• GUARDINI, FIRST ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

    On part of the route that the peloton will take in the Tour de France in July this year, it was not a case of hanging around across the dykes of Zeeland between Rotterdam and Antwerp. Over a stage run at an average speed of 48.112 km/h, Andrea Guardini (Astana) finished first in the first part of the World Ports Classic 2015. Following a one-month break, the Italian sprinter - who won a stage of the Tour de Picardie last week - is clearly in his best form in May. After getting rid of...

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The stage in pictures

photo23/05/2015 

World Ports Classic 2015 - 23/05/2015 ? Etape 1 - Rotterdam / Anvers (Antwerp) - 195Km - Pays-Bas - Arrivée de la première étape remportée par GUARDINI Andrea © ASO/P.Ballet

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Rotterdam / Anvers (Antwerp)

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...

Anvers (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 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 1

Classifications after the stage 1

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