Chainel finally gets his win

Aggressive Frenchman sprints to first stage win, overall lead

France's Steve Chainel (BBOX Bouygues Telecom) was the surprise winner of the opening stage of the Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday, beating several bigger names in a seven-rider sprint in Oudenaarde.

Chainel timed his sprint perfectly and won by more than a bike length ahead of Italians Luca Paolini (Acqua & Sapone) and Enrico Gasparotto (Astana), finally nabbing his first major professional victory and bettering his fourth place in last week's Dwas door Vlaanderen.

“It's a real surprise to win. There were some fast sprinters up there like Paolini and Gasparotto but I've got a good jump and today it worked," said Chainel.

“It's a dream to win in Belgium because I love riding cyclo-cross here. I hope things carry on like this 'til Sunday because I hope to do well in the Tour of Flanders too. I'm not a time trial specialist but I treated this stage more like a one-day classic. I'll try and defend the lead.”

Chainel made the decisive move that formed on the final Korte Keer climb, nine kilometres from the finish. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) was also in the move and worked hard so the move gained as much time as possible. Millar is aiming for the overall victory on the final 14.5km time trial on Thursday, and so also led in the final kilometre.

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) hit out early in the sprint but then Chainel blew past him and nobody was able to get a near him.

Millar finished seventh on the stage. With the first chase group finishing 45 seconds behind and with the bunch at over two minutes, Millar has set up a great chance for overall victory.

12 climbs and twisting, narrow lanes

The 169 riders on the KBC-Driedaagse De Panne - Koksijde start list rolled out of Middlekerke under dark skies and rain but the weather brightened up as the race progressed and headed to the Belgian coast.

With 12 climbs and lots of twisting, narrow lanes on the way, the first stage was a mini Tour of Flanders and the riders rode aggressively as they fought to get in the break they knew could perhaps stay away and so shape the final overall standings of the three-day race.

Several early breaks went off the front of the bunch but they were never allowed to get away and the first serious move only formed after 100km. 10 riders were in it and quickly got a two-minute gap but Liquigas, Quick Step and Acqua & Sapone dragged the peloton after them.

The 10 became seven over the Berendries, 40km from the finish and then Liquigas sprinter Daniel Bennati led the chasers up the steep cobbled Valkenberg, taking a select few other riders. 13 riders formed at the front. Adam Hansen (HTC-Columbia) was there but lost contact after touching a wheel and crashing.

The Kruisberg, 16km from the finish and then Korte Keer split the front group into two as the strongest climbers emerged. Frederic Amorison (Landbouwkrediet) had opened a small gap before it and so stayed up there with Millar, Paolini, Westra, Gasparotto, Chainel and Daniele Oss (Liquigas) getting across to him over the top. The others tried to chase and get back on with the help of some motorbike slipstreams but the seven worked together to make sure they would fight out for the stage win.

Paolini and Gasparotto must have thought they were going to win but then Chainel burst through to surprise them. Chainel won two stages of the Tour de la Manche and the Circuit de Lorraine in 2008 but his win in De Panne, confirmed he is more than just a cyclo-cross rider.

Thanks to time bonuses, he leads Paolini by four seconds, with Gasparotto third overall, at six seconds. Chainel will wear the race leader’s jersey during Wednesday’s 214km second stage from Zottegem to Sint Idesbald.

Full Results
1Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4:34:28 
2Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
3Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
4Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
5Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
7David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:00:03 
8Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team0:00:45 
9Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
10Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
11Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
12Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
13Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:00:49 
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:51 
16Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - NGC0:00:55 
17Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia  
18Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
19Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:09 
20Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
21Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
23Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
24Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
25Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
26Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
27Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
28Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
29William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
30Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems0:02:15 
31Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
32Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
33Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
34Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
35Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
36Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
37Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
38Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
39Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
40Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
41David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
42Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
43Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
44Mirco Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
45Dalto Mauro Da (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
46Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - NGC  
47Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
48David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
49Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
50Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
51Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
52Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
53Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia  
54Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
55Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
56Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
57Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
58Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
59Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas - Doimo  
60Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems0:02:21 
61Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:49 
62Gendt Thomas De (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
63Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
64Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:13:06 
65Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
66Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
67René Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
68Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
69Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
70Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
71Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
72Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
73Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
74Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
75Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
76Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
77Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
78Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
79Dieter Capelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:21:35 
80Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
81Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
82Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
83Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
84Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
85Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:41 
86Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:24:45 
87Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
88Enrico Peruffo (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
89Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
90James Van Landschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
91Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
92Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
93Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
94Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
95Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
96Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
97Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
98Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
99Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
100Conor McConvey (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
101Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
102Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
103Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
104Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
105Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
106Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
107Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
108Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
109Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
110Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
111Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
112Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
113Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
114Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
115Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
116Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
117Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
118Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
119Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
120Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
121Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
122Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
123Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
124Stijn Minne (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
125Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
126Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua e Sapone  
127Wilde Sjef De (Bel) Verandas Willems  
128Sven Renders (Bel) Verandas Willems  
129Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
130Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
131Alessandro Raisoni (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
132Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
133Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
134Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
135Paolo Francesco Di (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
136Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
137Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
138Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
139Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
140Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
141Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
142Andrea Piechele (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
143Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
144Eric Berthou (Fra) Carmiooro - NGC  
145Sébastian Baldauf (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
146Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
147Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
148Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
149Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
150Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
151Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
152Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
153Yohann Gené (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
154Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
155Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
156John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFLis Andres Sergio De (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFAlexander Gufler (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
DNFRené Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
DNFGeert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFJulien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
DNFFabio Terrenzio (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
DNFSimon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFSergueï Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNFAssan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
DNFKevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
DNFLeigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNFDominik Hrinkow (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
DNFDiego Alejandro Tamayo Martinez (Col) Carmiooro - NGC  
Sprint 1
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
3Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne1 
Sprint 2
1Gendt Thomas De (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto2 
3Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
Sprint 3
1Gendt Thomas De (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo2 
3Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini1 
Points
1Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20pts
2Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone18 
3Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana16 
4Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo14 
5Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet12 
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
7David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions9 
8Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team8 
9Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator7 
10Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha6 
11Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 
12Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne4 
13Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana3 
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Farnese Vini2 
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo1 
KOM 1 - Edelare
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano5pts
2Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto3 
3Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini1 
KOM 2 - Leberg
1Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5pts
2Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano3 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana1 
KOM 3 - Berendries
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano5pts
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana1 
KOM 4 - Valkenberg
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano5pts
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana1 
KOM 5 - Kruisberg
1Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5pts
2Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano3 
3Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
KOM 6 - Kortekeer
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano5pts
2Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana1 
KOM 7 - Edelare
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano5pts
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana1 
KOM 8 - Leberg
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano5pts
2Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3 
3Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1 
KOM 9 - Berendries
1Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5pts
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana1 
KOM 10 - Valkenberg
1Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5pts
2Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana1 
KOM 11 - Kruisberg
1Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5pts
2Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo3 
3Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana1 
KOM 12 - Kortekeer
1Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5pts
2Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana3 
3David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1 
Teams
1Liquigas-Doimo13:45:10 
2Landbouwkrediet0:01:08 
3Astana  
4Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:32 
5Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:44 
6Team Katusha0:03:23 
7Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
8Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:27 
9Team HTC - Columbia0:03:33 
10Quick Step0:04:59 
11Verandas Willems0:05:05 
12Garmin - Transitions0:13:32 
13Skil - Shimano0:15:50 
14An Post - Sean Kelly0:22:49 
15Acqua & Sapone0:24:26 
16Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:25:59 
17CarmioOro NGC0:26:09 
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:35:10 
19BMC Racing Team0:35:57 
20Euskaltel - Euskadi0:36:03 
21Colnago - CSF Inox0:38:20 
22Vorarlberg - Corratec0:49:11 
General classification after stage 1
1Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4:34:18 
2Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone0:00:04 
3Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:00:06 
4Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:07 
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:10 
6Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
7David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:00:13 
8Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team0:00:55 
9Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
10Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
11Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
12Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
13Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:00:59 
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:01:01 
16Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:01:03 
17Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - NGC0:01:05 
18Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia  
19Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:19 
20Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
21Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
23Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
24Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
25Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
26Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
27Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
28Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
29William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
30Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:23 
31Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:24 
32Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems0:02:25 
33Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
34Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
35Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
36Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
37Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
38Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
39Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
40Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
41Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
42Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
43David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
44Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
45Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
46Mirco Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
47Dalto Mauro Da (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
48Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - NGC  
49Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
50David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
51Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
52Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
53Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
54Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia  
55Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
56Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
57Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
58Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
59Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas - Doimo  
60Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems0:02:31 
61Gendt Thomas De (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:10:53 
62Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:59 
63Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
64Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:13:15 
65Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:13:16 
66Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
67Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
68René Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
69Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
70Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
71Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
72Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
73Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
74Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
75Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
76Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
77Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
78Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
79Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:21:43 
80Dieter Capelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:21:45 
81Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
82Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
83Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
84Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
85Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:51 
86Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne0:24:54 
87Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:24:55 
88Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
89Enrico Peruffo (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
90James Van Landschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
91Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
92Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
93Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
94Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
95Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
96Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
97Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
98Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
99Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
100Conor McConvey (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
101Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
102Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
103Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
104Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
105Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
106Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
107Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
108Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
109Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
110Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
111Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
112Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
113Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
114Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
115Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
116Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
117Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
118Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
119Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
120Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
121Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
122Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
123Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
124Stijn Minne (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
125Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
126Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua e Sapone  
127Wilde Sjef De (Bel) Verandas Willems  
128Sven Renders (Bel) Verandas Willems  
129Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
130Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
131Alessandro Raisoni (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
132Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
133Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
134Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
135Paolo Francesco Di (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
136Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
137Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
138Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
139Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
140Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
141Andrea Piechele (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
142Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
143Eric Berthou (Fra) Carmiooro - NGC  
144Sébastian Baldauf (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
145Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
146Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
147Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
148Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
149Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
150Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
151Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
152Yohann Gené (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
153Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
154Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
155John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
156Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:25:05 
Points classification
1Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20pts
2Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone18 
3Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana16 
4Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo14 
5Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet12 
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
7David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions9 
8Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team8 
9Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator7 
10Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha6 
11Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 
12Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne4 
13Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana3 
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Farnese Vini2 
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo1 
16Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini5 
Sprint classification
1Gendt Thomas De (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo2 
4Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
5Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto2 
6Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
7Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini1 
8Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne1 
Mountains classification
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano36pts
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28 
3Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet20 
4Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana7 
5Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 
6Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana4 
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo3 
8Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto3 
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1 
10Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini1 
Teams classification
1Liquigas-Doimo13:45:10 
2Landbouwkrediet0:01:08 
3Astana  
4Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:32 
5Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:44 
6Team Katusha0:03:23 
7Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
8Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:27 
9Team HTC - Columbia0:03:33 
10Quick Step0:04:59 
11Verandas Willems0:05:05 
12Garmin - Transitions0:13:32 
13Skil - Shimano0:15:50 
14An Post - Sean Kelly0:22:49 
15Acqua & Sapone0:24:26 
16Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:25:59 
17CarmioOro NGC0:26:09 
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:35:10 
19BMC Racing Team0:35:57 
20Euskaltel - Euskadi0:36:03 
21Colnago - CSF Inox0:38:20 
22Vorarlberg - Corratec0:49:11 

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