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September 9-16, 2012

September 12, Stage 4: Carlisle - Blackpool

Cavendish quickest in Blackpool at Tour of Britain

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Cycling News
Published:
September 12, 2012, 15:09 BST,
Updated:
September 12, 2012, 22:56 BST

World champion takes overall lead

Mark Cavendish (Sky) won his second straight stage at the Tour of Britain.

Mark Cavendish (Sky) won his second straight stage at the Tour of Britain.

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In a carbon copy of Tuesday's stage, Team Sky was totally dominant again and split the peloton to shreds on the approach to Blackpool before peeling off in turn and unleashing the world champion along the windswept sea-front to wrap up his second consecutive victory.

Time bonuses at the line saw Cavendish open up a six-second lead in the general classification and take control of the IG Markets gold jersey.

The action had commenced under leaden skies in Carlisle, with King of the Mountains jersey holder Kristian House (Rapha-Condor) slipping away early once again and being joined by five further riders who built up a lead of almost seven minutes within the first 32km of racing.

That was when race leaders Orica-GreenEdge began to monitor the situation back in the bunch, and when Team Sky and Endura leant a hand, the break's advantage began to fall steadily.

Once the day's three categorised climbs had been contested, House and Niklas Gustavsson (UK Youth Cycling) dropped out of the break, leaving Mathew Cronshaw (Node 4-Giordana), David Le Lay (Saur–Sojasun), Dan Craven (IG-Sigma Sport) and Ronan McLaughlin (An Post-Sean Kelly) to battle on as a foursome.

Their days were numbered though when Bradley Wiggins and Christian Knees began drilling it on the front, and the pace that duo set in the crosswinds cut the peloton to around 25 riders before they swept up the remnants of the break inside the last 8km.

It was then that Team Sky's sprint train came into effect, and Bernhard Eisel produced a huge turn before Wiggins and Luke Rowe led-out the Manxman.

Cavendish had waited patiently on Leigh Howard's wheel, but kicked past the Orica-GreenEdge man on the closing straight before celebrating another comfortable victory.

Steele Von Hoff (Garmin–Sharp) took second place on the day, with Australian compatriot Howard one spot behind him in third.

Back on the bus, Cavendish revealed how the team had followed their plan to the letter, and was delighted with the result.

"Brad lives not far from Blackpool and the route included a lot of the roads he uses for training," said Cavendish. "He told us it was very open, and very windy, and he knew the exact place we should go on the attack. It was the perfect call.

"It was a grim day but we ploughed through and waited until that moment 22km from home to split things apart, and although it was difficult to do that with a small team, the fact Endura were riding as well made it easier.

"On those last 5km along the front we just made it so fast that nobody else could get close to us.

"We'd expected a crosswind, but in the end it felt like a tailwind, and we were flying. Luke's going for the overall so we tried to let him get a bit of a gap like the other day, but then Leigh Howard jumped so I had to go with him, and then it was quite straightforward for me in the sprint.

"I'm really happy to have gone into the lead, and although I can't see myself keeping the jersey, we'd like to keep it in the team.

"Luke's going really well, so he's up for it, and although I'll try my hardest to stay on top, as long as the team keeps hold of it I'll be happy.

"I've only got a few days left in the rainbow jersey now, so I'd like to wear that again as well."

Sports Director Servais Knaven admitted the team had plenty of options open to them in the days to come, and said: "Tomorrow is a hard day but we'll definitely try to defend the race lead and then see how the race pans out.

"Who we ride for will depend on how everyone's feeling, and how the other teams are riding, because having only six men on each team makes it a hard race hard to control.

"Our priority right now is Cav, but if these next stages turn out to be too much for him then we'll change our tactics. We do have a number of cards to play and we'll change things around accordingly. Luke, Christian and Bradley are all looking really strong, and as long as we win the GC, it doesn't matter to us who's in the jersey.

"Everybody's really motivated to do that and they'll be ready to go again on Thursday."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 3:51:33  
2 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
4 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
5 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp    
6 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing    
7 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp    
9 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
11 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana    
12 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
13 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
14 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing    
15 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
16 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
17 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
18 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
19 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp    
20 Zak Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing 0:00:09  
21 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
22 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
23 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 0:00:11  
24 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:39  
25 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:00:43  
26 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:01:05  
27 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
28 David Clarke (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:02:14  
29 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:03:37  
30 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor    
31 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor    
32 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing    
33 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
34 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
35 Tom Moses (GBr) Great Britain    
36 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain    
37 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) IG - Sigma Sport    
38 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor    
39 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 David McGowan (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
41 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp    
42 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing    
43 Christofer Stevenson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
44 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
45 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
46 Michael Northey (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana    
47 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
48 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana    
49 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
50 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
51 Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
52 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
53 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
54 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
55 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
56 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport    
57 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
58 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing    
59 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
60 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp    
61 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
62 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain    
63 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp    
64 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
65 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
66 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
67 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale    
68 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor    
69 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC    
70 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
71 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
72 Simon Richardson (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
73 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
74 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
75 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
76 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
77 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
78 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:05:39  
79 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain    
80 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain    
81 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
82 Tom Last (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
83 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
84 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Rapha Condor    
85 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
86 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
87 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
88 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
89 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:07:07  
90 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
91 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:07:53  
92 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
93 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
94 Rico Rogers (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana 0:13:12  
Sprint 1 - Shap, 43km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 5  pts
2 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 3  
3 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
4 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Sprint 2 - Kendal, 66.7km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  pts
2 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 3  
3 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
4 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 1  
Sprint 3 - Caton, 106.4km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  pts
2 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
3 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
4 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 1  
Points - finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 15  pts
2 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 14  
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 13  
4 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 12  
5 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 11  
6 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 10  
7 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 9  
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 8  
9 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 7  
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
11 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  
12 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 4  
13 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 3  
14 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 2  
15 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 1  
Mountain - Shap Fell (Cat 2) 51.8km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 6  pts
2 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 5  
3 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 4  
4 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 3  
5 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 2  
6 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Mountain - Old Hutton (Cat 2) 79.9km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 6  pts
2 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 5  
3 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 4  
4 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 3  
5 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
6 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 1  
Mountain - Quernmore (Cat 3) 114km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 4  pts
2 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 3  
3 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
4 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Rouleur Combativity Award
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garmin - Sharp 11:34:39  
2 Sky Procycling    
3 Endura Racing 0:00:09  
4 Node 4 - Giordana 0:02:57  
5 UK Youth Cycling 0:03:37  
6 Team NetApp    
7 UnitedHealthcare    
8 Saur Sojasun 0:03:46  
9 Orica - GreenEDGE 0:05:39  
10 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:07:14  
11 IG - Sigma Sport 0:07:25  
12 An Post Sean Kelly 0:07:53  
13 Rapha Condor 0:10:51  
14 Great Britain    
15 Euskaltel Euskadi    
16 Vacansoleil - DCM    
17 Raleigh - GAC    
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 17:07:51  
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:06  
3 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:14  
4 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
5 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:20  
6 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
7 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 0:00:22  
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:26  
9 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
10 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 0:00:27  
11 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
12 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing    
13 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
14 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
15 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
16 Zak Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing 0:00:36  
17 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
18 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:00:43  
19 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 0:01:00  
20 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:05  
21 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 0:02:10  
22 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 0:02:28  
23 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:02:56  
24 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:03:41  
25 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 0:04:04  
26 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor    
27 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor    
28 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
29 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
30 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
31 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
32 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing    
33 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
34 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:04:20  
35 David Clarke (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:04:25  
36 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 0:04:38  
37 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:04:45  
38 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:01  
39 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 0:05:33  
40 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
41 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 0:05:35  
42 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:05:36  
43 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
44 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) IG - Sigma Sport 0:05:38  
45 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
46 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
47 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:05:40  
48 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp    
49 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor    
51 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:05:52  
52 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:54  
53 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 0:05:56  
54 Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:06:16  
55 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain 0:06:19  
56 Christofer Stevenson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:06:33  
57 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:06:42  
58 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:06:44  
59 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:06:50  
60 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:07:29  
61 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:07:38  
62 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:07:40  
63 Simon Richardson (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:08:01  
64 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:08:24  
65 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing 0:08:25  
66 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:09:19  
67 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:09:23  
68 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:10:49  
69 David McGowan (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 0:11:26  
70 Michael Northey (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana    
71 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
72 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
73 Tom Moses (GBr) Great Britain 0:11:42  
74 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain    
75 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:12:10  
76 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 0:12:12  
77 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:12:21  
78 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:12:48  
79 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:12:49  
80 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:13:21  
81 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain 0:13:28  
82 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Rapha Condor 0:13:44  
83 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:13:50  
84 Tom Last (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:13:58  
85 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:14:09  
86 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:14:55  
87 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
88 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain 0:15:06  
89 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:15:12  
90 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:16:31  
91 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:16:37  
92 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:18:26  
93 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:19:05  
94 Rico Rogers (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana 0:21:01  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 48  pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 44  
3 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 44  
4 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 42  
5 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 39  
6 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 26  
7 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 23  
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 18  
9 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 18  
10 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 18  
11 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 16  
12 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 16  
13 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 13  
14 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 13  
15 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
16 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 9  
17 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 9  
18 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
19 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 8  
20 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing 8  
21 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 7  
22 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 7  
23 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor 6  
24 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 5  
25 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 5  
26 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  
27 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 4  
28 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
29 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 2  
30 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 2  
31 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor 1  
32 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 62  pts
2 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 41  
3 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 32  
4 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 32  
5 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 28  
6 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 25  
7 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 23  
8 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 21  
9 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 19  
10 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale 18  
11 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 16  
12 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
13 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 10  
14 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 7  
15 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
16 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
17 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
18 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4  
19 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 3  
20 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 3  
21 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
22 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor 1  
23 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 1  
24 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 1  
25 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
26 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 27  pts
2 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 13  
3 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
4 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 10  
5 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 8  
6 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 7  
7 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale 7  
8 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 7  
9 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 6  
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 5  
11 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 5  
12 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
13 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 4  
14 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
15 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
16 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 3  
17 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
18 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
19 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 2  
20 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garmin - Sharp 11:34:39  
2 Sky Procycling    
3 Endura Racing 0:00:09  
4 Node 4 - Giordana 0:02:57  
5 UK Youth Cycling 0:03:37  
6 Team NetApp    
7 UnitedHealthcare    
8 Saur Sojasun 0:03:46  
9 Orica - GreenEDGE 0:05:39  
10 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:07:14  
11 IG - Sigma Sport 0:07:25  
12 An Post Sean Kelly 0:07:53  
13 Rapha Condor 0:10:51  
14 Great Britain    
15 Euskaltel Euskadi    
16 Vacansoleil - DCM    
17 Raleigh - GAC