Vaugrenard seals final stage with late escape

Elmiger holds firm for overall victory in Dunkirk

Benoit Vaugrenard (Française Des Jeux) claimed victory in the final stage of the 4 Days of Dunkirk on Sunday. Martin Elmiger (Ag2R-La Mondiale) held on to win the overall title.

Vaugrenard had formed part of the day's major 14-man breakaway, but attacked his fellow escapees two kilometres from the finish in Dunkirk to cross the line ahead of Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) and Jens Mouris (Vacansoleil) for his second victory of the season.

Elmiger finished near the front of the peloton to hold off a spirited challenge from Juan Joaquin Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne). The Spaniard had joined the early escape group and gathered a huge number of bonus seconds at the stage's intermediate sprints. Rojas did enough to hoist himself into third overall, behind teammate Rui Costa. The race winner admitted afterwards that it had been a stressful final day.

"It hurts everywhere! Was a race very nervous and very exhausting," he said. "We made a mistake early in the race by dropping out of the break and it's hard when it leaves in such a big, strong group like that. Fortunately, my teammates were worked well and some other teams worked for the sprint.

"It payed off for me today and it's a good thing - two wins in two days, it's good for me, but also for the whole team! "

It is Elmiger's first general classification victory since 2007, when he won the Tour Downunder title in Australia.

A great escape

The appearance of the sun appeared to inspire the peloton at the start of the day. The field was in an active mood and moments after the race had left the neutral zone a group of fifteen riders broke away from the peloton. Kristof Goddaert (Ag2R-La Mondiale) decided the move wasn't for him and returned to protect his teammate and race leader, Martin Elmiger.

The 14 out in front began to establish themselves as the break du jour. The group contained two representatives from each of the Omega Pharma-Lotto, Katusha and Caisse d'Epargne teams. The selection was made up of:

Mickael Delage and Jonas Ljungblad (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Nicolay Trusov and Maxime Vantomme (Katusha), Mathieu Drujon and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne), Stéphane Auge (Cofidis Credit Line), Sep Vanmarcke (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator), Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur – Sojasun), Benoit Vaugrenard (Française Des Jeux), Wim De Vocht (Team Milram), Alexandre Pichot (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Jens Mouris (Vacansoleil) and Lilian Jegou (Bretagne – Schuller).

Rojas represented the biggest threat to Elmiger's overall lead, starting the day fifth, 34 seconds down on the pink jersey. However, with 179.5 kilometres on the agenda for the day, Ag2R-La Mondiale appeared content to let the leader hang out in front of the race.

Mountains leader Vanmarcke allowed Vaugrenard, Auge and Rojas to divide the first mountain points at Mont di Fiennes amongst themselves, with Auge, Rojas and Jegou sharing the spoils at the second climb at Vigneau Licques.

Averaging a touch over 42 km/h in the first hour of racing, the breakaway extended their lead to the two minute mark. There it stayed as Ag2R patrolled the front of the peloton. Status quo ensued, and although the leader's pushed their advantage out towards 2:30, by the time the reached the finishing circuit at the beach side town of Dunkirk the peloton were still happy to contain the gap.

As the leader's set to work on the closing ten-lap circuit, the peloton slowly chipped away at their lead. Within two laps, the lead had dropped to 1:30. At the front of the race, Rojas was adding to the Caisse d'Epargne kitty as he grabbed himself a pair of intermediate sprint primes.

The peloton had appeared to have the chase under control throughout the stage, but as the race entered its final 20 kilometres there was a sense of urgency at the head of the main field. Euskaltel-Euskadi, Roubaix Lille Metropole and Quick Step all came to the fore, as they lent Ag2R a hand in the chase for the escapees.

The lead group were still working well together as they crossed the finish line with two laps and 15 kilometres-to-go, followed 50 seconds later by the Euskaltel-led peloton.

Rojas rolled through to collect a third sprint prime, taking another three seconds from his cumulative time for the race. However, his chances of finishing the stage within the peloton were also increasing by the second. With 10 kilometres to go, the gap was 30 seconds.
The proximity of the peloton created a difference of opinion in the front group as riders began to sit on, with Rojas and Drujon fighting hard to motivate their companions. In the main field, Elmiger sat third wheel – with one lap to go and 24 seconds to close, the Swiss was in the box seat to seal the overall title.

Despite his prime position, the race leader took his turn at the front of the race, before his pink jersey was replaced by an orange Euskaltel tunic. Cooperation had returned to the front group as they scrambled to defend their tenuous advantage. The peace was broken by Engoulvent, who launched a flyer into the final five kilometres.

The Frenchman's escape fractured the group, and counter-attacks soon followed from Ljungblad, Vanmarcke and Vaugrenard, the latter opening a 100 metre gap, which stretched had doubled soon afterwards.

The peloton had miss-timed their effort and the Française Des Jeux rider rode solo underneath the flamme rouge. Despite a late challenge from Trusov, Vaugrenard had time to salute the crowd as he soloed across the finish line. 

Full Results
1Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux4:11:51 
2Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:02 
3Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:04 
4Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
5Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
6Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
8Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
9Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
10Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
11Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:07 
12Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
13Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
14Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
15Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
16Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
17Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
18Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
20Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
21Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
22Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
23Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
24Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
25Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
26Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
27Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
28Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
29Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
30Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
31Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
32Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
33Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
34Steven Caethoven (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
35Yohann Gené (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:12 
36Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
37Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
38Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
40David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
41Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
42Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
43Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
44Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
45Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
46Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha  
47Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
48Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
49Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
50Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
51Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
52Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
53Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
54Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
55Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
56Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
57Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step  
58Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
59Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
60Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
61Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
62Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
63Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
64Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
65Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
66Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
67Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
68Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
69Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
70Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
71Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
72Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
73Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
74Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
75Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
76Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
77Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
78Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
79Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
80Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
81Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
82Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
83Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
84Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
85Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
86Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
87Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
88Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
89Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:24 
90Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:00:25 
91Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
92Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
93Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
94Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
95Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
96Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
97Mathieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
98Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
99Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
100Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
101David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
103Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
104Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
105Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
106Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:32 
107Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
108Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone0:00:35 
109Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:39 
110Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:51 
111Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:00:52 
112Said Haddou (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:29 
113Loyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:14 
114Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone0:03:16 
DNFRuggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNFFrancesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNFPaolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNFKenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFArnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFLeif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNSDidac Ortega (Spa) Acqua & Sapone  
DNSDominic Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4pts
2Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram2 
3Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
Dunkerque - Digue de Mer
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4pts
2Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller2 
3Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Dunkerque - Digue de Mer
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4pts
2Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller2 
3Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1 
Mont de Flennes
1Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux3pts
2Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne2 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Vigneau de Licques
1Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne3pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
Montagne de Watten
1Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto3pts
2Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
3Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1 
Young Riders
1Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha4:11:53 
2Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:02 
3Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
4Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:05 
7Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
8Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
9Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
10Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
11Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
12Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
14Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:10 
15Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
17Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
18Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
19Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
21Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
23Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
24Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
25Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
26Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
27Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
28Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
29Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
30Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
31Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
33Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:22 
34Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:00:23 
35Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
36Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
37Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
38Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone0:00:33 
DNFArnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNSDominic Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
1Team Katusha12:35:46 
2Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:05 
3Française des jeux0:00:06 
4Team Milram0:00:08 
5Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
6Big Mat - Auber 93  
7Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:10 
8Bretagne - Schuller  
9Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
10Saur - Sojasun  
11Quick Step0:00:13 
12Caisse d'Epargne0:00:15 
13BBox Bouygues Telecom  
14Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:18 
16Team HTC - Columbia  
17Team Saxo bank0:00:23 
18Roubaix Lille Metropole  
19AG2R - La mondiale0:00:36 
20Acqua e Sapone0:04:03 
Final General Classification
1Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale21:36:03 
2Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:04 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:17 
4Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:23 
5Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:27 
6Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:33 
7Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:35 
8Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha0:00:38 
9Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
10Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
11Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:55 
12Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone0:00:57 
13Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:08 
14Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
15Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:14 
16Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux0:01:29 
17Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:32 
18Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:50 
19Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:02:12 
20Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:59 
21Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
22Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:32 
23Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:52 
24Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:04:53 
25Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:04:54 
26Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:04:58 
27Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:59 
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
29Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
30Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
31Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
33Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
34Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
35Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
36Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:05:02 
37Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:05:03 
38Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:08 
39Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:05:12 
40Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
41Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:06:23 
42Loyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:01 
43Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:08:07 
44Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:09:43 
45Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:11:30 
46Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:11:32 
47Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:11:38 
48Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:42 
49Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:15:43 
50Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:15:45 
51Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:15:54 
52Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:15:55 
53Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:15:58 
54Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:15:59 
55Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
56Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:16:00 
57Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:16:01 
58Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
59Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:16:02 
60Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
61Steven Caethoven (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
62Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
63Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
64Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:16:04 
65Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:16:05 
66Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:16:06 
67Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:16:07 
68Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
69Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
70Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
71Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
72Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
73Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
74Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
75Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step  
76Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
77Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:11 
78Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:16:19 
79Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:16:20 
80David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
82Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
83Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:24 
85Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:16:27 
86Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:16:34 
87Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
88Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:16:35 
89Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
90Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:16:47 
91Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:17:23 
92Said Haddou (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:18:24 
93Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone0:19:11 
94Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:02 
95Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram0:22:33 
96David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:22:40 
97Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:22:44 
98Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:23:27 
99Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:23:28 
100Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:25:35 
101Yohann Gené (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
102Mathieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:25:48 
103Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:26:47 
104Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:27:41 
105Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram0:28:18 
106Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:29:29 
107Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:29:42 
108Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
109Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:31:59 
110Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:32:05 
111Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:32:10 
112Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:32:28 
113Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:33:53 
114Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:41:45 
Points Classification
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne55pts
2Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha52 
3Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone39 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram38 
5Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole29 
6Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne21 
7Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne21 
8Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale20 
9Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux20 
10Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller19 
11Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux19 
12Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun17 
13Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank17 
14Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha17 
15Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step16 
16Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team16 
17Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
18Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator14 
19Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha13 
20Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9313 
21Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne12 
22Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
23Loyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11 
24Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
25Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne10 
26Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
27Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller10 
28Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
30Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom8 
31Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step8 
32Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun7 
33Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom7 
34Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha7 
35Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator7 
36Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 
37Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
38Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram6 
39Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
40Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
41Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia5 
42Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha4 
43Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4 
44Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
45Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne3 
46Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
47Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
48Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step2 
49Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale2 
50Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 932 
51Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1 
52Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
53Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
54Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
55Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
Mountains Classification
1Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator18pts
2Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9 
3Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
4Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale6 
5Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
6Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne6 
7Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6 
8Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
9Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
10Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
11Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
12Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
13Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
14Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole2 
15Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
16Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne2 
17Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
18Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
19Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
20Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
21Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
22Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua & Sapone1 
Young Riders Classification
1Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne21:36:07 
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:13 
3Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:19 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:23 
5Rafaâ Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone0:00:53 
6Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:10 
7Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux0:01:25 
8Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:46 
9Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:55 
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:48 
11Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:04:50 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:55 
13Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
14Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
16Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
17Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:05:08 
18Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:08:03 
19Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:11:26 
20Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:11:28 
21Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:38 
22Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha0:15:55 
23Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:15:58 
24Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
25Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:16:01 
26Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:16:03 
27Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
28Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
29Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:16:15 
30Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:16:16 
31Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
32Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:16:31 
33Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
34Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:17:19 
35Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:22:40 
36Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:23:24 
37Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:29:25 
38Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:31:55 
Teams Classification
1Caisse d'Epargne64:49:30 
2BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:23 
3Française des jeux0:05:37 
4Bretagne - Schuller0:06:23 
5Roubaix Lille Metropole0:07:15 
6Team Katusha0:08:52 
7AG2R - La mondiale0:08:53 
8Acqua e Sapone0:12:55 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:31 
10Team Saxo bank0:13:45 
11Omega Pharma - Lotto0:16:35 
12Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:18:05 
13Team HTC - Columbia0:20:59 
14Quick Step0:21:49 
15Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne0:24:29 
16Saur - Sojasun0:28:22 
18Big Mat - Auber 930:32:10 
19Team Milram0:33:20 
20Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:39:00 


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