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Tour de Wallonie 2012

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July 21-25, 2012

July 25, Stage 5: Welkenraedt - Perwez 179.2km

Nizzolo wins 2012 Tour de Wallonie

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
July 25, 2012, 16:03 BST,
Updated:
July 25, 2012, 21:00 BST

Napolitano sprints to third stage victory

2012 Tour de Wallonie winner Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack-Nissan)

2012 Tour de Wallonie winner Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack-Nissan)

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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
1 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 4:19:08  
2 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
4 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp    
5 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
7 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
9 Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
10 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
11 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
12 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
13 Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
14 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
15 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
16 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
17 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
18 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
19 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
20 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
22 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
23 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
24 Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
25 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
26 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
28 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
29 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
30 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
31 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
32 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
33 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
34 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
35 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
36 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
37 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
38 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
39 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
40 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
41 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
42 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
43 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
44 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
45 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
46 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
47 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
49 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
50 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
51 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
52 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
53 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
54 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
55 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
56 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
57 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
58 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
59 Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
60 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
61 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
62 Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
63 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
64 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
65 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team    
66 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
67 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:29  
68 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:31  
69 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:34  
70 Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:00:37  
71 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:41  
72 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:49  
73 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:03  
74 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
75 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
76 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:18  
77 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
78 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
79 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:01:20  
80 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:02:00  
81 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
82 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:02:08  
83 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
84 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
85 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
86 Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
87 Philippe Legrand (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
88 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
89 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
90 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
91 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
92 Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:02:35  
93 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:00  
94 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
95 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:03:41  
96 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
97 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
98 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:05:31  
99 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
100 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:05:42  
101 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
DNF Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
DNF Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
DNF Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
DNF Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
DNF Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
DNS Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNS Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
Points
1 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 25 pts
2 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 20  
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 16  
4 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 14  
5 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 12  
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
7 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
8 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 8  
9 Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 7  
10 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 6  
11 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5  
12 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
13 Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 3  
14 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
15 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Mountain 1 - Col du Maquisard (Cat. 1) 39.9km
1 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 10 pts
2 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 8  
3 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
4 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4  
5 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
Mountain 2 - Côte d'Ouffet (Cat. 2) 71.3km
1 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 6 pts
2 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 4  
3 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 2  
Mountain 3 - Côte de Cherave (Cat. 2) 93.8km
1 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 6 pts
2 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
3 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
Sprint 1 - Theux, 33.8km
1 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 5 pts
2 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
3 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Sprint 2 - Ouffet, 72.8km
1 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 5 pts
2 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3  
3 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Sprint 3 - Taviers, 135.1km
1 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 3  
3 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Most combative
1 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 5 pts
2 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 3  
3 Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 1  
Young riders
1 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 4:19:08  
2 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
3 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
4 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
5 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
6 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
8 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
9 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
10 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
12 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
13 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
14 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
15 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
16 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
17 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
18 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
19 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
20 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
21 Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
22 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
23 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
24 Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:00:37  
25 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:01:20  
26 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:02:00  
27 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
28 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:02:08  
29 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
30 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
31 Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:02:35  
32 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:05:31  
Teams
1 Acqua & Sapone 12:57:24  
2 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
3 Sky Procycling    
4 AG2R La Mondiale    
5 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
6 Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
7 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
8 Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
9 Garmin - Barracuda    
10 BMC Racing Team    
11 Katusha Team    
12 Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
13 Team Europcar    
14 Lotto Belisol Team    
15 FDJ-Big Mat    
16 RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:29  
17 Idemasport - Biowanze 0:00:37  
18 Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:03:20  
Final general classification
1 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 23:28:43  
2 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:01  
3 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:02  
4 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:03  
5 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:11  
6 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 0:00:13  
7 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
8 Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:00:14  
9 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
10 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
11 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 0:00:16  
12 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
13 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
14 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
15 Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
16 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
17 Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
18 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
19 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
20 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
21 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
22 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
23 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
24 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
25 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
26 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
27 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
28 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
29 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
30 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
31 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:44  
32 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:58  
33 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:59  
34 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:01  
35 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:07  
36 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:08  
37 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:31  
38 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
39 Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:02:42  
40 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:53  
41 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
42 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:34  
43 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 0:04:39  
44 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
45 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:58  
46 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:06:23  
47 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
48 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:06:29  
49 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:38  
50 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:01  
51 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:09:26  
52 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:54  
53 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:11:54  
54 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:12:46  
55 Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
56 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
57 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
58 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team    
59 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
60 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
61 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:13:33  
62 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:14:50  
63 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:14:54  
64 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:15:23  
65 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:16:16  
66 Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:16:35  
67 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 0:17:08  
68 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:17:11  
69 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:18:15  
70 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:24:34  
71 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 0:26:42  
72 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:27:07  
73 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:27:21  
74 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:27:29  
75 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:27:32  
76 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:27:33  
77 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:27:36  
78 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 0:27:37  
79 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
80 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
81 Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
82 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
83 Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
84 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
85 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
86 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:28:40  
87 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:28:48  
88 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:28:55  
89 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:28:57  
90 Philippe Legrand (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:29:45  
91 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
92 Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole    
93 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
94 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:30:00  
95 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:30:36  
96 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:31:18  
97 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:32:41  
98 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:33:01  
99 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Sharp 0:34:03  
100 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
101 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:05:46  
Points classification
1 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 85 pts
2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 62  
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 56  
4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 50  
5 Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 29  
6 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 28  
7 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 24  
8 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 22  
9 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 21  
10 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 20  
11 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 20  
12 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
13 Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 18  
14 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
15 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 17  
16 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 17  
17 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 14  
18 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 14  
19 Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 12  
20 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 12  
21 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 10  
22 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 9  
23 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 8  
24 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 8  
25 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 7  
26 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 7  
27 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 5  
28 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 5  
29 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4  
30 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 4  
31 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 3  
32 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
33 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
34 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone 2  
35 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
36 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
37 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 1  
38 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team -5  
Mountains classification
1 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 48 pts
2 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 32  
3 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 30  
4 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 24  
5 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 20  
6 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone 20  
7 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 20  
8 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 16  
9 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 16  
10 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 10  
11 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 10  
12 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 9  
13 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 8  
14 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 8  
15 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 8  
16 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
17 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  
18 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
19 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
20 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4  
21 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4  
22 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 4  
23 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 4  
24 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
25 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
26 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
27 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 3  
28 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
29 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
30 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 2  
31 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
32 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
33 Philippe Legrand (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 1  
Sprint classification
1 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 21 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 13  
3 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 13  
4 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 11  
5 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 8  
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
7 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 6  
8 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
9 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 6  
10 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5  
11 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 5  
12 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 4  
13 Kevin Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 3  
14 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
15 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3  
16 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 3  
17 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 3  
18 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
19 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
20 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 2  
21 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
22 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1  
23 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
24 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Most combative classification
1 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 10 pts
2 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 5  
3 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
4 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 5  
5 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 4  
6 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
7 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 3  
8 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
9 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
10 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 1  
11 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone 1  
12 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
Young riders classification
1 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 23:28:43  
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:02  
3 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:14  
4 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony 0:00:16  
5 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
6 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
8 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
9 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
10 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
11 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:44  
12 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:59  
13 Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:02:42  
14 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:02:53  
15 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 0:04:39  
16 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:58  
17 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:06:23  
18 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
19 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:11:54  
20 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:12:46  
21 Julien Stassen (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze    
22 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:14:50  
23 Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:14:54  
24 Boris Vallee (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:16:35  
25 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 0:17:08  
26 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:18:15  
27 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:27:21  
28 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:27:29  
29 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:27:32  
30 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:27:36  
31 Quentin Van Heuverswijn (Bel) Idemasport - Biowanze 0:27:37  
32 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:28:57  
Teams classification
1 Acqua & Sapone 70:26:57  
2 Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
3 FDJ-Big Mat    
4 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
5 Landbouwkrediet-Euphony    
6 BMC Racing Team    
7 RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:29  
8 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:15  
9 AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
11 Katusha Team 0:02:37  
12 Lotto Belisol Team 0:06:07  
13 Garmin - Barracuda 0:12:30  
14 Team Europcar 0:12:36  
15 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:13:02  
16 Sky Procycling 0:27:21  
17 Idemasport - Biowanze 0:27:26  
18 Wallonie Bruxelles - Credit Agricole 0:42:56