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KBC-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 2011

Date range:
March 29-31, 2011

March 31, Stage 3a: De Panne - De Panne 111km

Guarnieri takes sprint win in De Panne

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
March 31, 2011, 12:00 BST,
Updated:
March 31, 2011, 15:33 BST

De Backer moves into overall lead ahead of afternoon time trial

Jacopo Guarnieri (Liquigas-Cannondale) wins stage 3a of the Three Days of De Panne.

Jacopo Guarnieri (Liquigas-Cannondale) wins stage 3a of the Three Days of De Panne.

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Jacopo Guarnieri (Liquigas-Cannondale) lit up a grey morning in De Panne with a wonderful sprint victory ahead of Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) and Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun). In the battle for overall honours, Bert De Backer (Skil-Shimano) moved into the Three Days of De Panne’s white jersey ahead of the concluding afternoon time trial.

Guarnieri won the sprint from a group of 50 riders that gathered at the front midway through the stage after the wind fractured the peloton and scattered it into various echelons in the opening half of the short stage. A late bid for solo glory from Federico Canuti (Colnago-CSF) was shut down on the finishing circuit, setting the scene for the keenly-contested sprint finish.

In spite of the headwind in the finishing straight, Guarnieri took the brave decision to go early and he had enough in the tank to hold off the in-form Galimzyanov and the experienced Casper, while Kenny Van Hummel (Skil-Shimano) had to be satisfied with 4th.

“The wind was very strong and against us,” Guarnieri told Cyclingnews afterwards. “I was riding in fourth or fifth position and then I went from quite early, with around 350m to go. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to hold it until the finish but I had really good legs.”

Guarnieri’s Liquigas stablemate Peter Sagan was one of a number of riders who opted not to start the final day in De Panne, but Guarnieri explained that the young Slovak’s absence did not affect the team’s tactics.

“[Elia] Viviani and I are two good sprinters, so today Peter would have worked for us,” he explained, before expressing his delight at taking his first win of the season.

“At Tirreno-Adriatico and Gent-Wevelgem I suffered a lot, but today I felt really good and I knew I could do a good sprint, so I’m really happy,” Guarnieri said.

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) finished safely in the lead group but surrendered his white jersey to Bert De Backer after the Skil-Shimano rider picked up two bonus seconds at the intermediate sprint. De Backer now leads Westra by those two seconds ahead of the afternoon time trial, with Arnoud Van Groen (Verandas Willems-Accent) in 3rd place. A number of time triallists and strongmen, including Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), lie with intent 10 seconds behind the Belgian.

Echelons shuffle the pack

With slate grey skies and steady rain falling over De Panne, it was no surprise that a number of riders opted not to start the final day of the race with one eye already on Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. As well as Peter Sagan, Alessandro Ballan (BMC), Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) and Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil-DCM) were also among those who felt that their Ronde preparations could do without a morning being buffeted by the wind and rain along the North Sea coast.

That wind contributed heavily to a frenetic first hour of racing that saw the remainder of the bunch cover over 48km as echelon after echelon formed on the way inland through the flatlands of west Flanders. By the time the riders reached the mid point of the short stage, it had fragmented into no fewer than seven separate groups, which riders scattered all over the road.

As the race headed back towards the coast with 57km to go, the strong men’s pressing began to tell, and a rather elite first echelon of around 20 riders formed, including race leader Lieuwe Westra, Sylvain Chavanel, Manuel Quinziato (BMC), Niki Terpstra (Quick Step), Bert De Backer, Denis Galimzyanov and Tomas Vaitkus (Astana).

For a while, they threatened to ride away with the race, but a big effort from a second echelon that included sprinters André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) and Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM) saw the lead group swell to 45 or so riders 10km later, with Matt Brammeier (HTC-Highroad) particularly prominent in the service of Renshaw.

Brammeier’s sterling stint at the front ensured the group’s unity at least as far as the day’s sole intermediate sprint, where Bert De Backer took second behind Feillu, snatching two bonus seconds to wrest the white jersey from Westra ahead of the afternoon time trial.

In the final 20km, however, the attacking began again, with Jens Keukeleire (Cofidis) and Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare) the first to make a bid for glory. Chris Sutton (Sky) and Denis Van Windern (Rabobank) managed to bridge across 3km later, but Vacansoleil-DCM were keeping close tabs on the quartet and they were pegged back.

Federico Canuti was the next to try his luck, but the Italian was caught in the closing stages, and it was left to the fast men to fight it out for victory in De Panne. While Greipel and Renshaw failed to make the anticipated impact, Jacopo Guarnieri was present and correct to record a fine sprint win.

Full Results
1 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:32:11  
2 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
3 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
4 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
6 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
7 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack    
8 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
9 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
10 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
13 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
14 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
15 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
16 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
17 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
18 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
19 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
21 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
22 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
23 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
24 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
25 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
26 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
27 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
28 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
29 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
30 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
31 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
32 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
33 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
34 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
35 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
36 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
37 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
38 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
39 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
40 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
41 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
42 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
43 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
44 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:08  
45 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:09  
46 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
47 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
48 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:11  
49 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:18  
50 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:20  
51 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:21  
52 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:23  
53 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad 0:00:43  
54 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:01:05  
55 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano 0:01:31  
56 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:18  
HD Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
HD Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
HD Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
HD Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
HD Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
HD Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
HD Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
HD Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
HD Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
HD Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
HD Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
HD Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
HD Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
HD Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
HD Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
HD Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
HD Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
HD Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
HD Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
HD Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
HD Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team    
HD Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
HD Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
HD Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
HD Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
HD Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
HD Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
HD Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
HD Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
HD David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
HD Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
HD Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
HD Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
HD Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
HD Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
HD Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
HD Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
HD Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
HD Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
HD Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
HD Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
HD Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD    
HD Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
HD Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
HD Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ    
HD Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
HD Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
HD Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
HD Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
HD Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
HD Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
HD Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
HD Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
HD Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar    
HD Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack    
HD Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
HD Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
HD Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
HD Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
HD Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
HD Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
HD Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
HD Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
HD Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
HD Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
HD Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
HD Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
HD Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
HD William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
HD Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
HD Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
HD Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Steven Cozza (USA) Team Netapp    
DNF Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
DNF Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
DNF Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team Netapp    
DNF Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
DNF Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
DNF Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
DNF Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
DNF Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
DNF Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
DNF Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
DNS Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
DNS Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
DNS Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
DNS Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
DNS Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
DNS Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
DNS Matti Helminen (Fin) Landbouwkrediet    
DNS Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
Sprint 1
1 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 2  
3 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Points - Finish
1 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 10 pts
2 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 9  
3 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 8  
4 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 7  
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 6  
6 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 5  
7 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 4  
8 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 3  
9 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 2  
10 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
Teams
1 Skil - Shimano 7:36:33  
2 Quickstep Cycling Team    
3 Pro Team Astana    
4 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
5 Team RadioShack    
6 Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:08  
8 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:09  
9 Sky Procycling    
10 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
11 HTC-Highroad 0:00:43  
General classification after stage 3a
1 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 12:02:52  
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:02  
3 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:00:04  
4 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 0:00:06  
5 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:07  
6 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:10  
7 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
8 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
9 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
10 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
11 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
12 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
13 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
14 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
15 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
16 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack    
17 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
18 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
19 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
20 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
21 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
22 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
23 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
24 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
25 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
26 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
27 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:19  
28 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:22  
29 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:28  
30 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:00:30  
31 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:31  
32 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:33  
33 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:01:09  
34 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:08  
35 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
36 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:19  
37 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
38 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:05:28  
39 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:45  
40 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:06:36  
41 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ 0:07:10  
42 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano 0:07:28  
43 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp 0:08:26  
44 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:16  
45 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:15  
46 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
47 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:39  
48 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:50  
49 David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:16:14  
50 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:17:16  
51 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:17:32  
52 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:18:12  
53 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad 0:20:10  
54 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:24:47  
55 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
56 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:25:07  
Points classification
1 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 29 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 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 18  
6 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 16  
7 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 15  
8 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 14  
9 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 14  
10 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
11 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet 10  
12 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 10  
13 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 7  
14 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 6  
15 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 5  
16 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 5  
17 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
18 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 3  
19 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
20 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 3  
21 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
22 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 2  
23 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 2  
24 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
Sprint classification
1 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 10 pts
2 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 6  
3 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 5  
4 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
5 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
6 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
7 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
8 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountains classification
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15 pts
2 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 8  
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team RadioShack 7  
4 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
5 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano 3  
6 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
7 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
Teams classification
1 Skil - Shimano 36:09:06  
2 Pro Team Astana    
3 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
4 Team RadioShack    
5 Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:08  
7 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:09  
8 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
9 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:17  
10 HTC-Highroad 0:00:43  
11 Sky Procycling 0:05:18