Chicchi quickest into Al Khor Corniche

Haussler takes second again, Mol extends overall lead

Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas-Doimo) had the fastest legs at the end of the fourth stage of the Tour of Qatar, taking a high speed sprint ahead of Heinrich Haussler (Cervélo TestTeam) and Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank) on the Al Khor Corniche.

Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong) proved his seventh place on Tuesday was no fluke by finishing eighth in the sprint, with John Murphy (BMC) also mixing it successfully with the best in the world and finishing 13th.

Dutchman Wouter Mol (Topsport Vlaanderen) finished 20th, safely in the bunch, and so held on to the overall lead in the race, with just two stages remaining.

For Franco Ballerini

Chicchi pointed to the black band on his arm after he crossed the finish line and dedicated his win to the late Franco Ballerini, the Italian cycling coach, who passed away last weekend after a rally accident in Italy. "This is a special win for all the team. We wanted to win for Franco," Chicchi told Cyclingnews.

"We've decided to ride all the race with black tape on our arms as a sign of mourning. It's a small sign in memory of a great man who had a huge place in Italian cycling. This win is for him."

Chicchi's victory was the second of his season, after he opened his account last month at the Tour of San Luis in Argentina. Chicchi used his form from South America to beat some of the sport's top sprinters. The little Italian was particularly pleased with his win, which came as part of a daily rotation with teammate Daniele Bennati.

"The best sprinters in the world are here and they're in great condition. We tried to pull on the front in the last few kilometres but there was too much chaos. At the final roundabout Bennati gave me an incredible hand and then I set off with 300 meters to go and it went well from me," Chicchi said at the finish.

"We have two sprinters in the team. Bennati has shown how strong he is over the years. Yesterday he had a sprint, and tomorrow I'll give him a hand."

Brave trio go on the attack

A three-rider break dominated much of the 146.5km stage, as once again the smaller teams looked to take their chances. Martin Kohler (BMC), Jesse Sergent (Trek Livestrong) and Sep Vanmarcke (Topsport Vlaanderen) got away from kilomete zero to take all the intermediate sprint points and time bonuses. But with no wind blowing across the Qatar peninsular, the peloton patiently ground down the trio's lead and then swept them up with 14km to go.

Garmin-Transitions' run of bad luck continued to disrupt their race.They have lost Steven Cozza and Kirk Carlsen in crashes in the last two days and today Tyler Farrar punctured four times in the last 20 kilometres. The last two came at the same moment, four kilometres from the finish, and meant he would not contest the sprint.

As Farrar rolled to a stop, the peloton accelerated and fought for position, knowing that the entry onto the Corniche and the final 1.4km with a tailwind after the 360-degree turn would be decisive.

World time trial champion Fabian Cancellara of Saxo Bank did much of the lead-out work early on. Then Milram, Team Sky, Quick Step, Cervélo TestTeam and Liquigas took over.

The Italians were well placed as the bunch snaked round the final roundabout at speed and Daniel Oss lined out the bunch in the final kilometre. Surprisingly stage three winner Tom Boonen (Quick Step) was not to be seen after losing position before the roundabout. He's won 16 stages at the Tour of Qatar but always struggles in the tricky Al Khor finishes.

As the line approached, Cervélo TestTeam tired to hit the front for Heinrich Haussler but the high speed made it difficult to control the sprint, with riders losing wheels and leaving gaps.

Chicchi closed two gaps to get on Theo Bos (Cervélo TestTeam) back wheel. Haussler would reveal to Cyclingnews that the former track sprinter was supposed to lead him out but Haussler failed to get on his wheel. When Bos accelerated hard with four hundred metres to go, it was Chicchi who benefited from his slipstream and then the Italian went himself to win comfortably ahead of Haussler and Haedo.

"I've ridden Qatar six times but this is the first sprint I've won," he said.

On the podium, Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) was just happy finish the stage without problem and keep the race leader's gold jersey for another day. He is hoping a lack of wind on the final two days will allow him to win the Tour of Qatar.

He extended his lead to 15 seconds over Geert Steurs (Topsport Vlaanderen), who won stage two when they successfully broke away from the bunch together. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) is third at 1:55.

"My teammates worked very hard all day to control the three-rider breakaway and then kept me out of trouble in the sprint," he told Cyclingnews.

I've already checked the weather forecast and they expect even less wind that today for the rest of the race. It's perfect for us if there's a bunch sprint each time. I can't wait to get to Friday."

Thursday's 142km fifth stage is from Lusail to Madinat Al Shamal, at the very northern tip of Qatar. Friday's final stage ends with seven laps of a circuit along the Doha Corniche. Although there are two exposed section that could cause Mol some problems.

Results
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:16:58 
2Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
3Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
4Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam  
5Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
6Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
7Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
8Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong  
9Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha  
10Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
11Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
12Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
13John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
14Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
15Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
16Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
17Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
18Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
19Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
20Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
21Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
22Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
23Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
24Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
25Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
26Nikita Eskov (Rus) Katusha  
27Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
28Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong  
29Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
30Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
31Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
32Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
33Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
34Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
35Zahner Simon (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
36Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
37Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
38Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
39Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
40Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
41Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
42Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha  
44Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
45Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
46Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
47Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
48Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
49Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
50Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha  
51Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
52Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
53Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
54Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
55Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
56Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
57Luis-Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
58Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
59Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
60Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
61Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
62Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
63Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
64Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
65Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
66Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
67Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
68Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:25 
69Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:27 
70Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
71Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:28 
72Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
73Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
74Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
75Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:32 
76Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:35 
77Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
78Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:00:44 
79Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
80Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
81Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:55 
82Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:08 
83Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:01:09 
84Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:01:18 
85Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:01:20 
86Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:26 
87Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:01:32 
88Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha0:01:42 
89Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha  
90Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
91Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
92Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha  
93Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
94Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
96Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong  
97Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam  
98Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
99Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
100Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong  
101Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
102Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
103Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
104Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
105Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
106Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
107Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
108Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
109Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha  
110Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
111Lars Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
112Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
113Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
114Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
115Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:02:22 
116Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
117Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:02:24 
118Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:02:27 
119Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:02:39 
120Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:03:41 
121Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:43 
122Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:04:21 
123Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
DNSMaciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
DNSGerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
Sprint - Al Jemailiya
1Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong2 
3Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator1 
Sprint - Al Ghuwairiya
1Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator2 
3Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong1 
Finish - Al Khor Corniche
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo30pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam27 
3Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank25 
4Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam23 
5Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto21 
6Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram19 
7Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale17 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong15 
9Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha13 
10Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank11 
11Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step10 
12Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia9 
13John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
14Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale7 
15Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram6 
16Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto5 
17Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team4 
18Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam3 
19Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions2 
20Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Young Riders
1Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram3:16:58 
2Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
3Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong  
4Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
6Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
7Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
8Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
9Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong  
10Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
11Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
12Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
13Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
14Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
15Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
16Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
17Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha  
18Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
19Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong  
20Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
21Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
22Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
23Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong  
24Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
25Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
26Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:27 
27Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
28Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:35 
29Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:01:20 
30Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong0:01:42 
31Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
32Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha  
33Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
34Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
35Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam  
36Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong  
37Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
38Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
39Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
40Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
41Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha  
42Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:02:24 
43Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:03:41 
44Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:43 
DNSGerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
DNSMaciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
Teams
1Cervélo Test Team9:50:54 
2Team Saxo bank  
3AG2R - La mondiale  
4Omega Pharma - Lotto  
5Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
6Team Milram  
7Team HTC - Columbia  
8Team Katusha  
9BMC Racing Team  
10Trek Livestrong U23  
11Sky Pro Cycling Team  
12Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
13Saur - Sojasun  
14Garmin-Transitions0:00:35 
15Quick Step0:00:44 
16Liquigas - Doimos0:00:55 
General Classification
1Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9:59:28 
2Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:00:09 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:01:55 
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram0:01:59 
5Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:05 
6Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha0:02:15 
7Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:02:17 
8Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam0:02:37 
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:38 
10Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:02:40 
11Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:02:47 
12Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:48 
13Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam0:02:53 
14Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:02:54 
15Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:03:00 
16Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam0:03:23 
17Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam0:03:35 
18Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
19Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:03:37 
20Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:38 
21Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:41 
22Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:45 
23Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:03:47 
24Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:03:53 
25Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha0:03:56 
26Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
27Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
28Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:04:00 
29Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:04:21 
30Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam0:04:31 
31Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:04:34 
32Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam0:04:36 
33Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:04:40 
34Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:05:27 
35Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha0:05:39 
36Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:41 
37Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:44 
38Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:06:57 
39Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:07:02 
40Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions0:07:52 
41Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:09:33 
42Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:09:42 
43Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:51 
44Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:09:54 
45Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
46Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
47Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
48Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram0:09:56 
49Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram0:09:58 
50Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:09:59 
51Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:10:00 
52Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:10:03 
53Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha0:10:06 
54Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
55Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:10:10 
56Nikita Eskov (Rus) Katusha  
57Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
58Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong0:10:12 
59Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:10:16 
60Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:10:33 
61Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:10:35 
62Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:10:38 
63Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:10:40 
64Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:10:49 
65Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:11:03 
66Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:11:08 
67Luis-Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:11:13 
68John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:21 
69Zahner Simon (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
70Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
71Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:11:22 
72Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:11:24 
73Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram0:11:25 
74Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
75Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:11:33 
76Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
77Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
78Lars Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
79Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:11:34 
80Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:11:35 
81Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:36 
82Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
83Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:11:37 
84Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong0:11:39 
85Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha0:11:48 
86Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:11:58 
87Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:12:00 
88Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:12:08 
89Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:12:20 
90Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam0:12:23 
91Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:12:33 
92Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:12:41 
93Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:12:42 
94Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team  
95Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:12:52 
96Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:12:58 
97Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:13:02 
98Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha0:13:15 
99Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
100Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha  
101Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong0:13:18 
102Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:13:19 
103Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong0:13:21 
104Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:13:35 
105Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:49 
106Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:14:03 
107Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:14:07 
108Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:14:14 
109Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:18 
110Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:14:32 
111Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:33 
112Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:14:46 
113Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:15:04 
114Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:15:22 
115Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:15:33 
116Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:36 
117Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong0:15:41 
118Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:16:10 
119Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:16:21 
120Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:17:21 
121Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:17:24 
122Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong0:17:54 
123Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:18:02 
Points Classification
1Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam80pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step57 
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram47 
4Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto44 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto38 
6Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team36 
7Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank36 
8Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo35 
9Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator34 
10Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank34 
11Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam32 
12Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong32 
13Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha29 
14Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram27 
15Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam23 
16Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo21 
17Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale18 
18John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team16 
19Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam15 
20Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
21Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions13 
22Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team12 
23Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator10 
24Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam9 
25Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia9 
26Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam8 
27Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator8 
28Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale7 
29Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha7 
30Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator7 
31Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
32Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank6 
33Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia6 
34Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step4 
35Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team4 
36Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun4 
37Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team3 
38Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step3 
39Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team3 
40Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong3 
41Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions2 
42Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun1 
Young Rider Classification
1Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram10:01:27 
2Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:01:01 
3Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam0:01:36 
4Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:39 
5Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:48 
6Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:01:54 
7Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha0:01:57 
8Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:04:58 
10Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:07:34 
11Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:07:52 
12Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:07:55 
13Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:08:00 
14Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:08:01 
15Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team0:08:04 
16Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:08:07 
17Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:08:11 
18Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
19Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong0:08:13 
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:08:34 
21Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:08:36 
22Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:25 
23Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:09:34 
24Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
25Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
26Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:37 
27Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
28Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong0:09:40 
29Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam0:10:24 
30Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha0:11:16 
31Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha  
32Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong0:11:19 
33Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong0:11:22 
34Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:11:36 
35Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:12:15 
36Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:12:19 
37Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:12:33 
38Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:12:34 
39Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong0:12:47 
40Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:05 
41Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong0:13:42 
42Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:15:22 
43Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong0:15:55 
44Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong0:16:03 
Teams Classification
1Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator29:45:15 
2Cervélo Test Team0:00:09 
3Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:45 
4Quick Step0:01:35 
5BMC Racing Team0:01:43 
6Team Katusha0:01:55 
7Garmin-Transitions0:03:49 
8Team Milram0:07:59 
9Omega Pharma - Lotto0:09:01 
10Team Saxo bank0:09:23 
11Saur - Sojasun0:15:47 
12Sky Pro Cycling Team0:16:16 
13Team HTC - Columbia0:16:34 
14Liquigas - Doimos0:16:36 
15AG2R - La mondiale0:16:53 
16Trek Livestrong U230:25:59 

 

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