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Tour of Norway 2014

Date range:
May 21-25

May 21, Stage 1: Larvik - Larvik 147.5km

Kristoff wins opening stage in Norway

By:
Jean-François Quénet
Published:
May 21, 2014, 18:14 BST,
Updated:
May 22, 2014, 23:29 BST

Katusha rider takes first race leader's jersey

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) wins the stage over Sondre Holst Enger (Team Sparebanken Sør)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) wins the stage over Sondre Holst Enger (Team Sparebanken Sør)

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Alexander "Kalashnikov" Kristoff claimed the opening stage of the Tour of Norway with a virtual spray of bullets to claim his fourth victory of the 2014 season. He won an uphill sprint in Larvik ahead of his up and coming compatriot Sondre Holst Enger of Sparenbanken Sør and Belgium's Tom Van Aesbroeck of Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, the Norwegian winner of Milan-San Remo showing how much he has stepped up this year.

"It's not much different from my win on stage 1 here last year," Kristoff told Cyclingnews after the finish. "I always felt some pressure to win in Norway. The difference now after Milan-San Remo is that I'm more expected internationally as a potential winner when it comes down to a sprint like this."

On the eve of the inaugural stage, Kristoff took his teammates to reconnoiter the last kilometer that included a hill and a flat section prior to 300 metres of a difficult false flat finish. The characteristics of the finale boosted his confidence and ambitions, so it was no surprise to see Katusha pulling the bunch behind the seven breakaway riders who had taken off after no more than four kilometers.

Accompanied by Adrian Kurek (CCC Polsat), Davide Frattini (Unitedhealthcare), Oysten Stake Laengen (Motiv3), Adrian Gjølberg (FixIT.no), Krister Hagen (Øster Hus-Ridley) and later Eliot Lietaer (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Tour de l'Avenir winner Ruben Fernández (Caja Rural-RGA) won the two intermediate sprints of the day while Gjølberg took the first King of the Mountain jersey with only one categorized climb on the menu of the day. Their maximum advantage was 4:25 at km 42.5.

As the three Pro Teams in contention, Katusha, Belkin and Tinkoff-Saxo, combined forces at the head of the peloton, the last four breakaway riders got caught with 6km to go. Belkin won the battle for positioning at the bottom of the final climb. "It was very slippery on the wet downhill," Kristoff described. "I got scared and I lost a few positions. But the bottom of the climb, I was not that far behind. Lars-Petter [Nordhaug] was right to attack strongly but my teammate [Aleksandr Kuchinsky] closed the gap. He was very strong, too. As Marco Haller led me out and I still had some power left, I thought I was going to win but I looked back and I saw Sondre Holst Enger very close behind me. That pushed me to give a bit more."

Enger showed some anger after being defeated, but he was true to his words on the start line as he expected to being able to beat Kristoff despite just coming out of a beginning of the season affected by illness. The bronze medallist at last year's U23 world championship was on the hunt for his first success of the year. For now, he's back in the lead of the best young rider competition that he won at the Tour of Norway last year as well as finishing third overall behind Edvald Boasson Hagen and Sergio Paulinho.

Boasson Hagen being busy at the Giro d'Italia this year, Kristoff is pipped as a potential overall winner but he played down his ambitions. "My main objective remains the stage wins," he said. "I'm coming out of a period with not much racing (only his successful GP Frankfurt since Paris-Roubaix). This is my first stage race on the way to the Tour de France. I'll try to keep the yellow jersey as long as I can. Last year I lost it in the queen stage in Lillehammer. We'll see on Saturday if I manage to overcome the climbs or not."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 3:24:18  
2 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
3 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
4 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
5 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
6 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
7 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
8 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
9 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
10 Jo Kogstad Ringheim (Nor) Team Joker    
11 Trond Hakon Trondsen (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
12 Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
13 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
14 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
15 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling    
16 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
17 Henrik Steen Haugen (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
18 August Jensen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
19 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha    
20 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Team Joker    
21 Marc De Maar (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
22 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
23 Magnus Børresen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
24 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff Saxo    
25 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
26 Phan-Age Haugard (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
27 Christer Jensen (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
28 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
29 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
30 Edvin Wilson (Swe) Team Joker    
31 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
32 Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff Saxo    
33 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
34 Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff Saxo    
35 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
36 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
37 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling    
38 Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
39 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:10  
40 Leonid Krasnov (Rus) Rusvelo    
41 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:11  
42 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha 0:00:13  
43 Kristian Forbord (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
44 Anders Kristoffersen (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
45 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
46 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
47 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
48 Alexander Serov (Rus) Rusvelo    
49 Fillip Eidsheim (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
50 Artur Ershov (Rus) Rusvelo    
51 Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Team Joker    
52 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
53 Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling    
54 Fridtjof Roeinaas (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
55 Stian Remme (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
56 Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
57 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
58 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
59 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker    
60 Nikolaï Tefre Lunder (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
61 Igor Boev (Rus) Rusvelo    
62 Havard Jorbekk Blikra (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
63 Sergey Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo    
64 Øyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
65 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Saxo    
66 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
67 Amund Gronda Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
68 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
69 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
70 Krisztian Lovassy (Hun) Team FixIT.no 0:00:21  
71 Elias Angell Spikseth (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
72 Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
73 Timofey Kristkiy (Rus) Rusvelo    
74 Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
75 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
76 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:29  
77 Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
78 Niklas Aakvik (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
79 Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
80 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:35  
81 Fredrik Galta (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
82 Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
83 Andreas Landa (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
84 Tord Andre Sundhagen (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
85 Kristoffer Sommer Wormsen (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft 0:00:43  
86 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
87 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
88 Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:52  
89 Jan Marcus Faaglum Karlsson (Swe) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
90 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
91 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Saxo    
92 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff Saxo    
93 Philip Lindau (Swe) Team Joker    
94 Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
95 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha    
96 Marius Hafsas (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
97 Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
98 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:17  
99 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:35  
100 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha 0:01:43  
101 Krister Hagen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley 0:01:45  
102 Oysten Stake Laengen (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
103 Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
104 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
105 Adrian Gjølberg (Nor) Team FixIT.no 0:02:21  
106 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha    
DNF Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
Sprint 1 - km 15.6 - Helgeroa
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 3  pts
2 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Adrian Gjølberg (Nor) Team FixIT.no 1  
Sprint 2 - km 113 - Helgeroa
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 3  pts
2 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 15  pts
2 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør 14  
3 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 13  
4 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 12  
5 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 11  
6 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 10  
7 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 9  
8 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 8  
9 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 7  
10 Jo Kogstad Ringheim (Nor) Team Joker 6  
11 Trond Hakon Trondsen (Nor) Froy-Bianchi 5  
12 Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley 4  
13 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 3  
14 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør 2  
15 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 1  
Mountain 1 - km 32.9 - Langangen
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Adrian Gjølberg (Nor) Team FixIT.no 4  pts
2 Krister Hagen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley 3  
3 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 2  
4 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 10:12:54  
2 CCC Polsat Polkowice    
3 Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
4 Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
5 Team Sparebanken Sør    
6 Team Joker    
7 IAM Cycling    
8 Tinkoff Saxo    
9 Team Katusha    
10 Froy-Bianchi 0:00:13  
11 Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
12 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
13 Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
14 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:23  
15 Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team 0:00:26  
16 Rusvelo 0:00:36  
17 Team FixIT.no 0:00:47  
18 MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:10  
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 3:24:08  
2 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør 0:00:04  
3 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:00:06  
4 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:10  
5 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
6 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
7 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
8 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
9 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
10 Jo Kogstad Ringheim (Nor) Team Joker    
11 Trond Hakon Trondsen (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
12 Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
13 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
14 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
15 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling    
16 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
17 Henrik Steen Haugen (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
18 August Jensen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
19 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha    
20 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Team Joker    
21 Marc De Maar (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
22 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
23 Magnus Børresen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
24 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff Saxo    
25 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
26 Phan-Age Haugard (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
27 Christer Jensen (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
28 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
29 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
30 Edvin Wilson (Swe) Team Joker    
31 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
32 Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff Saxo    
33 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
34 Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff Saxo    
35 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
36 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
37 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling    
38 Bjørn Tore Nilsen Hoem (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
39 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha    
40 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:17  
41 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:20  
42 Leonid Krasnov (Rus) Rusvelo    
43 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:21  
44 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha 0:00:23  
45 Kristian Forbord (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
46 Anders Kristoffersen (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
47 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
48 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
49 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
50 Alexander Serov (Rus) Rusvelo    
51 Fillip Eidsheim (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
52 Artur Ershov (Rus) Rusvelo    
53 Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Team Joker    
54 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
55 Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling    
56 Fridtjof Roeinaas (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
57 Stian Remme (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
58 Njal Eivind Kleiven (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
59 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
60 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
61 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Team Joker    
62 Nikolaï Tefre Lunder (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
63 Igor Boev (Rus) Rusvelo    
64 Havard Jorbekk Blikra (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
65 Sergey Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo    
66 Øyvind Lukkedal (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
67 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff Saxo    
68 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
69 Amund Gronda Groendahl Jansen (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
70 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
71 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:00:30  
72 Krisztian Lovassy (Hun) Team FixIT.no 0:00:31  
73 Elias Angell Spikseth (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
74 Kristian Aasvold (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør    
75 Timofey Kristkiy (Rus) Rusvelo    
76 Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
77 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:39  
78 Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
79 Niklas Aakvik (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
80 Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
81 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:45  
82 Fredrik Galta (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
83 Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
84 Andreas Landa (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
85 Tord Andre Sundhagen (Nor) Froy-Bianchi    
86 Kristoffer Sommer Wormsen (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft 0:00:53  
87 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
88 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
89 Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:01:02  
90 Jan Marcus Faaglum Karlsson (Swe) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
91 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
92 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Saxo    
93 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff Saxo    
94 Philip Lindau (Swe) Team Joker    
95 Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
96 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha    
97 Marius Hafsas (Nor) Team FixIT.no    
98 Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
99 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:27  
100 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:41  
101 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha 0:01:53  
102 Krister Hagen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley 0:01:55  
103 Oysten Stake Laengen (Nor) Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team    
104 Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
105 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
106 Adrian Gjølberg (Nor) Team FixIT.no 0:02:30  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 15  pts
2 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør 14  
3 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 13  
4 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 12  
5 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 11  
6 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 10  
7 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 9  
8 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 8  
9 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 7  
10 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 6  
11 Jo Kogstad Ringheim (Nor) Team Joker 6  
12 Trond Hakon Trondsen (Nor) Froy-Bianchi 5  
13 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4  
14 Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley 4  
15 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 3  
16 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Nor) Team Sparebanken Sør 2  
17 Adrian Gjølberg (Nor) Team FixIT.no 1  
18 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 1  
19 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Adrian Gjølberg (Nor) Team FixIT.no 4  pts
2 Krister Hagen (Nor) Team Oster Hus - Ridley 3  
3 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 2  
4 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 10:12:54  
2 CCC Polsat Polkowice    
3 Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
4 Team Oster Hus - Ridley    
5 Team Sparebanken Sør    
6 Team Joker    
7 IAM Cycling    
8 Tinkoff Saxo    
9 Team Katusha    
10 Froy-Bianchi 0:00:13  
11 Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
12 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
13 Team Ringeriks-Kraft    
14 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:23  
15 Motiv3 Pro-Cycling Team 0:00:26  
16 Rusvelo 0:00:36  
17 Team FixIT.no 0:00:47  
18 MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:10