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Tour of Oman 2011

Date range:
February 15-20, 2011

February 17, Stage 3: Sur 208km

Bos blazes to second Oman stage win

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 17, 2011, 14:18 GMT,
Updated:
February 17, 2011, 20:12 GMT

Goss remains atop general classification

Theo Bos (Rabobank) outsprinted Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) and Matt Goss (HTC - Highroad) to win stage three.

Theo Bos (Rabobank) outsprinted Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) and Matt Goss (HTC - Highroad) to win stage three.

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Theo Bos (Rabobank) took his second sprint victory and another huge step forward as a road sprinter at the end of the longest stage of the Tour of Oman in Sur on Thursday.

The former track sprint world champion has formed a successful sprinting combo with Australian teammate Graeme Brown. Bos has the pure finishing speed to win from the front while Brown has the experience to know how to do the dirty work and get Bos through the chaos of the final kilometre.

A strong swirling head and side wind made the sprint in the sparse outskirts of Sur more dangerous than usual but Bos went early on the long, straight finish to beat Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) and Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad).

It was yet another podium placing for Bennati, his sixth in Qatar and Oman, but the Italian still seeks his first victory of the season. Goss kept the red race leader's jersey for another day and leads Bennati by two seconds and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) by 10 seconds after three days of racing.

After celebrating with his arms in the air as he blasted through the finish area, Bos was last back to the Rabobank team car but was congratulated by everyone in the team. He was ecstatic to have won again.

"It was really nice," Bos said with a beaming smile. "I hit the front too early but I just thought I'd go and see what happened. I made it to the finish.

"I stayed calm during the finale and I told the guys that if we got boxed in, we get got boxed in. It was difficult to get to the front and it didn't work that well but then Brownie (Graeme Brown) went with 500 metres to go and I went with three hundred metres."

Bos admitted he needs a clear run to win a sprint so he can open up his natural high-end speed. Despite winning both the sprints he has contested here in Oman, he claimed he still has a lot to learn.

"He (Brown) is a strong sprinter and great in the finale. My problem is that I'm not such a good cyclist but I have a really good sprint," he said.

"I have to improve the cycling point, the climbing and the bunch sprints. But fortunately for me, the team is good at setting up the sprinting part."

While Rabobank celebrated, the other teams were not happy after a long day in the saddle and a 200km drive back to their hotel. Several riders were angry with the way Brown had dragged Bos to the front. But with no television or overhead replays for the judges to consider, the other teams had no evidence of dangerous riding and had to admit it was all part of sprinting.

"The sprint was pretty crazy. Brownie took a few guys out I think and that kind of messed things up a bit," Matt Goss said.

"We were going to go for the stage win with either me or Cavendish. We were both feeling good and he was on my wheel with 800 [metres] to go, but there was a lot of chaos with the wind and I saw Mark wasn't there with 600 to go. I was in the perfect position and so I went myself. Unfortunately most of us got ridden off the road in the last hundred metres or so and Bos and Bennati got a gap on us. But that's racing."

A long day in the sun

The stage was marked by a long breakaway by five riders who got away early as the race traveled south from Sur along the Oman coast.

Patrik Sinkewitz (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli), Marcus Burghardt (BMC), Kevin Claeys (An Post-Sean Kelly), Mark Kumpo (Geox-TMC) and Vitaliy Kondrut (Lampre-ISD) quickly opened a five minute lead and the peloton let them stay clear for most of the day, only sweeping them up in the final 10km.

Strong winds slowed the race along the coast, with riders covering the long empty roads at an average of 35km/h. The speed only increased after the feed zone (at 103km) and when the race headed inland and the wind became more of a help than a hindrance.

HTC-Highroad had to do much of the work with Goss as race leader and that must have affected their chances in the sprint. However, Bos's second win in three days confirmed that Rabobank has created a great sprint duo by combining Graeme Brown's sprinting experience with Theo Bos's finishing speed.

When HTC-Highroad, Garmin-Cervelo and Quick Step field their strongest lead-out trains we should be set for some spectacular sprinting and great rivalries.

Time for the mountain finish

So far the Tour of Oman has seen the sprinters fight for stage victories but the battle for overall victory will come alive on Friday's finish to Jabal al Akhdhar or Green Mountain.

The twisting climb to the line is 5.8km long at an average of 10.3 percent, somewhere between an uphill finish and a true mountain finish. The climb starts steadily but then includes a mid-section at 13.5 percent before a kilometre at 6 percent and then the final two kilometres at 13.5 percent.

It is a real ramp finish which should see climbers like Robert Gesink (Rabobank), Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard Trek) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) emerge to win the stage and take the overall race lead.

For the other riders it will all be about limiting their losses. If strong time trialists like Marco Pinotti (HTC-Highroad), Christian Vande Velde and Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo), and Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) can stay within 30 seconds of the climbers, they could secure overall success in Saturday's 18.5km rolling time trial.

The 157.5km stage starts at the Sultan Qaboos University on the coast and heads inland and into the mountains.

Full Results
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 5:14:41  
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
3 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
5 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
7 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
8 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
9 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
10 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
11 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
12 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
13 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
14 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
15 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
16 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
17 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
18 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
19 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
20 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
21 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
22 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
23 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
25 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
26 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
28 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
29 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
30 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
31 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
32 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
33 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
34 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
35 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
36 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
37 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
38 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
39 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
40 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
41 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
42 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
43 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
44 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
45 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
46 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
47 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
48 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
49 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
50 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
51 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
52 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
53 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
54 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
55 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
56 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
57 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
58 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
59 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
60 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
61 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
62 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
63 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
64 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
65 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
66 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
67 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
68 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
69 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
70 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
71 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
72 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
73 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
74 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
75 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
76 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
77 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
78 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
79 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
80 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
81 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
82 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
83 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
84 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
85 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
86 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
87 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
88 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
89 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
90 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
91 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
92 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
93 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
94 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
95 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
96 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
97 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
98 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
99 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
100 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
101 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
102 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad    
103 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:12  
104 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:20  
105 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:31  
106 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:40  
107 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
108 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
109 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
110 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:48  
111 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:55  
112 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
113 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:06  
114 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
115 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
116 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
117 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
118 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
119 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
120 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
121 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
122 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:14  
123 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:38  
124 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad 0:01:55  
125 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
126 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
DNS Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
Sprint 1 - Ras Riways
1 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC 3 pts
2 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 2  
3 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
Sprint 2 - Jalaan Bani Bu Ali
1 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC 3 pts
2 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
3 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1  
Points - Sur
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15 pts
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 12  
3 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 9  
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 7  
5 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 6  
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 5  
7 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
8 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
9 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 2  
10 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 1  
Most combative rider
1 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC 6 pts
2 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 3  
3 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
4 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
Young rider
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 5:14:41  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
3 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
4 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
5 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
6 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
7 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
8 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
9 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
10 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
11 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
12 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
13 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
14 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
15 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
16 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
17 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
18 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
19 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
20 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
21 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
22 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
23 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
24 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
25 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
26 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
27 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:31  
28 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:00:40  
29 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:55  
30 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
31 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:06  
32 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
33 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
34 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:14  
35 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:38  
Teams
1 HTC - Highroad 15:44:03  
2 Pro Team Astana    
3 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 Team Leopard-Trek    
6 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 Katusha Team    
9 Quick Step Cycling Team    
10 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
11 Geox - TMC    
12 Lampre - ISD    
13 Skil-Shimano    
14 Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 An Post-Sean Kelly    
16 FDJ    
General classification after stage 3
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 12:11:13  
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:00:02  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:10  
4 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:11  
5 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
6 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
7 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:13  
8 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:00:14  
9 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
10 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
11 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
12 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:15  
13 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
14 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:00:16  
15 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:17  
16 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
17 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
19 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
20 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
21 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
22 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
23 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
24 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
25 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
26 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
27 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
28 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
29 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
30 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
31 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
32 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
33 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
34 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
35 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
36 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
37 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
38 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
39 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
40 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
41 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
42 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
43 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
44 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
45 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
46 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
47 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
48 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
49 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
50 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
51 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
52 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
53 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
54 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
55 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
56 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
57 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
58 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
59 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
60 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
61 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
62 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
63 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:34  
64 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad 0:00:48  
65 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:00:54  
66 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:57  
67 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
68 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:01:05  
69 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
70 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:23  
71 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:55  
72 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:02:23  
73 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:28  
74 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:10:42  
75 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:10:44  
76 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:48  
77 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
78 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
79 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
80 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
81 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
82 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
83 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
84 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
85 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
86 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
87 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
88 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
89 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
90 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
91 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
92 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
93 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
94 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
95 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
96 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
97 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
98 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
99 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
100 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
101 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
102 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
103 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
104 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
105 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
106 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
107 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
108 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:00  
109 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:08  
110 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:11:19  
111 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:28  
112 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:43  
113 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
114 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:52  
115 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:11:54  
116 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
117 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
118 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
119 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
120 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:59  
121 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:12:27  
122 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:29  
123 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:12:42  
124 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
125 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:12:43  
126 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
Points classification
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 30 pts
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 24  
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 24  
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 23  
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 14  
6 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 10  
7 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 10  
8 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 10  
9 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 9  
10 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 7  
11 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
12 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC 6  
13 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 6  
14 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 6  
15 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 5  
16 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 4  
17 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 4  
18 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 3  
19 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
20 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
21 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
22 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
23 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
24 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
25 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
26 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 2  
27 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
28 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
29 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
30 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 1  
31 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
Most combative rider classification
1 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6 pts
2 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC 6  
3 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 6  
4 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 4  
5 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 3  
6 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
7 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
8 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
9 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
10 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
11 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1  
Young rider classification
1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 12:11:13  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:10  
3 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:11  
4 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
5 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:13  
6 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:15  
7 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:17  
8 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
9 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
10 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
11 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
12 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
13 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
14 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
15 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:00:54  
17 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:55  
18 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:10:44  
19 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:48  
20 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
22 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
23 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
25 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
26 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
27 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
28 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:08  
29 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:11:19  
30 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:43  
31 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
32 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:52  
33 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:11:54  
34 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
35 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:11:59  
Teams classification
1 Sky Procycling 36:34:27  
2 HTC - Highroad    
3 Lampre - ISD    
4 Katusha Team    
5 BMC Racing Team    
6 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
7 Team Leopard-Trek    
8 Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Pro Team Astana 0:00:03  
10 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
11 FDJ    
12 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
13 Geox - TMC    
14 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:10:34  
15 Skil-Shimano    
16 An Post-Sean Kelly