Tour of Qatar: Terpstra wins stage 1

Oemga Pharma-QuickStep takes race lead

The Tour of Qatar has at times felt like Omega Pharma-QuickStep’s personal fiefdom over the years, and the trend continued on the opening stage of the 2014 edition of the race, as Niki Terpstra took stage honours at Dukhan Beach and a significant early advantage in the overall standings to boot.

Terpstra showed considerable strength and nous to emerge victorious from the five-man winning break, where he had teammate Guillaume Van Keirsbulck for company. As they entered the final straight, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) appeared to be the danger man, but Terpstra sensed the danger when Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) jumped away with 250 metres to go and latched onto his wheel.

Then, just as the Swiss rider tired in the headwind on the final, shallow rise to the line, Terpstra cruised around him and immediately opened a sizeable gap. Roelandts tried desperately to get on terms, but it was too little, too late, as Terpstra free-wheeled to victory with a second to spare.

“In the end, I still had enough energy to do the sprint and it worked out well,” Terpstra said afterwards. “I’m just really happy that Guillaume Van Keirsbulck was in the front group with me. He rode really hard and gave me some motivation.”

When Van Keirsbulck sat up with a shade under three kilometres to go, it appeared as though his race was run, but the Belgian came roaring back to the break underneath the red kite. The fresh impetus he provided ensured that Terpstra, Roelandts, Elmiger and Michael Schär held off the fast-closing peloton.

Not that Omega Pharma-QuickStep’s numerical dominance was confined to the breathless closing kilometres. On the long trek across Qatar’s flat, exposed interior, the team delighted in shattering the peloton in the windswept conditions. Indeed, for one leg-stringing stretch of crosswind, there were no fewer than five QuickStep riders in the front echelon of 22 riders, with Tom Boonen – already looking in fine shape two months out from the Tour of Flanders – the ringleader of the peloton’s tormentors.

At the 95km mark, there was a general regrouping, but the détente would be short-lived. Soon afterwards, with just over 30 kilometres to go, the winning break of Terpstra, Van Keirsbulck, Roelandts, Elmiger and Schär edged its way clear. With four of the strongest teams in the race all represented and with the leading quintet working harmoniously, the die was all but cast, particularly as Belkin struggled to marshal a coherent chase behind.

Terpstra had signalled his intentions for the day by winning the first intermediate sprint after 20km, and he continued in that vein in the finale, beating Roelandts to the bonuses at the second sprint. It prefigured what was to come in the finishing straight, where once again Terpstra would steal a march on Roelandts.

The main peloton closed to within 7 seconds at the finish, but in a further reflection of Omega Pharma-QuickStep’s strength in depth in Qatar, it was Boonen who led them home, in 6th place. “It was great to have such a good captain, who he can defend us from the peloton when we are in the lead,” Terpstra said.

In the overall standings, Terpstra has a lead of 9 seconds over Roelandts and 12 over Schär, but those who finished in the main peloton are already some 23 seconds back on the Dutchman. Though the race is just one day old, it is already a considerable lead for a rider who will expect to shine in the 10-kilometre time trial at Lusail on Tuesday. “I came to Qatar to ride a good classification because the individual time trial will suit me well,” Terpstra acknowledged.

Fast start

The sight of most of the peloton riding up and down the pier at Al Wakra to warm up before the start was indicative of what was in store. With a stiff northerly breeze already making itself felt, this would be no early-season amble in the sun, and the pace in the bunch was frenetic as soon as the flag was dropped.

Lieuwe Westra (Astana) was the first man to try his luck and go clear alone, and though he would be swept up before the first intermediate sprint, the Dutchman would later spend a longer stint off the front as part of a five-man move. In the intervening period, Omega Pharma-QuickStep fractured the peloton for the first time after 20 kilometres, and briefly succeeded in catching out Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing), who arrived from the Dubai Tour late on Saturday evening.

A brief period of détente followed after Cancellara, André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) et al pegged back the front group, and that lull allowed Westra to lead a group up the road and gain a lead of some six minutes before Boonen and company put their shoulders to the wheel once again in the crosswind after 50 kilometres.

This time their effort was a more sustained one. Powered by QuickStep and BMC, who each had five riders apiece in the move, the 22-man echelon included Boonen, Cancellara, Philippe Gilbert, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), Roelandts and Greipel.

At one point, their lead extended out to in excess of 30 seconds, and it took a good hour of grim effort for the peloton to peg them back. Once that softening up process was complete, Terpstra seized his opportunity in the final 30 kilometres, sparking the winning move and lifting himself into a commanding overall position.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:13:42 
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:01 
3Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
4Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
5Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:07 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
7Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr  
9Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
10Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
11Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
12Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge  
13Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
14Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura  
15Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
17Yoann Offredo (Fra) Fdj.fr  
18Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
19Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
20Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
21Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
22Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
23André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
24Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
25Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
26Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
27Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
28Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
29Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
30Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
31Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
32Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
33Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
34Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
35Mickaël Delage (Fra) Fdj.fr  
36Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Fdj.fr  
37Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
39Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
40Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
41Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
42Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
43Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
44Johan Le Bon (Fra) Fdj.fr  
45Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
47Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura  
48Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:44 
49Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
50John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:00:47 
51Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:07 
52Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
53Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
54Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky  
55Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:09 
56Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
57Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - Endura  
58Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:07 
59Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
60Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
61Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:09 
62Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:07 
63Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:01:37 
64Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
65Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
66Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:01:47 
67Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:07 
68Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:01:47 
69Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
70Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
71Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:02:05 
72Laurent Mangel (Fra) Fdj.fr0:02:15 
73Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
74Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:22 
75Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:02:24 
76Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:07 
77Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:04:06 
78Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:07 
79Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:04:11 
80Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:04:40 
81Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
82Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:10:19 
83Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
84David Boucher (Fra) Fdj.fr  
85Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
86Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
87Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
88Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
89Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
90Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
91Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
92Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
93Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
94Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
95Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
96Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Fdj.fr  
97Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
98Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
99Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
100Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
101Kiel Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
102Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
103Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
104Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
105Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
106Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
107Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
108Kenneth Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
109Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
110Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
111Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
112Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
113Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
114Théo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
115Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
116Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
117Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
118Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
119Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
120Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
121Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
122Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
123Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
124Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
125Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
126Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
127Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
128Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
129Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
130Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
131Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
132Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
133Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
134Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
135Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:16:54 
136Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
137Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
138Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
139Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
140Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura  
141Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
142Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
143Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
144Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
145Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
146Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
148Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
149Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
150Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
151Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
152Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2 
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 pts
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
3Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15 pts
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol12 
3Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
4Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling7 
5Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
7Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team4 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr3 
9Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
10Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:13:49 
2Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr  
4Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura  
5Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
7Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
8Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
9Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
10Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
11Johan Le Bon (Fra) Fdj.fr  
12Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:01:40 
14Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
15Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
16Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:58 
17Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:04:04 
18Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:10:12 
19Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
20Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
21Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
22Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
23Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
24Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
25Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
26Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
28Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
29Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
30Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
31Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
32Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
33Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
34Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
35Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:16:47 
36Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
37Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
38Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
39Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
40Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
41Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step9:41:20 
2Lotto-Belisol0:00:01 
3BMC Racing Team  
4FDJ.Fr0:00:07 
5Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
6Orica Greenedge  
7Team Sky  
8Astana Pro Team  
9Tinkoff-Saxo  
10Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:44 
11Team Netapp-Endura0:01:09 
12Belkin Pro Cycling0:01:37 
13Trek Factory Racing  
14Team Katusha0:04:11 
15IAM Cycling0:04:37 
16Cannondale0:10:19 
17Unitedhealthcare0:10:59 
18Skydive Dubaï0:20:31 
19Bardiani CSF0:30:43 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:13:26 
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:09 
3Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
4Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:17 
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:21 
6Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura0:00:22 
7Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:23 
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
9Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
10Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr  
11Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
12Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
13Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
14Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge  
15Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
16Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
18Yoann Offredo (Fra) Fdj.fr  
19Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
20Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
21Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
22Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
23Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
24André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
25Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
26Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
27Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
28Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
29Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
30Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
31Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
32Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
33Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
34Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
35Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
36Mickaël Delage (Fra) Fdj.fr  
37Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Fdj.fr  
38Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
40Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
41Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
42Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
43Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
44Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
45Johan Le Bon (Fra) Fdj.fr  
46Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
48Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura  
49Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
50Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
51Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
52Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky  
53Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
54Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
55Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
56Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale  
57Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
58Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
59Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:01:00 
60Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:03 
62Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:25 
63Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
64Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - Endura  
65Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo  
66Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:01:53 
67Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
68Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
69Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:02:03 
70Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
71Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
72Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
73Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:02:21 
74Laurent Mangel (Fra) Fdj.fr0:02:31 
75Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
76Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:38 
77Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:02:40 
78Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:04:22 
79Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:04:27 
80Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:04:56 
81Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
82Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:10:35 
83Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
84David Boucher (Fra) Fdj.fr  
85Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
86Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
87Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
88Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
89Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
90Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
91Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
92Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
93Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
94Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
95Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
96Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Fdj.fr  
97Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
98Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
99Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
100Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
101Kiel Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
102Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
103Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
104Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
105Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
106Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
107Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
108Kenneth Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
109Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
110Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
111Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
112Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
113Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
114Théo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
115Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
116Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
117Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
118Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
119Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
120Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
121Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
122Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
123Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
124Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
125Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
126Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
127Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
128Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
129Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
130Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
131Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
132Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
133Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
134Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
135Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:17:10 
136Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
137Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
138Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
139Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
140Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura  
141Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
142Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
143Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
144Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
145Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
146Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
148Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
149Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
150Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
151Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
152Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team21 pts
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol14 
3Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
4Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling7 
5Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team5 
7Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team4 
8Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr3 
9Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2 
10Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
11Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura1 
12Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura3:13:48 
2Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
4Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.fr  
5Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
7Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
8Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
9Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
10Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
11Johan Le Bon (Fra) Fdj.fr  
12Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:01:41 
14Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
15Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
16Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:59 
17Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:04:05 
18Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:10:13 
19Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
20Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
21Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
22Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
23Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
24Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
25Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
26Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
28Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
29Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
30Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
31Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
32Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
33Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
34Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
35Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:16:48 
36Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
37Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
38Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
39Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
40Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
41Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step9:41:20 
2Lotto-Belisol0:00:01 
3BMC Racing Team  
4FDJ.Fr0:00:07 
5Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
6Orica Greenedge  
7Team Sky  
8Astana Pro Team  
9Tinkoff-Saxo  
10Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:44 
11Team Netapp-Endura0:01:09 
12Belkin Pro Cycling0:01:37 
13Trek Factory Racing  
14Team Katusha0:04:11 
15IAM Cycling0:04:37 
16Cannondale0:10:19 
17Unitedhealthcare0:10:59 
18Skydive Dubaï0:20:31 
19Bardiani CSF0:30:43 

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