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Gasparotto wins Amstel stunner

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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) wins the Amstel Gold Race 2012

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) wins the Amstel Gold Race 2012
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) and Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) hit the deck 300m from the line at Amstel Gold

Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) and Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) hit the deck 300m from the line at Amstel Gold
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Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol Team)

Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol Team)
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Peio Bilbao (Euskaltel - Euskadi)

Peio Bilbao (Euskaltel - Euskadi)
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Thomas Voeckler (Europcar)

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar)
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The RadioShack team worked hard

The RadioShack team worked hard
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Oscar Gatto

Oscar Gatto
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Sylvain Chavanel (Omega-Pharma QuickStep)

Sylvain Chavanel (Omega-Pharma QuickStep)
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Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Barracuda)

Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Barracuda)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank)

Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
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Giovanni Visconti (Movistar Team)

Giovanni Visconti (Movistar Team)
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Cadel Evans (BMC) quits the race

Cadel Evans (BMC) quits the race
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Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel - Euskadi)

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel - Euskadi)
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Oscar Freire (Katusha) attacked in the final 10km and almost held on

Oscar Freire (Katusha) attacked in the final 10km and almost held on
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Enrico Gasparotto (Team Astana), Jelle Vanendert (Team Lotto Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Team Liquigas) avoid the Cunego crash

Enrico Gasparotto (Team Astana), Jelle Vanendert (Team Lotto Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Team Liquigas) avoid the Cunego crash
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Enrico Gasparotto (Pro Team Astana) made an earlier attack

Enrico Gasparotto (Pro Team Astana) made an earlier attack
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Enrico Gasparotto (Pro Team Astana) takes the win

Enrico Gasparotto (Pro Team Astana) takes the win
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The sprint to decide the winner of Amstel Gold Race

The sprint to decide the winner of Amstel Gold Race
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Oscar Freire (Katusha) attacked in the final 10km and almost held on

Oscar Freire (Katusha) attacked in the final 10km and almost held on
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Sagan, Gasparotto and Vanendert

Sagan, Gasparotto and Vanendert
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Cadel Evans (BMC)

Cadel Evans (BMC)
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Sagan, Gasparotto and Vanendert

Sagan, Gasparotto and Vanendert
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Jose Rojas (Movistar)

Jose Rojas (Movistar)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)
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Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team) attacks from the bunch

Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team) attacks from the bunch
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Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team) races towards the final climb

Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team) races towards the final climb
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Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team) looks back

Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team) looks back
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Niki Terpstra ran out of steam on the Cauberg

Niki Terpstra ran out of steam on the Cauberg
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) chases down Freire

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) chases down Freire
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) attacked on the Cauberg

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) attacked on the Cauberg
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) attacked on the Cauberg

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) attacked on the Cauberg
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Gilbert attacks just before Cunego crashes

Gilbert attacks just before Cunego crashes
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Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team)

Oscar Freire Gomez (Katusha Team)
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Enrico Gasparotto (Pro Team Astana) briefly attacked before the final climb

Enrico Gasparotto (Pro Team Astana) briefly attacked before the final climb
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Thomas Voeckler (Europcar)

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar)
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Greg Van Avermaet leads Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)

Greg Van Avermaet leads Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)
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Gilbert comes home ahead of Sanchez

Gilbert comes home ahead of Sanchez
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Frank Schleck (Radioshack-Nissan) was 12th

Frank Schleck (Radioshack-Nissan) was 12th
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Nicki Sörensen (Team Saxo Bank) was his team's best finisher in 16th

Nicki Sörensen (Team Saxo Bank) was his team's best finisher in 16th
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Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Barracuda)

Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Barracuda)
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Australian national champion Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge)

Australian national champion Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge)
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Pre race favourites Rodriguez and Valverde cross the line together

Pre race favourites Rodriguez and Valverde cross the line together
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Peter Sagan and Thomas Voeckler attacked together

Peter Sagan and Thomas Voeckler attacked together
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Fans from Luxembourg on the Amstel course

Fans from Luxembourg on the Amstel course
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Amstel Gold Race 2012

Amstel Gold Race 2012
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Three Garmin riders at the back of the bunch

Three Garmin riders at the back of the bunch
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Maarten Tjallingii leads Robert Gesink (Team Rabobank)

Maarten Tjallingii leads Robert Gesink (Team Rabobank)
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Sagan and Nibali set to lead Liquigas

Sagan and Nibali set to lead Liquigas
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Argos-Shimano sign on in the morning

Argos-Shimano sign on in the morning
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Team RadioShack-Nissan

Team RadioShack-Nissan
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The start in Maastricht

The start in Maastricht
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The Katusha team at the start

The Katusha team at the start
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) goes back to the team car

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) goes back to the team car
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Road furniture on the course of Amstel Gold Race

Road furniture on the course of Amstel Gold Race
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Oscar Freire (Katusha) put in another strong performance

Oscar Freire (Katusha) put in another strong performance
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC) put in a solid performance in Amstel but didn't have the form from 12 months ago

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) put in a solid performance in Amstel but didn't have the form from 12 months ago
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Paolo Bettini and Vicenzo Nibali at the start

Paolo Bettini and Vicenzo Nibali at the start
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Johnny Hoogerland (Team Vacansoleil - DCM)

Johnny Hoogerland (Team Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Paolo Bettini and Vicenzo Nibali at the start

Paolo Bettini and Vicenzo Nibali at the start
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Enrico Gasparotto (Team Astana) wins ahead of Jelle Vanendert (Team Lotto Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Team Liquigas - Cannondale)

Enrico Gasparotto (Team Astana) wins ahead of Jelle Vanendert (Team Lotto Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Team Liquigas - Cannondale)
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Gilbert hangs at the back of the bunch

Gilbert hangs at the back of the bunch
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Gilbert hangs at the back of the bunch

Gilbert hangs at the back of the bunch
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The bunch tackle the Cauberg

The bunch tackle the Cauberg
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Local favourites: Rabobank at the start

Local favourites: Rabobank at the start
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The Liquigas Cannondale team

The Liquigas Cannondale team
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Enrico Gasparotto (Team Astana) wins ahead of Jelle Vanendert (Team Lotto Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Team Liquigas - Cannondale)

Enrico Gasparotto (Team Astana) wins ahead of Jelle Vanendert (Team Lotto Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Team Liquigas - Cannondale)
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The Omega-Pharma QuickStep team

The Omega-Pharma QuickStep team
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The Amstel Gold Race is made up of 31 climbs

The Amstel Gold Race is made up of 31 climbs
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Vacansoleil on the podium at the start

Vacansoleil on the podium at the start
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Vacansoleil on the podium at the start

Vacansoleil on the podium at the start
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) finished 3rd in 2010 but won Amstel in 2012

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) finished 3rd in 2010 but won Amstel in 2012
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Cheers: Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) enjoys a well-deserved beer on the Amstel podium

Cheers: Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) enjoys a well-deserved beer on the Amstel podium
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Italy and Astana enjoy their win with Enrico Gasparotto

Italy and Astana enjoy their win with Enrico Gasparotto
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The 2012 Amstel Gold Race podium

The 2012 Amstel Gold Race podium
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team)

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team)
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2012 Amstel Gold Race winner: Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team)

2012 Amstel Gold Race winner: Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team)
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The Dutch countryside at Amstel Gold Race

The Dutch countryside at Amstel Gold Race
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Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team

Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
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Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale)

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale)
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Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale)

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale)
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) wins Amstel Gold Race

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) wins Amstel Gold Race
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Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team

Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) wins Amstel Gold Race

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) wins Amstel Gold Race
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The sprint to decide the winner of the 2012 Amstel Gold Race

The sprint to decide the winner of the 2012 Amstel Gold Race
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Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol Team)

Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol Team)
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) leaves the rest behind on the Caubert

Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) leaves the rest behind on the Caubert
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Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM)

Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM)
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC) mis-timed his sprint and faded to sixth

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) mis-timed his sprint and faded to sixth
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Oscar Freire (Katusha) put in a late-race attack that nearly succeeded

Oscar Freire (Katusha) put in a late-race attack that nearly succeeded
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Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) won a thrilling Amstel Gold Race, timing his sprint to perfection atop the Cauberg, to win ahead of Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol Team) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale).

Three time world champion Oscar Freire (Katusha Team) finished fourth after his bold attack in the closing 7 kilometres was caught in the final meters of the race. Two-time defending champion, Philippe Gilbert, (BMC Racing Team) had to settle for sixth behind Thomas Voeckler (Europcar).

BMC had controlled the race throughout much of the closing stages but Gilbert was left to do all the work on the final ascent of the Cauberg. His acceleration first brought back Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma QuckStep) and then Freire's dying legs to within touching distance. However the move proved as a spring board for the podium placers.

Sagan was the first rider to come around the Belgian champion but he too ran out of gas, with Gasparotto accelerating on his left and Vanendert on his right.

Maastricht treaty lasts until opening climbs

The riders had left the chilly start city of Maastricht with a blessing of rain drops and a cold northern wind on their noses. Typically many riders tried break clear on the first of the 31 climbs but nobody gained enough in the first hour of the race, which was covered at 45kph.
After nearly 60 kilometers of racing a large group finally was allowed to go. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), Pello Bilbao (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Raymond Kreder (Garmin-Barracuda), Alex Howes (Garmin-Barracuda), Steven Caethoven (Accent Jobs-Willems Veranda), Cedric Pineau (FDJ-Big Mat), Simone Stortoni (Lampre-ISD), Sébastien Delfosse (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony) and Eliot Lietar (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) were the lucky men.

During the second hour they gathered a maximum lead of 13:30 on the peloton, with no teams wanting to chase. Eventually RadioShack-Nissan, BMC and Katusha took the responsibility and gradually the gap went down.

When approaching the second ascent of the Cauberg the pace in the peloton increased even more and after the Vrakelberg a first group of riders was caught behind the peloton, including outsider Cadel Evans (BMC). In front, the breakaway group lost ground. On top of the Cauberg the gap was down to less than five minutes and that was also where Evans abandoned the race.

With 55 km to go the breakaway group still had four minutes on the peloton. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) went down on the Bemelerberg and even though he was assisted by a couple of teammates his race was almost over. When the pace increased inside the final 30 kilometres he was dropped. Meanwhile Danish rider Matti Breschel (Rabobank) also abandoned the race.

The Wolfsberg, at 41km from the finish line on the Cauberg, was the first of the last string of eight climbs. It proved to be the ground where the Astana moved forward. The gap quickly dropped below two minutes and the speed went up another notch when Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank) attacked the peloton, without much success.

In front Bardet, Bilbao, Howes and Stortoni dropped their fellow breakaway companions although Kreder and Delfosse returned little later. The six remaining leaders entered the last 30km with an advantage of 1:10.

The break split further when Bardet and Howes accelerated again.

Boasson Hagen was the first contender to attack inside the final 15 kilometres but the Sky rider was unable to gain more than 100 meters, with the BMC trio of Mauro Santambrogio, Greg Van Avermaet and Gilbert holding court at the head of the race.

Avermaet, was the perfect teammate, sacrificing his chances for Gilbert, who was either confident of taking on Sagan in the sprint or lacked the legs to attack earlier.

On the penultimate climb of the Keutenberg, Boasson Hagen was swiftly brought back, with Bardet shelling his breakaway companion for the second and final time.

Sky, Astana and Katusha were able to send probing attacks off the front, and Thomas Voeckler and Sagan went briefly alone, but it was Freire who struck a decisive blow with 7km to go, just after Bardet was finally swallowed up.

Freire has never made the podium in Amstel and with Rabobank having such a poor race with Breschel out and Gesink already dropped, Freire's former Dutch team must have been reeling when the Spaniard had a gap of 13 seconds.

But it wouldn't be a Spring Classic without Omega Pharma-Quickstep having their say, and Niki Terpstra accelerated away in pursuit of the Spaniard as the race descended from the Keutenberg.

At the foot of the Cauberg Terpstra had failed to make contact, with a tiring Van Avermaet leading a 20-strong group with Gilbert latched to his wheel.

Gilbert's attack displayed elements of panic and reluctant acceptance at the same time, the rider well aware that everyone was watching him, while also knowing that Freire was on the cusp of a shock win.

Terpstra was quickly reeled in and Gilbert's second acceleration caused the chase group to splinter. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) crashed along with Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Sky), and with a fading Freire unable to hold on the race came down to the strongest, but also the freshest in the sprint for the line.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana6:32:35
2Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:02
4Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team
5Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
7Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
8Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:04
9Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
11Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
12Frank Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan
13Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
14Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:09
15Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda
16Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:12
17Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team
18Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda
19Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
20Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:19
21Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling
22Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:22
23Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank
24Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team
25Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30
26Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:36
27Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
28Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
29Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana
30Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:47
31Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:51
32Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:05
33Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team
34Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
35Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD
36Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
38Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:17
39Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
40Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling
41Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:30
42Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar
43Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:03
44Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos - Shimano
45Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
46Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano
47Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
48Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
49Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
50Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
51Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
52Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
53Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
54Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
55Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
56Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
57Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
58Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
59Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
60Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda
61Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
62Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
63Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:21
64Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi
65Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
66Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
67Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana
68Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana
69Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
70Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan
71Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
72Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
73Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
74Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan
75Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda
76David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
77Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
78Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana
79Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:40
80Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:51
81Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:01
82Christopher Horner (USA) Radioshack-Nissan0:03:19
83Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:43
84Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:04:32
85Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
86Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:04:46
87Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team
88Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
89Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
90Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda
91Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan0:05:39
92Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
93Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
94Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
95Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
96Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
97Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos - Shimano
98Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
99Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
100Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
101Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank
102Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:00
103Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD
104Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
105Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD
106Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
107Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos - Shimano
108Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling
109Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team
110Simone Ponzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:07:33
111Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar
112Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:02
113Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
114Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
115Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
116Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team
117Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos - Shimano
118Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:11:26
119Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
120Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
121Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team
122Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
123Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
124Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:31
125Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
126Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar
127Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
128Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
129Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
130Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
131Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team
132Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
133Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
134Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
135Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
136Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
137Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
138Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
139Borut Bozic (Slo) Pro Team Astana
140Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano
141Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD
142Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
143Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda
144Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team
145Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
DNFManuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
DNFCadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
DNFMartin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
DNFMartin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFRicardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFRuben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFJorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFJens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team
DNFJens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team
DNFChristian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team
DNFAlberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team
DNFAngel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team
DNFYuriy Krivtsov (Fra) Lampre - ISD
DNFDiego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
DNFStefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
DNFJens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
DNFJurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
DNFMichal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
DNFMatti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team
DNFMaarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
DNFLaurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan
DNFJoost Posthuma (Ned) Radioshack-Nissan
DNFDavide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling
DNFLars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling
DNFSalvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling
DNFWouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
DNFGregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFStaf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFStefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFArnoud Van Groen (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFKevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's
DNFFrancesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFOscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFKevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFRoberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFKurt Hovelynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
DNFEgidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
DNFRoy Curvers (Ned) Argos - Shimano
DNFAlbert Timmer (Ned) Argos - Shimano
DNFFranck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar
DNFChristophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar
DNFPieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
DNFPreben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator

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