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6th Tour of Qatar - 2.1

Qatar, January 28-February 2, 2007

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Stage 4 - January 31: Camel Race Track - Doha Golf Club, 139.5 km

Boonen triples in Qatar

Belgian Tom Boonen (C-Quick Step) celebrates
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Tom Boonen (Quick-Step) roared to his third win in Doha, giving the Quick Step team their fourth win and getting one step closer to fulfilling the team's pre-race promise to win every stage of the Tour of Qatar. After coming out on top of the Petacchi vs. Boonen duel on stages two and three, Boonen took a different tactic on the fourth stage, making a 21-man breakaway and leaving Petacchi behind.

Boonen showed his Belgian hard-man characteristics answering multiple attacks in the final kilometres, and then easily winning the sprint over Aussie Graeme Brown (Rabobank). With the win, Boonen keeps his lock on the leader's golden jersey. "I was with Tosatto, De Jongh and Cretskens in the leaders' group," explained Boonen after the win. "They all did a fantastic job. I'd have been very happy if one of them had won but during the final everyone was attacking."

Boonen's team worked hard to keep the attacks under control. "At this point we decided that we would work together for another sprint," Boonen said. "Cretskens managed to fight off an incredible amount of attacks. Tosatto launched me from the 1,500 metre mark up to 400 metres from the finish line, and then De Jongh took over. All I had to do was to finalise their work!"

Alessandro Petacchi was philosophical about the outcome today. "I lost at the moment the group broke apart due to the high side winds," said Petacchi after the stage. "Some of my teammates remained ahead, they had some technical problems [ear pieces - ed.] and were not able to assist in my re-entry. In any case, I will continue with my work here that I think will bear its fruits."

"It is unfortunate that Alessandro lost contact at the last minute; in the nervous section and at a fast pace," said Milram director sportif Antonio Bevilacqua. "Amongst the guys up front, there were five of our team members; Sieberg, Cortinovis, Velo, Ongarato and Sacchi. ... But nothing too bad. Tomorrow we will see if there the possibility of another good test."

How it unfolded

Italian Alessandro Petacchi (Milram)
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Strong desert winds were blowing at the Camel Race Track before the start of stage four, and reminiscent of a Vuelta Espana stage, the team directors mapped out the decisive point where the wind could be used to their advantage. Heading out into a strong tailwind, the high speed of the pack was too much for some tired early season legs, and several groups of riders were dropped.

Just five kilometers into the stage, the Quick Step team put the screws to the peloton, and pulled away a group of about 20 riders including leader Tom Boonen, catching Alessandro Petacchi and his Milram team off guard. With the help of T-mobile (riding for Bernard Eisel), Rabobank (for Brown), and AG2R riding in support of the young rider competition leader Loyd Mondory, the lead group worked smoothly together to slowly open up the gap on Petacchi's chasing group of 24 riders.

Kilometre after kilometre, the gap between the two lead groups eased out while the remainder of the peloton settled for an easier pace. In the first intermediate sprint, Bernard Eisel (T-mobile) took the maximum points ahead of Loyd Mondory (AG2R) and Stephen De Jongh (Quick Step). After a quick first hour, covering 58.5 km, the course turned into a cross-headwind, and the gap to Petacchi's chase group opened up to 1'15 by the feeding zone (km 80).

The pack
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The second intermediate sprint was won by Mondory ahead of Eisel and Boonen, but the lead group quickly went back to a tight paceline to keep the chasers at bay. All the way to the finish line, the Petacchi group never managed to ger closer than 44” to the leaders, and sensing the futility of their chase when the gap was still more than two minutes with 10 kilometres to go, the chasers allowed the gap to balloon to more than five minutes at the finish.

Once the chasers gave up the ghost, it was time for the other teams in the lead group to try and drop Boonen, a task that would prove quite difficult. The first attempt was made by the T-mobile riders, who went to the front to try to put Quick Step in the gutter. When that failed to detach the golden jersey, Boonen's former teammate Servais Knaven put in a few digs, but well familiar with Knaven's strength, the Quick Step team kept him on a short leash.

Then it was time for another Belgian, Leif Hoste, to make a move, and Hoste immediately opened up a gap of several seconds - a gap that Tom Boonen himself decided to close down. Heading into the final kilometres, Tom Stubbe (Chocolade Jacques) put in a bold attack as the sprinters were formulating their plans, and held onto a two second lead until Boonen sent his lead-out train to the front. With De Jongh dropping Boonen off with 200 metres to go, there would be no one who could contend for the win, and Boonen won comfortably ahead of Graeme Brown (Rabobank) and Murilo Fischer (Liquigas).

Tomorrow's penultimate stage from Al Zubarah to Mesaieed will be the longest stage of the tour at 160.5 km.


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1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step                                      2.54.54 (47.86 km/h)
2 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                             
3 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                           
4 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                      
5 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
6 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      
7 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                           
8 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                     
9 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
10 Gregory Henderson (NZl) T-Mobile                                       
11 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                             
12 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step                                       
13 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana                                              
14 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile                                           
15 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                            
16 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                           
17 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick-Step                                    
18 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                               
19 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                   0.05
20 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step                                    0.13
21 Servais Knaven (Ned) T-Mobile                                          
22 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             0.24
23 Nick Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                  5.05
24 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  
25 Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                     
26 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          
27 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                                    
28 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel                                        
29 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Predictor-Lotto                                   
30 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                  
31 Roberto Petito (Ita) Liquigas                                          
32 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                          
33 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                            
34 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile                                        
35 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
36 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              
37 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    
38 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile                                             
39 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                              
40 Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                      
41 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                               
42 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Milram                                       
43 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                        
44 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Milram                                              
45 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr) Milram                                          
46 René Haselbacher (Aut) Astana                                          
47 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       
48 Mohammed Hussain (Brn) Doha Team                                  47.58
49 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                            
50 Tareq Esmaeili (Qat) Doha Team                                         
51 Radhwan Al-moraqab (Qat) Doha Team                                     
52 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                          
53 Khaleel Abduljanan (Qat) Doha Team                                     
54 Tim Meeussen (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                        
55 Hossein Iri Nateghi (IRI) Iran                                         
56 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
57 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                           
58 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick-Step                                    
59 Rieno Stofferis (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                     
60 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         
61 Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                            
62 Badr Banihammad (UAE) Doha Team                                        
63 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
64 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                       
65 Mohamed Bin Took (UAE) Doha Team                                       
66 Hamid Shiri Sisah (IRI) Iran                                           
67 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                     
68 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick-Step                                        
69 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              
70 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (IRI) Iran                                           
71 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                               
72 Moosa Said (Qat) Doha Team                                             
73 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              
74 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                  
75 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                                       
76 Francesco Failli (Ita) Liquigas                                        
77 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                        
78 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                
79 Johan Coenen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               
80 Bert Grabsch (Ger) T-Mobile                                            
81 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                         
82 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner                                     
83 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
84 Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      
85 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
86 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                            
87 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
88 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                      
89 Tim Klinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
90 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                   
91 Christophe Beddegenoodts (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely            
92 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Iran                                               
93 Davide Viganò (Ita) Quick-Step                                         
94 Paul Healion (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                        
95 Ángel Gómez Gómez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           
96 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                 
97 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
98 David Cañada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                
99 Denis Robin (Fra) Agritubel                                            
100 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Milram                                    
101 Rene Mandri (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance                                     
102 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel                                         
103 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
104 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel                                        
105 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                       
106 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                               
107 Stéphane Poulhiès (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                               
108 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                               
109 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Agritubel                            
110 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Milram                                         
111 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Ag2R Prévoyance                                  
112 Alireza Ashgarzadeh (IRI) Iran                                        
113 Mohammad Mozafari (IRI) Iran                                          
114 Aivaras Baranauskas (Ltu) Agritubel                                   
115 Alireza Haghi (IRI) Iran                                              
116 Mohammad Rajablou (IRI) Iran                                          
117 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Astana                                       
118 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
119 Bert Roesems (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    
120 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick-Step                                       
121 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
122 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        
123 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
124 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank                                    
125 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                      
126 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                             
127 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                          
128 Christian Müller (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                   
129 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
130 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
DNS David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                        
DNS Ahmed Al Doseri (Brn) Doha Team                                       
DNF Roy Sentjens (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    
DNF Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana                                         
Sprint 1 (Km 52.5) 
1 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                          3 pts
2 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                     2
3 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step                                       1
Sprint 2 (Km 93) 
1 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                     3 pts
2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                          2
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step                                            1
Sprint 3 (Km 139.5)
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step                                           30 pts
2 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                           27
3 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                         25
4 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                    23
5 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     21
6 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    19
7 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                         17
8 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   15
9 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               13
10 Gregory Henderson (NZl) T-Mobile                                     11
11 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                           10
12 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step                                      9
13 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana                                             8
14 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile                                          7
15 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                           6
16 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                          5
17 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick-Step                                   4
18 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                              3
19 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                      2
20 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step                                       1
Young rider
1 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                               2.54.54
2 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
3 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
4 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                              
5 Nick Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                   5.05
6 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile                                         
7 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               
8 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                     
9 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                               
10 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr) Milram                                          
11 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                     47.58
12 Khaleel Abduljanan (Qat) Doha Team                                     
13 Hossein Iri Nateghi (IRI) Iran                                         
14 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
15 Badr Banihammad (UAE) Doha Team                                        
16 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                       
17 Mohamed Bin Took (UAE) Doha Team                                       
18 Hamid Shiri Sisah (IRI) Iran                                           
19 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                     
20 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              
21 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                               
22 Moosa Said (Qat) Doha Team                                             
23 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              
24 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                  
25 Francesco Failli (Ita) Liquigas                                        
26 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                
27 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                         
28 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner                                     
29 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
30 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                            
31 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
32 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                      
33 Tim Klinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
34 Christophe Beddegenoodts (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely            
35 Davide Viganò (Ita) Quick-Step                                         
36 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                 
37 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
38 Rene Mandri (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance                                      
39 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
40 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel                                         
41 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                        
42 Stéphane Poulhiès (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                
43 Alireza Ashgarzadeh (IRI) Iran                                         
44 Mohammad Mozafari (IRI) Iran                                           
45 Mohammad Rajablou (IRI) Iran                                           
46 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              
47 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank                                     
48 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                              
49 Christian Müller (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                    
50 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                

1 Quick Step - Innergetic                                          8.44.42
2 T-Mobile Team                                                           
3 Rabobank                                                                
4 Skil-Shimano                                                        5.05
5 Astana                                                                  
6 Liquigas                                                           10.10
7 Bouygues Telecom                                                        
8 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                         
9 Predictor - Lotto                                                  10.15
10 Team Milram                                                       15.15
11 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                            53.03
12 Chocolade Jacques - Topsport                                      53.27
13 Gerolsteiner                                                      58.08
14 Agritubel                                                       1.41.01
15 Doha Team                                                       2.23.54
16 Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely/Sean Kelly                                                 
17 Iran                                                                   
General classification
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step                                      9.27.52
2 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step                                    0.27
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                       0.33
4 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                       0.34
5 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick-Step                                 0.36
6 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                  0.37
7 Gregory Henderson (NZl) T-Mobile                                    0.42
8 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   0.45
9 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  0.47
10 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile                                       0.49
11 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                   0.50
12 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            0.52
13 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    
14 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                        1.09
15 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                       1.11
16 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana                                          1.13
17 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step                                    1.23
18 Servais Knaven (Ned) T-Mobile                                      1.25
19 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                         1.27
20 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                        1.44
21 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                           1.49
22 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             2.20
23 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Milram                                   5.29
24 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                           5.41
25 Nick Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                  5.45
26 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Milram                                          5.46
27 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                      5.48
28 Roberto Petito (Ita) Liquigas                                          
29 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                              5.50
30 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          
31 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  
32 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                5.52
33 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                        
34 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                          5.54
35 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       
36 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                        5.55
37 Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                 5.57
38 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 5.59
39 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel                                    6.08
40 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile                                    6.15
41 René Haselbacher (Aut) Astana                                      6.26
42 Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                  6.39
43 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                                6.44
44 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          6.46
45 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr) Milram                                      7.05
46 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Predictor-Lotto                               7.13
47 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile                                        14.02
48 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick-Step                                   48.30
49 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                                  48.33
50 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                           48.34
51 Francesco Failli (Ita) Liquigas                                   48.41
52 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                        
53 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Astana                                   48.42
54 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                           48.43
55 Rene Mandri (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance                                 48.45
56 Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 48.47
57 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                               
58 Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                            
59 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                            
60 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         48.48
61 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank                                     
62 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                48.50
63 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
64 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                      
65 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                    48.52
66 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
67 Tim Klinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
68 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        48.55
69 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              
70 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              
71 Johan Coenen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               
72 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            49.00
73 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                     49.01
74 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Agritubel                             
75 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                
76 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Milram                                     49.05
77 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Ag2R Prévoyance                              49.09
78 Rieno Stofferis (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                49.10
79 Badr Banihammad (UAE) Doha Team                                   49.19
80 Stéphane Poulhiès (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                           49.22
81 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             49.25
82 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                   49.26
83 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Milram                                     
84 Bert Roesems (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                49.28
85 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Iran                                          49.29
86 Hamid Shiri Sisah (IRI) Iran                                           
87 Bert Grabsch (Ger) T-Mobile                                       49.32
88 Aivaras Baranauskas (Ltu) Agritubel                               49.34
89 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                 
90 Ángel Gómez Gómez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      49.35
91 David Cañada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                
92 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                              
93 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               49.37
94 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  
95 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner                                49.39
96 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    49.42
97 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                       49.44
98 Davide Viganò (Ita) Quick-Step                                    49.45
99 Christian Müller (Ger) Skil-Shimano                               49.51
100 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                     49.57
101 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                  
102 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick-Step                                  50.09
103 Hossein Iri Nateghi (IRI) Iran                                   50.16
104 Tim Meeussen (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                  50.24
105 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (IRI) Iran                                     50.28
106 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   50.35
107 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                     50.39
108 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick-Step                              50.55
109 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        51.19
110 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                          51.23
111 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel                                    57.16
112 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   57.26
113 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                               57.40
114 Christophe Beddegenoodts (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely      57.47
115 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Agritubel                            58.03
116 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                      
117 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel                                        
118 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                 58.07
119 Mohammed Hussain (Brn) Doha Team                                 58.16
120 Radhwan Al-moraqab (Qat) Doha Team                                    
121 Tareq Esmaeili (Qat) Doha Team                                        
122 Khaleel Abduljanan (Qat) Doha Team                                    
123 Mohamed Bin Took (UAE) Doha Team                                      
124 Moosa Said (Qat) Doha Team                                            
125 Alireza Haghi (IRI) Iran                                         58.26
126 Paul Healion (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                  59.12
127 Mohammad Mozafari (IRI) Iran                                     59.17
128 Mohammad Rajablou (IRI) Iran                                          
129 Alireza Ashgarzadeh (IRI) Iran                                 1.00.20
130 Denis Robin (Fra) Agritubel                                    1.06.26
Points classification
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step                                           91 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Milram                                      54
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                         47
4 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                    47
5 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                 42
6 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     38
7 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   33
8 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                              31
9 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                                      29
10 Gregory Henderson (NZl) T-Mobile                                     26
11 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                        25
12 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   22
13 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        22
14 Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    22
15 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Predictor-Lotto                                 21
16 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step                                     18
17 René Haselbacher (Aut) Astana                                        17
18 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                          16
19 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  15
20 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              13
21 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel                                      13
22 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                           10
23 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                        10
24 Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                    9
25 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana                                             8
26 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                               8
27 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                              8
28 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile                                          7
29 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        7
30 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Rabobank                                           6
31 Nick Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                     6
32 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                             6
33 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                          5
34 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Agritubel                            5
35 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick-Step                                       4
36 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick-Step                                   4
37 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             3
38 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                              3
39 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                      3
40 Leif Hoste (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                      2
41 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 2
42 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                        2
43 Bert Roesems (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                    2
44 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step                                       1
45 Rene Mandri (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance                                     1
46 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                           1
47 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick-Step                                   1
48 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       -5
Young rider classification
1 Loyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                               9.28.29
2 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   0.08
3 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             0.15
4 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana                                          0.50
5 Nick Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                   5.08
6 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 5.15
7 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                           5.17
8 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile                                     5.38
9 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           6.09
10 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr) Milram                                      6.28
11 Francesco Failli (Ita) Liquigas                                   48.04
12 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                           48.06
13 Rene Mandri (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance                                 48.08
14 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                          48.10
15 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Milram                                            
16 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         48.11
17 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank                                     
18 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                48.13
19 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                      
20 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                    48.15
21 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
22 Tim Klinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
23 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         48.18
24 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            48.23
25 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                     48.24
26 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                
27 Badr Banihammad (UAE) Doha Team                                   48.42
28 Stéphane Poulhiès (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                           48.45
29 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             48.48
30 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                   48.49
31 Hamid Shiri Sisah (IRI) Iran                                      48.52
32 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                            48.57
33 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                         48.58
34 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner                                49.02
35 Davide Viganò (Ita) Quick-Step                                    49.08
36 Christian Müller (Ger) Skil-Shimano                               49.14
37 Hossein Iri Nateghi (IRI) Iran                                    49.39
38 Bart Vanheule (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         50.42
39 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    56.49
40 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                57.03
41 Christophe Beddegenoodts (Bel) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely       57.10
42 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Agritubel                             57.26
43 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel                                         
44 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely                  57.30
45 Khaleel Abduljanan (Qat) Doha Team                                57.39
46 Mohamed Bin Took (UAE) Doha Team                                       
47 Moosa Said (Qat) Doha Team                                             
48 Mohammad Mozafari (IRI) Iran                                      58.40
49 Mohammad Rajablou (IRI) Iran                                           
50 Alireza Ashgarzadeh (IRI) Iran                                    59.43
Team classification
1 Quick Step - Innergetic                                         28.12.08
2 T-Mobile Team                                                       0.06
3 Rabobank                                                            0.19
4 Skil-Shimano                                                        5.16
5 Astana                                                              5.18
6 Liquigas                                                           10.17
7 Predictor - Lotto                                                  10.19
8 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                    10.21
9 Bouygues Telecom                                                   10.31
10 Team Milram                                                       15.20
11 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                            53.17
12 Chocolade Jacques - Topsport                                      53.58
13 Gerolsteiner                                                      58.26
14 Agritubel                                                       1.41.28
15 Murphy-Gunn/Newlyn/M.Donnely/Sean Kelly                         2.24.40
16 Iran                                                            2.25.46
17 Doha Team                                                       2.42.43