Cav is back!

HTC-Columbia sprinter, reunited with Renshaw, gets back to winning

Mark Cavendish, after a difficult start to the season, at last claimed a sprint victory in the second stage of the Tour de Romandie. The HTC-Columbia star has been raked over the coals for failing to live up to last season's records, but regained his winning ways after being reunited with lead-out man Mark Renshaw.

The team executed the final kilometres perfectly, dodging traffic islands and closing down attacks to drop Cavendish at the front with 150m to go.

The Manxman easily bested Lampre's Danilo Hondo and Robbie Hunter (Garmin-Transitions) in the dash to the line. The outspoken star let his gestures do the talking as he crossed the line, making an offensive gesture perhaps aimed at his critics before raising both arms in victory.

The reason for the two-fingered salute, Cavendish said, was to "send a message to commentators and journalists who don't know jack shit about cycling," for writing him off.

It was only Cavendish's second win of the year after one stage of the Volta a Catalunya last month. The 24-year-old suffered from a dental abscess earlier in the year and the absence of Renshaw, who missed the early season due to mononucleosis. Cavendish has struggled to find his form and equal the eight wins he had at this point last year.

"It was good to win here. My form is getting better. The team did a great job," he said before dashing off. "Today, I proved that I have never lost my talent, contrary what has been said or written."

Overall leader Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) maintained his lead over HTC-Columbia's Marco Pinotti heading into the stage three time trial.

Out and back

The second stage of the Tour de Romandie, a 171.8km loop out from Fribourg and back, began under more beautiful weather. 155 riders took the start with the only rider to exit being Footon-Servetto's Rafael Valls, who crashed on the previous stage.

Despite featuring the category 1 la Lorette ascended twice on the circuit, once at kilometre 101 and the second time at 137.9 before a relatively flat run-in back to Fribourg, it was expected that the stage would go the way of the sprinters.

However, our intrepid attackers were keen to play a little cat and mouse. Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha), Denis Van Winden (Rabobank), Alan Pérez (Euskaltel-Euskadi and Chad Beyer (BMC) were the bait for the day, with the American looking to add to his lead in the sprint classification with a second day in the break.

The gap to the peloton stabilized between four and five minutes, with Perez claiming the "virtual lead" as best placed rider overall in the breakaway. He was just 30 seconds behind Sagan at the start of the day.

Sagan's Liquigas-Doimo team was working steadily to limit the advantage of the quartet. Beyer took the first sprint at kilometre 31.4 and then the four got back to cooperating on their long journey together.

The leaders stayed together on the first trip up la Lorette, with Ignatiev claiming the mountain points over Perez, Van Winden and Beyer. Liquigas' Maciej Bondar was first from the peloton at the top, having reduced the gap to 3:30.

By the time the leaders crossed the line in Fribourg with one lap to go it was down to 1:30.

As the climb approached for the second time, the pace in the bunch became far less tame, and the boys in neon green and blue got help from Caisse d'Epargne, and whittled down the gap from two minutes down to just 30 seconds at the top.

Ignatiev was once again the first over the top of the cobbled climb, with Perez surviving to take second. Beyer and Van Winded were swept up on the climb as the peloton closed in on the leaders.

Perez and Ignatiev held their lead over the top, but an attack from the peloton by David López (Caisse d'Epargne), David Loosli (Lampre) and Charly Wegelius (Omega Pharma-Lotto) caused a surge that neutralized them all with 30km to go.

With a sprint bonus coming up, three riders decided to get a head start. Simon Spilak (Lampre), Tom Stamsnijder (Rabobank) and Jeremy Roy (Française des Jeux) gained 15 seconds on the bunch.

Roy took the sprint over Spilak and Stamsnijder and then the three were quickly brought back into the fold.

Matthias Brändle (Footon-Servetto) launched a counter-attack and succeeded in gaining 45 seconds advantage by the time he reached 18km to go.

The 20-year-old Austrian's lead was largely the result of the Liquigas team stepping away from chasing duties and a brief reluctance of any team to take over.

Once the Euskaltel-Euskadi team decided to pitch in the gap tumbled.

As Brändle came into view, BMC's Swiss rider Steve Morabito, who hails from Monthey just 80km from the finish, launched a counter-attack in hopes of scoring some hometown glory.

He used an unclassified climb to power his way up to the Footon-Servetto rider, making contact with 12km to go.

Behind, AG2R-La Mondiale rider Christophe Riblon blasted out of the peloton on the same climb, making contact with the two riders quickly.

The peloton was so close that two more riders were able to make it across the gap: Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank) and Arthur Vichot (Française Des Jeux) held a slim advantage coming into 5km to go, but the peloton had the five in its sights.

Marycz was the last to throw in the towel. While the others sat up as the peloton made contact, the Polish rider managed to power out a 50m gap on the now HTC-Columbia-led peloton, but it lasted only a kilometre before he was enveloped by the bunch.

From there it was a mere formality for the HTC-Columbia team to deliver super-sprinter Mark Cavendish to his second season victory.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia4:28:59 
2Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
3Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
4Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo  
6Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
7Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
8Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
10David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
11Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
12Davide Appolonio (Ita) Cervelo TestTeam  
13Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
14Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
15Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
17Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
18Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
19Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
20Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
21Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
22Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
24Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
25Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
27Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
29Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
30Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
31Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
32Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
34Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
35Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
37Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam  
38Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
39Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
40Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank  
41Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank  
42Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
43Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
44Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
45Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
46André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
47Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
48Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
49Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
50Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
51Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
52Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
53Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
54Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
55Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Team Radioshack  
56Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
57Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
58Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack  
59Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
60Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
61Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
63Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
64Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
65Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack  
66Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
67Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
68Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
69Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
70Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
71Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
72Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
73Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
74Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
75Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
76Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
77Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
78René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
80Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
81Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
82Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
83José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack  
84Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
85Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
86Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
87John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
88Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
89Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam  
90Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
91Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
92Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
93David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
94Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
95Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana  
96Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
97Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
98Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
99Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
100Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
101Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
102Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
103Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
104Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
105Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
106Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
107Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
108Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
109Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:00:20 
110Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:13 
111Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:32 
112Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
113Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
114José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
115Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:10 
116Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:02:59 
117Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:32 
118Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:10:53 
119Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack  
120Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
121Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
122Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
123Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
124Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
125Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
126Serge Pauwels (Ned) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
127Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
128Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
129Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
130Noe Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
131Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack  
132Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
133Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
134Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
135Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
136Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
137Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
138Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
139Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
140Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
141Scott Davis (Aus) Astana  
142Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
143Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
144Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam  
145Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
146Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
147Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
148Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha  
149Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha  
150Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
151Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
152Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
153Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
154Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNFJoao Correia (Por) Cervelo TestTeam  
DNSRafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
La Lorette, km. 101.0 (Cat. 1)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha12 pts
2Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
3Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank6 
4Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
5Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo2 
La Lorette, km. 137.9 (Cat. 1)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha12 pts
2Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
3Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank6 
4David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
Sprint 1 - Domdidier, km. 31.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team6 pts
2Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
3Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Sprint 2 - Anderswil, km. 146.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 pts
2Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank3 
3Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team13:26:57 
2Liquigas - Doimo  
3Lampre - Farnese Vini  
4Team HTC - Columbia  
5Team Milram  
6Garmin - Transitions  
7Team Saxo Bank  
8Euskatel - Euskadi  
9Omega Pharma-Lotto  
10AG2R - La Mondiale  
11Quick Step  
12Française des Jeux  
13Rabobank  
14Footon - Servetto  
15Team Katusha  
16Team Radioshack  
17Sky Professional Cycling Team  
18Cervelo Test Team  
19Caisse d'Epargne  
20Astana0:10:53 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo9:24:28 
2Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:09 
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
4Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:11 
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:12 
6Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:14 
7Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:15 
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
9Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
10Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Team Radioshack  
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
12Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
13Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
14Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:17 
15Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
16Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
17Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
18Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
19Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:18 
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:19 
21Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
23Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
24Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
25Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:20 
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  
35Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
36Matthias Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:00:22 
37Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
38Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
39Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
40Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
41Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank  
42Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
43Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:23 
44André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:24 
45Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
46Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:25 
47Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
48Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
49Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
50Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
51Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:26 
52Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
53Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
54Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:27 
55Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
56Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
57Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:28 
58Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
59David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
60Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
61José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack0:00:29 
62Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
63Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
64Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank  
65Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:30 
66Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:00:31 
67Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:32 
69David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
70Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:33 
71Alexsandre Diachenko (Kaz) Astana0:00:34 
72Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
73René Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
75Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:35 
76Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
77Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
78Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
79Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:36 
80Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:00:38 
81Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
82Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
83John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:39 
84Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
85Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:40 
86Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
87Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
88Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
89Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:43 
90Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:44 
91Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:46 
92Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:47 
93Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:58 
94Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:01:03 
95Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:53 
96Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:55 
97José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:59 
98Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:00 
97José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:59 
98Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:00 
99Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:36 
100Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:47 
101Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:50 
102Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack0:09:51 
103Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:52 
104Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:53 
105Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:55 
106Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:09:56 
107Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
108Davide Appolonio (Ita) Cervelo TestTeam0:09:57 
109Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:03 
110Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
111Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:10:04 
112Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:10:07 
113Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:10:09 
114Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:11:06 
115Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:11:13 
116Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:11:16 
117Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
118Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:11:17 
119Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:11:18 
120Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:11:19 
121Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack0:11:20 
122Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
123Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:11:22 
124Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack  
125Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:11:24 
126Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:11:26 
127Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:56 
128Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha0:12:00 
129Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:12:52 
130Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:20:36 
131Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank0:20:40 
132Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:20:45 
133Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:20:46 
134Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:48 
135Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:20:52 
136Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:20:53 
137Serge Pauwels (Ned) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
138Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:20:54 
139Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:20:55 
140Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:20:57 
141Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:21:05 
142Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:21:07 
143Scott Davis (Aus) Astana0:21:11 
144Noe Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:21:14 
145Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:05 
146Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:25:19 
147Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:25:24 
148Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:25:29 
149Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:25:35 
150Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha0:25:41 
151Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack0:27:45 
152Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:28:34 
153Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam0:28:37 
154Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:28:39 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux32 pts
2Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha24 
3Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team24 
4Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana18 
5Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi16 
6Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank12 
7Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux8 
8Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
9David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
10Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
11Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
12Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo2 
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team18 pts
2Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 
3Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana6 
4Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank3 
5Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux2 
7Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini1 
8Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo9:24:28 
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 Brändle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:00:22 
7Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
10Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
11Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
12André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:24 
13Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:25 
14Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
15Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
16Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:26 
17Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
18Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:27 
19Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:28 
20Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:00:38 
21Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:40 
22Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:01:03 
23Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:53 
24Davide Appolonio (Ita) Cervelo TestTeam0:09:57 
25Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:10:04 
26Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:10:07 
27Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:11:20 
28Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:11:22 
29Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:11:24 
30Kirk Carlsen (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:11:26 
31Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank0:20:40 
32Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:20:46 
33Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:20:52 
34Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:20:54 
35Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:21:05 
36Noe Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:21:14 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team HTC - Columbia28:14:02 
2Liquigas - Doimo0:00:07 
3Caisse d'Epargne0:00:08 
4Rabobank0:00:12 
5Française des Jeux0:00:16 
6Team Radioshack0:00:18 
7Team Katusha0:00:19 
8Garmin - Transitions0:00:20 
9Footon - Servetto0:00:21 
10Lampre - Farnese Vini0:00:22 
11Team Saxo Bank  
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:24 
13Euskatel - Euskadi0:00:26 
14Sky Professional Cycling Team  
15Team Milram0:00:27 
16AG2R - La Mondiale0:00:28 
17Quick Step0:00:31 
18Cervelo Test Team0:00:39 
19BMC Racing Team0:09:51 
20Astana0:11:38 

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