Sam Bennett wins final stage of Tour of Qatar

Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) claimed the finest win of his young career while Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep) sealed overall victory as the Tour of Qatar drew a close with a breathless finale on Doha’s Corniche on Friday afternoon.

Terpstra began the day with a lead of 6 seconds over Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff-Saxo) and, more pressingly, just 11 seconds over Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), already the winner of three sprint stages.

When Kristoff picked up two bonus seconds at the first intermediate sprint, it made for a particularly nervous finale for Terpstra as the Norwegian could divest him of the gold jersey with the ten-second time bonus for stage victory. Surprisingly, however, Kristoff was nowhere to be seen in a keenly-contested bunch finish, and for the second successive year the overall spoils fell to Terpstra.

The sprint finish, as is so often the case on Doha’s exposed Corniche, was a difficult one to judge but Bennett showed admirable calm to gauge his effort to perfection on the wide, curving finishing straight.

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) opted to launch his sprint from distance, while the Irishman stayed locked onto Andrea Guardini’s wheel behind. When Guardini opened his own effort inside the final 200 metres, Bennett scorched past him to claim his first victory of the season and the biggest since he stepped up to Pro Continental level last year.

Guardini, who has been so consistent in the early part of this season, had to settle for third place ahead of a fast-finishing Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). The Frenchman showed an impressive turn of speed in the closing metres but he was forced to come from too far back and was never a true factor in the shake-up for the stage win. Sagan faded to fourth place, just ahead of MTN-Qhubeka’s Youcef Reguigui.

Kristoff, the danger man as far as Etixx-QuickStep were concerned, crossed the line in 19th place without making any impression in the bunch finish. Tellingly, Terpstra came home just behind him in 25th place. The Dutchman’s gold jersey was visible near the front on the closing laps of the Corniche circuit as he looked to avoid any late splits, and he did enough to secure another overall win and continue his QuickStep team’s domination of this race.

Indeed, in thirteen editions of the race since the inaugural Tour of Qatar in 2002, Patrick Lefevere’s men have now triumphed on seven occasions through Tom Boonen (2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012), Terpstra (2014 and 2015), Wilfried Cretskens (2007) and Mark Cavendish (2013).

Keeping out Kristoff

Terpstra’s victory in Tuesday’s time trial had set him on course to seal the overall win but in claiming the two stages since, Kristoff was edging ever closer to his gold jersey. Consequently, Etixx-QuickStep’s strategy on Friday’s final stage was built around denying the Norwegian any further bonus seconds.

A typical tactic in such situations is to allow a break go clear and hoover up the bonuses at the two intermediate sprints, and QuickStep were happy to allow Preben van Hecke, Marcus Burghardt, Nicola Boem and Stefano Pirazzi forge clear shortly after the start at Sealine Beach Resort and build a two-minute lead over the peloton.

Katusha had other ideas, however, and along with Tinkoff-Saxo – who had Bodnar in second place, just 6 seconds down on Terpstra – they set about bringing back the escapees. By the finishing circuit on Doha’s picturesque Corniche, the break had been pegged back and so Etixx-QuickStep had to employ a different approach to denying Kristoff the time bonuses.

At the first sprint after 73.5 kilometres, the team deployed Tom Boonen to go head to head with Kristoff and the Belgian duly took the honours. Kristoff’s second place was worth two seconds, however, and he was now just 9 seconds – or one stage winner’s time bonus – away from overall victory.

Rather than facilitate Kristoff’s task, Etixx-QuickStep then sent Iljo Keisse up the road with Gijs van Hoecke (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), and the duo were still out in front by the second intermediate sprint after 90.5 kilometres, while Topsport’s Tim Declerq claimed the one-second bonus for third.

Keisse sat up shortly afterwards as Katusha brought the peloton back together for the inevitable bunch sprint, but the Russian team faded from the first positions on the closing lap of the 5.6km finishing circuit as Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) put in a powerful cameo on the front.

Astana and IAM Cycling were also very active in the finale, while the gold jersey of Terpstra was vigilant, though in the final kilometre, it was Sagan’s Tinkoff-Saxo team who took up the reins. Sagan was unable to finish off their work, however, and instead it was the hugely impressive Bennett – who picked his way through a stretched peloton to latch onto the perfect wheel – who unleashed a vicious sprint to take the win.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 182:24:03
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 3 - Cell 2
5Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - QhubekaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 6 - Cell 2
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.frRow 12 - Cell 2
14Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 14 - Cell 2
16Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 15 - Cell 2
17Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 17 - Cell 2
19Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 20 - Cell 2
22Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - QhubekaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team SkyRow 22 - Cell 2
24Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 23 - Cell 2
25Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 24 - Cell 2
26Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 26 - Cell 2
28Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 27 - Cell 2
29Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - QhubekaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team SkyRow 32 - Cell 2
34Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 33 - Cell 2
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM CyclingRow 35 - Cell 2
37Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 38 - Cell 2
40Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 40 - Cell 2
42Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.frRow 42 - Cell 2
44Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM CyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.frRow 44 - Cell 2
46Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.frRow 45 - Cell 2
47Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 46 - Cell 2
48Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 47 - Cell 2
49Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 48 - Cell 2
50Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 49 - Cell 2
51Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdgeRow 50 - Cell 2
52Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 51 - Cell 2
53Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 53 - Cell 2
55Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 55 - Cell 2
57Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-MeridaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:08
60Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18Row 59 - Cell 2
61Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team KatushaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 61 - Cell 2
63Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 63 - Cell 2
65Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 64 - Cell 2
66Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 66 - Cell 2
68Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18Row 68 - Cell 2
70Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 69 - Cell 2
71Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.frRow 71 - Cell 2
73Luca Paolini (Ita) Team KatushaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:12
75Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 76 - Cell 2
78Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team KatushaRow 77 - Cell 2
79Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 78 - Cell 2
80Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 79 - Cell 2
81Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory RacingRow 80 - Cell 2
82Danny Pate (USA) Team SkyRow 81 - Cell 2
83Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-MeridaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 83 - Cell 2
85Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory RacingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-MeridaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:20
89Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 88 - Cell 2
90Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:24
91Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory RacingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:31
93Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:32
94Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:35
95Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:38
96Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:00:50
97Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:00:53
98Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 97 - Cell 2
99Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 98 - Cell 2
100Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 99 - Cell 2
101Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 101 - Cell 2
103Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 102 - Cell 2
104Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky0:00:56
105Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - QhubekaRow 104 - Cell 2
106Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 105 - Cell 2
107Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:03
108Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 107 - Cell 2
109Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18
110Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 109 - Cell 2
111Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:01:21
112Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:33
113Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:52
114David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.frRow 113 - Cell 2
115Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.frRow 114 - Cell 2
116Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:06
117Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 116 - Cell 2
118Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:02:08
119Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:18
120Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 119 - Cell 2
121Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:24
123Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:45
124Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 123 - Cell 2
125Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - QhubekaRow 124 - Cell 2
126Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:02:54
127Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:23
128Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:50
129Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:04:11
130Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 129 - Cell 2
131Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:15
132Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdgeRow 131 - Cell 2
DNSAlejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
DNSLars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3pts
2Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1815pts
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 182:24:03
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 2 - Cell 2
4Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - QhubekaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.frRow 5 - Cell 2
7Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 7 - Cell 2
9Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - QhubekaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team SkyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 10 - Cell 2
12Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 11 - Cell 2
13Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:08
15Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team KatushaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 15 - Cell 2
17Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 16 - Cell 2
18Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:12
20Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory RacingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:24
23Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:53
24Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:56
26Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:03
27Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18
28Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:52
29Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:02:54
30Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:50
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Etixx-Quick Step7:12:09
2Tinkoff-SaxoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Mtn-QhubekaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Orica GreenedgeRow 3 - Cell 2
5BMC Racing TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6IAM CyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 6 - Cell 2
8Astana Pro TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 8 - Cell 2
10Team SkyRow 9 - Cell 2
11FDJRow 10 - Cell 2
12Team Giant-AlpecinRow 11 - Cell 2
13Movistar Team0:00:08
14Bora-Argon 18Row 13 - Cell 2
15Trek Factory RacingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Team KatushaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Lampre - MeridaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Bardiani CSF0:04:11
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General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step17:36:48
2Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:06
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:09
4Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:12
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:19
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:31
7Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:00:33
8Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:39
9Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 8 - Cell 2
10Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:41
11Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:00:54
12Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:55
13Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:59
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:04
15Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling0:01:11
16Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:19
17Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:21
18Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:24
19Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:27
20Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:39
21Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:01:40
22Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:01:44
23Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:49
24Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team KatushaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:54
26Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:02:30
27Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:37
28Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:03:17
29Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha0:03:18
30Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:21
31Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:52
32Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:03
33Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:04:05
34Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:21
35Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:41
36Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:04
37Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:14
38Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:05:16
39Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:19
40Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling0:05:36
41Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:05:58
42Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:06:02
43Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:06:21
44Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:06:28
45Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:06:54
46Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:06:57
47Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:07:03
48Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:07:14
49Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:54
50Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:09
51Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:12
52Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:08:31
53Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr0:08:33
54Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:08:41
55Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha0:08:51
56Daniel Schorn (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:09:22
57Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:09:58
58Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:59
59Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 180:10:05
60Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka0:10:06
61William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr0:10:26
62Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:10:49
63Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:11:10
64Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:11:11
65Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:20
66Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha0:11:43
67Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:11:58
68Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida0:12:02
69Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 68 - Cell 2
70Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:03
71Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida0:12:24
72Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:12:34
73Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:12:42
74Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:54
75Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:13:19
77Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky0:13:20
79Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:13:23
80Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team0:13:27
81Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:13:31
82Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:51
83Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:56
84Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:13:57
85Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:00
86Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:14:06
87Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:13
88Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:14:46
89Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:15:01
90Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling0:15:05
91Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:15:34
92Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:15:35
93Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:15:39
94Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:15:47
95Mario Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:15:58
96Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:16:13
97Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:16:36
98Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:44
99Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step0:16:56
100Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:17:04
101Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:17:10
102Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:17:28
103Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:17:40
104Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:18:24
105Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:19:07
106Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:19:16
107Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:19:25
108Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:19:47
109Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:20:52
110Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:21:47
111Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:13
112Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:22:17
113Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:23:24
114Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:23:31
115Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:24:26
116Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:25:24
117Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:33
118Steve Chainel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:21
119Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:27:45
120Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:27
121Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:42
122Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team0:29:41
123Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:30:20
124Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:31:35
125Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:31:38
126Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:33:12
127David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr0:33:34
128Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:34:08
129Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:35:38
130Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:37:24
131Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:38:00
132Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:42:20
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha49pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo45Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step34Row 2 - Cell 3
4Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team30Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team22Row 4 - Cell 3
6Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin22Row 5 - Cell 3
7Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 1821Row 6 - Cell 3
8Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling19Row 7 - Cell 3
9Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step17Row 8 - Cell 3
10Adam Blythe (GBr) Orica GreenEdge17Row 9 - Cell 3
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team16Row 10 - Cell 3
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr12Row 11 - Cell 3
13Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing12Row 12 - Cell 3
14Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits11Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing9Row 14 - Cell 3
16Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky9Row 15 - Cell 3
17Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge8Row 16 - Cell 3
18Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise8Row 17 - Cell 3
19Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo7Row 18 - Cell 3
20Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky7Row 19 - Cell 3
21Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6Row 20 - Cell 3
22Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka6Row 21 - Cell 3
23Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF6Row 22 - Cell 3
24Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 23 - Cell 3
25Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling5Row 24 - Cell 3
26Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team4Row 25 - Cell 3
27Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step4Row 26 - Cell 3
28Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team4Row 27 - Cell 3
29Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise4Row 28 - Cell 3
30Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step3Row 29 - Cell 3
31Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka3Row 30 - Cell 3
32Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3Row 31 - Cell 3
33Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step2Row 32 - Cell 3
34Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise2Row 33 - Cell 3
35Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise1Row 34 - Cell 3
36Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1Row 35 - Cell 3
37Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida1Row 36 - Cell 3
38Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling1Row 37 - Cell 3
39Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida1Row 38 - Cell 3
40Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida5Row 39 - Cell 3
41Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5Row 40 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo17:37:19
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:00:02
3Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:24
4Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:48
5Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Team Katusha0:01:18
6Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:03:32
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:48
8Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:23
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:07:41
10Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:08:10
11Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:09:27
12Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:12:03
13Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:12:23
14Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:12:48
16Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 180:12:52
17Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 180:13:00
18Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:42
19Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:14:15
20Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:14:30
21Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing0:15:16
22Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin0:16:33
23Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:17:09
24Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:24:53
25Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:27:14
26Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:27:56
27Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:28:11
28Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:31:07
29Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:33:37
30Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:36:53
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Etixx-Quick Step52:51:44
2Astana Pro Team0:00:39
3BMC Racing Team0:00:55
4Team Sky0:01:22
5Team Katusha0:01:39
6Orica Greenedge0:02:41
8IAM Cycling0:03:30
9Team Giant-Alpecin0:04:57
11Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:08:26
12Bora-Argon 180:08:29
13Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:49
14Trek Factory Racing0:14:03
15Movistar Team0:15:29
16Lampre - Merida0:25:33
18Bardiani CSF1:03:22