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Tour of Qatar 2011

Date range:
February 6-11, 2011

February 08, Stage 2: Camel Race Track - Doha Golf Club 135.5km

Haussler wins high-speed Tour of Qatar sprint

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
February 08, 2011, 12:52 GMT,
Updated:
February 08, 2011, 17:28 GMT

Garmin-Cervelo leader beats Bennati and Galimzyanov

Heinrich Haussler celebrates his stage victory but is not happy with Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) after the Italian squeezed him close to the barriers

Heinrich Haussler celebrates his stage victory but is not happy with Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) after the Italian squeezed him close to the barriers

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Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervélo) gave an early indication of his 2011 ambitions with a thrilling sprint victory on stage two of the Tour of Qatar. The Australian won a tight dual with Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) in the finishing straight to move within one second of Tom Boonen's (Quick Step) gold jersey.

Like Boonen, who took the honours the previous day, Haussler's 2010 campaign was ruined by a knee injury and he was delighted to draw a line under a difficult period.

"It's nice to get a win in, especially after last year," Haussler said afterwards. "It's good to start off in a positive way."

Haussler's win came at the expense of Daniele Bennati, who has been showing signs of strong form in Qatar this week. The Italian's confidence was reflected by the way in which his Leopard Trek team, commanded by Fabian Cancellara, seized control of what Haussler termed a chaotic finale. While HTC-Highroad, Quick Step and Garmin-Cervélo were among the teams vying for dominance at the head of the peloton, it was ultimately the Luxembourg team that led out the sprint.

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"Team Leopard went on the front in the last k," Haussler said. "I was on Bennati's wheel and they pretty much did the work for me."

Race leader Boonen was also fighting for the prime position on Bennati's wheel, but Haussler held his ground and then managed to come around Bennati in the closing 100 metres to take the win in a tight finish. Russian youngster Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) came home in third place, while Boonen could only manage sixth.

"I had already used up a lot of my teammates before the sprint began," Boonen said. "My pacesetters Nikolas Maes and Andreas Stauff both had mechanical problems. Andreas tried to help lead me out even with a flat front tyre, but I had to find my own way. But that's cycling."

While Boonen has the consolation of retaining the gold jersey, albeit with just one second of an advantage over Haussler, HTC-Highroad duo Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw could only manage 12th and 14th on the stage, respectively. Overall, Renshaw now lies in third place, at four seconds.

An early break

Like the previous day, stage two got underway at a rapid pace, but with wind conditions rather less dangerous than on Monday, a repeat of such a fractious opening was never on the cards.

Instead, after a brief flurry of attacking, the break of the day powered clear just 7km after the start at the Camel Race Track, and the peloton showed little interest in closing it down. Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) and Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli) were the instigators of the move, and they were soon joined by the evergreen Niko Eeckhout (An Post-Sean Kelly), Jan Ghyselinck (HTC-Highroad) and Manuel Quinziato (BMC).

The quintet rapidly built up a healthy advantage, and by the 25km point, they were already 6:00 clear of the peloton. At this point, Garmin-Cervélo began to chase behind in a bid to keep tabs on the flying break, although their pursuit was tempered momentarily when Jack Bobridge took a tumble. The Australian got quickly back into the fray, however, and thereafter, Garmin-Cervélo, along with FDJ and Quick Step, never let the gap stretch out any further.

Up front, the stylish Ignatiev was doing metronomic turns on the front of the break, while the Italian champion Visconti also contributed generously to the effort. Indeed, the five men worked well together, and covered 50.8km in the first hour of racing.

However, as they rode on into the desert, with only the occasional errant camel on the roadside for company, their lead was gradually whittled down and they must have known in their heart of hearts that outsmarting the sprinters's teams was unlikely.

30km from the line, their lead was down to 3:30, and from there on in, the pace racheted upwards in the peloton behind. With 15km to go, they had just 50 seconds in hand, and when Visconti crashed out of the move soon afterward after hitting a bump in the road, the game was up.

The juncture was finally made 8km out, with Lars Boom and his Rabobank team prominent in the chase, along with Team Sky. With 4km to go, Fabian Cancellara put in a monstrous turn on the front that strung out the entire peloton and set the scene for another bunch finish.

The Swiss rider's show of strength is an ominous portent of his early season form, but ultimately it was one of his big rivals for April honours who had the most to smile about on stage two, as Heinrich Haussler streaked to his fine sprint victory.

Full results
1 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3:04:03  
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
3 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
4 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
5 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
7 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
8 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
9 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
10 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
11 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
12 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
13 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
14 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
15 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
17 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
19 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
20 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
21 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
22 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
23 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
24 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
25 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
26 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
27 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
28 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
29 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
30 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
31 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
32 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
33 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
34 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
35 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
36 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
37 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
38 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
39 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
40 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
41 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
42 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
43 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
44 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
45 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
46 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
47 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
48 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
49 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
50 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
51 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
52 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
53 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
54 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
55 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
56 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
57 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
58 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
59 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
60 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
61 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
62 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
63 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
64 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
65 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
66 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
67 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
68 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
69 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
70 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
71 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
72 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
73 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
74 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek    
75 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
76 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
77 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
78 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
79 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
80 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
81 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
82 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
83 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
84 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
85 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
86 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
87 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
88 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
89 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
90 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
91 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
92 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
93 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
94 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
95 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
96 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
97 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
98 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:00:19  
99 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
100 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:00:21  
101 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
102 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:34  
103 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:39  
104 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek 0:00:41  
105 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:00:54  
106 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:02  
107 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
108 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad 0:01:04  
109 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
110 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
111 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
112 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
113 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:01:07  
114 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:01:20  
115 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:39  
116 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:01:42  
117 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
118 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:43  
119 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
120 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
121 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:02:39  
122 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:02:53  
123 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:03:50  
124 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:03:53  
Sprint 1 - Sub Station, 39km
1 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3 pts
2 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 2  
3 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 1  
Sprint 2 - Umm Suwaiya Farm, 97.5 Km
1 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 3 pts
2 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 2  
3 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1  
Points - Doha Golf Club, 135.5km
1 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 15 pts
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 12  
3 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 9  
4 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 7  
5 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 6  
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 5  
7 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 4  
8 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 3  
9 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
10 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 1  
Young riders
1 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 3:04:03  
2 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
3 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
4 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
5 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
6 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
7 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
8 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
9 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
10 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
11 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
12 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
14 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
15 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
16 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
17 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
18 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
19 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
20 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
21 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
22 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
23 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
24 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
25 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
26 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
27 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
28 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
29 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
30 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:19  
31 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:00:21  
32 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:39  
33 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:01:07  
34 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:01:42  
35 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
36 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:43  
37 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
38 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:02:53  
Teams
1 Quick Step Cycling Team 9:12:09  
2 HTC - Highroad    
3 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
4 Team Leopard-Trek    
5 Pro Team Astana    
6 An Post-Sean Kelly    
7 Bmc Racing Team    
8 Sky Procycling    
9 Katusha Team    
10 Skil-Shimano    
11 Geox - TMC    
12 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
13 FDJ    
14 Lampre - ISD    
15 Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
General Classification after stage 2
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 6:06:35  
2 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:01  
3 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 0:00:04  
4 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:00:08  
5 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:00:09  
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:00:10  
7 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:16  
8 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:17  
9 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:19  
10 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
11 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:20  
12 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
13 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:21  
14 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:00:28  
15 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 0:00:40  
16 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:46  
17 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:53  
18 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:58  
19 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:13  
20 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:05:14  
21 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek 0:05:15  
22 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:17  
23 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:05:18  
24 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:05:19  
25 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team 0:05:20  
26 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
27 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:05:21  
28 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:22  
29 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
30 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
31 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:05:23  
32 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
33 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
34 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team 0:05:25  
35 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
36 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad 0:05:27  
37 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
38 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:05:29  
39 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:06:00  
40 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:27  
41 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:42  
42 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:12:39  
43 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:12:40  
44 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 0:12:42  
45 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:12:46  
46 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
47 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:47  
48 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
49 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
50 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 0:12:48  
51 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
52 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:12:49  
53 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
54 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
55 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team 0:12:50  
56 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
57 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
58 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
59 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
60 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
61 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:12:51  
62 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
63 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
64 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
65 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:12:52  
66 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 0:12:53  
67 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
68 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
69 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:12:54  
70 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:12:55  
71 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
72 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
73 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
74 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
75 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:12:56  
76 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
77 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
78 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:57  
79 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
80 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
81 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
82 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 0:12:58  
83 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:12:59  
84 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:13:01  
85 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:13:24  
86 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad 0:13:47  
87 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
88 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:13:53  
89 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
90 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:14:03  
91 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:14:26  
92 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:31  
93 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:33  
94 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:15:04  
95 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:15:05  
96 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:15:22  
97 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:15:27  
98 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:15:33  
99 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:16:23  
100 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:16:39  
101 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:16:41  
102 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:16:43  
103 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:17:51  
104 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ 0:17:53  
105 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:17:54  
106 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:17:55  
107 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
108 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:17:56  
109 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
110 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:17:57  
111 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
112 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:18:01  
113 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:18:03  
114 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC 0:18:10  
115 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:18:14  
116 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:18:15  
117 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:18:22  
118 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek 0:18:31  
119 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:18:39  
120 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:19:02  
121 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:19:04  
122 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:19:08  
123 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:19:41  
124 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:19:42  
Points classification
1 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 28 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 24  
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 20  
4 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 17  
5 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 14  
6 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 12  
7 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 12  
8 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 10  
9 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 9  
10 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 9  
11 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 7  
12 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
13 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 6  
14 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
15 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 5  
16 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 5  
17 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 4  
18 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 4  
19 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3  
20 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
21 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 3  
22 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2  
23 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 2  
24 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 1  
25 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 1  
26 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad 1  
27 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1  
28 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 1  
Young rider classification
1 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 6:07:28  
2 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:04:21  
3 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:04:26  
4 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:04:27  
5 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:04:29  
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:30  
7 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:04:32  
8 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:05:07  
9 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:11:47  
10 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:11:55  
11 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 0:11:57  
12 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
13 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
14 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:11:58  
15 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:11:59  
16 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:12:00  
17 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:12:01  
18 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:12:02  
19 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
20 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:03  
21 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:12:04  
22 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:12:08  
23 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:13:10  
24 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:13:33  
25 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:13:38  
26 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:14:11  
27 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:16:58  
28 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:17:01  
29 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:17:02  
30 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
31 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:17:03  
32 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:17:04  
33 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
34 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:17:08  
35 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:17:22  
36 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:17:46  
37 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:18:48  
38 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:18:49  
Teams classification
1 Team Leopard-Trek 18:20:22  
2 Team Garmin - Cervelo 0:00:10  
3 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:00:46  
4 Sky Procycling 0:04:59  
5 HTC - Highroad 0:05:30  
6 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:57  
7 Katusha Team 0:15:26  
8 FDJ 0:17:49  
9 Skil-Shimano 0:22:35  
10 Pro Team Astana 0:22:43  
11 Bmc Racing Team 0:25:14  
12 Lampre - ISD 0:30:21  
13 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:35:25  
14 An Post-Sean Kelly 0:37:49  
15 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:37:51  
16 Geox - TMC 0:38:03