2017 Three Days of De Panne

The 2017 Three Days of De Panne (Dutch: Driedaagse De Panne–Koksijde) was the 41st edition of the Three Days of De Panne cycling stage race. The race included four stages over three days, from 28–30 March 2017. It was rated as a 2.HC event in the 2017 UCI Europe Tour.[1]

2017 Three Days of De Panne
2017 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates28–30 March 2017
Stages4
Distance531.1 km (330.0 mi)
Winning time12h 08' 57"
Results
Winner  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Quick-Step Floors)
  Second  Matthias Brändle (AUT) (Trek–Segafredo)
  Third  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) (Team Katusha–Alpecin)

Points  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) (Team Katusha–Alpecin)
Mountains  Piet Allegaert (BEL) (Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise)
  Youth  Simone Consonni (ITA) (UAE Team Emirates)
Sprints  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Quick-Step Floors)
  Team Trek–Segafredo
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The race was won by Quick-Step Floors rider Philippe Gilbert, after he attacked on the Muur van Geraardsbergen during the race's opening stage and soloed away to the victory by 17 seconds from his nearest competitor.[2] He ultimately won the race by 38 seconds ahead of Trek–Segafredo's Matthias Brändle, while the podium was completed by Alexander Kristoff from Team Katusha–Alpecin, who won the second stage of the race. Kristoff's consistent finishing over the stages won him the points classification, while Gilbert won the sprints classification, primarily from his opening-day attack.

In the race's other classifications, Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise rider Piet Allegaert was the winner of the mountains classification, Simone Consonni from UAE Team Emirates was the winner of the Bernard Van de Kerckhove Trophy,[3] as the best-placed rider under the age of 23 – in thirteenth place overall – while Trek–Segafredo won the teams classification, as Brändle, Edward Theuns and Boy van Poppel all finished within the top ten placings in the general classification.

RouteEdit

The race included four stages; three road stages, while the fourth and final stage was an individual time trial.[4]

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 28 March De Panne to Zottegem 205.5 km (127.7 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
2 29 March Zottegem to Koksijde 192.9 km (119.9 mi)   Hilly stage   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)
3a 30 March De Panne to De Panne 118.5 km (73.6 mi)   Flat stage   Marcel Kittel (GER)
3b De Panne to De Panne 14.2 km (9 mi)   Individual time trial   Luke Durbridge (AUS)
Total 531.1 km (330 mi)

TeamsEdit

24 teams took part in the 2017 Three Days of De Panne.[5] 7 of these were UCI WorldTeams, 13 were UCI Professional Continental teams, and 4 were UCI Professional Continental teams.

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

28 March 2017 — De Panne to Zottegem, 205.5 km (127.7 mi)[4]
Result of Stage 1[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors 4h 36' 18"
2   Luke Durbridge (AUS) Orica–Scott + 17"
3   Simone Consonni (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 34"
4   Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 34"
5   Matthias Brändle (AUT) Trek–Segafredo + 34"
6   Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 53"
7   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 58"
8   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 58"
9   Marco Canola (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini + 58"
10   Sacha Modolo (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 58"
General classification after Stage 1[2]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)     Quick-Step Floors 4h 36' 05"
2   Luke Durbridge (AUS) Orica–Scott + 22"
3   Simone Consonni (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 43"
4   Matthias Brändle (AUT) Trek–Segafredo + 46"
5   Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 47"
6   Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 06"
7   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 11"
8   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 11"
9   Marco Canola (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini + 1' 11"
10   Sacha Modolo (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 1' 11"

Stage 2Edit

29 March 2017 — Zottegem to Koksijde, 192.9 km (119.9 mi)[7]
Result of Stage 2[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha–Alpecin 4h 37' 29"
2   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
3   Marcel Kittel (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
4   Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
5   Andrea Guardini (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
6   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect + 0"
7   Adrien Petit (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
8   Coen Vermeltfoort (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 0"
9   Pierre-Luc Périchon (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 0"
10   Conor Dunne (IRL) Aqua Blue Sport + 0"
General classification after Stage 2[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)    Quick-Step Floors 9h 13' 28"
2   Matthias Brändle (AUT) Trek–Segafredo + 50"
3   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 07"
4   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 11"
5   Pim Ligthart (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 1' 15"
6   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Direct Énergie + 1' 15"
7   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect + 1' 17"
8   Pierre-Luc Périchon (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 1' 17"
9   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 22"
10   Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 2' 25"

Stage 3aEdit

30 March 2017 — De Panne to De Panne, 118.5 km (73.6 mi)[7]
Result of Stage 3a[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER) Quick-Step Floors 2h 37' 29"
2   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
3   Sacha Modolo (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
4   Rüdiger Selig (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
5   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
6   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
7   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
8   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Orica–Scott + 0"
9   Jelle Mannaerts (BEL) Tarteletto–Isorex + 0"
10   Jonas Rickaert (BEL) Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 0"
General classification after Stage 3a[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)    Quick-Step Floors 11h 51' 02"
2   Matthias Brändle (AUT) Trek–Segafredo + 50"
3   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Team Katusha–Alpecin + 58"
4   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 06"
5   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Direct Énergie + 1' 15"
6   Pim Ligthart (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 1' 15"
7   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect + 1' 17"
8   Pierre-Luc Périchon (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 1' 17"
9   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 22"
10   Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 2' 20"

Stage 3bEdit

30 March 2017 — De Panne to De Panne, 14.2 km (9 mi), individual time trial (ITT)[7]
Result of Stage 3b[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Luke Durbridge (AUS) Orica–Scott 17' 38"
2   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
3   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Team Katusha–Alpecin + 2"
4   Marcel Kittel (GER) Quick-Step Floors + 3"
5   Matthias Brändle (AUT) Trek–Segafredo + 5"
6   Alex Edmondson (AUS) Orica–Scott + 9"
7   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)   Quick-Step Floors + 17"
8   Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 31"
9   Peter Koning (NED) Aqua Blue Sport + 36"
10   Olivier Pardini (BEL) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect + 39"
Final general classification[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)    Quick-Step Floors 12h 08' 57"
2   Matthias Brändle (AUT) Trek–Segafredo + 38"
3   Alexander Kristoff (NOR)   Team Katusha–Alpecin + 43"
4   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Direct Énergie + 58"
5   Pierre-Luc Périchon (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 1' 39"
6   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect + 1' 50"
7   Edward Theuns (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 54"
8   Pim Ligthart (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 2' 10"
9   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 24"
10   Jasper De Buyst (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 2' 46"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2017 Three Days of De Panne, four different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, which was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints and at the finish of mass-start stages, the leader received a white jersey.[7] This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Three Days of De Panne, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a green jersey.[7] In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top placings of a stage. On the first two days; for winning a stage, a rider earned 20 points, with 18 for second, 16 for third, 14 for fourth, 12 for fifth, 10 for sixth with a point fewer per place down to a single point for 15th place. On the final day, points were awarded to the top 10 riders, with 10 points for the winner and a point fewer per place down to a single point for 10th place. There was also a sprints classification for points awarded at the race's intermediate sprints, where riders received points for finishing in the top three at these sprints; the leadership of which was marked by a blue jersey.[7]

There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a red jersey. Points for this classification were won by the first riders to the top of each categorised climb, on a 5–3–1 scale as all climbs were categorised the same.[7] There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.[7]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Sprints classification
 
Team classification
1[14] Philippe Gilbert Philippe Gilbert Philippe Gilbert Brice Feillu Philippe Gilbert Trek–Segafredo
2[15] Alexander Kristoff Alexander Kristoff Piet Allegaert
3a[16] Marcel Kittel
3b[16] Luke Durbridge
Final[16] Philippe Gilbert[13] Alexander Kristoff[17] Piet Allegaert[18] Philippe Gilbert[19] Trek–Segafredo[20]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b Farrand, Stephen (28 March 2017). "Gilbert strikes first at the Driedaagse De Panne". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Trofee Bernard Van De Kerckhove 4" [Stage 4 Bernard Van De Kerckhove Trophy] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Reglement" [Regulations]. Three Days of De Panne (in Dutch). KVC Panne Sportief. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "2017 Three Days of De Panne Start list". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Robertshaw, Henry (28 March 2017). "Philippe Gilbert attacks on the Muur to take solo win in Three Days of De Panne stage one". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  8. ^ "Rit Klassement 2" [Classification of Stage 2] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Algemeen Klassement Etape 2" [Stage 2 General Classification] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Rit Klassement 3" [Classification of Stage 3] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Algemeen Klassement Etape 3" [Stage 3 General Classification] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Rit Klassement 4" [Classification of Stage 4] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ a b "Algemeen Klassement Etape 4" [Stage 4 General Classification] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Rit / Étape / Stage 1: De Panne – Zottegem" (PDF). Three Days of De Panne. KVC Panne Sportief. 28 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Rit / Étape / Stage 2: Zottegem – Koksijde" (PDF). Three Days of De Panne. KVC Panne Sportief. 29 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ a b c "Rit / Étape / Stage 1: De Panne – Zottegem; Rit / Étape / Stage 2: Zottegem – Koksijde; Rit / Étape / Stage 3a: De Panne – De Panne; Rit / Étape / Stage 3b: Tijdrit / Contre la montre / Time Trial" (PDF). Three Days of De Panne. KVC Panne Sportief. 30 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Punten Klassement 4" [Stage 4 Points Classification] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Berg Klassement 4" [Stage 4 Mountains Classification] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Rush Klassement 4" [Stage 4 Sprints Classification] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Ploegen Klassement 4" [Stage 4 Teams Classification] (PDF). MATSport.fr. MATSport Timing. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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