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Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré 2009

Date range:
June 7-14, 2009

June 10, Stage 4: Bourg-Les-Valence - Valence (ITT) 42.4km

Grabsch justifies world champion status with TT win

By:
Laura Weislo
Published:
June 10, 2009, 15:14 BST,
Updated:
June 12, 2009, 18:58 BST

Evans back in yellow ahead of the Mont Ventoux finish

Bert Grabsch (Team Columbia - Highroad) on the podium for his stage four time trial victory.

Bert Grabsch (Team Columbia - Highroad) on the podium for his stage four time trial victory.

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For the first time since he became the world champion in Varese in September, Bert Grabsch won a race. At the average speed of 49.462km/h, the Team Columbia-Highroad rider powered a big gear to beat Cadel Evans by only seven seconds. Evans rode back into yellow, now with a 45 seconds on Alberto Contador prior to climb the Mont Ventoux.

Grabsch targeted the stage to seek his first win as the world champion. "[At] 42 km, without many mountains but some wind, that was perfect for me," he said. "I'm very happy to win with my rainbow jersey. After the world championship last year, I did five or six time trials and I was always in the top 10, but every time the distance was too short for me to win."

At the second check point (km 22.4), Evans was ahead of Grabsch by 12 seconds. "My weight is heavier than Cadel's, it helped to get my lead back at the end," commented the world champion. Grabsch is still unsure if he will take part in the Tour de France this year. The inaugural time trial in Monaco doesn't suit him, but he already looking to repeat his world title in Mendrisio in September.

Another pure time triallist had a very convincing ride in Valence and that was David Millar who clocked the third best time. "It was good," the Scot said. "I'm pretty happy with my time. I expected to have a harder time on the way back because of the wind." After the half way check point, where he only had the 12th best time, Millar rode 17 seconds faster than Grabsch. "The form is definitely coming. I'm back at the front of the race, which is nice. In the climbs, I'll push myself as hard as I can. It looks good for the Tour."

The Tour is in everybody's mind, and 2007 winner Alberto Contador joked on the finishing line, "I'm just here as a spectator. I'll see on the Mont Ventoux who takes the initiative." His goal was to lose less than one minute over Evans in the time trial. "It's perfect," he said when he calculated the 37 second difference as the Australian crossed the line.

"The course was too flat for my taste," Contador added. "Until halfway, I was a bit disturbed because I didn't get the feedback in my ear piece. I've done my best with the condition I have right now. My preparation for the Tour de France is going well."

Evans has even more reasons to look satisfied. He was close to winning his second time trial in four days. "I understood I had a good position to win the stage but second is not too bad," the Australian said. He was not bitter to have lost to Grabsch at the end. "In the last 20 kilometres, the bigger you are, the faster you're going to go."

Evans, in fact, is as skinny and fit as a potential Tour de France winner should be seems motivated to not come second at the Dauphiné again. "In the Mont Ventoux, I just want to see how good I can go. Like many other people, I'm interested to find out. I haven't raced in the mountains since the Tour of the Basque country. I came to the Dauphiné with intentions but not with great expectations. Contador in the mountains is normally the man to beat. He'll probably show his intentions tomorrow and later in the week. When you say that you are not here for the win, it's an excuse when you fail."

Results
1 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 0:51:26  
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:00:07  
3 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:39  
4 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 0:00:40  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:00:44  
6 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:01  
7 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:19  
8 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:20  
9 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:23  
10 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:24  
11 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:31  
12 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:38  
13 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:43  
14 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:45  
15 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:47  
16 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:01:57  
17 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha 0:02:08  
18 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:10  
19 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto    
20 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:11  
21 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:02:14  
22 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C 0:02:15  
23 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:16  
24 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:18  
25 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 0:02:21  
26 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:22  
27 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:02:26  
28 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:30  
29 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
30 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:34  
31 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:35  
32 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:02:36  
33 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:44  
34 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
35 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:02:45  
36 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
37 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:48  
38 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:02:49  
39 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:02:50  
40 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road 0:02:51  
41 Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:04  
42 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
43 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:05  
44 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - High Road 0:03:07  
45 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:13  
46 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:15  
47 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:16  
48 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:17  
49 Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
50 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:21  
51 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
52 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:03:22  
53 Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:25  
54 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:28  
55 Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 0:03:29  
56 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:30  
57 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
58 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:31  
59 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:33  
60 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:35  
61 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:37  
62 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
63 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
64 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:38  
65 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:44  
66 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:03:45  
67 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:03:48  
68 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:03:49  
69 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:52  
70 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:55  
71 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C 0:03:57  
72 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:00  
73 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:02  
74 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:04:05  
75 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:04:06  
76 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 0:04:07  
77 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:08  
78 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:10  
79 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road 0:04:14  
80 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:15  
81 Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:16  
82 William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:17  
83 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:04:18  
84 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha 0:04:20  
85 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:04:21  
86 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:22  
87 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
88 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:25  
89 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:04:29  
90 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:30  
91 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:04:31  
92 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 0:04:33  
93 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:04:36  
94 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:54  
95 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:56  
96 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram    
97 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:59  
98 Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana    
99 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
100 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:01  
101 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
102 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:05:04  
103 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:09  
104 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:10  
105 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:11  
106 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:15  
107 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
108 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:05:16  
109 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 0:05:17  
110 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:18  
111 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:05:22  
112 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:25  
113 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:27  
114 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
115 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
116 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank    
117 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:05:30  
118 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:34  
119 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:05:37  
120 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:05:42  
121 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:05:44  
122 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:50  
123 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:05:54  
124 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:56  
125 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto 0:05:57  
126 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:05:59  
127 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:06:03  
128 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:06:07  
129 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:08  
130 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:17  
131 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:06:25  
132 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:35  
133 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:42  
134 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:07:03  
135 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:07:04  
136 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:15  
137 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:07:16  
138 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:07:21  
139 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
140 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:36  
141 Héctor González Baeza (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:07:41  
142 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:08:16  
143 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 0:08:31  
144 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:08:59  
145 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:09:06  
146 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:09:38  
DNS Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road
Points
1 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 40 pts
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 30  
3 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 25  
4 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 20  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 16  
6 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 13  
7 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 11  
8 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 9  
9 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 7  
10 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
11 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
12 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
13 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 3  
14 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 2  
15 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 1  
Mountains
Côte de la Martinette - km 22.4
1 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 5 pts
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 3  
3 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
Teams
1 Team Columbia - Highroad 2:37:49  
2 Rabobank 0:00:32  
3 Silence - Lotto 0:01:16  
4 Astana 0:02:00  
5 Quick Step 0:02:14  
6 Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:13  
7 Team Saxo Bank 0:03:20  
8 Garmin - Slipstream 0:04:11  
9 Liquigas 0:04:18  
10 BMC Racing Team 0:04:20  
11 AG2R - La mondiale 0:04:39  
12 Team Milram 0:04:54  
13 Team Katusha 0:05:03  
14 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:21  
15 Française des jeux 0:05:34  
16 Fuji-Servetto 0:05:44  
17 Lampre-N.G.C. 0:07:02  
18 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:13  
19 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:07:31  
General classification after stage 4
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 11:16:19  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:00:45  
3 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 0:00:48  
4 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 0:01:07  
5 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:09  
6 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:33  
7 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:46  
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:54  
9 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:01  
10 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:07  
11 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:12  
12 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
13 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:13  
14 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:37  
15 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:38  
16 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:02:40  
17 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:47  
18 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto    
19 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:02:50  
20 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:58  
21 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 0:03:01  
22 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:03:05  
23 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C 0:03:08  
24 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha 0:03:09  
25 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:03:11  
26 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:03:13  
27 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:14  
28 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:17  
29 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
30 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:03:22  
31 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:26  
32 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:28  
33 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:30  
34 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
35 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:03:33  
36 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:34  
37 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:03:38  
38 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:53  
39 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:56  
40 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:03:58  
41 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
42 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:01  
43 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:03  
44 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:04  
45 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:05  
46 Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 0:04:08  
47 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:12  
48 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:13  
49 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road 0:04:16  
50 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:04:18  
51 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
53 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:04:19  
54 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:20  
55 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:22  
56 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:04:23  
57 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:24  
58 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
59 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:04:26  
60 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:29  
61 Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:30  
62 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
63 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:32  
64 Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:04:35  
65 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:36  
66 Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
67 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - High Road 0:04:38  
68 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:41  
69 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:04:43  
70 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana 0:04:50  
71 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
72 William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:53  
73 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
74 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:04:59  
75 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:02  
76 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:05:04  
77 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:05:05  
78 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:12  
79 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:05:13  
80 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 0:05:15  
81 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:05:19  
82 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:20  
83 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:24  
84 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road 0:05:29  
85 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:39  
86 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:41  
87 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:05:43  
88 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:05:45  
89 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 0:05:51  
90 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha 0:05:55  
91 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:05:58  
92 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
93 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:06:09  
94 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:13  
95 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana 0:06:15  
96 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:20  
97 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
98 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:22  
99 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 0:06:23  
100 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:24  
101 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:28  
102 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:36  
103 Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:06:42  
104 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:44  
105 Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:46  
106 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
107 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:51  
108 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
109 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:06:52  
110 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:06:53  
111 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:06:57  
112 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:58  
113 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:59  
114 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:17  
115 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:22  
116 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:07:23  
117 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:07:25  
118 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:31  
119 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:07:38  
120 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:07:45  
121 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:58  
122 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:08:07  
123 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:08:36  
124 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:08:39  
125 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:09:32  
126 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:09:46  
127 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:10:13  
128 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:10:48  
129 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:59  
130 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C 0:14:22  
131 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram 0:15:24  
132 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:15:27  
133 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:15:33  
134 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:15:46  
135 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:16:10  
136 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:16:25  
137 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:16:29  
138 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto 0:16:52  
139 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:17:17  
140 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:17:52  
141 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 0:18:37  
142 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:19:21  
143 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:19:38  
144 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:19:55  
145 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:21:51  
146 Héctor González Baeza (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:27:04  
Points classification
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 71 pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 46  
3 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 43  
4 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 40  
5 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 40  
6 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 38  
7 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team 37  
8 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 33  
9 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 30  
10 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 29  
11 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 29  
12 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 29  
13 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 25  
14 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 25  
15 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 23  
16 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 20  
17 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 18  
18 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 17  
19 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16  
20 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
21 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha 13  
22 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 11  
23 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha 11  
24 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 11  
25 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 9  
26 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 9  
27 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 7  
28 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 7  
29 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
30 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
31 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5  
32 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 5  
33 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 5  
34 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4  
35 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 4  
36 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 3  
37 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
38 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 3  
39 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
40 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 2  
41 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 2  
42 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 1  
43 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
44 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Mountains classification
1 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 20 pts
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 8  
3 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 8  
4 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
5 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
6 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 5  
7 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 3  
9 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3  
10 Héctor González Baeza (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 2  
11 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
12 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 1  
Teams classification
1 Team Columbia - Highroad 33:54:51  
2 Silence - Lotto 0:00:04  
3 Rabobank 0:00:08  
4 Astana 0:01:05  
5 Quick Step 0:01:47  
6 Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:21  
7 Team Milram 0:02:43  
8 AG2R - La mondiale 0:03:17  
9 Team Saxo Bank 0:03:51  
10 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:54  
11 Liquigas    
12 BMC Racing Team 0:04:09  
13 Garmin - Slipstream 0:04:27  
14 Française des jeux 0:05:06  
15 Team Katusha 0:05:12  
16 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:05:30  
17 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:06:08  
18 Fuji-Servetto 0:06:16  
19 Lampre-N.G.C. 0:07:23