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Tour of Belgium - Stage 4 & Photos
 
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Date: 5/31/2008
Tour of Belgium - Stage 4 & Photos
 

Tour of Belgium - Stage 4
Quick Step's Stijn Devolder in command of the tour.  Updated with Photos

Stage 4 Herzele ITT - 16.7km
Belgian Road Champion Stijn Devolder of Quick Step swept aside the all best times to win the time trial by 35 seconds over Jens Mouris (Mitsubishi-Jartazi) and Serguei Ivanov as he finished in :20'49" today the first rider to break what appeared to be a 21 minute barrier.

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Greg Van Avermaet started the day in the leaders jersey. - Stijn Devolder in the white climbers jersey on the way to a winning performance. Photo © Yoni Peeters

Belgian time trial champ Leif Hoste finished in fourth with Tomas Vaitkus filling out the top five. Former winner of the race, Tom Boonen finished in 33rd place 1:26 down on his Quick Step team mate and fellow countryman.


Leif Hoste in his Belgian Time Trial Champion's jersey in for 4th. - Tomas Vaitkus 5th place performance. Photo © Yoni Peeters

Devolder displaced his break mate of yesterday, Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) on the general classification; extracting a bit of revanche for the loss of yesterday's stage. Devolder leads the general classification by 1:11 with third placed Serguei Ivanov of Astana following at 1:35.


Greg Van Avermaet on the podium in the yellow jersey of the points classification leader. Photo © Yoni Peeters

Stijn also leads the Climbers competition and the rest of the field by 2 minutes going into the final stage from   Buggenhout to Putte over a rolling par cours of 185 kilometers.


Stijn Devolder in the Black Leaders Jersey.  Photo © Yoni Peeters

Stage 4 Results
Herzele ITT - 16.7km

1 Stijn Devolder Quick Step 00:20:49
2 Jens Mouris Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:00:35
3 Serguei Ivanov Astana 00:00:37

4 Leif Hoste Silence-Lotto 00:00:44
5 Tomas Vaitkus Astana 00:00:46
6 Matti Helminen Palmans Crass 00:00:47
7 Carlos Barredo Llamazales Quick Step 00:00:49
8 Maarten Tjallingii Silence-Lotto 00:00:49
9 Kevin Van Impe Quick Step 00:00:51
10 Florent Brard Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:00:54
11 Boris Shpilevsky Preti Mangimi 00:00:55
12 Bram Tankink Rabobank 00:00:55
13 Jurgen Roelandts Silence-Lotto 00:00:57
14 Kristof Goddaert Topsport Vlaanderen 00:00:58


Stijn Devolder back to receive his Mountain King jersey for the Belgian Tour.
Photo © Yoni Peeters


Fabio Polazzi in the red jersey of Intermediate sprints leader, Tour of Belgium
Photo © Yoni Peeters

15 Robert Gesink Rabobank 00:01:02
16 Sergey Lagutin Cycle Collstrop 00:01:02
17 Sébastien Rosseler Quick Step 00:01:04
18 Luca Celli LPR Brakes 00:01:04
19 Dmitriy Muravyev Astana 00:01:05
20 Niels Albert Palmans Crass 00:01:06
21 Jean-Eudes Demaret Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:01:08
22 Johan Van Summeren Silence-Lotto 00:01:12
23 Steffen Wesemann Cycle Collstrop 00:01:13
24 Staf Scheirlinckx Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:01:18
25 Greg Van Avermaet Silence-Lotto 00:01:19


Super Tom Boonen  Photo © Yoni Peeters

26 David Boucher Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:01:23
27 Jarno Van Mingeroet Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:01:23
28 Piet Rooijakkers Skil-Shimano 00:01:23
29 Frank Hoj Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:01:24
30 Johan Coenen Topsport Vlaanderen 00:01:25
31 Gert Steegmans Quick Step 00:01:26
32 Koen De Kort Astana 00:01:26
33 Tom Boonen Quick Step 00:01:26
34 Pieter Weening Rabobank 00:01:27
35 Bert De Waele Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:01:27
36 Glenn D'Hollander Silence-Lotto 00:01:27
37 Stefan Van Dijk Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:01:30
38 Wim De Vocht Silence-Lotto 00:01:31
39 Aaron Kemps Astana 00:01:33
40 Daniel Lloyd Sean Kelly 00:01:33
41 William Walker Rabobank 00:01:33
42 Wouter Mol P3Transfer - Batavus 00:01:34
43 Marco Marcato Cycle Collstrop 00:01:34
44 Jonas Ljungblad P3Transfer - Batavus 00:01:36
45 Floris Goesinnen Skil-Shimano 00:01:37
46 Bastiaan Giling Cycle Collstrop 00:01:38
47 Matteo Montaguti LPR Brakes 00:01:39
48 Kevin Neirynck Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:01:40
49 Steven De Jongh Quick Step 00:01:41
50 David Kopp Cycle Collstrop 00:01:44
51 René Haselbacher Astana 00:01:46
52 Robert Wagner Skil-Shimano 00:01:47
53 Ian Stannard Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:01:48
54 Romain Villa Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:01:49
55 Lars Croket Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:01:50
56 Borut Bozic Cycle Collstrop 00:01:51
57 Alexandre Blain Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:01:51
58 Salvatore Commesso Preti Mangimi 00:01:53
59 Roy Sentjens Silence-Lotto 00:01:56
60 Sep Vanmarcke Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:01:56
61 Philipp Walsleben Palmans Crass 00:01:56
62 Walter Proch LPR Brakes 00:01:58
63 Daniel Fleeman Sean Kelly 00:01:58
64 Sergio Lagana LPR Brakes 00:01:59
65 Tom Criel Cycle Collstrop 00:01:59
66 Frank Van Kuik Sean Kelly 00:02:04
67 Allan Davis Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:02:04
68 Mirko Selvaggi Cycle Collstrop 00:02:04
69 Aart Vierhouten P3Transfer - Batavus 00:02:06
70 Steven De Neef Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:02:06
71 Sven Nys Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:02:09
72 Tom Veelers Skil-Shimano 00:02:11
73 Gregory Joseph Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:02:11
74 Maarten Den Bakker Skil-Shimano 00:02:11
75 Ward Bogaert Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:02:13
76 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:02:16
77 Sven Nevens Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:02:21
78 Sergio Marinangeli LPR Brakes 00:02:23
79 Roberto Ferrari LPR Brakes 00:02:25
80 Arnoud Van Groen P3Transfer - Batavus 00:02:27
81 Alessandro Maserati LPR Brakes 00:02:30
82 Rudy Rouet Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:02:30
83 Niek Van Gestel Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:02:32
84 Kurt Hovelynck Topsport Vlaanderen 00:02:32
85 Kenny Van Hummel Skil-Shimano 00:02:33
86 Kenny Lisabeth Sean Kelly 00:02:33
87 Kevin Hulsmans Quick Step 00:02:33
88 Dieter Vanthourenhout Palmans Crass 00:02:34
89 Tom Leezer Rabobank 00:02:34
90 James Vanlandschoot Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:02:37
91 Kenny Terweduwe Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:02:38
92 Jonathan Henrion Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:02:39
93 Niko Eeckhout Topsport Vlaanderen 00:02:39
94 Massimo Mazzanti Preti Mangimi 00:02:42
95 Sven Renders Topsport Vlaanderen 00:02:45
96 Tim Mertens Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:02:45
97 Roy Curvers Skil-Shimano 00:02:46
98 Thomas Ongena Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:02:46
99 Roel Vanmuysen Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:02:47
100 Alessandro Bertuola Preti Mangimi 00:02:48
101 Jan Kuyckx Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:02:49
102 Paidi O'Brien Sean Kelly 00:02:50
103 Sébastien Portal Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:02:50
104 Fabio Polazzi Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:02:50
105 Tom Van De Velde Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:02:50
106 Carlo Corra Preti Mangimi 00:02:57
107 Preben Van Hecke Topsport Vlaanderen 00:03:01
108 Pieter Vanspeybrouck Topsport Vlaanderen 00:03:02
109 Stijn Huys Palmans Crass 00:03:07
110 Tom Steels Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:03:09
111 Timothy Vangheel P3Transfer - Batavus 00:03:10
112 Michael Vanderaerden Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:03:10
113 Sebastian Siedler Skil-Shimano 00:03:10
114 Geert Omloop Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:03:12
115 Jonathan Bertrand Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:03:15
116 Kenny Dehaes Topsport Vlaanderen 00:03:19
117 Gianluca Geremia Preti Mangimi 00:03:30
118 Marco Zanotti Preti Mangimi 00:03:34
119 Gianni Denolf Palmans Crass 00:03:48
120 Ken Devaere Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:03:53
121 Marvin Van der Pluym P3Transfer - Batavus 00:04:07
122 Andy Cappelle Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:05:39

Points Classification
1 Greg Van Avermaet Silence-Lotto 67
2 Stijn Devolder Quick Step 55
3 Serguei Ivanov Astana 44
4 Allan Davis Mitsubishi-Jartazi 44
5 Gert Steegmans Quick Step 37

Intermediate Sprints
1 Fabio Polazzi Bodysol/Euro Millions/Pôle Continental Wallon 24
2 David Boucher Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 16
3 Roy Curvers Skil-Shimano 15
4 Sergio Lagana LPR Brakes 13
5 Steven De Neef Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 11

Climbers Competition
1 Stijn Devolder Quick Step 25
2 Roy Curvers Skil-Shimano 20
3 Tom Criel Cycle Collstrop 17

4 Fabio Polazzi Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 13
5 Greg Van Avermaet Silence-Lotto 12
6 Robert Gesink Rabobank 11
7 Carlos Barredo Llamazales Quick Step 10
8 William Walker Rabobank 10
9 Serguei Ivanov Astana 10

General Classification After Stage 4
1 Stijn Devolder Quick Step 14:01:32
2 Greg Van Avermaet Silence-Lotto 00:01:11
3 Serguei Ivanov Astana 00:01:35

4 Leif Hoste Silence-Lotto 00:02:02
5 Sergey Lagutin Cycle Collstrop 00:02:04
6 Bram Tankink Rabobank 00:02:08
7 Maarten Tjallingii Silence-Lotto 00:02:20
8 Bert De Waele Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:02:29
9 Dmitriy Muravyev Astana 00:02:46

10 Salvatore Commesso Preti Mangimi 00:03:11
11 Luca Celli LPR Brakes 00:03:39
12 Johan Coenen Topsport Vlaanderen 00:04:49
13 Marco Marcato Cycle Collstrop 00:05:38
14 Robert Gesink Rabobank 00:05:50
15 Kristof Goddaert Topsport Vlaanderen 00:05:52
16 Borut Bozic Cycle Collstrop 00:05:55
17 Staf Scheirlinckx Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:06:04
18 Koen De Kort Astana 00:06:14
19 Pieter Weening Rabobank 00:06:15
20 Sven Renders Topsport Vlaanderen 00:06:22
21 Mirko Selvaggi Cycle Collstrop 00:06:52
22 Daniel Fleeman Sean Kelly 00:07:54
23 Kevin Van Impe Quick Step 00:09:14
24 Florent Brard Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:09:17
25 Piet Rooijakkers Skil-Shimano 00:09:46
26 Frank Hoj Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:09:47
27 Aaron Kemps Astana 00:09:56
28 Daniel Lloyd Sean Kelly 00:09:56
29 Wouter Mol P3Transfer - Batavus 00:09:57
30 Floris Goesinnen Skil-Shimano 00:10:14
31 Sergio Lagana LPR Brakes 00:10:17
32 Roy Sentjens Silence-Lotto 00:10:19
33 Allan Davis Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:10:21
34 Sven Nys Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:10:32
35 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:10:39
36 Sven Nevens Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:10:43
37 Arnoud Van Groen P3Transfer - Batavus 00:10:50
38 Carlos Barredo Llamazales Quick Step 00:10:56
39 James Vanlandschoot Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:11:00
40 Preben Van Hecke Topsport Vlaanderen 00:12:01
41 David Kopp Cycle Collstrop 00:13:05
42 Jens Mouris Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:13:36
43 Ward Bogaert Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:13:42
44 Tomas Vaitkus Astana 00:13:45
45 Alessandro Bertuola Preti Mangimi 00:13:45
46 Boris Shpilevsky Preti Mangimi 00:13:46
47 Jurgen Roelandts Silence-Lotto 00:13:58
48 Johan Van Summeren Silence-Lotto 00:14:13
49 David Boucher Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:14:18
50 Gert Steegmans Quick Step 00:14:23
51 Tom Boonen Quick Step 00:14:27
52 William Walker Rabobank 00:14:31
53 Stefan Van Dijk Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:14:31
54 Wim De Vocht Silence-Lotto 00:14:32
55 Jonas Ljungblad P3Transfer - Batavus 00:14:37
56 Bastiaan Giling Cycle Collstrop 00:14:39
57 Matteo Montaguti LPR Brakes 00:14:40
58 Kevin Neirynck Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:14:41
59 Steven De Jongh Quick Step 00:14:42
60 Robert Wagner Skil-Shimano 00:14:48
61 Romain Villa Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:14:50
62 Tom Criel Cycle Collstrop 00:14:57
63 Walter Proch LPR Brakes 00:14:59
64 Aart Vierhouten P3Transfer - Batavus 00:15:07
65 Gregory Joseph Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:15:12
66 Sergio Marinangeli LPR Brakes 00:15:24
67 Roberto Ferrari LPR Brakes 00:15:26
68 Alessandro Maserati LPR Brakes 00:15:31
69 Steffen Wesemann Cycle Collstrop 00:15:32
70 Kurt Hovelynck Topsport Vlaanderen 00:15:33
71 Niko Eeckhout Topsport Vlaanderen 00:15:40
72 Niels Albert Palmans Crass 00:15:44
73 Thomas Ongena Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:15:47
74 Tom Steels Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:16:10
75 Geert Omloop Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:16:13
76 Philipp Walsleben Palmans Crass 00:16:36
77 Kevin Hulsmans Quick Step 00:17:53
78 Tom Leezer Rabobank 00:18:17
79 Roy Curvers Skil-Shimano 00:18:23
80 René Haselbacher Astana 00:18:55
81 Ian Stannard Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:18:57
82 Alexandre Blain Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:19:00
83 Jarno Van Mingeroet Mitsubishi-Jartazi 00:19:09
84 Tom Veelers Skil-Shimano 00:19:20
85 Glenn D'Hollander Silence-Lotto 00:19:25
86 Pieter Vanspeybrouck Topsport Vlaanderen 00:19:28
87 Maarten Den Bakker Skil-Shimano 00:19:33
88 Kenny Van Hummel Skil-Shimano 00:19:41
89 Kenny Lisabeth Sean Kelly 00:19:42
90 Kenny Terweduwe Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:19:47
91 Jan Kuyckx Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:19:58
92 Sebastian Siedler Skil-Shimano 00:20:15
93 Kenny Dehaes Topsport Vlaanderen 00:20:17
94 Andy Cappelle Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner 00:20:25
95 Jonathan Henrion Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:20:25
96 Marco Zanotti Preti Mangimi 00:20:37
97 Sep Vanmarcke Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:20:56
98 Steven De Neef Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:20:59
99 Marvin Van der Pluym P3Transfer - Batavus 00:21:16
100 Ken Devaere Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:21:28
101 Sébastien Portal Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:21:50
102 Gianluca Geremia Preti Mangimi 00:22:22
103 Fabio Polazzi Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:22:32
104 Massimo Mazzanti Preti Mangimi 00:22:59
105 Rudy Rouet Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:24:12
106 Niek Van Gestel Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:24:14
107 Matti Helminen Palmans Crass 00:24:25
108 Jean-Eudes Demaret Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone 00:26:04
109 Sébastien Rosseler Quick Step 00:28:50
110 Frank Van Kuik Sean Kelly 00:29:50
111 Timothy Vangheel P3Transfer - Batavus 00:30:21
112 Roel Vanmuysen Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:30:33
113 Carlo Corra Preti Mangimi 00:30:43
114 Michael Vanderaerden Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:30:56
115 Jonathan Bertrand Bodysol - Euro Millions - Pôle Continental Wallon 00:31:01
116 Lars Croket Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:31:40
117 Dieter Vanthourenhout Palmans Crass 00:32:08
118 Tom Van De Velde Profel Prorace Continental Team 00:33:18
119 Tim Mertens Davitamon Lotto - Jong Vlaanderen 00:33:26
120 Paidi O'Brien Sean Kelly 00:34:01
121 Gianni Denolf Palmans Crass 00:34:16
122 Stijn Huys Palmans Crass 00:35:39

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