2019 Tour of Belgium

The 2019 Tour of Belgium, known as the 2019 Baloise Belgium Tour for sponsorship purposes, was the 9th edition of the Tour of Belgium cycling stage race. It took place from 12 to 16 June 2019 in Belgium, as part of the 2019 UCI Europe Tour; it was categorised as a 2.HC race.

2019 Tour of Belgium
2019 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates12–16 June
Stages5
Distance682.4 km (424.0 mi)
Winning time15h 49' 17"
Results
Winner  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) (Deceuninck–Quick-Step)
  Second  Victor Campenaerts (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)
  Third  Tim Wellens (BEL) (Lotto–Soudal)

Points  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) (Deceuninck–Quick-Step)
Combativity  Thomas Sprengers (BEL) (Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise)
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TeamsEdit

22 teams were selected to take part in Tour of Belgium.[1] Four of these were UCI WorldTeams, with twelve UCI Professional Continental teams, five UCI Continental teams and a team representing the Belgium national team.

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

National teams

RouteEdit

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 12 June Sint-Niklaas to Knokke-Heist 183.4 km (114.0 mi)   Flat stage   Jan-Willem van Schip (NED)
2 13 June Knokke-Heist to Zottegem 179.9 km (111.8 mi)   Hilly stage   Remco Evenepoel (BEL)
3 14 June Grimbergen to Grimbergen 9.2 km (5.7 mi)   Individual time trial   Tim Wellens (BEL)
4 15 June Seraing to Seraing 151.5 km (94.1 mi)   Hilly stage   Victor Campenaerts (BEL)
5 16 June Tongeren to Beringen 158.4 km (98.4 mi)   Flat stage   Bryan Coquard (FRA)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

12 June 2019 — Sint-Niklaas to Knokke-Heist, 183.4 km (114.0 mi)
Stage 1 result[2]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jan-Willem van Schip (NED) Roompot–Charles 4h 15' 14"
2   Tim Merlier (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 4"
3   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 4"
4   Lionel Taminiaux (BEL) Wallonie Bruxelles + 4"
5   Roy Jans (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 4"
6   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 4"
7   Daan Soete (BEL) Pauwels Sauzen–Vastgoedservice + 4"
8   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy + 6"
9   Arne Marit (BEL) Belgium + 6"
10   Rudy Barbier (FRA) Israel Cycling Academy + 6"
General classification after stage 1[2]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jan-Willem van Schip (NED)    Roompot–Charles 4h 14' 57"
2   Tim Merlier (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 15"
3   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 17"
4   Glenn Debruyne (BEL) Cibel–Cebon + 17"
5   Tom Dernies (BEL) Natura4Ever–Roubaix–Lille Métropole + 18"
6   Lionel Taminiaux (BEL) Wallonie Bruxelles + 21"
7   Roy Jans (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 21"
8   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 21"
9   Daan Soete (BEL) Pauwels Sauzen–Vastgoedservice + 21"
10   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy + 23"

Stage 2Edit

13 June 2019 — Knokke-Heist to Zottegem, 179.9 km (111.8 mi)
Stage 2 result[3]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Remco Evenepoel (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step 4h 26' 04"
2   Fabio Jakobsen (NED) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 42"
3   Tim Merlier (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 42"
4   Lionel Taminiaux (BEL) Wallonie Bruxelles + 42"
5   Davide Martinelli (ITA) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 42"
6   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 42"
7   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy + 42"
8   Alex Kirsch (LUX) Trek–Segafredo + 42"
9   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 42"
10   Pieter Serry (BEL) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 42"
General classification after stage 2[3]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Remco Evenepoel (BEL)   Deceuninck–Quick-Step 8h 41' 03"
2   Fabio Jakobsen (NED)   Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 51"
3   Tim Merlier (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 51"
4   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 57"
5   Davide Martinelli (ITA) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 59"
6   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy + 1' 00"
7   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 00"
8   Loïc Vliegen (BEL) Wanty–Gobert + 1' 00"
9   Lionel Taminiaux (BEL) Wallonie Bruxelles + 1' 01"
10   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 1' 01"

Stage 3Edit

14 June 2019 — Grimbergen to Grimbergen, 9.2 km (5.7 mi), individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 3 result[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal 10' 46"
2   Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL) Belgium + 1"
3   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 2"
4   Remco Evenepoel (BEL)   Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 3"
5   Ryan Mullen (IRL) Trek–Segafredo + 4"
6   Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis + 5"
7   Matthias Brändle (AUT) Israel Cycling Academy + 6"
8   Alex Kirsch (LUX) Trek–Segafredo + 8"
9   Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN) Corendon–Circus + 8"
10   Niki Terpstra (NED) Total Direct Énergie + 11"
General classification after stage 3[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Remco Evenepoel (BEL)   Deceuninck–Quick-Step 8h 51' 52"
2   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 57"
3   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 00"
4   Christophe Laporte (FRA) Cofidis + 1' 03"
5   Alex Kirsch (LUX) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 06"
6   Toon Aerts (BEL) Telenet–Fidea Lions + 1' 17"
7   Brent Van Moer (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 18"
8   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 1' 18"
9   Jelle Wallays (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 19"
10   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 1' 28"

Stage 4Edit

15 June 2019 — Seraing to Seraing, 151.5 km (94.1 mi)
Stage 4 result[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal 3h 40' 16"
2   Andreas Kron (DEN) Riwal Readynez + 0"
3   Remco Evenepoel (BEL)   Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 0"
4   Loïc Vliegen (BEL) Wanty–Gobert + 1' 03"
5   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 1' 05"
6   Otto Vergaerde (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 1' 05"
7   Toon Aerts (BEL) Telenet–Fidea Lions + 1' 05"
8   Mathieu Burgaudeau (FRA) Total Direct Énergie + 1' 05"
9   Daan Soete (BEL) Pauwels Sauzen–Vastgoedservice + 1' 05"
10   Jetse Bol (NED) Burgos BH + 1' 05"
General classification after stage 4[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Remco Evenepoel (BEL)    Deceuninck–Quick-Step 12h 32' 02"
2   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 52"
3   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 2' 02"
4   Toon Aerts (BEL) Telenet–Fidea Lions + 2' 28"
5   Andreas Kron (DEN) Riwal Readynez + 2' 29"
6   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 2' 29"
7   Loïc Vliegen (BEL) Wanty–Gobert + 2' 38"
8   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 2' 39"
9   Aimé De Gendt (BEL) Wanty–Gobert + 2' 39"
10   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Charles + 2' 39"

Stage 5Edit

16 June 2019 — Tongeren to Beringen, 158.4 km (98.4 mi)
Stage 5 result[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels 3h 17' 15"
2   Pierre Barbier (FRA) Natura4Ever–Roubaix–Lille Métropole + 0"
3   Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) Wallonie Bruxelles + 0"
4   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy + 0"
5   Toon Aerts (BEL) Telenet–Fidea Lions + 0"
6   Jonas Rickaert (BEL) Corendon–Circus + 0"
7   Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL) Belgium + 0"
8   Corné van Kessel (NED) Telenet–Fidea Lions + 0"
9   Davide Martinelli (ITA) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 0"
10   Kevin Van Melsen (BEL) Wanty–Gobert + 0"
Final general classification[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Remco Evenepoel (BEL)    Deceuninck–Quick-Step 15h 49' 17"
2   Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 52"
3   Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 2' 02"
4   Toon Aerts (BEL) Telenet–Fidea Lions + 2' 28"
5   Andreas Kron (DEN) Riwal Readynez + 2' 29"
6   Jasper Philipsen (BEL) Belgium + 2' 29"
7   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 2' 29"
8   Loïc Vliegen (BEL) Wanty–Gobert + 2' 38"
9   Aimé De Gendt (BEL) Wanty–Gobert + 2' 39"
10   Pieter Weening (NED) Roompot–Charles + 2' 39"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2019 Tour of Belgium, three different jerseys will be awarded. The general classification is calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses are awarded to the first three finishers on all stages: the stage winner wins a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. Bonus seconds will also be awarded to the first three riders at sprints in the "golden kilometre", where three intermediate sprint positions are to be held within the space of a kilometre. Three seconds are awarded for the winner of the sprint, two seconds for the rider in second and one second for the rider in third. The leader of the general classification receives a blue jersey. This classification is considered the most important of the 2019 Tour of Belgium, and the winner of the classification is considered the winner of the race.

Points for the points classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points awarded 30 25 22 19 17 15 13 12 11 10

The second classification was the points classification. Riders were awarded points for finishing in the top ten in a stage. Unlike in the points classification in the Tour de France, the winners of all stages were awarded the same number of points. The leader of the points classification was awarded a red jersey. There was also a combativity classification, where riders received points for finishing in the top five at intermediate sprint points during each stage, on a 10–8–6–4–2 scale. Bonus points were awarded if a breakaway had gained a sufficient advantage over the field, up to a maximum of 5 points. There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists in a team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest cumulative time.

Stage Winner General classification
(Dutch: Algemeenklassement)
 
Points classification
(Dutch: Puntenklassement)
 
Combativity classification
(Dutch: Strijdlustklassement)
 
Teams classification
(Dutch: Ploegenklassement)
 
1 Jan-Willem van Schip Jan-Willem van Schip Jan-Willem van Schip Thomas Sprengers Roompot–Charles
2 Remco Evenepoel Remco Evenepoel Fabio Jakobsen Deceuninck–Quick-Step
3 Tim Wellens Lotto–Soudal
4 Victor Campenaerts Remco Evenepoel Wanty–Gobert
5 Bryan Coquard
Final Remco Evenepoel Remco Evenepoel Thomas Sprengers Wanty–Gobert

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baloise Belgium Tour 2019". www.procyclingstats.com.
  2. ^ a b "2019 Baloise Belgium Tour - Stage 1 - Results". Procyclingstats. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "2019 Baloise Belgium Tour - Stage 2 - Results". Procyclingstats. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "2019 Baloise Belgium Tour - Stage 3 - Results". Procyclingstats. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "2019 Baloise Belgium Tour - Stage 4 - Results". Procyclingstats. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b "2019 Baloise Belgium Tour - Stage 5 - Results". Procyclingstats. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

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