Hushovd takes opening stage of Tour of Beijing

Mezgec and Maes complete the podium

Thor Hushovd (BMC) won the first stage of the Tour of Beijing and became the first race leader thanks to a perfectly-timed charge to the line in Huairou Studio City.

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge), Alessandro Petacchi (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Luka Mezgec (Argos-Shimano) hit the front in the final hundred metres but Hushovd found a gap on the right of the road and surged to victory. Mezgec held on to take second with Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma- Quick Step) following Hushovd through the gap to take third.

Thanks to his victory, Hushovd pulled on the race leader's red jersey that was presented to him by new UCI President Brian Cookson.

“It's a good win. I'm a little surprised as I had a hard couple of weeks after the Worlds finding the motivation. I still did the training I had to do and so to win here couldn’t be better," Hushovd said.

"With 20km to go they [the break] still had two minutes and so we were scared. My BMC teammates pulled a lot and so it was up to me to do a good job and finish it off."

A five rider attack

The opening stage of the five-day Tour of Beijing covered a 190km route around the north-east of Beijing. Willem Wauters (Vacansoleil-DCM), Sander Cordeel (Lotto-Belisol), Davide Viganò (Lampre-Merida) and Ryota Nishizono (Champion System) jumped away when the flag dropped and opened a nine-minute lead. However, the long straight and flat roads helped the peloton chase the breakaway.

Cordeel tried a solo attack in the finale of the stage and stayed away until five kilometres to go but Marco Pinotti and Steve Cummings of BMC led the chase and reeled him in. Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Orica-GreenEdge took over but were unable to control the peloton.

Petacchi and Matthews hit out early and looked set to fight for the win but faded. Mezgec came up alongside them but then Hushovd accelerated down the right to pass all three and snatch victory.

It was Hushovd's ninth win of the season. He won the Tour du Haut Var in February but then had a difficult spring and was not part of the BMC team for the Tour de France. He bounced back by taking the Norwegian national title, two stages at the Tour of Poland and overall victory at home in the Arctic Race of Norway.

"I started quite good but then had some ups and downs. I started to feel good at the nationals and had a lot of wins, so I'm happy with my season," he said proudly.

Thanks to a ten–second time bonus, Hushovd leads Wauters, who gained bonus seconds in the long breakaway, by three seconds. Mezgec is third overall at four seconds.

"Now we'll try and keep the race lead tomorrow but then there are two hard stages," Hushovd warned.

Full Results
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team4:20:34 
2Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
3Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
4Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
7Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr  
9Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
10Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
11Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha  
12Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
13Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
15Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
16Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
17Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
18Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
19Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
20Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
21Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
22Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ.fr  
23Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
24Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr  
25Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
26Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
27Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
29Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
30Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
32Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
33George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
34Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
35Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
36Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
37Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
38Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
40Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
41Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
42José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
43Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
44Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
45Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr  
46Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
47Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
48Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
49David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
50Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
51Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp  
52Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
53Ji Cheng (Chn) Team Argos-Shimano  
54Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
55Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
56Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
57Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
58Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
59Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
62Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
63Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
64Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
65Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
67Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
68Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
69Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
70Xing Yan Dong (Chn) Team Argos-Shimano  
71Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
72Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
73Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
74Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
75Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
76Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
77Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
78Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
79Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
81Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
82Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
83Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
84Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
85Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
86Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
87Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
88Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
89Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
90Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
91Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
92Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
93Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
94Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
95Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
96Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
97Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
99Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
100Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
101Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
102Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
103Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
104Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp  
105Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha  
106Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
107Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
108Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
109Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
110Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
111Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
112Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
113Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
114Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
115Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
116Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
117Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr  
118Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
119Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
120Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
121Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha  
122Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
123Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
124Liu Biao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
125Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
127Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
129Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
130Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
131Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
132Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr  
133Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
134Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
135Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling  
136Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
137Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
138Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
139Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
140Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
141Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
142Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
143Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
144Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:43 
145Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:46 
146Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:52 
147Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
148Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:00 
149Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:58 
150Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:22 
151Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
152Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:20 
153Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:10:54 
Points
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team15pts
2Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano14 
3Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step13 
4Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step12 
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge11 
6Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team10 
7Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha9 
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
9Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol7 
10Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
11Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha5 
12Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp4 
13Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale3 
14Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
15Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 1 - Yang Jia Hui Village, 39.5km
1Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida5pts
2Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol3 
3Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
4Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Liu Jia Dian Town Government, 114km
1Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol3 
3Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
4Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 3 - Miyun Youth Palace, 149.5km
1Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol3 
3Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team2 
4Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
Young riders
1Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano4:20:34 
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
3Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
4Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr  
6Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha  
7Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
8Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
9Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
10Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
11Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
12Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
13Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr  
14Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
15Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
16Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
17George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
18Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
19Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
21Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
22Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
23Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
24Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
25Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
27Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
28Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
29Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
30Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
31Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
32Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
33Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
34Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
35Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
36Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
37Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
38Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
39Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
40Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
41Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
42Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
43Liu Biao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
44Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
45Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
46Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
47Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
48Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
49Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling  
50Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
51Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
52Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
53Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:46 
54Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:52 
55Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
56Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:58 
57Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:22 
Teams
1Katusha Team13:01:42 
2Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
3FDJ.FR  
4Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team  
5Movistar Team  
6Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
7Team Argos-Shimano  
8BMC Racing Team  
9Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Radioshack Leopard  
11Team Saxo -Tinkoff  
12Garmin-Sharp  
13Orica GreenEdge  
14AG2R La Mondiale  
15Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
16Lotto-Belisol Team  
17Cannondale  
18Sky Procycling  
19Astana Pro Team  
20Lampre-Merida  
General classification after stage 1
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team4:20:24 
2Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:03 
3Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:04 
4Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:06 
5Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:09 
6Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:10 
7Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
8Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr  
11Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
12Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
13Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha  
14Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
15Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
18Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
19Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
20Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
21Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
22Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
23Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
24Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ.fr  
25Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
26Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr  
27Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
28Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
29Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
30Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
31Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
32Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
33Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
34Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
35George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
36Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
37Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
38Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
39Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
40Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
42Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
43Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
44José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
46Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
47Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr  
48Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
50Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
51David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
52Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
53Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp  
54Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
55Ji Cheng (Chn) Team Argos-Shimano  
56Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
57Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
58Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
59Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
60Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
61Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
64Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
65Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
66Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
67Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
69Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
70Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
71Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
72Xing Yan Dong (Chn) Team Argos-Shimano  
73Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
74Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
75Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
76Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
77Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
78Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
79Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
80Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
81Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
83Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
84Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
85Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
86Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
87Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
88Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
89Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
90Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
91Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
92Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
93Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
94Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
95Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
96Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
97Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
98Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
101Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
102Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
103Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
104Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
105Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp  
106Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha  
107Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
108Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
109Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
110Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
111Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
112Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
113Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
115Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
116Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
117Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr  
119Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
120Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
121Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
122Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha  
123Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
124Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
125Liu Biao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
126Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
127Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
128Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
129Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
130Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
131Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
132Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
133Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr  
134Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
135Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling  
136Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
137Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
138Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
139Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
140Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
141Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
142Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
143Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
144Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
145Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:53 
146Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:56 
147Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:02 
148Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
149Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:08 
150Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:32 
151Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
152Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:24 
153Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:11:00 
Points classification
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team15pts
2Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano14 
3Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step13 
4Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
5Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step12 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge11 
7Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team10 
8Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha9 
9Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol9 
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
11Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida7 
12Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol7 
13Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
14Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha5 
15Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4 
16Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp4 
17Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale3 
18Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
19Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
20Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
Young riders classification
1Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4:20:27 
2Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:01 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:07 
4Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr  
7Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha  
8Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
10Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
11Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
12Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
13Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
14Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr  
15Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
16Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
17Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
18George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
19Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
20Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
22Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
23Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
24Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
25Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
26Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
28Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
29Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
30Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
31Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
32Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
33Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
34Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
35Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
36Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
37Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
38Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
39Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
40Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
41Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
42Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
43Liu Biao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
44Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
45Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
46Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
47Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
48Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
49Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling  
50Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
51Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
52Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
53Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
54Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:53 
55Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:59 
56Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:05 
57Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:29 
Teams classification
1Katusha Team13:01:42 
2Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
3FDJ.FR  
4Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team  
5Movistar Team  
6Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
7Team Argos-Shimano  
8BMC Racing Team  
9Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Radioshack Leopard  
11Team Saxo -Tinkoff  
12Garmin-Sharp  
13Orica GreenEdge  
14AG2R La Mondiale  
15Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
16Lotto-Belisol Team  
17Cannondale  
18Sky Procycling  
19Astana Pro Team  
20Lampre-Merida  

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