Tour de Picardie Stage 2: Maes and Meersman Finish in Top 15
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team riders Nikolas Maes and Gianni Meersman finished 13th and 14th in another group arrival of Tour de Picardie on Saturday.
Arnaud Demare (FDJ.fr) won the second stage, with Ramon Sinkeldam (Giant-Shimano) 2nd and Rudy Barbier (Roubaix Lille Metropole) 3rd.
Maes remains 4th in the GC, 18" back from Demare. Meersman is 7th, 20" back.
Gert Steegmans was in an original 15-rider breakaway, but all most of the group eventually lost contact and the remainders of the escape group were caught with about 20km to go in the stage.
OPQS looks next to a final, 170.5km stage on Sunday.