Rojas wins opening stage at Tour of Qatar

Spaniard beats Boonen and Démare in sprint

José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) claimed victory on the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar after unleashing a well-timed sprint to fend off Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) and Arnaud Démare (FDJ) at the Sealine Beach Resort.

Buffeted by crosswinds at various points through the afternoon, the peloton was reduced to just 51 riders in the finale and in the closing kilometres Rojas’ teammate Alejandro Valverde had a cameo on the front, helping to stretch out the leading group and make it difficult for those caught behind to move up.

In the final sprint, Rojas latched onto Boonen’s lead-out and then surprised by opening his effort from distance. The Spaniard had enough in the tank to hold on for the win, although the fast-finishing Démare will rue that he was so far back when the sprint began in earnest.

“It was a demanding finale, especially before last 10 kilometres when Bora and Trek split the group,” Rojas said. “With 500 metres to go I took Niki Terpstra’s wheel when he came up on the side and when I saw he was out of gas, I jumped with 300 metres to go. The wind was blowing to the left, so anyone moved up there would have to take the brunt of it.”

The 130-kilometre trek across the desert of Qatar’s interior was typical of the fare one has come to expect from the race over the years, with crosswinds scattering the peloton into echelons at several points and riders battling grimly to fight their way back on. A war of attrition, in short.

When the dust settled in the Gulf on Sunday afternoon, some 51 riders were safely in the front group but others – including Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin) – saw their overall ambitions suffer a blow when they conceded 33 seconds in a fraught finale.

Both Boonen and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), meanwhile, crashed at the second intermediate sprint but each man recovered sufficiently to contest for the stage honours, with both of their teams prominent in forcing the final selection on the run-in to the line.

“When Sagan crashed I was on his wheel, and I stumbled over him but I was going about five kilometres per hour when it happened so there’s nothing bad,” Boonen said afterwards, while Sagan’s directeur sportif Tristan Hofman praised his efforts on his debut in Tinkoff-Saxo colours.

“He has lost skin and is naturally in pain, however he hasn’t broken anything,” Hofman said. “I’m very impressed by his willpower. He didn’t have to participate in the final sprint but he stayed up there in the front.”

Sedate start

The opening two hours of racing offered a rather sedate prelude to what was to follow as the peloton set out into a block headwind, and when Luca Sterbini (Bardiani-CSF) and Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) opted to try their luck early on, the bunch gladly left them to it. They built up a lead of seven minutes at one point, but their days in front were numbered once the race hit a section of crosswind around the midway point and they were caught shortly afterwards.

Etixx-QuickStep looked to flex their muscles at that juncture, and together with Fabian Cancellara’s Trek Factory Racing squad, they formed an echelon at the front of the peloton that shattered it into disparate groups. Valverde, Wiggins and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) were among those caught out on that occasion but they stayed within 25 seconds of the Boonen-Cancellara group and latched back on once the course turned back into a headwind section.

Nikias Arndt (Giant-Alpecin) claimed the bonus at the second sprint before Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) made a bold but doomed solo attempt in the headwind shortly afterwards – as much with a view to testing himself ahead of the cobbled classics as to making a serious bid for stage honours, one imagines.

With 40 kilometres remaining, however, a more realistic bid for glory materialised when Astana’s Dutch tandem of Lars Boom and Lieuwe Westra broke clear with Tinkoff-Saxo’s Matti Brecschel. The trio worked fluidly together, with Boom in particular pedalling with real facility, and they established a lead of almost a minute as they entered the final 20 kilometres.

Etixx-QuickStep, however, again set to work on the front of the bunch and when Trek and Bora-Argon 18 later joined in the pace-making, they pegged back the leaders and then forced another late split in the peloton. Kittel, Wiggins, Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka), Luca Paolini (Katusha) and Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) were among those caught out, and they had little hope of getting back on terms in the time that remained.

The sprint, as is often the case here, proved difficult to organise. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Bouhanni were among those stuck in the gate, and they could only manage 9th and 10th, respectively, while Andrea Guardini (Astana) seemed to be blocked and Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon) was left with too much to do.

Instead, it was the canny Rojas who picked his way carefully through the disarray and then unfurled a crisp sprint to take first blood at the Tour of Qatar and the gold jersey of race leader.

 

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team3:49:50 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr  
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
5Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
7Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
8Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
9Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
11Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
13Théo Bos (Ned) MTN-Qhubeka  
14Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
15Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
16Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
17Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
18Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
19Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
20Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
21Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
22Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
23Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
24Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
25Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
26Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
27Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
28Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
29Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
30Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
31Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
32Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
33Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
34Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
35Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
36Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
37Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
38Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
39Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
40Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
41Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
42Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
43Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr  
44Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
45Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
46Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
47Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
48GrÈgory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
49Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
50Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
51Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
52Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:13 
53Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:00:18 
54Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
55Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:25 
56Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
57Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka  
58Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling  
59Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
60Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:33 
61Sven Erik Bystr¯m (Nor) Team Katusha  
62Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
63Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
64Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
65Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
66Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
67Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
68Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
69Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
70Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
71Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
72Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
73Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
74Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
75Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
76Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
77Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
78Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
79Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
80Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky  
81William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr  
82Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team  
83Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
84Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
85Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
86Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
87Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
88Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
89Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
90Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:44 
91Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
92Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:46 
93Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:00:50 
94Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
95Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:52 
96Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:01:16 
97Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
98Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
99Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
100Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
101Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
102Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
103Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
104Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
105Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
106Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
107Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
108Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
109Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar  
110Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
111Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
112Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
113Michael M¯rk¯v (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
114Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
115Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
116Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
117Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
118Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
119Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
120Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
121Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
122Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:02:29 
123David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr  
124Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
125Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
126Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
127Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
128Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
129Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
130Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
131Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
132Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
133Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:50 
134Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:55 
135Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:54 
136Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
137Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
138Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:44 
139Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
140Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
141Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:06:34 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 pts
2Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
3Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin3 pts
2Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
3Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team15 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step12 
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr9 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo7 
5Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 186 
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing5 
7Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling4 
8Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
9Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2 
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr3:49:50 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
4Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
7Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
8Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
9Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
10Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
11Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
13Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:25 
14Sven Erik Bystr¯m (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:33 
15Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
16Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
17Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
18Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
19Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:50 
20Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:52 
21Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:16 
22Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
23Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
24Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
25Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
26Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
27Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
28Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
29Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:29 
30Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:50 
31Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:54 
32Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:44 
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team11:29:30 
2FDJ  
3Etixx-Quick Step  
4Team Katusha  
5Trek Factory Racing  
6Tinkoff-Saxo  
7BMC Racing Team  
8IAM Cycling  
9Bora-Argon 18  
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:13 
11MTN-Qhubeka0:00:25 
12Orica Greenedge  
13Movistar Team0:00:33 
14Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
15Team Sky  
16Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:06 
17Lampre - Merida  
18Bardiani CSF0:06:14 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team3:49:40 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:04 
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:06 
4Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:08 
5Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:09 
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:10 
7Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
8Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
9Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
10Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
11Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
12Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
13Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
14Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
15Théo Bos (Ned) MTN-Qhubeka  
16Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
17Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
18Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
19Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
20Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
21Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr  
22Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
23Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
24Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
25Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
26Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
27Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
28Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
29Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
30Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
31Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
32Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
33Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
34Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
35Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
36Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
37Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
38Gert Steegmans (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
39Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
40Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
41Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
42Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
43Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr  
44Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
45Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
46Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
47Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
48GrÈgory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
49Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
50Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
51Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
52Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:23 
53Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:00:28 
54Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
55Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:35 
56Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
57Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka  
58Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling  
59Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
60Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:39 
61Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:40 
62Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:43 
63Sven Erik Bystr¯m (Nor) Team Katusha  
64Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
65Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
66Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
67Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
68Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
69Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
70Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
71Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
72Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
73Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
74Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
75Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
76Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
77Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
78Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr  
79Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
80Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
81Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky  
82William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr  
83Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team  
84Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
85Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
86Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
87Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
88Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
89Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
90Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:54 
91Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
92Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:56 
93Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:01:00 
94Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
95Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:02 
96Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:01:26 
97Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
98Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
99Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
100Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
101Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
102Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
103Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
104Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
105Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
106Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
107Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
108Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
109Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar  
110Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
111Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
112Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
113Michael M¯rk¯v (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
114Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
115Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
116Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
117Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
118Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
119Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
120Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
121Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
122Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:02:39 
123David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr  
124Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
125Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
126Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
127Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
128Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
129Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
130Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
131Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
132Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
133Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:00 
134Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:05 
135Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:04 
136Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
137Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
138Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:52 
139Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:05:54 
140Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
141Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:06:44 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team15 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step12 
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr9 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo7 
5Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 186 
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing5 
7Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin4 
8Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling4 
9Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise3 
10Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
11Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
12Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2 
13Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
14Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
15Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr3:49:46 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:04 
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
4Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
7Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
8Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
9Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
10Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
11Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18  
13Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:29 
14Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:33 
15Sven Erik Bystr¯m (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:37 
16Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
17Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
18Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
19Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:54 
20Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:56 
21Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:20 
22Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
23Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
24Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
25Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
26Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
27Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
28Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
29Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:33 
30Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:54 
31Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:58 
32Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:46 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team11:29:30 
2FDJ  
3Etixx-Quick Step  
4Team Katusha  
5Trek Factory Racing  
6Tinkoff-Saxo  
7BMC Racing Team  
8IAM Cycling  
9Bora-Argon 18  
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:13 
11MTN-Qhubeka0:00:25 
12Orica Greenedge  
13Movistar Team0:00:33 
14Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
15Team Sky  
16Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:06 
17Lampre - Merida  
18Bardiani CSF0:06:14 

 

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