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Tour of Qatar, Qatar, 2.1

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February 7-12 2010

February 8, Stage 2: Camel Race Track - Qatar Foundation 147km

Steurs strongest as breakaway rules the day

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 8, 22:47,
Updated:
February 10, 18:55

Two-man attack defies the wind and the peloton in the desert

Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team) leads the Tour of Qatar after the second stage.

Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team) leads the Tour of Qatar after the second stage.

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Strong winds and some aggressive echelon riding dramatically affected the overall standings at the Tour of Qatar on Monday, with a two-man breakaway containing Geert Steurs (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Wouter Mol (Vacansoleil) out-foxing the big-name sprinters.

Steurs and Mol attacked just two kilometres into the 147km stage and with a strong headwind blowing from the north, the bunch let them go. Their lead reached a massive 22:40 after 36km and they eventually stayed away all the way to the finish, holding onto a gap of 1:51 over the chasers.

With Mol better placed overall and certain to take the leader's gold jersey, Steurs accelerated ahead at the finish to win the stage. As he crossed the line he pointed to the sky, remembering his former teammate Frederik Nolf, who tragically died in his sleep during last year's race.

"It was very emotional to win like that but I'm happy that I could do something today for Frederik," Steurs said. "This is a very important win. I wasn't here last year but it was very emotional moment for all the team."

Team Sky started stage two with Edvald Boasson Hagen in the overall race leader's gold jersey after their dominant display in the opening team time trial. But it definitely was not their day and everyone else took full advantage and was quick to give them a lesson in echelon racing.

Mol now leads Steurs by nine seconds in the overall standings.

Broken collarbones for Arvesen and Cozza

Germany's Roger Kluge (Milram) was third on the stage and moved up to third overall at 2:02. However, the result reveals little of what happened out on the road.

A moving minute's silence was held in memory of Italian national coach and former Paris-Roubaix winner Franco Ballerini before the start.

Then there was drama even before the stage had officially begun, when Kurt-Asle Arvesen crashed in the neutralized section. He fractured the far end of his right collarbone and was out of the race. Cyclingnews understands he will fly home to Oslo overnight to undergo surgery by the same doctors who treated his other collarbone after he crashed in last year's Tour de France. He could be back on his bike within 10 days but he has missed a vital part of the early season.

Later in the stage Steven Cozza (Garmin-Transitions) crashed and broke his collarbone and is also out of the race.

Echelons galore and aggressive finale

After only two kilometres of racing Steurs and Mol attacked and began their day-long breakaway. With a strong headwind blowing, the bunch showed little interesting in chasing them and the gap soared.

A reaction finally came after 36km and marked the start of 110km of aggressive racing all the way to the finish.

As the road turned right a few degrees, 10km from the first sprint, the headwind became a crosswind. Suddenly, Quick Step and the Cervélo TestTeam went on the attack, catching Edvald Boasson Hagen, his Team Sky teammates and most of the peloton napping.

The race split into echelons like a scene out of Ghent-Wevelgem. Most of the big-name Classics riders and sprinters were in the front group, including Tom Boonen (Quick Step), Alessandro Ballan and Marcus Burghardt (BMC), Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) and Stuart O'Grady (Saxo Bank).

Cervélo TestTeam had five riders in the move and were clearly looking for revenge after the whole team was penalized a minute for a push by Heinrich Haussler in the team time trial.

Team Sky tried to drag Boasson Hagen back up to the front group. They held the gap to within a minute for 40km, with even Boasson Hagen doing turns on the front, but the lead group worked smoothly and ruthlessly in the echelon and Team Sky eventually cracked and lost riders.

Then Boasson Hagen lost any chance of overall success when he suffered a back wheel puncture. He got a quick change but the team had already decided their chances were over and Boasson Hagen took on a bottle and would eventually finish in a big group, 9:43 behind Geert Steurs.

Cervélo goes on the attack

Up front it was time for the final attacks. The 28 riders in the front echelon eased off a little when they realised they would not catch the break but then the Cervélo TestTeam tried to pull back the minute they were penalized in the team time trial.

Roger Hammond made a strong attack, then Haussler went with five kilometres to go. Tom Boonen often lead the chase but the violent attacks split the front group as cracks appeared in riders' early season form.

Kluge managed to take third place, with Haussler in fourth four seconds behind him. One second later Gilbert, Hammond, Boonen, Burghardt, Jeremy Hunt (Cervélo TestTeam) and Danilo Napolitano (Katusha) crossed the line.

Ballan and Farrar lost 42 seconds to them in the aggressive finale but importantly were still well-placed overall.

Mol now leads Steurs by nine seconds, with Kluge third at 2:02 and then Boonen fourth at 2:05. Thanks to Garmin's excellent second place in the team time trial, Farrar is ninth at 2:41. That is only 36 seconds behind Boonen with plenty of time bonuses to be awarded on the remaining four stages.

Mol starts Tuesday's 136km third stage from Dukhan to Mesaieed in the gold jersey but admitted it will be tough for him to hold off the big names that are packed tight two minutes behind him.

"First we have to repair the legs and then we'll see about defending the jersey. We're going to try but it'll be hard," he said.

Full Results
1 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 3:31:00  
2 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:51  
4 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 0:01:54  
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:01:55  
6 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
7 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
8 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
9 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha    
10 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
11 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:02:37  
12 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
13 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
14 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha    
15 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
16 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
17 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
18 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
19 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:42  
20 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:02:43  
21 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
22 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram    
23 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:33  
24 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
25 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
26 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
27 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
28 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
29 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
30 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
31 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
32 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
33 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam    
34 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam    
35 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
36 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
37 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions    
38 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
39 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:03:37  
40 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:03:40  
41 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:09:43  
42 Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha    
43 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
44 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
45 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
46 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
47 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram    
48 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong    
49 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha    
50 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
51 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
52 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
53 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
54 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Katusha    
55 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
56 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
57 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam    
58 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
59 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
60 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
61 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
62 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
63 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
64 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
65 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
66 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
67 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
68 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
69 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
70 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
71 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
72 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
73 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
74 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
75 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
76 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
77 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
78 Lars Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
79 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
80 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
81 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
82 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
83 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
84 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
85 Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:11:10  
86 Zahner Simon (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
87 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha    
88 Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
89 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
90 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
91 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
92 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
93 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
94 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
95 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
96 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
97 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
98 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
99 Luis-Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
100 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
101 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
102 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
103 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
104 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
105 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
106 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
107 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
108 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
109 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
110 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
111 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
112 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
113 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
114 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
115 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
116 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:14:17  
117 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
118 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
119 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
120 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
121 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
122 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
123 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
124 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
125 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
126 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
DNF Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
DNF Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
Al Ghuwayriya
1 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 2  
3 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 1  
Umm Suwaiya
1 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 2  
3 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 1  
Qatar Foundation
1 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 30 pts
2 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 27  
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 25  
4 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 23  
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 21  
6 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 19  
7 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 17  
8 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 15  
9 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha 13  
10 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 11  
11 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 10  
12 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 9  
13 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 8  
14 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha 7  
15 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 6  
16 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 5  
17 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 4  
18 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3  
19 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 2  
20 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 1  
Young riders
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 3:32:51  
2 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:00:46  
3 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
4 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 0:01:42  
5 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
6 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
7 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
8 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
9 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
10 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:07:52  
11 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
12 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
13 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong    
14 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
15 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
16 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam    
17 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
18 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
20 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
21 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
22 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
23 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
24 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
25 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
26 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
27 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
28 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
29 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
30 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha 0:09:19  
31 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
32 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
33 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong    
34 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
35 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
36 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
37 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
38 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
39 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
40 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
41 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
42 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:12:26  
43 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
44 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong    
45 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
46 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
47 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong    
Teams
1 Cervélo Test Team 10:38:44  
2 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team 0:00:26  
3 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:22  
4 Quick Step 0:01:30  
5 Team Katusha 0:02:21  
6 BMC Racing Team    
7 Garmin-Transitions 0:04:05  
8 Team Milram 0:08:33  
9 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:09:27  
10 Team Saxo bank 0:10:09  
11 Liquigas - Doimos 0:16:19  
12 Saur - Sojasun 0:16:25  
13 AG2R - La mondiale 0:17:15  
14 Sky Pro Cycling Team    
15 Team HTC - Columbia    
16 Trek Livestrong U23 0:26:19  
General classification after stage 2
1 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 3:40:51  
2 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:00:09  
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:02  
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:05  
5 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:02:06  
6 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:02:18  
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha    
8 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:40  
9 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:41  
10 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:02:47  
11 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:02:48  
12 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
13 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:51  
14 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:53  
15 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
16 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:02:54  
17 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:58  
18 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:03:00  
19 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:03:03  
20 Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions 0:03:31  
21 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:35  
22 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam    
23 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:41  
24 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
25 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:44  
26 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:03:45  
27 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
28 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:03:47  
29 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:03:56  
30 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
31 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
32 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
33 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha 0:03:57  
34 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:04:00  
35 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 0:04:31  
36 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:04:34  
37 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam 0:04:36  
38 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 0:05:37  
39 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:06:41  
40 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:06:44  
41 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:09:33  
42 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
43 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:09:41  
44 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
45 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
46 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:46  
47 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
48 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
49 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:51  
50 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
51 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
52 Lars Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
53 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
54 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:09:53  
55 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
56 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:09:54  
57 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
58 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
59 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
60 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
61 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
62 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
63 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
64 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
65 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
66 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:09:58  
67 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram    
68 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
69 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:09:59  
70 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:10:00  
71 Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha 0:10:06  
72 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha    
73 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
74 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
75 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:10:10  
76 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
77 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
78 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Katusha    
79 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:10:12  
80 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:10:29  
81 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:10:35  
82 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam 0:10:41  
83 Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:11:00  
84 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
85 Russel Downing (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:11:02  
86 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:11:03  
87 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:11:08  
88 Luis-Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:13  
89 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
90 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:11:18  
91 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step 0:11:20  
92 Zahner Simon (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:11:21  
93 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
94 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
95 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
96 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:11:22  
97 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram 0:11:25  
98 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
99 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:11:27  
100 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha 0:11:33  
101 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
102 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
103 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
104 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
105 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
106 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
107 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
108 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:11:37  
109 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
110 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong 0:11:39  
111 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
112 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
113 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:11:58  
114 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:12:32  
115 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:13:14  
116 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:14:07  
117 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:28  
118 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
119 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:29  
120 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:14:46  
121 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:15:39  
122 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:15:41  
123 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:15:42  
124 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:16:12  
125 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong 0:16:20  
126 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:16:21  
Points classification
1 Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 34 pts
2 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 33  
3 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 25  
4 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 24  
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 21  
6 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 19  
7 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 17  
8 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 15  
9 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha 13  
10 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 11  
11 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 10  
12 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 9  
13 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 8  
14 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha 7  
15 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 6  
16 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 5  
17 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 4  
18 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 3  
19 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 3  
20 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 1  
Young rider classification
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 3:42:53  
2 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:00:58  
3 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 0:01:33  
4 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:42  
5 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:01:45  
6 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:01:54  
7 Nicolaï Trussov (Rus) Katusha    
8 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
9 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 0:03:35  
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:07:31  
11 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team    
12 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:07:39  
13 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:07:44  
14 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:07:49  
15 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
16 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
17 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:52  
18 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
19 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
20 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
21 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:07:57  
22 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:07:58  
23 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:08:04  
24 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
25 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:08:08  
26 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
27 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:08:10  
28 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:08:33  
29 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam 0:08:39  
30 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:16  
31 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:09:19  
32 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:09:23  
33 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Katusha 0:09:31  
34 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha    
35 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
36 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
37 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
38 Ben King (Aus) Trek Livestrong 0:09:37  
39 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek Livestrong    
40 Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Trek Livestrong    
41 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:10:30  
42 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:12:27  
43 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:12:44  
44 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:13:37  
45 Justin Williams (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:13:39  
46 Ben King (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:14:10  
47 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong 0:14:18  
Teams classification
1 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator Pro Cycling Team 10:49:24  
2 Cervélo Test Team 0:00:09  
3 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:45  
4 Quick Step 0:00:51  
5 BMC Racing Team 0:01:43  
6 Team Katusha 0:01:55  
7 Garmin-Transitions 0:03:14  
8 Team Milram 0:07:59  
9 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:09:01  
10 Team Saxo bank 0:09:23  
11 Liquigas - Doimos 0:15:41  
12 Saur - Sojasun 0:15:47  
13 Sky Pro Cycling Team 0:16:16  
14 Team HTC - Columbia 0:16:34  
15 AG2R - La mondiale 0:16:53  
16 Trek Livestrong U23 0:25:59  

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