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Eneco Tour 2009

Date range:
August 18-25, 2009

August 18, Prologue: Rotterdam - Rotterdam 4.4km

Chavanel leads Quick Step charge in prologue

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
August 18, 2009, 15:32 BST,
Updated:
August 18, 2009, 19:07 BST

French rider takes stage and first leader's jersey

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) on his way to winning the prologue time trial.

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) on his way to winning the prologue time trial.

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Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) powered his way around the Zuiderpark in downtown Rotterdam to win the prologue of the Eneco Tour. He covered the 4.4 km in 4:55, one second faster than Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) and Quick Step teammate Tom Boonen. The latter two both finished on the same time of 4:56.

The French rider was an early starter, but his time held good. He had to wait an hour and a half to have his win confirmed.

"I wanted to win the prologue, and it worked out," said the 30-year-old winner. "And my teammate Tom Boonen is third, a strong performance for Quick Step."

He called his long wait to see if he had won "stressful, watching all the arrival times. The margins in a short time trial are always small." He won, in fact, by a mere .23 of a second.

"But eventually I got it. And I am very happy, " Chavanel said. "I had agreed with Tom Boonen in advance: either you or me. He ended up in a good third place."

The Frenchman is also looking to the closing time trial, and has thoughts of winning the whole thing. "I expect the battle for the final victory will be decided in the final time trial in Amersfoort. In between, it will be up to the sprinters to fight it out."

Many big names tried, though failed to break his mark. Andreas Klöden of Astana, Tony Martin of Columbia and Michael Rogers were among those unable to break the five minute mark. Last year's overall winner Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne) came in at 5:01.

It wasn't a technical course, the profile forming an almost exact rectangle. The straightaways gave the guys with the big motors a chance to go all out.

Johan Coen of Topsport-Vlaanderen was the first to go off on this hot, sunny summer day. Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank) set an early best time of 5:07. But his time was soon topped by Columbia's Edvald Boasson Hagen, who came home in exactly 5:00.

The Norwegian's time didn't hold long either, as Chavanel (Quick Step) became the first to break the five minute barrier with his 4:55.

One rider didn't take the start as planned, Artur Gajek of Team Milram. The team told Cyclingnews that he is suffering from severe back problems.

Newly-crowned Belgian time trial champion Maxime Monfort of Columbia came in with a time of 5:04. The short, flat course not suited to his strengths.

Garmin-Slipstream's Tyler Farrar, fresh off his win in the Vattenfalls Cyclassics, came very close to the leader, but missed out by a mere whisker. At 4:56, he was just one second behind Chavanel, however the young American now sits in second overall and is well placed to grab the leader's jersey in the sprint stages ahead.

Bradley Wiggins, also of Garmin-Slipstream, is a favourite to win the overall title in the Eneco Tour. The British rider came in one seceond behind Farrar at 4:57, to finish just off the podium.

Results
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:04:55  
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:01  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:02  
5 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:04  
7 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:05  
9 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
10 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:06  
12 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
13 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
14 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:00:07  
15 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
16 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
17 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:08  
18 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:09  
19 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
20 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC    
21 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha    
22 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
23 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
25 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:10  
26 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:11  
28 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
29 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:12  
30 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
31 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
32 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
33 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
34 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
35 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
36 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:13  
37 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
38 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
39 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
40 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
41 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
42 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:14  
43 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
44 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
45 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
46 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
47 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
48 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:15  
49 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
50 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
51 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
52 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
53 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas    
54 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale    
55 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:16  
56 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
57 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
58 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
59 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:17  
60 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.    
61 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
62 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
63 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
64 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
65 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
66 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
67 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
68 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:00:18  
69 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas    
70 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
71 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
72 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
73 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram    
74 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
75 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
76 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
77 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
78 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
79 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:19  
80 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
81 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
82 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram    
83 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
84 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
85 Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram    
86 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:20  
87 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
88 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
89 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
90 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
91 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
92 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
93 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
94 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
95 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
96 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
97 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:21  
98 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
99 Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
100 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
101 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
102 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
103 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:22  
104 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
105 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
106 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
107 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
108 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
109 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
110 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:23  
111 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana    
112 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
113 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:24  
114 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
115 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
116 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
117 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
118 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:25  
119 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
120 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
121 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas    
122 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
123 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
124 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
125 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
126 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
127 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
128 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
129 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:26  
130 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
131 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
132 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
133 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
134 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
135 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
136 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
137 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:27  
138 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
139 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
140 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
141 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
142 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
143 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
144 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:28  
145 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
146 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux    
147 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
148 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:29  
149 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
150 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:30  
151 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
152 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:31  
153 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0:00:32  
154 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
155 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha    
156 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:34  
157 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
158 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
159 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
160 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:35  
161 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
162 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
163 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:38  
164 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
165 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
166 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:44  
Teams
1 Rabobank 0:14:56  
2 Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:05  
3 Quick Step 0:00:08  
4 Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:10  
5 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:13  
6 Silence - Lotto 0:00:19  
7 Skil - Shimano 0:00:21  
8 Team Saxo Bank    
9 Liquigas 0:00:22  
10 Astana 0:00:23  
11 Team Katusha 0:00:24  
12 Team Milram    
13 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:26  
14 Lampre - N.G.C 0:00:38  
15 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:39  
16 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:40  
17 Française Des Jeux 0:00:41  
18 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:44  
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
20 AG2R - La Mondiale    
21 Fuji - Servetto 0:00:49  
General classification after prologue
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:04:55  
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:01  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:02  
5 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:04  
7 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:05  
9 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
10 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:06  
12 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
13 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
14 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:00:07  
15 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
16 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
17 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:08  
18 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:09  
19 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
20 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC    
21 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha    
22 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
23 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
25 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:10  
26 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:11  
28 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
29 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:12  
30 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
31 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
32 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
33 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
34 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
35 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
36 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:13  
37 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
38 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
39 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
40 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
41 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
42 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:14  
43 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
44 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
45 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
46 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
47 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
48 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:15  
49 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
50 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
51 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
52 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
53 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas    
54 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale    
55 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:16  
56 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
57 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
58 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
59 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:17  
60 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.    
61 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
62 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
63 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
64 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
65 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
66 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
67 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
68 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:00:18  
69 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas    
70 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
71 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
72 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
73 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram    
74 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
75 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
76 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
77 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
78 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
79 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:19  
80 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
81 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
82 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram    
83 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
84 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
85 Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram    
86 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:20  
87 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
88 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
89 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
90 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
91 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
92 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
93 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
94 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
95 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
96 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
97 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:21  
98 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
99 Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
100 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
101 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
102 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
103 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:22  
104 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
105 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
106 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
107 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
108 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
109 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
110 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:23  
111 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana    
112 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
113 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:24  
114 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
115 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
116 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
117 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
118 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:25  
119 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
120 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
121 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas    
122 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
123 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
124 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
125 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
126 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
127 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
128 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
129 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:26  
130 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
131 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
132 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
133 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
134 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
135 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
136 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
137 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:27  
138 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
139 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
140 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
141 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
142 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
143 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
144 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:28  
145 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
146 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux    
147 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
148 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:29  
149 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
150 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:30  
151 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
152 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:31  
153 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0:00:32  
154 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
155 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha    
156 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:34  
157 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
158 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
159 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
160 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:35  
161 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
162 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
163 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:38  
164 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
165 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
166 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:44  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 0:14:56  
2 Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:05  
3 Quick Step 0:00:08  
4 Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:10  
5 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:13  
6 Silence - Lotto 0:00:19  
7 Skil - Shimano 0:00:21  
8 Team Saxo Bank    
9 Liquigas 0:00:22  
10 Astana 0:00:23  
11 Team Katusha 0:00:24  
12 Team Milram    
13 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:26  
14 Lampre - N.G.C 0:00:38  
15 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:39  
16 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:40  
17 Française Des Jeux 0:00:41  
18 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:44  
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
20 AG2R - La Mondiale    
21 Fuji - Servetto 0:00:49