Skip to main content

Cancellara claims E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke

Image 1 of 78

Yauheni Hutarovitch (Fran

Yauheni Hutarovitch (Fran (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 2 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) strikes again

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) strikes again (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 3 of 78

Quick Step's perennial contender, Tom Boonen.

Quick Step's perennial contender, Tom Boonen. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 4 of 78

Saxo Bank controls the peloton for eventual winner Fabian Cancellara.

Saxo Bank controls the peloton for eventual winner Fabian Cancellara. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 5 of 78

Stuart O'Grady (Saxo Bank) heads to the start.

Stuart O'Grady (Saxo Bank) heads to the start. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 6 of 78

Katusha rider Serguei Ivanov will be using these early Classics as preparation for the Ardennes next month.

Katusha rider Serguei Ivanov will be using these early Classics as preparation for the Ardennes next month. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 7 of 78

Paul Martens (Rabobank) before the race start.

Paul Martens (Rabobank) before the race start. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 8 of 78

With a few cobbled patches on the way...

With a few cobbled patches on the way... (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 9 of 78

The peloton thunders towards Harelbeke...

The peloton thunders towards Harelbeke... (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 10 of 78

Maxime Vantomme (Katusha) riding to 65th place.

Maxime Vantomme (Katusha) riding to 65th place. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 11 of 78

Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) didn't have the best day.

Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) didn't have the best day. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 12 of 78

Maarten Tjalingii rides ahead of Kevin Hulsmans.

Maarten Tjalingii rides ahead of Kevin Hulsmans. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 13 of 78

Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma-Lotto) with his race face on.

Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma-Lotto) with his race face on. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 14 of 78

Rabobank duo Lars Boom and Paul Martens during the race.

Rabobank duo Lars Boom and Paul Martens during the race. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 15 of 78

Team Sky's Kurt Asle Arvesen makes some last-minute adjustments.

Team Sky's Kurt Asle Arvesen makes some last-minute adjustments. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 16 of 78

(Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 17 of 78

BMC Racing Classics expert Karsten Kroon.

BMC Racing Classics expert Karsten Kroon. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 18 of 78

Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) on his way to third.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) on his way to third. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 19 of 78

Joost Posthuma can't be faulted for not putting in the hard yards.

Joost Posthuma can't be faulted for not putting in the hard yards. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 20 of 78

Rabobank was right in on the action for much of the day.

Rabobank was right in on the action for much of the day. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 21 of 78

The An Post - Sean Kelly bikes on the start line.

The An Post - Sean Kelly bikes on the start line. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 22 of 78

Townsend rode strong and calculated throughout the race

Townsend rode strong and calculated throughout the race (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 23 of 78

(Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 24 of 78

Italian champion Filippo Pozzato was confident on the start line.

Italian champion Filippo Pozzato was confident on the start line. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 25 of 78

The bike of Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) in the Italian national champion colours.

The bike of Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) in the Italian national champion colours. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 26 of 78

German Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) was looking to prove himself worthy of leadership for the big Classics races.

German Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) was looking to prove himself worthy of leadership for the big Classics races. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 27 of 78

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Professional Cycling Team) gets ready for his first E3 with the British squad.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Professional Cycling Team) gets ready for his first E3 with the British squad. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 28 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) was all smiles at the start.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) was all smiles at the start. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 29 of 78

Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Professional Cycling Team) at the start.

Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Professional Cycling Team) at the start. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 30 of 78

Norway's champion Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Sky Professional Cycling Team)

Norway's champion Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Sky Professional Cycling Team) (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 31 of 78

Former world champion Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team) sported a smile on the start line.

Former world champion Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team) sported a smile on the start line. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 32 of 78

The Saxo Bank riders had one another's back all day.

The Saxo Bank riders had one another's back all day. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 33 of 78

Just incase Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) got lost, he had directions written on his hand.

Just incase Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) got lost, he had directions written on his hand. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 34 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) was feeling confident ahead of the race.

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) was feeling confident ahead of the race. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 35 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) signs some autographs at the start.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) signs some autographs at the start. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 36 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) started way back, but it didn't stay that way.

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) started way back, but it didn't stay that way. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 37 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step)

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 38 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) shares a laugh on the start line.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) shares a laugh on the start line. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 39 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) rolls away at the start of the race.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) rolls away at the start of the race. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 40 of 78

Jin Long (Skil-Shimano)

Jin Long (Skil-Shimano) (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 41 of 78

Some riders hit the cobbles while others took the easier option.

Some riders hit the cobbles while others took the easier option. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 42 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) looked good but left his move too late.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) looked good but left his move too late. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 43 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) grits his teeth at the Paterberg.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) grits his teeth at the Paterberg. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 44 of 78

Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Sky Professional Cycling Team) leads over the Paterberg.

Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Sky Professional Cycling Team) leads over the Paterberg. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 45 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) looked fresh at the day's ninth climb, Paterberg.

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) looked fresh at the day's ninth climb, Paterberg. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 46 of 78

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) had the Rabobank riders sitting on his wheel as he tried to bridge.

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) had the Rabobank riders sitting on his wheel as he tried to bridge. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 47 of 78

Rabobank was determined to ride itself back into the race after missing the move.

Rabobank was determined to ride itself back into the race after missing the move. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 48 of 78

After doing his job early in the day Chris Sutton dropped back.

After doing his job early in the day Chris Sutton dropped back. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 49 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) leads the front group into a corner with 20 kilometres remaining.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) leads the front group into a corner with 20 kilometres remaining. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 50 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) stayed near the back with 20 kilometres remaining, waiting to launch his move.

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) stayed near the back with 20 kilometres remaining, waiting to launch his move. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 51 of 78

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) tried to bridge to the leaders, but it was too late.

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) tried to bridge to the leaders, but it was too late. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 52 of 78

(Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 53 of 78

(Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 54 of 78

(Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 55 of 78

Fabian Cancellara smiled like the cat who ate the E3 Prijs bird...

Fabian Cancellara smiled like the cat who ate the E3 Prijs bird... (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 56 of 78

A trio of contenders - Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen and Stuart O'Grady.

A trio of contenders - Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen and Stuart O'Grady. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 57 of 78

(Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 58 of 78

Chinese rider Ji Cheng (Skil Shimano).

Chinese rider Ji Cheng (Skil Shimano). (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 59 of 78

Team Sky's Chris Sutton did a lot of work throughout the race.

Team Sky's Chris Sutton did a lot of work throughout the race. (Image credit: Tim Van Wichelen/www.organicwax.be)
Image 60 of 78

Rabobank's Joost Posthuma before the race.

Rabobank's Joost Posthuma before the race. (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
Image 61 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) leads the attack

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) leads the attack (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 62 of 78

Rabobank were there but later missed the decisive move

Rabobank were there but later missed the decisive move (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 63 of 78

The survivors of the early attack

The survivors of the early attack (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 64 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) on the attack on the cobbles

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) on the attack on the cobbles (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 65 of 78

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) goes deep

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) goes deep (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 66 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) drives hard on the front

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) drives hard on the front (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 67 of 78

Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) leads Cancellara and Boonen

Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) leads Cancellara and Boonen (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 68 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) takes a turn on the front

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) takes a turn on the front (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 69 of 78

Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) in action

Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) in action (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 70 of 78

The early break at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke

The early break at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)
Image 71 of 78

Rabobank tried hard but came up empty handed at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke

Rabobank tried hard but came up empty handed at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 72 of 78

The decisive break at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke: Fleche, Boonen and Cancellara

The decisive break at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke: Fleche, Boonen and Cancellara (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 73 of 78

Collstrop were in the action at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke

Collstrop were in the action at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 74 of 78

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) was happy with second

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) was happy with second (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 75 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) gets the applause

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) gets the applause (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 76 of 78

The podium at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke

The podium at E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 77 of 78

Boonen, Cancellara and Flecha celebrate with champagne

Boonen, Cancellara and Flecha celebrate with champagne (Image credit: Luc Claessen)
Image 78 of 78

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) wins the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) wins the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke (Image credit: Luc Claessen)

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) showed his classics rivals that he is at his very best just in time for the cobbled classics by snatching victory in the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke with his trademark late attack.

Cancellara got away with Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) on the Paterberg climb, 42km from the finish. Boonen appeared to be the favourite to win the sprint but Cancellara attacked just before a tight left turn, with just over a kilometre to go. Flecha lost Cancellara’s wheel and eased up. Boonen gave it everything he had but was unable to close the gap.

Cancellara surged clear and had time to straighten his Swiss national champion’s jersey before celebrating his win. Boonen beat Flecha to take second place but was not happy with second place.

A fast start to the day

During the first hour of the race the peloton didn't allow any breakaways. The brisk 48 km/h average speed during the first hour was too high for Thor Hushovd, who pulled out after only 14 kilometres.

A large group of 24 riders eventually got away after more than 60 kilometres. Most teams had a man up front but still the peloton stayed in touch, allowing the group no more than two minutes before hitting the hills near Oudenaarde. Surprisingly the Basque adventurers from Euskaltel-Euskadi were setting the pace in the peloton for a while.

As a result of the continuous high speeds several crashes occurred as everybody tried to stay near the front on the hellingen. Nick Nuyens (Rabobank) and Andreas Klier (Cervélo TestTeam) were included in a serious crash, with the latter being forced to pull out.

After the first few climbs of La Houppe, Berg Stene and Boigneberg the Saxo Bank team took over control of the peloton and the gap on the leader's group dropped back to one minute. Sébastien Rosseler (RadioShack) increased the pace in the break on the Eikenberg and after the cobbled climb only six riders were left in front of the race: Rosseler, Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank), Kasper Klostergaard (Saxo Bank), Maxime Vantomme (Katusha), Stefan Van Dijk (Verandas Willems) and Steve Houanard (Skil-Shimano).

Stuart O'Grady (Saxo Bank) led the peloton over the Eikenberg, working hard for his leader Fabian Cancellara. Rosseler created another selection when hammering over the cobbles of the Stationsberg, dropping Houanard and Van Dijk. The peloton was still in touch with the leaders, trailing by one minute.

Boonen pushes the pace

When approaching the Taaienberg - Boonen's berg - the Belgian champion was well-positioned near the front when two Rabobank riders went down in the top-10 of the peloton in a left-hand corner; once more Nuyens hit the deck forcing the Belgian to abandon. Tom Boonen blasted up the Taaienberg with Greg Van Avermaet (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) in pursuit but failing to stay on Boonen's wheel.

Near the top of the climb Boonen caught up with teammate Kevin Hulsmans and other riders who were gapped by the leaders. Team Sky brought the peloton back to Boonen, but the Belgian's efforts reduced the numbers in the peloton down to approximately 40 riders.

Though many riders managed to return to the Boonen group they probably realized winning would be very difficult on Saturday. Quick Step made the whole peloton suffer when approaching the steep Paterberg with Stijn Devolder and Sylvain Chavanel setting the pace. At 30 seconds from the four leaders, Boonen was delivered in pole position at the foot of the Paterberg, with teammate Maarten Wynants on his wheel.

Winning break goes clear

The Belgian champion powered up the climb in the gutter and Wynants forced the others to go over the cobbles if they wanted to join Boonen. Only Flecha (Sky) and Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) bridged up to Boonen and after joining Rosseler (RadioShack), Klostergaard (Saxo Bank), Vantomme (Katusha) and Tjallingii (Rabobank) there were seven leaders.

Klostergaard gave all he had left at the foot of the Oude Kwaremont for teammate Cancellara but just like the other former leaders he quickly got dropped on the famous climb.

Italian champion Filippo Pozzato clearly was the best of the rest launching a late counter-attack on the 2200m long cobbled climb. When arriving on the national road after the Kwaremont Cancellara, Boonen and Flecha had a small gap over Rosseler and Pozzato. The two were within touching distance but when Cancellara upped the tempo at the front the two chasers were unable to respond and soon found themselves 15 seconds back.

On the penultimate climb, the Knokteberg, Pozzato left Rosseler behind but joining the leaders was a bridge too far for the Italian champion. With still 25 kilometres to go Pozzato quickly lost time on the three leaders, trailing by more than half a minute.

The other five chasers were chasing at more than a minute from the leaders, three Rabobank riders and two Vacansoleil boys: Paul Martens, Lars Boom, Sebastian Langeveld for Rabobank and Marco Marcato and Bjorn Leukemans for Vacansoleil. The five chasers picked up Pozzato and with less than 20 kilometres to go the gap between the three leaders and the six chasers was 40 seconds; the remains of the peloton followed at two minutes.

Fighting against the wind, the three leaders headed back to Harelbeke and with 10 kilometres to go the six chasers hadn't taken anything back. With six kilometres to go the leaders lost time, showing that some were saving some energy for the finale; half a minute was left between the two groups.

Cancellara was the first to attack just before the last kilometre and the Swiss time trialing machine blew the opposition apart. Flecha tried to respond but failed to get on Cancellara's wheel. Boonen took over but he failed, too.

Cancellara soloed to the finish line, earning his first win at the E3-prijs Harelbeke. Boonen beat Flecha for second place while Pozzato won the sprint for fourth.

Full Results
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank4:44:34
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:03
3Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team
4Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:50
5Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
6Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank
7Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
8Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
9Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:58
10Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:03:16
11William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
12Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux
13Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
14Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
15Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
16Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack
17David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
18Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini
19Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
20Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
21Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
22Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux
23Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
24Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
25Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly
26Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
27Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
28Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
29Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
30Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team
31Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank
32Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
33Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam
34Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
35Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
36Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
37Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
38Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank
39Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil - Shimano
40Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
41Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack
42Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam
43Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
44Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team
45Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank
46Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha
47Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
48Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux
49Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
50Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
51Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team Radioshack
52Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step
53Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha
54Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano
55Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
56Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
57Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team
58Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam
59Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
60Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha
61Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
62Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
63Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:24
64Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack
65Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha0:04:08
66Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:09:04
67Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
68Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
69James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems
70Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems
71Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
72Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
73Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
74Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
75Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack
76Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
77Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
78Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
79Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
80Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
81Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
82Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
83Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
84Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto
85Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
86Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
87Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
88Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
89Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
90Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
91Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
92Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
93Dominic Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
94Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
95Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
96Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step

Latest on Cyclingnews