Vermote victorious at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen

Arnaud Demare (FDF-Big Mat), runner-up on the previous stage, went one place better on the final day of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen as he sprinted to victory in Ichtegem. The 20-year-old Frenchman, the reigning U23 world road champion, outkicked Alexander Porsev (Katusha Team) and Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) on a taxing day featuring steady rain, cold weather and numerous cobbled climbs.

Runner-up Alexander Porsev suffered an untimely flat with only 10 kilometres remaining, but managed to return to the field and nearly take the win. "I'm very happy about today's podium, it was really a hard stage," said Porsev. "I could have won, but in the end I was unlucky. I spent a lot of energy to close the gap to the main group so I was a little tired for the final sprint. Nevertheless, I almost managed to win, but Demare passed me in the last few metres. It's a bit frustrating, but I'm definitely satisfied."

The miserable conditions, coupled with the narrow Belgian roads, were ingredients for plenty of crashes on the day, one of which, at approximately 50km remaining in the 186.5km stage, forced overnight race leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) to abandon. The Belgian ProTour squad showed its depth, however, as second-year professional Julien Vermote shifted his role from domestique for Kwiatkowski to yellow jersey on the road after his Polish teammate crashed out.

The 22-year-old Belgian started the stage in second overall, four seconds off the lead held by Kwiatkowski, and finished in the front group to secure overall victory on a hectic day of racing. Defending champion Jesse Sergent finished second overall, six seconds back, with Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha Team) completing the final general classification podium at nine seconds.

It was an unexpected victory for Vermote, the Belgian's first as a professional.

"I really didn’t expect to win the race," Vermote said. "I’m really sad for Michal [Kwiatkowski], he didn’t win only because of bad luck. But we are a fantastic team here. Everybody sacrifice themself for the team result.

"It was really a terrible day due to the weather conditions. When the group broke into two parts I remained behind with Michal. When I realized that Michal could lose the race I put him in my wheel and we made a terrific effort to come back. We went really fast.

Disaster struck, however, as Vermote and Kwiatkowski were about to bridge across to the front group. "When we were really nearly to close the gap, Michal crashed in a roundabout. At that point I had no choice and I went alone," said Vermote.

"On the road I found Francesco Chicchi and Matthew Brammeier who helped me to complete the chase. Then the guys were super. Guillaume and Andy Fenn worked hard controlling the race and in the last part of the race, Matteo Trentin controlled everything. He was super strong."

A hard day in the saddle

The final day of racing at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen would be the longest stage, at 186.5km, from Nieuwpoort to Ichtegem. After a 75km opening stretch along the North Sea, the route turned inland where the peloton would tackle five climbs: the Goeberg, Zwarte Berg, Rodeberg, Monteberg and the legendary Kemmelberg.

The peloton would arrive in Ichtegem after 153km of racing where they then faced three laps of an 11km finishing circuit. The circuit provided a sting in the tail as each lap the riders would tackle the Keiberg, a sector of pave and then the Ruidenberg, which tops out at 5km to go.

Mother Nature would provide an added factor in steady rain and cold weather for the final stage to test the riders' fortitude and bike-handling skills.

For much of the stage seven riders were on the attack and pushed their lead out over four minutes. The break included David Boucher (FDJ-Big Mat), Aitor Galdos (Caja Rural), Julien Bérard (AG2R La Mondiale), Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator), Christopher Juul Jensen (Saxo Bank), Baptiste Planckaert (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony) and Andy Cappelle (Accent Jobs - Willems Véranda's).

Approaching the finishing circuits, with the break's lead cut to less than 30 seconds, the pursuing peloton split into several groups. Ten riders managed to bridge to the seven-man break to form a 17-rider lead group. The riders able to bridge to the break included Mathieu Ladagnous (FDJ), Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Mattéo Trentin and Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma - Quickstep), Robert Wagner (RadioShack-Nissan), Tyler Farrar, Jack Bauer and Michel Kreder (Garmin-Barracuda) plus Luke Rowe and Ben Swift (Team Sky).

Race leader Michal Kwiatkowski's yellow jersey was in jeopardy, as several riders close to him on general classification had made the front group. Wagner started the day in third place, nine seconds back, while Bauer and Farrar were 14 and 15 seconds behind respectively.

Omega Pharma-Quickstep still had cards to play as Van Keirsbulck started the stage in fifth overall, 10 seconds behind his teammate overall and just one second behind Wagner, the best-placed rider on general classification in the lead group. Additionally Van Keirsbulck had teammates Mattéo Trentin and Andrew Fenn for assistance which proved invaluable at the day's final intermediate sprint. Fenn and Van Keirsbulck finished 1-2 respectively, and the two-second bonus by Van Keirsbulck moved him one second in front of Wagner to become the new virtual leader on the road.

 

Meanwhile, Omega Pharma-Quickstep's Vermote was attempting to bridge across to the leaders with teammate Kwiatkowski in tow, but Kwiatkowski crashed heavily and would be unable to continue.

Despite the best efforts of the lead group to stay away, a general re-grouping occurred on the penultimate finishing circuit with 20km remaining. Omega Pharma-Quickstep controlled the peloton for Vermote and kept the bunch together through to the sprint finale, taken by an on-form Arnaud Demare.

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Full Results
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDF-Big Mat4:35:48
2Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 3 - Cell 2
5Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-NissanRow 4 - Cell 2
6Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 8 - Cell 2
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDF-Big MatRow 9 - Cell 2
11Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 13 - Cell 2
15Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-BarracudaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean KellyRow 15 - Cell 2
17Zachary Bell (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 16 - Cell 2
18Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDF-Big MatRow 17 - Cell 2
19Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 18 - Cell 2
20Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 19 - Cell 2
21Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVeloRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-BarracudaRow 22 - Cell 2
24Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 25 - Cell 2
27Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 27 - Cell 2
29Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Yoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 29 - Cell 2
31Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - EuphonyRow 31 - Cell 2
33Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 32 - Cell 2
34Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-NissanRow 36 - Cell 2
38Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 38 - Cell 2
40David Boucher (Fra) FDF-Big MatRow 39 - Cell 2
41Evert Verbist (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda'sRow 40 - Cell 2
42Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Rob Goris (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda'sRow 42 - Cell 2
44Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 43 - Cell 2
45Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 44 - Cell 2
46Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 45 - Cell 2
47Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R La MondialeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 48 - Cell 2
50Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 49 - Cell 2
51Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - EuphonyRow 50 - Cell 2
52Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Cykelcity.seRow 51 - Cell 2
53Kevin Lacombe (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 52 - Cell 2
54Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 53 - Cell 2
55Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 54 - Cell 2
56Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDF-Big MatRow 55 - Cell 2
57Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:31
58Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 57 - Cell 2
59Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 58 - Cell 2
60Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda'sRow 59 - Cell 2
61Johan Landstrom (Swe) Team Cykelcity.seRow 60 - Cell 2
62Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - EuphonyRow 61 - Cell 2
63Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - EuphonyRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 63 - Cell 2
65Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:41
67Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:55
68Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:01:28
71Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:01:37
72Ivar Slik (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Robert Pölder (Swe) Team Cykelcity.seRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:41
77Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:44
80Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:55
81Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:37
82Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:12
83Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-NissanRow 82 - Cell 2
84Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 83 - Cell 2
85Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 84 - Cell 2
86Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 85 - Cell 2
87Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:31
88Edwin Wilson (Swe) Team Cykelcity.se0:03:51
89Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony0:05:06
90Mats Boeve (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke0:05:12
91Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:06:43
92Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo BankRow 91 - Cell 2
93Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Ag2R La MondialeRow 92 - Cell 2
94Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo BankRow 93 - Cell 2
95Ran Margaliot (Isr) Team Saxo BankRow 94 - Cell 2
96Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo BankRow 95 - Cell 2
97Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-BarracudaRow 96 - Cell 2
98Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Ag2R La MondialeRow 97 - Cell 2
99Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 98 - Cell 2
100Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Igor Romero Etxebarria (Spa) Caja RuralRow 100 - Cell 2
102Javier F Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 101 - Cell 2
103Nikita Eskov (Rus) RusVeloRow 102 - Cell 2
104Jenning Huizenga (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Robert Thomas Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:06:52
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Points
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDF-Big Mat15pts
2Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling4Row 7 - Cell 3
9Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2Row 11 - Cell 3
13David Boucher (Fra) FDF-Big Mat2Row 12 - Cell 3
14Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDF-Big Mat1Row 14 - Cell 3
16Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDF-Big Mat1Row 15 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Salons Saint Germain Diksmuide, 46.1km
1Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony3pts
2Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2Row 1 - Cell 3
3David Boucher (Fra) FDF-Big Mat1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Kemmelberg, 92.9km
1Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony3pts
2Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2Row 1 - Cell 3
3David Boucher (Fra) FDF-Big Mat1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - 1st passage of finishing circuit, 153.5km
1Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3pts
2Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDF-Big Mat1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Young riders
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDF-Big Mat4:35:48
2Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-NissanRow 1 - Cell 2
3Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDF-Big MatRow 3 - Cell 2
5Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-BarracudaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 7 - Cell 2
9Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 8 - Cell 2
10Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 9 - Cell 2
11Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 12 - Cell 2
14Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Yoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 16 - Cell 2
18Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-NissanRow 19 - Cell 2
21Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 22 - Cell 2
24Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R La MondialeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 25 - Cell 2
27Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDF-Big Mat0:00:27
28Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:31
29Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 28 - Cell 2
30Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:41
32Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Rabobank Continental Team0:00:55
33Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:01:28
35Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:01:37
36Ivar Slik (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Robert Pölder (Swe) Team Cykelcity.seRow 38 - Cell 2
40Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:41
41Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:55
42Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:37
43Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:12
44Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 43 - Cell 2
45Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:31
46Edwin Wilson (Swe) Team Cykelcity.se0:03:51
47Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony0:05:06
48Mats Boeve (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke0:05:12
49Ran Margaliot (Isr) Team Saxo Bank0:06:43
50Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 49 - Cell 2
51Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
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Teams
1Katusha Team13:47:24
2FDJ-Big MatRow 1 - Cell 2
3An Post - Sean KellyRow 2 - Cell 2
4Sky ProcyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 4 - Cell 2
6Team EuropcarRow 5 - Cell 2
7Garmin-BarracudaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Lotto Belisol TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9RadioShack-NissanRow 8 - Cell 2
10Team Saxo BankRow 9 - Cell 2
11Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:31
12Spidertech Powered By C10Row 11 - Cell 2
13Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda'sRow 12 - Cell 2
14Landbouwkrediet - EuphonyRow 13 - Cell 2
15Bretagne - Schuller0:01:02
16Team Cykelcity.se0:02:08
17Rabobank Continental Team0:02:32
18Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:37
19Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:12
20Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:39
21Caja Rural0:13:26
22UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:15:07
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Final general classification
1Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8:58:15
2Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:06
3Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:09
4Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:10
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:11
6Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDF-Big Mat0:00:14
7Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 6 - Cell 2
8Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:17
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDF-Big MatRow 8 - Cell 2
10Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 9 - Cell 2
11Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVelo0:00:18
12Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:19
14Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:20
15Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:25
16David Boucher (Fra) FDF-Big Mat0:00:27
17Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Yoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De RijkeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:28
21Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:33
22Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:35
24Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:36
25Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:38
27Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:39
28Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:40
29Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:00:42
30Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:44
31Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:45
32Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:47
33Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Cykelcity.se0:00:48
34Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team0:00:50
35Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDF-Big Mat0:00:51
36Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony0:00:54
37Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:55
38Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:56
39Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:00:58
40Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - EuphonyRow 39 - Cell 2
41Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:59
42Kevin Lacombe (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:01:00
43Zachary Bell (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 42 - Cell 2
44Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDF-Big Mat0:01:01
47Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:03
48Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:04
49Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:01:06
50Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:01:11
51Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:13
52Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 51 - Cell 2
53Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - EuphonyRow 52 - Cell 2
54Rob Goris (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:01:15
55Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 54 - Cell 2
56Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:18
57Evert Verbist (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's0:01:20
58Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:26
59Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:01:28
60Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:32
61Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:35
62Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:47
63Johan Landstrom (Swe) Team Cykelcity.se0:01:51
64Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony0:01:57
65Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Rabobank Continental Team0:02:03
66Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 65 - Cell 2
67Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:02:05
68Ivar Slik (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team0:02:07
69Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team0:02:13
71Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:19
72Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:24
73Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team0:02:27
74Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:38
75Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:53
76Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:02:58
77Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:03:06
78Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:16
79Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:03:24
80Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:32
81Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:42
82Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:56
83Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:04:02
84Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:04:10
85Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:16
86Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:36
87Edwin Wilson (Swe) Team Cykelcity.se0:04:54
88Robert Pölder (Swe) Team Cykelcity.se0:05:24
89Mats Boeve (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke0:06:50
90Robert Thomas Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:06:55
91Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:23
92Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo BankRow 91 - Cell 2
93Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:35
95Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony0:07:37
96Jenning Huizenga (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team0:07:38
97Javier F Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:44
98Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team0:07:47
99Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Ag2R La Mondiale0:07:51
100Nikita Eskov (Rus) RusVelo0:07:57
101Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank0:08:06
102Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda0:09:27
103Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:09:51
104Igor Romero Etxebarria (Spa) Caja Rural0:13:05
105Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:13:24
106Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Ag2R La Mondiale0:13:27
107Ran Margaliot (Isr) Team Saxo Bank0:13:56
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Points classification
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDF-Big Mat27pts
2Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team12Row 2 - Cell 3
4Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony11Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10Row 4 - Cell 3
6Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Robert Thomas Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan10Row 6 - Cell 3
8Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator9Row 7 - Cell 3
9Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDF-Big Mat8Row 8 - Cell 3
10Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7Row 9 - Cell 3
11Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly7Row 10 - Cell 3
12Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan6Row 11 - Cell 3
13Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan6Row 12 - Cell 3
14Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5Row 13 - Cell 3
15Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural5Row 14 - Cell 3
16Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team4Row 15 - Cell 3
17Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda4Row 16 - Cell 3
18Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling4Row 17 - Cell 3
19Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3Row 18 - Cell 3
20Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 19 - Cell 3
21Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale3Row 20 - Cell 3
22David Boucher (Fra) FDF-Big Mat2Row 21 - Cell 3
23Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly2Row 22 - Cell 3
24Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda2Row 23 - Cell 3
25Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar2Row 24 - Cell 3
26Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2Row 25 - Cell 3
27Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDF-Big Mat1Row 26 - Cell 3
28Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team1Row 27 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification
1Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Euphony11pts
2Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 2 - Cell 3
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly2Row 5 - Cell 3
7David Boucher (Fra) FDF-Big Mat2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDF-Big Mat1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Young riders classification
1Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8:58:15
2Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:06
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDF-Big Mat0:00:17
4Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 3 - Cell 2
5Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:18
6Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:19
7Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:20
8Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:25
9Yoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke0:00:27
10Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:36
12Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:39
13Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:44
14Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:47
15Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team0:00:50
16Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDF-Big Mat0:00:51
17Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:55
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