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VDK-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 2013

Date range:
March 26-28, 2013

March 27, Stage 2: Oudenaarde - Koksijde (Marktplein) 204.2km

Cavendish prevails in chaotic De Panne sprint finale

By:
Jane Aubrey
Published:
March 27, 2013, 15:40 GMT,
Updated:
March 27, 2013, 22:30 GMT

Demare takes over leader's jersey

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) claimed stage two of the Three Days of De Panne with a determined sprint finish in Koksijde. The Briton held off the challenge of Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) to take the win.

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was distanced in the final six kilometres and surrenders the overall lead, and with it, the obligation to take the start of Thursday’s concluding split stage. The leader’s jersey now passes to Arnaud Démare (FDJ), who finished fourth on the stage.

Cavendish’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step team split the peloton with its forcing in the finale, after late escapees Koen Barbé (Crelan-Euphony), Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare) and Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana) had been swept up on the final lap of the finishing circuit in Koksijde.

Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s collective strength almost proved counter-productive in the finale, however, as Iljo Keisse and Niki Terpstra’s pace-setting was such that they brought Cavendish and Chicchi clear of the bunch with two kilometres to go. When Lotto Belisol shut the move down underneath the red kite, it looked as though Cavendish’s challenge was over.

Instead, Cavendish held his nerve and negotiated his way back through the peloton inside the final kilometre, and he went on to edge out Viviani, Chicchi and Arnaud Démare (FDJ) in the keenly-contested sprint.

Too soon for the big break

The break of the day established itself in the opening kilometres of the 208.9km stage with Mattia Pozzo (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) keen for another day out in front having also featured in one of Stage 1's splinter groups. The Italian was joined by Niko Eeckhout (An Post – Chainreaction), Kevin Claeys (Crelan – Euphony), Tim Mertens (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise), and Matt Brammeier (Champion System) for a maximum advantage of 8:25 with 90km of racing complete, just ahead of the day's major section of hellingen.

Brammeier led the charge over the Monteberg, followed by Pozzo and Claeys but as the race leaders hit the Kemmelberg, their gap had dropped by a minute.

With the peloton about to hit the Monteberg, Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) punctured, losing ground.

Pozzo then took the spoils over the Kemmelberg and the Rodeberg with the battle to stay out in front proving too much for Mertens as he fell back, leaving a breakaway of four. Pozzo continued to lead the front group over the Vidaigneberg and the final climb of the Sulfeerberg, enough to move him into second place in the Mountains Classification behind leader, Marco Haller (Katusha).

The hellingen out of the way, and around 90km of racing remaining, Mertens was able to rejoin the break, with their advantage at six minutes over the peloton.

The peloton, now bound for the coast split with 28 riders bursting off the front. Defending champion Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Maciej Bodnar, Guillaume Boivin , Kristian Koren, Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Vicente Reynes (Lotto Belisol), Baden Cooke, Stuart O'Grady, Tomas Vaitkus, Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn, Jen Mouris (Orica GreenEdge), Simone Ponzi, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Jacopo Guarnieri, Andrea Guardini (Astana), Lieuwe Westra, Kenny Van Hummel (Vacansoleil-DCM), Davide Cimolai, Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida), William Bonnet, Murilo Fischer (FDJ), Jarl Salomein, Preban Van Hoecke (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Roger Kluge, Daniel Schorn (NetApp-Endura), Timothy Stevens (Team 3M) and Alphonse Vermote (An Post-Chainreaction). The move cut the lead quintet's advantage down to a minute, with the peloton chasing a further 1:42 in arrears with Katusha driving the bunch. At the 150km mark, the catch was made and the peloton was again one.

A second ill-fated move gets TV time

The brief reprieve gave rise to another attack, this time Koen Barbé (Crelan-Euphony) an aggressor from Stage 1, Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare) and Gruzdev quickly earning around half a minute on the bunch with 50km to go. Content to let the trio surge ahead, with the gap out to two minutes by the time Barbé took the first sprint, extending his lead in the classification.

As the lead three headed through the finish line for the first of three loops around Koksijde, Katusha and Orica GreenEdge moved several of their men to the head of the chase, with the Omega Pharma-Quick Step train almost complete in their wake. The lift in the pace, along with the windy conditions soon brought the break's advantage down to just over one minute and shattering the back end of the bunch with around 60 riders tailing off.

With 20km remaining, the gap to the leader's dropped to under a minute, with Orica GreenEdge and Lotto Belisol at the head of the chase, keen for their sprinters Leigh Howard and Andre Greipel to succeed. With 11km left to go, Barbé threw in the towel but Bazzana and Gruzdev weren't quite ready to give up the spotlight, and the peloton was content to let them suffer their last moments up front.

The peloton negotiated a narrow section of the run-in, with only one incident - Lampre's Mattia Cattaneo went down - before sweeping past first Bazzana and then Gruzdev and with 8km to go it was all together.

The lead-out trains began to assemble and the pace picked up at the front, but race leader Peter Sagan was at the back, a gap opening up between him, his teammates and the peloton.

With no sign of Cannondale at the front, Boonen rallied his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, setting a blistering pace for Cavendish with 6km to go, but Viviani was tucked in just behind. The team put in such an effort that with 2km to go there was a gap with Iljo Keisse and Niki Terpstra pulling Cavendish clear and only Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini) able to hang on, but it was too soon and Lotto-Belisol was able to close the gap.

Cavendish was left on the front very early, but tucked in behind for a moment before pulling off a long, long sprint and held off Viviani and Chicchi to take a very hard-earned stage victory.

Full Results
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4:46:57  
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
3 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
4 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ    
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
6 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
7 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
8 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
9 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
10 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
11 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
12 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
13 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
14 Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
15 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
16 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
17 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
18 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
19 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
21 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
22 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
23 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
24 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ    
25 Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
26 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
27 Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo    
28 Roy Jans (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:00:05  
29 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
30 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
31 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha    
32 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
33 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge    
34 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
35 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
36 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
37 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
38 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:08  
39 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
40 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
41 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
42 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
43 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
44 Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo    
45 Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
46 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano    
47 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
48 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
49 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
50 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
51 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
52 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ    
53 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
54 Viktor Manakov (Rus) RusVelo    
55 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
56 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
57 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
58 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
59 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
60 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
61 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha    
62 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
63 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
64 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
65 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
66 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Crelan-Euphony    
67 Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
68 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
69 Alphonse Vermote (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction    
70 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
71 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
72 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
73 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
74 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
75 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
76 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol    
77 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:17  
78 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:25  
79 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
80 Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3M    
81 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:32  
82 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:00:38  
83 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
84 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:49  
85 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
86 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:00:52  
87 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
88 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:54  
89 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:58  
90 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
91 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
92 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
93 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
94 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
95 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:01:25  
96 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:26  
97 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:01:32  
98 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
99 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
100 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ 0:01:35  
101 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
102 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
103 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:08  
104 Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:01:35  
105 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
106 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:00:08  
107 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:02:55  
108 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:01  
109 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
110 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
111 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
112 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
113 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
114 Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction    
115 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
116 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction    
117 Thomas Vanhaecke (Bel) Team 3M    
118 Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Team 3M    
119 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
120 Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
121 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
122 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
123 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
124 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
125 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Team 3M 0:03:37  
126 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:57  
127 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction 0:05:39  
128 Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
129 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
130 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
131 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha 0:06:59  
132 Igor Boev (Rus) RusVelo    
133 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Katusha    
134 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
135 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
136 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
137 Mike Terpstra (Ned) Team 3M    
138 Glenn O'Shea (Aus) An Post-Chainreaction    
139 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura 0:09:28  
140 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
141 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
142 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar    
143 Kess Heytens (Bel) Team 3M    
144 Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
145 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
146 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
147 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction    
148 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
149 Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony 0:09:37  
150 Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:11:13  
151 Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
152 Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-Qhubeka    
153 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
154 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
155 Valery Kaykov (Rus) RusVelo    
156 Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3M    
157 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
158 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
159 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
160 Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
161 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
162 Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M    
163 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
164 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
165 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:16  
166 Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction 0:13:31  
DNF Mark McNally (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction    
DNF Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF Jonathan Breyne (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
DNF Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
DNF Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
DNF Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) RusVelo    
Sprint 1 - 158.7km
1 Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 3 pts
2 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
3 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - 169.1km
1 Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 3 pts
2 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
3 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 3 - 180.8km
1 Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 3 pts
2 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
3 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
Points - Koksijde, 204.2km
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 20 pts
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 18  
3 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 16  
4 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 14  
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 12  
6 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 10  
7 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
8 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura 8  
9 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 7  
10 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 6  
11 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 5  
12 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 4  
13 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty 3  
14 Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2  
15 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 1  
Mountain 1 - Tiegemberg, 27.7km
1 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3  
3 Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 1  
Mountain 2 - Monteberg, 102.9km
1 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 3  
3 Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 1  
Mountain 3 - Kemmelberg, 104.7km
1 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5 pts
2 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 3  
3 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 4 - Rodeberg, 110km
1 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5 pts
2 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 1  
Mountain 5 - Vidaigneberg, 111.3km
1 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5 pts
2 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 1  
Mountain 6 - Sulferberg, 115.2km
1 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5 pts
2 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 1  
Teams
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 14:20:51  
2 Accent Jobs-Wanty    
3 Crelan-Euphony 0:00:05  
4 Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:08  
5 FDJ    
6 Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
7 MTN-Qhubeka    
8 Katusha 0:00:10  
9 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:13  
10 Lampre-Merida    
11 Lotto Belisol    
12 Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
13 Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:16  
14 Cannondale Pro Cycling    
15 RusVelo    
16 Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:18  
17 Team Europcar 0:00:24  
18 Astana Pro Team    
19 Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:57  
20 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:51  
21 An Post-Chainreaction 0:06:10  
22 Team 3M 0:06:27  
23 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:09:36  
General classification after stage 2
1 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 9:47:18  
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 0:00:02  
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:05  
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:06  
5 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
6 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
7 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:11  
8 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 0:00:14  
9 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
10 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:00:15  
11 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony    
12 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
13 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
14 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ    
15 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
16 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
17 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
18 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
19 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
20 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 0:00:20  
21 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
22 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha    
23 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
24 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
25 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:23  
26 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
27 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
28 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
29 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
30 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
31 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
32 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
33 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
34 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
35 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
36 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
37 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
38 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
39 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano    
40 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
41 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha    
42 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
43 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
44 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
45 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
46 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
47 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
48 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Crelan-Euphony    
49 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol    
50 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
51 Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:26  
52 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:40  
53 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
54 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 0:00:56  
55 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:13  
56 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
57 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
58 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:38  
59 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ 0:01:50  
60 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:02:57  
61 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
62 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:03:16  
63 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
64 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
65 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
66 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:43  
67 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge 0:04:18  
68 Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:05:27  
69 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:05:54  
70 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:06:05  
71 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:06:55  
72 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:07:03  
73 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
74 Alphonse Vermote (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 0:07:42  
75 Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 0:07:43  
76 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:07:49  
77 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:08:26  
78 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:08:32  
79 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:08:37  
80 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:08:40  
81 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:49  
82 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:09:04  
83 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:09:24  
84 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:09:28  
85 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:09:30  
86 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
87 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:43  
88 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:09:58  
89 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura 0:10:04  
90 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 0:10:07  
91 Kess Heytens (Bel) Team 3M 0:11:00  
92 Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 0:11:17  
93 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:11:27  
94 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:31  
95 Thomas Vanhaecke (Bel) Team 3M 0:11:33  
96 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
97 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Katusha 0:13:54  
98 Mike Terpstra (Ned) Team 3M 0:14:33  
99 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:14:55  
100 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:14:59  
101 Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
102 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
103 Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
104 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
105 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:15:04  
106 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge    
107 Roy Jans (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
108 Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo 0:15:07  
109 Viktor Manakov (Rus) RusVelo    
110 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
111 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
112 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
113 Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3M 0:15:24  
114 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha 0:15:31  
115 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:15:37  
116 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
117 Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 0:15:47  
118 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:15:48  
119 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:15:51  
120 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:16:24  
121 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:16:31  
122 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:16:34  
123 Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
124 Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony 0:17:11  
125 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 0:17:58  
126 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:18:00  
127 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
128 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
129 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
130 Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Team 3M    
131 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
132 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
133 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
134 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Team 3M 0:18:36  
135 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction 0:20:33  
136 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:20:38  
137 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:21:57  
138 Glenn O'Shea (Aus) An Post-Chainreaction 0:21:58  
139 Igor Boev (Rus) RusVelo    
140 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
141 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
142 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 0:22:14  
143 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:22:16  
144 Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:22:24  
145 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar 0:24:27  
146 Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
147 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
148 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
149 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
150 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 0:25:17  
151 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:26:12  
152 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
153 Valery Kaykov (Rus) RusVelo    
154 Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-Qhubeka    
155 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
156 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
157 Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
158 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
159 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
160 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
161 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
162 Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:33:29  
163 Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3M    
164 Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
165 Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M    
166 Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction 0:35:47  
Points classification
1 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 32 pts
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 28  
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 20  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 20  
5 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 18  
6 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 16  
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 14  
8 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 12  
9 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 10  
10 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 10  
11 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 9  
12 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 9  
13 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
14 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura 8  
15 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 7  
16 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 7  
17 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ 6  
18 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 6  
19 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 5  
20 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 4  
21 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ 3  
22 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
23 Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2  
24 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 1  
25 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 1  
Sprint classification
1 Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 16 pts
2 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 6  
3 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction 5  
4 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
5 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 2  
6 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 2  
7 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountains classification
1 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 40 pts
2 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 23  
3 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 20  
4 Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 18  
5 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 10  
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
8 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction 6  
9 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4  
10 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3  
11 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 3  
12 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 3  
13 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol 3  
14 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction 3  
15 Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3  
16 Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony 2  
17 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
18 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
19 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
Teams classification
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 29:22:21  
2 FDJ 0:00:08  
3 Crelan-Euphony 0:00:14  
4 Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:17  
5 Katusha 0:00:19  
6 Lampre-Merida 0:00:22  
7 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:25  
8 Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:26  
9 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:31  
10 Lotto Belisol    
11 Team Europcar 0:00:33  
12 Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:34  
13 Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:36  
14 Astana Pro Team 0:00:42  
15 Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:08:48  
16 MTN-Qhubeka 0:13:47  
17 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:16:53  
18 Team NetApp-Endura 0:17:49  
19 Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:21:42  
20 Team 3M 0:23:38  
21 RusVelo 0:30:13  
22 An Post-Chainreaction 0:38:49  
23 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:54:06