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68th Circuit Franco-Belge - 2.1

Belgium, October 2-5, 2008

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Stage 4 - October 5: Château d'Havré - Tournai, 133 km

Escapers share the glory

Rosseler takes stage while Flecha wins overall

By Bjorn Haake with additional reporting by Julien Gillebert

Sebastien Rosseler (Quick Step)
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Sébastien Rosseler added another win for the Quick Step team at the Circuit Franco-Belge when he beat his escape companion Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank) in horrible conditions for the race's final stage in Tournai. Flecha was not unhappy with second, as he had gained enough time to win the overall title.

The riders had to fight the elements for another time, with cold rain being prevalent all day. The organisers shortened the final stage by two finishing laps or around 30 kilometres. It was appreciated by the day's winner. "The weather today was absolutely awful!" Rosseler said.

Rosseler raced very actively in the final part of the race and explained his tactics. "During the final I made my attack, taking seven other riders along with me. On the final Côte about 15 kilometres from the finish line I decided to up the pace. The bunch was gaining time and catching up with our small group. I didn't want them to catch up with me, without attempting another attack."

He found a very good companion on the final run-in to the line. "Flecha was the only rider that resisted my attack. He was thinking of the general classification, so we both worked together up to the finish."

Rosseler often has to put his own ambitions down for the team, so the win was special. "I am really pleased with this victory. It was a great feeling holding my hands high up in the air crossing the finish line in first place."

Flecha made the decisive move with a potential overall win on his mind. He was happy to finally deliver for Rabobank. "I am so happy to finally win a race for my team." Flecha explained that he wasn't always so fortunate the past few years. "It is my third season for this team but, despite good results, I have never won a race for them." The last victory for Juan Antonio Flecha was a stage in the Vuelta Valenciana, in 2005.

To win, Flecha had to do what he does best. "To win the general classification, I knew I had to attack, to surprise the sprinters." He felt he had the form. "I knew I was in good condition since the Vuelta. I expected to go to the World Championship of Varese but I was not taken in the Spanish selection. It was a disappointment for me. But I managed to focus on other goals: the Franco-Belge, but also Paris-Tours."

Rosseler finished second in GC.

Boonen Falls

Française des Jeux tried to set up Philippe Gilbert for the win
Photo ©: Florian and Susanne Schaaf
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Rosseler's teammate Tom Boonen fell about 75 kilometres into the race – luckily he fell onto the grass on the side of the road. Howeer, Boonen hurt his right wrist and will have his wrist X-rayed tomorrow to check for fractures.

After three stages of miserable weather, the sun continued to elude riders on the final stage of the Circuit Franco-Belge. High winds joined sometimes heavy rain to cause havoc for the riders. As a result, only 51 riders finished the stage.

Mathieu Ladagnous (Française des Jeux), David Deroo (Skil-Shimano), Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Contentpolis - Murcia), Casper Jorgensen (Team GLS - Pakke Shop) and Paul Sneeboer (Netherlands National Team) made up the first break of the day. They gained more than a minute on the peloton before being pulled back in as the rain began to fall.

The Rabobank team split the peloton while making the chase, and formed a group of 26 riders at the head of the field. Most of the contenders for the overall were present, including Sébastien Rosseler (Quick Step), Jürgen Roelandts (Silence - Lotto), Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank), Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux) and Tyler Farrar (Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30).

Decisive splits

There was no neutral chit-chat phase today
Photo ©: Florian and Susanne Schaaf
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At kilometre 95, Maxime Monfort (Cofidis) attacked out of the front group. At the same time, the peloton behind split in two. The second part soon lost interest in chasing and quickly was down almost three minutes.

Under the work of Roelandts the efforts by the front group were neutralised, with about 20 kilometres to go. The next group that went included Rosseler and Flecha again, along with Mickaël Delage (Française des Jeux), Lars Bak (Team CSC-Saxo Bank), Koen De Kort (Astana), Stijn Vandenbergh (AG2R La Mondiale)and Matthé Pronk (Cycle Collstrop). They quickly gained 40 seconds over the bunch.

The Cofidis team then took up the work, and reduced the gap to 28 seconds with eight kilometres from the line. The gap continued to decrease and was down to 16 seconds, with about six kilometres to go. Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux) then countered and caught up with the front group.

Rosseler and Flecha, who had done most of the work, stormed away from the others. Gilbert desperately tried to hang on, but his gap started to grow. Two kilometres from the line, the two leaders had 26 seconds on Gilbert, who was about 100 metres ahead of the peloton. The gap was sufficient for Rosseler and Flecha to reach their respective goals, while Gilbert was caught. Wouter Weylandt won the sprint for third.

Photography

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Images by Florian and Susanne Schaaf/www.cyclingpictures.de

Results

1 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                    3.06.12 (42.824 km/h)
2 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                               0.01
3 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                          0.31
4 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Groupe Gobert.com                                    
5 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale                                         
6 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                          
7 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                                           
8 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                       
9 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                       
10 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                    
11 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                                   
12 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                                          
13 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                           
14 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                                    
15 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                          
16 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                       
17 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                       
18 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                      
19 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                   
20 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                                  
21 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                               
22 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                              
23 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                       
24 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale                                     
25 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                 1.14
26 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                        
27 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                          
28 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                               
29 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                        
30 Berik Kupeshov (Kaz) Astana                                                  
31 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 
32 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                       
33 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                              
34 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                                   
35 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                      
36 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                          
37 Dieter Capelle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                 7.29
38 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                     
39 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 
40 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                      
41 Sipke Zijlstra (Ned) Netherlands National Team                               
42 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                        
43 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                     
44 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux                                  
45 Bert Roesems (Ned) Silence - Lotto                                           
46 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                         
47 Oleg Chuzda (Ukr) Contentpolis - Murcia                                      
48 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                         
49 Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                            
50 Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Netherlands National Team                                
51 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      
DNS Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                   
DNS Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  
DNS Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano                                           
DNS Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                     
DNF Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                                 
DNF Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                             
DNF Geert Steurs (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                          
DNF Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                            
DNF Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                          
DNF Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                
DNF Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                                   
DNF Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                                   
DNF Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank                                                 
DNF Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                                
DNF Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                    
DNF Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
DNF Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                          
DNF Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                  
DNF Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                             
DNF Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                       
DNF Mark Renshaw (Aus) Crédit Agricole                                          
DNF Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
DNF Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                         
DNF Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                                 
DNF Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          
DNF Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                       
DNF Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                        
DNF Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                     
DNF Kevin De Weert (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                      
DNF Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                   
DNF Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                      
DNF Frank Hoj DAN Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                             
DNF Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                              
DNF Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                              
DNF Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                         
DNF Steven Cozza (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                             
DNF Michael Friedman (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                         
DNF Christian Meier (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                          
DNF Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop                                           
DNF Gil Suray (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                             
DNF Rafael Rodriguez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                                
DNF Francisco Torrella (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                              
DNF Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                
DNF Preben Vanhecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                   
DNF Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                      
DNF Pieter Van Speybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                             
DNF Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                       
DNF David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                          
DNF Stefano Cavallari (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                      
DNF Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                    
DNF Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                      
DNF Gilles Devillers (Bel) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                       
DNF Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den) Team GLS - Pakke Shop                             
DNF Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team GLS - Pakke Shop                                  
DNF Casper Jorgensen (Den) Team GLS - Pakke Shop                                
DNF Jeremy Honorez (Bel) Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon      
DNF Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon    
DNF Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Groupe Gobert.com                                   
DNF Philippe Pratte (Bel) Groupe Gobert.com                                     
DNF Hans Dekkers (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                       
DNF Lars Vierbergen (Ned) Netherlands National Team                             
DNF Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Netherlands National Team                             
 
Points
 
1 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                         25 pts
2 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                                 20
3 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                            16
4 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Groupe Gobert.com                                  14
5 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale                                       12
6 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                        10
7 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                                          9
8 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                      8
9 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                      7
10 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                   6
11 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                                  5
12 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                                         4
13 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                          3
14 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                                   2
15 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                         1
 
Sprints
 
Croix Jubaru, km 118.2
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                    5 pts
2 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                       3
3 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                                   1
 
Croix Jubaru, km 135
1 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                       5 pts
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                    3
3 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                       1
 
Croix Jubaru, km 151.8
1 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                                  5 pts
2 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                          3
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                    1
 
Time bonuses
 
1 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                         12 pts
2 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                                  9
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                    6
4 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                             4
5 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                       3
6 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                       3
7 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                                   1
 
Teams
 
1 Quick Step                                                             9.19.38
2 Rabobank                                                                  0.01
3 Astana                                                                    1.14
4 Cofidis                                                                   1.57
5 Cycles Collstrop                                                              
6 Française des Jeux                                                            
7 Skill Shimano                                                             8.12
8 Silence Lotto                                                            14.27
9 Contentpolis Murcia                                                           
10 Mitsubishi Jartazi                                                      15.10
 
Final general classification
 
1 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                           16.50.49
2 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                       0.12
3 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                    0.18
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                 0.22
5 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                          0.32
6 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                       0.43
7 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                               
8 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                       
9 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                0.54
10 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                   0.57
11 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                              0.59
12 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                         
13 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale                                    1.01
14 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Groupe Gobert.com                                   
15 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                                    
16 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                                          
17 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                      
18 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                      
19 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                                          
20 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                           
21 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                               
22 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale                                     
23 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                      1.26
24 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                          1.27
25 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                  1.36
26 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                               1.43
27 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                    1.44
28 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                     
29 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                       
30 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 
31 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                          
32 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                               2.36
33 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                   3.32
34 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                           4.15
35 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                    4.43
36 Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                        7.41
37 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                 7.55
38 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux                              7.59
39 Oleg Chuzda (Ukr) Contentpolis - Murcia                                      
40 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                     
41 Berik Kupeshov (Kaz) Astana                                              9.49
42 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                            10.30
43 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                      
44 Dieter Capelle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                     
45 Bert Roesems (Ned) Silence - Lotto                                           
46 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                    11.44
47 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                 12.51
48 Sipke Zijlstra (Ned) Netherlands National Team                          20.57
49 Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Netherlands National Team                           23.26
50 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                   23.28
51 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                    29.07
 
Points classification
 
1 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                      61 pts
2 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                                 53
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                   53
4 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                            52
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                             45
6 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                         38
7 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale                                       33
8 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Groupe Gobert.com                                  28
9 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                    21
10 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                       20
11 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux                                17
12 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                 16
13 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    16
14 Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                          14
15 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                    13
16 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                        10
17 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                    10
18 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                                         9
19 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                             8
20 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                     7
21 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                                 7
22 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                         7
23 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                      6
24 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                                  5
25 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                                         4
26 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                        4
27 Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Netherlands National Team                               4
28 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                          3
29 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                                   2
30 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                    2
31 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                                  1
32 Sipke Zijlstra (Ned) Netherlands National Team                              1
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                   19 pts
2 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                         13
3 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                     13
4 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                  11
5 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                       6
6 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                                  5
7 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                       4
8 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                         4
9 Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Netherlands National Team                                4
10 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                                 3
11 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                        2
12 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                            1
13 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                             1
14 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                                  1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                        59 pts
2 Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Netherlands National Team                               38
3 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                  28
4 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                     22
5 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step                                         18
6 Dieter Capelle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                     7
7 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                                              6
8 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                               4
9 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                      3
10 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                                         3
11 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                         3
12 Sipke Zijlstra (Ned) Netherlands National Team                              2
13 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner                      1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                16.51.07
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                                 0.04
3 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                          0.14
4 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                   0.25
5 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                    0.39
6 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) Groupe Gobert.com                                0.43
7 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                                     
8 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                       
9 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                                
10 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale                                     
11 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                          1.09
12 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                  1.18
13 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                               1.25
14 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop                                    1.26
15 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                     
16 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                          
17 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                               2.18
18 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                           3.57
19 Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                        7.23
20 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux                              7.41
21 Oleg Chuzda (Ukr) Contentpolis - Murcia                                      
22 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                     
23 Berik Kupeshov (Kaz) Astana                                              9.31
24 Dieter Capelle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                10.12
25 Sven Nevens (Bel) Mitsubishi-Jartazi                                    11.26
26 Sipke Zijlstra (Ned) Netherlands National Team                          20.39
27 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                    28.49
 
Teams classification
 
1 Quick Step                                                            50.34.19
2 Rabobank                                                                  0.01
3 Astana                                                                    1.54
4 Française des Jeux                                                        2.15
5 Cofidis                                                                   2.19
6 Cycles Collstrop                                                          2.37
7 Skill Shimano                                                             8.34
8 Silence Lotto                                                            17.16
9 Mitsubishi Jartazi                                                       17.21
10 Contentpolis Murcia                                                     17.38

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