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Eneco Tour 2009

Date range:
August 18-25, 2009

August 23, Stage 5: Roermond - Sittard-Geleen 204.3km

Bak solos to Eneco Tour win

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
August 23, 2009, 16:01 BST,
Updated:
August 23, 2009, 22:48 BST

Boasson Hagen claims race lead from Farrar

Lars Ytting Bak (Team Saxo Bank) wins the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour after attacking his breakaway companions in the closing kilometres.

Lars Ytting Bak (Team Saxo Bank) wins the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour after attacking his breakaway companions in the closing kilometres.

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Lars Ytting Bak of Team Saxo Bank won the "Little Amstel Gold Race" stage of the Eneco Tour on Sunday, attacking out of a lead group with two kilometres remaining. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC) won the sprint for second from Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre).

Boasson Hagen, who started the day in third place overall only 23 seconds down, picked up enough bonus seconds both underway and at the finish to take over the general classification lead.

“I wasn't sure of the win until 200 metres to go,” said Bak. “I had to go deep, and I was almost faint from the effort.”

Looking to the final two stages, the Dane noted, ”I am an all rounder and can do a lot when I'm in form, also a time trial. But for the overall win I tip my Norwegian friend Edvald Boasson Hagen.”

"It was a very difficult stage today,” said Boasson Hagen. He had two teammates with him in the escape group, and said they were all surprised when Rabobank attacked out of the group on the Eyserbosweg, “because that was the steepest climb.”

The 22-year-old Norwegian had hoped that the others would chase when Bak jumped at the end, since he wanted to save himself for the sprint. It didn't happen, “but I'm happy with second place and the bonus seconds that came with it. Winning the leader's jersey was our team's main goal today.”

Boasson Hagen now hopes for little wind tomorrow, and figures he has a good chance to hold on to the lead at the closing time trial. That final stage “is quite short and technical, which I usually do well at.”

Farrar held on to second place overall by finishing in the first chase group, and is now 15 seconds back, in the same time as third-placed Bak. His Garmin-Slipstream teammate Bradley Wiggins, who was considered a favourite for the overall title, dropped out of contention by finishing over 10 minutes down.

It was a wild race, as a trio got away early, to be joined near the end by a larger group. The chasing peloton came close, but not close enough.

One hundred and fifty-one riders were at the start of Sunday's stage in Roermond, as the race returned to the Netherlands. The day's difficult 204.3-kilometre course took the riders over a grand total of 16 of those short, steep climbs to be found in this part of Europe. The stage started and ended in the Netherlands, but in between dipped its toe into both Belgium and Germany.

The stage has been called "a little Amstel Gold race", as it goes over much of the same roads as the famous Spring Classic. It even paid a visit to the famous Cauberg at km 151.

Missing at the start was Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), who was in the previous day's long escape group. In addition, several riders dropped out during the stage, Arnaud Labbe (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) had to leave after crashing in the neutralised section, and later Aurelien Clerc (AG2R) and Ben Hermans (Topsport Vlaanderen) left the race.

Once again, a trio of riders got away early. Only two kilometres into the stage, Sergio de Lis (Euskaltel), David Deroo (Skil-Shimano) and Jens Mouris (Vacansoleil) took off and quickly built up a lead. And what a lead! By km 77, the lead had skyrocketed to 17:35.

But either the peloton finally woke up or the difficult course got to the trio, as the gap fell to just over 10 minutes with 100 km to go. Columbia-HTC led the chase, and brought it down to about eight minutes.

That wasn't enough for Rabobank, which was still looking to do well in its homeland race, and the Dutch team moved to the lead. Rick Flens led the charge, and Nick Nuyens put in such a high pace at the front on the Eyserbosweg that the peloton fell into pieces.

With 81 kilometres to go, a strong 15-man group took off in pursuit. Prologue winner Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), third-placed Edvald Boasson Hagen, Maxime Monfort, and Michael Rogers (all Columbia-HTC), Jurgen Van Goolen and Lars Ytting Bak (both Saxo Bank),Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas), Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Greg Van Avermaet and Johan Vansummeren (all Silence-Lotto), Juan Flecha, Sebastian Langefeld and Joost Posthuma (all Rabobank), Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre) and Jan Bakelants (Topsport Vlaanderen) quickly built up a minute lead on the peloton.

Garmin-Slipstream, with race leader Tyler Farrar and overall favourite Bradley Wiggins, was not represented in the group. The American team led the chase.

The gap between the leading trio and the chasing 15 continued to fall while the gap back to the peloton stayed at about one minute.

On the Doodeman climb, with 63 km to go, the peloton came within 30 seconds of the chase group, which was the signal to Rabobank to take action. Flecha and Posthuma took off, exploding the group. Only Gavazzi, Nibali and Van Avermaet were able to go with them.

The other 10 caught them again, though, a few kilometres later. As the race headed up the Cauberg, the three leaders had not quite a minute lead over the chasers. A peloton of about 60 riders, including first and second placed Farrar and Tom Boonen, was only about 45 seconds behind the chasers.

With 48 kilometres to go, the escape of the trio was over, as the 15 chasers caught them. They maintained a one-minute gap on the peloton. Garmin-Slipstream, still unrepresented in the lead, desperately led the chase, with Wiggins himself at the front of the group, but the gap dropped only very slowly, hitting one minute 26 kilometres before the finish.

The lead group stayed together on the difficult short climbs, and entered the final 20-kilometre circuit course with a 1:10 lead. It looked like they would be able to stay away for the win, but Garmin-Slipstream and Caisse d'Epargne put on the pressure and picked up the speed, cutting the lead to 30 seconds within three kilometres.

Farrar and Wiggins joined forces at the head of the chase, and their combined efforts broke the peloton to pieces. Ahead of them, Chavanel jumped from the lead group, followed first by Bakelants and then by the rest of the group. Caisse d'Epargne moved to lead the peloton in chase.

Vansummeren had the bad luck to puncture at six kilometres to go, knocking him out of the lead group. The break went into the final five kilometres with a narrow 26-second lead.

Nibali tried his luck, but was stopped by a crash. Bak took off as the group had a 37-second lead at the two kilometre to go banner. He went under the red kite at one kilometre to go eight seconds ahead of his group, and was able to stay away until the end.

Full results
1 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5:13:16  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:02  
3 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
4 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
5 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank    
6 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
7 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
8 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
9 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
10 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
11 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
13 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
14 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:31  
15 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
16 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram    
17 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
18 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
19 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
20 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
22 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
23 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
24 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
25 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
26 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
27 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
28 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
29 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
30 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
31 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
32 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
33 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
34 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
35 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
36 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
37 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
38 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
39 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
40 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
41 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
42 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC    
43 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
44 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha    
45 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
46 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
48 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
49 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
50 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
51 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
52 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
53 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:25  
54 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
55 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:02:04  
56 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:00  
57 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:27  
58 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale    
59 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
60 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:03:42  
61 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas    
62 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:04:30  
63 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:44  
64 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:10:21  
65 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
66 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
67 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
68 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
69 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:08  
70 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale    
71 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
72 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
73 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.    
74 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
75 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
76 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
77 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
78 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux    
79 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
80 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
81 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
83 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
84 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
85 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
86 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank    
87 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
88 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
89 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
90 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
91 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
92 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
93 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
94 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
95 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
96 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
97 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
98 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
99 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
100 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
101 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas    
102 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
103 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:27:42  
104 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
105 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
106 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C.    
107 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
108 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
109 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
110 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux    
111 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
112 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
113 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
114 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
115 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
116 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas    
117 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
118 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
119 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
120 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
121 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
122 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
123 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
124 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
125 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
126 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram    
127 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
128 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
129 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
130 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
131 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
132 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
133 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
134 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
135 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
136 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
137 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha    
138 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
139 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
140 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
141 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
142 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
143 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.    
DNF Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
DNF Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC    
DNF Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
DNF Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
DNF Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
DNF Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
DNF Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNS Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
Sprint 1 - km 84.1
1 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 8 pts
2 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 5  
3 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
Sprint 2 - km 151.4
1 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8 pts
2 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
3 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3  
Sprint 3 - km 181.8
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 8 pts
2 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5  
3 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
Teams
1 Rabobank 15:39:54  
2 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:27  
3 Silence - Lotto 0:00:29  
4 Team Columbia - HTC    
5 Quick Step 0:00:58  
6 Lampre - N.G.C    
7 Liquigas    
8 Française Des Jeux 0:01:27  
9 Astana    
10 Team Katusha 0:02:21  
11 Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:23  
12 AG2R - La Mondiale    
13 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:05:26  
14 Skil - Shimano 0:10:48  
15 Team Milram 0:11:17  
16 Garmin - Slipstream 0:21:07  
17 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:22:35  
18 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:23:04  
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:23:58  
20 Fuji - Servetto 0:44:41  
21 Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
General classification after stage 5
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 23:04:45  
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:15  
3 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:00:21  
5 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:23  
6 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
7 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank 0:00:25  
8 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:00:28  
9 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
10 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:29  
11 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:32  
12 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:33  
13 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:34  
14 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:35  
15 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:36  
16 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:52  
17 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:55  
18 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto 0:00:56  
19 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 0:00:59  
20 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:00  
21 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:02  
22 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
23 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
24 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:04  
25 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
26 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:01:05  
27 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:06  
28 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:01:07  
29 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.    
30 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
31 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:10  
32 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
33 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:11  
34 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:12  
35 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:01:13  
36 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:16  
37 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:18  
38 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:22  
39 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:24  
40 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:06  
41 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:11  
42 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:12  
43 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:04:20  
44 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:04:52  
45 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:14  
46 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:07:18  
47 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:07:21  
48 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:56  
49 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:08:02  
50 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:10:01  
51 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:10:42  
52 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:11:12  
53 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:11:36  
54 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:12:54  
55 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 0:17:05  
56 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas 0:20:55  
57 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:22:39  
58 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:42  
59 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:22:44  
60 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
61 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
62 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:48  
63 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:22:49  
64 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:23:02  
65 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 0:28:22  
66 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:28:23  
67 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:28:44  
68 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:28:52  
69 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana 0:28:55  
70 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:30:09  
71 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:30:35  
72 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:30:40  
73 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:30:43  
74 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:31:29  
75 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:31:30  
76 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas 0:32:42  
77 Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
78 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0:32:56  
79 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 0:34:00  
80 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:34:15  
81 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:34:21  
82 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:34:26  
83 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:34:36  
84 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram 0:34:41  
85 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:36:26  
86 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:37:01  
87 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:38:08  
88 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:38:21  
89 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:38:49  
90 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:39:36  
91 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:40:10  
92 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:40:12  
93 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:40:18  
94 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:40:48  
95 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:41:40  
96 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:41:59  
97 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 0:42:06  
98 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux 0:42:49  
99 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:42:52  
100 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 0:42:57  
101 Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:45:34  
102 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:47:43  
103 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:47:49  
104 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 0:47:50  
105 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
106 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:48:25  
107 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:48:36  
108 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:51:20  
109 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:51:37  
110 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C. 0:51:43  
111 Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:52:03  
112 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:52:07  
113 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:52:13  
114 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:53:23  
115 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:53:31  
116 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 0:54:40  
117 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:55:30  
118 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:56:09  
119 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:57:34  
120 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:57:36  
121 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:57:43  
122 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:57:46  
123 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:59:52  
124 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 1:00:05  
125 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1:00:14  
126 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1:02:06  
127 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 1:02:08  
128 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:02:15  
129 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 1:02:37  
130 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:05:38  
131 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 1:07:42  
132 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:07:47  
133 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 1:07:48  
134 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 1:07:51  
135 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 1:08:11  
136 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto 1:08:24  
137 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram 1:08:25  
138 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 1:09:11  
139 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux 1:09:45  
140 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 1:10:14  
141 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1:10:31  
142 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 1:10:32  
143 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1:10:33  
Sprint classification
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 115 pts
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 110  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 65  
4 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 59  
5 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C. 59  
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 45  
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 40  
8 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 38  
9 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 33  
10 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 30  
11 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 27  
12 Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 25  
13 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 24  
14 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto 24  
15 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 22  
16 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 22  
17 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 19  
18 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano 19  
19 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 19  
20 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 18  
21 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 17  
22 Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha 17  
23 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank 17  
24 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram 17  
25 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 17  
26 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 15  
27 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank 15  
28 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 13  
29 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 13  
30 Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 13  
31 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 13  
32 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 13  
33 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 13  
34 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 11  
35 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 11  
36 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 10  
37 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 8  
38 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux 8  
39 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 5  
40 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
41 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
42 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
43 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 3  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 69:15:29  
2 Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:39  
3 Silence - Lotto 0:00:48  
4 Team Saxo Bank    
5 Quick Step 0:01:06  
6 Lampre - N.G.C 0:01:36  
7 Liquigas 0:01:44  
8 Astana 0:01:50  
9 Française Des Jeux 0:02:08  
10 Team Katusha 0:02:45  
11 Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:49  
12 AG2R - La Mondiale 0:04:07  
13 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:06:06  
14 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:22:48  
15 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:23:48  
16 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:30:43  
17 Garmin - Slipstream 0:31:37  
18 Skil - Shimano 0:48:37  
19 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:57:46  
20 Team Milram 1:21:22  
21 Fuji - Servetto 1:26:23