Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen held off a fast-finishing Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni to win the opening stage of the Eneco Tour on Monday.

World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia took third at the end of the 185km stage in the Netherlands.

The Eneco Tour used to be known as the Tour of Benelux, although it no longer crosses into Luxembourg, remaining in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Tuesday’s second stage is a 9.5km individual time trial in Breda. The tour ends on Sunday.

Results from the opening 184.7km stage of the Eneco Tour in the Netherlands on Monday:

1. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LottoNL) 4hr 14min 00sec, 2. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) same time, 3. Peter Sagan (SVK) s.t., 4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) s.t., 5. Alexander Kristoff (NOR) s.t., 6. Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) s.t., 7. Arnaud Démare (FRA) s.t., 8. Andrea Guardini (ITA) s.t., 9. Marcel Kittel (GER) s.t., 10. Roy Jans (BEL) s.t.

Overall standings

1. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LottoNL) 4hr 13min 50sec, 2. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) at 4sec, 3. Frederik Backaert (BEL) s.t., 4. Laurens De Vreese (BEL) 5, 5. Peter Sagan (SVK) 5, 6. Matteo Bono (ITA) 7, 7. Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL) 8, 8. Brian van GoethemROP (NED) s.t., 9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 9, 10. Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 10

Agence France-Presse

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