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Amgen Tour of California 2010

Date range:
May 16-23, 2010

May 16, Stage 1: Nevada City - Sacramento 167.8km

Cavendish wins California opener

By:
Laura Weislo
Published:
May 17, 2010, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
May 17, 2010, 20:12 BST

Boonen crashes in sprint finish

Mark Cavendish claimed the opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California, being delivered to the line in an armchair ride from HTC-Columbia team-mate Mark Renshaw. Cavendish bested Saxo Bank's Juan Jose Haedo and BMC's Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in downtown Sacramento after 167.8km of racing. 

Garmin-Transition's Robbie Hunter eased up before the line and fell to fourth place on the stage, while Fly V Australia's Jonathan Cantwell claimed fifth.

Cavendish as always gave full credit to his team for delivering him to the win, and the tribute was fitting for this stage as Mark Renshaw not only dropped him at the perfect point, but the rest of the team kept him near the front in what was a hectic final 10km.

"We took control of the race all day," Cavendish said. "There were a couple teams that helped and a couple inexperienced teams that took over, but we're experienced and we knew when we had to take control. We got swamped a couple of times [toward the finish], but all I had to do was follow Renshaw's wheel and cross the line first, really.

"If I'm delivered to the right place then I will cross the line first,” he added. “The most satisfying thing about winning is knowing I can deliver to my team-mates who did the hard work."

The victory was only the third season win for the normally prolific British rider. His last came in the Tour of Romandy where he saluted with a rude gesture and was pulled from the race by his team.

"I was going to celebrate three wins this year [with a special salute], but I couldn't do it, so I just did a normal celebration," he said. "To be honest I don't think about my celebrations too often. I switch off my emotions during the race and it all comes out as I cross the line. It might look staged, but it's always pretty impromptu."

Cavendish explained that his relative lack of results so far this year was not just due to the tooth infection he suffered earlier in the year, but also because his season's plan was tailored to have a later peak for the Tour de France and the International Cycling Union (UCI) World Championships in October.

While he said his form is coming along, the beginning to the stage was a bit more difficult than a typical "sprint stage", featuring only one classified mountains but a number of hills that were not much easier in the first half of the stage.

"The course was hard. We were all saying to each other 'this is supposed to be a sprint stage?' But I can get over the climbs if I want to, and if there's a chance you can smell the finish line, then with the help of the team you can get there.

"The pressure's off for me now, from now on we'll be looking at the GC,” he added. “Mick Rogers is on some of the best form of his life, so hopefully we'll get some more stage wins - not only from me."

Cavendish also donned the overall leader's yellow jersey thanks to the time bonus on the line.

The closing circuits claimed numerous victims due to crashes, including Quick Step's Tom Boonen. The Belgian fell in the final kilometre and was seen favoring his shoulder as he slowly got up off the ground.

Neither Cavendish nor Haedo saw any of the chaos that was unfolding behind them as the wrecks split the peloton into several pieces on the last lap.

"I was immediately behind HTC-Columbia train and was so focused on Cavendish's wheel, I didn't hear or see anything," Haedo said. The Saxo Bank sprinter was a bit disappointed to miss out on the win, but was philosophical. "Naturally the goal was to win today, not only for the stage but to take over the leader's jersey. But to beat Mark Cavendish is not as easy as it looks on TV."

Cavendish attributed the wrecks to the nervous first stage where too many riders were taking risks. "The circuit itself wasn't dangerous, it was the mayhem that was going on that was dangerous.

"There were a lot of people dive-bombing in the corners,” added Cavendish. “I knew they were going to crash because of the number of people taking risks, but I suppose in my former years I did the same thing."

For Kristoff his third place finish was not only a massive feat just to avoid crashing and get into the jersey of best young rider, but also the biggest result of his career to date.

"I've won my national championships, but this is the best result of my career, and I'm very pleased with that,” said the Norwegian. “I think my level is getting better every year. I'm not so good in the climbs, so I don't expect to keep this more than one day."

Big crowds greet first stage

The Amgen Tour of California got off to a brilliant start, as the sunshine and warm weather of May was a welcome replacement for the cold rain of last year's start in February. A huge crowd was on hand to see the peloton off from the historic mining town of Nevada City for a deceivingly difficult stage down to Sacramento.

The 128-rider peloton hardly had time to get off the start line before Quick Step's star sprinter Tom Boonen had a flat. The race crossed the 0km mark still neutral as Boonen made his way back to the bunch, the riders perhaps thanking the Belgian champion for sparing them from having to race up the steep pitch out of downtown.

The break of the day went clear after a roll-out which included white-knuckle descents through the neighboring town of Grass Valley. It wasn't until the unclassified climb of Rattlesnake Road seven miles in that four riders managed to escape the clutches of the peloton on the ascent along the narrow, tree-lined country road.

Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank), Chad Beyer (BMC), Marc De Maar (United Healthcare) and Paul Mach (Bissell) were the lucky foursome, and while they were chased for a time by William Dicknson (Jelly Belly), Scott Stewart (Team Type 1) and Jay Robert Thomson (Fly V Australia), the chasers never made the junction on the dangerous, steep descent that followed the crest.

The four leaders gained a maximum of 5:50 minutes over the undulating first 30 miles of the stage. The HTC-Columbia team did the largest share of the work to control the gap in order to bring the race down to a sprint for its speedster Mark Cavendish.

The first sprint of the day went to Tjallingii, who also took third place behind Beyer and De Maar in the second intermediate sprint, thereby putting himself into a position for the sprint jersey.

On the first sole KOM of the day, a steep, heavily spectator-lined ascent from the American River, BMC's Mach claimed the maximum points over De Maar and earned the right to don the first mountains jersey.

The four came back together on the descent and continued to work well together through ranch country, passing rolling fields dotted by horses and cows. However, with the largely downhill profile heading to Sacramento, their lead began to drop steadily.

HTC-Columbia led the peloton, aided at times by Jelly Belly, Cervelo, Spidertech and Kelly Benefit Strategies teams, but the chasers let the quartet dangle off the front until the final 10 miles, slowly eating the advantage down into seconds rather than minutes. De Maar was the last aggressor and put in an attack as the four were finally caught before the start of three two-mile long finishing, but as the peloton entered downtown Sacramento it was gruppo compatto.

While the domestic teams had brief times at the front on the closing three circuits, it was all HTC-Columbia as the group went through with 1km to go. But as the last lap commenced, Saxo Bank came over the top with Jens Voigt and Fabian Cancellara powering to try and deliver Haedo to the line.

A crash on the final lap took out Andrew Pinfold (United Healthcare-Maxxis) before HTC-Columbia re-assembled and resumed controlling the pace.

Garmin's Robbie Hunter battled elbow to elbow with Theo Bos (Cervelo), Liquigas moved up Francesco Chicchi as crashes began to splinter the field in the turns on the final circuit. Crash victims included Tom Boonen, who won a stage in Sacramento in 2008, Stuart O'Grady of Saxo Bank, Dominique Rollin of Cervelo Test Team and BMC Racing Team's George Hincapie. The four riders, plus Pinfold, all returned to their bikes and finished the race.

But the sprinters were right where they needed to be, and Mark Renshaw delivered Cavendish across the line for his first stage of the Amgen Tour.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia 4:04:46  
2 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions    
5 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia    
6 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
7 Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
8 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
9 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step    
10 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
11 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
12 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo    
13 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia    
14 Martin Gilbert (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
15 Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia    
16 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
17 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia    
18 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia    
19 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
20 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia    
21 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
22 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Type 1    
23 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
24 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo Test Team    
25 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia    
26 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia    
27 Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell    
28 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
29 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
30 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
31 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions    
32 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
33 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
34 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
35 Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
36 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia    
37 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions    
38 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack    
39 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
40 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
41 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
42 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia    
44 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack    
45 Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack    
46 Zachary Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
47 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
48 Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
49 Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
50 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia    
51 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
52 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
53 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
54 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
55 Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1    
56 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
57 Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
58 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
59 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell    
60 Robert Britton (Can) Bissell    
61 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
62 Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
63 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
64 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell    
65 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1    
66 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
67 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
68 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
69 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
70 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
71 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
72 Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia    
73 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
74 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Fly V Australia    
75 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
76 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
77 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack    
78 Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia    
79 Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team    
80 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1    
81 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia    
82 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
83 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
84 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell    
85 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
86 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
87 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell    
88 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step    
89 Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team    
90 Bruno Langlois (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
91 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team    
92 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team    
93 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
94 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
95 Cody O'Reilly (USA) Bissell    
96 Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
97 Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
98 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1    
99 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
100 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
101 Daniel Holloway (USA) Bissell    
102 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Radioshack    
103 David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
104 Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
105 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
106 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
107 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
108 Francois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
109 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
110 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
111 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
112 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
113 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
114 Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
115 Matthew Crane (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
116 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
117 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 0:02:38  
118 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
119 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1    
120 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
121 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team    
122 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
123 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
124 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
125 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
126 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
127 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
DNF Jonathan Chodroff (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
Mountains
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell 6  pts
2 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis 5  
3 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
4 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 3  
5 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia 1  
Sprint 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 5  pts
2 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell 3  
3 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis 1  
Sprint 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 5  pts
2 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis 3  
3 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team HTC-Columbia 12:14:18  
2 BMC Racing Team    
3 Fly V Australia    
4 Liquigas-Doimo    
5 SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
6 Garmin-Transitions    
7 Quick Step    
8 Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Team Saxo Bank    
10 Team Radioshack    
11 Team Type 1    
12 Kelly Benefit Strategies    
13 Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
14 Bissell    
15 Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
16 Cervelo Test Team    
General Classification after Stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia 4:04:36  
2 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:04  
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:00:06  
4 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
5 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis 0:00:07  
6 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team    
7 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell 0:00:08  
8 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions 0:00:10  
9 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia    
10 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
11 Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
12 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
13 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step    
14 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
16 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo    
17 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia    
18 Martin Gilbert (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
19 Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia    
20 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
21 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia    
22 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia    
23 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
24 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia    
25 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
26 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Type 1    
27 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
28 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo Test Team    
29 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia    
30 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia    
31 Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell    
32 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
33 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
34 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
35 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions    
36 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
37 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
38 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
39 Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
40 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia    
41 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions    
42 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack    
43 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
44 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
45 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
46 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
47 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia    
48 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack    
49 Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack    
50 Zachary Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
51 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
52 Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
53 Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
54 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia    
55 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
56 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
57 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
58 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
59 Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1    
60 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
61 Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
62 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
63 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell    
64 Robert Britton (Can) Bissell    
65 Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
66 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
67 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell    
68 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1    
69 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
70 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
71 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
72 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
73 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
74 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
75 Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia    
76 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
77 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Fly V Australia    
78 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
79 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
80 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack    
81 Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia    
82 Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team    
83 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1    
84 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia    
85 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
86 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
87 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
88 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
89 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell    
90 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step    
91 Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team    
92 Bruno Langlois (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
93 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team    
94 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
95 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
96 Cody O'Reilly (USA) Bissell    
97 Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
98 Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
99 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1    
100 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
101 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
102 Daniel Holloway (USA) Bissell    
103 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Radioshack    
104 David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
105 Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
106 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
107 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
108 Francois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
109 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
110 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
111 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
112 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
113 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
114 Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
115 Matthew Crane (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
116 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
117 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
118 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1    
119 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
120 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team    
121 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
122 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
123 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
124 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
125 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
126 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
127 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 0:02:48  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell 6  pts
2 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis 5  
3 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
4 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 3  
5 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia 15  pts
2 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 12  
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team 10  
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions 7  
5 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
6 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia 6  
7 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 5  
8 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 5  
9 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis 4  
10 Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy 4  
11 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell 3  
12 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 3  
13 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step 2  
14 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team HTC-Columbia 12:14:18  
2 BMC Racing Team    
3 Fly V Australia    
4 Liquigas-Doimo    
5 SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy    
6 Garmin-Transitions    
7 Quick Step    
8 Rabobank Cycling Team    
9 Team Saxo Bank    
10 Team Radioshack    
11 Team Type 1    
12 Kelly Benefit Strategies    
13 Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda    
14 Bissell    
15 Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis    
16 Cervelo Test Team