Bos sprints to win at Oman opening stage

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) TeamResult
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:38:29 
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad  
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
5Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
7Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
8Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling  
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
10Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
11Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC  
12John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
14Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
15Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
16Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
17Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek  
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
19Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
20Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
21Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
22Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
23Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
24Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
25Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
26Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
27Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
28Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
29Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
30Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
31Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
32Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
33Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
34Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
35Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
36Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
37Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
38Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
40Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
41Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
42Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
43Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
44Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
45Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
46Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
47Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
48Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
49Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
50Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
51Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
52Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
53Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
54Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
55Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
56Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
57Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
58Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
59Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek  
60Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team  
61Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
62Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
63Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad  
64Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
65Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
66Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
67Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
68Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
69Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
70Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
71Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
72Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
73Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
74Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
75Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
77Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
78Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC  
79Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
80Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
81Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
82Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad  
83David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
84Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
85Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
86Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC  
87Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
88Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
89Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
90Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
91Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
92Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
93Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
94Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
95Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
96Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team  
98David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
99Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
100Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
101Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
102Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
103Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
104Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
105Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
106Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
107Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
108Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
109Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad  
110Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
111Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
112Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
113Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
114Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
115Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
116Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
117Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
118Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
119Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
120Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
121Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek  
122Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
123Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
124Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:19 
125Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:48 
126Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
127Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:41 
Sprint 1 - As Suwayq
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana2 
3Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly1 
Sprint 2 - Al Hazm
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 pts
2Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly2 
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana1 
Sprint 3 - Al Seeb (Finish)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad12 
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano9 
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling7 
5Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team6 
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ5 
7Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD4 
8Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
10Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana2 
3Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly1 
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
2Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly2 
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana1 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano3:38:29 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
3Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
5Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC  
6Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
8Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
9Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
10Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
11Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
12Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
13Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
14Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
16Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
17Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
18Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
19Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
20Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
21Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
22Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
23Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
24Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
25Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
26Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC  
27Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
28Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
29Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
31Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
32Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
33Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
34Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
35Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling10:55:27 
2Katusha Team  
3BMC Racing Team  
4HTC - Highroad  
5FDJ  
6Quick Step Cycling Team  
7Team Garmin - Cervelo  
8Skil-Shimano  
9An Post-Sean Kelly  
10Rabobank Cycling Team  
11Lampre - ISD  
12Team Leopard-Trek  
13Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
14Geox - TMC  
15Pro Team Astana  
16Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:38:19 
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:00:04 
3Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:06 
5Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:07 
6Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:10 
8Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
9Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
10Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
11Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling  
12Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
13Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
14Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC  
15John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
16Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
17Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
18Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
19Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
20Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek  
21Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
22Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
23Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
24Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
25Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
26Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
27Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
28Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
29Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
30Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
31Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
32Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
33Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
34Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
35Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
36Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
37Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
38Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
39Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
40Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
41Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
43Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
44Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
45Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
46Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
47Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
48Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
49Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
50Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
51Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
52Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
53Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
54Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
55Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
56Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
57Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
58Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
59Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
60Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
61Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
62Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek  
63Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team  
64Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
65Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
66Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad  
67Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
68Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
69Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
70Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
71Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
72Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
73Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
74Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
75Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
76Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
77Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
78Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
79Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
80Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC  
81Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
82Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
83Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
84Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad  
85David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
86Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
88Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC  
89Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
90Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
91Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
92Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
93Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
94Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
95Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
96Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
97Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
98Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team  
99David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
100Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
101Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
103Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
104Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
105Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
106Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
107Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
108Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
109Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad  
110Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
111Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
112Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
113Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
114Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
115Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
116Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
117Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
118Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
119Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
120Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
121Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek  
122Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
123Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:29 
124Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:30 
125Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:58 
126Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
127Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:51 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad12 
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano9 
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling7 
5Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team6 
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ5 
8Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD4 
9Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana3 
11Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
12Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
13Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
Most combative classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 pts
2Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana3 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3:38:23 
2Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:02 
3Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:03 
4Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:06 
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
8Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC  
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
10Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
11Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
12Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
14Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
15Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
16Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
17Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
18Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
19Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
20Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
21Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
22Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
23Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
24Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
25Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
26Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
27Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
28Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC  
29Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
30Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
31Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
32Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
33Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
34Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
35Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:26 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling10:55:27 
2Katusha Team  
3BMC Racing Team  
4HTC - Highroad  
5FDJ  
6Quick Step Cycling Team  
7Team Garmin - Cervelo  
8Skil-Shimano  
9An Post-Sean Kelly  
10Rabobank Cycling Team  
11Lampre - ISD  
12Team Leopard-Trek  
13Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
14Geox - TMC  
15Pro Team Astana  
16Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  

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