Sagan superior in Fleurier

Cavendish loses contact on climb, Pinotti loses the lead

Peter Sagan, the first year pro and revelation of Paris-Nice, claimed his third season win in a close sprint on the first full stage of the Tour de Romandie in Fleurier, Switzerland.

The Slovak sensation also claimed the overall lead of the Tour through the victory. He was just 0.92 seconds behind HTC-Columbia's Marco Pinotti at the start of the day, and clad in the green points jersey he stripped the Italian of the yellow leader's shirt.

"It's great to win. I didn’t think I could do it today. The three climbs were very hard and I didn’t go too well at first. Fortunately I went better on final climb and I knew I was one second from the yellow jersey. My team told me that I could win and take the jersey and they helped me do it. It's great."

Sagan, while pleased to be in the race lead, pledged his loyalty to Liquigas team leader Roman Kreuziger, who won last year's Tour.

"Our team leader is Roman Kreuziger and I don’t know what I can do. I'm not a good climber like he is. We'll see. There are three hard stages and a time trial to come."

The HTC-Columbia team could have used its star sprinter Mark Cavendish to prevent the Liquigas rider from gaining the lead, but the Manxman was dropped on a category 2 climb with 45km to go.

Three musketeers

The first full stage of the Tour de Romandie was a hilly route from the prologue town of Porrentruy to Fleurier, 175.6km away. There were only 156 riders on the start line due to the abandons of Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Footon-Servetto) and prologue crash victims Chris Froome (Sky) and Joaquin Novoa (Cervelo TestTeam).

More summer-like weather greeted the riders for their journey, and the pleasant conditions inspired the first attackers to launch just 11km into the day. A trio of young riders, all under 24 years of age, quickly built up a lead over the peloton, which seemed content to enjoy the sunshine with a more leisurely pace.

The hard work went to Chad Beyer (BMC) and Andrey Zeits (Astana), both 23 and Thibaut Pinot, 19, a first year professional with Francaise des Jeux.

The trio worked well together, trading mountain and sprint bonuses along the way and building a maximum advantage of more than nine minutes over the HTC-Columbia-led peloton.

Pinot took the first mountain points over Zeits and Beyer, while behind in the peloton his teammates Jeremy Roy and Sandy Casar showed the team was interested in claiming the overall climber's competition by sweeping up the remaining points at the top.

Zeits claimed the first sprint bonus of the day, while Pinot continued his raid on the climbs on the second mountain sprint. Again, Roy and Casar claimed the rest of the bonus points.

Beyer was given his chance to line his pockets at the second sprint bonus, which he took over Zeits, but looming ahead was the climb that would end the American's time in the move.

With 45km to go, the leaders began the ascent of the côte aux Fées. Pinot chose the climb as a launching pad for a solo move, and he succeeded in dispatching first Beyer and then Zeits.

Behind in the peloton, the gap was plummeting from four minutes at the base of the category 2 climb to just over one minute at the top. Fabio Felline (Footon-Servetto) launched an attack at the base, but was not able to open a big gap.

Charly Wegelius (Omega Pharma-Lotto) was the next to go, and while his move survived for nearly 10km, he was neither able to close the gap to Pinot or hold off the chase of the peloton, now assisted by Liquigas-Doimo.

The climb may have been the undoing of the breakaway, but it was also the nail in the coffin for HTC-Columbia's sprinter Mark Cavendish, who lost contact with the bunch along with a handful of other sprinters on the mountain.

As Pinot struggled to hold his lead of less than one minute, Wegelius' teammate Jan Bakelants had a go with 18km remaining. The move only inspired the chase, whittling down Pinot's lead to a handful of seconds. The pair joined forces, but the Frenchman had nothing to give after at the pointy end of the race and he quickly gave up, while Bakelants finally succumbed 13 kilometers later after never gaining much more than 15 seconds..

Lampre and Liquigas were now in charge of the pace-setting, working together to keep Cavendish from rejoining, while HTC-Columbia focused on protecting the jersey of Marco Pinotti.

As Bakelants was caught with 4km to go, BMC, Rabobank and Astana began to show themselves at the front for their sprinters, while HTC-Columbia continued to take a back seat to the action.

Garmin-Transitions took the reins with 2km to go with Travis Meyer working for his sprinter Robbie Hunter, while Milram was intent to deliver Gerald Ciolek to his first season win.

Inside the final kilometre, HTC-Columbia finally played its hand with a solo attack, but the sprinters wanted to have a chance, and in the narrow rush to the line it was Liquigas' young star Peter Sagan who claimed the win.

Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo4:50:21 
2Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
5Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
6Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
7Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
8Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
10Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo TestTeam  
11Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
12Jeremy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
13Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
15Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
16Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
17Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
18Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
19Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank  
20Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
21Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
22Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
24Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
25Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
26Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
28Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
29Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack  
31Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
32Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
33Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
34Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
35Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
36Gianpaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
37Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
38Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
39Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
40Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
41Johannes Froehlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
42Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
43Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
44Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
46Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
47Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
48Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
49Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
50Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack  
51Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
52Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
53Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
54Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
55Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
56Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
57Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam  
58Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
59Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
60Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
61Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
62Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
63Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
64Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
65David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
66Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
67Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
69Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
70Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
71Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
72Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
74Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
75Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
76Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
77Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
78Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo TestTeam  
79Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
80Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
81Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
82John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
85Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack  
86Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
87Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
88Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
89Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
90Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
91Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
92Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
93Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
94Bjoern Schroeder (Ger) Team Milram  
95Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
96Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
97Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
98Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
99Paulinho S M M (Por) Team Radioshack  
100Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
101David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
102Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
103Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
104José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
105Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
106Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
107Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
108Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:00:13 
109Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:19 
110Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:34 
111Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:00:43 
112Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:09:28 
113Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
114Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
115Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
116Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
117Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
118Noe Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
119Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
120Michael Schaer (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
121Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
122Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
123Aranburu Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack  
124Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
125Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
126Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
127Scott Davis (Aus) Astana  
128Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
129Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
130Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
131Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
132Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
133Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
134Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam  
135Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
136Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
137Cardoso M A L (Por) Footon-Servetto  
138Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
139Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
140Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
141Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
142Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
143Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
144Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
145Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
146Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:13 
147Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
148Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
149Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
150Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
151Joao Correia (Por) Cervélo TestTeam  
152Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
153Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack0:16:30 
154Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam0:17:14 
155Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
156Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
DNSArkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
DNSJoaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
DNSChristopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Lajoux, 51.6km
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team6pts
2Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana3 
3Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Sprint 2 - Môtiers, 122.7km
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team6pts
2Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana3 
3Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Mountain 1 - Saulcy (Cat. 1) 47.4km
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux12pts
2Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
3Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana6 
4Jeremy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
5Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
Mountain 2 - Les Pontins (Cat. 1) 77.1km
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux12pts
2Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
3Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana6 
4Jeremy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
5Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
Mountain 3 - Mt de Buttes (Cat. 2) 137.2km
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux8pts
2Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana6 
3Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
4Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank1 
1Garmin - Transitions14:31:03 
2AG2R La Mondiale  
4Française Des Jeux  
6Team Saxo Bank  
7Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Team Katusha  
9Lampre-Farnese Vini  
11Sky Professional Cycling Team  
12Team Radioshack  
14Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Team Milram  
16Quick Step  
17Caisse d'Epargne  
18Cervélo TestTeam  
19Team HTC - Columbia  
20BMC Racing Team0:09:28 
General classification after stage 1
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo4:55:29 
2Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:09 
3Jeremy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:12 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
5Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:14 
6Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:15 
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
8Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
9Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
11Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
12Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:17 
13Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
14Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
15Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
16Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
17Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
18Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:00:18 
19Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:00:19 
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
21Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
22Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
23Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
24Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:20 
25Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
26Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
27Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
28Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:00:21 
29Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
30Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
31Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack  
32Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
33Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
34Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
36Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
37Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:00:22 
38Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
39Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
40Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
41Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
42Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank  
43Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam  
44Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:23 
45Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
46Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
47Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
48Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
49Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:24 
50Bjoern Schroeder (Ger) Team Milram  
51Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
52Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:25 
53Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
54Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
55Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
56Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
57Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
58Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:26 
59Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
60Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
61Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
62Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:27 
63Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack  
64José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
65Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
66Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
67Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
68Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:28 
69Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
70David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
71Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
72Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:00:29 
73Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
74Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack  
75Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
76Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
77Paulinho S M M (Por) Team Radioshack  
78Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:30 
79Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
80Johannes Froehlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:00:31 
81Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
83Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:32 
84David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
85Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:33 
86Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
87Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:00:34 
88Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
89Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
90Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
91Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:35 
92Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Murilo Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
94Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
95Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:36 
96Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:00:38 
97Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
98Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
99John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:39 
100Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:40 
102Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
103Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
104Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
105Gianpaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:43 
106Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:44 
107Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:46 
108Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:47 
109Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:58 
110Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:03 
111Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:01:07 
112Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:43 
113Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:46 
114Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
115Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:09:47 
116Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
117Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
118Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:50 
119Aranburu Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack0:09:51 
120Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram0:09:52 
121Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
122Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:09:53 
123Michael Schaer (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
124Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
125Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
126Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:55 
127Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
128Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:09:56 
129Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
130Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam0:09:57 
131Cardoso M A L (Por) Footon-Servetto0:10:00 
132Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
133Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:10:01 
134Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:10:02 
135Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
136Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:03 
137Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
138Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
139Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:10:04 
140Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
141Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:10:09 
142Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:10:12 
143Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:10:14 
144Scott Davis (Aus) Astana0:10:18 
145Noe Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:10:21 
146Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:14:26 
147Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:31 
148Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:34 
149Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:36 
150Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:14:42 
151Joao Correia (Por) Cervélo TestTeam0:14:46 
152Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:14:48 
153Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack0:16:52 
154Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:17:41 
155Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam0:17:44 
156Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:17:46 
Sprint classification
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team12pts
2Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana6 
3Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
Mountains classificaiton
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux32pts
2Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team20 
3Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana18 
4Jeremy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux8 
5Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
6Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank1 
U25 classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo4:55:29 
2Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:15 
3Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:16 
4Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:17 
5Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:20 
6Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:00:22 
7Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
10Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam  
11Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:23 
12Andre Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:24 
13Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:25 
14Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
15Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
16Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:26 
17Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
18Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:27 
19Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
20Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:28 
21Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:00:29 
22Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:00:31 
23Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:33 
24Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:00:38 
25Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:40 
26Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:03 
27Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:09:47 
28Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
29Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:09:53 
30Michael Schaer (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
31Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo TestTeam0:09:57 
32Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:10:01 
33Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:02 
34Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:10:03 
35Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:10:04 
36Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:10:12 
37Noe Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:10:21 
Teams classification
1Team HTC - Columbia14:47:05 
3Caisse d'Epargne0:00:08 
5Française Des Jeux0:00:16 
6Team Radioshack0:00:18 
7Team Katusha0:00:19 
8Garmin - Transitions0:00:20 
10Team Saxo Bank0:00:22 
11Lampre-Farnese Vini  
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:24 
13Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:26 
14Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Team Milram0:00:27 
16AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28 
17Quick Step0:00:31 
18Cervélo TestTeam0:00:39 
20BMC Racing Team0:09:51 
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