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World Champ comes good in Poland

World Champion Alessandro Ballan claimed his first victory in the rainbow banded jersey in a torrential downpour in the Tour of Poland's fifth stage. The Lampre rider broke free from a reduced peloton on the day's last climb, taking with him five riders who helped the group to gain 15 seconds on the chasing peloton, and then handily out-sprinted them to claim victory.

"I knew my form was good after the Tour de France and I said my aim was to win in Poland," said Ballan. "I did it, thanks to my teammates. Tomorrow we'll try to control the race in order to maintain the leadership."

"The victory is the result of a perfect job by the whole team," said sport director Fabrizio Bontempi. "Ballan could wait for the proper moment to attack and then he was superb in the sprint: I told him to control Reda because he didn't expend energy in the breakaway since his teammate Davis was in the bunch, but today Alessandro was too strong."

The 163km journey from Strzyżów to Krynica-Zdrój featured eight classified climbs, but contrary to the classifications of category 1 and 2, the hills were relatively short and did not favour the pure climbers enough to truly break up the peloton.

After the first intermediate sprint, which was won by Quick Step's Allan Davis, the day's breakaway went clear. Six men made up the move: Matthew Goss (Team Saxo Bank), Andrey Zeits (Astana), Pavel Brutt (Team Katusha), Christopher Sutton (Garmin - Slipstream), Sébastien Turgot (BBox Bouygues Telecom), Ian Stannard (ISD).

Brutt became virtual leader of the mountains classification after taking the first two climbs, but the effort cost the breakaway.  Goss, Sutton and Zeits came unhitched and the break soon lost steam and wa caught. 

The peloton, reduced by the hilly closing circuit, was further reduced by the efforts of the Lampre and Liquigas teams, but it was the World Champion himself who put the stick to the bunch as the race headed up the final climb.

Ballan, who will leave Lampre at the end of the season and has yet to secure another contract, was clearly a man on a mission. He powered up and over the steep, 13.6% grade matched only by five other riders: Daniel Moreno (Caisse d'Epargne), Pieter Weening (Rabobank), Francesco Reda (Quick Step), Marek Rutkiewicz (Team Poland Bank BGZ) and Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas).

The six men opened up a sizeable gap as the heavens opened up and rain pounded down as the group came into the final kilometre. Rutkiewicz was the first to go on the attack, but was chased down by his compatriot Szmyd. Weening opened up the sprint as the finish line drew near, but Ballan dug deep to pull out his championship form and won the stage convincingly.

Moreno slipped past Weening to claim second place, while Reda hung on for fourth. 

With the gap and the time bonus for the stage win, Ballan moved into the overall race lead by four seconds over his breakaway companion Moreno and six seconds over Weening. The remaining three riders occupy the next spots on GC at ten seconds, while previous leader Jurgen Roelandts is just one more second behind Ballan in seventh.

Results
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3:48:23
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step
5Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
6Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas
7Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:15
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
9Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream
11Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD
12Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto
14Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC
15Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank
16Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas
17Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
18David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.
19Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
20Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD
21Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
22Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD
23Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
24Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
25Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
26Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
27Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne
28Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
29David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
30Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana
31Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
32Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
33Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana
34Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
35Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
36Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
37Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
38Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
40Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank
41Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC
42Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:25
43Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:00:27
44Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
45Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:30
46Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:01:09
47Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale
48Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana
49Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
50Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram
51Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:15
52Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank
53Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank
54Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha
55Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:18
56Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:25
57Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:29
58Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
59Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto
60Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:01:41
61Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD0:01:43
62Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana
63Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:04:24
64Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas
65Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
66Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
67Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
68Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana0:05:19
69Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
71Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
72Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:34
73Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:07:16
74Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
75Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
76Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
77Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
78Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
79André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
80Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
81Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas
82Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale
83Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha
84Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
85Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
86Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
87Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha
88Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
89Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD0:07:20
90Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:27
91Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:11:41
92Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram
93Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
94Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:11:45
95Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.
96Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
97Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto
98Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha
99Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas
100Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
101Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD
102Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:29
103Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream
104Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
105Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
106Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD
107Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram
108Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream
109Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto
110Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale
111Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto
112Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
113Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha
114Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux
115Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
116Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto
117Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto
118Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
119Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
120Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
121Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
122Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
123Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
124Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram
125Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
126Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
127Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
128Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
129Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram
130Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
131Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank
132Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step
133Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
134Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
135Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
136Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
137Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram
138Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto
139Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram
140Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
141Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
142Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
143William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
144Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
145Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
146Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
147Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux
148Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank
149Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
150Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto
151Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha
152Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux
153Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step

Points
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20pts
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne19
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank18
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step17
5Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ16
6Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas15
7Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.13
9Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank12
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream11
11Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD10
12Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank9
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto8
14Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC7
15Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank6
16Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5
17Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4
18David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.3
19Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
20Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD1

Sprint 1 - Biecz, km. 52.3
1Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step3pts
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1

Sprint 2 - Grybów, km. 83,5
1Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank2
3Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream1

KOM 1 - (Cat. 1) km. 113,5
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha10pts
2Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD7
3Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5
4Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3
5Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream2

KOM 2 - (Cat. 2) km. 120,6
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha5pts
2Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD3
3Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom2
4Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream1

KOM 3 - (Cat. 1) km. 126,6
1Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD10pts
2Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha7
3Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.5
4Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3
5Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2

KOM 4 - (Cat. 2) km. 133,6
1Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.5pts
2Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3
3Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1

KOM 5 - (Cat. 1) km. 139,6
1Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas10pts
2Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana7
3David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.5
4Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3
5Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2

KOM 6 - (Cat. 2) km. 147,7
1Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5pts
2Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3
3Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.2
4Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1

KOM 7 - (Cat. 1) km. 152,7
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.10pts
2Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas7
3Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5
4Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ3
5Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2

KOM 8 - (Cat. 2) km. 159.8
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ10pts
2Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas7
3Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5
4Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.3

Teams
1Rabobank11:25:39
2Lampre - N.G.C
3Caisse d'Epargne
4Poland
5Liquigas0:00:12
6Quick Step
7ISD0:00:15
8Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
9Astana
10Team Saxo Bank0:01:15
11Team Columbia - High Road0:01:18
12Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:30
13Garmin - Slipstream0:04:24
14AG2R La Mondiale0:08:10
15Team Katusha0:09:10
16Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:12:35
17Silence - Lotto0:12:59
18Fuji-Servetto0:13:11
19BBox Bouygues Telecom0:21:18
20Team Milram0:28:49
21Française Des Jeux0:33:57

General classification after stage 5
1Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.21:47:00
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:04
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:06
4Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:00:10
5Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
6Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas
7Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:11
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15
9David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:16
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:20
11Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:25
12Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
13Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
14Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD
15Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD
16Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
17Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
18Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
19Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
20Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
21Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
22Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
23Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
24Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana
25Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank
26Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD
28Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream
29Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank
30Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
31Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas
33Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
34Jacek Morajko (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
35Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana
36Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
37Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank
38David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
40Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC
41Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:35
42Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:00:37
43Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:01:19
44Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank
45Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
46Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale
47Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:20
48Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank0:01:24
49Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:25
50Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank
51Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:35
52Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:39
53Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux
54Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto
55Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:01:51
56Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD0:01:53
57Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:02
58Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram
59Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:02:51
60Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:03:34
61Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:04:34
62Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
63Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
64Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:05:12
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:05:29
66Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
67Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana
68Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:06:34
69André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:07:16
70Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha0:07:20
71Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:26
72Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
73Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale
74Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
75Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
76Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
77Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
78Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha
79Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
80Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas
81Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD0:07:30
82Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:37
83Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:02
84Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:08:54
85Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:00
86Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:09:17
87Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas
88Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana0:10:12
89Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:11:14
90Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas0:11:45
91Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:11:48
92Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:11:51
93Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
94Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:11:55
95Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
96Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto
97Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas
98Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha
99Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.
100Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:12:09
101Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD0:15:03
102Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:16:29
103Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step0:16:30
104Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:16:32
105Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ0:16:33
106Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
107Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:16:34
108Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto
109Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:16:35
110Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
111Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:16:36
112Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:16:37
113Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:16:38
114Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
115Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
116Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD0:16:39
117Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
118Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram
119Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ
120Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
121Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
122Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
123Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
124Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto
125Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank
126Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
127Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto
128Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto
129Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
130Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale
131Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
132Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha
133Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
134Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
135William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
136Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
137Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram
138Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
139Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
140Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
141Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
142Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
143Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram
144Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream0:17:24
145Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:17:27
146Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:45
147Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:19:38
148Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:20:41
149Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:21:22
150Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank
151Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
152Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step0:21:35
153Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux0:22:09

Points classification
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto77pts
2Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD56
3Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank55
4André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC52
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.45
6Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas43
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha43
8Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi42
9Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram42
10Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team35
11Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank35
12Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne31
13Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28
14Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom28
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC27
16Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step27
17Majiej Paterski (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ25
18Hervé Duclos Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne25
19Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20
20Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.20
21Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne19
22Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream19
23Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank18
24Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux18
25Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step17
26Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ16
27Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas15
28Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ15
29Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14
30Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14
31Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD13
32Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank12
33Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team11
34Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream11
35Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank11
36Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank9
37Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale9
38Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto9
39Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom7
40Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank6
41Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step6
42Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas5
43Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4
44David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.3
45Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3
46Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD2
47Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram2
48Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD1

Mountains classification
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha22pts
2Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas20
3Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD20
4Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.12
5Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.11
6Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ8
7David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.7
8Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana7
9Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas7
10Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6
11Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.6
12Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5
13Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5
14Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5
15Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.4
16Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC4
17Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3
18Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3
19Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream3
20Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
21Michael Schär (Swi) Astana2
22Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank1
23Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1

Sprint classification
1David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.9pts
2Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram7
3Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6
4Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha6
5Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Poland Bank BGZ6
6Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream5
7Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram5
8Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto5
9Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3
10Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step3
11Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux3
12Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2
13Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana2
14Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank2
15Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step2
16Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.1
17Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank1
18Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1
19Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream1
20Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1
21Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1

Teams classification
1Poland65:22:00
2Rabobank
3Lampre - N.G.C
4Caisse d'Epargne
5Quick Step0:00:12
6Liquigas
7ISD0:00:15
8Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
9Astana
10Team Saxo Bank0:01:15
11Team Columbia - High Road0:01:18
12Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:30
13Garmin - Slipstream0:04:24
14AG2R La Mondiale0:08:10
15Team Katusha0:09:10
16Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:12:35
17Silence - Lotto0:12:59
18Fuji-Servetto0:13:11
19BBox Bouygues Telecom0:21:18
20Team Milram0:28:49
21Française Des Jeux0:33:57

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