Greipel wins final stage of Tour of Oman

Chris Froome enjoyed an untroubled final stage at the Tour of Oman to secure his second successive overall victory in the six-day stage race and so warn his Grand Tour rivals they face another season of suffering if they try to beat him in any stage race he rides.

André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) used his power and experience on the fast tailwind assisted finish to win his third stage in Oman and take his season tally to an impressive six victories.

Greipel saw off the challenge of Nacer Bouhanni ( and an impressive Sam Bennett (NetApp-Endura) in the sprint after his loyal and hard working teammates dug deep on the finishing circuit to close down the break and several late attacks.

Froome finished safely in the peloton surrounded by his teammates and enjoyed a moment of celebration with his loyal men in black before heading to the podium to pull on the final winner's red jersey.

"I couldn't ask for much more. If at the start of the race you'd said to me I'd be here in the red jersey, I'd have taken it, definitely. That's the best case for me," Froome said.

"It's great to be able to back it up and come and defend my title. The team we've had here has been really compatible, really aggressive and wanting to make the most out of the racing. It shows that everyone has come off a good winter and that everyone is working hard to be in good shape for this. It really a pleasure to work with people who share that mentality. We've got the leader's jersey to show for it. We're really happy."

Team Sky opted to mix their race tactics during the race, catching their rivals off guard with attacks. Team Sky skillfully set up overall victory on Green Mountain on Saturday, with an attack by Sergio Henao and then a knock-out follow-up move by Froome. That is how the race was won.

"That was one of the objectives this week, to play our tactics are little bit differently and go on the offensive a little bit more than normal. I think it's really healthy for the guys and normal," Froome said, before heading back to the race hotel for another bottle of celebratory champagne and then a quick night flight home.

A day of aggressive racing

The hilly start to the 146.5km stage sparked several attacks and others moves formed on the Bousher Alamrat climb.

Five riders formed the first breakaway after 17km, with Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Nicholas Roche (Tinkoff-Saxo) amongst them. They were caught before the first sprint after 59km and a new attack of ten riders formed.

Michael Hepburn (Orica-GreenEdge) and Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthCare) were in the move. However the peloton chased after them on the Bousher Alamrat and more attacks came behind, with Sagan and at one point Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) testing their legs one last time.

Christopher Juul Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo) managed to join Hepburn and Bazzana to create the final break of the day that lead the race into the three finishing circuits on the seafront Muscat Corniche. The strong headwind made them suffer but they fought on and in turn tested the resolve of the peloton and the Lotto Belisol team that was obliged to do much of the chasing.

The gap hovered at less than a minute for the final 21km on the finishing circuit and the trio was only caught in the final kilometre. However Lotto Belisol still had the riders to protect Greipel and he again finished off their hard work with an unbeatable sprint.

"It was windy just like two years ago, with a strong tailwind. It was a really fast sprint because it's also downhill, so I decided to go early because you can't go faster than your fastest," Greipel explained after celebrating his third stage win in six days of racing in Oman.

"The other teams tried to get ride of me during the stage but my teammates stayed with me on the climb. I was lucky that I had good legs today and so wasn't that far back on the climb, just maybe ten seconds. I got back on during the descent. The other teams tried but I had the best team to support me."

Riders and mechanics quickly packed up their bikes and traveled home over night to Europe, quickly bringing down the curtain on the fifth edition of the Tour of Oman and the triptych of Middle Eastern races

The Tour of Oman arguably marks the end of the early season. Things will get much more serious next weekend in Belgium at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then the week after at Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. Spring is now in the air.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol3:25:41
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Fdj.frRow 1 - Cell 2
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 5 - Cell 2
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdgeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Peter Sagan (Svk) CannondaleRow 9 - Cell 2
11Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 10 - Cell 2
12Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 12 - Cell 2
14Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 15 - Cell 2
17Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Oscar Gatto (Ita) CannondaleRow 17 - Cell 2
19Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 19 - Cell 2
21Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team KatushaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 26 - Cell 2
28Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 27 - Cell 2
29Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Team SkyRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 36 - Cell 2
38Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Kristijan Koren (Slo) CannondaleRow 40 - Cell 2
42Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdgeRow 42 - Cell 2
44Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 43 - Cell 2
45Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Fdj.frRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto BelisolRow 50 - Cell 2
52Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Fdj.frRow 51 - Cell 2
53Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 53 - Cell 2
55Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory RacingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 55 - Cell 2
57Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 58 - Cell 2
60David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 59 - Cell 2
61Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) CannondaleRow 60 - Cell 2
62Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdgeRow 61 - Cell 2
63Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 63 - Cell 2
65Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 65 - Cell 2
67Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 68 - Cell 2
70Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 70 - Cell 2
72Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdgeRow 71 - Cell 2
73Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory RacingRow 72 - Cell 2
74Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory RacingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 76 - Cell 2
78Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 77 - Cell 2
79Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team SkyRow 78 - Cell 2
80Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto BelisolRow 80 - Cell 2
82Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 81 - Cell 2
83Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 83 - Cell 2
85Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team KatushaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory RacingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.frRow 87 - Cell 2
89David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 88 - Cell 2
90Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team SkyRow 89 - Cell 2
91Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 90 - Cell 2
92Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:20
93Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Fdj.fr0:00:22
94Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:25
98Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp - Endura0:00:28
99Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp - Endura0:00:29
100Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory RacingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team KatushaRow 100 - Cell 2
102Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 101 - Cell 2
103Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Lucas Euser (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) CannondaleRow 106 - Cell 2
108Moreno Moser (Ita) CannondaleRow 107 - Cell 2
109Michel Koch (Ger) CannondaleRow 108 - Cell 2
110Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdgeRow 111 - Cell 2
113Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:00:44
114Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 113 - Cell 2
115Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:51
116Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling0:00:57
117Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:11
118Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 117 - Cell 2
119William Bonnet (Fra) Fdj.fr0:01:12
120Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:14
121Alan Marangoni (Ita) CannondaleRow 120 - Cell 2
122Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:42
123Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol0:02:17
124Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 123 - Cell 2
125Laurent Mangel (Fra) Fdj.fr0:02:54
126Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 125 - Cell 2
127Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:31
128Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:03:36
129Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:52
130Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:01
131Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:04:49
132Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:05:32
133Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:10:10
134Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 133 - Cell 2
135Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFNicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFMaxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFGert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFDmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFLeigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 140 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Al Amerat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Matrah Corniche (1st crossing)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team3pts
2Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol15pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Fdj.fr12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Fdj.fr3:25:41
2Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 1 - Cell 2
3Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 2 - Cell 2
4Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Peter Sagan (Svk) CannondaleRow 4 - Cell 2
6Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 6 - Cell 2
8Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 8 - Cell 2
10Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 10 - Cell 2
12Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 11 - Cell 2
13Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 12 - Cell 2
14David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 13 - Cell 2
15Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 17 - Cell 2
19Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.frRow 18 - Cell 2
20Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:22
21Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha0:00:29
22Moreno Moser (Ita) CannondaleRow 21 - Cell 2
23Michel Koch (Ger) CannondaleRow 22 - Cell 2
24Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:42
25Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:17
26Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:31
27Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:04:49
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10:17:03
2Team KatushaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Lotto BelisolRow 2 - Cell 2
4CannondaleRow 3 - Cell 2
5Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Bardiani CSFRow 5 - Cell 2
7BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team SkyRow 7 - Cell 2
9Team Netapp - EnduraRow 8 - Cell 2
10IAM CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 10 - Cell 2
12FDJ.frRow 11 - Cell 2
13UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Orica GreenedgeRow 13 - Cell 2
15Astana Pro TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Tinkoff-SaxoRow 15 - Cell 2
17AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Trek Factory RacingRow 17 - Cell 2
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Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky22:02:26
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:26
3Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:31
4Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:48
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:57
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:01
7Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky0:01:19
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:25
9Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:32
10Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:34
11Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Fdj.fr0:01:50
12Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:51
13Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:53
14Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge0:01:58
15Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 15 - Cell 2
17Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp - Endura0:02:15
18Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge0:02:21
19Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:02:29
20Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky0:02:44
21Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr0:02:45
22Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol0:02:52
23David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp - Endura0:03:10
24Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:03:17
25Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:03:31
26Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:34
27Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:03:35
28Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:50
29Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:03:57
30David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:04:12
31Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:04:14
32Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:15
33Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:04:25
34Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:34
35Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:05:02
36Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:05:06
37Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling0:05:16
38Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:30
39Marc Demaar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:05:40
40Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp - Endura0:05:52
41Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:05:55
42Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:06
43Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 42 - Cell 2
44Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:06:27
45Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol0:06:31
46Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:06:34
47Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:07:09
48Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale0:07:13
49Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:07:14
50Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo0:07:53
51Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:42
52Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale0:08:47
53Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:13
54Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:39
55Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:10:01
56Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:10:18
57Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:11:55
58Lucas Euser (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:12:57
59Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:06
60Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:13:23
61Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:14:12
62Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:14:21
63Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha0:14:25
64Dario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky0:14:28
65Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:15:04
66Frantisek Padour (Cze) Team Netapp - Endura0:15:14
67Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:15:21
68Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:15:22
69Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:15:23
70Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:16:39
71Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:19:30
72Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing0:20:01
73Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale0:21:45
74Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:21:57
75Laurent Mangel (Fra) Fdj.fr0:23:27
76Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:24:11
77Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura0:24:58
78Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:25:10
79Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:14
80Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale0:25:17
81Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:25:23
82Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 81 - Cell 2
83Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:25:29
84Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:25:32
85Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:25:41
86Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:25:47
87Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge0:25:48
88Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:26:09
89Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:26:58
90Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:27:39
91Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:28:15
92Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:28:30
93Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:28:40
94André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:28:42
95Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:28:48
96William Bonnet (Fra) Fdj.fr0:29:05
97Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:29:12
98Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:29:27
99Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:29:55
100Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Fdj.fr0:30:21
101Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:30:23
102Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:30:33
103Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:30:43
104Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:30:55
105Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:30:57
106Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Fdj.fr0:30:58
107Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp - Endura0:31:11
108Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha0:31:34
109Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:31:55
110Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:32:08
111Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:33:11
112Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:33:18
113Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:33:43
114Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:33:46
115Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:33:47
116Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:34:03
117Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:34:20
118Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:34:21
119Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:34:30
120Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:35:00
121Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:35:02
122Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:35:05
123Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:35:19
124Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:35:22
125Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha0:38:57
126Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:39:10
127Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling0:39:24
128Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:32
129Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:39:45
130Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:39:53
131Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:40:16
132Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura0:40:28
133Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Fdj.fr0:40:57
134Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:34
135John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:51:17
136Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:53:40
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol45pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Fdj.fr34Row 1 - Cell 3
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale28Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha24Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team21Row 4 - Cell 3
6Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise18Row 5 - Cell 3
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky15Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15Row 7 - Cell 3
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team12Row 8 - Cell 3
10Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura10Row 9 - Cell 3
11Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF9Row 10 - Cell 3
12Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise9Row 11 - Cell 3
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team9Row 12 - Cell 3
14Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8Row 13 - Cell 3
15Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team8Row 14 - Cell 3
16Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF8Row 15 - Cell 3
17Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8Row 16 - Cell 3
18Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha7Row 17 - Cell 3
19Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge7Row 18 - Cell 3
20Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol7Row 19 - Cell 3
21Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky7Row 20 - Cell 3
22Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team7Row 21 - Cell 3
23Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team6Row 22 - Cell 3
24Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team6Row 23 - Cell 3
25Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 24 - Cell 3
26Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 25 - Cell 3
27Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha5Row 26 - Cell 3
28Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise5Row 27 - Cell 3
29Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF5Row 28 - Cell 3
30Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team4Row 29 - Cell 3
31Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Fdj.fr4Row 30 - Cell 3
32Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team4Row 31 - Cell 3
33Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team4Row 32 - Cell 3
34Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF4Row 33 - Cell 3
35Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 34 - Cell 3
36Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 35 - Cell 3
37Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge3Row 36 - Cell 3
38Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura3Row 37 - Cell 3
39Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3Row 38 - Cell 3
40Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team3Row 39 - Cell 3
41Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling3Row 40 - Cell 3
42Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky2Row 41 - Cell 3
43Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling2Row 42 - Cell 3
44Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2Row 43 - Cell 3
45Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2Row 44 - Cell 3
46John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team2Row 45 - Cell 3
47Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo1Row 46 - Cell 3
48Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF1Row 47 - Cell 3
49Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale1Row 48 - Cell 3
50Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha1Row 49 - Cell 3
51Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing1Row 50 - Cell 3
52Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1Row 51 - Cell 3
53Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1Row 52 - Cell 3
54Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team1Row 53 - Cell 3
55Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team1Row 54 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22:04:19
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr0:00:52
3David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:17
4Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:01:38
5Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:09
6Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:37
7Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:04:41
8Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale0:05:20
9Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:05:21
10Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:12:28
11Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:13:29
12Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:20:04
13Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:23:36
14Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:26:55
15Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Fdj.fr0:28:28
16Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:28:30
17Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:30:02
18Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:30:15
19Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:31:18
20Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:31:50
21Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:31:53
22Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:33:07
23Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:33:09
24Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:33:26
25Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha0:37:04
26Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:38:23
27Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura0:38:35
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky66:11:00
2IAM Cycling0:02:30
3AG2R La Mondiale0:03:02
4Orica Greenedge0:03:07
5BMC Racing Team0:03:56
6Lotto Belisol0:04:18
7Team Katusha0:04:42
8Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:05:48
9Team Netapp - Endura0:06:21
10Astana Pro Team0:06:26
11Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:07:00
13Trek Factory Racing0:07:15
14UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:11:19
15Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:13:08
18Bardiani CSF0:24:48


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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.

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