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Tour of Oman 2011

Date range:
February 15-20, 2011

February 16, Stage 2: The Wave, Muscat - Al Wutayya 139km

Goss sprints to victory in Al Wutayya

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 16, 2011, 13:49 GMT,
Updated:
February 16, 2011, 15:38 GMT

HTC-Highroad Australian moves into overall lead

Matt Goss (HTC - Highroad) outkicked Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) for the win.

Matt Goss (HTC - Highroad) outkicked Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) for the win.

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Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad) took the race leader's red jersey at the Tour of Oman on Wednesday after making it into the decisive split on stage two and then winning the sprint in Al Wutayya with an impressive show of speed.

The Australian beat Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) on the slightly rising finish after 72 riders formed a front group following the short but steep climb mid-way through the 139.5km stage. Race organiser Eddy Merckx had predicted the climb would cause some problems and he was right. The peloton snapped into several groups on the climb and then the 60km to the finish became a pursuit match between the chase groups.

Stage one winner and race leader Theo Bos (Rabobank) was unable to get back up to the front group despite a concerted pursuit by his teammates and he finished 10:34 behind. With him were world champion Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo), Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad), Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and most of the other sprinters.

A crash near the final turn affected the likes of Heinrich Haussler but Goss clearly has newfound confidence in his sprinting ability and won it well, leaving Bennati to reflect on yet another placing and leaving Leopard Trek still chasing their first-ever win.

Thanks to the time bonuses, Goss leads Bennati by four seconds, with Boasson Hagen at six seconds. Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) is fourth overall at 10 seconds and Luca Paolini (Katusha) is fifth in the same time.

Goss on form

Goss was on great form in January when he won a stage at the Tour Down Under and finished a close second overall behind Cameron Meyer. He hasn't raced since then but quickly found his legs and proved he can climb and then win sprints.

"It was a tough day. The climb was really quite tough and the finish was difficult and slightly uphill too. But it’s nice to get another one," Goss said just after crossing the finish line.

"I didn't know how I was going to be. I had a bit of time off and I'd just been training but it doesn't take long for the speed to come back in the legs."

The 24-year-old Tasmanian explained that the riders were surprised by the steepness of the short climb. He described it as similar to Willunga Hill that often decides the Tour Down Under, but said it was twice as long.

The climb quickly shook out the 127-rider peloton, forming three groups on the road after a very descent. The early break of five riders, that included Mark Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly), was swept up as the race exploded into life.

At one stage Boonen and Cavendish were in the second group but they were unable to catch the front group of 72 riders that surged clear. Race leader Theo Bos was one of the first to be dropped on the climb and he was in a third group but even the hard work of almost all the Rabobank team could not close the gap and bring the big-name sprinters back in contention.

"BMC were riding quite hard on the climb and Garmin too," Goss said.

"It was a tough climb and the guys were pushing the pace. After that it was a combination of a lot of teams riding hard. Leopard Trek rode, Sky rode and we did a bit too. We had one guy working and the others were keeping me out of the wind and then they did a perfect job coming into the finish."

Overall contender shake out

The climb and subsequent shake out in the peloton gave the first indication of who will go on to be an overall contender for overall victory on the uphill finish on stage four and the equally important stage five 18.5km time trial.

Goss is expected to crack on the 5.8km climb to the finish on Green Mountain, meaning Boasson Hagen is now the best placed overall contender as he gained four bonus seconds for third place.

Those precious seconds could be the difference between overall success and a place on the podium but Boasson Hagen is still optimistic after producing a good ride on only his second day of the 2011 season.

"Yesterday I started my sprint a little late and today it was a little early but I'm getting there," he told Cyclingnews. "I'm in a good position now and I've gained a few seconds. We'll take it day by day and hope it goes well."

The decisive uphill finish to Green Mountain is on Friday. Before that the riders face the longest stage of the race, a 208km loop that starts and finishes in the southern town of Sur.

The riders travel to the start by speed boat but will still have to leave their hotel at eight in the morning. They then face a 250km drive back to their hotel near Muscat, making for a long day of riding and traveling.

Full Results
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 3:18:17  
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
5 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
7 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
8 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:00:03  
10 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
11 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
12 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
13 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
14 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
15 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
16 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
17 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
18 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
19 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
20 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
22 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
23 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
24 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
25 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
26 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
27 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
28 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
29 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
30 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
31 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
32 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
33 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
34 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
35 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
36 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
37 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
38 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
39 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
40 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
41 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
42 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
43 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
44 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
45 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
46 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
47 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
48 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
49 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
50 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
51 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
52 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
53 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
54 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
55 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
56 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
57 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
58 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
59 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
60 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
61 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
62 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
63 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
64 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
65 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
66 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
67 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
68 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad 0:00:34  
69 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:43  
70 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:00:03  
71 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:01:03  
72 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:03  
73 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:10:34  
74 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
75 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
76 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
77 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
78 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
79 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
80 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
81 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
82 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
83 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
84 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
85 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
86 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
87 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
88 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
89 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
90 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
91 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
92 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
93 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
94 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
95 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
96 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
97 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
98 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
99 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
100 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
101 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
102 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
103 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
104 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
105 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
106 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
107 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
108 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
109 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
110 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
111 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
112 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
113 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
114 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
115 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
116 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
117 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
118 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
119 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
120 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
121 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
122 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
123 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
124 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
125 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
126 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
127 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
Sprint 1 - Climb, 81.0km
1 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 3 pts
2 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
3 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
Sprint 2 - Yiti, 103km
1 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 3 pts
2 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
3 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 1  
Points - al Wutayya, 139.0km
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 15 pts
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 12  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 9  
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 7  
5 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 6  
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 5  
7 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 4  
8 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
9 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 2  
10 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 1  
Most combative rider
1 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
2 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
3 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
Young rider
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 3:18:17  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
3 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:00:03  
4 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
5 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
6 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
8 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
9 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
10 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
11 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
12 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
13 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
14 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
15 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
16 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
17 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
18 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:10:34  
19 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
20 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
21 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
22 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
23 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
24 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
25 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
26 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
27 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
28 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
29 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
30 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
31 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
32 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
33 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
34 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
35 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
Teams
1 Lampre - ISD 9:54:57  
2 Sky Procycling    
3 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 Leopard Trek    
6 Katusha Team    
7 HTC - Highroad    
8 Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Pro Team Astana 0:00:03  
10 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
11 FDJ    
12 Geox - TMC    
13 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
14 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:10:34  
15 Skil-Shimano    
16 An Post-Sean Kelly    
General classification after stage 2
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 6:56:36  
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:00:04  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:06  
4 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:07  
5 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:09  
6 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:00:10  
7 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
8 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
9 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
11 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
12 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
13 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:11  
14 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
15 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:00:12  
16 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:13  
17 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
18 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
19 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
20 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
21 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
22 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
23 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
24 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
25 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
26 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
27 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
28 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
29 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
30 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
31 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
32 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
33 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
34 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
35 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
36 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
37 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
38 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
39 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
40 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
41 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
42 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
43 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
44 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
45 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
46 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
47 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
48 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
49 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
50 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
51 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
52 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
53 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
54 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
55 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
56 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
57 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
58 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
59 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
60 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
61 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
62 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
63 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
64 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
65 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
66 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
67 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
68 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
69 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad 0:00:44  
70 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:53  
71 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:01:01  
72 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:01:13  
73 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:34  
74 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:10:38  
75 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:10:40  
76 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:10:41  
77 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:44  
78 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
79 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
80 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
81 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
82 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
83 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
84 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
85 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
86 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
87 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
88 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
89 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
90 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
91 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
92 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
93 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
94 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
95 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
96 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
97 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
98 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
99 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
100 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
101 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
102 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
103 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
104 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
105 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
106 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
107 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
108 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
109 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
110 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
111 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
112 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
113 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
114 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
115 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
116 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
117 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
118 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
119 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
120 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
121 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
122 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
123 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
124 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:04  
125 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:11:32  
126 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:11:43  
127 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:25  
Points classification
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 16 pts
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 15  
3 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15  
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 12  
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 12  
6 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 10  
7 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 9  
8 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 7  
9 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
10 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
11 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 5  
12 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 5  
13 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 4  
14 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 4  
15 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 3  
16 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 3  
17 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
18 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
19 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
20 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
21 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
22 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 2  
23 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
24 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
25 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
26 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 1  
Most combative rider classification
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
2 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
3 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
5 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
6 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
7 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
8 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
Young rider classification
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 6:56:36  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:06  
3 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:07  
4 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:09  
5 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:00:10  
6 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:11  
7 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:00:13  
8 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
9 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
10 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
12 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
13 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
14 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
15 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
16 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
18 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:10:40  
19 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:10:41  
20 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:44  
21 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
22 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
23 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
25 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
26 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
27 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
28 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
29 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
30 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
31 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
32 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
33 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
34 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
35 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:04  
Teams classification
1 Sky Procycling 20:50:24  
2 Lampre - ISD    
3 Katusha Team    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
6 HTC - Highroad    
7 Leopard Trek    
8 Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 FDJ 0:00:03  
10 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
11 Pro Team Astana    
12 Geox - TMC    
13 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
14 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:10:34  
15 Skil-Shimano    
16 An Post-Sean Kelly