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Tour of Qatar 2011

Date range:
February 6-11, 2011

February 11, Stage 5: Sealine Beach Resort - Doha Corniche 126.5km

Guardini wins in Doha Corniche as Renshaw takes overall

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
February 11, 2011, 12:49 GMT,
Updated:
February 11, 2011, 21:06 GMT

HTC-Highroad wrap up overall at Tour of Qatar

Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli) underlined why he is one of Italian cycling’s most prized young talents with a wonderful sprint victory on the final stage of the Tour of Qatar. The neo-professional took the win ahead of his fellow countryman Francesco Chicchi (Quick Step), while Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) finished safely in the pack and secured the overall victory.

After dominating the flat stages at January’s Tour de Langkawi, Guardini showed that those five wins were no flash in the pan with an intelligent sprint on Doha’s Al Corniche. The 21-year-old found himself boxed in 300 metres from the line but refused to panic. Instead he bided his time to find space when Theo Bos (Rabobank) moved off the barriers and then unleashed a devastating finishing kick.

 

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While Bos faded to finish in 3rd, Francesco Chicchi was closing fast all the way to the line on the opposite side of the road, but Guardini’s explosive acceleration 100 metres out was enough to see him get the nod in a tight finish over the man who won this stage twelve months ago. Ironically, Guardini revealed afterwards that it was Chicchi himself who had explained the subtleties of the finishing straight to him.

“300 metres out I was still back in 15th or 20th place, but I remembered that Chicchi told me that he was well back 300 metres out last year too, it’s a strange finish,” Guardini said. “I believed until the end, and little by little the riders in front fell away as there was a head wind and I managed to go on the right hand side.”

Guardini also pointed out that he was conscious to launch his sprint on that side of the road. “The finish was slightly curving to the right, so I had a slightly shorter path by going down the right hand side,” he said.

Neither overall winner Mark Renshaw, nor second-placed Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervélo) made any real impact in what was a chaotic final sprint. After Leopard Trek had marshalled the finishes earlier the week in the hope of piloting Daniele Bennati to victory, Friday’s final stage saw the entire bunch arrive together.

Earlier in the stage, however, Renshaw had managed to pick up a bonus second behind the breakaway on each of the intermediate sprints, meaning that he was content to mark his fellow countryman Haussler in the final in order to wrap up the gold jersey.

“We were really hoping a breakaway would get clear,” Renshaw explained. “But those sprints gave me the confidence for the finish to follow Haussler, which was the tactic.”

Renshaw is nominally Mark Cavendish’s lead-out man at HTC-Highroad, but when handed his opportunity to lead in Qatar, he grabbed it with both hands. “I didn’t expect to be in the position of winning the Tour of Qatar at the start of the week,” he said. “Unfortunately Mark Cavendish had his crash [in the prologue] and the focus shifted to me.”

Early chaos

The final stage of the Tour of Qatar had no sooner begun before it was halted again after a crash at the rear of the peloton saw a number of riders take a tumble. As the crash took place in the neutralised zone, the race was stopped to allow the fallers to retake their place in the bunch. Among those to go down were Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli), and the Italian champion, already the victim of two crashes earlier in the week, abandoned soon afterwards.

When the racing got underway in earnest, the pace was hot for the first 10km until Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Gediminias Bagdonas (An Post-Sean Kelly) powered clear. With HTC-Highroad keen to let a breakaway snaffle up the bonus seconds ahead, the duo were given their head, while Garmin-Cervélo kept tabs on them to ensure their advantage didn’t get out of hand before reaching the Doha finishing circuit.

By the first intermediate sprint, the pair had five minutes over the peloton. Renshaw took the sprint for third and he would repeat the feat on the second sprint in Doha, thus opening his lead over Heinrich Haussler to 8 seconds ahead of the finale.

Van Avermaet and Bagdonas continued to battle gamely up front on the nine laps of the 6km course up and down Doha’s Al Corniche, but with the Garmin-Cervélo-led bunch gradually notching up the pace, the must surely have known that theirs was a futile endeavour. With two laps to go, their lead was down a minute, and they were swallowed up soon afterwards as the peloton sped towards the finish.

The final lap saw the first bona fide bunch sprint of the race as it was the first stage in which the wind hadn’t seriously depleted the peloton. From the chaos, it was Guardini who emerged victorious, while Renshaw had already done more than enough to take a deserved overall win.

As ever, the Tour of Qatar has provided some interesting pointers as to who might be the power players at the classics in April, but it may also have been a very significant step forwards in the careers of two fast finishers, Guardini and Renshaw.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 2:44:06  
2 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
3 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
4 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
5 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
7 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana    
8 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
9 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
10 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
12 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
13 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
14 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
15 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
16 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
17 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
18 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
19 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
20 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
21 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
22 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
23 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
24 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
25 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
26 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
27 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
28 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
29 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
30 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
31 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
32 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
33 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
34 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad    
35 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
36 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
37 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
38 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
39 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
40 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
41 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
42 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC    
43 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
44 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
45 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
46 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC    
47 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
48 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
49 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
50 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
51 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
52 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
53 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
54 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
55 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
56 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
57 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
58 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
59 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
60 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
61 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
62 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:00:09  
63 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
64 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
65 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
66 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad    
67 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
68 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
69 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
70 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
71 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
72 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
73 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
74 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek    
75 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
76 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:13  
77 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
78 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:15  
79 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
80 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:00:19  
81 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:25  
82 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
83 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:28  
84 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
85 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:34  
86 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:35  
87 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:00:39  
88 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team 0:00:41  
89 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
90 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
91 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
92 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
93 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
94 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
95 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
96 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
97 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
98 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team    
99 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
100 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
101 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
102 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
103 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:58  
104 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:08  
105 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:16  
106 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:01:30  
107 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
108 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek    
109 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:02:12  
110 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
111 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:02:31  
112 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 0:02:48  
113 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:59  
114 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:04:29  
115 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
DNS William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
Sprint 1 - Al Wukair, 41km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 3  pts
2 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
3 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 1  
Sprint 2 - Doha Corniche, 84km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  pts
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2  
3 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 1  
Sprint 3 - Doha Corniche, 126.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 15  pts
2 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 12  
3 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 9  
4 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 7  
5 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 6  
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 5  
7 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 4  
8 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
9 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2  
10 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 2:44:06  
2 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
3 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
4 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
6 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC    
7 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
8 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
9 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
10 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
12 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
14 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC    
15 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
16 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
17 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad    
18 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:09  
19 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
20 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
21 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:13  
22 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC    
23 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:15  
24 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:28  
25 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:00:35  
26 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:00:41  
27 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC    
28 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC    
29 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
30 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:08  
31 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:16  
32 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:01:30  
33 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:02:12  
34 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:59  
35 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:04:29  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katusha Team 8:12:18  
2 Pro Team Astana    
3 An Post-Sean Kelly    
4 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
5 Sky Procycling    
6 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
7 HTC - Highroad    
8 BMC Racing Team    
9 FDJ    
10 Rabobank Cycling Team    
11 Geox - TMC    
12 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
13 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:00:09  
14 Lampre - ISD    
15 Team Leopard-Trek 0:00:18  
16 Skil-Shimano 0:00:25  
Final general classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 15:31:04  
2 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:08  
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:00:17  
4 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:00:26  
5 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:38  
6 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:39  
7 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:42  
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 0:01:05  
9 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:01:33  
10 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:35  
11 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:40  
12 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:56  
13 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:04:39  
14 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:04:45  
15 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 0:05:20  
16 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:33  
17 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:05:36  
18 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
19 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:06:00  
20 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:06:23  
21 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:06:30  
22 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:01  
23 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:09  
24 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:08:10  
25 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:08:28  
26 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team 0:08:42  
27 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:09  
28 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:10:26  
29 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:10  
30 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:12:35  
31 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:13:14  
32 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:13:42  
33 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team 0:14:09  
34 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard Trek 0:14:48  
35 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:16:53  
36 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:17:38  
37 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:18:08  
38 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:20:21  
39 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:20:42  
40 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:20:46  
41 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:20:55  
42 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:21:33  
43 Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team 0:21:34  
44 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:22:19  
45 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:23:11  
46 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:23:18  
47 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:25:00  
48 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:25:05  
49 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:25:33  
50 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:27:27  
51 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:36:19  
52 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:36:37  
53 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:38:08  
54 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:39:12  
55 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad 0:39:17  
56 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:39:42  
57 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:39:59  
58 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:42:20  
59 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 0:45:48  
60 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:46:00  
61 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:46:09  
62 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:46:17  
63 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 0:46:42  
64 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:46:43  
65 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC 0:46:58  
66 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:47:17  
67 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:47:26  
68 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:47:57  
69 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad 0:48:06  
70 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:48:36  
71 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:50:38  
72 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 0:50:41  
73 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:50:44  
74 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:50:47  
75 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:50:49  
76 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:50:50  
77 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:50:51  
78 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:50:52  
79 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:51:01  
80 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:51:15  
81 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:51:44  
82 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:53:09  
83 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:53:13  
84 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:54:05  
85 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:54:09  
86 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:54:14  
87 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:54:45  
88 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:54:48  
89 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:54:50  
90 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ 0:54:55  
91 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:55:21  
92 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:55:27  
93 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:55:30  
94 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:56:00  
95 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
96 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:56:01  
97 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:57:31  
98 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:57:36  
99 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 0:57:39  
100 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:58:14  
101 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:58:37  
102 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:58:41  
103 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:58:46  
104 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:59:53  
105 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:59:55  
106 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 1:00:01  
107 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC 1:00:12  
108 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC 1:00:17  
109 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1:00:29  
110 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ 1:00:32  
111 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC 1:00:34  
112 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 1:00:37  
113 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek 1:00:38  
114 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 1:01:02  
115 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 1:01:41  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 52  pts
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 46  
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 41  
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 33  
5 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 23  
6 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 21  
7 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 19  
8 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 18  
9 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 17  
10 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 16  
11 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 14  
12 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 12  
13 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 10  
14 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 9  
15 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 9  
16 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
17 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
18 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 5  
19 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 4  
20 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3  
21 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
22 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 2  
23 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 2  
24 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
25 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2  
26 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 1  
27 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek 1  
28 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 1  
29 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli    
30 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek -3  
31 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana -5  
32 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team -9  
33 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling -9  
34 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team -10  
35 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad -10  
36 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMC -12  
37 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad -14  
38 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -14  
39 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly -14  
40 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team -15  
41 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad -15  
42 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano -15  
43 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team -15  
44 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling -15  
45 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team -15  
46 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team -15  
47 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC -15  
48 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad -15  
49 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team -15  
50 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo -15  
51 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano -15  
52 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team -15  
53 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad -15  
54 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team -15  
55 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
56 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD -15  
57 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD -15  
58 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
59 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
60 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
61 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
62 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo -15  
63 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana -15  
64 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
65 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
66 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ -15  
67 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
68 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano -15  
69 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
70 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli -15  
71 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling -15  
72 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD -15  
73 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek -15  
74 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
75 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana -15  
76 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
77 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team -15  
78 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD -15  
79 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
80 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator -15  
81 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC -15  
82 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC -15  
83 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISD -15  
84 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ -15  
85 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
86 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC -15  
87 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek -15  
88 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly -15  
89 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ -15  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 15:33:00  
2 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:03:40  
3 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:04  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:06:14  
5 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:06:32  
6 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:08:30  
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:18:59  
8 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:21:15  
9 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:23:37  
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:25:31  
11 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:34:23  
12 Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:34:41  
13 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:38:03  
14 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:44:21  
15 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:44:47  
16 Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC 0:45:02  
17 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:45:21  
18 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:46:01  
19 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:46:40  
20 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 0:48:45  
21 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:48:56  
22 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:49:05  
23 Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:49:48  
24 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:52:49  
25 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:52:52  
26 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:52:54  
27 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:53:25  
28 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:54:05  
29 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:55:35  
30 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:56:18  
31 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad 0:57:57  
32 Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:57:59  
33 Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:58:38  
34 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:58:41  
35 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:59:06  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Garmin - Cervelo 46:34:58  
2 Team Leopard-Trek 0:00:56  
3 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:04:53  
4 Sky Procycling 0:06:54  
5 HTC - Highroad 0:07:38  
6 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:19  
7 Katusha Team 0:20:23  
8 Pro Team Astana 0:28:00  
9 Skil-Shimano 0:31:40  
10 FDJ 0:34:45  
11 BMC Racing Team 1:02:19  
12 Lampre - ISD 1:45:20  
13 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 1:46:06  
14 An Post-Sean Kelly 1:46:23  
15 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 1:56:49  
16 Geox - TMC 2:26:26