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Eneco Tour 2010

Date range:
August 17-24, 2010

August 18, Stage 1: Steenwijk (Ned) - Rhenen (Ned) 178km

McEwen sprints to victory in Rhenen

By:
Cycling News
Published:
August 18, 2010, 15:51 BST,
Updated:
August 18, 2010, 19:40 BST

Tuft remains in leader's jersey

Robbie McEwen (Katusha) bounced back from pain and disappointment at the Tour de France to win stage one of the Eneco Tour with a perfectly-timed sprint on a testing rising finish in Rhenen in the Netherlands.

The final kilometre had seemed too difficult for the sprinters but McEwen dug deep and used all his sprinting experience to take an impressive win that rightly earned him praise from his rivals in the peloton.

Argentina's Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Saxo Bank) was on McEwen's wheel and took second with Allan Davis (Astana) giving Australia first and third. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) tried to out-power the sprinters on the rise to the finish but faded before the line and was passed. He eventually finished sixteenth.

Prologue time trial winner Svein Tuft (Garmin-Transitions) finished 22nd in the same time as McEwen and so kept his overall race lead. Jos Van Emden (Rabobank) also finished in the same time as McEwen and is still five seconds down on Tuft. Van Emden's teammate Lars Boom is third at six seconds.

“The finale of the stage was a little bit difficult because the roads were narrow and the stage ended on a small climb lasting 600 metres,” McEwen said.

“I have to thank my teammates that lead me into the finale at the front. I started my effort at 250 metres to go, it was a bit long but I used Boasson Hagen as a reference point after he tried to anticipate the sprint.”

A nervous day in the Netherlands

The sprint was the thrilling end to a nervous day of racing in the lanes of the central Netherlands.

Pavel Brutt (Katusha) and Albert Timmer (Skil-Shimano) formed the break of the day, going away after a few kilometres. They were later joined by former Under 23 world time trial champion Adriano Malori (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and worked well together but the bunch was hungry for a sprint finish and never let the trio gain more than three minutes. Malori cleverly picked up the time bonuses, for a total of nine seconds and so moved up to 16th overall at 15 seconds after finishing in the same time as McEwen.

The 177km stage ended with a 22km final lap around Rhenen and Veenendaal and the constant change in direction, coupled with strong winds and a mix of exposed and then sheltered roads, caused havoc in the peloton.

Garmin-Transitions kept the race under control for most of the day but other teams kept trying to split the peloton in the crosswinds in the final 40km of racing.

Richie Porte and Saxo Bank teammate Jens Voigt were forced to chase after one crash and Milram, Rabobank and Lampre-Farnese Vini refused to do them any favours by upping the pace whenever the wind blew from the side. Gianni Meersman (Francaise des Jeux) also crashed with Voigt, while Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) was also stuck in the cars, chasing the peloton. With road traffic furniture and speed bumps also creating problems, the riders became more and more nervous as the kilometres counted down.

The gap on the breakaway trio eventually came down and they were caught with eight kilometres to go. The sprinters and their teams were in charge but the peloton had seen the climb to the finish on the 22km final circuit and were unsure who would have the legs to win it.

HTC-Columbia's Tony Martin rode to set up Andre Greipel and Mark Renshaw but after the last corner to the foot of the climb, Boasson Hagen surprised everyone with a sudden surge of speed.

It was still 800 metres from the finish but the young Norwegian opened a gap and looked like he could stay clear to win the stage. However the climb was just too much even for his huge talent and he faded just as the gradient eased in sight of the line. The sprinters were merciless and switched to the other side of the road as they fought for the best line and best wheel.

McEwen got it right and hit the front as the gradient eased. He may be 38 but he still had the speed in his legs to hold off his rivals and take his second victory of the 2010 season.

McEwen suffered through the Tour de France after being knocked off his bike by a television cameraman mid-way through the race but now seems to back to his best.

He has still to reveal who he will ride for in 2011 and is fighting for a place in the Australian world championship team and made his ambitions and intentions clear in his first post-victory Twitter message.

"Feels good to b back in the winners circle! ProTour win, stg 1 of Eneco Tour, uphill finish. Form on the up. Enough 4 worlds selection now?"

It looks like it is.

Full Results
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 4:16:34  
2 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
4 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
5 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
6 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
8 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
9 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
10 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
11 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
12 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
13 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
14 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
15 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
16 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
17 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
18 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
19 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
20 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
22 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
23 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
24 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
25 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
26 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
28 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
29 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
30 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
31 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
32 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
33 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
34 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
35 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
36 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
37 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
38 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
39 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
40 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana    
41 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
42 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
43 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
44 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
45 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack    
46 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
47 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
48 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
49 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
50 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
51 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
52 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
53 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
54 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
55 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
56 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
57 Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
58 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
59 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
60 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
61 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
62 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
63 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
64 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
65 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
66 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
67 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
68 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
69 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
70 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
71 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
72 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
73 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
74 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
75 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
76 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
77 Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne    
78 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
79 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
80 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
81 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
82 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:18  
83 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
84 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:20  
85 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:23  
86 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:25  
87 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
88 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
89 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:32  
90 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:35  
91 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:37  
92 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:08  
93 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:10  
94 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
95 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:12  
96 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
97 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
98 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
99 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
100 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
101 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
102 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
103 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
104 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack    
105 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
106 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
107 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
108 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
109 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
110 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
111 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
112 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
113 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
114 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
115 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
116 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
117 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
118 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
119 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
120 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
121 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
122 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
123 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
124 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
125 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
126 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack    
127 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
128 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
129 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
130 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
131 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
132 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
133 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:13  
134 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:02:14  
135 Scott Davis (Aus) Astana 0:02:27  
136 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ    
137 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
138 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
139 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
140 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
141 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
142 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:53  
143 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions    
144 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
145 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
146 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia    
147 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
148 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
149 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram    
150 Félix Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
151 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
152 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
153 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack    
154 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha    
155 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ 0:07:04  
156 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
157 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
158 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
159 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
160 Valeriy Dmitryev (Kaz) Astana    
161 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
162 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:34  
163 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
164 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:09:55  
165 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
166 René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:50  
DNF Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
Sprint 1
1 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 8 pts
2 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 5  
3 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 3  
Sprint 2
1 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 8 pts
2 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 5  
3 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
Sprint 3
1 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 8 pts
2 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 5  
3 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
Finish
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 30 pts
2 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 25  
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 22  
4 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 19  
5 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17  
6 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 15  
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 13  
8 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
9 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 11  
10 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 10  
Young riders
1 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4:16:34  
2 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
3 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
5 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
7 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
8 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
9 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
10 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
11 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
12 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
13 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
14 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana    
15 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
16 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack    
17 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
18 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
19 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
20 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
21 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
22 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
23 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
24 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
25 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
26 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
27 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
28 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
29 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
30 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
31 Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne    
32 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
33 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
34 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:10  
35 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
36 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:12  
37 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
38 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
39 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
40 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
41 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
42 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
43 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
44 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
45 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
46 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
47 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
48 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
49 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
50 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
51 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
52 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
53 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:02:14  
54 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ 0:02:27  
55 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
56 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
57 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:53  
58 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
59 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram    
60 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
61 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ 0:07:04  
62 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
63 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
64 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:34  
65 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
Teams
1 Liquigas - Doimo 12:49:42  
2 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
3 Team Katusha    
4 Caisse d'Epargne    
5 Footon-Servetto    
6 Française Des Jeux    
7 Team Milram    
8 Rabobank    
9 Team Saxo Bank    
10 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
12 Team HTC - Columbia    
13 Garmin - Transitions    
14 Quick Step    
15 Skil - Shimano    
16 Lampre-Farnese Vini    
17 Team Radioshack    
18 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:25  
19 Astana 0:01:12  
20 AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:24  
21 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
General classification after stage 1
1 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions 4:22:52  
2 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:05  
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:06  
4 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:07  
6 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
7 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:09  
8 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:11  
9 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:12  
10 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
11 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:13  
12 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
13 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
14 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
15 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:14  
16 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:15  
17 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack 0:00:16  
18 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
19 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 0:00:17  
20 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
21 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
22 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:18  
23 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
24 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:19  
25 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
26 Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:20  
27 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
28 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
29 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack 0:00:21  
30 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
31 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
32 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:22  
33 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 0:00:23  
34 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
35 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
36 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
37 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:24  
38 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
39 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
40 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
41 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
42 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
43 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
44 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
45 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:25  
46 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
48 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
49 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:27  
50 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
51 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
52 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:28  
53 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
54 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:29  
55 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:30  
56 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 0:00:31  
57 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
58 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
59 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:34  
60 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:35  
61 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:36  
62 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
63 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:00:37  
64 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
65 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:38  
66 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
67 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
68 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
69 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:39  
70 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
71 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
72 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
73 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:41  
74 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
75 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
76 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:00:42  
77 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 0:00:43  
78 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
79 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 0:00:44  
80 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:46  
81 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:48  
82 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:49  
83 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step    
84 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
85 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:52  
86 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:54  
87 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
88 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:55  
89 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:09  
90 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:16  
91 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:18  
92 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:19  
93 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:22  
94 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack 0:01:23  
95 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:25  
96 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:28  
97 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:29  
98 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:31  
99 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack    
100 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
101 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:32  
102 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:01:33  
103 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:01:34  
104 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
105 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
106 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:35  
107 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
108 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:36  
109 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 0:01:38  
110 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:39  
111 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
112 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:40  
113 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:44  
114 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
115 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:46  
116 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
117 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:47  
118 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
119 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:49  
120 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
121 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:50  
122 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
123 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
124 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:52  
125 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:54  
126 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
127 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:58  
128 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:02:00  
129 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:02  
130 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:04  
131 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:02:06  
132 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:02:07  
133 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:36  
134 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
135 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:42  
136 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:46  
137 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:53  
138 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ 0:03:06  
139 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:07  
140 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:10  
141 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:14  
142 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack 0:03:17  
143 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:20  
144 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
145 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:22  
146 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:27  
147 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 0:03:30  
148 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:33  
149 Scott Davis (Aus) Astana 0:03:35  
150 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:38  
151 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
152 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:41  
153 Félix Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:03:45  
154 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 0:04:00  
155 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ 0:07:39  
156 Valeriy Dmitryev (Kaz) Astana 0:07:46  
157 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
158 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:07:53  
159 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:56  
160 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:58  
161 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 0:08:11  
162 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:51  
163 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:10:05  
164 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:10:39  
165 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:10:48  
166 René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:46  
Sprint classification
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 30 pts
2 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 25  
3 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 24  
4 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 22  
5 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 19  
6 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17  
7 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 15  
8 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 13  
9 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 13  
10 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
11 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 11  
12 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 11  
13 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 10  
Young rider classification
1 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank 4:22:57  
2 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:01  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:02  
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
5 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:04  
6 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:07  
7 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano 0:00:08  
8 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:10  
9 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:11  
10 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:12  
11 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:13  
12 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
13 Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:15  
14 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
15 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack 0:00:16  
16 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
17 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
18 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:17  
19 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 0:00:18  
20 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
21 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:19  
22 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:20  
23 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:23  
25 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
26 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:26  
27 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:31  
28 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:33  
29 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:34  
30 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:36  
31 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:00:37  
32 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 0:00:38  
33 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:43  
34 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:14  
35 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:17  
36 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:23  
37 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:24  
38 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:26  
39 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:29  
40 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
41 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:30  
42 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
43 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:31  
44 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:35  
45 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:41  
46 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
47 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:42  
48 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:01:45  
49 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:53  
50 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:55  
51 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:57  
52 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:59  
53 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:02:31  
54 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:41  
55 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ 0:03:01  
56 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:02  
57 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:05  
58 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:22  
59 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:33  
60 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
61 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ 0:07:34  
62 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:51  
63 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 0:08:06  
64 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:46  
65 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:10:00  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 13:08:53  
2 Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:16  
3 Garmin - Transitions 0:00:17  
4 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:18  
5 Team Radioshack 0:00:27  
6 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:29  
7 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:34  
8 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
9 Sky Professional Cycling Team    
10 Team Milram 0:00:35  
11 Skil - Shimano 0:00:40  
12 Liquigas - Doimo 0:00:41  
13 Team Katusha 0:00:48  
14 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:50  
15 Française Des Jeux 0:00:53  
16 Quick Step 0:00:54  
17 Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:10  
18 Footon-Servetto 0:01:12  
19 Astana 0:02:49  
20 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:03  
21 AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:29