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Critérium du Dauphiné 2010

Date range:
June 6-13, 2010

June 12, Stage 6: Crolles - Alpe-d’Huez 151.5km

Contador wins at L'Alpe d'Huez

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Cycling News
Published:
June 12, 2010, 17:50 BST,
Updated:
June 12, 2010, 20:10 BST

But Brajkovic matches him and holds the race lead

Slovenia's Janez Brajkovic (Team RadioShack) on the podium in the leader's yellow jersey.

Slovenia's Janez Brajkovic (Team RadioShack) on the podium in the leader's yellow jersey.

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Alberto Contador of Astana won at L'Alpe d'Huez after a tensely fought sixth stage at the Criterium du Dauphine, but he was unable to break away from Janez Brajkovic of RadioShack, who doggedly stayed with the Spaniard and defended his overall lead.

Contador and Brajkovic crossed the finish line in the same time, needing more than 45 minutes to reach the top. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Doimo), who had tried to attack the two, eventually struggled to hold on and finished second 17 seconds back, with Jerome Coppel of Saur-Sojasun taking fourth at 24 seconds.

Brajkovic remained in first position in the overall standings, while Contador climbed to second at 1:41. HTC-Columbia's Tejay van Garderen was unable to stay with them on the climb to L'Alpe d'Huez but he fought all the way to the finish. He finished 11th at 1:26, after some help from Chris Horner (RadioShack) and slipped only to third place overall at 2:41.

Before the explosive racing on the hairpins of L'Alpe d'Huez, the stage was marked by a 20-man escape group but the riders never built up a large lead and never had much chance of securing a stage victory. The Astana-led chase group ground its way along all day, dropping riders from its group and eventually catching those falling out of the lead group, as they all started their way up the Alpe d'Huez, the fourth and final climb of the day after the Cotes des Fontaines, the Col du Grand Cucheron and the Col du Glandon in just 151km.

The group on the L'Alpe d'Huez got smaller and smaller, until it came down to the two leaders, with Contador in the end unable to take any time off of his younger rival.

A great day of racing

159 riders were at the start in Crolles, with Quick Step's Kevin Seeldraeyers the only one missing from the previous day.

The peloton stayed together for the first climb, the category three Cote des Fontaines, but it didn't stay that way long. A group got away on the immediate following climb, the category two Col de Grand Cucheron. It turned into a 19-man group taking 2:25 over the top.

David Le Lay (Ag2r La Mondiale), Ruben Plaza Molina (Caisse d’Epargne, Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel Euskadi), Julien El Fares (Cofidis), Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana), Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma Lotto), Stephan Denifl (Cervelo Test Team), Johan Van Summeren (Garmin Transitions), Cyril Gautier (Bouygues Telecom), Guillaume Levarlet (Saur Sojasun), Remi Di Gregorio (Francaise des Jeux), Dario Cataldo and Branislau Samoilau (Quick Step), Thomas Rohregger (Milram), Oscar Pujol (Cervelo TestTeam), Danny Pate (Garmin Transitions), Maxime Bouet (Ag2r La Mondiale), Amael Moinard (Cofidis), and Laurent Lefèvre (Bouygues Telecom) were joined on the descent by Dmitri Champion of Ag2r La Mondiale.

After a short breathing spell, the road went up again, up the Hors Category Col du Glandon, and just over halfway through the stage, the gap had grown to over three minutes.

The Glandon is not the steepest climb in the Alps but it is long and tiring. Many riders struggled as they fought their laborious way up the seemingly endless climb. Numerous riders were dropped out of the lead group and out of the peloton, including Britain's David Millar (Garmin-Transitions). He eventually finished at 24:39.

A group of nine approached the crest of the Glandon and Cervelo's Pujol slipped out to be first over the top. Martinez nipped him at the last moment, though, to take the 20 points. The chase group came over the top about 1:25 later. Pujol and Martinez stayed away on the descent, and as they pulled away, Bouet, Denifl and Di Gregorio jumped to go after them. They caught and passed the duo, and built up their own lead. Denifl then pulled away on the rapid descent.

Astana had taken over the lead of the chase group, hoping to isolate and perhaps later drop overall leader Janez Brajkovic. However the Slovenian hung doggedly on Contador' rear wheel, supported by Astana teammate Chris Horner. Pujol was able to take off at the start of L'Alpe d'Huez but he became just a hare for the strongest riders to chase.

Sylvester Szmyd of Liquigas tired to jump from the yellow jersey group, where Astana continued to grind away on the front. The leaders caught and passed those who had fallen out of the lead group, as the gap on Pujol dropped to under a minute.

Denis Menchov of Rabobank was the first big named to fall back. Brajkovic lost Horner too, while Contador still had three teammates around him. With 10 km to go, Pujol was caught and just one kilometre later, Contador took off, dancing on the pedals in his unique style. Brajkovic was easily able to follow and catch the Spaniard, making Contador aware that he was in control of the race.

The Tour de France winner didn't give up however, and keep accelerating time and time again. Yet it was to no avail. Every attack was countered quite easily by Brajkovic, who seemed to be using his power metre to gauge his effort.

As they two eased after the attacks, Szmyd was able to get across and join the two leaders, and with five kilometres to go, Jurgen Van Den Broeck and Coppel were able to join them too. Szmyd tried to get away and in the stage but Contador was behind him and once again, Brajkovic was able to catch them and soon the five were together again in a thrilling game of cat and mouse on the L'Alpe d'Huez.

With 4 km to go, Contador and Brajkovic took off again, but yet again, they were eventually joined by Szmyd and eventually Coppel. It was a four way fight up the final few kilometres, and with just over two kilometres, Contador took off again, with his constant companion Brajkovic with him.

This time the RadioShack rider moved to the front and did some work. The duo stayed together through the L'Alpe d'Huez ski resort with Contador coming off Brajkovic's wheel on the uphill finish to win the sprint and stage. He celebrated with his 'Pistolero' winning salute but failed in his attempt to take the race lead. This was as much, if not more, Brajkovic's day of victory.

 

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 4:31:01  
2 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
3 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:17  
4 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:24  
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:40  
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:17  
7 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:18  
8 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
9 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
10 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:01:26  
11 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
12 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:53  
13 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
14 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
15 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:18  
16 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
17 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 0:02:55  
18 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
19 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:17  
20 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:34  
21 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:49  
22 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:04:06  
23 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
24 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:21  
25 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
26 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:28  
27 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:04:35  
28 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:34  
29 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:29  
30 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:06:38  
31 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
32 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:06:50  
33 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
34 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
35 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
36 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:07:29  
37 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:08:04  
38 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
39 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:08:44  
40 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:09:04  
41 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:09:27  
42 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
43 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:30  
44 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 0:09:35  
45 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team 0:10:40  
46 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:10:46  
47 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
49 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
50 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:29  
51 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
52 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
53 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:15  
54 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 0:12:28  
55 Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
56 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:12:59  
57 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:16:01  
58 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
59 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
60 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
61 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
62 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
63 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana    
64 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
65 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
66 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
67 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
68 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia 0:16:21  
69 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:19:26  
70 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:20:34  
71 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
72 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 0:22:17  
73 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions 0:24:39  
74 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
75 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
76 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
77 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step    
78 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
79 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
80 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
81 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
82 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
83 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha    
84 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
85 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana    
86 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
87 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
88 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
89 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
90 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
91 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
92 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
93 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
94 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
95 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
96 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
97 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team Radioshack    
98 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions    
99 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:29:16  
100 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
101 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
102 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
103 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
104 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
105 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
106 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
107 Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
108 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
109 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
110 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
111 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
112 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
113 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
114 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
115 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram    
116 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
117 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
118 Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank    
119 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
120 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
121 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha 0:31:46  
122 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
123 Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
124 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
125 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
126 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
127 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
128 Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
129 André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
130 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
131 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
132 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
133 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack    
134 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
135 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram    
136 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
137 Jeremie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
138 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team    
139 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
140 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
141 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
142 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
143 Davide Appollino (Ita) Cervelo Test Team    
144 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
145 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
146 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:33:16  
147 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:33:48  
148 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
149 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:33:51  
HD Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto    
DNF Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
DNF Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
DNF Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack    
DNF Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
DNF Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
DNF Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
DNF Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
DNF Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
DNS Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
Sprint 1 - Saint-Etienne-de-Cuines
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  pts
2 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
3 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 1  
Sprint 2 - La Paute
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team 3  pts
2 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 2  
3 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 1  
Sprint (final) - Alpes-d'Huez
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 25  pts
2 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 22  
3 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 20  
4 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 18  
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 16  
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 15  
7 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14  
8 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 13  
9 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 12  
10 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 11  
11 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 10  
12 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 9  
13 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
14 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 7  
15 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
16 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
17 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 4  
18 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
19 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 2  
20 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte des Fontaines
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  pts
2 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
3 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
4 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 1  
Mountain 2 - Col du Grand Cucheron
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  pts
2 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 9  
3 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team 8  
4 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 6  
6 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 5  
Mountain 3 - Col du Glandon
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 20  pts
2 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 18  
3 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team 16  
4 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 14  
5 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
6 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 10  
7 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 8  
8 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
9 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 6  
10 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 5  
Mountain 4 - Alpes-d'Huez
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 20  pts
2 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 18  
3 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 16  
4 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14  
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
7 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
8 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 7  
9 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6  
10 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 5  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Euskaltel - Euskadi 13:39:09  
2 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:58  
3 Française Des Jeux 0:02:38  
4 Astana 0:08:04  
5 Team HTC - Columbia 0:10:02  
6 Caisse d'Epargne 0:10:44  
7 Team Katusha 0:11:18  
8 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:13:06  
9 Quick Step 0:15:08  
10 Saur - Sojasun 0:16:33  
11 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:17:06  
12 Team Radioshack 0:17:37  
13 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:20:05  
14 Liquigas-Doimo 0:22:56  
15 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:23:35  
16 Rabobank 0:36:04  
17 Team Milram 0:37:45  
18 Cervelo Test Team 0:38:40  
19 Garmin - Transitions 0:51:56  
20 Team Saxo Bank 0:54:44  
21 Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:59:13  
22 Footon-Servetto 0:59:17  
General classification after stage 6
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 24:26:05  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:41  
3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:41  
4 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:46  
5 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:01  
6 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:04:17  
7 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:23  
8 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:05:54  
9 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:06:10  
10 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:06:33  
11 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 0:06:58  
12 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:06:59  
13 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:45  
14 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:07:49  
15 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:08:09  
16 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:08:21  
17 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:09:20  
18 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:09  
19 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:10:10  
20 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:14  
21 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:10:17  
22 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:10:33  
23 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:11:28  
24 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:30  
25 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:12:22  
26 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
27 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:12:34  
28 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:13:11  
29 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:13:22  
30 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
31 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:14:20  
32 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:14:27  
33 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:14:57  
34 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:15:48  
35 Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:15:56  
36 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:16:47  
37 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 0:16:51  
38 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 0:16:59  
39 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:27  
40 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:19  
41 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 0:18:44  
42 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:19:30  
43 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:19:39  
44 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:20:09  
45 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:10  
46 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:21:28  
47 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:23:33  
48 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:24:04  
49 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana 0:24:15  
50 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:24:22  
51 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:24:27  
52 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:24:38  
53 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:25:13  
54 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:25:43  
55 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:25:58  
56 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 0:26:35  
57 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step 0:26:40  
58 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:28:09  
59 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:28:30  
60 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions 0:29:12  
61 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:30:37  
62 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:30:52  
63 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:31:48  
64 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:31:51  
65 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:32:11  
66 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:33:55  
67 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:34:20  
68 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:36:04  
69 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team 0:36:39  
70 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:37:18  
71 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:37:31  
72 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:38:31  
73 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha 0:39:07  
74 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:39:12  
75 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia 0:39:17  
76 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:40:53  
77 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:42:39  
78 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:42:55  
79 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:43:17  
80 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:43:20  
81 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:44:26  
82 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:44:27  
83 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:45:56  
84 Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:46:41  
85 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:47:13  
86 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 0:47:30  
87 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:47:41  
88 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana 0:48:12  
89 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia 0:48:36  
90 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:49:07  
91 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:49:09  
92 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:50:02  
93 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha 0:50:49  
94 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:51:07  
95 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:52:05  
96 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:52:26  
97 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:53:35  
98 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:53:57  
99 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 0:54:23  
100 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:55:27  
101 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:55:31  
102 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:55:38  
103 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:55:51  
104 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:56:11  
105 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:56:19  
106 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:56:30  
107 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank 0:56:48  
108 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 0:56:53  
109 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:56:56  
110 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:57:45  
111 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:58:19  
112 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team 0:58:38  
113 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:00:12  
114 Davide Appollino (Ita) Cervelo Test Team 1:00:30  
115 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack 1:01:07  
116 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1:01:33  
117 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:02:07  
118 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 1:02:36  
119 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step 1:04:15  
120 Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:04:16  
121 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step 1:04:24  
122 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:04:39  
123 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions 1:05:26  
124 Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank 1:05:27  
125 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:05:31  
126 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team Radioshack 1:05:49  
127 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 1:07:24  
128 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:07:36  
129 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 1:08:08  
130 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:09:05  
131 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 1:09:25  
132 Jeremie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:10:15  
133 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1:10:28  
134 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1:10:53  
135 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:10:54  
136 Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:11:13  
137 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 1:12:23  
138 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha 1:12:45  
139 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:12:47  
140 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram 1:13:48  
141 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:15:10  
142 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 1:17:13  
143 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 1:17:19  
144 André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:17:32  
145 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 1:18:17  
146 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:18:45  
147 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:21:56  
148 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack 1:22:14  
149 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:22:27  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 87  pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 83  
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 67  
4 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 63  
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 56  
6 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 55  
7 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 45  
8 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 42  
9 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 39  
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 38  
11 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 38  
12 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 35  
13 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 33  
14 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 33  
15 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 30  
16 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 30  
17 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 27  
18 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 27  
19 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 27  
20 Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 27  
21 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 26  
22 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 25  
23 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 24  
24 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 24  
25 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 23  
26 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team 22  
27 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 22  
28 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 20  
29 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 19  
30 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 19  
31 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 18  
32 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha 17  
33 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 16  
34 Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 16  
35 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 16  
36 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15  
37 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 15  
38 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 15  
39 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 14  
40 Jeremie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14  
41 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 13  
42 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 13  
43 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 13  
44 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
45 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 13  
46 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 12  
47 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha 12  
48 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 11  
49 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 11  
50 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions 10  
51 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha 10  
52 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
53 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 8  
54 Davide Appollino (Ita) Cervelo Test Team 8  
55 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 7  
56 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 7  
57 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 7  
58 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team 6  
59 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
60 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6  
61 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 6  
62 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank 6  
63 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions 5  
64 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 5  
65 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 5  
66 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 5  
67 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4  
68 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 4  
69 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana 4  
70 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
71 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
72 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
73 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
74 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
75 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2  
76 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 2  
77 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 1  
78 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 1  
79 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
80 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack 1  
81 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi -5  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 55  pts
2 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 33  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 32  
4 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 31  
5 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 29  
6 Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 26  
7 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team 24  
8 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 23  
9 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 22  
10 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 22  
11 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 21  
12 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 21  
13 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 21  
14 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 20  
15 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 19  
16 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 19  
17 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 18  
18 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
19 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 16  
20 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 15  
21 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 14  
22 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 14  
23 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 13  
24 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 13  
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 11  
26 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 10  
27 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
28 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 9  
29 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
30 Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 8  
31 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 8  
32 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 7  
33 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 7  
34 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
35 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 7  
36 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 6  
37 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions 6  
38 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 5  
39 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 5  
40 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha 3  
41 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
42 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 3  
43 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
44 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
45 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
46 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 2  
47 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 1  
48 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1  
49 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Euskaltel - Euskadi 73:37:04  
2 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:39  
3 Astana 0:04:20  
4 Française Des Jeux 0:07:18  
5 Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:32  
6 Team Katusha 0:09:44  
7 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:11:40  
8 Quick Step 0:15:51  
9 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:16:04  
10 Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:24  
11 Saur - Sojasun 0:21:40  
12 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:24:41  
13 Team Radioshack 0:26:04  
14 Liquigas-Doimo 0:29:00  
15 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:36:26  
16 Rabobank 0:44:38  
17 Garmin - Transitions 0:50:18  
18 Team Milram 0:51:11  
19 Footon-Servetto 1:08:22  
20 Cervelo Test Team 1:12:30  
21 Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:24:55  
22 Team Saxo Bank 1:41:37