Casper captures first stage in Muscat

Frenchman makes history as first stage winner at Tour of Oman

Ghosts often appear at night and in the dark of the St. Valentine's night, French sprinter Jimmy Casper (Saur Sojasun) emerged from the shadows to win the opening stage of the Tour of Oman on the Corniche in the capital Muscat.

Casper took full advantage of the Team Sky lead out train that was working to set up Edvald Boasson Hagen and then jumped past the young Norwegian fifty metres from the line.

Boasson Hagen finished second, with Kenny Dehaes (Omega Pharma-Lotto) third. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) was fourth and double Tour of Qatar stage winner Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas-Doimo) was fifth.

Casper put his name in the history books as the first rider to win a stage at the Tour of Oman and also pulled on the first leader's red jersey thanks to his win and a ten-second time bonus. The result is hugely important for his now Professional Continental Saur-Sojasun French team to get the attention of Tour de France organisers Amaury Sports Organisation, which also runs the Tour of Oman, and earn a wildcard bid for the French Grand Tour.

"I knew it would be difficult to beat riders like Boonen and Chicchi who showed they're on form in Qatar but I got my sprint just right," Casper said as he was mobbed by the local media and the huge crowd that had turned out to see what professional cycling was all about.

"I followed the Team Sky lead out and was on Boasson Hagen's wheel. He jumped with about 150m to go and then I went on the lift with about fifty metres to go. It was late but I just beat him at the line by about 20 centimetres. Not much but one centimetre is enough."

Riders left in the dark with evening stage

When the riders arrived in Oman on Saturday morning, they were surprised to discover that the opening stage would be held on Sunday evening. They expected to ride the 16 laps of the near 4km circuit up and down the Muscat Corniche as the sun set. But the race was put back by an hour and then delayed even more by a laser and firework show in front of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

That meant the riders would race in the dark, with only streetlights to illuminate the road. They were rightly worried about safety, especially at the start of the race and so early in the season, and spent several minutes talking to the organizers. A high-speed crash could have been a disaster and they wisely agreed to look after each other in the dark and only hit full speed in the final two laps.

The race organisers agreed to cancel time bonuses for the two intermediate sprints, keeping them for the points classification only, and the direction of the circuit had already been changed to allow better wheel changes and make the finish slightly uphill instead of slightly down and with a curve to the right.

The first laps were neutralized as riders adapted to the conditions but the speed quickly increased as four riders jumped off the front.

Wilfried Cretskens (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Novoa Menedez (Cervélo TestTeam) and Cedric Coutouly (Saur-Sojasun) were the first to attack. Three laps later they were joined by German champion Martin Reimer (Cervélo TestTeam), Peter Wrolich (Milram) and Alessandro Ballan (BMC). The six gained 40 seconds on the bunch but were eventually pulled back on the ninth lap.

A few kilometres later, Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia), Robbie Hunter (Garmin-Transitions), Nikita Eskov (Katusha) and Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) took off. They carved out a 20 second advantage but with the final sprint getting closer and closer, the bunch pulled them back with two laps remaining.

The speed was over 50km/h now with the dangers of poor light, twitching wheels and huge crowds packing the barrier-less roads making the peloton a little nervous. Some riders justifiably decided not to take any risks and did not contest the sprint.

Team Sky came with a different strategy and hit the front on the final lap to stay out of trouble and also lead out Edvald Boasson Hagen.

All the team hit the front and in the final two kilometres, as Casper and Farrar went shoulder to shoulder for Boasson Hagen's wheel because they both knew it was the best place to be. CJ Sutton led Boasson Hagen but Casper had a better jump and emerged from the shadows to win the sprint and make cycling history in Oman.

Thanks to time bonuses of ten, six and four seconds awarded on the line, Casper leads Boasson Hagen by four seconds. But he was just happy to have won the opening stage, He will worry about defending on Monday.

"From now I'm not thinking about the overall, I'm just happy to enjoy this win. Before the start of stage two we'll try and work out a plan on how to defend the jersey."

Stage two is from Niswa to Samail to the east of the Jabal Akhdar mountains. The 148.5km stage ends with two laps of a 6.5km finishing circuit.

Full Results
1Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:22:22 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
3Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
5Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
6Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
8Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
10Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
11Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
12Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team  
13Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
14John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
16Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
17Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
18Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
19Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
20Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
21Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
22Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
25Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
27Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
28Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
29Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
30Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
31Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
32Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
33Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
34Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
35Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
36Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
38Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
39Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
40Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong  
41Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
42Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
43Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
44Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
46Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
47Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
48Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
49Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
50Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
52Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
53Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
54Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
55Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
56Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
57Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
58Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
59Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
60Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
61Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
62Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
64Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
66Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
68Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
69Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
70Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
71Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
72Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
73Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
74Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
75Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
76Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
77Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
78Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
79Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
80Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
81Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
82Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
83Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
84Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
85Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
86Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
87Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
88Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
89Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
90Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
91Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
92Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
93Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
94Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
95Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
96Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
97Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
98Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
99Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
100Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
101Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
102Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
103Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
104Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
105Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
106Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
107Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
108Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
109Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
110Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
112Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
113Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
114Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
115Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
116Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
117Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
118Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
119Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
120Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
121Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
122Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
123Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
124Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
125Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
126Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
Muscat
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram2 
3Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team1 
Muscat
1Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia3pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
3Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Arrivée - Muscat
1Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun30pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team27 
3Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto25 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions23 
5Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo21 
6Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator19 
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha17 
8Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia15 
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step13 
10Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank11 
11Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team10 
12Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team9 
13Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram8 
14John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
16Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team5 
17Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto4 
18Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
19Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
20Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team1 
Combativity
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram2 
3Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team1 
1Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia3 
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
3Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Young riders
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team1:22:22 
2Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
3Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
5Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
6Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
8Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
9Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
12Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
13Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
14Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
16Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
17Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong  
18Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
20Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
21Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
23Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
25Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
26Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
27Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
28Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
29Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
31Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
32Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
33Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
34Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
35Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
37Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
38Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
39Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
40Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
41Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
42Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
43Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
Teams
1Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team4:07:06 
2Team Katusha  
3Saur - Sojasun  
4Sky Pro Cycling Team  
5Omega Pharma - Lotto  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Cervélo Test Team  
8Team HTC - Columbia  
9Quick Step  
10Team Saxo bank  
11AG2R - La mondiale  
12Trek Livestrong U23  
13Team Milram  
14Garmin-Transitions  
15Liquigas - Doimos  
16Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
General classification after stage 1
1Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:22:12 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:04 
3Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:06 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:10 
5Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
6Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
8Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
10Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
11Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
12Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team  
13Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
14John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
16Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
17Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
18Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
19Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
20Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
21Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
22Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
25Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
27Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
28Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
29Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
30Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
31Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
32Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
33Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
34Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
35Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
36Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
38Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
39Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
40Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong  
41Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
42Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
43Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
44Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
46Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
47Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
48Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
49Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
50Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
52Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
53Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
54Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
55Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
56Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
57Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
58Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
59Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
60Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
61Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
62Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
64Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
66Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
68Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
69Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
70Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
71Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
72Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
73Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
74Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
75Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
76Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
77Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
78Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
79Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
80Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
81Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
82Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
83Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
84Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
85Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
86Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
87Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
88Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
89Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
90Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
91Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
92Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
93Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
94Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
95Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
96Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
97Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
98Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
99Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
100Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
101Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
102Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
103Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
104Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
105Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
106Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
107Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
108Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
109Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
110Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
112Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
113Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
114Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
115Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
116Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
117Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
118Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
119Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
120Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
121Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
122Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
123Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
124Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
125Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
126Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
Points classification
1Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun30pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team27 
3Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto25 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions23 
5Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo21 
6Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator19 
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha17 
8Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia15 
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step13 
10Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank11 
11Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team10 
12Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team9 
13Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram8 
14John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
16Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team5 
17Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto4 
18Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3 
19Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia3 
20Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
21Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
22Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram2 
23Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
24Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team1 
25Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
26Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team1 
Combativity classification
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia3 
3Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram2 
4Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
5Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
6Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team1 
Young rider classification
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team1:22:16 
2Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:06 
3Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
5Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
6Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
8Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
9Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
12Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
13Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
14Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
16Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
17Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong  
18Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
20Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
21Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
23Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
25Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
26Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
27Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
28Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
29Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
31Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
32Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
33Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
34Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
35Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
37Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
38Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
39Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
40Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
41Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
42Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
43Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
Teams classification
1Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team4:07:06 
2Team Katusha  
3Saur - Sojasun  
4Sky Pro Cycling Team  
5Omega Pharma - Lotto  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Cervélo Test Team  
8Team HTC - Columbia  
9Quick Step  
10Team Saxo bank  
11AG2R - La mondiale  
12Trek Livestrong U23  
13Team Milram  
14Garmin-Transitions  
15Liquigas - Doimos  
16Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  

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