World Champ comes good in Poland

Ballan breaks free on final climb to claim overall lead

World Champion Alessandro Ballan claimed his first victory in the rainbow banded jersey in a torrential downpour in the Tour of Poland's fifth stage. The Lampre rider broke free from a reduced peloton on the day's last climb, taking with him five riders who helped the group to gain 15 seconds on the chasing peloton, and then handily out-sprinted them to claim victory.

"I knew my form was good after the Tour de France and I said my aim was to win in Poland," said Ballan. "I did it, thanks to my teammates. Tomorrow we'll try to control the race in order to maintain the leadership."

"The victory is the result of a perfect job by the whole team," said sport director Fabrizio Bontempi. "Ballan could wait for the proper moment to attack and then he was superb in the sprint: I told him to control Reda because he didn't expend energy in the breakaway since his teammate Davis was in the bunch, but today Alessandro was too strong."

The 163km journey from Strzyżów to Krynica-Zdrój featured eight classified climbs, but contrary to the classifications of category 1 and 2, the hills were relatively short and did not favour the pure climbers enough to truly break up the peloton.

After the first intermediate sprint, which was won by Quick Step's Allan Davis, the day's breakaway went clear. Six men made up the move: Matthew Goss (Team Saxo Bank), Andrey Zeits (Astana), Pavel Brutt (Team Katusha), Christopher Sutton (Garmin - Slipstream), Sébastien Turgot (BBox Bouygues Telecom), Ian Stannard (ISD).

Brutt became virtual leader of the mountains classification after taking the first two climbs, but the effort cost the breakaway.  Goss, Sutton and Zeits came unhitched and the break soon lost steam and wa caught. 

The peloton, reduced by the hilly closing circuit, was further reduced by the efforts of the Lampre and Liquigas teams, but it was the World Champion himself who put the stick to the bunch as the race headed up the final climb.

Ballan, who will leave Lampre at the end of the season and has yet to secure another contract, was clearly a man on a mission. He powered up and over the steep, 13.6% grade matched only by five other riders: Daniel Moreno (Caisse d'Epargne), Pieter Weening (Rabobank), Francesco Reda (Quick Step), Marek Rutkiewicz (Team Poland Bank BGZ) and Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas).

The six men opened up a sizeable gap as the heavens opened up and rain pounded down as the group came into the final kilometre. Rutkiewicz was the first to go on the attack, but was chased down by his compatriot Szmyd. Weening opened up the sprint as the finish line drew near, but Ballan dug deep to pull out his championship form and won the stage convincingly.

Moreno slipped past Weening to claim second place, while Reda hung on for fourth. 

With the gap and the time bonus for the stage win, Ballan moved into the overall race lead by four seconds over his breakaway companion Moreno and six seconds over Weening. The remaining three riders occupy the next spots on GC at ten seconds, while previous leader Jurgen Roelandts is just one more second behind Ballan in seventh.

Results
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3:48:23 
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
5Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
6Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
7Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:15 
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
9Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream  
11Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD  
12Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
14Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC  
15Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
16Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
17Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
18David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.  
19Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
20Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD  
21Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
22Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD  
23Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
24Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
25Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
26Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
27Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
28Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
29David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
30Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
31Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
32Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
33Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
34Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
35Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
36Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
37Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
40Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
41Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC  
42Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:25 
43Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:00:27 
44Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
45Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:30 
46Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:01:09 
47Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
49Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
50Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
51Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:15 
52Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
53Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
54Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha  
55Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:18 
56Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:25 
57Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:29 
58Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
59Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
60Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:01:41 
61Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD0:01:43 
62Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
63Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:04:24 
64Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas  
65Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
66Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
67Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
68Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana0:05:19 
69Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
71Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
72Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:34 
73Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:07:16 
74Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
75Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
76Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
77Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
78Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
79André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
80Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
81Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
82Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha  
84Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
85Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
86Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
87Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
88Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
89Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD0:07:20 
90Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:27 
91Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:11:41 
92Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram  
93Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
94Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:11:45 
95Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.  
96Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
97Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
98Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
99Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas  
100Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
101Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD  
102Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:29 
103Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream  
104Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
105Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
106Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD  
107Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
108Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream  
109Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
110Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
112Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
113Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
114Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux  
115Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
116Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
117Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
118Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
119Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
120Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
121Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
122Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
124Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
125Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
126Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
127Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
128Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
129Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram  
130Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
131Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
132Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
133Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
134Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
135Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
136Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
137Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram  
138Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
139Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
140Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
141Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
142Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
143William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
144Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
145Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
146Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
148Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
149Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
150Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
151Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha  
152Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
153Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
Points
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20pts
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne19 
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank18 
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step17 
5Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ16 
6Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas15 
7Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14 
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.13 
9Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank12 
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream11 
11Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD10 
12Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank9 
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto8 
14Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC7 
15Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank6 
16Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5 
17Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4 
18David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.3 
19Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
20Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD1 
Sprint 1 - Biecz, km. 52.3
1Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step3pts
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1 
Sprint 2 - Grybów, km. 83,5
1Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank2 
3Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream1 
KOM 1 - (Cat. 1) km. 113,5
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha10pts
2Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD7 
3Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5 
4Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
5Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream2 
KOM 2 - (Cat. 2) km. 120,6
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha5pts
2Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD3 
3Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom2 
4Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream1 
KOM 3 - (Cat. 1) km. 126,6
1Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD10pts
2Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha7 
3Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.5 
4Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3 
5Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2 
KOM 4 - (Cat. 2) km. 133,6
1Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.5pts
2Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3 
3Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2 
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1 
KOM 5 - (Cat. 1) km. 139,6
1Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas10pts
2Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana7 
3David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.5 
4Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3 
5Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
KOM 6 - (Cat. 2) km. 147,7
1Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5pts
2Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3 
3Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.2 
4Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
KOM 7 - (Cat. 1) km. 152,7
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.10pts
2Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas7 
3Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5 
4Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ3 
5Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
KOM 8 - (Cat. 2) km. 159.8
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas7 
3Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
4Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3 
Teams
1Rabobank11:25:39 
2Lampre - N.G.C  
3Caisse d'Epargne  
4Poland  
5Liquigas0:00:12 
6Quick Step  
7ISD0:00:15 
8Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
9Astana  
10Team Saxo Bank0:01:15 
11Team Columbia - High Road0:01:18 
12Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:30 
13Garmin - Slipstream0:04:24 
14AG2R La Mondiale0:08:10 
15Team Katusha0:09:10 
16Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:12:35 
17Silence - Lotto0:12:59 
18Fuji-Servetto0:13:11 
19BBox Bouygues Telecom0:21:18 
20Team Milram0:28:49 
21Française Des Jeux0:33:57 
General classification after stage 5
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.21:47:00 
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:04 
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:06 
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:00:10 
5Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
6Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
7Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:11 
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15 
9David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:16 
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:20 
11Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:25 
12Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
13Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
14Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD  
15Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD  
16Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
17Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
18Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
19Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
20Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
21Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
23Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
24Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
25Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
26Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD  
28Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream  
29Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
30Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
31Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
33Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
34Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
35Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
36Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
37Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
38David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
40Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC  
41Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:35 
42Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:00:37 
43Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:01:19 
44Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
45Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
46Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:20 
48Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank0:01:24 
49Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:25 
50Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
51Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:35 
52Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:39 
53Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
54Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
55Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:01:51 
56Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD0:01:53 
57Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:02 
58Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
59Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:02:51 
60Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:03:34 
61Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:04:34 
62Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
63Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
64Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:05:12 
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:05:29 
66Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
67Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
68Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:34 
69André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:07:16 
70Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha0:07:20 
71Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:26 
72Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
73Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
75Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
76Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
77Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
78Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
79Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
80Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
81Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD0:07:30 
82Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:37 
83Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:02 
84Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:08:54 
85Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:00 
86Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:09:17 
87Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas  
88Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana0:10:12 
89Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:11:14 
90Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas0:11:45 
91Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:11:48 
92Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:11:51 
93Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
94Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:11:55 
95Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
96Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
97Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
98Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
99Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.  
100Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:12:09 
101Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD0:15:03 
102Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:16:29 
103Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step0:16:30 
104Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:16:32 
105Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ0:16:33 
106Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
107Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:16:34 
108Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
109Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:16:35 
110Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
111Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:16:36 
112Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:16:37 
113Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:16:38 
114Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
115Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
116Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD0:16:39 
117Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
118Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
119Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
120Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
121Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
122Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
124Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
125Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
126Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
127Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
128Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
129Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
130Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
132Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha  
133Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
134Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
135William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
136Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
137Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram  
138Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
139Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
140Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
141Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
142Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
143Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram  
144Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream0:17:24 
145Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:17:27 
146Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:45 
147Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:19:38 
148Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:20:41 
149Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:21:22 
150Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
151Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
152Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step0:21:35 
153Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux0:22:09 
Points classification
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto77pts
2Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD56 
3Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank55 
4André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC52 
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.45 
6Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas43 
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha43 
8Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi42 
9Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram42 
10Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team35 
11Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank35 
12Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne31 
13Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28 
14Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28 
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC27 
16Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step27 
17Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ25 
18Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne25 
19Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20 
20Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20 
21Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne19 
22Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream19 
23Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank18 
24Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux18 
25Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step17 
26Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ16 
27Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas15 
28Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ15 
29Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14 
30Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14 
31Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD13 
32Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank12 
33Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team11 
34Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream11 
35Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank11 
36Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank9 
37Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale9 
38Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto9 
39Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom7 
40Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank6 
41Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step6 
42Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5 
43Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4 
44David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.3 
45Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
46Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD2 
47Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram2 
48Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD1 
Mountains classification
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha22pts
2Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas20 
3Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD20 
4Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.12 
5Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.11 
6Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ8 
7David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.7 
8Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana7 
9Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas7 
10Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6 
11Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.6 
12Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
13Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5 
14Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5 
15Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.4 
16Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC4 
17Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3 
18Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3 
19Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream3 
20Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
21Michael Schär (Swi) Astana2 
22Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank1 
23Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Sprint classification
1David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.9pts
2Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram7 
3Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6 
4Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha6 
5Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6 
6Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream5 
7Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram5 
8Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto5 
9Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
10Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step3 
11Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
12Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
13Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana2 
14Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank2 
15Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step2 
16Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1 
17Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank1 
18Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
19Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream1 
20Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
21Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Teams classification
1Poland65:22:00 
2Rabobank  
3Lampre - N.G.C  
4Caisse d'Epargne  
5Quick Step0:00:12 
6Liquigas  
7ISD0:00:15 
8Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
9Astana  
10Team Saxo Bank0:01:15 
11Team Columbia - High Road0:01:18 
12Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:30 
13Garmin - Slipstream0:04:24 
14AG2R La Mondiale0:08:10 
15Team Katusha0:09:10 
16Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:12:35 
17Silence - Lotto0:12:59 
18Fuji-Servetto0:13:11 
19BBox Bouygues Telecom0:21:18 
20Team Milram0:28:49 
21Française Des Jeux0:33:57 
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