Cavendish wins again in Qatar

Briton beats Markus and Guardini to take overall race lead

Another day, another sprint, another Mark Cavendish victory. The Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider made it two wins in as many days and took possession of the overall lead at the Tour of Qatar as he beat Barry Markus (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Andrea Guardini (Astana) in the bunch sprint at Al Khor Corniche at the end of stage 4. 

For the second day running, Cavendish was left to his own devices in the finishing straight and, just as he did on Tuesday, the Manxman made light of that apparent handicap as he navigated his way to the front inside the final 300 metres. Cavendish then unfurled a crisp sprint finish to take the stage win ahead of the youngsters Markus and Guardini, and he also claimed the ten-second time bonus that now lifts him into the golden jersey ahead of Brent Bookwalter (BMC).

“I'm really happy, I won here last year on the same parcours,” said Cavendish. “It's pretty much the same wind, not enough to break the race, but everyone's a bit nervous.”

Cavendish’s victory owed almost as much to his head as it did to his legs. Winner at Al Khor in both 2012 and 2009, his almost forensic recollection of sprint finales past helped him to maintain his sangfroid when, to the outside observer, he appeared in danger of getting boxed in on the narrow finishing straight.

“I knew from experience at this finish that the wind comes from the right so you want to be on the left. But the road sweeps right and the peloton naturally moves to the right, so I knew the gap would open on the left. In the end, I was able to do what I did last year and surf around the peloton with 300-200 to go and sprint from there.”

Cavendish’s nominal lead-out man on Wednesday was Matteo Trentin, but the Italian lost track of his master on the final roundabout. For the second successive stage, however, Dutch national champion Niki Terpstra was on hand to put in a man-of-the-match stint in support of Cavendish. “I thought I was going to have to freestyle the last 1300 metres but then Niki came up and moved me up fifteen places,” Cavendish said.

It was another Dutchman, 21-year-old Barry Markus, who again pushed Cavendish the closest in the finishing sprint. Cavendish admitted that he had not been familiar with his dauphin before coming to Qatar, although he has doubtless taken note of the name. “I’d never heard of him but he seems alright though,” Cavendish said. “He’s pretty good.”

Third-place Andrea Guardini, meanwhile, was left with regrets after he found himself on the second wheel 400 metres from the finish. Rather than risk a lengthy effort into the wind, Guardini slowed and latched on to Edvald Boasson Hagen’s wheel, but when he started his sprint, Cavendish had already flown the coop.

“Cavendish showed that when he goes, if you’re not on his wheel or at least ready to accelerate at the same time as him, then there’s nothing to be done,” Guardini said afterwards.

One day at a time

Overnight leader Brent Bookwalter knew that he had a precarious hold on his golden jersey coming into the stage and his hopes of fending off Cavendish, who began the day just 8 seconds back, were dealt a blow by the conditions on stage 4. As forecast, the winds of Sunday and Monday have abated as the week has progressed, and a bunch finish already seemed inevitable when the peloton left the Camel Race Track on Wednesday morning.

Even so, an early trio of escapees – Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Pirmin Lang (IAM Cycling) and Andriy Grivko (Astana) – took it upon themselves to thumb their noses at the odds. They went clear after just 13 kilometres, and set about steadily building up a sizeable lead as they traversed the silent and deserted Qatari interior.

Smukulis, Lang and Grivko stretched their lead out to seven minutes at one point, but once Omega Pharma-QuickStep began to organise the chase, their advantage melted away under the Arabian sun and they were duly swallowed up with 9km still to race. By that point, Omega Pharma-QuickStep had plenty of company at the front end of the peloton, as Argos-Shimano, Sky and Astana looked to form lead-out trains on the fast approach to Al Khor.

A crash inside the final kilometre saw Bookwalter held up, and although he was awarded the same time as the main peloton, he cedes his golden jersey to Cavendish. The Manxman leads Bookwalter by 2 seconds, while Taylor Phinney (BMC) is a further 6 seconds back in third. “Fresh legs don't make for safe finishes,” said Phinney. “I would much prefer it to be like the first day when everybody was pretty tired from all the wind and the echelons.”

Wary of the possibility of echelons on Thursday’s penultimate stage to the northern tip of the peninsula at Madinat Al Shamal, Cavendish was circumspect about his chances of winning the race overall. “The approach is the same whether I’m in the jersey or not, I just want to win stages and see after that,” he said.

Indeed, victory on stage 4 was the 93rd of Cavendish’s career, and he has the opportunity to edge ever closer to his century in the coming days. Asked if he could remember all of his wins, Cavendish gave a telling response: “No, but if you told me the race, I could probably remember the last kilometre.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team3:30:05 
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
4Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
6Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
8Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge  
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
10Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
11Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
12Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
13Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
14Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
15John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
16Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
17Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale  
18Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
19Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
20Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
21Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
22Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
23Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
24Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
25Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
26Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
27Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
28Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
29Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
30Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
31Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
32Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
33Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
34Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
35Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
36Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
37Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
38Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
39Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
40Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
41Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
42Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
43Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
44Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
45Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
46Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
47David Boucher (Fra) FDJ  
48Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
49Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
50Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
52Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
53Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
54Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan  
55Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
56Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
57Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
58Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
59Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
60Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
61Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
62Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
63Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
64Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
65Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
66Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
67Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
68Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
69Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
70Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
71Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
72Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
73Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
74Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
75Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling  
76Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
77Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
78Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan  
79Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
80Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
81Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
82Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
83Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
84Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
85Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
86Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
87Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
88Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling  
89Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
90Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
91Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
92Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
93Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:01:30 
94Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
95Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
96Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
97Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
98Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
99Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
100Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
101Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
102Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:34 
103Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha  
104Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
105Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
106Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
107Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:49 
108Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
109Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan  
110Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:01:53 
111Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
112Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:53 
113Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:55 
114Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
115Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:12 
116Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
117Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
118Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:28 
119Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
120Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:31 
121Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
122Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
123Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
124Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
125Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
127Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
128Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
129Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale  
130Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling  
131Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge  
132Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan  
133Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:04:57 
134Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
135Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
136Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:05:01 
137Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:06 
138Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
139Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
Sprint 1 - Umm Al Qahab
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team3 pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha2 
3Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling1 
Sprint 2 - Umm Thenaitain Farm
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team3 pts
2Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling2 
3Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha1 
Points - Al Khor Corniche
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team15 pts
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team9 
4Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox7 
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha6 
6Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5 
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ4 
8Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge3 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2 
10Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:30:05 
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
3Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
5Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
6Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
7John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
8Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ  
9Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
10Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
11Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
12Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
13Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
14Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
15Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha  
16Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha  
17Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
18Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
19Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
20Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
21Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
22Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
23Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
24Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
25Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
26Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
27Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
28Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
29Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling  
30Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
31Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
32Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
33Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
34Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan  
35Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
36Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:34 
37Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
38Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:01:53 
39Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:12 
40Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
41Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
42Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
43Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
44Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox10:30:15 
2Vacansoleil-Dcm  
3Katusha Team  
4Fdj  
5Orica Greenedge  
6Sky Procycling  
7Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
8Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
9Astana Pro Team  
10Iam Cycling  
11Team Netapp-Endura  
12Japan  
13Bmc Racing Team  
14Team Argos-Shimano  
15Cannondale  
16Ag2R La Mondiale  
17Champion System  
18Radioshack Leopard  
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team10:20:01 
2Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:02 
3Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:08 
4Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:09 
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
6Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
7Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:00:13 
8Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:14 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:16 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:17 
11Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
12Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:22 
13Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:23 
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:00:25 
16Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha0:00:27 
17Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha  
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:29 
19Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:31 
20Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:34 
21Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:35 
22Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
23Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
24Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:36 
25Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
26Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:38 
27Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
28Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
29John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:40 
30Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ0:00:41 
31Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:42 
32Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
33Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:43 
34Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
35Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:00:44 
36Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
37Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:45 
38Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
39Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:49 
40Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:55 
41Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:56 
42Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:59 
43Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:00 
44Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:03 
45Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
46Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
47Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:20 
49Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:01:25 
50Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:01:34 
51Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:36 
52Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:38 
53Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:39 
54Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
55Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:01:43 
56Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:01:47 
57Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:06 
58Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:02:17 
59Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:02:21 
60Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:02:22 
61Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
62Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:29 
63Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:02:54 
64Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:57 
65Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:19 
66Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:23 
67Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:27 
68Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:04:00 
69Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:04:09 
70Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:04:58 
71Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:17 
72Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:08:25 
73Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:16:25 
74Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ0:16:37 
75Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
76Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge  
77Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:44 
78Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:16:46 
79Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
80Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:47 
81Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale  
82Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
83Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:16:51 
84Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:53 
85Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
86Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:16:57 
87Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:17:02 
88Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:08 
89Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:17:11 
90Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:13 
91Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
92Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
93Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
94Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
95Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:16 
96Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:28 
97Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:30 
98Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:36 
99Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:17:40 
100Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:45 
101Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:47 
102David Boucher (Fra) FDJ0:17:49 
103Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:50 
104Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:59 
105Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan0:18:02 
106Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan  
107Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
108Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan  
109Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:03 
110Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:07 
111Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:12 
112Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling  
113Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale0:18:16 
114Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan0:18:17 
115Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:18:26 
116Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
117Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan0:18:34 
118Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
119Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:18:46 
120Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:18:48 
121Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale0:18:59 
122Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:19:02 
123Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:07 
124Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan  
125Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:16 
126Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:19:21 
127Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:19:26 
128Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:19:29 
129Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling0:19:30 
130Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:42 
131Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:57 
132Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:27 
133Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:20:28 
134Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:20:41 
135Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:21:16 
136Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:56 
137Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:22:14 
138Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:23:13 
139Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:23:36 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team37 pts
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team24 
3Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team15 
4Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge12 
5Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling12 
6Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling11 
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ11 
8Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard9 
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team9 
10Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox9 
11Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling8 
12Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha8 
13Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling8 
14Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
15Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team6 
16Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
17John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano5 
18Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5 
19Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 
20Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura4 
21Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team3 
22Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling3 
23Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha3 
24Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling3 
25Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team2 
26Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ1 
27Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ1 
28Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale1 
29Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team10:20:09 
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 
11Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:21 
12Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:19 
13Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:52 
14Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:04:01 
15Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ0:16:29 
16Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:36 
17Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:16:38 
18Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:39 
19Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
20Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:45 
21Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
22Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:16:49 
23Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:16:54 
24Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:17:03 
25Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:05 
26Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
27Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
28Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
29Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:20 
31Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:28 
32Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:42 
33Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:54 
34Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:59 
35Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:18:18 
36Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:18:26 
37Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale0:18:51 
38Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:54 
39Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:18:59 
40Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:19:13 
41Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:19:18 
42Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling0:19:22 
43Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:34 
44Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:20:33 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bmc Racing Team30:28:25 
2Sky Procycling0:00:05 
3Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:10 
4Katusha Team0:00:15 
5Fdj0:00:23 
6Orica Greenedge  
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-Dcm0:00:51 
14Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:03 
15Cannondale0:16:26 
16Champion System0:33:31 
17Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox0:49:05 
18Japan0:49:54 

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