Skip to main content

Boasson Hagen doubles up in Blackpool

Image 1 of 12

 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) on the podium after is stage win.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) on the podium after is stage win. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 2 of 12

Stage winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) celebrates with arms in the air.

Stage winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) celebrates with arms in the air. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 3 of 12

 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) wins the stage

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia - HTC) wins the stage (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 4 of 12

Simon Clarke (ISD) leads the break.

Simon Clarke (ISD) leads the break. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 5 of 12

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC) (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 6 of 12

Attacks came from Joker-Bianchi.

Attacks came from Joker-Bianchi. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 7 of 12

Nicolas Roche (AG2R) in the break on stage 4.

Nicolas Roche (AG2R) in the break on stage 4. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 8 of 12

Maxime Monfort (Columbia-HTC) bridging to the break on stage 4.

Maxime Monfort (Columbia-HTC) bridging to the break on stage 4. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 9 of 12

Kai Reus (Rabobank) was held up in the crash, but held the lead thanks to the 3km rule.

Kai Reus (Rabobank) was held up in the crash, but held the lead thanks to the 3km rule. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 10 of 12

Thomas De Gendt (Topsport Vlaanderen) led the mountains classification.

Thomas De Gendt (Topsport Vlaanderen) led the mountains classification. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 11 of 12

Chris Sutton (Garmin-Slipstream) took the lead in the points classification in Britain.

Chris Sutton (Garmin-Slipstream) took the lead in the points classification in Britain. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)
Image 12 of 12

The Garmin-Slipstream team launched the chase.

The Garmin-Slipstream team launched the chase. (Image credit: Gerry McManus)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Columbia-HTC) beat Chris Sutton (Garmin Slipstream) and Martin Reimer (Cervelo Test Team) in a tight sprint in Blackpool on Tuesday to win the stage four of the Tour of Britain.

Even with many riders caught behind a crash well into the last kilometre, Boasson Hagen had to work hard to fend off the challenge from the small group that included Russell Downing (CandiTV-Marshalls) and Koldo Fernandez (Euskatel-Euskadi).

Team sport director Valeria Piva credited the team with delivering Boasson Hagen to the stage victory. "It's never easy to win races, but when you've got a team that does the lead out so well and then a rider as strong as Edvald, it does become easier," Piva said.

"We saw that the finish was straight and so we decided to wait for the finish and then lead it out. The guys were always in control and gave Edvald a perfect lead out."

Boasson Hagen won three stages at the 2008 Tour of Britain, and is now just one second behind overall race leader Kai Reus (Rabobank).

"It's nice to win stages, and if I can do that again, then it's also possible to take the yellow jersey because of the time bonuses," Boasson Hagen said.

Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) had escaped early in the stage with Simon Clarke (ISD-Neri) and Frederio Canuti (CSF Navigare) and the three riders forged a lead of over two minutes. As the race approached the first climb of the day at Tatham Fells, Roche was on the front of the break chatting to his breakaway companions in Italian to keep the effort going.

The bunch was about one and a half minutes behind on the climb when Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) launched an attack near the summit with Geraint Thomas (Barloworld) on his wheel and Maxime Monfort (Columbia-HTC) chasing behind. Geoffroy Lequatre (Agritubel) made it across to the three chasers before Thomas punctured and was forced to wait for race service in the narrow lanes. The three remaining chasers then merged with the leaders to create a strong six-man lead group.

Garmin-Slipstream was in fighting form and got to the head of affairs to bring the breakaway group within spitting distance after three and a half hours of racing. The break had appeared to sit up but suddenly found impetus and moved clear again.

The break desperately tried to stay clear but Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) was firing on all cylinders at the front and the leaders were caught with only a kilometre to go. A crash split the field and Boasson Hagen pounded down the Promenade in Blackpool to take his second victory in consecutive days.

Kai Reus was caught in the crash but retained the lead in the yellow jersey competition on the final 3km crash rule. He now leads the race by only one second going into the tough stage five based in Stoke On Trent. Boasson Hagen won this stage last year.

Reus was still grinning ear to ear on the podium wearing the yellow jersey. "Today was very tough," said Reus. "The climbs in the middle were very steep and my legs are not good today. I was a very strange day today and the stage was a little to long for me. Tomorrow is a very short stage with steep climbs and we will have to see how it goes.

"Boasson Hagen is a good sprinter but he is also good in the mountains. Today my team was good but I was not and I was not so happy today."

Chris Sutton finished second on the stage and took over the lead in the points classification with the Garmin team shaping the final outcome of the race.

"We had no real strategy today," explained Sutton: "We knew it was going to end up in a sprint. I wasn’t too sure how I was going to climb over those hills but Brad (Wiggins) has put a lot of faith and confidence in me and he told me I would be able to handle the roads today because they were his training grounds.

"I had a lot of help and support from the team up the climbs and they were there when I needed them. We put Trent Lowe on the front towards the end just to show people that we were keen for the sprint and then Brad got on the front and he was going at about 60kph. It was pretty much Bradley on his own that closed the gap to the leaders, although all the team helped as well but Brad was sitting on the front for 5-10km at a time.

"I was yelling at him on the radio to drop back and he finally came back after 25km and I said ‘mate you’ve gotta save some for the finish’ and he said ‘I’m not even trying hard, I’m picking my nose’. So I said alright, no worries, I’ll hold you to it and was really good at the finish."

"With a kilometre to go I got boxed in around 20 wheels back and I yelled at Brad to go and it just opened up on the right hand side. I guess you could call him Moses where he opened up the Red Sea and it just opened up and Brad went straight through and took me to the front.

"I heard a massive crash behind me with 400m to go and it balked the sprint a little bit. Tony Martin was on the front and Boassen Hagen let me in on his wheel. I opened up the sprint a bit late and should have opened up the sprint earlier. Second is good but I want another win."

Simon Clarke (ISD Neri) reflected on how close the break got to staying clear. "When you go out in the break like that, you put all your eggs in one basket and give it everything," said Clarke. "Because it was such a hard day today I thought that this could be the day that the bunch might be a bit too tired to pull us back. I thought that if all six of us could work together that we might have a chance and we were very close to pulling it off today."

Full Results
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC3:32:04
2Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream
3Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
4Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
5Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
6Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
7Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
8Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
9Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
10Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld
12Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha
13Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri
14Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor
15Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC
16Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri
17Enrico Zen (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
18Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
19Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel
20Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team
21Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
22Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
24Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
25Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
26Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords
27Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld
28Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
29Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
30Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld
31Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
32Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team
33Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld
34Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor
35Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords
36Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
37Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
38Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor
39Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
40Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank
41Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel
42Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
43Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri
44Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
45Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
46Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
47Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
48Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
49Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
50Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld
51Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
52Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
53Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC
54Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
55Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
56Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
57Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld
58Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank
59Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank
60Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri
61Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD-Neri
62Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor
63Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel
64Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
65Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
66Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
67Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi
68Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi
69Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi
70Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
71Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
72Tom Criel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
73Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
74Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
75Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor
76Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords
77Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi
78Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi
79Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
80Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords
81Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream
82Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:15:23
83Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
84Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
85Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
86Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
87Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha
88Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha
89Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords
90Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha
91Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor
92James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
93Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel
94Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
95Simon Holt (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
96Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
97Edward Clancy (GBr) Team Halfords

Sprint 1 - Cockerham
1Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team3
3Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream2
4Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank1

Sprint 2 - Claughton
1Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri5pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale3
3Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare2
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1

Sprint 3 - Broughton
1Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel5pts
2Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri3
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2
4Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC1

Mountain 1 - (Cat 2) Tatham Fells
1Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare6pts
2Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri5
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale4
4Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld3
5Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha2
6Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC1

Mountain 2 - (Cat 2) Cross of Greet
1Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare6pts
2Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri5
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale4
4Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha3
5Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC2
6Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel1

Mountain 3 - (Cat 1) Waddington Fell
1Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare10pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale8
3Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri6
4Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel5
5Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha4
6Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC3
7Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2
8Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1

Most aggressive rider
1Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri

1Team Columbia-HTC10:36:12
2Candi TV- Pinarello RT
3Cervelo TestTeam
4AG2R La Mondiale
5Garmin - Slipstream
6CSF Group - Navigare
9Rapha Condor
13Team Halfords
15Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
16Joker Bianchi
17Team Katusha0:15:23

General classification after stage 4
1Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank14:56:19
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:01
3Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:05
4Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:00:11
5Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld0:00:14
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:00:19
7Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri0:00:21
8Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:23
9Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
10Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel
11Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT0:00:25
12Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
13Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:26
14Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team
15Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor
16Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
17Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
18Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri
20Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld
21Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
22Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
23Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords
24Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team
25Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
26Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
27Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
28Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri
29Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC
30Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
31Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
32Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank
33Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:31
34Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:34
35Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel0:00:37
36Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords
37Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
38Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
39Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor
40Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
41Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri
42Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
43Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords
44Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
45Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
46Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
47Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC
48Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld
49Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi
50Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
51Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
52Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
53Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
54Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld
55Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor
56Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi
57Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
58Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
59Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank
60Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor
61Tom Criel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
62Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel
63Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld
64Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
65Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld
66Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi
67Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
68Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
69Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi
70Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD-Neri
71Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:46
72Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:00:52
73Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:01:06
74Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:19
75Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:28
76Enrico Zen (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:01:47
77Josu Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:50
78Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:10:46
79Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords0:15:38
80Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:15:49
81Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
82Simon Holt (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
83Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:15:59
84Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:16:00
85Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
86James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT
87Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha
88Edward Clancy (GBr) Team Halfords
89Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
90Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel
91Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha0:16:06
92Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:17:08
93Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:19:57
94Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:21:49
95Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords0:31:11
96Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:31:22
97Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor0:46:20

Points classification
1Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream49pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC43
3Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld38
4Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT38
5Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team34
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi27
7Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT20
8Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi19
9Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha18
10Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator17
11Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervelo Test Team16
12Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri16
13Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank15
14Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team12
15Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld11
16Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords10
17Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC10
18Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9
19Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare8
20Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha8
21Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT7
22Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank7
23Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6
24Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare5
25Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor4
26Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha4
27Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3
28Bartozs Huzarsky (Pol) ISD-Neri3
29Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords3
30Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD-Neri1
31Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC1

Mountains classification
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator35pts
2Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare22
3Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team20
4Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri16
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale16
6Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor13
7Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10
8Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha9
9Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team8
10Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel6
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld6
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC6
13Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor6
14Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank5
15Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale5
16Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC4
17Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT3
18Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords3
19Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld2
20Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld2
21Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream2
22Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team1
23Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1
24Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1
25Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1

Sprint classification
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator38pts
2Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team19
3Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank11
4Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9
5Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri8
6Rob Ruygh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6
7Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5
8Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel5
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale5
10Tanel Kangert (Est) AG2R La Mondiale4
11Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi4
12Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor3
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC2
14Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream2
15Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV- Pinarello RT2
16Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare2
17Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream2
18Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1
19Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC1
20Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld1
21Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare1
22Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank1

Teams classification
2Cervelo TestTeam0:00:09
3Team Columbia-HTC
4Candi TV- Pinarello RT
7Team Halfords0:00:20
8AG2R La Mondiale
10Garmin - Slipstream
12CSF Group - Navigare
13Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:31
15Rapha Condor
16Joker Bianchi
17Team Katusha0:15:43


Latest on Cyclingnews