Lancaster claims unplanned Santa Rosa stage win

Climbs break up field, Hincapie the loser

Australia's Brett Lancaster seized the overall lead of the Amgen Tour of California through a soggy victory on the line in Santa Rosa on stage two. The Cervelo TestTeam rider managed to hold off a surging Peter Sagan (Liquigas) at the finish line, while Rabobank's Lars Boom took third place from Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis).

Cervelo sport director Jean Paul van Poppel admitted the team hadn't planned on Lancaster racing for the stage win, but it worked out nicely for the team regardless. The strategy was to have Lancaster lead out teammate Heinrich Haussler instead. "[Haussler] was unlucky and had a mechanical problem, so he had to stop," said Van Poppel. "We put him back on his spare bike, it took a while to get him there. He finished in the group behind at 20 seconds [actually 1:17 - ed.], when he should have made it.

"It would have been Brett doing the lead out for Heino. Brett beat Sagan - a rider who's won already 4-5 races this year. I think he did a great job, it's not so easy. We knew this guy was fast, but Brett was faster today.

"We have the leader's jersey, so we have to put our heads together and see what the smart thing is to do," he added. "We know the team of Lance is controlling the race completely, and we know tomorrow is a hard finish. It's where Levi took his chance last year. We just have to stay with them and do our work when it's necessary, but maybe not taking the whole race on our shoulders. I don't think they expect that from us."

The victory is Lancaster's first since he won the Deutschland Tour's Prologue in Kitzbühel, Austria two years ago. The 30-year-old admitted he was uncertain of his form heading onto the finishing straight.

"It was so cold and windy today and I was super cold. But I took a jacket and started feeling comfortable," said Lancaster. "In the final I made it to the front group and was able to sprint. I was watching Sagan. He came up quite quick, but I think my timing was perfect and I was able to beat him by around a bike length.

"I wasn't sure about my form, I've been high altitude trading in Boulder and it's been a long time since my last win," he added.

For the second year in a row, the normally sunny and warm hometown of four-time winner Levi Leipheimer was drenched by a cold springtime rain for the finish of the stage finish.

The finishing sprint took place from a small peloton which had splintered on the double-whammy mountain sprints at 38 and 33km to go and was further reduced by a number of crashes on the treacherous descent from the final crest on Trinity Road.

It seemed as if every bend caused a minor disaster as riders slipped, took risks or just ran out of luck on the steep, twisty, poorly paved road.

All the ProTour teams kept their general classification riders positioned in the front split, with three-time winner Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack), Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia), Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), David Zabriskie and Tom Danielson (Garmin-Transitions) all making the group, while the morning's leader Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) and stage one crash victim Tom Boonen (Quick Step) rolled in some 15 minutes later considering themselves lucky to have escaped the carnage.

United Healthcare-Maxxis was the only domestic team to have its number one rider in the move, with Rory Sutherland putting himself into a prime position for the overall classification.

Notably absent from the leading group was BMC's captain George Hincapie, who was relegated to a chase group not far behind after coming to grief on the slippery descent.

The general classification lead passed on to Lancaster after his stage success, and the Cervelo rider now leads by a slim four seconds over Sagan and Menzies.

Of the top contenders, Rogers is placed best thanks to his attentive tenth place finish on the stage. Looking down the list, Radioshack has the most riders in the top 25, with Brajkovic, Leipheimer, Armstrong, Rubiera and Horner all at 10 seconds.

Radioshack director Johan Bruyneel drove his team to pull back the day's breakaway not long after the final climb, and said after the stage that he knew that as race favourites everyone would look to his team to control the race.

"We had two different scenarios: number one was that if there was a bigger break we have someone represented so that we can use that not to work, and anyone else that doesn't have someone in the break would have to work," said Bruyneel. "The second scenario was that if it was a small group and easy to control - knowing that most of the sprinters wouldn't make it over those climbs and we also knew that they wouldn't work during the stage."

Not relying on the other teams to keep the break in check, Radioshack kept the five-man move at a reasonable four to five minutes before the final climbs approached and then put in a surge to both split the peloton and reel in the breakaway.

The team had the extra added bonus of having a local on their squad, and the information Leipheimer was able to relay helped the team place itself in a good position.

"We came over the last two climbs and it was our objective to have the majority of the team in the front and avoid any crashes or splits in the peloton. We of course had the advantage to have a guy like Levi who knows this parcours, and so it turned out really well with 25 riders in the front and five of us there. It was a good result."

While Leipheimer is well positioned to repeat his successful attack on the Bonny Doon climb tomorrow on the stage to Santa Cruz, Garmin-Transitions also has four riders well placed in the GC: Zabriskie, Danielson, Ryder Hesjedal and Peter Stetina. Saxo Bank has Andre Steensen, Jens Voigt and Andy Schleck well placed.

Dreary déjà vu on stage two

The Amgen Tour of California's second stage kicked off from Davis, the home of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, just as a light drizzle started to fall. All 128 riders took the start, with yesterday's crash victims Boonen and United Healthcare's Andrew Pinfold favoring their road-rash on the rapid roll-out.

The flat exit from the cycling-crazy town saw strong cross-winds, intermittent rain and a flurry of attacks punish the peloton in the first few miles. With the first sprint of the day coming early at kilometre 22, it seemed as if the peloton would stay together to contest the bonus seconds on the line.

However, the day saw its first breakaway form just prior to the town of Winters, a little more than five kilometres from the sprint. Karl Menzies (Unitedhealthcare-Maxxis), Jay Robert Thomson (Fly V Australia), Michael Friedman (Jelly Belly-Kenda), Andrew Randell (SpiderTech-Planet Energy) and Thomas Rabou (Team Type 1) the fortunate five who fought for the four mountain sprints and two intermediate sprints on offer.

Menzies, one of the hard men of the domestic peloton, bounced back from his run-in with the HTC-Columbia team bus on stage one to claim the bonus sprint in Winters, and as the bunch behind settled in for a day at a leisurely pace, the five were allowed to power ahead toward the hills lining the Napa Valley.

The five men gained a maximum of 6:40 minutes on the peloton over the relatively flat first half of the stage, but as the mountains came higher and quicker, the gap steadily dropped under the pressure first of the HTC-Columbia and then the Radioshack team.

The rain, which had come lightly on and off until the mid-point of the stage, began to fall in earnest as the riders hit the second mountain sprint. Rabou, who had nabbed the first category four mountain prime 34km also claimed the second larger climb at 102.3km on Howell Mountain and the final pair, the new Oakville Grade ascent and the classic Trinity Road climb with 33km to go.

Menzies was set to take second overall, having taken both intermediate sprints along the way and survived the steep switchbacks of Trinity Road with Rabou as Friedman, Thomson and Randell fell back to the chasing group.

Rabou and Menzies stayed together over the top before the elite chasing group made contact, but the duo's luck ended there as Radioshack and Garmin-Transitions had the stretched the peloton to the breaking point on the Trinity Road climb and made contact with just over the top.

With Mark Cavendish absent from the front group and rapidly losing time on the tricky, wet and rough descent, the new leader would come from the 25-man group. As the leaders entered downtown Santa Rosa, Menzies crashed in the final kilometres on the rain slicked roads. He was inconsolable at the finish as all he had to do to take the yellow jersey was to finish third on the stage.

The win and the yellow jersey instead fell to Lancaster, who took the 10 second bonus on the line.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team4:38:48 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo  
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
4Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
5Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
6Francois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
7Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions  
9Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
10Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
11Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
12Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
13Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
14Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
15Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
16Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
18Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack  
19Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia  
20Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
21Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
22Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
23David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
24Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1  
25Paul Mach (USA) Bissell  
26Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
27Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack  
28Aaron Kemps (Aus) Fly V Australia0:01:17 
29Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
30Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
31Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
32Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
33Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia  
35Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
36George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
37Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia  
38Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
39Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
40Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell  
41Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
42Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
43Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
44Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
45Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia0:02:10 
46Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda0:02:47 
47Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
48Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
49Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1  
50Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
51Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda0:02:52 
52Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team0:07:14 
53David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
54Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia0:07:53 
55Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda0:09:11 
56Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team  
57Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell0:09:39 
58Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:09:58 
59Robert Britton (Can) Bissell0:10:34 
60Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell  
61Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
62Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team  
63Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
64Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
65Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
66Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
67Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
68Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia  
69Christopher Baldwin (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
70Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
71Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:12:07 
72Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
73Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia  
74Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia  
75Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team0:15:02 
76David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
77Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
78Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
79Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
80Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
81Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
82Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia  
83Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
84Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
85Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
86Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:17:20 
88Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions  
89Daniel Holloway (USA) Bissell  
90Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
91Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
92Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia  
93Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
94Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
95Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
96Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
97Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
98William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
99Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
100Ken Hanson (USA) Team Type 1  
101Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo Test Team  
102Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
103Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1  
104Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team  
105Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
106Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
107Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1  
108Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
109Martin Gilbert (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
110Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
111Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack  
112Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
113Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell  
114Bruno Langlois (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
115Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack  
116Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
117Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
118Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell  
119Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
120Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
121Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
122Matthew Crane (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
123Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:17:28 
124Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 10:17:58 
125Zachary Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:17:20 
HDSean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
DNFAndrew Pinfold (Can) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
Mountains - CA 128
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 14 pts
2Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis3 
3Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia2 
4Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy1 
Mountains - Howell Mountain Rd.
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 18 pts
2Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis7 
3Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy6 
4Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia5 
5Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda3 
Mountains - Oakwin,CA
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 16 pts
2Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis5 
3Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia4 
4Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy3 
5Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda1 
Mountains - Trinity Grade
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 18 pts
2Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis7 
3Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack6 
4Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack5 
5Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack3 
Points - Winters, CA
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis5 pts
2Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 13 
3Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy1 
Points - Angwin,CA
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis5 pts
2Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 13 
3Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy1 
Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team15 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo12 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
4Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis7 
5Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 
6Francois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy5 
7Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack4 
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions3 
9Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia2 
10Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo4:38:48 
2Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
3Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
4Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:17 
5Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
6Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
7Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy0:07:14 
9Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda0:09:11 
10Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:34 
11Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
12Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia  
13David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:15:02 
14Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
15Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Daniel Holloway (USA) Bissell0:17:20 
17Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
18Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
19Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
20Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
21Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
22Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell  
23Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
HDSean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis13:56:24 
2Team RadioShack  
3Team Saxo bank  
4Garmin - Transitions  
5Liquigas - Doimo0:01:17 
6Team HTC - Columbia  
7BMC Racing Team0:02:34 
8Fly V Australia  
9Team Type 1  
10Rabobank0:04:04 
11SpiderTech presented by Planet Energy0:08:31 
12Cervélo Test Team0:10:28 
13Bissell Pro Cycling0:10:56 
14Kelly Benefits Strategies / Medifast0:13:24 
15Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:14:50 
16Quick Step0:31:21 
General Classification after Stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team8:43:24 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:04 
3Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
4Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:06 
5Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1  
6Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis0:00:07 
7Paul Mach (USA) Bissell0:00:08 
8Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:10 
9Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
10Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions  
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
12Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
13Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
14Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
15Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
16David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
17Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack  
18Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack  
19Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
20Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
21Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
22Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia  
23Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
24Francois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
25Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
26Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
27Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
28Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:01:27 
29Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
30Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia  
31Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
32Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia  
33Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
35Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
36Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
37Aaron Kemps (Aus) Fly V Australia  
38Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
39Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
40Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell  
41Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
42George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
44Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
45Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia0:02:20 
46Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:57 
47Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
48Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
49Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1  
50Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
51Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda0:03:02 
52Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team0:07:24 
53David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
54Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia0:08:03 
55Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda0:09:21 
56Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team  
57Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell0:09:49 
58Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:10:08 
59Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:10:38 
60Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:40 
61Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:41 
62Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy0:10:42 
63Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell0:10:44 
64Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
65Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia  
66Robert Britton (Can) Bissell  
67Christopher Baldwin (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
68Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
69Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team  
70Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
71Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia0:12:17 
72Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia  
73Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
74Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
75Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:15:08 
76Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:15:12 
77Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia  
78Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
79Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
80Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
81Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
82David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
83Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
84Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team  
85Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
86Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
87Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia0:17:20 
88Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions0:17:30 
89Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
90Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
91Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia  
92Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
93Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
94Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
95Ken Hanson (USA) Team Type 1  
96Martin Gilbert (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
97Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
98Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo Test Team  
99Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
100Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
101Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
102Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
103Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1  
104Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
105Zachary Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
106Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
107Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell  
108Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
109Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
110Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1  
111Daniel Holloway (USA) Bissell  
112Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team  
113Bruno Langlois (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
114Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
115Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
116Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack  
117Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell  
118William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
119Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
120Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
121Matthew Crane (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
122Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:17:38 
123Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:17:50 
124Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 10:18:08 
125Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack0:20:07 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team15 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia15 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo12 
4Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank12 
5Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis10 
6Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team10 
8Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis7 
9Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions7 
10Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
11Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 16 
12Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 
13Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia6 
14Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
15Francois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy5 
16Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team5 
17Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis4 
18Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack4 
19Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy4 
20Paul Mach (USA) Bissell3 
21Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions3 
22Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step3 
23Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia2 
24Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy2 
25Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step2 
26Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia1 
27Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 126 pts
2Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis22 
3Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia11 
4Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy10 
5Paul Mach (USA) Bissell6 
6Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack6 
7Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis5 
8Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack5 
9Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
10Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda4 
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack3 
12Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
13Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo8:43:28 
2Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:06 
3Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
4Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis0:01:23 
5Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
6Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
7Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy0:07:20 
9Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda0:09:17 
10Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:37 
11Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:40 
12Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia  
13Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:15:04 
14David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:15:08 
15Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:17:26 
17Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
18Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
19Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
20Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
21Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
22Daniel Holloway (USA) Bissell  
23Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis26:10:42 
2Team RadioShack  
3Team Saxo bank  
4Garmin - Transitions  
5Team HTC - Columbia0:01:17 
6Liquigas - Doimo  
7BMC Racing Team0:02:34 
8Fly V Australia  
9Team Type 1  
10Rabobank0:04:04 
11SpiderTech presented by Planet Energy0:08:31 
12Cervélo Test Team0:10:28 
13Bissell Pro Cycling0:10:56 
14Kelly Benefits Strategies / Medifast0:13:24 
15Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:14:50 
16Quick Step0:31:21 
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