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Tour of Britain 2009

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September 12-19, 2009

September 17, Stage 6: Frome - Bideford 183.7km

Boasson Hagen extends winning streak to four

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Cycling News
Published:
September 17, 2009, 15:56 BST,
Updated:
September 17, 2009, 19:28 BST

Columbia-HTC rider extends lead with sprint domination

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC) wins the stage.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC) wins the stage.

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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC) won his fourth stage in four days in another bunch gallop on the Quays in Bideford. The Columbia-HTC team put on a show of strength over the rolling terrain on Exmoor and now the Norwegian sits firmly at the top of the list of overall winner contenders.

"We kept things pretty much together until 2km to go," said Boasson Hagen. "They I jumped on the Rabobank wheels until the last corner when a Cervelo rider came past me and I got a nice lead out from him. I just had to go full gas. We were riding on the front all day and I don't think the other teams wanted to disturb us. I'm glad there were not more attacks. We were riding fast and maybe they didn't see the point of attacking."

Boasson Hagen was asked if he could make it six victories on Friday's stage to Yeovil. "I will try to win again tomorrow but we will see," he said. "The team has worked so hard this week and it will be hard tomorrow and also the World's are coming and I don't want to kill them before that. We have won four stages and the yellow jersey and we are happy with that so we will see at our team meeting."

Today's stage set off in warm and sunny conditions from the Somerset town of Frome and the day was again marked by a long breakaway attempt. Serge Pauwels (Cervélo Test Team) had attacked early in the stage and was joined by Geraint Thomas (Barloworld), Ian Stannard (ISD-Neri), Ben Swift (Katusha) and mountains and sprints leader Thomas De Gendt (TopSport – Vlaanderen).

The lead built to over three minutes with Columbia and CSF Navigare making most of the pace at the head of the bunch. It looked like the break would stay away this time when they still had a 30 second lead with 5km to go despite losing Swift on the run in. Columbia-HTC stamped its authority on the race again and brought field together again to contest the sprint.

Boasson Hagen went with 200m to go and had time to punch the air as he crossed the finish line ahead of Martin Reimer (Cervélo Test Team) and Russell Downing (CandiTV-Marshalls).

Boasson Hagen now leads the race by 19 seconds over Kai Reus (Rabobank) who finished in the bunch and Reimer is now third at 21 seconds. Boasson also leads on points and De Gendt did enough today to secure the mountains title outright and still leads the sprint category.

Tomorrow is the last chance for any of the teams to challenge Columbia-HTC's supremacy and take time on Boasson Hagen. Sunday's criterium stage result is not expected to affect the general classification in any great degree.

De Gendt explained the TopSport – Vlaanderen team tactics. "The team leader said it would be useful if I had some more points in the mountains competition," said De Gendt. "We figured out that if I won the first two climbs today, then I could not be caught in that competition. There were five of us in the break and we all worked together. I had the right guys with me."

Geraint Thomas explained how the breakaway group developed. "I was at the back when I saw the group going," said Thomas. "We wanted to put Columbia under pressure and get them to ride all day on the front and because I was in the break and they would have to keep us in check. They will all be a bit tired now.

"I didn't believe the break would stay away until about 4km to go. We gave it a good shot. I gambled a bit as well. I didn't pull flat out. I wanted to bluff it a bit but that's bike racing and you have to gamble sometimes."

"I have been feeling good on the climbs and I just wanted to keep the pressure on because Stannard and Swifty can get a bit soft and I wanted to let them know I'm still around," joked Thomas.

 

Full Results
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 4:05:20  
2 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
3 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
4 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
5 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri    
6 Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld    
7 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream    
8 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
9 Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
10 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team    
11 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
12 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
13 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
14 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
15 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords    
16 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
17 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
18 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
19 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank    
20 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
21 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
22 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld    
23 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
25 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel    
26 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
27 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
28 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
29 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
30 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
31 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
32 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
33 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords    
34 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
35 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld    
36 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team    
37 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld    
38 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords    
39 Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
40 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
41 Enrico Zen (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
42 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
43 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
44 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld    
45 Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel    
46 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha    
47 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld    
48 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor    
49 Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel    
51 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor    
52 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor    
53 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
54 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
55 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
56 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
57 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
58 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
59 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri    
60 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
61 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
62 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri    
63 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC    
65 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
66 Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD-Neri    
67 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
68 Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri    
69 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
70 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
71 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha    
72 Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
73 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
74 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
75 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor    
76 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
77 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
78 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
79 Tom Criel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
80 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 0:00:30  
81 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:48  
82 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:08  
83 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:15  
84 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:45  
85 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC    
86 Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords 0:10:35  
87 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
88 Edward Clancy (GBr) Team Halfords    
89 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords    
90 Simon Holt (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
91 Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
92 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor    
93 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha    
DNF Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel    
DNF Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
Sprint 1 - Bridgwater
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 5 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
3 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 2  
4 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri 1  
Sprint 2 - Wiveliscombe
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 5 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
3 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 2  
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 1  
Sprint 3 - Barnstable
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 5 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
3 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 2  
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 1  
Mountain 1 - (Cat 2) Cothelstone Hill
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6 pts
2 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 5  
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 4  
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 3  
5 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri 2  
6 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 1  
Mountain 2 - (Cat 3) Devil's Elbow
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4 pts
2 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 3  
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 2  
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 1  
Mountain 3 - (Cat 1) Winsford Hill
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 10 pts
2 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 8  
3 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri 6  
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 5  
5 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 4  
6 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 2  
8 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Most aggressive rider
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
Teams
1 Cervelo TestTeam 12:16:00  
2 CSF Group - Navigare    
3 Vacansoleil    
4 Barloworld    
5 Rabobank    
6 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
7 Joker Bianchi    
8 Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
9 Team Halfords    
10 AG2R La Mondiale    
11 Garmin - Slipstream    
12 Rapha Condor    
13 Agritubel    
14 ISD-Neri    
15 Team Columbia-HTC    
16 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
17 Team Katusha    
General classification after stage 6
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 22:17:17  
2 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:19  
3 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:21  
4 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:24  
5 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 0:00:35  
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 0:00:36  
7 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:40  
8 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri    
9 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:42  
10 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team    
11 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
12 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 0:00:44  
13 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:00:45  
14 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri    
15 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
16 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
17 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
19 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
20 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
21 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri    
22 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC    
23 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
24 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:50  
25 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:53  
26 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:56  
27 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
28 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
29 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel    
30 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
31 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor    
32 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
33 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords    
34 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld    
35 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
36 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
37 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld    
38 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
39 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
40 Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri    
41 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor    
42 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare    
43 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
44 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
45 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld    
46 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
47 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld    
48 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
49 Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
50 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
51 Tom Criel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
52 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:00:59  
53 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:02  
54 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 0:01:25  
55 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:38  
56 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 0:01:42  
57 Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 0:01:43  
58 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:54  
59 Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD-Neri    
60 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:57  
61 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:03:11  
62 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 0:03:31  
63 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:41  
64 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:04:36  
65 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords 0:12:06  
66 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:13:14  
67 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords 0:15:57  
68 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:16:19  
69 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 0:16:42  
70 Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld 0:17:23  
71 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi 0:17:28  
72 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords 0:17:46  
73 Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
74 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:18:01  
75 Enrico Zen (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 0:18:56  
76 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:19:54  
77 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:20:58  
78 Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:59  
79 Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi 0:28:21  
80 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor    
81 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:32:58  
82 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
83 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:33:09  
84 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT    
85 Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel    
86 Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
87 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 0:40:13  
88 Simon Holt (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 0:43:33  
89 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 0:43:43  
90 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:43:44  
91 Edward Clancy (GBr) Team Halfords    
92 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 0:51:50  
93 Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords 0:58:55  
Points classification
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 73 pts
2 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 65  
3 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 64  
4 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 48  
5 Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld 48  
6 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri 36  
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi 32  
8 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 30  
9 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26  
10 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team 22  
11 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 20  
12 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 18  
13 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha 18  
Mountains classification
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 60 pts
2 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 22  
3 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 22  
4 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 19  
5 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 17  
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 16  
7 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 16  
8 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 16  
9 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 16  
10 Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 14  
11 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 14  
12 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 13  
13 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 10  
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 10  
15 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 9  
16 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 9  
17 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 8  
18 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri 8  
19 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 6  
20 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank 5  
21 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
22 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC 5  
23 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
24 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 3  
25 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
26 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords 3  
27 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld 2  
28 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld 2  
29 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
30 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 1  
31 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
32 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 1  
33 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Sprint classification
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 48 pts
2 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 24  
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld 15  
4 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank 11  
5 Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 10  
6 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 9  
7 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri 8  
8 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 8  
9 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 6  
10 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team 6  
11 Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 6  
12 Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
13 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
14 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 5  
15 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT 4  
16 Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
17 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi 4  
18 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 3  
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC 2  
20 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 2  
21 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 2  
22 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream 2  
23 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 2  
24 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri 1  
25 Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
26 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld 1  
27 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare 1  
28 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
29 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 1  
30 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 66:53:57  
2 Cervelo TestTeam 0:00:09  
3 Vacansoleil    
4 ISD-Neri    
5 Barloworld 0:00:20  
6 CSF Group - Navigare    
7 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
8 AG2R La Mondiale    
9 Garmin - Slipstream    
10 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:31  
11 Agritubel    
12 Rapha Condor    
13 Candi TV- Pinarello RT 0:00:36  
14 Team Columbia-HTC 0:00:39  
15 Team Halfords 0:01:06  
16 Team Katusha 0:15:43  
17 Joker Bianchi 0:17:21