Boom blasts to victory

Lars Boom (Rabobank) made the most of a technical prologue course in the Doha Cultural Village to take the first golden jersey of the 2011 Tour of Qatar. The Dutchman is equally adept as a cyclo-cross rider as he is against the watch, and he combined his bike handling skills and speed to fine effect on the tricky 2.5km circuit.

World time trial champion Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek), the default favourite for time trials of all shapes and sizes, had to settle for second best on a course that featured cobbles, technical corners and strong winds. Dutchman Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) put in a fine ride to finish third, while Team Sky had a solid opening thanks to Juan Antonio Flecha (fourth) and Alex Dowsett (fifth). That ride gave Dowsett the best young rider’s jersey, while Rabobank won the team prize.

“I'm very happy,” Boom said after learning that Cancellara had failed to beat his time. “I didn't expect this, although I had a very good winter.”

Boom’s victory was built largely on his ability to accelerate explosively out of the circuit’s twelve bends, although he admitted that he took risks on the entry to a number of corners.

“Of course you have to take risks in the prologue, you gain seconds that way,” he explained.

While Boom toasted victory, Fabian Cancellara was left to rue the circuit’s sinuous nature. Resplendent in his rainbow bands, the Swiss rider looked as imperious as ever when he powered down the starting ramp, but a confused approach to a bend 600m from the line seemed to break his rhythm somewhat. However, with a gap of four seconds between him and Boom at the finish, it seems that the Dutchman’s bike-handling and technical ability ultimately won through.

 

Alex Dowsett pulled on the white jersey for best young rider after day one, and he was surprised to have beaten so many big names in his first ever race as a professional.

“There’s a high calibre of riders here, I certainly didn’t expect this,” he told Cyclingnews. “But I’ve been training and coming into good form for this time of year.”

Flecha’s fast start

The day’s early pace-setter was Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky), who put in a fine performance in spite of a barrier being blown into his path by the wind in the finishing straight. The Spaniard managed to stay upright initially before falling after crossing the line, but emerged unscathed and in the provisional lead.

His time was to survive at the head of the leader board for most of the afternoon, until the pre-race favourites began to take the start. Boom was the first man to get inside Flecha’s time, and the Dutchman was then forced to wait and watch time trialists of the calibre of Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervélo) try and fail to get close to his mark.

Following his world record-breaking individual pursuit ride in Australia last week, much was expected from the in-form Bobridge, and his relatively modest placing (13th at 10 seconds) was indicative of the particular nature of the circuit. Similarly, Wiggins’ 29th place finish will not have worried him unduly on a course that did not seem best-suited to his talents.

With such a short prologue, the sprinters knew that they could limit their losses and stay firmly in contention for overall victory in the race. However, Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) will have to settle for stage wins this week after a high-speed crash. The Manxman went down hard midway through the prologue and then lost further time when he had to wait for a new bike. He would finish the race with several cuts and bruises, in last place, 1:13 down, and was passed by Tom Boonen (Quick Step) in the closing metres.

Boonen’s seventh place finish means he is the best placed sprinter after the prologue, although Cavendish’s teammate Mark Renshaw (12th at nine seconds) also rode a fine opening time trial. After crossing the line, the Boonen was simply glad to have the first day of racing out of the way.

“It’s always hard to do a prologue like this for your first day of competition, but it will be better in the next couple of days,” he told Cyclingnews after crossing the line. “It was really hard to find a good rhythm, you were always bouncing from the left to the right and the wind was blowing from all sides, so it wasn’t easy to find a good pace.”

While Boonen seems well-poised to be a threat later in the week, for now the honours belong to Lars Boom, who will not give up his lead willingly: “I think tomorrow will bring a lot of wind so we will try to defend the jersey,” he said.

After his fellow countrywoman Ellen Van Dijk took the Ladies Tour of Qatar last week thanks to her mastery of the strong Qatari winds, Boom and Rabobank will surely be a significant force in the days to come.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:07
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:00:04
3Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:05
4Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:06
6Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:08
9Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team AstanaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad0:00:09
11Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 10 - Cell 2
12Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:10
14Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard TrekRow 14 - Cell 2
16Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:00:11
17Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:12
20Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 19 - Cell 2
21Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 20 - Cell 2
22Russell Downing (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 22 - Cell 2
24Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:13
26Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 26 - Cell 2
28Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 27 - Cell 2
29Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 28 - Cell 2
30Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
31Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-HighroadRow 30 - Cell 2
32Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-HighroadRow 31 - Cell 2
33William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 32 - Cell 2
34Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 34 - Cell 2
36Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 36 - Cell 2
38Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:15
40Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 41 - Cell 2
43Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 43 - Cell 2
45Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 44 - Cell 2
46Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 45 - Cell 2
47Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 46 - Cell 2
48Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 47 - Cell 2
49Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:16
50Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-HighroadRow 50 - Cell 2
52Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 51 - Cell 2
53Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 52 - Cell 2
54Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 55 - Cell 2
57Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 57 - Cell 2
59Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 58 - Cell 2
60Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:17
62Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 61 - Cell 2
63Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 62 - Cell 2
64Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 63 - Cell 2
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 64 - Cell 2
66Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 65 - Cell 2
67Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 66 - Cell 2
68Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 67 - Cell 2
69Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 69 - Cell 2
71Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 71 - Cell 2
73Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek0:00:18
74Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 73 - Cell 2
75Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 74 - Cell 2
76Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 75 - Cell 2
77Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:00:19
80Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 79 - Cell 2
81Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team AstanaRow 81 - Cell 2
83Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 82 - Cell 2
84Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team0:00:20
85Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 84 - Cell 2
86Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 85 - Cell 2
87Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:21
89Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 88 - Cell 2
90Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 89 - Cell 2
91Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 90 - Cell 2
92Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 91 - Cell 2
93Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 93 - Cell 2
95Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:22
96Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 95 - Cell 2
97Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 96 - Cell 2
98Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-HighroadRow 98 - Cell 2
100Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 99 - Cell 2
101Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 100 - Cell 2
102Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:23
104Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 104 - Cell 2
106Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJRow 105 - Cell 2
107Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:00:24
108Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 107 - Cell 2
109Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 110 - Cell 2
112Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:25
113Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 112 - Cell 2
114Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 113 - Cell 2
115Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJRow 114 - Cell 2
116Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:26
117Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:27
118Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:28
119Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:29
120Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 119 - Cell 2
121Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC0:00:31
122Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:35
123David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 122 - Cell 2
124Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:39
125Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:42
126Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:01:13
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15pts
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:03:13
2Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:03
3Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:04
4Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:00:05
6Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:06
7Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:00:08
8Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 7 - Cell 2
9Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:09
12Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 11 - Cell 2
13Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad0:00:10
14Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 13 - Cell 2
15Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 15 - Cell 2
17Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:11
19Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 18 - Cell 2
20Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 19 - Cell 2
21Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:12
23Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 22 - Cell 2
24Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 23 - Cell 2
25Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:13
26Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
28Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:15
30Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 30 - Cell 2
32Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek0:00:16
33Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 33 - Cell 2
35Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:17
37Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ0:00:19
38Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:21
39Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:29
40Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:33
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:41
2Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:02
3Sky Procycling0:00:03
4Team Leopard-Trek0:00:05
5Skil-Shimano0:00:08
6HTC - Highroad0:00:12
7Team Garmin - Cervelo0:00:15
8Pro Team Astana0:00:16
9BMC Racing Team0:00:19
10FDJ0:00:23
11Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:00:24
12An Post-Sean KellyRow 11 - Cell 2
13Lampre - ISD0:00:25
14Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:26
15Katusha Team0:00:28
16Geox - TMC0:00:38
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:07
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:00:04
3Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:05
4Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:06
6Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:08
9Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team AstanaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad0:00:09
11Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 10 - Cell 2
12Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:10
14Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Leopard TrekRow 14 - Cell 2
16Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:00:11
17Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:12
20Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 19 - Cell 2
21Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 20 - Cell 2
22Russell Downing (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 22 - Cell 2
24Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:13
26Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 26 - Cell 2
28Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 27 - Cell 2
29Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 28 - Cell 2
30Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
31Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-HighroadRow 30 - Cell 2
32Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-HighroadRow 31 - Cell 2
33William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 32 - Cell 2
34Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 34 - Cell 2
36Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 36 - Cell 2
38Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:15
40Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 41 - Cell 2
43Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 43 - Cell 2
45Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 44 - Cell 2
46Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 45 - Cell 2
47Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 46 - Cell 2
48Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 47 - Cell 2
49Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:16
50Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-HighroadRow 50 - Cell 2
52Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 51 - Cell 2
53Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 52 - Cell 2
54Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 55 - Cell 2
57Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 57 - Cell 2
59Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 58 - Cell 2
60Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:17
62Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 61 - Cell 2
63Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 62 - Cell 2
64Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 63 - Cell 2
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 64 - Cell 2
66Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 65 - Cell 2
67Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 66 - Cell 2
68Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 67 - Cell 2
69Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 69 - Cell 2
71Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 71 - Cell 2
73Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek0:00:18
74Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 73 - Cell 2
75Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 74 - Cell 2
76Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 75 - Cell 2
77Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:00:19
80Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 79 - Cell 2
81Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team AstanaRow 81 - Cell 2
83Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 82 - Cell 2
84Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team0:00:20
85Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 84 - Cell 2
86Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 85 - Cell 2
87Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:21
89Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean KellyRow 88 - Cell 2
90Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 89 - Cell 2
91Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 90 - Cell 2
92Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 91 - Cell 2
93Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 93 - Cell 2
95Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:22
96Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 95 - Cell 2
97Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 96 - Cell 2
98Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-HighroadRow 98 - Cell 2
100Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 99 - Cell 2
101Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 100 - Cell 2
102Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:23
104Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 104 - Cell 2
106Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJRow 105 - Cell 2
107Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:00:24
108Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 107 - Cell 2
109Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 110 - Cell 2
112Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:25
113Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 112 - Cell 2
114Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 113 - Cell 2
115Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJRow 114 - Cell 2
116Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:26
117Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:27
118Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:28
119Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:29
120Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 119 - Cell 2
121Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC0:00:31
122Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:35
123David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 122 - Cell 2
124Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:39
125Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:42
126Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:01:13
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15pts
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:03:13
2Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:03
3Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:04
4Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:00:05
6Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:06
7Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:00:08
8Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 7 - Cell 2
9Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:09
12Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 11 - Cell 2
13Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad0:00:10
14Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 13 - Cell 2
15Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 15 - Cell 2
17Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:11
19Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 18 - Cell 2
20Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 19 - Cell 2
21Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:12
23Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean KellyRow 22 - Cell 2
24Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - MercatorRow 23 - Cell 2
25Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:13
26Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
28Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:15
30Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean KellyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMCRow 30 - Cell 2
32Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek0:00:16
33Frederique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 33 - Cell 2
35Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:17
37Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ0:00:19
38Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:21
39Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:29
40Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:33
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:41
2Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:02
3Sky Procycling0:00:03
4Team Leopard-Trek0:00:05
5Skil-Shimano0:00:08
6HTC - Highroad0:00:12
7Team Garmin - Cervelo0:00:15
8Pro Team Astana0:00:16
9BMC Racing Team0:00:19
10FDJ0:00:23
11Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:00:24
12An Post-Sean KellyRow 11 - Cell 2
13Lampre - ISD0:00:25
14Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:26
15Katusha Team0:00:28
16Geox - TMC0:00:38

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