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September 12-19, 2009

September 18, Stage 7: Hatherleigh - Yeovil 159.7km

Swift's sweet victory in Somerset

By:
Gerry McManus
Published:
September 18, 2009, 15:13 BST,
Updated:
September 19, 2009, 11:29 BST

First pro victory for Brit, Boasson Hagen picks up a few more seconds toward his lead

Ben Swift (Team Katusha) pulled off his first professional career victory when he won the bunch sprint in Yeovil on Friday. The Yorkshireman has achieved every place in the top ten this year except seventh and first. Today he became the first Britain to win a stage of the Tour of Britain since Paul Manning won the final stage in Glasgow two years ago.

"This was a really special win for me," said Swift. "I came into the race with aims for the general classification, but I had a bit of bad luck on the second, third and fourth stages. Then yesterday, I had a good long hard day out in the break, but after I knew the GC was out of reach, I was going for the stage wins.

"Pozzato was going to try to get away over the last climb and if he didn't get away, he was going to look after me at the finish. Steve Cummings (Barloworld) did a good job for Geraint Thomas on the front and then Pozzato took over for me. There was a bit of a crash coming into the first corner, but we got round it pretty quickly and opened up a gap. We went into the second corner a little too quick and we both skidded down the barriers. However, we opened up a bigger gap, and I came round Pozzato with 150m to go. He held on for second which made it a bit more special."

"To pull it off in Britain is great," said the rider from Rotherham in Yorkshire: "My legs were sore today and I could feel it on the climbs. It was a hard day, all day with the terrain with twists and turns. The team has ridden for me quite a few times now and this is the first time I have managed to finish it off."

The tough terrain was not enough to break Columbia-HTC's tight control over the race despite numerous attempts by other teams to go distance themselves from Columbia-HTC's race leader Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Filippo Pozzato gave his teammate the perfect lead out in a tricky finish with two tight turns within the last 200m and the Italian champion held onto second place ahead of race leader Boasson Hagen, who will almost certainly be crowned the Tour of Britain race winner in London tomorrow barring accidents in the two-hour criterium finale.

The attacking action had started early with Alto Galdos (Eustakel-Euskadi) and Filippo Salvini (CSF Navigare) the first to gain a clear lead before the first climb of the day at Cadbury Hill. Mauricio Soler (Barloworld) lead a seven-man group that included teammates Steve Cummings and Geraint Thomas but also two Columbia-HTC riders.

The seven chasers made it over to the two leaders but only before AG2R, Cervelo & Vacansoleil brought the bunch up to make it gruppo compatto again. Kristian House (Rapha Condor) was the next to make his move with Joker Bianchi's Stian Remme. The two leaders rapidly blasted their way into a five-minute lead using the twisty lanes, but the duo knew they would be struggling into a headwind when the turned for Yeovil. They had a tailwind on the way out of Honiton and the lead was starting to come down when they climbed their way out of town with Columbia-HTC on the front of the bunch.

The gap was only just over two minutes at Tytherleigh after three and quarter hours of racing. Garmin put in an attack from the bunch at Cricket St Thomas with young Tom Peterson from Seattle moving clear in an attempt to join the leaders. Peterson was brought back but Bart Vanheule (TopSport - Vlaanderen) made it across to make it three riders with a lead of around 10 seconds but House was starting to suffer and their impressive pace faded. So it was altogether in the final 10km with Barloworld leading the peloton. Geraint Thomas attacked on the final climb with only 5km to go but no one was going to be let go in this late stage.

There was a crash in the final kilometre, but Swift, Boasson Hagen and Pozzato were well clear, and Swift came off the Italian's wheel to taste victory for the first time in his pro career.

Thomas De Gendt (TopSport - Vlaanderen) added the sprints jersey to the mountains jersey he won yesterday.

Kai Reus (Rabobank) sits second overall at 23 seconds. Martin Reimer (Cervelo) is third at 25 seconds, and Chris Sutton (Garmin Slipstream) fourth at 28 seconds. The overall victory will almost surely go to Boasson Hagen.

"It was hard to control things today," said Boasson Hagen. "It kept splitting and coming back together. It was hard to control things. We didn't expect Katusha to help to bring back the break with the Barloworld riders in it, but it was good. I also didn't expect the final climb to be so steep and there were a lot of attacks over the top. Katusha was strong in the sprint, and they were so far in front out of the last corner. It was not possible to catch them. I am just happy to keep the yellow jersey."

Rapha Condor had planned to do a good ride in the stage, and Kristian House had got close to breaking the domination of Columbia-HTC when he escaped with Stian Remme (Joker Bianchi). "We rode the whole stage about two weeks ago," said House: "I didn't really expect the break to get away. The way the race had been going everyone wants to be in a break, so I expected people to continue attacking but I got a message on the radio pretty quick saying they'd shut it down and Columbia was happy with two guys away because they could control that.

"So we knew we were going to get a gap, the questions were how big of a gap and how long we could hold on to it? It definitely started hurting with about 30k to go. The gap was coming down pretty quickly then."

Results

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