Tour of Turkey: Cavendish wins stage 1

British sprinter holds off Viviani and Bos

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma- QuickStep) won the first stage of the 50th Presidential Tour of Turkey, beating Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Theo Bos (Team Belkin) into second and third in the coastal resort of Alanya.

It was the Manx rider's first race in a month after illness and his debut appearance at the eight-day stage race. He darted around the wheel of Team Belkin’s Graeme Brown and rode into a light headwind on the right hand side of the road at the end of the 141km stage. He had a bike length to spare and, as well is leading the sprint competition, secured the general classification leader’s turquoise jersey. He’s likely to hold it until the summit finish at Elmari on stage 3.

The win capped a stage in which his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team, Team Belkin and Lotto-Belisol had taken responsibility for controlling the race.

Second-placed Bos was missing from the podium ceremony after a collision with a car that stopped suddenly just after the finish line. The injury is not thought to be serious and he is expected to start stage 2.

Marc de Maar (United Healthcare) secured the King of the Mountains jersey after cresting the stages only categorised climb at Tirmanis as part of a four-man break that was swallowed up with 35km to race. The junction with the quartet allowed Frederique Robert (Wanty Groupe-Gobert) to sprint out of the pack and claim the Turkish Beauties jersey.

In the press conference afterwards, Cavendish said he wasn’t sure where his form would lie after a month away from racing but was “psyched” to be in Turkey and sprinting for the win.

He said: "I knew I wouldn't be in bad condition…and I'd been sprinting at home but it’s different in races and I was happy with it.

"We had to go a bit early, we've still got some young guys who are learning, they’re committed 100 percent but it’s easy to get carried away and we were left with less men that we would have liked. Altogether I'm really happy with today’s ride,' he added.

Despite appearing isolated right at the end of the race, Cavendish praised his team for sheltering him deep into the final from where he step-laddered up the wheels of rivals before unleashing his sprint.

While the Presidential Tour of Turkey is renowned for attracting the sprinters, Andre Greipel finished in the bunch after playing a supporting role. He was making his own return from injury after crashing hard at Gent-Wevelgem. Another key sprinter, Andrea Guardini (Astana) finished ninth.

At the finishing ceremony, Cavendish was given a massive bunch of bananas as a prize – a tribute from the big banana-growing region around Alanya. However after the race, Cavendish admitted he didn’t like bananas.

Tomorrow’s 175km stage 2 starts in Alanya and finished in Kemer, probably in another bunch sprint.

How it unfolded

The 50th Presidential Tour of Turkey got underway in the resort city of Alanya, on Turkey’s Southern Mediterranean coast with a 141km stage along the broad dual carriageway roads. The 154-strong peloton was missing the Team Colombia squad because the riders’ passports were snared up an a bureaucratic issue as the team tried to get visas for the Giro d’Italia start in Belfast, Northern Ireland in two weeks.

Nevertheless, under sunny skies, a four-man break went early on the short 12.9km starting lap. With 15km raced the quartet - Martin Wesemann (MTN-Qhubeka), Gijs Van Hoecke (Topsport-Vlaanderen), Marc de Maar (United Healthcare) and Turkish rider Mirac Kal (Torku Sekerspor) – had stretched their lead to almost five minutes. It was all the slack the peloton, marshalled by Omega-Pharma-QuickStep, Lotto-Belisol and Team Belkin, would tolerate; for the body of the short stage, two to three minutes was all the adventurers were allowed.

On the approach to the stage’s only categorised KOM summit at Tirmiris, it was Dutch Antilles’ rider, De Maar, who opened hostilities early and ensured that back in Alanya he would have the first King of the Mountains jersey to pull on for his efforts. He was followed over the line by his break comrades Van Hoeck, Weseman and Kal.

Wesemann immediately launched an attack on the broad descent, but 5km later amid the region’s gleaming fruit growing glass houses, he put the lid on his efforts and recovered for the intermediate sprint, which he mopped up with Kal, De Maar, and Van Hoecke settled in his wheel.

With 55km to go, Lotto-Belisol briefly massed on the front – with returning from injury Andre Greipel playing his part in the pursuit – to dramatically reduce the gap. Such was the ferocity of the chase it threatened to split the peloton, but the Belgian outfit eased up when the gap to the leaders hit 30 seconds. A procession towards a sprint looked inevitable.

The peloton made the junction with the doomed break just before the start/finish banner for the first of two remaining laps. It allowed Frederique Robert (Wanty Groupe-Gobert) to snap up the first Turkish Beauties jersey ahead of Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge).

Halfway around the circuit Mirko Tedeschi (Neri Sottoli) launched a lone break and quickly built up a lead approaching 20 seconds. It last 10km before the fast moving peloton reabsorbed him into its ranks.

On the final lap the inevitable jockeying for position began, with Omega Pharma-QuickStep, Cannondale, and briefly, Australian ProContinental outfit Drapac Cycling setting up rival sprint trains at the head of the peloton. Meanwhile Lotto-Belisol, led by Greipel massed at the back before the German national champion dragged the team around the outside to the front.

However a mid-peloton crash inside 2km disrupted the group. Despite the pile up, the main sprinters emerged to battle for the stage win, with Cavendish taking shelter in the wheels before unleashing his sprint 200m or so from the line. Viviani and Bos followed him over, for a podium which reflects both the stage standings and the general classification.

The first big – and likely defining – shake-up of the GC is likely to occur on stage 3 and the 10km summit finish at Elmari.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep3:15:43 
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
3Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
6Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
8Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
11Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Cycling  
12Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
13Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
14Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
15Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
16John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
17Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
18Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
19Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
20Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
21Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
22Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
23Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
24Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
25Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEDGE  
26Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
27Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
28Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team  
29Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
30Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
31Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor  
32Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
33Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
34Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Torku Sekerspor  
35Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
36Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
37David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Torku Sekerspor  
38Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
39Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
40Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
41Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
42Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
43Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha Team  
44Mateusz Nowak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
45Nazim Bakirci (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
46Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
47Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
48Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
49Jérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
50Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale  
51Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
52Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
53Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
54Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
55Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
56Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale  
57Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
58Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
59Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
60Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale  
61Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
62Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
63Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE  
64Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Team  
65Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
66Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
67Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
68Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
69Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE  
70Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
71Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE  
72Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
73Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
74Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
75Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
76Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
77Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
78Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
79Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
80Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team  
81Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
82Pawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
83Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
84Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
85Daniele Colli (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
86Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team  
87Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
88Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Katusha Team  
89Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
90Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
91Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
92Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
93Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
94Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
95Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale  
96Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
97Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
98Ahmet Akdylek (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
99Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor  
100Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Cycling  
101Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
102Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
103Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
104Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
105Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
106Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
107Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
108Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
109Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
110Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
111Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
112Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
113Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
114Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
115Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven) Neri Sottoli  
116Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
117Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
118Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
119David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
120Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
121Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
122Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
123André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol Team  
124Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
125Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
126Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
127Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
128Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
129Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
130Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
131Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE  
132Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
133Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
134Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
135Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
136Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
137Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
138Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Team  
139Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
140Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
141Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:10 
142Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEDGE  
143Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:02:21 
144Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE0:02:45 
145Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
146Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
147Simone Ponzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
148Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:02:57 
149Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
150Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
151Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli  
152Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
153Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNSLuca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka5 pts
2Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor3 
3Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team1 
Beauties of Turkey Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE3 
3Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep15 pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale14 
3Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team13 
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida12 
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise11 
6Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert9 
8Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team8 
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka6 
11Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Cycling5 
12Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise4 
13Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk3 
14Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team2 
15Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team3 pts
2Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise2 
3Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lampre-Merida9:47:09 
2Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
3Team Novo Nordisk  
4Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
5Torku Sekerspor  
6Drapac Cycling  
7MTN - Qhubeka  
8Astana Pro Team  
9Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
10Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
11CCC Polsat Polkowice  
12Katusha Team  
13Cannondale  
14Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
15Bardiani CSF  
16Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
17Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
18Lotto-Belisol Team  
19Orica GreenEDGE  
20Neri Sottoli  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep3:15:43 
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
3Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
6Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
8Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
11Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Cycling  
12Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
13Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
14Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
15Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
16John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
17Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
18Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
19Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
20Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
21Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
22Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
23Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
24Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
25Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEDGE  
26Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
27Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
28Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team  
29Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
30Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
31Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor  
32Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
33Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
34Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Torku Sekerspor  
35Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
36Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
37David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Torku Sekerspor  
38Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
39Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
40Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
41Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
42Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
43Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha Team  
44Mateusz Nowak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
45Nazim Bakirci (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
46Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
47Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
48Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
49Jérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
50Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale  
51Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
52Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
53Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
54Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
55Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
56Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale  
57Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
58Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
59Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
60Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale  
61Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
62Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
63Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE  
64Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Team  
65Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
66Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
67Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
68Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
69Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE  
70Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
71Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE  
72Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
73Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
74Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
75Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
76Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
77Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
78Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
79Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
80Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team  
81Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
82Pawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
83Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
84Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
85Daniele Colli (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
86Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team  
87Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
88Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Katusha Team  
89Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
90Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
91Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
92Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
93Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
94Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
95Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale  
96Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
97Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
98Ahmet Akdylek (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
99Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor  
100Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Cycling  
101Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
102Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
103Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
104Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
105Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
106Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
107Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
108Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
109Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
110Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
111Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
112Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
113Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
114Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
115Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven) Neri Sottoli  
116Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
117Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
118Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor  
119David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
120Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
121Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
122Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
123André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol Team  
124Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
125Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
126Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
127Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
128Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
129Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
130Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
131Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE  
132Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
133Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
134Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
135Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
136Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
137Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
138Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Team  
139Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
140Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
141Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEDGE  
142Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
143Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
144Simone Ponzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
145Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
146Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
147Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli  
148Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
149Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
150Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:10 
151Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:02:21 
152Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE0:02:45 
153Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:02:57 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep15 pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale14 
3Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team13 
4Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida12 
5Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise11 
6Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert9 
8Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team8 
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
10Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka6 
11Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka5 
12Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Cycling5 
13Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise4 
14Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk3 
15Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor3 
16Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team2 
17Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits1 
18Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team3 pts
2Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise2 
3Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor1 
Turkish Beauties classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5 pts
2Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE3 
3Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lampre-Merida9:47:09 
2Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
3Team Novo Nordisk  
4Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
5Torku Sekerspor  
6Drapac Cycling  
7MTN - Qhubeka  
8Astana Pro Team  
9Cofidis, Solutions Crédits  
10Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
11CCC Polsat Polkowice  
12Katusha Team  
13Cannondale  
14Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
15Bardiani CSF  
16Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
17Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
18Lotto-Belisol Team  
19Orica GreenEDGE  
20Neri Sottoli  

 

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