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KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde - 2.HC

Belgium, April 3-5, 2007

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Stage 2 - April 4: Zottegem - Koksijde/Sint-Idesbald, 227 km

Bennati beats Brown into the wind

Breakaway duo Lagutin and Van Mingeroet dominate gusty stage

By Brecht Decaluwé in Sint-Idesbald, Koksijde

Daniele Bennati (Lampre-Fondital) tops sprint
Photo ©: Luc Claessen
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Daniele Bennati confirmed his sprinting prowess in a hard test near the Belgian coast. The Lampre rider beat Australian sprinter Graeme Brown (Rabobank) and Tomas Vaitkus (Discovery Channel) in a sprint into the wind. Steven De Jongh (Quick-Step) tried to avoid a bunch sprint with a jump in the last kilometre but he was brought back by Brown's Rabobank teammate, Matthew Hayman.

Niko Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques) then started off early but Bennati took over when the Belgian champion fell silent. The Italian seemed to be leading too early as well but nobody managed to get around of his wheels. "Today wasn't easy, actually a sprint is never easy," the Italian from Arezzo said. "Our team had already worked hard pulling the early escape back to save Ballan's GC, so there wasn't much left for the sprint," Bennati continued.

"Today I was strong, just like my teammate Ballan yesterday. I feel that my form is getting better after catching a flu in Paris-Nice. Now I hope to be fine for the Tour of Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem." Asked about his favourites for the Tour of Flanders Bennati mentioned "Boonen, Ballan and ... Pozzato."

Local hero Tom Boonen (Quick-Step) didn't take part in the sprint, the Belgian worked for teammates De Jongh and Wouter Weylandt but they couldn't finish the job.

Jarno Van Mingeroet (Jartazi Promo Fashion) was one of the two riders in the breakaway of the day, together with former U23 world champion Sergey Lagutin (Navigators) he was riding ahead of the peloton for almost 140 kilometres.

Winner Daniele Bennati
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"For our team this is a major success," Van Mingeroet pointed out that it isn't easy to fight the ProTour teams these days. "This year I have been trying to get into a breakaway almost every race and it just didn't work out," the unpretentious Belgian who's still riding with an amateur license said.

"When two echelons came together Sergey [Lagutin] attacked and I didn't hesitate to join him. We had to work hard for 40 km against the wind but I realized that afterwards it would be more or less easier," Van Mingeroet said. "When I noticed the 'ardoissier' was showing we had more than 7' with two laps to go I still believed in it, however the wind was taking it's toll after 90km of fighting it," Van Mingeroet continued.

"We gambled but lost... anyway this was priceless as I'm combining cycling with a job as floor constructor," the 29 year-old explained. "Staying in bed is for lazy or dead people, and I will not be recovered from this tomorrow."

How it unfolded

Escape Duo
Photo ©: Luc Claessen
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Under a blue sky the peloton departed from Zottegem – where Paolini won yesterday's stage – back towards the Belgian coast. Not too many hills featured in today's parcours; nevertheless the peloton had to fight the cold strong Northern wind.

Despite riding past Peter Van Petegem's biggest supporters' pub in Brakel after ten kilometres, the peloton behaved well and everybody stayed on their bikes. Not much was happening during the first hour – averaging 35.5 km/h although on top of the Eikenberg, the second climb of the day Marianne Vos and some other female riders were spotted; where they were probably doing their reconnaissance of the Tour of Flanders course.

There were more attacks during the second hour of the race although none were successful in staying away. Meanwhile, Tom Boonen was fulfilling his domestique role once again; working for his Quick-Step teammates by bringing up water bottles from the team car.

With 141km to go Sergey Lagutin (Navigators) and Jarno Van Mingeroet (Jartazi Promo Fashion) managed to distance themselves from the group. Rhys Pollock (DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) started a late counter-attack but he couldn't get in touch with the leading duo. Their advantage grew to more than twelve minutes on the peloton while Aussie Pollock was riding somewhere in between. Uzbekistan champion and former U23 world champion Lagutin was 2'36" down on Luca Paolini (Liquigas) in the GC but Van Mingeroet wasn't a threat for the GC as he was 14'31" down.

Alessandro Ballan congratulated
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The Italian teams Lampre and Liquigas were controlling the breakaway by riding in the first rows of the peloton. The advantage of the leaders was dropping quickly and with 50km to go Pollock's calvary was over.

On the long straights towards the coast the wind was taking its toll and echelons were formed in the peloton. With 40km to go the leaders crossed the finish line for the first time – sprinting although there were no points at stake - and had three more laps to go; the peloton followed at 7'14".

Lagutin won the sprint for the bonus seconds when passing the line for the second time. By the time the peloton reached that spot the gap was brought back to 4'43", as more teams – like Unibet, Wiesenhof and Chocolade Jacques - added a man to aid in the chase efforts.

Luca Paolini (Liquigas) salutes
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Riding into the wind the leaders suffered dramatically while the peloton started going harder and harder. With fifteen kilometres to go it was clear Lagutin wouldn't take over the leader's jersey from Paolini but still the duo worked hard in an effort to make it to the finish. Just before the last kilometre both riders were caught and a bunch sprint was set to unfold.

Belgian champion Niko 'Rambo' Eeckhout crashed hard in stage 1 but he tried to surprise the sprinters today; against the wind he didn't have chance though and Bennati easily overtook the Belgian to claim the stage win. Behind them the peloton was split into two parts, burdening the GC's number two, Alessandro Ballan, with five extra seconds on leader Paolini.

Photography

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Results

1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           5.30.32 (41.206 km/h)
2 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                            
3 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel                                  
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                           
5 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                   
6 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                            
7 Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Wiesenhof-Felt                                  
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                          
9 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                              
10 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                 
11 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Intel-Action                                   
12 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                                  
13 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                            
14 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                           
15 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         
16 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
17 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    
18 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   
19 Bert Roesems (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    
20 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             
21 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                       
22 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
23 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana                                             
24 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
25 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                  
26 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance                               
27 Roger Hammond (GBr) T-Mobile                                          
28 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Unibet.com                                         
29 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                          
30 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                         
31 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                             
32 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                
33 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                           
34 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               
35 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Milram                                        
36 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                            
37 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                           
38 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                      
39 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                             
40 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                     
41 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
42 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel                                
43 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                      
44 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                          
45 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
46 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française Des Jeux                         
47 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française Des Jeux                                
48 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    
49 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                              
50 Markus Eichler (Ger) Unibet.com                                       
51 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                       
52 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                          
53 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Milram                                           
54 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                         
55 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                            
56 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               
57 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                             
58 Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                           
59 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                      
60 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                         
61 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                         
62 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr) Milram                                         
63 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana                                         
64 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                       
65 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
66 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                    
67 Nico Mattan (Bel) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                           
68 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                  
69 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                          
70 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux                             
71 Kristian House (GBr) Navigators Insurance                             
72 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
73 Robby Meul (Bel) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                            
74 Geert Omloop (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                              
75 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol) Intel-Action                                  
76 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
77 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                         
78 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  
79 Steve Cummings (GBr) Discovery Channel                                
80 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Française Des Jeux                            
81 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               
82 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                  
83 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Unibet.com                               
84 Janek Tombak (Est) Jartazi Promo Fashion                              
85 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                           
86 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Milram                                          
87 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                      
88 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                         
89 Bart Dockx (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                      
90 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                  
91 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                             
92 Sven Nevens (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                               
93 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                                
94 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                   
95 Yohann Gčne (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
96 Christian Murro (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                                  
97 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Astana                                           
98 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Jartazi Promo Fashion                           
99 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance                             
100 Peter Velits (Svk) Wiesenhof-Felt                                    
101 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Unibet.com                                     
102 Bas Giling (Ned) Wiesenhof-Felt                                      
103 Ángel Gómez Gómez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         
104 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Astana                                          
105 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                             
106 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                                  
107 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                            
108 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                     
109 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                  
110 Filippo Savini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   0.40
111 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                         
112 Johan Coenen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
113 Antonio Cruz (USA) Discovery Channel                                 
114 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              
115 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                               
116 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                
117 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                
118 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                         
119 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                      
120 Tom Steels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                     
121 Nick Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    
122 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel                            0.52
123 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Unibet.com                                    0.55
124 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Milram                                    1.58
125 Jens Mouris (Ned) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                          
126 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                  2.42
127 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas                                   3.02
128 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       
129 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               
130 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                             
131 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                
132 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  
133 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unibet.com                                      
134 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                   
135 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  
136 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                   
137 Martin Velits (Svk) Wiesenhof-Felt                                   
138 Servais Knaven (Ned) T-Mobile                                        
139 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                4.00
140 Martin Müller (Swi) Milram                                           
141 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    6.21
142 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto                             9.18
143 Mario Ickx (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                           9.44
144 Jurgen François (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                          
145 Mark Cavendish (GBr) T-Mobile                                        
146 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                         
147 Ilya Chernetsky (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         
148 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                            
149 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         
150 Fabien Patanchon (Fra) Française Des Jeux                       12.37
151 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Intel-Action                                  
152 Sergio Lagana (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                                   
153 Saďd Haddou (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
154 Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                   
155 Koen Barbé (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               
156 Andrea Rossi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                      
157 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Française Des Jeux                            
158 André Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile                                         
159 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) T-Mobile                                         
160 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                        
161 Jeremy Vennel (NZl) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                        
162 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile                                         
163 Anton Mindlin (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                      16.06
164 Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                   
165 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                              
166 Rhys Pollock (Aus) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                         
 
Outside time limit (hors delai)
 
HD Ben Brooks (Aus) Navigators Insurance
                                 
DNF Xavier Florencio (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                              
DNF Allan Davis (Aus) Discovery Channel                                  
DNF Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Astana                                      
DNF Dan Fleeman (GBr) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                          
DNF Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                
DNF Kyle Wamsley (USA) Navigators Insurance                              
DNS Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                      
 
Points
 
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 20 pts
2 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                           18
3 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel                                 16
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                          14
5 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                  12
6 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                           10
7 Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Wiesenhof-Felt                                  9
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                          8
9 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                              7
10 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                 6
11 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Intel-Action                                   5
12 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                                  4
13 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                            3
14 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                           2
15 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         1
 
Mountains
 
Kanarieberg - km 22
 
1 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 3 pts
2 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                            2
3 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                   1
 
Eikenberg - km 33
 
1 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                          3 pts
2 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                       2
3 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                            1
 
Tiegemberg - km 50
 
1 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                            3 pts
2 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                    2
3 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    1
 
Sprints
 
Sint Idesbald - km 201
 
1 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance                              3 pts
2 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                        2
3 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                           1
 
Sint Idesbald - km 214
 
1 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance                              3 pts
2 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                        2
3 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unibet.com                                        1
 
Teams
 
1 Rabobank                                                        16.31.36
2 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                                  
3 Quick Step - Innergetic                                                 
4 Team Wiesenhof Felt                                                 0.05
5 Unibet.com                                                              
6 Predictor-Lotto                                                         
7 Astana                                                                  
8 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                            
9 Ceramica Panaria - Navigare                                             
10 Team Milram                                                            
11 Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen                                
12 Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                                         
13 T-Mobile Team                                                          
14 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                                 0.10
15 Bouygues Telecom                                                       
16 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                 
17 Lampre-Fondital                                                        
18 Liquigas                                                               
19 Française Des Jeux                                                 0.15
20 DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                                              
21 Jartazi Promo Fashion Continental Cycling Team                         
22 Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                  0.35
23 Tenax                                                              1.10
24 Intel - Action                                                    12.42
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                     10.00.49
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             0.09
3 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                     0.18
4 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                       0.20
5 Bert Roesems (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                  0.21
6 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                           0.22
7 Markus Eichler (Ger) Unibet.com                                     0.26
8 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               0.46
9 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                  0.56
10 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Unibet.com                                          
11 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana                                              
12 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                              
13 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel                             1.01
14 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                          
15 Janek Tombak (Est) Jartazi Promo Fashion                               
16 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel                              1.26
17 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Astana                                            
18 Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Wiesenhof-Felt                              2.37
19 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                              
20 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                             
21 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           
22 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                           
23 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                 
24 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              
25 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                       
26 Roger Hammond (GBr) T-Mobile                                           
27 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                             
28 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Milram                                         
29 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                            
30 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                            
31 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Intel-Action                                    
32 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                   
33 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                
34 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               2.41
35 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                   2.42
36 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française Des Jeux                          
37 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                      
38 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                             
39 Nico Mattan (Bel) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                            
40 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                           
41 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
42 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                          
43 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                           
44 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                   
45 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                          
46 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr) Milram                                          
47 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
48 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        
49 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                   
50 Geert Omloop (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                               
51 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana                                          
52 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                       
53 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                               
54 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                     
55 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux                              
56 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                
57 Steve Cummings (GBr) Discovery Channel                                 
58 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         
59 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                     
60 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Milram                                           
61 Bart Dockx (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                   2.57
62 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                          
63 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   
64 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance                          3.01
65 Christian Murro (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                               3.07
66 Peter Velits (Svk) Wiesenhof-Felt                                      
67 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                    
68 Bas Giling (Ned) Wiesenhof-Felt                                        
69 Yohann Gčne (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
70 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                       
71 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              3.17
72 Filippo Savini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                         
73 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                           
74 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                  
75 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas                                     5.39
76 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         
77 Martin Velits (Svk) Wiesenhof-Felt                                     
78 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    
79 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    
80 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                       6.18
81 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française Des Jeux                             6.23
82 Nikolai Trussov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                           
83 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                          
84 Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                            
85 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Milram                                            
86 Kristian House (GBr) Navigators Insurance                              
87 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                        
88 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                                6.48
89 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Astana                                            
90 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                              
91 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                    6.56
92 Johan Coenen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           6.58
93 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Unibet.com                                      7.13
94 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Milram                                      8.16
95 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unibet.com                                    9.19
96 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             9.20
97 Servais Knaven (Ned) T-Mobile                                          
98 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                     
99 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      9.21
100 Robby Meul (Bel) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                        9.26
101 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Unibet.com                                  9.51
102 Martin Müller (Swi) Milram                                       10.18
103 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                      14.27
104 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        14.33
105 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                         
106 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                                  
107 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                 
108 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                           
109 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
110 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   
111 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance                               
112 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        14.38
113 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
114 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                           
115 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                             
116 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Française Des Jeux                            
117 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Unibet.com                               
118 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                 14.53
119 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                           15.01
120 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner              15.03
121 Sven Nevens (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                               
122 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Jartazi Promo Fashion                           
123 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                              
124 Ángel Gómez Gómez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          
125 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                     15.12
126 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                           15.13
127 Tom Steels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                      
128 Nick Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                     
129 Antonio Cruz (USA) Discovery Channel                                  
130 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel                            15.25
131 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol) Intel-Action                             16.14
132 Jens Mouris (Ned) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                      16.31
133 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                        16.39
134 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                  17.11
135 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                         17.35
136 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 
137 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                    
138 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo             17.51
139 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                          18.31
140 Koen Barbé (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           18.55
141 Saďd Haddou (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
142 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     19.05
143 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    20.54
144 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                21.51
145 Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                               21.58
146 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Française Des Jeux                             
147 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto                             23.51
148 Mark Cavendish (GBr) T-Mobile                                    24.17
149 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                          
150 Ilya Chernetsky (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                          
151 Mario Ickx (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                                
152 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                             
153 Rhys Pollock (Aus) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                     25.27
154 Jurgen François (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                      25.53
155 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                    27.07
156 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Intel-Action                              27.10
157 Andrea Rossi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                       
158 Fabien Patanchon (Fra) Française Des Jeux                             
159 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile                                          
160 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) T-Mobile                                          
161 Jeremy Vennel (NZl) DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                         
162 André Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile                                     28.46
163 Sergio Lagana (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                               30.28
164 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                          30.39
165 Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                    
166 Anton Mindlin (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                       32.15
 
Points classification
 
1 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                           30 pts
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 28
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               18
4 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                           18
5 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                             16
6 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel                                 16
7 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                       14
8 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                          14
9 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                         12
10 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffč Mokambo                 12
11 Markus Eichler (Ger) Unibet.com                                      10
12 Bert Roesems (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    9
13 Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Wiesenhof-Felt                                 9
14 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                         8
15 Janek Tombak (Est) Jartazi Promo Fashion                              7
16 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                             7
17 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Unibet.com                                         6
18 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof-Felt                                 6
19 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Intel-Action                                   5
20 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    4
21 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Tenax-Menikini                                  4
22 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel                                3
23 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                            3
24 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Astana                                           2
25 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                           2
26 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                             1
27 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                         45 pts
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               20
3 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                         10
4 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                            9
5 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                                 9
6 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 5
7 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                            4
8 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                              4
9 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   4
10 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Unibet.com                                         3
11 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                      3
12 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                          3
13 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                                   3
14 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                           3
15 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                   3
16 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                  2
17 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                       1
18 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                             1
19 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                1
20 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                            1
21 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   1
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance                              6 pts
2 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi Promo Fashion                        4
3 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                        3
4 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner                          3
5 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                        2
6 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                                 2
7 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                          1
8 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   1
9 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unibet.com                                        1
10 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                          1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Quick Step - Innergetic                                         30.04.40
2 Liquigas                                                            1.40
3 Lampre-Fondital                                                         
4 Unibet.com                                                          1.46
5 Predictor-Lotto                                                         
6 Astana                                                              2.21
7 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                                  3.00
8 Rabobank                                                            3.22
9 Ceramica Panaria - Navigare                                         3.27
10 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                             5.38
11 Team Wiesenhof Felt                                                5.43
12 Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                                         
13 Team Milram                                                            
14 Bouygues Telecom                                                   5.48
15 Jartazi Promo Fashion Continental Cycling Team                     7.53
16 Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen                            9.24
17 DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed                                          9.34
18 Française Des Jeux                                                     
19 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            13.10
20 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                      17.39
21 T-Mobile Team                                                     21.20
22 Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                 21.50
23 Tenax                                                             30.40
24 Intel - Action                                                    43.48