Cavendish prevails in chaotic De Panne sprint finale

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) claimed stage two of the Three Days of De Panne with a determined sprint finish in Koksijde. The Briton held off the challenge of Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) to take the win.

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was distanced in the final six kilometres and surrenders the overall lead, and with it, the obligation to take the start of Thursday’s concluding split stage. The leader’s jersey now passes to Arnaud Démare (FDJ), who finished fourth on the stage.

Cavendish’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step team split the peloton with its forcing in the finale, after late escapees Koen Barbé (Crelan-Euphony), Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare) and Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana) had been swept up on the final lap of the finishing circuit in Koksijde.

Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s collective strength almost proved counter-productive in the finale, however, as Iljo Keisse and Niki Terpstra’s pace-setting was such that they brought Cavendish and Chicchi clear of the bunch with two kilometres to go. When Lotto Belisol shut the move down underneath the red kite, it looked as though Cavendish’s challenge was over.

Instead, Cavendish held his nerve and negotiated his way back through the peloton inside the final kilometre, and he went on to edge out Viviani, Chicchi and Arnaud Démare (FDJ) in the keenly-contested sprint.

Too soon for the big break

The break of the day established itself in the opening kilometres of the 208.9km stage with Mattia Pozzo (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) keen for another day out in front having also featured in one of Stage 1's splinter groups. The Italian was joined by Niko Eeckhout (An Post – Chainreaction), Kevin Claeys (Crelan – Euphony), Tim Mertens (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise), and Matt Brammeier (Champion System) for a maximum advantage of 8:25 with 90km of racing complete, just ahead of the day's major section of hellingen.

Brammeier led the charge over the Monteberg, followed by Pozzo and Claeys but as the race leaders hit the Kemmelberg, their gap had dropped by a minute.

With the peloton about to hit the Monteberg, Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) punctured, losing ground.

Pozzo then took the spoils over the Kemmelberg and the Rodeberg with the battle to stay out in front proving too much for Mertens as he fell back, leaving a breakaway of four. Pozzo continued to lead the front group over the Vidaigneberg and the final climb of the Sulfeerberg, enough to move him into second place in the Mountains Classification behind leader, Marco Haller (Katusha).

The hellingen out of the way, and around 90km of racing remaining, Mertens was able to rejoin the break, with their advantage at six minutes over the peloton.

The peloton, now bound for the coast split with 28 riders bursting off the front. Defending champion Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Maciej Bodnar, Guillaume Boivin , Kristian Koren, Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Vicente Reynes (Lotto Belisol), Baden Cooke, Stuart O'Grady, Tomas Vaitkus, Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn, Jen Mouris (Orica GreenEdge), Simone Ponzi, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Jacopo Guarnieri, Andrea Guardini (Astana), Lieuwe Westra, Kenny Van Hummel (Vacansoleil-DCM), Davide Cimolai, Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida), William Bonnet, Murilo Fischer (FDJ), Jarl Salomein, Preban Van Hoecke (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Roger Kluge, Daniel Schorn (NetApp-Endura), Timothy Stevens (Team 3M) and Alphonse Vermote (An Post-Chainreaction). The move cut the lead quintet's advantage down to a minute, with the peloton chasing a further 1:42 in arrears with Katusha driving the bunch. At the 150km mark, the catch was made and the peloton was again one.

A second ill-fated move gets TV time

The brief reprieve gave rise to another attack, this time Koen Barbé (Crelan-Euphony) an aggressor from Stage 1, Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare) and Gruzdev quickly earning around half a minute on the bunch with 50km to go. Content to let the trio surge ahead, with the gap out to two minutes by the time Barbé took the first sprint, extending his lead in the classification.

As the lead three headed through the finish line for the first of three loops around Koksijde, Katusha and Orica GreenEdge moved several of their men to the head of the chase, with the Omega Pharma-Quick Step train almost complete in their wake. The lift in the pace, along with the windy conditions soon brought the break's advantage down to just over one minute and shattering the back end of the bunch with around 60 riders tailing off.

With 20km remaining, the gap to the leader's dropped to under a minute, with Orica GreenEdge and Lotto Belisol at the head of the chase, keen for their sprinters Leigh Howard and Andre Greipel to succeed. With 11km left to go, Barbé threw in the towel but Bazzana and Gruzdev weren't quite ready to give up the spotlight, and the peloton was content to let them suffer their last moments up front.

The peloton negotiated a narrow section of the run-in, with only one incident - Lampre's Mattia Cattaneo went down - before sweeping past first Bazzana and then Gruzdev and with 8km to go it was all together.

The lead-out trains began to assemble and the pace picked up at the front, but race leader Peter Sagan was at the back, a gap opening up between him, his teammates and the peloton.

With no sign of Cannondale at the front, Boonen rallied his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, setting a blistering pace for Cavendish with 6km to go, but Viviani was tucked in just behind. The team put in such an effort that with 2km to go there was a gap with Iljo Keisse and Niki Terpstra pulling Cavendish clear and only Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini) able to hang on, but it was too soon and Lotto-Belisol was able to close the gap.

Cavendish was left on the front very early, but tucked in behind for a moment before pulling off a long, long sprint and held off Viviani and Chicchi to take a very hard-earned stage victory.

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Full Results
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4:46:57
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KatushaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 5 - Cell 2
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 8 - Cell 2
10Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 9 - Cell 2
11Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 10 - Cell 2
12André Greipel (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 11 - Cell 2
13Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 14 - Cell 2
16Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 15 - Cell 2
17Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 18 - Cell 2
20Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 19 - Cell 2
21Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 20 - Cell 2
22Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 21 - Cell 2
23Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 22 - Cell 2
24David Boucher (Fra) FDJRow 23 - Cell 2
25Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVeloRow 26 - Cell 2
28Roy Jans (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:00:05
29Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 28 - Cell 2
30Rudiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) KatushaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 32 - Cell 2
34Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 34 - Cell 2
36Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:08
39Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 38 - Cell 2
40Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 39 - Cell 2
41Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 40 - Cell 2
42Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Yohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 42 - Cell 2
44Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVeloRow 43 - Cell 2
45Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 44 - Cell 2
46Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 45 - Cell 2
47Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 47 - Cell 2
49Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 48 - Cell 2
50Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 50 - Cell 2
52Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJRow 51 - Cell 2
53Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 52 - Cell 2
54Viktor Manakov (Rus) RusVeloRow 53 - Cell 2
55Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 54 - Cell 2
56Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team EuropcarRow 55 - Cell 2
57Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 59 - Cell 2
61Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) KatushaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 61 - Cell 2
63Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 62 - Cell 2
64Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 63 - Cell 2
65Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Crelan-EuphonyRow 65 - Cell 2
67Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69Alphonse Vermote (Bel) An Post-ChainreactionRow 68 - Cell 2
70Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 71 - Cell 2
73Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 73 - Cell 2
75Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto BelisolRow 75 - Cell 2
77Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:17
78Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:25
79Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3MRow 79 - Cell 2
81Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:32
82Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:38
83Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:49
85Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 84 - Cell 2
86Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:52
87Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 86 - Cell 2
88Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:54
89Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:58
90William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 89 - Cell 2
91Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 91 - Cell 2
93Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 93 - Cell 2
95Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:25
96Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:26
97Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:32
98Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 98 - Cell 2
100Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:01:35
101Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 100 - Cell 2
102Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 101 - Cell 2
103Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:08
104Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:35
105David Veilleux (Can) Team EuropcarRow 104 - Cell 2
106Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:08
107Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:55
108Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:01
109Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 108 - Cell 2
110Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 109 - Cell 2
111Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 110 - Cell 2
112Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 111 - Cell 2
113Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 112 - Cell 2
114Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-ChainreactionRow 113 - Cell 2
115Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 114 - Cell 2
116Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-ChainreactionRow 115 - Cell 2
117Thomas Vanhaecke (Bel) Team 3MRow 116 - Cell 2
118Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Team 3MRow 117 - Cell 2
119Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 119 - Cell 2
121Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 120 - Cell 2
122Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 121 - Cell 2
123Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 122 - Cell 2
124Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 123 - Cell 2
125Wouter Wippert (Ned) Team 3M0:03:37
126Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:57
127Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction0:05:39
128Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 127 - Cell 2
129Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 128 - Cell 2
130Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha0:06:59
132Igor Boev (Rus) RusVeloRow 131 - Cell 2
133Anton Vorobyev (Rus) KatushaRow 132 - Cell 2
134Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 135 - Cell 2
137Mike Terpstra (Ned) Team 3MRow 136 - Cell 2
138Glenn O'Shea (Aus) An Post-ChainreactionRow 137 - Cell 2
139Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:09:28
140Marco Haller (Aut) KatushaRow 139 - Cell 2
141Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 141 - Cell 2
143Kess Heytens (Bel) Team 3MRow 142 - Cell 2
144Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 144 - Cell 2
146Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post-ChainreactionRow 146 - Cell 2
148Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 147 - Cell 2
149Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony0:09:37
150Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:11:13
151Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-QhubekaRow 151 - Cell 2
153Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
154Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 153 - Cell 2
155Valery Kaykov (Rus) RusVeloRow 154 - Cell 2
156Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3MRow 155 - Cell 2
157Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 156 - Cell 2
158Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
160Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 159 - Cell 2
161Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 160 - Cell 2
162Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3MRow 161 - Cell 2
163Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 163 - Cell 2
165Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:16
166Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction0:13:31
DNFMark McNally (GBr) An Post-ChainreactionRow 166 - Cell 2
DNFArtem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVeloRow 167 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Breyne (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 168 - Cell 2
DNFDominique Rollin (Can) FDJRow 169 - Cell 2
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 170 - Cell 2
DNFDamien Gaudin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 171 - Cell 2
DNFMauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 172 - Cell 2
DNFAndrei Solomennikov (Rus) RusVeloRow 173 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - 158.7km
1Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3pts
2Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - 169.1km
1Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3pts
2Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - 180.8km
1Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony3pts
2Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Koksijde, 204.2km
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step20pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling18Row 1 - Cell 3
3Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox5Row 10 - Cell 3
12André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Tiegemberg, 27.7km
1Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Monteberg, 102.9km
1Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Kemmelberg, 104.7km
1Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5pts
2Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Rodeberg, 110km
1Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5pts
2Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 - Vidaigneberg, 111.3km
1Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5pts
2Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 6 - Sulferberg, 115.2km
1Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5pts
2Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Teams
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step14:20:51
2Accent Jobs-WantyRow 1 - Cell 2
3Crelan-Euphony0:00:05
4Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:08
5FDJRow 4 - Cell 2
6Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 5 - Cell 2
7MTN-QhubekaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Katusha0:00:10
9Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:13
10Lampre-MeridaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Lotto BelisolRow 10 - Cell 2
12Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 11 - Cell 2
13Team Argos-Shimano0:00:16
14Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15RusVeloRow 14 - Cell 2
16Orica-GreenEdge0:00:18
17Team Europcar0:00:24
18Astana Pro TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Team NetApp-Endura0:00:57
20UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:51
21An Post-Chainreaction0:06:10
22Team 3M0:06:27
23Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:09:36
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General classification after stage 2
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ9:47:18
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:00:02
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:05
4Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:06
5Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 4 - Cell 2
6Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:11
8Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
9Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 8 - Cell 2
10André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:15
11Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 10 - Cell 2
12Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 12 - Cell 2
14David Boucher (Fra) FDJRow 13 - Cell 2
15Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 14 - Cell 2
16James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 15 - Cell 2
17Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 17 - Cell 2
19Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:00:20
21Rudiger Selig (Ger) KatushaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) KatushaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 23 - Cell 2
25Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:23
26Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 25 - Cell 2
27Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 26 - Cell 2
28Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 27 - Cell 2
29Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 28 - Cell 2
30Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 32 - Cell 2
34Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 35 - Cell 2
37Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 36 - Cell 2
38Yohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 37 - Cell 2
39Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 38 - Cell 2
40Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) KatushaRow 40 - Cell 2
42Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 41 - Cell 2
43Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 44 - Cell 2
46Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Crelan-EuphonyRow 47 - Cell 2
49Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto BelisolRow 48 - Cell 2
50Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 49 - Cell 2
51Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo0:00:26
52Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:40
53Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:00:56
55Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:13
56Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 55 - Cell 2
57William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 56 - Cell 2
58Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:38
59Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:01:50
60Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:57
61Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:16
63Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 62 - Cell 2
64Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 63 - Cell 2
65Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:43
67Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:04:18
68Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:05:27
69Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:54
70Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:05
71Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:06:55
72Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:03
73Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 72 - Cell 2
74Alphonse Vermote (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:07:42
75Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:07:43
76Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:49
77Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:08:26
78Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:08:32
79Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:08:37
80Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:40
81Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:49
82Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:09:04
83Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:09:24
84Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:09:28
85Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:09:30
86Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:43
88Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:58
89Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:10:04
90David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar0:10:07
91Kess Heytens (Bel) Team 3M0:11:00
92Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:11:17
93Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:11:27
94Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:31
95Thomas Vanhaecke (Bel) Team 3M0:11:33
96Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 95 - Cell 2
97Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Katusha0:13:54
98Mike Terpstra (Ned) Team 3M0:14:33
99Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:14:55
100Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:59
101Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 101 - Cell 2
103Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 103 - Cell 2
105Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:15:04
106Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 105 - Cell 2
107Roy Jans (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 106 - Cell 2
108Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo0:15:07
109Viktor Manakov (Rus) RusVeloRow 108 - Cell 2
110Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 110 - Cell 2
112Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3M0:15:24
114Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha0:15:31
115Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:15:37
116Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 115 - Cell 2
117Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:15:47
118Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:15:48
119Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:15:51
120Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:16:24
121Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:16:31
122Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:16:34
123Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 122 - Cell 2
124Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony0:17:11
125Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha0:17:58
126Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:00
127Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 126 - Cell 2
128Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 127 - Cell 2
129Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 128 - Cell 2
130Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Team 3MRow 129 - Cell 2
131Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-WantyRow 130 - Cell 2
132Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF InoxRow 131 - Cell 2
133Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 132 - Cell 2
134Wouter Wippert (Ned) Team 3M0:18:36
135Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction0:20:33
136Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:20:38
137Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:21:57
138Glenn O'Shea (Aus) An Post-Chainreaction0:21:58
139Igor Boev (Rus) RusVeloRow 138 - Cell 2
140Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
141John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:22:14
143Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:22:16
144Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:22:24
145Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:27
146Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 146 - Cell 2
148Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 148 - Cell 2
150Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:25:17
151Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:26:12
152Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 151 - Cell 2
153Valery Kaykov (Rus) RusVeloRow 152 - Cell 2
154Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN-QhubekaRow 153 - Cell 2
155Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 154 - Cell 2
156Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 155 - Cell 2
157Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 156 - Cell 2
158Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 157 - Cell 2
159Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
160Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 159 - Cell 2
161Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 160 - Cell 2
162Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:33:29
163Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3MRow 162 - Cell 2
164Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3MRow 164 - Cell 2
166Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction0:35:47
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Points classification
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ32pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha28Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling20Row 3 - Cell 3
5Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling18Row 4 - Cell 3
6Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia16Row 5 - Cell 3
7Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14Row 6 - Cell 3
8Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia12Row 7 - Cell 3
9Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10Row 8 - Cell 3
10Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony10Row 9 - Cell 3
11Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony9Row 10 - Cell 3
12André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol9Row 11 - Cell 3
13Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9Row 12 - Cell 3
14Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura8Row 13 - Cell 3
15Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida7Row 14 - Cell 3
16Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano7Row 15 - Cell 3
17Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ6Row 16 - Cell 3
18Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise6Row 17 - Cell 3
19Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox5Row 18 - Cell 3
20Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano4Row 19 - Cell 3
21David Boucher (Fra) FDJ3Row 20 - Cell 3
22Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 21 - Cell 3
23Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team2Row 22 - Cell 3
24James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty1Row 23 - Cell 3
25Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1Row 24 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification
1Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony16pts
2Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha2Row 5 - Cell 3
7Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1Row 6 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha40pts
2Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia23Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Koen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony18Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team10Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction6Row 7 - Cell 3
9Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia3Row 10 - Cell 3
12André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol3Row 11 - Cell 3
13Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction3Row 13 - Cell 3
15Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise3Row 14 - Cell 3
16Kevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony2Row 15 - Cell 3
17Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1Row 16 - Cell 3
18Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 17 - Cell 3
19Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge1Row 18 - Cell 3
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Teams classification
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step29:22:21
2FDJ0:00:08
3Crelan-Euphony0:00:14
4Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:17
5Katusha0:00:19
6Lampre-Merida0:00:22
7Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:25
8Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:26
9Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:31
10Lotto BelisolRow 9 - Cell 2
11Team Europcar0:00:33
12Team Argos-Shimano0:00:34
13Orica-GreenEdge0:00:36
14Astana Pro Team0:00:42
15Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:08:48
16MTN-Qhubeka0:13:47
17UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:16:53
18Team NetApp-Endura0:17:49
19Accent Jobs-Wanty0:21:42
20Team 3M0:23:38
21RusVelo0:30:13
22An Post-Chainreaction0:38:49
23Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:54:06

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