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Tour of Qatar 2013

Date range:
February 3- 8, 2013

February 03, Stage 1: Katara Cultural Village - Dukhan Beach 145.2km

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

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
February 03, 2013, 13:00 GMT,
Updated:
February 05, 2013, 15:32 GMT

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) Team Result
1 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:28:47  
2 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
3 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
4 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
5 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
6 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
7 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
9 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling    
10 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
11 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale    
12 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
13 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge    
14 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
15 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
16 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
17 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
18 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
19 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
20 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
21 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
22 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
23 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
24 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
25 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
26 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
27 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha    
28 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
29 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
30 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
31 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
32 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
33 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
34 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
35 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
36 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
37 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
38 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
39 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
41 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:00:09  
42 Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
43 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:00:11  
44 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
45 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
46 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
47 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:21  
48 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ    
49 Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
50 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
51 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
52 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
53 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
54 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
55 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
56 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
57 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
58 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
59 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:27  
60 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:33  
61 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
62 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
63 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
64 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
65 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard    
66 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 0:00:42  
67 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
68 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
69 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
70 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:02:00  
71 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:29  
72 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
73 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:16:02  
74 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
75 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
76 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
77 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ    
78 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
79 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ    
80 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling    
81 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
82 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
83 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
84 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
85 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
86 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
87 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
88 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
89 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
90 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
91 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
92 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
93 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
94 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
95 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
96 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
97 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
98 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
99 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
100 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
101 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
102 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
103 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha    
104 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge    
105 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan    
106 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale    
107 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
108 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
109 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
110 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
111 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
112 Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
113 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale    
114 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
115 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
116 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan    
117 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
118 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
119 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
120 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
121 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
122 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
123 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
124 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
125 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
126 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
127 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan    
128 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
129 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
130 Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan    
131 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
132 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
133 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
134 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
135 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
136 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
137 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan    
138 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan    
139 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
140 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling    
141 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
142 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
Sprint 1 - Oryx Farm, 40.7km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3  pts
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 2  
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 1  
Sprint 2 - Dukhan, 110km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 3  pts
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
3 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
Sprint 3 - Dukhan Beach, 145.2km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 15  pts
2 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 12  
3 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 9  
4 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 7  
5 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
6 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 5  
7 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3  
9 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 2  
10 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 3:28:47  
2 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
4 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
5 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
6 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
7 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
8 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
9 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
10 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 0:00:21  
11 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:33  
12 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:42  
13 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:02:00  
14 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:29  
15 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:16:02  
16 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ    
17 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling    
18 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
19 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
20 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
21 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
22 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
23 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
24 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
25 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
26 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
27 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
28 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
29 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
30 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
31 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
32 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
33 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
34 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
35 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
36 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
37 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
38 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
39 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
40 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
41 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
42 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
43 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
44 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 BMC Racing Team 10:26:21  
2 Sky Procycling    
3 FDJ    
4 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
5 Orica Greenedge    
6 Katusha Team    
7 Team Argos-Shimano    
8 Vacansoleil-Dcm    
9 Iam Cycling 0:00:11  
10 Team Netapp-Endura    
11 Radioshack Leopard 0:00:21  
12 Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
13 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:30  
14 Astana Pro Team 0:00:32  
15 Cannondale 0:16:02  
16 Champion System 0:32:15  
17 Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox 0:48:06  
18 Japan    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:28:37  
2 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:04  
3 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:06  
4 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
5 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
6 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:08  
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
8 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:10  
9 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
10 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
11 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling    
12 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
13 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale    
14 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge    
15 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
16 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
17 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
18 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
19 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
20 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
21 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
22 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
23 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
24 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
25 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
26 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
27 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha    
28 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
29 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
30 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
31 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
32 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
33 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
34 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
35 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
36 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
37 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
38 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
39 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
41 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:00:19  
42 Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
43 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:00:21  
44 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
45 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
46 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
47 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:31  
48 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ    
49 Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
50 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
51 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
52 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
53 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
54 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
55 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
56 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
57 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
58 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
59 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:37  
60 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:43  
61 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
62 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
63 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
64 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
65 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard    
66 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 0:00:52  
67 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
68 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
69 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
70 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:02:10  
71 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:39  
72 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
73 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:16:12  
74 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
75 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
76 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
77 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ    
78 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
79 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ    
80 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling    
81 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
82 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
83 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
84 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
85 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
86 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
87 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
88 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
89 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
90 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
91 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
92 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
93 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
94 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
95 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
96 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
97 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
98 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
99 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
100 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
101 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
102 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
103 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha    
104 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge    
105 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan    
106 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale    
107 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
108 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
109 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
110 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
111 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
112 Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
113 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale    
114 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
115 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
116 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan    
117 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
118 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
119 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
120 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
121 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
122 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
123 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
124 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
125 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
126 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
127 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan    
128 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
129 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
130 Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan    
131 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
132 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
133 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
134 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
135 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
136 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
137 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan    
138 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan    
139 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
140 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling    
141 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
142 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 15  pts
2 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 12  
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 11  
4 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 9  
5 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
6 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
7 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 5  
8 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
9 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
10 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 2  
11 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 2  
12 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:28:43  
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:02  
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:04  
4 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
5 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
6 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
7 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
8 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
9 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
10 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 0:00:25  
11 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:37  
12 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:46  
13 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:02:04  
14 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:33  
15 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:16:06  
16 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ    
17 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling    
18 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
19 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
20 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
21 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
22 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
23 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
24 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
25 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
26 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
27 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
28 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
29 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
30 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
31 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
32 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
33 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
34 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
35 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
36 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
37 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
38 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
39 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
40 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
41 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
42 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
43 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
44 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 BMC Racing Team 10:26:21  
2 Sky Procycling    
3 FDJ    
4 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
5 Orica Greenedge    
6 Katusha Team    
7 Team Argos-Shimano    
8 Vacansoleil-Dcm    
9 Iam Cycling 0:00:11  
10 Team Netapp-Endura    
11 Radioshack Leopard 0:00:21  
12 Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
13 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:30  
14 Astana Pro Team 0:00:32  
15 Cannondale 0:16:02  
16 Champion System 0:32:15  
17 Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox 0:48:06  
18 Japan