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Russel Downing wins sprint at Criterium International

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Downing gets its from Albasini and Fedrigo

Downing gets its from Albasini and Fedrigo (Image credit: AFP)
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Britain's Russell Downing shows off his Team Sky iPhone.

Britain's Russell Downing shows off his Team Sky iPhone. (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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Russel Downing (Team Sky) gets a cheer on the podium

Russel Downing (Team Sky) gets a cheer on the podium (Image credit: AFP)
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Russel Downing (Team Sky) was all smiles on the podium

Russel Downing (Team Sky) was all smiles on the podium (Image credit: AFP)
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Downing wins the Criterium International stage two sprint

Downing wins the Criterium International stage two sprint (Image credit: AFP)
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Russel Downing (Team Sky) just won the stage two sprint

Russel Downing (Team Sky) just won the stage two sprint (Image credit: AFP)
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Russell Downing (CandiTV – Marshalls Pasta) retained his overall lead after stage two.

Russell Downing (CandiTV – Marshalls Pasta) retained his overall lead after stage two. (Image credit: Stephen McMahon)
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British road race champion in 2005, Russell Downing

British road race champion in 2005, Russell Downing (Image credit: Andrew Kennedy)

Britain's Russel Downing (Team Sky) proved he can win major European races by winning the 75km second stage at Criterium International on Sunday morning.

Downing was well protected by his teammates in the final kilometres and then beat Michael Albasini (HTC-Columbia) and stage one winner Pierrick Fédrigo (BBox Bouyges Telecom) in the dash for the line. It was his first win since sealing his place with Team Sky after dominating the Tour of Ireland last year.

Downing was British national champion in 2005. He has ridden for minor teams in Britain and Belgium over the years but finally brokethrough and sealed a place with Team Sky for 2010.

"I came to the Criterium to win the second stage and I did it. That’s great," Downing said. "The boys worked hard for me in the last 15 kilometres and in the final kilometre I tried to go into the Columbia train. Then I realised it was windy and I went down a gear. It was good."

Thanks to his third place, Fédrigo kept the race leader's yellow jersey and even gained four precious seconds before Sunday afternoon's 7.7km time trial stage around Porto Vecchio. Portugal’s Tiago Machado (RadioShack) is second overall at 17 seconds, with Spain’s Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) third at 23 seconds and world champion Cadel Evans (BMC) fourth at 29 seconds  into the final 7.7-kms time trial in the afternoon.

Lance Armstrong (RadioShack) finished safely in the peloton, in 24th place, in the same time as Downing.

Early start to a long day

The riders had an early start to the day because the 75km stage began at 9:20 but that didn't deter the attacks with six riders going off the front after just 3.5km.

Dmitry Fofonov (Astana), Jussi Veikkanen (FDJeux), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) Thierry Hupond (Skil Shimano), Renault Dion (Roubaix Lille Metropole) and Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Bretagne-Schuller) quickly opened a lead of a minute but the peloton held them there and then began to chase them down in the final 20km as the average speed of the stage stayed above 43km/h.

Simon Gerrans (Team Sky) crashed mid-stage and did not finish but his teammates worked hard in the finale with HTC-Columbia. Their efforts paid off, with the breakaway being swept up with five kilometres to go. Vacansoleil tried to take over the sprint but Team Sky and HTC-Columbia took over to take first and second.

The riders now have a few hours rest before the decisive time trial. Can Fédrigo hang on to the lead and win overall?

Full Results
1Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:42:20
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC-Columbia
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
4Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
5Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
6Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
7Jéremy Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
8Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
9Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
10Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
11Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
12Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano
13Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
14Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
15Mickael Cherel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
16Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
17David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions
18Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
19Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Francaise des Jeux
20Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
21René Mandri (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
22Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
23Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
24Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack
25Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack
26Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
27Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin-Transitions
28Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
29Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Transitions
30Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana
31Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC-Columbia
32Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
33Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack
34David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
35Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
36Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
37Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
38Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana
39Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
40Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack
41Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
42Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia
43Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
44Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Transitions
45Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
46Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia
47Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
48David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
49Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil-Shimano
50Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
51Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
52Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
53Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:00:11
54Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
55Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team
56Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:14
57Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC-Columbia
58Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions
59Hernandez Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
60Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
61Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:17
62Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack
63Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
64Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
65Cedric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
66Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin-Transitions
67Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team
68Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:00:20
69Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
70Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil-Shimano
71Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia
72Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil-Shimano
73Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
74Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
75Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana
76Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
77Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana
78Andrey Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne
79Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team
80Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack
81Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
82Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
83Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
84Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
85Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
86Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
87David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
88Gianni Meersman (Bel) Francaise des Jeux
89Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
90Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
91Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team
92Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
93Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
94Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack
95Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
96Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack
97Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana
98Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team
99Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
100Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise des Jeux
101Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
102Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
103Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC-Columbia
104Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
105Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
106Liéuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
107Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC-Columbia
108Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
109Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
110Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
111Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:00:33
112Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:00:40
113Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:46
114Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:52
115Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne-Schuller0:01:54

Sprint - Porto Vecchio, 34km
1Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3pts
2Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole2
3Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1

Sprint - Finish
1Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team15pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC-Columbia12
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10
4Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8
5Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller7
6Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6
7Jéremy Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun5
8Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun4
9Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale3
10Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2

Mountain - Pagliaggiolo, 24Km
1Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6pts
2Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4
3Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise des Jeux2

General Classification
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom7:01:53
2Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:00:17
3Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:23
4Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:27
5Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
6Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack
7David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
8Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack
9Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia
10Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:31
11David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:00:36
12Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
13Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Transitions
14Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:45
15David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:47
16Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:50
17Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:57
18Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
19David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
20Hernandez Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
21Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:12
22Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana0:01:23
23Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:01:25
24Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Francaise des Jeux0:02:04
25René Mandri (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
26Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana
27Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia
28Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
29Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:02:15
30Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
31Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:18
32Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:24
33Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
34Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:39
35Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
36Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:54
37Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:02:56
38Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:59
39Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
40Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:22
41Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller0:03:53
42Mickael Cherel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
43Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
44Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
45Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
46Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:04
47Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:13
48Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise des Jeux
49Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:05:01
50Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack0:05:03
51Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
52Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:05:17
53Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:05:23
54Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack
55Jéremy Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:05:57
56Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:06:17
57Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:08:09
58Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:26
59Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:08:29
60Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
61Liéuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
62Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:11
63Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:09:13
64Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:09:14
65Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
66Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:09:45
67Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:58
68Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
69Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
70Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
71Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:18
72Andrey Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne
73Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne-Schuller0:12:52
74Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:13:46
75Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
76Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:14:02
77Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:15:11
78Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller0:17:21
79Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil-Shimano0:17:31
80Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:17:45
81Cedric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:18:07
82Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:18:12
83Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana0:18:15
84Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:21:09
85Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:21:15
86Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin-Transitions
87Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Transitions
88Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller0:21:26
89Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:21:32
90Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin-Transitions
91Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia0:21:35
92Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
93Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
94Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
95Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
96Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana
97Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team
98Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
99Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC-Columbia
100Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team
101Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
102Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team
103Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC-Columbia
104Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
105Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
106Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
107Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
108Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
109Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:22:00
110Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:22:07
111Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:22:49
112Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack0:22:50
113Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:23:12
114Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:24:23
115Gianni Meersman (Bel) Francaise des Jeux0:25:33

Points Classification
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom25pts
2Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team15
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC-Columbia13
4Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack12
5Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team8
7Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8
8Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8
9David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7
10Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller7
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6
12Cedric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5
13Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia5
14Jéremy Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun5
15Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack4
16Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun4
17Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3
18Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale3
19Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack3
20Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale3
21David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
22Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana2
23Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole2
24Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2
25Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1

Mountains Classification
1Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom12pts
2Cedric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole10
3Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale8
4Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6
5Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6
6Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack4
7Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4
8Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4
9Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2
10Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise des Jeux2
11Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2
12Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil-Shimano2

Young Rider Classification
1Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack7:02:10
2Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack0:00:10
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Transitions0:00:19
4Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:28
5Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:40
6Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
7Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Francaise des Jeux0:01:47
8Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia
9Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
10Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:07
11Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:22
12Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller0:03:36
13Mickael Cherel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
14Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
15Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
16Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
17Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:03:56
18Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:06:00
19Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:07:52
20Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:09
21Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:54
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:08:57
23Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:09:28
24Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller0:10:41
25Andrey Amador Bipkazacova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:11:01
26Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:13:29
27Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil-Shimano0:17:14
28Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:17:28
29Cedric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:17:50
30Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:17:55
31Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana0:17:58
32Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:20:58
33Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:21:15
34Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:21:18
35Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
36Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC-Columbia
37Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team
38Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
39Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne-Schuller
40Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
41Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:22:32
42Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack0:22:33
43Gianni Meersman (Bel) Francaise des Jeux0:25:16

Teams Classification
14TEAM SKY0:16:41

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