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September 12-19, 2009

September 15, Stage 4: Blackpool - Blackpool 148km

Boasson Hagen doubles up in Blackpool

By:
Gerry McManus
Published:
September 15, 2009, 15:06 BST,
Updated:
September 15, 2009, 20:29 BST

Reus holds one second lead over Columbia-HTC rider

Stage winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) celebrates with arms in the air.

Stage winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) celebrates with arms in the air.

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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC) beat Chris Sutton (Garmin Slipstream) and Martin Reimer (Cervelo Test Team) in a tight sprint in Blackpool on Tuesday to win the stage four of the Tour of Britain.

Even with many riders caught behind a crash well into the last kilometre, Boasson Hagen had to work hard to fend off the challenge from the small group that included Russell Downing (CandiTV-Marshalls) and Koldo Fernandez (Euskatel-Euskadi).

Team sport director Valeria Piva credited the team with delivering Boasson Hagen to the stage victory. "It's never easy to win races, but when you've got a team that does the lead out so well and then a rider as strong as Edvald, it does become easier," Piva said.

"We saw that the finish was straight and so we decided to wait for the finish and then lead it out. The guys were always in control and gave Edvald a perfect lead out."

Boasson Hagen won three stages at the 2008 Tour of Britain, and is now just one second behind overall race leader Kai Reus (Rabobank).

"It's nice to win stages, and if I can do that again, then it's also possible to take the yellow jersey because of the time bonuses," Boasson Hagen said.

Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) had escaped early in the stage with Simon Clarke (ISD-Neri) and Frederio Canuti (CSF Navigare) and the three riders forged a lead of over two minutes. As the race approached the first climb of the day at Tatham Fells, Roche was on the front of the break chatting to his breakaway companions in Italian to keep the effort going.

The bunch was about one and a half minutes behind on the climb when Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) launched an attack near the summit with Geraint Thomas (Barloworld) on his wheel and Maxime Monfort (Columbia-HTC) chasing behind. Geoffroy Lequatre (Agritubel) made it across to the three chasers before Thomas punctured and was forced to wait for race service in the narrow lanes. The three remaining chasers then merged with the leaders to create a strong six-man lead group.

Garmin-Slipstream was in fighting form and got to the head of affairs to bring the breakaway group within spitting distance after three and a half hours of racing. The break had appeared to sit up but suddenly found impetus and moved clear again.

The break desperately tried to stay clear but Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) was firing on all cylinders at the front and the leaders were caught with only a kilometre to go. A crash split the field and Boasson Hagen pounded down the Promenade in Blackpool to take his second victory in consecutive days.

Kai Reus was caught in the crash but retained the lead in the yellow jersey competition on the final 3km crash rule. He now leads the race by only one second going into the tough stage five based in Stoke On Trent. Boasson Hagen won this stage last year.

Reus was still grinning ear to ear on the podium wearing the yellow jersey. "Today was very tough," said Reus. "The climbs in the middle were very steep and my legs are not good today. I was a very strange day today and the stage was a little to long for me. Tomorrow is a very short stage with steep climbs and we will have to see how it goes.

"Boasson Hagen is a good sprinter but he is also good in the mountains. Today my team was good but I was not and I was not so happy today."

Chris Sutton finished second on the stage and took over the lead in the points classification with the Garmin team shaping the final outcome of the race.

"We had no real strategy today," explained Sutton: "We knew it was going to end up in a sprint. I wasn’t too sure how I was going to climb over those hills but Brad (Wiggins) has put a lot of faith and confidence in me and he told me I would be able to handle the roads today because they were his training grounds.

"I had a lot of help and support from the team up the climbs and they were there when I needed them. We put Trent Lowe on the front towards the end just to show people that we were keen for the sprint and then Brad got on the front and he was going at about 60kph. It was pretty much Bradley on his own that closed the gap to the leaders, although all the team helped as well but Brad was sitting on the front for 5-10km at a time.

"I was yelling at him on the radio to drop back and he finally came back after 25km and I said ‘mate you’ve gotta save some for the finish’ and he said ‘I’m not even trying hard, I’m picking my nose’. So I said alright, no worries, I’ll hold you to it and was really good at the finish."

"With a kilometre to go I got boxed in around 20 wheels back and I yelled at Brad to go and it just opened up on the right hand side. I guess you could call him Moses where he opened up the Red Sea and it just opened up and Brad went straight through and took me to the front.

"I heard a massive crash behind me with 400m to go and it balked the sprint a little bit. Tony Martin was on the front and Boassen Hagen let me in on his wheel. I opened up the sprint a bit late and should have opened up the sprint earlier. Second is good but I want another win."

Simon Clarke (ISD Neri) reflected on how close the break got to staying clear. "When you go out in the break like that, you put all your eggs in one basket and give it everything," said Clarke. "Because it was such a hard day today I thought that this could be the day that the bunch might be a bit too tired to pull us back. I thought that if all six of us could work together that we might have a chance and we were very close to pulling it off today."

Full Results
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 3:32:04  
2 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
3 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
4 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
5 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
6 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
7 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
9 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
10 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
11 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld    
12 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
13 Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri    
14 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
15 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC    
16 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri    
17 Enrico Zen (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
18 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
19 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel    
20 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team    
21 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
23 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
24 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
25 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
26 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords    
27 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld    
28 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
29 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
30 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld    
31 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
32 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team    
33 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld    
34 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor    
35 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords    
36 Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
37 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
38 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor    
39 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
40 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
41 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel    
42 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri    
44 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
45 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
47 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
48 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
49 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld    
51 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
52 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
53 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC    
54 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
55 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
56 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
57 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld    
58 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
59 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank    
60 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri    
61 Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD-Neri    
62 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor    
63 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel    
64 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
65 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
66 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
67 Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
68 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
69 Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
70 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
71 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
72 Tom Criel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
73 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
74 Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
75 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor    
76 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords    
77 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
78 Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
79 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
80 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords    
81 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
82 Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi 0:15:23  
83 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
84 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
85 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
86 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
87 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha    
88 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha    
89 Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords    
90 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha    
91 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor    
92 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
93 Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel    
94 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
95 Simon Holt (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
96 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
97 Edward Clancy (GBr) Team Halfords    
Sprint 1 - Cockerham
1 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 3  
3 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 2  
4 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 1  
Sprint 2 - Claughton
1 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 5 pts
2 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 2  
4 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
Sprint 3 - Broughton
1 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 5 pts
2 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 3  
3 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
4 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Mountain 1 - (Cat 2) Tatham Fells
1 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 6 pts
2 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 5  
3 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 3  
5 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
6 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Mountain 2 - (Cat 2) Cross of Greet
1 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 6 pts
2 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 5  
3 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
4 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
5 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 2  
6 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 1  
Mountain 3 - (Cat 1) Waddington Fell
1 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 10 pts
2 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
3 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 6  
4 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 5  
5 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
6 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
7 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
8 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 1  
Most aggressive rider
1 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri    
Teams
1 Team Columbia-HTC 10:36:12  
2 Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
3 Cervelo TestTeam    
4 AG2R La Mondiale    
5 Garmin - Slipstream    
6 CSF Group - Navigare    
7 Barloworld    
8 ISD-Neri    
9 Rapha Condor    
10 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
11 Agritubel    
12 Vacansoleil    
13 Team Halfords    
14 Rabobank    
15 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
16 Joker Bianchi    
17 Team Katusha 0:15:23  
General classification after stage 4
1 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank 14:56:19  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:01  
3 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:05  
4 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:11  
5 Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld 0:00:14  
6 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi 0:00:19  
7 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 0:00:21  
8 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:23  
9 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
10 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel    
11 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 0:00:25  
12 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
13 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:26  
14 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team    
15 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
16 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
17 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
18 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri    
20 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld    
21 Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
22 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
23 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords    
24 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team    
25 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
26 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
27 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
28 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri    
29 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC    
30 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
31 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
32 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
33 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:31  
34 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:34  
35 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:37  
36 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords    
37 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
38 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
39 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor    
40 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
41 Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri    
42 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords    
44 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
45 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
46 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
47 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC    
48 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld    
49 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
50 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
51 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
52 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
53 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
54 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld    
55 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor    
56 Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
57 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
58 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
59 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
60 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor    
61 Tom Criel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
62 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel    
63 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld    
64 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
65 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld    
66 Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
67 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
68 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
69 Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
70 Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD-Neri    
71 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:00:46  
72 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:00:52  
73 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 0:01:06  
74 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:19  
75 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:28  
76 Enrico Zen (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 0:01:47  
77 Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:50  
78 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:10:46  
79 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords 0:15:38  
80 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:15:49  
81 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
82 Simon Holt (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
83 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 0:15:59  
84 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:16:00  
85 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
86 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
87 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha    
88 Edward Clancy (GBr) Team Halfords    
89 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
90 Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel    
91 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 0:16:06  
92 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:17:08  
93 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:19:57  
94 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:21:49  
95 Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords 0:31:11  
96 Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi 0:31:22  
97 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 0:46:20  
Points classification
1 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 49 pts
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 43  
3 Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld 38  
4 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 38  
5 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 34  
6 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi 27  
7 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 20  
8 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 19  
9 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 18  
10 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 17  
11 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team 16  
12 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri 16  
13 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank 15  
14 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 12  
15 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 11  
16 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords 10  
17 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 10  
18 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
19 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 8  
20 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 8  
21 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 7  
22 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 7  
23 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
24 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 5  
25 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 4  
26 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 4  
27 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 3  
28 Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri 3  
29 Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords 3  
30 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri 1  
31 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Mountains classification
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 35 pts
2 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 22  
3 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 20  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 16  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 16  
6 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 13  
7 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 10  
8 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 9  
9 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 8  
10 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 6  
11 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 6  
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 6  
13 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 6  
14 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank 5  
15 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
16 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 4  
17 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 3  
18 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords 3  
19 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld 2  
20 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld 2  
21 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 2  
22 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 1  
23 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 1  
24 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
25 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Sprint classification
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 38 pts
2 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 19  
3 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank 11  
4 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 9  
5 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 8  
6 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 6  
7 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
8 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 5  
9 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
11 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi 4  
12 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 3  
13 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 2  
14 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 2  
15 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 2  
16 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 2  
17 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 2  
18 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
19 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
20 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld 1  
21 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 1  
22 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 1  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 44:50:06  
2 Cervelo TestTeam 0:00:09  
3 Team Columbia-HTC    
4 Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
5 Vacansoleil    
6 ISD-Neri    
7 Team Halfords 0:00:20  
8 AG2R La Mondiale    
9 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
10 Garmin - Slipstream    
11 Barloworld    
12 CSF Group - Navigare    
13 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:31  
14 Agritubel    
15 Rapha Condor    
16 Joker Bianchi    
17 Team Katusha 0:15:43