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) Team Result
1 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 3:58:35  
2 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 0:01:02  
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE    
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar    
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
6 Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha    
7 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC    
8 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
9 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
10 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
11 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE    
12 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil -DCM    
13 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
14 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
15 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
16 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
17 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
18 Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha    
19 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas - Cannondale    
20 Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
21 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
23 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha    
24 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
25 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ - BigMat    
26 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda    
28 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC    
29 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank    
30 Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
31 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
32 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
33 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar    
34 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil -DCM    
35 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
36 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol    
37 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
38 Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar    
39 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC    
40 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
41 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
43 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
44 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
45 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
46 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD    
47 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
48 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
49 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
50 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
51 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol    
52 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda    
53 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
54 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM    
55 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar    
56 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda    
57 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
58 Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
59 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
60 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank    
61 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM    
62 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
63 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar    
64 Vincente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto-Belisol    
65 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
66 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
67 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:01:20  
68 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:24  
69 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Astana 0:01:28  
70 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
71 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:01:35  
72 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha    
73 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM 0:01:39  
74 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC 0:01:52  
75 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:58  
76 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 0:02:06  
77 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:02:09  
78 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:02:33  
79 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:03:55  
80 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
81 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM    
82 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana    
83 Jonas Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
84 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:29  
85 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana    
86 Adrián Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:43  
87 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:05:23  
88 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank 0:06:28  
89 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
90 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:06:42  
91 Matt Goss (Aus) GreenEDGE    
92 David Lopez (Spa) Movistar 0:08:09  
93 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:09:11  
94 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE 0:13:27  
95 Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE    
96 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
97 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
98 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) GreenEDGE    
99 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE    
100 Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
101 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
102 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
103 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
104 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank    
105 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC    
106 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC    
107 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
108 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
109 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat    
110 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
111 Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
112 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar    
113 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC    
114 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
115 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
116 Dmitri Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
117 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
118 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
119 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda    
120 Mattéo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
121 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana    
122 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank 0:16:17  
123 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM    
124 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
125 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
126 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
127 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
128 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol    
129 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda    
130 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
131 Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:23:50  
DNS Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
DNS Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
Stage finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 15  pts
2 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 14  
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE 13  
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar 12  
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 11  
6 Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha 10  
7 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC 9  
8 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 8  
9 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 7  
10 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda 6  
Mt Torrens (23.7km)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC 5  pts
2 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 3  
3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 2  
Balhannah (62.4km)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC 5  pts
2 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 3  
3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 2  
Lenswood (Cat 2 at 46.7km)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 10  pts
2 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC 6  
3 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
4 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 3:59:37  
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
3 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE    
4 Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
5 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
6 Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
7 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
9 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
10 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
11 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
12 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank    
13 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar    
14 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:18  
15 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:26  
16 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:00:33  
17 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:31  
18 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:02:53  
19 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana    
20 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:27  
21 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:04:21  
22 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE 0:12:25  
23 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
24 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE    
25 Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
26 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC    
28 Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
29 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
30 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
31 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:15:15  
32 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
Team Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 UNI SA - Australia 11:57:49  
2 RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:02  
3 Katusha    
4 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
5 Sky Procycling    
6 BMC    
7 Garmin-Barracuda    
8 Movistar    
9 Rabobank    
10 Team Saxo Bank    
11 AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Vacansoleil -DCM    
13 FDJ - BigMat    
14 Liquigas - Cannondale    
15 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
16 Lampre - ISD    
17 Lotto-Belisol    
18 GreenEDGE 0:06:42  
19 Astana 0:07:48  
General Classification after stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC 8:33:05  
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:02  
3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 0:00:04  
4 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE 0:00:08  
5 Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:00:09  
6 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha 0:00:10  
7 Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha 0:00:12  
8 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
9 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
10 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
11 Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
12 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
13 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
14 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
15 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil -DCM    
16 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha    
17 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
18 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
19 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC    
20 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar    
21 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
22 Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha    
23 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil -DCM    
24 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
25 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
26 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
27 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
28 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas - Cannondale    
29 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol    
30 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
31 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
32 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
33 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
34 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
35 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC    
36 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank    
37 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar    
38 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda    
39 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
40 Vincente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto-Belisol    
41 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
42 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ - BigMat    
43 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
44 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD    
45 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
46 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
48 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE    
49 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
50 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda    
51 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
52 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM    
53 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar    
54 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar    
55 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
56 Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar    
57 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
58 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank    
59 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
60 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
61 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
62 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda    
63 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM    
64 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
65 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:30  
66 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:00:36  
67 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Astana 0:00:38  
68 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:00:45  
69 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha    
70 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM 0:00:49  
71 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC 0:01:02  
72 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:08  
73 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 0:01:16  
74 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:19  
75 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:43  
76 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:54  
77 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM 0:03:04  
78 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:03:05  
79 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
80 Jonas Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
81 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana    
82 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda 0:03:06  
83 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:08  
84 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana 0:03:39  
85 Adrián Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:53  
86 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank 0:05:38  
87 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
88 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:05:52  
89 Matt Goss (Aus) GreenEDGE    
90 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:23  
91 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:07:00  
92 David Lopez (Spa) Movistar 0:07:19  
93 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:08:21  
94 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:12:31  
95 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat 0:12:33  
96 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:37  
97 Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
98 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
99 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
100 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
101 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar    
102 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
103 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
104 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC    
105 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
106 Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
107 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
108 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
109 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) GreenEDGE    
110 Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE    
111 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC    
112 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE    
113 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE    
114 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
115 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana    
116 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
117 Dmitri Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
118 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC    
119 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank    
120 Mattéo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
121 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda 0:14:57  
122 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda 0:15:27  
123 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
124 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
125 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
126 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
127 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
128 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol    
129 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM    
130 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank 0:17:45  
131 Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:23:00  
Jayco Sprints Overall Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 21  pts
2 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC 20  
3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 18  
4 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 15  
5 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 14  
6 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE 13  
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat 13  
8 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 12  
9 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar 12  
10 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 11  
11 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 11  
12 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 10  
13 Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha 10  
14 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 9  
15 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC 9  
16 Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha 8  
17 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 8  
18 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 7  
19 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank 7  
20 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda 6  
21 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
22 Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 5  
23 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha 3  
24 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM 2  
Škoda King of the Mountains Overall Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 10  pts
2 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC 8  
3 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
4 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM 3  
5 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM 2  
6 Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 1  
Cycle Instead Young Rider Final Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 8:33:09  
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:00:05  
3 Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:08  
4 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
6 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
7 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
8 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE    
9 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar    
10 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank    
11 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
12 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
13 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:26  
14 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:00:41  
15 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:39  
16 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:03:01  
17 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana    
18 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda 0:03:02  
19 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:04  
20 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:19  
21 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:06:56  
22 Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:12:33  
23 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
24 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
25 Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
26 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat    
27 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE    
28 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE    
29 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
30 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC    
31 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:15:23  
32 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
Brilliant Blend Team General Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 UNI SA - Australia 25:38:49  
2 Sky Procycling 0:01:02  
3 RadioShack-Nissan    
4 Lotto-Belisol    
5 Katusha    
6 AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
8 Rabobank    
9 BMC    
10 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
11 Garmin-Barracuda    
12 Movistar    
13 FDJ - BigMat    
14 Liquigas - Cannondale    
15 Team Saxo Bank    
16 Lampre - ISD    
17 Vacansoleil -DCM    
18 GreenEDGE 0:06:42  
19 Astana 0:07:48  

 

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