Henderson wins mass sprint in Schimmert

Sky rider takes the "Little Amstel Gold Race"

Gregory Henderson of Team Sky won the mass sprint ending the "little Amstel Gold" stage of the Ster Elektrotoer, with teammate Russell Downing taking second. Alex Rasmussen (Saxo Bank) was third, with a noticeable gap to the Sky duo.

Jos Van Emden of Rabobank continues to lead the race, with his teammates Lars Boom and Sebastian Langeveld close behind him.

Thirty kilometres into the stage, a four-man group got away: Piet Rooijakkers (Skil-Shimano) Peter Kennaugh (Sky), Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Andrea Tonti (CMO). They stayed together over the day's difficult course and the many "hellingen" along the way.

The gap started coming down on the second climb of the Eyserbosweg, with 60km to go, as the chasing peloton started splintering. They were caught just after cresting the Cauberg, at 44km.

The pace was high from there on, with multiple attacks trying and failing. Sky and HTC-Columbia shared the lead work in the final kilometres, with the British team taking the win.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team4:21:56 
2Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
5Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
6Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
7André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
8Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
9Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
10Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
11Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) CarmioOro NGC  
12Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
13Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
14Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
15Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
17Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
18Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
19Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
20Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
21Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
22Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step  
23Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
24Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
25Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
26Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
27Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
28Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
29Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
30Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
31Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
32Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
34Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
35Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
36Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
37Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
38Laurent Beuret (Swi) CarmioOro NGC  
39Emanuele Sella (Ita) CarmioOro NGC  
40Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
41Peter Schulting (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
42Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
43Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
44Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
45Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
46Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
47Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
48Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
49Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
50Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
51Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
52Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
53Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
54Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank  
55Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
56Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
57Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
58Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
59Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
60Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
61Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
62Sander Oostlander (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
63Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
64Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
65Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
66Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
67Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
68Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
69Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
70Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
71Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
72Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
73Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
74Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
75Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
76Pim De Beer (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
77Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
78Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
79Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
80Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
81Eric Berthou (Fra) CarmioOro NGC  
82Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:15 
83Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:40 
84Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:01:20 
85Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:46 
86Jure Kocjan (Slo) CarmioOro NGC  
87Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
88Rune Van Der Meijden (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
89Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
90Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:51 
91Sierk-Jan De Haan (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:03:26 
92Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:42 
93Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
94Tom Stubbe (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:21 
95Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram0:06:13 
96Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC  
97Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:27 
98Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:08:22 
99Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:09:44 
100Francesco Tizza (Ita) CarmioOro NGC  
101Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
102Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
103Thom Van Dulmen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
104Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
105Glenn d'Hollander (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
106Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
107Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
108John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
109Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:12:27 
110Cornelius Van Ooijen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:13:07 
111Jack Vermeulen (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
112Jelle Posthuma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
113Enrico Peruffo (Ita) CarmioOro NGC  
114Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
115Martial Ricci-Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
116Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
117Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank0:17:10 
DNFWim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano3 pts
2Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
3Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank3 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano3 pts
2Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
3Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC3 pts
2Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
3Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC3 pts
2Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
3Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Mountain 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC3 pts
2Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
3Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Mountain 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC3 pts
2Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
3Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Mountain 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC3 pts
2Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
3Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team15 pts
2Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team12 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha8 
5Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
6Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank5 
7André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia4 
8Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia3 
9Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
10Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Columbia - HTC13:05:48 
2Team Saxo Bank  
3Sky Pro Cyling  
4Rabobank  
5Team Katusha  
6Skil-Shimano  
7Quick Step  
8Team Milram  
9Vacansoleil ProCyclingTeam  
10Carmiooro - NGC  
11Van Vliet - EBH  
12Topsp.VlaanderenMercator  
13Landbouwkrediet  
14Cycling Team Jo Piels  
15Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:46 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank7:46:50 
2Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
3Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:00:07 
4Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
5Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:00:09 
6Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:10 
7Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:11 
8Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:00:13 
9Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:15 
10André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
11Sander Oostlander (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:16 
12Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil - Shimano0:00:17 
14Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank  
15Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
16Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:18 
17Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:20 
18Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:21 
19Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) CarmioOro NGC0:00:22 
20Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
21Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:24 
22Bram Schmitz (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
23Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:25 
24Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:26 
25Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
26Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:27 
27Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
28Peter Schulting (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:00:28 
29Eric Berthou (Fra) CarmioOro NGC  
30Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:29 
31Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
32Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
33Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
34Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
35Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:30 
37Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
38Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:00:31 
39Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:32 
40Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
41Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
42Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:33 
43Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
44Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
45Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:34 
46Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
47Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
48Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:00:35 
49Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
50Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step0:00:36 
51Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
52Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
53Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:00:38 
54Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
55Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
56Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:39 
57Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
58Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
59Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:00:42 
60Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
61Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
62Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:43 
63Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
64Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:44 
65Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
66Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
67Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
68Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
69Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:45 
70Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:46 
71Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:47 
72Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:48 
73Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:50 
74Pim De Beer (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
75Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
76Emanuele Sella (Ita) CarmioOro NGC0:00:51 
77Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
78Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:52 
79Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:55 
80Laurent Beuret (Swi) CarmioOro NGC0:01:00 
81Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:02 
82Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:05 
83Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:01:53 
84Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:20 
85Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:02:21 
86Rune Van Der Meijden (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:02:27 
87Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:30 
88Jure Kocjan (Slo) CarmioOro NGC0:02:48 
89Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:30 
90Sierk-Jan De Haan (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:03:58 
91Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:05:36 
92Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram0:06:46 
93Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC0:07:05 
94Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:07:17 
95Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha0:07:32 
96Tom Stubbe (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:07:39 
97Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:08:44 
98Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:09:42 
99Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:08 
100Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:10:31 
101Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:10:34 
102John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:35 
103Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:38 
104Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:10:46 
105Thom Van Dulmen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:12:06 
106Glenn d'Hollander (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:12:12 
107Francesco Tizza (Ita) CarmioOro NGC0:12:45 
108Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:34 
109Enrico Peruffo (Ita) CarmioOro NGC0:13:37 
110Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:40 
111Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:13:51 
112Jack Vermeulen (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:13:53 
113Martial Ricci-Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:14:02 
114Jelle Posthuma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:14:04 
115Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:15:24 
116Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank0:18:57 
117Cornelius Van Ooijen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:25:26 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cornelius Van Ooijen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels6 pts
2Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank3 
4Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano3 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
6Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
7Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1 
8Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
9Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
10Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Tonti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC15 pts
2Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team9 
3Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
4Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano3 
5Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha3 
6Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
7Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
8Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
9Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step1 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank18 pts
2Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team15 
3Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) CarmioOro NGC15 
4Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank15 
5Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank15 
6André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia14 
7Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank12 
8Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team12 
9Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank11 
10Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
11Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank10 
12Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha8 
13Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank6 
14Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
15Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step5 
16Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia5 
17Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram4 
18Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano4 
19Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia3 
20Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
21Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
22Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha2 
23Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram1 
24Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
25Sander Oostlander (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank23:20:40 
2Team Columbia - HTC0:00:32 
3Team Milram0:00:43 
4Team Saxo Bank0:00:44 
5Skil-Shimano0:00:51 
6Van Vliet - EBH0:00:52 
7Sky Pro Cyling0:01:08 
8Team Katusha0:01:10 
9Topsp.VlaanderenMercator0:01:18 
10Vacansoleil ProCyclingTeam0:01:19 
11Carmiooro - NGC0:01:20 
12Quick Step0:01:21 
13Cycling Team Jo Piels0:01:26 
14Landbouwkrediet0:01:27 
15Omega Pharma - Lotto0:03:24 

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