Koksijde - Ardooie 179.1 km
Chris rated this stage a Jupiler on his Belgian beer scale but it should be noted the parcours takes the riders within about 5 kms of the Sint Sixtus monks so maybe it would have been rated a Westvleteren Blond at least. In reality this should be an easy-ish day ahead of the three big stages to come.
Old Edvald wannabe of the Day: Jens Debusschere
Strong sprinter on the kind of roads he excels on. What could go wrong?