Boonen scorches to victory in Doha

Belgian outsprints Blythe and Sagan for Qatar win

The eleventh Tour of Qatar got underway this afternoon and it was Omega-Pharma Quick Step's Tom Boonen who came out on top in stage one, leaving enough in the tank to pull clear of a bunched field up the finishing straight in a time of 3:11:22. Britain’s Adam Blythe (BMC) finished in second with Slovakia’s Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) in third.

The flat desert plains of Qatar have been a happy hunting ground in the past for Boonen, with the 31-year-old Belgian tasting victory here in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He takes possession of the golden jersey for overall race leader and immediately stated afterwards that he hopes to keep it after tomorrow’s team trial.

“We’re going to do everything possible to keep the jersey in the team time trial tomorrow,” he said. “I will push the team as hard as I can and we will see how we do. This is a race that we always want to do well in as a team and so far it’s looking good.”

The 12:35pm start meant that the field began the race at the warmest part of the day. With temperatures in the mid 70s and humidity higher than normal for this time of year the riders were thankful that the most talked about of the elements here – the seasonal high winds – had died down considerably from those seen at the Ladies Tour last week. The wind would be a factor, as it always is in Qatar, but not a decisive one.

Speaking to some of the riders beforehand, they almost all predicted that the most decisive factor could actually be how the teams manage their new line-ups. Many of them said that a lot of the teams would be treating the race partly as a fact-finding mission. With many riders swapping teams in the off season and many of them making their seasonal debuts, in most cases tactics had been formulated on paper but not yet honed in race conditions.

“The race is a good opportunity for teams to work on new combinations,” said GreenEdge’s Robbie McEwen (AUS). “Especially since a lot of guys have moved teams. Today is the first chance to test those new combinations and it’s pretty unclear how things will turn out.”

In the end it was the experienced course specialist Boonen who rose to the top, a victory for continuity. Boonen has been with Quick Step, in its various guises, for almost a decade, and of all the riders out there his surroundings on and off the road were the most familiar.

From the very start of the race Lotto Belisol’s Adam Hansen (AUS) set off like a scalded cat, putting on a brazen display of early pace that saw him over six minutes clear of the field at the 20km mark. He cut a solitary figure amid the desolation of the landscape as he powered along the arid and flat roads into a headwind for the first half of the race. He kept his pace up impressively but by 70km the gap had been halved.

The chasing peloton had split in two groups following a minor crash, but by the 80km mark the first of the two groups had caught up with Hansen, 16 seconds clear of the chasing pack. By now the riders had turned for home and were benefiting from the respite of a tail wind. The pace was well and truly on – this reporter was travelling at 60km/h in a press car and the field were closing on us, which gives a clear indication of the impressive speeds the riders were reaching. The field had now merged into one for the final sprint finish, which was a real test of stamina and strength after an uncompromising 140km in the wide open spaces of eastern Qatar.

“The last part of the stage was very quick,” said Boonen. “There was a tail wind pushing us off the main road and then the last two or three km with the two roundabouts was very fast. The only nervy part was when the crosswinds increased and there were two separate groups for about 30km, but after that it all got quiet again and everyone came back together.

“I am delighted to have won but it’s too early to tell whether I can win the GC on Friday. If the weather stays good like this it will be the time trial and then four more sprints so it will be hard. I hope that the conditions change a bit so we can have some natural selection but if it’s like this then every sprinter is a natural opponent.”

BMC’s Blythe put a disappointing Tour Down Under behind him and overcame a self-admitted crisis of confidence to finish second. The 22-year-old British rider was joined in the top ten by four other young riders, and he recognises the challenge he faces to hold onto the white jersey.

“I was close to winning but couldn’t quite find a second push to get me there,” he said. “But second is better than third isn’t it, so I can’t really complain. I was in the second echelon, which wasn’t too stressful. We could always see them as they were only about 10 seconds ahead. I was just trying to save as much energy as possible as we all knew that we would come back together.

“For me [the team time trial] tomorrow will be about hanging on. I’ll be doing two or three second turns maximum. I won’t be pulling big turns as I’m not that kind of rider. I hope to hang on to the white jersey tomorrow but there are a lot of strong teams here so we will have to see what happens.

“Coming here I was a little bit worried as my confidence was low after the Tour Down Under. But I’ve done well in the first stage and things are coming right and starting to work. Now I have a second place I know that I am getting closer to where I want to be. Everyone has come here pretty fresh, so this first stage isn’t a massive indication of where we all are. I think things will become a bit clearer tomorrow.”

The build up to the race had been dominated by an illness to Mark Cavendish, who was only confirmed as a definite starter for his Team Sky debut at 10am on the morning of the race. Cavendish had been suffering from a fever but appeared lively enough during the preliminaries. He eventually finished in 51st place and will be hopeful of building on that as the week progresses.
 

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep3:11:32 
2Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank  
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
8Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
9Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
10Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
11Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
12Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
13Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
14Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
15Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
16John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i  
17Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
18Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
19Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
20Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
21Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
22Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
23Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System  
24Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha  
25Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
26Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
27Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i  
28Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-BigMat  
29Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
30David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
31Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
32Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
33Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1t4i  
34Robbie McEwen (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
35Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
36Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
37Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
38Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
39Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System  
40Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank  
41Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
42Roger Kluge (Ger) Project 1t4i  
43Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda  
44Michaël Barry (Can) Sky Procycling  
45Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System  
46Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team  
47Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
48Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-BigMat  
49Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
50Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda  
51Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
52Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Procycling  
53Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
54Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
55Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
56Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
57Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
58Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
59Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
60Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
61Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
62Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
64Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i  
65Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
66David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team  
67Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
68Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
69Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
70Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
71Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
72Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System  
73Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
74Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
75Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
76Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha  
77Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
78Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda  
79Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
80Joss Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
81Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team  
82Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
83Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
84Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
85Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
86Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
87Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
88Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
89Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
90Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
91Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda  
92Blaise Sonnery (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
93Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
94Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
95Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
96Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
97Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
98Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
99Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
100Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
101Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
102Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
103Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System  
104Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
105Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
106Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i  
107Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i  
108Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
109Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:21 
110Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:23 
111Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:29 
112Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:31 
113Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System0:00:33 
114Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:37 
115Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
116Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:44 
117Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda  
118Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
119Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:04 
120Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System0:02:54 
121Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha  
122Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
123Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:03:18 
124Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:12:38 
125Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team  
126Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
DNFCoen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank  
DNSWilliam Clarke (Aus) Champion System  
Sprint 1 - 28.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team3 pts
2Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha2 
3Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank1 
Sprint 2 - 82km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda3 pts
2Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling2 
3Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep15 pts
2Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team12 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda7 
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
6Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank5 
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha4 
8Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling3 
9Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
10Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team3:11:26 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
5Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
7Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i  
9Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
10Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
11Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
12Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
13Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
14Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
15Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda  
16Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
17Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
18Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
19Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
20Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
21Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
22Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
23Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
24Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:21 
25Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:31 
26Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System0:00:33 
27Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:44 
28Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha0:02:54 
29Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
30Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:03:18 
31Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:12:38 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step9:34:36 
2Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Lotto-Belisol Team  
4FDJ-Bigmat  
5Katusha Team  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Sky Procycling  
8Rabobank Cycling Team  
9Project 1t4i  
10Radioshack-Nissan  
11Greenedge Cycling Team  
12Garmin - Cervelo  
13Champion System  
14Bridgestone Anchor  
15Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
16RTS Racing Team  
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep3:11:22 
2Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:04 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:06 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:07 
5Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
6Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:00:08 
7Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
8Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank0:00:09 
9Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:10 
11Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
12Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
13Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
14Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
15Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
16Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
17Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
18Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
19John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i  
20Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
21Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
22Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
23Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
24Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
25Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System  
27Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha  
28Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
29Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
30Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i  
31Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-BigMat  
32Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
33David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
34Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
35Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
36Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1t4i  
37Robbie McEwen (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
38Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
39Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
40Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
41Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
42Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System  
43Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank  
44Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
45Roger Kluge (Ger) Project 1t4i  
46Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda  
47Michaël Barry (Can) Sky Procycling  
48Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System  
49Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team  
50Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-BigMat  
51Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
52Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda  
53Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Procycling  
55Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
56Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
57Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
58Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
59Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
60Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
61Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
62Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
63Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
64Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
65Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i  
66Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
67David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team  
68Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
69Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
70Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
71Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
72Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
73Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System  
74Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
75Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
76Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
77Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha  
78Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
79Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda  
80Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
81Joss Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
82Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team  
83Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
84Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
85Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
86Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
87Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
88Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
89Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
90Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
91Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
92Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda  
93Blaise Sonnery (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
94Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
95Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
96Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
97Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
98Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
99Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
100Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
101Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
102Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
103Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System  
104Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
105Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
106Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i  
107Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i  
108Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
109Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:31 
110Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:33 
111Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:41 
112Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System0:00:43 
113Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:47 
114Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
115Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:54 
116Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda  
117Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
118Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:59 
119Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:14 
120Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System0:03:04 
121Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha  
122Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
123Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:03:28 
124Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:12:48 
125Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team  
126Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep15 pts
2Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team12 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda10 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
5Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank6 
6Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
7Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling5 
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha4 
9Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team3 
10Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha2 
11Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
12Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
13Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team3:11:26 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:02 
3Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:00:04 
4Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:06 
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
7Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
8Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
9John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i  
10Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat  
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
12Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
13Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
14Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
15Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
16Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda  
17Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
18Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i  
19Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
20Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
21Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
22Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
23Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
24Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:00:27 
25Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:37 
26Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System0:00:39 
27Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:50 
28Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha0:03:00 
29Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
30Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:03:24 
31Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:12:44 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step9:34:36 
2Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Lotto-Belisol Team  
4FDJ-Bigmat  
5Katusha Team  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Sky Procycling  
8Rabobank Cycling Team  
9Project 1t4i  
10Radioshack-Nissan  
11Greenedge Cycling Team  
12Garmin - Cervelo  
13Champion System  
14Bridgestone Anchor  
15Farnese Vini-Selle Italia  
16RTS Racing Team  

 

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