Greipel sprints to opening Oman victory

Galimzyanov and Farrar continue solid Qatar form

André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) picked up where he left off in Australia by thundering to victory in a bunch sprint on the opening day of the Tour of Oman. With an impressive show of force, he made light work of the uphill finishing straight and powered clear of Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda) to take a resounding victory.

Already dominant in the sprints at the Tour Down Under in January, Greipel was laid low by illness soon afterwards and forced to miss the Tour of Qatar. No matter, the German scarcely skipped a beat and he was motoring smoothly again at Wadi Al Hoqay on Tuesday. As his dauphin Galimzyanov gasped to Cyclingnews shortly after crossing the line, Greipel simply shot past his rivals “like a car” to claim the win.

The sprinters had clearly been forewarned about the deceptive difficulty of the finale, where the finish banner seemed to hover at the brow of the incline like a mirage, forever out of reach. With a shade over 200 metres to go, Tyler Farrar was the first of the fast men to grasp at it, but his effort would die a slow death as the road continued to stretch inexorably upwards and he had to make do with third.

Galimzyanov was tucked smartly on Farrar’s wheel, and when showed his hand soon afterwards, it briefly looked as though the young Russian might take the spoils. No sooner had he hit the front than his hopes were dashed, however, as Greipel summoned up a ferocious effort to rip clear of the pack and take an emphatic triumph.

The win was Greipel’s fourth of the new campaign, but he was typically understated when he recounted the race to the press in the shadow of the makeshift podium over the other side of the hill. The headlines will be all about Greipel’s raw power in the final metres, but he was at pains to point out that the story of the race was a more complex one than that.

“We hit the front the last 15km to put me in a good position for the end, and we stuck to our plan with 2km to go,” Greipel said. “Adam Hansen went, then Jens Debusschere, Marcel Sieberg, Greg Henderson and me. I felt I was a bit too early in the wind so I let two guys in and then with 200 metres to go I opened my sprint.”

Indeed, Greipel was loathe even to single out his newly-arrived lead out man Greg Henderson for praise above the other carriages of his train, but he did acknowledge the New Zealander is proving to be a canny addition to the Lotto Belisol line-up.

“He brings a lot of experience for the lead-out trains. I can trust him, he’s always there where you can decide a race,” Greipel said. “I come more relaxed to the finish because I just follow him. It takes a big pressure off my shoulder because I don’t need to fight for the position.”

Big names

Greipel’s win was made all the more impressive by the roll call of top sprinters who were left trailing in his wake in the finishing straight. Marcel Kittel (Project 1t4i) finished 4th, while Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) appeared to leave his effort too late on a finish that appeared well-suited to his myriad talents. The young Slovak came home in 5th, but will have the chance to do it all again on an even tougher finish at Wadi Dayqah Dam on Wednesday.

While the likes of Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) and Matt Goss (GreenEdge) at least had the satisfaction of being in the mix in the finale, the grand absentee from the finishing sprint was world champion Mark Cavendish, who had taken two sprint wins with disarming facility in Qatar.

His Sky team had been active in chasing down the day’s early break, alongside Lotto Belisol and GreenEdge, but Cavendish was forced to unclip inside the final two kilometres and lost his position towards the head of the bunch. The finger of blame in the Sky camp was directed at Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), and Cavendish was left to cross the line in a frustrated 67th place.

The nature of Tuesday’s route meant that the sprinters would inevitably be given the chance to test their mettle on that inviting finishing straight, but there were still four early escapees willing to test those odds on the road out of Muscat. Shortly after the flag was dropped, the stylish Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) careered off the front, followed by Danilo Wyss (BMC), Pangda Jiao (Champion System) and Alexandre Lemair (Bridgestone).

20km in, they had built up a lead of five minutes, but thereafter it began to melt ineluctably under the unforgiving mid-afternoon sun. When the gap fell to within a minute with 25km to go, Ignatiev decided to try his luck alone, but he too would be swallowed up by the peloton in the finale, where Greipel delivered his pitch perfect sprint.

While Greipel was typically reluctant to shout the odds, the beaten Galimzyanov summed up the situation succinctly: “André is too, too strong. I think in this moment he is stronger than everybody.” His sprint rivals will have their right of reply in the days to come.

Full Results
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team3:26:09 
2Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
4Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i  
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
10Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
11Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
12Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
13Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
14Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
15Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:03 
16Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
17Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
18Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan  
20Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
21Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i  
22Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
23Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i  
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
25Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
26Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
27Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
28Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
29Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
30Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
31Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
32Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
33Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
35Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
36Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
37Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
39David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team  
40Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda  
41Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
42Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
43Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
44David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
45Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda  
46Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
47Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor  
48Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
49Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
50Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
51Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
53Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
54Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
55Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
56Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
57Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
58Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
59Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
60David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda  
61Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
62Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
63Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
64Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
65Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
66Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
67Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
68Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
69Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
70Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
71Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
72Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team  
73Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
74Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
75Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i  
76Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
77Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
78Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
79William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
80Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
81Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
82Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
83Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
84Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
85Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
86Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
87Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
88Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
89Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
90Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
91Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
92Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
93Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i  
94Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
95Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
96Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i  
98Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
99Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
100Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda  
101Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
102Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
103Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda  
104Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
105Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
106Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
107Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
108Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
109Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
110Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
111Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
112Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
113Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
114Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
115Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:27 
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:29 
117Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:00:32 
118Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:40 
119Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
120Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:46 
121Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:56 
122Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i0:01:31 
123Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:16 
124William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
125Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team0:09:37 
126Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:37 
127Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Barka, 74.5km
1Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor3pts
2Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
3Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Sprint 2 - As Suwayq, 128.5km
1Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team3pts
2Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor2 
3Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Points - Wadi Al Huwqayn, 159km
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team15pts
2Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team12 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda9 
4Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i7 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat5 
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
8Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3 
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan2 
10Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
Young riders
1Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team3:26:09 
2Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:03 
9Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i  
10Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
11Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
12Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
13Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
14Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
15Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
16Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
17Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
18Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
19Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
20Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
21Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
22Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
23Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
24Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i  
25Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda  
26Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
27Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
28Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
29Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
30Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
31Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:40 
32Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:37 
Teams
1Liquigas-Cannondale10:18:30 
2RadioShack-Nissan0:00:03 
3Project 1t4i  
4Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Katusha Team  
6FDJ-Bigmat  
7Garmin - Barracuda  
8Champion System  
9Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
10Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
11Lotto-Belisol Team  
12Sky Procycling  
13GreenEdge Cycling Team  
14Bridgestone Anchor0:00:06 
15BMC Racing Team  
16RTS Racing Team  
General classification after stage 1
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team3:25:59 
2Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:04 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:06 
4Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:08 
5Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:09 
6Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i0:00:10 
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
9Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
10Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
11Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
12Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
13Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
14Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
15Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
16Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
17Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
18Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:13 
19Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
20Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
21Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
22Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan  
23Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
24Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i  
25Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
26Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i  
27Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
28Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
29Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
30Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
31Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
32Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
33Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
34Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
35Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
36Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
37Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
38Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
39Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
40Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
41Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
42David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team  
43Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda  
44Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
45Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
46Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
47David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
48Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda  
49Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
50Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor  
51Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
52Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
53Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
55Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
56Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
57Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
58Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
59Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
60Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
61Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
62David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda  
63Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
64Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
65Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
66Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
67Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
68Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
69Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
70Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
71Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
72Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
73Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
74Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team  
75Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
76Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
77Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i  
78Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
79Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
80William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
81Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
82Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
83Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
84Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
85Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
86Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
87Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
88Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
89Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
90Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
91Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
92Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
93Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i  
94Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
95Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
96Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i  
98Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
99Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
100Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda  
101Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
102Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
103Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda  
104Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
105Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
106Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
107Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
108Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
109Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
110Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
111Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
112Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
113Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
114Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
115Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:37 
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:39 
117Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:00:42 
118Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:50 
119Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
120Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:56 
121Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:06 
122Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i0:01:41 
123Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:26 
124William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
125Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team0:09:47 
126Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:47 
127Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team15pts
2Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team12 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda9 
4Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i7 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
6Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor5 
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat5 
8Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team4 
9Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
10Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3 
11Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
12Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan2 
13Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
Young riders classification
1Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team3:26:03 
2Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:04 
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i0:00:06 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
6Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:09 
10Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i  
11Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
12Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
14Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
16Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
17Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
18Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
19Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
20Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
21Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
22Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
23Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
24Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i  
25Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda  
26Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
27Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
28Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
29Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
30Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
31Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:46 
32Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:43 
Combativity classification
1Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
2Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
3Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
Teams classification
1Liquigas-Cannondale10:18:30 
2RadioShack-Nissan0:00:03 
3Project 1t4i  
4Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Katusha Team  
6FDJ-Bigmat  
7Garmin - Barracuda  
8Champion System  
9Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
10Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
11Lotto-Belisol Team  
12Sky Procycling  
13GreenEdge Cycling Team  
14Bridgestone Anchor0:00:06 
15BMC Racing Team  
16RTS Racing Team  

 

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