Tour of Qatar: Mark Cavendish wins stage 3

Bookwalter holds race lead

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
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team3:05:14 
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
5Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
7Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
9Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
10Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
11Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
12Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
13Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale  
14Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
15Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
16Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
17Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
18Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan  
19Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
20Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha  
21Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
22Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
23Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
24Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
25Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
26Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
27Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
28Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
29Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
30Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
31Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
32Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
33Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
34Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
35Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
36Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
37Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
38Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
39Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
40Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
41Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
42Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
43Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
44Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
45Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
46Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan  
47Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
48Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
49Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
50Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
51Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
52Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
53Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
54Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
55Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
56Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
57Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
58Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
59Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling  
60Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge  
61Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
62Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
63Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
64Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
65Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
66Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
67Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
68Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
69Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
70Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
71Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
72Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
73Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
74Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale  
75Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
76Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
77Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
78Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
79Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
80Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
81Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
82Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
83David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
84Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
85Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
86Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
87Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
88Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
89Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
90Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
91Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
92Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
93Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
94Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale  
95Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling  
96Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
97Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
98Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
99Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
100Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:16 
101Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:24 
102Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:25 
103Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:27 
104Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
105Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:30 
106Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:32 
107Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
108Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan  
109Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:33 
110Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling  
111Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
112Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
113Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:00:37 
114Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:42 
115Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:53 
116Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
117Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
118Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
119Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
120Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan0:01:05 
121Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:07 
122Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:01:12 
123Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
124Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
125Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
126Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
127Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
128Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
129Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:21 
130Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
131Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
132Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
133Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
134Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:35 
135Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
136Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:42 
137Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:02:17 
138Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
139Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
DNSGang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
DNFKarsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
Sprint 1 - Mesaieed (1st crossing)
1Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1 
Sprint 2 - Mesaieed (2nd crossing)
1Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling3pts
2Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team2 
3Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
Points - Mesaieed
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team15pts
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge9 
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ7 
5Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling6 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling5 
7Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura4 
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano3 
9Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox2 
10Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ1 
Young riders
1Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:05:14 
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
4Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
5Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
6Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
7Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
9Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
10Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
11Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
12Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
13Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
14Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
15Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
16Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
17Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
19Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
20Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
21Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
22Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
23Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
24Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
25Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
26Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
27Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
28Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
29Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
30Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
32Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:16 
33Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:25 
34Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:27 
35Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
36Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:32 
37Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:33 
38Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
39Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:00:37 
40Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:12 
41Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:21 
42Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
43Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
44Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:02:17 
1Team NetApp-Endura9:15:42 
2Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team  
5Astana Pro Team  
6Katusha Team  
7Sky Procycling  
8BMC Racing Team  
10Team Argos-Shimano  
11IAM Cycling  
12Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
13RadioShack Leopard  
14Cannondale Pro Cycling  
15Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
16Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
17Ag2R La Mondiale  
General classification after stage 3
1Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team6:49:58 
2Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:06 
3Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:07 
4Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:08 
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:10 
6Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
7Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:00:11 
8Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:12 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:14 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:15 
11Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
12Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:20 
13Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:21 
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:00:23 
16Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha0:00:25 
17Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:27 
19Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:29 
20Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ0:00:33 
21Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
22Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
23Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:34 
24Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
25Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:36 
26Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
27Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
28John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:38 
29Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
30Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ0:00:39 
31Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:40 
32Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
33Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:41 
34Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
35Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:42 
36Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
37Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:43 
38Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale  
39Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:00:46 
40Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:47 
41Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:53 
42Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:54 
43Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:57 
44Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:58 
45Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:01 
46Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
47Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:18 
50Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:01:23 
51Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:01:32 
52Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:34 
53Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:36 
54Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:37 
55Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
56Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:01:41 
57Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:01:45 
58Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:04 
59Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:02:15 
60Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:02:19 
61Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:02:20 
62Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
63Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:24 
64Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:27 
65Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:02:52 
66Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:03:10 
67Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:17 
68Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:21 
69Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:25 
70Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:03:26 
71Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:04:07 
72Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:04:44 
73Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:16:23 
74Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:16:29 
75Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ0:16:35 
76Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge  
77Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
78Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:16:44 
79Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
80Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:45 
81Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
82Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale  
83Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
84Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:46 
85Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:16:49 
86Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:51 
87Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:16:55 
88Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:57 
89Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:17:00 
90Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:06 
91Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
92Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:17:09 
93Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:11 
94Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
95Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
96Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
97Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
98Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:14 
99Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:21 
100Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:26 
101Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:28 
102Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:34 
103Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:17:38 
104Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:43 
105Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:45 
106David Boucher (Fra) FDJ0:17:47 
107Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:48 
108Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:57 
109Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
110Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan0:18:00 
111Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
112Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
113Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
114Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:01 
115Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:05 
116Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:10 
117Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
118Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:18:14 
119Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale  
120Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan0:18:15 
121Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:18:24 
122Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan0:18:32 
123Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
124Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:18:33 
125Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:18:44 
126Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:18:46 
127Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
128Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
129Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:19:00 
130Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:05 
131Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan  
132Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:19:19 
133Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:19:24 
134Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling0:19:28 
135Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:40 
136Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:55 
137Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:59 
138Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:25 
139Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:20:26 
Points classification
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team22pts
2Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team15 
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling12 
4Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
5Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling11 
6Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge9 
7Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard9 
8Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling8 
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ7 
11Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling6 
12Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
13John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano5 
14Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 
15Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura4 
16Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team3 
17Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling3 
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha2 
19Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox2 
20Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team2 
21Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ1 
22Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ1 
23Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
Young riders classification
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team6:50:04 
2Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:01 
3Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:09 
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:15 
5Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha0:00:19 
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:27 
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:28 
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:32 
9Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:47 
10Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:02:09 
11Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:18 
12Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:21 
13Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:19 
14Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:04:01 
15Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ0:16:29 
16Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:16:38 
17Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:39 
18Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
19Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
20Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:40 
21Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:45 
22Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:16:49 
23Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:51 
24Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:16:54 
25Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:17:03 
26Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:05 
27Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
28Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
29Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
30Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:20 
32Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:28 
33Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:42 
34Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:54 
35Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:59 
36Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:18:18 
37Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:18:26 
38Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:18:40 
39Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:54 
40Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:18:59 
41Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:19:13 
42Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:19:18 
43Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling0:19:22 
44Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:34 
Teams classification
1BMC Racing Team19:58:10 
2Sky Procycling0:00:05 
3Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:10 
4Katusha Team0:00:15 
7Team Argos-Shimano0:00:30 
8RadioShack Leopard0:00:32 
9Team NetApp-Endura0:00:44 
10Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:47 
11IAM Cycling0:00:48 
12Astana Pro Team0:00:49 
13Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:51 
14Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:03 
15Cannondale Pro Cycling0:16:26 
16Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:33:31 
17Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:49:05 

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