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Tour de France 2010

Date range:
July 3-25, 2010
  • Tour de France, France, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Prologue

      Distance:
      8.9km
      Start location:
      Rotterdam
      End location:
      Rotterdam
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      223.5km
      Start location:
      Rotterdam
      End location:
      Brussels
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      201km
      Start location:
      Brussels
      End location:
      Spa
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      213km
      Start location:
      Wanze
      End location:
      Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      153.5km
      Start location:
      Cambrai
      End location:
      Reims
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      187.5km
      Start location:
      Epernay
      End location:
      Montargis
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      227.5km
      Start location:
      Montargis
      End location:
      Gueugnon
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      165.5km
      Start location:
      Tournus
      End location:
      Station des Rousses
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Station des Rousses
      End location:
      Morzine-Avoriaz
    • Rest day one

      Location
      Morzine-Avoriaz
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      204.5km
      Start location:
      Morzine-Avoriaz
      End location:
      Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      179km
      Start location:
      Chambery
      End location:
      Gap
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      184.5km
      Start location:
      Sisteron
      End location:
      Bourg-les-Valence
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      210.5km
      Start location:
      Bourg-de-Peage
      End location:
      Mende
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      196km
      Start location:
      Rodez
      End location:
      Revel
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      184.5km
      Start location:
      Revel
      End location:
      Ax-3 Domaines
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187.5km
      Start location:
      Pamiers
      End location:
      Bagneres-de-Luchon
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      199.5km
      Start location:
      Bagneres-de-Luchon
      End location:
      Pau
    • Rest day two

      Location
      Pau
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Pau
      End location:
      Col du Tourmalet
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      198km
      Start location:
      Salies-de-Bearn
      End location:
      Bordeaux
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      52km
      Start location:
      Bordeaux
      End location:
      Pauillac
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      102.5km
      Start location:
      Longjumeau
      End location:
      Paris
  • Race history

July 04, Stage 1: Rotterdam - Brussels 223.5km

Petacchi emerges from chaos in Brussels

By:
Laura Weislo
Published:
July 04, 2010, 16:07 BST,
Updated:
July 05, 2010, 15:13 BST

Cancellara remains in yellow

The Tour de France hasn't even reached the feared cobblestones and massive crashes have already taken down the majority of the peloton, but one rider who has the well-demonstrated ability to dodge the bullets, Alessandro Petacchi, claimed the stage victory.

The Lampre-Farnese Vini sprinter, who also successfully avoided a dramatic Tour de Suisse crash to win there last month, took his first Tour stage win since his record Grand Tour run of 2003

Petacchi bested HTC-Columbia's Mark Renshaw and Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) after a crash stopped several of the top sprinters in the final bend, including Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) and Oscar Freire (Rabobank).

"It was a special finale. In the last turn, everybody came in fast and nobody wanted to brake, so there was a crash and a lot of confusion. I did a very risky sprint. I attacked from far out, despite the head wind and the false-flat road," Petacchi said.

"I think I've done a great sprint. I'm not sure that Cavendish would have beat me if he'd been there at the end because I've really done a great sprint."

The first crash in the run-in to the sprint occurred in a turn with 2km to go, when Freire was taken out by a clash between Cavendish and Cervelo's Jeremy Hunt, disrupting the front of the peloton and creating chaos for the lead-out men.

Just down the road a much larger crash happened inside the final kilometre and stopped many of the general classification contenders including race leader Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) and HTC-Columbia's Michael Rogers. Since it happened inside the protected zone, all riders involved were awarded the same time as Petacchi, and Cancellara is able to hold onto the race lead for another day.

"It was really nervous today, and at the end it was just insane," Cancellara said. "At the end, I couldn't do anything. I was also in the chaos. I hit the ground pretty hard. ... Tomorrow I will feel the asphalt that I found at the end."

Defending champion Alberto Contador (Astana) also fell in the mass pile-up and was helped to the finish line by teammate Alexander Vinokourov, but was later seen smiling and signing autographs. He later stated he had a small bruise to his leg in the fall on Twitter.

Other favourites Lance Armstrong (Radioshack), Cadel Evans (BMC), the Schleck brothers Fränk and Andy (Saxo Bank) and, for once, Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Transitions) escaped injury and will look to the hilly stage two finish, which follows some of the route from Liège - Bastogne - Liège, to try and shake the nerves out of the peloton.

A calm start

The first full stage kicked off under sunny skies, much in contrast to Rotterdam's rain during the prologue, and with a mammoth 223.5km journey down to Brussels it was a welcome sight for the 195 riders remaining in the Tour's peloton. Huge crowds, even larger than the half-million estimated to have attended the prologue, saw the peloton off.

Mathias Frank (BMC) and Manuel Cardoso (Footon-Servetto) joined pre-race abandon Xavier Florencio (Cervelo) on the sidelines after being injured in dramatic crashes during the prologue. Both finished the stage, but Frank broke his thumb, while Cardoso fractured his jaw and shoulder blade and neither started this morning.

Exiting the Dutch port, the riders briefly paused for a ceremony on the iconic Erasmus bridge before embarking on a trip along the North Sea before the drop down into Belgium. Three riders, perhaps looking to get an unobstructed view of the scenery, rode away from the peloton at the very first kilometre. It was Rabobank's Lars Boom who ignited the move, and he was followed by Quick Step's Maarten Wynants and Alan Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) for what would be the break of the day.

The trio built up a maximum of lead of over seven minutes as the peloton was delayed by a number of crashes, the first by Adam Hansen (HTC-Columbia) who fractured his collarbone but finished the stage, and then one involving a dog and Ivan Basso (Liquigas) that also took down David Millar (Garmin-Transitions).

As the teams of the sprinters slowly whittled away at the breakaway's advantage, the peloton was kept busy negotiating roundabouts and avoiding "traffic furniture", suffering only one more minor wreck along the way by Thomas Rohregger (Milram).

The lead reshuffled

With 30km to go, the gap was down below the one-minute mark as the leaders took on one of the cobbled avenues of Mechelen, and Wynants rolled away from his two companions as attacks began to come from the peloton.

Alexander Pliuschin (Katusha), the champion of Moldova, bridged up to Wynants as Perez and Boom were re-absorbed by the bunch. The new help pushed the now two-man breakaway's lead up from 16 seconds to half a minute with 25km to go as Garmin-Transitions took responsibility for the chase.

The Rabobank boys were busy pacing Oscar Freire back to the peloton after their sprinter suffered a flat, and the pair pulled out their lead even more, gaining nearly a minute with 20km to go. But once HTC-Columbia began to pitch in with the work, the gap began to fall again.

With 12km to go the gap had been halved, with HTC-Columbia determined to give Mark Cavendish his 11th Tour de France stage victory and vindication after his controversial crash in the Tour de Suisse.

By 8km to go, the pair were caught and the fight for position intensified, with Lampre, Cervelo, Katusha, Milram and Garmin all pushing forward to assemble their lead-out trains.

A chaotic finish

Lampre swamped the HTC-Columbia train with 3km to go, looking to deliver Alessandro Petacchi to his first stage win since 2003. They had Freire tucked in right behind until Cavendish tapped the back wheel of his teammate and veered straight through the peloton, taking Cervelo's Jeremy Hunt, Freire and a Lampre rider down into the barriers and leaving his main lead-out man to assume the role as the team's sprinter.

"After one kilometre and a half the whole race was turned up side down," Renshaw told Cyclingnews. "Once I heard the crash we had to totally rearrange. I moved into the sprinter role and at that stage usually I'm used to going with 500 meters to go and I had to wait. Unfortunately the training I've done isn't going to let me get over Petacchi."

The peloton was further split by a massive crash that happened just inside the final kilometre banner, one that stopped all the GC contenders including race leader Cancellara.

In the ensuring chaos, Garmin-Transitions had a full lead-out train for Farrar, but he got his bike hooked on the fallen machine of AG2R's Lloyd Mondory and had to sit out of the sprint.

"He did a classic Lloyd Mondory move," Farrar told Cyclingnews as he dragged his bike to the team bus. "He decided to try and commit suicide into my back wheel with 300 meters to go when I was with Petacchi and Renshaw."

Caught behind the action, Farrar had to watch as Cervelo's Brett Lancaster launched with 500m to go, too soon for the win and without Hushovd on his wheel, and then Petacchi as he blasted off to the stage win.

Hushovd powered in behind Renshaw to take third, moving him up into the hunt for the green jersey of best sprinter.

"Everyone wants to stay at the front, whether or not you're a sprinter. The roads were very narrow, that's why there were a lot of crashes, but I was able to avoid them and I was still third, so it was OK. It was hard, really hard. I am up there for the green jersey, so I am happy."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 5:09:38  
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
5 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
8 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
9 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
10 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
11 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
12 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
13 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
14 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
15 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
16 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
17 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
18 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
19 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
20 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
21 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
22 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
23 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
24 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
25 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
26 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
27 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
28 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
29 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
30 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
31 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
32 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
33 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
34 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
35 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
36 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
37 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
38 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
39 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
40 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions    
41 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
42 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
43 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
44 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
45 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
46 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
47 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
48 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana    
49 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
50 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
51 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
52 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
53 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
54 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
55 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
56 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
57 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack    
58 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
59 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
60 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
61 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
62 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions    
63 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
64 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
65 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
66 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo    
67 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
68 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
69 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
70 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
71 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
72 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
73 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
74 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
75 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
76 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
77 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
78 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
79 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
80 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
81 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
82 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
83 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
84 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
85 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
86 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
87 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
88 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
89 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
90 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
91 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
92 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
93 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
94 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
95 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
96 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
97 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux    
98 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
99 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
100 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
101 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
102 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
103 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
104 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
105 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
106 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
107 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
108 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
109 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
110 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
111 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
112 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
113 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
114 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
115 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
116 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
117 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
118 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
119 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
120 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
121 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
122 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
123 David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
124 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
125 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
126 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana    
127 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
128 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
129 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
130 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
131 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
132 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack    
133 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack    
134 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
135 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
136 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
137 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
138 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
139 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
140 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
141 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
142 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana    
143 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
144 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
145 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
146 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
147 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
148 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
149 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
150 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
151 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
152 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
153 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
154 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
155 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana    
156 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana    
157 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
158 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
159 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:37  
160 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
161 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
162 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
163 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
164 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
165 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
166 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
167 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
168 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
169 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
170 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
171 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
172 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
173 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
174 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
175 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
176 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
177 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
178 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
179 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
180 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
181 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:14  
182 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
183 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
184 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
185 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:20  
186 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step    
187 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
188 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
189 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:43  
190 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
191 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
192 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
193 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 0:04:06  
194 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
195 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
DNS Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
DNS Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto    
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 35  pts
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 30  
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 26  
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 24  
5 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 22  
6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 20  
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 19  
8 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 18  
9 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17  
10 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 16  
11 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 15  
12 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 14  
13 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 13  
14 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 12  
15 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 11  
16 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 10  
17 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 9  
18 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 8  
19 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 7  
20 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 6  
21 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 5  
22 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
23 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 3  
24 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 2  
25 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 1  
Sprint 1 - Zeeland Neeltje Jans - 73.0 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 6  pts
2 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
3 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 2  
Sprint 2 - Putte (KAPELLEN) - 149.5 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 6  pts
2 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 2  
Sprint 3 - Ekeren (ANVERS) - 158.5 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  pts
2 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 4  
3 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 2  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 5:09:38  
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
3 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
4 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
5 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
7 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
9 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
10 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
11 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
12 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
13 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
14 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
15 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
16 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
17 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
18 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
19 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
20 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
21 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
22 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
23 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
24 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
25 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
26 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
28 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
29 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
30 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
31 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
32 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
33 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
34 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:20  
35 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
36 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
37 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
Most combative
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Radioshack 31:25:00  
2 Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:00  
3 Garmin - Transitions 0:02:00  
4 Sky Pro Cycling 0:16:00  
5 Astana 0:20:00  
6 Team Saxo Bank 0:22:00  
7 Caisse d'Epargne 0:28:00  
8 BMC Racing Team 0:30:00  
9 Liquigas-Doimo 0:36:00  
10 Team Milram    
11 Lampre - Farnese 0:57:00  
12 Rabobank 0:58:00  
13 Cervelo Test Team 1:02:00  
14 Francaise des Jeux    
15 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 1:03:00  
16 Quick Step 1:05:00  
17 Katusha Team    
18 AG2R La Mondiale 1:10:00  
19 Omega Pharma - Lotto 1:23:00  
20 Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:35:00  
21 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:43:00  
22 Footon-Servetto 1:57:00  
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 5:19:38  
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:10  
3 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:20  
4 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 0:00:22  
5 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:23  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:00:27  
7 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:28  
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack    
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:32  
10 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:35  
11 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
12 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
13 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
14 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
15 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:36  
16 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
17 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
18 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:38  
19 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
20 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
21 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:39  
22 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
23 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
24 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:00:40  
25 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
26 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
27 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:41  
28 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
29 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
30 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:42  
31 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:43  
32 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:44  
33 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:00:45  
34 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:00:46  
35 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
36 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
37 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:00:47  
38 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:48  
39 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
40 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:49  
41 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
42 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
43 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
44 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
45 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
47 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
48 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
49 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
50 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:50  
51 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
52 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
53 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
54 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:51  
55 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
56 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:00:52  
57 David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
58 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
59 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
60 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:53  
61 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
62 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
63 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:54  
64 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
65 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
66 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
67 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
68 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
69 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:55  
70 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
71 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
72 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:00:56  
73 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
74 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
75 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
76 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
77 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:57  
78 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
79 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
80 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:58  
81 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:59  
82 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
83 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
84 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
85 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
86 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
87 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
88 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:00  
89 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
90 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
91 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 0:01:01  
92 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
93 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:02  
94 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
95 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:03  
96 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
97 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:01:04  
98 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
99 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
100 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo    
101 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:05  
102 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
103 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
104 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
105 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:06  
106 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
107 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
108 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
109 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
110 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:07  
111 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
112 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:08  
113 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
114 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
115 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
116 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
117 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
118 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:01:09  
119 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
120 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
121 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
122 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
123 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:10  
124 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
125 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
126 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
127 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
128 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana    
129 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
130 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:11  
131 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:12  
132 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
133 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
134 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
135 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:01:13  
136 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
137 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
138 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
139 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
140 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:14  
141 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
142 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:15  
143 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:16  
144 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
145 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
146 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
147 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana    
148 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:17  
149 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:18  
150 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
151 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
152 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:01:19  
153 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
154 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
155 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
156 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
157 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
158 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:20  
159 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
160 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
161 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:21  
162 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
163 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
164 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
165 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:22  
166 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
167 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
168 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
169 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
170 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
171 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
172 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:23  
173 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
174 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:01:24  
175 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
176 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:25  
177 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
178 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:27  
179 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:28  
180 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
181 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:29  
182 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:31  
183 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana    
184 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:33  
185 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:01:37  
186 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:01:38  
187 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:39  
188 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:01:40  
189 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:42  
190 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:26  
191 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:04  
192 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 0:04:20  
193 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:29  
194 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:07  
195 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 0:05:40  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 35  pts
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 30  
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 26  
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 24  
5 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 22  
6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 20  
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 19  
8 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 18  
9 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 17  
10 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17  
11 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 16  
12 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 15  
13 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 15  
14 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 15  
15 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 14  
16 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 13  
17 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 12  
18 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 12  
19 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 12  
20 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 10  
21 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 10  
22 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 10  
23 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 10  
24 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 9  
25 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 8  
26 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 7  
27 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 6  
28 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 5  
29 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 5  
30 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 4  
31 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
32 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 3  
33 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 3  
34 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 2  
35 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 5:19:48  
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:13  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:22  
4 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:25  
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:28  
6 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:32  
7 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:33  
8 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:34  
9 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:00:35  
10 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:39  
11 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
12 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:40  
13 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:41  
15 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
16 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:42  
17 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:52  
18 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:53  
19 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
20 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:00:54  
21 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
22 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:55  
23 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:00:56  
24 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:59  
25 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
26 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:00  
27 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
28 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:01:03  
29 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:04  
30 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:06  
31 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:01:08  
32 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:01:09  
33 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
34 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:15  
35 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:18  
36 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:01:27  
37 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:54  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Radioshack 16:00:19  
2 Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:01  
3 Garmin - Transitions 0:00:02  
4 Sky Pro Cycling 0:00:16  
5 Astana 0:00:20  
6 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:22  
7 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:28  
8 BMC Racing Team 0:00:30  
9 Team Milram 0:00:36  
10 Liquigas-Doimo    
11 Lampre - Farnese 0:00:57  
12 Rabobank 0:00:58  
13 Cervelo Test Team 0:01:02  
14 Francaise des Jeux    
15 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:03  
16 Quick Step 0:01:05  
17 Katusha Team    
18 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:10  
19 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:01:23  
20 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:35  
21 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:43  
22 Footon-Servetto 0:01:57