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Boasson Hagen takes sprint victory in Lagoa

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Christophe Riblon (Ag2R-La Mondiale) and Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) make a bid for victory late in stage 2.

Christophe Riblon (Ag2R-La Mondiale) and Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) make a bid for victory late in stage 2.
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Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM)

Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) celebrates his sprint victory in stage 2.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) celebrates his sprint victory in stage 2.
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) in the leader's jersey at the Volta ao Algarve.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) in the leader's jersey at the Volta ao Algarve.
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Stage 2 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) is all smiles on the podium.

Stage 2 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) is all smiles on the podium.
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) wins his first race of 2012 at the Volta ao Algarve.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) wins his first race of 2012 at the Volta ao Algarve.
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) wins stage 2 at the Volta ao Algarve.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) wins stage 2 at the Volta ao Algarve.
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Tony Martin (Omega PHarma-QuickStep) is a favourite for overall victory at the Volta ao Algarve.

Tony Martin (Omega PHarma-QuickStep) is a favourite for overall victory at the Volta ao Algarve.
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The peloton makes its way from Faro to Lagoa during stage 2.

The peloton makes its way from Faro to Lagoa during stage 2.
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The peloton stretched out on rolling terrain.

The peloton stretched out on rolling terrain.
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The Volta ao Algarve peloton in action during stage 2.

The Volta ao Algarve peloton in action during stage 2.
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The finish line for stage 2 in Lagoa.

The finish line for stage 2 in Lagoa.
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) about to win stage 2.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) about to win stage 2.
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Sérgio Paulinho (Saxo Bank)

Sérgio Paulinho (Saxo Bank)
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Stage 2 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) on the podium.

Stage 2 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) on the podium.
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Karsten Kroon (Saxo Bank) remains the leader in the mountains classification.

Karsten Kroon (Saxo Bank) remains the leader in the mountains classification.
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Sprint classification leader Raul Alarcon (Efapel-Glassdrive)

Sprint classification leader Raul Alarcon (Efapel-Glassdrive)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) is the new leader of the Volta ao Algarve.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) is the new leader of the Volta ao Algarve.
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Champagne time on the podium!

Champagne time on the podium!
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The jersey holders share a toast on the podium in Lagoa.

The jersey holders share a toast on the podium in Lagoa.
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Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (Carmim-Prio) alone in the lead after dropping his two breakaway companions.

Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (Carmim-Prio) alone in the lead after dropping his two breakaway companions.
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Riders roll off the start line to begin stage 2.

Riders roll off the start line to begin stage 2.
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Gerald Ciolek (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) signs in for stage 2.

Gerald Ciolek (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) signs in for stage 2.
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Portugal's Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan)

Portugal's Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan)
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Race leader Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) waits his turn to sign in.

Race leader Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) waits his turn to sign in.
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A rider for Portugal's Carmim-Prio team speaks to the media.

A rider for Portugal's Carmim-Prio team speaks to the media.
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Rides on the sign in stage prior to the start of stage 2.

Rides on the sign in stage prior to the start of stage 2.
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Sérgio Sousa (Efapel-Glassdrive)

Sérgio Sousa (Efapel-Glassdrive)
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Mountains leader Karsten Kroon (Saxo Bank)

Mountains leader Karsten Kroon (Saxo Bank)
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Bruno Pires (Saxo Bank)

Bruno Pires (Saxo Bank)
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RadioShack-NIssan sports director José Azevedo

RadioShack-NIssan sports director José Azevedo
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Rui Costa (Movistar) plus Saxo Bank's Sérgio Paulinho and Bruno Pires

Rui Costa (Movistar) plus Saxo Bank's Sérgio Paulinho and Bruno Pires
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Faro's Mayor, Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan) and Ricardo Mestre (Carmim-Prio), wearing the sprint classification leader's jersey.

Faro's Mayor, Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan) and Ricardo Mestre (Carmim-Prio), wearing the sprint classification leader's jersey.
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Race leader Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) all smiles on the start line.

Race leader Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) all smiles on the start line.
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The ribbon cutting ceremony at the start of stage 2 in Faro.

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the start of stage 2 in Faro.
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Rui Costa (Movistar) speaks to the press.

Rui Costa (Movistar) speaks to the press.
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) earned his first win of the 2012 season as he blasted to a field sprint victory at the end of stage 2 in the Volta ao Algarve.

The 24-year-old Norwegian was tucked in behind the Omega Pharma-QuickStep lead-out train entering the final kilometre, and came off of Gerald Ciolek's wheel with 200 metres to go for the win. Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM) finished second, while Ciolek crossed the line for third place.

"I'm really happy and it's always nice to get your first victory of the season," said Boasson Hagen. "The team did a good job to keep me up front with 1k to go so I didn't have to spend too much energy before that. Then it was just about staying on the wheel of the QuickStep train. It was quite easy to stay up there and wait until the last 200 metres and then I went.

"It was a goal for me to try and get a victory here. Yesterday I was a bit surprised how quickly we came to the line. I was a bit frustrated so it was really nice to get the win and the race lead."

Boasson Hagen took over the leader's jersey held by stage one winner Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol). The Belgian holds second overall with the same time as Boasson Hagen, while Boeckmans moves up to third at four seconds.

Boasson Hagen is modest about his general classification ambitions, particularly with teammates Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Richie Porte also competing in Portugal.

"I'm not a super climber and I'm not sure if I can manage to stay in yellow but it's more important to keep the GC guys up there," said Boasson Hagen. "We'll see what happens. I will try to stay in there as long as possible and hopefully I can help the guys."

The Volta ao Algarve peloton will face the queen stage tomorrow, featuring five categorised climbs and culminating with a mountain finish atop the category 2 Alto do Malhao.

Break of the day forms early

Just two kilometres into the stage, three riders went on the attack to seek their fortunes in the Volta ao Algarve's second day of racing: Raul Alarcon (Efapel-Glassdrive), Niels Wytinck (An Post-Sean Kelly) and Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (Carmim-Prio).

After 28 kilometres of racing, the trio's advantage ballooned to nearly six minutes over a complacent peloton, but Lotto Belisol, working for race leader Gianni Meersman, began to up the tempo in the field and keep the escapees' margin at a manageable size.

By 65.5km, their lead stood at 3:00, where it stabilised for the next hour of racing.

A pair of category three climbs shattered the break, as the Portugal-based Swift-Metcalfe dropped his two companions and swept up top honours for each KOM at 107.3km and 136.7km. Alarcon and Wytinck were absorbed by the peloton, while the Briton pressed onward to the finish line in Lagoa on his own, as the parcours was now largely downhill for the remainder of the 187.5km stage.

Swift-Metcalfe, however, having taken both KOMs, opted to sit up and was soon absorbed by the peloton on the narrow, undulating roads only to have Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) and César Fonte (Efapel-Glassdrive) go on the attack and take his place off the front.

Carmim-Prio took over the pace-making duties from Lotto Belisol with 35km to go as the peloton left the narrower, mountain roads and reached the wide-open thoroughfares comprising the stage finale, ideal for making quick work of Van Hecke's and Fonte's 1:30 advantage.

The Portuguese Continental squad steadily chipped away at the break's lead and with 20km remaining the ProTour squads of Lotto Belisol, Sky and Vacansoleil-DCM assumed the chase effort at the head of the field. The two-man escape was soon absorbed just two kilometres later.

Not content to wait for a field sprint finish, Christophe Riblon (Ag2R-La Mondiale) and Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) rolled off the front of the peloton and eked out a 26-second lead with 11km remaining.

The wide-open roads were not to the duo's advantage, and with the teams of the sprinters eager for another bunch gallop finale their escape attempt came to a conclusion five kilometres from the finish line.

Full Results
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling4:57:23
2Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
4Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank
5Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
7Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural
8Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Barracuda
9Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
10Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
11Filipe Cardoso (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
12Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
13Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda
14Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling
15Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol
16Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank
17Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
18Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
19Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team
20Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
21Samuel Caldeira (Por) Carmim-Prio
22Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan
23Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
24Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
25Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
26Sérgio Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
27Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVelo
28Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda
29Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
30Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan
31Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank
32Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda
33José Mendes (Por) LA-Antarte
34Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank
35Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
36Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
37Alejandro Marque (Spa) Carmim-Prio
38Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale
39Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol
40Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
41Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling
42Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda
43Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural
44Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
45Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
46Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
47André Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural
48Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank
49David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team
50Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
51Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
52Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly
53Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
54Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
55Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
56Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling
57Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
58Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank
59Hugo Sabido (Por) LA-Antarte
60Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan
61Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Onda
62Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
63Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team
64Michael Morkov (Den) Saxo Bank
65Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
66David Livramento (Por) Carmim-Prio
67Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio
68Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
69Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmim-Prio
70Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM
71Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol
72Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling
73Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan
74Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo
75Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan
76Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda
77José Gonçalves (Por) Onda
78Márcio Barbosa (Por) LA-Antarte
79César Fonte (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
80Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
81Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda
82Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo
83Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank
84José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
85Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
86Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team
87Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Movistar Team
88Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural
89Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo
90Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank
91Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank
92Amaro Antunes (Por) Carmim-Prio
93Luís Silva (Por) Carmim-Prio
94Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank
95Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Saxo Bank
96Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural
97Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
98Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan
99Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
100Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
101Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
102Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
103Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo
104Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
105Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
106Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R-La Mondiale
107Ricardo Vilela (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
108Daniel Silva (Por) Onda
109Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
110Hélder Oliveira (Por) Onda
111Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
112Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
113Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team
114Serguei Klimov (Rus) RusVelo
115Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
116Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo
117Hernâni Brôco (Por) Caja Rural
118Mark Christian (GBr) An Post-Sean Kelly
119Hugo Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte
120Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank
121Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
122Xabier Zandio (Spa) Sky Procycling
123Enrique Salgueiro (Spa) LA-Antarte
124Bruno Silva (Por) LA-Antarte
125Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank
126Delio Fernandez (Spa) Onda
127Nikita Eskov (Rus) RusVelo
128Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural
129Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
130Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive
131Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol
132Célio Sousa (Por) Onda
133Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly
134Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post-Sean Kelly
135Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team
136Vergílio Santos (Por) LA-Antarte
137Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
138Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team
139Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol
140Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
141Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:23
142Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
143Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol
144Connor McConvey (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly
145Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda
146Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly
147Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
148Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
149Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:55
150Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:25
151Josue Enzo Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural
152Bruno Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte
153Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:16
154Joren Segers (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly0:02:30
155Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly
156Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio0:10:23
DNFMarc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling

Points
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling25pts
2Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM20
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep16
4Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank13
5Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale10
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale8
7Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural6
8Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Barracuda4
9Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep2
10Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator1

Sprint 1 - Estoi. 9.3km
1Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive3pts
2Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly2
3Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio1

Sprint 2 - Snack-Bar Picadilly, 27.8km
1Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive3pts
2Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly2
3Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio1

Mountain 1 - Monchique (Cat. 3) 107.3km
1Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio5pts
2Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive3
3Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly1

Mountain 2 - Marmelete (Cat. 3) 136.7km
1Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio5pts
2Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator3
3Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive1

Teams
1Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14:52:09
2Rabobank Cycling Team
3Omega Pharma-Quickstep
4AG2R La Mondiale
5Garmin - Barracuda
6Sky Procycling
7Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
8RadioShack-Nissan
9Caja Rural
10Movistar Team
11Efapel - Glassdrive
12Carmim - Prio
13Lotto Belisol Team
14BMC Racing Team
15Team Saxo Bank
16La - Antarte
17Rusvelo
18UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
19Onda
20An Post - Sean Kelly

General classification after stage 2
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling8:59:30
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol
3Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:04
4Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
5Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank0:00:06
6Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:10
7Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
8Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda
9Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team
10Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
11Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
12Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
13Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling
14Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
15Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
16Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
17Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale
19Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
20Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan
21Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
22Sérgio Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
23Alejandro Marque (Spa) Carmim-Prio
24Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda
25Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
26Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan
27José Mendes (Por) LA-Antarte
28Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling
29Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
30Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
31Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol
32Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM
33Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda
34Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
35Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
36Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
37César Fonte (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
38Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank
39Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team
40Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank0:00:15
41Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
42Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:00:16
43Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:00:17
44Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
45Samuel Caldeira (Por) Carmim-Prio
46Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
47Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda
48Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank
49Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural
50Filipe Cardoso (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
51André Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural
52Hugo Sabido (Por) LA-Antarte
53Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team
54Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan
55David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team
56Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling
57Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank
58Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling
59Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly
60Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank
61Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmim-Prio
62Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank
63Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
64José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
65Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural
66Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan
67David Livramento (Por) Carmim-Prio
68Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Onda
69Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank
70Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda
71Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol
72Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
73Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Movistar Team
74Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM
75Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
76Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
77Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team
78Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank
79Ricardo Vilela (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
80Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
81Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
82Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo
83José Gonçalves (Por) Onda
84Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan
85Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Saxo Bank
86Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
87Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
88Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda
89Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
90Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank
91Márcio Barbosa (Por) LA-Antarte
92Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
93Michael Morkov (Den) Saxo Bank
94Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R-La Mondiale
95Luís Silva (Por) Carmim-Prio
96Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural
97Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural
98Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
99Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
100Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly
101Delio Fernandez (Spa) Onda
102Hugo Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte
103Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan
104Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo
105Hélder Oliveira (Por) Onda
106Hernâni Brôco (Por) Caja Rural
107Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
108Amaro Antunes (Por) Carmim-Prio
109Daniel Silva (Por) Onda
110Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo
111Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive
112Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
113Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo
114Bruno Silva (Por) LA-Antarte
115Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
116Serguei Klimov (Rus) RusVelo
117Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural
118Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
119Célio Sousa (Por) Onda
120Mark Christian (GBr) An Post-Sean Kelly
121Nikita Eskov (Rus) RusVelo
122Vergílio Santos (Por) LA-Antarte
123Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
124Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:37
125Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:40
126Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
127Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol
128Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
129Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post-Sean Kelly
130Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVelo0:00:44
131Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive0:00:52
132Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:58
133Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
134Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:01:04
135Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:26
136Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo0:01:28
137Bruno Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte0:01:42
138Josue Enzo Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural
139Connor McConvey (Irl) An Post-Sean Kelly0:02:04
140Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly0:02:14
141Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio0:02:17
142Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:20
143Enrique Salgueiro (Spa) LA-Antarte0:02:40
144Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:02:43
145Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:02
146Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly0:03:24
147Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:03:30
148Xabier Zandio (Spa) Sky Procycling
149Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team
150Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:44
151Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:06:16
152Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:17
153Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:06:40
154Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio0:10:38
155Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:14:26
156Joren Segers (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly0:15:31

Points classification
1Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank29pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling27
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol25
4Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM20
5Greg van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team20
6Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale18
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep16
8Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM13
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale10
10Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale8
11Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive6
12Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank6
13Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team6
14Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural6
15Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator4
16Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Barracuda4
17Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly4
18Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio3
19Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep2
20Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator2
21Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio2
22Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan1
23Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator1
24Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1

Sprint classification
1Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive6pts
2Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank6
3Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly4
4Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio3
5Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator2
6Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio2
7Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1

Mountains classification
1Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank10pts
2Tomás Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Carmim-Prio10
3Sérgio Sousa (Por) Efapel-Glassdrive7
4Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator3
5Raul Alarcon (Spa) Efapel-Glassdrive3
6Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmim-Prio1
7Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post-Sean Kelly1
8Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1

Teams classification
1Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team26:59:00
2AG2R La Mondiale
3Omega Pharma-Quickstep
4Sky Procycling
5Garmin - Barracuda
6RadioShack-Nissan
7BMC Racing Team
8Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:05
9Efapel - Glassdrive0:00:07
10Lotto Belisol Team
11Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:14
12Movistar Team
13Carmim - Prio
14Team Saxo Bank
15La - Antarte
16UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
17Caja Rural0:00:21
18Onda
19Rusvelo
20An Post - Sean Kelly

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