The Tour of Belgium was concluded with a royal sprint in the streets of Beringen, in the Limburg region, this Sunday. Team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux was active all week and was rewarded by a stage podium and two riders in the top four of the final classification.
Gerben Thijssen, the protected rider for the sprint and local rider, finished third in this fifth and last stage after finding his way in between his competitors in the final 100 meter. It is the sixth podium of the season for the Belgian sprinter, who will celebrate his 24th birthday next Tuesday.
Yesterday’s queen stage winner, Quinten Hermans, finished third in the final classification ahead of his teammate Lorenzo Rota (4th). Loïc Vliegen is sixteenth. The World Team concludes its national tour in the lead of the team classification.