Cavendish wins again in Qatar

Another day, another sprint, another Mark Cavendish victory. The Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider made it two wins in as many days and took possession of the overall lead at the Tour of Qatar as he beat Barry Markus (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Andrea Guardini (Astana) in the bunch sprint at Al Khor Corniche at the end of stage 4. 

For the second day running, Cavendish was left to his own devices in the finishing straight and, just as he did on Tuesday, the Manxman made light of that apparent handicap as he navigated his way to the front inside the final 300 metres. Cavendish then unfurled a crisp sprint finish to take the stage win ahead of the youngsters Markus and Guardini, and he also claimed the ten-second time bonus that now lifts him into the golden jersey ahead of Brent Bookwalter (BMC).

“I'm really happy, I won here last year on the same parcours,” said Cavendish. “It's pretty much the same wind, not enough to break the race, but everyone's a bit nervous.”

Cavendish’s victory owed almost as much to his head as it did to his legs. Winner at Al Khor in both 2012 and 2009, his almost forensic recollection of sprint finales past helped him to maintain his sangfroid when, to the outside observer, he appeared in danger of getting boxed in on the narrow finishing straight.

“I knew from experience at this finish that the wind comes from the right so you want to be on the left. But the road sweeps right and the peloton naturally moves to the right, so I knew the gap would open on the left. In the end, I was able to do what I did last year and surf around the peloton with 300-200 to go and sprint from there.”

Cavendish’s nominal lead-out man on Wednesday was Matteo Trentin, but the Italian lost track of his master on the final roundabout. For the second successive stage, however, Dutch national champion Niki Terpstra was on hand to put in a man-of-the-match stint in support of Cavendish. “I thought I was going to have to freestyle the last 1300 metres but then Niki came up and moved me up fifteen places,” Cavendish said.

It was another Dutchman, 21-year-old Barry Markus, who again pushed Cavendish the closest in the finishing sprint. Cavendish admitted that he had not been familiar with his dauphin before coming to Qatar, although he has doubtless taken note of the name. “I’d never heard of him but he seems alright though,” Cavendish said. “He’s pretty good.”

Third-place Andrea Guardini, meanwhile, was left with regrets after he found himself on the second wheel 400 metres from the finish. Rather than risk a lengthy effort into the wind, Guardini slowed and latched on to Edvald Boasson Hagen’s wheel, but when he started his sprint, Cavendish had already flown the coop.

“Cavendish showed that when he goes, if you’re not on his wheel or at least ready to accelerate at the same time as him, then there’s nothing to be done,” Guardini said afterwards.

One day at a time

Overnight leader Brent Bookwalter knew that he had a precarious hold on his golden jersey coming into the stage and his hopes of fending off Cavendish, who began the day just 8 seconds back, were dealt a blow by the conditions on stage 4. As forecast, the winds of Sunday and Monday have abated as the week has progressed, and a bunch finish already seemed inevitable when the peloton left the Camel Race Track on Wednesday morning.

Even so, an early trio of escapees – Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Pirmin Lang (IAM Cycling) and Andriy Grivko (Astana) – took it upon themselves to thumb their noses at the odds. They went clear after just 13 kilometres, and set about steadily building up a sizeable lead as they traversed the silent and deserted Qatari interior.

Smukulis, Lang and Grivko stretched their lead out to seven minutes at one point, but once Omega Pharma-QuickStep began to organise the chase, their advantage melted away under the Arabian sun and they were duly swallowed up with 9km still to race. By that point, Omega Pharma-QuickStep had plenty of company at the front end of the peloton, as Argos-Shimano, Sky and Astana looked to form lead-out trains on the fast approach to Al Khor.

A crash inside the final kilometre saw Bookwalter held up, and although he was awarded the same time as the main peloton, he cedes his golden jersey to Cavendish. The Manxman leads Bookwalter by 2 seconds, while Taylor Phinney (BMC) is a further 6 seconds back in third. “Fresh legs don't make for safe finishes,” said Phinney. “I would much prefer it to be like the first day when everybody was pretty tired from all the wind and the echelons.”

Wary of the possibility of echelons on Thursday’s penultimate stage to the northern tip of the peninsula at Madinat Al Shamal, Cavendish was circumspect about his chances of winning the race overall. “The approach is the same whether I’m in the jersey or not, I just want to win stages and see after that,” he said.

Indeed, victory on stage 4 was the 93rd of Cavendish’s career, and he has the opportunity to edge ever closer to his century in the coming days. Asked if he could remember all of his wins, Cavendish gave a telling response: “No, but if you told me the race, I could probably remember the last kilometre.”

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team3:30:05
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KatushaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 5 - Cell 2
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 6 - Cell 2
8Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La MondialeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 12 - Cell 2
14Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 14 - Cell 2
16Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJRow 15 - Cell 2
17Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) JapanRow 17 - Cell 2
19Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 18 - Cell 2
20Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 19 - Cell 2
21Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 20 - Cell 2
22Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 21 - Cell 2
23Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 25 - Cell 2
27Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 28 - Cell 2
30Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky ProcyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Rüdiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) JapanRow 33 - Cell 2
35Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 36 - Cell 2
38Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM CyclingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 39 - Cell 2
41Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 42 - Cell 2
44Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) KatushaRow 45 - Cell 2
47David Boucher (Fra) FDJRow 46 - Cell 2
48Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 48 - Cell 2
50Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 51 - Cell 2
53Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Junya Sano (Jpn) JapanRow 53 - Cell 2
55Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJRow 55 - Cell 2
57Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Pavel Brutt (Rus) KatushaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 61 - Cell 2
63Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 62 - Cell 2
64Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 63 - Cell 2
65Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 64 - Cell 2
66Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack LeopardRow 65 - Cell 2
67Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 67 - Cell 2
69Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 68 - Cell 2
70Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 69 - Cell 2
71Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 70 - Cell 2
72Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 71 - Cell 2
73Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 72 - Cell 2
74Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) JapanRow 77 - Cell 2
79Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 79 - Cell 2
81Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 80 - Cell 2
82Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack LeopardRow 81 - Cell 2
83Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 82 - Cell 2
84Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 83 - Cell 2
85Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 84 - Cell 2
86Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJRow 89 - Cell 2
91Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 90 - Cell 2
92Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:01:30
94Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Kohei Uchima (Jpn) JapanRow 96 - Cell 2
98Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 97 - Cell 2
99Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 100 - Cell 2
102Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:34
103Alexander Porsev (Rus) KatushaRow 102 - Cell 2
104Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:49
108Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 107 - Cell 2
109Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) JapanRow 108 - Cell 2
110Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:01:53
111Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 110 - Cell 2
112Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:53
113Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:55
114Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:12
116Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La MondialeRow 115 - Cell 2
117Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:28
119Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:31
121Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 120 - Cell 2
122Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 121 - Cell 2
123Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 122 - Cell 2
124Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 123 - Cell 2
125Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 124 - Cell 2
126Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 125 - Cell 2
127Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 127 - Cell 2
129Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La MondialeRow 128 - Cell 2
130Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 129 - Cell 2
131Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 130 - Cell 2
132Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) JapanRow 131 - Cell 2
133Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:04:57
134Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 133 - Cell 2
135Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 134 - Cell 2
136Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:05:01
137Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:06
138Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 137 - Cell 2
139Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 138 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Umm Al Qahab
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team3pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Umm Thenaitain Farm
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team3pts
2Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Al Khor Corniche
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team15pts
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:30:05
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 2 - Cell 2
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 3 - Cell 2
5Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La MondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 6 - Cell 2
8Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 8 - Cell 2
10Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 9 - Cell 2
11Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 10 - Cell 2
12Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 11 - Cell 2
13Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Rüdiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 23 - Cell 2
25Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack LeopardRow 24 - Cell 2
26Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 27 - Cell 2
29Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 28 - Cell 2
30Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 29 - Cell 2
31Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJRow 30 - Cell 2
32Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Kohei Uchima (Jpn) JapanRow 33 - Cell 2
35Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 34 - Cell 2
36Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:34
37Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 36 - Cell 2
38Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:01:53
39Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:12
40Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 40 - Cell 2
42Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 42 - Cell 2
44Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox10:30:15
2Vacansoleil-DcmRow 1 - Cell 2
3Katusha TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4FdjRow 3 - Cell 2
5Orica GreenedgeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sky ProcyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 7 - Cell 2
9Astana Pro TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Iam CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Team Netapp-EnduraRow 10 - Cell 2
12JapanRow 11 - Cell 2
13Bmc Racing TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Team Argos-ShimanoRow 13 - Cell 2
15CannondaleRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ag2R La MondialeRow 15 - Cell 2
17Champion SystemRow 16 - Cell 2
18Radioshack LeopardRow 17 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team10:20:01
2Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:02
3Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:08
4Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:09
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:12
6Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:00:13
8Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:14
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:16
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:17
11Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:22
13Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:23
15Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:00:25
16Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha0:00:27
17Alexander Porsev (Rus) KatushaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:29
19Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:31
20Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:34
21Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:35
22Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 21 - Cell 2
23Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 22 - Cell 2
24Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:36
25Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:38
27Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 26 - Cell 2
28Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:40
30Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ0:00:41
31Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:42
32Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 31 - Cell 2
33Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:43
34Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:00:44
36Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 35 - Cell 2
37Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:45
38Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 37 - Cell 2
39Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:49
40Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:55
41Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:56
42Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:59
43Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:00
44Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:03
45Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 44 - Cell 2
46Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:20
49Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:01:25
50Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:01:34
51Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:36
52Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:38
53Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:39
54Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:01:43
56Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:01:47
57Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:06
58Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:02:17
59Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:02:21
60Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:02:22
61Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:29
63Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:02:54
64Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:57
65Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:19
66Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:23
67Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:27
68Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:04:00
69Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:04:09
70Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:04:58
71Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:17
72Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:08:25
73Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:16:25
74Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ0:16:37
75Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 74 - Cell 2
76Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 75 - Cell 2
77Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:44
78Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:16:46
79Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:47
81Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La MondialeRow 80 - Cell 2
82Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La MondialeRow 81 - Cell 2
83Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:16:51