Tour of Oman: Kristoff wins on stage 2

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

1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha3:12:01 
2Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
4Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr  
6Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
7Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
8Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
9Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
10Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura  
11Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
12Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
13Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
14Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
15Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
16Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
17Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
18Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
19Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
20Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
21Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Martijn Maaskant (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
23Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
24Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
25André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
26Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
27Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
29Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
30Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
31Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
32Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale  
33Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr  
34David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura  
35Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
37Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
38Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
39Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
40Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
41Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha  
42David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
43Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
44Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo  
45Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
46Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
47Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
48Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
49Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
50Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
51Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura  
52Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
53Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura  
54Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
55Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
56Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
57Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
58Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
59Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
60Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
61Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
63Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
64Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
65Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
66Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
67Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura  
68Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr  
69Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
70Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky  
71Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
72Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
73Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
74Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo  
75Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
76Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
77Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
78Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
79Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale  
80Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
81Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
82Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
83Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol  
84Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
85Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
87Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
88Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
89Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
90Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
91Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
92Marc de Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
93Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
94Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
95Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
96Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura  
98Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
99Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
100Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
101Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
102Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
103Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
104Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
105Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky  
106Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
107Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
108Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - Endura  
109Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
110Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge  
111Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
112Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
113William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr  
114Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
115Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
116Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
117Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
118Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
119Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura  
120Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
121Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
122Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
123Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
124Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
125Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
126Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
127Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
128Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
129Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
130Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
131Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:13 
132Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:15 
133Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:24 
134John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:00:28 
135Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:53 
136Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:01:26 
137Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:02:05 
138Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:02:34 
139Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
140Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
141Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
142Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:31 
Sprint 1 - Al Salil
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3pts
2Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
3Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Toll Gate
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3pts
2Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol1 
Points
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha15pts
2Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge12 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team9 
4Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team7 
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr6 
6Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF5 
7Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4 
8Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
9Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
10Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura1 
Young riders
1Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge3:12:01 
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr  
3Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
4Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
5Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura  
6Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
8Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
9Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
12David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura  
13Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
15Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
17Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
18Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
19Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
20Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr  
21Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale  
22Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
23Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
24Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
25Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
26Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
27Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
28Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:53 
29Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:34 
Teams
1Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team9:36:03 
2Team Katusha  
3BMC Racing Team  
4Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
5Orica Greenedge  
6Bardiani CSF  
7Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
8UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
9Team NetApp - Endura  
10Team Sky  
11Cannondale  
12IAM Cycling  
13FDJ.fr  
14AG2R La Mondiale  
15Astana Pro Team  
16Tinkoff-Saxo  
17Trek Factory Racing  
18Lotto Belisol  
General classification after stage 2
1Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge7:15:20 
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:02 
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
4Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:08 
6Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
7Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
8Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:09 
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol0:00:11 
10Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
11Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
12Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:12 
13Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
14Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
15Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
16Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
17Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
18Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
19Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
21Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura  
22Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
23Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
24Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
25Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
27Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
28Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
30Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
31Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
32Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
33Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
34Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo  
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
36Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
38Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura  
39Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
40Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura  
41Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
42Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
43Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
44David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
45Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
46Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
47Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr  
48Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
49Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
50Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
51Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
52Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
53Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
54Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
55David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura  
56Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
57Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky  
58Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
59Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
60Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo  
61Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky  
62Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
63Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
64Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky  
65Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
66Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
67Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
68Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
69Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
70Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
71Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
72Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
73Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
74Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
75Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
76Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
77Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha  
78Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
79Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
80Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
81William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr  
82Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Marc de Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
84Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
85Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
86Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
87Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
88Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura  
89Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr  
90Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura  
91Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale  
92Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
93Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
95Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
96Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
97Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
99Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
100Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - Endura  
101Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge  
102Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
103Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
104Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
105Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura  
106Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
107Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
108Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
109Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
110Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
111Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha  
112Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
113Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
114Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
115Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
116Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
117Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
118Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:22 
119Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:27 
120Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
121Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
122Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
123Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:31 
124Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:36 
125John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:00:40 
126Martijn Maaskant (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:00:41 
127Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:43 
128Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:47 
129Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:02 
130Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
131Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
132Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
133Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:20 
134Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:30 
135Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:01:53 
136Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:28 
137Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:02:31 
138Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:02:46 
139Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
140Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
141Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:03:01 
142Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:43 
Points classification
1Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge24pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha17 
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol15 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15 
5Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF14 
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr13 
7Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise10 
8Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team7 
9Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5 
10Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF4 
11Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4 
12Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team4 
13Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF3 
14Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
15Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
16Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
17Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
18Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol1 
19Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1 
20Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team1 
21Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura1 
22Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team1 
23Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team1 
Young riders classification
1Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge7:15:20 
2Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:08 
3Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:09 
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:12 
5Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
6Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura  
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
8Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
11Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
12David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura  
13Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
14Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
15Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
16Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
17Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
18Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale  
19Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
20Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr  
21Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
22Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
23Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
24Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
25Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:27 
26Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:47 
27Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:02 
28Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:20 
29Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:46 
Teams classification
1Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise21:46:36 
2Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
3AG2R La Mondiale  
4Team Katusha  
5BMC Racing Team  
6Team Sky  
7Lotto Belisol  
8Orica Greenedge  
9Team NetApp - Endura  
10Bardiani CSF  
11FDJ.fr  
12Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
13UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
14Tinkoff-Saxo  
15Cannondale  
16IAM Cycling  
17Astana Pro Team  
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