Terpstra takes early honours in Tour of Qatar; Dutchman notches up first win for Omega Pharma team
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Terpstra takes early honours in Tour of Qatar; Dutchman notches up first win for Omega Pharma team

by Shane Stokes at 3:18 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results, Tour of Qatar
 
Break holds off peloton to the line

Niki TerpstraTaking up where it left off last year when Mark Cavendish won four stages plus the overall classification, the Omega Pharma Quick Step team showed that the Manxman’s absence this time round from the Tour of Qatar would do nothing to blunt its ambitions.

The Belgian team quickly filled the void by grabbing the opening stage – and its first UCI road win of the year – when Niki Terpstra proved fastest out of a four man sprint to the line at Dukhan Beach.

The Dutch rider showed confidence and strong early season form in the finale, calmly marking Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) when he made his finishing move and then blasting past him to grab the stage. Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) and Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) also got past a weakening Elmiger to seal second and third, one second back, while the fifth rider in the break, Terpstra’s team-mate Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) just held off the Belgian squad’s leader Tom Boonen, who was first out of the peloton. The latter two were both seven seconds behind.

Terpstra explained how the success came about. “The first part of the stage was crosswinds so actually that was the hardest part,” he said. “In the end we had front wind, so the speed was going down, but then we attacked with five riders. Luckily we could keep a small gap until the finish. Fighting against the wind is always hard. But in the end we made it.”

He said that having another Omega Pharma Quick Step rider in the break was crucially important. “I'm really happy Guillaume was in the front group with me. He worked really hard,” he said. “He gave me some motivation and in the end I still had enough energy to do the sprint and it worked out well. So I have to say thanks to him for using all his energy to help give me the best chance for a victory.”

Boonen was regarded by many as the team’s leader for the race, not least because he has taken the overall classification on four occasions in the past. Although he lost time to team-mate Terpstra today, he is still in the frame and his first place in the bunch sprint shows that he has the speed to fight for bonuses.

For now, though, Terpstra will be protected and will have the team defending his jersey tomorrow.

He said that he was already impressed with how the squad has been riding. “The team was great all day,” he said. “When we had an echelon after 55km we were there with five riders. A big group came back, but not everyone. Then in the final after the bonus sprint we got in a breakaway of five. In that group we participated really well together, especially Guillaume. What he did in the last kilometer was perfect for me and I'm happy I could finish the job.”

Third placed Schär accepted the result, feeling that he was up against it in terms of his chances in a gallop to the line. “Those guys were definitely better sprinters than I am,” he said. “So in the last thirty kilometers, I didn't do the longest pulls so I could maybe have something left against them. In the last kilometre, I was thinking of going, but then (Guillaume) Van Keirsbulck surprised us from the back. So then we just had a normal sprint. Third was not so bad for me.”

Indeed it’s his highest placing out of six starts in the race, and puts him on course to push for another top ten overall result. He finished seventh in the 2013 general classification and is motivated to improve on that.

Today’s opening leg of the race began in Al Wakra and covered 135.5 kilometres to the finish at Dukhan Beach. The peloton comprised 152 riders and these knuckled down to racing right away, with the speed very brisk from the drop of the flag.

Astana’s Lieuwe Westra was the first to break the elastic, slipping clear at kilometre nine, but he was reeled in a further nine kilometres later.

That ensured the peloton was together for the intermediate sprint at Mesaieed (km 20), where Terpstra showed his form by beating Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) to the line. Neo pro Sam Bennett was a very solid third, an effort which would prove crucial at the end of the stage when the NetApp Endura rider was given the pearl jersey as best young rider.

Twelve kilometres after that gallop, five riders pushed ahead. These were Westra, Martin Kohler (BMC Racing Team), Hugo Houlé (Ag2r La Mondiale), Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise) and Rafaa Chtioui (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team). They worked well together and quickly built a lead of six minutes twenty seconds by kilometre forty. However that would prove to be the maximum, with the bunch then splitting in crosswinds and 21 riders – including race favourites Boonen, Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing), Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) – bridging by kilometre 59.

The furious racing continued as those out front sought to preserve their advantage but things finally came back together at kilometre 95.

The second bonus sprint was set to take place just over twelve kilometres later and in anticipation of that,
Terpstra clipped away and hit the line first at Umm Bab (km 107.5). Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) and Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) also broke the elastic and took second and third some five seconds later.

They joined up with Terpstra after the prime and pushed on together afterwards. The trio were then reinforced by Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) and Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) and, together, the quintet floored it in search of the stage win.

Although they had a mere 25 second lead with 25 kilometres to go, the gap continued to hold in spite of a headwind. With five kilometres left they were 32 seconds ahead and while the peloton accelerated slightly as the line approached, it was too little, too late and the five fought it out for the win.

Terpstra emerged best in that tussle, jumping hard around Elmiger and grabbing the stage victory plus the first leader’s jersey of the 2014 competition.

The 2.HC race will continue tomorrow with another flat, fast stage. The 160.5 kilometre race from Camel Race Track to Al Khor Corniche will see more high speeds and echelons; Terpstra and his Omega Pharma Quick Step team will defend, but also know that Boonen is poised to step forward if tactics or circumstance dictate.


Tour of Qatar (2.HC)

Stage 1, Al Wakra to Dukhan Beach:


1, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 135.5 kilometres in 3 hours 13 mins 42 secs
2, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) at 1 secs
3, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team)
4, Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling)
5, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) at 7 secs
6, Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
7, Barry Markus (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
8, Arnaud Demare (Fdj.fr)
9, Michael Van Staeyen (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
10, Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol)
11, Michael Morkov (Tinkoff-Saxo)
12, Aidis Kruopis (Orica GreenEdge)
13, Christopher Sutton (Team Sky)
14, Sam Bennett (Team Netapp - Endura)
15, Lieuwe Westra (Astana Pro Team)
16, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
17, Yoann Offredo (Fdj.fr)
18, Rafaa Chtioui (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
19, Alessandro Bazzana (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
20, Rüdiger Selig (Team Katusha)
21, Pieter Jacobs (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
22, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
23, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
24, Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
25, Jens Mouris (Orica GreenEdge)
26, Lars Boom (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
27, Alan Marangoni (Cannondale)
28, Mathew Hayman (Orica GreenEdge)
29, Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
30, Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
31, Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
32, Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
33, Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)
34, Stijn Vandenbergh (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
35, Mickaël Delage (Fdj.fr)
36, Matthieu Ladagnous (Fdj.fr)
37, Gediminas Bagdonas (AG2R La Mondiale)
38, Ian Stannard (Team Sky)
39, Zico Waeytens (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
40, Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)
41, Martin Kohler (BMC Racing Team)
42, Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team)
43, Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)
44, Johan Le Bon (Fdj.fr)
45, Sébastien Turgot (AG2R La Mondiale)
46, Markel Irizar (Trek Factory Racing)
47, Zakkari Dempster (Team Netapp - Endura)
48, Kristof Goddaert (IAM Cycling) at 44 secs
49, Lloyd Mondory (AG2R La Mondiale)
50, John Murphy (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team) at 47 secs
51, Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana Pro Team) at 7 secs
52, Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto Belisol)
53, Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)
54, Gabriel Rasch (Team Sky)
55, Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) at 1 min 9 secs
56, Pim Ligthart (Lotto Belisol)
57, Blaz Jarc (Team Netapp - Endura)
58, Karsten Kroon (Tinkoff-Saxo) at mins 7 secs
59, Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo)
60, Gert Dockx (Lotto Belisol)
61, Marko Kump (Tinkoff-Saxo) at 1 min 9 secs
62, Oscar Gatto (Cannondale) at 7 secs
63, Yaroslav Popovych (Trek Factory Racing) at 1 min 37 secs
64, Jos Van Emden (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
65, Robert Wagner (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
66, Danny Pate (Team Sky) at 1 min 47 secs
67, Brett Lancaster (Orica GreenEdge) at 7 secs
68, Luke Rowe (Team Sky) at 1 min 47 secs
69, Leigh Howard (Orica GreenEdge)
70, Scott Thwaites (Team Netapp - Endura)
71, Michael Schwarzmann (Team Netapp - Endura) at 2 mins 5 secs
72, Laurent Mangel (Fdj.fr) at 2 mins 15 secs
73, Pieter Van Speybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
74, Dmitriy Muravyev (Astana Pro Team) at 2 mins 22 secs
75, Jens Keukeleire (Orica GreenEdge) at 2 mins 24 secs
76, Kris Boeckmans (Lotto Belisol) at 7 secs
77, Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling) at 4 mins 6 secs
78, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) at 7 secs
79, Marco Haller (Team Katusha) at 4 mins 11 secs
80, Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team) at 4 mins 40 secs
81, Graeme Brown (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
82, Davide Villella (Cannondale) at 10 mins 19 secs
83, Alexei Tsatevich (Team Katusha)
84, David Boucher (Fdj.fr)
85, Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
86, Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo)
87, Michel Koch (Cannondale)
88, Christian Knees (Team Sky)
89, Jesse Sergent (Trek Factory Racing)
90, Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Team Katusha)
91, Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing)
92, Paolo Colonna (Bardiani CSF)
93, Valerio Agnoli (Astana Pro Team)
94, Christopher Jones (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
95, Svein Tuft (Orica GreenEdge)
96, Murilo Antonio Fischer (Fdj.fr)
97, Kristijan Koren (Cannondale)
98, Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
99, Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team)
100, Robert Förster (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
101, Kiel Reijnen (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
102, Hayden Roulston (Trek Factory Racing)
103, Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Team Katusha)
104, Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky)
105, Vladimir Isaychev (Team Katusha)
106, Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)
107, Gatis Smukulis (Team Katusha)
108, Kenneth Hanson (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
109, Sebastian Lander (BMC Racing Team)
110, Soufiane Haddi (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
111, Adil Jelloul (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
112, Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale)
113, Jetse Bol (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
114, Théo Bos (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
115, Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
116, Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF)
117, Filippo Fortin (Bardiani CSF)
118, Damien Gaudin (AG2R La Mondiale)
119, Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani CSF)
120, Jonas Van Genechten (Lotto Belisol)
121, Marco Coledan (Bardiani CSF)
122, Paul Voss (Team Netapp - Endura)
123, Andreas Schillinger (Team Netapp - Endura)
124, Paolo Longo Borghini (Cannondale)
125, Marco Canola (Bardiani CSF)
126, Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo)
127, Alexandr Pliuschin (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
128, Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale)
129, Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
130, Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing)
131, Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing)
132, Thomas Sprengers (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
133, Martijn Maaskant (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
134, Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani CSF)
135, Francisco Mancebo (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team) at 16 mins 54 secs
136, Evan Huffman (Astana Pro Team)
137, Marcel Aregger (IAM Cycling)
138, Kevin Ista (IAM Cycling)
139, Christopher Juul Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo)
140, Daniel Schorn (Team Netapp - Endura)
141, Michael Hepburn (Orica GreenEdge)
142, Dominic Klemme (IAM Cycling)
143, Aldo Ino Ilesic (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
144, Sébastien Hinault (IAM Cycling)
145, Maher Hasnaoui (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
146, Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale)
147, Patrick Gretsch (AG2R La Mondiale)
148, Valentin Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team)
149, Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale)
150, Michael Kolar (Tinkoff-Saxo)
151, Oscar Pujol (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
152, Stefano Locatelli (Bardiani CSF)

Intermediate sprints:

Mesaieed (km 20):

1, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 3 pts
2, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) 2
3, Sam Bennett (Team Netapp - Endura) 1

Umm Bab (km 107.5):

1, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 3 pts
2, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) 2
3, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) 1


Young rider:

1, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) at 3 hours 13 mins 49 secs
2, Barry Markus (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
3, Arnaud Demare (Fdj.fr)
4, Sam Bennett (Team Netapp - Endura)
5, Rüdiger Selig (Team Katusha)
6, Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
7, Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
8, Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
9, Zico Waeytens (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
10, Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team)
11, Johan Le Bon (Fdj.fr)
12, Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)
13, Luke Rowe (Team Sky) at 1 min 40 secs
14, Leigh Howard (Orica GreenEdge)
15, Scott Thwaites (Team Netapp - Endura)
16, Michael Schwarzmann (Team Netapp - Endura) at 1 min 58 secs
17, Marco Haller (Team Katusha) at 4 mins 4 secs
18, Davide Villella (Cannondale) at 10 mins 12 secs
19, Alexei Tsatevich (Team Katusha)
20, Michel Koch (Cannondale)
21, Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
22, Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Team Katusha)
23, Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)
24, Sebastian Lander (BMC Racing Team)
25, Soufiane Haddi (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
26, Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale)
27, Jetse Bol (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
28, Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
29, Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF)
30, Filippo Fortin (Bardiani CSF)

Teams:

1, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 9 hours 41 mins 20 secs
2, Lotto-Belisol, at 1 secs
3, BMC Racing Team
4, FDJ.Fr, at 7 secs
5, Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
6, Orica Greenedge
7, Team Sky
8, Astana Pro Team
9, Tinkoff-Saxo
10, Ag2R La Mondiale, at 44 secs
11, Team Netapp-Endura, at 1 min 9 secs
12, Belkin Pro Cycling, at 1 min 37 secs
13, Trek Factory Racing
14, Team Katusha, at 4 mins 11 secs
15, IAM Cycling, at 4 mins 37 secs
16, Cannondale, at 10 mins 19 secs
17, Unitedhealthcare, at 10 mins 59 secs
18, Skydive Dubaï, at 20 mins 31 secs
19, Bardiani CSF, at 30 mins 43 secs

General classification after stage 1:

1, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 3 hours 13 mins 26 secs
2, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) at 9 secs
3, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) at 12 secs
4, Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) at 17 secs
5, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) at 21 secs
6, Sam Bennett (Team Netapp - Endura) at 22 secs
7, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) at 23 secs
8, Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
9, Barry Markus (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
10, Arnaud Demare (Fdj.fr)
11, Michael Van Staeyen (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
12, Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol)
13, Michael Morkov (Tinkoff-Saxo)
14, Aidis Kruopis (Orica GreenEdge)
15, Christopher Sutton (Team Sky)
16, Lieuwe Westra (Astana Pro Team)
17, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
18, Yoann Offredo (Fdj.fr)
19, Rafaa Chtioui (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
20, Alessandro Bazzana (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
21, Rüdiger Selig (Team Katusha)
22, Pieter Jacobs (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
23, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
24, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
25, Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
26, Jens Mouris (Orica GreenEdge)
27, Lars Boom (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
28, Alan Marangoni (Cannondale)
29, Mathew Hayman (Orica GreenEdge)
30, Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
31, Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
32, Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
33, Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
34, Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)
35, Stijn Vandenbergh (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
36, Mickaël Delage (Fdj.fr)
37, Matthieu Ladagnous (Fdj.fr)
38, Gediminas Bagdonas (AG2R La Mondiale)
39, Ian Stannard (Team Sky)
40, Zico Waeytens (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
41, Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)
42, Martin Kohler (BMC Racing Team)
43, Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team)
44, Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)
45, Johan Le Bon (Fdj.fr)
46, Sébastien Turgot (AG2R La Mondiale)
47, Markel Irizar (Trek Factory Racing)
48, Zakkari Dempster (Team Netapp - Endura)
49, Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana Pro Team)
50, Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto Belisol)
51, Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)
52, Gabriel Rasch (Team Sky)
53, Karsten Kroon (Tinkoff-Saxo)
54, Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo)
55, Gert Dockx (Lotto Belisol)
56, Oscar Gatto (Cannondale)
57, Brett Lancaster (Orica GreenEdge)
58, Kris Boeckmans (Lotto Belisol)
59, Kristof Goddaert (IAM Cycling) at 1 min 0 secs
60, Lloyd Mondory (AG2R La Mondiale)
61, John Murphy (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team) at 1 min 3 secs
62, Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) at 1 min 25 secs
63, Pim Ligthart (Lotto Belisol)
64, Blaz Jarc (Team Netapp - Endura)
65, Marko Kump (Tinkoff-Saxo)
66, Yaroslav Popovych (Trek Factory Racing) at 1 min 53 secs
67, Jos Van Emden (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
68, Robert Wagner (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
69, Danny Pate (Team Sky) at 2 mins 3 secs
70, Luke Rowe (Team Sky)
71, Leigh Howard (Orica GreenEdge)
72, Scott Thwaites (Team Netapp - Endura)
73, Michael Schwarzmann (Team Netapp - Endura) at 2 mins 21 secs
74, Laurent Mangel (Fdj.fr) at 2 mins 31 secs
75, Pieter Van Speybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
76, Dmitriy Muravyev (Astana Pro Team) at 2 mins 38 secs
77, Jens Keukeleire (Orica GreenEdge) at 2 mins 40 secs
78, Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling) at 4 mins 22 secs
79, Marco Haller (Team Katusha) at 4 mins 27 secs
80, Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team) at 4 mins 56 secs
81, Graeme Brown (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
82, Davide Villella (Cannondale) at 10 mins 35 secs
83, Alexei Tsatevich (Team Katusha)
84, David Boucher (Fdj.fr)
85, Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
86, Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo)
87, Michel Koch (Cannondale)
88, Christian Knees (Team Sky)
89, Jesse Sergent (Trek Factory Racing)
90, Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Team Katusha)
91, Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing)
92, Paolo Colonna (Bardiani CSF)
93, Valerio Agnoli (Astana Pro Team)
94, Christopher Jones (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
95, Svein Tuft (Orica GreenEdge)
96, Murilo Antonio Fischer (Fdj.fr)
97, Kristijan Koren (Cannondale)
98, Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
99, Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team)
100, Robert Förster (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
101, Kiel Reijnen (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
102, Hayden Roulston (Trek Factory Racing)
103, Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Team Katusha)
104, Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky)
105, Vladimir Isaychev (Team Katusha)
106, Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)
107, Gatis Smukulis (Team Katusha)
108, Kenneth Hanson (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
109, Sebastian Lander (BMC Racing Team)
110, Soufiane Haddi (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
111, Adil Jelloul (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
112, Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale)
113, Jetse Bol (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
114, Théo Bos (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
115, Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
116, Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF)
117, Filippo Fortin (Bardiani CSF)
118, Damien Gaudin (AG2R La Mondiale)
119, Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani CSF)
120, Jonas Van Genechten (Lotto Belisol)
121, Marco Coledan (Bardiani CSF)
122, Paul Voss (Team Netapp - Endura)
123, Andreas Schillinger (Team Netapp - Endura)
124, Paolo Longo Borghini (Cannondale)
125, Marco Canola (Bardiani CSF)
126, Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo)
127, Alexandr Pliuschin (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
128, Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale)
129, Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
130, Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing)
131, Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing)
132, Thomas Sprengers (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
133, Martijn Maaskant (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
134, Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani CSF)
135, Francisco Mancebo (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team) at 17 mins 10 secs
136, Evan Huffman (Astana Pro Team)
137, Marcel Aregger (IAM Cycling)
138, Kevin Ista (IAM Cycling)
139, Christopher Juul Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo)
140, Daniel Schorn (Team Netapp - Endura)
141, Michael Hepburn (Orica GreenEdge)
142, Dominic Klemme (IAM Cycling)
143, Aldo Ino Ilesic (Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team)
144, Sébastien Hinault (IAM Cycling)
145, Maher Hasnaoui (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
146, Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale)
147, Patrick Gretsch (AG2R La Mondiale)
148, Valentin Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team)
149, Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale)
150, Michael Kolar (Tinkoff-Saxo)
151, Oscar Pujol (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
152, Stefano Locatelli (Bardiani CSF)

Points:

1, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 21 pts
2, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) 14
3, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) 10
4, Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) 7
5, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 6
6, Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 5
7, Barry Markus (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team) 4
8, Arnaud Demare (Fdj.fr) 3
9, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) 2
10, Michael Van Staeyen (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise) 2
11, Sam Bennett (Team Netapp - Endura) 1
12, Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol) 1

Young rider:

1, Sam Bennett (Team Netapp - Endura) at 3 hours 13 mins 48 secs
2, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) at 1 secs
3, Barry Markus (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
4, Arnaud Demare (Fdj.fr)
5, Rüdiger Selig (Team Katusha)
6, Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
7, Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
8, Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
9, Zico Waeytens (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise)
10, Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team)
11, Johan Le Bon (Fdj.fr)
12, Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)
13, Luke Rowe (Team Sky) at 1 min 41 secs
14, Leigh Howard (Orica GreenEdge)
15, Scott Thwaites (Team Netapp - Endura)
16, Michael Schwarzmann (Team Netapp - Endura) at 1 min 59 secs
17, Marco Haller (Team Katusha) at 4 mins 5 secs
18, Davide Villella (Cannondale) at 10 mins 13 secs
19, Alexei Tsatevich (Team Katusha)
20, Michel Koch (Cannondale)
21, Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
22, Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Team Katusha)
23, Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)
24, Sebastian Lander (BMC Racing Team)
25, Soufiane Haddi (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)
26, Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale)
27, Jetse Bol (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)
28, Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
29, Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF)
30, Filippo Fortin (Bardiani CSF)


Teams:

1, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 9 hours 41 mins 20 secs
2, Lotto-Belisol, at 1 secs
3, BMC Racing Team
4, FDJ.Fr, at 7 secs
5, Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
6, Orica Greenedge
7, Team Sky
8, Astana Pro Team
9, Tinkoff-Saxo
10, Ag2R La Mondiale, at 44 secs
11, Team Netapp-Endura, at 1 min 9 secs
12, Belkin Pro Cycling, at 1 min 37 secs
13, Trek Factory Racing
14, Team Katusha, at 4 mins 11 secs
15, IAM Cycling, at 4 mins 37 secs
16, Cannondale, at 10 mins 19 secs
17, Unitedhealthcare, at 10 mins 59 secs
18, Skydive Dubaï, at 20 mins 31 secs
19, Bardiani CSF, at 30 mins 43 secs

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