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Tour of Qatar 2011

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February 6-11, 2011

February 09, Stage 3: Al Wakra - Mesaieed 150.5km

Haussler wins again and takes overall lead

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
February 09, 2011, 12:58 GMT,
Updated:
February 10, 2011, 9:48 GMT

Video: Boonen dropped from front echelon after puncture

Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) celebrates Contador style after winning the sprint

Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) celebrates Contador style after winning the sprint

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Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) took control of the overall lead of the Tour of Qatar with his second consecutive sprint victory on Wednesday.

On a day when the wind once again wreaked havoc on the peloton, Haussler and his teammates expertly handled the conditions and were able to take full advantage when race leader Tom Boonen (Quick Step) punctured and lost touch with the lead echelon 40km from the finish.

After recording a narrow win over Daniel Bennati (Leopard Trek) the previous day, Haussler was a considerably more comfortable winner in Mesaieed. The Australian launched his sprint from behind Mark Renshaw's (HTC-Highroad) and surged past him in the final 50 metres, while Bennati was again frustrated in third place after leading out the sprint. Haussler won so well, he even had time to sit up as he crossed the line to celebrate a perfectly-timed effort.

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"Today was just all about timing," Haussler said afterwards. "The others went pretty early and I was just left with a gap in the sprint."

While Haussler was celebrating, Tom Boonen was left to rue the misfortune of puncturing just as the group of strongmen was about to catch the day's early break. In spite of a valiant attempt to get back on, first alone, and then as part of a sizeable chase group, Boonen was unable to make contact with the Garmin-Cervélo express up front.

Once the gap went above 1:15 with 20km to go, Boonen became resigned to losing his chance of overall victory in the most frustrating of circumstances. He ultimately came home in a group some 3:02 behind and admitted that even if he had bridged the gap, he would not have been competitive in the sprint.

"I realised I had to try and go to the front of the group and lead the chase," Boonen said. "But even if I'd closed the gap, I'd still have been dead at the finish."

Garmin-Cervélo was driving on the front when Boonen punctured and Roger Hammond offered an honest assessment of the situation. "In races like this you can't wait," he explained. "We didn't speed up but then we couldn't wait either."

His thoughts were echoed by Haussler. "It's unfortunate for Tom," he said. "A flat tyre is probably the worst way to lose a yellow jersey."

Renshaw now second overall, Cavendish shows his form

Mark Renshaw moves up to second overall as a result of Boonen's misfortune. The Australian took the second intermediate sprint 30km from home, and his teammate Bernard Eisel was a notable presence on the front of the lead group of 25 riders in the finale, as he attempted to put Renshaw into the overall lead. He shut down Simon Clarke's (Astana) bid for glory in the run-in to the finish and then led out the sprint, but it would prove to be Heinrich Haussler's day.

Haussler enjoys a fierce rivalry with Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) and the Manxman was a notable presence in the select lead group until he lost contact 6km from the line. He explained afterwards that he was simply caught on the back of the echelon at the wrong time and found himself squeezed out. He crossed the line 1:33 behind Haussler.

The state of Cavendish's form in the wake of his prologue crash remains a conundrum. The tough nature of the stage meant that only the very strongest riders in the field were left at the front of race in the finale and Cavendish was among them. But he will nonetheless be disappointed that his positioning saw him slip out of the lead group for the second time in three stages.

Early chaos

While Cavendish came a cropper in the wind in the finale, Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) surprisingly lost contact early on during the stage and ultimately came home in a group that contained over half the peloton, at a massive 32:50 behind Heinrich Haussler.

An early tailwind made for another high speed start on a course made up of three 50km circuits, and the bunch split several times in the opening kilometres. Just as it appeared to be regrouping, the day's main break forged clear into a headwind after covering 36km. The sextet of Andrew Fenn (An Post-Sean Kelly), Alexander Kristoff (BMC) Ronan Van Zandbeek (Skil-Shimano), Tanel Kangert (Astana), Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Russell Downing (Team Sky) opened a huge gap in a short period of time, and led by 12:15 ahead of the first intermediate sprint after 52km.

When the peloton eventually began to pick up the pursuit, there chaotic scenes in the crosswinds behind. Cancellara and Cavendish were among those caught out and while the Swiss would never see the front end of the race again, Cavendish to his credit, managed to make his way up to the leaders.

In a high speed final 50km, the initial six breakaways were caught and soon afterwards, the front group of fifty riders split in two. The scene appeared set for a Haussler-Boonen showdown until the unfortunate Belgian suffered a flat tyre and handed the initiative to Garmin-Cervélo.

While stage winner Haussler naturally took the plaudits, the men in black and blue also had Hammond, Gabriel Rasch and Johan Van Summeren in the front group. They may be 3,000 miles from Flanders, but the classics shadow boxing continues apace.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3:28:04  
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
4 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
5 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
6 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
7 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
8 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
9 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
10 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
11 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
12 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
13 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
14 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:05  
16 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
17 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 0:00:07  
18 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:08  
19 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:00:19  
20 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
21 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:22  
22 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek    
23 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:28  
24 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:44  
25 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:01:33  
26 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
27 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:07  
28 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:03:02  
29 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
30 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
31 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
32 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek    
33 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
34 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
35 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
36 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
37 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
38 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
39 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
40 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team    
41 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
42 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
44 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
45 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
46 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
47 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
48 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
49 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
50 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
51 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
52 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:34  
53 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:14:41  
54 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:32:50  
55 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
56 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
57 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
58 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
59 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
60 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
61 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
62 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
63 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
64 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
65 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
66 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
67 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
68 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
69 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
70 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
71 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
72 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
73 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
74 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
75 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
76 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
77 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
78 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
79 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
80 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
81 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
82 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
83 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad    
84 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
85 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
86 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
87 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC    
88 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
89 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
90 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
91 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
92 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
93 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
94 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
95 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
96 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
97 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
98 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
99 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
100 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
101 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
102 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
103 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
104 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
105 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
106 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
107 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
108 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
109 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
110 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
111 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
112 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
113 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
114 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek    
115 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
116 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
117 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
118 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
DNS Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
DNF Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
DNF Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
Sprint 1 - Al Wukair, 52.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  pts
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 2  
3 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 1  
Sprint 2 - Al Wukair, 117.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 3  pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 2  
3 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 1  
Sprint 3 - Mesaieed, 150.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 15  pts
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 12  
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 9  
4 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 7  
5 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
6 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 5  
7 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4  
8 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 3  
9 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
10 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 3:28:04  
2 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:05  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:00:19  
5 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:28  
6 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:07  
7 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:03:02  
8 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
9 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
10 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
11 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
12 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:14:41  
13 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:32:50  
14 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
15 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
16 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
17 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
19 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
20 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
21 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
22 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
23 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
24 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
25 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
26 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC    
27 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
28 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
29 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
30 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
31 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
32 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
33 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
34 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
35 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Garmin - Cervelo 10:24:20  
2 Team Leopard-Trek 0:00:33  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:36  
4 HTC - Highroad 0:01:32  
5 Sky Procycling 0:01:59  
6 FDJ 0:02:54  
7 Pro Team Astana 0:03:13  
8 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:03:22  
9 Katusha Team 0:04:27  
10 Skil-Shimano 0:06:01  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:35:49  
12 An Post-Sean Kelly 0:50:25  
13 Lampre - ISD 1:05:32  
14 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1:08:34  
15 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
16 Geox - TMC 1:38:22  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 9:34:30  
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 0:00:04  
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:00:15  
4 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:00:18  
5 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:28  
6 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
7 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:30  
8 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:37  
9 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42  
10 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:46  
11 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 0:00:54  
12 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:29  
13 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:30  
14 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:03:11  
15 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:03:31  
16 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:17  
17 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:22  
18 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:05:28  
19 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:05:29  
20 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:32  
21 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
22 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:05:34  
23 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:05:50  
24 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:05:51  
25 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:10  
26 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:51  
27 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:07:11  
28 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:07:36  
29 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek 0:08:26  
30 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:08:29  
31 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team 0:08:31  
32 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:08:33  
33 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team 0:08:36  
34 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:38  
35 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:13:22  
36 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:15:29  
37 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:15:50  
38 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:15:54  
39 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:15:58  
40 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 0:15:59  
41 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:16:00  
42 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team 0:16:01  
43 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
44 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:16:03  
45 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:16:06  
46 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:16:07  
47 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:16:08  
48 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:17:42  
49 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:18:15  
50 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:18:16  
51 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:19:16  
52 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:22:51  
53 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:27:40  
54 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:33:07  
55 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:33:15  
56 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:38:18  
57 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:38:21  
58 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad 0:38:26  
59 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
60 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:38:59  
61 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:45:39  
62 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 0:45:41  
63 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:45:45  
64 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:45:46  
65 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
66 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:45:47  
67 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:45:48  
68 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
69 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 0:45:49  
70 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
71 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
72 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:45:50  
73 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
74 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
75 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:45:51  
76 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:45:52  
77 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
78 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:45:54  
79 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
80 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
81 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
82 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:45:55  
83 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
84 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:45:56  
85 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
86 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 0:45:57  
87 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:45:58  
88 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:46:00  
89 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:46:23  
90 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad 0:46:46  
91 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:46:52  
92 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
93 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:47:02  
94 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:48:21  
95 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:48:32  
96 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:49:22  
97 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:49:38  
98 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:49:40  
99 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:49:42  
100 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:50:50  
101 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ 0:50:52  
102 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:50:53  
103 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:50:54  
104 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
105 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:50:55  
106 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
107 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:50:56  
108 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:51:00  
109 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:51:02  
110 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC 0:51:09  
111 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:51:13  
112 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:51:21  
113 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek 0:51:30  
114 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:51:38  
115 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:52:01  
116 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:52:03  
117 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:52:07  
118 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:52:41  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 43  pts
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 29  
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 29  
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 24  
5 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 23  
6 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 15  
7 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 12  
8 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 11  
9 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 10  
10 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 9  
11 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 9  
12 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 7  
13 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 7  
14 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
15 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 6  
16 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 4  
17 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
18 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
19 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 2  
20 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 2  
21 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2  
22 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 1  
23 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 1  
24 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 1  
25 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek -3  
26 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling -9  
27 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team -10  
28 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad -10  
29 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana -13  
30 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad -14  
31 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -14  
32 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly -14  
33 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad -15  
34 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team -15  
35 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad -15  
36 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano -15  
37 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team -15  
38 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD -15  
39 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team -15  
40 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo -15  
41 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano -15  
42 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team -15  
43 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
44 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad -15  
45 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling -15  
46 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
47 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD -15  
48 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo -15  
49 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
50 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
51 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team -15  
52 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana -15  
53 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano -15  
54 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
55 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team -15  
56 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC -15  
57 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team -15  
58 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC -15  
59 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
60 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ -15  
61 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team -15  
62 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD -15  
63 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
64 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
65 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
66 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling -15  
67 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek -15  
68 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana -15  
69 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD -15  
70 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team -15  
71 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
72 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ -15  
73 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
74 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
75 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
76 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
77 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD -15  
78 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
79 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC -15  
80 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC -15  
81 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD -15  
82 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek -15  
83 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
84 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ -15  
85 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
86 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
87 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 9:36:00  
2 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:03:58  
3 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:02  
4 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:04:04  
5 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:04:20  
6 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:06:06  
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:14:33  
8 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:14:37  
9 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:16:12  
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:16:45  
11 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:21:21  
12 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:26:10  
13 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:36:48  
14 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:37:29  
15 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:44:09  
16 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:44:17  
17 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 0:44:19  
18 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
19 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:44:20  
20 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:44:21  
21 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:44:22  
22 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:44:24  
23 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
24 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:44:26  
25 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:44:30  
26 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:45:32  
27 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:49:20  
28 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:49:23  
29 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:49:24  
30 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
31 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:49:25  
32 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:49:26  
33 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:49:30  
34 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:50:08  
35 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:51:11  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Garmin - Cervelo 28:44:52  
2 Team Leopard-Trek 0:00:23  
3 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:03:58  
4 Sky Procycling 0:06:48  
5 HTC - Highroad 0:06:52  
6 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:23  
7 Katusha Team 0:19:43  
8 FDJ 0:20:33  
9 Pro Team Astana 0:25:46  
10 Skil-Shimano 0:28:26  
11 BMC Racing Team 1:00:53  
12 An Post-Sean Kelly 1:28:04  
13 Lampre - ISD 1:35:43  
14 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 1:43:49  
15 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1:46:15  
16 Geox - TMC 2:16:15