With 100 riders they started in the race for newcomers in Elst. It was the American William Barnett who broke open the race and won the first intermediate sprint.
Three riders found a connection and immediately made a big gap to 45 seconds to 1 minute. They were Matijs Van Strijthem, Vanhuffel Mateo and De Paepe Thor. A rider Florian Delier was still able to make the connection. The platoon was defeated.
In the sprint Thor De Paepe beat Van Strijthem and Delier.