McEwen sprints to victory in Rhenen

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
1Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha4:16:34 
2Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
3Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
4Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
5Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
7Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
8José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
9Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
10Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
11Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
12André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
14Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
17Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
18Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
19Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
20Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
21Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
22Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
23Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
24Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
25Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
26Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
27Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
28Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
29Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
30Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
31Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
33Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
34Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
35Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
36Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
37Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ  
38Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
39Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
40Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
41Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
42Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
43Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
44David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
45Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack  
46Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
47Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
48Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
49Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
50Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
51Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
52Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
53Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
54Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
55Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
56Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
57Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
58Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
59Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
60Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
61Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
62Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
63Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
64Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
65Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
66Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
67Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
68Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
69Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
70Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
71Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
72Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
73Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
74Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
75Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
76Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
77Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne  
78Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
79Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
80Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
81Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
82Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:00:18 
83Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
84Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:00:20 
85Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:23 
86Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:25 
87Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
88Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
89Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:32 
90Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:35 
91Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:37 
92Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:01:08 
93Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:10 
94Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
95Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:12 
96Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
97Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
98Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
99Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
100Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
102Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
103Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
104Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack  
105Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
106Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
107Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
108Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
109Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
110Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
111Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
112Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
113Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
114Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack  
115Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
116Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
118Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
119Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
120Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
121Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
122Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
123Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
124Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
125Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
126Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack  
127Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
128Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
129Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
130Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
131Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
132Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
133Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:13 
134Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:14 
135Scott Davis (Aus) Astana0:02:27 
136Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ  
137Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
138Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
139Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
140Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
141Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
142Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:02:53 
143Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
144Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
145Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
146Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
147Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
148Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
149Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
150Félix Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
151Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
152Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
153Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack  
154Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
155Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:07:04 
156Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
157Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
158Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
159Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana  
160Valeriy Dmitryev (Kaz) Astana  
161Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
162Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:09:34 
163Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
164Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:55 
165David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
166René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:50 
DNFAlberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
Sprint 1
1Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini8pts
2Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha5 
3Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano3 
Sprint 2
1Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini8pts
2Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano5 
3Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha3 
Sprint 3
1Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini8pts
2Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano5 
3Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha3 
1Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha30pts
2Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank25 
3Allan Davis (Aus) Astana22 
4Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo19 
5Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto17 
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
7Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ13 
8José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
9Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram11 
10Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha10 
Young riders
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4:16:34 
2Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
3Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
8Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
10Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
11Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
12Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
13Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
14Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
15David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
16Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack  
17Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
18Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
19Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
20Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
21Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
22Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
23Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
24Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
25Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
26Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
27Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
28Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
29Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
30Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
31Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
33Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
34Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:10 
35Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:12 
37Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
38Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
40Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
41Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
42Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
43Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
44Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
45Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
46Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
47Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
48Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
49Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
50Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
51Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
52Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
53Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:14 
54Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ0:02:27 
55Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
56Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
57Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:02:53 
58Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
59Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
60Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
61Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:07:04 
62Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana  
63Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
64Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:09:34 
65Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
1Liquigas - Doimo12:49:42 
2Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
3Team Katusha  
4Caisse d'Epargne  
6Française Des Jeux  
7Team Milram  
9Team Saxo Bank  
10Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
11Omega Pharma-Lotto  
12Team HTC - Columbia  
13Garmin - Transitions  
14Quick Step  
15Skil - Shimano  
16Lampre-Farnese Vini  
17Team Radioshack  
18Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:25 
20AG2R La Mondiale0:02:24 
21Euskaltel - Euskadi  
General classification after stage 1
1Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions4:22:52 
2Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:00:05 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:00:06 
4Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:07 
6Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
7Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:09 
8Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:00:11 
9Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:12 
10Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
11Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:13 
12José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
13Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
14Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
15André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:14 
16Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:15 
17Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack0:00:16 
18Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
19Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:00:17 
20Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
21Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
22Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:18 
23Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
24Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:00:19 
25Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
26Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:20 
27Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
28Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
29Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack0:00:21 
30Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
31Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
32Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:00:22 
33Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha0:00:23 
34Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
35Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
36Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
37Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:24 
38Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
39Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
40Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
41Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
42Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
43Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
44Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
45Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:25 
46Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
48Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
49Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:00:27 
50Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
51Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
52Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:28 
53Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
54Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:29 
55Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
56Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano0:00:31 
57Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
58Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
59Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:34 
60Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:35 
61David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:00:36 
62Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
63Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha0:00:37 
64Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
65Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:38 
66Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
67Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
68Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ  
69Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:39 
70Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
71Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
72Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
73Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:41 
74Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
75Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
76Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana0:00:42 
77Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:00:43 
78Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
79Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram0:00:44 
80Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:46 
81Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:00:48 
82Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:49 
83Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
84Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
85Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:52 
86Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:54 
87Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
88Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:55 
89Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:09 
90Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:16 
91Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:18 
92Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:19 
93Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:22 
94Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack0:01:23 
95Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:25 
96Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:28 
97Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:01:29 
98Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:31 
99Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack  
100Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
101Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:32 
102Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:01:33 
103Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ0:01:34 
104Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
105Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
106Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:35 
107Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
108Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:36 
109Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack0:01:38 
110Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:01:39 
111Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
112Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:40 
113Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:44 
114Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
115Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:46 
116Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
117Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:47 
118Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
119Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:49 
120Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
121Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:50 
122Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
123Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
124Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:01:52 
125Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:01:54 
126Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
127Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:58 
128Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:00 
129Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:02 
130Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:04 
131Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:02:06 
132Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:07 
133Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:36 
134Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
135Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:42 
136Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:46 
137Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:53 
138Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ0:03:06 
139Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:07 
140Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:03:10 
141Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:14 
142Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack0:03:17 
143Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:03:20 
144Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
145Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:22 
146Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:03:27 
147Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:03:30 
148Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:33 
149Scott Davis (Aus) Astana0:03:35 
150Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram0:03:38 
151Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
152Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:03:41 
153Félix Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:03:45 
154Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:00 
155Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:07:39 
156Valeriy Dmitryev (Kaz) Astana0:07:46 
157Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
158Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:07:53 
159Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:56 
160Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:58 
161Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana0:08:11 
162Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:09:51 
163Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:10:05 
164Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:10:39 
165David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:10:48 
166René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:46 
Sprint classification
1Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha30pts
2Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank25 
3Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini24 
4Allan Davis (Aus) Astana22 
5Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo19 
6Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto17 
7Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
8Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ13 
9Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano13 
10José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
11Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram11 
12Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha11 
13Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha10 
Young rider classification
1Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank4:22:57 
2Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:00:01 
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:02 
4Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
5Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:04 
6Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:07 
7Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano0:00:08 
8Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:10 
9Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:11 
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:12 
11Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:13 
12Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:15 
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
15Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack0:00:16 
16Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
17Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
18Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:00:17 
19Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha0:00:18 
20Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
21Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:19 
22Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:20 
23Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:23 
25Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
26Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:26 
27David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:00:31 
28Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:33 
29Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:00:34 
30Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:36 
31Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana0:00:37 
32Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:00:38 
33Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:00:43 
34Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:14 
35Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:17 
36Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:23 
37Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:01:24 
38Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:26 
39Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:29 
40Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
41Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:30 
42Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
43Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:31 
44Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:35 
45Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:41 
46Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
47Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:42 
48Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:01:45 
49Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:53 
50Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:55 
51Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:57 
52Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59 
53Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:31 
54Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:41 
55Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ0:03:01 
56Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:02 
57Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:03:05 
58Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:03:22 
59Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram0:03:33 
60Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
61Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:07:34 
62Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:51 
63Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana0:08:06 
64Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:09:46 
65Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:10:00 
Teams classification
2Team HTC - Columbia0:00:16 
3Garmin - Transitions0:00:17 
4Team Saxo Bank0:00:18 
5Team Radioshack0:00:27 
6Caisse d'Epargne0:00:29 
7Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:34 
8Omega Pharma-Lotto  
9Sky Professional Cycling Team  
10Team Milram0:00:35 
11Skil - Shimano0:00:40 
12Liquigas - Doimo0:00:41 
13Team Katusha0:00:48 
14Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:50 
15Française Des Jeux0:00:53 
16Quick Step0:00:54 
17Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:10 
20Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:03 
21AG2R La Mondiale0:03:29 


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