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Tour of Oman 2014

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February 18-23

February 19, Stage 2: Al Bustan - Quriyat 139km

Tour of Oman: Kristoff wins on stage 2

By:
Cycling News
Published:
February 19, 2014, 10:38 GMT,
Updated:
February 19, 2014, 22:31 GMT

Howard takes race lead

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) took his first victory of the 2014 season, ahead of Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) and Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) on stage 2 of the Tour of Oman.

Kristoff didn't have a lot of luck at last week's Tour of Qatar, where he crashed and injured himself. He also fell afoul of the desert roads and suffered from an inopportune puncture preventing him from grasping another opportunity.

The Norwegian made it to the finish unscathed this time around and had nearly a bike's length between himself and second placed Howard. Kristoff took huge satisfaction from winning the stage and from taking the scalps of some of the biggest sprint-names in the peloton.

The strong head win made the sprint especially hard to judge and created a fight for the best lead-out. Kristoff wisely went early to avoid the fighting and used his power and aero position to punch through the head wind.

"This is a good win. There are a lot of fast guys here and to beat them means that I know I can win other big races," he told Cyclingnews before enjoying his moment on the podium.

"I hit the front with five hundred metres to go and I kept going and going with my sprint. I managed to keep the other guys behind. I'd seen it was a little bit messy, with everyone fighting for wheels into the headwind, so when I made it to the front, I decided to stay there and get the best out of it."

Kristoff's white helmet and his tucked under shoulders were clearly visible as he surged up the left side of the road in the sprint. He's well built and quite tall but is able to tuck low over his bike, much like Mark Cavendish does when he produces his best sprint finish.

"I've been training a lot to stay aero in the sprints," Kristoff revealed. "But you also have to get the power out, so it's a difficult compromise. This time it was perfect."

The bonus seconds for Howard on his second consecutive runner-up position hands him the lead of the race. Boonen continues to look in good form, after he rode into third place.

With no classified climbs and a pan flat finish, stage 2 was another clear cut opportunity for the sprinters.

There was a moment’s silence ahead of the second stage at the Tour of Oman, in honour of Kristof Goddaert. The Belgian rider was killed yesterday when he fell off his bike, into the path of a bus. His IAM Cycling teammates also wore black armbands. They will continue to race.

Once the flag went down for the race to begin the attacks began immediately. Three riders managed to make their escape, including Preben van Hecke. The Topsport Vlaanderen rider was already wearing the jersey for most aggressive rider for his part in yesterday’s breakaway.

Van Hecke was joined by Paolo Colonna (Bardiani CSF) and Aldo Ino Ilesic (UnitedHealthcare). After only 13km the trio built up a lead of over two minutes, when Sébastian Hinault (IAM Cycling) decided to set off in pursuit. It was too late, though, and Hinault spent some time lingering in no-man’s land, before he was eventually caught by the pack.

The three escapees kept pushing out the gap, which hit a maximum of 7:45 before the peloton began to reel them in. The sprinters’ teams did the majority of the work, hoping to help their teammates to victory.

Ilesic was the first to go and was caught by the group with 22km to go. Without one of their number, the remaining two escapees managed to hold out a little longer. Their hope of victory ended with 10km remaining.

Full Results

1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 3:12:01  
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
4 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
5 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr    
6 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
7 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
8 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
9 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
10 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura    
11 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
12 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky    
13 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha    
14 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
15 Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
16 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge    
17 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
18 Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
19 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
20 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
21 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
23 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
24 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
25 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
26 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
27 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
29 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing    
30 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha    
31 Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling    
32 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale    
33 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr    
34 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura    
35 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha    
36 Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
37 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team    
38 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
39 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
40 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
41 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha    
42 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky    
43 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky    
44 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo    
45 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
46 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
47 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
48 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
49 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
50 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
51 Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura    
52 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge    
53 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura    
54 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling    
55 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
56 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
57 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale    
58 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
59 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
60 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
61 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
62 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
63 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
64 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
65 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky    
66 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
67 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura    
68 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr    
69 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky    
70 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky    
71 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
72 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
73 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
74 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo    
75 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
76 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale    
77 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
78 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
79 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale    
80 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
81 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
82 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
83 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol    
84 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
85 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
86 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol    
87 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
88 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
89 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr    
90 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
91 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale    
92 Marc de Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
93 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team    
94 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
95 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
96 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
97 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura    
98 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol    
99 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
100 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
101 Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
102 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
103 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
104 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
105 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky    
106 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
107 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
108 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - Endura    
109 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
110 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge    
111 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge    
112 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr    
113 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
114 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale    
115 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
116 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
117 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
118 Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
119 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura    
120 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
121 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
122 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo    
123 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr    
124 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha    
125 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
126 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha    
127 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale    
128 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
129 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky    
130 Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
131 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:13  
132 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:00:15  
133 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:00:24  
134 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:00:28  
135 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:53  
136 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:26  
137 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:02:05  
138 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha 0:02:34  
139 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
140 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
141 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling    
142 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:31  
Sprint 1 - Al Salil
1 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 3 pts
2 Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF 2  
3 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Toll Gate
1 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 3 pts
2 Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF 2  
3 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol 1  
Points
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 15 pts
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 12  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 9  
4 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 7  
5 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 6  
6 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 5  
7 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 4  
8 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3  
9 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
10 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura 1  
Young riders
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 3:12:01  
2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr    
3 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
4 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
5 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura    
6 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha    
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
8 Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
9 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
10 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
11 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
12 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura    
13 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha    
14 Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
15 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
16 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
17 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
18 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
19 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
20 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr    
21 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale    
22 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
23 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
24 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
25 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
26 Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
27 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale    
28 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:53  
29 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:34  
Teams
1 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 9:36:03  
2 Team Katusha    
3 BMC Racing Team    
4 Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
5 Orica Greenedge    
6 Bardiani CSF    
7 Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
8 UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
9 Team NetApp - Endura    
10 Team Sky    
11 Cannondale    
12 IAM Cycling    
13 FDJ.fr    
14 AG2R La Mondiale    
15 Astana Pro Team    
16 Tinkoff-Saxo    
17 Trek Factory Racing    
18 Lotto Belisol    
General classification after stage 2
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 7:15:20  
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 0:00:02  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
4 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:08  
6 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
7 Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
8 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:00:09  
9 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol 0:00:11  
10 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
11 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
12 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:12  
13 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
14 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
15 Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
16 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
17 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky    
18 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
19 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
21 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura    
22 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
23 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
24 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
25 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
26 Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
27 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team    
28 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge    
29 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
30 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky    
31 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
32 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing    
33 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
34 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo    
35 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
36 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
37 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
38 Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura    
39 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
40 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura    
41 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge    
42 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
43 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
44 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky    
45 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
46 Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling    
47 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr    
48 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale    
49 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
50 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
51 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
52 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
53 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
54 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol    
55 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura    
56 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
57 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky    
58 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling    
59 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha    
60 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo    
61 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky    
62 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
63 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
64 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky    
65 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
66 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale    
67 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha    
68 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
69 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
70 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr    
71 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
72 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
73 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
74 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
75 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr    
76 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale    
77 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha    
78 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol    
79 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
80 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
81 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
82 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
83 Marc de Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
84 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team    
85 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
86 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky    
87 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
88 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura    
89 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr    
90 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura    
91 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale    
92 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
93 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
94 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
95 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
96 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
97 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
98 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
99 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
100 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - Endura    
101 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge    
102 Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
103 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale    
104 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
105 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura    
106 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
107 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo    
108 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
109 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha    
110 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
111 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha    
112 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
113 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge    
114 Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
115 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale    
116 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
117 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky    
118 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:22  
119 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:27  
120 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha    
121 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
122 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
123 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale 0:00:31  
124 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:00:36  
125 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:00:40  
126 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:00:41  
127 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:43  
128 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:47  
129 Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:01:02  
130 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
131 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
132 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr    
133 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:20  
134 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:30  
135 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:53  
136 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:28  
137 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:02:31  
138 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha 0:02:46  
139 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling    
140 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
141 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:03:01  
142 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:43  
Points classification
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 24 pts
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 17  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 15  
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 15  
5 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 14  
6 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 13  
7 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 10  
8 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 7  
9 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 5  
10 Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4  
11 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 4  
12 Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 4  
13 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF 3  
14 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
15 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
16 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3  
17 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
18 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol 1  
19 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 1  
20 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 1  
21 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura 1  
22 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 1  
23 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 1  
Young riders classification
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 7:15:20  
2 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:00:08  
3 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:00:09  
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:12  
5 Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
6 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura    
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
8 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
9 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
11 Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
12 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura    
13 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
14 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha    
15 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha    
16 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
17 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
18 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale    
19 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
20 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr    
21 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
22 Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
23 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
24 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale    
25 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:27  
26 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:47  
27 Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:01:02  
28 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:20  
29 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:46  
Teams classification
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 21:46:36  
2 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
3 AG2R La Mondiale    
4 Team Katusha    
5 BMC Racing Team    
6 Team Sky    
7 Lotto Belisol    
8 Orica Greenedge    
9 Team NetApp - Endura    
10 Bardiani CSF    
11 FDJ.fr    
12 Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
13 UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
14 Tinkoff-Saxo    
15 Cannondale    
16 IAM Cycling    
17 Astana Pro Team    
18 Trek Factory Racing