As is the privilege of being a Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador was the centre of attention in Surhuisterveen as he took out the city's post-Tour criterium ahead of Vacansoleil's Lieuwe Westra and Rabobank local boy Stef Clement.
Dutch riders were well-represented in the race, with the likes of Martijn Maaskant, Steven De Jongh and Niki Terpstra making an appearance for the large crowds that had gathered to see their Tour heroes.
With over six lap remaining the decisive break of seven formed; Contador, Westra, Clement, Maaskant, de Jongh, Renshaw and Terpstra made the cut and would fight out the finale.
Having made his way clear of the other six, on the final lap Contador managed to hold off Westra's spirited chase and hit the finish solo.
Arjan Stroetinga won the bunch sprint for eighth while Bauke Mollema finished 19th in his comeback race.
|1||Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana|
|2||Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil|
|3||Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam|
|4||Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin - Slipstream|
|5||Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep|
|6||Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC|
|7||Niki Terpstra (Ned) Milram|
|8||Arjan Stroetinga (Ned)|
|9||Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto|
|10||Ji Cheng (Chn) Skil-Shimano|
|11||Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha|
|12||Theo Postma (Ned) Midi Center - Ruiter Wielerteam|
|13||Adriaan Helmantel (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels|
|14||Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam|
|15||Marco Bos (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels|
|16||Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano|
|17||Han Feng (Chn)|
|18||Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels|
|19||Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam|
|20||Jan-hendrik Westra (Ned) WV Otto Ebbens|
|21||Andries Weening (Ned) WV Woonexpo Kapenga|
|22||Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep|
|23||Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil|
|24||Wesley Kreder (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof|
|25||Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team|
|26||Jasper Lenferink (Ned) Krolstone|
|27||Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank ProTeam|
|28||Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil|
|29||Bas Stamsnijder (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof|
|30||Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil|
|31||Dennis Kreder (Ned) Van Vliet - EBH Elshof|