Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie

1a

SK Slovakia, Wednesday 18 September 2019
138.2 km

Hectic finish in Okolo Slovenska

Hectic finish in Okolo Slovenska

Three days after completing an extremely successful Vuelta a España, Deceuninck – Quick-Step was again in the thick of the action at a stage race, the 63rd edition of Okolo Slovenska, which rolled out early on Wednesday morning from Bardejov, a picturesque town situated in the hills of the Beskyd Mountains, for a 138.2km-long stage.

One of the most experienced pros out there, Iljo Keisse moved to the head of the bunch and controlled the six-man breakaway which took off soon after the start, together with delegates from other teams gradually reducing the gap that hit a maximum of three minutes and brought back the attackers inside the final ten kilometers.

The finish in Bardejov wasn’t a straightforward one, the cobblestones and uphill drag making things tricky and complicated, and disrupting the sprint trains. Alexander Kristoff (Team UAE Emirates) was the one who took advantage of this and prevailed, with the Deceuninck – Quick-Step duo of Michael Mørkøv and Elia Viviani rounding out the podium on this half-stage, which will be followed later today by a short individual time trial.

 

Photo credit: ©Photo Stancik

Race details

1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
3:21:48
2 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Erik Baška
BORA - hansgrohe
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5 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
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6 Rudy Barbier
Israel Cycling Academy
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7 Emīls Liepiņš
Wallonie-Bruxelles
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8 Andrea Peron
Team Novo Nordisk
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9 Boy van Poppel
Roompot - Charles
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10 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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14 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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53 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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135 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:57
1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
3:21:42
2 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
3 Florian Kierner
Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels
0:03
4 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:04
5 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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6 Rasmus Bøgh Wallin
Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
0:05
7 Erik Baška
BORA - hansgrohe
0:06
8 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
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9 Rudy Barbier
Israel Cycling Academy
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10 Emīls Liepiņš
Wallonie-Bruxelles
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13 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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17 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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53 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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56 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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141 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:03
1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
20 pt
2 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
3 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
4 Erik Baška
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
5 Florian Kierner
Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels
8 pt
6 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
8 pt
7 Rudy Barbier
Israel Cycling Academy
6 pt
8 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
5 pt
9 Emīls Liepiņš
Wallonie-Bruxelles
4 pt
10 Andrea Peron
Team Novo Nordisk
3 pt
14 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Florian Kierner
Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels
3:21:45
2 Edo Maas
Development Team Sunweb
0:03
3 Dušan Rajović
Adria Mobil
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4 Alexandr Kulikovskiy
Gazprom-RusVelo
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5 Jonas Iversby Hvideberg
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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6 Georg Zimmermann
CCC Team
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7 Nicola Venchiarutti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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8 Lukas Kubis
Dukla Banska Bystrica
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9 Žiga Horvat
Adria Mobil
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10 Aljaž Jarc
Adria Mobil
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1 Kenny Molly
Wallonie-Bruxelles
6 pt
2 Florian Kierner
Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels
4 pt
3 Alexandre Delettre
Delko Marseille Provence
2 pt
4 Rasmus Bøgh Wallin
Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
1 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 10:05:24
2 Groupama - FDJ ,,
3 CCC Team ,,
4 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
5 Israel Cycling Academy ,,
6 Adria Mobil ,,
7 Roompot - Charles ,,
8 BORA - hansgrohe ,,
9 Uno-X Norwegian Development Team ,,
10 Elkov - Author Cycling Team ,,