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Amgen Tour of California 2011

Date range:
May 15-22, 2011

May 17, Stage 3: Auburn - Modesto 196.2km

Henderson brings Team Sky its second victory in California

By:
Jen See
Published:
May 17, 2011, 23:29 BST,
Updated:
May 20, 2011, 1:20 BST

Leader's jersey passes from Swift to Henderson

Greg Henderson (Team Sky) sprinted to a win at the end of the Amgen Tour of California's 196.2km stage 3 from Auburn to Modesto on Tuesday. Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank Sungard) finished second ahead of world champion Thor Hushovd (Team Garmin-Cervélo).

Team Sky lined up at the front of the race in the final kilometers with the goal of looking after overall race leader Ben Swift and setting up for the sprint finish. Swift's path was blocked near the line, but Henderson was in position to push for the win.

"We defended the jersey honourably," a surprised but pleased Henderson said following the win. "We put two guys up front to chase all day. We tried to set up the finish for Ben Swift, but there was a bit of a mix up with 1km to go and I didn't know about it. I opened up my sprint with 500m to go expecting him to come around - I'm just lucky enough to have had the legs to last to the line."

Several crashes marred the final kilometers, which were run on dry roads on a circuit through Modesto. At seven kilometers to go, the slick paint of a crosswalk took down Jens Voigt of Leopard-Trek and one of the favourites for the win today, Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad). Baden Cooke of Saxo Bank also went down in a crash just before the Red Kite. Michael Matthews fell too and continued Rabobank's run of bad luck at the Tour of California.

Henderson and Swift are tied on time, but Henderson takes over as race leader from his teammate. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) is in third overall.

"Now we can relax a bit that we're two for two," explained Henderson. "Tomorrow is a difficult day and I have no illusions of defending the jersey - there is no way I can climb with the likes of Levi Leipheimer and Dave Zabriskie.

"I'm really happy that our team has been able to dominate in the first two stages, and now we will switch our focus to helping Chris Froome who is our climber."

Jan Bárta of Team NetApp spent the day in the early breakaway and won two of the three intermediate sprints. On the third sprint in Oakdale, Bárta attacked and only Andy Jaques-Maynes of Team Bissell could follow. "The worst was the wind it took all my strength, the rain wasn't that cold, but it was always a headwind and that was tough," said Bárta of his long day out. "At the end everyone gets tired and can't really help, so it was a long stage. They didn't have enough strength anymore to stay away." Bárta made the most of his chances and won a $1000 prime at the first sprint in Folsom and a basket of local goodies from Oakdale.

How the race unfolded

The Amgen Tour of California returned to its regularly scheduled program today with this stage running through California's Central Valley from Auburn to Modesto. Starting slightly behind schedule, the bunch rolled out under unsettled skies. Intermittent rain and flag-straightening wind out of the south guaranteed a long day in the saddle despite the relatively flat course profile. The field faced a solid headwind for much of the day, though the final 50 kilometers included several sections where the course turned parallel to the wind and offered the opportunity for a strong team to put the race in the gutter.

The expected early breakaway quickly formed following the neutral circuit through the streets of Auburn. Local residents dressed in frontier-themed costumes waved the race on its way. Seven riders comprised the break: Christian Meier (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling), Jan Bárta (Team NetApp), Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Cycling), William Dickeson (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda), Phillip Gaimon (Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder), James Driscoll (Jamis-Sutter Home), Mike Creed (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth).

At the first Herbalife sprint line in Folsom, Bárta took the honors and the 3 second time bonus, followed by Gaimon and Andy Jacques-Maynes. After 60 kilometers of racing, the break held an advantage of 6:40, and for a time, the situation stabilized. A second Herbalife sprint line popped up in Ione, and Bárta again took the honors and picked up an additional 3 seconds. Christian Meier (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) took second for 2 seconds, and Jacques-Maynes crossed the line third. There remained 115.8 kilometers to race.

The gap between the leading seven riders and the field began to drop as Sky, Garmin-Cervélo, HTC-Highroad, and Team RadioShack began to work with more seriousness on the front. "It was a long day, because we had a headwind for the majority of the day. Big thanks to the guys who rode the front all day and helped chase down the breakaway. It's a lot of hard work for them," commented stage winner Greg Henderson after the stage. Team Sky had at least two riders on the front all day.

With 75 kilometers to race, the gap stood at 4:05, and soon a pair of crashes interrupted the smoothly unfolding stage. Matt Busche of Team RadioShack found landed in a roadside ditch, but was quickly back up and riding. Then Jesus Del Nero Montes of Team NetApp crossed wheels or slipped on the paint of the yellow centerline as the field crossed a concrete bridge. After the heavy crash, Del Nero proved slow to remount the bike, but soon began the slow trip back to the field.

Seven riders had ridden much of the day off the front, but just outside 73 kilometers to go, Gaimon slid off the back of the break. The Kenda/5-Hour Energy rider fought desperately to rejoin the front group, but inexorably, they rode away from him. The gap between the leading six and the field, meanwhile, continued to fall.

As the race crossed the county line into Stanislaus County, the road turned west and the riders at the front began to echelon. With the wind blowing across their left shoulders, the field spread across the road, offering a hint of possible chaos to come. The road soon straightened. Passing the Woodward Reservoir, rolling grain fields interspersed with orchards framed the road. A solitary horse pranced in the distance, and the combined efforts of Sky, HTC-Highroad, and Liquigas-Cannondale had brought the gap down to 2:45.

At the third intermediate sprint in Oakdale, Bartá attacked the break. Andy Jacques-Maynes proved quick to follow, and the two riders pushed on into the headwind together. The remaining four riders returned to the field. "I've had more fun days. It was a pretty tough day to be in the break. Christian [Meier] and Andy [Jacques-Maynes] were a bit stronger and we were pulling through as much as we could. It was a block headwind all day and you always know that the chances of staying away are pretty slim. I'll get into it tomorrow again and see what happens," said Will Dickenson (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) of his long day out.

With 22 kilometers to go, the gap stood at 1:15 and the front of the bunch spread out from left to right across the road. Team Sky did the work on the front in support of Yellow Jersey Ben Swift. A few riders began to slide off the back under pressure from the increased pace and the wind. Only Bárta and Jacques-Maynes remained out in front, while behind them, Rabobank and BMC joined the chase. At the 20 kilometers to go mark, the two riders dangled just 30 seconds ahead.

Now the wind blew across the road and many riders began to drop off the back as a series of echelons formed. At 19 kilometers to go, just Bárta remained out in front, but not for long. Team Sky went to the front and smashed it, blowing the bunch to bits, at least temporarily. Thor Hushovd of Garmin-Cervélo was among the riders to miss the split. Andy Schleck of Leopard-Trek also missed the split.

As the road turned back into the headwind, the Hushovd-Schleck group proved able to rejoin the front group, but the hard riding must surely have left a mark. By 16 kilometers to go, the field had mostly reformed. Race leader Ben Swift remained safely tucked in behind his team-mates at the front of the field.

With 14 kilometers to go and the circuits rapidly approaching, HTC-Highroad and Liquigas-Cannondale came to the front in the hope of setting up their sprinters and preventing any cheeky last-minute attacks. With 8 kilometers to go, the bunch passed over the finish line for the first time.

Just two laps on the finishing circuit at Auburn remained. SpiderTech took over the front in the hope of setting up their sprinter Keven Lacombe, who finished fourth yesterday after a strong sprint. Not long after the field entered the finishing circuit, a crash took down Andreas Schillinger of Team NetApp and Jens Voigt of Leopard-Trek. Voigt soon remounted his bike and began the slow ride to the finish.

Chris Horner of RadioShack also suffered a misadventure in the finishing circuits. "It was squeezing in tight and [Peter] Sagan totally pushed me over. It was a stupid mistake and we almost crashed. It took the spokes out of my back wheel. It wouldn't rotate. I tried with Markel Irizar and Ben [King] waited for me and he took me to the front. The bike fit wasn't that great but we got the job done, it was fantastic and everyone worked great." Horner finished safely in the field and did not lose any time on the general classification.

Up front, SpiderTech meanwhile still rode hard on the front with Team Sky sitting just behind them. As the riders jostled for position, their wheels ricocheted off the bots dots on the the road. With 4.5 kilometers to go, Saxo Bank began moving up for Juan José and Sebastian Haedo. With 4 kilometers to go, Saxo Bank had four riders on the front, but Team Sky soon showed how they won yesterday's stage and began moving up on the right-hand side.

With 3 kilometers to go, Team Sky had the race mostly in hand. Hoping to set-up three-time World Champion Oscar Freire, Rabobank also lurked near the front, but did not provide any real challenge to Team Sky. Just outside the red kite, Team Sky still held their position on the front. "Everyone had relatively fresh legs because it was so easy in the peloton behind the guys pulling, so the last 10km was just chaotic. There was lots of fighting at the front and changes of direction. I can't thank Matt Hayman, Ian Stannard and Jeremy Hunt enough for keeping us out of trouble and getting us to the last corner," said Henderson later.

As the field passed under the 1 kilometer to go banner, Freire moved up the field, while current World Champion Thor Hushovd sat in second wheel behind Greg Henderson of Team Sky. As the sprint began, Freire went backwards nearly as quickly as Henderson hurtled forward.

The New Zealander started his sprint from the front, and Henderson never looked back. He won the stage with a bike length to spare. "I've never sprinted 500 meters to victory before. Normally sprinters do the last 150 or 200, but to win from there shows I'm in great condition," commented Henderson of his long sprint to the line. Hushovd tried to follow, but ultimately slipped back to third as Juan José Haedo came around on his right. Peter Sagan finished fourth with Leigh Howard of HTC-Highroad rounding out the top five.

In the general classification, Greg Henderson now leads his team-mate Ben Swift. Peter Sagan is third at four seconds, and fourth-placed rider Juan José Haedo is also at four seconds. The sprinters dominate the general classification for now, but tomorrow's stage finish on Sierra Road will certainly change all that.

 

 

Correction to the Live Report

Cyclingnews reported earlier that there was a crash involving team cars in the early stages of the race. Parts of that report were incorrect and we have received information firsthand from the concerned parties regarding what happened.

From the people in the car:

“The Team Radio Shack lightly rear ended the BMC Racing Team car. There is no visible damage on either vehicle. No air bags deployed. And contrary to what have might have been reported, the BMC Racing Team did not hit the car in front of it.”

Full Results
1 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 5:14:29  
2 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
5 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
6 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
7 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
9 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
10 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
11 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
12 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
13 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
14 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
15 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
16 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
17 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
18 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
19 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
20 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling    
21 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
22 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
23 Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
24 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
25 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
26 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
27 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
28 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack    
29 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
30 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
31 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
32 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
33 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
34 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
35 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
36 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling    
37 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
38 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
39 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
40 Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
41 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
42 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
43 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
44 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
45 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
46 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
47 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
48 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home    
49 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
50 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
51 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
52 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
53 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
54 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
55 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
56 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
57 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack    
58 James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
59 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
60 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp    
61 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp    
62 Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
63 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
64 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
65 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
66 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
67 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
68 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale    
69 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp    
70 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
71 Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
72 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
73 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek    
74 Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
75 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack    
76 Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
77 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
78 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
79 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
80 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
81 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
82 Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
83 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
84 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling    
85 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard    
86 Chad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
87 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp    
88 Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
89 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
90 Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek    
91 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
92 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
93 Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
94 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
95 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
96 Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling    
97 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
98 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
99 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
100 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling    
101 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
102 Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek    
103 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
104 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
105 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
106 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
107 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
108 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack    
109 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
110 Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
111 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
112 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
113 Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:00:20  
114 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:30  
115 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
116 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
117 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
118 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
119 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:36  
120 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:43  
121 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
122 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
123 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:01:22  
124 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
125 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
126 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:02:08  
127 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
128 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:18  
129 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
130 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp 0:03:53  
131 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:04:02  
132 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:04:37  
133 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp 0:05:53  
134 William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:06:41  
135 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:09:15  
136 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack    
137 Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
138 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
139 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
140 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp    
141 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
142 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
143 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
144 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
Sprint 1 - Folsom, 28.4km
1 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 5 pts
2 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 3  
3 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 1  
Sprint 2 - Ione, 80.4km
1 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 5 pts
2 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 3  
3 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 1  
Sprint 3 - Oakdale, 160.7km
1 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 5 pts
2 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 3  
3 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 1  
Sprint 4 - Finish - Modesto, 196.2km
1 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 15 pts
2 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 12  
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 10  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 7  
5 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad 6  
6 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
7 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 4  
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3  
9 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 2  
10 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 1  
Best young rider
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5:14:29  
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
3 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
5 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
6 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
7 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack    
8 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
9 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
10 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
11 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:18  
12 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:09:15  
Teams
1 Team Garmin-Cervelo 15:43:27  
2 BMC Racing Team    
3 Sky Procycling    
4 HTC-Highroad    
5 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
6 Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
8 Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
9 Bissell Cycling    
10 Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
11 Team RadioShack    
12 Jamis - Sutter Home    
13 Leopard Trek    
14 Saxo Bank Sungard    
15 Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
17 Team NetApp    
18 Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
General classification after stage 3
1 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 8:01:31  
2 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:04  
4 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:06  
6 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
7 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:10  
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
9 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
10 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
11 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
12 Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
13 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
14 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling    
15 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
17 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
18 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
19 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
20 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
21 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack    
22 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
23 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
24 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
25 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
26 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
27 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
28 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
29 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
30 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
31 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
32 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
33 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
34 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
35 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack    
36 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
37 Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
38 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp    
39 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
40 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
41 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling    
42 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
43 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
44 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
45 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
46 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:19  
47 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:21  
48 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
49 Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
50 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home    
51 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
52 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
53 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:00:25  
54 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
55 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
56 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
57 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
58 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
59 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
60 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
61 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
62 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp    
63 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
64 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
65 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
66 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
67 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
68 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
69 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
70 James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
71 Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
72 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale    
73 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
74 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
75 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
76 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard    
77 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp    
78 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
79 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack    
80 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
81 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
82 Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
83 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
84 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
85 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
86 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:36  
87 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
88 Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
89 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack    
90 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
91 Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek    
92 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
93 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
94 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:43  
95 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:50  
96 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling 0:00:51  
97 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
98 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
99 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
100 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek    
101 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
102 Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
103 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
104 Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
105 Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling    
106 Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
107 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling    
108 Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek    
109 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
110 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:55  
111 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:01  
112 Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:09  
113 Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:01:11  
114 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:01:21  
115 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:01:29  
116 Chad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:01:33  
117 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
118 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
119 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:34  
120 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:02:03  
121 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
122 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:02:13  
123 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:02:14  
124 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
125 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp 0:02:23  
126 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:02:26  
127 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
128 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:02:27  
129 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:54  
130 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:04:36  
131 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp 0:04:55  
132 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:05:02  
133 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp 0:06:03  
134 William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:07:06  
135 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp 0:09:40  
136 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
137 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack 0:09:51  
138 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:10:04  
139 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:10:06  
140 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
141 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:10:24  
142 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:10:48  
143 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:12:21  
144 Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:12:56  
Points classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 19 pts
2 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 18  
3 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 15  
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 15  
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 14  
6 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 12  
7 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 10  
8 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 10  
9 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 8  
10 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 6  
11 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad 6  
12 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home 5  
13 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 4  
14 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 3  
15 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 3  
16 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 3  
17 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
18 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 2  
19 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 1  
20 Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 1  
Best young rider classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 8:01:35  
2 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:06  
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
5 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
6 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack    
7 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:21  
9 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:32  
10 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:39  
11 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:01:25  
12 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:50  
13 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:10:02  
Teams classification
1 Team Garmin-Cervelo 24:05:03  
2 Sky Procycling    
3 HTC-Highroad    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 Team RadioShack    
6 Liquigas-Cannondale    
7 Jamis - Sutter Home    
8 Saxo Bank Sungard    
9 Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
10 Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:00:11  
11 Bissell Cycling    
12 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:15  
13 Rabobank Cycling Team    
14 Team NetApp    
15 Leopard Trek 0:00:26  
16 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:00:30  
17 Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
18 Jelly Belly p/b Kenda