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Paris - Nice 2011

Date range:
March 6-13, 2011

March 06, Stage 1: Houdan - Houdan 154.5km

De Gendt holds on in Houdan

By:
Jean-François Quénet
Published:
March 06, 2011, 14:24 GMT,
Updated:
March 06, 2011, 17:09 GMT

Belgian rider and Roy see off sprinters on stage one

Vacansoleil's Thomas De Gendt created a surprise at the end of stage 1 in Paris-Nice. A member of the three-man breakaway with FDJ's Jérémy Roy and Leopard Trek's Jens Voigt, the 24-year-old Belgian resisted to the return of the peloton on the hilly uphill finish, as well as the Frenchman who came second. The result left favourites Heinrich Haussler, Peter Sagan and Matt Goss empty handed.

Stage winner De Gendt could hardly believe his good fortune in taking the yellow jersey in a race of the level of Paris-Nice - clearly the biggest result of his career to date.

"The last six kilometres with a tail wind were in our favour," De Gendt said, but added, "the peloton didn't catch us because we were simply too strong." The Belgian intends to defend his jersey for one or two days but no more, and played down his chances to win Paris-Nice, as he knows that better climbers will take over eventually.

The so-called "race to the sun" justified its nickname as it kicked off from Houdan in the province of the Yvelines under clear skies and cool temperatures, conditions that are expected to continue for the coming three days in contrast to recent editions of the race which have had stages shortened because of snow.

Europcar's Damien Gaudin and Euskaltel's Gorka Izaguirre were the first men to attack at kilometre 15, and no one was keen to chase them. They built up a five minute lead in less than 10 kilometres and reached the only climb of the first two stages with that advantage. The Frenchman, who is more known as a track rider, got the first polka dot jersey of Paris-Nice as he out-sprinted his Basque companion at the top of the category 3 côte de Septeuil at kilometre 24.5.

Just after covering 31.6km only in the first hour of racing due to the windy conditions, they reached their maximum of lead of 8:15, but HTC-Highroad quickly decided to take the responsibility for the chase early and the gap went down to 4:50 by km 45. The deficit of the bunch later stabilised around three minutes as Team Sky and Garmin-Cervélo led the charge behind Gaudin and Izaguirre.

Only two kilometres after the break was caught at kilometre 113, Roy, Voigt and De Gendt took their chance. With a brisk cross-tailwind, the fight was on, and echelons were formed taking riders like David Moncontié off the back while Team Sky's recruit Rigoberto Uran crashed and lost a significant time. The leading trio didn't seem to have much chance of succeeding as they didn't secure more than 50 seconds advantage. Roy, Voigt and De Gendt, all three strong rouleurs, didn't give up and believed in the opportunity until the end.

"I wanted to isolate myself at the front as it was becoming extremely nervous in the bunch", described Roy who initiated the breakaway. "The three of us combined forces really well and we played with the peloton. I'm not disappointed of losing to De Gendt because he was definitely the strongest of our group. I thought I was not yet at my best after the crash I had last week, but I didn't feel too bad at the end. I'm here to support our captains Pierrick Fedrigo and Sandy Casar and look for opportunities like today."

The uphill finish eventually played in the trio's favour. They had a 13 second lead under the red kite of the last kilometre, which would not have been enough, had the finale been on flat roads, but they resisted the chase led by HTC-Highroad who took over from Quick Step at the very end.

"Quick Step did a lot of work but it was just a little bit too late for us to catch the break", Goss explained. "Unfortunately, we missed a bit of time, so at the 400 metres mark, I went on the front. I had no option but to go, because it was the only way to catch them, but at 70 metres, I run out of gas, I started to blow. There were good strong riders at the front and it was difficult to get organised with the wind."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4:05:06  
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
3 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
5 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
7 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
8 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
10 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
11 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
12 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
13 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
14 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
15 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
16 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
17 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
18 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
19 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
20 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ    
21 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
22 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
23 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
24 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
25 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
26 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
27 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling    
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
29 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
30 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
31 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
32 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
33 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
34 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
35 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
36 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team    
37 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
38 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
39 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
40 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
41 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
42 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
43 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
44 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
45 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
46 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
47 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
48 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
49 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
50 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
51 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
52 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
53 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana    
54 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
55 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
56 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
57 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
58 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
59 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
60 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
61 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
62 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
63 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
64 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
65 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
66 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
67 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
68 Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard    
69 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
70 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
71 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
72 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
73 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
74 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
75 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team    
76 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
77 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
78 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
79 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
80 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
81 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
83 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
84 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
85 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
86 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
87 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
88 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
89 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
90 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
91 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team    
92 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
93 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
94 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
95 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
96 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
97 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
98 Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek    
99 Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek    
100 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale    
101 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
102 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack    
103 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
104 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
105 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
106 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
107 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
108 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
109 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
110 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
111 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
112 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
113 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
114 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
115 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
116 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
117 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
118 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad    
119 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
120 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
121 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
122 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
123 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
124 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
125 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
126 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
127 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
128 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
129 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
130 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
131 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
132 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
133 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
134 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
135 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
136 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
137 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
138 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
139 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
140 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
141 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
142 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
143 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
144 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:21  
145 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:23  
146 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
147 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:00:54  
148 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
149 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
150 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
151 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
152 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
153 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
154 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
155 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
156 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 0:01:16  
157 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:20  
158 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:29  
159 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
160 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
161 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
162 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:47  
163 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
164 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
165 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
166 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:05:39  
167 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:20  
168 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
169 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
170 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
171 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
172 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
173 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
174 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
175 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
176 Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
Sprint 1 - 81.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 3  pts
2 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
3 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - 129.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 2  
3 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25  pts
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 22  
3 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 20  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 18  
5 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 16  
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 15  
7 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 14  
8 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 13  
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
10 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 11  
11 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 10  
12 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack 9  
13 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 8  
14 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 7  
15 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 6  
16 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 5  
17 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
18 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 3  
19 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
20 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ 1  
KoM - Cote de Septeuil - 24.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 4  pts
2 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
3 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4:05:06  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
3 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
4 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
5 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
8 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
9 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
10 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
11 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
12 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
13 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
14 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
15 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
16 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
17 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
18 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
19 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
20 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
21 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
22 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
23 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
24 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
25 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
26 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale    
27 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
28 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
29 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
30 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
31 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
32 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
33 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
34 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
35 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
36 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:23  
37 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:54  
38 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:08:20  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Vacansoleil-DCM 12:15:18  
2 Team Leopard-Trek    
3 FDJ    
4 Bretagne - Schuller    
5 Quick Step Cycling Team    
6 Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 HTC - Highroad    
9 Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
11 Pro Team Astana    
12 Saxo Bank SunGard    
13 BMC Racing Team    
14 Team RadioShaack    
15 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
16 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
17 Katusha Team    
18 Lampre - ISD    
19 Team Europcar    
20 Movistar Team    
21 Ag2R La Mondiale    
22 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4:04:53  
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:00:06  
3 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:09  
4 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:10  
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:00:11  
6 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:12  
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:13  
8 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
9 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
10 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
11 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
12 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
13 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
14 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
15 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
16 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
17 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
18 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
19 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
20 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
21 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ    
22 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
23 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
24 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
25 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
26 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
27 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
28 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling    
29 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
30 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
31 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
32 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
33 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
34 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
35 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
36 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
37 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team    
38 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
39 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
40 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
41 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
42 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
43 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
44 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
45 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
46 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
47 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
48 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
49 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
50 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
51 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
52 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
53 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
54 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana    
55 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
56 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
57 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
58 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
59 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
60 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
61 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
62 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
63 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
64 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
65 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
66 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
67 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
68 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
69 Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard    
70 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
71 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
72 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
73 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
74 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
75 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
76 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team    
77 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
78 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
79 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
80 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
81 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
82 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
83 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
84 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
85 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
86 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
87 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
88 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
89 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
90 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
91 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
92 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team    
93 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
94 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
95 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
96 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
97 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
98 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
99 Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek    
100 Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek    
101 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale    
102 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
103 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack    
104 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
105 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
106 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
107 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
108 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
109 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
110 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
111 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
112 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
113 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
114 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
115 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
116 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
117 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
118 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad    
119 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
120 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
121 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
122 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
123 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
124 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
125 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
126 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
127 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
128 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
129 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
130 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
131 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
132 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
133 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
134 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
135 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
136 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
137 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
138 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
139 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
140 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
141 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
142 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
143 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
144 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
145 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
146 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:34  
147 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:36  
148 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
149 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:05  
150 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:01:07  
151 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
152 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
153 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
154 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
155 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
156 Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad    
157 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
158 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 0:01:29  
159 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:33  
160 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:42  
161 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
162 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:04:00  
163 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
164 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
165 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
166 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:05:52  
167 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:33  
168 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
169 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
170 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
171 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
172 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
173 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
174 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
175 Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
176 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:33  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 28  pts
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 23  
3 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 20  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 18  
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 17  
6 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 16  
7 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 14  
8 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 13  
9 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 13  
10 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 11  
11 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 10  
12 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack 9  
13 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 8  
14 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 7  
15 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 6  
16 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 5  
17 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
18 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
19 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 3  
20 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
21 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
22 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 4  pts
2 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
3 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Young riders classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4:04:53  
2 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:10  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:13  
4 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
5 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
6 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
7 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
8 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
10 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
11 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
12 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
13 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
14 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
15 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
16 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
17 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
18 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
19 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
20 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
21 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
22 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
23 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
24 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
25 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
26 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
27 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale    
28 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
29 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
30 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
31 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
32 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
33 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
34 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
35 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
36 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:36  
37 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:05  
38 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:08:33  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Vacansoleil-DCM 12:15:18  
2 Team Leopard-Trek    
3 FDJ    
4 Bretagne - Schuller    
5 Quick Step Cycling Team    
6 Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 HTC - Highroad    
9 Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
11 Pro Team Astana    
12 Saxo Bank SunGard    
13 BMC Racing Team    
14 Team RadioShaack    
15 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
16 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
17 Katusha Team    
18 Lampre - ISD    
19 Team Europcar    
20 Movistar Team    
21 Ag2R La Mondiale    
22 Euskaltel - Euskadi