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2008 Tour of Flanders - Ronde van Vlaanderen
(Pro Tour)

92 edition: Sunday, April 6, 2008

Podium history of the Tour of Flanders | 2009 edition | 2007 edition

Brugge - Meerbeke, 264 km.

climbsAscents: Kluisberg, Nokereberg, Molenberg, Wolvenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg, Koppenberg, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg, Berg ten Stene, Leberg, Berendries, Valkenberg, Tenbosse, Eikmolen, Muur van Geraardsbergen, Bosberg

Stijn Devolder wins th 2008 Ronde van Vlaanderen

Complete Results:

200 starters, 101 classified finishers

  1. Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) 6hr 24min 2sec, 41.246 km/hr
  2. Nick Nuyens (Cofidis) @ 15sec
  3. Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank) s.t.
  4. Alessandro Ballan (Lampre) @ 21sec
  5. George Hincapie (High Road) s.t.
  6. Filippo Pozzato (Liquigas) s.t.
  7. Kurt Asle Arvesen (CSC) s.t.
  8. Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) s.t.
  9. Simon Spilak (Lampre) s.t.
  10. Arnaud Labbe (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  11. Bernhard Eisel (High Road) s.t.
  12. Martijn Maaskant (Slipstream) s.t.
  13. Gregory Rast (Astana) s.t.
  14. Niki Terpstra (Milram) s.t.
  15. Philippe Gilbert (FDJ) s.t.
  16. Dmitry Muravyev (Astana) s.t.
  17. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
  18. Sebastiaan Langeveld (Rabobank) s.t.
  19. Leif Hoste (Silence-Lotto) s.t.
  20. Andreas Klier (High Road) s.t.
  21. Maarten Tjallingii (Silence-Lotto) s.t.
  22. Martin Elmiger (Ag2r) s.t.
  23. Fabian Cancellara (CSC) s.t.
  24. Carlos Barredo (Quick Step) s.t.
  25. Janek Tombak (Mitsubishi-Jartazi) @ 25sec
  26. Frédéric Guesdon (FDJ) @ 43sec
  27. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) @ 3min 18sec
  28. Kurt Hovelynck (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  29. Pedro Horillo (Rabobank) s.t.
  30. Sylvain Chavanel (Cofidis) s.t.
  31. Rik Verbrugghe (Cofidis) s.t.
  32. Roger Hammond (High Road) s.t.
  33. Christophe Mengin (FDJ) s.t.
  34. Allan Davis (Mitsubishi-Jartazi) s.t.
  35. Bert De Waele (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  36. Serguei Ivanov (Astana) s.t.
  37. Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas) s.t.
  38. Marco Marcato (Collstrop) s.t.
  39. Bram Tankink (Rabobank) s.t.
  40. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) s.t.
  41. Karsten Kroon (CSC) @ 3min 29sec
  42. David Kopp (Collstrop) @ 9min 14sec
  43. Magnus Backstedt (Slipstream) s.t.
  44. Peter Wrolich (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
  45. Kevin de Weert (Cofidis) s.t.
  46. Fredrik Willems (Liquigas) s.t.
  47. Roy Sentjens (Silence-Lotto) s.t.
  48. Vicente Reynes (High Road) s.t.
  49. Michal Golas (Collstrop) s.t.
  50. Juan José Oroz (Euskaltel) s.t.
  51. Bastian Giling (Collstrop) s.t.
  52. Floris Goesinnen (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  53. Ralf Grabsch (Milram) s.t.
  54. Tyler Farrar (Slipstream) s.t.
  55. Frank Hoj (Cofidis) s.t.
  56. Staf Scheirlinckx (Cofidis) s.t.
  57. Paolo Longo Borghini (Barloworld) s.t.
  58. Matti Breschel (CSC) s.t.
  59. Guennadi Mikhailov (Mitsubishi-Jartazi) s.t.
  60. Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step) s.t.
  61. Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) s.t.
  62. Fabio Baldato (Lampre) @ 10min 55sec
  63. Baden Cooke (Barloworld) @ 14min 55sec
  64. Bert Grabsch (High Road) @ 15min 14sec
  65. José Vicente Grcia Acosta (Caisse d'Epargne) @ 17min 35sec
  66. Ermanno Capelli (Saunier duval) s.t.
  67. Aleksandr Kuchynski (Liquigas) s.t.
  68. Erik Zabel (Milram) s.t.
  69. Jan Kuyckx (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  70. Marcel Sieberg (High Road) s.t.
  71. Geert Verheyen (Mitsubishi-Jartazi) s.t.
  72. Christian Knees (Milram) s.t.
  73. Ian Stannard (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  74. Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  75. Stijn Vandenbergh (Ag2r) s.t.
  76. Jesus Del Nero Montes s.t.
  77. René Hasselbacher (Astana) s.t.
  78. Laszlo Bodrogi (Credit Agricole) s.t.
  79. Luciano André Pagliarini (Saunier Duval) s.t.
  80. Mathieu Drujon (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  81. Preben Van Hecke (Topsport VLaanderen) s.t.
  82. Ryder Hesjedal (Slipstream) s.t.
  83. Patrick Calgani (Barloworld) s.t.
  84. Paolo Fornaciari s.t.
  85. Marco Bandiera (Lampre) s.t.
  86. Marcus Ljungqvist (CSC) s.t.
  87. Markel Irizar (Euskaltel) s.t.
  88. Yoann Offredo (FDJ) s.t.
  89. Mirko Selvaggi (Collstrop) s.t.
  90. Murilo Fischer (Liquigas) s.t.
  91. Heinrich Haussler (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
  92. Sven krauss (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
  93. Fabio Sabatini (Milram) s.t
  94. Alexandre Pichot (Bouygues Telekom) s.t.
  95. Mathieu Ladagnous (FDJ) s.t.
  96. Mickael Delage (FDJ) s.t.
  97. Wim De Vocht (Silence-Lotto) s.t.
  98. Wim Vansevenant (Silence-Lotto) s.t.
  99. Sébastien Minard (Cofidis) s.t.
  100. Maarten Wynants (Quick Step) s.t.
  101. Wilfried Cretskens s.t.

The ascends the Molenberg

The pack ascends the Molenberg

Stijn Devolder stopped on the Molenberg

It happens to the best. Stijn Devolder (in Belgian champion's kit on the right) has to stop on the Molenberg

Walking riders on the Molenberg

Sometimes there's only one way to get up the hill.

Riders on the molenberg

Riders getting up the Molenberg any way they can.

Climbing the Patersberg

Climbing the Patersberg

Stijn Devolder on the Patersberg

Devolder on the Paterberg's wet cobbles.

Sylvain Chavanel

Sylvain Chavanel

Stijn Devolder

Stijn Devolder

Devolder n the Grammont

Devolder on the Grammont

Holy Mackerel! You want to know what it takes to win De Ronde? Look at those legs!

Stijn Devolder riding to victory in the jersey of the Belgian champion

Gregory Rast

Gregory Rast

On the Kwaremont

On the Kwaremont

Stijn Devolder wins th 2008 Ronde van Vlaanderen

Stijn Devolder wins the 2008 Ronde van Vlaanderen

Stijn Devolder

Devolder celebrates

Nick Nuyens and Juan Antonio Flecha

Nick Nuyens takes second and Juan Antonio Flecha is third.

Alessandro Ballan takes 4th place

Alessandro Ballan (far left) is fourth.

Devolder and his trophy

Devolder and his trophy

2008 Ronde van Vlaanderen podium

2008 Ronde van Vlaanderen podium, from left: Nick Nuyens, Stijn Devolder and Juan Antonio Flecha