2012 Vattenfall Cyclassics
|2012 UCI World Tour, race 23 of 28|
|Date||19 August 2012|
|Distance||245.9 km (152.8 mi)|
|Winning time||6h 03' 19" (40.61 km/h or 25.23 mph)|
|Winner||Arnaud Démare (France)||(FDJ-BigMat)|
|Second||André Greipel (Germany)||(Lotto-Belisol)|
|Third||Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy)||(RadioShack-Nissan)|
The 2012 Vattenfall Cyclassics was the 17th running of the Vattenfall Cyclassics single-day cycling race. It was held, in and around Hamburg, Germany, on 19 August over a distance of 245.9 kilometres (152.8 miles) and was the twenty-third race of the 2012 UCI World Tour season.
In a mass sprint finish, the race was won by FDJ-BigMat rider Arnaud Démare, who became the first French rider to take victory in the event. Démare finished ahead of Lotto-Belisol's André Greipel, and RadioShack-Nissan's Giacomo Nizzolo, who completed the podium.
As the Vattenfall Cyclassics was a UCI World Tour event, all 18 UCI ProTeams were invited automatically and obligated to send a squad. Two other squads – Argos-Shimano and Team NetApp – were given wildcard places into the race, and as such, formed the event's 20-team peloton.
The 20 teams that competed in the race were:
|Cyclist||Team||Time||UCI World Tour
|1||Arnaud Démare (FRA)||FDJ-BigMat||6h 03' 19"||80|
|2||André Greipel (GER)||Lotto-Belisol||s.t.||60|
|3||Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA)||RadioShack-Nissan||s.t.||50|
|4||Tom Boonen (BEL)||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||s.t.||40|
|5||Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)||Team Sky||s.t.||30|
|6||Mark Renshaw (AUS)||Rabobank||s.t.||22|
|7||Heinrich Haussler (AUS)||Garmin-Sharp||s.t.||14|
|8||Manuel Belletti (ITA)||Ag2r-La Mondiale||s.t.||10|
|9||Tom Veelers (NED)||Argos-Shimano||s.t.||–|
|10||Borut Božič (SLO)||Astana||s.t.||2|
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