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KBC-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 2011

Date range:
March 29-31, 2011

March 29, Stage 1: Middelkerke - Zottegem 194km

Greipel takes De Panne opener, race lead

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
March 29, 2011, 14:32,
Updated:
March 29, 2011, 18:31

Four-man break just hangs on

André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) celebrates his victory in Driedaagse De Panne's opening stage.

André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) celebrates his victory in Driedaagse De Panne's opening stage.

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André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) sprinted to victory in the opening stage of the KBC-Driedaagse De Panne, but he did it the hard way, winning from a four-man breakaway which held on by the slimmest of margins.

The 28-year-old German had plenty left in the tank to outkick fellow escapees Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), Dmitriy Muravyev (RadioShack) and Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) as the break was caught on the finish line in Zottegem. Westra's teammate Romain Feillu won the field sprint for fifth, credited with the same finishing time.

With the victory, Greipel also tops general classification and earns the first leader's jersey. Once time bonuses were factored in, Greipel leads Bert De Backer (Skil-Shimano) by three seconds and Westra by five seconds overall.

Fast and furious

Although the stage started in bright sunshine, with the riders clambering off the team buses earlier than usual in a bid to make the most of the conditions, the racing went from the gun with over 50 kilometres covered in the first hour.

A slight easing in pace allowed the group containing Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Laurens De Vreese and Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator), Bert De Backer (Skil-Shimano), Mickaël Delage (FDJ), Sébastien Turgot (Europcar), Aleksejs Saramotins (Cofidis) and Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM) to go clear at 77 kilometres and they established a lead of nearly three minutes before Rabobank took up the pursuit.

At the top of the Edelare the leaders had extended their advantage to four minutes and with 73 kilometres remaining the gap was down to just under two minutes

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) was the first major contender to immediately try his luck showing all of the aggression that had almost carried him to the win in last week’s Gent-Wevelgem. However, unlike last week’s race, the Frenchman wasn't given room to manoeuvre and he and a small group were pegged back on the Leberg.

Quick Step was intent on making a race of it, though, and Gert Steegmans was the next rider from the Belgian squad to go clear. Like Chavanel he was heavily marked but his aggression strung out the bunch as many riders began to slip back.

Matt Brammeier (HTC-Highroad) and Michal Kwiatkowski (RadioShack) didn't allow the pace to drop once Steegmans was reeled in and built up a small lead. They were joined by a group that included Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) and André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) on the Valkenberg.

The German’s presence resulted in Brammeier sitting up with Muravyev, Gusev, Kwiatkowski and Sergent the only ones to persist. With 59 kilometres to go the foursome caught the lead group on the road.

Behind them a group containing Michael Matthews (Rabobank), Bert Grabsch and Brammeier (HTC-Highroad) and Steegmans broke clear, while Leif Hoste (Katusha) was involved in a crash, sustaining a serious face injury - his race over.

With 45 kilometres to race Grabsch’s group was caught, although along with Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), Steegmans persisted in his pursuit and caught the lead group with 38 kilometres to go. At his point the leaders' gap had crept up to 1:35.

FDJ and BMC began to reduce the break's advantage and with the leaders dangling at one minute, Alessandro Ballan (BMC) attacked with Sébastien Rosseler (RadioShack) covering the move.

Thrilling endgame

With 25km remaining Westra broke the harmony in the lead group, but when he was brought back by Steegmans it was Greipel and then Gusev who launched moves. The pair were then joined by Westra and Muravyev, with the German sprinter dragging the break along 47 seconds up on the peloton as the leaders tackled the Valkenberg for the final time.

The decisive four-man escape pushed out a lead of more than one minute while a pair of chase groups tried to bridge across. The trio of Ligthart, Saramotins and Wallays came close and were then joined by a second group led by Sylvain Chavanel. This chase group, however, failed to reach the lead quartet and was neutralised with 6km remaining. At that point the break's lead had been reduced to 14 seconds and the catch by the peloton seemed a foregone conclusion.

The riders in the break, however, refused to cede and held a slender seven-second advantage with 3km to go. Steve Chainel (FDJ) jumped from the peloton but was brought back with 2km left to the finish.

Metre by metre the peloton clawed its way to the determined escapees, but the timing was just off. Just as the peloton was about to make contact Greipel launched his sprint from 200m out and made quick work of Westra, Muravyev and Gusev, all of whom managed to fend off the field sprint in their wake.

Full Results
1 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4:22:33  
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
3 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
4 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
5 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
8 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
9 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
11 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
12 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
13 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
14 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
15 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
16 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
17 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
18 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
19 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
20 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
21 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
22 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
23 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
24 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
25 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
26 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
27 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
28 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
29 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
30 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
31 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
32 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
33 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
34 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
35 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
36 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
37 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
38 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
39 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
40 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
41 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
42 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
43 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
44 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
45 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
46 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
47 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
48 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
49 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
50 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
51 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
52 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
53 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
54 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
55 Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack    
56 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
57 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
58 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
59 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
60 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar    
61 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
62 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
63 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
64 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
65 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
66 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
67 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
68 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
69 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ    
70 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
71 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
72 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
73 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
74 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
75 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
76 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
77 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
78 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
79 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
80 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
81 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
82 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
83 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
84 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team Netapp    
85 Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
86 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
87 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
88 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
89 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
90 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
91 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
92 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
93 Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet    
94 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
95 Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ    
96 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
97 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack    
98 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
99 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
100 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp    
101 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
102 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
103 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
104 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
105 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
106 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
107 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
108 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
109 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
110 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
111 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
112 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
113 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano 0:00:38  
114 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:41  
115 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:59  
116 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
117 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
118 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:01:05  
119 Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:13  
120 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
121 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:01:17  
122 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:48  
123 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
124 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
125 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad 0:02:55  
126 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
127 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp 0:03:07  
128 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:03:30  
129 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp 0:04:47  
130 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
131 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:49  
132 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
133 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
134 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack 0:06:48  
135 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
136 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
137 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
138 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
139 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:12  
140 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
141 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
142 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad    
143 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:14  
144 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:10:55  
145 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:03  
146 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
147 Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
148 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp    
149 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
150 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
151 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
152 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
153 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
154 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
155 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
156 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
157 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
158 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:32  
159 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
160 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack    
161 Sam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShack    
162 Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
163 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
164 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
165 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
166 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
167 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
168 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
169 Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD    
170 Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team    
171 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
172 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
173 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
174 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:15:22  
175 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
176 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
177 Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Adrian Hegevary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
DNF Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
DNF Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
Sprint 1
1 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 3 pts
2 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 2  
3 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2
1 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 3 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Sprint 3
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 2  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Points - Finish
1 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 20 pts
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 18  
3 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 16  
4 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 14  
5 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
7 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 9  
8 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana 8  
9 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 7  
10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 6  
11 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 5  
12 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 4  
13 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 3  
14 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
15 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 1 - Edelare
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
3 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 1  
Mountain 2 - Leberg
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
3 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 1  
Mountain 3 - Rekelberg
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
3 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
Mountain 4 - Leberg
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 1  
Mountain 5 - Valkenberg
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 1  
Mountain 6 - Eikeenmolen
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 3  
3 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 1  
Mountain 7 - Stuivenberg
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 3  
3 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 1  
Mountain 8 - Rekelberg
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 1  
Mountain 9 - Leberg
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
3 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Mountain 10 - Valkenberg
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 3  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountain 11 - Eikenmolen
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 3  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountain 12 - Stuivenberg
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
3 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 1  
Teams
1 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 13:07:39  
2 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
3 HTC-Highroad    
4 Katusha Team    
5 Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Team RadioShack    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 Quickstep Cycling Team    
9 Landbouwkrediet    
10 BMC Racing Team    
11 FDJ    
12 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
14 Pro Team Astana    
15 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
16 Lampre - ISD    
17 Colnago-CSF Inox    
18 Saur - Sojasun    
19 Rabobank Cycling Team    
20 Team Europcar    
21 Skil - Shimano    
22 Team Netapp    
23 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:25:48  
General classification after stage 1
1 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4:22:22  
2 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 0:00:03  
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:05  
4 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
5 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 0:00:07  
6 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 0:00:09  
7 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:11  
8 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
9 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
10 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
11 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
12 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
13 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
14 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
15 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
16 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
17 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
18 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
19 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
20 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
21 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
22 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
23 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
24 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
25 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
26 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
28 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
29 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
30 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
31 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
32 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
33 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
34 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
35 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
36 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
37 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
38 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
39 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
40 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
41 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
42 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
43 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
44 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
45 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
46 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
47 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
48 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
49 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
50 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
51 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
52 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
53 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
54 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
55 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
56 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
57 Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack    
58 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
59 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
60 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
61 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
62 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar    
63 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
64 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
65 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
66 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
67 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
68 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
69 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
70 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
71 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
72 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
73 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
74 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
75 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
76 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
77 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
78 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
79 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
80 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
81 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
82 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
83 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
84 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team Netapp    
85 Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
86 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
87 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
88 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
89 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
90 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
91 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
92 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
93 Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet    
94 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
95 Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ    
96 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
97 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack    
98 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
99 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
100 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp    
101 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
102 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
103 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
104 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
105 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
106 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
107 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
108 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
109 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
110 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
111 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
112 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
113 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano 0:00:49  
114 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:52  
115 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 0:01:10  
116 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
117 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
118 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:01:16  
119 Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:24  
120 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
121 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:01:28  
122 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:59  
123 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
124 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
125 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad 0:03:06  
126 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
127 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp 0:03:18  
128 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:03:41  
129 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp 0:04:58  
130 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
131 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:59  
132 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:06:00  
133 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
134 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack 0:06:59  
135 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
136 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
137 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
138 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
139 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:23  
140 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
141 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
142 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad    
143 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:25  
144 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:06  
145 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:14  
146 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
147 Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
148 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp    
149 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
150 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
151 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
152 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
153 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
154 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
155 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
156 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
157 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
158 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:43  
159 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
160 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack    
161 Sam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShack    
162 Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
163 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
164 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
165 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
166 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
167 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
168 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
169 Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD    
170 Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team    
171 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
172 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
173 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
174 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:15:33  
175 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
176 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
177 Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
Points classification
1 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 20 pts
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 18  
3 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 16  
4 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 14  
5 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
7 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 9  
8 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana 8  
9 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 7  
10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 6  
11 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 5  
12 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 4  
13 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 3  
14 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
15 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint classification
1 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 8 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
3 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 2  
4 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
5 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountains classification
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 33 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 24  
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
4 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 8  
5 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 7  
6 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
7 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
8 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 3  
9 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
10 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
11 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
12 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 2  
Teams classification
1 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 13:07:39  
2 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
3 HTC-Highroad    
4 Katusha Team    
5 Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Team RadioShack    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 Quickstep Cycling Team    
9 Landbouwkrediet    
10 BMC Racing Team    
11 FDJ    
12 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
14 Pro Team Astana    
15 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
16 Lampre - ISD    
17 Colango-CSF Inox    
18 Saur - Sojasun    
19 Rabobank Cycling Team    
20 Team Europcar    
21 Skil - Shimano    
22 Team Netapp    
23 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:25:48  

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