BRUSSELS, Brussels Capital Region, Aug 18, 2013 (AFP) – Czech Zdenez Stybar
won the seventh and final stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on
Sunday to claim overall victory.
The Omega-Pharma rider beat Britain’s Team Sky rider Ian Stannard by four
seconds following a sprint finish after countering the Team Sky rider’s attack
7km from the end of the 208km stage from Tienen to Geraatdsbergen.
Last year’s winner Dutchman Lars Boom finished third at 12sec with
overnight leader Tom Dumoulin coming home in eighth, 25sec down.
Stybar had started the day 9sec off the lead and coupled with time bonuses
gained for winning the stage, he finished the tour 26sec ahead of Dutchman
Dumoulin in second with Ukrainian Andriy Grivko third overall at 50sec.
Results from the seventh and
final stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries, a 208km run from Tienen
to Geraatdsbergen on Sunday:
1. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/Omega Pharma) 5hr 00min 03sec, 2. Ian Stannard (GBR)
at 4sec, 3. Lars Boom (NED) 12, 4. Manuel Quinziato (ITA) 14, 5. Pieter
Weening (NED) 17, 6. Daryl Impey (RSA) 25, 7. Wilco Kelderman (NED) 25, 8. Tom
Dumoulin (NED) 25, 9. Filippo Pozzato (ITA) 25, 10. Laurens De Vreese (BEL) 25
1. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/Omega Pharma) 25hr 14min 05sec, 2. Tom Dumoulin (NED)
at 26s, 3. Andriy Grivko (UKR) 50, 4. Jan Bakelants (BEL) 55, 5. Daryl Impey
(RSA) 55, 6. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) 1:20, 7. Wilco Kelderman (NED) 1:32, 8.
Pieter Weening (NED) 1:34, 9. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ) 2:07, 10. Maxime Monfort