Haussler wins high-speed Tour of Qatar sprint

Garmin-Cervelo leader beats Bennati and Galimzyanov

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
1Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo3:04:03 
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek  
3Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
4Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
7Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
8Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
9Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
10Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek  
11Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC  
12Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad  
13Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
14Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
15Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
17Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
18Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling  
19Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
20Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly  
21Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
22Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
23Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
24Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
25John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
26Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
27Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
28Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
29Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
30Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
31Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
32Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
33Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
34Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
35Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
36Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
37Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
38Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
39Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
40Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
41Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
42Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
43Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
44Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
45Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
46William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
47Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
48Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
49Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
50Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
51Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
52Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
53Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
54Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
55Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
56Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC  
57Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
58David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
59Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team  
60Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
61Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
62Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
63Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
64Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
65Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
66Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
67Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
68Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
69Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
70Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
71Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
72Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
73Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
74Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek  
75Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
76Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
77Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
78Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
79Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
80Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
81Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
82Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
83Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
84Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
85Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
86Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
87Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
88Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
89Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
90Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team  
91Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
92Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
93Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
94Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
95Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
96Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
97Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
98Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:00:19 
99Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
100Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:21 
101Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
102Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:34 
103Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:39 
104Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:00:41 
105Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:54 
106Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:02 
107Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
108Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad0:01:04 
109Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
110Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
111Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
112Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
113Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek0:01:07 
114Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:20 
115Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:39 
116Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC0:01:42 
117Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
118Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:01:43 
119Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
120Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
121Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:39 
122Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:02:53 
123Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:03:50 
124Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:03:53 
Sprint 1 - Sub Station, 39km
1Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad2 
3Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly1 
Sprint 2 - Umm Suwaiya Farm, 97.5 Km
1Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad3pts
2Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team2 
3Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1 
Points - Doha Golf Club, 135.5km
1Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo15pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek12 
3Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team9 
4Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
5Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano6 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
7Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana4 
8Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD3 
9Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
10Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek1 
Young riders
1Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team3:04:03 
2Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
3Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC  
4Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
6Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
7Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
8Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
9Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
10Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
11Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
12Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
14Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
15Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
16Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
17Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
18Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
19Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
20Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
21Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
22Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
23Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
24Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
25Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
26Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
27Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
28Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
29Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
30Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:19 
31Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:21 
32Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:39 
33Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek0:01:07 
34Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC0:01:42 
35Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
36Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:01:43 
37Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
38Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:02:53 
1Quick Step Cycling Team9:12:09 
2HTC - Highroad  
3Team Garmin - Cervelo  
4Team Leopard-Trek  
5Pro Team Astana  
6An Post-Sean Kelly  
7Bmc Racing Team  
8Sky Procycling  
9Katusha Team  
11Geox - TMC  
12Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
14Lampre - ISD  
15Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
General Classification after stage 2
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team6:06:35 
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:01 
3Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:04 
4Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:00:08 
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:00:09 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek0:00:10 
7Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:16 
8Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:17 
9Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:19 
10Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
11Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:20 
12Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
13Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:21 
14Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:00:28 
15Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:00:40 
16Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:46 
17Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:53 
18Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:58 
19Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:13 
20Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:05:14 
21Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek0:05:15 
22Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:17 
23Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:05:18 
24Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:05:19 
25Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team0:05:20 
26Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
27Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:05:21 
28Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:05:22 
29Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
30Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
31Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek0:05:23 
32Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
33Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
34Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team0:05:25 
35Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
36Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad0:05:27 
37Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
38Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team0:05:29 
39Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:06:00 
40Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:27 
41Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:42 
42Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:12:39 
43Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:12:40 
44Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana0:12:42 
45Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:12:46 
46Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling  
47John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:47 
48Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
49Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
50William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:12:48 
51Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
52Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ0:12:49 
53Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
54Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
55Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team0:12:50 
56Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
57Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
58Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
59Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
60Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
61Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek0:12:51 
62Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
63Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
64Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
65Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:52 
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:12:53 
67Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
68Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
69Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:12:54 
70Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:12:55 
71Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
72Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
73Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
74Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
75Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:12:56 
76Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC  
77Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
78Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:12:57 
79Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
80Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
81Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
82Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:12:58 
83Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:12:59 
84Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:13:01 
85Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:13:24 
86Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad0:13:47 
87Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad  
88Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:13:53 
89Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
90Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek0:14:03 
91Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:14:26 
92Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:31 
93Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:33 
94Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:15:04 
95Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly0:15:05 
96Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:15:22 
97Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:15:27 
98Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:15:33 
99Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:16:23 
100Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:16:39 
101Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:16:41 
102Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:16:43 
103Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:17:51 
104Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ0:17:53 
105Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:17:54 
106Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:17:55 
107Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
108Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:17:56 
109Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
110Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:17:57 
111Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
112Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:18:01 
113Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:18:03 
114Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC0:18:10 
115David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC0:18:14 
116Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:18:15 
117Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:18:22 
118Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:18:31 
119Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:18:39 
120Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:19:02 
121Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:19:04 
122Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:19:08 
123Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:19:41 
124Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC0:19:42 
Points classification
1Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo28pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team24 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek20 
4Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
5Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad14 
6Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek12 
7Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling12 
8Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
9Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team9 
10Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano9 
11Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
12Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
13Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano6 
14Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
15Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team5 
16Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad5 
17Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ4 
18Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana4 
19Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
20Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
21Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD3 
22Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
23Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana2 
24Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek1 
25Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek1 
26Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad1 
27Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1 
28Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly1 
Young rider classification
1Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team6:07:28 
2Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:04:21 
3Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:04:26 
4Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:04:27 
5Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana0:04:29 
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:30 
7Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:04:32 
8Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:05:07 
9Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:11:47 
10Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:11:55 
11Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad0:11:57 
12Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
13Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
14Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:11:58 
15Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:59 
16Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:12:00 
17Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:12:01 
18Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:12:02 
19Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC  
20Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:12:03 
21Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:12:04 
22Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:12:08 
23Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek0:13:10 
24Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:13:33 
25Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:13:38 
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:14:11 
27Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:16:58 
28Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:17:01 
29Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:17:02 
30Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
31Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:17:03 
32Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:17:04 
33Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
34Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:17:08 
35Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:17:22 
36Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:17:46 
37Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:18:48 
38Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC0:18:49 
Teams classification
1Team Leopard-Trek18:20:22 
2Team Garmin - Cervelo0:00:10 
3Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:46 
4Sky Procycling0:04:59 
5HTC - Highroad0:05:30 
6Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:57 
7Katusha Team0:15:26 
10Pro Team Astana0:22:43 
11Bmc Racing Team0:25:14 
12Lampre - ISD0:30:21 
13Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:35:25 
14An Post-Sean Kelly0:37:49 
15Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:37:51 
16Geox - TMC0:38:03 


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