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KBC Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde - 2.HC

Belgium, April 1-3, 2008

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Stage 3a - April 3: De Panne - De Panne, 119km

The Manx Express continues full steam

By Brecht DecaluwÚ in De Panne

The 'Manx Express': Mark Cavendish, 21, wins his second stage in the KBC Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
Photo ę: Roberto Bettini
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The morning stage of Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde's final day turned out to be another prey for in-form Mark Cavendish. The 21 year-old of Team High Road ľ 'Manx Express' as the Isle of Man native is often referred to by his team-mates ľ steamed towards the finish line next to Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas) on the small cobbles of De Panne's main street. Like spotting the line in the recent Track World Championships in Manchester, Cavendish managed to throw his wheel just ahead of the Italian.

Enrico Gasparotto (Barloworld) remains the classification leader ahead of the 13.7-kilometre time trial this afternoon that concludes the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde. Only the top 120 classification riders are allowed to start in the time trial. Today's runner-up, Chichi, will be the first to start at 14:30 and Gasparotto will start on his defence run at 16:30.

"It was really close and I got it on the line. It was definitely harder than yesterday," Cavendish said. No wonder as he had two bike lengths on the rest of the peloton in Koksijde during stage two, while he only had a couple of centimetres today.

Unsurprisingly, Cavendish pointed out that he likes the racing in Belgium, but he went on to say he prefers it over any other racing. "I didn't have much luck earlier this year in California and the Tirreno, but I'd rather take my first wins here in Belgium than anywhere else.

Enrico Gasparotto (Barloworld) keeps in the lead
Photo ę: Bjorn Haake
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"It was a little bit dangerous as there was a bit of pushing in the peloton," Cavendish stated on the peloton's uneasiness. He continued to describe what happened in the last kilometre, "I was fighting and did the last kilometre in the wind. Roger [Hammond] was picking me up and I came out of the last corner in fourth or fifth, but the top-three had a gap. I went down the left [side] as there was a narrow gap between [Luca] Paolini and the railings. He was a gentleman and let the gap open for me. Thanks to him for being a gentleman and allowing me through," Cavendish honestly praised the Italian, who went on to finish tenth in De Panne. The Acqua Sapone rider is still second in the classification at five seconds from current leader, Gasparotto.

During the final kilometre on the small smooth cobbles there was a big fight towards the first corner, and the Isle of Man rider explained that his track experience helped him to win the stage. "That's where the track has been helping me. In the last 500 metres, there were two full gas sprints. There was a sprint towards the last corner and another one towards the finish line. This suits me as I can ride two sprints in succession. I could go for the longer sprint and managed to hold the rest off at the end."

How it unfolded

It was an early morning wake up for the riders who took the start in stage 3a. At 9:00 a peloton of 164 riders rode away from De Panne. Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) didn't start in De Panne to save some energy for the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Michael Schńr (Astana) didn't start either. The Swiss broke his middle finger during a crash the day before, but the Astana team announced that its rider should be able to start in the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

A tailwind blew the peloton towards the hill zone which included the famous Kemmelberg. Three riders sneaked away soon after the start: Kevin Neirynck (Landbouwkrediet-T÷nissteiner), David Deroo (Skil-Shimano) and Jens Mouris (Mitsubishi-Jartazi) featured in the breakaway of the day. Geert Omloop (Mitsubishi-Jartazi) abandoned after 86 kilometres due to some health problems.

The trio in front had a maximum advantage of 6'15", which was reduced to 3'20" with 35 kilometres to go. Echelons were formed when the peloton entered the flatland ľ the 'Moeren' ľ behind the coast, without causing too much damage although some lesser-known riders were quickly dropped. Bram Tankink (Rabobank) abandoned the race.

In a small town there was a crash involving Czech champion Tomas Buchacek (PSK Whirlpool-Author).

With 25 kilometres to go the gap with the leaders had run back to 1'30" as a strong headwind tortured the riders in the 'Moeren.' Today's average was currently at 43.9 km/h.

With 18 kilometres to go, the speed in the peloton went up and the advantage of the leaders had dropped underneath a minute. The leaders' group had split up after an attack from Jens Mouris who got away on his own. The Topsport Vlaanderen team tried to create echelons and it succeeded in its effort, as there were four echelons with 16 kilometres to go. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) demonstrated he is the 'patron' of the peloton by gesticulating that an echelons shouldn't be formed halfway the street. The Belgian moved over on his own to the other side of the street, and he was quickly followed by the other riders.

Joost Posthuma ľ eighth in GC ľ got surprised by the formation of echelons. The Dutch Rabobank rider was riding in the second echelon, but just before reaching De Panne his team-mates brought their leader back in the first group. The bonus seconds at the first passage of the finish line, with nine kilometres to go, was won by Jens Mouris. The Dutch rider had 5" on Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) who led the peloton over the small cobbles. A second peloton followed at 50"; this group included fast man David Kopp (Cycle Collstrop).

Immediately an attack from Kristof Goddaert (Topsport Vlaanderen) followed, but he wasn't allowed any space as the Quick Step train steamed forward. Boonen and Steven De Jongh (Quick Step) turned out to be the lead-out men for Wouter Weylandt, but the Belgian couldn't convert their help into a win. Instead it was Mark Cavendish who won the long sprint. Just like yesterday, Francesco Chichi finished second to the 'Manx Express.'

Photography

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Results

1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road                            2.53.36 (41.129 km/h)
2 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                                      
3 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop                                     
4 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre                                        
5 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                      
6 SÚbastien Chavanel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                           
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Franšaise des Jeux                           
8 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
9 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                                          
10 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                      
11 Harald Starzengruber (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                        
12 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Elk Haus - Simplon                            
13 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana                                           
14 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30        
15 Diego Milan Jiminez (Spa) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo               
16 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                         
17 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                  
18 Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30              
19 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       
20 Tom Steels (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                      
21 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval - Scott                       
22 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                  
23 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                           
24 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              
25 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                   
26 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                   
27 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30          
28 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team High Road                                   
29 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                      
30 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                             
31 David Kopp (Ger) Cycle Collstrop                                     
32 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                      
33 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                  
34 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                                      
35 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        
36 Christian Murro (Ita) Lampre                                         
37 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                            
38 Allan Davis (Aus) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 
39 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre                                       
40 RenÚ Haselbacher (Aut) Astana                                        
41 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                            
42 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                          
43 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                                      
44 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team High Road                                    
45 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              
46 George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road                                 
47 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram                                      
48 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     
49 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step                                     
50 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     0.12
51 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                          
52 Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                          0.17
53 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                
54 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        
55 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Milram                                       
56 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval - Scott                      
57 RenÚ Weissinger (Ger) Team Volksbank                                 
58 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                      
59 Vladimir Goussev (Rus) Astana                                    0.19
60 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       
61 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                 
62 Stefan Rucker (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                               
63 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                             
64 SÚbastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                  
65 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                           
66 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     
67 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas                                        
68 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                           
69 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Team Volksbank                                   
70 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                           
71 Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                     
72 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                   
73 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                       
74 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Silence - Lotto                             
75 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30          
76 Michael Friedman (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30          
77 JŘrgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                               
78 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                       
79 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana                                        
80 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                        
81 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team High Road                                  
82 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team High Road                                  
83 GrÚgory Rast (Swi) Astana                                            
84 Ian Stannard (GBr) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                    
85 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                               
86 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                              
87 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                                       
88 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                           
89 Bastian Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                 
90 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                
91 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                               
92 Geert Omloop (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                
93 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas                                       
94 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team High Road                                  
95 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram                                      
96 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre                                          
97 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre                                        
98 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Franšaise des Jeux                             
99 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) Quick Step                                   
100 Yohann GŔne (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
101 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram                                       
102 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                                  
103 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               
104 AndrÚ Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author                          
105 Janek Tombak (Est) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                           0.37
106 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        0.44
107 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                 0.48
108 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                     0.53
109 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld                                   
110 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                  1.29
111 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                       
112 Robert Lauscha (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                             
113 Vojtech Dlouhy (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                         
114 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) Cycle Collstrop                              
115 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                  
116 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                1.32
117 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner               
118 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas                                        
119 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                 
120 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                
121 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                             
122 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                  2.29
123 Bj÷rn Thurau (Ger) Elk Haus - Simplon                           4.39
124 Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  
125 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                      
126 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                           
127 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                 
128 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                            
129 Wolfgang Murer (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                             
130 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                            
131 SÚbastien Turgot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
132 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
133 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Volksbank                               
134 Huub Duyn (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                
135 Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Team Volksbank                              
136 Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                         
137 Erki PŘtsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                  
138 Pieter Vanspeybroock (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                      
139 Radek Becka (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                            
140 Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus) Cycle Collstrop                             
141 RenÚ Andrle (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                            
142 Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                          
143 Jes˙s Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                          
144 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                                    
145 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre                                      
146 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  
147 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre                                          
148 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld                                        
149 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                
150 Franck Renier (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                
151 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
152 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team High Road                                  
153 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                                  
154 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                         
155 Patrick Keller (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author                         
156 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Saunier Duval - Scott                           
157 Jochen Summer (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                              
158 Julien Belgy (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             5.06
159 Long Jin (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                     5.11
160 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                 7.48
DNF Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank                                         
DNF Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Barloworld                                 
DNF Peter Presslauer (Aut) Team Volksbank                               
DNF Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                  
DNS Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Astana                                         
DNS Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto                             
 
Points
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road                                 10 pts
2 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                                     9
3 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop                                    8
4 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre                                       7
5 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                     6
6 SÚbastien Chavanel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          5
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Franšaise des Jeux                          4
8 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  3
9 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                                         2
10 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                     1
 
Sprints
 
Sprint 1 - km 110
1 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 3 pts
2 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                      2
3 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                               1
 
Climbs
 
Monteberg - km 51
1 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                  5 pts
2 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 3
3 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                       1
 
Rodeberg - km 56
1 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                  5 pts
2 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                       3
3 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 1
 
Vidaigneberg - km 57
1 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                  5 pts
2 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                       3
3 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 1
 
Teams
 
1 Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                           8.40.48
2 Cycle Collstrop                                                       
3 High Road                                                             
4 Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                                        
5 Lampre                                                                
6 Skil-Shimano                                                          
7 Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                                    
8 Quick Step                                                            
9 Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
10 Rabobank                                                         0.12
11 Barloworld                                                       0.17
12 Team Milram                                                          
13 Franšaise Des Jeux                                               0.19
14 Elk Haus - Simplon                                                   
15 Liquigas                                                             
16 Silence-Lotto                                                        
17 Astana                                                               
18 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                         
19 Saunier Duval-Scott                                              0.34
20 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           0.48
21 PSK Whirlpool - Author                                           0.57
22 Bouygues Telecom                                                 4.58
23 Team Volksbank                                                   5.15
 
General classification after stage 3
 
1 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                            13.58.11
2 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                   0.05
3 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                   0.07
4 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                                   0.11
5 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                                      0.25
6 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                             
7 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                     0.27
8 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                          0.39
9 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                         0.40
10 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre                                       
11 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team High Road                              0.44
12 SÚbastien Chavanel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                      1.06
13 George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road                             1.07
14 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              1.10
15 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana                                           
16 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Franšaise des Jeux                          
17 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30          
18 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              
19 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team High Road                                   
20 Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30              
21 David Kopp (Ger) Cycle Collstrop                                     
22 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                  
23 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                          
24 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step                                     
25 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                  
26 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team High Road                                    
27 Harald Starzengruber (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                        
28 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram                                      
29 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                      
30 Christian Murro (Ita) Lampre                                         
31 Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                          1.27
32 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Milram                                       
33 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        
34 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                
35 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                             1.29
36 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       
37 JŘrgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                               
38 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                   
39 Vladimir Goussev (Rus) Astana                                        
40 Ian Stannard (GBr) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                    
41 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                             
42 Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                     
43 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas                                        
44 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                        
45 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) Quick Step                                   
46 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                               
47 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas                                       
48 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team High Road                                  
49 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30          
50 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana                                        
51 GrÚgory Rast (Swi) Astana                                            
52 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         1.54
53 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                  1.58
54 RenÚ Weissinger (Ger) Team Volksbank                             1.59
55 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                      2.03
56 Janek Tombak (Est) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                            2.14
57 Diego Milan Jiminez (Spa) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo           2.19
58 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) Cycle Collstrop                           2.39
59 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                 2.42
60 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas                                         
61 Tom Steels (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                  3.19
62 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                       3.38
63 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                           4.54
64 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              5.49
65 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team High Road                                   
66 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval - Scott                  6.37
67 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Team Volksbank                               6.39
68 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     
69 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                                   
70 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram                                      
71 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                 7.50
72 SÚbastien Turgot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          9.15
73 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                             
74 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                  9.30
75 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                      10.26
76 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                         
77 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       
78 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                                      
79 SÚbastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                             10.45
80 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                                       
81 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Silence - Lotto                             
82 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Franšaise des Jeux                             
83 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Volksbank                           10.59
84 Erki PŘtsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                   
85 Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                          
86 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                                   
87 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre                                     11.07
88 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre                                        
89 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld                               11.19
90 RenÚ Haselbacher (Aut) Astana                                   13.09
91 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo            15.05
92 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                   
93 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road                             17.06
94 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner              17.14
95 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop                               17.20
96 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                17.22
97 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Elk Haus - Simplon                            
98 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre                                       
99 Allan Davis (Aus) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 
100 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                 
101 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                17.37
102 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                     17.38
103 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                     17.41
104 Stefan Rucker (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                              
105 AndrÚ Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author                          
106 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                      
107 Bastian Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                
108 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                      
109 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               
110 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo               
111 Geert Omloop (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                               
112 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                             
113 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          
114 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                  18.51
115 Robert Lauscha (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                             
116 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                      
117 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                  
118 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner            18.54
119 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner               
120 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                               18.56
121 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval - Scott                 19.06
122 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30       
123 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                    19.18
124 Michael Friedman (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30    19.25
125 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team High Road                                 
126 Yohann GŔne (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
127 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                        20.34
128 Vojtech Dlouhy (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                    20.35
129 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                   20.46
130 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram                                  20.53
131 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                           20.55
132 Bj÷rn Thurau (Ger) Elk Haus - Simplon                          22.01
133 Pieter Vanspeybroock (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                      
134 Radek Becka (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                            
135 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                           
136 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                                    
137 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre                                          
138 Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  
139 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                 
140 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre                                      
141 Jochen Summer (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                              
142 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                        22.43
143 Julien Belgy (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            23.20
144 Jes˙s Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                     23.45
145 Huub Duyn (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                
146 Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                          
147 Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Team Volksbank                              
148 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                      
149 RenÚ Andrle (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author                            
150 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                         
151 Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus) Cycle Collstrop                             
152 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld                                        
153 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          25.13
154 Wolfgang Murer (Aut) Elk Haus - Simplon                             
155 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Saunier Duval - Scott                           
156 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                 25.33
157 Franck Renier (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           25.35
158 Patrick Keller (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author                    25.40
159 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                       25.50
160 Long Jin (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                    29.37
 
Points classification
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road                                 30 pts
2 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                                    27
3 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                     24
4 SÚbastien Chavanel (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                         21
5 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                  20
6 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                     16
7 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                                     14
8 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                         14
9 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                                        12
10 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team High Road                                12
11 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                            12
12 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                11
13 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana                                         10
14 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                           9
15 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                    9
16 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval - Scott                      9
17 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                       8
18 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Franšaise des Jeux                         8
19 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                8
20 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop                                   8
21 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre                                      7
22 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre                                      7
23 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                            6
24 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30         6
25 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                           5
26 JŘrgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                              4
27 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      3
28 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step                                    2
29 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Elk Haus - Simplon                           2
30 AndrÚ Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author                          1
 
Sprint classification
 
1 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                   8 pts
2 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 3
3 George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road                                 3
4 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                           3
5 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                             3
6 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              3
7 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                      2
8 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                   1
9 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                             1
10 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                              1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                          40 pts
2 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Barloworld                                  18
3 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                 15
4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                            11
5 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - T÷nissteiner                   9
6 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                      8
7 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                       7
8 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              7
9 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                      6
10 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                            5
11 Jens Mouris (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                5
12 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team High Road                                  4
13 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team High Road                                  4
14 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                                     3
15 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas                                       3
16 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas                                      3
17 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                            3
18 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                    3
19 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                             1
20 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                 1
21 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                                      1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Barloworld                                                    41.56.36
2 Lampre                                                            0.12
3 Rabobank                                                          0.26
4 High Road                                                         0.42
5 Team Milram                                                       0.45
6 Liquigas                                                          0.47
7 Topsport Vlaanderen                                               0.57
8 Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30                              1.27
9 Cycle Collstrop                                                       
10 Quick Step                                                           
11 Silence-Lotto                                                    1.46
12 Astana                                                               
13 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           2.15
14 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                     2.45
15 Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                                   3.36
16 Franšaise Des Jeux                                               3.55
17 Skil-Shimano                                                     6.37
18 Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                                   
19 Bouygues Telecom                                                 9.51
20 Saunier Duval-Scott                                             16.27
21 Team Volksbank                                                  17.34
22 Elk Haus - Simplon                                              34.10
23 PSK Whirlpool - Author                                          39.58