Bennati beats Farrar and Boasson Hagen in Samail

Boasson Hagen takes overall lead

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) was all smiles after winning stage two of the Tour of Oman on Monday.

The mild-mannered Italian had not won a sprint since the Giro di Sardegna last February because of injuries and bad luck but he was back to his best on the straight and slightly rising finish in the small town of Samail.

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) was second as he continued to go close to victory, while Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) was third in the sprint.

Protected sprinter

Bennati was the protected sprinter for Liquigas-Doimo after he helped teammate Francesco Chicchi win two stages in the Tour of Qatar.

His teammates kept him out of trouble during the stage and then Chicchi and Daniel Oss gave him an excellent lead out. When everybody else hesitated with 300 metres to go, perhaps wary of committing so far out, Bennati jumped and had the speed to hold off the other sprinters.

"I've waited too long for this win. I've had so many problems that I've decided to stop looking back. Now I just hope to look to the future," Bennati told Cyclingnews.

"The whole team helped me during the stage and then Daniel [Oss] and Francesco [Chicchi] gave me a great lead out. Chicchi was amazing. I went with about 300 metres to go as the bunch hesitated. It was a long way out but I've got a long sprint when I'm fit and healthy."

Boasson Hagen took the red leader's jersey from stage one winner Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun), who was only 10th in the sprint today. Casper is second, with Bennati third, both in the same time as Boasson Hagen. Farrar is fourth overall at four seconds.

Farrar has had a string of placings and some bad luck but he must surely win a sprint in the remaining four stage of the Tour of Oman.

"My form is coming around and so it's got to happen soon," Farrar told Cyclingnews, clearly not having lost his morale or determination for the sprints.

Four-rider early break

The 148.5km stage started in the small town of Nizwa on the main trading route across Oman and ended with two laps of a 7.5km finishing circuit around Samail. It was by far the biggest day of sport the town had ever seen and everyone packed the roadside and the finish area to see the funny men in lycra race round their block.

Despite temperatures close to 30 Celsius and with little wind, the early break formed after just seven kilometres when Britain's Alex Dowsett (Trek-Livestrong), America's Jackson Stewart (BMC), Belgium's Kristof Vandewalle (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Luxemburg's Ben Gastauer (Ag2r- La Mondiale) got away.

The four all committed to the move and opened a 6:25 gap after 42km of racing. However, after being caught out in Qatar when Wouter Mol and Geert Steurs gained enough time to secure first and second overall for the rest of the race, the bunch and especially Casper's Saur-Sojasun team never the let the quartet get away.

The four were eventually caught just after the first time through the finish area, with 15km left to race. They'd been out front for a brave 141.5km.

Next time through the finish, although there was still one lap remaining, Lieuwe Westra (Vacansolseil) of the Netherlands jumped away and thought he'd won the stage. His joy turned to anguish and then embarrassment, as race officials and soigneurs from other teams told him there was still a lap to race.

The sprinters teams controlled the bunch in the final lap but just like in Qatar, no one team had the muscle and fitness to dominate the sprint and set up their leader. Garmin-Transitions, Saxo Bank, Team Sky and Liquigas-Doimo all tried to take charge but the other teams responded and the sprint was a high-speed fight for all.

Liquigas-Doimo was riding for Bennati and when the other sprinters hesitated with three hundred metres to go, he opened up his long surging sprint and got a gap. Now back to his best, Bennati powered to the line and everyone else was unable to get anywhere near him.

Full Results
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:33:03 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
4Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
5Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
6Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
7Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
8Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
9Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
10Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
11Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
12Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
14Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
15Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
17Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
18Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
19Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
20Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
21Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team  
22Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
23Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
24Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
25Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
26Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
27Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
28Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
29Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
30Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
31Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
32Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
33Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
34Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
36Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
37Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
38Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
39Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
40Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
42Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
43Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
44Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
45Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
46Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
47Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
48Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
49Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
50Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
51Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
52Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
53Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
54Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
55Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
56Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
57Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
58Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
59Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
60Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
61Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
62John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
63Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
64Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
65Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
66Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
67Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
68Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
69Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
70Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
71Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
72Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
73Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
74Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
75Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
77Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
78Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
79Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
80Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
81Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
82Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
84Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
85Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
86Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
87Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
88Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
89Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
90Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
91Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
92Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
93Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
94Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
95Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
96Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
97Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
98Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
100Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
101Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
102Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
103Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
104Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
105Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
106Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
107Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
108Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
109Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
110Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
111Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:00:27 
112Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
113Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
114Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
115Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:30 
116Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
118Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:00:37 
119Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:39 
120Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:00:42 
121Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:45 
122Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
123Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:49 
124Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:04 
125Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:20 
126Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong0:03:26 
Points - Izki, 33.5km
1Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Points - Samail, 133.0km
1Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong2 
3Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Points - Finish, 148.5km
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo30pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions27 
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team25 
4Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank23 
5Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha21 
6Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team19 
7Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team17 
8Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia15 
9Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team13 
10Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11 
11Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank10 
12Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram9 
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto8 
14Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions7 
15Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
16Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team5 
17Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team4 
18Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step3 
19Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2 
20Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
Young riders
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team3:33:03 
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
3Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
4Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
6Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
7Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
9Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
10Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
11Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
12Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
13Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
14Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
15Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
16Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
17Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
18Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
19Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
20Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
21Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
22Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
24Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
25Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
26Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
28Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
29Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
30Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
32Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
34Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:00:27 
35Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30 
36Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:00:42 
38Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:45 
39Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
40Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:49 
41Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:04 
42Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:20 
43Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong0:03:26 
1Team Saxo Bank10:39:09 
2Cervélo Test Team  
3Garmin - Transitions  
4Team Katusha  
5BMC Racing Team  
6Sky Pro Cycling Team  
7Quick Step  
8Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
10Omega Pharma - Lotto  
11Ag2R-La Mondiale  
12Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
13Team HTC - Columbia  
14Team Milram  
16Trek Livestrong  
General classification after stage 2
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team4:55:15 
2Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:04 
5Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:06 
6Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
7Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:07 
8Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong0:00:08 
9Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:10 
10Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
11Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
12Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team  
14Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
15Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
16Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
17Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
18Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
19Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
20Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
21Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
24Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
25Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
26Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
27Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
28Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
29Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
30Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
31John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
32Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
33Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
34Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
35Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
36Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
37Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
38Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
40Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
41Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
42Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
43Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
44Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
45Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
46Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
47Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
48Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
49Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
50Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
51Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
52Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
53Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
54Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
55Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
56Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
57Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
58Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
59Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
60Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
61Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
62Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
63Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
64Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
65Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
66Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
67Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
68Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
69Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
70Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
71Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
72Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
73Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
75Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
76Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
77Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
78Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
80Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
81Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
82Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
83Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
84Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
85Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
86Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
87Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
88Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
89Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
90Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
91Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
92Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
93Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
94Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
95Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
96Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
97Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
98Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
99Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
100Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
101Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
102Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
103Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
104Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
105Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
106Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
107Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
108Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:32 
109Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
110Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:34 
111Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:00:37 
112Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
113Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
114Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:40 
115Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
116Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
117Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:00:47 
118Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:49 
119Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:00:52 
120Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:55 
121Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
122Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:59 
123Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions0:01:10 
124Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:14 
125Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:30 
126Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong0:03:36 
Points classification
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team52pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions50 
3Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun41 
4Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha38 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo30 
6Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia30 
7Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto25 
8Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank23 
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo21 
10Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator19 
11Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team19 
12Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team17 
13Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team15 
14Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step13 
15Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team13 
16Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank11 
17Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank10 
18Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team9 
19Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram9 
20Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto8 
21Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram8 
22John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
23Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions7 
24Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
25Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
26Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team5 
27Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team5 
28Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
29Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
30Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto4 
31Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia3 
32Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
33Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale3 
34Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step3 
35Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
36Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong2 
37Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
38Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram2 
39Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
40Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2 
41Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
42Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team1 
Young rider classification
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team4:55:15 
2Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:06 
3Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:07 
4Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong0:00:08 
5Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:10 
6Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
8Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
11Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
12Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
14Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
16Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
17Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
18Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
19Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
20Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
21Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
23Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
24Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
25Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
26Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
27Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
28Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
29Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
30Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
31Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
32Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
33Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
34Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:00:37 
35Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:40 
36Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:00:52 
38Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:55 
39Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
40Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:59 
41Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:14 
42Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:30 
43Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong0:03:36 
Teams classification
1Team Saxo Bank14:46:15 
2Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
3Team Katusha  
4Cervélo Test Team  
5Garmin - Transitions  
7Team Sky  
8BMC Racing Team  
9Omega Pharma - Lotto  
10Quick Step  
11Team HTC - Columbia  
12Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
14Ag2R-La Mondiale  
15Trek Livestrong  
16Team Milram  

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