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Farrar wins Eneco stage and takes overall lead

Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Slipstream continued his string of successes by winning the first stage of the Eneco Tour and taking over the leader's jersey. In a crash-marred mass sprint, Farrar beat Belgian national champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia-HTC) to the line.

The closing sprint was marred by a mass crash very close to the finish line and slightly behind the lead riders. Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel), Koen De Kort ( Skil-Shimano), Baden Cooke (Vacansoliel), Sebastian Turgot (Bbox Bougues Telecom) and Gorik Gardeyn (Silence-Lotto) were among those who went down.

"I'm in the shape of my life", Farrar said after the stage. He started out the season with a bad crash in Milano-Sanremo, which took him out for six weeks. “I was already better in the Tour, but couldn't win against a superior Mark Cavendish, which was frustrating.

“Now I'm even better. I'm in a really super form from France and want to take advantage of it.”

The 25-year-old, who on Sunday won the Vattenfall Cyclassics and finished second in Tuesday's prologue, gave his team credit. “My teammates were 100 percent in my service and I rewarded them for their work with this victory. Like in Hamburg, a special mention for Christopher Sutton. Outstanding work from him in the last five kilometres!”

Farrar sympathised with his colleagues who went down in the last few metres. “I just saw the replay on a large screen during the podium celebration. Such falls are always bad, I don't like to see my colleagues crash.”

It was another hot summer day in Aalter, Belgium, as the peloton took off. Only 18 kilometres into the stage, five riders escaped. Lars Ytting Bak (Saxo Bank), Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas), Yukiya Arashiro (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Wim De Vocht (Vacansoliel) and Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Topsport-Vlaanderen) quickly built up a lead on the main group, achieving a maximum gap of 3:50.

After 85 kilometres, a crash took down Luis Pasamontes (Caisse d'Epargne) and Milram sprinter Wim Stroetinga. Both had to drop out of the race, Pasamontes with a suspected concussion and Stroetinga with a broken collarbone.

The chase was led as expected by Quick Step, with riders first and third overall, and Garmin-Slipstream, whose Tyler Farrar is second overall.

The work by the sprinters' teams worked, as the gap started going down with 70 kilometres to go. Their lead melted to under three minutes as the chasers kept the escapees on a long leash, not pushing themselves too hard on the very hot day, but slowly cutting the lead.

With 25 kilometres to go, Vanspeybrouck became the first rider in the break to crack, leaving four riders in front. Shortly thereafter Bak and De Vocht had to pay tribute to their long ride in the high heat, leaving Bodnar and Arashiro alone with a slight gap.

The two went into the final 15-kilometre circuit with a mere 50-second lead over the Quick Step-led peloton. Bodnar tried to pull away, but the Japanese rider didn't give up and followed him.

There was bad luck for the sprinters in the finale, as both Robert Förster (Milram) and Boonen had flat tyres in the last 10 km. Both made it back to the peloton, but Boonen may have used up just enough energy to cost him the closing sprint.

With six kilometres remaining Bodnar attacked again and this time the Japanese rider couldn't follow. It didn't bring much, though, as Bodnar was finally caught by the peloton only one kilometre later. Liquigas moved to the front to set up the mass sprint.

1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream4:18:40
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC
4Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
5Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram
6Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux
7Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
8Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto
9Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
10Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
11Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
12Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana
13Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
14Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha
15Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
16Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas
17Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
18Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank
19Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
20Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
21Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas
22Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
23Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
24Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
25Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
26Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha
27Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
28Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
29José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
30Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank
31Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
32Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
33Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
34Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale
35Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC
36Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
37Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
38Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.
39Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
40Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
41Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step
42Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
43Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
44Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale
45Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto
46Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas
47Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana
48Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
49Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
50Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana
51Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
52Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram
53Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha
54Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
55Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto
56Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
57Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
58Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale
59Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
60Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank
61Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.
62Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto
64Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
65Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream
66Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana
67Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
68Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
69Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
70Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
71Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
72Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank
73Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
74Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
75Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
76Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
77Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
78Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
79Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
80Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
81Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
82Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
83Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank
85Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
86Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha
87Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano
88Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana
89Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne
90Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
91David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano
92Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
93Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto
94Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana
95Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
96Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto
97Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C.
98Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas
99Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto
100Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
101Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
102Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha
103Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
104Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC
105Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
106Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
107Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank
108Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
109Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
110Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
111Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
112Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto
113Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano
114Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
115Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
116Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
118Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux
119Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux
120Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
121Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
122Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
123Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
124Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux
125Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram
126Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram
127Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto
128Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
129Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
130Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
131Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano
132Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
133Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
134Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
135Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step
136Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
137Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
138Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas
139Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas
140Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas
141Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
142Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
143Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
144Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
145Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:01:00
146Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha
147Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom
148Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas
149Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:01:00
150Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step
151Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:03:34
152Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux
153Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
154Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
155Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:01
156Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
158Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
159Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:05:33
160Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:06:38
161Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:50
162Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
163Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
164Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
165Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:50
166Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux
167Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
DNFLuis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
DNFWim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram

Sprint 1 - km 59.5
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank8pts
2Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5
3Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas3

Sprint 2 - km 123.7
1Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8pts
2Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas5
3Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank3

Sprint 3 - km 161.1
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank8pts
2Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5
3Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom3

2Quick Step
3Caisse d'Epargne
4Team Katusha
5Bbox Bouygues Telecom
6AG2R - La Mondiale
7Garmin - Slipstream
8Team Saxo Bank
10Team Columbia - HTC
11Silence - Lotto
13Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
14Lampre - N.G.C.
15Fuji - Servetto
16Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
17Team Milram
18Skil - Shimano
19Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
20Française Des Jeux
21Euskaltel - Euskadi

General classification after stage 1
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream4:23:26
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:04
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:00:09
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:10
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:11
6Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:13
8Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank
9Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:00:14
10Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
11José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:15
12Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto
13Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank
14Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
15Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:00:16
16Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
17Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
18Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:00:17
19Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:18
20Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia - HTC
21Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha
22Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
23Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
24Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
25Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:19
26Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
27Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:20
28Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas
29Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano
30Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:21
31Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram
32Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha
33Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana
34Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank
35Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:22
36Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
37Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux
38Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto
39Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
40Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:23
41Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto
42Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne
43Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
44Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
45Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:24
46Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
47Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana
48Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank
49Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha
50Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas
51Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2R La Mondiale
52Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:25
53Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano
54Josep Jufre (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
55Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
56Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:26
57Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - N.G.C.
58Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas
59Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
60Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C.
61Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto
62Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
63Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:00:27
64Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas
65Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
66Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas
67Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram
68Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram
69Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step
70Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale
71Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
72Romain Villa (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
73Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
74Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:28
75Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
76Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram
77Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux
78Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
79Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:29
80Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
81Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
82Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream
83Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
84Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto
85Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
86Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
87Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:30
88Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
89Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
90Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
91Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha
92Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
93Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:31
94Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano
95Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
96Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
97Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
98Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
99Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
100Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:00:32
101Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana
102Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step
103Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:33
104Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
105Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
106Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
107Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom
108Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:34
109Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
110Arnaud Labbe (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
111Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas
112Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
113Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
114Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
115Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
116Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
117Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
118Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:35
119Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
120Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
121Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
122Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale
123Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:36
124Aurélien Clerc (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
125Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana
126Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
127Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
128Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana
129Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:00:37
130Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
131Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:00:38
132Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence-Lotto
133Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:39
134David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:00:40
135Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:00:41
136Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux
137Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha
138Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:43
139Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
140Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
141Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:44
142Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
143Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
144Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:47
145Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
146Andrea Tonti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:53
147Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:01:35
148Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step
149Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:01:36
150Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:08
151Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:18
152Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:23
153Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:27
154Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux
155Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:37
156Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:55
157Sébastien Turgot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:56
158Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:04:00
159Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:04:03
160Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:30
161Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:36
162Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:44
163Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:05:54
164Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:17

Sprints classification
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream30pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step25
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC22
4Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank19
5Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank19
6Wim De Vocht (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team18
7Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram17
8Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux15
9Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano13
10Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence-Lotto12
11Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank11
12Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank10
13Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas8
14Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom3

Teams classification
2Garmin - Slipstream0:00:05
3Quick Step0:00:08
4Team Columbia - HTC0:00:10
5Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:13
6Silence - Lotto0:00:19
7Team Saxo Bank0:00:21
8Skil - Shimano
11Team Katusha0:00:24
12Team Milram
13Caisse d'Epargne0:00:26
14Lampre - N.G.C.0:00:38
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:39
16Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:40
17Française Des Jeux0:00:41
18AG2R - La Mondiale0:00:44
19Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
20Euskaltel - Euskadi
21Fuji - Servetto0:00:49

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