Tour of Qatar: Démare wins stage 6

It's not quite the Champs-Élysées and this is certainly not the Tour de France, but Arnaud Démare's second victory on Doha's Corniche certainly augurs well for his 2014 season. The rider unleashed a devastating sprint to win the final stage of the Tour of Qatar, while Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) finished safely in the pack to secure overall honours.

Indeed, Démare's victory was a classic triumph of the head and the legs. After showing nous in surviving the final bend and then latching on to the Tinkoff-Saxo train, he finished the job in emphatic fashion. With 200 metres to go, Démare let fly a darting sprint that quickly took him two bike lengths clear, and he crossed the line comfortably ahead of Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo), Bernhard Eisel (Sky) and Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

Unlike the sprint finishes earlier in the week, when Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Lotto-Belisol's strength in numbers dictated that everyone else would be scrapping for minor placings, this was a decidedly more democratic finale, with more trains added to the mix. A determined Tinkoff-Saxo train looked to set up Bennati and Belkin were out in force for Théo Bos, and Lotto's lead-out for Greipel failed to materialise.

"There were two or three trains with Lotto, Belkin and Omega," Démare said. "So we had to stay well grouped, we couldn't get exposed to the wind too soon."

The ten laps on the Corniche were animated by escapees Lieuwe Westra (Astana), Marcus Burghardt (BMC), Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare), Jesse Sergent (Trek Factory Racing) and Rafai Chtioui (Skydive Dubai), who had broken clear on the short hike up from the start at Sealine Beach.

The quintet crossed the finish line for the first time with a lead of 2:45 over the QuickStep-led bunch, but as the kilometres ticked down towards the finish, so too did their advantage begin to dwindle. Nonetheless, the break put up stout resistance and was not swept up until the final lap on the Corniche, with Bazzana the last man to resign to the inevitable.

 Terpstra and QuickStep dominate

The overall picture, meanwhile, remained unchanged on the final stage, as Niki Terpstra enjoyed an untroubled final day in the gold jersey and safely crossed the line in the main peloton. The Dutchman maintained his lead of 17 seconds over teammate Tom Boonen, while Jürgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) - one of the week's most impressive all-round performers - took the third step on the podium, a further three seconds back.

"I think since the first Tour of Qatar, QuickStep was good here, so we've got a name to keep up," Terpstra said of his victory.

Of the thirteen editions of the Tour of Qatar since its inception in 2002, seven have been won by riders from Patrick Lefevere's team. Terpstra's name follows those of Tom Boonen (2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012) Wilfried Cretskens (2007) and Mark Cavendish (2013) in the roll of honour.

"I'm happy to have the gold jersey now, but even down to the last lap it was stressful because if you have a small accident you can lose time and the jersey is gone," Terpstra said.

QuickStep's dominance of the race was almost total, as they also won the points classification through Boonen, the best young rider competition with Guillaume Van Keirsbulck and the team classification. Three of the six stages also fell to QuickStep, as did five of the top ten places overall.

The raw statistics only tell half the story, however. Out on the road, the black jerseys of Omega Pharma-QuickStep were a constant presence at the front end of the peloton, as they gleefully split the race into echelons in the crosswinds earlier in the week.

"Of course, in these races with the wind, to attack is the best defence actually," Terpstra said. "If you start to make an echelon, then most of the time you get in there with the majority of your team. That is what we did." As simple and as complicated as that.



Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr2:45:06
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team SkyRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 7 - Cell 2
9Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 9 - Cell 2
11Elia Viviani (Ita) CannondaleRow 10 - Cell 2
12Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdgeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Kenneth Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 14 - Cell 2
16Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team KatushaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 16 - Cell 2
18Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team KatushaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 23 - Cell 2
25Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La MondialeRow 24 - Cell 2
26Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.frRow 26 - Cell 2
28Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 27 - Cell 2
29Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team SkyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.frRow 30 - Cell 2
32Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 32 - Cell 2
34John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 34 - Cell 2
36Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La MondialeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 38 - Cell 2
40Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 42 - Cell 2
44Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 43 - Cell 2
45Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49André Greipel (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 48 - Cell 2
50Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 49 - Cell 2
51Alan Marangoni (Ita) CannondaleRow 50 - Cell 2
52Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto BelisolRow 51 - Cell 2
53Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 55 - Cell 2
57Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 58 - Cell 2
60Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 59 - Cell 2
61Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 61 - Cell 2
63Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory RacingRow 63 - Cell 2
65Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 64 - Cell 2
66Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 65 - Cell 2
67Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 66 - Cell 2
68Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team KatushaRow 73 - Cell 2
75Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team SkyRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdgeRow 75 - Cell 2
77Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) CannondaleRow 76 - Cell 2
78Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 77 - Cell 2
79Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team SkyRow 78 - Cell 2
80Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.frRow 80 - Cell 2
82Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory RacingRow 81 - Cell 2
83Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 83 - Cell 2
85Kristijan Koren (Slo) CannondaleRow 84 - Cell 2
86Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 85 - Cell 2
87Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 87 - Cell 2
89Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 88 - Cell 2
90Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 89 - Cell 2
91Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 90 - Cell 2
92Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La MondialeRow 95 - Cell 2
97Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 96 - Cell 2
98Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 99 - Cell 2
101Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 100 - Cell 2
102Michel Koch (Ger) CannondaleRow 101 - Cell 2
103Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 102 - Cell 2
104Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 105 - Cell 2
107Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Danny Pate (USA) Team SkyRow 107 - Cell 2
109Davide Villella (Ita) CannondaleRow 108 - Cell 2
110Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:00:16
111Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:17
112Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 111 - Cell 2
113Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 112 - Cell 2
114Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:00:20
115Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:00:24
116Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:00:26
117Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:00:36
118Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:38
119Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:00:43
120Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:51
123Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:52
124Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:00:55
125Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 124 - Cell 2
126Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 125 - Cell 2
127Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:01:10
128Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:13
129Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 128 - Cell 2
130Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:14
131Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 130 - Cell 2
132Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:01:19
133Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdgeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:01:26
136Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:37
137Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 136 - Cell 2
138Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 137 - Cell 2
139Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:55
140Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team KatushaRow 139 - Cell 2
141Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling0:02:17
142Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:02:33
143Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:02:35
144Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura0:02:53
145Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 144 - Cell 2
146Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:05:35
147Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 146 - Cell 2
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Doha Corniche (4th crossing)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Doha Corniche (7th crossing)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team3pts
2Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Arrivée - Doha corniche
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr15pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr2:45:06
2Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - EnduraRow 3 - Cell 2
5Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 5 - Cell 2
7Elia Viviani (Ita) CannondaleRow 6 - Cell 2
8Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team KatushaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team KatushaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 15 - Cell 2
17Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 17 - Cell 2
19Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team SkyRow 19 - Cell 2
21Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 21 - Cell 2
23Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 24 - Cell 2
26Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 26 - Cell 2
28Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 27 - Cell 2
29Michel Koch (Ger) CannondaleRow 28 - Cell 2
30Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 29 - Cell 2
31Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Davide Villella (Ita) CannondaleRow 31 - Cell 2
33Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:14
34Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:19
35Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:37
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 35 - Cell 2
37Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura0:02:53
38Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:35
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team8:15:18
2Tinkoff-SaxoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Team KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4FDJ.frRow 3 - Cell 2
5BMC Racing TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Bardiani CSFRow 5 - Cell 2
7Team SkyRow 6 - Cell 2
8Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10AG2R La MondialeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 10 - Cell 2
12Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Orica GreenedgeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Trek Factory RacingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Astana Pro TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16CannondaleRow 15 - Cell 2
17Lotto BelisolRow 16 - Cell 2
18Team Netapp - EnduraRow 17 - Cell 2
19IAM CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
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Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15:53:37
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:17
3Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:20
4Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:37
5Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:48
6Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:56
7Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:57
8Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:05
9Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:18
10André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:01:23
11Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:31
12Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:32
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:33
14Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:35
15Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:43
16Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:46
17Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol0:01:54
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:59
19Alan Marangoni (Ita) CannondaleRow 18 - Cell 2
20Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge0:02:01
21Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:05
22Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:07
24Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:30
26Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:00
27Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:03:11
28Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:21
29Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:32
30Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha0:03:35
31Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:42
32Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:03:49
33Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura0:04:05
34Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling0:04:11
35Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky0:04:13
36Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:04:18
37Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:04:20
38Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:04:33
39Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:04:36
40Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:04:37
41Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - Endura0:04:56
42Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:00
43Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:05:15
44Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:05:51
45Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:06:00
46Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:07:07
47Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:07:25
48Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:08:20
49Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:25
50Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:38
51Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:08:45
52Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura0:09:06
53Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 52 - Cell 2
54Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:09:07
55Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:14
56Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:19
57Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:09:31
58Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:41
59Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:47
60Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:09:48
61Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:11
62Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:10:22
63Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:10:25
64Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:10:51
65Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:11:41
66Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:04
67Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:12:16
68Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky0:12:34
69Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:12:35
70Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:12:41
71Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:03
72Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:13:09
73Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:13:50
74Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:26
75Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:15:06
76Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale0:15:35
77Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura0:16:11
78John Murphy (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:16:18
79Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:16:24
80Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:31
81Christopher Jones (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:16:34
82Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:17:22
83Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:17:42
84Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:17:46
85Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:18:05
86Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:18:16
87Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:18:21
88Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:18:49
89Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:18:52
90Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale0:18:54
91Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling0:18:56
92Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:19:33
93Robert Förster (Ger) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:19:37
94Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:44
95Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:19:46
96Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:19:52
97Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:20:04
98Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:20:17
99Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:20:22
100Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:20:45
101Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha0:21:07
102Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:21:22
103Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:21:41
104Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:22:02
105Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:22:03
106Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:22:18
107Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:48
108Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:22:58
109Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr0:23:13
110Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:24:08
111Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:24:13
112Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura0:24:48
113Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:25:29
114Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale0:25:50
115Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:04
116Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:26:25
117Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:26:33
118Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:26:40
119Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:26:41
120Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:26:44
121Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:26:54
122Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:26:55
123Kenneth Hanson (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:27:03
124Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:27:18
125Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:27:24
126Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:27:28
127Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:27:59
128Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:28:09
129Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling0:28:13
130Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:28
131Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:28:34
132Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:29:36
133Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:30:11
134Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:30:30
135Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale0:30:52
136Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:32:59
137Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:33:06
138Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:16
139Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:33:17
140Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:19
141Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:33:51
142Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:34:19
143Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:35
144Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:35:38
145Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling0:35:41
146Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:36:26
147Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:38:39
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team50pts
2Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team38Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol34Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo28Row 3 - Cell 3
5André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol27Row 4 - Cell 3
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr22Row 5 - Cell 3
7Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge20Row 6 - Cell 3
8Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge15Row 7 - Cell 3
9Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo15Row 8 - Cell 3
10Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team14Row 9 - Cell 3
11Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura14Row 10 - Cell 3
12Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team13Row 11 - Cell 3
13Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling12Row 12 - Cell 3
14Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team10Row 13 - Cell 3
15Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team10Row 14 - Cell 3
16Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky10Row 15 - Cell 3
17Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling9Row 16 - Cell 3
18Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team9Row 17 - Cell 3
19Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7Row 18 - Cell 3
20Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing7Row 19 - Cell 3
21Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo6Row 20 - Cell 3
22Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team6Row 21 - Cell 3
23Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky5Row 22 - Cell 3
24Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team5Row 23 - Cell 3
25Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team5Row 24 - Cell 3
26Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team4Row 25 - Cell 3
27Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 26 - Cell 3
28Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4Row 28 - Cell 3
30Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team4Row 29 - Cell 3
31Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha4Row 30 - Cell 3
32Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing4Row 31 - Cell 3
33Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3Row 32 - Cell 3
34Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team3Row 33 - Cell 3
35Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura3Row 34 - Cell 3
36Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3Row 35 - Cell 3
37Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo2Row 36 - Cell 3
38Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2Row 37 - Cell 3
39Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge2Row 38 - Cell 3
40Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team2Row 39 - Cell 3
41Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team1Row 40 - Cell 3
42Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team1Row 41 - Cell 3
43Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale1Row 42 - Cell 3
44Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF1Row 43 - Cell 3
45Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing1Row 44 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team15:54:34
2Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:21
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:46
4Barry Markus (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:08
5Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:24
6Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha0:02:38
7Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:36
8Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:06:28
9Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura0:08:09
10Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 9 - Cell 2
11Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:17
12Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:09:28
13Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:11:44
14Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:06
15Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:53
16Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:29
17Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura0:15:14
18Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:17:08
19Matteo Pelucchi (Swi) IAM Cycling0:17:59
20Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:18:36
21Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:18:49
22Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:19:20
23Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:19:25
24Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:19:48
25Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:20:44
26Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:21:05
27Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:51
28Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale0:24:53
29Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:07
30Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:25:28
31Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:25:43
32Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:26:27
33Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:27:12
34Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale0:27:37
35Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:29:33
36Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team0:32:20
37Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:32:54
38Maher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:35:29
39Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:37:42
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team47:42:27
3Lotto Belisol0:01:37
4Team Sky0:01:57
5BMC Racing Team0:03:13
6Orica Greenedge0:03:15
7Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:36
8Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:05:14
9Team Katusha0:07:51
10Team Netapp - Endura0:08:01
11Trek Factory Racing0:10:50
13IAM Cycling0:13:14
14Astana Pro Team0:19:42
16AG2R La Mondiale0:24:52
17UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:25:04
18Bardiani CSF0:49:43
19Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:58:46


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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation (opens in new tab), published by Gill Books.

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