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KBC-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 2011

Date range:
March 29-31, 2011

March 30, Stage 2: Oudenaarde - Koksijde 219km

Galimzyanov prevails in Koksijde

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Cycling News
Published:
March 30, 2011, 15:32 BST,
Updated:
March 30, 2011, 20:27 BST

Westra assumes overall lead

Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) took the first victory of his professional career by unleashing a ferocious finishing sprint in Koksijde on day two of the Three Days of De Panne. The young Russian saw off the challenge of John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) in the bunch sprint, while Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) moved into the overall lead.

Overnight leader André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) conceded over five minutes and lost his white jersey, while Bradley Wiggins (Sky) also bade his overall aspirations goodbye by rolling in shortly afterwards, on a stage that saw the wind wreak havoc on the peloton. The race had already been broken up on the series of cobbled climbs around the halfway mark, and the flat, exposed approach to the coastal finish made closing gaps a tall order.

A group of 64 riders ultimately disputed the sprint on the circuit in Koksijde, after Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun), Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Quick Step) and Arnoud Van Groen (Veranda's Willems – Accent) were swept up in the closing kilometres. The trio had broken clear 52km from home, but had never succeeded in stretching their lead beyond a minute, and although Van Groen made a solo bid in the finale, he was caught coming underneath the red kite.

HTC-Highroad had done the lion’s share of the pursuing over the final 30km, as they sought to set up Mark Renshaw for the sprint, but the unfortunate Australian lost his position in the finale and sat up. It was instead left to John Degenkolb to fly the flag for his team, but in a frenetic finish he was beaten by the flying Galimzyanov, while Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) had to settle for third.

Galimzyanov credited his victory to following the right wheel in the closing stages, as he avoided the headwind for as long as possible, before coming around fourth-placed Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) when he launched his sprint.

“In the final kilometres of the race, I took Vaitkus’ wheel,” he said. “I knew he was in form but I also know that I’m better than him in the sprint. Unfortunately for him, he launched his sprint from too far out. The last few metres were tough because of the wind, but I adopted the right strategy I think.”

New white jersey Lieuwe Westra took a two-second time bonus at the first sprint to move level on time with Bert De Backer (Skil-Shimano), and leads overall thanks to his superior points tally. With Bradley Wiggins eliminated from the overall running, he is optimistic about his chances of holding on in tomorrow’s split stage, although he is aware that a number of other solid time triallists lie within 8 seconds of his lead.

“My biggest competitor for the win was Bradley Wiggins,” Westra said. “My chances of victory have risen today, but I won’t get ahead of myself: all I’ve taken today is the white jersey.”

Hellingen and wind eliminate Greipel and Wiggins

The peloton set out from Oudenaarde under overcast skies without Leif Hoste (Katusha), who fell and abandoned on the opening stage. Not surprisingly, the peloton stayed together until the day’s first climb, the Tiegemberg (20km), where Howard Leigh (HTC-Highroad), Rony Martias (Saur-Sojasun), Mickaël Delage (FDJ), Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) and Steven Caethoven (Veranda’s Willems) forged clear, with Bobbie Traksel (Vacansoleil-DCM) later attempting and failing to bridge the gap himself.

After an opening two hours run off at a speed of 40kph, the quintet had 5:33 on the peloton as they approached the series of hellingen that marked the middle section of the stage before it headed towards the North Sea coast. Their lead was halved after the climb of the Mesenberg, and by the Kemmelberg (110km), that gap was reduced further to 30 seconds.

Meanwhile, the peloton itself split in three after the Kemmelberg, with the five in front being absorbed to form a leading group of 22. As the race headed towards the coast, the wind broke the bunch further, with Bradley Wiggins (Sky), Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) and race leader André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) among those caught behind. Stijn Devolder also lost ground when he crashed, but up ahead his Vacansoleil-DCM teammate Lieuwe Westra was taking advantage of Greipel’s absence from the front to move closer to the overall lead, and for good measure he pegged back two seconds in the bonus sprint with 60km to go.

Although the front group swelled to 50 riders soon afterwards, both Greipel and Wiggins failed to make it back on, as the gaps began to open out. They were not the only riders to miss out. Alessandro Ballan (BMC) and Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) each lost over twelve minutes, finishing in the Devolder group.

Meanwhile, at the head of the bunch Guillaume Van Keirsbuik, Jimmy Engoulvent and Arnoud Van Groen zipped off the front ahead of the finale, and quickly opened out a 45-second lead. However, with HTC-Highroad soon taking charge of matters for Mark Renshaw at the head of the chasing group, they faced a tough task to make it to the finish and survive, and in the end it all came down to the bunch sprint.

In the end it was Galimzyanov who proved to be the quickest, seeing off Degenkolb and Sagan, and after near misses at the Tour of Oman and Paris-Nice already this year, the young Russian deservedly opened his professional account. An outsider for much of the season to date, Galimzyanov announced his arrival in Koksijde.

Full Results
1 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 5:08:18  
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
5 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
6 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
7 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
8 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
9 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
10 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack    
11 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
12 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
14 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
15 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
16 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
17 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
18 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
19 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
20 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
21 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
22 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
23 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
24 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
25 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
26 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
27 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
28 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
29 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
30 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
31 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
32 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
33 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
34 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ    
35 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
36 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
37 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
38 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
39 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
40 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
41 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
42 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
43 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
44 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
45 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
46 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
47 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
48 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
49 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
50 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
51 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
52 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
53 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
54 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
55 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
56 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
57 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
58 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
59 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
60 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
61 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
62 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
63 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
64 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
65 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ 0:00:12  
66 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:17  
67 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
68 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
69 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:00:20  
70 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 0:00:35  
71 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:58  
72 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling 0:05:09  
73 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
74 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
75 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
76 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
77 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
78 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
79 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
80 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano    
82 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
83 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
84 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
85 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
86 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
87 Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack    
88 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
89 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
90 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
91 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
92 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
93 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
94 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
95 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
96 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
97 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
98 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
99 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
100 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
101 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
102 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
103 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
104 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
105 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
106 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
107 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
108 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
109 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
110 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:12:05  
111 Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
112 Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team    
113 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
114 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
115 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
116 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
117 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
118 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
119 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
120 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
121 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad    
122 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team Netapp    
123 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
124 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
125 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
126 Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
127 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
128 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
129 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
130 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
131 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
132 Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet    
133 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
134 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
135 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
136 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
137 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
138 Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD    
139 Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
140 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
141 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
142 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
143 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
144 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
145 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
146 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
147 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
148 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
149 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
150 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
151 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
152 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp    
153 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
154 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
155 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
156 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
157 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
158 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
159 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
160 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar    
161 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
162 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:12:14  
DNF Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp    
DNF Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
DNF Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
DNF Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
DNF Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
DNF Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Jesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack    
DNF Sam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShack    
DNF Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
DNF Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
DNF Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
DNS John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
Sprint 1
1 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 3 pts
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 1  
Sprint 2
1 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 2  
3 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Sprint 3
1 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 3 pts
2 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
3 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Points - Finish
1 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 20 pts
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 18  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 16  
4 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 14  
5 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
6 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet 10  
7 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 9  
8 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 8  
9 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 7  
10 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 6  
11 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 5  
12 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
13 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
14 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
15 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
Mountain 1 - Tiegemberg
1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 5 pts
2 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
3 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Mountain 2 - Mesenberg
1 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 5 pts
2 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 3  
3 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Mountain 3 - Monteberg
1 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 5 pts
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad 3  
3 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 1  
Mountain 4 - Kemmelberg
1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 5 pts
2 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
3 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Mountain 5 - Rode berg
1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 5 pts
2 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
3 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Mountain 6 - Vidaigne berg
1 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 5 pts
2 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 3  
3 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Teams
1 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15:24:54  
2 Pro Team Astana    
3 Rabobank Cycling Team    
4 Katusha Team    
5 Saur - Sojasun    
6 Team RadioShack    
7 Skil - Shimano    
8 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
9 FDJ    
10 HTC-Highroad    
11 Liquigas-Cannondale    
12 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
13 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:17  
14 Sky Procycling 0:05:09  
15 Landbouwkrediet    
16 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
17 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Lampre - ISD    
19 Team Europcar 0:10:18  
20 BMC Racing Team 0:12:05  
21 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:22:23  
22 Colnago-CSF Inox 0:24:10  
23 Team Netapp 0:29:19  
General classification after stage 2
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9:30:43  
2 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:00:02  
4 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
5 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:04  
6 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
7 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:00:05  
8 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 0:00:06  
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:08  
10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
11 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
12 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
13 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
14 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
15 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
16 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
17 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
18 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
19 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
20 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
21 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
22 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
23 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
24 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
25 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
26 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
27 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
28 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
29 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
30 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
31 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
32 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
33 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
34 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
35 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
36 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
37 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
38 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
39 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
40 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
41 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack    
42 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
43 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
44 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
45 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
46 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
47 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
48 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
49 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
50 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
51 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
52 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
53 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
54 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
55 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:20  
56 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:00:28  
57 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 0:00:43  
58 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:04:55  
59 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:06  
60 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:11  
61 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:17  
62 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
63 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
64 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
65 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
66 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
67 Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack    
68 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
69 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
70 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
71 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
72 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
73 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
74 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
75 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
76 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
77 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
78 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
79 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
80 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
81 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
82 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
83 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:47  
84 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano 0:05:55  
85 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:06:22  
86 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:06:34  
87 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:56  
88 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
89 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
90 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:07:05  
91 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ 0:07:08  
92 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 0:07:37  
93 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp 0:08:24  
94 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:11:06  
95 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:09  
96 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:11  
97 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
98 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:13  
99 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
100 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
101 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
102 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
103 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
104 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
105 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
106 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
107 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team Netapp    
108 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
109 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
110 Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
111 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
112 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
113 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar    
114 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
115 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
116 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
117 Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet    
118 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
119 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
120 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
121 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:12:22  
122 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:40  
123 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
124 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:12:54  
125 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:12:57  
126 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:13:09  
127 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet 0:13:12  
128 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
129 Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:13:26  
130 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
131 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:14:01  
132 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad 0:15:08  
133 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
134 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:15:43  
135 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:16:12  
136 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp 0:17:00  
137 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:17:20  
138 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
139 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
140 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:17:30  
141 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:17:49  
142 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:18:01  
143 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:19:01  
144 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:19:25  
145 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad    
146 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
147 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:19:27  
148 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:20:39  
149 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
150 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:24:16  
151 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
152 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp    
153 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
154 Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:24:45  
155 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
156 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
157 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
158 Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
159 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
160 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
161 Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD    
162 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
Points classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 26 pts
2 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 24  
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 23  
4 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 20  
5 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 20  
6 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 18  
7 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 16  
8 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 14  
9 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 14  
10 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 14  
11 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet 10  
12 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 9  
13 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 9  
14 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana 8  
15 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 7  
16 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 7  
17 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 6  
18 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 5  
19 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 5  
20 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
21 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
22 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 3  
23 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
24 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
25 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano -5  
Sprint classification
1 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 8 pts
2 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 6  
3 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
4 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 5  
5 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 3  
6 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
7 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 2  
8 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
9 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
10 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountains classification
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 33 pts
2 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 24  
3 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 24  
4 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 20  
5 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
6 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 9  
7 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 8  
8 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 7  
9 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
10 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
11 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 3  
12 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
13 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad 3  
14 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
15 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
Teams classification
1 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 28:32:33  
2 Pro Team Astana    
3 HTC-Highroad    
4 Rabobank Cycling Team    
5 Katusha Team    
6 Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 Saur - Sojasun    
8 Team RadioShack    
9 Skil - Shimano    
10 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
11 FDJ    
12 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
13 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:17  
14 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:05:09  
15 Sky Procycling    
16 Landbouwkrediet    
17 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Lampre - ISD    
19 Team Europcar 0:10:18  
20 BMC Racing Team 0:12:05  
21 Colnago-CSF Inox 0:24:10  
22 Team Netapp 0:29:19  
23 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:48:11