TJALLINGII AND MAES GET THE WIND IN THEIR SAILS

The second World Ports Classic was expected to follow the same script as the inaugural edition, with a showdown of the world's best sprinters. However, just like yesterday, a lone adventurer soloed to victory in today's stage to Antwerp. Dutchman Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin) stayed clear of a 15-man group in a lively finale after blue jersey Jelle Wallays (TopSport) and the top sprinters missed the decisive move. Omega Pharma-Quick Step Belgian Nikolas Maes' third-place finish, 3? behind Tjallingii, netted him a time bonus that was enough for him to succeed fellow countryman and teammate Tom...

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The race in pictures

photo29/11/2013 

© ASO/Perreve

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Rotterdam / Antwerp

• Twice host to a Tour de France stage
• Population: 607,000
• Named European capital of sport in 2005

A place where exchange and openness are the...

Antwerp

• Twice host to a Tour de France stage
• Population: 502,000
• Hosted the Olympics in 1920

Antwerp dominated international trade for centuries...

World Ports Classic 2013

Running from Friday 30th to Saturday August 31st 2013, the World Ports Classic will be made up of 2 stages and will cover a total distance of 356 kilometres.

Jersey wearers after the stage 2

Classifications after the stage 2

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