With 3000 riders at the start, the organizer saw another participants’ record who all enjoyed a perfectly organized event.
The fastest overall was cyclocross pro-rider Laurens Sweeck (BEL) who outsprinted three other riders in a 4-men break. Luxemburg Tim Diederich came in second before Michiel Minnaert and Stijn Vandenbergh. As Sweeck and Vandenbergh (AG2R) are riders with UCI points, they cannot qualify for the UCI World Championships in Poznan later in september. Tim Diederich therefore won the fastest 19-34 UCI age group category.
The women had to qualify in the shorter 100km mediofondo, won by Polish Alina Mylka before Belgian Julie Borgers and French former World Champion Sophie Evrard.
In the battle between the three former podium winners of the Tour 2011, Cadel Evans proved to be the fastest, finishing as 690th in 4h42, almost 20 minutes faster than Frank Schleck who finished his own Granfondo as 919th. Andy Schleck took the start but didn’t finish the race.