Boonen grabs the third stage of Franco-Belge

Farrar gets third and retains the overall lead

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
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step3:52:37 
2Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
4Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
5Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
6Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank  
7Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems  
8Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:00:06 
9Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
10Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
11Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team  
12Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol  
13Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
14Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
15Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step  
16Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
17Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
18Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
19Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank  
20Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
21Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
23Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team  
24Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems  
25Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
26Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team  
27Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
28Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
29Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
30Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream  
31Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
32Maxim Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
33Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
34Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
36Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
37David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
38Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
39Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
40Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
41Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
42Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
44Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
46Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
47Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
48Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
49Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
50Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
51Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
52Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
53Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
54Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
55Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
56Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
57Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
58Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
59Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
61Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
62Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
63Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
65Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
66Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
67Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
68Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
69Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
70Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
72Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
73Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
74Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
75Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
76Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
77Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
78Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
79Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
80Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
81Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
82Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
83Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:38 
84Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:01:55 
85Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano  
86Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:06 
87James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems0:04:57 
88Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:44 
89Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto  
90Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
91Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:08:51 
92Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems  
93Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
94Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
95Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
96Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
97Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
98Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
99Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
100Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
101Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
102Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
103Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
104Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
105Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
106Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
107Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
108Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
109Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
110Rony Martias (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
111David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
112Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
113Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
114Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:20:28 
115Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
116Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Netherlands National Team0:23:49 
117Peter Ronsse (Bel) Cinelli-Down Under  
118Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Netherlands National Team0:23:51 
119Daniel Furmston (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under  
120Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:24:14 
121Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
122Jeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
123Kuiper Bouke (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
124Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under  
125Matt Green (GBr) Cinelli-Down Under  
126Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems  
127Logan Dennis Hutchings (NZl) Cinelli-Down Under  
128Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
129Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
130Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
131Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Verandas Willems  
132Bram Schmitz (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
133Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
134Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
135Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
136Maarten Vlasselaer (Bel) Belgian National Team  
137Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream  
138Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
139Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha  
140Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
141Ryan Wills (NZl) Lotto - Bodysol  
142Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
143Maxim De Busschere (Bel) Team Katusha  
144Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
145Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
146Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Belgian National Team  
147Stijn Steels (Bel) Belgian National Team  
148Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
149Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
150Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
151Arne Hassink (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
DNFJurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
DNFValeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
DNFTanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFVladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFCedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
DNFBert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
DNFMartial Ricci Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
DNFJeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
DNFBrett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
DNFNicky Cocquyt (Bel) Belgian National Team  
DNFKris Boeckmans (Bel) Belgian National Team  
DNFHophra Gerard (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
DNFFrançois Roossens (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
DNFBoris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
DNFMathieu Criquielion (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFChristopher d'Amelio (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under  
DNFBert Roesems (Bel) Cinelli-Down Under  
DNFChristian Kos (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
DNFThomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFJackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNSSteve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
DNSDamien Timmermans (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
Sprint bonuses
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step10pts
2Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team6 
3Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step6 
4Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream4 
6Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano3 
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
8Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
9Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
10Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank1 
Points
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step25pts
2Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team20 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream16 
4Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
5Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux12 
6Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank10 
7Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems9 
8Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun8 
9Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux7 
10Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha6 
11Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team5 
12Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol4 
13Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank3 
14Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago2 
15Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step1 
Sprint 1 - 91.2km
1Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step5pts
2Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
3Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
Sprint 2 - 133.2km
1Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step5pts
2Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
3Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank1 
Sprint 3 - 155.6km
1Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano5pts
2Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
3Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
Mountain 1 - 13km
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step6pts
2Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
3Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
Young riders
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:52:37 
2Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:06 
3Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol  
4Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
5Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
6Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
7Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
9Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team  
10Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems  
11Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
12Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream  
14Maxim Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
15Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
Teams
1Rabobank (Ned)11:38:03 
2Française des Jeux (Fra)  
3Quick Step (Bel)  
4Cervelo Test Team (Sui)  
5Astana (Kaz)  
6Silence-Lotto (Bel)0:00:06 
7Cofidis, le Crédit en Ligne (Fra)  
8Landbouwkrediet - Colnago (Bel)  
9Bbox Bouygues Telecom (Fra)  
10Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team (Ned)  
11Team Katusha (Rus)  
12Topssport Vlaanderen - Mercator (Bel)  
13Skil-Shimano (Ned)  
14AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)  
15Team Saxo Bank (Den)  
16Sél. Nationale Belge (Bel)0:00:38 
17Vérandas Willems (Bel)0:04:51 
18Garmin - Slipstream (Usa)0:06:38 
19BMC Racing Team (Usa)0:08:51 
20Besson Chaussures - Sojasun (Fra)  
21Lotto - Bodysol PCW (Bel)0:24:14 
22Sél. Nationale Pays-Bas (Ned)1:11:42 
23Cinelli-Down Under (Aus)  
General classification after stage 3
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream15:05:04 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:10 
3Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:00:18 
4Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:00:21 
5Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:23 
6Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:24 
7Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems  
8Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
9Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank  
10Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
11Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
12Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:00:26 
13Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
14Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:27 
16Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
17Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:28 
18Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:00:29 
19Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:30 
20Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
21Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
22Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems  
23Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol  
24Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
25Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
26David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
27Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
28Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
29Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
30Maxim Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
31Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream  
32Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team  
33Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
34Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
35Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
36Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
37Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
38Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
39Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
40Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
41Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
42Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
43Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
44Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
45Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
46Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
47Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
48Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
49Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
50Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
51Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
52Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team  
53Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
55Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
57Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
58Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
59Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
60Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
61Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
62Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
63Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
64Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
65Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank  
66Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
67Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
68Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
69Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
70Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
72Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
73Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
74Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
75Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
76Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
77Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
78Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
79Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
80Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
81Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
82Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
83Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
84Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Belgian National Team0:01:02 
85Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:02:19 
86Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano  
87James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems0:05:21 
88Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:07:08 
89Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
90Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
91Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:09:14 
92Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
93Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:09:15 
94Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
95Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
96Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
97HABEAUX Grégory (Bel) Verandas Willems  
98Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
99Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
100Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
101David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
102Rony Martias (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
103Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago  
104Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
105Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
106Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
107Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
108Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
109Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
110Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:10:08 
111Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:10:48 
112Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:13:14 
113Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:20 
114Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:20:52 
115Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
116Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Netherlands National Team0:24:15 
117Daniel Furmston (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under  
118Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems0:24:35 
119Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:24:38 
120Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Cinelli-Down Under  
121Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
122Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
123Maxim De Busschere (Bel) Team Katusha  
124Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
125Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Verandas Willems  
126Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
127Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
128Jeffrey Wiersma (Ned) Netherlands National Team  
129Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
130Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
131Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
132Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
133Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
134Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
135Maarten Vlasselaer (Bel) Belgian National Team  
136Ryan Wills (NZl) Lotto - Bodysol  
137Stijn Steels (Bel) Belgian National Team  
138Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha  
139Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
140Logan Dennis Hutchings (NZl) Cinelli-Down Under0:25:10 
141Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Netherlands National Team0:25:50 
142Peter Ronsse (Bel) Cinelli-Down Under  
143Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha0:26:35 
144Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:26:47 
145Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:28:30 
146Kuiper Bouke (Ned) Netherlands National Team0:28:46 
147Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream  
148Matt Green (GBr) Cinelli-Down Under  
149Bram Schmitz (Ned) Netherlands National Team0:31:17 
150Arne Hassink (Ned) Netherlands National Team0:34:55 
151Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Belgian National Team0:35:27 
Points classification
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream66pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step53 
3Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun31 
4Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team28 
5Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha28 
6Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank22 
7Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne21 
8Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator20 
9Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step19 
10Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano19 
11Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems18 
12Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux17 
13Steve Schets (Bel) Belgian National Team15 
14Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
15Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank14 
16Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux12 
17Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago12 
18Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11 
19Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto11 
20Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Verandas Willems9 
21Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
22Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
23Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
24Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun5 
25Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems5 
26Romain Fondard (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol4 
27Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
28Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
29Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank3 
30Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
31Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1 
32Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana1 
33Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank1 
34Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
Mountains classification
1Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team30pts
2Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
3Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
4Romain Matheou (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun9 
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step6 
6Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto6 
7Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4 
8Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
9Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Verandas Willems4 
10Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
11Walt De Winter (Bel) Belgian National Team3 
12Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
13Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
14Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
15Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano1 
Teams classification
1Rabobank (Ned)45:16:36 
2Française des Jeux (Fra)  
3Quick Step (Bel)  
4Cervelo Test Team (Sui)  
5Astana (Kaz)  
6Cofidis, le Crédit en Ligne (Fra)0:00:06 
7Topssport Vlaanderen - Mercator (Bel)  
8Landbouwkrediet - Colnago (Bel)  
9Team Katusha (Rus)  
10AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)  
11Silence-Lotto (Bel)  
12Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team (Ned)  
13Bbox Bouygues Telecom (Fra)  
14Skil-Shimano (Ned)  
15Team Saxo Bank (Den)  
16Sél. Nationale Belge (Bel)0:00:38 
17Vérandas Willems (Bel)0:04:51 
18Garmin - Slipstream (Usa)0:06:38 
19Besson Chaussures - Sojasun (Fra)0:08:51 
20BMC Racing Team (Usa)  
21Lotto - Bodysol PCW (Bel)0:24:14 
22Cinelli-Down Under (Aus)1:11:42 
23Sél. Nationale Pays-Bas (Ned)  

 

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