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Tour of Qatar 2013

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February 3- 8, 2013

February 7, Stage 5: Al Zubara Fort - Madinat Al Shamal 154km

Tour of Qatar stage 5: Cavendish three in a row

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Cycling News
Published:
February 7, 2013, 12:32,
Updated:
February 7, 2013, 15:44

QuickStep leader extends overall lead

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) made it three in a row at the Tour of Qatar

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) made it three in a row at the Tour of Qatar

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Mark Cavendish moved a step closer to claiming overall victory at the Tour of Qatar when he reeled off his third win in as many days on stage 5 to Madinat Al Shamal. The Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider saw off the brisk challenge of Yauheni Hutarovich (Ag2r-La Mondiale) to take the bunch sprint and extend his overall lead to 15 seconds ahead of Brent Bookwalter (BMC).

After having to fend largely for himself in the final kilometre on the previous two days, Cavendish was able to count on an impeccable lead-out from his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team on this occasion. Dutch champion Niki Terpstra acted as the last man, and performed the unfamiliar role with considerable aplomb, moving aside 250 metres from home for Cavendish to apply the finish.

From there, the result was never in doubt. Hutarovich, who surprised Cavendish on the opening road stage of the 2010 Vuelta a España, looked to repeat the feat here, but the Manxman had enough in reserve to kick once more in sight of the line to ensure victory. Aidis Kruopis (Orica-GreenEdge) claimed 3rd ahead of Adam Blythe (BMC), while another Briton, Luke Rowe (Sky) finished 5th.

Afterwards, Cavendish was typically fulsome in his praise for his new teammates and he acknowledged their role in helping him overcome the most significant obstacle to his bid to take overall honours in Doha on Friday.

“I’ve always had commitment from the guys these last two days, but today they rode like a unit like I know QuickStep can, and I was so proud to be at the back of that,” Cavendish said afterwards.

“We knew from last year that if we could get through this stage, we would be in with a very good chance of winning the Tour of Qatar. The guys just stayed there at the front and controlled it, controlled it, controlled it. I had four of five guys surrounding me the whole day, just keeping me sheltered. They’re big guys, I never saw the wind and they just rode perfectly.”

Terpstra’s efforts on Cavendish’s behalf were a particular highlight of the finale on three laps of a 13km circuit around the seaside town of Madinat Al Shamal. First, Terpstra set up Cavendish to win the intermediate sprint with 26km to go, and he then latched onto a dangerous move from Taylor Phinney (BMC) and Bernhard Eisel (Sky) which ghosted off the front immediately afterwards.

When that trio was swept up with one lap to go, Terpstra duly took up arms once again as part of the Omega Pharma-QuickStep train, and launched Cavendish towards victory in the finishing straight. “He led me out for the first sprint, so I sprinted and then he carried on,” Cavendish said of Terpstra’s policing of the Eisel-Phinney move. “He’s strong like that and he’s up there on GC as well, so we have options.”

Fast start

Before the start at Al Zubara Fort, Team Sky gathered under a canopy for a tactical briefing from directeur sportif Servais Knaven, and once the flag dropped, the squad was on the offensive in a bid to break Omega Pharma-QuickStep’s stranglehold on the race.

Surprisingly, it was Norwegian champion Edvald Boasson Hagen who was the first attacker, bringing Marco Haller (Katusha) clear with him inside 15km. Puffed along by a slight breeze, the pair built up a buffer of 1:30 at one point, but once they turned back into a headwind, their effort petered out and they were reeled in after 45km.

Soon afterwards, a five-man move featuring Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) was allowed to sally clear, although the pace behind remained high, and the bunch duly fractured into three groups when the race returned to Al Zubara Fort and swung sharp right into a stretch of crosswinds. Although BMC looked to seize the initiative, Cavendish and his phalanx of Omega Pharma-QuickStep footmen were placed safely in the front echelon, and it was clear that the golden jersey would not be changing hands at the day’s end.

Undeterred, however, Phinney went on the offensive once again on the finishing circuit, after the break had been reeled in and the peloton had regrouped. Third across the line in the second intermediate sprint with 26km to go, Phinney never sat up and simply powered clear with Eisel and Terpstra for company. The American’s efforts brought their advantage to 30 seconds at one point, before Omega Pharma-QuickStep dutifully shut down the move.

“I found a good group going up the road with Eisel and Terpstra, but unfortunately Terpstra wasn't working, which makes sense since his team has the jersey and he's not going to work to put me in the jersey,” Phinney said. “Bernie and I had a go, but we needed a couple of more horse powers. Still, it's better to give it a go rather than just sit back and let Cav take it.”

Overall, Cavendish now holds a lead of 15 seconds over Brent Bookwalter (BMC), while Phinney lies a further 5 seconds back in 3rd. Barring disaster, Cavendish is on course to claim the second stage race victory of his career and he explained afterwards that he has been able to rely on some expert advice from the absent Tom Boonen, four times a winner of the race.

“I was texting with him last night and he said to just bring it home. I was like, ‘that’s easy for some to say,’” Cavendish smiled. “I was a bit nervous actually but he was giving me tips yesterday.”

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

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Dowell Gigs More than 1 year ago
its seems Cavs tour now.. But we're still hopeful for miracle that Phineey or Brent will make it on stage tomorrow.
Murali Parameswaran More than 1 year ago
Cav shows why watching cycling races is truly inspirational. congrats for the hat trick.
Murali Parameswaran More than 1 year ago
I like what Phinney says: "Still, it's better to give it a go rather than just sit back and let xxxx take it." I bet ppl racing in tdf last year didn't hear that at all.
Steveo More than 1 year ago
Go Cav!