Mark Renshaw took a brilliant, if unexpected, win on day one of the ENECO Tour on Monday.
The Belkin rider went clear inside the technically-demanding final two clicks and stayed away handsomely, taking the win at a canter two seconds ahead of a disorganized peloton. Jon Aberasturi (pictured above) was Euskaltel's top man in 15th, while designated sprinter Juan José Lobato ended up a lowly 132nd after losing his way in the finale.
Jure Kocjan, back on the bike after three months out of competition, came through the 175km leg from Koksijde to Ardooie unscathed, rolling home with Bradley Wiggins' group almost four minutes down.
- (1, Mark Renshaw (Belkin), 4:10:14)
- 15, Jon Aberasturi, s.t.
- 32, Ioannis Tamouridis, s.t.
- 47, Garikoitz Bravo, s.t.
- 76, Romain Sicard, s.t.
- 128, Rubén Pérez, s.t.
- 132, Juan José Lobato, s.t.
- 134, Miguel Mínguez, s.t.
- 165, Jure Kocjan, 3:50