Boonen finally wins in Oman

Time trial to decide overall race winner

Quick Step's Tom Boonen took his third win in 11 days of racing in the Gulf on Thursday, winning a hectic sprint at the end of stage five of the Tour of Oman.

Boonen won two stages in the Tour of Qatar and seemed back to his very best, both in the sprints and whenever attacks developed into echelons during the two early-season races. The current Belgian national champion is hoping the two six-day races in Qatar and Oman will give him excellent early-season form just in time next weekend's Het Nieuwsblad and the odds of him winning with the Belgian bookmakers probably plummet every time he wins a sprint.

Boonen got an intuitive but excellent leadout from his Quick Step teammates and then dug deep to find an extra bit of speed to beat Argentina's Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank). Michael Van Stayen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) was third and Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank) was fourth.

American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) was again up there but again just missed out on a victory. His only consolation is a secure lead in the points race and so he will likely take home the special green jersey.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) was sixth in the sprint. Italy's Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) was seventh but retained the overall race lead.

Boonen moved up to second, at two seconds, but was just happy to have won a tough sprint.

"It might not have been the fastest sprint but it was the most hectic of the last two weeks, so I'm pretty satisfied," he told Cyclingnews.

"Me and Haedo had a little more speed. It was hard but I just passed him in the last 30 metres."

"We tried to do a nice leadout with the entire team, but with the headwind going back into the city it was tough. Then it was a big battle going into the last three kilometres. After that there was a bit of going left and right."

"I'd told my teammates Kevin Hulsmans and Marco Velo that we'd try and find each other in the last two kilometres. I found Kevin and so he took me up to the front, past Van Stayen and those guys. Then Marco took me to the last roundabout and then the sprint opened up. It was good."

Sprinters' teams control the breakaway

The 148km fifth stage of this first ever edition of the Tour of Oman followed an out and back route along the coast, passing the airport and the huge modern Mosque before finishing in front of the Sultan Qaboos Stadium.

Yet again riders were keen to test their legs and Belgium's Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) was one of several riders to give it a go. With the speed high, all the attacks were pulled back and it was only after a mad half hour at 47km/h, that a break formed and was allowed to get away.

Nikita Eskov (Katusha), former World Champion Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team) and Matthe Pronk (Vacansoliel) had timed their effort well and opened a five-minute gap after 50km of racing.

Ballan took the first intermediate sprint after 61km but the Liquigas team rode tempo on the front and slowly reeled the trio in. Ballan also won the second sprint at 93.5km but the move was caught by the bunch with 25km to go as the sprinters began to rev their engines.

Quick Step, Liquigas, Saxo Bank and Sky all went into formation and spent time on the front but a strong headwind and a series of roundabouts in the final three kilometres, made it difficult for any one team to control the lead out.

The road dipped with three hundred metres to go and that increased the speed of the sprinters as they snaked across the road. Everyone moved to their right to force their rivals to accelerate into the wind and Boonen and Haedo emerged on the front, going shoulder to shoulder close to the barriers.

It was close but Boonen had that little extra power and knew it as he hit the line. He threw his arms up in the air to celebrate and so did his hard working Quick Step teammates as the bunch followed him home.

A close battle for overall victory

After five days of racing, 26 riders are still within 16 seconds in the overall standings and so as expected, Friday's 18.5km time trial will decide the winner of the inaugural Tour of Oman.

It could be very close. The sprinters have the speed and better form, but both those qualities will be dented by the tough climbs early on the course. The riders have studied the climbs well because they are on the only road to the luxury resort hotel the race has stayed in all week.

The riders also use normal road bikes and so if Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) is on form, he could perhaps have the best balance between speed and time trial skill, and triumph on the Muscat Corniche on Sunday afternoon.

Full Results
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step3:23:52 
2Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
3Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
4Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
7Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
8Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
9Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team  
10Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
11Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
13Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
14Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
15Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
16Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
17Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
19Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
20Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
21Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
23Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
24Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
27Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
28Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
29Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
30Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
31Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
32Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
33Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
34Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
35Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
36Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
37Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
38Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
39Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
40Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
41Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
42Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
43Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
44Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
45Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
46Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
47Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
48Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
49Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
50Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
51Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
52Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
53Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
54Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
55Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
56Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
57Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
58Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
60Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
61Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
62Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
63Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
64Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
65Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
66Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
68Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
69Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
71Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
72Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
73Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
74Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
75Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
76Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
77Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
79Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
80Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
81Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
82Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
83Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
84Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
85Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
86Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
87John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
88Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
89Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
90Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
91Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
92Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
93Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
94Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
96Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
97Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
98Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
99Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
100Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
101Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
102Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
103Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
104Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
105Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
106Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
107Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
108Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:00:22 
109Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
110Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:23 
111Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
112Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions0:00:26 
113Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:46 
114Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:53 
115Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:03 
116Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:12 
117Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:28 
118Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
119Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:32 
120Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:35 
121Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
122Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:51 
123Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
124Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:03 
125Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:21 
Sprint 1 - Barka
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
3Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Muscat
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
3Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Points
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step30pts
2Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank27 
3Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator25 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions23 
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team21 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo19 
7Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram17 
8Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team15 
9Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator13 
10Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11 
11Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto10 
12Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun9 
13Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
14Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step7 
15Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram6 
16Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha5 
17Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team4 
18Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia3 
19Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team2 
20Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Most combative
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
3Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Young riders
1Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3:23:52 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
4Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
7Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
8Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
10Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
12Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
13Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
14Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
16Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
17Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
18Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
19Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
20Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
21Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
23Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
24Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
26Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
27Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
28Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
29Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
30Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
31Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
32Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
33Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
34Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
35Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
36Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
37Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
38Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:46 
39Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:12 
40Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:35 
41Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:51 
42Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:21 
Teams
1Team Saxo bank10:11:36 
2Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team  
3Quick Step  
4Cervélo Test Team  
5Team Milram  
6Saur - Sojasun  
7Garmin-Transitions  
8Omega Pharma - Lotto  
9Sky Pro Cycling Team  
10BMC Racing Team  
11AG2R - La mondiale  
12Team HTC - Columbia  
13Team Katusha  
14Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
15Liquigas - Doimos  
16Trek Livestrong U23  
General classification after stage 5
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo15:36:21 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:02 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:06 
4Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
5Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
6Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:10 
7Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:11 
8Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:14 
9Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:00:16 
10Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
12Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
14Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
15Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
16Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
17Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
18Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
19Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
20Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
21Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
22Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
23Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
24Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
25Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
26Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
27Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:23 
28Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
29Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
30Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:00:24 
31Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
32Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
33Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:39 
34Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:01 
35Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
36Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:01:05 
37Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong0:01:06 
38Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:01:08 
39Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:15 
40Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
41Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:17 
42Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:18 
43Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team0:01:21 
44Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
45Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
46Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
47Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
48Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
50Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
51Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
52Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
53Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
54John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
55Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
56Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
57Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
58Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
59Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
60Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
61Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
62Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
63Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
64Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
65Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
67Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
68Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
69Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
70Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
71Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
72Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:31 
73Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram0:01:35 
74Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:43 
75Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:44 
76Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:03 
77Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:02:14 
78Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions0:02:23 
79Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:02:26 
80Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:02:27 
81Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:02:37 
82Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:02:45 
83Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:02:47 
84Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:03:34 
85Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:35 
86Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:38 
87Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
88Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
89Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
90Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:03:51 
91Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:04:13 
92Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:04:20 
93Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong0:04:21 
94Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:31 
95Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:04:41 
96Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:56 
97Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
98Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
99Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:00 
100Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:05:06 
101Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:20 
102Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:05:24 
103Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
104Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:05:28 
105Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
106Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
107Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
108Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
109Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:20 
110Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
111Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:40 
112Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:06:56 
113Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:07:03 
114Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:07:13 
115Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:07:43 
116Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:07:52 
117Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:08:22 
118Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong0:09:03 
119Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:31 
120Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:09:40 
121Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:54 
122Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:11:07 
123Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:11 
124Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:13:28 
125Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:13:31 
Points classification
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions119pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team103 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo83 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step81 
5Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha70 
6Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun50 
7Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team50 
8Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator49 
9Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia41 
10Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team36 
11Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank35 
12Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto35 
13Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia33 
14Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale33 
15Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank32 
16Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30 
17Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator28 
18Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram25 
19Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram25 
20Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team24 
21Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team21 
22Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank21 
23Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo21 
24Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
25Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha19 
26Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions18 
27Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team15 
28Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team15 
29Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team13 
30Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram12 
31Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale11 
32Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank11 
33Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong11 
34Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team10 
35Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia10 
36Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank10 
37Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia9 
38Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto9 
39Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team9 
40Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto8 
41Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions7 
42John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
43Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator7 
44Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
45Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
46Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
47Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
48Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team5 
49Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
50Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha4 
51Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4 
52Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions4 
53Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
54Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team3 
55Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia3 
56Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale3 
57Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
58Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2 
59Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong2 
60Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Most combative classification
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale10pts
2Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team9 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
4Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
5Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
6Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha4 
7Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia3 
8Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
9Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale3 
10Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
11Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
12Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong2 
13Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram2 
14Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong2 
15Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team1 
16Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Young rider classification
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale15:36:27 
2Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
3Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:05 
4Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:10 
5Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
6Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
7Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
8Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:18 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:55 
10Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong0:01:00 
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:15 
12Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
14Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram0:01:29 
16Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:02:21 
17Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:02:31 
18Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:29 
19Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:32 
20Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
21Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:03:45 
22Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:04:07 
23Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:04:14 
24Benjamin King (Aus) Trek Livestrong0:04:15 
25Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:25 
26Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong0:04:50 
27Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:54 
28Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:05:00 
29Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:05:18 
30Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
31Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:05:22 
32Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
34Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:14 
35Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
36Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:34 
37Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:07:07 
38Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:07:37 
39Thimothy Roe (Aus) Trek Livestrong0:08:57 
40Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:09:34 
41Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:13:22 
42Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:13:25 
Teams classification
1Team Saxo bank46:49:51 
2Garmin-Transitions  
3Team HTC - Columbia  
4Cervélo Test Team  
5Quick Step  
6BMC Racing Team  
7AG2R - La mondiale0:00:07 
8Liquigas - Doimos0:00:31 
9Team Katusha0:01:05 
10Team Milram0:02:10 
11Saur - Sojasun  
12Omega Pharma - Lotto  
13Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:17 
14Sky Pro Cycling Team0:03:15 
15Trek Livestrong U230:06:04 
16Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team0:07:49 

 

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