Tour of Qatar stage 5: Cavendish three in a row

Mark Cavendish moved a step closer to claiming overall victory at the Tour of Qatar when he reeled off his third win in as many days on stage 5 to Madinat Al Shamal. The Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider saw off the brisk challenge of Yauheni Hutarovich (Ag2r-La Mondiale) to take the bunch sprint and extend his overall lead to 15 seconds ahead of Brent Bookwalter (BMC).

After having to fend largely for himself in the final kilometre on the previous two days, Cavendish was able to count on an impeccable lead-out from his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team on this occasion. Dutch champion Niki Terpstra acted as the last man, and performed the unfamiliar role with considerable aplomb, moving aside 250 metres from home for Cavendish to apply the finish.

From there, the result was never in doubt. Hutarovich, who surprised Cavendish on the opening road stage of the 2010 Vuelta a España, looked to repeat the feat here, but the Manxman had enough in reserve to kick once more in sight of the line to ensure victory. Aidis Kruopis (Orica-GreenEdge) claimed 3rd ahead of Adam Blythe (BMC), while another Briton, Luke Rowe (Sky) finished 5th.

Afterwards, Cavendish was typically fulsome in his praise for his new teammates and he acknowledged their role in helping him overcome the most significant obstacle to his bid to take overall honours in Doha on Friday.

“I’ve always had commitment from the guys these last two days, but today they rode like a unit like I know QuickStep can, and I was so proud to be at the back of that,” Cavendish said afterwards.

“We knew from last year that if we could get through this stage, we would be in with a very good chance of winning the Tour of Qatar. The guys just stayed there at the front and controlled it, controlled it, controlled it. I had four of five guys surrounding me the whole day, just keeping me sheltered. They’re big guys, I never saw the wind and they just rode perfectly.”

Terpstra’s efforts on Cavendish’s behalf were a particular highlight of the finale on three laps of a 13km circuit around the seaside town of Madinat Al Shamal. First, Terpstra set up Cavendish to win the intermediate sprint with 26km to go, and he then latched onto a dangerous move from Taylor Phinney (BMC) and Bernhard Eisel (Sky) which ghosted off the front immediately afterwards.

When that trio was swept up with one lap to go, Terpstra duly took up arms once again as part of the Omega Pharma-QuickStep train, and launched Cavendish towards victory in the finishing straight. “He led me out for the first sprint, so I sprinted and then he carried on,” Cavendish said of Terpstra’s policing of the Eisel-Phinney move. “He’s strong like that and he’s up there on GC as well, so we have options.”

Fast start

Before the start at Al Zubara Fort, Team Sky gathered under a canopy for a tactical briefing from directeur sportif Servais Knaven, and once the flag dropped, the squad was on the offensive in a bid to break Omega Pharma-QuickStep’s stranglehold on the race.

Surprisingly, it was Norwegian champion Edvald Boasson Hagen who was the first attacker, bringing Marco Haller (Katusha) clear with him inside 15km. Puffed along by a slight breeze, the pair built up a buffer of 1:30 at one point, but once they turned back into a headwind, their effort petered out and they were reeled in after 45km.

Soon afterwards, a five-man move featuring Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) was allowed to sally clear, although the pace behind remained high, and the bunch duly fractured into three groups when the race returned to Al Zubara Fort and swung sharp right into a stretch of crosswinds. Although BMC looked to seize the initiative, Cavendish and his phalanx of Omega Pharma-QuickStep footmen were placed safely in the front echelon, and it was clear that the golden jersey would not be changing hands at the day’s end.

Undeterred, however, Phinney went on the offensive once again on the finishing circuit, after the break had been reeled in and the peloton had regrouped. Third across the line in the second intermediate sprint with 26km to go, Phinney never sat up and simply powered clear with Eisel and Terpstra for company. The American’s efforts brought their advantage to 30 seconds at one point, before Omega Pharma-QuickStep dutifully shut down the move.

“I found a good group going up the road with Eisel and Terpstra, but unfortunately Terpstra wasn't working, which makes sense since his team has the jersey and he's not going to work to put me in the jersey,” Phinney said. “Bernie and I had a go, but we needed a couple of more horse powers. Still, it's better to give it a go rather than just sit back and let Cav take it.”

Overall, Cavendish now holds a lead of 15 seconds over Brent Bookwalter (BMC), while Phinney lies a further 5 seconds back in 3rd. Barring disaster, Cavendish is on course to claim the second stage race victory of his career and he explained afterwards that he has been able to rely on some expert advice from the absent Tom Boonen, four times a winner of the race.

“I was texting with him last night and he said to just bring it home. I was like, ‘that’s easy for some to say,’” Cavendish smiled. “I was a bit nervous actually but he was giving me tips yesterday.”

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Full results
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team3:11:11
2Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La MondialeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KatushaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 9 - Cell 2
11Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La MondialeRow 10 - Cell 2
12Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 11 - Cell 2
13Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 12 - Cell 2
14Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 15 - Cell 2
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 24 - Cell 2
26Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 26 - Cell 2
28Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 28 - Cell 2
30Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 29 - Cell 2
31Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La MondialeRow 32 - Cell 2
34Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 33 - Cell 2
35Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJRow 34 - Cell 2
36Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 35 - Cell 2
37Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJRow 39 - Cell 2
41Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 40 - Cell 2
42Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 42 - Cell 2
44David Boucher (Fra) FDJRow 43 - Cell 2
45Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 45 - Cell 2
47Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 46 - Cell 2
48Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 48 - Cell 2
50Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 49 - Cell 2
51Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 50 - Cell 2
52Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) JapanRow 52 - Cell 2
54Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 53 - Cell 2
55Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) JapanRow 54 - Cell 2
56Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La MondialeRow 55 - Cell 2
57Alexander Porsev (Rus) KatushaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 58 - Cell 2
60Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 59 - Cell 2
61Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 60 - Cell 2
62Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 62 - Cell 2
64Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 66 - Cell 2
68Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) JapanRow 67 - Cell 2
69Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 70 - Cell 2
72Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 71 - Cell 2
73Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 72 - Cell 2
74Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 75 - Cell 2
77Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 76 - Cell 2
78Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM CyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Pavel Brutt (Rus) KatushaRow 79 - Cell 2
81Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:13
82Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 83 - Cell 2
85Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 86 - Cell 2
88Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 87 - Cell 2
89Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJRow 89 - Cell 2
91Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 90 - Cell 2
92Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 91 - Cell 2
93Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 92 - Cell 2
94Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Junya Sano (Jpn) JapanRow 95 - Cell 2
97Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:21
98Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:23
99Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 98 - Cell 2
100Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan0:00:27
101Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:31
102Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:37
103Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 102 - Cell 2
104Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 104 - Cell 2
106Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 105 - Cell 2
107Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 106 - Cell 2
108Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 107 - Cell 2
109Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:47
111Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 110 - Cell 2
112Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 111 - Cell 2
113Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:50
114Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:57
117Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack LeopardRow 116 - Cell 2
118Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 117 - Cell 2
119Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack LeopardRow 119 - Cell 2
121Kohei Uchima (Jpn) JapanRow 120 - Cell 2
122Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:00:59
123Rüdiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 122 - Cell 2
124Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:01:02
125Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:22
126Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:28
127Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:01:36
129Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) KatushaRow 128 - Cell 2
130Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 130 - Cell 2
132Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 131 - Cell 2
133Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 132 - Cell 2
134Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:09
135Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:26
DNSMiyataka Shimizu (Jpn) JapanRow 136 - Cell 2
DNSKoen De Kort (Ned) Argos-ShimanoRow 137 - Cell 2
DNSMathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 138 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Al Zubara
1Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling3pts
2Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Madinat Al Shamal (1st crossing)
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Madinat Al Shamal
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team15pts
2Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling6Row 4 - Cell 3
6John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
1Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team3:11:11
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 2 - Cell 2
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 3 - Cell 2
5Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La MondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 5 - Cell 2
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 6 - Cell 2
8Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 8 - Cell 2
10Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 9 - Cell 2
11Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 10 - Cell 2
12Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 11 - Cell 2
13Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 13 - Cell 2
15Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJRow 15 - Cell 2
17Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La MondialeRow 18 - Cell 2
20Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 22 - Cell 2
24Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:13
26Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 27 - Cell 2
29Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJRow 28 - Cell 2
30Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:23
32Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:31
33Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:37
34Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 33 - Cell 2
35Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 34 - Cell 2
36Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:50
37Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:57
39Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack LeopardRow 38 - Cell 2
40Kohei Uchima (Jpn) JapanRow 39 - Cell 2
41Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:00:59
42Rüdiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:28
44Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:36
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Teams
1Orica Greenedge9:33:33
2Ag2R La MondialeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Bardiani Valvole-Csf InoxRow 2 - Cell 2
4Bmc Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team Argos-ShimanoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7FdjRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team Netapp-EnduraRow 7 - Cell 2
9Sky ProcyclingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Iam CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Astana Pro TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12CannondaleRow 11 - Cell 2
13Vacansoleil-DcmRow 12 - Cell 2
14Katusha TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Radioshack LeopardRow 14 - Cell 2
16JapanRow 15 - Cell 2
17Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:13
18Champion System0:00:26
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General classification after stage 5
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team13:30:59
2Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:15
3Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:20
4Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:22
5Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:00:24
6Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:25
7Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:29
9Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:30
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:35
12Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:36
14Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:00:38
15Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:40
16Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Alexander Porsev (Rus) KatushaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:42
19Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:47
20Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:48
21Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 20 - Cell 2
22Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 21 - Cell 2
23Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:49
24Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:51
26Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:53
28Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ0:00:54
30Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:55
31Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:57
32Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 31 - Cell 2
33Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:58
34Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:01:02
36Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:09
37Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:13
39Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:16
40Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 39 - Cell 2
41Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:21
42Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:28
43Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:29
44Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:36
45Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:01:38
46Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:01:47
47Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:51
48Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:02:00
49Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:01
50Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:02
51Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:20
52Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:02:29
53Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:02:34
55Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:02:35
56Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:42
57Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:02:43
58Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:03:04
59Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:03:07
60Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:12
61Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:32
62Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 61 - Cell 2
63Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:41
64Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:53
65Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling0:05:11
66Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:12
67Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:05:21
68Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:49
69Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:08:27
70Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:09:15
71Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ0:16:50
72Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:57
73Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:16:59
74Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:00
76Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La MondialeRow 75 - Cell 2
77Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:17:03
78Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 77 - Cell 2
79Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:17:04
80Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:06
81Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:17:10
83Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:21
84Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:17:24
85Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:26
86Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 85 - Cell 2
87Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:49
88Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 87 - Cell 2
89Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:50
90Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:54
91Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:58
92David Boucher (Fra) FDJ0:18:02
93Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:18:03
94Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:18:12
95Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack LeopardRow 94 - Cell 2
96Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:18:14
97Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan0:18:15
98Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) JapanRow 97 - Cell 2
99Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:23
100Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:25
102Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale0:18:29
104Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan0:18:30
106Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:33
107Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:18:50
108Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:18:52
109Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:19:05
110Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale0:19:09
111Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale0:19:12
112Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 111 - Cell 2
113Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan0:19:14
114Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:20
115Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:19:22
116Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:29
117Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:31
118Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan0:19:33
119Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:19:41
120Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling0:19:43
121Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:19:48
122Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:19:52
123Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:20:05
124Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:20:10
125Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 124 - Cell 2
126Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:20:29
127Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:20:31
128Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:32
129Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:53
130Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:21:53
131Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:22:17
132Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:23:05
133Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:23:37
134Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:23:39
135Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:24:46
136Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:24:53
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Points classification
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team55pts
2Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team24Row 1 - Cell 3
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge21Row 2 - Cell 3
4Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team15Row 3 - Cell 3
5Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling15Row 4 - Cell 3
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ14Row 5 - Cell 3
7Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling13Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha12Row 7 - Cell 3
9Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale12Row 8 - Cell 3
10Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team10Row 9 - Cell 3
11John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano10Row 10 - Cell 3
12Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling10Row 11 - Cell 3
13Gregory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard9Row 12 - Cell 3
14Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team9Row 13 - Cell 3
15Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox9Row 14 - Cell 3
16Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team8Row 15 - Cell 3
17Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling8Row 16 - Cell 3
18Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team6Row 17 - Cell 3
19Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling6Row 18 - Cell 3
20Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6Row 19 - Cell 3
21Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura5Row 20 - Cell 3
22Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5Row 21 - Cell 3
23Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4Row 22 - Cell 3
24Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha3Row 23 - Cell 3
25Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling3Row 24 - Cell 3
26Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team2Row 25 - Cell 3
27Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox2Row 26 - Cell 3
28Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ1Row 27 - Cell 3
29Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 28 - Cell 3
30Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ1Row 29 - Cell 3
31Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale1Row 30 - Cell 3
32Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1Row 31 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team13:31:19
2Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:02
3Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:10
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:00:16
5Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha0:00:20
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:28
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:29
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:33
9Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:01
10Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:22
11Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:02:23
12Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:33
13Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:05:01
14Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:29
15Soupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ0:16:30
16Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:37
17Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:16:39
18Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:40
19Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La MondialeRow 18 - Cell 2
20Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:46
21Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:16:50
23Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:17:04
24Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:06
25Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 24 - Cell 2
26Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:29
27Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 26 - Cell 2
28Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:34
29Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:17:43
30Nelson Santos Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:17:52
31Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:03
32Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:13
33Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:18:32
34Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:45
35Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale0:18:52
36Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:00
37Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:19:02
38Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:11
39Fumeaux Jonathan (Swi) IAM Cycling0:19:23
40Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:19:45
41Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:19:50
42Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan0:20:11
43Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:12
44Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:21:33
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Teams classification
1Bmc Racing Team40:01:58
2Sky Procycling0:00:05
3Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:10
4Katusha Team0:00:15
5Orica Greenedge0:00:23
6FDJRow 5 - Cell 2
7Team Argos-Shimano0:00:30
8Radioshack Leopard0:00:32
9Team Netapp-Endura0:00:44
10Iam Cycling0:00:48
11Astana Pro Team0:00:49
12Vacansoleil-Dcm0:00:51
13Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:00
14Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:03
15Cannondale0:16:26
16Champion System0:33:57
17Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox0:49:05

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