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Tour of Qatar 2013

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February 3- 8, 2013

February 5, Stage 3: Al Wakra - Masaieed 143km

Tour of Qatar: Mark Cavendish wins stage 3

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
February 5, 2013, 12:47,
Updated:
February 5, 2013, 21:21

Bookwalter holds race lead

Mark Cavendish's (Omega Pharma QuickStep) wins stage 3 of the Tour of Qatar

Mark Cavendish's (Omega Pharma QuickStep) wins stage 3 of the Tour of Qatar

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Mark Cavendish continued his winning start to life at Omega Pharma-QuickStep by claiming victory in the bunch sprint on stage three of the Tour of Qatar in Mesaieed ahead of Barry Markus (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Aidis Kroupis (Orica-GreenEdge). The win elevates him to 4th overall, 8 seconds off the golden jersey of Brent Bookwalter (BMC), who finished safely in the bunch to preserve his overall lead.

The cacophony of rival lead-out trains in the finale made for a less than harmonious sprint finish but Cavendish’s virtuoso flourish 350 metres from the line meant that his melody drowned out all others. Indeed, there was even a degree of improvisation about Cavendish’s recital. With two kilometres to go, a broken spoke saw Guillaume Van Keirsbulck drop out of the Omega Pharma-QuickStep lead-out ensemble, and it was left to Niki Terpstra to put in a longer turn to bring Cavendish to the red kite.

800 metres from home, Cavendish latched onto the rear wheel of Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), who was being led out by Luke Rowe, and he then had the confidence to open his sprint from a distance when he found himself some way back with 350 metres to go. Cavendish’s pitch-perfect acceleration saw him come past Aidis Kruopis and then hold off the fast-finishing Barry Markus (Vacansoleil-DCM) to take the win.

“Kruopis left his sprint late so he took me by surprise when I was coming past him and I had to accelerate again in the last 50 metres just to get by him,” said Cavendish, who paid tribute to the efforts of his new teammates. “I was sheltered and one of the front guys around every corner. We didn’t quite catch the group the other day so it was nice to get the win under the belt today. I’m very happy.”

The circuit-based nature of Tuesday’s stage made for several sharp changes in direction, but the relatively calm conditions meant that the anticipated splits never materialised, and the tailwind in the closing 20 kilometres ensured a bunch finish. While Omega Pharma-QuickStep and BMC had controlled the peloton for much of the day, the presence of so many of the marquee fast men in the finale – including John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano), Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling), Edvald Boasson Hagen and Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) – meant that there was a myriad of competing sprint trains jostling for position in an often chaotic closing 10 kilometres.

“It was really hectic. I think every team wants to deliver their sprinter but I think there’s this common misconception that you have to have a lead-out now,” Cavendish said. “It’s actually worse if there are more lead-out trains who don’t know what they are doing. It just becomes chaos.”

The race for gold

Winners of the opening two stages, BMC were again prominent in the opening kilometres, with Adam Blythe helping to defend Bookwalter’s golden jersey by pipping Cavendish by millimetres to take the 3-second bonus at the first intermediate sprint after 20km.

Shortly afterwards, the break of the day managed to forge clear, containing Mathew Hayman (Sky), Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana), Pirmin Lang (IAM Cycling), Chan Jae Jang (Champion System), Julien Berard (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Andrea Di Corrado (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox). The septet built up a lead of 3 minutes at one point, but when BMC and Omega Pharma-QuickStep put their shoulders to the wheel in earnest in the final 50km, their advantage duly frittered away.

By day’s end, Bookwalter had done enough to retain his golden jersey, six seconds ahead of teammate Taylor Phinney, with Adam Blythe a further second back in 3rd, although BMC’s hegemony is now seriously threatened by Cavendish. After earning 12 seconds in bonuses, the Manxman lies 4th overall, a mere 8 seconds off the lead.

BMC had an early scare when Phinney was caught up in a crash in the opening kilometres, and while the American finished safely in the main peloton, Bookwalter admitted that it had been an anxious day. “It was pretty complex at the end of the race with groups going and coming back and there was a pretty serious crash with Taylor early on,” Bookwalter said.

“Right now Mark is the race favourite I think. It could all end up in sprints and he’s hands down the world’s best sprinter right now. We have Adam and Taylor who we can plan for in the sprints, but our plan was a little thwarted a bit today with Taylor going down.”

Cavendish himself was guarded when asked to assess his chances of overall victory, insisting that he was in Qatar simply to win stages. Given the time bonuses on offer and his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team’s ability in the echelons, however, the former world champion is well-placed at the midway point.

“If Tom [Boonen] was here, he’d be going for GC. I’m not saying it’s out of the question but we’ll see what happens,” Cavendish said. “It will only come from trying to take every stage as it comes. So we’ll take every stage and try and get a sprint, and then see if we can get it from the time bonuses.”

Full Results
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 3:05:14  
2 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
3 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge    
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
5 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling    
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
7 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
8 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
9 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
10 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ    
11 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
12 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
13 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale    
14 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
15 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
16 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
17 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
18 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan    
19 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
20 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha    
21 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
22 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
23 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
24 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
25 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
26 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
27 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
28 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
29 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
30 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
31 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
32 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
33 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
34 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
35 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard    
36 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
37 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
38 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
39 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
40 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
41 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
42 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
43 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
44 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
45 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
46 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan    
47 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
48 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
49 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
50 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
51 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
52 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
53 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
54 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
55 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
56 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
57 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
58 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
59 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling    
60 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge    
61 Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
62 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
63 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
64 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
65 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
66 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
67 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
68 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
69 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
70 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
71 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
72 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
73 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
74 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale    
75 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
76 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
77 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
78 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
79 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
80 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan    
81 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
82 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
83 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ    
84 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
85 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
86 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
87 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
88 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan    
89 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
90 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
91 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
92 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
93 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
94 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale    
95 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling    
96 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
97 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
98 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
99 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
100 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:16  
101 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:24  
102 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:25  
103 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:27  
104 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
105 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:30  
106 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:32  
107 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
108 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan    
109 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:33  
110 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling    
111 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
112 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
113 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:37  
114 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:42  
115 Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:53  
116 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
117 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
118 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
119 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
120 Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan 0:01:05  
121 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:07  
122 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:01:12  
123 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
124 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
125 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
126 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
127 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
128 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
129 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:21  
130 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
131 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling    
132 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ    
133 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
134 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:01:35  
135 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
136 Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:42  
137 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha 0:02:17  
138 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha    
139 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
DNS Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
Sprint 1 - Mesaieed (1st crossing)
1 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 3 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 1  
Sprint 2 - Mesaieed (2nd crossing)
1 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 3 pts
2 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1  
Points - Mesaieed
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 15 pts
2 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
3 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge 9  
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 7  
5 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 6  
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 5  
7 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 4  
8 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 3  
9 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 2  
10 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ 1  
Young riders
1 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3:05:14  
2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
4 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
5 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ    
6 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
7 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
8 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
9 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
10 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
11 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
12 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
13 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
14 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
15 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
16 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
17 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
18 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
19 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
20 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
21 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
22 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
23 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
24 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
25 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
26 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
27 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
28 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
29 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
30 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
31 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
32 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:16  
33 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:25  
34 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:27  
35 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
36 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:32  
37 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:33  
38 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
39 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:37  
40 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:12  
41 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:21  
42 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ    
43 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
44 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team 0:02:17  
Teams
1 Team NetApp-Endura 9:15:42  
2 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
3 FDJ    
4 Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team    
5 Astana Pro Team    
6 Katusha Team    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 BMC Racing Team    
9 Orica-GreenEdge    
10 Team Argos-Shimano    
11 IAM Cycling    
12 Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
13 RadioShack Leopard    
14 Cannondale Pro Cycling    
15 Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
16 Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
17 Ag2R La Mondiale    
18 Japan    
General classification after stage 3
1 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 6:49:58  
2 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:06  
3 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:00:07  
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:08  
5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10  
6 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
7 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:00:11  
8 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:12  
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:14  
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:15  
11 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
12 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:20  
13 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
14 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:21  
15 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 0:00:23  
16 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha 0:00:25  
17 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
18 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:27  
19 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:29  
20 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:00:33  
21 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
22 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
23 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:34  
24 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
25 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:36  
26 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
27 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
28 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:38  
29 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
30 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 0:00:39  
31 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:40  
32 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
33 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:41  
34 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
35 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:00:42  
36 Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
37 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:43  
38 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale    
39 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:00:46  
40 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:00:47  
41 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:53  
42 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:54  
43 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:57  
44 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:58  
45 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01  
46 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
47 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
48 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
49 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:18  
50 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:23  
51 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:32  
52 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:34  
53 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura 0:01:36  
54 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:37  
55 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
56 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:41  
57 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ 0:01:45  
58 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:02:04  
59 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 0:02:15  
60 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 0:02:19  
61 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:02:20  
62 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
63 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura 0:02:24  
64 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:27  
65 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:02:52  
66 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:03:10  
67 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:03:17  
68 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:03:21  
69 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:03:25  
70 Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:03:26  
71 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:04:07  
72 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:04:44  
73 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:16:23  
74 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:16:29  
75 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ 0:16:35  
76 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge    
77 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
78 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:16:44  
79 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
80 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura 0:16:45  
81 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
82 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale    
83 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
84 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:16:46  
85 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:16:49  
86 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:16:51  
87 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 0:16:55  
88 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:16:57  
89 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:17:00  
90 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:17:06  
91 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
92 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:17:09  
93 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:17:11  
94 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
95 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
96 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
97 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
98 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura 0:17:14  
99 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:17:21  
100 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:17:26  
101 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:17:28  
102 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:17:34  
103 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 0:17:38  
104 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:17:43  
105 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:17:45  
106 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ 0:17:47  
107 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:17:48  
108 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:17:57  
109 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
110 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan 0:18:00  
111 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan    
112 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan    
113 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
114 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:18:01  
115 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:18:05  
116 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:18:10  
117 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling    
118 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:18:14  
119 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale    
120 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan 0:18:15  
121 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:18:24  
122 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan 0:18:32  
123 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
124 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:18:33  
125 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha 0:18:44  
126 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:18:46  
127 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
128 Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
129 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:19:00  
130 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:19:05  
131 Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan    
132 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 0:19:19  
133 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:19:24  
134 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:19:28  
135 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:19:40  
136 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:19:55  
137 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:59  
138 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:20:25  
139 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha 0:20:26  
Points classification
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 22 pts
2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 15  
3 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 12  
4 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
5 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 11  
6 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge 9  
7 Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 9  
8 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 8  
9 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
10 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 7  
11 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 6  
12 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
13 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 5  
14 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
15 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 4  
16 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 3  
17 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 3  
18 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 2  
19 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 2  
20 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2  
21 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 1  
22 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ 1  
23 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1  
Young riders classification
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 6:50:04  
2 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:00:01  
3 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:09  
4 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:15  
5 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 0:00:19  
6 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:27  
7 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:28  
8 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:32  
9 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:47  
10 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 0:02:09  
11 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura 0:02:18  
12 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:21  
13 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:03:19  
14 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:04:01  
15 Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ 0:16:29  
16 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:16:38  
17 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura 0:16:39  
18 Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale    
19 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
20 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:16:40  
21 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:16:45  
22 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 0:16:49  
23 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:16:51  
24 Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:16:54  
25 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:17:03  
26 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:17:05  
27 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
28 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
29 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
30 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
31 Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:17:20  
32 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:17:28  
33 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:17:42  
34 Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:17:54  
35 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:17:59  
36 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:18:18  
37 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:18:26  
38 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team 0:18:40  
39 Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:18:54  
40 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:18:59  
41 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 0:19:13  
42 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:19:18  
43 Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:19:22  
44 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:19:34  
Teams classification
1 BMC Racing Team 19:58:10  
2 Sky Procycling 0:00:05  
3 Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team 0:00:10  
4 Katusha Team 0:00:15  
5 FDJ 0:00:23  
6 Orica-GreenEdge    
7 Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:30  
8 RadioShack Leopard 0:00:32  
9 Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:44  
10 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:47  
11 IAM Cycling 0:00:48  
12 Astana Pro Team 0:00:49  
13 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:51  
14 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:03  
15 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:16:26  
16 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:33:31  
17 Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:49:05  
18 Japan 0:49:54  

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thelowerdepths More than 1 year ago
did he get the Boonen Edition Venge, i wonder? good to see his account opened up …
tay-jittle More than 1 year ago
Who wrote this? I could barely tell what's going on.
dccylist1227 More than 1 year ago
Go Manxman! Congrats.