• BOECKMANS, FLEMISH PERSEVERANCE PERSONIFIED

    Third in yesterday's stage, Kris Boeckmans taught his fellow sprinters a real lesson of self-sacrifice throughout the weekend. The winner of the Tour de Picardie a few days ago, victim of a puncture 15 kilometres before the finish line, treated himself to a prestigious trophy by winning the second stage to Rotterdam today and overall victory in the World Ports Classic. The Lotto-Soudal sprinter from the province of Antwerp is the third Belgian to win the ports race. First across the line...

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The stage in pictures

photo24/05/2015 

World Ports Classic 2015 - 24/05/2015 - Etape 2 - Anvers (Antwerp) / Rotterdam - 164 KM - Pays-Bas - Classement général : 1er BOECKMANS Kris, 2eme NAPOLITANO Danilo, 3eme HUTAROVICH Yauheni, 4eme BARBIER Rudy © ASO/P.Ballet

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Anvers (Antwerp) / Rotterdam

Anvers (Antwerp)

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

Antwerp dominated international trade for centuries...

Rotterdam

• 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...

World Ports Classic 2015

Running from Saturday 23th to Sunday May 24th 2015, the World Ports Classic will be made up of 2 stages and will cover a total distance of 359 kilometres.

Jersey wearers after the stage 2

Classifications after the stage 2

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