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2015 Tour of Belgium

2015 Tour of Belgium
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates27–31 May
Stages5 (including prologue)
Distance743.15 km (461.8 mi)
Winning time18h 01' 16"
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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The 2015 Tour of Belgium (known as the 2015 Baloise Belgium Tour for sponsorship purposes) was the 85th edition of the Tour of Belgium cycling stage race. It took place from 27 to 31 May 2015 in Belgium, and was part of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour. It was won by home rider Greg Van Avermaet, riding for the BMC Racing Team.[1]

Schedule

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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) [2][3]
1 28 May Lochristi to Knokke-Heist 178.5 km (110.9 mi) Flat stage  Tom Boonen (BEL) [4]
2 29 May Knokke-Heist to Herzele 201.1 km (125.0 mi) Flat stage  Arnaud Démare (FRA) [5]
3 30 May Eau d'Heure lakes to Eau d'Heure lakes 157.5 km (97.9 mi) Intermediate stage  Arnaud Démare (FRA) [6]
4 31 May St. Vith to St. Vith 199.2 km (123.8 mi) Intermediate stage  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) [1]
Total 743.15 km (461.8 mi)

Teams

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20 teams were invited to the 2015 Tour of Belgium: 8 UCI WorldTeams, 6 UCI Professional Continental teams and 6 UCI Continental teams.[7]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

Stages

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Prologue

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27 May 2015 – Bornem to Bornem, 6.85 km (4.26 mi), individual time trial (ITT)[8]
Prologue result and general classification after Prologue[2]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) General classificationPoints classification 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 1

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28 May 2015 – Lochristi to Knokke-Heist, 178.5 km (110.9 mi)[9]
Stage 1 result[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step 4h 19' 21"
2  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ + 0"
3  Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
4  Jonas van Genechten (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[4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) General classification 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) Points classification 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 2

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29 May 2015 – Knokke-Heist to Herzele, 201.1 km (125.0 mi)[10]
Stage 2 result[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ 4h 43' 39"
2  Tom Boonen (BEL) Points classification Etixx–Quick-Step + 0"
3  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto–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) Lotto–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[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) General classification IAM Cycling 9h 10' 56"
2  Arnaud Démare (FRA) Points classification 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 3

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30 May 2015 – Eau d'Heure lakes to Eau d'Heure lakes, 157.5 km (97.9 mi)[11]
Stage 3 result[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Arnaud Démare (FRA) Points classification 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[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Matthias Brändle (AUT) General classification IAM Cycling 13h 03' 41"
2  Arnaud Démare (FRA) Points classification 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 4

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31 May 2015 – St. Vith to St. Vith, 199.2 km (123.8 mi)[12]
Stage 4 result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team 4h 57' 44"
2  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–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) Lotto–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[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) General classification BMC Racing Team 18h 01' 16"
2  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–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 + 2' 15"
10  Frederik Backaert (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 2' 17"

Classification leadership table

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Stage Winner General classification

Dutch: Algemeen klassement
Points classification

Dutch: Puntenklassement
Combativity classification

Dutch: Prijs van de strijdlust
Teams classification
Dutch: Ploegenklassement
P[8] Matthias Brändle Matthias Brändle Matthias Brändle Not awarded BMC Racing Team
1[9] Tom Boonen Tom Boonen Benjamin Verraes
2[10] Arnaud Démare Arnaud Démare
3[11] Arnaud Démare
4[12] Greg Van Avermaet Greg Van Avermaet Tom Boonen Philipp Walsleben
Final[12] Greg Van Avermaet Tom Boonen Philipp Walsleben BMC Racing Team

References

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  1. ^ a b c d "Baloise Belgium Tour: Van Avermaet wins final stage and overall". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Brändle wins Tour of Belgium prologue". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Tour of Belgium - Prologue results". ProCyclingStats. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Baloise Belgium Tour: Boonen wins in Knokke-Heist". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Demare wins stage 2 of Tour of Belgium". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "Belgium Tour: Démare doubles up on stage 3". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Deelnemers lijst / Liste des partants" (PDF). Tour of Belgium. Golazo. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Dag uitslag 1 / Classement de l'étape 1" (PDF). Uitslagen KBWB-RLVB. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Dag uitslag 2 / Classement de l'étape 2" (PDF). Uitslagen KBWB-RLVB. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Dag uitslag 3 / Classement de l'étape 3" (PDF). Uitslagen KBWB-RLVB. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Dag uitslag 4 / Classement de l'étape 4" (PDF). Uitslagen KBWB-RLVB. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  12. ^ a b c "Dag uitslag 5 / Classement de l'étape 5" (PDF). Uitslagen KBWB-RLVB. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
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