Yates secures overall success at Tour of Turkey

British first year professional Adam Yates claimed his first stage race victory of his career and showed his huge potential for the future at the Tour of Turkey just five months into his career with the Australian Orica-GreenEdge.

Yates finished comfortably in the peloton on the final circuit stage in Istanbul, as Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) completed a perfect lead out from his sprint train to take an emphatic stage victory. It was his fourth of the race which also consolidated his lead in the green jersey competition. Cavendish won the 121km stage ahead of Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Andrea Guardini (Astana).

Adam Yates celebrated overall victory at the Tour of Turkey Orica-GreenEdge teammates and then pulled on the winner's turquoise jersey.

"It was pretty stressful and the race is never over until it’s over. Obviously I only had a one second advantage and if anything happened and say if I had punctured or crashed with four or five kilometres to go it’s over," he said.

"It's always pretty stressful but it’s been a good race and hopefully I’ll be back next year."

The 21-year-old sowed the seeds of victory on the race’s two summit finishes on stage three and six. On stage three with a final 11.5km climb to Elmali, Yates followed an attack by a resurgent Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) with three kilometres to go.

Though Yates conceded six seconds at the line, it put him striking distance of the Estonian. On Stage six after a rapid ascent up the five-kilometre climb to the House of the Virgin Mary near Ephesus, Yates attacked with one kilometre to go and it was Taaramae who was distanced by a crucial seven seconds to give Yates the turquoise jersey with two stages to go. His Orica-GreenEdge teammates did the rest on the final two stages, letting the sprinters take charge, while they protected Yates.

Cavendish enjoys fours victories in a week

Mark Cavendish celebrated with Yates after the stage following a solid week of work by his sprint train to give him four sprint victories. Alessandro Petacchi placed Cavendish in prime position for the final corner in the final stage and as the Manxman swung around the bend in first place, neither Guardini or Viviani were able to match his kick.

Cavendish said he was happy with his condition, despite coming into the race after more than a month away from racing through illness.

"My teammates delivered me wonderfully but there was still some way to go before the finish line. But I was still going and going fast. I looked behind and I saw some guys expecting to pip me to the line the way they did yesterday. The speed was so high and my strength left me enough energy to not let it die off," he explained.

"It’s incredible the way the team performed the whole week. I’m really happy the way the team rode and I’m really happy with my form."

In other competitions, Mattia Pozzo (Neri-Sottoli) claimed the Turkish Beauties white jersey competition and Marc de Maar (United Healthcare) the King of the Mountains competition with diligent work all week, starting with the first categorised climb on stage one. Cofidis, who led the race through Taaramae from stage three to six secured a consolation of sorts by winning the team prize.

The final stage was 121km in length and finished with 8 laps of the 12km circuit that were raced aggressively.

It took more than 20km of fast powerful racing before a five-man break eventually broke free of the peloton. However the break’s contributors Valerio Conti (Lampre), Paolo Colonna (Bardiani-CSF),Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural), Tomasz Kiendys (CCC Polsat Polkowice ), Nazim Bakirci (Torku Sekerspor), Youcef Reguigui (MTN-Qhubeka) and Javier Megias Leal (Team Novo Nordisk) were all mopped up by the sprint trains with 10km to go.

In pursuit of the adventurers a mid-peloton crash 30km from the stage finish caught out MTN-Qhubeka rising star, Merhawi Kudus, who was forced to retire. Initial reports said he suffered a broken collarbone. It was a painful end to the Tour of Turkey for the talented climber but a great race for British cycling thanks to the success of Cavendish and especially Yates.

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep2:35:00
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team
4Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team
5Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team
6Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
7Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
8Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
9Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka
10Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
11Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
12Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor
13Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
14Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Cycling
15Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF
16Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEDGE
17Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team
18Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Torku Sekerspor
19Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE
20Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale
21Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
22Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
23Ahmet Akdylek (Tur) Torku Sekerspor
24Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor
25Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
26Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
27Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
28Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
29David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Torku Sekerspor0:00:04
30Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
31Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
32Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor
33Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
34Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
35Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida
36Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale
37Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida
38Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
39Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
40Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
41Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale
42Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
43Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor
44Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
45Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
46Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
47Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
48Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka
49Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
50Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Cycling
51Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Cycling
52Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
53Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team
54Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
55Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
56Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Katusha Team
57Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Cycling
58Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling
59Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk
60Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Cycling
61Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
62Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:00:12
63Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:17
64Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00:18
65Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:24
66John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
67Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:27
68Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
69Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
70Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:45
71Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
72David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:54
73Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
74Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:00:58
75Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale0:00:59
76Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
77Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Bardiani CSF
78Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:01
79Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:01:02
80Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida
81Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:05
82Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice
83Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:19
84Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
85Nazim Bakirci (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:01:23
86Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
87Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale
88Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
89Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
90Jérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
91Pawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
92Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli
93Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
94Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli
95Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
96Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven) Neri Sottoli
97Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
98Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
99Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
100Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka
101Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
102Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
103Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling
104Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
105Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
106Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale
107Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
108Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team
109Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team
110Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Neri Sottoli
111Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
112Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli
113Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
114Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
115Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF
116Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
117André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol Team
118Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
119Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF
120Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
121Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
122Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:37
123Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Team0:01:44
124Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:52
125Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:01
126Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE0:02:16
127Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE
128Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:02:43
129Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEDGE
130Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli
131Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:05
132Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:03:20
133Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:05:06
134Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
DNFHeiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
DNFMerhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka
DNFDanilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
DNSRick Flens (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
DNSJetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
DNSFrancesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5pts
2Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3
3Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Cycling1
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Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep15pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale14
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team13
4Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team12
5Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team11
6Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10
7Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team9
8Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise8
9Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka7
10Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team6
11Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert5
12Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor4
13Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk3
14Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Cycling2
15Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF1
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Turkish Beauties Prime
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA5pts
2Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice3
3Nazim Bakirci (Tur) Torku Sekerspor1
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team7:45:00
2Torku Sekerspor
3Cannondale0:00:04
4Lotto-Belisol Team
5Team Novo Nordisk
6Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00:08
7Astana Pro Team
8Lampre-Merida
9Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
10Drapac Cycling
11CCC Polsat Polkowice
12Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:00:12
13Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
14Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:51
15Bardiani CSF0:00:59
16Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:03
17MTN - Qhubeka0:01:27
18Katusha Team
19Orica GreenEDGE0:02:16
20Neri Sottoli0:04:09
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Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE30:26:22
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00:05
3Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:00:39
4Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale0:00:40
5Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:44
6Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Torku Sekerspor0:00:45
7Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
8Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:51
9Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:58
10Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:04
11Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:18
12Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:35
13Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
14Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:02:10
15Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:02:32
16Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Katusha Team0:02:59
17Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:27
18David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Torku Sekerspor0:03:56
19Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:05:47
20Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:06:11
21Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:06:43
22Mirac Kal (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:07:01
23Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:07:24
24Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:08:03
25Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:08:55
26Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale0:09:12
27Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:09:20
28Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:09:46
29Nazim Bakirci (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:09:47
30Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team0:10:01
31Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:10:48
32Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:10:57
33Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:11:02
34Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:11:34
35Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:37
36Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:12:01
37Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:49
38David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:12:59
39Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:15:25
40Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:16:04
41Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:16:09
42Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:16:12
43Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:16:20
44Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:16:34
45Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:16:40
46Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Team0:18:31
47Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:19:45
48Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:19:46
49Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk0:19:53
50Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:15
51Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE0:20:56
52Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:23:07
53Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:23:17
54Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale0:23:27
55Jérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:23:39
56Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:24:28
57Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale0:24:32
58Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor0:24:52
59Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:25:00
60Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale0:25:37
61Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:27:02
62Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:27:05
63Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:27:29
64Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:28:07
65Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:28:45
66Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:29:33
67Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:30:02
68Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:30:25
69Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE0:30:47
70Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven) Neri Sottoli0:31:13
71Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:31:22
72Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:32:00
73Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli0:32:04
74André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol Team0:32:41
75Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:32:44
76Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:33:04
77Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:33:12
78Pawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:33:44
79Ahmet Akdylek (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:33:46
80Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:35:05
81Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:35:45
82Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:35:48
83Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:36:01
84Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:36:48
85Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale0:36:54
86Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
87Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:37:05
88Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:38:06
89Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:38:21
90Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:39:02
91Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:39:13
92Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:39:35
93Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:39:41
94Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:39:48
95Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:40:40
96Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:41:23
97Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:42:06
98Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:42:35
99Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:42:44
100Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk0:42:57
101Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:43:05
102Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:43:59
103Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEDGE0:44:05
104John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:44:42
105Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:44:43
106Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:44:45
107Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:45:00
108Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:45:37
109Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:46:42
110Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:46:55
111Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:47:24
112Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:47:38
113Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:48:03
114Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:48:11
115Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:48:39
116Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:49:00
117Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:49:06
118Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Cycling0:49:08
119Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:49:22
120Frederique Robert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:50:23
121Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:51:07
122Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:51:17
123Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Torku Sekerspor0:51:32
124Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:51:36
125Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:52:58
126Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEDGE0:54:12
127Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:54:35
128Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:56:31
129Moreno De Pauw (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:56:48
130Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:57:07
131Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Cycling0:57:47
132Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:59:20
133Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep1:01:20
134Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:02:05
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep88pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale78
3Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka48
4Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise44
5Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team42
6Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team36
7Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team34
8Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida33
9Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEDGE29
10Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits27
11Ken Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team25