Tour of Oman: Froome takes stage five

Chris Froome (Team Sky) set up overall victory at the Tour of Oman after beating Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) to win stage five.

The Kenyan-born Briton was in no mood to give away the stage victory after Contador had launched several attacks on the late climbs of the stage. Froome led out the sprint into a headwind and had the speed and power to hold off Contador who was coming from behind. Rodriguez was third a few bike lengths behind.

A chase group containing Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) and five other riders finished four seconds back. However Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) had a bad day, finishing 34 seconds down, while Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) worked for Froome during the stage and finished 8:07 behind.

Froome now leads Contador by 27 seconds, with Evans third at 39 seconds. With just Saturday's final stage to the Muscat Corniche left to race, Froome looks set to win his first ever stage race as a professional and confirm his credentials as Team Sky's leader for the Tour de France.

It is still the start of the season and Froome's rivalry with Contador will surely produce lots more scintillating racing before July. Froome showed his Tour de France ability in 2012 but his performance in Oman and his beating of Contador, Evans and Nibali, has confirmed him as one of the favourites to win the yellow jersey in July.

"My goal today was just to make sure there wasn't any time lost to him (Contador) and just go straight into defence mode if he did attack, and then try and just keep them at bay," Froome explained as he rode the rollers to help his recovery.

"The climb was extremely hard. Going over it three times, from different sides each time. The last time up we were just in ones and twos, it was a lot more brutal than it looked on paper. I had in my mind that I'd always be with teammates and be able to control everything. To have it all blown to pieces on the second time up the climb, did make me feel a bit exposed."

Froome stopped to hug teammate Ritchie Porte after the stage. The Australian again played a vital role in helping Froome win and is rapidly becoming his closest lieutenant at Team Sky.

"On the second last climb Saxo Bank lit it up and took a lot of people by surprise. The bunch got blown to pieces," Froome explained.

"I was fortunate to have Ritchie Porte with me in the front group, who helped me control things up there, and set a really good tempo on the climb. We took it up from the beginning."

"Over the last climb Contador attacked. Rodriguez and I were just behind and managed to close the gap over the top. Coming down to the bottom we knew we only had a small advantage and just rolled through together. The last two kilometres were quite tactical, with lots of attacking between us.”

No gifts

Froome had thoughts about letting Contador or Rodriguez win the stage. There was no time for gifts in the heat of the battle.

"There were bonus seconds at the finish and Contador is so close to me, so I think it's understandable that it was race on there," Froome said.

"I could see the sprint was a bit of head/cross wind. I was on the front and thought I'd just start the sprint and try and finish it off. It surprised them just how much of a headwind there was and with it curving to the right, it meant they had to go the long way round."

Froome is now set to win his first professional stage race on Saturday. His last victory was stage seven of the 2012 Tour de France to La Planche des Belles Filles. His second place overall at the Tour de France behind Wiggins has projected Froome into the role of team leader for this year's race.

It is a huge responsibility but he seems to getting used to it and victory proves he can handle this first incremental increase in pressure and expectation, even in February, when perhaps he is still not at his best.

"I've never been in this position now and it's a great feeling going forward," Froome said.

"The team is doing really well. The training camps in Mallorca were a big success again for us this year and everyone has been really professional and serious during the winter, and I think it's starting to show. Cycling is changing. Guys are going a lot faster earlier in the season but I don't think any of us are at our best yet."

Saturday's final stage is over 144km. It starts on the coast south of Muscat, in the Hawit Nagam Park and then rolls through the hills before the three laps of the spectacular Muscat Corniche.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling3:29:19
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 1 - Cell 2
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:04
5Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 4 - Cell 2
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 8 - Cell 2
10Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:08
11Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:00:34
12Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 11 - Cell 2
13Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 16 - Cell 2
18Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 19 - Cell 2
21Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 20 - Cell 2
22Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 21 - Cell 2
23Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 22 - Cell 2
24Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 23 - Cell 2
25Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Richie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:51
35Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 34 - Cell 2
36Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 35 - Cell 2
37Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 36 - Cell 2
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 37 - Cell 2
39Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 38 - Cell 2
40Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 39 - Cell 2
41Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 40 - Cell 2
42Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) JapanRow 41 - Cell 2
43Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM CyclingRow 42 - Cell 2
44Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 45 - Cell 2
47Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 47 - Cell 2
49Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 48 - Cell 2
50Pavel Brutt (Rus) KatushaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:04:45
56Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 55 - Cell 2
57Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 56 - Cell 2
58Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 57 - Cell 2
59Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:08:07
61John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 63 - Cell 2
65Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 64 - Cell 2
66Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 66 - Cell 2
68Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack LeopardRow 68 - Cell 2
70Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 69 - Cell 2
71Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) KatushaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 71 - Cell 2
73Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 72 - Cell 2
74Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 73 - Cell 2
75Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:48
78Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 77 - Cell 2
79Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 78 - Cell 2
80Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 79 - Cell 2
81David Boucher (Fra) FDJRow 80 - Cell 2
82Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 82 - Cell 2
84Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 83 - Cell 2
85William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 84 - Cell 2
86Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 85 - Cell 2
87Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJRow 88 - Cell 2
90Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 91 - Cell 2
93Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 93 - Cell 2
95Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 94 - Cell 2
96Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 95 - Cell 2
97Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 96 - Cell 2
98Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) AG2R La MondialeRow 98 - Cell 2
100Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 99 - Cell 2
101Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 100 - Cell 2
102Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) JapanRow 103 - Cell 2
105Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 104 - Cell 2
106Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 105 - Cell 2
107Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 106 - Cell 2
108Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La MondialeRow 108 - Cell 2
110Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 109 - Cell 2
111Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 110 - Cell 2
112Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 111 - Cell 2
113Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KatushaRow 112 - Cell 2
114Kohei Uchima (Jpn) JapanRow 113 - Cell 2
115Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 118 - Cell 2
120Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 119 - Cell 2
121Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 120 - Cell 2
122Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 121 - Cell 2
123Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:13:23
124Rudiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 123 - Cell 2
125Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 125 - Cell 2
127Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 126 - Cell 2
128Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 130 - Cell 2
132Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 132 - Cell 2
134Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) JapanRow 133 - Cell 2
135Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) JapanRow 134 - Cell 2
136Junya Sano (Jpn) JapanRow 135 - Cell 2
137Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 136 - Cell 2
138Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:19:06
139Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan0:20:55
DNFGuillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFDominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 140 - Cell 2
DNSPeter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 141 - Cell 2
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Al Amerat Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3pts
2Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Climb If Bousher Alamrat Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling15pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team3Row 7 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ3:29:53
2Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 3 - Cell 2
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 4 - Cell 2
6Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:17
8Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 8 - Cell 2
10Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 9 - Cell 2
11Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 12 - Cell 2
14Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:04:11
16John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:33
17Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:14
21Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 20 - Cell 2
22Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 21 - Cell 2
23Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 24 - Cell 2
26Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 26 - Cell 2
28Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 27 - Cell 2
29Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 28 - Cell 2
30Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 29 - Cell 2
31Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 30 - Cell 2
32Kohei Uchima (Jpn) JapanRow 31 - Cell 2
33Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 32 - Cell 2
34Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 34 - Cell 2
36Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:12:49
37Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) JapanRow 39 - Cell 2
41Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 40 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo-Tinkoff10:28:35
2Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:08
3BMC Racing Team0:00:34
4Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5IAM CyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:04
7Sky Procycling0:01:47
8FDJ0:02:21
9RadioShack LeopardRow 8 - Cell 2
10Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:38
11Astana Pro Team0:05:15
12Orica-GreenEdge0:06:02
13Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:07:49
14Katusha0:09:20
15Team Argos-Shimano0:11:11
16Team NetApp-Endura0:14:35
17Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:15:52
18Japan0:26:49
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General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling20:04:13
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:27
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:39
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:50
5Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:13
6Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:19
8Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:01:34
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:44
10Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:00
11Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:01
12Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:08
13Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:09
14Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:21
15Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:35
16Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:02:39
17Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:02:47
18Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:02:52
19Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:03:00
20Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:02
21Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:04
22Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:03:25
23Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:03:38
24Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:03
25Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:04:20
26Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:35
27Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:04:52
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:54
29Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:10
30Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:43
31Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:05:59
32Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:06:08
33Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan0:06:20
34Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:06:57
35Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:07:11
36Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:07:46
37Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:07:55
38Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:09:14
39Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:09:18
40Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:09:57
41Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:10:17
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:11:08
43Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:11:23
44Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:11:26
45Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:11:46
46Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:54
47Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 46 - Cell 2
48Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:09
49Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:13
50Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:13:14
51Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:13:16
52Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:13:27
53Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling0:14:02
54Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:14:07
55Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:14:55
56Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:15:04
57Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:15:57
58Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge