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Eneco Tour 2010

Date range:
August 17-24, 2010

August 19, Stage 2: St. Willebrord (Ned) - Ardooie (Bel) 198.5km

Greipel grabs field sprint victory

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
August 19, 2010, 15:52 BST,
Updated:
August 19, 2010, 18:50 BST

Tuft remains in leader's jersey

André Greipel (HTC-Columbia) timed it perfectly to win over McEwen and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)

André Greipel (HTC-Columbia) timed it perfectly to win over McEwen and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)

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André Greipel took advantage of some well-timed work from his HTC-Columbia teammates and then a high-speed lead-out from Team Sky to win stage two of the Eneco Tour.

With a 15km finishing circuit on twisting roads testing the riders' bike handling skills, HTC-Columbia opted to avoid the fight for the front until six kilometres from the finish and then surged to the front as a unit on a section of road buffeted by a headwind.

The bunch was shuffled as several teams tried to take control of the peloton and then Team Sky massed on the front to lead out defending Eneco Tour champion Edvald Boasson Hagen. The 23-year-old Norwegian opened up his sprint first but Greipel had cleverly got on his wheel and surged past him as the line approached.

Stage one winner Robbie McEwen (Katusha) was also there. He perhaps had the speed to win but hesitated slightly about which way to pass Boasson Hagen and was unable to catch Greipel before the line. Despite crashing on the finishing circuit, Lucas Haedo (Saxo Bank) came back to finish fourth.

Canada's Svein Tuft (Garmin-Transitions) finished 31st in the same time as the sprinters and so kept the overall race lead. He is now just three seconds ahead of Boasson Hagen, who picked up four bonus seconds for his third place finish.

It was Greipel's 17th victory of the 2010 season but surely not the last before he leaves HTC-Columbia to join Omega Pharma-Lotto in 2011.

"It was pretty dangerous to try and keep position in the bunch so we decided with the team to wait until six kilometres to go before moving up. It worked really well," Greipel said.

"I'm really happy. My teammates trusted me and I trusted them. Everyone gave me great support today. I spoke to Renshaw and we decided that we need to make the sprint before the hard left turn with 1.4km to go. He brought me to a great position on Edvald Boasson Hagen's wheel and I was pretty happy with that. This is our first goal reached and now everything we achieve on top of this is a bonus."

Early break of three

The stage was again shaped by a three-rider early break that was gradually reeled in during the final hour of the race. Vitaliy Buts (Lampre-Farnese Vini), Miguel Minguez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen) opened a six-minute gap but were absorbed by the peloton on the approach to the finish. Neirynck and Minguez tried one last dig to stay away but the peloton came back together with eight kilometres to go.

The narrow streets and several tight turns caused some problems for the peloton but many of the riders at the Eneco Tour are used to riding the classics and handled the bike paths, concrete roads and traffic furniture with apparent ease. Fortunately the weather was also dry and sunny. Only a few riders punctured or took a tumble.

After two sprint stages, the weeklong race adds an extra twist on Friday as the race hits the Flemish roads used for the Spring Classics.

The 191.5km third stage around the town of Ronse includes many of the short, often cobbled climbs that are used in the Tour of Flanders. The Oude Kwaremont comes just 11km from the finish after a series of 15 other similar climbs which should produce some spectacular racing.

The Eneco Tour ends next Tuesday with a 16.9km time trial in Genk, Belgium.

Full Results
1 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 4:46:50  
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
4 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
6 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
7 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
8 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
9 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
10 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
11 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
12 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
14 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack    
15 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
16 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
17 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
18 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
19 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
20 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
21 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
22 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
23 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
25 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
26 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
27 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
28 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
29 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
30 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
31 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
32 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
33 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
34 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
35 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
36 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
37 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
38 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
39 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
40 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
41 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
42 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
43 Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
44 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
45 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
46 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
48 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
49 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
50 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step    
51 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
52 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
53 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
54 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack    
55 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
56 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
57 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
58 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
59 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
60 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
61 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
62 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
63 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack    
64 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
65 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
66 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
67 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
68 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
69 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
70 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
71 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
72 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
73 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
74 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
75 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
76 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
77 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
78 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
79 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
80 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
81 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
82 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
83 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
84 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
85 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
86 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
87 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
88 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
89 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha    
90 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
91 Scott Davis (Aus) Astana    
92 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
93 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
94 Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne    
95 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
96 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
97 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
98 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
99 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
100 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
101 Valeriy Dmitryev (Kaz) Astana    
102 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
103 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
104 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
105 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
106 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
107 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
108 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
109 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
110 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
111 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
112 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
113 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
114 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
115 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
116 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
117 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
118 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
119 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
120 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
121 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
122 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
123 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
124 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
125 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
126 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
127 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
128 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
129 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
130 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
131 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram    
132 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
133 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
134 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
135 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
136 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
137 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
138 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
139 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
140 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
141 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
142 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack    
143 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
144 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
145 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:35  
146 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:42  
147 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
148 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
149 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
150 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
151 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:57  
152 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:01  
153 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
154 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
155 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:27  
156 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:04:10  
157 René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:33  
158 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ    
159 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
160 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
161 Félix Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:08:25  
162 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
163 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
164 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:08:58  
DNF Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
Sprint 1
1 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 8 pts
2 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
3 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
Sprint 2
1 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 8 pts
2 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
3 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
Sprint 3
1 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8 pts
2 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 5  
3 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
Finish
1 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 30 pts
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 25  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 22  
4 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 19  
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 17  
6 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto 15  
7 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 13  
8 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 12  
9 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 11  
10 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 10  
Young riders
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4:46:50  
2 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
3 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
4 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
5 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
6 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
7 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
9 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
10 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
11 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
12 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
13 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
14 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
15 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
16 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
17 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
19 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
20 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
21 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
22 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
23 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
25 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
26 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack    
27 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
28 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
29 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
30 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
31 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
32 Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne    
33 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
34 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
35 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
36 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
37 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
38 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
39 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
40 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
41 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
42 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
43 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
44 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
45 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
48 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
49 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram    
50 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
51 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
52 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
53 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
54 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
55 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
56 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:35  
57 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:42  
58 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
59 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:01  
60 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:04:10  
61 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ 0:04:33  
62 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
63 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
64 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:08:25  
65 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
Teams
1 Topsport-Vlaanderen - Mercator 14:20:30  
2 Skil-Shimano    
3 Footon-Servetto    
4 Team Milram    
5 Liquigas - Doimo    
6 Team Radioshack    
7 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
8 Rabobank    
9 Quick Step    
10 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
11 Caisse d'Epargne    
12 Garmin - Transitions    
13 Team Saxo Bank    
14 Team HTC-Columbia    
15 Team Katusha    
16 Sky Professional Cycling Team    
17 Ag2R La Mondiale    
18 Française Des Jeux    
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
20 Astana    
21 Lampre - Farnese Vini    
General classification after stage 2
1 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions 9:09:42  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:03  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:04  
4 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:05  
5 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:06  
6 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
7 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:07  
8 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:09  
9 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:11  
10 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:12  
11 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
12 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:13  
13 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
14 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
15 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
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 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
58 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
59 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
60 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:34  
61 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:36  
62 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
63 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:37  
64 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:38  
65 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
66 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
67 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
68 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:39  
69 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
70 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
71 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
72 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:41  
73 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
74 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
75 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 0:00:43  
76 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
77 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 0:00:44  
78 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:46  
79 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:48  
80 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:49  
81 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step    
82 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
83 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:52  
84 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:54  
85 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
86 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:55  
87 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:09  
88 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:16  
89 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:18  
90 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:22  
91 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack 0:01:23  
92 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:28  
93 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:29  
94 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:31  
95 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack    
96 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
97 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:32  
98 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
99 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:01:33  
100 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:01:34  
101 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
102 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
103 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:35  
104 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
105 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:36  
106 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 0:01:38  
107 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:39  
108 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
109 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:40  
110 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:43  
111 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto 0:01:44  
112 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:46  
113 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:47  
114 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
115 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:49  
116 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:50  
117 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
118 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
119 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:52  
120 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:54  
121 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
122 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:02  
123 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:04  
124 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:02:06  
125 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:02:27  
126 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:31  
127 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:36  
128 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
129 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:42  
130 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:46  
131 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:53  
132 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana 0:02:55  
133 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:59  
134 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:07  
135 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:14  
136 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack 0:03:17  
137 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:03:20  
138 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 0:03:30  
139 Scott Davis (Aus) Astana 0:03:35  
140 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:38  
141 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
142 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:41  
143 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:52  
144 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 0:04:00  
145 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:04:02  
146 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:04:15  
147 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:04:49  
148 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:04:52  
149 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:06:25  
150 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ 0:07:39  
151 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
152 Valeriy Dmitryev (Kaz) Astana 0:07:46  
153 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
154 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:07:53  
155 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:58  
156 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:51  
157 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:10:23  
158 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:10:47  
159 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:11:49  
160 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:11:52  
161 Félix Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:12:10  
162 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 0:12:44  
163 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:16:14  
164 René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:19  
Sprint classification
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 55 pts
2 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 44  
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 33  
4 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 31  
5 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 30  
6 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 30  
7 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 24  
8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 22  
9 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 21  
10 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 18  
11 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17  
12 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto 15  
13 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 15  
14 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 13  
15 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 13  
16 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
17 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 11  
18 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 11  
19 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 10  
20 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 10  
21 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 9  
Young rider classification
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 9:09:45  
2 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:02  
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:03  
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:04  
5 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:06  
6 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:09  
7 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano 0:00:10  
8 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:12  
9 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:13  
10 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:14  
11 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:15  
12 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
13 Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:17  
14 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
15 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack 0:00:18  
16 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
17 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
18 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:19  
19 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 0:00:20  
20 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
21 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:21  
22 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:22  
23 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:25  
25 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
26 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:28  
27 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:33  
28 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:35  
29 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:36  
30 Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:38  
31 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 0:00:40  
32 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:45  
33 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:19  
34 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:25  
35 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:26  
36 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:28  
37 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:31  
38 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
39 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:32  
40 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
41 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:33  
42 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:37  
43 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:40  
44 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:43  
45 Françis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:44  
46 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:01:47  
47 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:51  
48 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:59  
49 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:01  
50 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:02:33  
51 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:43  
52 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:56  
53 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:04  
54 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:35  
55 Mickael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
56 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:49  
57 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:04:49  
58 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:06:22  
59 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ 0:07:36  
60 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
61 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:48  
62 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:10:44  
63 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:11:49  
64 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 0:12:41  
65 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:16:11  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 27:29:23  
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