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Tour of Oman 2011

Date range:
February 15-20, 2011

February 15, Stage 1: as Sawadi - Al Seeb 158km

Bos sprints to win at Oman opening stage

By:
Cycling News
Published:
February 15, 2011, 14:33 GMT,
Updated:
February 15, 2011, 16:29 GMT

Dutch rider is first race leader

Theo Bos (Rabobank) took advantage of an excellent lead out and a perfectly timed sprint to win the opening stage of the Tour of Oman ahead of Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad), Roger Kluge (Skil-Shimano) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky).

The Dutchman is the first to admit that he is still learning how to compete against the best road sprinters in the sport after switching from the track but this victory, his first of 2011, confirms he is getting better and better at combining the chaos of the final kilometres of a road sprint wit his natural speed he developed on the track.

The finish line at the end of the 158km stage was on an exposed, nondescript stretch of road near Al Seeb and a strong tailwind meant the sprint was fast and furious. A rogue spectator in the road also caused problems meaning some riders were forced to move all over the road, while others used the tailwind to move up on their rivals from behind.

Bos found the best way through the confusion and then had the speed to hold off Cavendish as the British sprinter tried to come off his wheel. It was close at the line but as both riders threw their bikes at the line but Bos got it by a few inches.

"It's a huge satisfaction to win. It's a very nice step up in my career. Now I hope I can stay at this level and continue to compete against the best sprinters in the world," Bos said before climbing onto the podium.

"I felt comfortable in the sprint. The team was very good and on the front with about five kilometres to go because we all knew that the roundabout (at just over a one kilometre to go) would be very important and that you had to be in front."

"I accelerated out of the roundabout but then both me and my lead-out man Graeme Brown became a little boxed in. A lot of riders passed us, and we suddenly were near the back of the sprinters group. Fortunately we didn't panic and with 500 metres to go I tried to move up and pass riders."

"I got to the front with about 150 metres to go and I was surprised that I could stay out front. I saw one rider coming up and realised it was Cavendish. But I'm really happy I was able to hold on to the finish line and win."

Bos pulls on the red jersey

Thanks to winning the opening stage in Oman, Bos pulled on the race leader's red jersey.

Time bonuses of 10, six and four seconds means he leads Cavendish by four seconds in the overall classification. Pieter Serry (Topsport Vlaanderen) is third overall after picking up bonus seconds while in the breakaway of the day and Kluge is fourth, also at four seconds.

Some of the big names expected to fill the top 10 where surprisingly much lower down the results. Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) finished 17th and told Cyclingnews that he was forced to dive around spectator standing the road. He was not happy about it.

Taylor Phinney finished 19th on his full professional debut with BMC, while Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) was 20th and Tom Boonen (Quick Step) further back in 26th place.

World Champion Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) was just happy to get his first race of the season done without any mishaps. He finished 60th and did not contest the sprint.

Long first day

The stage finished as dusk was falling across the barren Oman countryside after the racing began an hour later than scheduled.

Riders traveled to the start by car but for some reason their bikes were not in Al Sawadi when they got there. The 128 bikes were supposed to set off in four trucks at least half an hour before the riders but the riders were left standing around. When the bikes eventually arrived it was a mad scramble to get the race underway as the race organisers tried to limit the embarrassment of the delay.

When the stage finally got underway, the race soon came alive with 14 riders getting in an early move. When these were pulled back, three riders got away, forming the break of the day. The trio were Pieter Serry (Topsport Vlaanderen), Tanel Kangert (Astana) and Britain's Mark McNally (An Post Sean Kelly).

They opened a 4:55 gap after 50km of racing and they contested both intermediate sprints but the peloton kept them under control and then reeled them in with ten kilometres to go.

Leopard Trek and other teams tried to control the sprint and everyone know position after the final roundabout would be vital with a strong tail wind blowing the riders down the finishing straight.

Rabobank and Bos got it just right, had the best run at the line and so Bos got the stage victory and the first race lead. He also proved that he can take on and beat the best sprinters in the world.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3:38:29  
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
5 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
6 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
7 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
8 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
9 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
10 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
11 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
12 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
14 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
15 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
16 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
17 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
18 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
19 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
20 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
21 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
22 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
23 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
24 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
25 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
26 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
27 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
28 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
29 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
30 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
31 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
32 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
33 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
34 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
35 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
36 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
37 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
38 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
39 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
40 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
41 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
42 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
43 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
44 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
45 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
46 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
47 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
48 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
49 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
50 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
51 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
52 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
53 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
54 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
55 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
56 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
57 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
58 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
59 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
60 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
61 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
62 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
63 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad    
64 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
65 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
66 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
67 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
68 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
69 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
70 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
71 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
72 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
73 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
74 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
75 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
76 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
77 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
78 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
79 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
80 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
81 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
82 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
83 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
84 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
85 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
86 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
87 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
88 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
89 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
90 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
91 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
92 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
93 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
94 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
95 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
96 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
97 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
98 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
99 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
100 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
101 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
102 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
103 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
104 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
105 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
106 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
107 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
108 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
109 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
110 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
111 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
112 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
113 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
114 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
115 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
116 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
117 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
118 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
119 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
120 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
121 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
122 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
123 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
124 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:19  
125 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:48  
126 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
127 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:41  
Sprint 1 - As Suwayq
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  pts
2 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 2  
3 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 1  
Sprint 2 - Al Hazm
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  pts
2 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
3 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 1  
Sprint 3 - Al Seeb (Finish)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15  pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 12  
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 9  
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 7  
5 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
6 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 5  
7 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 4  
8 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
9 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
10 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
Most combative rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  pts
2 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 2  
3 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 1  
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
2 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
3 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 3:38:29  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
3 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
5 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
6 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
8 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
9 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
10 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
11 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
12 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
13 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
14 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
15 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
16 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
17 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
18 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
19 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
20 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
21 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
22 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
23 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
24 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
25 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
26 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
27 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
28 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
29 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
30 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
32 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
33 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
34 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
35 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 10:55:27  
2 Katusha Team    
3 BMC Racing Team    
4 HTC - Highroad    
5 FDJ    
6 Quick Step Cycling Team    
7 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
8 Skil-Shimano    
9 An Post-Sean Kelly    
10 Rabobank Cycling Team    
11 Lampre - ISD    
12 Team Leopard-Trek    
13 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
14 Geox - TMC    
15 Pro Team Astana    
16 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3:38:19  
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:00:04  
3 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
4 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:06  
5 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:07  
6 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
7 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:10  
8 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
9 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
10 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
11 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
12 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
13 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
14 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
15 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
16 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
17 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
18 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
19 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
20 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
21 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
22 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
23 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
24 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
25 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
26 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
27 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
28 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
29 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
30 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
31 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
32 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
33 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
34 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
35 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
37 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
38 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
39 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
40 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
41 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
42 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
43 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
44 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
45 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
46 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
47 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
48 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
49 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
50 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
51 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
52 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
53 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
54 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
55 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
56 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
57 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
58 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
59 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
60 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
61 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
62 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
63 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
64 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
65 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
66 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad    
67 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
68 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
69 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
70 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
71 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
72 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
73 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
74 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
75 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
76 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
77 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
78 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
79 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
80 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
81 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
82 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
83 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
84 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
85 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
86 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
87 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
88 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
89 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
90 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
91 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
92 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
93 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
94 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
95 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
96 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
97 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
98 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
99 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
100 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
101 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
102 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
103 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
104 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
105 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
106 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
107 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
108 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
109 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
110 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
111 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
112 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
113 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
114 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
115 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
116 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
117 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
118 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
119 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
120 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
121 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
122 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
123 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:29  
124 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:30  
125 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:58  
126 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
127 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:51  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15  pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 12  
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 9  
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 7  
5 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
7 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 5  
8 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 4  
9 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 3  
11 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
12 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
13 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
Most combative classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  pts
2 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
3 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 3  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3:38:23  
2 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:02  
3 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:03  
4 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:06  
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
7 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
8 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
9 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
10 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
11 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
12 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
14 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
15 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
16 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
17 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
19 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
20 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
21 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
22 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
23 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
24 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
25 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
26 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
27 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
28 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
29 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
30 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
31 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
32 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
33 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
34 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
35 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:26  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 10:55:27  
2 Katusha Team    
3 BMC Racing Team    
4 HTC - Highroad    
5 FDJ    
6 Quick Step Cycling Team    
7 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
8 Skil-Shimano    
9 An Post-Sean Kelly    
10 Rabobank Cycling Team    
11 Lampre - ISD    
12 Team Leopard-Trek    
13 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
14 Geox - TMC    
15 Pro Team Astana    
16 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli