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Tour of Qatar 2012

Date range:
February 5-10, 2012

February 05, Stage 1: Barzan Towers - Doha Golf Club 142.5km

Boonen scorches to victory in Doha

By:
Mark Robinson
Published:
February 05, 2012, 13:00 GMT,
Updated:
February 06, 2012, 15:39 GMT

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) Team Result
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 3:11:32  
2 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
5 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank    
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
8 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
9 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
10 Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
11 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
12 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
13 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
14 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team    
15 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
16 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i    
17 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
18 Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
19 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
20 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team    
21 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
22 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
23 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System    
24 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha    
25 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
26 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
27 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i    
28 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-BigMat    
29 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank    
30 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
31 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
32 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
33 Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1t4i    
34 Robbie McEwen (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
35 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
36 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
37 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
38 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
39 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System    
40 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank    
41 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
42 Roger Kluge (Ger) Project 1t4i    
43 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda    
44 Michaël Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
45 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System    
46 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team    
47 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
48 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-BigMat    
49 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
50 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda    
51 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
52 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Procycling    
53 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
54 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
55 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
56 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
57 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
58 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
59 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
60 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
61 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
62 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
63 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
64 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i    
65 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i    
66 David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team    
67 Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
68 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
69 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan    
70 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
71 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan    
72 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System    
73 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
74 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
75 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
76 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha    
77 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
78 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda    
79 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
80 Joss Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
81 Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team    
82 Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
83 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
84 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
85 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
86 Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
87 Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
88 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
89 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
90 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
91 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda    
92 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
93 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
94 Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team    
95 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
96 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
97 Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team    
98 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
99 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
100 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
101 Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan    
102 Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
103 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System    
104 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
105 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
106 Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i    
107 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i    
108 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
109 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:21  
110 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:23  
111 Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:29  
112 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:31  
113 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System 0:00:33  
114 Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:37  
115 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
116 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:44  
117 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda    
118 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
119 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:04  
120 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System 0:02:54  
121 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha    
122 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
123 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:03:18  
124 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:12:38  
125 Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team    
126 Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team    
DNF Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank    
DNS William Clarke (Aus) Champion System    
Sprint 1 - 28.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 3  pts
2 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 2  
3 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank 1  
Sprint 2 - 82km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 3  pts
2 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 2  
3 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 15  pts
2 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 12  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 9  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 7  
5 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
6 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank 5  
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 4  
8 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 3  
9 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
10 Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 3:11:26  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
3 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
5 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
6 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
7 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
8 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i    
9 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
10 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
11 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
12 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank    
13 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
14 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
15 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda    
16 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
17 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
18 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i    
19 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan    
20 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
21 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
22 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
23 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
24 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:21  
25 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:31  
26 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System 0:00:33  
27 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:44  
28 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha 0:02:54  
29 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
30 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:03:18  
31 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:12:38  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 9:34:36  
2 Liquigas-Cannondale    
3 Lotto-Belisol Team    
4 FDJ-Bigmat    
5 Katusha Team    
6 BMC Racing Team    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Project 1t4i    
10 Radioshack-Nissan    
11 Greenedge Cycling Team    
12 Garmin - Cervelo    
13 Champion System    
14 Bridgestone Anchor    
15 Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
16 RTS Racing Team    
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 3:11:22  
2 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:00:04  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:06  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:07  
5 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
6 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:00:08  
7 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
8 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank 0:00:09  
9 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
10 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:10  
11 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
12 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
13 Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
14 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
15 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
16 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
17 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team    
18 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
19 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i    
20 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
21 Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
22 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
23 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team    
24 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
25 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
26 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System    
27 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha    
28 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
29 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
30 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i    
31 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-BigMat    
32 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank    
33 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
34 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
35 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
36 Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1t4i    
37 Robbie McEwen (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
38 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
39 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
40 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
41 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
42 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System    
43 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank    
44 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
45 Roger Kluge (Ger) Project 1t4i    
46 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda    
47 Michaël Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
48 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System    
49 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team    
50 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-BigMat    
51 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
52 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda    
53 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
54 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Procycling    
55 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
56 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
57 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
58 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
59 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
60 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
61 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
62 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
63 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
64 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
65 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i    
66 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i    
67 David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team    
68 Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
69 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
70 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan    
71 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
72 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan    
73 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System    
74 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
75 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
76 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
77 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha    
78 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
79 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda    
80 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
81 Joss Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
82 Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team    
83 Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
84 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
85 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
86 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
87 Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
88 Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
89 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
90 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
91 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
92 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda    
93 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
94 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
95 Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team    
96 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
97 Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team    
98 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
99 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
100 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
101 Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan    
102 Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
103 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System    
104 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
105 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
106 Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i    
107 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i    
108 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
109 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:31  
110 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:33  
111 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:41  
112 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System 0:00:43  
113 Klaas Sys (Bel) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:47  
114 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
115 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:54  
116 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda    
117 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
118 Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:59  
119 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:14  
120 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System 0:03:04  
121 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha    
122 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
123 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:03:28  
124 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:12:48  
125 Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) RTS Racing Team    
126 Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team    
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 15  pts
2 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 12  
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 10  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 9  
5 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank 6  
6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
7 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 5  
8 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 4  
9 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
10 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 2  
11 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
12 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
13 Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 3:11:26  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:02  
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:00:04  
4 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
5 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:06  
6 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
7 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
8 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
9 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1t4i    
10 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-BigMat    
11 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
12 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
13 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank    
14 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
15 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
16 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda    
17 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
18 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i    
19 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan    
20 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
21 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
22 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor    
23 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
24 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 0:00:27  
25 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor 0:00:37  
26 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System 0:00:39  
27 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:50  
28 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha 0:03:00  
29 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor    
30 Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:03:24  
31 Wang Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team 0:12:44  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 9:34:36  
2 Liquigas-Cannondale    
3 Lotto-Belisol Team    
4 FDJ-Bigmat    
5 Katusha Team    
6 BMC Racing Team    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Project 1t4i    
10 Radioshack-Nissan    
11 Greenedge Cycling Team    
12 Garmin - Cervelo    
13 Champion System    
14 Bridgestone Anchor    
15 Farnese Vini-Selle Italia    
16 RTS Racing Team