At the end of the 200.8 kilometer race, Thijsen won in 4:52.04 hours, the same time as the Dutchman Marijn Van den Berg (EF Education-EasyPost) and the Belgian Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe), second and third, respectively.

Overall, thanks to the bonuses, Thijsen has a four-second advantage over Van den Berg and six over Meeus.

On Thursday, the second stage connects Lagoa to Alto da Fóia.