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The 2007 Eneco Tour road cycling race took place from August 22 to August 29. The third edition of the Eneco Tour covered parts of the Netherlands and Belgium. Instead of 23 teams like before, only 21 teams take part in the race this year. Of the 20 UCI ProTour teams, only Astana chose not to take part.[1] The teams Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen and Skil-Shimano were each given a wild card.

Several cities that have been start or finish locations already the previous years appear again in the schedule, e.g. Hasselt, Beek, Landgraaf, Sittard and Geleen were already part of the 2006 route. A major difference in the schedule is that the long time trial will now take place on the last day of the competition.

ScheduleEdit

Stage Route Distance Date Winner
P Hasselt  Hasselt   5.1 km Wednesday, August 22 Michiel Elijzen  
1 Waremme  Eupen   189.5 km Thursday, August 23 Nick Nuyens  
2 Antwerp  Knokke-Heist   199.1 km Friday, August 24 Mark Cavendish  
3 Knokke-Heist  Putte   170.8 km Saturday, August 25 Robbie McEwen  
4 Maldegem  Terneuzen   182.7 km Sunday, August 26 Wouter Weylandt  
5 Terneuzen  Nieuwegein   179.9 km Monday, August 27 Luciano Pagliarini  
6 Beek  Landgraaf   177.4 km Tuesday, August 28 Pablo Lastras  
7 (ITT) Sittard  Geleen   29.6 km Wednesday, August 29 Sébastien Rosseler  

StagesEdit

22-08-2007: Hasselt, 5.1 km. (ITT)Edit

Prologue Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Michiel Elijzen   Netherlands Cofidis 6' 09"
2 Juan Antonio Flecha   Spain Rabobank + 1"
3 Johan van Summeren   Belgium Predictor–Lotto + 2"
General classification after the Prologue
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Michiel Elijzen   Netherlands Cofidis 6' 09"
2 Juan Antonio Flecha   Spain Rabobank + 1"
3 Johan van Summeren   Belgium Predictor–Lotto + 2"

23-08-2007: Waremme-Eupen, 189.5 km.Edit

Stage 1 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Nick Nuyens   Belgium Cofidis 4h 42' 38"
2 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank s.t.
3 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
General classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Nick Nuyens   Belgium Cofidis 4h 48' 39"
2 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank + 10"
3 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne + 17"

24-08-2007: Antwerp-Knokke-Heist, 199.1 km.Edit

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Mark Cavendish   United Kingdom T-Mobile Team 4h 31' 09"
2 Fred Rodriguez   United States Predictor–Lotto s.t.
3 Kenny van Hummel   Netherlands Skil-Shimano s.t.
General classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Nick Nuyens   Belgium Cofidis 9h 19' 48"
2 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank + 10"
3 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne + 17"

25-08-2007: Knokke-Heist-Putte, 170.8 km.Edit

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Robbie McEwen   Australia Predictor–Lotto 3h 42' 28"
2 Francesco Chicchi   Italy Liquigas s.t.
3 Thor Hushovd   Norway Crédit Agricole s.t.
General classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Nick Nuyens   Belgium Cofidis 13h 02' 16"
2 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank + 10"
3 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne + 17"

26-08-2007: Maldegem-Terneuzen, 182.7 km.Edit

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Wouter Weylandt   Belgium Quick-Step–Innergetic 4h 09' 31"
2 Thor Hushovd   Norway Crédit Agricole s.t.
3 Matthew Goss   Australia Team CSC s.t.
General classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Nick Nuyens   Belgium Cofidis 17h 11' 47"
2 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank + 10"
3 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne + 14"

27-08-2007: Terneuzen-Nieuwegein, 179.9 km.Edit

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Luciano Pagliarini   Brazil Saunier Duval–Prodir 4h 01' 10"
2 Mark Cavendish   United Kingdom T-Mobile Team s.t.
3 Graeme Brown   Australia Rabobank s.t.
General classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Nick Nuyens   Belgium Cofidis 21h 12' 57"
2 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank + 10"
3 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne + 14"

28-08-2007: Beek-Landgraaf, 177.4 km.Edit

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Pablo Lastras   Spain Caisse d'Epargne 4h 15' 28"
2 Steven Caethoven   Belgium Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
3 Anders Lund   Denmark Team CSC s.t.
General classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank 25h 28' 48"
2 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne + 4"
3 David Millar   United Kingdom Saunier Duval–Prodir + 6"

29-08-2007: Sittard-Geleen, 29.6 km. (ITT)Edit

Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Sébastien Rosseler   Belgium Quick-Step–Innergetic 36' 50"
2 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne + 2"
3 Gustav Larsson   Sweden Unibet.com Cycling Team + 6"
General classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne 26h 05' 44"
2 David Millar   United Kingdom Saunier Duval–Prodir + 11"
3 Gustav Larsson   Sweden Unibet.com Cycling Team + 1'05"

General classificationEdit

Points ClassificationEdit

Best TeamEdit

Team Country Time
1 Quick-Step–Innergetic   Belgium 78h 21' 52"
2 Predictor–Lotto   Belgium + 18"
3 Rabobank   Netherlands + 27"

Jersey progressEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

All teams were allowed to start with 8 riders. For 21 teams this would create a starting field of 168 riders. Just like previous years however, some teams chose to start with only 7 riders, namely Française des Jeux, Lampre–Fondital, Crédit Agricole and AG2R Prévoyance. As a result, only 164 riders were on the official starting list.

Stage Rider Team Reason
DNS 1   Christophe Detilloux Française des Jeux Crash during prologue
DNF 1   Julien Loubet AG2R Prévoyance Unknown
DNF 2   Oscar Gatto Gerolsteiner Unknown
DNF 2   Laurent Mangel AG2R Prévoyance Unknown
DNS 3   Julian Dean Crédit Agricole Unknown
DNF 3   Jakob Piil T-Mobile Team Unknown
DNS 4   Scott Davis T-Mobile Team Unknown
DNS 4   Adam Hansen T-Mobile Team Unknown
DNS 4   William Bonnet Crédit Agricole Unknown
DNS 5   Francesco Chicchi Liquigas Unknown
DNS 5   Roberto Petito Liquigas Unknown
DNS 5   Alessandro Vanotti Liquigas Unknown
DNS 5   Enrico Franzoi Lampre–Fondital Unknown
DNS 5   Matej Jurčo Team Milram Unknown
DNF 5   Mickaël Cherel Française des Jeux Crash during stage 4

UCI ProTour PointsEdit

The Eneco Tour 2007 is part of the UCI ProTour and so the riders can earn UCI ProTour Points. Below is states which riders won points and where. Because the Eneco Tour 2006 is a smaller stage race the points given are 3, 2 and 1 for the first three in each stage result. At the end of the tour, the top 10 in the standings receive points accorded as follows: 50, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5 and 2.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Route First (3 Points) Second (2 Points) Third (1 Points)
P Hasselt  Hasselt   Michiel Elijzen   Juan Antonio Flecha   Johan Van Summeren  
1 Waremme  Eupen   Nick Nuyens   Thomas Dekker   Iván Gutiérrez  
2 Antwerp  Knokke-Heist   Mark Cavendish   Fred Rodriguez   No UCI ProTour points awarded
for Kenny Van Hummel   (Skil-Shimano)
3 Knokke-Heist  Putte   Robbie McEwen   Francesco Chicchi   Thor Hushovd  
4 Maldegem  Terneuzen   Wouter Weylandt   Thor Hushovd   Matthew Goss  
5 Terneuzen  Nieuwegein   Luciano Pagliarini   Mark Cavendish   Graeme Brown  
6 Beek  Landgraaf   Pablo Lastras   No UCI ProTour points awarded
for Steven Caethoven   (Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen)
Anders Lund  
7 (ITT) Sittard  Geleen   Sébastien Rosseler   Iván Gutiérrez   Gustav Larsson  

Overall ResultEdit

Cyclist Points
1 Iván Gutiérrez   50
2 David Millar   40
3 Gustav Larsson   35
4 Leif Hoste   30
5 Thomas Dekker   25
6 Vladimir Gusev   20
7 Bram Tankink   15
8 Sébastien Rosseler   10
9 Paul Martens   No UCI ProTour points awarded (Skil-Shimano)
10 Jurgen Van den Broeck   2

SummaryEdit

Cyclist Nation Team Points
1 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne 53
2 David Millar   United Kingdom Saunier Duval–Prodir 40
3 Gustav Larsson   Sweden Unibet 36
4 Leif Hoste   Belgium Predictor–Lotto 30
5 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank 27
6 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 20
7 Bram Tankink   Netherlands Quick-Step–Innergetic 15
8 Sébastien Rosseler   Belgium Quick-Step–Innergetic 13
9 Mark Cavendish   United Kingdom T-Mobile Team 5
=10 Michiel Elijzen   Netherlands Cofidis 3
=10 Thor Hushovd   Norway Crédit Agricole 3
=10 Pablo Lastras   Spain Caisse d'Epargne 3
=10 Robbie McEwen   Australia Predictor–Lotto 3
=10 Nick Nuyens   Belgium Cofidis 3
=10 Luciano Pagliarini   Brazil Saunier Duval–Prodir 3
=10 Wouter Weylandt   Belgium Quick-Step–Innergetic 3
=17 Francesco Chicchi   Italy Liquigas 2
=17 Juan Antonio Flecha   Spain Rabobank 2
=17 Fred Rodriguez   United States Predictor–Lotto 2
=17 Jurgen Van den Broeck   Belgium Predictor–Lotto 2
=21 Graeme Brown   Australia Rabobank 1
=21 Matthew Goss   Australia Team CSC 1
=21 Anders Lund   Denmark Team CSC 1
=21 Johan Van Summeren   Belgium Predictor–Lotto 1

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Astana Cycling Team suspends its activities for one month". team-astana.eu. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)