The Garmin Velothon Berlin came down to the expected bunch sprint finish with Raymond Kreder (Garmin Sharp) being the first rider to cross the line. Sam Bennett (NetApp – Endura) stood on the 2nd step on the podium with Alexander Porsev (Katusha) in 3rd place. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rode for Andreas Stauff today with German sprinting to 9th place in the end. The earlier racing saw 4 riders escape from the peloton but with the pan flat route and a number of sprinters present on the start line would ensure that it all came together for the sprint finish. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung and Team.
Arnaud Demare (FDJ.fr) won the final stage of the Tour de Picardie and with it, the Frenchman took out the overall honours as well. Ramon Sinkledam (Giant-Shimano) finished 2nd on the stage with Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma – Quickstep) in 3rd place today. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were hoping Kristian Sbaragli could do something in the finale but despite a good position with 500m to go, Sbaragli ended in 26th place. Sbaragli would finish the race in 16th place overall after two decent sprints on the first two stages. It was always going to be tough during the final stage though as Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung.