Italian twosome in De Panne 1

The first stage of the Three Days of De Panne was an Italian affair, with Luca Paolini (Liquigas) be

The first stage of the Three Days of De Panne was an Italian affair, with Luca Paolini (Liquigas) be
PIC © TIM DE WAELE Luca Paolini (Liquigas) took his first victory for 2007 by beating fellow Italian Alessandro Ballan to win the first stage of the Three Days of De Panne. Ballan had attacked a seven man lead group with just over six kilometres to go, before Paolini bridged across to him and proved to be the best at the finish. In third place was Quick.Step's Kevin Hulsmans, who came in 11 seconds down. "This win is an injection of confidence for me, especially looking to the next race, Flanders," said Paolini. "After San Remo, I was worried about my condition, after a flu virus. "The dedication of this victory is for my friend Roberto [Locatelli, a MotoGP rider who crashed a few days ago], together with my affectionate wishes for a rapid return to health." From start to finish The first stage started in Middelkerke in windy and wet conditions with 182 riders. The bad weather resulted in a number of punctures and crashes in the first hour, with Bogdan Bondariew (Intel Action) becoming the first rider to abandon after 32km. After 45km, the first attack came from Mark Cavendish (T-Mobile), Jan Kuyckx (Landbouwkrediet), Steven Caethoven (Chocolade Jacques) and Raul Garcia (Saunier Duval). The group didn't last for long, but it marked the start of the real hostilities in the stage. The pace lifted in the second hour, splitting the bunch into three groups and leading to more crashes. Finally, after 86 km, Kuyckx was able to get away on the Edelareberg, the first climb of the day. The Belgian increased his advantage from 25 seconds at the top to almost two minutes by the time he hit the Berendries after 100km. He tackled the next few climbs on his own, until Stijn Devolder (Discovery) and Enrico Franzoi (Lampre) started to chase him. Kuyckx reached the finish line in Zottegem (km 118) with 44 seconds on Devolder and Franzoi, and 1'20 on the peloton. On the first of two 37km finishing circuits, Frdric Amorison, Evert Verbist, Mario Ickx, Gert Steegmans and Aleksandr Kuschynski were able to get across to Devolder and Franzoi. With 56km left, the seven were 1'00 behind the lone leader, and 24 seconds ahead of the bunch. 10km later it was over for Kuyckx, although he had secured the climbers jersey - possibly for the whole race. The peloton reformed with 44km to go, prompting a new move by Sergey Matveyev (Panaria) and Frederik Willems (Liquigas). The pair reached the second passage of the finish line in Zottegem with 16 seconds over the bunch, where the big names such as Tom Boonen, Peter Van Petegem and Leif Hoste were all comfortably sitting at the back. At the start of the second lap, Joost Posthuma (Rabobank) led a group away in pursuit of the two in front, including Alessandro Ballan (Lampre), Kevin Hulsmans (Quick.Step), Luca Paolini (Liquigas), Markus Eichler (Unibet.com), Bert Roesems (Predictor-Lotto), Frederic Guesdon (Franaise des Jeux), Benot Joachim (Astana) and David Boucher (Landbouwkrediet). They quickly caught Matveyev and Willems, forming a dangerous breakaway in front. In the meantime, Niko Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques) crashed into a roadside obstacle, destroying his frame and putting him out of contention for the victory. He was able to finish the stage, albeit slowly. Discovery Channel had missed the move and tried to control the gap as the race reached the 2km of cobbles that marked the Haaghoek. But the leaders were working well, and even a massive turn by David Millar (Saunier Duval) did little to bring the bunch back. On the Leberg with 20km to go, the break reduced to just Paolini, Ballan, Hulsmans, Matveyev, Roesems, Posthuma and Eichler. They had half a minute, and increased this to 40 seconds on the downhill run into the Berendries. Tomas Vaitkus made a last ditch effort to get Discovery Channel back into the race on the Berendries, and succeeded in creating a chasing group with teammate Vladimir Gusev, Daniele Bennati (Lampre), Janek Tombak (Jartazi), Arnaud Coyot (Unibet.com), Gert Steegmans and Sbastien Rosseler (Quick.Step), Roy Sentjens (Predictor-Lotto), Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas), Serguei Ivanov and Gregory Rast (Astana). This larger group closed the gap to the leaders to 22 seconds with 10km left, but there were too many riders present with teammates in front, so the cooperation wasn't perfect. The seven front riders hit the last climb of the Stuivenberg with their advantage intact. Ballan accelerated hard halfway up and none of the others reacted immediately. But Paolini was also feeling strong, and waited until the road levelled out before jumping across to Ballan with 4.5km to go. The rest had no answer, and the two in front rode out to a 16 second lead. Paolini looked the better of the pair as they reached Zottegem, and he also played his cards right by sitting behind Ballan with 1km to go. With time gaps important, Ballan had no choice but to tow Paolini until 200m to go, at which point Paolini sailed off Ballan's wheel to take a comfortable win. Hulsmans led the next group over at just 11 seconds, meaning all of them are very much in contention for the overall classification. The second chase group came in at 45 seconds led by Bennati, and the main bunch was nearly two and a half minutes behind. Tomorrow's second and longest stage is 227km between Zottegem and Koksijde. It should suit the sprinters, but foremost on everyone's mind will be staying out of the crashes. Stage 1 results 1 Luca Paolini (Ita, Liquigas) 04:30:27 2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 3 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 00:00:11 4 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 5 Joost Posthuma (Ned, Rabobank) 6 Markus Eichler (Ger, Unibet.com) 7 Bert Roesems (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 8 Daniele Bennati (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 00:00:46 9 Janek Tombak (Est, Jartazi) 10 Arnaud Coyot (Fra, Unibet.com) 11 Manuel Quinziato (Ita, Liquigas) 12 Roy Sentjens (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 13 Vladimir Gusev (Rus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 14 Serguei Ivanov (Rus, Astana) 15 Gert Steegmans (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 16 Grgory Rast (Swi, Astana) 17 Sbastien Rosseler (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 18 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 00:01:20 19 Wouter Weylandt (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 00:02:27 20 Koen De Kort (Ned, Astana) 21 Steven Caethoven (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 22 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 23 Frdric Amorison (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 24 Nico Mattan (Bel, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 25 James Vanlandschoot (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 26 David Boucher (Fra, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 27 Andy Cappelle (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 28 Christophe Detilloux (Bel, Franaise des Jeux) 29 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 30 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 31 Daniel Lloyd (GBr, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 32 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita, Liquigas) 33 Filippo Pozzato (Ita, Liquigas) 34 Michael Schr (Swi, Astana) 35 Peter Velits (Svk, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 36 Christian Murro (Ita, Tenax) 37 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra, Liquigas) 38 Jesus Del Nero (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 39 Olaf Pollack (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 40 Roger Hammond (GBr, T-Mobile Team) 41 Bastiaan Giling (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 42 Steven De Jongh (Ned, Quick Step - Innergetic) 43 Geert Omloop (Bel, Jartazi) 44 Sebastian Siedler (Ger, Team Milram) 45 Vincent Jerome (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 46 David Millar (GBr, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 47 Gerben Lwik (Ned, Rabobank) 48 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr, Team Milram) 49 Alessandro Donati (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 50 Steven Cummings (GBr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 51 Baden Cooke (Aus, Unibet.com) 52 Mathieu Claude (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 53 Mathew Hayman (Aus, Rabobank) 54 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 55 Martin Velits (Svk, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 56 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz, Astana) 57 Frdric Guesdon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 58 Yohann Gene (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 59 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 60 Bart Dockx (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 61 Fabio Baldato (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 62 Manuele Mori (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 63 Salvatore Commesso (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 64 Enrico Franzoi (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 65 Filippo Savini (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 66 Antonio Bucciero (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 67 Daniele Righi (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 68 Marcel Sieberg (Ger, Team Milram) 69 Matteo Priamo (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 70 Aurlien Passeron (Fra, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 71 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 72 Brett Lancaster (Aus, Team Milram) 73 Arnaud Labbe (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 74 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol, Intel - Action) 75 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa, Bouygues Telecom) 76 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa, Rabobank) 77 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 78 Allan Davis (Aus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 79 Wim De Vocht (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 80 Leif Hoste (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 81 Peter Van Petegem (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 82 Tom Boonen (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 83 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus, Astana) 84 Ludovic Auger (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 00:06:08 85 Servais Knaven (Ned, T-Mobile Team) 86 Nikolai Trussov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 87 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 88 Koen Barbe (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 89 Steffen Weigold (Ger, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 90 Benot Joachim (Lux, Astana) 91 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 92 Alberto Ongarato (Ita, Team Milram) 93 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr, Liquigas) 94 Johan Coenen (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 95 Matthew Wilson (Aus, Unibet.com) 96 Fabio Sabatini (Ita, Team Milram) 97 Kristian House (GBr, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 98 Igor Abakoumov (Bel, Astana) 99 Sad Haddou (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 100 Jimmy Casper (Fra, Unibet.com) 101 Ralf Grabsch (Ger, Team Milram) 102 Martin Mller (Ger, Team Milram) 103 Frederik Willems (Bel, Liquigas) 104 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 105 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel, Jartazi) 106 Luciano Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 00:09:11 107 Rhys Pollock (Aus, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 108 Alexander Serov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 109 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe, Unibet.com) 110 Robby Meul (Bel, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 111 Thierry Marichal (Bel, Franaise des Jeux) 112 Erki Ptsep (Est, Bouygues Telecom) 113 Andrea Rossi (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 00:14:23 114 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol, Intel - Action) 115 Evert Verbist (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 116 Eric Baumann (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 117 Mark Cavendish (GBr, T-Mobile Team) 118 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 119 Glenn D'hollander (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 120 Niko Eeckhout (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 121 Stijn Devolder (Bel, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 122 Fabrice Patanchon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 123 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel, Jartazi) 124 Bernard Van Ulden (USA, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 125 Erwin Thijs (Bel, Unibet.com) 126 Daniel Fleeman (GBr, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 127 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita, Tenax) 128 Jan Kuyckx (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 129 Bernhard Eisel (Aut, T-Mobile Team) 130 Andreas Klier (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 131 Sjef De Wilde (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 132 Frdric Gabriel (Fra, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 133 Christophe Mengin (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 134 Graeme Brown (Aus, Rabobank) 135 Leon Van Bon (Ned, Rabobank) 136 Branislau Samoilau (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 137 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 138 Sven Nevens (Bel, Jartazi) 139 Tom Steels (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 140 Nick Ingels (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 141 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu, Jartazi) 142 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita, Tenax) 143 Mario Ickx (Bel, Jartazi) 144 Roberto Ferrari (Ita, Tenax) 145 Rony Martias (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 146 Jan Boven (Ned, Rabobank) 147 Jens Mouris (Ned, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 148 Ivan Rovny (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 149 Steffen Radochla (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 150 Daniel Musiol (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 151 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den, Unibet.com) 152 Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 153 Claudio Corioni (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 154 Andrei Kunitski (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 155 Elio Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 156 Gerald Ciolek (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 157 Rick Flens (Ned, Rabobank) 158 Angel Gomez Gomez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 159 Jeremy Venell (NZl, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 160 Benjamin Brooks (Aus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 161 Matthew White (Aus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 162 Ciaran Power (Irl, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 163 Antonio Cruz (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 164 Fred Rodriguez (USA, Predictor-Lotto) 165 Kyle Wamsley (USA, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 166 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol, Intel - Action) 00:15:59 167 Jurgen Francois (Bel, Jartazi) 168 Anton Mindlin (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 169 Andr Greipel (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 170 Oleg Grishkine (Rus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 171 Massimiliano Mori (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 00:17:41 172 Gabriele Balducci (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 173 Sergio Lagana (Ita, Tenax) 174 Jrg Ludewig (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) DNF Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) DNF Arnaud Gerard (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) DNF Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita, Tenax) DNF Luca Sabatino (Ita, Tenax) DNF Hilton Clarke (Aus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) DNF Robert Radosz (Pol, Intel - Action) DNF Bogdan Bondrev (Ukr, Intel - Action) DNF Marcin Osinski (Pol, Intel - Action) DNS Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol, Intel - Action) General classification after stage 1 1 Luca Paolini (Ita, Liquigas) 0:4:30:17.0 2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 00:00:04 3 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 00:00:17 4 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 00:00:18 5 Joost Posthuma (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:20 6 Markus Eichler (Ger, Unibet.com) 00:00:21 7 Bert Roesems (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 8 Daniele Bennati (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 00:00:56 9 Janek Tombak (Est, Jartazi) 10 Arnaud Coyot (Fra, Unibet.com) 11 Manuel Quinziato (Ita, Liquigas) 12 Roy Sentjens (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 13 Vladimir Gusev (Rus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 14 Serguei Ivanov (Rus, Astana) 15 Gert Steegmans (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 16 Grgory Rast (Swi, Astana) 17 Sbastien Rosseler (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 18 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 00:01:30 19 Enrico Franzoi (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 00:02:36 20 Wouter Weylandt (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 00:02:37 21 Koen De Kort (Ned, Astana) 22 Steven Caethoven (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 23 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 24 Frdric Amorison (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 25 Nico Mattan (Bel, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 26 James Vanlandschoot (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 27 David Boucher (Fra, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 28 Andy Cappelle (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 29 Christophe Detilloux (Bel, Franaise des Jeux) 30 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 31 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 32 Daniel Lloyd (GBr, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 33 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita, Liquigas) 34 Filippo Pozzato (Ita, Liquigas) 35 Michael Schr (Swi, Astana) 36 Peter Velits (Svk, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 37 Christian Murro (Ita, Tenax) 38 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra, Liquigas) 39 Jesus Del Nero (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 40 Olaf Pollack (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 41 Roger Hammond (GBr, T-Mobile Team) 42 Bastiaan Giling (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 43 Steven De Jongh (Ned, Quick Step - Innergetic) 44 Geert Omloop (Bel, Jartazi) 45 Sebastian Siedler (Ger, Team Milram) 46 Vincent Jerome (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 47 David Millar (GBr, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 48 Gerben Lwik (Ned, Rabobank) 49 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr, Team Milram) 50 Alessandro Donati (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 51 Steven Cummings (GBr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 52 Baden Cooke (Aus, Unibet.com) 53 Mathieu Claude (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 54 Mathew Hayman (Aus, Rabobank) 55 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 56 Martin Velits (Svk, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 57 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz, Astana) 58 Frdric Guesdon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 59 Yohann Gene (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 60 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 61 Bart Dockx (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 62 Fabio Baldato (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 63 Manuele Mori (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 64 Salvatore Commesso (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 65 Filippo Savini (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 66 Antonio Bucciero (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 67 Daniele Righi (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 68 Marcel Sieberg (Ger, Team Milram) 69 Matteo Priamo (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 70 Aurlien Passeron (Fra, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 71 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 72 Brett Lancaster (Aus, Team Milram) 73 Arnaud Labbe (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 74 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol, Intel - Action) 75 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa, Bouygues Telecom) 76 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa, Rabobank) 77 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 78 Allan Davis (Aus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 79 Wim De Vocht (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 80 Leif Hoste (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 81 Peter Van Petegem (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 82 Tom Boonen (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 83 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus, Astana) 84 Frederik Willems (Bel, Liquigas) 00:06:16 85 Ludovic Auger (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 00:06:18 86 Servais Knaven (Ned, T-Mobile Team) 87 Nikolai Trussov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 88 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 89 Koen Barbe (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 90 Steffen Weigold (Ger, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 91 Benot Joachim (Lux, Astana) 92 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 93 Alberto Ongarato (Ita, Team Milram) 94 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr, Liquigas) 95 Johan Coenen (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 96 Matthew Wilson (Aus, Unibet.com) 97 Fabio Sabatini (Ita, Team Milram) 98 Kristian House (GBr, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 99 Igor Abakoumov (Bel, Astana) 100 Sad Haddou (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 101 Jimmy Casper (Fra, Unibet.com) 102 Ralf Grabsch (Ger, Team Milram) 103 Martin Mller (Ger, Team Milram) 104 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 105 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel, Jartazi) 106 Luciano Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 00:09:21 107 Rhys Pollock (Aus, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 108 Alexander Serov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 109 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe, Unibet.com) 110 Robby Meul (Bel, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 111 Thierry Marichal (Bel, Franaise des Jeux) 112 Erki Ptsep (Est, Bouygues Telecom) 113 Jan Kuyckx (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 00:14:30 114 Stijn Devolder (Bel, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 00:14:31 115 Andrea Rossi (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 00:14:33 116 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol, Intel - Action) 117 Evert Verbist (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 118 Eric Baumann (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 119 Mark Cavendish (GBr, T-Mobile Team) 120 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 121 Glenn D'hollander (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 122 Niko Eeckhout (Bel, Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen) 123 Fabrice Patanchon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 124 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel, Jartazi) 125 Bernard Van Ulden (USA, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 126 Erwin Thijs (Bel, Unibet.com) 127 Daniel Fleeman (GBr, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 128 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita, Tenax) 129 Bernhard Eisel (Aut, T-Mobile Team) 130 Andreas Klier (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 131 Sjef De Wilde (Bel, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 132 Frdric Gabriel (Fra, Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner) 133 Christophe Mengin (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 134 Graeme Brown (Aus, Rabobank) 135 Leon Van Bon (Ned, Rabobank) 136 Branislau Samoilau (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 137 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 138 Sven Nevens (Bel, Jartazi) 139 Tom Steels (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 140 Nick Ingels (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 141 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu, Jartazi) 142 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita, Tenax) 143 Mario Ickx (Bel, Jartazi) 144 Roberto Ferrari (Ita, Tenax) 145 Rony Martias (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 146 Jan Boven (Ned, Rabobank) 147 Jens Mouris (Ned, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 148 Ivan Rovny (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 149 Steffen Radochla (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 150 Daniel Musiol (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 151 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den, Unibet.com) 152 Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 153 Claudio Corioni (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 154 Andrei Kunitski (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 155 Elio Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 156 Gerald Ciolek (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 157 Rick Flens (Ned, Rabobank) 158 Angel Gomez Gomez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 159 Jeremy Venell (NZl, DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed) 160 Benjamin Brooks (Aus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 161 Matthew White (Aus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 162 Ciaran Power (Irl, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 163 Antonio Cruz (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 164 Fred Rodriguez (USA, Predictor-Lotto) 165 Kyle Wamsley (USA, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 166 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol, Intel - Action) 00:16:09 167 Jurgen Francois (Bel, Jartazi) 168 Anton Mindlin (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 169 Andr Greipel (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 170 Oleg Grishkine (Rus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 171 Massimiliano Mori (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 00:17:51 172 Gabriele Balducci (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 173 Sergio Lagana (Ita, Tenax) 174 Jrg Ludewig (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) Got a comment? 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