A first for Clement, a last for Valverde?

Spanish champion wins second consecutive Dauphiné Libéré

Time trial specialist Stef Clement (Rabobank) won the first road race of his career on Sunday as he outsprinted breakaway companions Timothy Duggan (Garmin-Slipstream) and Sébastien Joly (Française Des Jeux) in Grenoble. French cancer survivor Sébastien Joly attacked Clement and Duggan with inside of two kilometres remaining in the 146-kilometre stage, but Clement clawed his way back with Duggan in tow. Clement neutralised Joly's attack with 400 metres to go and neither Clement nor Duggan, who also made a sensational return as a healthy cyclist after the brain surgery he had last year, could come around the Dutchman at the finish.

"I was jealous of my compatriot who won earlier this week," said Clement in reference to Niki Terpstra's stage win in Saint-Etienne. "I also wanted to win a stage at the beginning of the Dauphiné but I didn't have much freedom because of the time trials. Today was my last opportunity to make it but when I went in the early break, it was mainly for gaining some positions on GC. Unfortunately, there were too many riders in that group so I had to go again. When I was away at the end, I had no doubt that I'd win. I was sure of myself even when Joly attacked. I knew he'd be cooked from his efforts to come across.

"I'm so happy to finally win something other than a time trial," said the Dutchman who got the bronze medal at the world championship two years ago and won the Chrono des Nations last year as a good-bye present to the French team Bouygues Telecom he left for Rabobank.

Despite Cadel Evans' attacks on the main climb of the day, Valverde successfully defended his slim 16-second lead over the Australian. "My team did a phenomenal job," said Valverde who thanked his three teammates José Ivan Gutierrez, Oscar Pereiro and Javier Zandio who made the early break in order to assist him later in the stage. But the Caisse d'Epargne rider forgot to mention the most valuable help he got and that was from Alberto Contador (Astana).

"Alberto did his own race," Valverde said. "He wanted to keep his third place and stayed attentive. This second win at the Dauphiné means a lot to me. I don't externalize my anger but I know it's an injustice to suspend me and I'm confident that everything will be proved in my favour at the end.

"This win is a message to the organisation of the Tour de France, yes," Valverde continued. "I still hope to do it. The decision is not in my hands. I have had so many ups and downs, but the win at the Tour of Catalunya helped me to find the right motivation for the Dauphiné. To have won two ProTour races in a row is meaningful to me, my team and all the people who have supported me in these difficult moments."

After the Dauphiné, Valverde becomes the world's number one rider on the UCI ranking but the governing body will decide within one week to globalize or not the ban given to Valverde on Italian soil.

How it unfolded

A group of 28 riders attacked from the start and after only 10 kilometres had passed they had a 1:30 lead. The break contained José Ivan Gutierrez, Oscar Pereiro and Javier Zandio (Caisse d'Epargne), Stef Clement (Rabobank), Igor Anton and Iñaki Isasi (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Hubert Dupont (Ag2r La Mondiale), Sébastien Joly and Anthony Geslin (Française des Jeux), Stéphane Augé (Cofidis), Marco Velo and Martijn Wynants (Quick Step), Cyril Gautier and William Bonnet (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Christian Kux and Martin Velits (Team Milram), Daniele Righi (Lampre-NGC), Bert Grabsch, Adam Hansen and Frantisek Rabon (Team Columbia-Highroad), Nikolay Trussov (Team Katusha), Aliaksandr Kuschinski (Liquigas), Beñat Intxausti (Fuji-Servetto), Brent Bookwalter and Alexander Moos (BMC Racing Team), Jurgen Van Goolen (Team Saxo Bank), Tim Duggan (Garmin-Slipstream) and Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana).

The highest ranked of the escapees on GC was Clement, 15th at 9:40. When the gap was just over 2:20 to the peloton, Grabsch attacked on his own at km 48. The current time trial world champion stayed away until km 111 after gaining a maximum lead of 3:00. As soon as the German was caught, his teammate Hansen counter-attacked at the bottom of the Saint-Bernard-de-Touvet climb. The Team Columbia-Highroad Australian was soon joined by Duggan on the ascent.

On the Saint-Bernard-de-Touvet, Evans attacked several times but Contador was always prompt to respond with Valverde on his wheel. In a race with a lot of dynamic action, Duggan dropped Hansen but was soon joined by Clement in the lead. The duo had a 1:30 advantage over the Valverde group with 20 kilometres to go and were joined by Joly with 8 kilometres remaining. Joly attacked 1.5 kilometres before the line but Clement had enough strength to catch Joly and outsprint his breakaway companions for the stage victory.

Results
1Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank3:30:17 
2Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
3Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:02 
4Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road0:01:31 
5Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas  
6Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:33 
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:01:56 
8Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
9Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58 
10Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:02:05 
11Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
12Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
13Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas  
14Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road  
15Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
17Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram  
18Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
19Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
20Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
21Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
22Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
23Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
24Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
25Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
27Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
28Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
29Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana  
30Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
31Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
32Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
33Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
34Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
35Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
36José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
37Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
38Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
39Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
41Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
42Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
43Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
44Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
45Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana  
46José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana  
48Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
49David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
50Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
51Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:03:57 
52Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream  
53Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
54Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
55Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
56Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
57Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
58Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
59Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
60Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
61David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
62Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road  
63Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank  
64Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
65Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
66Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
67Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
68Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
69Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
70Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
71Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
72Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
73William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
74Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
76Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
77Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
78Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha  
80Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
81Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank  
82Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:06:39 
83Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
84Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank  
85Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
86Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
87Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
88Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana  
89Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C  
90Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana  
91Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
92Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
93Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
94Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
95Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
96Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
98Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
99Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
100Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road0:09:37 
101Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram  
102Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
103Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
104Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
105Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
106Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
107Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:12:06 
108Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team  
109Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
110Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
111Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road  
112Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
113Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
114Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
115Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
116Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
117Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
118Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
119Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
120Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha  
121Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
122Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
123Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C  
124Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas  
125Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
126Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
127Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto  
128Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
129Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
130Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:13:31 
131Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:13:34 
132Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
133Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha  
134Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
135Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha0:13:36 
DNFServais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
DNFNiki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
DNSTom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
Points
Finish - Grenoble - km 146
1Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank20pts
2Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream17 
3Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux15 
4Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road13 
5Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas11 
6Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne9 
8Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C8 
9Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
10Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step6 
11Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne5 
12Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
13Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas3 
14Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road2 
15Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Mountains
Col de Leschaux - km 29.5
1Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road7pts
2Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
3Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road3 
4Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram2 
5Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Col du Frêne - km 57
1Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road7pts
2Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
3Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
4Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
5Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank1 
Côte de Saint-Bernard-du-Touvet - km 119
1Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank30pts
2Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream26 
3Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road22 
4Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux18 
5Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi14 
6Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
7Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas10 
8Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
9David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6 
10Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4 
11Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank2 
12Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana1 
Teams
1Rabobank10:35:01 
2Française des jeux0:00:02 
3Liquigas0:01:31 
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:33 
5Garmin - Slipstream0:01:52 
6Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:01:56 
7AG2R - La mondiale0:01:58 
8BMC Racing Team0:02:05 
9Caisse d'Epargne  
10BBox Bouygues Telecom  
11Astana  
12Team Columbia - Highroad0:03:23 
13Team Saxo Bank0:03:57 
14Silence - Lotto  
15Team Katusha  
16Quick Step0:05:49 
17Team Milram  
18Lampre-N.G.C.0:06:30 
19Fuji-Servetto0:07:41 
Final general classification
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26:33:15 
2Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:00:16 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:01:18 
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:02:41 
5Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:40 
6Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:08 
7Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:04:21 
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana0:05:05 
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:28 
10Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:19 
11David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:58 
12Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:06:59 
13Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:07:35 
14Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:12 
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:43 
16Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:41 
17Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:10:52 
18Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:09 
19Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:13:44 
20Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:46 
21Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:14 
22Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:39 
23Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:15:41 
24Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road0:16:18 
25Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road0:16:53 
26Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:18:00 
27Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:18:10 
28Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:19:14 
29Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:19:33 
30Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
31Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:19:37 
32Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:20:34 
33Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
34Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:22:49 
35Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:23:36 
36Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:23:43 
37Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank0:24:34 
38Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:25:33 
39Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:26:09 
40Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:26:59 
41Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:27:46 
42Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:28:04 
43Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:28:49 
44Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:30:08 
45Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:33 
46Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:31:36 
47Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:31:44 
48Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:32:09 
49Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:32:40 
50Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:33:07 
51David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:34:05 
52Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:34:06 
53Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:35:09 
54Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:36:54 
55Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:37:30 
56Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:38:23 
57Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:40:49 
58Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:41:05 
59Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:41:07 
60Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:41:10 
61Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:41:54 
62Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:41:56 
63Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:42:25 
64Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:43:26 
65Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:43:33 
66Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:44:08 
67Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:44:24 
68Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:44:56 
69José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:45:10 
70Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:46:16 
71Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:46:47 
72Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:47:10 
73Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:49:48 
74Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:49:59 
75Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:50:03 
76William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:50:24 
77Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C0:51:48 
78Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:52:38 
79Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:53:00 
80Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:53:29 
81Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:54:12 
82Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:54:32 
83Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:55:44 
84Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:55:53 
85Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road0:56:00 
86Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank0:59:17 
87Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas1:00:26 
88Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:00:37 
89Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana1:01:28 
90Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:02:25 
91Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:02:45 
92Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto1:03:04 
93Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:03:57 
94Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:04:52 
95Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:05:10 
96Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:05:54 
97Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:05:56 
98Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team1:06:10 
99Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:06:55 
100Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:08:22 
101Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha1:08:36 
102Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:08:51 
103Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:09:37 
104Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road1:11:01 
105Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:11:08 
106Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:11:17 
107Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:11:58 
108Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:12:07 
109Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank1:12:27 
110Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:12:31 
111Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:12:41 
112Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team1:13:42 
113Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream1:15:42 
114Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road1:17:21 
115Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:17:27 
116Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto1:17:49 
117Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:17:52 
118Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:20:31 
119Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas1:21:19 
120Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:21:51 
121Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:22:48 
122Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha1:23:55 
123Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:24:05 
124Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C1:24:30 
125Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram1:24:43 
126Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:25:24 
127Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step1:25:59 
128Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram1:27:11 
129Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas1:29:03 
130Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha1:29:13 
131Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto1:36:33 
132Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram1:41:34 
133Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:41:53 
134Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha1:43:26 
135Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:46:08 
Points classification
1Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto97pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana66 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne59 
4David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream43 
5Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team42 
6David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne41 
7Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road40 
8Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C40 
9Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank37 
10Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas36 
11Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road35 
12Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank33 
13Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30 
14Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C29 
15Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom25 
16Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram23 
17Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi22 
18Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank22 
19Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas21 
20Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas20 
21Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20 
22Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20 
23Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana18 
24Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream17 
25Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step17 
26Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi16 
27Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
28Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux15 
29Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
30Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank13 
31Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale13 
32Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha13 
33Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale12 
34Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road12 
35Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi11 
36Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank11 
37Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank11 
38Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha11 
39Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas11 
40Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux9 
41Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C9 
42Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C8 
43Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8 
44Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto7 
45Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
46José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
47Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6 
48Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto6 
49Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step6 
50Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux5 
51Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha5 
52Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom5 
53Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne5 
54Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
55Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
56Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
57Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne3 
58Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3 
59Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
60José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale2 
61Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
62Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step2 
63Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank2 
64Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1 
65Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
66Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
67Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C5 
68Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
Mountains classification
1Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom111pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne88 
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank71 
4Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne57 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne53 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank52 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto48 
8Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom47 
9Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47 
10Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom44 
11Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas40 
12Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step38 
13Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank36 
14Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream36 
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale31 
16Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank30 
17Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana30 
18Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux30 
19Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana29 
20Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28 
21Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank28 
22Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream26 
23Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25 
24Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas24 
25Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux23 
26Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road22 
27Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank22 
28Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas21 
29Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20 
30Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20 
31Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road19 
32Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C18 
33Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi18 
34Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux16 
35Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16 
36Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto15 
37Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom12 
38Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
39Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale12 
40Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
41Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C12 
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11 
43Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto10 
44David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream9 
45Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
46Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
47Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
48Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream7 
49Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6 
50Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
51Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
52Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne4 
53Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C4 
54Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
55Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank3 
56Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana3 
57Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road3 
58Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram2 
59Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto2 
60Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
61Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
62Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
63Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
64Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
65Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto1 
Teams classification
1Astana79:58:20 
2Rabobank0:04:41 
3AG2R - La mondiale0:05:56 
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:27 
5Française des jeux0:18:33 
6Liquigas0:18:34 
7BMC Racing Team0:19:58 
8Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:21:26 
9Garmin - Slipstream0:22:34 
10BBox Bouygues Telecom0:25:58 
11Silence - Lotto0:26:24 
12Team Saxo bank0:27:06 
13Caisse d'Epargne0:47:23 
14Team Katusha0:48:58 
15Team Columbia - High Road0:51:19 
16Quick Step1:01:27 
17Team Milram1:05:44 
18Lampre-N.G.C.1:16:17 
19Fuji-Servetto1:21:22 
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