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March 4-11, 2012

March 05, Stage 2: Mantes-la-Jolie - Orléans 185km

Paris-Nice stage 2: Tom Boonen wins in Orléans

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
March 05, 2012, 15:03 GMT,
Updated:
March 05, 2012, 16:59 GMT

Larsson loses yellow to Wiggins

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) celebrates a soggy sprint victory in Orleans on stage 2 of Paris-Nice

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) celebrates a soggy sprint victory in Orleans on stage 2 of Paris-Nice

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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won a thrilling stage 2 in Paris-Nice into Orléans, holding off Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) and John Degenkolb (Project 1T4i) with a trademark sprint.

But the sprint was only half of the story with race leader Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) slipping out of yellow after Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) broke away with a group of favourites that included Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC). Like Larsson, last year's winner Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) also missed the split. Wiggins now leads Leipheimer by 6 seconds with Boonen a further second back.

The list of potential winners for the 2012 edition of Paris-Nice has now shrunk dramatically with Larsson, Rein Taaramae (Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne), Richie Porte (Sky Procycling), Martin and both Schleck brothers losing a further two minutes, on what most predicted would be a stage finish decided by a mass bunch gallop. Wiggins, Leipheimer, Alejandro Valverde and Van Garderen are now the main protagonists.

The race sprung to life when 21 riders turned the race on its head, breaking away in the crosswinds as the race passed through the feed zone.

At the start of the stage, and faced with a headwind and pancake flat the conditions the stage appeared tailor-made to the bunch sprinters and it took 60 kilometers before the first significant move from the front was allowed any leeway with Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol) breaking free at Rambouillet.

It proved as a mere appetizer for what lay ahead. As the peloton reached the feed zone, a change in direction and fresh gust of wind caused the peloton to splinter. This wasn't the racing of the French countryside but of the dirt roads of Belgium or Holland, and a measure of who truly had fire in their belly.

Overnight leader Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM) was caught napping, along with last year's winner Tony Martin and Andy Schleck, both of whom are shadows of the riders they were at the peak of 2011.

Bradley Wiggins, Levi Leipheimer and the impressive Tejay Van Garderen were all attentive enough to realise the danger, and along with the Movistar duo of Alejandro Valverde Jose Rojas, they led a crack group clear of the peloton.

With 77km remaining the chase had still not organised, the gap creeping up to a minute as the lead group continued to press ahead. The cross winds not just splitting the bunch in two, but decimating it with four echelons formed.

More names crackled through French race radio: Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Maxime Monfort (RadioShack-Nissan), Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins (Sky), John Degenkolb (Project 1t4i), Seb Vanmarcke, Andreas Klier (Garmin-Barracuda), Robert Kiserlovski, Francesco Gavazzi, (Astana), Anthony Ravard (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Taylor Phinney (BMC), Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ-BigMat) all present.

A desperate Larsson, positioned in the third group was left powerless and could do nothing to stop Wiggins as he picked up two valuable seconds at the intermediate sprint at Neuville-aux-Bois.

Although the second and third groups merged, the gap stretched to 2:20 with less than 40 kilometers to go. Saur-Sojasun with Coppel in mind and Lotto finally began to muster a concerted effort. Rabobank soon joined but despite a headwind in the final 20 kilometers they had little impression on the lead as up front Wiggins – a constant present at the front – pressed on.

At times he would accelerate from the front, creating a gap, before soft pedalling and allowing his companions to follow him once more. This is a rider at the peak of his game and Sky's ambitions of winning the Tour within five years, something they've publicly stepped back from in the last two years, now looks a distinct possibility.

Leading into the final 10 kilometers both Sky and Omega-Pharma QuickStep took charge. Both with thoughts of the general classification but the Belgian team also conscious that in Boonen they possessed a favourite for the stage win.

The harmony was broken by Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) but his move was quickly nullified and with 3 kilometers remaining Chavanel hit the front, churning a huge gear, clearly in a bid to set Boonen up for the sprint.

Into the last kilometre and Chavanel was still there, grimacing away as his legs gave one final surge. Nikolas Maes led out, and Boonen, upstaged in Omlopp a fortnight ago, made no mistake this time, holding off Rojas and Degenkolb.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:22:15  
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i    
4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
5 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
6 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
9 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team    
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
11 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
14 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
15 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
16 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
18 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
19 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
20 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
21 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:09  
22 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:29  
23 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
24 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
25 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team    
26 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
27 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
28 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale    
29 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
30 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
31 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i    
32 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
33 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
34 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
35 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team    
36 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
37 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
38 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
39 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i    
40 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
41 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i    
42 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM    
43 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
44 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
45 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
46 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
47 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
48 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
49 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
50 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
51 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
52 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
53 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
54 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
55 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
56 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
57 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
58 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
59 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
60 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
61 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
62 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
63 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
64 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
65 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
66 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
67 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
68 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
69 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
70 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
71 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
72 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
73 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda    
74 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
75 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
76 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
77 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat    
78 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
79 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
80 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
81 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
82 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
83 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
84 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
85 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
86 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
87 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
88 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
89 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
90 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda    
91 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
92 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
93 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i    
94 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
95 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
96 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team    
97 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
98 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
99 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team    
100 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
101 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
102 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
103 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
104 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:09:41  
105 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:10:58  
106 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
107 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
108 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
109 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
110 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
111 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
112 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
113 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
114 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
115 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
116 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
117 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
118 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
119 Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan    
120 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM    
121 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
122 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
123 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
124 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda    
125 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
126 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
127 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
128 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
129 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
130 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
131 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
132 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
133 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team    
134 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
135 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i    
136 Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
137 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
138 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD    
139 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
140 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
141 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
142 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
143 Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i    
144 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
145 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling    
146 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
147 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
148 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM    
149 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
150 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
151 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
152 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
153 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
154 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
155 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
156 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
157 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
158 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
159 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
160 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
161 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
162 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i    
163 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
164 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda    
165 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
166 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
167 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
168 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
169 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
170 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
171 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
172 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
173 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
174 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
175 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:17:35  
DNF Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
Sprint - Neuville-Aux-Bois
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Points - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 25  pts
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 22  
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 20  
4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 18  
5 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 16  
6 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 15  
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 14  
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 13  
9 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 12  
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 11  
11 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 10  
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 9  
13 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
14 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 7  
15 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
16 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 5  
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 4  
18 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3  
19 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 2  
20 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 1  
Mountain - Côte des Granges-le-Roi (Cat. 3)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 4  pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 2  
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 4:22:15  
2 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
3 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
5 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:02:29  
6 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
7 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
8 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
9 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
10 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
11 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
12 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
13 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i    
14 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
15 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
16 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
17 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:10:58  
18 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
19 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
20 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
21 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
22 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
23 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
24 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i    
25 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
26 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 13:06:45  
2 Movistar Team 0:02:29  
3 Katusha Team    
4 Sky Procycling    
5 BMC Racing Team    
6 Astana Pro Team    
7 Garmin - Barracuda 0:02:38  
8 Ag2r La Mondiale 0:04:58  
9 Project 1t4i    
10 FDJ-Bigmat    
11 Vacansoleil-DCM    
12 Radioshack-Nissan    
13 Saur-Sojasun 0:07:27  
14 Team Saxo Bank    
15 Team Europcar    
16 Lampre - ISD    
17 Lotto-Belisol Team    
18 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
19 Rabobank Cycling Team    
20 Liquigas-Cannondale    
21 Greenedge Cycling Team    
22 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:32:54  
General classification after stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 4:33:32  
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:06  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:07  
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:11  
5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:14  
6 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:18  
7 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:21  
8 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:22  
9 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:28  
10 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:29  
11 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:30  
12 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i    
13 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 0:00:33  
14 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 0:00:36  
15 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:44  
16 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:52  
17 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
18 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:53  
19 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:54  
20 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:06  
21 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:10  
22 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:02:31  
23 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:02:46  
24 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
25 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:48  
26 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i    
27 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:49  
28 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:02:53  
29 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:02:54  
30 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
31 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
32 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
33 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
34 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:02:56  
35 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
36 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:57  
37 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
38 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team    
39 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
40 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:59  
41 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:00  
42 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:01  
44 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:03:02  
45 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:03  
46 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:04  
47 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:03:05  
48 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
49 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:06  
50 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
51 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:03:07  
52 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
53 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
54 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:03:08  
55 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i    
56 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
57 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:09  
58 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
59 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
60 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:11  
61 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team    
62 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:03:12  
63 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale    
64 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:03:13  
65 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
66 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:03:14  
67 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:03:16  
68 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:17  
69 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:03:18  
70 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:03:20  
71 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
72 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
73 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:21  
74 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
75 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:23  
76 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
77 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:24  
78 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
79 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:03:25  
80 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:26  
81 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda    
82 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
83 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
84 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda    
85 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:27  
86 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:28  
87 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:29  
88 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
89 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:31  
90 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:03:32  
91 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
92 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 0:03:33  
93 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:35  
94 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
95 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:36  
96 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:37  
97 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:03:40  
98 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:03:49  
99 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat 0:03:52  
100 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:03:53  
101 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:55  
102 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:02  
103 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:04:26  
104 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:41  
105 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:11:12  
106 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:13  
107 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
108 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:11:17  
109 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
110 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:21  
111 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:11:24  
112 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:26  
113 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:28  
114 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:11:29  
115 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:11:31  
116 Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan 0:11:32  
117 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
118 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
119 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:11:33  
120 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:11:34  
121 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:11:36  
122 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:11:37  
123 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:11:38  
124 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
125 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
126 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:11:39  
127 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:11:40  
128 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
129 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:42  
130 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
131 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
132 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:43  
133 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
134 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
135 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:11:44  
136 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
137 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:11:45  
138 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:11:46  
139 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
140 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:47  
141 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:11:50  
142 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
143 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 0:11:51  
144 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
145 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:53  
146 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:11:54  
147 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
148 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
149 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:55  
150 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:11:56  
151 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:57  
152 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:11:58  
153 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:11:59  
154 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:00  
155 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:12:01  
156 Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:12:03  
157 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:12:04  
158 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
159 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:12:05  
160 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
161 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:12:07  
162 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team    
163 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:12:09  
164 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:12:13  
165 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:12:17  
166 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:12:18  
167 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
168 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:12:20  
169 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:12:23  
170 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 0:12:25  
171 Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:12:28  
172 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:12:32  
173 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:34  
174 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:13:17  
175 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:18:27  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 35  pts
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 35  
3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 27  
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 26  
5 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM 25  
6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 22  
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 22  
8 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 21  
9 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 20  
10 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 18  
11 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 16  
12 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 16  
13 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 16  
14 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 15  
15 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 14  
16 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 14  
17 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 13  
18 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 12  
19 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 11  
20 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 11  
21 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 9  
22 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
23 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 8  
24 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 7  
25 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 7  
26 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 5  
27 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 4  
28 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
29 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3  
30 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 2  
31 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 1  
32 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 6  pts
2 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 4  
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2  
4 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 4:33:43  
2 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10  
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:00:19  
4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:41  
5 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:02:37  
6 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:02:42  
7 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:02:54  
8 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:03:01  
9 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:06  
10 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:03:07  
11 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:12  
12 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
13 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:03:21  
14 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:24  
15 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:25  
16 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:51  
17 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:02  
18 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:17  
19 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:21  
20 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:27  
21 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:31  
22 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
23 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:32  
24 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:35  
25 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:36  
26 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 0:11:40  
27 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:11:43  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 13:41:13  
2 Sky Procycling 0:02:42  
3 BMC Racing Team 0:02:43  
4 Movistar Team 0:03:19  
5 Katusha Team 0:03:37  
6 Astana Pro Team 0:03:39  
7 Garmin - Barracuda 0:04:24  
8 Vacansoleil-DCM 0:04:59  
9 Radioshack-Nissan 0:05:14  
10 Fdj-Bigmat 0:05:39  
11 Project 1t4i 0:05:53  
12 Ag2r La Mondiale 0:05:57  
13 Lotto-Belisol Team 0:08:05  
14 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:08:09  
15 Team Saxo Bank 0:08:27  
16 Saur-Sojasun 0:08:28  
17 Greenedge Cycling Team    
18 Team Europcar 0:08:59  
19 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:00  
20 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:03  
21 Lampre - ISD 0:09:14  
22 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:34:19