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Goss bests Brutt in two-man sprint

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Matt Goss takes the stage win for Saxo Bank

Matt Goss takes the stage win for Saxo Bank (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Freddy Bichot claimed the overall lead.

Freddy Bichot claimed the overall lead. (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Andre Steensen was best young rider.

Andre Steensen was best young rider. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Stefan Van Dijck in yellow on stage 3.

Stefan Van Dijck in yellow on stage 3. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Ben Gourgue tightens his helmet before stage three.

Ben Gourgue tightens his helmet before stage three. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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"I'm going in the break today," said Brutt. "OK, I'll send a teammate with you," Usov replied.

"I'm going in the break today," said Brutt. "OK, I'll send a teammate with you," Usov replied. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Ben Swift in the best young rider's jersey.

Ben Swift in the best young rider's jersey. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Matt Goss never contemplated a stage win at the start.

Matt Goss never contemplated a stage win at the start. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Goss takes a pull in the break on stage three.

Goss takes a pull in the break on stage three. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Sijmens leads the 3-man break.

Sijmens leads the 3-man break. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The 3-man breakaway on stage 3.

The 3-man breakaway on stage 3. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The sprint is on between Goss and Brutt.

The sprint is on between Goss and Brutt. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Goss looks back and knows he has it won.

Goss looks back and knows he has it won. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Matt Goss bests Pavel Brutt in the sprint.

Matt Goss bests Pavel Brutt in the sprint. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Matthew Goss (Saxo Bank) takes stage three.

Matthew Goss (Saxo Bank) takes stage three. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Pavel Brutt (Katusha) not happy with second.

Pavel Brutt (Katusha) not happy with second. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Philippe Gilbert (Silence Lotto) leads the pack home.

Philippe Gilbert (Silence Lotto) leads the pack home. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Benjamin Gourgue kept the sprint jersey.

Benjamin Gourgue kept the sprint jersey. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Freddy Bichot claimed the overall lead.

Freddy Bichot claimed the overall lead. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Freddy Bichot took over the general classificationl

Freddy Bichot took over the general classificationl (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Anthony Roux leads the mountains classification.

Anthony Roux leads the mountains classification. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

Team Saxo Bank's Matt Goss took a surprise stage win on the third day of the Tour de Wallonie on Monday. Goss was part of an early three-man breakaway that survived to the finish line with just seconds over the charging peloton.  The team never planned on the escape staying clear, but Goss was able to pull off the stage win in style ahead of Pavel Brutt (Katusha).

 "To be honest I wasn't certain whether the break could last since it was a long, hilly day, I figured we would probably get caught with 20 or 30 kilometers left to race," Goss explained.

"But with 10k to go we still had 1:30 and so we really pushed hard together to make it work."

Goss, Brutt and Nicolas Sijmens (Cofidis) escaped the peloton early in the stage, but when crux time came with 20km to go, Sijmens could no longer hold the pace of his two companions.

"Once we got rid of the Cofidis rider, we really threw everything into making the break last," Goss said. "We basically did the same amount of work with an eye to fighting it out at the finish."

The miserable rain which plagues so many of the Belgian spring races descended upon the stage to make for a treacherous day over bergs and cobbles.

 

With one kilometre to go, the racers went up a steep, cobbled climb which had fortunately dried up a bit before the riders came through. "The cobbled climb was pretty steep but luckily it wasn't too wet, though the roads leading up to it had a lot of turns which were very wet and dangerous," Goss said.

"[Brutt] led up the climb while I followed close behind and sprinted around him with 100 meters or so to go, it was definitely a tough little finish."

Results
1Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5:05:44
2Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:05
4Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
5Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
6Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
7Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux
8Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
9Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
10Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank
11Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
12Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel
13De Waele Bert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
14Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto
15Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team
16Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel
17Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
18Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank
19Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:13
20Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
21Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux
22Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
23Michaël Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
24Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team
25John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
26Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems
27André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
28Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
29Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
30Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
31Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha
32Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux
33Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
34Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
35Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank
36Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
37Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
38Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
39Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
40Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
41Evgueni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:20
42Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:22
43Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
44Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
45Aurélien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:26
46Romain Zingle (Bel) Verandas Willems
47Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
48Steven Caethoven (Bel) Agritubel0:00:28
49Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence - Lotto
50René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
51Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:00:31
52Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
53Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
54Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:33
55Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:36
56Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
57Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto
58Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
59Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel
60Gennady Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha
61Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:00:38
62Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:47
63James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems
64Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
65Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:49
66Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto
67Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:55
68Rony Martias (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:07
69Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:01:13
70Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:01:16
71Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
72Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems
73Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team
74Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
75Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
76Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
77Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha0:01:26
78Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:01:40
79Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
80Kevin Ista (Bel) Agritubel0:01:57
81Michaël Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:02
82Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems0:02:16
83Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
84Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:02:19
85Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Verandas Willems0:02:29
86Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:49
87Branisiau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:03:09
88Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
89Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
90Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:14
91Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:04:29
92Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel0:04:37
93Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Verandas Willems0:06:44
94Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
DNFDominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step
DNFTom Stubbe (Bel) Silence - Lotto

Sprint 1 - Havelange, km55.4
1Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne5pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3
3Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1

Sprint 2 - Bambo, km. 116.4
1Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne5pts
2Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha3
3Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1

Sprint 3 - Walcourt, km. 149.8
1Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5pts
2Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha3
3Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1

Mountain 1 - Côte de Pessoux, km. 10.9
1Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4pts
2Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2
3Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1

Moutain 2 - Mur de Thuin, km. 205.1
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha10pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank8
3Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel6
4Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank4
5Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux2

Most combative riders
1Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha5pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3
3Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1

Young riders
1André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5:05:57
2Aurélien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:13
3Romain Zingle (Bel) Verandas Willems
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:23
5Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha0:01:13
6Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:03
7Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:36

Teams
1Team Saxo Bank15:17:22
2Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:13
3BMC Racing Team
4Française Des Jeux0:00:21
5Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
6Team Katusha0:00:23
7Silence - Lotto0:00:28
8Agritubel
9BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:29
10Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:30
11AG2R La Mondiale0:00:42
12Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:49
13Verandas Willems0:01:16
14Quick Step0:01:46

General classification after stage 3
1Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel14:45:41
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:06
3Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems0:00:08
4Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:10
5De Waele Bert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
6Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
7Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel
8Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
9Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank
10Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team
11Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
12Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
13Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
14Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank
15Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:12
16Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:14
17Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:18
18Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
19Michaël Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
20Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank
21Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
22Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux
23Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
24Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
25Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
26André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
27Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
28Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
29John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
30Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux
31Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
32Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
33Evgueni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:25
34Romain Zingle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:00:31
35Aurélien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux
36Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:33
38Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:36
39Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:41
40Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel
41Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:51
42Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:52
43Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:00:54
44Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:07
45Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha0:01:15
46Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
47Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
48Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems0:01:21
49Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:24
50Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:01:30
51Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:33
52Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha
53Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:01:34
54Gennady Mikhailov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:38
55Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:49
56James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems
57Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:57
58Rony Martias (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:02:09
59Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:18
60Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
61Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:02:35
62Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:02:36
63Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:48
64Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:53
65Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:56
66Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto
67Michaël Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:04
68Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:03:06
69Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:08
70Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:13
71Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:24
72Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:30
73Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Verandas Willems0:03:31
74Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems0:03:32
75Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:40
76Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:04:09
77Branisiau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:04:11
78Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha0:04:17
79Steven Caethoven (Bel) Agritubel0:04:23
80Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:05:10
81Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:28
82Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:05:41
83Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:06:21
84Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:42
85Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel0:06:48
86Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:15
87Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:08:22
88Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:51
89Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:09
90Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:10:23
91Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:11:50
92Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Verandas Willems0:13:00
93Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:14:13
94Kevin Ista (Bel) Agritubel0:27:45

Points classification
1Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Verandas Willems36pts
2Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux30
3Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel29
4Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank25
5Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank25
6Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator24
7Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team23
8Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank20
9Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha20
10Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step20
11Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto19
13Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator16
14Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto14
15De Waele Bert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago13
16Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10
17Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team8
18André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank8
19Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel7
20Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7
21René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale7
22Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step6
23Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team6
24Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6
25Romain Zingle (Bel) Verandas Willems5
26Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team5
27Michaël Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux4
28Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha4
29Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago3
30Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2
31Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
32Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team1
33Rony Martias (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1

Sprint classification
1Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago15pts
2Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne11
3Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago11
4Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom10
5Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank9
6Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha7
7Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7
8Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux5
9Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
10Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2

Mountains classification
1Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux32pts
2Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne26
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team16
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator16
5Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto12
7Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank12
8Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha11
9Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10
10Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago10
11De Waele Bert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago8
12Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux8
13Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha8
14Nicolas Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8
15Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago8
16Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel6
17Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank6
18Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6
19Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6
20Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team6
21Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5
22Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
23Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2
24André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank2
25Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence - Lotto2

Young rider classification
1André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank14:45:59
2Romain Zingle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:00:13
3Aurélien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:23
5Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha0:03:59
6Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:10
7Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:08:04

Teams classification
1Team Saxo Bank44:17:28
2Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:13
3BMC Racing Team
4Française Des Jeux0:00:21
5Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
6Agritubel0:00:28
7BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:29
8Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:30
9AG2R La Mondiale0:00:42
10Verandas Willems0:01:16
11Silence - Lotto0:01:25
12Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:39
13Team Katusha0:02:17
14Quick Step0:03:40

 

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