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Tour of Oman 2012

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February 14-19, 2012

February 16, Stage 3: Al Awabi (Al Alya) - Muscat Heights (Bank Muscat HQ) 144.5km

Marcel Kittel collects stage 3 in Tour of Oman

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
February 16, 2012, 12:27 GMT,
Updated:
February 17, 2012, 3:43 GMT

German sprinter takes vital stage win

Marcel Kittel (Project 1t4i) confirmed his place at sprinting's top table with a competent victory on stage three of the Tour of Oman ahead of a roll call of the fastest riders in the peloton. The young German combined guile with power to take what was his second win of the season, but his first in such exalted company.

A fast-finishing André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) proved to be his closest rival on the day, but he was unable to close the gap on his fellow countryman in the final 50 metres, and had to settle for the red jersey of race leader as consolation. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ-Big Mat) gave another indication of his potential with third, and beating the likes of Peter Sagan (5th), Tom Boonen (6th) and Mark Cavendish (8th) will be a further boon to his confidence.

The day belonged to the prodigious Kittel, however, who couldn't hide his delight at seeing off so many big names. Already a stage winner at the Vuelta a España last season, this victory was arguably of even greater significance considering the depth of sprinting talent in the field.

"It was a big goal for me this year to ride in the big races against the top sprinters, and of course I'm very, very happy that it worked out already at the Tour of Oman," said Kittel at the finish. "If you look at the start list, all of the big sprinters are here. Maybe not all in best shape, but it's the beginning of the season for everyone."

Kittel launched his sprint from a distance after being forced to fend for himself inside a chaotic final kilometre. The 23-year-old German's effort was all the more impressive considering the light breeze that he faced, and when he shot past, both Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda) and Greipel were attracted to his rear wheel like moths to light.

Try as they might, nobody could come past Kittel, and with Cavendish seemingly penned in a little further back, the big German was able to power his way clear to take the win. "With one kilometre to go, I was alone and I had to fight for myself, but that's ok, the boys did a great job before that," he smiled. "In end, I was lucky to find a good spot in the final 500 metres and I could do a good sprint."

Kittel's victory comes on the back of a turbulent start to his campaign. A German television report linked him to a blood doping investigation at the end of January, and though his team quickly confirmed that Kittel is not a suspect in the inquiry, he admitted that it was a difficult period.

"When I saw my name on German television it was really a shock and it was definitely one of the hardest days of my life," he said. "The whole week and still here again I think a lot about that."

Team support

Robustly supported by his Project 1t4i team off the bike, Kittel enjoyed a similar vote of confidence on the road during stage 3. When the day's early escapees Vladimir Isaichev (Katusha), Kevin Hulsmans (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia), William Clarke (Champion System) and Alexandre Lemair (Bridgestone Anchor) entered the final 60km with three minutes in hand on the peloton, it was the green and white jerseys of 1t4i that massed at the front to lend a hand to Team Sky's pursuit.

It was some measure of the team's belief in Kittel's talents that they were willing to seize the initiative on behalf of the youngster even though he was faced with rivals of the calibre of Mark Cavendish, and their confidence was repaid in full in the finale.

For their part, Sky endured a frustrating end to a stage that they initially appeared to have under control. After Ian Stannard had spent much of the day on the front of the bunch keeping the break's lead in check, Cavendish was marshalled in the finale by CJ Sutton, Matt Hayman and Jeremy Hunt. As the roads became more technical in the final 20 kilometres, however, it became increasingly difficult to form any kind of cohesive sprint train.

"It was pretty scrappy in the last 15k," Sutton said afterwards. "It went from a big wide open highway on two lanes to being a bit narrow. I was just trying to keep Cav out of trouble. It was all going perfect and we just got lost a couple of times. You have a plan and you try to execute it but sometimes it doesn't always go to plan."

Even so, Cavendish was still in contention for the win inside the final kilometre, but the world champion's hopes were extinguished definitively in the finishing straight and he rolled in a frustrated 8th.

"He said one of the French guys just chopped him and he said he couldn't do anything about it, he just had to freewheel the last 50 metres," Sutton said.

Another disappointed man at the finish was André Greipel, who acknowledged that he lacked Kittel's momentum as the sprint opened in earnest. "Kittel came pretty fast from the back and he was much faster than me when I started the sprint," Greipel said. "I tried to jump on his wheel, but Farrar was there too, so I was on his wheel, and the finish line just came a bit too soon."

The time bonus for second place was enough for Greipel to leapfrog back over Peter Sagan and into the red jersey of overall leader. Both men will aim to be in the mix on Friday's stage, which features another slightly uphill finishing straight at the end of a tricky finishing circuit at Al Wadi Al Kabir.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i 3:23:00  
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team    
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
5 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
7 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
8 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
9 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda    
11 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
12 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
13 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
14 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i    
15 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i    
16 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
17 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
18 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
19 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
21 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i    
22 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
23 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
24 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
25 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
26 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
27 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
28 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan    
29 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
30 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan    
31 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
32 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
33 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
34 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
35 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
36 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
37 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
38 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
39 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
40 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
41 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
42 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
44 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan    
45 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
46 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
47 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
48 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
49 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team    
50 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
51 Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
52 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
53 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
54 Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
55 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
56 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
57 Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
58 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
59 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
60 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
61 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
62 Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
63 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
64 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
65 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:08  
66 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda    
67 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
68 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
69 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
70 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
71 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
72 Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan    
73 David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team    
74 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i    
75 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
76 Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
77 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team    
78 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:26  
79 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
80 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
81 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
82 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
83 Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team    
84 Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
85 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
86 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:00:30  
87 Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team    
88 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
89 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:32  
90 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
91 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:34  
92 Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:38  
93 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda    
94 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
95 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
96 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
97 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
98 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
99 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i    
100 Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team    
101 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
102 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
103 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
104 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
105 Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:00:50  
106 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:01:03  
107 Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i    
108 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda    
109 Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:05  
110 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
111 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
112 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
113 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:13  
114 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:18  
115 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
116 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat    
117 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
118 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:01:47  
119 Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor 0:02:16  
120 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:24  
121 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team    
122 Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team    
123 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i    
124 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
125 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:03:02  
126 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
127 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:03:18  
Sprint 1 - Al Mahbil, 42.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 3  pts
2 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 2  
3 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1  
Sprint 2 - Barka, 83.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 3  pts
2 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 1  
Sprint 3 - Bank Muscat Hq (Airport Heights), 144.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i 15  pts
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 12  
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 9  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 7  
5 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 5  
7 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 4  
8 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
9 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
10 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i 3:23:00  
2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
5 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda    
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
7 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
9 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i    
10 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
11 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
12 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
14 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
15 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan    
17 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
18 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
19 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
20 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i 0:00:08  
21 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:26  
22 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:30  
23 Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:38  
24 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
25 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i    
26 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
27 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:05  
28 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
29 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:01:18  
30 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:01:47  
31 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:02:24  
32 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 0:03:02  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Project 1t4i 10:09:00  
2 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
3 FDJ-Bigmat    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 Garmin - Barracuda    
6 Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 GreenEdge Cycling Team    
9 Sky Procycling    
10 Katusha Team    
11 RadioShack-Nissan    
12 Lotto-Belisol Team    
13 Bridgestone Anchor    
14 Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:08  
15 Champion System 0:00:34  
16 RTS Racing Team 0:01:04  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 9:59:41  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:02  
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:08  
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:09  
5 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:11  
6 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:12  
7 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:15  
9 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda    
10 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:19  
11 Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:21  
12 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:24  
14 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
15 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:28  
16 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
17 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
18 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
19 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
20 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
21 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
22 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team    
23 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:32  
24 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
25 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:34  
26 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 0:00:36  
27 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:39  
28 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:43  
29 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:46  
30 Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
31 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
32 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:50  
33 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
34 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:51  
35 Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:54  
36 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
37 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:58  
38 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
39 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:01:01  
40 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan    
41 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
42 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i 0:01:02  
43 Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team 0:01:08  
44 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:12  
45 Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team    
46 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
47 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:15  
48 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:17  
49 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:18  
50 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i    
51 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
52 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
53 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
54 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:20  
55 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
56 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:24  
57 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
58 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:25  
59 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
60 David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team 0:01:26  
61 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
62 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:28  
63 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:29  
64 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
65 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:31  
66 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:32  
67 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
68 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:01:37  
69 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:39  
70 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:40  
71 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:01:41  
72 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:49  
73 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:50  
74 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:51  
75 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:52  
76 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:01:54  
77 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:55  
78 Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:56  
79 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
80 Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:02:04  
81 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:02:07  
82 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
83 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
84 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
85 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
86 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:13  
87 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:02:27  
88 Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:02:33  
89 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:02:36  
90 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:03:05  
91 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:07  
92 Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor 0:03:23  
93 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:42  
94 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:03:45  
95 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
96 Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team 0:04:23  
97 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
98 Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:04:34  
99 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:47  
100 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:04:52  
101 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:04:53  
102 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
103 Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:56  
104 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
105 Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:05:04  
106 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:05:22  
107 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:05:28  
108 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
109 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
110 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:33  
111 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i 0:05:34  
112 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:40  
113 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:53  
114 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda 0:05:59  
115 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:06:01  
116 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:06:14  
117 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:06:43  
118 Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:06:54  
119 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:07:02  
120 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 0:07:50  
121 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:08:48  
122 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:08:58  
123 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:09:52  
124 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:33  
125 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:16:16  
126 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:16:43  
127 Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team 0:28:30  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 28  pts
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 27  
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i 22  
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 19  
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 16  
6 Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 12  
7 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 12  
8 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 9  
9 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 9  
10 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 8  
11 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda 7  
12 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 7  
13 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 6  
14 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
15 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 5  
16 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
17 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 4  
18 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 4  
19 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 4  
20 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 3  
21 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
22 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
23 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
24 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
25 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
26 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2  
27 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
28 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1  
Combativity classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 8  pts
2 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 6  
3 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
4 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
5 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 4  
6 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
7 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2  
8 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
9 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 9:59:43  
2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:06  
3 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:09  
4 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:10  
5 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:13  
6 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:26  
7 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:32  
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:48  
9 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 0:00:56  
10 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:59  
11 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i 0:01:00  
12 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:01:10  
13 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:16  
14 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:22  
15 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:01:35  
16 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:49  
17 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:01:52  
18 Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:54  
19 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:02:05  
20 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
21 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:02:25  
22 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:02:34  
23 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:45  
24 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:04:51  
25 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team 0:04:54  
26 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:05:20  
27 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:31  
28 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i 0:05:32  
29 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:06:41  
30 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor 0:07:48  
31 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:08:56  
32 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:16:14  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 RadioShack-Nissan 29:59:49  
2 FDJ-Bigmat 0:00:22  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team    
4 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:24  
5 Katusha Team 0:00:28  
6 Lotto-Belisol Team 0:00:44  
7 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:49  
8 Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:54  
9 Sky Procycling 0:00:58  
10 Bridgestone Anchor 0:01:04  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:01:10  
12 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:22  
13 Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:01:29  
14 Project 1t4i 0:02:07  
15 Champion System 0:02:19  
16 RTS Racing Team 0:03:00