Tour of Oman: Kittel wins opening stage

Argos Shimano rider takes race lead

Marcel Kittel and his Argos-Shimano teammates celebrated with hugs and big smiles after the German sprinter won stage one of the Tour of Oman to give the team its first ever victory as a WorldTour squad.

The women's Argos-Shimano team was on fire at the Tour of Qatar but the men's team had struggled in the early season sprints, with Kittel struggling to be competitive in the sprints at the Tour Down Under.

He blew away any doubts about his 2013 sprinting prowess and any pressure to perform with an impressive sprint on the dead straight finishing run-in. He timed his surge perfectly, beating Davide Appollonio (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ). Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) was fourth, with Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) fifth on his season debut, despite his recent time in hospital and septic elbow problem. Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) was sixth.

Kittel pulled on the red race leader's jersey and also took the green points jersey and the white best young rider's jersey.

"It's the first victory of the season and I think it's very, very important. For me and for the team too," Kittel said after the celebrations.

"Sometimes the small things can make a big difference. We had problems in the Tour Down Under to find each other and today it was just amazing."

"I think the sprint was perfect for me, it was a long straight road at high speed. I'm really, really happy that it worked out. We had a good plan and we did a really good job in the finale and so I have to give a big thank you to my teammates. We're on a good way and I'm very happy about that."

"We said we wanted to go for the win today and the guys did a great job. We believed in the victory and I think that's the strongest team spirit you can have. I think we can relax and look forward to the next few days."

A steady first day in the saddle

The 162km stage was a pretty steady first day in the saddle for the Oman peloton. The atmosphere at the start in Al Musannah was relaxed and informal. Several teams had changed riders, with Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) joining many of their teammates who had ridden the Tour of Qatar. Evans and Contador posed for photographs on the start line but Wiggins opted to avoid the attention and rolled out at the back of the peloton.

The riders sat tight behind two race official cars in the neutralised section but the attacks began virtually from the drop of the flag, with Bobbie Traksel (Champion System) and Kohei Uchima (Japan) jumping away in search of glory.

They opened a 45-second gap in just two kilometres and had 2:30 after eight kilometres. They knew they would be able to pick up the time bonuses and mountain points and so pull on one of the first race leader's jersey. The peloton let them go, preferring to roll along as the race headed inland with Argos-Shimano and later Orica-GreenEdge leading the controlled chase.

The gap reached nine minutes at the top of the Ar Rustaq climb, with Traksel taking the points to secure the polka-dot jersey for Champion System. The Dutchman also won the first intermediate sprint after 65km and the second sprint after 126km. However the gap was falling steadily. Traksel sat up, his job done, but Uchima continued on, retaining a lead of a minute until the sprinter's team upped the speed and finally swept him up with 16km to go.

Lots of fresh legs in the peloton, a long straight finish and a slight cross wind could have caused problems but the sprint turned into a drag race, with a good lead out and pure power more important than sprint tactics. Bouhanni surged through the middle but it was too early and Kittel's white jersey and shorts emerged at just the right time to win.

The early season nerves and pressure to land Argos-Shimano's first win as a WorldTour team was suddenly over.

"Another hard day is coming up but that's tomorrow," Kittel said, knowing the finale of the stage includes two nasty little climbs near Muscat.

The 146km stage is from Fanja in Bidbid to Al Bustan, with the Al Jissah climb ending just five kilometres from finish line. The day's winner could be whoever proves to be the best descender of the race.

 

Full Results
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:04:59 
2Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
6Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
7Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
8Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling  
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
10Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
11Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
12Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
13Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
14Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
15Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
16Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
18Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
19Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
20Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
21Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
22Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
23Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
24Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura  
25Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
26Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
28Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
29Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
30Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
31Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
32Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
33Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan  
34Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
35Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
36Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
37Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
38Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
39Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
40Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
41Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
42Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
43Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
44Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
45Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
46Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
47Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
48Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
49Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
50Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
51Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
52Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
53Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
54Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
55Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
56Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
57Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
58Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
59Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
60Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
61Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
62Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
64Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
65Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
66Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
67Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
68Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
69Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
70Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
71Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
72Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
73Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
74Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
75Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
76Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
77Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
78Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
79Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan  
80Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
81Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
83Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
84Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
85Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
86Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
87Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
88David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
89Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
90Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
91Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
92Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
93Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
94Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
95Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
96Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan  
97Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
98Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan  
102Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
103Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
104Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
105Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
106Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
107Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
108Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
109Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
110Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
111Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
112Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
113Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
114Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
115Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:13 
116Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:14 
117Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:17 
118Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:19 
119Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:00:24 
120Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
121Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
122Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
123Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
124Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
125Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
126Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
127Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
128Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
129John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:27 
130Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:35 
131Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:37 
132Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:38 
133Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:49 
134Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
135Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
136Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:56 
137Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:59 
138Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:21 
139Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:00 
140Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:00:00 
141Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:00 
142Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:00 
Sprint 1 - Tawi Al Sayh, 65km
1Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan2 
3Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ1 
Sprint 2 - Barka, 126km
1Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan2 
3Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1 
Points - Sultan Qaboos University, 162km
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano15pts
2Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ9 
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha7 
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
6Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
7Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox4 
8Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling3 
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
10Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
Young riders
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:04:59 
2Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
4Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
5Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
6Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
7Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
8Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
9Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
10Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
12Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
13Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
14Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
15Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
16Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
17Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
18Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
19Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
20Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
21Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
22Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
23Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
24Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
25Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
26Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
27Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
28Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
29Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
30Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan  
31Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
32Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
33Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
35Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:24 
36Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
37Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
38Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
39John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:27 
40Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:49 
41Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
42Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
43Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
Combativity
1Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
2Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
3Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
Teams
1Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox12:14:57 
2Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3FDJ  
4Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Team NetApp-Endura  
6Astana Pro Team  
7Katusha  
8AG2R La Mondiale  
9IAM Cycling  
10Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
11Cannondale Pro Cycling  
12RadioShack Leopard  
13Japan  
14Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
15Sky Procycling  
16Team Argos-Shimano  
17BMC Racing Team  
18Orica-GreenEdge  
General classification after stage 1
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:04:49 
2Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:04 
3Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:00:06 
5Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ0:00:09 
6Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:00:10 
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
10Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
11Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling  
12Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
13Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
14Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
15Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
16Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
18Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
19Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
20William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
21Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
22Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
23Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
24Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
25Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
26Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
27Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura  
28Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
29Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
31Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
32Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
33Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
34Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
35Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
36Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan  
37Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
38Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
39Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
40Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
41Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
42Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
43Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
44Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
45Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
46Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
47Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
49Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
50Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
51Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
52Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
53Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
54Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
55Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
56Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
57Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
58Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
59Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
60Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
61Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
62Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
63Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
65Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
66Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
67Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
68Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
69Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
70Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
71Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
72Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
73Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
74Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
75Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
76Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
77Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
78Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
79Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan  
80Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
81Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
83Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
84Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
85Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
86Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
87Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
88David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
89Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
90Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
91Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
92Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
93Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
94Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
95Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
96Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan  
97Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
98Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan  
102Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
103Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
104Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
105Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
106Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
107Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
108Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
109Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
110Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
111Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
112Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
113Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
114Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
115Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
116Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
117Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
118Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
119Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:23 
120Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:24 
121Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:27 
122Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:29 
123Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:00:34 
124Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
125Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
126Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
127Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
128Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
129Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
130Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
131Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
132Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
133John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:37 
134Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:45 
135Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:47 
136Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:48 
137Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:00:55 
138Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:59 
139Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
140Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:06 
141Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:09 
142Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:31 
Points classification
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano15pts
2Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ9 
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha7 
5Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team6 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
7Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
8Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox4 
9Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan4 
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling3 
11Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
12Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ1 
13Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1 
14Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
Young riders classification
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:04:49 
2Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:04 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:00:06 
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:09 
5Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:10 
6Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
8Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
9Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
10Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
11Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
12Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
13Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
14Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
15Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
16Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
17Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
18Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
19Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
20Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
21Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
22Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
23Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
24Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
25Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
26Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
27Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
28Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
29Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
30Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan  
31Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
32Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
33Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
35Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
36Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
37Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:34 
38Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
39Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
40Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
41John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:37 
42Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:00:55 
43Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:59 
Combativity classification
1Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team9pts
2Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan6 
3Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ1 
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1 
5Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano1 
Teams classification
1Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox12:14:57 
2Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3FDJ  
4Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Team NetApp-Endura  
6Astana Pro Team  
7Katusha  
8AG2R La Mondiale  
9IAM Cycling  
10Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
11Cannondale Pro Cycling  
12RadioShack Leopard  
13Japan  
14Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
15Sky Procycling  
16Team Argos-Shimano  
17BMC Racing Team  
18Orica-GreenEdge  

 

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