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Tour of Belgium - 2.1

Belgium, May 24-28, 2006

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Stage 1 - May 24: Oostende-Oostende, 180.9 km

Tjallingii, the unknown flying Dutchman

By Gabriella Ekström

Maarten Tjallingii (Skil-Shimano)
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Not only did 28 year-old mountain biker Maarten Tjallingii (Skil-Shimano) surprise the wind-torn peloton on the opening stage of Tour of Belgium, he managed to give himself quite a surprise. "Originally, the guys [Kenny Van Hummel and Christophe Meschenmoser] led me out so that I could try and take the bonus seconds. [With one 10 km lap to go - Ed.] I saw a gap, so I had to try it. They [my teammates] told me, 'Take care so that you still have a bit left if they get you back'. I didn't see them coming back."

Tjallingii's brave attempt with 10 kilometres to go paid off after Quickstep failed to bring last year's overall winner Tom Boonen within striking distance. "This is huge," the Skil-Shimano rider said after he line as he was embraced by his squealing team mates. "I never expected to stay away. With the strong wind I thought it wouldn't work. But when I saw that the chasers weren't getting closer, I began to believe in it. I said to myself, 'turn the gas up.'"

The victory was Tjallingii's biggest in his fourth season as a professional rider, after he won the Tour du Faso in 2003. It puts him in the yellow leader's jersey for tomorrow's stage from Oostende to Knokke-Heist.

Behind Tjallingii, a strong Boonen outsprinted Max van Heeswijk (Discovery Channel) and Baden Cooke (Unibet.com) for second place. "Tjallingii has made a big achievement," a slightly disappointed Boonen explained after the finish. We didn't get much support. On the last lap, we had to do everything and because of that we were two men too short."

How it unfolded

Maarten Tjallingii (Skil-Shimano)
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132 riders had most certainly expected windy conditions when they rode out of Oostende at 11.40. It is unclear whether the greater part of them had expected to be dropped after seven kilometres of the five day race. The riders rode at an average speed of 46 km/h during the first 20 kilometres, and the blue clad favourite team of Quickstep was pulling hard at the front. The peloton quickly broke up into several echelons, and when things started to settle, 23 riders formed a front group. World champion Tom Boonen, Wilfried Cretskens, Steven de Jongh, Servais Knaven and Sebastien Rosseler who were responsible for the peloton breaking up, represented QuickStep in the break, and the other riders were Geert Steegmans and Dutch champion Leon Van Bon (Davitamon-Lotto), Max Van Heeswijk (Discovery), Baden Cooke, Jez Hunt and Erwin Thijs (Unibet), Nico Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques), Frederic Amorison and Jurgen Van Loocke (Landbouwkrediet), Maarten Tjallingii, Kenny Van Hummel and Christoph Meschenmoser (Skil-Shimano), Francesco Planckaert (Jartazi), Sven Nys, Lars Boom, Kai Reus and Tom Stamsnijder (Rabobank Continental) and Ukrainian champion Mikhaylo Khalilov (LPR).

After 50 kilometres of racing, a second group containing Björn Leukemans and Nico Mattan (Davitamon) and Nick Nuyens (Quickstep) among others chased at one and a half minutes' distance. Behind them, a big part of the peloton were distanced by more than five minutes. Kai Reus of Rabobank suffered an unfortunate accident with 70 kilometres to go, when he looked over his shoulders, hit a wheel and had to part with several square inches of skin from his backside. He made it back to the front group, but meanwhile his teammate Lars Boom lost contact, and was later caught by the chasing group, who were now losing time.

Having remained steady at 1'30 for a long while, the Mattan/Leukemans group fell back to more than three minutes behind, and the lead group could start to focus ahead, rather than on the followers. Sebastian Rosseler snatched the first bonus sprint as they were coming into Oostende for the 40 kilometre lap that proceeded the two final laps of ten kilometres each. Boonen suffered a flat just as the speed rose because of the sprint, but was able to get back easily enough as his four teammates wouldn't let the break get too far. Strangely enough, the chasing groups gained no time during this incident in the front group.

With forty kilometres to go, the gap to Leukemans' group was 7'45 and the front riders' main concerns were each other and not to forget the yellow sand from the Atlantic ocean that sprayed over the tarmac and over the riders. With 26 kilometres to go, Kenny Van Hummel initiated the first attack from the group, and was followed by a strong looking Gert Steegmans and a watching Sebastian Rosseler. Oddly, Van Hummel didn't help Steegmans in a break that initially looked good, and when he did, the chasing group was too close already. Before they were caught, Steegmans won the second intermediate sprint ahead of Rosseler who made a serious attempt, and Van Hummel.

Coming up to the last bonus sprint of the day, the Skil-Shimano riders tried to set Tjallingii up for the sprint, and they were not challenged by anyone else. Over the line, Tjallingii had a small gap and took the chance to extend it. Initially Quickstep didn't panic, but the Unibet riders who had been helping them at the front on and off until then decided that they would be off during this chase, and Quickstep had to sacrifice rider after rider in the chase of Tjallingii. During the last handful of kilometres, Tjallingii's gap of 28 seconds came down to around 20, but that was not close enough for the sprinting riders behind to reach him.

Photography

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Results

1 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  4.07.57 (43.77 km/h)
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                     0.19
3 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                     
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                                  
5 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team LPR                                              
6 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                         
7 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                     
8 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                            
9 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                          
10 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                              
11 Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                              
12 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                            0.22
13 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                                 
14 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                               0.24
15 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                                 
16 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                0.38
17 Sven Nys (Bel) Rabobank (Continental)                                        
18 Francesco Planckaert (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                               1.02
19 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                
20 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                                    
21 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                 
22 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   
23 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                 14.11
24 Jurgen Lindhout (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                             
25 Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen              
26 Kenny Van Braeckel (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                     
27 Steven Cozza (USA) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                         
28 Marc Streel (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions            
29 David Boucher (Fra) Unibet.com                                               
30 Thomas Ongena (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                          
31 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Rabobank (Continental)                             
32 Folkert De Haan (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                             
33 Steven De Champs (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                       
34 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                       
35 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                      
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                
37 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                 
38 Steven De Neef (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                   
39 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions     
40 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                    
41 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                  
42 Robby Meul (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                             
43 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                 
44 Christian Murro (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                                   
45 Jean-Paul Simon (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                
46 Yuri Mitlushenko (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                                           
47 Alessandro Maserati (Ita) Team LPR                                           
48 Honorio Machado Perez (Ven) Team Tenax Salmilano                             
49 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team LPR                                             
50 Jorgen Vercammen (Ned) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                       
51 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                   
52 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                  
53 Bart Dockx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                             
54 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions       
55 François Roossens (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions      
56 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                                     
57 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                  
58 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                              
59 Paride Grillo Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                      
60 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank (Continental)                                  
61 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                       
62 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                         
63 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               
64 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
65 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                       
66 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                          
67 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                            
68 Roberto Traficante (Ita) Team LPR                                            
69 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               
70 Geert Omloop (Bel) Unibet.com                                                
71 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                               
72 Jens Renders (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                     
73 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                    
74 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                           
75 Danny Stam (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                                  
76 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                               
77 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Unibet.com                                                
78 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Unibet.com                                             
79 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quickstep-Innergetic                                    
80 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                            
81 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                   
82 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                           
83 Eduard Bogaert (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                       
84 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                         
85 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Team LPR                                                  
86 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                    
87 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                           
88 Paul Van Schalen (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                       16.15
89 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                 21.23
90 Fang Xu (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                              21.57
91 Marlon Alirio Perez Arango (Col) Team Tenax Salmilano                        
92 Glenn Poleunis (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                   
93 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                        
94 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 
95 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                          
96 Matti Helminen (Fin) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                         
97 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                   
98 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                
99 Kristof De Zutter (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                
100 David McPartland (Aus) Team Tenax Salmilano                                 
101 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                    
102 Andrea Pagoto (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                               
103 Nico Verhoeven (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                        
104 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                               
105 Guillermo Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   
106 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                
107 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                
108 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Unibet.com                                  
109 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     
110 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                         
111 Jonathan Godefroid (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions    
112 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                              
113 Peter Schep (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                                
114 Marvin Van Der Pluijm (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                      
115 Jin Long (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                                 
116 Robert Slippens (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                            
117 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                                
118 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                             
119 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                  
120 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                      
121 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Jartazi-7Mobile                                      
122 Tony Bracke (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                         
123 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                            
124 Koen Das (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                            
125 Michael Simms (Aus) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                         
126 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                  
127 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                      
128 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) Team LPR                                              
DNF Sébastien Crowin
DNF Joel De Smet
DNF Xavier Hérinne
DNF Andrew Vancoillie
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  4.07.43
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                     0.27
3 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                 0.29
4 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      0.30
5 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                             0.31
6 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                              0.33
7 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team LPR                                              
8 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                         
9 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                     
10 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                           
11 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                              
12 Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                              
13 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                               0.36
14 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                                 
15 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                             0.38
16 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                0.50
17 Sven Nys (Bel) Rabobank (Continental)                                    0.52
18 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               1.14
19 Francesco Planckaert (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                               1.16
20 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                
21 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                                    
22 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                 
23 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                 14.25
24 Jurgen Lindhout (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                             
25 Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen              
26 Kenny Van Braeckel (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                     
27 Steven Cozza (USA) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                         
28 Marc Streel (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions            
29 David Boucher (Fra) Unibet.com                                               
30 Thomas Ongena (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                          
31 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Rabobank (Continental)                             
32 Folkert De Haan (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                             
33 Steven De Champs (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                       
34 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                       
35 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                      
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                
37 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                 
38 Steven De Neef (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                   
39 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions     
40 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                    
41 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                  
42 Robby Meul (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                             
43 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                 
44 Christian Murro (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                                   
45 Jean-Paul Simon (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                
46 Yuri Mitlushenko (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                                           
47 Alessandro Maserati (Ita) Team LPR                                           
48 Honorio Machado Perez (Ven) Team Tenax Salmilano                             
49 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team LPR                                             
50 Jorgen Vercammen (Ned) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                       
51 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                   
52 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                  
53 Bart Dockx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                             
54 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions       
55 François Roossens (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions      
56 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                                     
57 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                  
58 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                              
59 Paride Grillo Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                      
60 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank (Continental)                                  
61 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                       
62 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                         
63 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               
64 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
65 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                       
66 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                          
67 Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                            
68 Roberto Traficante (Ita) Team LPR                                            
69 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               
70 Geert Omloop (Bel) Unibet.com                                                
71 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                               
72 Jens Renders (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                     
73 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                    
74 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                           
75 Danny Stam (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                                  
76 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                               
77 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Unibet.com                                                
78 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Unibet.com                                             
79 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quickstep-Innergetic                                    
80 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                            
81 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                   
82 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                           
83 Eduard Bogaert (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                       
84 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                         
85 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Team LPR                                                  
86 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                    
87 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                           
88 Paul Van Schalen (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                       16.29
89 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                 21.37
90 Fang Xu (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                              22.11
91 Marlon Alirio Perez Arango (Col) Team Tenax Salmilano                        
92 Glenn Poleunis (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                   
93 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                        
94 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 
95 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                          
96 Matti Helminen (Fin) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                         
97 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                   
98 Glenn D’Hollander                                                            
99 Kristof De Zutter (Bel) Bodysol- Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                
100 David McPartland (Aus) Team Tenax Salmilano                                 
101 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                    
102 Andrea Pagoto (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                               
103 Nico Verhoeven (Bel) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                        
104 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                               
105 Guillermo Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   
106 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                
107 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                
108 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Unibet.com                                  
109 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     
110 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                         
111 Jonathan Godefroid (Bel) Pôle Continental Wallon Davitamon-Euro Millions    
112 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                              
113 Peter Schep (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                                
114 Marvin Van Der Pluijm (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                      
115 Jin Long (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                                 
116 Robert Slippens (Ned) Ubbink-Syntec Cycling Team                            
117 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) Team Tenax Salmilano                                
118 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                             
119 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                  
120 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                      
121 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Jartazi-7Mobile                                      
122 Tony Bracke (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                         
123 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                            
124 Koen Das (Bel) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                            
125 Michael Simms (Aus) Profel Ziegler Continental Team                         
126 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                  
127 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                      
128 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) Team LPR                                              
   
Points classification
 
1 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       41 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                                       25
3 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                   22
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                                19
5 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        19
6 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team LPR                                            17
7 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank (Continental)                                       15
8 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                   13
9 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                               13
10 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                         12
11 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            10
12 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  6
13 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                                  5
14 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                   5
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                               13 pts
2 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       11
3 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                         8
4 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   6
5 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic                                   5
6 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                    5
 
Teams classification
 
1 Quickstep-Innergetic                                                  12.24.56
2 Unibet.com                                                                    
3 Skil-Shimano                                                              0.35
4 Rabobank Continental                                                      0.54
5 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                                  13.44
6 Davitamon-Lotto                                                               
7 Discovery Channel                                                        27.36
8 Team LPR                                                                      
9 Chocolade Jacques-T Interim                                                   
10 Jartazi-7 Mobile                                                        28.19
11 Profel Ziegler CT                                                       36.26
12 Bodysol-Win for Life-Jong Vlaanderen                                         
13 Pôle Continental Wallon Bergasol-Euro Millions                               
14 Ubbink-Syntec CT                                                             
15 Tenax-Salmilano                                                              
16 Yawadoo-Colba-ABM                                                            
17 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                               39.14

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