TechPowered By

More tech

Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré 2009

Date range:
June 7-14, 2009

June 13, Stage 7: Briançon - Saint-François-Longchamp 157km

Moncoutié wins again 10 years later

By:
Jean-François Quénet
Published:
June 13, 2009, 15:48 BST,
Updated:
June 14, 2009, 22:13 BST

No chance for Evans against Valverde and Contador's combined efforts

Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team) high in the Alps on stage seven of the Dauphiné.

Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team) high in the Alps on stage seven of the Dauphiné.

view thumbnail gallery

Exactly 10 years after the stage win at the Dauphiné that marked the real beginning of his career, David Moncoutié (Cofidis) claimed a sensational solo victory on the Col de la Madeleine while race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) found an ally in compatriot Alberto Contador (Astana) to resist the numerous attacks of Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on the finishing climb. The Australian rode aggressively and spectacularly but was closely followed by the two Spaniards to the finish line.

"With a 1:30 lead at the foot of the last climb, I knew that it wasn't won yet," Moncoutié said. "This stage was suitable for a long breakaway, that's what we did. It was good to have four Cofidis riders in the front group. The guys did a wonderful job for me. It's been two months without any win from Cofidis."

Cofidis is the team Moncoutié has ridden for since 1997. The sponsor gave him a contract for one more year while the management of the team wanted to get rid of him. "It's a good feeling to show that 10 years later, I'm still up there and a winner," the Lyon-based rider said in the ski station of Saint-François-Longchamp where he was congratulated by Olympic giant slalom silver medallist Joël Chenal.

The Saxo Bank team played a major role in the valley before the finishing climb to reduce the gap. "We believed in my chances to win the stage," Jakob Fuglsang told Cyclingnews at the finish. "At the bottom of the last climb, I felt really, really good. On my first attack, only three riders followed me: Evans, Contador and Valverde. So I went again. In the last 500 meters, I blew. But I was not scared of blowing up. Others have the Tour de France in mind, not me."

This time, Evans will not be accused of not attacking. He constantly put pressure on Valverde in an attempt to win the Dauphiné. But each time when he looked back, it was Contador closing the gap on him. "I did what I could but that was not enough," said Evans. "The last climb was not really that selective and there was no more I could do against two Spanish guys racing together."

Like in the old tradition of the race, the last stage is not dead flat and there are more breakaways and attacks to come. However, it's very likely that Evans will finish second at the Dauphiné for the third year in a row. A second consecutive win is in the picture for Valverde.

How it unfolded

Six riders launched an attack after 23km on the Col de Lautaret: Jérôme Coppel (Française des Jeux), Laurent Lefevre (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Ludovic Turpin (AG2R La Mondiale), Christophe Kern (Cofidis), Simon Spilak (Lampre-NGC) and Tim Duggan (Garmin-Slipstream). Three Frenchman, Lefevre, Coppel and Kern, passed in that order at the top of the prestigious Col du Galibier near the monument dedicated to the founder of the Tour de France Henri Desgrange.

A break of 19 riders formed on the descent off the Galibier: Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana), Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank), Iñigo Landaluze and Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Matthieu Ladagnous and Christophe Le Mével (Française des Jeux), José Luis Arrieta and Turpin (AG2R La Mondiale), Kern, Rémi Pauriol, Amaël Moinard and David Moncoutié (Cofidis), Duggan and Christian Meier (Garmin-Slipstream), Pierrick Fedrigo, Yuriy Trofimov and Lefevre (Bbox-Bouygues Telecom), Simon Spilak and Marco Marzano (Lampre-NGC).

Turpin went away solo at the bottom of the Galibier but was caught at km 71. In the valley, the front group became 27 riders strong with the addition of Jurgen Van den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale), Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Benoît Vaugrenard (Française des Jeux), Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team), Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) and Javier Mejias (Fuji-Servetto).

At Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne at the foot of the Col de la Croix-de-Fer, the breakaway was 1:45 ahead of the peloton led by the Caisse d'Epargne team of race leader Alejandro Valverde. The highest ranked of the escapees was Le Mével, 12th at 5:32.

Seven kilometres from the top of the Croix-de-Fer, the peloton trailed by 3:40 and it was time for the Valverde's team to accelerate. Fedrigo, who was already the king of the mountains, reached the summit first. Garate, Meier, Landaluze, Trofimov followed the Frenchman in that order. The group of the yellow jersey crossed the summit 2:45 behind.

Frank and Nocentini dropped their breakaway companions on the descent of the Croix-de-Fer prior to the final ascent to Saint-François-Longchamp, a ski station located five kilometres from the top of the famous Col de la Madeleine. Frank started the ascent on his own and with less than 11km to go, Moncoutié attacked in search of Frank, catching him 10km from the finish.

In the group of the favourites, Fuglsang attacked strongly. He inspired Cadel Evans who accelerated as well but the Spanish duo of Valverde and Contador quickly jumped on his wheel. An attack from Gesink 6km before the finish created another reaction from Evans but Valverde was assisted by Contador to reach the Australian.

While Moncoutié kept a steady pace alone in the front until the finish, Evans rode aggressively with the help of teammate Jurgen Van den Broeck who was in the front group earlier. Evans attacked repeatedly but never managed to drop the Spaniards.

Evans put in one last attack inside the final 500 metres which finally gapped Contador. Evans and Valverde passed Fuglsang and caught Gesink on the finish line. Valverde crossed the finish line in the same time as Evans, 41 seconds behind Moncoutié, and defended the leader's yellow jersey going into the Dauphiné's final stage on Sunday.

Results
1 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4:44:26  
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:41  
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
5 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:53  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:00:55  
7 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:28  
8 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:19  
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:02:25  
10 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:32  
11 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:40  
12 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:59  
13 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 0:03:04  
14 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:24  
15 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:45  
16 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:03:50  
17 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:04:17  
18 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
19 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:41  
20 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:08  
21 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:13  
22 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
23 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
24 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road    
25 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:05:24  
26 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:05:46  
27 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
28 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:05:54  
29 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:56  
30 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank    
31 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
32 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:06:05  
33 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:12  
34 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:06:16  
35 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:31  
36 Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:07:42  
37 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 0:08:07  
38 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
39 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
40 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
41 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
42 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
43 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:08:20  
44 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:09:54  
45 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:39  
46 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
47 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
48 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
49 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:11:06  
50 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
51 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:12:39  
52 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
53 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
54 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:14:59  
55 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
56 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
57 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
58 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
59 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
60 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:15:30  
61 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 0:16:21  
62 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
63 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:16:30  
64 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:19:32  
65 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
66 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
67 Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
68 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
69 William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
70 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
71 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
72 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:20:38  
73 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
74 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
75 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:03  
76 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
77 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
78 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:22:09  
79 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:20  
80 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
81 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:22:39  
82 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
83 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:24:56  
84 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
85 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
86 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
87 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C    
88 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha    
89 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team    
90 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram    
91 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
92 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
93 Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:26:37  
94 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram    
95 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:29:49  
96 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:32:21  
97 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:37:02  
98 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:37:04  
99 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas    
100 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:38:34  
101 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
102 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road    
103 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas    
104 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
105 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road    
106 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
107 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank    
108 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
109 Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
110 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto    
111 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
112 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
113 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto    
114 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
115 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
116 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
117 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C    
118 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
119 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
120 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
121 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
122 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
123 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
124 Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
125 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram    
126 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha    
127 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
128 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
129 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
130 Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
131 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
132 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
133 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:39:35  
134 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:39:48  
135 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha 0:42:16  
136 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram 0:43:02  
137 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 0:45:03  
138 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha 0:45:43  
DNF Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
DNF Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
DNF Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C    
DNS Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step    
Points
Finish - Saint-François-Longchamps - km 157
1 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 20 pts
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 17  
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 15  
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 13  
5 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 11  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 10  
7 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 9  
8 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 8  
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 7  
10 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
11 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
12 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
13 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 3  
14 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
15 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Mountains
Col du Galibier - km 32
1 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 40 pts
2 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 35  
3 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 30  
4 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 26  
5 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 22  
6 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 18  
7 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16  
8 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 14  
9 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12  
10 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 10  
11 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
12 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 6  
13 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C 4  
14 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana 2  
15 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
Col de la Croix de Fer - km 109
1 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 40 pts
2 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 35  
3 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 30  
4 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26  
5 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 22  
6 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 18  
7 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 16  
8 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 14  
9 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 12  
10 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  
11 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 8  
12 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 6  
13 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 4  
14 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 2  
15 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Montée Saint-François-Longchamps - km 157
1 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 30 pts
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 26  
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 22  
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 18  
5 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 14  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 12  
7 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 10  
8 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 8  
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 6  
10 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
11 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
12 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Teams
1 Silence - Lotto 14:22:20  
2 AG2R - La mondiale 0:02:36  
3 Astana 0:02:39  
4 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:25  
5 BMC Racing Team 0:05:29  
6 Rabobank 0:05:42  
7 Française des jeux 0:06:49  
8 Garmin - Slipstream 0:07:39  
9 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:12:12  
10 Team Katusha 0:13:58  
11 Team Saxo Bank 0:14:57  
12 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:15:51  
13 Liquigas 0:16:39  
14 Quick Step 0:24:00  
15 Team Milram 0:27:03  
16 Caisse d'Epargne 0:32:55  
17 Fuji-Servetto 0:33:11  
18 Team Columbia - Highroad 0:42:52  
19 Lampre-N.G.C. 0:49:03  
General classification after stage 7
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 23:00:53  
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:00:16  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:18  
4 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:41  
5 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:40  
6 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:08  
7 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:21  
8 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 0:05:05  
9 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:28  
10 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:06:19  
11 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:06:59  
12 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:07  
13 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:12  
14 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:43  
15 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:09:40  
16 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:10:41  
17 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:10:52  
18 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:11:52  
19 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:12:41  
20 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road 0:14:26  
21 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:46  
22 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:15:14  
23 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:15:39  
24 Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:15:41  
25 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:16:08  
26 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 0:17:27  
27 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:17:41  
28 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:03  
29 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:18:10  
30 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:18:15  
31 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:18:42  
32 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:19:02  
33 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:19:14  
34 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:19:33  
35 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:19:37  
36 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:41  
37 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:21:51  
38 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 0:24:34  
39 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:25:08  
40 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:25:33  
41 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:26:57  
42 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:26:59  
43 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:27:35  
44 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:27:46  
45 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:28:14  
46 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:29:41  
47 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:30:08  
48 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:30:48  
49 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:31:09  
50 Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:31:15  
51 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:31:44  
52 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:32:13  
53 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:32:14  
54 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:32:20  
55 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:33:39  
56 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:33:49  
57 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:34:23  
58 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:35:38  
59 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:36:31  
60 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:37:22  
61 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:38:57  
62 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:38:59  
63 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:40:02  
64 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:40:33  
65 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:41:07  
66 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:41:34  
67 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C 0:41:47  
68 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 0:42:13  
69 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:42:16  
70 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:42:36  
71 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana 0:42:37  
72 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:44:24  
73 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:44:31  
74 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:44:56  
75 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:45:10  
76 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:45:25  
77 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:45:29  
78 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:45:57  
79 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road 0:45:59  
80 William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:48:32  
81 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana 0:49:48  
82 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:49:59  
83 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:51:10  
84 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:52:20  
85 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:52:44  
86 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 0:53:09  
87 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:54:01  
88 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:54:53  
89 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto 0:55:32  
90 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:55:55  
91 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:56:09  
92 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha 0:57:05  
93 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank 0:57:25  
94 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:00:18  
95 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:00:37  
96 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 1:01:00  
97 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:01:07  
98 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1:01:20  
99 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:02:05  
100 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 1:02:06  
101 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 1:03:18  
102 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 1:03:29  
103 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:03:41  
104 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:05:03  
105 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 1:05:41  
106 Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 1:06:20  
107 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 1:06:26  
108 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 1:06:59  
109 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 1:07:53  
110 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1:08:22  
111 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:09:37  
112 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 1:10:06  
113 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:10:30  
114 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 1:11:17  
115 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 1:11:18  
116 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:12:31  
117 Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:12:41  
118 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1:12:47  
119 Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:15:23  
120 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 1:15:35  
121 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 1:16:33  
122 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 1:17:10  
123 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:17:17  
124 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 1:17:21  
125 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha 1:17:44  
126 Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 1:19:02  
127 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C 1:19:56  
128 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha 1:22:03  
129 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 1:22:11  
130 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 1:22:42  
131 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 1:22:51  
132 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 1:23:11  
133 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 1:25:59  
134 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto 1:26:32  
135 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:33:25  
136 Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram 1:34:02  
137 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1:34:21  
138 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 1:34:39  
Points classification
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 97 pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 66  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 59  
4 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 43  
5 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 43  
6 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team 42  
7 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 40  
8 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 40  
9 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 33  
10 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 33  
11 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road 33  
12 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 32  
13 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 30  
14 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 29  
15 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 25  
16 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 25  
17 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 23  
18 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 22  
19 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 22  
20 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 20  
21 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 20  
22 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 20  
23 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 18  
24 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 17  
25 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 17  
26 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15  
27 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 13  
28 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 13  
29 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
30 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha 13  
31 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 11  
32 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 11  
33 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 11  
34 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 11  
35 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha 11  
36 Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas 11  
37 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 10  
38 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 9  
39 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 9  
40 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 8  
41 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 7  
42 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 7  
43 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
44 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
45 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 6  
46 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5  
47 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 5  
48 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom 5  
49 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
50 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4  
51 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
52 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
53 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 3  
54 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
55 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
56 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 2  
57 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 2  
58 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 1  
59 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
60 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
61 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road 1  
62 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 5  
63 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 5  
Mountains classificaton
1 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 111 pts
2 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 82  
3 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 71  
4 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 57  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 53  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 52  
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 48  
8 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 47  
9 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 47  
10 Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 44  
11 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 40  
12 Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 38  
13 Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 36  
14 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 36  
15 José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 31  
16 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana 30  
17 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 30  
18 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 29  
19 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 28  
20 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 28  
21 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 25  
22 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 22  
23 Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 21  
24 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 20  
25 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 18  
26 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 18  
27 Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux 16  
28 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 16  
29 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 15  
30 Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 14  
31 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12  
32 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
33 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C 12  
34 Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 10  
35 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 9  
36 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 8  
37 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
38 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
39 Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team 8  
40 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 7  
41 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
42 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 6  
43 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5  
44 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road 5  
45 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
46 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C 4  
47 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
48 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3  
49 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana 2  
50 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 2  
51 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
52 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
53 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1  
54 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto 1  
Teams classification
1 Astana 69:21:14  
2 AG2R - La mondiale 0:06:03  
3 Rabobank 0:06:46  
4 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:59  
5 Liquigas 0:19:08  
6 BMC Racing Team 0:19:58  
7 Française des jeux 0:20:36  
8 Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:21:35  
9 Garmin - Slipstream 0:22:47  
10 Silence - Lotto 0:24:32  
11 Team Saxo Bank 0:25:14  
12 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:25:58  
13 Team Katusha 0:47:06  
14 Caisse d'Epargne 0:47:23  
15 Team Columbia - Highroad 0:50:01  
16 Quick Step 0:57:43  
17 Team Milram 1:02:00  
18 Lampre-N.G.C. 1:11:52  
19 Fuji-Servetto 1:15:46