Bak solos to Eneco Tour win

Boasson Hagen claims race lead from Farrar

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
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank5:13:16 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:02 
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
5Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank  
6Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
7Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
8Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
10Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
11Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC  
13Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
14Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:31 
15Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
16Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
17Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
18Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
19Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
20Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
21Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
22Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step  
23Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
24Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
26Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto  
27Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
28Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
29Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.  
30Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
31Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
32Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
33Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
34Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
35Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
36Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
37Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
39Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
40Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
41Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
42Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC  
43Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
44Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha  
45Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
46Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
48Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
49Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
50Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
51Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
52Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
53Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:25 
54Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
55Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:02:04 
56Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:02:00 
57Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:27 
58Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
60Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:03:42 
61Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas  
62Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:04:30 
63Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:44 
64Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:10:21 
65Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
66Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
67Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
68Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
69Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:08 
70Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
72Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
73Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.  
74Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
75Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
76Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
77Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana  
78Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
79Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
80Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
81Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
83Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
85Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
86Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank  
87Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
88Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC  
89Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
90Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
91Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
92Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
93Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
94Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
95Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
96Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
97Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
98Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
99Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
100Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
101Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas  
102Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
103Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:27:42 
104Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
105Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
106Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C.  
107Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
108Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
109Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
110Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux  
111Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
112Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
113Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream  
114Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
115Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
116Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas  
117Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
118Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
119Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
120Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
121Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
122Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
123Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
124Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
125Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
126Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram  
127Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
128Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
129Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha  
130Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
131Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
132Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
133Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
134Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
135Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
136Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
137Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha  
138Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
139Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
140Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
141Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
142Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
143Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
DNFArnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
DNFGreg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC  
DNFMaciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
DNFStijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
DNFAurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFArnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFKoen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
DNFBen Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNSDamien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
Sprint 1 - km 84.1
1Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8pts
2David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano5 
3Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
Sprint 2 - km 151.4
1Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8pts
2Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
3David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano3 
Sprint 3 - km 181.8
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC8pts
2Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC3 
2Team Saxo Bank0:00:27 
3Silence - Lotto0:00:29 
4Team Columbia - HTC  
5Quick Step0:00:58 
6Lampre - N.G.C  
8Française Des Jeux0:01:27 
10Team Katusha0:02:21 
11Caisse d'Epargne0:03:23 
12AG2R - La Mondiale  
13Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:05:26 
14Skil - Shimano0:10:48 
15Team Milram0:11:17 
16Garmin - Slipstream0:21:07 
17Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:22:35 
18Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:23:04 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:58 
20Fuji - Servetto0:44:41 
21Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
General classification after stage 5
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC23:04:45 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:15 
3Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
4Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:00:21 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:23 
6Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
7Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank0:00:25 
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:28 
9Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
10Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:29 
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:32 
12Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:00:33 
13Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:34 
14Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:35 
15Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank0:00:36 
16Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:00:52 
17Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:55 
18Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto0:00:56 
19Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank0:00:59 
20Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:00 
21Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:02 
22Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
23Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
24Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:04 
25Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:01:05 
27Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:06 
28Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:01:07 
29Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.  
30Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
31Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:10 
32Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
33Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:11 
34Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:12 
35Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:01:13 
36Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:16 
37Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:18 
38Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:22 
39Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:24 
40Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:06 
41Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:11 
42Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:12 
43Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:04:20 
44Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:04:52 
45Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:14 
46Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:07:18 
47Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:07:21 
48Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:07:56 
49Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:02 
50Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:10:01 
51Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:10:42 
52Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:11:12 
53Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:11:36 
54Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:12:54 
55Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas0:17:05 
56Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas0:20:55 
57Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:22:39 
58Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:42 
59Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.0:22:44 
60Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
61Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
62Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:22:48 
63Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:22:49 
64Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:23:02 
65Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha0:28:22 
66Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:28:23 
67Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:28:44 
68Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:28:52 
69Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:28:55 
70David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:30:09 
71Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:30:35 
72Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:30:40 
73Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:30:43 
74Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:31:29 
75Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:31:30 
76Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas0:32:42 
77Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
78Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:32:56 
79Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:34:00 
80Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:34:15 
81Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:34:21 
82Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:34:26 
83Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:34:36 
84Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram0:34:41 
85Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:36:26 
86Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:37:01 
87Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:38:08 
88Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:38:21 
89Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:38:49 
90Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:39:36 
91Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:40:10 
92Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:40:12 
93Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:40:18 
94Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:40:48 
95Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:41:40 
96Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:41:59 
97Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank0:42:06 
98Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux0:42:49 
99Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:52 
100Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana0:42:57 
101Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:45:34 
102Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:47:43 
103Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:47:49 
104Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux0:47:50 
105Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
106Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:48:25 
107Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:48:36 
108Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha0:51:20 
109Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:51:37 
110Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C.0:51:43 
111Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:52:03 
112Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:52:07 
113Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:52:13 
114Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:53:23 
115Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:53:31 
116Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:54:40 
117Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:55:30 
118Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:56:09 
119Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:57:34 
120Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha0:57:36 
121Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:57:43 
122Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:57:46 
123Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:59:52 
124Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:00:05 
125Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1:00:14 
126Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1:02:06 
127Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale1:02:08 
128Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:02:15 
129Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1:02:37 
130Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:05:38 
131Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:07:42 
132Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:07:47 
133Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas1:07:48 
134Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto1:07:51 
135Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto1:08:11 
136Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:08:24 
137Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram1:08:25 
138Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1:09:11 
139Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux1:09:45 
140Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1:10:14 
141Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1:10:31 
142Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank1:10:32 
143Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:10:33 
Sprint classification
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream115pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC110 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step65 
4Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank59 
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.59 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne45 
7Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux40 
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto38 
9Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne33 
10Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano30 
11Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank27 
12Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team25 
13Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step24 
14Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto24 
15Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram22 
16Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas22 
17Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano19 
18David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano19 
19Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank19 
20Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team18 
21Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator17 
22Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha17 
23Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank17 
24Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram17 
25Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator17 
26Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank15 
27Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank15 
28Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team13 
29Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team13 
30Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne13 
31Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC13 
32Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank13 
33Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi13 
34Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi11 
35Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano11 
36Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank10 
37Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank8 
38Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux8 
39Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas5 
40Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale5 
41Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC3 
42Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
43Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
Teams classification
2Team Columbia - HTC0:00:39 
3Silence - Lotto0:00:48 
4Team Saxo Bank  
5Quick Step0:01:06 
6Lampre - N.G.C0:01:36 
9Française Des Jeux0:02:08 
10Team Katusha0:02:45 
11Caisse d'Epargne0:03:49 
12AG2R - La Mondiale0:04:07 
13Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:06 
14Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:22:48 
15Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:23:48 
16Euskaltel - Euskadi0:30:43 
17Garmin - Slipstream0:31:37 
18Skil - Shimano0:48:37 
19Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:57:46 
20Team Milram1:21:22 
21Fuji - Servetto1:26:23 


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