Caisse d'Epargne duo dominate third stage

Arroyo wins stage, Perget takes over race lead after 115km escape

Caisse d'Epargne teammates David Arroyo and Mathieu Perget took control of the Tour of Limousin on Thursday, with Arroyo winning the stage and Perget finishing second and assuming the race lead. The Caisse d'Epargne teammates rode a two-man team time trial for the final 115 kilometres of the 189.6-kilometre third stage into St. Junien, finishing 29 seconds ahead of an eight-man chase group.

"It seems incredible, but we did it!" said Arroyo. "The race was particularly animated in the first kilometers of the stage and after having attacked on the first climb, I found myself alone in the lead with teammate Mathieu Perget. There were approximately 115 more kilometers left to go but we decided to take our chances and go on as long as possible."

The leading duo achieved a lead in excess of three minutes over the peloton after spending 17 kilometres off the front and kept at least a three-minute advantage over the field until 25 kilometres remained in the stage. The Cofidis team of race leader Samuel Dumoulin tried to keep the break in check, but received no assistance from other teams in chasing down the Caisse d'Epargne duo.

With 35 kilometres remaining, a fifteen-rider chase group attacked the peloton and attempted to bridge up to the Caisse d'Epargne duo. The chase group included Sébastien Hinault (AG2R La Mondiale), Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux), Franck Bouyer, Cyril Gautier and Thomas Voeckler (BBox Bouygues Telecom), Lilian Jégou and Antoine Dalibard (Bretagne-Schuller), Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team), Xavier Florencio, Ed King and Dominique Rollin (Cervelo TestTeam), Jean-Marc Marino (Besson Chaussures - Sojasun), Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank) and Martin Velits (Team Milram).

At the front of the race, David Arroyo began to have difficulty maintaining the pace, forcing Perget to do most of the work over the final 30 kilometres. "In the finale I had a really bad moment, partly because of the many efforts during the day and also because of the hot weather," said Arroyo. "Mathieu had to do the majority of the work during the last kilometers. Before crossing the line we decided that the stage win was for me considering the fact that he was sure to become the new leader of the race."

The Caisse d'Eparge riders held a 2:20 lead over the chasers with 18 kilometres remaining and a 1:20 advantage five kilometres from the finish. Arroyo suffered greatly in the closing kilometres, but managed to stay on Perget's wheel. The duo crossed the line hand-in-hand with Arroyo earning the stage win. Arroyo collapsed in exhaustion after crossing the finish line while Sébastien Hinault (AG2R La Mondiale) won the sprint for third 29 seconds later. The chasers greatly reduced the Caisse d'Epargne riders' lead, but were unsuccessful in catching the duo before the finish.

"I was so disappointed after the Tour de France because I was not able to get the result I wanted," said Arroyo. "This victory is very important for me because it gives me the opportunity to conclude my season in a nice way."

Mathieu Perget leads Caisse d'Epargne teammate David Arroyo by three seconds on general classification while Spain's Xavier Florencio (Cervelo TestTeam) lies in third, 23 seconds behind Perget. In addition to leading general classification, Perget leads the sprint classification and the best young rider classification. Caisse d'Epargne also leads the team classification.

The riders face the final stage on Friday, covering 180.1 kilometres from Châlus to Limoges. In another rolling stage, the peloton will tackle three categorised climbs and three intermediate sprints before concluding the Tour du Limousin. The final ascent of the stage, the third category Côte du Mas-Blanc, arrives with 44.9 kilometres remaining. The stage's hardest ascent, the second category Côte de Verneui, is reached earlier in the day at kilometre 108.7.

Full results
1David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4:23:30 
2Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
3Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:29 
4Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
5Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
6Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
7Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
8Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
9Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel  
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
11Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:00:34 
12Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram  
13Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:36 
14Antoine Dalibard (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:40 
15Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:45 
16Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:55 
17Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam0:01:05 
18Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:01:56 
19Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
20Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
21Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
22Benoît Sinner (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
23Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93  
24Nadir Haddou (Fra) Auber 93  
25Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
26Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
27Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
29Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
30Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
31Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
33Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
34Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
35David Lelay (Fra) Agritubel  
36Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Jérémie Galland (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
38Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
39Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
40Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
41Guillaume Pont (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
42Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
43Florian Vachon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
44Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
45Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
46Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
47Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
48Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
49Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
50Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
52Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam  
53Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
54Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
55Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
56Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
57Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
58Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
59Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
60Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
61Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
62Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
63Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
64Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
66Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
67Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
69Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
70Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
72Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
73Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
74Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
75Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
76Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93  
77Jason Donald (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
78Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
79Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream  
80Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
81Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) Auber 93  
82Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
83Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
84Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
85Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
86Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
87Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel  
88Yann Huguet (Fra) Agritubel  
89Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
90Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel  
91Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
92Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
93Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
94Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:02:19 
95Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:21 
96Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:02:26 
97Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:33 
98Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
99Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
100Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 930:02:37 
101Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
102Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:39 
103Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
104Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:02:41 
105Mickael Damien (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:02:46 
106Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam0:05:45 
107William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:37 
108Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream  
109Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
110Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel0:07:07 
111Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:47 
112Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
113Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 93  
114Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:48 
115Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
116Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
117Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
118Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:01 
DNFLudovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFSergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
DNFKevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
DNFDavid Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
DNFKoen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
DNFPark Sung Baek (Kor) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
Sprint 1 - Abjat sur Bandiat, km 46.4
1Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3pts
2Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
3Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank1 
Sprint 2 - Oradour S/Glane, km 119.1
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam1 
Sprint 3 - St Junien (first passage), km 158.8
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam1 
KOM 1 - Côte du Grand Puyconnieux (Cat. 3) km 70.4
1Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel4pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank2 
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1 
KOM 2 - Côte de St Victurnien (Cat. 3) km 115
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne4pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel1 
KOM 3 - Côte de Maluchat (Cat. 2) km 170.9
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
3Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam2 
4Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Combination
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne4pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
Teams
1Bbox Bouygues Telecom13:12:23 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:03 
3Cervelo TestTeam0:00:26 
4Bretagne - Schuller0:01:12 
5Agritubel0:02:28 
6AG2R La Mondiale  
7Rabobank  
8Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
9Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:33 
10Team Milram  
11Francaise Des Jeux0:02:35 
12Auber 930:03:55 
13Roubaix Lille Metropole  
14Garmin - Slipstream  
15EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design  
16Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone0:04:36 
17Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:15:47 
General classification after stage 3
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne12:53:06 
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:03 
3Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:23 
4Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28 
5Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
6Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:00:30 
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:42 
8Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:46 
9Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
10Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:48 
11Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:50 
12Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:00:51 
13Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:53 
14Antoine Dalibard (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:57 
15Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:22 
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:48 
17Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:49 
18Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:01:52 
19Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank0:01:54 
20Jérémie Galland (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:01:56 
21Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:58 
22Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram0:01:59 
23Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
24Florian Vachon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
25Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
26Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
27Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:03 
28Nadir Haddou (Fra) Auber 930:02:04 
29Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
30Benoît Sinner (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
31Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93  
32Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
33Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) Auber 93  
34Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:08 
35Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:11 
36Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:13 
37Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
38Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
39Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
40David Lelay (Fra) Agritubel  
41Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
43Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
44Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
45Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
47Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
48Jason Donald (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
49Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
50Guillaume Pont (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
51Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
52Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
53Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
55Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
56Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
57Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
58Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
59Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
60Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
61Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93  
62Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:14 
63Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:02:25 
64Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:02:30 
65Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:02:31 
66Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:37 
67Yann Huguet (Fra) Agritubel  
68Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:50 
69Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:03:03 
70Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:26 
71Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
72Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:03:29 
73Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 930:04:07 
74Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:04:20 
75Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:05:09 
76Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam0:05:26 
77Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:17 
78Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
79Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:34 
80Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam0:06:41 
81Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:06:51 
82Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:07:16 
83Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:20 
84Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:07:40 
85Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:08:49 
86Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:08:52 
87Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:00 
88Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:30 
89Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel  
90Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:54 
91Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:38 
92Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam0:10:45 
93Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:11:06 
94Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:11:23 
95William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:11:29 
96Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:12:46 
97Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:12:49 
98Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:12:53 
99Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:13:24 
100Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream0:13:40 
101Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:14:09 
102Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:26 
103Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
104Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:47 
105Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:15:06 
106Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:15:20 
107Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:15:34 
108Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:18:02 
109Mickael Damien (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:18:59 
110Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:22 
111Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel0:21:17 
112Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:23:15 
113Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:23:26 
114Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 930:26:13 
115Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:27:21 
116Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:31:22 
117Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:33:42 
118Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:39:05 
Sprints classification
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne11pts
2Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6 
3Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel5 
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4 
5Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4 
6David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
7Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 934 
8Jérémie Galland (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun3 
9Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam3 
10Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
11Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel2 
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
13Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank1 
14Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel1 
15Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
16Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun1 
Mountains classification
1Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel24pts
2Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne24 
3Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 9310 
4Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne8 
5David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6 
6Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
7Guillaume Pont (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design4 
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank2 
9Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam2 
10Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2 
11Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1 
12Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank1 
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
14Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
15Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design1 
Young rider classification
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne12:53:06 
2Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:42 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:22 
4Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:01:52 
5Florian Vachon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:59 
6Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
7Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:03 
8Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:04 
9Benoît Sinner (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
10Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) Auber 93  
11Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:08 
12Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:11 
13Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:13 
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
15Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
16Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
17Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
20Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
21Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
22Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
23Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:14 
24Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:02:30 
25Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:02:31 
26Yann Huguet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:37 
27Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:50 
28Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:17 
29Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
30Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:07:40 
31Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:08:52 
32Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:54 
33Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam0:10:45 
34Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:13:24 
35Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:14:09 
36Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:47 
37Mickael Damien (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:18:59 
38Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:23:26 
39Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 930:26:13 
40Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:31:22 
Teams classification
1Caisse d'Epargne38:41:33 
2Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:15 
3Cervelo TestTeam0:00:27 
4Bretagne - Schuller0:01:27 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:02:25 
6Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
7Agritubel0:02:29 
8Rabobank  
9Francaise Des Jeux0:02:50 
10Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:21 
11Auber 930:03:52 
12Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:05 
13Garmin - Slipstream0:04:24 
14EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design0:07:20 
15Team Milram0:07:54 
16Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone0:14:36 
17Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:37:14 
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