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2nd Tour of Ireland - 2.1

Ireland, August 27-31, 2008

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Stage 2 - August 28: Thurles - Loughrea, 158km

Two in a row for Cavendish, Columbia rider extends race lead

By Shane Stokes

Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia)
Photo ©: Stephen McMahon
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Defending his race leader's jersey in the best possible way, Mark Cavendish galloped to a second successive stage victory in the Tour of Ireland today to net his fifteenth win of the year. The 23-year-old benefited from strong work by his Columbia team-mates and then turned on the jets in the final 200 metres, hitting the line in Loughrea comfortably clear of Michael Van Staeyen (Rabobank Continental), Maximiliano Richeze (CSF Group Navigare) plus seventy other riders left in the main bunch. Ciarán Power (Pezula Racing) was best of the Irish riders in eighth place

The time bonuses saw Cavendish pull further away from his rivals with regards the general classification. The Manx-man ended the day 13 seconds ahead of yesterday's runner-up Julian Dean (Garmin Chipotle) and a further second ahead of Alexander Kristoff (Joker Bianchi). In addition to that, he remains best young rider and took over the lead in the points classification. Matt Wilson (Team Type 1) continues in the King of the Mountains jersey.

Cavendish was full of praise for the Columbia squad. "The team rode all day again," he said. "Despite being on the front for so long, they still had the kick to lead it out full-gas from five kilometres to go. They were able to keep the pace fast and that is how strong my team is. I think that without them, my form is not good enough to do anything here.

"Basically, they keep me protected all day and then gave me such a perfect lead out at the end that I really had to finish it off with a win."

Kristoff finished third yesterday and sixth this afternoon, ending the day second in the points ranking behind Cavendish. Things didn't really go to plan. "I was a little bit far behind in the last sprint," he said. "It was crazy when you were not in the top ten for the downhill, so I couldn't get up to the front just before the final kilometre. Then I was really tired, so I didn't have enough left to go well in the sprint. I tried today, it was hard, but I will try again tomorrow."

Stage 2 of the 2008 Tour of Ireland traversed the midlands of the country
Photo ©: Stephen McMahon
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The day began with a flurry of attacks but only one rider succeeded in slipping away from the bunch. Swedish national time trial champion Fredrik Ericsson (Pezula Racing) kicked clear approximately ten kilometres after the start in Thurles and stayed out front for almost all of the 158 kilometre leg.

"The Pezula team are here to try to get a stage win," he said afterwards. "We were attacking from the start, like a lot of other riders. I slipped away in a group and when that got caught, the peloton slowed a little bit and I went again.

"Once I got a gap, I was just eating, pushing the pedals and trying to keep the speed up a much as possible. It was pretty much like a long time trial. I am a time trail specialist so I just looked at it from that perspective the whole way."

Ericsson built a maximum lead of six minutes 40 seconds yet was finally hauled back with eleven kilometres remaining. "The conditions in the end were not ideal for staying away solo because there was a really strong headwind in the last thirty or forty kilometres," he explained.

"I suspected that something extraordinary had to happen if I was going to stay away. I'd either have to have fantastic legs in the end, or there would have to be a major crash in the peloton. That said, at one point I was thinking that if I had the legs, I could actually win it. But I ran out of gas at the end."

Kristian House (Rapha Condor Recycling.co.uk) attacked after Ericsson's recapture and stayed clear for several kilometres. However he was caught with four kilometres to go.

The race passed through the heartlands
Photo ©: Stephen McMahon
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From an Irish perspective, Power's eighth place was the highlight of the day. National road race champion Daniel Martin was forced to withdraw from the event during the stage; he had been suffering from a virus and had both stomach problems and respiratory congestion as a result. The Garmin Chipotle rider was very disappointed as he had pinpointed the race as one of his big targets.

The 2.1-ranked Tour of Ireland continues tomorrow with an undulating 201 kilometre stage from Ballinrobe to Galway. It features one category two climb plus three category three ascents, and takes the riders around the picturesque area of Connemara.

How it unfolded

A total of 108 riders lined out for the start of the second stage of the Tour of Ireland, a 158 kilometre undulating route from Thurles to Loughrea. Two category three climbs featured, namely Mauherslieve and Tountinna, as well as An Post hot spot sprints in Slivermines, Portuman and Loughrea.

The weather was overcast and the roads were wet, but things started to dry out soon after the flag dropped. There was a steady stream of attacks, with various early moves including riders such as Sean Lacey (Irish national team), Simon Holt (Rapha Condor Recycling.co.uk), Kieran Page (Pezula Racing), Lars Petter Nordhaug (Joker Bianchi), Gonzalo Rabunal Rios (Karpin Galicia) and Daniel Lloyd (An Post M. Donnelly Grant Thornton Sean Kelly).

At the same time, Chris Sutton (Garmin Chipotle), Waylon Woolcock (MTN Energade) and then Irish road race champion Daniel Martin (Garmin Chipotle) went back to speak to the doctor. He advised each of them to stop the race, and this they each did during the stage.

Martin was particularly disappointed as he had targeted the race. He had shown excellent form in the recent Tour of Portugal, finishing tenth overall and second in the best young rider competition, but luck was not on his side in Ireland due to a virus.

After eleven kilometres of racing, six riders were marginally ahead. They were caught but one of them - Fredrik Ericsson (Pezula Racing) - went again and quickly opened up a decent lead. By the time he reached the category three summit of Mauherslieve (km 28.5) he was already three minutes 40 seconds clear. He crested the top well ahead of the next riders, namely mountains leader Matthew Wilson (Team Type 1), fellow Australian Simon Clarke (Southaustralia.com - AIS) and Moises Aldape Chavez (Team Type 1).

Ericsson took the An Post bonus sprint at Silvermines (km 46.1) where Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia), Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN) and Julian Dean (Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30) took the remaining points on offer. The leader still had a lead of over three minutes there, despite suffering a puncture.

The day's second climb, Tountinna, came 53.5 kilometres after the start. Wilson bolstered his lead in the king of the mountains classification when he finished second there, crossing the line ahead of team-mate Moises Aldape Chavez and David George (Team MTN). Up front, Ericsson safely made it down the badly-surfaced descent and by the time he entered the feedzone, 62 kilometres after the start, he was over six minutes clear. This went up to the maximum of six minutes 40 seconds soon afterwards.

The sun was shining almost constantly at this point and this plus the encouragement of the spectators was a morale boost to the leader. He needed that; tough, rolling roads and a gradual winding-up of the pace behind saw his advantage start to fall. One hundred kilometres after the start, he was five minutes 24 seconds ahead, and this lead had dropped to three minutes by the time he took the An Post intermediate sprint in Portumna, approximately 50 kilometres from the end. Dean, Alexander Kristoff (Joker Bianchi) and Cavendish were next across the line.

The Columbia-led peloton was determined to get him back and kept the pressure on. Once past the finish line to begin the sixteen kilometre finishing circuit, his lead was just 42 seconds. The final An Post sprint took place here and he scooped the points ahead of Dean, Kristoff and Cavendish.

Ericsson kept pushing but despite a crash in the peloton, there was no avoiding the inevitable. He was caught with eleven kilometres to go, after which Kristian House (Rapha Condor Recycling.co.uk) attacked and pulled six seconds ahead. He too was recaptured with four kilometres to go.

There was another crash in the final kilometre but Cavendish stayed out of trouble and jetted to win number two, defending his jersey with panache. Michael van Staeyen (Rabobank) and Max Richeze (CSF Group Navigare) were second and third, but never looked like troubling the Columbia rider.

He ended the day thirteen seconds clear in the general classification. Tomorrow's undulating 201km stage to Galway could also go down to a bunch gallop, but his yellow jersey is likely to be under greater threat on the tougher two final stages.

Photography

For a thumbnail gallery of these images, click here

Images by Stephen McMahon

Results

1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                 3.57.55
2 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                            
3 Maximiliano Richeze Ariel (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                        
4 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
5 Russel Downing (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                                
6 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                  
7 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                           
8 Ciarán Power (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                          
9 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                                 
10 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
11 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                              
12 Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                              
13 Emile Abraham (Tri) Team Type 1                                                          
14 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                        
15 Joachim Bøhler (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                     
16 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) Team MTN                                                          
17 Juan Francisco Mourón Doldán (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                       
18 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1                                                      
19 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                           
20 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team              
21 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                                 
22 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1                                                   
23 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia                                                        
24 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                      
25 Francesco Tomei (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                 
26 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            
27 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                      
28 Thomas Murray (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                                
29 Simon Clarke (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                              
30 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                               
31 Gonzalo Rabuñal Ríos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                               
32 Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                               
33 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                         
34 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team                                                   
35 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team              
36 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               
37 Alexandr Surutkovych (Ukr) Team Type 1                                                   
38 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                              
39 Kevin Evans (RSA) Team MTN                                                               
40 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team         
41 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         
42 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                                  
43 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                
44 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            
45 Dan Fleeman (GBr) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team               
46 David George (RSA) Team MTN                                                              
47 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                               
48 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                 
49 Joeri Adams (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                                   
50 Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                                 
51 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team            
52 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                                                         
53 Johnny Walker (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                             
54 Roger Aiken (Irl) Irish National Team                                                    
55 Adam Semple (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                               
56 Ramón Troncoso Sobrino (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                             
57 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia                                                          
58 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                               
59 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia                                                        
60 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                       
61 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                      
62 Robert Partridge (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                    
63 Travis Meyer (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                              
64 Matthew Kipling (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                              
65 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Irish National Team                                             
66 Kieran Page (GBr) Pezula Racing                                                          
67 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                     
68 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1                                                         
69 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team             
70 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                   
71 Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                       
72 Frederick Nolf (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                 
73 Svein Vold (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                         
74 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia                                                   1.20
75 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               1.36
76 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Pezula Racing                                                     
77 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
78 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                          
79 Peter Williams (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                               
80 Paul Healion (Irl) Irish National Team                                                   
81 Simon Holt (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                          
82 Alex Wetterhall (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                  3.04
83 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                  
84 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                        
85 Miceal Concannon (Irl) Irish National Team                                               
86 Alejandro Paleo Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                           
87 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
88 Sean Lacey (Irl) Irish National Team                                                     
89 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                            
90 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team    3.04
91 Andrew Roche (Irl) Pinarello Racing Team                                                 
92 Lee Davis (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                                    
93 Jay Thomson (RSA) Team MTN                                                               
94 Neil MacDonald (RSA) Team MTN                                                            
95 Stian Sommerseth (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                   
96 Dale Appleby (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                        
97 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia                                                   4.15
98 Paul Griffin (Irl) Irish National Team                                               5.19
99 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                             
100 David Abal Diego (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                              8.50
101 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                                 
102 Matthew King (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                             
103 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                    
104 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia                                                10.28
105 Ingar Stokstad (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               11.18
DNF Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                        
DNF Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                   
DNF Waylon Woolcock (RSA) Team MTN                                                          
 
Sprints
 
Silvermines
1 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                     5 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                       3
3 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) Team MTN                                                          2
4 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                           1

Portumna
1 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                     5 pts
2 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                           3
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                 2
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                       1

Loughrea 1st Passage
1 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                     5 pts
2 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                           3
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                 2
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                       1
 
Mountains
 
Cat 3: Mauherslieve
1 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                     6 pts
2 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                                                         4
3 Simon Clarke (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                              2
4 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1                                                   1
 
Cat 3: Tountinna
1 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                     6 pts
2 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                                                         4
3 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1                                                   2
4 David George (RSA) Team MTN                                                              1
 
Teams
 
1 CSF Group Navigare                                                                11.53.45
2 Pinarello CandiTV                                                                         
3 Rabobank                                                                                  
4 Team Type 1 Cycling Team                                                                  
5 Topsport Vlaanderen                                                                       
6 Joker Bianchi Team                                                                        
7 SouthAustralia.com/AIS                                                                    
8 Garmin Chipotle H30                                                                       
9 Karpin Galicia Cycling Team                                                               
10 Team Columbia                                                                            
11 Tinkoff - Credit Systems                                                                 
12 An Post Sean Kelly Team                                                                  
13 MTN Energade                                                                             
14 Rapha Condor Recycling.co.uk                                                             
15 Pezula                                                                                   
16 Irish National Team                                                                      
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                 8.57.52
2 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                        0.13
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                              0.14
4 Maximiliano Richeze Ariel (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                    0.19
5 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                                                      0.20
6 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) Team MTN                                                       0.22
7 Russel Downing (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                            0.23
8 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                                 
9 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                           
10 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
11 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                        
12 Ciarán Power (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                         
13 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                              
14 Juan Francisco Mourón Doldán (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                       
15 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1                                                      
16 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1                                                   
17 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team              
18 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            
19 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                      
20 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                
21 Simon Clarke (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                              
22 Gonzalo Rabuñal Ríos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                               
23 Thomas Murray (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                                
24 Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                               
25 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia                                                        
26 Francesco Tomei (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                 
27 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                               
28 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         
29 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                               
30 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                              
31 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team         
32 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               
33 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                      
34 Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                                 
35 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia                                                          
36 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                         
37 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team              
38 Kevin Evans (RSA) Team MTN                                                               
39 Johnny Walker (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                             
40 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Pezula Racing                                                     
41 Adam Semple (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                               
42 Robert Partridge (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                    
43 Joeri Adams (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                                   
44 Dan Fleeman (GBr) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team               
45 Roger Aiken (Irl) Irish National Team                                                    
46 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            
47 Frederick Nolf (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                 
48 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia                                                        
49 Dale Appleby (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                        
50 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                       
51 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
52 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                   
53 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                            
54 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                          
55 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                             45.00
56 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                               
57 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                            51.00
58 Travis Meyer (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                          1.13
59 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team                                               1.56
60 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               1.59
61 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team    3.27
62 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   
63 Neil MacDonald (RSA) Team MTN                                                            
64 Stian Sommerseth (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               3.40
65 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                              4.20
66 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia                                                   4.38
67 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                       9.57
68 Joachim Bøhler (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                10.01
69 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                             10.03
70 Emile Abraham (Tri) Team Type 1                                                          
71 Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                              
72 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                      
73 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                 
74 Alexandr Surutkovych (Ukr) Team Type 1                                                   
75 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1                                                         
76 Kieran Page (GBr) Pezula Racing                                                          
77 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team             
78 Peter Williams (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                               
79 Svein Vold (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                         
80 Simon Holt (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                          
81 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia                                                 11.04
82 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia                                                  11.23
83 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team       12.54
84 Ramón Troncoso Sobrino (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                             
85 Matthew Kipling (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                              
86 Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                       
87 Alejandro Paleo Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      13.07
88 Jay Thomson (RSA) Team MTN                                                               
89 Andrew Roche (Irl) Pinarello Racing Team                                                 
90 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                13.34
91 Paul Healion (Irl) Irish National Team                                                   
92 Sean Lacey (Irl) Irish National Team                                                     
93 Alex Wetterhall (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                 15.02
94 Paul Griffin (Irl) Irish National Team                                              15.22
95 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                   16.35
96 Miceal Concannon (Irl) Irish National Team                                          16.38
97 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                18.44
98 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                             18.53
99 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                             
100 Matthew King (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                        21.44
101 David Abal Diego (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                             22.24
102 Ingar Stokstad (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               24.52
103 David George (RSA) Team MTN                                                        25.10
104 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Irish National Team                                       25.13
105 Lee Davis (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                              30.42
 
Points classification
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                      37 pts
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                32
3 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                          21
4 Russel Downing (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                              21
5 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                               19
6 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                    15
7 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                         15
8 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                  14
9 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                          14
10 Maximiliano Richeze Ariel (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                     13
11 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                      13
12 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                12
13 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team      10
14 Ciarán Power (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                        8
15 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                               7
16 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                                                        6
17 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                       5
18 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                             5
19 Dale Appleby (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                       5
20 Travis Meyer (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                             5
21 David George (RSA) Team MTN                                                             5
22 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1                                                     4
23 Joachim Bøhler (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                    4
24 Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                             4
25 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) Team MTN                                                         3
26 Juan Francisco Mourón Doldán (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      3
27 Emile Abraham (Tri) Team Type 1                                                         3
28 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                  2
29 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia                                                      1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                                                        39 pts
2 Travis Meyer (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                             21
3 David George (RSA) Team MTN                                                             13
4 Fredrik Ericsson (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                    12
5 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                  10
6 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia                                                       8
7 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                        8
8 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                       4
9 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team              4
10 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1                                                  3
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                             2
12 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia                                                       2
13 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                 2
14 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia                                                      2
15 Kevin Evans (RSA) Team MTN                                                              1
16 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                  1
17 Stian Sommerseth (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                  1
18 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia                                                     1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia                                                 8.57.52
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                              0.14
3 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) Team MTN                                                       0.22
4 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                             0.23
5 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                           
6 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                    
7 Juan Francisco Mourón Doldán (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                        
8 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                             
9 Simon Clarke (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                               
10 Gonzalo Rabuñal Ríos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                               
11 Thomas Murray (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                                
12 Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                               
13 Francesco Tomei (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                                 
14 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                         
15 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                               
16 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               
17 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                         
18 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team              
19 Johnny Walker (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                             
20 Adam Semple (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                               
21 Robert Partridge (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                    
22 Joeri Adams (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                                   
23 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                            
24 Frederick Nolf (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                 
25 Dale Appleby (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                        
26 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                       
27 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                                            
28 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                              0.45
29 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                               
30 Travis Meyer (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                          1.13
31 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               1.59
32 Stian Sommerseth (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                               3.40
33 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                              4.20
34 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia                                                   4.38
35 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Rabobank Continental                                       9.57
36 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                             10.03
37 Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                                              
38 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                                 
39 Alexandr Surutkovych (Ukr) Team Type 1                                                   
40 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1                                                         
41 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) An Post - M. Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team             
42 Peter Williams (GBr) Pinarello Racing Team                                               
43 Svein Vold (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                         
44 Simon Holt (GBr) Rapha Condor - Recycling.co.uk                                          
45 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia                                                 11.04
46 Jay Thomson (RSA) Team MTN                                                          13.07
47 Alex Wetterhall (Swe) Pezula Racing                                                 15.02
48 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Pezula Racing                                                   16.35
49 Miceal Concannon (Irl) Irish National Team                                          16.38
50 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                        18.53
51 Matthew King (Aus) Southaustralia.com - AIS                                         21.44
52 David Abal Diego (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                              22.24
53 Ingar Stokstad (Nor) Joker - Bianchi                                                24.52
 
Teams classification
 
1 Topsport Vlaanderen                                                               26.54.45
2 CSF Group Navigare                                                                        
3 Pinarello CandiTV                                                                         
4 Rapha Condor Recycling.co.uk                                                              
5 Garmin Chipotle H30                                                                       
6 Rabobank                                                                                  
7 Team Type 1 Cycling Team                                                                  
8 Team Columbia                                                                             
9 Joker Bianchi Team                                                                        
10 Karpin Galicia Cycling Team                                                              
11 SouthAustralia.com/AIS                                                                   
12 An Post Sean Kelly Team                                                                  
13 Tinkoff - Credit Systems                                                                 
14 MTN Energade                                                                             
15 Pezula                                                                               9.40
16 Irish National Team                                                                 11.13
                                         

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