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Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2011

Date range:
April 4- 9, 2011

April 07, Stage 4: Amurrio - Eibar (Arrate) 179km

Sanchez prevails in Eibar

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
April 07, 2011, 16:36 BST,
Updated:
April 07, 2011, 20:44 BST

GC battle still a matter of fractions of seconds

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) gave something for the thousands of Basque cycling fans to celebrate at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco on Thursday by winning the fourth stage from Amurrio to Eibar with a late attack on the descent to the finish.

Sanchez made his move in the final kilometre after a series of attacks on the steep final climb had selected a high quality front group but failed to eliminate any of the main contenders. He won on the same stage finish last year to make a rare double.

Sanchez caught his rivals by surprise and dived through several fast corners to finish a few metres ahead of Andreas Klöden (RadioShack) and Alexandre Vinokourov.

Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) and Chris Horner (RadioShack) were just behind and finished in the same time. With no time bonuses awarded at stage finishes, Rodriguez kept the overall race lead. Klöden and Sanchez are second and third in the same time, with Horner fourth at just one second. Hesjedal is fifth at six seconds and Vinokourov is tenth at 10 seconds.

Friday’s stage to Zalla is not expected to spark any major changes, meaning overall victory will be decided in Saturday’s 27km time trial.

“When I saw I couldn’t get time during the stage to try and get the lead, I thought I'd go for the stage win and leave it at that,” Sanchez explained on Spanish television.

“I was lucky, maybe, but knowing the climb and being a bit cunning made for a big difference. I didn't feel at all good on the climb. The heat was really bad, we all suffered a lot. I want to dedicate this win to the Basque fans that always support our team in good times and bad.”

Rodriguez pulled on the yellow jersey and seemed happy just to hold onto it for another day. He must know that Klöden, Sanchez, and the others are all better time triallists and will surely take time out of him on Saturday.

“It's going to be very hard defending this jersey in the final time trial but I'll give it everything. I'm guessing tomorrow there'll be a breakaway and then I'll start the time trial as leader,” he said.

“The heat was tough for everybody, I'd have liked to have attacked but I lacked the jump in my legs and so rode more defensively.”

Hard racing in the hills and heat

The Vuelta al Pais Vasco is known for its rain-soaked stages and hilly roads but yet again this year, the sun was shining on the riders at the start in Amurrio, although the riders faced seven nasty categorised climbs and dozens of other short climbs as the stage winds through the hills and valleys to Eibar.

After a fast start and several attacks, the early break of the day formed at the 21km mark when Michael Albasini (HTC-Highroad), Maxim Belkov (Vacansoleil) and Sánchez Pimienta (Caja Rural) got away. The peloton, and especially the Katusha team of race leader Joaquin Rodriguez, was happy to let them go and they gradually built a double digit lead.

At 74km it touched a massive 12:20 but that was as high as it got, as Euskaltel-Euskadi accepted responsibility for the chase and gathered on the front. Katusha also did their bit and the gap fell as the kilometres ticked down and the climbs were covered.

David Arroyo (Movistar), Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha), Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) tried to go across to the break with 35km to go but they were given little freedom and were quickly pulled back as Euskaltel-Euskadi rode on the front to set up Sanchez. Eddie Ratto (Geox-TMC) tried to go across on the descent to Eibar before the final climb but he was quickly caught too as Jens Voigt pulled everything together to set up the Schleck brothers.

The race came back together at the very foot of the Alto de Usartza, ready for the big show down, but quickly split again as the gradient reared its head and began to hurt. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) was soon struggling and other names fell out the back on the 8% climb, including Tony Martin and Jurgen Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto).

Frank Schleck (Leopard Trek) was the first to make a serious move with five kilometres to go. He surged away with his jersey flapping in the wind and was quickly joined by Xavier Tondo (Movistar). They opened a 15-secopnd gap as the other overall contenders hesitated and saved their best for nearer the summit. It proved the best way to race because Schleck quickly lost contact with Tondo and was then almost dropped near the summit after his huge effort.

Tondo fought on through the huge crowds in the final three kilometres of the climb and looked good but behind strong attacks by Vinokourov and Sanchez cut into his lead. He made it over the top of the climb but the chasers had him in their sights during the three kilometres of flat road and descent to the finish.

Schleck made a late attack just before the final kilometre and was followed by Vinokourov but they were pulled back because nobody wanted to lose contact.

Suddenly Sanchez made his move in the shadow of the trees. He got a few metres advantage at the front and caught the others by surprise. Klöden went after him and the others followed but they were too late to stop the adopted Basque rider from crossing the line first and taking the cheers of the crowd. Sanchez may have been born in the Asturias region of Spain but after spending his entire career with Euskaltel-Euskadi, this was a win for the Basque Country.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4:42:34  
2 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
3 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
6 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team    
7 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack    
8 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
10 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
11 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
12 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:32  
13 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC    
14 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:00:47  
15 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
17 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:51  
18 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:16  
19 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:01:22  
20 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural    
21 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
22 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:01:25  
23 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:30  
24 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana    
25 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
26 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:43  
27 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
28 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
29 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
30 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
31 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
32 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad 0:01:51  
33 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:55  
34 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack    
36 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:06  
37 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:02  
38 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
39 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
40 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
41 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
42 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
43 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
44 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
45 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
46 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
47 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:03:32  
48 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
49 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural    
50 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:04:27  
51 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
52 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
53 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
54 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
55 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:05:00  
56 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural 0:05:01  
57 Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC 0:06:03  
58 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
59 Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard    
60 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team    
61 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
62 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
63 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:09  
64 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
65 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
66 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:06:51  
67 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 0:07:37  
68 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
69 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
70 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:58  
71 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
72 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:07:59  
73 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
74 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:08:46  
75 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:35  
76 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:10:17  
77 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
78 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:22  
79 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:11:40  
80 Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
81 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:12:03  
82 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 0:12:49  
83 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 0:13:22  
84 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:45  
85 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack    
86 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling 0:16:59  
87 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
88 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team    
89 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
90 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
91 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
92 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC    
93 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
94 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural    
95 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
96 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
97 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
98 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
99 Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team    
100 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana    
101 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
102 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard    
103 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
104 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
105 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
106 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
107 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team    
108 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
109 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad    
110 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
111 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural    
112 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
113 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD    
114 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
115 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre - ISD    
116 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
117 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
118 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
119 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
120 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
121 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
122 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
123 Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek    
124 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
125 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
126 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling    
127 Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
128 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
129 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 0:21:31  
130 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
131 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
132 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
133 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
134 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
135 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
136 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC    
137 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
138 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
139 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
140 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
141 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
142 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
143 Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:23:43  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 25  pts
2 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 20  
3 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 16  
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 14  
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 12  
6 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
7 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 9  
8 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 8  
9 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 7  
10 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 6  
11 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 5  
12 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 4  
13 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 3  
14 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 2  
15 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Alto De Kanpazar (Cat 2) km. 85
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 6  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
3 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
4 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1  
Alto De Karabieta (Cat 2) km. 118
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 6  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
3 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
4 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1  
Alto De Miota (Cat 3) km. 129
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 3  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
3 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Alto De Areitio (Cat 3) km. 136
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 3  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
3 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Alto De Ixua (Cat 1) km. 148
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 10  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 8  
3 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
4 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
5 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 2  
6 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 1  
Alto De San Miguel (Cat 2) km. 159
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 6  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
3 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 1  
Alto De Usartza (Cat 1) km. 178
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team 10  pts
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 8  
3 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 6  
4 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 4  
5 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
6 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 1  
Sprint 1 - Eibar, km. 140.7
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 2  
3 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Sprint 2 - Etxebarria, km. 154.8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
3 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 1  
Sprint 3 - Eibark, km. 170.8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
3 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 14:07:42  
2 Team RadioShack 0:01:55  
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:30  
4 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:53  
5 Katusha Team 0:04:45  
6 Leopard Trek 0:04:48  
7 Lampre - ISD 0:06:28  
8 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:07:34  
9 Pro Team Astana 0:07:39  
10 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:08:18  
11 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:09:05  
12 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:12  
13 Sky Procycling 0:09:24  
14 Caja Rural 0:09:55  
15 HTC-Highroad 0:11:15  
16 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:11:30  
17 AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:20  
18 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:16:44  
19 Geox-TMC 0:18:38  
20 BMC Racing Team 0:21:23  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 17:12:43  
2 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
3 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
4 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 0:00:01  
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:06  
6 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team    
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
9 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:09  
10 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:00:10  
11 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:00:18  
12 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:01:03  
13 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:23  
14 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:26  
15 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:29  
16 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:34  
17 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:48  
18 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:49  
19 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 0:02:13  
20 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:17  
21 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:02:28  
22 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural 0:02:40  
23 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad 0:02:58  
24 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:03:07  
25 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:03:22  
26 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 0:03:44  
27 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:04:05  
28 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:05:22  
29 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:01  
30 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:06:02  
31 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:03  
32 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:28  
33 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural 0:06:29  
34 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:06:45  
35 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural 0:07:02  
36 Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC 0:07:36  
37 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack 0:08:01  
38 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:26  
39 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:10:45  
40 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:01  
41 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:11:07  
42 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:10  
43 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:12:16  
44 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:50  
45 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:13:17  
46 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:13:47  
47 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:13:50  
48 Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:13:53  
49 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:14:08  
50 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:15:09  
51 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:15:23  
52 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:15:32  
53 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:15:59  
54 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:27  
55 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:16:53  
56 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:16:58  
57 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana 0:17:04  
58 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:21  
59 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:17:41  
60 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad 0:18:36  
61 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team 0:18:59  
62 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:19:03  
63 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:19:06  
64 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:19:39  
65 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:20:48  
66 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:20:53  
67 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:21:11  
68 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:21:21  
69 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:22:12  
70 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:22:26  
71 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:23:21  
72 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:24:01  
73 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 0:24:26  
74 Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:25:05  
75 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:25:34  
76 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling 0:25:56  
77 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:26:06  
78 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:27:12  
79 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:27:51  
80 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:28:08  
81 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:28:20  
82 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:28:48  
83 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:29:04  
84 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:29:54  
85 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:30:30  
86 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:31:04  
87 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:31:16  
88 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:31:50  
89 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:33:26  
90 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:33:45  
91 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:34:39  
92 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:35:13  
93 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:36:25  
94 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:36:34  
95 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:37:36  
96 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:39:25  
97 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:39:33  
98 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 0:40:34  
99 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek 0:40:55  
100 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:42:12  
101 Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:42:47  
102 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:43:17  
103 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:43:31  
104 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
105 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
106 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:43:32  
107 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:44:04  
108 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:44:05  
109 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:44:28  
110 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD 0:45:05  
111 Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:45:18  
112 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:45:21  
113 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
114 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:45:26  
115 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:45:31  
116 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:45:44  
117 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:46:02  
118 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:47:55  
119 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:47:58  
120 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 0:49:07  
121 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:50:39  
122 Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek    
123 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:50:49  
124 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:51:05  
125 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:51:28  
126 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:53:14  
127 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:53:24  
128 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:53:57  
129 Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:54:42  
130 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana 0:57:40  
131 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:58:38  
132 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:59:05  
133 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
134 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 0:59:18  
135 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack 0:59:44  
136 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad 1:00:22  
137 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 1:00:56  
138 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre - ISD 1:02:58  
139 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural 1:03:45  
140 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 1:06:38  
141 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:08:20  
142 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 1:08:47  
143 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 1:12:51  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 56  pts
2 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 51  
3 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 50  
4 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 43  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 43  
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 33  
7 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 27  
8 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 21  
9 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team 20  
10 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 20  
11 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 18  
12 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 18  
13 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 16  
14 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 16  
15 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14  
16 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 12  
17 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
18 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 11  
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 10  
20 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 10  
21 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural 10  
22 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 9  
23 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 8  
24 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 7  
25 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 5  
26 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
27 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 4  
28 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
29 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
30 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
31 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 2  
32 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
33 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 1  
34 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 34  pts
2 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 26  
3 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 24  
4 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 21  
5 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 17  
6 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 16  
7 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 14  
8 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14  
9 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
10 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 11  
11 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
12 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 9  
13 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 8  
14 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 8  
15 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 7  
16 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 7  
17 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 6  
18 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 6  
19 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack 4  
20 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 4  
21 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 4  
22 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
23 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
24 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
25 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 2  
26 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
27 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team 2  
28 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 2  
29 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2  
30 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 2  
31 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 1  
32 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 1  
33 Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC 1  
34 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 1  
35 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 1  
36 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 1  
37 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 13  pts
2 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 9  
4 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack 6  
5 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
6 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 5  
7 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 4  
8 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
9 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
10 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
11 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3  
12 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team 2  
13 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2  
14 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 1  
15 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
16 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 51:38:28  
2 Team RadioShack 0:04:47  
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:05:00  
4 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:04  
5 Katusha Team 0:06:06  
6 Leopard Trek 0:06:40  
7 Lampre - ISD 0:09:03  
8 Pro Team Astana 0:12:14  
9 Sky Procycling 0:12:28  
10 Caja Rural 0:15:52  
11 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:17:13  
12 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:18:36  
13 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:18:44  
14 HTC-Highroad 0:19:28  
15 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:19:38  
16 Geox-TMC 0:26:16  
17 AG2R La Mondiale 0:27:55  
18 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:29:33  
19 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:30:30  
20 BMC Racing Team 1:01:50