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Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré 2009

Date range:
June 7-14, 2009

June 11, Stage 5: Valence - Le Mont Ventoux 154km

Szmyd takes his first win in Dauphiné stage five

By:
Jean-François Quénet
Published:
June 11, 2009, 18:51 BST,
Updated:
June 12, 2009, 23:53 BST

Valverde dethrones Evans on Mont Ventoux

The Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré changed leaders once again as Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) dethroned Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on his way to getting himself a 16-second lead in the overall classification at the top of the Mont Ventoux, where stage five finished. En route to collecting his first career win on the top of the Giant of Provence, Polish gregario Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) helped Valverde into the overall lead.

"I often joke that I ride the Giro [d'Italia] in preparation to the Dauphiné, which is the race I like the most along with the Tour of Romandie", said Szmyd. "At the Grand Tours I'm always busy riding for my captains. It has been for Damiano Cunego and Gilberto Simoni, and now it's for Ivan Basso and Franco Pellizotti."

Szmyd finished second at Mont Ventoux behind Christophe Moreau two years ago. "I knew this climb was a good one for me, so we made a plan this morning with Basso who is also my roommate," said Szmyd, so unused to winning that he panicked just before the last corner despite a sort of gentleman's agreement with Valverde that Szmyd would take the stage victory while the Spaniard took the yellow jersey.

"We didn't speak or anything," said Szmyd, "but it was an automatic agreement. As I was almost sure to win, I became stressed out. I had the feeling I might throw up. My legs simply stopped. I told myself, 'you have to do it'. Eventually, I caught Valverde who behaved as a lord of cycling. He's done so much already in his career."

 

"The stage win isn't exactly a gift", Valverde said. "Szmyd had the legs for winning. I thanked him for his cooperation. We are both sportsmen." The most important thing for the Spanish champion was becoming the leader instead of Evans.

"Yesterday I did a phenomenal time during the time trial on a course that was absolutely not for me," said Valverde. "Today as I was feeling good with 8km to go, I decided to attack."

Evans found no cooperation in the chase. "It was bizarre," the Australian said. "It seems like not many people want to win the Dauphiné. When you add the headwind to the yellow jersey, it's not easy to climb the Mont Ventoux. I expected more from Contador."

The Astana rider sucked Evans' wheel all the way. "I'm not surprised about that,"said Valvderde when hearing of his compatriot's lack of chasing. "Alberto has repeated on several occasions that he came to the Dauphiné for a warm-up prior to the Tour de France and to test himself in the time trials. He does exactly what he says. And the yellow jersey was on Cadel's shoulder, so it's logical that Cadel had to take responsibility today."

Looking ahead, Valverde said, "I made an important step towards the overall win. This morning I was 1:54 down, and now I'm 16 seconds ahead. I'll try to resist until the end. To win the Dauphiné is important for me and for my team. I still hope to ride the Tour de France but the decision isn't in my hands. The less I think of it, the more I can focus on this race."

Yesterday, the French sports minister said Valvdere - as well as tom Boonen - isn't welcome at the Tour de France. Yet, he's free to win the Dauphiné which will soon see more climbs, including a short, 106km stage with the the col d'Izoard on the way to Briançon.

How it unfolded

A first attack occurred at 11km with three riders: Anthony Geslin (Française des Jeux), José Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne) and Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel). They quickly were caught.

A major crash happened on the downhill of the col de Lunel (35km). It involved an important teammate of race leader Cadel Evans, whose Silence-Lotto team was already missing to riders: Mario Aerts and Staf Scheirlinckx. Sebastian Lang was sent to hospital by ambulance.

Soon after the incident, four riders broke clear: José Luis Arrieta (AG2R), Christophe Kern (Cofidis), Alan Perez (Euskaltel) and Frederik Willems (Liquigas). Their advantage quikly increased to five minutes at 45km. Their largest lead was 8:35 at 75km. With 50km to go, it was down to 7:25.

Approaching the Mont Ventoux, the chase was taken up by the Rabobank team of Robert Gesink with Silence-Lotto in second rank. With 13km to go, the Liquigas team appeared at the head of the peloton prior to an acceleration by Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) 12km before the top as the favourites were marking each other.

With 10km to go, Arrieta and Kern, the remaining leaders, were still two minutes ahead of the group with Evans and led by Robert Gesink. The first riders to rejoin Arrieta and Kern, 7.8km from the top, were Smzyd, Ivan Basso (Liquigas), Haimar Zubeldia (Astana) and Valverde, who came across these three men on his own. Valverde maintained his effort and isolated himself with 7.5km to go. Smzyd rejoined the Spaniard and stood behind, on his wheel.

Five kilometers before the line, Valverde and Smzyd were 50 seconds ahead of Jacob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), Evans, Alberto Contador (Astana), Gesink, Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) and David Moncoutié (Cofidis). Fuglsang had a fantastic ride, but Evans caught him inside 3km to go. Contador had no intention of taking a turn.

With two kilometers to go, the leading duo was 1:50 ahead. Valverde was clearly threatening Evans' yellow jersey as he was 1.54 down on GC in the morning. He became the virtual leader of the race with 1.8km to go.

Smzyd panicked just before the last curve at the top of the Ventoux, but Valverde waited for him and effectively offered him the stage victory as a reward for helping him gain enough time on Evans to take over the lead.

Results
1 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 4:05:04  
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
3 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 0:01:14  
4 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:50  
5 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:59  
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:02:10  
7 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:13  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana    
9 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:16  
10 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:20  
11 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:28  
12 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:31  
13 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
14 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
15 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:43  
16 Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:03:29  
17 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:35  
18 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:50  
19 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:54  
20 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:04:08  
21 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road    
22 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
23 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:14  
24 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:05:06  
25 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
26 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:47  
27 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:58  
28 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road    
29 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:02  
30 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:06:11  
31 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road 0:06:38  
32 Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
33 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:06  
34 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C 0:07:32  
35 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 0:08:14  
36 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
37 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream    
38 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:08:47  
39 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:09:35  
40 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
41 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
42 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
43 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
44 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - High Road    
45 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:56  
46 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:09:57  
47 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:34  
48 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
49 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:46  
50 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:11:14  
52 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank    
53 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:11:27  
54 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:38  
55 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
56 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank    
57 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
58 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
59 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
60 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
61 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:12:20  
62 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:14:17  
63 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:14:41  
64 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:15:34  
65 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:17:56  
66 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
67 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
68 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
69 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
70 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
71 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
72 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
73 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
74 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
75 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
76 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
77 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
78 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
79 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
81 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
82 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
83 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
84 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
85 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
86 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
87 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
88 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road    
89 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
90 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
91 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
92 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
93 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha    
94 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
95 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
96 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
97 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
98 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
99 Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
100 William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
101 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
102 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
103 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
104 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha    
105 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
106 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
107 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
108 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
109 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
110 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
111 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:18:12  
112 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:18:39  
113 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:21:13  
114 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram    
115 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team    
116 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha    
117 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
118 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas    
119 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:24:55  
120 Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
121 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
122 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C    
123 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road    
124 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
125 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
126 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
127 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
128 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
129 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
130 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
131 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas    
132 Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
133 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
134 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto    
135 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step    
136 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
137 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram    
138 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
139 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
140 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
141 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
142 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
143 Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
144 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:25:02  
DNF Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto    
DNF Héctor González Baeza (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
 
Points
 
Finish - Mont Ventoux - km 154
1 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 20 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 17  
3 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 15  
4 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 13  
5 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 11  
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 10  
7 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 9  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 8  
9 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 7  
10 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
11 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 5  
12 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
13 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
14 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
15 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
 
Mountains
 
Col de Lunel - km 35
1 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5 pts
2 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
3 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 1  
 
Côte de Bourdeaux - km 53.5
1 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 7 pts
2 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 5  
3 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
4 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
5 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto 1  
 
Côte de Serre-de-Turc - km 66.5
1 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 5 pts
2 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 1  
 
Col de la Madeleine - km 126
1 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 5 pts
2 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
 
Mont Ventoux (Observatoire) - km 154
1 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 40 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 35  
3 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 30  
4 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 26  
5 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 22  
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 18  
7 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 16  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 14  
9 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 12  
10 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
11 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 8  
12 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
13 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
14 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
15 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
 
Teams
 
1 Astana 12:22:08  
2 Liquigas 0:03:34  
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:08  
4 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:04:54  
5 AG2R - La mondiale 0:08:03  
6 Rabobank 0:08:43  
7 Team Columbia - Highroad 0:09:48  
8 Team Saxo Bank 0:11:16  
9 Française des jeux 0:12:25  
10 Garmin - Slipstream 0:13:21  
11 Caisse d'Epargne 0:13:31  
12 BMC Racing Team 0:13:50  
13 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:15:42  
14 Lampre-N.G.C. 0:16:22  
15 Team Katusha 0:23:55  
16 Team Milram 0:26:55  
17 Silence - Lotto 0:27:27  
18 Quick Step 0:34:58  
19 Fuji-Servetto 0:40:10  
 
General classification after stage 5
 
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 15:23:17  
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:00:16  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:04  
4 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:43  
5 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 0:02:21  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:34  
7 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
8 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:44  
9 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:03:05  
10 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:35  
11 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:53  
12 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:07  
13 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:18  
14 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:26  
15 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:05:39  
16 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:50  
17 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:06:29  
18 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:06:41  
19 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:07:18  
20 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:36  
21 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road 0:07:43  
22 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:50  
23 Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:08:17  
24 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C 0:08:46  
25 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:08:55  
26 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road 0:09:00  
27 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 0:09:19  
28 Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:20  
29 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:09:25  
30 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 0:09:48  
31 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:54  
32 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:10:12  
33 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:10:15  
34 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:10:29  
35 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:10:43  
36 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:10:49  
37 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:10:58  
38 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:04  
39 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:07  
40 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:11:25  
41 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:11:39  
42 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:11:57  
43 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - High Road 0:12:19  
44 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:12:33  
45 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:12:42  
46 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:12:53  
47 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:12:58  
48 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:04  
49 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:13:16  
50 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:13:22  
51 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 0:14:04  
53 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:14:37  
54 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:15:03  
55 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:15:27  
56 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:15:34  
57 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:50  
58 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:16:04  
59 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:16:13  
60 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank 0:16:28  
61 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 0:16:50  
62 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:16:53  
63 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:16:56  
64 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:18:03  
65 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:18:49  
66 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:19:00  
67 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:19:07  
68 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha 0:19:11  
69 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:19:36  
70 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:55  
71 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha 0:20:03  
72 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:06  
73 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:20:07  
74 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:20:14  
75 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:20:20  
76 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
77 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:20:25  
78 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:20:28  
79 Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:20:32  
80 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
81 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:34  
82 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:20:38  
83 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:20:45  
84 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana 0:20:52  
85 William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:20:55  
86 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:21:07  
87 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:14  
88 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:41  
89 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 0:21:53  
90 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:22:00  
91 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:22:11  
92 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana 0:22:17  
93 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:22:22  
94 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:22:24  
95 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:22:26  
96 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:30  
97 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
98 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:22:38  
99 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:22:48  
100 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:22:53  
101 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
102 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:22:54  
103 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:23:27  
104 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:23:47  
105 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 0:24:08  
106 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:24:32  
107 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:24:41  
108 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:24:47  
109 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha 0:25:14  
110 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:25:34  
111 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:25:48  
112 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:26:12  
113 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:26:15  
114 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:26:39  
115 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:27:01  
116 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:27:04  
117 Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 0:27:09  
118 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:27:20  
119 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:27:23  
120 Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:27:36  
121 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:27:51  
122 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:28:20  
123 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:28:46  
124 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 0:29:24  
125 Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:29:47  
126 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:29:58  
127 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:30:39  
128 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:31:08  
129 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:31:18  
130 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:31:44  
131 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:32:43  
132 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:34:37  
133 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram 0:34:43  
134 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:34:46  
135 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C 0:37:23  
136 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:37:53  
137 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:38:34  
138 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:38:47  
139 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:39:30  
140 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto 0:39:53  
141 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 0:41:38  
142 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:42:22  
143 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:42:39  
144 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:42:56  
 
Points classification
 
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 81 pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 54  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 46  
4 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 43  
5 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 43  
6 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 40  
7 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 40  
8 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team 37  
9 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 33  
10 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 30  
11 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 29  
12 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 29  
13 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 25  
14 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 25  
15 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 25  
16 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 23  
17 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 20  
18 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 20  
19 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 17  
20 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 16  
21 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16  
22 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 15  
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
24 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha 13  
25 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 11  
26 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 11  
27 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha 11  
28 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 11  
29 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 9  
30 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 9  
31 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 9  
32 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 9  
33 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 7  
34 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
35 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
36 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
37 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5  
38 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 5  
39 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 5  
40 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
41 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 4  
42 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4  
43 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
44 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
45 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 3  
46 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
47 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 2  
48 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 2  
49 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
50 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 1  
51 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
52 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 40 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 35  
3 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 30  
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 26  
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 26  
6 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 22  
7 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 20  
8 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 17  
9 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 17  
10 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 16  
11 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 13  
12 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
13 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 9  
14 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
15 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 8  
16 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
17 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
18 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
19 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 6  
20 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 5  
21 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5  
22 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
23 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
24 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
25 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
26 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3  
27 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
28 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 1  
29 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto 1  
 
Teams classification
 
1 Astana 46:18:04  
2 Liquigas 0:06:23  
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:57  
4 Rabobank 0:07:46  
5 Team Columbia - Highroad 0:08:43  
6 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:09:57  
7 AG2R - La mondiale 0:10:15  
8 Team Saxo Bank 0:14:02  
9 Caisse d'Epargne 0:14:47  
10 Française des jeux 0:16:26  
11 Garmin - Slipstream 0:16:43  
12 BMC Racing Team 0:16:54  
13 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:20:07  
14 Lampre-N.G.C. 0:22:40  
15 Silence - Lotto 0:26:26  
16 Team Katusha 0:28:02  
17 Team Milram 0:28:33  
18 Quick Step 0:35:40  
19 Fuji-Servetto 0:45:21