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March 3-10, 2013

March 07, Stage 4: Brioude - Saint-Vallier 199.5km

Albasini wins stage of seven cols in Paris-Nice

By:
Peter Cossins
Published:
March 07, 2013, 14:44 GMT,
Updated:
March 07, 2013, 17:23 GMT

Talansky isolated but holds on

Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) celebrates his stage win in Paris-Nice

Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) celebrates his stage win in Paris-Nice

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Orica-GreenEdge’s Michael Albasini won the fourth stage of Paris-Nice into Saint-Vallier, breezing past Astana’s Maxim Iglinskiy in the final straight for a very comfortable victory. The pair were at the head of a much reduced peloton that had been shredded over the final two of the day’s seven climbs. Garmin-Sharp’s race leader Andrew Talansky was tucked safely into that group and retains the yellow jersey going into Friday’s key stage to the Montagne de Lure.

Prior to the final two ascents, the action had been dominated by a group of seven riders who came together after the second of the day’s climbs, the Col de Condet. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma) and Johann Tschopp (IAM Cycling) led the way going up it. Coming off it, a quartet comprising Hubert Dupont (Ag2r), Romain Sicard (Euskaltel), Michael Morkov (Saxo Bank) and Warren Barguil (Argos-Shimano) joined them.

Tschopp’s clear intent was to pick up as many King of the Mountains points as possible, no doubt with a view to reminding ASO of the Swiss team’s potential while it ponders the possible destination of Tour de France wildcard spots. The breakaway group’s lead stayed at around the four-minute mark as Talansky’s Garmin teammates set a steady pace on the front of the peloton.

Approaching the penultimate climb, the second-cat Col de Talencieux, BMC started to assist Garmin with the pace-setting in the bunch, which rapidly reduced the break’s advantage. Heading up this ascent, the breakaway riders started to size each other up. It was little surprise when Voeckler darted away, although Dupont got back up to him, with the peloton now just 35 seconds down.

Tschopp and Meersman also managed to rejoin the two leaders on the tricky descent, but this group of four was caught with 14km and the final ascent of the second-cat Cote de la Sizeranne remaining. By that point, the peloton numbered around 40 riders. Among those who missed the cut were Ivan Basso, who failed to stay with the pace on the Talencieux, and Movistar’s GC hopeful Nairo Quintana, who got caught out in the tricky wind that added a further complication between the final two climbs.

RadioShack’s Maxime Monfort was the first to attack on the Sizeranne, but he was soon swallowed up when Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma) launched an aggressive counter. Almost immediately, the Frenchman had Michele Scarponi (Lampre), Richie Porte (Sky), Andreas Klöden and race leader Talansky on his wheel. As that attack stalled, another went, and so it went on all the way into the finishing straight.

Among those who tried to get clear were Nicolas Roche (Saxo Bank), Cofidis duo Jérôme Coppel and Rein Taaramäe, and Chavanel again. Blanco’s Robert Gesink made the final attempt to prevent a sprint finish, but the Dutchman was caught 500 metres from the line by speeding Iglinskiy. The Astana man went hard for the line, managing to get clear of everyone bar the very nippy Albasini, who barrelled by on the Kazakh’s right for an easy-looking win at the end of a far from straightforward stage.

"I don't know if I had the better legs but I was cleverer," said Albasini. "I was in the right place at the right time. I suffered a lot over the last two bumps. On the first I had problems changing gear and told myself it was over. I stayed in the 53 but at the finish it was flatter so I managed to stay at the front. In the finale I didn't have a lot of time to think. I went and I took my chance."

He played down his prospects for the overall title, saying he is not ready for the longer climbs yet. He admitted he came to Paris-Nice looking for a stage win and is happy to have achieved that goal.

Race leader Talansky said he felt he been very smart in his choice of tactics towards the end of the stage when he found himself without any teammates. "Today we knew it would be the trickiest stage of the race and I would be alone towards the end," he said. "We knew what kind of team we brought here. Last night we talked about it and we knew I was going to be on my own in the last 30km. We wanted to keep the jersey but I wasn't stressed. If I lost it I could always take it back tomorrow. The only way to keep it today was by using smart tactics."

He praised his older and more experienced teammates for keeping him calm. "I think just having guys in the team who have been doing this for so many years like David Millar, Andreas Klier or Johan Vansummeren is good. They told me to stay calm. Andreas told me last night: ‘Don't get upset in the finale, you'll be all alone, but stay calm. If you don't, you'll waste a lot of energy.’"

Talansky said that he will feel more at home on the longer climb of the Montagne de Lure, where tomorrow’s stage finishes. "We've gone up a lot of climbs but for me 10- or 15-minute climbs are hardest. Once they go over 20 minutes it's better for me and it's going to be around 35 minutes. Contador climbed it in 34 minutes in 2009 so it's going to be 35 minutes at least for us at 1,600 metres, which is pretty high. I am looking forward to it. Today was stressful but when you get to a climb like that all you have to do is to go as hard as you can and whatever happens happens. It’s that simple." 

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge 4:55:41  
2 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
3 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
4 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
5 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp    
7 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge    
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
10 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha    
11 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
12 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco    
14 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha    
15 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
16 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
17 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
19 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
20 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
21 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
22 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
23 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
24 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha    
25 Denis Menchov (Rus) Team Katusha    
26 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
28 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
29 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
30 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
31 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco    
32 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling    
33 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard    
34 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
35 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
36 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
37 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
38 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:00:55  
39 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:58  
40 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
41 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
42 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:02:00  
43 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling    
44 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
45 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
46 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
47 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
48 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling    
49 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
50 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
51 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun    
52 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
53 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
54 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
55 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
56 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
57 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
58 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling    
59 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
60 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
61 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
62 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
63 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
64 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
65 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale    
66 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:57  
67 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
68 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:29  
69 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
70 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale    
71 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
72 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale    
73 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
74 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
75 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
76 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
77 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:49  
78 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:08:26  
79 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
80 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
81 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
82 David Tanner (Aus) Team Blanco    
83 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun    
84 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
85 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
86 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida    
87 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling    
88 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
89 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol    
90 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
91 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
92 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
93 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Blanco    
94 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge    
95 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
96 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
97 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
98 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha    
99 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
100 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
101 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp    
102 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
103 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun    
104 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun    
105 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
106 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
107 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling    
108 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling    
109 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling    
110 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol    
111 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
112 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
113 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
114 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
115 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
116 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale    
117 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:12:36  
118 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano    
119 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
120 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
121 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
122 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp    
123 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun    
124 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
125 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
126 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
127 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
128 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
129 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
130 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
131 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
132 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
133 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
134 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
135 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
136 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale    
137 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling    
138 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale    
139 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
140 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
141 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun    
142 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
143 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team Blanco    
144 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
145 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
146 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha    
147 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
148 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco    
149 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun    
150 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun    
151 Rick Flens (Ned) Team Blanco    
152 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
153 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
154 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale    
155 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
156 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
157 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
158 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
159 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp    
160 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp    
161 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling    
162 Edward King (USA) Cannondale    
163 David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp    
164 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
165 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
166 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
167 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
168 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
169 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
170 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:09  
DNF Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
DNF Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Stef Clement (Ned) Team Blanco    
DNF Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
Sprint 1 - La Chaise-Dieu
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 3  pts
2 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 2  
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Saint-Romain-d'Ay
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 3  pts
2 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
3 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge 25  pts
2 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 22  
3 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 20  
4 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 18  
5 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 16  
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 15  
7 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14  
8 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 13  
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 12  
10 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha 11  
11 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 10  
12 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 9  
13 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco 8  
14 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 7  
15 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 6  
16 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 5  
17 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
18 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
19 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 2  
20 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Lachaud
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 7  pts
2 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 5  
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
4 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
5 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
Mountain 2 - Côte de Condat
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 7  pts
2 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 5  
3 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
4 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
5 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
Mountain 3 - Côte de la Chomasse
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 4  pts
2 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 4 - Côte de Laprat
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 4  pts
2 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
3 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Mountain 5 - Col du Rouvey
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 4  pts
2 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
3 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
Mountain 6 - Côte de Talencieux
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 7  pts
2 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 3  
4 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 2  
5 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1  
Mountain 7 - Côte de la Sizeranne
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 7  pts
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 5  
3 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 3  
4 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 2  
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 1  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 4:55:41  
2 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp    
3 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
4 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge    
5 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
6 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco    
7 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:58  
8 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
9 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:02:00  
10 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
11 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
12 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
13 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
14 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:06:29  
15 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:26  
16 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun    
17 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
18 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
19 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
20 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:12:36  
21 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
22 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
23 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
24 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
25 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale    
26 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun    
27 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
28 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp    
29 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling    
30 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
31 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
32 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:09  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Astana Pro Team 14:47:03  
2 Katusha    
3 Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
4 Ag2R La Mondiale    
5 RadioShack Leopard    
6 Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
7 Orica-GreenEdge 0:01:58  
8 BMC Racing Team    
9 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:00  
10 IAM Cycling    
11 Team Europcar 0:04:55  
12 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:29  
13 Lampre-Merida 0:08:26  
14 Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
15 Lotto Belisol 0:10:26  
16 Sky Procycling    
17 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:10:27  
18 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:16:52  
19 Movistar Team 0:16:55  
20 Sojasun 0:18:52  
21 FDJ 0:21:02  
22 Garmin-Sharp    
23 Team Argos-Shimano 0:21:05  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 19:35:17  
2 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:00:03  
3 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:04  
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
5 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:05  
6 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06  
7 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:07  
8 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:13  
9 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:15  
11 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
12 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:16  
13 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard    
14 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha    
15 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:17  
16 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha    
18 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:00:18  
19 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
20 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
21 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:00:19  
22 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:26  
23 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:00:58  
24 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:01  
25 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco 0:01:05  
26 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco 0:01:09  
27 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:11  
28 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha    
29 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:16  
30 Denis Menchov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:18  
31 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:19  
32 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:38  
33 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:45  
34 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:07  
35 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:09  
36 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling    
37 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:11  
38 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
39 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun 0:02:12  
40 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:17  
41 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:02:21  
42 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 0:03:05  
43 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 0:03:06  
44 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:03:12  
45 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:19  
46 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:03:24  
47 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:26  
48 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:35  
49 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:36  
50 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:44  
51 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:05:04  
52 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 0:05:05  
53 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:05:06  
54 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:05:10  
55 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:05:12  
56 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:05:13  
57 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:05:33  
58 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:06:02  
59 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:04  
60 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:05  
61 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:07:06  
62 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:07:09  
63 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:11  
64 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:57  
65 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:04  
66 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:09:13  
67 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:34  
68 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale 0:09:41  
69 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:09:46  
70 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:09:47  
71 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
72 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:49  
73 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
74 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:55  
75 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
76 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:06  
77 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:11:24  
78 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:28  
79 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:11:30  
80 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
81 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:34  
82 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:11:36  
83 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge 0:11:37  
84 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
85 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:11:39  
86 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:11:41  
87 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 0:11:43  
88 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:44  
89 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida    
90 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun 0:11:50  
91 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:11:58  
92 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:12:12  
93 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:12:24  
94 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp 0:12:30  
95 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:13:26  
96 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun 0:13:30  
97 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:13:32  
98 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:13:50  
99 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:14:00  
100 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:14:03  
101 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:14:16  
102 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 0:15:24  
103 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ 0:15:34  
104 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 0:15:37  
105 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:15:39  
106 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco 0:15:40  
107 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:15:41  
108 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
109 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 0:15:44  
110 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
111 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:15:45  
112 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:47  
113 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling 0:15:50  
114 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
115 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:16:05  
116 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:16:38  
117 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:16:43  
118 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano 0:16:46  
119 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale 0:17:28  
120 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:17:34  
121 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:17:46  
122 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:18:17  
123 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:18:18  
124 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:18:23  
125 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha 0:18:30  
126 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
127 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:18:32  
128 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 0:18:37  
129 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Blanco 0:18:38  
130 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 0:18:39  
131 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:18:47  
132 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:19:03  
133 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:20:00  
134 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:20:29  
135 David Tanner (Aus) Team Blanco 0:20:30  
136 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:21:23  
137 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:21:31  
138 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:22:35  
139 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team Blanco 0:22:42  
140 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:46  
141 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun 0:22:48  
142 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun 0:22:49  
143 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:22:50  
144 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:22:53  
145 Edward King (USA) Cannondale 0:22:56  
146 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 0:23:27  
147 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale 0:23:28  
148 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:23:29  
149 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
150 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 0:24:06  
151 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:24:16  
152 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:24:27  
153 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:24:31  
154 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:24:35  
155 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:24:41  
156 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
157 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
158 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling 0:24:45  
159 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp 0:24:48  
160 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:25:09  
161 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:25:10  
162 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:25:15  
163 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:25:36  
164 David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp 0:25:41  
165 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
166 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:28:09  
167 Rick Flens (Ned) Team Blanco 0:32:39  
168 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 0:32:53  
169 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:33:08  
170 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:33:43  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 55  pts
2 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 43  
3 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 41  
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 41  
5 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 36  
6 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 33  
7 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 31  
8 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 31  
9 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 30  
10 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 30  
11 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 30  
12 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 30  
13 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 29  
14 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 27  
15 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco 26  
16 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 26  
17 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 26  
18 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge 25  
19 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 25  
20 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 25  
21 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 25  
22 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25  
23 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ 23  
24 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 22  
25 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 20  
26 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 20  
27 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 18  
28 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling 18  
29 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 18  
30 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 16  
31 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 16  
32 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Blanco 15  
33 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 13  
34 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 13  
35 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun 13  
36 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 13  
37 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 12  
38 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 12  
39 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 12  
40 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Team Katusha 11  
41 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 11  
42 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 10  
43 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
44 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
45 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 9  
46 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 9  
47 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 8  
48 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 7  
49 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
50 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 6  
51 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
52 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 5  
53 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 5  
54 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 5  
55 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 4  
56 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 4  
57 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4  
58 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun 4  
59 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
60 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
61 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
62 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha 3  
63 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 3  
64 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Blanco 2  
65 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 2  
66 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
67 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
68 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
69 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 29  pts
2 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 17  
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 11  
4 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 9  
5 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 8  
6 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 7  
8 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 7  
9 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling 5  
10 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
11 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 4  
12 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 4  
13 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 3  
14 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 3  
15 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
16 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
17 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun 2  
18 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 1  
19 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
20 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1  
21 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1  
22 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
23 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 19:35:17  
2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:16  
3 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:18  
4 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Blanco 0:01:05  
5 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:07  
6 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:17  
7 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:02:21  
8 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 0:03:05  
9 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 0:03:06  
10 Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:19  
11 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 0:05:05  
12 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:05:12  
13 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:06:02  
14 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:34  
15 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:09:47  
16 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:28  
17 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:11:39  
18 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:14:03  
19 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale 0:15:24  
20 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ 0:15:34  
21 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:15:41  
22 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:50  
23 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:18:32  
24 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:20:00  
25 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun 0:22:48  
26 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:23:29  
27 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:24:16  
28 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:24:27  
29 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:24:35  
30 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:24:41  
31 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling 0:24:45  
32 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:33:43  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Astana Pro Team 58:46:17  
2 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:12  
3 Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:56  
4 Katusha 0:01:08  
5 RadioShack Leopard 0:01:09  
6 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:28  
7 BMC Racing Team 0:03:18  
8 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:06:30  
9 IAM Cycling 0:06:35  
10 Orica-GreenEdge 0:07:15  
11 Team Europcar 0:07:22  
12 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:10:36  
13 Sky Procycling 0:11:30  
14 Lampre-Merida 0:11:39  
15 Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:13:17  
16 Lotto Belisol 0:14:52  
17 Movistar Team 0:18:59  
18 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:19:17  
19 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:22:39  
20 Sojasun 0:23:09  
21 FDJ 0:25:13  
22 Garmin-Sharp 0:27:01  
23 Team Argos-Shimano 0:30:44