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Eneco Tour 2009

Date range:
August 18-25, 2009

August 22, Stage 4: Hasselt - Libramont 221.2km

Three-peat for Farrar

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
August 22, 2009, 15:55 BST,
Updated:
August 22, 2009, 22:35 BST

America's Farrar remains in race lead, continues run of good form in Eneco Tour

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) outsprints Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - N.G.C.), left, and Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) to win the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour.

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) outsprints Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - N.G.C.), left, and Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) to win the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour.

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Tyler Farrar took yet another stage win at the Eneco Tour, winning a photo finish on an uphill sprint in Libramont. Farrar just nosed out Edvald Boasson Hagen of Columbia-HTC, with Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre) taking third.

The finish came after a wild final 30 kilometres on the rolling, 221.2-kilometre course, with numerous breaks. However, it all came back together in the end. Boasson Hagen was first thought to be the winner, but a study of the finish photo showed the American ahead of the Norwegian.  The American sprinted first and Boasson Hagen nearly clipped him at the line -- but only nearly.

It was supposed to be at last a stage for the non-sprinters, and Farrar himself had expected to give up the lead on this Ardennes stage. “I'm really surprised that I am still leading,” the said after the stage. The climbs in the finale “were not steep enough to stop me.”

Sunday's stage, which has been called “a little Amstel Gold race”, will test the 25-year-old American's abilities further. “I will try to survive in the second queen stage. I am not looking any further than that. I prefer to look from day to day,” he said. “I am certainly not a favourite for the final win.”

One hundred and fifty three riders took to the start in Hasselt on another beautiful summer day to take on the Eneco Tour's hilliest stage. It was also the longest stage, at 221.2 kilometres, and featured eight "hellingen", those short but steep climbs.

Things got off to a fast start, as the peloton covered 48.6km in the first hour. After 60km, Damien Gaudin of Bbox Bouygues Telecom was the first to get away, but he was soon joined by Reinier Honig (Vacansoleil) and, for the second day in a row, Milram's Niki Terpstra.

The trio pulled away quickly, and with 131 kilometres to go had reached a maximum gap of 7:45. Behind them, Garmin-Slipstream, around race leader Tyler Farrar and GC hopeful Bradley Wiggins, and Rabobank led the peloton.

From then the lead dropped dramatically, and was down to two minutes with 66km to go. The hilly terrain wearied the legs of the escapees, and the peloton was able to outpace them. Graeme Brown and Rick Flens of Rabobank held the tempo high, and the gap continued to plummet.

Three riders jumped out of the field with 50 kilometres to go. Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC), Fabrice Piemontesi (Fuji-Servetto) and Thomas De Gendt (Topsport Vlaanderen) joined the three in the lead. The group didn't last long, though, and soon a new group was in the lead.

But Martin, Garmin's Brad Wiggins and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) were too dangerous a trio, and were soon caught. New groups formed and were caught again practically every kilometre, as the finale proved to be very active, with numerous riders seeking their chance.

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick-Step), who won the prologue and was first to wear the leader's jersey in this year's race, got away with Lampre's Marco Bandiera with 32 kilometres to go. The high pace had by now torn apart the peloton, so that the first group was about 30, including leader Farrar.

Silence-Lotto's Jurgen Van Den Broeck led the chase of the two, who were soon joined by others. Things continued fast and furious, with the group's composition going through many changes. Finally, Chavanel and Bandiera were joined by Rabobank's Nick Nuyens, Michael Rogers (Columbia-HTC) and Angel Madrazo (Caisse d'Epargne), and they held a 20-second lead over the peloton led by Silence-Lotto and Liquigas. Race leaders Farrar and Boonen were in the leading chase group.

Madrazo and Rogers couldn't stay up with the break, and as they dropped back, Nuyens took off. He was soon joined by Chavanel and Bandiera, but they held only a slight lead over the peloton.

They were caught again with 7 kilometres to go. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) and Nibali tried to get away, but the peloton wouldn't let them go. Nibali tried again with 3 kilometres to go, with Columbia-HTC's Edvald Boasson Hagen leading the chase. It all came together, bringing about the sprint.

Full results
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 5:27:01  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC    
3 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
5 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
7 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
8 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
9 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
10 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
11 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
13 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
14 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
15 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
16 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
17 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
19 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
20 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
21 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux    
22 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
23 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
25 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
26 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
27 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
28 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
29 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
30 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
31 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
32 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
33 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
34 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
35 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
36 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
37 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
38 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
39 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
40 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
41 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
42 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
44 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
45 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha    
46 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
47 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
48 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
49 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
50 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
51 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
52 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
53 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
54 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
55 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
56 Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
57 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
58 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
59 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
60 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
61 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
62 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
63 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
65 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
66 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
67 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
68 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
69 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
70 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
71 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
72 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
73 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.    
74 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
75 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas    
76 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
77 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
78 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
79 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC    
80 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:19  
81 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:24  
82 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:28  
83 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
84 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:31  
85 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:34  
86 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:02  
87 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 0:02:52  
88 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
89 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:07  
90 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:03:50  
91 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:48  
92 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
93 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:13:28  
94 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C.    
95 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:17:09  
96 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
97 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
98 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha    
99 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
100 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
101 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
102 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC    
103 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
104 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
105 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 0:19:23  
106 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
107 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
108 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
109 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
110 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
111 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
112 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
113 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
114 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
115 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
116 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
117 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
118 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
119 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
120 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
121 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
122 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
123 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas    
124 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
125 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
126 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
127 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
128 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
129 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
130 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
131 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
132 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
133 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram    
134 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
135 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
136 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
137 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux    
138 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
139 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
140 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
141 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
142 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
143 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
144 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
145 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
146 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
147 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:08  
148 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram    
149 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
150 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
151 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
152 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
DNF Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
Sprint 1 - km 64
1 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 8 pts
2 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
3 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3  
Sprint 2 - km 168.9
1 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 8 pts
2 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 5  
3 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3  
Sprint 3 - 215.6
1 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 8 pts
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 5  
3 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
Teams
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 16:21:03  
2 Silence - Lotto    
3 Caisse d'Epargne    
4 Française Des Jeux    
5 Team Saxo Bank    
6 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
7 Team Columbia - HTC    
8 Rabobank    
9 Lampre - N.G.C    
10 AG2R - La Mondiale    
11 Team Katusha    
12 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
13 Astana    
14 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
15 Quick Step    
16 Liquigas    
17 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:24  
18 Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:28  
19 Fuji - Servetto 0:20:59  
20 Skil - Shimano 0:36:32  
21 Team Milram 0:45:34  
General classificationa after stage 4
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 17:51:13  
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:20  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:23  
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:00:35  
5 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:37  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
7 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
8 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
9 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank 0:00:39  
10 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:40  
11 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto 0:00:41  
12 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
13 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 0:00:44  
14 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
16 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:45  
17 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:46  
18 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:47  
20 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
21 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
22 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
23 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:48  
24 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:49  
25 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
26 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:00:50  
27 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
28 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale    
29 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:51  
30 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:52  
31 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
32 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
33 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
34 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
35 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
36 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
37 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:54  
38 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:55  
39 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
40 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
41 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:56  
42 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
43 Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
44 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
45 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:57  
46 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
47 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
48 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:00:58  
49 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:00  
50 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:01  
51 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:03  
53 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:07  
54 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:09  
55 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:10  
56 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:04:37  
57 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:06:49  
58 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:06:52  
59 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:53  
60 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:06:55  
61 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:59  
62 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:07:00  
63 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
64 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:07:03  
65 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
66 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:07:06  
67 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:10  
68 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:41  
69 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:48  
70 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:09:37  
71 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:09:46  
72 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:10:42  
73 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas 0:10:50  
74 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
75 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:10:55  
76 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:10:57  
77 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
78 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0:11:04  
79 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:11:06  
80 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:11:21  
81 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:11:23  
82 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 0:12:08  
83 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:12:52  
84 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 0:13:39  
85 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:15:09  
86 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:18:08  
87 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:18:18  
88 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:20:04  
89 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:20:07  
90 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:20:10  
91 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 0:20:14  
92 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:20:17  
93 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:20:19  
94 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:20:23  
95 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 0:20:24  
96 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
97 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas 0:20:40  
98 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux 0:20:57  
99 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:00  
100 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 0:21:05  
101 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:21:10  
102 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:21:25  
103 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:22:24  
104 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:23:54  
105 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:24:11  
106 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:24:17  
107 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:26:05  
108 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:26:33  
109 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:28:04  
110 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:28:43  
111 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:29:31  
112 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:30:07  
113 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:30:08  
114 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:30:10  
115 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:30:11  
116 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:30:15  
117 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:30:17  
118 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:30:20  
119 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
120 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:30:21  
121 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:30:26  
122 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:30:28  
123 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:32:17  
124 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 0:32:48  
125 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 0:33:16  
126 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:34:20  
127 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram 0:34:26  
128 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:34:40  
129 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:38:00  
130 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:38:12  
131 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:38:13  
132 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:38:22  
133 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC 0:38:27  
134 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:40:16  
135 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
136 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:40:21  
137 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 0:40:22  
138 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:40:23  
139 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:40:25  
140 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:40:35  
141 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:40:45  
142 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
143 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:40:58  
144 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram 0:40:59  
145 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:41:45  
146 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux 0:42:19  
147 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:42:48  
148 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:43:05  
149 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:43:06  
150 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:43:07  
151 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:43:13  
152 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:43:18  
Sprint classification
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 115 pts
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 77  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 65  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 45  
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 40  
6 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 37  
7 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 33  
8 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 30  
9 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 29  
10 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 27  
11 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 25  
12 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 24  
13 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto 24  
14 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 22  
15 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 22  
16 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 19  
17 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 19  
18 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 19  
19 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 18  
20 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha 17  
21 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram 17  
22 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 17  
23 Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 16  
24 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 15  
25 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 13  
26 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 13  
27 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 13  
28 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 13  
29 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 11  
30 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 8  
31 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux 8  
32 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 8  
33 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 5  
34 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
35 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
36 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 3  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 53:35:35  
2 Quick Step 0:00:08  
3 Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:10  
4 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:13  
5 Silence - Lotto 0:00:19  
6 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:21  
7 Astana 0:00:23  
8 Team Katusha 0:00:24  
9 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:26  
10 Lampre - N.G.C 0:00:38  
11 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:40  
12 Française Des Jeux 0:00:41  
13 Ag2R - La Mondiale 0:00:44  
14 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
15 Liquigas 0:00:46  
16 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:45  
17 Garmin - Slipstream 0:10:30  
18 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:13:05  
19 Skil - Shimano 0:37:49  
20 Fuji - Servetto 0:41:42  
21 Team Milram 1:10:05