With Chris Lawless, Owain Doull and Diego Rosa already out of the race, Lukasz Wisniowski was unable to take to the start this morning due to illness.
Despite that, Leonardo Basso and Kristoffer Halvorsen rallied round Van Baarle, and DS Matteo Tosatto praised the trio for their work.
He said: “Today’s stage was the hardest of the week. We only had three guys start this morning but Leonardo and Kristoffer got through a lot of work in the first part of the race. It was very hard, very fast, and a battle in the crosswinds.
“Dylan was very strong and he’s put in good performances over the past two days. It’s a good result for the team and for Dylan. He will race the Vuelta so it shows the form is there.
“He stayed up there every day, was well positioned, avoided the crashes, and he led the team well. It was a good week.”
BinckBank Tour GC
1. Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) 25:13:01
2. Michael Matthews (Sunweb) +0:05
3. Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) +0:20
4. Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) +0:25
5. Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky) +0:34