Demare wins sprint, Vermote takes Flanders GC
Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) won the Driedaagse van West-Vlaandern as Arnaud Demare (FDJ) claimed the final stage.
After winning GP Le Samyn in midweek, the 20-year-old claimed his third victory of the year as he beat Alexander Porsev (Katusha) and Kenny van Hummel (Vacansoleil) in a sprint finish.
Seven riders - David Boucher (FDJ), Aitor Galdos (Caja Rural), Julien Berard (AG2R La Mondiale), Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen), Christopher Juul Jensen (Saxo Bank), Baptiste Planckaert (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony) and Andy Cappelle ( Accent Jobs - Verandas Willems) - formed a break on the 186km stage from Nieuwpoort to Ichtegem.
But they were caught with 26km to go as the peloton did three circuits of Ichtegem to complete the stage.
Prologue winner Michal Kwiatkowski was not part of the lead group that had crossed the Zwarte Berg, the Rodeberg, the Monteberg and Kemmelberg climbs on the parcours allowing his team-mate Vermote, who had finished second to the Pole in Friday's prologue, to take the overall.