Zdenek Stybar Launches Long For Win At Eneco Tour

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step rider Zdenek Stybar rewarded the work of OPQS in a spectacular finale of the 2nd stage in the Eneco Tour. A three-rider breakaway, which was down to just one rider with about 11km to go, was completely caught with 4.6km remaining in the race. A select group, led by Belkin and a full gas OPQS, were left to decide the stage. But attacks were still flying with 1.5km to … [Read more...]

Zdenez Stybar Claims Eneco Tour Final Stage And Overall Win

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 … [Read more...]

Sylvain Chavanel Wins Eneco Tour Time Trial, Lars Boom Keeps Lead

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug 16, 2013 - Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel blitzed to victory in the fifth stage 13.2km time trial around Sittard during the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Friday as Dutchman Lars Boom maintained his overall lead. Omega Pharma's 34-year-old Chavanel won in 16min 04sec to pip Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and New Zealand's Jesse Sergent by just four seconds. … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Eneco Tour Stage As Lars Boom Earns Lead

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug 15, 2013 - German Andre Greipel easily won a sprint finish to the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Thursday as reigning champion Lars Boom moved into the leader's jersey. Greipel proved a class above the competition in the run-in at the end of the 169km run from Essen to Vlijmen, finishing well clear of Italian Giacomo Nizzolo in … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar Wins Eneco Tour Stage, Arnaud Demare Retains Lead

BRUSSELS, Brussels Capital Region, Aug 14, 2013 (AFP) - Zdenek Stybar of the Czech Republic won the third stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Wednesday, as France's Arnaud Demare retained the overall lead. Former world cyclo-cross champion Stybar, riding for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, beat Argentina's Ariel Maximiliano Richeze of Lampre and Dutchman Lars Boom of the … [Read more...]

Arnaud Demare Takes Eneco Tour Lead In Belgium

BRUSSELS, Brussels Capital Region, Aug 13, 2013 (AFP) - French rider Arnaud Demare won the second stage of the Eneco Tour on Tuesday in a sprint finish in Vorst, on the outskirts of the Belgian capital Brussels. Demare, a former world junior champion riding for the FDJ team, edged ahead of world road race champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and American Tyler Farrar at the end of the … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Continue Comeback At Eneco Tour

BRUSSELS, Brussels Capital Region, Aug 11, 2013 (AFP) - Last year's Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be the star name on the start line of the Eneco Tour, which begins in Koksijde on the North Sea coast of Belgium on Monday. Fresh from his return from injury and illness at the Tour of Poland, which ended a week ago, Wiggins will continue his preparation for September's … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Will Not Start at Eneco Tour

Competition Return Date To Be Determined 06-Aug-2013: Bad news for Tom Boonen: After having to sit out the Tour of Denmark, the champion from team OPQS will also have to miss the Eneco Tour scheduled from August 12th to the 18th, due to a bothersome perineum cyst that is being treated with an anti inflammatory therapy. There is still no definite determination as to when Boonen will be able to … [Read more...]

Boom Surges To Eneco Tour Victory

BRUSSELS, Aug 12, 2012 - Dutch rider Lars Boom of the Rabobank team emerged as the winner of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries after Sunday's seventh and final stage. Boom overhauled a four-second deficit at the start of the day on leader Svein Tuft of Canada to seal the overall victory by finishing second behind Italy's Alessandro Ballan of BMC in the final stage to Geraardsbergen … [Read more...]

Alessandro Ballan Won Eneco Tour Stage 7

BMC Racing Team?s Alessandro Ballan won the final stage of Eneco Tour with a late attack before the conclusion of the 207.7-kilometers race A Particular Victory After a decisive attack during the last climb of Muur van Geraardsbergen, with 5 km to go, Alessandro Ballan scored his second victory on roads for the 2012 season. ?I attacked in the same place as when I won Tour of Flanders, I went … [Read more...]