Nizzolo wins 2012 Tour de Wallonie

Napolitano sprints to third stage victory

Danilo Napolitano (Acqua & Sapone) sprinted to victory in the final stage of the Tour de Wallonie, the Italian's third win of the Tour, while Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack-Nissan) hung on to win the general classification by the slimmest of margins in a battle for the yellow jersey which was undecided until the very end.

Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol), who photo finish cameras confirmed crossed the line a narrow second to Napolitano, actually raised his hands in victory thinking he'd won both the stage plus general classification on time bonuses, but the Belgian would be forced to accept second place on both accounts. Davide Appollonio (Sky) rounded out the top three on the stage.

Nizzolo finished sixth in the sprint to the finish, missing the bonus seconds for the top three finishers, but nonetheless claimed overall victory by one second ahead of Meersman. Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM), who started the stage in second place just one second behind Nizzolo, failed to earn any time bonuses on the day resulting in a third place overall finish at two seconds.

"I'm very happy with the win," said Nizzolo. "It shows that all the training has paid of. When Daniele [Bennati] had to pull out of the race, I was allowed to sprint for myself and I'm happy I can pay back the trust that the team has given me.

"It wasn't easy to defend the jersey with such a short lead. We had three intermediate sprints with bonification seconds and it was to be expected that the fight for the overall win would be on until the finish line.

"Jakob [Fuglsang] brought me up to the 1km mark, while Ben [Hermans] and Matthew [Busche] kept on keeping the pace very high. I managed to position myself well, behind Napolitano, but probably I went a bit too early for the legs that I had. Too bad, but the overall victory was the most important thing today."

Nizzolo had moved into the yellow jersey after the Tour de Wallonie's queen stage on Monday, but entering today's 179.2km finale from Welkenraedt to Perwez the next five riders on general classification were all within 12 seconds of the RadioShack-Nissan rider. Second-placed Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM) trailed by only one second while Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha) held third at two seconds back. Fourth place overall was held by Gianni Meersman at eight seconds.

Time bonuses would prove critical as five, three and one-second bonuses were offered at each of the stage's intermediate sprints, while 10, six and four-second bonuses would be earned by the top-three stage finishers.

While attacks were launched from the start of the stage, the teams of the general classification contenders kept the peloton together through the first intermediate sprint in Theux at 33.8km. Katusha's Alexander Porsev crossed the line first, followed by Meersman and Nizzolo.

Factoring in the time bonuses, Nizzolo now led Ligthart and Ignatyev by two and three seconds respectively on general classification, but Meersman, who started the day fourth overall at eight seconds, narrowed his deficit by one second to a seven-second margin.

None of the overall contenders earned time bonuses at the stage's second sprint at 71.3km and riders continued to launch attacks in hope of forming a breakaway. It wasn't until 83km had been covered on the rolling terrain that a successful move finally escaped the peloton's clutches, containing Julien Berard (AG2R La Mondiale), Maxime Anciaux (Idemasport-Biowanze) and Pieter Jacobs (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator).

While Berard and Anciaux were well down on general classification and not overall threats, Jacobs started the stage just 15 seconds behind Nizzolo and could potentially be a general classification threat if the break wasn't eventually neutralised.

As the peloton backed off the throttle after a briskly-paced opening two hours of racing, the break's lead steadily increased and ultimately grew to 4:30 with 75km to go.

After the momentary lull in the peloton, their chase efforts quickly cut into the break's lead and inside of 50km remaining the trio's advantage now stood at 1:20.

Jacobs, the GC danger man in the break, was soon dropped from the lead group after the trio swept up all the time bonuses at the third intermediate sprint. Inside of 35km remaining Berard dispatched of Anciaux and soon only the AG2R rider remained off the front.

Berard received some help as Wallonie Bruxelles-Credit Agricole teammates Boris Dron and Laurent Evrard attacked the peloton and bridged to the AG2R rider, but their bid for stage glory came to a conclusion with 10 kilometres remaining as the peloton ramped up the pace in anticipation of a field sprint finale.

RadioShack-Nissan, Vacansoleil-DCM and Lotto Belisol all were prominent at the front of the peloton trying to position their respective GC contenders for crucial bonus seconds at the finish line, but Danilo Napolitano proved too fast once again and claimed his third stage victory in four days of racing at the Tour de Wallonie.

Gianni Meersman finished a narrow second, but actually thought he had won and raised his hands in delight. The winner's 10-second time bonus would have given the GC victory to the Belgian as well, but instead the second place stage finish gave Meersman a six-second bonus leaving him one second shy of Nizzolo's overall time.

Full Results
1Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone4:19:08 
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
3Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
4Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp  
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
6Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
7Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
10Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
11Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
12Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
13Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
14Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
15Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
16Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
18Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
19Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
20Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
21Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
23Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
24Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
25Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
28Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
29Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
30Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
31Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
32Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
33Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
34Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
35Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
36Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
37Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
38Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
39Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
40Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
41Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
42Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
43David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
44Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
45Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
46Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
47Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
49Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
50Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
51Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
52Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
53Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
54Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
55Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
56Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
57Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
58Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
59Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
60Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
61Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
62Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
63Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
64Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
65Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
66Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
67Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:29 
68Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:31 
69Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:34 
70Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:00:37 
71Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:00:41 
72Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:00:49 
73Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:03 
74Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
75Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
76Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Sharp0:01:18 
77Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
78Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
79Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:01:20 
80Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:02:00 
81Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
82Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:02:08 
83Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar  
84Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
85Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
86Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
87Philippe Legrand (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
88Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
89Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
90Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
91Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
92Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:02:35 
93Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:00 
94Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
95Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:41 
96Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
97Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
98Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:05:31 
99Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
100Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:05:42 
101Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
DNFNikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFDanilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNFKenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
DNFAdam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
DNFBenoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFLoic Pestiaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
DNFTom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
DNFOlivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
DNSJoost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
DNSNiki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
Points
1Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone25pts
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team20 
3Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling16 
4Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp14 
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling12 
6Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan10 
7Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
9Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's7 
10Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
11Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5 
12Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team4 
13Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3 
14Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
15Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 1 - Col du Maquisard (Cat. 1) 39.9km
1Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan10pts
2Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator8 
3Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6 
4Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
5Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
Mountain 2 - Côte d'Ouffet (Cat. 2) 71.3km
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6pts
2Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's4 
3Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole2 
Mountain 3 - Côte de Cherave (Cat. 2) 93.8km
1Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze6pts
2Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
3Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
Sprint 1 - Theux, 33.8km
1Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team5pts
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team3 
3Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Sprint 2 - Ouffet, 72.8km
1Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's5pts
2Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3 
3Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Sprint 3 - Taviers, 135.1km
1Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5pts
2Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze3 
3Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Most combative
1Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze5pts
2Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze3 
3Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole1 
Young riders
1Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling4:19:08 
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
3Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
5Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
6Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
7Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
8Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
9Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
10Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
11Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
12Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
13Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
14Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
15Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
16Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
17Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
18Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
19Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
20Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
22Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
23Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
24Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:00:37 
25Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:01:20 
26Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:02:00 
27Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
28Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:02:08 
29Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar  
30Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
31Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:02:35 
32Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:05:31 
Teams
1Acqua & Sapone12:57:24 
2Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
3Sky Procycling  
4AG2R La Mondiale  
5Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
6Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
7Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
8Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
9Garmin - Barracuda  
10BMC Racing Team  
11Katusha Team  
12Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
13Team Europcar  
14Lotto Belisol Team  
15FDJ-Big Mat  
16RadioShack-Nissan0:00:29 
17Idemasport - Biowanze0:00:37 
18Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:03:20 
Final general classification
1Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan23:28:43 
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:01 
3Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:02 
4Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:03 
5Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:11 
6Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony0:00:13 
7Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
8Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:00:14 
9Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
10Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
11Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony0:00:16 
12Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
13Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
14Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
15Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
16Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
18Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
19Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
20Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
22Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
23Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
24Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
25Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
26Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
27Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
28Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
29Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
30Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
31Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:44 
32Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:58 
33Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:59 
34Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:01 
35Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:07 
36Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:08 
37Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:31 
38Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
39Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:02:42 
40Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:53 
41Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
42Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:34 
43Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:04:39 
44Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
45Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:58 
46Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:06:23 
47Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
48Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:06:29 
49Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:38 
50Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:01 
51Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:09:26 
52Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:54 
53Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:11:54 
54Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:46 
55Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
56Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
57Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
58Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
59Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
60Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
61Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:13:33 
62Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:14:50 
63Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:14:54 
64Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:15:23 
65David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:16:16 
66Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:16:35 
67Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:17:08 
68Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:17:11 
69Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:18:15 
70Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:24:34 
71Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony0:26:42 
72Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:27:07 
73Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:27:21 
74Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:27:29 
75Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:27:32 
76Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team0:27:33 
77Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:27:36 
78Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp0:27:37 
79Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
80Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
81Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
82Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
83Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
84Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
85Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
86Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:28:40 
87Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:28:48 
88Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:28:55 
89Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:28:57 
90Philippe Legrand (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:29:45 
91Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
92Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole  
93Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
94Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:30:00 
95Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:36 
96Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:31:18 
97Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:32:41 
98Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling0:33:01 
99Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Sharp0:34:03 
100Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
101Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:05:46 
Points classification
1Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone85pts
2Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan62 
3Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling56 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team50 
5Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's29 
6Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team28 
7Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne24 
8Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team22 
9Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp21 
10Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
11Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team20 
12Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale20 
13Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze18 
14Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
15Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team17 
16Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep17 
17Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator14 
18Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team14 
19Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone12 
20Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling12 
21Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar10 
22Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep9 
23Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole8 
24Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's8 
25Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7 
26Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat7 
27Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat5 
28Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's5 
29Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
30Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony4 
31Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony3 
32Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
33Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar3 
34Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone2 
35Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
36Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
37Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's1 
38Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team-5 
Mountains classification
1Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan48pts
2Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze32 
3Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team30 
4Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling24 
5Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony20 
6Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone20 
7Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
8Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team16 
9Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator16 
10Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony10 
11Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator10 
12Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team9 
13Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan8 
14Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team8 
15Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's8 
16Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6 
17Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
18Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6 
19Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
20Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
21Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
22Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat4 
23Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar4 
24Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
25Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
26Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
27Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's3 
28Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
29Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
30Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole2 
31Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan2 
32Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
33Philippe Legrand (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole1 
Sprint classification
1Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's21pts
2Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team13 
3Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling13 
4Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team11 
5Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team8 
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
7Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team6 
8Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team6 
9Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep6 
10Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5 
11Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's5 
12Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony4 
13Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's3 
14Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
15Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3 
16Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan3 
17Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze3 
18Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
19Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan2 
20Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2 
21Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar1 
22Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team1 
23Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
24Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Most combative classification
1Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze10pts
2Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team5 
3Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
4Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team5 
5Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze4 
6Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
7Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's3 
8Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
9Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
10Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony1 
11Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone1 
12David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1 
Young riders classification
1Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan23:28:43 
2Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:02 
3Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:14 
4Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony0:00:16 
5Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
6Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
7Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
8Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
9Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
10Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
11Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:44 
12Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:59 
13Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:02:42 
14Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:02:53 
15Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:04:39 
16Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:58 
17Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:06:23 
18Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
19Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:11:54 
20Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:46 
21Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze  
22Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:14:50 
23Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:14:54 
24Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:16:35 
25Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:17:08 
26Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:18:15 
27Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:27:21 
28Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:27:29 
29Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:27:32 
30Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:27:36 
31Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze0:27:37 
32Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:28:57 
Teams classification
1Acqua & Sapone70:26:57 
2Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's  
3FDJ-Big Mat  
4Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Landbouwkrediet-Euphony  
6BMC Racing Team  
7RadioShack-Nissan0:00:29 
8Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:15 
9AG2R La Mondiale  
10Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
11Katusha Team0:02:37 
12Lotto Belisol Team0:06:07 
13Garmin - Barracuda0:12:30 
14Team Europcar0:12:36 
15Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:13:02 
16Sky Procycling0:27:21 
17Idemasport - Biowanze0:27:26 
18Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole0:42:56 

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