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Eneco Tour 2009

Date range:
August 18-25, 2009

August 19, Stage 1: Aalter - Ardooie 185.4km

Farrar wins Eneco stage and takes overall lead

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
August 19, 2009, 14:01,
Updated:
August 19, 2009, 17:45

USA's Tyler Farrar wins stage one, takes lead of Eneco Tour ahead of crash

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) beats Belgian champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) to the line to win stage 1 of the Eneco Tour.

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) beats Belgian champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) to the line to win stage 1 of the Eneco Tour.

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Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Slipstream continued his string of successes by winning the first stage of the Eneco Tour and taking over the leader's jersey. In a crash-marred mass sprint, Farrar beat Belgian national champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia-HTC) to the line.

The closing sprint was marred by a mass crash very close to the finish line and slightly behind the lead riders. Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel), Koen De Kort ( Skil-Shimano), Baden Cooke (Vacansoliel), Sebastian Turgot (Bbox Bougues Telecom) and Gorik Gardeyn (Silence-Lotto) were among those who went down.

"I'm in the shape of my life", Farrar said after the stage. He started out the season with a bad crash in Milano-Sanremo, which took him out for six weeks. “I was already better in the Tour, but couldn't win against a superior Mark Cavendish, which was frustrating.

“Now I'm even better. I'm in a really super form from France and want to take advantage of it.”

The 25-year-old, who on Sunday won the Vattenfall Cyclassics and finished second in Tuesday's prologue, gave his team credit. “My teammates were 100 percent in my service and I rewarded them for their work with this victory. Like in Hamburg, a special mention for Christopher Sutton. Outstanding work from him in the last five kilometres!”

Farrar sympathised with his colleagues who went down in the last few metres. “I just saw the replay on a large screen during the podium celebration. Such falls are always bad, I don't like to see my colleagues crash.”

It was another hot summer day in Aalter, Belgium, as the peloton took off. Only 18 kilometres into the stage, five riders escaped. Lars Ytting Bak (Saxo Bank), Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas), Yukiya Arashiro (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Wim De Vocht (Vacansoliel) and Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Topsport-Vlaanderen) quickly built up a lead on the main group, achieving a maximum gap of 3:50.

After 85 kilometres, a crash took down Luis Pasamontes (Caisse d'Epargne) and Milram sprinter Wim Stroetinga. Both had to drop out of the race, Pasamontes with a suspected concussion and Stroetinga with a broken collarbone.

The chase was led as expected by Quick Step, with riders first and third overall, and Garmin-Slipstream, whose Tyler Farrar is second overall.

The work by the sprinters' teams worked, as the gap started going down with 70 kilometres to go. Their lead melted to under three minutes as the chasers kept the escapees on a long leash, not pushing themselves too hard on the very hot day, but slowly cutting the lead.

With 25 kilometres to go, Vanspeybrouck became the first rider in the break to crack, leaving four riders in front. Shortly thereafter Bak and De Vocht had to pay tribute to their long ride in the high heat, leaving Bodnar and Arashiro alone with a slight gap.

The two went into the final 15-kilometre circuit with a mere 50-second lead over the Quick Step-led peloton. Bodnar tried to pull away, but the Japanese rider didn't give up and followed him.

There was bad luck for the sprinters in the finale, as both Robert Förster (Milram) and Boonen had flat tyres in the last 10 km. Both made it back to the peloton, but Boonen may have used up just enough energy to cost him the closing sprint.

With six kilometres remaining Bodnar attacked again and this time the Japanese rider couldn't follow. It didn't bring much, though, as Bodnar was finally caught by the peloton only one kilometre later. Liquigas moved to the front to set up the mass sprint.

Results
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 4:18:40  
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC    
4 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
5 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram    
6 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
7 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
8 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
9 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
10 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
11 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
13 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
14 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha    
15 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
16 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas    
17 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
18 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
19 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
20 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
22 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
23 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
24 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
25 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
26 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
27 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
28 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
29 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
30 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
31 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
32 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
33 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
34 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC    
36 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
37 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
38 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
39 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
40 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
41 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
42 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
43 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
44 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
45 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
46 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
47 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana    
48 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
49 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
50 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana    
51 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
52 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
53 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
54 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
55 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
56 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
57 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
58 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
59 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
60 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
61 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.    
62 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
63 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
64 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
65 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
66 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
67 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
68 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
69 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
70 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
71 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
72 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
73 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
74 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
75 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
76 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
77 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
78 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
79 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
80 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
81 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
82 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
83 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
85 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
86 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha    
87 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
88 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
89 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
90 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
91 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
92 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
93 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
94 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
95 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux    
96 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
97 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C.    
98 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
99 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
100 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
101 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
102 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
103 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
104 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC    
105 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
106 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
107 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
108 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
109 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
110 Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
111 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
112 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
113 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
114 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
115 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
116 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
118 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
119 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
120 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
121 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
122 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
123 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
124 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
125 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram    
126 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
127 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
128 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
129 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
130 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
131 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
132 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
133 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
134 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
135 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
136 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
137 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
138 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
139 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
140 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas    
141 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
142 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
143 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
144 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
145 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:00  
146 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
147 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
148 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas    
149 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:01:00  
150 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
151 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:03:34  
152 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
153 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
154 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
155 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:01  
156 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
158 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
159 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:05:33  
160 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:06:38  
161 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:50  
162 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
163 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
164 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
165 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:50  
166 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux    
167 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
DNF Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram    
Sprint 1 - km 59.5
1 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8 pts
2 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
3 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 3  
Sprint 2 - km 123.7
1 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 8 pts
2 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 5  
3 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
Sprint 3 - km 161.1
1 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8 pts
2 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
3 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 3  
Teams
1 Rabobank 12:56:00  
2 Quick Step    
3 Caisse d'Epargne    
4 Team Katusha    
5 Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
6 AG2R - La Mondiale    
7 Garmin - Slipstream    
8 Team Saxo Bank    
9 Liquigas    
10 Team Columbia - HTC    
11 Silence - Lotto    
12 Astana    
13 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
14 Lampre - N.G.C.    
15 Fuji - Servetto    
16 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
17 Team Milram    
18 Skil - Shimano    
19 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
20 Française Des Jeux    
21 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
General classification after stage 1
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 4:23:26  
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:04  
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:00:09  
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:10  
5 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:11  
6 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:13  
8 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
9 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:14  
10 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:15  
12 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
13 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
14 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
15 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:00:16  
16 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
17 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
18 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:17  
19 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:00:18  
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 0:00:19  
26 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:20  
28 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
29 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
30 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:21  
31 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
32 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
33 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
34 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
35 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:22  
36 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
37 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
38 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
39 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
40 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:23  
41 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
42 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
43 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
44 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
45 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:24  
46 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
47 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
48 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
49 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
50 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas    
51 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:25  
53 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
54 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
55 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
56 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:26  
57 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.    
58 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
59 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
60 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
61 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
62 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
63 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:00:27  
64 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas    
65 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
66 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
67 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
68 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram    
69 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
70 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
71 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
72 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
73 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
74 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:28  
75 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
76 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram    
77 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
78 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
79 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:29  
80 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
81 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
82 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
83 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
84 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
85 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
86 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
87 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:30  
88 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
89 Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
90 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
91 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
92 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
93 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:31  
94 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
95 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
96 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
97 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
98 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
99 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
100 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:32  
101 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana    
102 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
103 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:33  
104 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
105 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
106 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
107 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
108 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:34  
109 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
110 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
111 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas    
112 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
113 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
114 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
115 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
116 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
117 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
118 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:35  
119 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
120 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
121 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
122 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
123 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:36  
124 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
125 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
126 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
127 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
128 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
129 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:37  
130 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
131 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:38  
132 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
133 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:39  
134 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:40  
135 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0:00:41  
136 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
137 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha    
138 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:43  
139 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
140 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
141 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:44  
142 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
143 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
144 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:47  
145 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
146 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:53  
147 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:01:35  
148 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
149 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:36  
150 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:08  
151 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:18  
152 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:23  
153 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:27  
154 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux    
155 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:37  
156 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:55  
157 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:56  
158 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:04:00  
159 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:04:03  
160 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:30  
161 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:36  
162 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:44  
163 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:05:54  
164 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:07:17  
Sprints classification
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 30 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 25  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 22  
4 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 19  
5 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 19  
6 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 18  
7 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram 17  
8 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 15  
9 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 13  
10 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto 12  
11 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 11  
12 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 10  
13 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 8  
14 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 3  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 13:10:56  
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 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:21  
8 Skil - Shimano    
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 AG2R - La Mondiale 0:00:44  
19 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
20 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
21 Fuji - Servetto 0:00:49  

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