Tour of Qatar: Boonen wins on stage 2

Terpstra keeps hold of the lead

The victory fell to Tom Boonen and the gold jersey remained with Niki Terpstra, but the story of stage 2 of the Tour of Qatar was the startling collective strength of their Omega Pharma-QuickStep team, who split the peloton to pieces in the crosswinds in the finale.

The men in black’s mastery of the conditions was such that at one point, all eight of their number were in the leading echelon of 20 riders that formed in the final 40 kilometres. While a resolute Tinkoff-Saxo delegation was also prominent in the move, the Omega Pharma-QuickStep strongmen were its real drivers. Boonen and company appeared on another level to everybody else, and they duly took sole command of the pace-setting on the approach to the finish at Al Khor Corniche.

Once on the sea front, the sprint was something of a formality, as Terpstra and Andy Fenn provided a pitch perfect lead-out for Boonen. Though Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) put up stout resistance, neither he nor second-placed Michael Mørkøv (Tinkoff-Saxo) could match Boonen in the power sprint against the wind.

“I think everybody was dead by the end, because when there were only four or five of us who did the sprint, the rest were all left behind in the finishing straight,” said Boonen, who himself finished several bike lengths clear of Mørkøv.

Boonen’s biggest fright in the finale came from his bike rather than a sprint opponent. He damaged his wheels and dislodged his saddle after hitting a pot hole with 5km to race, but his running repairs kept him in contention. “My saddle went down about 4cm, and was pointing downwards,” he said. “I was super lucky that I didn't have a flat tyre or crash.”

The win was Boonen’s first of the new season and the first of any description since he claimed a stage of the Tour de Wallonie last July. Rather than relief, however, the Belgian saw the win as a mere confirmation. After an injury-free winter and a solid start to the year at the Tour de San Luis, he is confident that he is on track for the spring classics.

“It’s a good feeling, for sure, but I already knew after Argentina that my form was really good,” Boonen said. “If everything goes well in the next few weeks, then I should be capable of reaching my top level.”

Roelandts admitted afterwards that there was little to be done against Boonen and his ominously strong Omega Pharma-QuickStep guard. “You could feel it when they did the turns on the front in the finale, they were producing a lot of power,” he told Cyclingnews.

Roelandts was one of the happy few who had the legs and the nous to board the Omega Pharma-QuickStep bus. Others to stamp their tickets included the Sky trio of Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Bernhard Eisel, Lars Boom (Belkin) and Tinkoff-Saxo’s quartet of Mørkøv, Matti Breschel, Karsten Kroon and Christopher Juul Jensen.

Among those to miss out and wind up in the chasing group were André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol), who gamely tried to lead the pursuit, Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr). Fabian Cancellara (Trek), meanwhile, rolled home in the fourth group on the road, over seven minutes down.

In the overall standings, Roelandts has succeeded in cutting Terpstra’s lead to 5 seconds, while Boonen moves up to third, 14 seconds down. With a ten kilometre time trial to come at Lusail on Tuesday, Michael Mørkøv, 4th at 20 seconds, remains a threat to the gold jersey.

Gilbert’s early move

The stiff northerly breeze and constant changes in direction meant that the day’s stage was always likely to end with the peloton scattered across the desert, and the rapid start to proceedings was a precursor of things to come, as Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Tinkoff-Saxo set a vicious pace upon leaving the Camel Race Track.

The first break of the day was a surprising one, however, as Philippe Gilbert (BMC) clipped off the front after 25 kilometres with UnitedHealthcare’s Kiel Reijnen for company. At one point, their lead extended beyond the minute mark, but though neither rider looked particularly comfortable, the bunch was unwilling to let them disappear up the road, and the move fizzled out shortly before the first intermediate sprint (37.5km).

The pace remained brisk thereafter, ahead of the pyrotechnics in the finale. Before the off, Omega Pharma-QuickStep directeur sportif Wilfried Peeters had uttered one vital instruction to his riders: “Kilometre 113.” He was referring to a sharp right-hand turn with a shade under 50 kilometres to go, but even before that point, his were steadily massing at the front.

Aided and abetted by Tinkoff-Saxo, QuickStep forced the major split with 40 kilometres remaining, revelling in the tail-crosswind that buffeted the peloton on the approach to the finish. Greipel and those caught behind managed to hold the gap to within 20 seconds for over 25 kilometres, but try as they might, they simply could not latch onto the coattails of the Omega Pharma-QuickStep group. A familiar refrain at the Tour of Qatar.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:30:07 
2Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
3Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
4Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
5Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
6Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
7Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
8Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
9Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:05 
10Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
11Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:00:07 
12Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:11 
13Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:14 
14Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
15Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
16Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:00:18 
17Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
18Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
19Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:48 
20Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr  
21Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
22Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
23Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - Endura  
24Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
25Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
26André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
27Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
28Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
29Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
30Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
31Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
32Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
33Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
34Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
35Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
36Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
37Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
38Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
39Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
41Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
42Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
43Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
44Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
45Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge  
46Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
47Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
48Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
49Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:02:28 
50Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
51Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
52Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura  
53Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
54Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling  
55Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo  
56Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
57Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
58Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura  
59Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
60Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
61Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
62Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
64Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
65Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
66Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky  
67Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
68Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
69Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
70Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
71Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:02:47 
72Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:05:29 
73Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:06:43 
74Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
75Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:07:07 
76Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
77Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
78Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
79Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
80Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
81Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
83Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
84Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
85Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
86Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
87Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
88Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
89Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr  
90Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
91Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
92Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
93Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
94Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
95Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
96Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr  
97Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
98Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
99Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
100Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
101Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
102Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
103Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
104Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
105Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
106Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
107Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
108Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
109Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
110Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
111Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
112Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
113Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
114Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
115Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
116Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
117Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
118Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
119Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
120Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura  
121Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
122Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
123Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
124Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
125Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
126Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale  
127Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
128Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
129John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
130Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
131Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
132Kenneth Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
133Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
134Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
135Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
136Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
137Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
138Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
139Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
140Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
141Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
142Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
143Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
145Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
146Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
147Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
148Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
149Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
150Kiel Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
151Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:10:20 
DNFDavid Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr  
Sprint 1 - Umm Al Qahab
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 pts
2Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge1 
Sprint 2 - Umm Thenaitain Farm
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol3 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15 pts
2Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo12 
3Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol9 
4Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
5Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo6 
6Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky5 
7Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team4 
8Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol3 
9Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team2 
10Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3:30:07 
2Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:14 
3Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:00:18 
4Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:48 
6Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
7Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
8Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
10Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
11Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:02:28 
12Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
15Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
16Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:07:07 
17Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
18Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
19Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
20Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
21Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
22Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
23Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
24Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
25Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
26Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
27Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
28Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
29Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
30Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
31Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura  
32Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
33Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
34Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
35Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
36Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
37Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
38Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
39Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
40Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10:30:21 
2Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:05 
3Team Sky0:00:32 
4Lotto Belisol0:00:48 
5Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:41 
6Team Katusha0:01:54 
7Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:24 
8BMC Racing Team  
9Orica Greenedge  
10Team Netapp - Endura0:04:04 
11IAM Cycling0:07:24 
12Trek Factory Racing0:08:02 
13FDJ.fr0:08:43 
14Bardiani CSF0:09:59 
15Cannondale0:10:23 
16UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
17AG2R La Mondiale0:15:02 
18Astana Pro Team  
19Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:21:21 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6:43:30 
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:05 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:14 
4Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:20 
5Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:26 
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
7Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
8Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
9Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:31 
10Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo  
11Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:34 
12Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:40 
13Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
14Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:03 
15Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge0:01:13 
16Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:14 
17Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
18Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
19André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
20Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
21Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
22Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
23Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
24Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
25Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
26Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
27Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
28Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
29Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
30Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
31Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
32Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:51 
33Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:02:03 
34Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - Endura0:02:16 
35Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:02:24 
36Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:02:44 
37Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
38Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:48 
39Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:02:52 
40Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:54 
41Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
42Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
43Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
44Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
45Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura  
46Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky  
47Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:03:31 
48Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
49Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:56 
50Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
51Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:05:47 
52Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:05:55 
53Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:07:12 
54Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura0:07:32 
55Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:07:33 
56Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr  
57Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
58Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
60Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
61Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
62Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
63Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
64Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
65Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
67Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
68Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
69Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale  
70Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
71Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
72John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:08:13 
73Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:35 
74Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:09:13 
75Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
76Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
77Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:09:31 
78Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:41 
79Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:48 
80Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky0:10:52 
81Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:10:56 
82Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:11:26 
83Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
84Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
85Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
86Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
87Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
88Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:11:37 
89Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:11:42 
90Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:06 
91Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
92Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
93Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
94Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha  
95Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale  
96Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
97Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
98Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:17:21 
99Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:31 
100Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:17:45 
101Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
102Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
103Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
104Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
105Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
106Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
107Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
108Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
109Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
110Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
111Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
112Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
113Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
114Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
115Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
116Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
117Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
118Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
119Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
120Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
121Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
122Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
123Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
124Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
125Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
126Kenneth Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
127Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
128Kiel Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
129Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
130Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
132Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
133Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
134Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura0:19:41 
135Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
136Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:20:58 
137Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:24:20 
138Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
139Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
140Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
141Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team  
142Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
143Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
144Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
145Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
146Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
147Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
148Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
149Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
150Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
151Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team28 pts
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol26 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team22 
4Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo12 
5Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
7Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling7 
8Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo6 
9Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6 
10Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky5 
11Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol4 
12Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team4 
13Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
14Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr3 
15Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team2 
16Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
17Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2 
18Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
19Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge1 
20Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6:43:56 
2Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:14 
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:48 
4Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
5Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
6Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
7Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:01:58 
8Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:28 
9Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
10Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura0:07:06 
11Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:07:07 
12Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
13Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
14Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:08:47 
15Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
16Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:09:05 
17Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:11:00 
18Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
19Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:11:11 
20Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:40 
21Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
22Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
23Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:17:05 
24Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:17:19 
25Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
26Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
27Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
28Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
29Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling  
30Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
31Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
32Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  
33Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
34Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
36Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:23:54 
37Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
38Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
39Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
40Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
41Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team20:11:41 
2Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:12 
3Team Sky0:00:39 
4Lotto Belisol0:00:49 
5BMC Racing Team0:02:25 
6Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:31 
7Orica Greenedge  
8Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:18 
9Team Netapp - Endura0:05:13 
10Team Katusha0:06:05 
11FDJ.fr0:08:50 
12Trek Factory Racing0:09:39 
13IAM Cycling0:12:01 
14Astana Pro Team0:15:09 
15AG2R La Mondiale0:15:46 
16Cannondale0:20:42 
17UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:21:22 
18Bardiani CSF0:40:42 
19Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:41:52 

 

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