Bos sprints to win at Oman opening stage

Theo Bos (Rabobank) took advantage of an excellent lead out and a perfectly timed sprint to win the opening stage of the Tour of Oman ahead of Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad), Roger Kluge (Skil-Shimano) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky).

The Dutchman is the first to admit that he is still learning how to compete against the best road sprinters in the sport after switching from the track but this victory, his first of 2011, confirms he is getting better and better at combining the chaos of the final kilometres of a road sprint wit his natural speed he developed on the track.

The finish line at the end of the 158km stage was on an exposed, nondescript stretch of road near Al Seeb and a strong tailwind meant the sprint was fast and furious. A rogue spectator in the road also caused problems meaning some riders were forced to move all over the road, while others used the tailwind to move up on their rivals from behind.

Bos found the best way through the confusion and then had the speed to hold off Cavendish as the British sprinter tried to come off his wheel. It was close at the line but as both riders threw their bikes at the line but Bos got it by a few inches.

"It's a huge satisfaction to win. It's a very nice step up in my career. Now I hope I can stay at this level and continue to compete against the best sprinters in the world," Bos said before climbing onto the podium.

"I felt comfortable in the sprint. The team was very good and on the front with about five kilometres to go because we all knew that the roundabout (at just over a one kilometre to go) would be very important and that you had to be in front."

"I accelerated out of the roundabout but then both me and my lead-out man Graeme Brown became a little boxed in. A lot of riders passed us, and we suddenly were near the back of the sprinters group. Fortunately we didn't panic and with 500 metres to go I tried to move up and pass riders."

"I got to the front with about 150 metres to go and I was surprised that I could stay out front. I saw one rider coming up and realised it was Cavendish. But I'm really happy I was able to hold on to the finish line and win."

Bos pulls on the red jersey

Thanks to winning the opening stage in Oman, Bos pulled on the race leader's red jersey.

Time bonuses of 10, six and four seconds means he leads Cavendish by four seconds in the overall classification. Pieter Serry (Topsport Vlaanderen) is third overall after picking up bonus seconds while in the breakaway of the day and Kluge is fourth, also at four seconds.

Some of the big names expected to fill the top 10 where surprisingly much lower down the results. Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) finished 17th and told Cyclingnews that he was forced to dive around spectator standing the road. He was not happy about it.

Taylor Phinney finished 19th on his full professional debut with BMC, while Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) was 20th and Tom Boonen (Quick Step) further back in 26th place.

World Champion Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) was just happy to get his first race of the season done without any mishaps. He finished 60th and did not contest the sprint.

Long first day

The stage finished as dusk was falling across the barren Oman countryside after the racing began an hour later than scheduled.

Riders traveled to the start by car but for some reason their bikes were not in Al Sawadi when they got there. The 128 bikes were supposed to set off in four trucks at least half an hour before the riders but the riders were left standing around. When the bikes eventually arrived it was a mad scramble to get the race underway as the race organisers tried to limit the embarrassment of the delay.

When the stage finally got underway, the race soon came alive with 14 riders getting in an early move. When these were pulled back, three riders got away, forming the break of the day. The trio were Pieter Serry (Topsport Vlaanderen), Tanel Kangert (Astana) and Britain's Mark McNally (An Post Sean Kelly).

They opened a 4:55 gap after 50km of racing and they contested both intermediate sprints but the peloton kept them under control and then reeled them in with ten kilometres to go.

Leopard Trek and other teams tried to control the sprint and everyone know position after the final roundabout would be vital with a strong tail wind blowing the riders down the finishing straight.

Rabobank and Bos got it just right, had the best run at the line and so Bos got the stage victory and the first race lead. He also proved that he can take on and beat the best sprinters in the world.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:38:29
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-HighroadRow 1 - Cell 2
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 2 - Cell 2
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 5 - Cell 2
7Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 6 - Cell 2
8Russell Downing (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 10 - Cell 2
12John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 13 - Cell 2
15Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 18 - Cell 2
20Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 19 - Cell 2
21Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-HighroadRow 21 - Cell 2
23Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 24 - Cell 2
26Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 25 - Cell 2
27Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 26 - Cell 2
28Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 27 - Cell 2
29Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 28 - Cell 2
30Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 31 - Cell 2
33Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team AstanaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 34 - Cell 2
36Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 35 - Cell 2
37Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 36 - Cell 2
38Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard TrekRow 38 - Cell 2
40Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 39 - Cell 2
41Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 40 - Cell 2
42Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 41 - Cell 2
43Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 44 - Cell 2
46Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 45 - Cell 2
47Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 46 - Cell 2
48Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 47 - Cell 2
49Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 49 - Cell 2
51Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJRow 51 - Cell 2
53Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 52 - Cell 2
54Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard TrekRow 53 - Cell 2
55Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 56 - Cell 2
58Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 57 - Cell 2
59Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 58 - Cell 2
60Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 61 - Cell 2
63Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-HighroadRow 62 - Cell 2
64Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 63 - Cell 2
65Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 64 - Cell 2
66Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 65 - Cell 2
67Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 66 - Cell 2
68Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 70 - Cell 2
72Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 71 - Cell 2
73Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 72 - Cell 2
74Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 74 - Cell 2
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 75 - Cell 2
77Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 76 - Cell 2
78Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 77 - Cell 2
79Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team AstanaRow 80 - Cell 2
82Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-HighroadRow 81 - Cell 2
83David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 82 - Cell 2
84Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 84 - Cell 2
86Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 85 - Cell 2
87Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 86 - Cell 2
88Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 87 - Cell 2
89Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 88 - Cell 2
90Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 90 - Cell 2
92Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMCRow 91 - Cell 2
93Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 92 - Cell 2
94Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 93 - Cell 2
95Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 94 - Cell 2
96Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 97 - Cell 2
99Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 99 - Cell 2
101Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 100 - Cell 2
102Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJRow 101 - Cell 2
103Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 102 - Cell 2
104Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 103 - Cell 2
105Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 104 - Cell 2
106Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 105 - Cell 2
107Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 106 - Cell 2
108Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 107 - Cell 2
109Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-HighroadRow 108 - Cell 2
110Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 110 - Cell 2
112Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 111 - Cell 2
113Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 113 - Cell 2
115Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 114 - Cell 2
116Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 116 - Cell 2
118Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-HighroadRow 117 - Cell 2
119Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 118 - Cell 2
120Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 119 - Cell 2
121Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard TrekRow 120 - Cell 2
122Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 121 - Cell 2
123Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 122 - Cell 2
124Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:19
125Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:48
126Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 125 - Cell 2
127Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:41
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Sprint 1 - As Suwayq
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Al Hazm
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Al Seeb (Finish)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly1Row 2 - Cell 3
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3Row 3 - Cell 3
2Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly2Row 4 - Cell 3
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano3:38:29
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 3 - Cell 2
5Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 4 - Cell 2
6Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 7 - Cell 2
9Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 8 - Cell 2
10Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 10 - Cell 2
12Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 11 - Cell 2
13Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 12 - Cell 2
14Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 13 - Cell 2
15Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 14 - Cell 2
16Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 17 - Cell 2
19Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 18 - Cell 2
20Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 19 - Cell 2
21Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 20 - Cell 2
22Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 21 - Cell 2
23Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 23 - Cell 2
25Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 24 - Cell 2
26Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 25 - Cell 2
27Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 28 - Cell 2
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 30 - Cell 2
32Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 31 - Cell 2
33Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 32 - Cell 2
34Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 34 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling10:55:27
2Katusha TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4HTC - HighroadRow 3 - Cell 2
5FDJRow 4 - Cell 2
6Quick Step Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Team Garmin - CerveloRow 6 - Cell 2
8Skil-ShimanoRow 7 - Cell 2
9An Post-Sean KellyRow 8 - Cell 2
10Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Lampre - ISDRow 10 - Cell 2
12Team Leopard-TrekRow 11 - Cell 2
13Topsport Vlaanderen-MercatorRow 12 - Cell 2
14Geox - TMCRow 13 - Cell 2
15Pro Team AstanaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 15 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:38:19
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:00:04
3Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 2 - Cell 2
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:06
5Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:07
6Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:10
8Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 8 - Cell 2
10Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 9 - Cell 2
11Russell Downing (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 13 - Cell 2
15John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 16 - Cell 2
18Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 19 - Cell 2
21Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 21 - Cell 2
23Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 22 - Cell 2
24Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-HighroadRow 24 - Cell 2
26Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 27 - Cell 2
29Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 28 - Cell 2
30Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 29 - Cell 2
31Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 30 - Cell 2
32Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 31 - Cell 2
33Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 34 - Cell 2
36Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team AstanaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 37 - Cell 2
39Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 38 - Cell 2
40Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 39 - Cell 2
41Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard TrekRow 41 - Cell 2
43Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 42 - Cell 2
44Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 43 - Cell 2
45Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 44 - Cell 2
46Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 47 - Cell 2
49Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 48 - Cell 2
50Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 49 - Cell 2
51Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 50 - Cell 2
52Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJRow 54 - Cell 2
56Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 55 - Cell 2
57Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard TrekRow 56 - Cell 2
58Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 59 - Cell 2
61Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 61 - Cell 2
63Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 64 - Cell 2
66Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-HighroadRow 65 - Cell 2
67Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 66 - Cell 2
68Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 67 - Cell 2
69Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 68 - Cell 2
70Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 70 - Cell 2
72Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 71 - Cell 2
73Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 72 - Cell 2
74Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 73 - Cell 2
75Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 74 - Cell 2
76Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 75 - Cell 2
77Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 77 - Cell 2
79Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 78 - Cell 2
80Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 79 - Cell 2
81Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team AstanaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-HighroadRow 83 - Cell 2
85David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 84 - Cell 2
86Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 86 - Cell 2
88Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 87 - Cell 2
89Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 88 - Cell 2
90Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 89 - Cell 2
91Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 90 - Cell 2
92Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 92 - Cell 2
94Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMCRow 93 - Cell 2
95Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 94 - Cell 2
96Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 95 - Cell 2
97Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 98 - Cell 2
100Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 100 - Cell 2
102Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJRow 101 - Cell 2
103Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 102 - Cell 2
104Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 103 - Cell 2
105Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 104 - Cell 2
106Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 105 - Cell 2
107Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 106 - Cell 2
108Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 107 - Cell 2
109Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-HighroadRow 108 - Cell 2
110Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 110 - Cell 2
112Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 111 - Cell 2
113Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 113 - Cell 2
115Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 114 - Cell 2
116Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 116 - Cell 2
118Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-HighroadRow 117 - Cell 2
119Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 118 - Cell 2
120Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 119 - Cell 2
121Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard TrekRow 120 - Cell 2
122Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 121 - Cell 2
123Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:29
124Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:30
125Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:58
126Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 125 - Cell 2
127Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:51
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ5Row 6 - Cell 3
8Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD4Row 7 - Cell 3
9Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 11 - Cell 3
13Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1Row 12 - Cell 3
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Most combative classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6pts
2Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana3Row 2 - Cell 3
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Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3:38:23
2Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:02
3Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:03
4Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:06
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 6 - Cell 2
8Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 7 - Cell 2
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 10 - Cell 2
12Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 11 - Cell 2
13Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 12 - Cell 2
14Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 13 - Cell 2
15Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 14 - Cell 2
16Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 15 - Cell 2
17Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 16 - Cell 2
18Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 17 - Cell 2
19Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 20 - Cell 2
22Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 21 - Cell 2
23Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 22 - Cell 2
24Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 24 - Cell 2
26Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 26 - Cell 2
28Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 27 - Cell 2
29Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 31 - Cell 2
33Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 32 - Cell 2
34Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:26
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