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Tour of Oman 2010

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February 14-19, 2010

February 14, Stage 1: Muscat Corniche Circuit 61km

Casper captures first stage in Muscat

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 14, 2010, 16:55 GMT,
Updated:
February 15, 2010, 8:51 GMT

Frenchman makes history as first stage winner at Tour of Oman

Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun) wears the red leader's jersey

Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun) wears the red leader's jersey

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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
1 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:22:22  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
3 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
5 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
6 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha    
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
9 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
10 Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
11 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
12 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team    
13 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
14 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
15 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
16 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
17 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
18 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
19 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
20 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
21 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha    
22 Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
23 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
25 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
26 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
27 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
28 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
29 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
30 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
31 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
32 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
33 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
34 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
35 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
36 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
37 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
38 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
39 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
40 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
41 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
42 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
43 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
44 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
45 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
46 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
47 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
48 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
49 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
50 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
52 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
53 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
54 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
55 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
56 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
57 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
58 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
59 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
60 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
61 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
62 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
63 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
64 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
65 Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
66 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
67 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
68 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
69 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
70 Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
71 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
72 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
73 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
74 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
75 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
76 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha    
77 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
78 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
79 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
80 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
81 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
82 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
83 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
84 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
85 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
86 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions    
87 Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
88 Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
89 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram    
90 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
91 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
92 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
93 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
94 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
95 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
96 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
97 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
98 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
99 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
100 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
101 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
102 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
103 Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
104 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
105 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram    
106 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
107 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
108 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
109 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions    
110 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
111 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
112 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
113 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
114 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
115 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
116 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
117 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
118 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
119 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
120 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
121 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
122 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
123 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
124 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
125 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
126 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
Muscat
1 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3 pts
2 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 2  
3 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 1  
Muscat
1 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 3 pts
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 1  
Arrivée - Muscat
1 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 30 pts
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 27  
3 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 25  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 23  
5 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 21  
6 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 19  
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 17  
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 15  
9 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 13  
10 Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 11  
11 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team 10  
12 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team 9  
13 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 8  
14 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
15 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
16 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 5  
17 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto 4  
18 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
19 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 2  
20 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 1  
Combativity
1 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3 pts
2 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 2  
3 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 1  
1 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 3  
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 1  
Young riders
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 1:22:22  
2 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
3 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
4 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
5 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
6 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
8 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha    
9 Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
11 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
12 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
13 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
14 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
15 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
16 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
17 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
18 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
19 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
20 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
21 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
22 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
23 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
25 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
26 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
28 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
29 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
30 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
31 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
32 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
33 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
34 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
35 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
36 Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
37 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
38 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
39 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
40 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
41 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
42 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
43 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
Teams
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team 4:07:06  
2 Team Katusha    
3 Saur - Sojasun    
4 Sky Pro Cycling Team    
5 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
6 BMC Racing Team    
7 Cervélo Test Team    
8 Team HTC - Columbia    
9 Quick Step    
10 Team Saxo bank    
11 AG2R - La mondiale    
12 Trek Livestrong U23    
13 Team Milram    
14 Garmin-Transitions    
15 Liquigas - Doimos    
16 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
General classification after stage 1
1 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:22:12  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:00:04  
3 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:06  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:10  
5 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
6 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha    
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
9 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
10 Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
11 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
12 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team    
13 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
14 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
15 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
16 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
17 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
18 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
19 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
20 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
21 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha    
22 Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
23 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
25 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
26 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
27 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
28 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
29 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
30 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
31 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
32 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
33 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
34 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
35 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
36 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
37 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
38 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
39 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
40 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
41 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
42 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
43 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
44 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
45 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
46 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
47 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
48 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
49 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
50 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
52 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
53 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
54 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
55 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
56 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
57 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
58 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
59 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
60 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
61 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
62 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
63 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
64 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
65 Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
66 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
67 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
68 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
69 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
70 Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
71 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
72 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
73 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
74 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
75 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
76 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha    
77 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
78 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
79 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
80 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
81 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
82 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
83 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
84 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
85 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
86 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions    
87 Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
88 Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
89 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram    
90 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
91 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
92 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
93 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
94 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
95 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
96 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
97 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
98 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
99 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
100 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
101 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
102 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
103 Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
104 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
105 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram    
106 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
107 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
108 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
109 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions    
110 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
111 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
112 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
113 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
114 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
115 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
116 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
117 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
118 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
119 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
120 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
121 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
122 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
123 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
124 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
125 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
126 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
Points classification
1 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 30 pts
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 27  
3 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 25  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 23  
5 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 21  
6 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 19  
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 17  
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 15  
9 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 13  
10 Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 11  
11 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team 10  
12 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team 9  
13 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 8  
14 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
15 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
16 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 5  
17 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto 4  
18 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3  
19 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 3  
20 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
21 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 2  
22 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 2  
23 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
24 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 1  
25 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 1  
26 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 1  
Combativity classification
1 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3 pts
2 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 3  
3 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 2  
4 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
5 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 1  
6 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 1  
Young rider classification
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 1:22:16  
2 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:06  
3 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
4 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
5 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
6 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
8 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha    
9 Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
11 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
12 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
13 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
14 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
15 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
16 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
17 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
18 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
19 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
20 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
21 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
22 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
23 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
25 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
26 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
28 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
29 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
30 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
31 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
32 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
33 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
34 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
35 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
36 Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
37 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
38 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
39 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
40 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
41 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
42 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
43 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
Teams classification
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team 4:07:06  
2 Team Katusha    
3 Saur - Sojasun    
4 Sky Pro Cycling Team    
5 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
6 BMC Racing Team    
7 Cervélo Test Team    
8 Team HTC - Columbia    
9 Quick Step    
10 Team Saxo bank    
11 AG2R - La mondiale    
12 Trek Livestrong U23    
13 Team Milram    
14 Garmin-Transitions    
15 Liquigas - Doimos    
16 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team