The 2008 Eneco Tour of Benelux cycling road race takes place from August 20 to August 27, 2008 in the Benelux. Like the previous years, parts of the Netherlands and Belgium are covered. The 18 UCI ProTour teams are participating and two extra teams were invited, namely Cycle Collstrop and Skil-Shimano who were each given a wild card.

2008 Eneco Tour
2008 UCI ProTour, race 11 of 15
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Race details
DatesAugust 20 to 27
Stages7
Winning time26h 27' 07"
Results
  Winner  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne)
  Second  Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) (Quick-Step)
  Third  Michael Rogers (AUS) (Team Columbia)

  Points  Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) (Silence–Lotto)
  Team Team Columbia
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ScheduleEdit

Stage Route Distance Date Winner
P Sittard   > Geleen   4.4 km Wednesday, August 20   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
1 Beek   > Roermond   175.6 km Thursday, August 21   Tom Boonen (BEL)
2 Roermond   > Nieuwegein   175.0 km Friday, August 22   André Greipel (GER)
3 Nieuwegein   > Terneuzen   189.3 km Saturday, August 23   Daniele Bennati (ITA)
4 Terneuzen   > Ardooie   212.4 km Sunday, August 24   Tom Boonen (BEL)
5 Ardooie   > Ostend   171.8 km Monday, August 25   Carlo Westphal (GER)
6 Maldegem   > Brussels   184.0 km Tuesday, August 26   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
7 (ITT) Mechelen   > Mechelen   18.8 km Wednesday, August 27   Raivis Belohvoščiks (LAT)

StagesEdit

Prologue - August 20, 2008Edit

Prologue Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 5' 31"
2   Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 0"
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia + 1"
General classification after the Prologue
Cyclist Team Time
1   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 5' 31"
2   Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 0"
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia + 1"

Stage 1 - August 21, 2008Edit

Stage 1 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step 4h 16' 17"
2   Daniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
3   Fabio Sabatini (ITA) Team Milram s.t.
General classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 4h 21' 46"
2   Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 2"
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia + 3"

Stage 2 - August 22, 2008Edit

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER) Team Columbia 3h 51' 31"
2   Juan José Haedo (ARG) CSC–Saxo Bank s.t.
3   Robert Förster (GER) Gerolsteiner s.t.
General classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 8h 13' 17"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia + 0"
3   Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 1"

Stage 3 - August 23, 2008Edit

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Daniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas 4h 43' 33"
2   Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step s.t.
3   Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) Silence–Lotto s.t.
General classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1   Daniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas 12h 59' 21"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia + 1"
3   André Greipel (GER) Team Columbia + 4"

Stage 4 - August 24, 2008Edit

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step 5h 00' 35"
2   Kenny van Hummel (NED) Skil-Shimano s.t.
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia s.t.
General classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER) Team Columbia 17h 59' 51"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia + 2"
3   Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step + 7"

Stage 5 - August 25, 2008Edit

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Carlo Westphal (GER) Gerolsteiner 3h 59' 03"
2   Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) Française des Jeux s.t.
3   Borut Božič (SLO) Cycle Collstrop s.t.
General classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER) Team Columbia 21h 57' 26"
2   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 11"
3   Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) Silence–Lotto + 12"

Stage 6 - August 26, 2008Edit

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia 4h 07' 20"
2   Jimmy Engoulvent (FRA) Crédit Agricole s.t.
3   Sergei Ivanov (RUS) Astana s.t.
General classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER) Team Columbia 26h 04' 46"
2   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 11"
3   Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) Silence–Lotto + 12"

Stage 7 - August 27, 2008 (ITT)Edit

Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1   Raivis Belohvoščiks (LAT) Scott–American Beef 22' 04"
2   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 6"
3   Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) Quick-Step s.t.
General classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 26h 27' 07"
2   Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) Quick-Step + 4"
3   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia + 7"

Points ClassificationEdit

The leader of the points classification wears a red jersey.

Points in PrologueEdit

Although in most stage races, the organisation gives away some points in the prologue, these were not given this year.

Points in Stage 1Edit

1st Eneco Sprint after (45 km)

First Bram Tankink   Rabobank 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Floris Goesinnen   Skil-Shimano 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Iván Gutiérrez   Caisse d'Epargne 3 Pts. and 1"

2nd Eneco Sprint after (98 km)

First Bram Tankink   Rabobank 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Floris Goesinnen   Skil-Shimano 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Iván Gutiérrez   Caisse d'Epargne 3 Pts. and 1"

3rd Eneco Sprint after (156 km)

First Bram Tankink   Rabobank 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Floris Goesinnen   Skil-Shimano 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Michiel Elijzen   Rabobank 3 Pts. and 1"

Finish in Roermond after (175.6 km)

First Tom Boonen   Quick-Step 30 Pts. and 10"
Second Daniele Bennati   Liquigas 25 Pts. and 6"
Third Fabio Sabatini   Team Milram 22 Pts. and 4"
4th Jurgen Roelandts   Silence–Lotto 19 Pts.
5th Heinrich Haussler   Gerolsteiner 17 Pts.
6th Edvald Boasson Hagen   Team Columbia 15 Pts.
7th Angelo Furlan   Crédit Agricole 13 Pts.
8th Kenny van Hummel   Skil-Shimano 12 Pts.
9th Elia Rigotto   Team Milram 11 Pts.
10th Aurélien Clerc   Bouygues Télécom 10 Pts.

Points in Stage 2Edit

1st Eneco Sprint after (26 km)

First Edvald Boasson Hagen   Team Columbia 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Jurgen Roelandts   Silence–Lotto 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Cyril Lemoine   Crédit Agricole 3 Pts. and 1"

2nd Eneco Sprint after (123 km)

First Ermanno Capelli   Scott–American Beef 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Matthé Pronk   Cycle Collstrop 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Javier Aramendia   Euskaltel–Euskadi 3 Pts. and 1"

3rd Eneco Sprint after (155 km)

First Ermanno Capelli   Scott–American Beef 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Matthé Pronk   Cycle Collstrop 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Javier Aramendia   Euskaltel–Euskadi 3 Pts. and 1"

Finish in Nieuwegein after (175 km)

First André Greipel   Team Columbia 30 Pts. and 10"
Second Juan José Haedo   CSC–Saxo Bank 25 Pts. and 6"
Third Robert Förster   Gerolsteiner 22 Pts. and 4"
4th Kenny van Hummel   Skil-Shimano 19 Pts.
5th Tom Boonen   Quick-Step 17 Pts.
6th Edvald Boasson Hagen   Team Columbia 15 Pts.
7th Jurgen Roelandts   Silence–Lotto 13 Pts.
8th Francesco Chicchi   Liquigas 12 Pts.
9th David Kopp   Cycle Collstrop 11 Pts.
10th Elia Rigotto   Team Milram 10 Pts.

Points in Stage 3Edit

1st Eneco Sprint after (80 km)

First Raúl Alarcón   Scott–American Beef 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Matthé Pronk   Cycle Collstrop 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Aitor Hernández   Euskaltel–Euskadi 3 Pts. and 1"

2nd Eneco Sprint after (127 km)

First Laurent Mangel   Ag2r–La Mondiale 8 Pts. and 3"
Second Raúl Alarcón   Scott–American Beef 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Matthé Pronk   Cycle Collstrop 3 Pts. and 1"

3rd Eneco Sprint after (147 km)

First Edvald Boasson Hagen   Team Columbia 8 Pts. and 3"
Second André Greipel   Team Columbia 5 Pts. and 2"
Third Sébastien Rosseler   Quick-Step 3 Pts. and 1"

Finish in Terneuzen after (185 km)

First Daniele Bennati   Liquigas 30 Pts. and 10"
Second Tom Boonen   Quick-Step 25 Pts. and 6"
Third Jurgen Roelandts   Silence–Lotto 22 Pts. and 4"
4th Kenny van Hummel   Skil-Shimano 19 Pts.
5th Borut Božič   Cycle Collstrop 17 Pts.
6th Tom Leezer   Rabobank 15 Pts.
7th Alberto Curtolo   Liquigas 13 Pts.
8th David Kopp   Cycle Collstrop 12 Pts.
9th Robert Förster   Gerolsteiner 11 Pts.
10th Roger Hammond   Team Columbia 10 Pts.

Jersey progressEdit

Stage
(Winner)
General classification
Points Classification
Team Classification
0Prologue (ITT)
(Iván Gutiérrez)
Iván Gutiérrez not awarded Caisse d'Epargne
0Stage 1
(Tom Boonen)
Tom Boonen
0Stage 2
(André Greipel)
Team Columbia
0Stage 3
(Daniele Bennati)
Daniele Bennati Caisse d'Epargne
0Stage 4
(Tom Boonen)
André Greipel
0Stage 5
(Carlo Westphal)
Jurgen Roelandts Team Columbia
0Stage 6
(Edvald Boasson Hagen)
0Stage 7 (ITT)
(Raivis Belohvoščiks)
Iván Gutiérrez
Final Iván Gutiérrez Jurgen Roelandts Team Columbia

WithdrawalsEdit

All teams were allowed to start with 8 riders. For 20 teams this would create a starting field of 160 riders. Just like previous years however, some teams chose to start with fewer riders, which reduced the number riders on the official starting list to 151. Astana, Bouygues Télécom, Cofidis and Euskaltel–Euskadi started with 7 riders, Gerolsteiner started with 6 riders and only 5 riders were selected for team Lampre.

Stage Rider Team Reason
DNF 1   Dionisio Galparsoro (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi Unknown
DNF 1   Steve Morabito (SUI) Astana Unknown
DNS 2   Gianni Meersman (BEL) Française des Jeux Unknown
DNF 2   André Steensen (DEN) CSC–Saxo Bank Unknown
DNF 2   Nicolas Crosbie (FRA) Bouygues Télécom Unknown
DNS 3   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux Unknown
DNF 4   Joan Horrach (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne Unknown
DNF 4   Michiel Elijzen (NED) Rabobank Unknown
DNF 4   Stephan Schreck (GER) Gerolsteiner Unknown
DNF 4   Artur Gajek (GER) Team Milram Unknown
DNF 4   Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR) Ag2r–La Mondiale Unknown
DNF 4   Jean-Patrick Nazon (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale Unknown
DNF 4   Stéphane Poulhies (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale Unknown
DNF 4   Juan José Haedo (ARG) CSC–Saxo Bank Unknown
DNF 4   Fabio Baldato (ITA) Lampre Injured after crash
DNS 5   Glenn D'Hollander (BEL) Silence–Lotto Unknown
DNS 5   Maarten Tjallingii (NED) Silence–Lotto Unknown
DNS 5   Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step Unknown
DNS 5   Thomas Fothen (GER) Gerolsteiner Unknown
DNS 5   Heinrich Haussler (GER) Gerolsteiner Unknown
DNS 5   Daniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas Unknown
DNS 5   Mickael Delage (FRA) Française des Jeux Unknown
DNS 5   Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Française des Jeux Unknown
DNS 5   Matti Breschel (DEN) CSC–Saxo Bank Unknown
DNS 5   Jurgen Van Goolen (BEL) CSC–Saxo Bank Unknown
DNS 5   Aurélien Clerc (SUI) Bouygues Télécom Unknown
DNS 5   Olivier Bonnaire (FRA) Bouygues Télécom Unknown
DNF 5   Mathieu Drujon (FRA) Caisse d'Epargne Unknown
DNF 5   Claudio Corioni (ITA) Liquigas Unknown
DNF 5   Enrico Franzoi (ITA) Liquigas Unknown
DNF 5   Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Cycle Collstrop Unknown
DNF 5   Jeremy Hunt (GBR) Crédit Agricole Unknown
DNF 5   Christophe Kern (FRA) Crédit Agricole Unknown
DNF 5   Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Crédit Agricole Unknown
DNF 5   Yannick Talabardon (FRA) Crédit Agricole Unknown
DNS 6   Sebastian Siedler (GER) Skil-Shimano Unknown
DNS 6   Dennis Haueisen (GER) Team Milram Unknown

UCI ProTour PointsEdit

The Eneco Tour of Benelux 2008 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 of Benelux 2008 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 Sittard  Geleen   Iván Gutiérrez   Cyril Lemoine   Edvald Boasson Hagen  
1 Beek  Roermond   Tom Boonen   Daniele Bennati   Fabio Sabatini  
2 Roermond  Nieuwegein   André Greipel   Juan José Haedo   Robert Förster  
3 Nieuwegein  Terneuzen   Daniele Bennati   Tom Boonen   Jurgen Roelandts  
4 Terneuzen  Ardooie   Tom Boonen   No UCI ProTour points awarded
for Kenny van Hummel   (Skil-Shimano)
Edvald Boasson Hagen  
5 Ardooie  Ostend   Carlo Westphal   Yauheni Hutarovich   No UCI ProTour points awarded
for Borut Božič   (Cycle Collstrop)
6 Maldegem  Brussels   Edvald Boasson Hagen   Jimmy Engoulvent   Sergei Ivanov  
7 (ITT) Mechelen  Mechelen   Raivis Belohvoščiks   Iván Gutiérrez   Sébastien Rosseler  

Overall ResultEdit

Cyclist Points
1 Iván Gutiérrez   50
2 Sébastien Rosseler   40
3 Michael Rogers   35
4 Stijn Devolder   30
5 André Greipel   25
6 Joost Posthuma   20
7 Servais Knaven   15
8 Bram Tankink   10
9 Jurgen Roelandts   5
10 Piet Rooijakkers   No UCI ProTour points awarded (Skil-Shimano)

SummaryEdit

Cyclist Nation Team Points
1 Iván Gutiérrez   Spain Caisse d'Epargne 55
2 Sébastien Rosseler   Belgium Quick-Step 41
3 Michael Rogers   Australia Team Columbia 35
4 Stijn Devolder   Belgium Quick-Step 30
5 André Greipel   Germany Team Columbia 28
6 Joost Posthuma   Netherlands Rabobank 20
7 Servais Knaven   Netherlands Team Columbia 15
8 Bram Tankink   Netherlands Rabobank 10
9 Tom Boonen   Belgium Quick-Step 8
10 Jurgen Roelandts   Belgium Silence–Lotto 6
11 Daniele Bennati   Italy Liquigas 5
= Edvald Boasson Hagen   Norway Team Columbia 5
13 Raivis Belohvoščiks   Latvia Scott–American Beef 3
= Carlo Westphal   Germany Gerolsteiner 3
15 Jimmy Engoulvent   France Crédit Agricole 2
= Juan José Haedo   Argentina CSC–Saxo Bank 2
= Yauheni Hutarovich   Belarus Française des Jeux 2
= Cyril Lemoine   France Crédit Agricole 2
19 Robert Förster   Germany Gerolsteiner 1
= Sergei Ivanov   Russia Astana 1
= Fabio Sabatini   Italy Team Milram 1

See alsoEdit

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