Tour of Qatar stage 1: Bookwalter holds off peloton for win

BMC rider beats Elmiger and Rast

A typically windswept day of racing at the Tour of Qatar ended with a surprise winner as Brent Bookwalter (BMC) claimed victory on stage 1 to Dukhan Beach. The American was part of a three-man group which forged clear in the finale, and then defied the odds and a block headwind to fend off the peloton.

The bunch had spent the bulk of the day in a viscous state, with echelons continuously ebbing and flowing as crosswinds buffeted the race, and by the time the decisive move arrived with 10km to go, there were plenty of tired legs and weary minds in a front group which had been siphoned off to fewer than 60 riders.

The winning attack was sparked by Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling), who ghosted off the front and drew fellow countryman Gregory Rast (RadioShack-Trek) and Bookwalter across with him. In spite of the headwind, the trio of leaders quickly built up a lead of 45 seconds, while back in the main peloton, the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team of Mark Cavendish, John Degenkolb's Argos-Shimano squad, as well as Orica GreenEdge and Sky, took some time to find harmony in their chase effort.

"I was a bit surprised that they didn't react," said Rast, but while that impasse behind doubtless aided the trio upfront, credit is due to Bookwalter and Elmiger, in particular, for navigating the headwind and ensuring the break stayed afloat into the final kilometre. In spite of their efforts, however, the peloton was now breathing down their necks entering the final 500 metres, and Bookwalter was forced to the front to keep the break ticking over.

"I was kind of hoping to get one more pull through from those guys, but they both said no with 500 to go, so I just tried to keep it rolling on," Bookwalter said afterwards.

Bookwalter's turn kept the impetus with the three leaders, and when an anxious Rast opened his sprint early to ensure that he took at least third place, Bookwalter jumped smartly on his wheel and then eased his way around him inside the final 150 metres to take the biggest win of his career to date.

"It's my first big win in an international race like this and it came in a surprising way," said Bookwalter, who held off Elminger and Rast, while Bernhard Eisel (Sky) beat Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Cavendish in the sprint for 4th, just on their coattails.

Bookwalter was one of five BMC riders in the leading group on the run-in to the finish, just reward for a team whose aggression throughout the day had been instrumental in scattering the peloton to the four winds. In the finale, the squad had intended to try and work a sprint victory for Adam Blythe, but Bookwalter had instructions to track the moves, and he followed his orders to the letter.

"If you're going to be on the front, you might as well be in the break if the numbers are right and you're feeling good," said Bookwalter, the first wearer of the golden jersey. "And my legs were still good."

Bookwalter enters Monday's team time trial with a lead of four seconds over Elmiger, while Rast, Eisel and his BMC teammate Phinney lie a further two seconds back. "We're here to perform," Bookwalter said. "We had a number of guys in that front group and I think we'll do a good team time trial tomorrow."

Fast start

The BMC squad reported for duty at Katara Cultural Village on Sunday morning wearing skinsuits and aerodynamic helmets, something Greg Van Avermaet explained was simply to test materials. Once the flag dropped, however, it was legs rather than equipment that were being examined, as a frenetic opening pace saw a dangerous 14-man group featuring Phinney, Cancellara and Cavendish go clear.

They stayed away until the first sprint, where Phinney picked up three bonus seconds, but were swept back up when the early crosswinds gave way to a dulling headwind. "We knew it would split up early on and then come back together in the headwind," said Phinney, who explained that the weather forecast for the week meant that his team had to seek any advantage it could. "This race is won by seconds. With the wind due to die down over the next few days and with sprinters like Cavendish around, I've got to try and get everything I can when I can."

Shortly afterwards, Mathew Hayman (Sky), Zak Dempster (NetApp-Endura) and Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) slipped away and inched out to a two-minute lead at the midway point, just as the road branched sharp left and into another crosswind section. As if on cue, BMC hit the front once again, and their forcing quickly tore the break's lead to ribbons and also reduced the main peloton to 28 riders, having jettisoned a number of riders off the back, including Cavendish and an accompanying phalanx of Omega Pharma-QuickStep riders. To their credit, they managed to close a gap of almost a minute and eventually bridge back on, but the effort had blunted their willingness to lead the chase on the run-in to the finishing line.

Meanwhile, in the final 40km, a dangerous-looking break featuring Eisel, Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano), Dominique Rollin (FDJ) and Michael Schär (BMC) stole a 30-second lead at the head of the race, but their move petered out when they turned into the stiff headwind with 17km to go. When the Cavendish group latched back on to swell the peloton to almost 60 riders, a bunch sprint looked inevitable, but - somehow - Bookwalter, Elmiger and Rast managed to punch their way clear and hold out until the finish.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team3:28:47 
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
3Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
4Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
5Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
6Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
7Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
10Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
11Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale  
12John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
13Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge  
14Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
16Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
18Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
19Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
20Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
21Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
22Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
23Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
24Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
25Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
26Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
27Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha  
28Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
29Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
31Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
32Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
33Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
34Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
35Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
36Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
37Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
38Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
39Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
40Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
41Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:09 
42Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
43Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:11 
44Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
45Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
46Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
47Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:21 
48Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
49Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
50Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
51Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
52Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
53Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
54Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
55Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
56Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
57Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
58Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
59Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:00:27 
60Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:33 
61Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
62Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
63Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
65Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
66Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:00:42 
67Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
68Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
69Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
70Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:02:00 
71Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:29 
72Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
73Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:16:02 
74Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
75Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
76Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
77Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
78Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
79David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
80Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling  
81Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
82Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
83Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
84Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
85Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
86Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
87Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
88Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
89Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
90Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
91Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
92Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
93Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
94Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
95Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
96Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
97Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
98Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
99Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
100Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
101Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
102Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
103Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
104Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge  
105Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan  
106Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale  
107Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
108Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
109Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
110Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
111Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
112Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
113Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale  
114Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
115Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
116Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan  
117Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
118Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
119Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
120Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
121Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
122Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
123Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
124Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
125Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
127Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan  
128Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
129Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
130Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan  
131Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
132Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
133Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
134Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
135Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
136Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
137Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
138Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
139Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
140Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
141Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
142Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Oryx Farm, 40.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha2 
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling1 
Sprint 2 - Dukhan, 110km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling3 pts
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano2 
3Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 3 - Dukhan Beach, 145.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team15 pts
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling12 
3Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard9 
4Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling7 
5Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
6Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
7Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
9Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling2 
10Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ1 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:28:47 
2Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
4Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
5Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
8Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
9Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
10Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:00:21 
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:33 
12Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:42 
13Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:02:00 
14Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:29 
15Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:16:02 
16Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
17Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling  
18Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
19Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
20Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
21Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
22Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
23Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
24Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
25Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
26Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
27Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
28Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
29Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
30Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
31Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
32Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
33Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
35Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
36Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
37Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
38Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
39Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
40Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
41Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
42Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
43Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
44Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team10:26:21 
2Sky Procycling  
3FDJ  
4Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Orica Greenedge  
6Katusha Team  
7Team Argos-Shimano  
8Vacansoleil-Dcm  
9Iam Cycling0:00:11 
10Team Netapp-Endura  
11Radioshack Leopard0:00:21 
12Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
13Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:30 
14Astana Pro Team0:00:32 
15Cannondale0:16:02 
16Champion System0:32:15 
17Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox0:48:06 
18Japan  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team3:28:37 
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:04 
3Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:00:06 
4Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
5Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
6John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:08 
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
8Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:10 
9Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
10Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
11Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
12Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
13Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale  
14Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge  
15Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
16Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
18Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
19Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
20Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
21Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
22Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
23Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
24Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
25Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
26Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
27Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha  
28Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
29Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
31Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
32Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
33Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
34Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
35Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
36Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
37Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
38Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
39Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
40Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
41Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:19 
42Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
43Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:21 
44Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
45Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
46Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
47Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:31 
48Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
49Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
50Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
51Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
52Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
53Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
54Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
55Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
56Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
57Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
58Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
59Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:00:37 
60Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:43 
61Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
62Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
63Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
65Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
66Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:00:52 
67Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
68Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
69Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
70Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:02:10 
71Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:39 
72Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
73Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:16:12 
74Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
75Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
76Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
77Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
78Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
79David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
80Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling  
81Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
82Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
83Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
84Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
85Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
86Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
87Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
88Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
89Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
90Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
91Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
92Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
93Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
94Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
95Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
96Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
97Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
98Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
99Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
100Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
101Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
102Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
103Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
104Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge  
105Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan  
106Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale  
107Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
108Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
109Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
110Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
111Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
112Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
113Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale  
114Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
115Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
116Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan  
117Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
118Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
119Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
120Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
121Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
122Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
123Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
124Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
125Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
127Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan  
128Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
129Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
130Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan  
131Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
132Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
133Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
134Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
135Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
136Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
137Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
138Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
139Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
140Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
141Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
142Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team15 pts
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling12 
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling11 
4Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard9 
5Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
6Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
7Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
8Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 
9John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano2 
10Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha2 
11Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling2 
12Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3:28:43 
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:02 
3Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:04 
4Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
5Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
8Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
9Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
10Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:00:25 
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:37 
12Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:46 
13Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:02:04 
14Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:33 
15Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:16:06 
16Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
17Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling  
18Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
19Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
20Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
21Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
22Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
23Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
24Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
25Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
26Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
27Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
28Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
29Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
30Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
31Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
32Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
33Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
35Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
36Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
37Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
38Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
39Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
40Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
41Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
42Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
43Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
44Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team10:26:21 
2Sky Procycling  
3FDJ  
4Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Orica Greenedge  
6Katusha Team  
7Team Argos-Shimano  
8Vacansoleil-Dcm  
9Iam Cycling0:00:11 
10Team Netapp-Endura  
11Radioshack Leopard0:00:21 
12Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
13Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:30 
14Astana Pro Team0:00:32 
15Cannondale0:16:02 
16Champion System0:32:15 
17Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox0:48:06 
18Japan  

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