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Volta ao Algarve 2012

Date range:
February 15-19, 2012

February 15, Stage 1: Dunas Douradas (Almancil) - Albufeira 151km

Meersman wins opening stage at Volta ao Algarve

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Cycling News
Published:
February 15, 2012, 17:16 GMT,
Updated:
February 15, 2012, 22:12 GMT

Belgian assumes overall lead

Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) wins the opening stage in Algarve

Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) wins the opening stage in Algarve

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Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) won the opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve as the Belgian ProTour team continued its impressive start to the 2012 season. In a somewhat chaotic bunch sprint finale to the 151km opening stage, Meersman outkicked compatriot Greg van Avermaet (BMC) and Denmark's Matti Breschel (Rabobank) to secure his first win of the year.

The peloton made quick work of a steady five percent ascent in the final kilometres and as the parcours descended to the finish with 500m to go it was a free-for-all at the head of the race for stage honours.

"I'm really happy with my first win of the season," said Meersman. "I'm not a real sprinter, I'm more of a puncher. It's great to get my first win and we'll see about the rest of the week."

Runner-up Van Avermaet had teammates Steve Cummings and Tejay Van Garderen setting a furious tempo on the climb leading into the finish. "Meersman went with 250 or 200 metres to go, which I thought it was a bit too early, but it was downhill," Van Avermaet said. "It was good teamwork to get me up front."

Meersman also earned the first leader's jersey at the Volta ao Algarve and with the time bonuses on offer at the finish line he leads Van Avermaet by four seconds and Breschel by six seconds overall.

Three riders - Karsten Kroon (Saxo Bank), Ricardo Mestre (Carmim - Prio) and Mickaël Cherel (Ag2R-La Mondiale) - attacked just prior to the day's first intermediate sprint at 19km and were soon joined by Sven Vandousselaere (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) and Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Efapel - Glassdrive) to form the break of the day.

The quintet extended their lead to nearly five minutes, but the peloton was ever attentive and kept the escapees on a tight leash. Following the day's second and final intermediate sprint at 119km the break was reduced to three as Vandousselaere and Sousa were dropped. Kroon, Cherel and Mestre continued to share the workload in a smooth paceline at the head of the race, but wide open, straight roads leading into finale spelled the break's doom.

With Sky and Omega Pharma-QuickStep heading the chase effort the trio's fate was sealed and just inside of 14km remaining it was gruppo compatto in Algarve's opening stage.

Kroon, however, had made the most of his time on the attack, winning both intermediate sprints and both KOMs on offer and assuming the lead in each classification.

On the slightly uphill run-in to the finish no team was able to assert control of the bunch sprint finale and Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) proved most adept at waiting for the perfect moment to launch his winning sprint.

Full Results
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol 4:02:17  
2 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank    
4 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
6 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
7 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
8 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
10 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
11 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
12 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda    
13 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
14 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
15 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
16 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
17 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
18 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
19 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda    
20 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Carmim-Prio    
21 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
22 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
23 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
24 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
25 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
26 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
27 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
28 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda    
29 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
30 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
31 Sérgio Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
32 José Mendes (Por) LA-Antarte    
33 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank    
34 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
35 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
36 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
37 César Fonte (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
38 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
39 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
40 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
41 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank 0:00:05  
42 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:00:07  
43 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank    
44 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
45 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
46 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
47 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team    
48 Hugo Sabido (Por) LA-Antarte    
49 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
50 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
51 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
52 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural    
53 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
54 André Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
55 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmim-Prio    
56 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank    
57 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
58 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling    
59 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Carmim-Prio    
60 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
61 Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank    
62 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
63 David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team    
64 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Movistar Team    
65 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly    
66 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly    
67 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
68 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank    
69 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
70 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team    
71 David Livramento (Por) Carmim-Prio    
72 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
73 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
74 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Onda    
75 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
76 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Saxo Bank    
77 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
78 Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Onda    
79 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank    
80 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
81 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo    
82 Hugo Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte    
83 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM    
84 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
85 Filipe Cardoso (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
86 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
87 José Gonçalves (Por) Onda    
88 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
89 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
90 Hernâni Brôco (Por) Caja Rural    
91 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda    
92 Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural    
93 Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
94 Luís Silva (Por) Carmim-Prio    
95 Hélder Oliveira (Por) Onda    
96 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
97 Márcio Barbosa (Por) LA-Antarte    
98 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank    
99 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank    
100 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
101 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
102 Bruno Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte    
103 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
104 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
105 Bruno Silva (Por) LA-Antarte    
106 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
107 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
108 Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio    
109 Daniel Silva (Por) Onda    
110 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural    
111 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
112 Célio Sousa (Por) Onda    
113 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
114 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo    
115 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
116 Michael Morkov (Den) Saxo Bank    
117 Amaro Antunes (Por) Carmim-Prio    
118 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
119 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
120 Serguei Klimov (Rus) RusVelo    
121 Vergílio Santos (Por) LA-Antarte    
122 Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
123 Josue Enzo Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural    
124 Nikita Eskov (Rus) RusVelo    
125 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
126 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural    
127 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
128 Mark Christian (GBr) An Post-Sean Kelly    
129 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
130 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:27  
131 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:00:30  
132 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:34  
133 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:00:48  
134 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
135 Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive    
136 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Barracuda    
137 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 0:01:00  
138 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:16  
139 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:18  
140 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo    
141 Connor McConvey (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:01:31  
142 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:01:41  
143 Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:57  
144 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda 0:02:10  
145 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
146 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
147 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio    
148 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa) LA-Antarte    
149 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:03:20  
150 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
151 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
152 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:06:07  
153 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
154 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
155 Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:12:51  
156 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
157 Joren Segers (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly    
HD Daniel Freitas (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive 0:28:17  
DNF Bruno Lima (Por) Onda    
Points
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol 25 pts
2 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 20  
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank 16  
4 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 13  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 10  
6 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 8  
7 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team 6  
8 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 4  
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 2  
10 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Sprint 1 - Snack-Bar Delfim, 19km
1 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 3 pts
2 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio 2  
3 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Sprint 2 - Boliqueime, 119km
1 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 3 pts
2 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 2  
3 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio 1  
Mountain 1 - Barranco do Velho (Cat. 3) 37.7km
1 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 5 pts
2 Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive 3  
3 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio 1  
Mountain 2 - Picota (Cat. 3) 112km
1 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 5 pts
2 Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive 3  
3 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Teams
1 Ag2R-La Mondiale 12:06:51  
2 Vacansoleil-DCM    
3 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
4 Sky Procycling    
5 BMC Racing Team    
6 Garmin-Barracuda    
7 RadioShack-Nissan    
8 Rabobank 0:00:05  
9 Lotto Belisol 0:00:07  
10 Efapel - Glassdrive    
11 Movistar Team 0:00:14  
12 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Carmim - Prio    
14 Team Saxo Bank    
15 La - Antarte    
16 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
17 Caja Rural 0:00:21  
18 Onda    
19 An Post - Sean Kelly    
20 Rusvelo    
General classification after stage 1
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol 4:02:07  
2 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:04  
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank 0:00:06  
4 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:10  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
6 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
7 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
8 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
10 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
11 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
12 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda    
13 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
14 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
15 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
16 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
17 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
18 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda    
19 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Carmim-Prio    
20 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
21 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
22 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
23 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
24 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
25 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
26 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
27 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda    
28 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
29 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
30 Sérgio Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
31 José Mendes (Por) LA-Antarte    
32 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank    
33 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
34 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
35 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
36 César Fonte (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
37 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
38 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
39 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
40 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank 0:00:15  
41 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:00:17  
42 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank    
43 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
44 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
45 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
46 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team    
47 Hugo Sabido (Por) LA-Antarte    
48 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
49 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
50 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
51 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural    
52 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
53 André Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
54 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmim-Prio    
55 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank    
56 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
57 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling    
58 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Carmim-Prio    
59 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
60 Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank    
61 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
62 David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team    
63 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Movistar Team    
64 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly    
65 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly    
66 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
67 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank    
68 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
69 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team    
70 David Livramento (Por) Carmim-Prio    
71 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
72 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
73 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Onda    
74 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
75 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Saxo Bank    
76 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
77 Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Onda    
78 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank    
79 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
80 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo    
81 Hugo Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte    
82 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM    
83 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
84 Filipe Cardoso (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
85 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
86 José Gonçalves (Por) Onda    
87 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
88 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
89 Hernâni Brôco (Por) Caja Rural    
90 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda    
91 Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural    
92 Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
93 Luís Silva (Por) Carmim-Prio    
94 Hélder Oliveira (Por) Onda    
95 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
96 Márcio Barbosa (Por) LA-Antarte    
97 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank    
98 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank    
99 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
100 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
101 Bruno Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte    
102 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
103 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
104 Bruno Silva (Por) LA-Antarte    
105 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
106 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive    
107 Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio    
108 Daniel Silva (Por) Onda    
109 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural    
110 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
111 Célio Sousa (Por) Onda    
112 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
113 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo    
114 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
115 Michael Morkov (Den) Saxo Bank    
116 Amaro Antunes (Por) Carmim-Prio    
117 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
118 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
119 Serguei Klimov (Rus) RusVelo    
120 Vergílio Santos (Por) LA-Antarte    
121 Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
122 Josue Enzo Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural    
123 Nikita Eskov (Rus) RusVelo    
124 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
125 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural    
126 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
127 Mark Christian (GBr) An Post-Sean Kelly    
128 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
129 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:00:20  
130 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:37  
131 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:00:40  
132 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:44  
133 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:00:58  
134 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
135 Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive    
136 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Barracuda    
137 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 0:01:04  
138 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:26  
139 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:28  
140 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo    
141 Connor McConvey (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:01:41  
142 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly 0:01:51  
143 Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:07  
144 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio 0:02:17  
145 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:02:18  
146 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda 0:02:20  
147 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
148 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa) LA-Antarte 0:02:40  
149 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:03:30  
150 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
151 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
152 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:06:16  
153 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:06:17  
154 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
155 Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:13:01  
156 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
157 Joren Segers (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly    
Points classification
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol 25 pts
2 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 20  
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank 16  
4 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 13  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 10  
6 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 8  
7 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 6  
8 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team 6  
9 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 4  
10 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio 3  
11 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 2  
12 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 2  
13 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
14 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Mountains classification
1 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 10 pts
2 Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive 6  
3 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio 1  
4 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Sprint classification
1 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 6 pts
2 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio 3  
3 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 2  
4 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Teams classification
1 Ag2R-La Mondiale 12:06:51  
2 Vacansoleil-DCM    
3 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
4 Sky Procycling    
5 BMC Racing Team    
6 Garmin-Barracuda    
7 RadioShack-Nissan    
8 Rabobank 0:00:05  
9 Lotto Belisol 0:00:07  
10 Efapel - Glassdrive    
11 Movistar Team 0:00:14  
12 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Carmim - Prio    
14 Team Saxo Bank    
15 La - Antarte    
16 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
17 Caja Rural 0:00:21  
18 Onda    
19 An Post - Sean Kelly    
20 Rusvelo