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KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde - 2.HC

Belgium, March 28-30, 2006

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Stage 1 - March 28: Middelkerke - Zottegem, 194 km

That's Leif...

By Brecht Decaluwé

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As Bernhard Eisel (Française des Jeux) reflected after finishing second to Leif Hoste in today's first stage of the Driedaagse van De Panne, "That's life." Indeed it was, as the Discovery Channel rider took a surprising win in a three man sprint against Eisel and Gert Steegmans (Davitamon-Lotto) in Zottegem. On paper, Hoste was probably the slowest of the three, but sprints aren't won on paper and Hoste saved his best until last when he powered out of the saddle to get past the tiring Eisel, with Steegmans in third.

It was Hoste's first win of the season after a second place in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and another second place in the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial, as well as a fifth in last Saturday's E3 Prijs. "I surprised myself here," he said. "In the past, I've been too often in a position that I couldn't lose a sprint, but I did. Today, Eisel and Steegmans were the favourites and I beat them. Because of this, winning here is even more enjoyable for me."

Hoste explained how things unfolded, following a very long breakaway in the first stage. "I continued working along in the front group with the eye on the time trial. This win is a big extra. The team is strong enough to defend my leading position so I'm confident I can do well in the overall."

Two years ago, Hoste finished second in the Tour of Flanders after being beaten in the sprint by Steffen Wesemann. Also in Paris-Roubaix he was very strong, but a flag took him down. "I'm even stronger than I was then. That's why I told Dirk Demol I wouldn't spare myself for Sunday. You've got to take everything you can with such a good fitness. For Sunday, I'm probably the only one that is not afraid of Tom Boonen. If you don't try to beat Boonen, it surely isn't possible to win."

Bernhard Eisel (Francaise des Jeux)
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Bernhard Eisel has won bunch sprints in the past, but today he was beaten in a sprint with three men. "It isn't good publicity for my sprinting capabilities to come in as second," the disappointed Austrian said. "I wanted to win the stage as I'm not a time trial specialist. Hoste and Steegmans are quicker and faster in the time trial than me. I thought Steegmans was the only one who could beat me today but Hoste surprised the both of us. I'm looking forward to the coming Sunday, but even more to the week after it, with Paris-Roubaix. I'm really disappointed now because I think my teammates won't be happy with this second place."

Gert Steegmans had a terrible ride on Saturday in the E3 Prijs Harelbeke, but made up for it today. "My legs were feeling really good today. I wanted to test myself and suddenly we were leading with a group of about eleven men. Later on, we were away with the three of us. Still, we needed to do some 40 kilometres. The freshest rider won today. Hoste was taking it easy in the escape, skipping some work. That was strange as Sanchez was coming back to us. Hoste didn't bother, though Sanchez is a big rival for the overall victory.

Gert Steegmans (Davitamon-Lotto)
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"I did my best to win but didn't have that extra push you need to win a sprint. This test has been successful, in the end I was a bit tired but that is normal, I think. Unfortunately, the Tour of Flanders has even more kilometres. Now that I'm standing in second position, I'm going to defend that position and see what I can do in the final time trial. Happily, today I could stand tall because Saturday, suddenly it was all over for me. Afterwards, it appeared that I didn't have any sugars left in my body. Probably, every cyclist has made this mistake in the past. I wanted to prove myself too much and apparently I forgot to eat. Saturday, I went deep in my reserves to follow Boonen. It's not that I want to compare myself with him, but to take a chance on the win, you have to follow him."

How it unfolded

In dry, windy, but cloudy conditions, 171 riders got away in Middelkerke. Bogdan Bondariew (Intel Action) wasn't allowed to start. With a high reticulocyte level, claimed by his team to be from a recent altitude camp, he's been declared unfit by the UCI for two weeks.

The wind
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Right from the start, there was a strong side wind. Riders like Frank Vandenbroucke, Nico Mattan and Dario Pieri got into trouble when echelons were formed. In the first hour the pace was set at an average speed of 45 km/h. The Davitamon team, eager to get a good result kept a high tempo, riding in the front of the peloton. The first escape of the day was for the Belgian Jarno Van Mingeroet (Jartazi). The neo-pro got a gap of more than five minutes going into the hill section. These hills also feature in the Tour of Flanders. That's likely why Stijn Devolder (Discovery) and Gert Steegmans (Davitamon) attacked on the Berendries.

The group of ten riders caught Van Mingeroet with 70km to go: Hoste (Discovery), De Kort (Liberty), Eisel (Française des Jeux), Napolitano (Lampre-Fondital), Murn (Phonak), Greipel (T-Mobile), Sabido (Barloworld) and Wijnants (Chocolade Jacques). The fastest man in the group, Napolitano, wasn't co-operating. As a reaction to his behaviour, the others were attacking trying to get rid of the Italian sprinter. Steegmans, Eisel and Hoste were the only riders that got away. Van Mingeroet didn't fully recover from his efforts and dropped back to the peloton.

Pippo Pozzato (Quick.Step)
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In the background, a group of strong riders was formed with Pozzato (Quick.Step), Klier (T-Mobile), Sanchez (Liberty), Paolini (Liquigas) and Petito (Tenax). They joined the pursuit of the three leaders with 46km to go. A difficult task, as the gap was already a minute. At the back, the peloton was riding more than two minutes behind the leaders. Despite efforts from Bert Scheirlinckx (Jartazi) and Serpellini (Unibet), the winner was to be found among one of the 16 riders in front.

Going into the last finishing circuit, Steegmans took the three bonus seconds ahead of Hoste (2")and Eisel (1"). With rain starting to fall down on the riders, the organisation in the Pozzato group was gone. With 32km to go, Portuguese Hugo Sabido tried to bridge the gap of 1'30 on his own. On the last climb of the Berendries, with 18km to go, some riders did a last effort to turn things around. 22 year-old Sanchez, fourth in this race and winner of the Tour Down Under last year, jumped across to Sabido and left him behind.

Leif Hoste (Discovery Channel, L)
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The Kloosterbosstraat, a short but tough climb, didn't change things. Eisel looked strong taking a few metres on the other two. Pozzato and Klier impressed the others at the back. The gaps maintained at 0'30 for Sanchez, 1'10 for the first pursuing group and the peloton at 2'10. On the Stuyvenberg, the last hill of the day, the pursuing group exploded with Pozzato attacking. But Paolini managed to bridge the gap between the peloton and the Pozzato group. He immediately attacked from this group and was fifth on the road. Sanchez came close on the three leaders but they sprinted for the victory.

Eisel started the downhill sprint early on, with Steegmans quickly reacting. It proved to be too early, as Hoste waited long enough and grabbed victory on the line, ahead of Eisel and Steegmans. After the bonus calculations, Hoste is the leader with an advantage of only four seconds on Steegmans. Sanchez finished at 11" but didn't get a time bonus. He'll have to bridge a gap of 25 seconds on Hoste.

Photography

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Results

1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team         4.39.55 (41.584 km/h)
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                            
3 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               
4 Luis Leos Sanchez Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team         0.12
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                    0.42
6 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                    0.48
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
8 Roberto Petito (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                          
9 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                   0.58
10 Daniele Colli (Ita) Liquigas                                      
11 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                               
12 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         
13 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                              
14 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                       
15 Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                
16 Giosue Bonomi (Ita) Barloworld                                    
17 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                           
18 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             
19 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
20 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                        
21 Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
22 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
23 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              
23 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Jartazi-7Mobile                            
25 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                              
26 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                             
27 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                
28 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              
29 Michele Maccanti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                
30 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                               
31 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team           
32 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
33 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
34 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                       
35 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                      
36 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                     
37 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
38 Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Unibet.com                         
39 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
40 David McPartland (Aus) Team Tenax Salmilano                       
41 Koen De Kort (Ned) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                     
42 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                              
43 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                   
44 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Unibet.com                                  
45 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française des Jeux                     
46 Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                                       
47 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            
48 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team          
49 Jens Renders (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
50 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                   
51 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux                            
52 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                           
53 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
54 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               
55 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                      
56 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
57 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                     
58 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                
59 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    
60 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                          
61 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
62 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           
63 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                        
64 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                      
65 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                       
66 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                
67 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
68 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux                            
69 Alirio Perez Arango (Col) Team Tenax Salmilano                    
70 Carlos Abellan (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                   
71 Tom Southam (GBr) Barloworld                                      
72 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
73 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      
74 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       
75 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux                         
76 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                        
77 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                   
78 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               
79 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                            
80 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                          
81 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Barloworld                                    
82 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      
83 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            
84 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile Team                              
85 Christian Murro (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                        
86 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                           
87 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 
88 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                            
89 Ivan Santos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                      
90 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           5.23
91 Robby Meul (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                  
92 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
93 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                         
94 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 
95 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       
96 Pascal Hungerbuhler (Swi) Team Vorarlberg                         
97 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                         
98 Diego Caccia (Ita) Barloworld                                     
99 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                             
100 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
101 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Liquigas                                    
102 Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                  
103 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld                               
104 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
105 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Unibet.com                                
106 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                             
107 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unibet.com                                  
108 Enrico Degano (Ita) Barloworld                               8.45
109 Carlo Westphal (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                         
110 Bram Schmitz (Ned) T-Mobile Team                            11.32
111 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          12.00
112 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
113 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      12.14
114 Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                    16.13
115 Roberto Traficante (Ita) Team L.P.R.                             
116 Florian Stalder (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
117 Christo Girschweider (Swi) Team Vorarlberg                       
118 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Fondital                               
119 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                 18.06
120 Werner Van Zimmeren (Ned) Flanders                          18.26
121 Ronny Poelvoorde (Bel) Flanders                                  
122 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas                                    
123 Werner Van Zandbeek (Ned) Flanders                               
124 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Wiesenhof Akud                            
125 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Team Wiesenhof Akud                          
126 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                      
127 Harald Morscher (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                            
128 Frederic Finot (Fra) Française des Jeux                          
129 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team            
130 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                   
131 Felix Odebrecht (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                        
132 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
133 Pierre Drancourt (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          
134 Dario Pieri (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                    
135 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) Intel-Action                                 
136 Marcin Lewandowski (Pol) Intel-Action                            
137 Marcin Osinski (Pol) Intel-Action                                
138 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Française des Jeux                     
139 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                     
140 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
141 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                     
142 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
143 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                       
144 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                               
145 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen     
146 Christian Lener (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                            
147 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team L.P.R.                              
148 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                 
149 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Unibet.com                             
150 Alexander Kareev (Rus) Flanders                                  
151 Stijn Dedecker (Bel) Flanders                                    
152 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                     
153 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                   
154 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
155 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                                  
156 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
157 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Flanders                                     
158 Mariusz Witecki (Pol) Intel-Action                          24.19
DNF Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team            
DNF Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                                      
DNF David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
DNF Mads Christensen (Den) Barloworld                                
DNF Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                        
DNF Rigoberto Uran (Col) Team Tenax Salmilano                        
DNF Krzysztof Kuzniak (Pol) Intel-Action                             
DNF Alessandro Maserati (Ita) Team L.P.R.                            
DNF Tyson Apostol (USA) Team Vorarlberg                              
DNF Patrik Riedesser (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                           
DNF Gregory De Munster (Bel) Flanders                                
DNF Joop De Gans (Ned) Flanders                                      
DNF Francesco Planckaert (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                       
DNS Bogdan Bondariew (Ukr) Intel-Action                              
 
Points
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team              20 pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                          18
3 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             16
4 Luis Leos Sanchez Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team           14
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                      12
6 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                      10
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           9
8 Roberto Petito (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                         8
9 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                      7
10 Daniele Colli (Ita) Liquigas                                     6
11 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                              5
12 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        4
13 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                             3
14 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                      2
15 Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team               1
 
Sprints
 
Zottegem - Lap 1
 
1 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                         3 pts
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              2
3 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               1
 
Zottegem - Lap 2
 
1 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              3 pts
2 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               2
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           1
 
Climbs
 
Climb 1 - Edelare
 
1 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                         5 pts
2 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         3
3 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                    1
 
Climb 2 - Leberg - passage 1
 
1 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                         5 pts
2 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 3
3 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team           1
 
Climb 3 - Berendries - passage 1
 
1 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                         5 pts
2 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team           3
3 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 1
 
Climb 4 - Stuivenberg - passage 1
 
1 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                         5 pts
2 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                      3
3 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 1
 
Climb 5 - Leberg - passage 2
 
1 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           5 pts
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              3
3 Koen De Kort (Ned) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                     1
 
Climb 6 - Berendries - passage 2
 
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 5 pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           3
3 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                            1
 
Climb 7 - Kloosterbosstraat
 
1 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              5 pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           3
3 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               1
 
Climb 8 - Stuivenberg - passage 2
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               5 pts
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              3
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           1
 
Climb 9 - Leberg - passage 3
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               5 pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           3
3 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              1
 
Climb 10 - Berendries - passage 3
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               5 pts
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              3
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           1
 
Climb 11 - Kloosterbosstraat - passage 2
 
1 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           5 pts
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              3
3 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               1
 
Climb 12 - Stuivenberg - passage 3
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               5 pts
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              3
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           1
 
Teams
 
1 Davitamon-Lotto                                            14.01.41
2 Discovery Channel                                                  
3 Francaise Des Jeux                                                 
4 Liberty Seguros-Wurth                                          0.12
5 Liquigas                                                       0.42
6 Lampre-Fondital                                                0.48
7 Quick Step-Innergetic                                              
8 Team Tenax Salmilano                                               
9 Jartazi-7Mobile                                                0.58
10 Team L.P.R.                                                       
11 Unibet.com                                                        
12 Phonak Hearing Systems                                            
13 Choc Jacques-Topsport                                             
14 T-Mobile Team                                                     
15 Barloworld                                                        
16 Rabobank                                                          
17 Bouygues Telecom                                              5.23
18 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                       6.25
19 Team Wiesenhof Akud                                          10.50
20 Team Vorarlberg                                              20.38
21 Flanders-Villapark                                           53.22
22 Intel-Action                                                      
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team         4.39.42
2 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                           0.04
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                        0.06
4 Luis Leos Sanchez Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team         0.25
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                    0.55
6 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                    1.01
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
8 Roberto Petito (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                          
9 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                   1.11
10 Daniele Colli (Ita) Liquigas                                      
11 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                               
12 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         
13 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                              
14 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                       
15 Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                
16 Giosue Bonomi (Ita) Barloworld                                    
17 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                           
18 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             
19 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
20 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                        
21 Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
22 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
23 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              
23 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Jartazi-7Mobile                            
25 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                              
26 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                             
27 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                
28 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              
29 Michele Maccanti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                
30 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                               
31 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team           
32 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
33 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
34 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                       
35 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                      
36 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                     
37 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
38 Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Unibet.com                         
39 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
40 David McPartland (Aus) Team Tenax Salmilano                       
41 Koen De Kort (Ned) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                     
42 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                              
43 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                   
44 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Unibet.com                                  
45 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française des Jeux                     
46 Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                                       
47 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            
48 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team          
49 Jens Renders (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
50 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                   
51 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux                            
52 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                           
53 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
54 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               
55 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                      
56 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
57 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                     
58 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                
59 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    
60 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                          
61 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
62 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           
63 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                        
64 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                      
65 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                       
66 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                
67 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
68 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux                            
69 Alirio Perez Arango (Col) Team Tenax Salmilano                    
70 Carlos Abellan (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                   
71 Tom Southam (GBr) Barloworld                                      
72 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
73 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      
74 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       
75 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux                         
76 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                        
77 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                   
78 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               
79 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                            
80 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                          
81 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Barloworld                                    
82 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      
83 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            
84 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile Team                              
85 Christian Murro (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                        
86 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                           
87 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 
88 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                            
89 Ivan Santos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                      
90 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           5.36
91 Robby Meul (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                  
92 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
93 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                         
94 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 
95 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       
96 Pascal Hungerbuhler (Swi) Team Vorarlberg                         
97 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                     6.35
98 Diego Caccia (Ita) Barloworld                                 6.38
99 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                             
100 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
101 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Liquigas                                    
102 Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                  
103 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld                               
104 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
105 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Unibet.com                                
106 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                             
107 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unibet.com                                  
108 Enrico Degano (Ita) Barloworld                               8.58
109 Carlo Westphal (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                         
110 Bram Schmitz (Ned) T-Mobile Team                            11.45
111 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          12.13
112 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
113 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      12.27
114 Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                    16.26
115 Roberto Traficante (Ita) Team L.P.R.                             
116 Florian Stalder (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
117 Christo Girschweider (Swi) Team Vorarlberg                       
118 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Fondital                               
119 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                 18.19
120 Werner Van Zimmeren (Ned) Flanders                          18.39
121 Ronny Poelvoorde (Bel) Flanders                                  
122 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas                                    
123 Werner Van Zandbeek (Ned) Flanders                               
124 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Wiesenhof Akud                            
125 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Team Wiesenhof Akud                          
126 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                      
127 Harald Morscher (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                            
128 Frederic Finot (Fra) Française des Jeux                          
129 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team            
130 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                   
131 Felix Odebrecht (Ger) Team Wiesenhof Akud                        
132 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
133 Pierre Drancourt (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          
134 Dario Pieri (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                    
135 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) Intel-Action                                 
136 Marcin Lewandowski (Pol) Intel-Action                            
137 Marcin Osinski (Pol) Intel-Action                                
138 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Française des Jeux                     
139 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                     
140 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
141 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                     
142 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
143 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                       
144 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                               
145 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen     
146 Christian Lener (Aut) Team Vorarlberg                            
147 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team L.P.R.                              
148 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                 
149 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Unibet.com                             
150 Alexander Kareev (Rus) Flanders                                  
151 Stijn Dedecker (Bel) Flanders                                    
152 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                     
153 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                   
154 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
155 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                                  
156 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
157 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Flanders                                     
158 Mariusz Witecki (Pol) Intel-Action                          24.32
 
Points classification
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team              20 pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                          18
3 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             16
4 Luis Leos Sanchez Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team           14
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                      12
6 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                      10
7 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           9
8 Roberto Petito (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                         8
9 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                      7
10 Daniele Colli (Ita) Liquigas                                     6
11 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                              5
12 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        4
13 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                             3
14 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                      2
15 Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team               1
 
Climbs classification
 
1 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team              22 pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                          22
3 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             21
4 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                        20
5 Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                10
6 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team           4
7 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                      3
8 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         3
9 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                            1
10 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                   1
11 Koen De Kort (Ned) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                    1
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              5 pts
2 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                         3
3 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               3
4 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                           1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Davitamon-Lotto                                            14.01.41
2 Discovery Channel                                                  
3 Francaise Des Jeux                                                 
4 Liberty Seguros-Wurth                                          0.12
5 Liquigas                                                       0.42
6 Lampre-Fondital                                                0.48
7 Quick Step-Innergetic                                              
8 Team Tenax Salmilano                                               
9 Jartazi-7Mobile                                                0.58
10 Team L.P.R.                                                       
11 Unibet.com                                                        
12 Phonak Hearing Systems                                            
13 Choc Jacques-Topsport                                             
14 T-Mobile Team                                                     
15 Barloworld                                                        
16 Rabobank                                                          
17 Bouygues Telecom                                              5.23
18 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                       6.25
19 Team Wiesenhof Akud                                          10.50
20 Team Vorarlberg                                              20.38
21 Flanders-Villapark                                           53.22
22 Intel-Action