Tour Down Under turns upside down on brilliant day for UniSA's Clarke

Australian solos to famous victory in Stirling

It was the victory the crowd demanded, the underdog, the giant-slayer holding off the favourites for a famous win in Stirling. Will Clarke (UniSA), who went away 1.1 kilometres into the 148 kilometre stage soloed to the finish in the most improbable and dramatic of ways, covered in sweat, and encrusted with salt he lumbered over the line celebrating an historic victory.

To say it was 'gutsy' would hardly do it justice. He rode a controlled and disciplined final 30 kilometres, and took advantage of the peloton's indecision which seemed unable and undetermined to bring him back.

For Clarke, who rides for the Champion System trade team,  it was undoubtably his biggest win, having never taken a victory at the WorldTour level.

"This is unbelievable really," said Clarke. "This is the biggest win of my career. It's my first win in the WorldTour. I knew my form was good - but this is unbelieveable."

"[Kohler who he was in an early breakaway with] probably thought it was not worth keeping going but the peloton gave me more time and I thought 'you guys have to chase me hard to catch me'. I was dying in the last ten kilometres.

"[Team Manager] Dave [Sanders] was telling me to go for GC but. It's amazing that a breakaway rider can stay away for so long. It's sort of my speciality to keep going."

Close to a minute later the chasing field crossed the line led home by Michael Matthews (Rabobank) and Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge). Matthews' ride was impressive though the Australian will be kicking himself after coming so close to repeating his victory from the same stage some 12 months ago.

Martin Kohler (BMC) stayed with the bunch and thanks to time bonuses he picked up on his brief escapade with Clarke, takes the ochre jersey from German Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol). He was delighted at the finish.

"It is very cool," said Kohler. "We had this little funny plan this morning, just go for it, and I am close on the GC (overall) and I tried again and the first attack was the successful one.

"It was a little bit surprising and if no-one was following - why not (attack)?" said Kohler. "It means a lot, because it is my first leader's jersey and it is one of my favourite days here in Australia, but it is early in the season, so for sure it's good to be already in good shape, but I know it's going to be hard for the next stage which is a longer stage, with an uphill finish, which is different and more tough than other years.

"Its going to be really hard for me to defend the jersey because I think the last two days I have lost a little bit of energy."

Along with the stage victory, Clarke also took the lead in both sprint and mountain classifications, with his UniSA teammate Rohan Dennis still leading the young rider's classification.

How it unfolded

Clarke's victory was set up very early in the day when he formed the first break of two riders with the Swiss rider. The two were allowed an inital 11 minute advantage with the peloton completely uninterested in the chase.

Kohler, who sat third on the general classification prior to today's stage, had the intention only to pick up the valuable bonus seconds on offer. Just four seconds off the race lead at the start he became virtual race leader after taking out both sprints over his breakaway companion Clarke.

Clarke meanwhile earned top points on the category 2 climb on Fox Creek Road, with the 10 points enough to earn him the race lead in that classification.

It was at this juncture that things got really interesting. Kohler (BMC), in what seemed a logical tactical move sat up and returned to the peloton, leaving Clarke off the front solo on an apparent kamikaze mission.

But it would be a decision the Swiss would regret. And Clarke's strength was completely misjudged by the peloton. Initially the Tasmanian seemed to think that going back to the bunch would also be a better idea, and his advantage dropped away to less than eight minutes.

Dave Sanders, the team UniSA director must have been in the Tasmanian's ear however because the gap sprang back out to more than 10 minutes and peaked at 12.

The bunch seemed to content to let Clarke fry out in front, confident that they could bring things back in time for the finish but as the kilometres ticked down no one team commited to the chase.

3 Laps to go, and then two

Clarke was a picture of fatigue as he entered the Stirling circuit, facing up to four ascents of the difficult climb before the finish and three and a half laps. The 26-year-old remained concentrated however riding the steady pace that earned him eighth in the individual time trial in the Australian national championships in Learmonth just a week ago and maintained his healthy advantage.

Things would remain unchanged for the entirety of first of the three laps. The gap never went under 10 minutes, although there were the first signs that the bunch was starting to questions whether it was going to bring back the solo Clarke.

Sky, Rabobank and GreenEdge came to the front, all holding reasonable general classifcation aspirations with their riders, Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), Michael Matthews (Rabobank) and Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge). The gap however was a stubbon one.

With two to go, the the panic had really set in. The advantage of Clarke was still in excess of 10 minutes, though had dropped at least a little from the efforts of the chase. The parcours however were forgiving to Clarke's big advantage. The long gradual downhill ahead of the punchy climb not providing all that much terrain for the peloton to actually bring the Australian back, who to his credit was riding fast.

Movistar and Euskatel-Euskadi joined the chase with around 25 kilometres to go, but by now Clarke was sitting pretty. He crossed for his final lap a full 9 minutes over the chase, which was suffering massive attrition on the hilly finale.

The final kilometres were a blur. The peloton was racing to catch Clarke and now the advantage was disappearing really quickly. Every two or three kilometres the gap would come down by a minute, sometimes a minute and a half.

10 kilometres to go the equation was 4:20, and with five to go Clarke, who's motor was now really stalling, was under 3 minutes ahead.

On the finish line in Stirling the crowd went crazy as Clarke finally appeared, and willed him through the final few hundred metres.

An exhausted and emotional Clarke then raised his arms in salute, a beautiful victory, on a beautiful day for Australian cycling. Matthews led the bunch sprint home, with Gerrans and Valverde closely behind.

Results

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia3:58:35 
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank0:01:02 
3Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE  
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar  
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
6Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha  
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC  
8Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
9Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
10Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda  
11Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE  
12Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil -DCM  
13Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
14Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
15Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
16Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
17Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
18Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha  
19Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas - Cannondale  
20Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
21Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha  
23Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
24Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
25Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ - BigMat  
26Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
27Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda  
28Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC  
29Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank  
30Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
31Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
33Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar  
34Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil -DCM  
35Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
36André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol  
37Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda  
38Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar  
39Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC  
40Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
41Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
43Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
44Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
45William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
46Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
47Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
48Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
49Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
50Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
51Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol  
52Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda  
53Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
54Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM  
55José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar  
56Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda  
57Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
58Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
59Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
60Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank  
61Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM  
62Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
63Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar  
64Vincente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto-Belisol  
65Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
66Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
67Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:01:20 
68Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:24 
69Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Astana0:01:28 
70Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
71Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:01:35 
72Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha  
73Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM0:01:39 
74Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC0:01:52 
75Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:58 
76Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol0:02:06 
77Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:02:09 
78Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:02:33 
79Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:03:55 
80Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
81Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM  
82Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
83Jonas Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
84Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:29 
85Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana  
86Adrián Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:43 
87Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:05:23 
88Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank0:06:28 
89Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
90Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:06:42 
91Matt Goss (Aus) GreenEDGE  
92David Lopez (Spa) Movistar0:08:09 
93Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:09:11 
94Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE0:13:27 
95Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE  
96Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
97Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
98Robbie Mcewen (Aus) GreenEDGE  
99Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE  
100Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
101Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
102Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
103Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
104Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank  
105Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
106Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC  
107Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
108Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
109Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat  
110Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
112Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar  
113Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC  
114Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
115Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
116Dmitri Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
117Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
118Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
119Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda  
120Mattéo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana  
122Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:16:17 
123Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM  
124Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
125Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
126Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
127Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol  
129Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda  
130Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
131Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:50 
DNSJurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
DNSFrédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
Stage finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia15 pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank14 
3Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE13 
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar12 
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling11 
6Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha10 
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC9 
8Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank8 
9Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep7 
10Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda6 
Mt Torrens (23.7km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC5 pts
2William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia3 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank2 
Balhannah (62.4km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC5 pts
2William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia3 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank2 
Lenswood (Cat 2 at 46.7km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia10 pts
2Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC6 
3Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan4 
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank3:59:37 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
3Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE  
4Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
5Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
6Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
7Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda  
9Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
10Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
11Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank  
13Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar  
14Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:00:18 
15Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:26 
16Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:00:33 
17Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:31 
18Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:02:53 
19Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
20Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:27 
21Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:04:21 
22Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE0:12:25 
23Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
24Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE  
25Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
26Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
27Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
28Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
29Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
30Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
31Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:15:15 
32Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UNI SA - Australia11:57:49 
2RadioShack-Nissan0:01:02 
3Katusha  
4Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
5Sky Procycling  
6BMC  
7Garmin-Barracuda  
8Movistar  
9Rabobank  
10Team Saxo Bank  
11AG2R La Mondiale  
12Vacansoleil -DCM  
13FDJ - BigMat  
14Liquigas - Cannondale  
15Euskaltel-Euskadi  
16Lampre - ISD  
17Lotto-Belisol  
18GreenEDGE0:06:42 
19Astana0:07:48 
General Classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC8:33:05 
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol0:00:02 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank0:00:04 
4Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE0:00:08 
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:00:09 
6Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:00:10 
7Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha0:00:12 
8Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
9Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
10Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
11Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
12Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
15Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil -DCM  
16Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
17William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
18Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
19Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC  
20Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar  
21Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
22Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha  
23Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil -DCM  
24Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
25Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
26Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
27Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
28Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas - Cannondale  
29Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol  
30Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
31Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
32Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
33Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
34Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
35Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC  
36Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank  
37José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar  
38Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda  
39Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
40Vincente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto-Belisol  
41Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
42Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ - BigMat  
43Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
44Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
45Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
46Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
48Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE  
49Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
50Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda  
51Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
52Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM  
53Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar  
54Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar  
55Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
56Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar  
57Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda  
58Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank  
59Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
60Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
61Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
62Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda  
63Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM  
64Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
65Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:00:30 
66William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:00:36 
67Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Astana0:00:38 
68Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:00:45 
69Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha  
70Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM0:00:49 
71Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC0:01:02 
72Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:08 
73Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol0:01:16 
74Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:19 
75Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:43 
76Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:54 
77Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM0:03:04 
78Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:03:05 
79Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
80Jonas Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
81Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
82Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:03:06 
83Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:08 
84Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana0:03:39 
85Adrián Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:53 
86Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank0:05:38 
87Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
88Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:05:52 
89Matt Goss (Aus) GreenEDGE  
90Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:23 
91Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:07:00 
92David Lopez (Spa) Movistar0:07:19 
93Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:08:21 
94Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:31 
95Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat0:12:33 
96Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:37 
97Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
98Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
99Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
100Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
101Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar  
102Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
103Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
104Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC  
105Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
107Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
108Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
109Robbie Mcewen (Aus) GreenEDGE  
110Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE  
111Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC  
112Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE  
113Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE  
114Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
115Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana  
116Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
117Dmitri Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
118Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
119Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank  
120Mattéo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:14:57 
122Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:15:27 
123Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
124Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
125Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
126Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
127Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol  
129Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM  
130Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:17:45 
131Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:00 
Jayco Sprints Overall Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia21 pts
2Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC20 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank18 
4André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol15 
5Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD14 
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE13 
7Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat13 
8Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale12 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar12 
10Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan11 
11Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling11 
12Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling10 
13Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha10 
14Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank9 
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC9 
16Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha8 
17Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank8 
18Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep7 
19Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank7 
20Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda6 
21Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6 
22Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia5 
23Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha3 
24Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM2 
Škoda King of the Mountains Overall Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia10 pts
2Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC8 
3Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan4 
4Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM3 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM2 
6Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia1 
Cycle Instead Young Rider Final Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank8:33:09 
2Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:00:05 
3Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:08 
4Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
6Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
7Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
8Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE  
9Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar  
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank  
11Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
12Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
13Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:00:26 
14Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:00:41 
15Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:39 
16Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:03:01 
17Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
18Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:03:02 
19Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:04 
20Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:19 
21Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:06:56 
22Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:12:33 
23Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
24Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
25Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
26Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
27Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE  
28Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE  
29Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
30Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
31Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:15:23 
32Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
Brilliant Blend Team General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UNI SA - Australia25:38:49 
2Sky Procycling0:01:02 
3RadioShack-Nissan  
4Lotto-Belisol  
5Katusha  
6AG2R La Mondiale  
7Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
8Rabobank  
9BMC  
10Euskaltel-Euskadi  
11Garmin-Barracuda  
12Movistar  
13FDJ - BigMat  
14Liquigas - Cannondale  
15Team Saxo Bank  
16Lampre - ISD  
17Vacansoleil -DCM  
18GreenEDGE0:06:42 
19Astana0:07:48 

 

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