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Circuit Franco-Belge 2009

Date range:
October 1- 4, 2009

October 03, Stage 3: Antoing - Ichtegem 178km

Boonen grabs the third stage of Franco-Belge

By:
Brecht Decaluwé
Published:
October 03, 2009, 17:00 BST,
Updated:
October 03, 2009, 23:58 BST

Farrar gets third and retains the overall lead

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) gets the stage win ahead of Roger Hammond (Cervelo TestTeam) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream).

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) gets the stage win ahead of Roger Hammond (Cervelo TestTeam) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream).

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After a stormy day through West Flanders Tornado Tom ended American sprinter Tyler Farrar's monopoly on stage wins in the Circuit Franco-Belge. Belgian champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) won the 178-kilometre third stage on Saturday in Ichtegem, Belgium by beating Roger Hammond (Cervelo TestTeam) and Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) in the sprint from a nine-man breakaway group.

"At about 200 metres from the finish line there was a curve to the right," said Boonen. "I came out very fast and managed to gain more speed compared to my adversaries in the sprint. There was a lot of head wind and no one was able to get past me. Today was like riding in a little Northern Classic."

Before the race the Belgian said he wasn't fully motivated to race the Circuit Franco-Belge after a big race like the world championships. "It wasn't easy but I was able to motivate myself for this Franco-Belge. After the final stage there's one race left for me, which is Paris-Tours. From then on I'm going to de-stress from a long and tough season," said the 28-year-old Boonen, having claimed his seventh win of the season.

Race leader Tyler Farrar crashed during the stage, but his Garmin-Slipstream rallied around the American. At the end of the day Farrar remained leader going into the last stage with a 10-second margin over Boonen and an 18-second gap over Hammond.

Quick Step blows race apart

Tough weather conditions tortured the peloton as it fought its way against the wind towards Ichtegem. Echelons were formed and a continuous battle to stay near the front created a automatic selection of the strongest riders.

The battle started right away when the peloton rolled out of Antoing and teams such as Quick Step flexed their muscles. "We had a go in front and pulled through 'a little' and everybody was in a line," Boonen said. "It was a very tough day with the strong winds out there."

Several riders quickly lost contact with the front of the race and were forced to pull out of the race.

Farrar crashes and ends up in third group

During the second hour the peloton split further into echelons and the leader's jersey was at stake when Farrar crashed and ended up riding in the third group.

After two hours of racing the race eased off a little when a four-man breakaway group was formed, featuring Steven De Jongh (Quick Step), Klaas Lodewyck (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercato), Olivier Kaisen (Silence-Lotto) and Rick Flens (Rabobank). The Garmin-Slipstream-led peloton allowed them to gain two minutes until they reached the local circuit at Ichtegem, where three 22-kilometre laps remained. Halfway through the penultimate lap, with 37km to go, the breakaway was neutralized.

Breakaway group includes all favourites

After entering the last lap a group of six riders jumped away comprised of race leader Farrar, Hammond, last year's winner Juan Antonio Flecha and Tom Stamsnijder (Rabobank), Frédéric Guesdon (Française Des Jeux) and Assan Bazayev (Astana).

The leader's group gained 30 seconds on the peloton when a counter-attack was initiated by Boonen, Mathew Hayman (Rabobank) and Stefan Van Dijk (Verandas Willems). The chasing trio were able to join the leading sextet providing Rabobank a numerical advantage, now having three riders up front. Meanwhile, Silence-Lotto and Cofidis tried to bring the peloton back together.

With five kilometers to the finish the gap remained at 30 seconds when a tactical battle played out in front. Farrar tried to get away, then Flecha, Boonen and Guesdon. They all had a go but in the end a sprint was unavoidable. "In the end the peloton was getting very close and we were forced to go all out to stay away," Boonen said.

After a tough day in the wind Boonen proved to have the most left in his tank, outsprinting Hammond, Farrar and Bazayev.

The Circuit Franco-Belge concludes on Sunday with a 147.1km stage from Grand Place de Mons to Tournai.

Results
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 3:52:37  
2 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
4 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
5 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
6 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
7 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems    
8 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:00:06  
9 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
10 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha    
11 Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team    
12 Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol    
13 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
14 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
15 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
16 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
17 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
18 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
19 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
20 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol    
21 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
22 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
23 Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team    
24 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems    
25 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
26 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team    
27 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
28 Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
29 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
30 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
31 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
32 Maxim Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
33 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
34 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
35 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
36 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
37 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
38 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
39 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
40 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
41 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
42 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
44 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
45 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
46 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
47 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
48 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
49 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
50 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
51 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
52 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
53 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
54 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
55 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
56 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
57 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
58 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
59 Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
60 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
61 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
62 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
63 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
64 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
65 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
66 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
67 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
68 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
69 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
70 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
71 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
72 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
73 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
74 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux    
75 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
76 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
77 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
78 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
79 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
80 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
81 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
82 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
83 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Belgian National Team 0:00:38  
84 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:01:55  
85 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano    
86 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:06  
87 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems 0:04:57  
88 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:44  
89 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto    
90 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
91 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:08:51  
92 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems    
93 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
94 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
95 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
96 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
97 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
98 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
99 Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems    
100 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
101 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
102 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
103 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
104 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
105 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
106 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
107 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
108 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
109 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
110 Rony Martias (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
111 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
112 Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
113 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
114 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:20:28  
115 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
116 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:23:49  
117 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Cinelli-Down Under    
118 Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:23:51  
119 Daniel Furmston (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under    
120 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:24:14  
121 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
122 Jeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
123 Kuiper Bouke (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
124 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under    
125 Matt Green (GBr) Cinelli-Down Under    
126 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems    
127 Logan Dennis Hutchings (NZl) Cinelli-Down Under    
128 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
129 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana    
130 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
131 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Verandas Willems    
132 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
133 Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
134 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
135 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
136 Maarten Vlasselaer (Bel) Belgian National Team    
137 Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream    
138 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
139 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha    
140 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
141 Ryan Wills (NZl) Lotto - Bodysol    
142 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
143 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) Team Katusha    
144 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
145 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
146 Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Belgian National Team    
147 Stijn Steels (Bel) Belgian National Team    
148 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
149 Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
150 Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
151 Arne Hassink (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
DNF Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
DNF Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana    
DNF Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
DNF Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
DNF Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
DNF Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
DNF Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
DNF Nicky Cocquyt (Bel) Belgian National Team    
DNF Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Belgian National Team    
DNF Hophra Gerard (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol    
DNF François Roossens (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol    
DNF Boris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol    
DNF Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Verandas Willems    
DNF Christopher d'Amelio (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under    
DNF Bert Roesems (Bel) Cinelli-Down Under    
DNF Christian Kos (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
DNF Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
DNS Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
DNS Damien Timmermans (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol    
Sprint bonuses
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 10 pts
2 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 6  
3 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 6  
4 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
6 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 3  
7 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
8 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
9 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
10 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 1  
Points
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 25 pts
2 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 20  
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 16  
4 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 14  
5 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux 12  
6 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 10  
7 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems 9  
8 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 8  
9 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 7  
10 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 6  
11 Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team 5  
12 Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol 4  
13 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank 3  
14 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 2  
15 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 1  
Sprint 1 - 91.2km
1 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 5 pts
2 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
3 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
Sprint 2 - 133.2km
1 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 5 pts
2 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
3 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 1  
Sprint 3 - 155.6km
1 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 5 pts
2 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
Mountain 1 - 13km
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 6 pts
2 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
3 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 3  
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
Young riders
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 3:52:37  
2 Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team 0:00:06  
3 Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol    
4 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
5 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
6 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol    
7 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
8 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
9 Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team    
10 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems    
11 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
12 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
13 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
14 Maxim Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
15 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
Teams
1 Rabobank (Ned) 11:38:03  
2 Française des Jeux (Fra)    
3 Quick Step (Bel)    
4 Cervelo Test Team (Sui)    
5 Astana (Kaz)    
6 Silence-Lotto (Bel) 0:00:06  
7 Cofidis, le Crédit en Ligne (Fra)    
8 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago (Bel)    
9 Bbox Bouygues Telecom (Fra)    
10 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team (Ned)    
11 Team Katusha (Rus)    
12 Topssport Vlaanderen - Mercator (Bel)    
13 Skil-Shimano (Ned)    
14 AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)    
15 Team Saxo Bank (Den)    
16 Sél. Nationale Belge (Bel) 0:00:38  
17 Vérandas Willems (Bel) 0:04:51  
18 Garmin - Slipstream (Usa) 0:06:38  
19 BMC Racing Team (Usa) 0:08:51  
20 Besson Chaussures - Sojasun (Fra)    
21 Lotto - Bodysol PCW (Bel) 0:24:14  
22 Sél. Nationale Pays-Bas (Ned) 1:11:42  
23 Cinelli-Down Under (Aus)    
General classification after stage 3
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 15:05:04  
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:10  
3 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:18  
4 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:00:21  
5 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:23  
6 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 0:00:24  
7 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems    
8 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
9 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
10 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
11 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
12 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:00:26  
13 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
14 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
15 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:00:27  
16 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
17 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:00:28  
18 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:29  
19 Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team 0:00:30  
20 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
21 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
22 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems    
23 Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol    
24 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
25 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol    
26 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
27 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
28 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
29 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
30 Maxim Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
31 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
32 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team    
33 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
34 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
35 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
36 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
37 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
38 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
39 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
40 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
41 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
42 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
43 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
44 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
45 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
46 Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
47 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
48 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
49 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
50 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
51 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
52 Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team    
53 Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
54 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
55 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
56 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
57 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
58 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
59 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
60 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
61 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
62 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
63 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
64 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
65 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
66 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
67 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
68 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
69 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
70 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
71 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
72 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
73 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
74 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
75 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
76 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
77 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
78 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
79 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
80 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
81 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
82 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
83 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux    
84 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Belgian National Team 0:01:02  
85 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:02:19  
86 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano    
87 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems 0:05:21  
88 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 0:07:08  
89 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
90 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
91 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 0:09:14  
92 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
93 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:09:15  
94 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
95 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
96 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
97 HABEAUX Grégory (Bel) Verandas Willems    
98 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
99 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
100 Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems    
101 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
102 Rony Martias (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
103 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago    
104 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
105 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
106 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
107 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
108 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
109 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
110 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:10:08  
111 Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:10:48  
112 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:13:14  
113 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:16:20  
114 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:20:52  
115 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
116 Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:24:15  
117 Daniel Furmston (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under    
118 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems 0:24:35  
119 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:24:38  
120 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under    
121 Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
122 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
123 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) Team Katusha    
124 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
125 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Verandas Willems    
126 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
127 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
128 Jeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
129 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
130 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
131 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana    
132 Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
133 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
134 Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
135 Maarten Vlasselaer (Bel) Belgian National Team    
136 Ryan Wills (NZl) Lotto - Bodysol    
137 Stijn Steels (Bel) Belgian National Team    
138 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha    
139 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
140 Logan Dennis Hutchings (NZl) Cinelli-Down Under 0:25:10  
141 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:25:50  
142 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Cinelli-Down Under    
143 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:26:35  
144 Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:26:47  
145 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:28:30  
146 Kuiper Bouke (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:28:46  
147 Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream    
148 Matt Green (GBr) Cinelli-Down Under    
149 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:31:17  
150 Arne Hassink (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:34:55  
151 Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Belgian National Team 0:35:27  
Points classification
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 66 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 53  
3 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 31  
4 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 28  
5 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 28  
6 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 22  
7 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 21  
8 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 20  
9 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 19  
10 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 19  
11 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems 18  
12 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 17  
13 Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team 15  
14 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 14  
15 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 14  
16 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux 12  
17 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 12  
18 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 11  
19 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto 11  
20 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems 9  
21 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 7  
22 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
23 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
24 Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 5  
25 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems 5  
26 Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol 4  
27 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
28 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4  
29 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank 3  
30 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 2  
31 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 1  
32 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 1  
33 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 1  
34 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
Mountains classification
1 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 30 pts
2 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 18  
3 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
4 Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 9  
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 6  
6 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto 6  
7 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 4  
8 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
9 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems 4  
10 Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 3  
11 Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team 3  
12 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 3  
13 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 2  
14 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
15 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano 1  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank (Ned) 45:16:36  
2 Française des Jeux (Fra)    
3 Quick Step (Bel)    
4 Cervelo Test Team (Sui)    
5 Astana (Kaz)    
6 Cofidis, le Crédit en Ligne (Fra) 0:00:06  
7 Topssport Vlaanderen - Mercator (Bel)    
8 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago (Bel)    
9 Team Katusha (Rus)    
10 AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)    
11 Silence-Lotto (Bel)    
12 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team (Ned)    
13 Bbox Bouygues Telecom (Fra)    
14 Skil-Shimano (Ned)    
15 Team Saxo Bank (Den)    
16 Sél. Nationale Belge (Bel) 0:00:38  
17 Vérandas Willems (Bel) 0:04:51  
18 Garmin - Slipstream (Usa) 0:06:38  
19 Besson Chaussures - Sojasun (Fra) 0:08:51  
20 BMC Racing Team (Usa)    
21 Lotto - Bodysol PCW (Bel) 0:24:14  
22 Cinelli-Down Under (Aus) 1:11:42  
23 Sél. Nationale Pays-Bas (Ned)