Terpstra powers to prologue win

Milram rider continues to show good form after Dauphiné stage win

Niki Terpstra (Milram) powered to the victory in the prologue of the Ster Elektrotoer with a blistering 51.86 km/h effort over the parcours in the centre of Gement. The Dutchman donned his second yellow jersey in a week after his stage win and stint in the leader's jersey at the Dauphiné.

"Apparently, yellow is my colour," joked the Dutchman. "I will try to defend the jersey - I can, because we have a good team."

Terpstra leads his compatriot Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) by two seconds in the general classification. Westra had his own success in France before coming to the Tour, having won the Tour de Picardie last month.

In third was Piet Rooijakkers (Skil-Shimano), with Quick Step's Tom Boonen following in fourth.

Results
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:08:00 
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:02 
3Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:06 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:10 
5Ingnatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:00:11 
6Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence - Lotto  
7Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:12 
9Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team  
10Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:00:13 
11Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:00:14 
12Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road  
13Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road  
14Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
15Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:00:15 
16Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:00:16 
17Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
18Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
19Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - High Road  
20Edward King (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
21Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:17 
22Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
23Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
24Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:00:18 
25Andrè Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road  
26Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld  
27Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
28Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank0:00:19 
29Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:20 
30Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Contentpolis-Ampo  
31Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
32Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:21 
33Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
34Eloy Teruel (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
35Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road  
36Gerben Lowik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
37Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:00:22 
38Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
39Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:00:23 
40Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
41Stephen Cummings (GBr) Barloworld  
42Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:24 
43Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
44Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:25 
45Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
46Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
47Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
48Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team Columbia - High Road  
49Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
50Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:26 
51Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
52Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
53Martin Muller (Ger) Team Milram0:00:27 
54Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
55Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
56Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:00:28 
57Marcel Beima (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team  
58Christopher Froome (Ken) Barloworld  
59Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
60Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:00:29 
61Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence - Lotto  
62Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
63Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
64Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:00:30 
65Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
66Jos Pronk (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:00:31 
67Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
68Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
69Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
70Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
71Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank  
72Arjen De Baat (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:32 
73Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
74Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
75Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:33 
76Gian Paolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld  
77Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
78Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
79Gennady Mikhaylov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:34 
80Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
81Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - High Road  
82Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld0:00:35 
83Denis Galimzyanov (Kaz) Team Katusha0:00:34 
84Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:00:35 
85Tom Stubbe (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
86Kenny De Haes (Bel) Team Katusha0:00:36 
87Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
88Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram0:00:37 
89Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
90Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step0:00:36 
91Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:00:37 
92Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
93Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
94Mikel Gaztañaga (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
95André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
96Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
97Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:00:38 
98Geert Van Der Sanden (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:00:39 
99Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
100Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
101Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
102Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels  
103Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
104Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:40 
105Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
106Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:41 
107Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team Saxo Bank  
108Bas Stamsnijder (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:42 
109Rubén Reig (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
110Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:44 
111Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
112Jeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
113Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
114Ivor Bruin (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:00:45 
115Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
116Adriaan Helmantel (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels  
117Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
118Volodynir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
119Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:00:46 
120Thom Van Dulmen (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels  
121Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team  
122Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
123Pedro Vera (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:47 
124Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:00:48 
125Sjoerd Botter (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team  
126Gerrit Soepenberg (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:00:52 
127Cristiano Salerno (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:00:53 
128Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld  
129Fabio Negri (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
130Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:54 
131Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld  
132Claudio Casas (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:55 
133Peter Mohlmann (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:00:57 
134Sergio Marinangell (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:00:59 
135Rik Kavsek (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:01:00 
136Marco Cattaneo (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:01:02 
137Alberto Ongarato (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:01:04 
138Marco Corti (Ita) Barloworld0:01:06 
139Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:01:11 
140Cornellus Van Ooijen (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:01:13 
141Roberto Ferrari (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:01:15 
142Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:48 
Points
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram15pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team12 
3Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano10 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step8 
5Ingnatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team6 
6Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence - Lotto5 
7Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank4 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto3 
9Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team2 
10Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank1 
Teams
1Team Milram0:24:31 
2Cervélo Test Team0:00:03 
3Rabo-bank0:00:07 
4Team Columbia-High Road0:00:12 
5Skil-Shimano  
6Quickstep0:00:13 
7Vacansolei ProCyclingTeam0:00:15 
8Silence-Lotto0:00:17 
9Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:30 
10Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:33 
11Team Saxo Bank  
12Van Vliet - EBH-Elshof0:00:36 
13Barloworld0:00:37 
14Landbouwkrediet-Colnago0:00:50 
15Team Katusha0:00:51 
16KrolStonE ContinentalTeam0:01:11 
17Cycling Team Jo Piels0:01:24 
18LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini0:01:43 
General classification after stage 1
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:07:59 
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:02 
3Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:07 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:10 
5Ingnatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:00:11 
6Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence - Lotto  
7Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:00:12 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
9Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team  
10Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:00:13 
11Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:00:14 
12Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road  
13Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road0:00:15 
14Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
15Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:00:16 
16Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
17Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
18Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:17 
19Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - High Road  
20Edward King (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
21Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
22Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:00:18 
23Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
24Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
25Andrè Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road  
26Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld  
27Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
28Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank0:00:19 
29Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:20 
30Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Contentpolis-Ampo  
31Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step0:00:21 
32Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
34Eloy Teruel (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:22 
35Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road  
36Gerben Lowik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
37Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
38Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
39Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:00:23 
40Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:00:24 
41Stephen Cummings (GBr) Barloworld  
42Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
43Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:25 
44Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
45Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
46Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
47Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
48Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team Columbia - High Road0:00:26 
49Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
50Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
51Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
52Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:27 
53Martin Muller (Ger) Team Milram  
54Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:28 
55Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
56Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
57Marcel Beima (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:00:29 
58Christopher Froome (Ken) Barloworld  
59Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
60Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
61Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence - Lotto  
62Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:30 
63Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
64Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
65Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:00:31 
66Jos Pronk (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team  
67Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
68Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
69Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:32 
70Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
71Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank  
72Arjen De Baat (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:33 
73Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
74Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
75Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:34 
76Gian Paolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld  
77Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
78Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
79Gennady Mikhaylov (Rus) Team Katusha  
80Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
81Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - High Road0:00:35 
82Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld  
83Denis Galimzyanov (Kaz) Team Katusha  
84Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
85Tom Stubbe (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:36 
86Kenny De Haes (Bel) Team Katusha  
87Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:37 
88Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram  
89Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
90Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
91Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
92Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
93Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
94Mikel Gaztañaga (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:38 
95André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
96Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
97Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:00:39 
98Geert Van Der Sanden (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels  
99Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
100Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
101Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
102Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:00:40 
103Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
104Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
105Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:00:41 
106Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:42 
107Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team Saxo Bank  
108Bas Stamsnijder (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:43 
109Rubén Reig (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
110Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:44 
111Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
112Jeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:45 
113Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
114Ivor Bruin (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team  
115Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
116Adriaan Helmantel (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:00:46 
117Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
118Volodynir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
119Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:00:47 
120Thom Van Dulmen (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels  
121Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team  
122Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
123Pedro Vera (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:48 
124Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:00:49 
125Sjoerd Botter (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team  
126Gerrit Soepenberg (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:00:53 
127Cristiano Salerno (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
128Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld0:00:54 
129Fabio Negri (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
130Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
131Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld  
132Claudio Casas (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:55 
133Peter Mohlmann (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:00:57 
134Sergio Marinangell (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:00:59 
135Rik Kavsek (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:01:01 
136Marco Cattaneo (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:01:02 
137Alberto Ongarato (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:01:05 
138Marco Corti (Ita) Barloworld0:01:06 
139Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Krolstone Continental Team0:01:11 
140Cornellus Van Ooijen (Ned) Cycling Team Jo Piels0:01:14 
141Roberto Ferrari (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:01:16 
142Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:49 
Points classification
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram15pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team12 
3Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano10 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step8 
5Ingnatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team6 
6Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence - Lotto5 
7Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank4 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto3 
9Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team2 
10Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank1 
Teams classification
1Team Milram0:24:31 
2Cervélo Test Team0:00:03 
3Rabo-bank0:00:07 
4Team Columbia-High Road0:00:12 
5Skil-Shimano  
6Quickstep0:00:13 
7Vacansolei ProCyclingTeam0:00:15 
8Silence-Lotto0:00:17 
9Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:30 
10Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:33 
11Team Saxo Bank  
12Van Vliet - EBH-Elshof0:00:36 
13Barloworld0:00:37 
14Landbouwkrediet-Colnago0:00:50 
15Team Katusha0:00:51 
16KrolStonE ContinentalTeam0:01:11 
17Cycling Team Jo Piels0:01:24 
18LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini0:01:43 

 

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