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Blythe nabs early race lead

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Tom Boonen (Quick Step) returned to racing at Circuit Franco-Belge.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) returned to racing at Circuit Franco-Belge.
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FDJ rides at the front of the peloton.

FDJ rides at the front of the peloton.
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Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) leads Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) .

Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) leads Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) .
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A Quick Step rider sets the pace in the peloton.

A Quick Step rider sets the pace in the peloton.
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Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)

Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)
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Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) and Thomas Degand (Verandas Willems) ride in the break.

Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) and Thomas Degand (Verandas Willems) ride in the break.
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Gilles Devillers (Lotto - Bodysol)

Gilles Devillers (Lotto - Bodysol)
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Bert Scheirlinckx (Landbouwkrediet) on the front of the peloton.

Bert Scheirlinckx (Landbouwkrediet) on the front of the peloton.
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The peloton in action during stage 1.

The peloton in action during stage 1.
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Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) rides in the break.

Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) rides in the break.
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The peloton en route to Mouscron on stage 1 of Circuit Franco-Belge.

The peloton en route to Mouscron on stage 1 of Circuit Franco-Belge.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) resplendent in the yellow leader's jersey following his stage win at Circuit Franco-Belge.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) resplendent in the yellow leader's jersey following his stage win at Circuit Franco-Belge.
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Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) on the front of the four-man break.

Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) on the front of the four-man break.
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The four-man break stayed away for most of stage 1, but were swept up with 5km to go.

The four-man break stayed away for most of stage 1, but were swept up with 5km to go.
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Thomas Degand (Verandas Willems) feels the strain of trying to fend off the peloton's pursuit.

Thomas Degand (Verandas Willems) feels the strain of trying to fend off the peloton's pursuit.
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Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) won four of five KOMs on the opening stage and leads the mountains classification.

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) won four of five KOMs on the opening stage and leads the mountains classification.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) is metres away from winning stage 1 at Circuit Franco-Belge.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) is metres away from winning stage 1 at Circuit Franco-Belge.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) has won the opening stage of Circuit Franco-Belge.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) has won the opening stage of Circuit Franco-Belge.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) won his first race of the season.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) won his first race of the season.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) celebrates his win in the opening stage.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) celebrates his win in the opening stage.
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The winner's time bonus put Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) into the leader's jersey.

The winner's time bonus put Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) into the leader's jersey.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) gets his birthday present a day early, a stage win and the race lead at Circuit Franco-Belge.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) gets his birthday present a day early, a stage win and the race lead at Circuit Franco-Belge.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) leads the points classification.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) leads the points classification.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) also leads the young riders classification.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) also leads the young riders classification.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) spent quite a lot of time on the podium after the Circuit Franco-Belge's opening stage.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) spent quite a lot of time on the podium after the Circuit Franco-Belge's opening stage.
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Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) on stage to receive the mountains classification jersey.

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) on stage to receive the mountains classification jersey.
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Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) spent more than 124km off the front in a break during stage one.

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) spent more than 124km off the front in a break during stage one.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto), second from left, has a slight advantage approaching the finish line.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto), second from left, has a slight advantage approaching the finish line.
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Riders charge to the finish line at the conclusion of the opening stage.

Riders charge to the finish line at the conclusion of the opening stage.
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Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) sets the pace in the day's four-man break.

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) sets the pace in the day's four-man break.
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Adam Blythe celebrates his victory with his Omega Pharma - Lotto teammates.

Adam Blythe celebrates his victory with his Omega Pharma - Lotto teammates.
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Stage winner Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) earned the first leader's jersey of the Circuit Franco-Belge.

Stage winner Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) earned the first leader's jersey of the Circuit Franco-Belge.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) won his first race of the season in the Circuit Franco-Belge's opening stage.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) won his first race of the season in the Circuit Franco-Belge's opening stage.
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Stage winner Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) enjoyed his time on the podium.

Stage winner Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) enjoyed his time on the podium.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) on the podium for his win in the Circuit Franco-Belge's opening stage.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) on the podium for his win in the Circuit Franco-Belge's opening stage.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) outsprinted Gerald Ciolek (Milram) and Kristof Goddaert (AG2R La Mondiale) for the stage victory.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) outsprinted Gerald Ciolek (Milram) and Kristof Goddaert (AG2R La Mondiale) for the stage victory.
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step) is racing for the first time since June having recovered from a knee injury.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) is racing for the first time since June having recovered from a knee injury.
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step) made his return to racing.

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) made his return to racing.
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Dennis Van Winden (Rabobank)

Dennis Van Winden (Rabobank)
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Skil-Shimano teammates Floris Goesinnen and Roy Curvers.

Skil-Shimano teammates Floris Goesinnen and Roy Curvers.
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Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) leads Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) in the break of the day.

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) leads Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) in the break of the day.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) is a happy man following his stage win at Circuit Franco-Belge.

Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) is a happy man following his stage win at Circuit Franco-Belge.
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Adam Blythe (Omega Pharma - Lotto) won the field sprint deciding the Circuit France-Belge's 187.3km opening stage. One day shy of his 21st birthday, Blythe outkicked Gerald Ciolek (Milram) and Kristof Goddaert (AG2R La Mondiale) in Mouscron for the victory, the Briton's first of the season.

As a result of his win, Blythe also earned the first leader's jersey of the four-day stage race. The time bonus for winning the opening stage puts Blythe one second ahead of Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) and four seconds ahead of Gérald Ciolek (Milram).

"I'm very happy," said Blythe. "This is my first win of the season. Moreover, I am also the overall leader.

"The team worked very hard for me today. We have a good team here and are therefore ready to defend the leader's jersey until the end."

The opening stage of Circuit Franco-Belge was dominated by a four-man break which formed after 58 kilometres of racing. The four escapees included Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil), Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), Damien Gaudin (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) and Thomas Degand (Verandas Willems).

The quartet's maximum advantage reached 5:33 upon entering the stage's first of three 19km finishing circuits, but a concerted chase led by RadioShack and Quick Step quickly reduced their lead. With 10km remaining the escapees still held a one-minute lead, but five kilometres later, after spending 124km off the front, they were absorbed as the peloton prepared for a bunch sprint finale.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto4:17:20
2Gérald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
3Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
4Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano
5Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram
6Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
7Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
8Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
9Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
10Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
12Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
13Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
14Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
15Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
16Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
17Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
18Kévin Reza (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
19Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
20Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team
21Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
22Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
23Maarten Tjallingi (Ned) Rabobank
24Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
25Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
26Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
27Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
28Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions
29David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet
30Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
31Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
32Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
33Sep Van Marcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
34Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
35Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team
36Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
37James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems
38Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
39Boris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
40Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
41Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
42Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
43Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
44Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack
45Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
46Kevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
47Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha
48Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team
49Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Belgium
50Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
51Mickaël Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team
52Reiner Honing (Ned) Acqua & Sapone
53Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
54Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
55Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Belgium
56Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
57Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
58Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
59Clinton Avery (NZl) Team Radioshack
60Gilles Devillers (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
61Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems
62Jochen Deweer (Bel) Belgium
63Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
64Kevin Thome (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
65Yuri Krivstov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale
66Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha
67Rik Flens (Ned) Rabobank
68Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
69Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Team Katusha
70Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
71Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
72Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
73Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
74Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
75André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
76Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
77Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
78Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank
79Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
80Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
81Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano
82Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
83Alessandro Proni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
84Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
85Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems
86Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
87Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto
88Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Transitions
89Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
90Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
91Christophe Premont (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
92Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
93Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
94Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems
95David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
96Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha
97Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
98Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank
99Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin - Transitions
100Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
101Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
102Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux
103Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team
104Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
105Ronny Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
106Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems
107Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
108Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram
109Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
110Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
111Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step
112Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
113Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
114Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
115Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
116Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
117Gatis Smukulis LET AG2R La Mondiale
118Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
119Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha
120Benoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
121Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone
122Jonathan Breyne (Bel) Belgium
123Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
124Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step
125Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
126David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano
127Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha
128Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank
129Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano
130Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
131Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack
132Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram
133Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
134Robin Chaingneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano
135Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack
136Mathieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
137Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
138Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo
139Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
140Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
141Frank Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
142Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
143Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
144Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
145Yohann Gene (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
146Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
147Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
148Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux
149Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Belgium
150Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
151Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions
152Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
153Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
154Mathew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack
155Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram
156Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
157Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
158Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux
159Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
160Francesco Reda (Bel) Quick Step
161Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
162Sven Renders (Bel) Verandas Willems
163Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
164Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
165Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems
166Juraj Sagan SVR Liquigas-Doimo
167Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
168Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
169Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team Radioshack
170Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team
171Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
172Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano
173Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack
174Stefan Schafer (Ger) Team Milram
175Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank
176Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
177Jérôme Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:23
178Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:00:24
179Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
180Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:09
181Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:03:18
182Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Belgium
183Michael Weicht (Ger) Team Milram0:03:19
184Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack
185Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:42
186Justin Van Hoecke (Bel) Belgium0:04:55
187Jonathan De Witte (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
DNFRicardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
DNFAndreas Stauff (GBr) Quick Step
DNFTristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
DNFSergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
DNFGiueseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
DNFJohan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
DNFJocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFIngmar De Poortere (Bel) Belgium

Time bonuses
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto10pts
2Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9
3Gérald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram6
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank6
5Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale4
6Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems2
7Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1

KOM 1 - Croix Jubaru, km. 41.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6pts
2Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4
3Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto3
4Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

KOM 2 - Les Papins, km. 64.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6pts
2Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems4
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank3
4Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1

KOM 3 - Côte de Séménil, km. 69
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank4
3Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems3
4Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1

KOM 4 - Côte du Bourliquet, km. 77
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6pts
2Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems4
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank3
4Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1

KOM 5 - Croix Jubaru, km. 110.3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank4
3Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems3
4Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1

Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto4:17:20
2Gérald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
3Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
4Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram
5Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
6Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
7Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
8Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
9Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
10Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
11Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
12Kévin Reza (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
13Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
14Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
15Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Saur - Sojasun12:52:00
2Big Mat - Auber 93
3Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
4Landbouwkrediet
5Bbox Bouygues Telecom
6Roubaix Lille Metropole
7Garmin - Transitions
8AG2R La Mondiale
9Skil - Shimano
10BMC Racing Team
11Team Milram
12Lotto - Bodysol
13Rabobank
14Omega Pharma-Lotto
15Liquigas-Doimo
16Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
17Team Saxo Bank
18Française Des Jeux
19Belgium
20Team Katusha
21Verandas Willems
22Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
23Acqua & Sapone
24Team Radioshack
25Quick Step

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto4:17:10
2Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:01
3Gérald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:04
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank
5Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:06
6Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems0:00:08
7Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:09
8Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:10
9Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram
10Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
11Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
12Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
13Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
14Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
15Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
16Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
17Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
18Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
19Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
20Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
21Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
22Kévin Reza (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
23Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
24Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team
25Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
26Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
27Maarten Tjallingi (Ned) Rabobank
28Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
29Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
30Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
31Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
32Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions
33David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet
34Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
35Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
36Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
37Sep Van Marcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
38Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
39Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team
40Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
41James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems
42Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
43Boris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
44Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
45Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
46Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
47Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
48Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack
49Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
50Kevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
51Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha
52Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team
53Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Belgium
54Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
55Mickaël Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team
56Reiner Honing (Ned) Acqua & Sapone
57Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
58Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
59Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Belgium
60Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
61Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
62Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
63Clinton Avery (NZl) Team Radioshack
64Gilles Devillers (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
65Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems
66Jochen Deweer (Bel) Belgium
67Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
68Kevin Thome (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
69Yuri Krivstov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale
70Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha
71Rik Flens (Ned) Rabobank
72Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
73Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Team Katusha
74Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
75Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
76Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
77Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
78André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
79Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
80Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
81Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
82Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
83Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano
84Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
85Alessandro Proni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
86Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
87Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems
88Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
89Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto
90Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Transitions
91Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
92Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
93Christophe Premont (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol
94Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
95Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
96David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
97Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha
98Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
99Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank
100Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin - Transitions
101Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
102Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
103Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux
104Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team
105Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
106Ronny Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
107Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems
108Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
109Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram
110Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
111Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
112Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step
113Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
114Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
115Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
116Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
117Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
118Gatis Smukulis LET AG2R La Mondiale
119Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
120Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha
121Benoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
122Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone
123Jonathan Breyne (Bel) Belgium
124Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
125Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step
126Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
127David Deroo (Fra) Skil - Shimano
128Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha
129Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank
130Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano
131Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
132Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack
133Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram
134Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
135Robin Chaingneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano
136Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack
137Mathieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
138Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
139Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo
140Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
141Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
142Frank Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
143Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
144Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
145Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
146Yohann Gene (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
147Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
148Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
149Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux
150Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Belgium
151Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
152Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions
153Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
154Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
155Mathew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack
156Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram
157Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
158Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
159Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux
160Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
161Francesco Reda (Bel) Quick Step
162Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
163Sven Renders (Bel) Verandas Willems
164Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
165Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
166Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems
167Juraj Sagan SVR Liquigas-Doimo
168Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
169Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team Radioshack
170Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team
171Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
172Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano
173Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack
174Stefan Schafer (Ger) Team Milram
175Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank
176Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
177Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
178Jérôme Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:33
179Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:00:34
180Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:19
181Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:03:28
182Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Belgium
183Michael Weicht (Ger) Team Milram0:03:29
184Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack
185Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:52
186Justin Van Hoecke (Bel) Belgium0:05:05
187Jonathan De Witte (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team28pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank14
3Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems14
4Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6
5Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4
6Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto3
7Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto4:17:10
2Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:01
3Gérald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:04
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank
5Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:06
6Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems0:00:08
7Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:09
8Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram0:00:10
9Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
10Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
12Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
13Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
14Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
15Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Saur - Sojasun12:52:00
2Big Mat - Auber 93
3Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
4Landbouwkrediet
5Bbox Bouygues Telecom
6Roubaix Lille Metropole
7Garmin - Transitions
8AG2R La Mondiale
9Skil - Shimano
10BMC Racing Team
11Team Milram
12Lotto - Bodysol
13Rabobank
14Omega Pharma-Lotto
15Liquigas-Doimo
16Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
17Team Saxo Bank
18Française Des Jeux
19Belgium
20Team Katusha
21Verandas Willems
22Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
23Acqua & Sapone
24Team Radioshack
25Quick Step

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