Sam Bennett wins final stage of Tour of Qatar

Terpstra seals second successive overall victory

Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) claimed the finest win of his young career while Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep) sealed overall victory as the Tour of Qatar drew a close with a breathless finale on Doha’s Corniche on Friday afternoon.

Terpstra began the day with a lead of 6 seconds over Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff-Saxo) and, more pressingly, just 11 seconds over Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), already the winner of three sprint stages.

When Kristoff picked up two bonus seconds at the first intermediate sprint, it made for a particularly nervous finale for Terpstra as the Norwegian could divest him of the gold jersey with the ten-second time bonus for stage victory. Surprisingly, however, Kristoff was nowhere to be seen in a keenly-contested bunch finish, and for the second successive year the overall spoils fell to Terpstra.

The sprint finish, as is so often the case on Doha’s exposed Corniche, was a difficult one to judge but Bennett showed admirable calm to gauge his effort to perfection on the wide, curving finishing straight.

Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) wins the stage 6 sprint ahead of Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) opted to launch his sprint from distance, while the Irishman stayed locked onto Andrea Guardini’s wheel behind. When Guardini opened his own effort inside the final 200 metres, Bennett scorched past him to claim his first victory of the season and the biggest since he stepped up to Pro Continental level last year.

Guardini, who has been so consistent in the early part of this season, had to settle for third place ahead of a fast-finishing Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). The Frenchman showed an impressive turn of speed in the closing metres but he was forced to come from too far back and was never a true factor in the shake-up for the stage win. Sagan faded to fourth place, just ahead of MTN-Qhubeka’s Youcef Reguigui.

Kristoff, the danger man as far as Etixx-QuickStep were concerned, crossed the line in 19th place without making any impression in the bunch finish. Tellingly, Terpstra came home just behind him in 25th place. The Dutchman’s gold jersey was visible near the front on the closing laps of the Corniche circuit as he looked to avoid any late splits, and he did enough to secure another overall win and continue his QuickStep team’s domination of this race.

Indeed, in thirteen editions of the race since the inaugural Tour of Qatar in 2002, Patrick Lefevere’s men have now triumphed on seven occasions through Tom Boonen (2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012), Terpstra (2014 and 2015), Wilfried Cretskens (2007) and Mark Cavendish (2013).

The final podium of the 2015 Tour of Qatar: Alexander Kristoff, Niki Terpstra and Maciej Bodnar

Keeping out Kristoff

Terpstra’s victory in Tuesday’s time trial had set him on course to seal the overall win but in claiming the two stages since, Kristoff was edging ever closer to his gold jersey. Consequently, Etixx-QuickStep’s strategy on Friday’s final stage was built around denying the Norwegian any further bonus seconds.

A typical tactic in such situations is to allow a break go clear and hoover up the bonuses at the two intermediate sprints, and QuickStep were happy to allow Preben van Hecke, Marcus Burghardt, Nicola Boem and Stefano Pirazzi forge clear shortly after the start at Sealine Beach Resort and build a two-minute lead over the peloton.

Katusha had other ideas, however, and along with Tinkoff-Saxo – who had Bodnar in second place, just 6 seconds down on Terpstra – they set about bringing back the escapees. By the finishing circuit on Doha’s picturesque Corniche, the break had been pegged back and so Etixx-QuickStep had to employ a different approach to denying Kristoff the time bonuses.

At the first sprint after 73.5 kilometres, the team deployed Tom Boonen to go head to head with Kristoff and the Belgian duly took the honours. Kristoff’s second place was worth two seconds, however, and he was now just 9 seconds – or one stage winner’s time bonus – away from overall victory.

Rather than facilitate Kristoff’s task, Etixx-QuickStep then sent Iljo Keisse up the road with Gijs van Hoecke (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), and the duo were still out in front by the second intermediate sprint after 90.5 kilometres, while Topsport’s Tim Declerq claimed the one-second bonus for third.

Keisse sat up shortly afterwards as Katusha brought the peloton back together for the inevitable bunch sprint, but the Russian team faded from the first positions on the closing lap of the 5.6km finishing circuit as Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) put in a powerful cameo on the front.

Astana and IAM Cycling were also very active in the finale, while the gold jersey of Terpstra was vigilant, though in the final kilometre, it was Sagan’s Tinkoff-Saxo team who took up the reins. Sagan was unable to finish off their work, however, and instead it was the hugely impressive Bennett – who picked his way through a stretched peloton to latch onto the perfect wheel – who unleashed a vicious sprint to take the win.

Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) wins the final Tour of Qatar stage


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 182:24:03 
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
5Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
6Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
10Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
11Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
12Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
13Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
14Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
16Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
17Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
18Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
19Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
21Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
22Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka  
23Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
24Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
25Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step  
26Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
27Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
28Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
29Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
30Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
31Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
32Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
33Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
34Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
36Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling  
37Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
38Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
39Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
40Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
41Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
42Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
43Mickael Delage (Fra)  
44Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
45Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra)  
46Yoann Offredo (Fra)  
47Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
48Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
49Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
50Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
51Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
52Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
53Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
54Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
55Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
56Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
57Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
58Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
59Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:08 
60Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
61Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
62Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
63Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
64Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
65Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
66Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team  
67Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
68Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
69Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18  
70Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
71Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
72William Bonnet (Fra)  
73Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha  
74Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
75Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
76Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
77Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
78Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
79Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
80Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
81Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
82Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
83Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
84Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
85Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
86Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida  
87Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
88Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:20 
89Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
90Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:24 
91Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing  
92Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:31 
93Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:32 
94Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:35 
95Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:38 
96Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:00:50 
97Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:53 
98Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
99Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin  
100Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
101Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
102Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
103Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
104Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky0:00:56 
105Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
106Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
107Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:03 
108Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
109Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18 
110Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
111Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:01:21 
112Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:33 
113Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:52 
114David Boucher (Fra)  
115Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra)  
116Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:06 
117Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
118Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:02:08 
119Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:18 
120Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
121Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
122Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:24 
123Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:45 
124Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
125Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
126Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:02:54 
127Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:23 
128Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:50 
129Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:04:11 
130Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
131Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:15 
132Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
DNSAlejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNSLars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2 
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3 pts
2Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
3Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1815 pts
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo7 
5Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka6 
6Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge5 
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step4 
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing2 
10Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 182:24:03 
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
4Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
6Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
7Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
8Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
9Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka  
10Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky  
11Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
12Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
13Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
14Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:08 
15Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
16Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
17Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
18Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
19Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:12 
20Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
21Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
22Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:24 
23Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:53 
24Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
25Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:56 
26Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:03 
27Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18 
28Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:52 
29Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:02:54 
30Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:50 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Etixx-Quick Step7:12:09 
4Orica Greenedge  
5BMC Racing Team  
6IAM Cycling  
7Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
8Astana Pro Team  
9Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
10Team Sky  
12Team Giant-Alpecin  
13Movistar Team0:00:08 
14Bora-Argon 18  
15Trek Factory Racing  
16Team Katusha  
17Lampre - Merida  
18Bardiani CSF0:04:11 
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step17:36:48 
2Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:06 
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:09 
4Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:12 
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:19 
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:31 
7Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:00:33 
8Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:39 
9Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
10Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:41 
11Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:00:54 
12Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:55 
13Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:59 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:04 
15Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling0:01:11 
16Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:19 
17Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:21 
18Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:24 
19Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:27 
20Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:39 
21Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:40 
22Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:01:44 
23Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:49 
24Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha  
25Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:54 
26Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:02:30 
27Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:37 
28Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:17 
29Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:03:18 
30Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:21 
31Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:52 
32Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:03 
33Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:04:05 
34Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:21 
35Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:41 
36Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:04 
37Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:14 
38Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:16 
39Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:19 
40Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:05:36 
41Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:05:58 
42Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:06:02 
43Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:06:21 
44Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:06:28 
45Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:06:54 
46Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:06:57 
47Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:07:03 
48Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:07:14 
49Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:54 
50Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:09 
51Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:12 
52Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:08:31 
53Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr0:08:33 
54Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:08:41 
55Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:08:51 
56Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:09:22 
57Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:09:58 
58Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:59 
59Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 180:10:05 
60Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka0:10:06 
61William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr0:10:26 
62Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:10:49 
63Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:11:10 
64Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:11:11 
65Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:20 
66Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:11:43 
67Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:11:58 
68Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:12:02 
69Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
70Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:03 
71Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:12:24 
72Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:12:34 
73Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:12:42 
74Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:54 
75Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
76Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:13:19 
77Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
78Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky0:13:20 
79Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:13:23 
80Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:13:27 
81Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:13:31 
82Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:51 
83Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:56 
84Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:13:57 
85Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:00 
86Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:14:06 
87Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:13 
88Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:14:46 
89Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:15:01 
90Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:15:05 
91Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:15:34 
92Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:35 
93Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:15:39 
94Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:15:47 
95Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:15:58 
96Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:16:13 
97Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:16:36 
98Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:44 
99Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step0:16:56 
100Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:04 
101Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:17:10 
102Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:17:28 
103Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:17:40 
104Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:18:24 
105Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:19:07 
106Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:19:16 
107Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:19:25 
108Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:19:47 
109Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:20:52 
110Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:21:47 
111Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:13 
112Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:22:17 
113Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:23:24 
114Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:23:31 
115Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:24:26 
116Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:25:24 
117Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:33 
118Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:21 
119Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:27:45 
120Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:27 
121Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:42 
122Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:29:41 
123Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:30:20 
124Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:31:35 
125Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:31:38 
126Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:33:12 
127David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr0:33:34 
128Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:34:08 
129Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:35:38 
130Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:37:24 
131Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:38:00 
132Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:42:20 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha49 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo45 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step34 
4Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team30 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team22 
6Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin22 
7Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1821 
8Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling19 
9Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step17 
10Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge17 
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team16 
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr12 
13Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing12 
14Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits11 
15Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing9 
16Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky9 
17Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge8 
18Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise8 
19Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo7 
20Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky7 
21Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
22Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka6 
23Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF6 
24Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step5 
25Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling5 
26Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team4 
27Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step4 
28Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team4 
29Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4 
30Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3 
31Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka3 
32Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3 
33Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
34Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2 
35Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1 
36Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1 
37Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
38Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling1 
39Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
40Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida5 
41Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo17:37:19 
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:00:02 
3Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:24 
4Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:48 
5Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:01:18 
6Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:32 
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:48 
8Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:23 
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:07:41 
10Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:08:10 
11Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:09:27 
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:12:03 
13Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:23 
14Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
15Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:12:48 
16Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:12:52 
17Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:13:00 
18Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:42 
19Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:14:15 
20Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:14:30 
21Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:15:16 
22Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:16:33 
23Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:17:09 
24Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:24:53 
25Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:27:14 
26Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:27:56 
27Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:11 
28Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:31:07 
29Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:33:37 
30Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:36:53 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Etixx-Quick Step52:51:44 
2Astana Pro Team0:00:39 
3BMC Racing Team0:00:55 
4Team Sky0:01:22 
5Team Katusha0:01:39 
6Orica Greenedge0:02:41 
8IAM Cycling0:03:30 
9Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:57 
11Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:08:26 
12Bora-Argon 180:08:29 
13Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:49 
14Trek Factory Racing0:14:03 
15Movistar Team0:15:29 
16Lampre - Merida0:25:33 
18Bardiani CSF1:03:22 


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