Velits wins 2012 Tour of Oman

Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) sealed overall victory on the final day of the Tour of Oman, but only after enduring a tense battle for bonus seconds with Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the road to Matrah Corniche.

It was a day of two sprints in Oman - Marcel Kittel (Project 1t4i) won the expected grandstand bunch finale to claim the stage, his second of the race, but it was the first intermediate sprint which provided the afternoon's most compelling drama, thanks in no small part to the initial confusion over its outcome.

With Nibali lying just one second behind Velits on the general classification, the Sicilian made one last effort to leapfrog into first place overall by picking up the bonus seconds on offer at the Wave Muscat after 53km. A tactical build-up prefaced a chaotic sprint, as Velits' Omega Pharma-Quick Step team looked to thwart Nibali by filling the top three places.

Tom Boonen and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck did their bit by crossing the line first and third, but race radio initially announced that Nibali had surprisingly captured the two-second bonus for second place and was now leader on the road.

While Liquigas and Omega Pharma-QuickStep riders debated amongst themselves as to who had finished where, the race jury set about reviewing the photo finish. Over 20 minutes later, the radio finally crackled into life again with a correction - Peter Sagan had been second across the line, while his teammate Nibali had just missed out on a bonus in fourth.

"We didn't know what was happening because we were quite sure that he had not been second and picked up a bonus," a relieved Velits said afterwards. "After a while the jury saw the pictures and it was quite clear that he didn't get the seconds, but for a few kilometres after the sprint it was quite tense and I was quite stressed to be honest."

Nibali himself admitted that he didn't know where he had placed when he crossed the line amid the phalanx of Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Liquigas-Cannondale jerseys at the sprint.

"Sagan, Velits and I all arrived together, and Chavanel was saying that I had finished fourth," Nibali said after wheeling to a halt at the finish line. "If I've understood right, they did a photo finish and I think that was the right thing to do."

Nibali takes on Omega Pharma-QuickStep

Taking on the collective might of Omega Pharma-QuickStep's fastmen to pick up bonus seconds was always going to be a tall order for Nibali, and his task was complicated by a late change to the location of the day's opening bonus sprint. "At the start, we though the sprint was going to be on a hill, but then they told us that wasn't going to be the case anymore," Nibali said.

After hunting down the day's early four-man break, featuring Lee Rodgers (RTS Racing Team), Michael Schar (BMC), William Clarke (Champion System) and Alexandre Lemair (Bridgestone-Anchor), Liquigas-Cannondale tried to take Omega Pharma-QuickStep on at their own game by using the wind to try to split the field. "As the wind was coming from the left, Peter [Sagan] went early and we more or less formed an echelon," Nibali said.

"Yeah, I led it out," Sagan said. "Before the line I braked a little bit. I didn't know whether they passed me before or after the line. The judges didn't know and I didn't know myself to be honest."

When the dust settled, however, Nibali remained one second behind overall, and Velits could relax slightly in the knowledge that the second intermediate sprint on Matrah Corniche and the finish itself were far less conducive to a raid from his rival.

"Beforehand, we thought it might have been easier and that Liquigas mightn't try, but of course they did," Velits said, smiling afterwards. "But we were ready and we knew they would try and have four guys sprint, but the main point was to beat Vincenzo."

Kittel continues German sprint domination

The second half of the stage was animated by a three-man move featuring Laurens Ten Dam and Garmin-Barracuda duo Johan Vansummeren and Christian Vande Velde, which snuck off the front after 62km. Omega Pharma-QuickStep, and Sylvain Chavanel in particular, patrolled affairs at a safe reserve of 1:30, happy to let the trio hoover up the bonuses on offer at the second intermediate sprint.

While a stiff headwind had slowed the peloton during the early exchanges, the pace clicked gradually upwards as the race reached the flat, fast finishing circuit at Matrah Corniche. To their credit, Vansummeren, Vande Velde and Ten Dam breathed life into their escape until the final seven-kilometre lap, but with so many sprinters in the field behind, there was a grim inevitability about their fate.

In the closing kilometres, it was the Project 1t4i team of Marcel Kittel that came to the front in a bid to set up the young German, and he repaid their faith by winding up for an authoritative sprint victory.

As was the case on stage 3, Kittel's was a confident effort. With scant regard for the depth of sprinting talent about him in the tumult of the finishing straight, he went from a distance, almost daring anyone to come past him.

Peter Sagan was tucked on his wheel and acknowledged that he had no answer to Kittel's show of force on the slightly downhill finish."In the end, I was lucky because I got on Kittel's wheel," Sagan said. "He was so strong that I wound up in second."

Next were two men with designs on results in Belgium in the coming weeks, Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda) and Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha), while Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ-BigMat) was fifth.

Mark Cavendish (Sky) crossed the line a disappointed 14th, while André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) made no impact and lost the points jersey to Sagan on another day where reliable lead-outs were at a premium.

"It's not easy in the beginning of the year," the winner Kittel said. "Everyone is trying to do a good lead-out but there are still some problems. For us it was the same in the beginning, but we've managed to find a way together. We know now that we can sprint against the top sprinters, as a team too, by staying in front and doing a really good lead-out."


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i3:11:04
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 4 - Cell 2
6Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 7 - Cell 2
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-NissanRow 12 - Cell 2
14Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 15 - Cell 2
17Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 24 - Cell 2
26Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 25 - Cell 2
27Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 26 - Cell 2
28Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky ProcyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-NissanRow 31 - Cell 2
33Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone AnchorRow 33 - Cell 2
35Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 37 - Cell 2
39Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 38 - Cell 2
40Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone AnchorRow 39 - Cell 2
41Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 40 - Cell 2
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 41 - Cell 2
43Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 42 - Cell 2
44Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
46Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone AnchorRow 45 - Cell 2
47Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - BarracudaRow 46 - Cell 2
48Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone AnchorRow 47 - Cell 2
49Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 49 - Cell 2
51Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 51 - Cell 2
53Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-NissanRow 55 - Cell 2
57Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4iRow 56 - Cell 2
58Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 59 - Cell 2
61Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-NissanRow 60 - Cell 2
62Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 63 - Cell 2
65Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 64 - Cell 2
66David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone AnchorRow 66 - Cell 2
68Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 68 - Cell 2
70Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-NissanRow 69 - Cell 2
71Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - BarracudaRow 71 - Cell 2
73Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 73 - Cell 2
75Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team0:00:12
77David Millar (GBr) Garmin - BarracudaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:15
79Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 79 - Cell 2
81William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4iRow 82 - Cell 2
84Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 83 - Cell 2
85Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big MatRow 86 - Cell 2
88Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 87 - Cell 2
89Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4iRow 88 - Cell 2
90Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 90 - Cell 2
92Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 93 - Cell 2
95Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 96 - Cell 2
98Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 97 - Cell 2
99Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:25
102Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:29
104Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:31
105Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:33
107Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:36
108Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:50
110Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4iRow 109 - Cell 2
111Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4iRow 110 - Cell 2
112Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:29
113Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:02:05
114Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i0:02:29
116Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:54
117Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
118Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i0:03:00
120Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:03:55
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Sprint 1 - The Wave Muscat, 53km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Matrah (3rd crossing), 102.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda3pts
2Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Matrah Corniche, 130.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i15pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i3:11:04
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 3 - Cell 2
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 4 - Cell 2
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-NissanRow 8 - Cell 2
10Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone AnchorRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - BarracudaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone AnchorRow 15 - Cell 2
17Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:15
18Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 17 - Cell 2
19Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4iRow 19 - Cell 2
21Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:25
27Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:33
28Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i0:00:50
29Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:02:05
30Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i0:02:29
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Team standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team9:33:12
2Liquigas-CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3FDJ-BigmatRow 2 - Cell 2
4Sky ProcyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lotto-Belisol TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Garmin - BarracudaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Farnese Vini-Selle ItaliaRow 8 - Cell 2
10RadioShack-NissanRow 9 - Cell 2
11BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Champion SystemRow 11 - Cell 2
13Bridgestone AnchorRow 12 - Cell 2
14PROJECT 1T4I0:00:15
15RTS Racing Team0:00:27
16GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:36
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General classification after stage six
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep21:32:02
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:01
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:17
4Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:21
5Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:30
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:47
8Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:49
9Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:50
10Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:52
11Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:15
12Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:18
13Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:01:30
14Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:33
15Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:54
16Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:01
17Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:23
18Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:02:33
19Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team0:02:42
20Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:44
21Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team0:03:01
22Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:03:21
23Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:03:24
24Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:03:50
25Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:03:51
26Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:03:57
27Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:58
28Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:04:07
29Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:04:17
30Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:04:33
31Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team0:04:41
32Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:59
33Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:32
34Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:05:43
35Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:05:51
36Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:54
37David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda0:06:31
38Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:40
39Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1t4i0:06:46
40Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:06:47
41Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:49
42Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:06:50
43Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:06:53
44Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:07
45André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:30
46Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan0:07:50
47Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:07:52
48Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan0:08:05
49Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i0:08:11
50Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:08:13
51Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:08:38
52Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:08:50
53Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:09:00
54Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:07
55Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda0:09:23
56Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:09:30
57Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:09:54
58Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:09:55
59Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:10:18
60Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:10:56
61Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:10:58
62Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i0:11:07
63Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team0:11:26
64Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1t4i0:11:33
65Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat0:11:42
66Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:11:47
67Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:50
68Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:52
69Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - BarracudaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:54
71Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team0:12:37
72Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:12:45
73Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:12:50
74William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:12:56
75Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:12:57
76Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i0:13:12
77Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team0:13:13
78Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:13:24
79Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:13:34
80Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:42
81Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:13:49
82Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:56
83Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 82 - Cell 2
84Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i0:14:00
85David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team0:14:11
86Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:14:22
87Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:14:33
88Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:14:37
89Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:14:48
90Albert Timmer (Ned) Project 1t4i0:14:54
91David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:15:15
92Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:15:19
93Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:15:21
94Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:15:44
95Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:15:47
96Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling0:16:01
97Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:16:22
98Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:16:34
99Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:17:17
100Robert Wagner (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:17:30
101Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team0:18:04
102Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:18:09
103Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling0:19:14
104Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:19:41
105Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:19:56
106Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:20:00
107Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:21:41
108Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:22:22
109Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:24:51
110William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:25:07
111Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:25:38
112Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda0:26:04
113Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:26:48
114Christian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:27:05
115Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:27:56
116Dominic Klemme (Ger) Project 1t4i0:31:12
117Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:31:23
118Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:35:10
119Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:35:21
120Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:37:08
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Points classification after stage six
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale53pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team43Row 1 - Cell 3
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i37Row 2 - Cell 3
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat32Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda25Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan24Row 5 - Cell 3
7Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team19Row 6 - Cell 3
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15Row 7 - Cell 3
9Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team15Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team14Row 9 - Cell 3
11Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team13Row 10 - Cell 3
12Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep12Row 11 - Cell 3
13Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep12Row 12 - Cell 3
14Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda10Row 13 - Cell 3
15Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling10Row 14 - Cell 3
16Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat9Row 15 - Cell 3
17Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9Row 16 - Cell 3
18Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia9Row 17 - Cell 3
19Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor8Row 18 - Cell 3
20Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team8Row 19 - Cell 3
21Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat7Row 20 - Cell 3
22Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team6Row 21 - Cell 3
23William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team5Row 22 - Cell 3
24Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team5Row 23 - Cell 3
25Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team4Row 24 - Cell 3
26Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan4Row 25 - Cell 3
27Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia4Row 26 - Cell 3
28Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team4Row 28 - Cell 3
30Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia4Row 29 - Cell 3
31Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda3Row 30 - Cell 3
32Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor3Row 31 - Cell 3
33Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan3Row 32 - Cell 3
34Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 33 - Cell 3
35Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team3Row 34 - Cell 3
36Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling3Row 35 - Cell 3
37Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 36 - Cell 3
38Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2Row 37 - Cell 3
39Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia2Row 38 - Cell 3
40Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 39 - Cell 3
41Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team1Row 40 - Cell 3
42Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda1Row 41 - Cell 3
43Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1Row 42 - Cell 3
44Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1Row 43 - Cell 3
45Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team1Row 44 - Cell 3
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Young riders classification after stage six
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan21:32:19
2Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:13
3Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:32
4Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:03:40
5Christopher Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:04:16
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:37
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:23
8Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:06:33
9Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Project 1t4i0:07:54
10Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:50
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:09:13
12Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:10:39
13Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Project 1t4i0:10:50
14Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:11:30
15Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:35
16Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Project 1t4i0:12:55
17Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team0:12:56
18Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:13:07
19Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:13:17
20Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1t4i0:13:43
21Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:14:05
22Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:15:02
23Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:15:27
24Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:16:05
25Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team0:17:47
26Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:22:05
27Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:25:21
28Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:26:31
29Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:34:53
30Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:35:04
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Combativity points classification after stage six
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team15pts
2Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team6Row 2 - Cell 3
4William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia4Row 7 - Cell 3
9Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 11 - Cell 3
13Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale2Row 12 - Cell 3
14Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia2Row 14 - Cell 3
16Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team1Row 15 - Cell 3
17Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda1Row 16 - Cell 3
18Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1Row 17 - Cell 3
19Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1Row 18 - Cell 3
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Team standings after stage six
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:45
4Garmin - Barracuda0:02:49
5Katusha Team0:04:35
6Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:05:01
7BMC Racing Team0:05:13
8Bridgestone Anchor0:06:24
10Champion System0:10:01
11Lotto-Belisol Team0:11:24
12Sky Procycling0:13:44
13Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:14:13
14Project 1T4I0:15:00
15GreenEdge Cycling Team0:15:13
16RTS Racing Team0:18:16

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