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February 7-12, 2010

February 09, Stage 3: Dukhan - Mesaieed 136.5km

Boonen wins in Mesaieed

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 09, 2010, 12:43 GMT,
Updated:
February 10, 2010, 18:56 GMT

Belgian takes victory in chaotic, crash-marred sprint finale

Quick Step's Tom Boonen took a dominating sprint win at the end of the third stage of the Tour of Qatar on Tuesday.

The Belgian showed he has lost none of his sprinter's pedigree as he emerged from the peloton to hold off Heinrich Haussler (Cervélo TestTeam) and Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank) in a crash-marred bunch gallop into Mesaieed, just south of the Qatar capital of Doha

Boonen was unaffected by the crash in the middle of the peloton after getting a good lead-out by new German team mate Andreas Stauff. Boonen opened up his sprint from 200 metres to go and powered down the left-hand side of the road before swinging across to finish clear of his rivals. Boonen's computer registered a maximum speed of 72.8km/h and he described the sprint as one of the fastest finishes of his career.

"That's really fast! The highest I've ever done was against [Alessandro] Petacchi but that was with a tailwind," he said with a smile, clearly happy to be winning again.

Haussler was disappointed with the sprint after what he called a "crazy finale".

"The stage today was pretty relaxed, not too much wind and no cross winds," said Haussler. "We tried to do something in the final but realized that there was no chance. So we decided to go for the sprint. It was a really crazy finale with a roundabout in the last 500 meters. Riders were trying to go through gaps where it was not possible. There was a guy who crashed in front of me and that opened up the sprint, but Boonen was just faster today. Tomorrow we'll try again and hopefully we will have more wind if not then we will go again for the sprint."

Dutchman Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) avoided the chaos of the finish, finished 19th in the bunch, in the same time as Boonen and so retained his overall race lead. Geert Steurs (Topsport-Vlaanderen) is second at nine second and Boonen moved up to third at 1:55, thanks to the ten-second stage winner's time bonus.

Taylor Phinney of the Under 23 Trek-Livestrong team was an impressive seventh in the sprint. The 19 year-old beat fellow American Tyler Farrar (Garmin), Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma) and Roger Hammond (Cervelo TestTeam).

Garmin's Kirk Carlsen joined his teammate and former roommate Steven Cozza on the injured list.  Carlsen broke his scaphoid in a crash at the first intermediate sprint as Johnny Weltz confirmed to Cyclingnews.

First win of the season

It was Boonen's first win of the season and his first victory since last October's Circuit Franco-Belge.

A relieved looking Boonen was quickly surrounded by his Quick Step teammates as they celebrated an encouraging start to the season for the Belgian star. It was Boonen's 16th individual stage win at the Qatari race.

In contrast to Boonen's delight, sprint rival Gerald Ciolek (Milram) joined a growing list of riders to have broken their collarbones in Qatar after he was caught up in the late-race pile up. Riders crashed in front of him and he landed heavily and fractured his right collarbone. He is the third rider to fracture his collarbone after Kurt Asle-Arvesen (Team Sky) and Steven Cozza (Garmin) on Monday.

Sprinters take no chances on stage three

With the peloton in no mood for a repeat of stage two's breakaway success, the sprinters' teams gave no quarter during the 136km stage, as they controlled the peloton throughout the day. With only a slight breeze blowing, stage three was a lot more relaxed for the 126 riders left in the race.

Alex Dowsett (Trek-Livestrong), Klaas Lodewijk (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Sebastien Hinault (AG2R) went clear after two kilometres but they were pulled back after 23km.

Gatis Smukulis (AG2R) and Steven Van Vooren (Topsport Vlaanderen) had a go and opened a 2:30 gap but they were swept up 30km from the finish.

As the race entered its final 25 kilometres it was BMC Racing Team who led the wind-assisted charge to the final sprint of the day, where Milram's Roger Kluge leapt out of the bunch to secure the small points total and three bonus seconds on offer.

The German's enthusiasm quickly gave way to Cervélo TestTeam and Garmin-Transitions as they took turns in joining the Vacansoleil team of race leader Wouter Mol at the head of the peloton. With 18 kilometres to go, Quick Step also sent a token representative to the front as their man Tom Boonen patrolled the back half of the bunch.

Despite the gradual rotation of teams around them, Garmin was clearly anxious to see Tyler Farrar open his season account as the front of the peloton remained awash with orange helmets as it entered the final 10 kilometres of the stage.

As the scramble intensified at six kilometres to go, HTC-Columbia, Milram and Saxo Bank emerged, with Omega Pharma-Lotto also contributing to the confusion at the front.

With three kilometres remaining, as the race turned right and began a series of roundabouts, Saxo Bank had managed to assert a level of authority. Stuart O'Grady lead the team through two kilometres to go and compatriot Baden Cooke safely tucked at the back of the train.

Omega Pharma-Lotto and Cervélo disturbed the peace as the race entered its final 1000 metres, trying to move up for the sprint. Moments after the peloton swung through a final roundabout, some 500 metres from the line, a stutter in the middle of the bunch was followed by the sight of bikes and riders bouncing across the road, with a number of Milram's men caught up in the incident. Ciolek came off the worst.

Ahead, Heinrich Haussler (Cervélo TestTeam) led the charge to the line, with Kenny De Haes (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank) in close attendance. But it was the red, yellow and black of Boonen's national champion jersey which emerged first as he powered past his rivals to take a strong win by a bike-length. Tomke was back.

Results
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 3:01:39  
2 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
3 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
4 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
5 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
6 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
7 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong    
8 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
9 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
10 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
11 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
12 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
13 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
14 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
15 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
16 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
17 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
18 Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
19 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
20 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
21 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
22 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
23 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
24 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha    
25 Luis-Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
26 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
27 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
28 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
29 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
30 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
31 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam    
32 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram    
33 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam    
34 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
35 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Katusha    
36 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
37 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha    
38 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
39 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
40 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
41 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha    
42 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
43 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
44 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
45 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
46 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram    
47 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
48 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
49 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
50 Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha    
51 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
52 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
53 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
54 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
55 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
56 Zahner Simon (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
57 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
58 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
59 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
60 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
61 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
62 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
63 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
64 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
65 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
66 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
67 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
68 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
69 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
70 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
71 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
72 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
73 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
74 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
75 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
76 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
77 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
78 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
79 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
80 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
81 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
82 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
83 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
84 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
85 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
86 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
87 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
88 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
89 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
90 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha    
91 Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
92 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
93 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
94 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
95 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
96 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
97 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
98 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:44  
99 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam    
100 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
101 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
102 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
103 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions    
104 Lars Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
105 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
106 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
107 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
108 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:20  
109 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:24  
110 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
111 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:33  
112 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
113 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:35  
114 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
115 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
116 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
117 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
118 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:22  
119 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
120 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:02:40  
121 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
122 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
123 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
124 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
125 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
DNF Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
Wadi Lejmal
1 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha 3 pts
2 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 2  
3 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1  
Al Wakra
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 3 pts
2 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 2  
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 1  
Mesaieed
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 30 pts
2 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 27  
3 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 25  
4 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 23  
5 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 21  
6 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 19  
7 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong 17  
8 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 15  
9 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 13  
10 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 11  
11 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 10  
12 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 9  
13 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 8  
14 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 7  
15 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 6  
16 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 5  
17 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 4  
18 Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 3  
19 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 2  
20 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Young Riders
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong 3:01:39  
2 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
3 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
4 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
5 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
6 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
7 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha    
8 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
9 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
10 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
11 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
12 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
13 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
14 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
15 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
16 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
17 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
18 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
19 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
20 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
21 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
22 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
23 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
24 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
25 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
26 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
27 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
28 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
29 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
30 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
31 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
32 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
33 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
34 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:44  
35 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam    
36 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
37 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
38 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
39 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:33  
40 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
41 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
42 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
43 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:22  
44 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
45 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
46 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
DNF Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
Teams
1 Cervélo Test Team 9:04:57  
2 Team Saxo bank    
3 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team    
4 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
5 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
6 Garmin-Transitions    
7 BMC Racing Team    
8 Quick Step    
9 Liquigas - Doimos    
10 Team Milram    
11 Team Katusha    
12 AG2R - La mondiale    
13 Sky Pro Cycling Team    
14 Saur - Sojasun    
15 Trek Livestrong U23    
16 Team HTC - Columbia    
General Classification
1 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 6:42:30  
2 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:00:09  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:55  
4 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:59  
5 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:02:05  
6 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha 0:02:15  
7 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:02:17  
8 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:40  
9 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:41  
10 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:43  
11 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:02:47  
12 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:02:48  
13 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
14 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:53  
15 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
16 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:02:54  
17 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:58  
18 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:03:00  
19 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:03:03  
20 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:31  
21 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:35  
22 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
23 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:37  
24 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:41  
25 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:44  
26 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:03:45  
27 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
28 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:03:47  
29 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:03:56  
30 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
31 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
32 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
33 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha 0:03:57  
34 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:04:00  
35 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 0:04:31  
36 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:04:34  
37 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam 0:04:36  
38 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 0:05:37  
39 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:06:41  
40 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:06:44  
41 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:09:33  
42 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
43 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:09:41  
44 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
45 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:46  
46 Lars Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:51  
47 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
48 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:09:53  
49 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
50 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:09:54  
51 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
52 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
53 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
54 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
55 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
56 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
57 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
58 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
59 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
60 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 0:09:56  
61 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram 0:09:58  
62 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
63 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:09:59  
64 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:10:00  
65 Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha 0:10:06  
66 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
67 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
68 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha    
69 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:10:10  
70 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Katusha    
71 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
72 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
73 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:10:12  
74 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:10:35  
75 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
76 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam 0:10:41  
77 Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:11:00  
78 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
79 Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:11:02  
80 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:11:03  
81 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:11:08  
82 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:10  
83 Luis-Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:13  
84 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step 0:11:20  
85 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:11:21  
86 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
87 Zahner Simon (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
88 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
89 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:11:22  
90 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:11:24  
91 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram 0:11:25  
92 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
93 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:11:27  
94 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha 0:11:33  
95 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
96 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
97 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
98 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
99 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
100 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
101 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
102 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:11:37  
103 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
104 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong 0:11:39  
105 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
106 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
107 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:49  
108 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:12:08  
109 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:12:13  
110 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:12:32  
111 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:12:37  
112 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:12:51  
113 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:14:07  
114 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:28  
115 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
116 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:29  
117 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:14:38  
118 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:14:46  
119 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:14:49  
120 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:15:39  
121 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:15:41  
122 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:15:42  
123 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:16:12  
124 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong 0:16:20  
125 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:16:21  
Points Classification
1 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 53 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 47  
3 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 35  
4 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 34  
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 33  
6 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 29  
7 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 28  
8 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 25  
9 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 23  
10 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 21  
11 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 21  
12 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong 17  
13 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha 16  
14 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 15  
15 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 15  
16 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 13  
17 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 12  
18 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 10  
19 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 9  
20 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 9  
21 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 8  
22 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team 8  
23 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha 7  
24 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 7  
25 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 6  
26 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 6  
27 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 5  
28 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 5  
29 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 4  
30 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 4  
31 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3  
32 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 3  
33 Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 3  
34 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 1  
35 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Young Riders Classification
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 6:44:29  
2 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:01:01  
3 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 0:01:36  
4 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:45  
5 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:01:48  
6 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:01:57  
7 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
8 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
9 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 0:03:38  
10 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:07:34  
11 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
12 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:07:52  
13 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:55  
14 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
15 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
16 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
17 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:08:00  
18 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:08:01  
19 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:08:07  
20 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
21 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:08:11  
22 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
23 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:08:13  
24 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:08:36  
25 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
26 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam 0:08:42  
27 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:09:22  
28 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:25  
29 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:09:26  
30 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha 0:09:34  
31 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
32 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
33 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
34 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
35 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong 0:09:40  
36 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
37 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
38 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:10:09  
39 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:10:33  
40 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:10:52  
41 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:12:30  
42 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:12:47  
43 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:13:40  
44 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:13:42  
45 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:14:13  
46 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong 0:14:21  
Teams Classification
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team 19:54:21  
2 Cervélo Test Team 0:00:09  
3 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:45  
4 Quick Step 0:00:51  
5 BMC Racing Team 0:01:43  
6 Team Katusha 0:01:55  
7 Garmin-Transitions 0:03:14  
8 Team Milram 0:07:59  
9 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:09:01  
10 Team Saxo bank 0:09:23  
11 Liquigas - Doimos 0:15:41  
12 Saur - Sojasun 0:15:47  
13 Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:16:16  
14 Team HTC - Columbia 0:16:34  
15 AG2R - La mondiale 0:16:53  
16 Trek Livestrong U23 0:25:59