Turgot continues Bouygues Telecom success

Paolini takes over GC on miserable stage

Just over a week shy of his 26th birthday, Frenchman Sébastien Turgot took his first European win in three years, continuing the success of his Bbox Bouygues Telecom team in the Three Days of De Panne.

The day wasn't a complete coup for the French squad, as overall leader Steve Chainel succumbed to the relentless pace and harsh conditions on stage two and lost his jersey to Italian Luca Paolini (Acqua e Sapone).

It was the second consecutive stage victory for Bouygues Telecom at Three Days of De Panne on Wednesday after terrible weather conditions made the stage a battle of survival.

Turgot was part of a 12-rider break that went away after just 24km but with his teammate Steve Chainel in the leader's jersey, he did not do any work until late in the stage and was clearly stronger in the sprint.

Only four riders made it to the finish and Turgot beat Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Andriy Grivko (Astana) and Jens Mouris (Vacansoleil) in the sprint.

Gilbert was looking to ease the pressure on his team as the Tour of Flanders looms, but there was little he could do against Turgot and gracefully accepted defeat.

A chase group containing David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) and Luca Paolini (Acqua & Sapone) finished 41 seconds behind the four. Grivko had hoped to take the lead and sacrificed his chances of stage victory by working hard in the break, but Paolini got it despite the two being on the same time.

Millar is fourth overall at 12 seconds and so is still the favourite to seal overall victory in Thursday afternoon's final time trial stage.

All good for BBox Bouygues Telecom

"We won yesterday and today too. We're really on form as a team and Pierrick (Fédrigo) won Criterium International too, so it's all good for us," Turgot said.

"Because we had Steve Chainel in the yellow jersey I didn’t have to work in the break and so I tried to do the minimum and save my strength. I felt really good and knew I had good legs at 30km to go. I was sorry for the other riders and especially Gilbert but that's bike racing. He took it well."

Luca Paolini pulled on the leader's jersey but admitted it will be hard for him to stop Millar taking overall victory in the final 14.75km time trial on Thursday afternoon. However he promised to try a few tricks in the 112km morning stage around Koksijde. Acqua & Sapone hasn't been invited to ride this year's Tour of Flanders and so Paolini has nothing to lose.

"It was very, very hard day out there but I like this race and want to do well," he said. It's a pity we're not riding Flanders this year but I think I'm showing that I could have been up there. Oh well, all I can do is try and do well here. It'll be difficult with Millar being so close but we’ll see what we can do before the final time trial. The race isn't over yet."

A hard day in the saddle

The terrible conditions turned the stage into a battle of survival and must have brought a smile to Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen, who opted to miss the race this year and train at home instead.

The wind ands heavy rain greatly slowed the speed of the race and the organisers decided to cut two of the three finishing circuits, reducing the stage distance from 214km to 188km.

The early break of 12 riders looked like most breakaways but there were some interesting names in there, including Gilbert with young British teammate Adam Blythe, Danny Pate (Garmin-Transitions) who was protecting Millar's hopes overall victory and a smart thinking Turgot.

The weather conditions favoured the break and the bunch let them pull out a 10-minute lead with 100km to go. Adam Hansen (HTC-Columbia) was also there despite his nasty crash on Tuesday but the climbs and the weather gradually saw riders fall out of both the break and the bunch. It was a terrible day to be in the saddle.

The gap fell rapidly in the strong wind near the coast with riders cracking one by one in the crosswinds. Chainel lost contact and finished more than five minutes down, while the main bunch lost even more.

On the final lap of the circuit only Turgot, Gilbert, Grivko and Mouris survived up front. Gilbert must have fancied his chances but after all the hard work in the wind and rain, there was nothing he could do against a much fresher Turgot. Gilbert's only consolation is that it was an excellent workout and will make him ready for anything come Sunday's Tour of Flanders.

Full Results
1Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4:55:07 
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
5Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:41 
6Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
7Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
8Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia  
9Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
10James Van Landschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
11Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:44 
12Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
13David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions  
14Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
15Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems0:03:01 
16Enrico Peruffo (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
17Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
18Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
19Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
20Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
21Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:03:03 
23Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:05:58 
24Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:06:56 
25Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
26Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - NGC  
27Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:12 
28Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
29Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
30Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
31Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
32Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
33Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
34Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
35Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
36Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:12:04 
37Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
38Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
39Dalto Mauro Da (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
40Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
41Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
42Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
43Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:21 
44Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
45David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
46Dieter Capelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
47Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
48Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
49Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
50Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
51Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
52Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
53Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
54Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
55Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
56Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
57Paolo Francesco Di (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
58Conor McConvey (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
59Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
60Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
61Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
62Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
63Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
64Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
65Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
66Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
67Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
68Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
69Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
70Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
71Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia  
72Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
73Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - NGC  
74Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
75Wilde Sjef De (Bel) Verandas Willems  
76Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
77Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
78Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
79Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
80Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
81René Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
82Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
84Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
85Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:15:33 
86Yohann Gené (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
87Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:26:09 
88David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
89Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
90Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
91Stijn Minne (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
92Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
93Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
94Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
95Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
96Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
97Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
98Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
99Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
100Mirco Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
101Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
102Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
103Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
104Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
105Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
106Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
107Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
108Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
109Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
110Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
111Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
112Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
113Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
114Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
115Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
116William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
117Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
118Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
119Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
120Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
121Eric Berthou (Fra) Carmiooro - NGC  
122Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
123Andrea Piechele (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
124Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
125Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
126Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
127Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
128Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
129Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
130Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua e Sapone  
131Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
DNFGrégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFSacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFSébastian Baldauf (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
DNFPieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFSep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFMark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
DNFFilippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
DNFSven Renders (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFFrederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas - Doimo  
DNFFrancesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
DNFFabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
DNFLars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNFKurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
DNFValeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
DNFDaniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
DNFValentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
DNFJens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
DNFAitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFKarsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
DNFMartin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFJackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFJohn Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFAlessandro Raisoni (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
DNFGiuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
DNFMaxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
Sprint 1
1Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana3pts
2Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto1 
Sprint 2
1Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana3pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto2 
3Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Points
1Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto18 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana16 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14 
5Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team12 
6Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone10 
7Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha9 
8Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia8 
9Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini7 
10James Van Landschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems6 
11Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo5 
12Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4 
13David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions3 
14Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha2 
15Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems1 
KOM 1 - Tiegemberg
1Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana5pts
2Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3 
3Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
KOM 2 - Mesenberg
1Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana5pts
2Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
3Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
KOM 3 - Montberg
1Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana5pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto3 
3Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
KOM 4 - Kemmelberg
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto5pts
2Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana3 
3Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Teams
1Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14:49:03 
2Garmin - Transitions0:03:04 
3Team Katusha0:04:39 
4BBox Bouygues Telecom0:14:26 
5Verandas Willems0:15:21 
6Skil - Shimano0:17:43 
7Omega Pharma-Lotto0:18:42 
8Lampre-Farnese Vini0:20:15 
9Landbouwkrediet0:20:18 
10Carmiooro NGC0:21:36 
11Astana0:22:51 
12Liquigas-Doimo0:23:35 
13Acqua & Sapone0:27:41 
14Team HTC - Columbia  
15Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:31:26 
16An Post - Sean Kelly0:35:47 
17BMC Racing Team0:38:12 
18Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Quick Step0:42:21 
20Vorarlberg - Corratec0:53:09 
21Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
22Colnago - CSF Inox1:03:57 
General classification after stage 2
1Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone9:30:10 
2Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
3Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:09 
4David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:00:12 
5Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:30 
6Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:37 
7Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:15 
8Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
9Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:02:18 
10Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:21 
11Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:23 
12Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:02:44 
13Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:04:35 
14Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems0:04:41 
15Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:06:08 
16Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:06:11 
17Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - NGC0:08:36 
18Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:10:33 
19Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:10:37 
20Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:12:18 
21Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:12:46 
22Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
23Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:13:44 
24Dalto Mauro Da (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
25Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne0:15:31 
26Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
27Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia0:15:41 
28Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - NGC  
29Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:55 
30Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
31Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
32Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:59 
33Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:17:00 
34Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:17:01 
35Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
36David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
37Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
38Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
39Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
40Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
41Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:23:42 
42Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:23:43 
43Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
44Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:24:01 
45Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:24:35 
46James Van Landschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems0:24:51 
47Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
48Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:25:35 
49Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
50Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team0:26:19 
51Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
52Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:26:27 
53Enrico Peruffo (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC0:27:11 
54Job Vissers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
55Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
56Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
57Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:27:13 
58William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:27:43 
59David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:27:49 
60Matthe Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
61Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
62Mirco Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
63Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
64Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
65Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
66Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corractec0:27:52 
67Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
68Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
69Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
70René Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
71Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
72Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:28:04 
73Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:31:06 
74Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:32:10 
75Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly Team0:33:04 
76Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:35:22 
77Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team0:36:14 
78Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
79Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:36:17 
80Dieter Capelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:36:21 
81Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua e Sapone0:38:40 
82Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
83Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
84Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
85Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:39:27 
86Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:39:31 
87Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
88Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
89Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
90Conor McConvey (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
91Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
92Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
93Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
94Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
95Paolo Francesco Di (Ita) Acqua e Sapone  
96Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
97Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
98Wilde Sjef De (Bel) Verandas Willems  
99Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
100Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
101Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:39:41 
102Yohann Gené (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:39:43 
103Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:47:09 
104Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne0:50:18 
105Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:50:19 
106Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
107Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
108Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
109Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
110Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
111Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
112Stijn Minne (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
113Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
114Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
115Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
116Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team  
117Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
118Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
119Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
120Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
121Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
122Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
123Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
124Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
125Reinier Honig (Ned) Acqua e Sapone  
126Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corractec  
127Eric Berthou (Fra) Carmiooro - NGC  
128Andrea Piechele (Ita) Carmiooro - NGC  
129Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
130Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
131Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne  
Points classification
1Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua e Sapone28pts
2Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20 
3Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20 
4Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana19 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto18 
6Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet16 
7Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana16 
8Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14 
9Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo14 
10David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions12 
11Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team12 
12Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
13Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha9 
14Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia8 
15Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team8 
16Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini7 
17Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator7 
18Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha6 
19James Van Landschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems6 
20Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo5 
21Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 
22Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis le crédit en ligne4 
23Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - Farnese Vini2 
24Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini-5 
Sprint classification
1Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana6pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto3 
6Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
7Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo2 
8Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto2 
9Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
10Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini1 
11Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le crédit en ligne1 
Mountains classification
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano36pts
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28 
3Andry Grivko (Ukr) Astana25 
4Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet20 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto8 
6Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 
7Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana4 
8Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4 
9Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo3 
11Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto3 
12Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano2 
13David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1 
14Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
15Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini1 
Teams classification
1Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team28:36:57 
2Team Katusha0:05:18 
3Garmin - Transitions0:13:52 
4BBox Bouygues Telecom0:14:14 
5Verandas Willems0:17:42 
6Landbouwkrediet0:18:42 
7Liquigas-Doimo0:20:51 
8Lampre-Farnese Vini0:20:58 
9Astana0:21:15 
10Team HTC - Columbia0:28:30 
11Skil - Shimano0:30:49 
12Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:32:05 
13Quick Step0:44:36 
14Carmiooro NGC0:45:01 
15Acqua & Sapone0:49:23 
16Omega Pharma-Lotto0:51:08 
17An Post - Sean Kelly0:55:52 
18BMC Racing Team1:11:25 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi1:11:31 
20Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:16:24 
21Colnago - CSF Inox1:39:33 
22Vorarlberg - Corratec1:39:36 

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