Sagan takes Liquigas' winning streak to three

Rogers keeps lead

Liquigas-Doimo's Peter Sagan claimed his second consecutive stage win of the Amgen Tour of California, proving himself once again to be the fastest sprinter of the race as well as one of the few men able to stay with the climbers when it matters most. His victory, the third consecutive win for his Italian team, gave Sagan a time bonus that moved him up into third place overall.

After seven classified climbs, 217.7km and many thousands of feet of vertical ascents, Sagan topped UnitedHealtcare-Maxxis' Rory Sutherland and yellow jersey Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) in the literally breathtaking sprint at 7,000 feet.

"I'm very happy - I already had one win, but to add another - I'm really happy," said Sagan, speaking in Italian through a translator. "It's never easy to win, even against climbers. You never take it for granted, but I know I'm pretty fast from a small group."

He pulled himself ahead of Radioshack's Levi Leipheimer on the general classification, but played down his abilities in the test of truth. "My time trial abilities in a longer time trial like this are not quite honed yet. I'll take it day by day and see tomorrow," he said.

His previous four victories in his neo-professional season have surely proven Sagan as a rider not just for the future, but of the present. But the Slovakian said he is still aiming to improve and looking for good performances at the Tour de Suisse next month.

Leipheimer stayed in close contact with his general classification rivals, taking fourth in the sprint from a select group of contenders and their key helpers.

Rogers eked out four seconds over David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) with the time bonus for third place, and now heads into the Los Angeles time trial with a razor thin edge over two of the world's best time trialists.

"Sagan showed his class by winning two stages including the queen stage," said Rogers. "I saw him there at the top of the last climb and started concentrating on second. A guy that's as fast as him in the finish is always hard to beat.

"The last 800m were pretty tough, it was kind of a headwind and uphill," Rogers said. "After 14,000 of vertical gain on the stage and six hours on the course, I found myself on the front. I didn't want to go too early because if you go too early all it takes is one guy from behind. I kind of waited until 300m and Peter opened his sprint."

Sagan added to his lead in the points classification as well as padding his advantage in the best young rider competition, where he leads over Garmin-Transition's Peter Stetina.

De Maar de man for UnitedHealthcare

Sutherland made the biggest gains on the general classification with his second place finish of the day. His team-mate Marc De Maar sits in sixth after rolling in with the lead group.

But the story of De Maar doesn't end there, as his solo attack in the final 25km put the yellow jersey under pressure. The Pair are the best placed of the Continental riders in the race, and Sutherland indicated it isn't a fluke that he and his team-mate are in such a good position.

"I think just because you've raced domestically doesn't mean you can't do well,” he said. “It's been proven enough if you try and keep trying and you put yourself in a position to do it you will get fantastic opportunities to do well or win stages.

"Our sponsors don't put in as much as the ProTour teams', but it doesn't mean we care any less,” he added. “To be able to get up in there again - although not quite in first place again - is fantastic and bodes well for racing in the US."

Sutherland thanked De Maar for potentially sacrificing his good position to help Sutherland on the finish of the stage. "I'm lucky to have a fantastic team-mate willing to kill himself for 20km knowing he won't make it to the line,” said Sutherland. “He took a lot of stress off me. HTC, Garmin and Radioshack were watching each other and probably forgot Marc was fifth on GC. It gave me a perfect run in - I knew which wheel I had to be on, but I just couldn't come off it."

De Maar, one of the revelations of the race, said he felt good throughout the day and really wanted the stage win. "I wasn't thinking so much about the overall,” he said. “I felt so good on the climb today so I thought that would be a good opportunity to take a stage win here.

"It was a really good day for our team. Rory and I are riding well and both closer in the overall."

Despite the strong performances of the Unitedhealthcare duo, Rogers later said he knew well where De Maar was on general classification and was never threatened by the move. "I put two guys on the front and didn't let it go out too far. That's the big advantage of having a few team-mates there to close the gaps. Teejay and Tony did a great job."

The team also had to match numerous attacks from Radioshack and Garmin-Transitions in the finale, but Rogers was satisfied with how the day turned out. "We had the jersey pretty much under control,” he said. “Garmin threw everything they had at us, Radioshack the same. But we took everything that they threw at us and still have the jersey."

Taming the big bear

The Amgen Tour of California's queen stage to Big Bear Lake turned out to be not so much a test of pure strength for the general classification leaders but one of tactics and team depth. Despite several attacks from the teammates of the top riders on general classification, the favorites themselves bided their time and kept an elite group together to the finish at Big Bear Lake.

Leaving from Palmdale for the 217.7km sixth stage staring straight into the face of seven classified climbs, the overall battle fell first to the teams shut out of the top steps of the leader board. George Hincapie (BMC) and Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) put the yellow jersey of Rogers under threat by slipping into the eight-man move of the day just 29 kilometres into the race.

Team Radioshack protected its general classification position by placing Jason McCartney in the move as a passenger, while Fuglsang had team-mate Andy Schleck in there, not a threat overall at 18:38 minutes back, but certainly keen to look for a stage win if the opportunity came.

Other riders in the move were Matthew Wilson (Garmin-Transitions) as a passenger, Carlos Barredo (Quick Step) and former mountains leader Thomas Rabou (Team Type 1) who was clearly keen to regain the red and yellow top. Joining late was Stef Clement (Rabobank Cycling Team), making a total of eight riders clear for the vast majority of the day.

Rabou was not challenged for the KOM points on the day, and clinched the title by almost taking the maximum 48 points, being denied a single point on the first category 4 ascent by Wilson.

The leaders worked well together, putting Hincapie into the virtual lead after the second mountain sprint 45 kilometres in. Barredo dropped anchor on the long category 2 ascent to Cloudburst summit, making him the first man to leave the lead group. Despite losing the Quick Step man, the lead group's advantage would balloon to a maximum of 6:40 minutes before the halfway point of the stage, heading up the fifth climb to Blue Ridge Summit.

Behind, HTC-Columbia was in full control of the pace making, setting a steady tempo and levelling the leader's gap around six minutes, where it stayed for quite some time.

Schleck took out the first sprint of the day in Wrightwood before the leaders began the long descent to the Cajon Pass, where strong cross winds began to punish the peloton.

The Radioshack team came to the front of the peloton and caused a split on the sixth and penultimate KOM of the day, with a select group of 20 riders and all the main overall contenders leaving the rest of the bunch behind on the steep climb toward Crestline.

Up ahead Schleck took out the second sprint over McCartney and Wilson on the painful uphill dig to the line. Just after the sprint Hincapie attacked his breakaway companion knowing the chase was surging behind, having managed to close the gap down to the four minute mark over the top.

As the final climb took its toll on the leaders, the gap fell below four minutes as the Garmin team started to contribute more to the pace making.

Schleck proved once again the absence of the form we've come to expect from the Luxembourger, as he was dropped from the lead group with 44.8 km remaining. His Saxo Bank team-mate Fuglsang was the next victim of the lead group, after McCartney put in a solid attack that only Hincapie and Wilson could follow.

McCartney's attack came after RadioShack teammates Janez Brajkovic and Chris Horner tried brazen attempts to break up the peloton behind.

The break's margin had shrunk to as little as 1:30 minutes after the unrest in the peloton, however it eased back out to nearly two minutes as the riders approached the 30 km remaining mark.

Brajkovic launched another fierce attack with 28 kilometres remaining, which signaled the start of an aggressive finish to the race. The move was covered by HTC-Columbia duo Tony Martin and Tejay Van Garderen and Tom Danielson while Danielson's Garmin-Transitions team-mates worked to drag the move back.

The surge in pace proved too much for Saxo Bank's Schleck and Fuglsang, with the pair dropped from the peloton as the four attackers were brought back into the fold. Ryder Hesjedal launched a counter attack as Brajkovic's move was caught, which was followed by Horner.

The activity in the peloton damaged the original breakaway's hope of staying away, with the margin to McCartney, Hincapie and Wilson reduced to just 30 seconds with 25 km remaining. A solo attack by UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis' Marc De Maar brought the breakaway's day to an end as the Dutch rider quickly pulled out a 20 second margin.

Garmin was the first to attack the peloton after a short period of recovery allowed De Maar's margin to expand to 50 seconds, making him the race leader on the road. He was joined by Wilson with 15km to go and then the pair worked to hold a 30 second lead heading into the 10km remaining mark.

De Maar's dreams of yellow soon faded, however, as more aggression from behind dragged the chasers closer and closer. The pair were caught just before the entrance to the ski resort area and the one kilometre remaining banner approached.

Sagan was well-positioned behind HTC-Columbia's Martin on the run-in and easily took the sprint. Sutherland racked up a six second time bonus with a well-timed surge for second, while Rogers muscled his way in for third.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo6:07:08 
2Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
5Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions  
6Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia  
7Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
8David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
9Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
10Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
11Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
12Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
13Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
14Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
15Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
16George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
17Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
18Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
19Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
20Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
21Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
22Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:32 
23Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:34 
24Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:01:23 
25Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia  
26Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack0:02:07 
27Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
28Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:14:30 
29Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
30Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:18:47 
31Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 10:22:54 
32Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:28:01 
33Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
34Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell  
35Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team  
36Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
37Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
38Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia  
39Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
40Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions  
41Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
42Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell  
43Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
44Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack  
45Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
46David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
47Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
48Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
49Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
50Christopher Baldwin (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
51Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:30:10 
53Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell  
54Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia0:31:13 
55Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
56Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack  
57Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell  
58Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
59Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia  
60Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
61Bruno Langlois (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
62Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1  
63Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
64Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
65Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
66Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
67Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
68Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
69Robert Britton (Can) Bissell  
70Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
71Paul Mach (USA) Bissell  
72Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1  
73Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
74Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
75Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
76Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
77Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
78Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team  
79Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia  
80Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
81Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team  
82Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
83Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia  
84Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
85Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
86Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
HDMark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
HDAaron Kemps (Aus) Fly V Australia  
HDKurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
HDMark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
HDRyan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
HDWill Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
HDMatthew Crane (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
HDCody O'reilly (USA) Bissell  
HDJonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia  
HDDennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
HDZachary Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFWilliam Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
DNFKen Hanson (USA) Team Type 1  
DNFFrancesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
DNFGuillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
DNFAlex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFEric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
DNFFrancois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
DNFMartin Gilbert (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
DNFDavid Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFBenjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia  
DNFKarl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
DNFTheo Bos (Ned) Cervelo Test Team  
DNFJackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFElia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
DNFStef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFJuan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFTom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
DNSNeil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
Sprint 1 - Wrightwood, CA
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank5 pts
2Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 13 
3George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 2 - Crestline, CA
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank5 pts
2Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack3 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions1 
Sprint 3 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo15 pts
2Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis12 
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia10 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack7 
5Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions6 
6Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia5 
7Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
8David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions3 
9Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2 
10Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
Mountains 1 - Mill Creek Summit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions4 pts
2Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 13 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank2 
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Mountains 2 - CA 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 16 pts
2Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack5 
3Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
4George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
Mountains 3 - Cloudburst Summit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 18 pts
2Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
3George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team6 
4Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank5 
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
Mountains 4 - Dawson Saddle
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 16 pts
2Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack5 
3Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
4Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank3 
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Mountains 5 - Blue Ridge Summit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 16 pts
2Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions4 
4George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Mountains 6 - CA 138
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 16 pts
2Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack5 
3George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
5Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions1 
Mountains 7 - CA 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 16 pts
2Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions5 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank4 
4George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo6:07:08 
2Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
3Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:01:23 
5Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:28:01 
6Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team  
7David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
8Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:31:13 
9Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda  
10Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
11Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis  
12Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
13Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
DNFDavid Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFElia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
DNFEric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin - Transitions18:21:24 
2Team RadioShack  
3Team HTC - Columbia0:02:46 
4Team Type 10:22:54 
5Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis0:28:01 
6BMC Racing Team  
7Rabobank0:28:35 
8Team Saxo bank0:29:00 
9Liquigas - Doimo0:56:02 
10Fly V Australia0:59:14 
11Quick Step  
12SpiderTech presented by Planet Energy  
13Cervélo Test Team1:02:58 
14Bissell Pro Cycling1:26:12 
15Jelly Belly Cycling Team1:33:39 
General Classification after Stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia29:04:03 
2David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:04 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:09 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:00:14 
5Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis0:00:29 
6Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis0:00:32 
7Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions0:00:35 
8Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
9Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
10Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
11Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
12Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia  
13Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
14Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 10:01:52 
16Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
17Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 10:02:05 
18Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:03:14 
19George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:15 
20Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia0:04:44 
21Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:10 
22Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:31 
23Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:17:52 
24Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:18:31 
25Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia0:28:36 
26Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell0:29:53 
27Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:31:20 
28Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:33:06 
29Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:33:38 
30Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo0:35:27 
31Paul Mach (USA) Bissell0:35:54 
32Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 10:36:18 
33Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:36:57 
34David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy0:37:14 
35Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:37:56 
36Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack0:39:47 
37Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:41:02 
38Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia0:41:46 
39Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:43:13 
40Christopher Baldwin (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis0:44:42 
41Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell0:45:46 
42Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:46:13 
43Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:48:14 
44Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:50:42 
45Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia0:52:19 
46Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia0:56:58 
47Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack0:59:22 
48Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:59:37 
49Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia1:00:52 
50Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team1:01:04 
51Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:03:30 
52Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions1:04:13 
53Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis1:04:58 
54Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:05:52 
55Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:08:17 
56Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack1:09:37 
57Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team1:11:00 
58Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda1:12:52 
59Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:13:30 
60Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies1:16:58 
61Robert Britton (Can) Bissell1:17:08 
62Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:17:17 
63Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team1:17:31 
64Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 11:18:16 
65Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda1:20:34 
66Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step1:21:05 
67Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell1:22:51 
68Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:24:11 
69Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy1:26:01 
70Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda1:26:03 
71Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step1:27:19 
72Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:27:21 
73Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team1:29:08 
74Bradley White (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis1:29:32 
75Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team1:30:25 
76Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda1:30:42 
77Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1:31:16 
78Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell1:31:46 
79Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step1:32:49 
80Bruno Langlois (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy  
81Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia1:33:08 
82Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:33:09 
83Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1:33:25 
84Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:34:09 
85Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team1:34:18 
86Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 11:35:40 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo49 pts
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia38 
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia32 
4David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions28 
5Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis26 
6Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack25 
7Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank24 
8Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis20 
9Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
10Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team18 
11Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team15 
12Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo15 
13Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions13 
14Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions12 
15Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team12 
16Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia12 
17Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank10 
18Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack10 
19Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 19 
20Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank8 
21Francois Parisien (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy7 
22Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo Test Team7 
23Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
24Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda6 
25Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step6 
26Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
27Phil Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia5 
28Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC-Columbia5 
29Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team5 
30Guillaume Boivin (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy5 
31Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis4 
32Ken Hanson (USA) Team Type 14 
33Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step3 
34Paul Mach (USA) Bissell3 
35Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack3 
36Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia3 
37Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia2 
38Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step2 
39Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy2 
40Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies2 
41Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
42George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
43Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions1 
44Robert Britton (Can) Bissell1 
45Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
46Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 167 pts
2Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies29 
3Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis22 
4Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 120 
5Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
6George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team19 
7Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank15 
8Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack15 
9Paul Mach (USA) Bissell14 
10Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions14 
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack11 
12Robert Britton (Can) Bissell11 
13Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy11 
14Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
15Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy10 
16Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step9 
17Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack9 
18Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell9 
19Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8 
20Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia7 
21David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions6 
22Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia5 
23Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis5 
24Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions5 
25Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack5 
26Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
27Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda5 
28Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda5 
29Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step5 
30Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis4 
31Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
32Michael Friedman (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda4 
33Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
34William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda3 
35Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia3 
36Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo29:04:12 
2Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:26 
3Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:18:22 
4David Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy0:37:05 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:37:47 
6Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:46:04 
7Max Jenkins (USA) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis1:04:49 
8Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team1:10:51 
9Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda1:12:43 
10Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:17:08 
11Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step1:20:56 
12Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team1:30:16 
13Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step1:32:40 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team RadioShack87:13:37 
2Garmin - Transitions  
3Team HTC - Columbia0:04:03 
4Unitedhealthcare Presented By Maxxis0:30:14 
5Team Type 10:36:40 
6BMC Racing Team0:39:19 
7Team Saxo bank0:45:47 
8Liquigas - Doimo0:59:55 
9Rabobank1:05:32 
10Fly V Australia1:10:47 
11SpiderTech presented by Planet Energy1:37:00 
12Quick Step1:40:47 
13Bissell Pro Cycling1:45:52 
14Cervélo Test Team1:54:51 
15Jelly Belly Cycling Team3:25:17 

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