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Etoile de Bessèges 2012

Date range:
February 1- 5, 2012

February 04, Stage 4: Grand Prix du C.C. Rhône-Cèze-Languedoc 150km

Marcato claims first 2012 victory

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Cycling News
Published:
February 04, 2012, 16:05 GMT,
Updated:
February 04, 2012, 18:57 GMT

Italian triumphs over Eeckhout, El Fares in sprint

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) pleased to gain his first victory of 2012

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) pleased to gain his first victory of 2012

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Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) took a fine victory at Bagnols-sur-Cèze in a truncated stage 4 of the Étoile de Bessèges. The Italian outgunned the evergreen Nicko Eeckhout (An Post-Sean Kelly) and Julien El Fares (Team Type 1 – Sanofi) in the slightly uphill finishing sprint, while Pierre Rolland (Europcar) safely retained his overall lead.

The Italian, who has been so often just behind the winner, credited work in the off-season for his commanding sprint victory. “It is good to win the first 2012 race for the team. Last Sunday I was close at La Marseillaise and now I take the win. This winter I worked hard on my sprint and it pays off. My shape is pretty good for the time of the year," said Marcato.

Sub-zero temperatures and high winds forced the organisers to abandon the day’s planned 150km stage. After rapid consultation, they succeeded in putting together a shortened stage of 66km, which saw the bunch tackle three laps of a circuit around Bagnols-suer-Cèze.

When the delayed stage finally got underway, there was no shortage of attackers, perhaps encouraged by the significant reduction in mileage on the agenda. The first move to gain any traction came from Bobbie Traksel (Landbouwkrediet), who moved clear inside the opening 10km. The Dutchman ploughed a lone furrow for much of the afternoon, and he held a lead of one minute as he centred the third and final lap.

Behind, the Europcar team of race leader Pierre Rolland had taken up the pursuit in earnest, and they were soon joined by Vacansoleil-DCM, with a number of riders dropped off the back of the peloton. Nonetheless, Traksel put up fierce resistance, and he was only reeled in with 4km to go.

In the finale, it was Vacansoleil-DCM who dominated proceedings, and their faith was justified when Marco Marcato ripped clear on the strongman’s finish to hold off the veteran Eeckhout and El Fares, with Jérôme Coppel’s (Saur-Sojasun) fourth place proof that this was no ordinary bunch finish.

The winner of stage 2 and former leader of the race, Marcel Kittel (Project 1t4i) was a member of a large group of riders who were 11 minutes behind the leading group and were eliminated from the race due to the time cut on the short stage.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 1:45:13  
2 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
3 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
4 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
5 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
6 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
7 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
8 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
9 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
10 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
11 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Justin Jules (Fra) Veranda Rideau U    
13 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
14 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
15 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
16 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
17 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
18 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
19 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
20 Romain Matheou (Fra) Veranda Rideau U    
21 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
22 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
23 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
24 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
25 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
26 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
28 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
29 Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
30 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
31 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
32 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
33 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
34 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
35 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
36 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Project 1t4i    
37 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
38 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Veranda Rideau U    
39 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
40 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
41 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
42 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
43 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
44 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
45 Rémi Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
46 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
48 Leif Hoste (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
49 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
50 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
51 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Veranda Rideau U    
53 Dimitri Le Bouch (Fra) Auber 93    
54 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
55 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
56 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
57 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
58 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
59 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 0:00:15  
60 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:20  
61 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille 0:00:21  
62 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:28  
63 Rob Goris (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:03:03  
64 Loïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
65 David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
66 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
67 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
68 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
69 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
70 Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 0:04:23  
71 Kevyn Ista (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:04:29  
72 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:05:16  
73 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:05:19  
74 Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93 0:05:20  
75 Ronan Racault (Fra) Auber 93    
76 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Auber 93    
77 Mickaël Olejnik (Pol) Veranda Rideau U    
78 Bert De Backer (Bel) Project 1t4i 0:05:36  
79 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
80 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:06:29  
81 Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
82 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:07:04  
HD Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:40  
HD Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
HD Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
HD Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
HD Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
HD Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
HD Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
HD Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
HD Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i    
HD Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1t4i    
HD Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:11:38  
HD Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:11:40  
HD Thierry Hupont (Fra) Project 1t4i    
HD Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar    
HD Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
HD Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
HD Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
HD Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
HD Romain Bacon (Fra) Auber 93    
HD Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 93    
HD Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Kévin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
HD Johan Lebon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
HD Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
HD Wim De Vocht (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
HD Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
HD Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
HD Fabien Schmidt (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
HD Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
HD Mathieu Delaroziere (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
HD Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
HD Toms Skujins (Lat) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
HD Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
HD Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
HD Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
HD Sean Patrick Downey (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
HD Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Veranda Rideau U    
DNS Pierre Drancourt (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
DNF Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Auber 93    
DNF Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
DNF Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
DNF Kévin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
Sprint 1, km. 22
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 6  pts
2 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 4  
3 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 25  pts
2 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 20  
3 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 16  
4 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14  
5 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 12  
6 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 10  
7 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 9  
8 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 8  
9 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat 7  
10 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille 6  
11 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
12 Justin Jules (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 4  
13 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
14 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille 2  
15 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Saur - Sojasun 5:15:39  
2 Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
3 Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
4 FDJ - Big Mat    
5 Bretagne - Schuller    
6 Landbouwkrediet    
7 An Post - Sean Kelly    
8 Veranda Rideau U    
9 AG2R la Mondiale    
10 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
11 Team Europcar    
12 Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda`s    
13 La Pomme Marseille 0:00:21  
14 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:08:19  
15 Auber 93 0:10:40  
16 Project 1t4i 0:10:55  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 10:44:48  
2 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 0:00:06  
3 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 0:00:08  
4 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:10  
5 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:00:16  
6 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
7 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:00:17  
8 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:18  
9 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
10 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
11 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
12 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 0:00:20  
13 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
14 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
15 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
16 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
17 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
18 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
19 Romain Matheou (Fra) Veranda Rideau U    
20 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
21 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
22 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
23 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
24 Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
25 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
26 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
28 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
29 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
30 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
31 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
32 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
33 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
34 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
35 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
36 Rémi Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
37 Dimitri Le Bouch (Fra) Auber 93    
38 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
39 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
40 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
41 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
42 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille    
43 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat    
44 Leif Hoste (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas    
45 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
46 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
47 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
49 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) Veranda Rideau U    
50 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Project 1t4i    
51 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
52 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
53 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
54 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:30  
55 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:39  
56 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:48  
57 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat 0:03:05  
58 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 0:03:17  
59 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:03:23  
60 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
61 David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
62 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
63 Loïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
64 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:05:36  
65 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:05:39  
66 Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93 0:05:40  
67 Ronan Racault (Fra) Auber 93    
68 Mickaël Olejnik (Pol) Veranda Rideau U    
69 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:05:54  
70 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:07:24  
71 Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:11:28  
72 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:15:56  
73 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 0:16:01  
74 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 0:16:17  
75 Rob Goris (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:19:05  
76 Kevyn Ista (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:20:31  
77 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Auber 93 0:21:22  
78 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:22:31  
79 Justin Jules (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 0:23:54  
80 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille 0:27:27  
81 Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 0:28:17  
82 Bert De Backer (Bel) Project 1t4i 0:29:30  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 44  pts
2 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 39  
3 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 38  
4 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 31  
5 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 24  
6 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas 23  
7 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 22  
8 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 20  
9 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 18  
10 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 17  
11 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 16  
12 Justin Jules (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 16  
13 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14  
14 Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 14  
15 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14  
16 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 13  
17 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille 12  
18 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 12  
19 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 11  
20 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 10  
21 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 9  
22 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 8  
23 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 8  
24 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 8  
25 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 8  
26 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 7  
27 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ - Big Mat 7  
28 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 7  
29 Kevyn Ista (Bel) Accent.Jobs - Willems Verandas 7  
30 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 6  
31 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille 6  
32 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 5  
33 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
34 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
35 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 4  
36 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 4  
37 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 4  
38 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
39 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
40 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 2  
41 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling 12  pts
2 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 10  
3 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 10  
4 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 8  
5 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 8  
6 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
7 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 6  
8 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
9 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 4  
10 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 4  
11 David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
12 Mickaël Olejnik (Pol) Veranda Rideau U 4  
13 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 10:45:08  
2 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
3 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
4 Dimitri Le Bouch (Fra) Auber 93    
5 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling    
6 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
7 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:03:03  
8 Loïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Métropole    
9 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:05:16  
10 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne 0:15:41  
11 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Vélo Club La Pomme Marseille 0:27:07  
12 Maxime Le Montagner (Fra) Veranda Rideau U 0:27:57  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Europcar 32:15:17  
2 Veranda Rideau U    
3 Saur - Sojasun 0:00:07  
4 Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda`s    
5 Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
6 FDJ - Big Mat    
7 Bretagne - Schuller    
8 Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne    
9 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
10 Landbouwkrediet    
11 An Post - Sean Kelly    
12 AG2R la Mondiale    
13 La Pomme Marseille 0:00:28  
14 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:08:26  
15 Auber 93 0:10:47  
16 Project 1t4i 0:11:02