Boasson Hagen doubles up

Ballan remains in race lead

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia-HTC) earned his second victory at the Tour of Poland on Friday after outsprinting his breakaway companions to the line in Zakopane. Race leader Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC) finished second on the stage, retaining his yellow jersey, while compatriot Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team) rounded out the top three.

Boasson Hagen and Ballan were part of a 21-rider attack at km 120 of the 162.2-kilometre stage. The Ballan group absorbed the day's early break and pressed onwards to the finish, ultimately building an eight-minute advantage over the field.

"Having Michael [Albasini] in the break in the first part of the stage made a big difference," Boasson Hagen said. "Once I got in a late move I could take advantage of all his good work from before. The final sprint was just the kind I like, as well - slightly uphill. I just waited for [race leader] Alessandro Ballan to go for it, then went past him."

Boasson Hagen said the slightly different terrain in the Tour of Poland's second hilly stage worked to his advantage.

"The climbs today were longer and steadier than on Thursday and they suited me better, so I got to the finish feeling good and in a good position. The tactics weren't that complicated. It was really a question of waiting and watching my rivals right up until the last possible moment, then going for it in the sprint."

The early break formed after the stage's first KOM as nine riders went clear including Marek Rutkiewicz, Jacek Morajko (Team Poland Bank BGZ), Tadej Valjavec (AG2R La Mondiale), Michael Albasini (Team Columbia-HTC), Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team), David Loosli (Lampre-NGC), Vasili Kiryienka (Caisse d'Epargne), Matthias Russ (Team Milram) and Bartosz Huzarski (ISD).

The break soon gained a one minute advantage over the peloton and despite their hard efforts to build a lead, their maximum advantage never grew beyond 2:30. The presence of Rutkiewicz, who started the day in fifth on general classification only 10 seconds behind Ballan, ensured that Ballan's team would keep the break under control.

In addition to making his intentions known about taking over general classification, Rutkiewicz also began to take advantage of the day's 10 category one climbs on offer as he scored points in nine of 10 climbs, including maximum points on seven different occasion. Rutkiewicz accumulated 92 mountain classification points in this single stage to take an insurmountable 41-point lead. Barring a calamitous incident on tomorrow's final stage, Rutkiewicz wrapped up the KOM classification.

The peloton gradually began to eat into the break's advantage and when the deficit was reduced to 1:10 a large group of 21 riders moved clear of the field in pursuit of the break. The chase group consisted of Maxim Iglinsky (Astana), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia-HTC), Francesco Reda (Quick Step), Alessandro Ballan, Marzio Bruseghin and Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-NGC), Ivan Basso, Sylvester Szmyd and Oliver Zaugg (Liquigas), Pieter Weening (Rabobank), Andrei Amador Bipkazacova, Anthony Charteau, Pablo Lastras, David Lopez Garcia and Daniel Moreno (Caisse d'Epargne), Markel Irizar (Euskaltel - Euskadi), Daniel Martin and Christian Meier (Garmin - Slipstream), Fredrik Kessiakoff (Fuji-Servetto), and Johnny Hoogerland and Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team).

Once the chase group absorbed the early break, Marek Rutkiewicz began to attack, hoping to once again to put at least 10 seconds between himself and Ballan, but his efforts were negated. The lead group now contained eight other riders in the top 10 on general classification and they were not willing to let the Pole ride away with the race leadership.

Boasson Hagen proved too powerful for Ballan in the sprint for stage honours, but the Italian world champion remained in yellow with a 10-second lead over Daniel Moreno (Caisse d'Epargne) and an 11-second advantage over Boasson Hagen.

The riders face the Tour of Poland's final stage tomorrow as the peloton makes the 136.5-kilometre trek from Rabka Zdrój to Kraków.

Saturday's final stage of the Tour of Poland is likely to end in a bunch sprint. While Boasson Hagen recognises opportunities of beating Ballan for overall victory are likely to be slim, he doesn't rule it out completely. "I'll have a talk with [directeur sportif] Tristan [Hoffman] tonight and we'll go over the stage, although I think it will be very hard to beat Ballan. But if there's a chance, you can be sure we'll take it."

Brief results
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC4:03:40 
2Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
6Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
7Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
8Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
9Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
10Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
11Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
12Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
13Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
14Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
15Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:04 
16David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
17David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.  
18Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
19Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC  
20Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:36 
21Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream  
22Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:38 
23Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
24Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
25Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:03:37 
26Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
27Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
28Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:02 
29Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
31Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
32Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
33Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
34Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
35Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
36Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
37Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
39Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
40Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
41Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
42Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
43Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
44Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
46Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
47Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
48Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
49Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
50Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
51Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
52Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
53Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
54Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
55Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
56Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
57Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
58Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
61Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD  
62Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
63Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
64Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD  
65Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
66Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
67Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
68Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
69Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
71Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha  
72Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD  
73Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
74Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC  
75Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
76Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
77Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
78Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
79Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
80Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
81Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
82Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
83Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
84Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
85Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
86Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
87Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
88Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
89Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
90Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:12:44 
91Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:12:45 
92Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:14:42 
93Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
94Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
95Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
96Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
97Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram  
98Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
99Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
100Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
101Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana  
102Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
103Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram  
104Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD  
105André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
106Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
107Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
108Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha  
109Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:14:46 
110Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:42 
111Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
112Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:46 
113Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:20:53 
114Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD  
115Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
116Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
117Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
118Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.  
119Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
120Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas  
121Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
122Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
123Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
124Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas  
125Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
126Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
127Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
128Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
129Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:29 
130Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
131Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
132Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
133Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
134Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
135Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
136Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD  
137Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram  
138Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
139Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
140Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux  
141Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
142Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
143Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
144Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:28:01 
145Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
146Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream  
147Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
148William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
149Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:28:05 
150Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:35:12 
DNFYohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFSébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
DSQAndriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD  
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC20pts
2Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.19 
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team18 
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step17 
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.16 
6Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ15 
7Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne14 
8Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne13 
9Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana12 
10Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas11 
11Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas10 
12Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9 
13Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank8 
14Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto7 
15Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream6 
16David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
17David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.3 
18Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
19Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC1 
20Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD4 
KOM 1 - (Cat. 1) km 32.8
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ20pts
2Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale14 
3Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC6 
5David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.4 
KOM 2 - (Cat. 1) km 53.8
1Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram7 
3Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne5 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC3 
5Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale2 
KOM 3 - (Cat. 1) km 65.2
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ7 
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC5 
4Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3 
5Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD2 
KOM 4 - (Cat. 1) km 78.8
1Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram7 
3Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ5 
4Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale3 
5Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
KOM 5 - (Cat. 1) km 90.2
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
3Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ5 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC3 
5Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale2 
KOM 6 - (Cat. 1) km 103.8
1Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ7 
3Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale5 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC3 
5Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne2 
KOM 7 - (Cat. 1) km 115.2
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne7 
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC5 
4Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram3 
5Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
KOM 8 - (Cat. 1) km 128.8
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne7 
3Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale5 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC3 
5Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
KOM 9 - (Cat. 1) km 140.2
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ7 
3Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.5 
4Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas3 
5Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas2 
KOM 10 - (Cat. 1) km 153.8
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.7 
3Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne5 
4Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3 
5Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
General classifiation after stage 6
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.25:50:34 
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:10 
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:11 
4Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:12 
5Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:00:16 
6Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
7Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:26 
9David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.  
10Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:27 
11Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:31 
12Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
13Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream  
15Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
16Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:35 
17Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
18David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
19Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC  
20Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:07 
21Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:09 
22Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
23Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:19 
24Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:04:20 
25Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:05:45 
26Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ0:08:33 
27Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD  
28Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
29Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
30Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
31Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
32Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
33Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
34Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
35Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
36Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
37Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
38Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
39Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:09:12 
40Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:09:27 
41Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
42Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
44Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:28 
45Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank0:09:32 
46Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:09:33 
47Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha  
48Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:43 
49Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:47 
50Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
51Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
52Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:09:59 
53Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:10 
54Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:10:59 
55Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:11:42 
56Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:12:42 
57Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
58Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:13:20 
59Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:13:37 
60Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:14:59 
61Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:15:25 
62Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:34 
63Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
64Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
65Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ  
66Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD0:15:38 
67Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:45 
68Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:10 
69Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:17:02 
70Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:17:25 
71Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:17:33 
72Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:19:25 
73Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:19:26 
74Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:19:56 
75Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:19:59 
76Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD0:21:24 
77Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
78Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:21:50 
79Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:22:00 
80André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:22:04 
81Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:22:14 
82Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
83Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD0:23:11 
84Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD0:23:28 
85Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ0:24:41 
86Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:24:44 
87Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:24:45 
88Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:46 
89Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:24:47 
90Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
91Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
93Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
94Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
96Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
97Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
98Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana0:25:00 
99Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:26:28 
100Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:26:43 
101Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
102Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:28:25 
103Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
104Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:28:49 
105Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:29:01 
106Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:29:30 
107Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step0:29:43 
108Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas0:30:16 
109Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step0:31:18 
110Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:31:19 
111Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:31:20 
112Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:31:22 
113Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD0:31:27 
114Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
115Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha  
116Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram  
117Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
118Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
119Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram  
120Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas0:32:44 
121Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:32:49 
122Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:32:54 
123Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
124Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.  
125Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:33:08 
126Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:33:26 
127Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:33:30 
128Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:33:31 
129Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:34:26 
130Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ0:37:38 
131Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
132Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
133Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:38:04 
134Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ0:38:08 
135Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:38:10 
136Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram0:38:14 
137Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
138Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
139Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
140Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:39:44 
141Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:21 
142Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:42:44 
143Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:42:57 
144Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux0:43:44 
145Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:44:45 
146Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
147Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:44:46 
148Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
149William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
150Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream0:45:31 
Points classification
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto77pts
2Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.61 
3Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD56 
4Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank55 
5André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC52 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC47 
7Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas43 
8Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha43 
9Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi42 
10Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram42 
11Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.39 
12Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team35 
13Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank35 
14Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step34 
15Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne33 
16Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team32 
17Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ31 
18Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne31 
19Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28 
20Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28 
21Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step27 
22Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank26 
23Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas25 
24Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ25 
25Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne25 
26Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20 
27Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream19 
28Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne16 
29Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas16 
30Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ15 
31Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14 
32Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD13 
33Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana12 
34Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank12 
35Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream11 
36Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team11 
37Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank11 
38Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9 
39Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank9 
40Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto9 
41Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale9 
42David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.7 
43Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto7 
44Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom7 
45Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream6 
46Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank6 
47Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step6 
48David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
49Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4 
50Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
51Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC2 
52Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram2 
53Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale1 
54Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD1 
Sprints classification
1David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.9pts
2Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha9 
3Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram8 
4Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto7 
5Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6 
6Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6 
7Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream5 
8Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram5 
9Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
10Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
11Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step3 
12Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana2 
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
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 
19Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
20Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream1 
21Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ100pts
2Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ59 
3Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale31 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC28 
5Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne24 
6Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas22 
7Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha22 
8Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD20 
9Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.18 
10Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.17 
11Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram17 
12Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team13 
13David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.11 
14Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana7 
15Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas7 
16Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6 
17Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas6 
18Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.6 
19Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
20Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne5 
21Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5 
22Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5 
23Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.4 
24Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC4 
25Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas3 
26Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3 
27Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream3 
28Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
29Michael Schär (Swi) Astana2 
30Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
31Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD2 
32Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank1 
33Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 

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