Rasmussen reaps further reward at Dunkirk

Dane sprints back into overall race lead

Saxo Bank's Alex Rasmussen took his second stage win and regained the overall lead of the 4 Days of Dunkirk with an unusually-styled victory over the morning's leader, Danilo Napolitano (Katusha), in Ypres.

The Danish track specialist looked more like Chris Hoy winning a keirin than a sprinter winning a road stage, and never even got out of the saddle as he powered to the line with an incredible turn of speed.

Napolitano, the sting removed from his sprint by the three trips up the Kemmelberg, crossed the line on Rasmussen's wheel for second, while Caisse d'Epargne's Jose Joaquin Rojas out-paced Rafai Chtioui (Acqua & Sapone) for third.

”Actually, I was dropped in the cross wind close to the finale but I managed to reach the rear end of the pack in the head wind," said Rasmussen. "I simply continued riding and don't stop until I caught the Napolitano's back wheel shortly before the sprint. Here, I just gave it everything I had and it turned out to be enough.

"I don't think it's realistic to defend the jersey on tomorrow's stage as it is simply too hilly but naturally I don't give up without a fight."

The third stage of the 4 Days of Dunkirk took place entirely in Belgium, with the start in Menin and three circuits, each of which included a trip over the Kemmelberg, before the finish in Ypres.

Overall leader Danilo Napolitano (Katusha) tried to pad to his lead with a win in the first sprint bonus after an active start to the day. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) stretched his legs with a second place on the line ahead of Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun).

With cool, overcast conditions and a strong headwind, the frequent attempts at a breakaway were nullified, and it wasn't until well into the second hour of racing that a group was able to go free.

Mathieu Drujon (Caisse d'Epargne), Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux, Kevin Neirynck (Landbouwkrediet), Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator), Jens Mouris (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team), Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur - Sojasun) and Reinier Honig (Acqua & Sapone) were the lucky seven able to break free of the peloton.

Neirynck took advantage of his position in the escape as he claimed the first two primes at the top of the Kemmel, while Drujon siezed his own opportunities to take the two intermediate sprints in De Klijte

The breakaway's lead maxed-out at 3:55 over the bunch, but began to plummet on the final circuit as the sprinters' teams began to assemble for the chase.

As the race entered the final 20 kilometres, the peloton began to get anxious and attacks flew over the hilly terrain as the opportunists sensed that the run-in would be a difficult one.

Greg Van Avermaet (Omega Pharma-Lotto) put in a dig with 18 kilometres to go, but was brought back after a brief escape. He was countered by Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank) who was also re-joined by the peloton a short time later.

The activity had brought the lead group back within one minute, and sensing the inevitable catch, Engoulvent decided to leave his companions behind and try to go solo to the finish.

The Frenchman resisted repeated surges in the peloton. Aided by the wind, many small hills and turns on the route to Ypres he managed to stay clear for nearly 10 kilometres.

The Landbouwkrediet team was determined to get a stage win and sent two riders in pursuit of Engoulvent, but with 4 kilometres to go he was still out of sight around the next bend.

Inside the last 4km, four riders bridged up to Engoulvent - one each from Euskaltel-Euskadi, Landbouwkrediet, Saxo Bank and Francaise des Jeux - but the five could never establish the kind of cooperation necessary to hold off the Katusha-led peloton.

With two kilometres to go, the peloton had at last come back together with Napolitano nestled nicely at the front. It seemed like a sure win for the powerful Italian, but with 500 metres to go Rasmussen hit the front and unleashed such a furious pace that Napolitano was washed away.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4:22:46 
2Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
4Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone  
5Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
6Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
8Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9Loyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
11Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
12Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
14Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
15Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
17Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
18Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
19Didac Ortega (Spa) Acqua & Sapone  
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
21Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
23Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
24Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia  
25Steven Caethoven (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
26Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
27Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
28Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
29Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
30Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
31Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
34Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
35Said Haddou (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
36Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
37Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
38Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
40Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
41Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha  
42Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
43Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
44Dominic Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
45Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
47Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
48Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
49Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
50Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
51Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
52Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
53Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
54Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
55Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
56Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
57Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
58Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
59Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
60Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
61Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
62Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
63Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
64Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
65Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
66Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
67Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
68Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
69Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
70Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
71Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
72Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
74Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
75David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
77Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
78Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
79Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
80Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
81Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
82Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
83Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
84Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
85Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
86Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
87Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
88Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
89Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
90Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
91Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
92Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
93Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone  
94Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
95Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
96Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
97Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
98Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
99Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
100Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
101Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
102Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step  
103Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
104Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
105Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
106Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
107Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
108Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
109Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
110Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
111Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:15 
112David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:06:33 
113Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
114Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
115Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:07:26 
116Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
117Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
118Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:28 
119Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
120Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
123Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
124Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
125Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
126Yohann Gené (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
127Mathieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
128Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:09:31 
129Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:07 
130Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:13:22 
131Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
132Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
133Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
134Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
135Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
136Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:08 
137Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
138Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
139Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
140Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
141Aitor Hernandez Gutiérrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
142Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
143Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
144Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
145Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
146Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
147Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
148Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
DNFFlorian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFArnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
DNFBenoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFRasmus Guldhammer Poulsen (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFAmael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
DNFJérémy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank20 pts
2Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha17 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne15 
4Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone13 
5Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step11 
6Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller10 
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram9 
8Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator8 
9Loyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
10Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne6 
11Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 935 
12Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
13Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne3 
14Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
15Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Parc Bellewaerde
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha4 pts
2Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
3Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
De Klijte 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne4 pts
2Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
3Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
De Klijte 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne4 pts
2Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
3Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
Mont Kemmel 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 pts
2Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone1 
Mont Kemmel 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 pts
2Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Mont Kemmel 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 pts
2Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4:22:46 
2Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone  
3Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
5Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
6Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
7Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
8Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
9Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
10Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
12Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
16Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
17Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
18Dominic Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
19Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
21Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
22Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
23Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
24Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
25Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
26Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
27Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
29Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
30Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
31Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
32Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
33Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
34Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
35Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
36Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
37Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
38Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
39Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
40Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
41Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:15 
42Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:06:33 
43Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:07:26 
44Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
45Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:28 
46Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:13:22 
47Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
48Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:08 
49Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
50Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
51Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator13:08:18 
2Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
3Team Katusha  
4Caisse d'Epargne  
5Roubaix Lille Metropole  
6Quick Step  
7Bretagne - Schuller  
8AG2R La Mondiale  
9Team Saxo Bank  
10Acqua & Sapone  
11Française Des Jeux  
12Landbouwkrediet  
13Saur - Sojasun  
14Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
16Team HTC - Columbia  
17Omega Pharma-Lotto  
18Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Big Mat - Auber 93  
20Team Milram0:06:33 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank12:41:03 
2Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:01 
3Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:11 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:14 
5Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
6Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
7Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:16 
9Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone  
10Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
11Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
12Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
13Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:17 
14Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
15Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:18 
16Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
17Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
18Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:19 
19Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
20Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
21Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
22Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:20 
23Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
24Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
25Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
26Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
27Steven Caethoven (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
28Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
29Loyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
31Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
32Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
33Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
34Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
35Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
36Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
37Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
38Said Haddou (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
39Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
40Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
41Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
42Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
44Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
45Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha  
46Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
47Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Didac Ortega (Spa) Acqua & Sapone  
49Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
50Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone  
51Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
52Dominic Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
53Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
54Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
55Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
56Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
57Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
58Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
59Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
60Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
61Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
62Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
63Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
64Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia  
65Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
66Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
67Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
68Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
69Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
70Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
71Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
72David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
74Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
75Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
76Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
77Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
78Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
79Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
80Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
81Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
82Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
83Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
84Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
85Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
86Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
87Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
88Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
89Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
90Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
91Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
92Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
93Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
94Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
95Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
96Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step  
97Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
98Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
99Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
100Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
102Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
103Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
104Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
105Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
106Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
107Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:35 
108Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:47 
109Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:36 
110Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:44 
111Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:36 
112David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:06:53 
113Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
114Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
115Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:07:46 
116Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
117Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:09:48 
118Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
119Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
120Yohann Gené (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
121Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Mathieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
124Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
125Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
126Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
127Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:09:51 
128Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:10:02 
129Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:27 
130Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:13:42 
131Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
132Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
133Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
134Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
135Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:15:58 
136Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:28 
137Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
138Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
139Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
140Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
141Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
142Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
143Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
144Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
145Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
146Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
147Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:36 
148Aitor Hernandez Gutiérrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:44 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha52 pts
2Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank40 
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram31 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne28 
5Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone28 
6Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne21 
7Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto20 
8Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux19 
9Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank17 
10Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step16 
11Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
12Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9313 
13Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole12 
14Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux11 
15Loyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11 
16Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller10 
17Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
18Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
19Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne8 
20Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8 
21Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator8 
22Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step8 
23Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun7 
24Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator7 
25Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne6 
26Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
27Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha4 
28Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
29Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4 
30Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
31Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
32Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne3 
33Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3 
34Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step2 
35Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale2 
36Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
37Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1 
38Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
39Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
40Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
41Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9 pts
2Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
3Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
4Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6 
5Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
6Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
7Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole2 
8Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne2 
9Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
10Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
11Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
12Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
13Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone1 
14Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
15Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne38:04:09 
2Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
3Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
4Team Katusha  
5Saur - Sojasun  
6Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Caisse d'Epargne  
8Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
9Roubaix Lille Metropole  
10Française Des Jeux  
11Quick Step  
12Bretagne - Schuller  
13Acqua & Sapone  
14Team Saxo Bank  
15AG2R La Mondiale  
16Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Big Mat - Auber 93  
18Landbouwkrediet  
19Team HTC - Columbia  
20Team Milram0:06:33 

 

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