A stage race could probably not start in a much better way - the previous evening announced as the defending champion at the team presentation, Nikodemus Holler could prove his good shape right at the beginning oft he tour and take the win of stage one.
This first stage led over 131 kilometers with many climbs. The guys from BIKE AID were able to quickly take control of the race and then put high pressure on the rivals in the mountains.
Adne van Engelen took the mountain jersey and Nikodemus Holler was able to escape and win at the end with 30 seconds ahead of Jasper Ockeloen from the Dutch pro team Monkeytown.
Van Engelen finished fourth and BIKE AID wins the team classification of the day