Boom strikes in Stoke-on-Trent

Rabobank rider takes the race lead from Cavendish

The apocalyptic weather that forced the cancellation of stage 2 yesterday seemed a million miles away today in Stoke-on-Trent as Rabobank rider Lars Boom won a stage bathed in golden sunshine and also pulled on the golden jersey of race leader. The Dutch fast man sprinted away from all the major players on the tight uphill finish, led-out by his Australian teammate Michael Matthews, giving the Netherlands team first and second on the day.

Although the conditions were still on the windy side as the 94-rider bunch tackled the 86-mile stage it was no bother to the Dutch hard man Boom who said afterwards, "I know that it is always tricky with the wind when you are in England, but I’m from Holland, so I’m used to it."

The deceptively hard parcours and the nagging wind made it hard for breakaways, as the early trio of Andrew Fenn (An Post-Sean Kelly), Russell Hampton (Sigma Sport-Specialized) and Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) found out to their cost after slipping away shortly after the race left the start in Trentham Gardens.

The move gained a maximum of three minutes over the peloton while behind the race split up into four distinct groups. At the front of the chasing group was the HTC-Highroad team of race leader Mark Cavendish, who were assisted by Team Sky, hoping to launch one of their guys off the front. The enthusiasm of the British team was such that they didn’t even slow down for lunch at the feed station after 45 miles but carried on drilling the pace into the wind.

Boom was clearly aware of the tactics having watched HTC-Highroad and Sky working together on stage one and said, "We knew that you can't bring HTC and Cavendish or the Sky boys to the finish. We knew we would have to surprise them, and we managed to do that."

Meanwhile, the brave efforts of the breakaway threesome were over by the top of the category one climb of Gun Hill (after 53 miles) and a select group of 27 riders, including eventual winner Boom and race leader Cavendish, steamed on into Stoke, leaving the rest of the field in tatters.

That should have been that, in terms of further attacking, but no one told 22-year-old Alex Dowsett of Team Sky, who went off the front with over ten miles remaining. Despite an epic effort against the clock, the recently crowned British time trial champion was reeled in with a little over a mile to go, setting the stage for a bunch finish in The Potteries town of Hanley.

The finish in Stoke-on-Trent makes it hard to organise a lead-out but former cyclo-cross world champion Boom stuck to the wheel of teammate Matthews, a former U-23 World Road Race champion, and swung round the corner to the take victory. Home rider Geraint Thomas was third on the stage and goes into third place overall. Mark Cavendish finished fifth on the stage and loses his lead to go into second place with a deficit of three seconds.

After pulling on the leader's jersey 25-year-old Boom said of his win: "With 200 metres to go I managed to jump over [Steve] Cummings and [Geraint] Thomas and then the corners started, so they couldn't pass us anymore. My first aim was to pull for Michael [Matthews] and then I felt good so I am happy to win."

The rider from Vlijmen in the Netherlands, who has spent his entire junior and professional career riding for Rabobank, finished by saying, "It is nice to win. It's nice to win before the world championships. I will try and defend the jersey and win the overall, that is the goal now."

Full Results
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:23:42 
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
4Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling  
5Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad  
6Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint  
7Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
8Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
10Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
11Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
12Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
13Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek  
14Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing  
15Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
16Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek  
17Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp  
18Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
20Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:07 
21Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:00:09 
22Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
23Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:12 
24Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
25Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:26 
26Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:55 
27Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:02:06 
28Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
29Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:57 
30Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:59 
31Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
32Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
33Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Thomas Murray (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:07:45 
35Gaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team Raleigh  
36Tobyn Horton (GBr) Motorpoint  
37Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
38Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Motorpoint  
39Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
40Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh  
41Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
42Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly  
43Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing  
44Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
45Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
46Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
47Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
48Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing  
49Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh  
50Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
51Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint  
52Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
53Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
54Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
55Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
56Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing  
57Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
58Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
59Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
60Andrew Tennant (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
61Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
62Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
63Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
64Steven Lampier (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:12:06 
65Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:12 
66Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
67Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
68Tom Last (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
69William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
70Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
71Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Endura Racing  
72James Sampson (GBr) Motorpoint  
73Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
74James Sparling (Can) Team Raleigh  
75Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh  
76Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing  
77Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
78Peter Williams (GBr) Motorpoint  
79Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp  
80Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp  
81Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
82Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
83Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
84Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
85Jeroen Janssen (Ned) Team Raleigh  
86Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
87Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
88Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad  
89Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
90Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
91Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar  
92Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar  
93Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
Points
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team14 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling13 
4Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling12 
5Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad11 
6Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint10 
7Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp9 
8Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator8 
9Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek7 
10Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly6 
11Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo5 
12Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp4 
13Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek3 
14Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing2 
15Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 1 - Stone, 22.4km
1Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly5pts
2Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling3 
3Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized2 
4Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly1 
Sprint 2 - Uttoxeter, 44.9km
1Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling5pts
2Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
3Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized2 
4Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly1 
Sprint 3 - Leek, 94.1km
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling5pts
2Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
3Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
4Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad1 
Mountain 1 - Ramshorn (Cat. 2) 63.2km
1Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized6pts
2Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly5 
3Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling4 
4Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
5Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh2 
6Jeroen Janssen (Ned) Team Raleigh1 
Mountain 2 - Gun Hill (Cat. 1) 86.4km
1Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp10pts
2Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized9 
3Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling8 
4Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly7 
5Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling5 
7Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad4 
8Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad3 
9Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing2 
10Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Commonside (Cat. 2) 112.7km
1Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp6pts
2Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized5 
3Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling3 
5Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad2 
6Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek1 
Most combative
1Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
Young riders
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team3:23:42 
2Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
3Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
4Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
5Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:59 
6Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:07:45 
7Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
8Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint  
9Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh0:12:12 
Teams
1Rabobank10:11:06 
2Leopard Trek  
3Sky Procycling0:00:07 
4Rapha Condor - Sharp0:04:08 
5HTC-Highroad0:04:12 
6Team NetApp0:07:45 
7UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:07:57 
8Vacansoleil - DCM0:07:58 
9Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:42 
10Motorpoint0:15:30 
11An Post - Sean Kelly  
12Team Garmin - Cervelo  
13Endura Racing  
14Sigma Sport-Specialised0:15:39 
15Team Raleigh0:23:15 
16Team Europcar0:23:56 
General classification after stage 3
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8:04:35 
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:00:03 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:06 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:07 
5Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:08 
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
7Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint0:00:13 
8Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
9Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling  
10Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
11Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
12Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp  
14Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
16Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
17Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek  
18Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek  
19Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:20 
20Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:00:22 
21Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:25 
22Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
23Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing0:00:31 
24Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:38 
25Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:00:39 
26Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:07 
27Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:02:29 
28Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad0:02:40 
29Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:04:10 
30Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:04:12 
31Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
32Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:37 
33Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:54 
34Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:07:58 
35Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
36Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint  
37Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
38Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
39Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
40Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
41Andrew Tennant (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
42Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
43Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly  
44Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
45Tobyn Horton (GBr) Motorpoint  
46Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing  
47Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
49Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
50Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh  
51Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing  
52Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
53Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing  
54Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh  
55Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
56Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:08:14 
57Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Motorpoint0:08:23 
58Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
59Gaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team Raleigh0:08:31 
60Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
61Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek0:09:00 
62Thomas Murray (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:09:02 
63Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
64Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:12:19 
65Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:21 
66Peter Williams (GBr) Motorpoint0:12:24 
67Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing0:12:25 
68Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
69Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
70Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp  
71Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
72Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar  
73Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh  
74Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Endura Racing  
75Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
76Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
78Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
79Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp  
80Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
81Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
82William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:12:43 
83Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:12:46 
84Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad  
85James Sparling (Can) Team Raleigh0:12:50 
86Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
87Steven Lampier (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:12:52 
88Tom Last (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:12:58 
89James Sampson (GBr) Motorpoint  
90Jeroen Janssen (Ned) Team Raleigh  
91Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:13:29 
92Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
93Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
Points classification
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad26pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling24 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team23 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team14 
5Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad14 
6Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint13 
7Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team13 
8Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling12 
9Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling10 
10Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp9 
11Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling9 
12Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator8 
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek7 
14Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo7 
15Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly6 
16Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing6 
17Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo5 
18Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling5 
19Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp4 
20Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
21Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek3 
22Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing2 
23Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint2 
24Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
25Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
26Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad-5 
Sprint classification
1Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly17pts
2Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized13 
3Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling8 
4Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly8 
5Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
7Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling3 
8Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
9Peter Williams (GBr) Motorpoint2 
10Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad1 
11Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly1 
Mountains classification
1Russell Hampton (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized32pts
2Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp16 
3Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling12 
4Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly12 
5Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling12 
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling10 
7Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly9 
8Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad4 
9Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad3 
10Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
11Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing2 
12Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
13Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad2 
14Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh2 
15Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad2 
16Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
17Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek1 
18Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
19Jeroen Janssen (Ned) Team Raleigh1 
Young riders classification
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team8:04:42 
2Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:01 
3Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
4Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:30 
6Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint0:07:51 
7Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
8Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek0:08:53 
9Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh0:12:18 
Teams classification
1Rabobank24:14:24 
2Leopard Trek  
3Sky Procycling0:00:07 
4Rapha Condor - Sharp0:04:08 
5HTC-Highroad0:04:12 
6Team NetApp0:07:45 
7UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:07:57 
8Vacansoleil - DCM0:07:58 
9Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:42 
10Team Garmin - Cervelo0:15:30 
11Motorpoint  
12An Post - Sean Kelly  
13Endura Racing  
14Sigma Sport-Specialised0:16:04 
15Team Raleigh0:23:15 
16Team Europcar0:23:56 

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