–Soudal). Boeckmans also won the General classification, as well as the Points classification. Rudy Barbier of team Roubaix–Lille Métropole won the Young Rider classification, and Boeckmans's team Lotto–Soudal won the Teams classification

2015 World Ports Classic
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates23–24 May
Stages2
Distance359 km (223.1 mi)
Winning time7h 32' 48
Results
Winner  Kris Boeckmans (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)
  Second  Danilo Napolitano (ITA) (Wanty–Groupe Gobert)
  Third  Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) (Bretagne–Séché Environnement)

Points  Kris Boeckmans (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)
Youth  Rudy Barbier (FRA) (Roubaix–Lille Métropole)
  Team Lotto–Soudal
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ScheduleEdit

[2]

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Ref
1 23 May Rotterdam to Antwerp 195 km (121.2 mi)   Flat stage   Andrea Guardini (ITA) [3][4]
2 24 May Antwerp to Rotterdam 164 km (101.9 mi)   Flat stage   Kris Boeckmans (BEL)
Total 359 km (223.1 mi)

TeamsEdit

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

20 May 2015 — Rotterdam to Antwerp, 195 km (121.2 mi)
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA) Astana 4h 03' 11"
2   Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) Bretagne–Séché Environnement s.t.
3   Kris Boeckmans (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
4   Barry Markus (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
5   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Team Roompot s.t.
6   Rudy Barbier (FRA) Roubaix–Lille Métropole s.t.
7   Edward Theuns (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise s.t.
8   Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka s.t.
9   Roy Jans (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
10   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Argon 18 s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA)    Astana 4h 03' 01"
2   Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) Bretagne–Séché Environnement + 4"
3   Kris Boeckmans (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 6"
4   Jelle Wallays (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 6"
5   Rudy Barbier (FRA)   Roubaix–Lille Métropole + 7"
6   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 8"
7   Ronan Van Zandbeek (NED) Cyclingteam de Rijke + 8"
8   Wesley Kreder (NED) Team Roompot + 9"
9   Barry Markus (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 10"
10   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Team Roompot + 10"

Stage 2Edit

21 May 2015 — Antwerp to Rotterdam, 164 km (101.9 mi)
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Kris Boeckmans (BEL) Lotto–Soudal 3h 29' 54"
2   Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
3   Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
4   Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin s.t.
5   Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Cofidis s.t.
6   Roy Jans (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert s.t.
7   Edward Theuns (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise s.t.
8   Rudy Barbier (FRA)   Roubaix–Lille Métropole s.t.
9   Mike Teunissen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
10   Johim Ariesen (NED) Metec-TKH Cycling Team p/b Mantel s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1   Kris Boeckmans (BEL)    Lotto–Soudal 7h 32' 48"
2   Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 11"
3   Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) Bretagne–Séché Environnement + 11"
4   Rudy Barbier (FRA)   Roubaix–Lille Métropole + 12"
5   Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) UnitedHealthcare + 13"
6   Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 15"
7   Edward Theuns (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 17"
8   Roy Jans (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 17"
9   Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Cofidis + 17"
10   Johim Ariesen (NED) Metec-TKH Cycling Team p/b Mantel + 17"

Classification leadership tableEdit

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Ports Classic 2015" Archived 2015-05-23 at the Wayback Machine, World Ports Classic – Official Website, 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015
  2. ^ "World Ports Classic 2015 – Route" Archived 2015-05-24 at the Wayback Machine, World Ports Classic – Official Website, 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015
  3. ^ "Guardini wins World Ports Classic opener in Antwerp". CyclingNews. Future plc. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ "2015 World Ports Classic - Stage 1". ProCyclingStats. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. ^ "World Ports Classic 2015 – Teams" Archived 2015-05-24 at the Wayback Machine, World Ports Classic – Official Website, 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015