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February 14-19 2010

February 18, Stage 5: Wattayat - Sultan Qaboos Stadium 148km

Boonen finally wins in Oman

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 18, 13:49,
Updated:
February 18, 16:49

Time trial to decide overall race winner

Tom Boonen celebrates his first stage win in the Tour of Oman

Tom Boonen celebrates his first stage win in the Tour of Oman

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Quick Step's Tom Boonen took his third win in 11 days of racing in the Gulf on Thursday, winning a hectic sprint at the end of stage five of the Tour of Oman.

Boonen won two stages in the Tour of Qatar and seemed back to his very best, both in the sprints and whenever attacks developed into echelons during the two early-season races. The current Belgian national champion is hoping the two six-day races in Qatar and Oman will give him excellent early-season form just in time next weekend's Het Nieuwsblad and the odds of him winning with the Belgian bookmakers probably plummet every time he wins a sprint.

Boonen got an intuitive but excellent leadout from his Quick Step teammates and then dug deep to find an extra bit of speed to beat Argentina's Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank). Michael Van Stayen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) was third and Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank) was fourth.

American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) was again up there but again just missed out on a victory. His only consolation is a secure lead in the points race and so he will likely take home the special green jersey.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) was sixth in the sprint. Italy's Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) was seventh but retained the overall race lead.

Boonen moved up to second, at two seconds, but was just happy to have won a tough sprint.

"It might not have been the fastest sprint but it was the most hectic of the last two weeks, so I'm pretty satisfied," he told Cyclingnews.

"Me and Haedo had a little more speed. It was hard but I just passed him in the last 30 metres."

"We tried to do a nice leadout with the entire team, but with the headwind going back into the city it was tough. Then it was a big battle going into the last three kilometres. After that there was a bit of going left and right."

"I'd told my teammates Kevin Hulsmans and Marco Velo that we'd try and find each other in the last two kilometres. I found Kevin and so he took me up to the front, past Van Stayen and those guys. Then Marco took me to the last roundabout and then the sprint opened up. It was good."

Sprinters' teams control the breakaway

The 148km fifth stage of this first ever edition of the Tour of Oman followed an out and back route along the coast, passing the airport and the huge modern Mosque before finishing in front of the Sultan Qaboos Stadium.

Yet again riders were keen to test their legs and Belgium's Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) was one of several riders to give it a go. With the speed high, all the attacks were pulled back and it was only after a mad half hour at 47km/h, that a break formed and was allowed to get away.

Nikita Eskov (Katusha), former World Champion Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team) and Matthe Pronk (Vacansoliel) had timed their effort well and opened a five-minute gap after 50km of racing.

Ballan took the first intermediate sprint after 61km but the Liquigas team rode tempo on the front and slowly reeled the trio in. Ballan also won the second sprint at 93.5km but the move was caught by the bunch with 25km to go as the sprinters began to rev their engines.

Quick Step, Liquigas, Saxo Bank and Sky all went into formation and spent time on the front but a strong headwind and a series of roundabouts in the final three kilometres, made it difficult for any one team to control the lead out.

The road dipped with three hundred metres to go and that increased the speed of the sprinters as they snaked across the road. Everyone moved to their right to force their rivals to accelerate into the wind and Boonen and Haedo emerged on the front, going shoulder to shoulder close to the barriers.

It was close but Boonen had that little extra power and knew it as he hit the line. He threw his arms up in the air to celebrate and so did his hard working Quick Step teammates as the bunch followed him home.

A close battle for overall victory

After five days of racing, 26 riders are still within 16 seconds in the overall standings and so as expected, Friday's 18.5km time trial will decide the winner of the inaugural Tour of Oman.

It could be very close. The sprinters have the speed and better form, but both those qualities will be dented by the tough climbs early on the course. The riders have studied the climbs well because they are on the only road to the luxury resort hotel the race has stayed in all week.

The riders also use normal road bikes and so if Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) is on form, he could perhaps have the best balance between speed and time trial skill, and triumph on the Muscat Corniche on Sunday afternoon.

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