Henderson brings Team Sky its second victory in California

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
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling5:14:29 
2Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
3Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
6Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
7Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
10Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
11Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
12Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
14Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
15Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
16Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
17George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
19Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
20Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
21Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
22Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
23Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
25Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
26Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
27Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
28Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
29Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
30Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
31Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
32Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
33Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
34Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
35Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
36Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling  
37Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
38Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
39Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
40Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
41Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
42Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
43Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
44Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
45Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
46Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
47Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
48Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home  
49Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
50Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
51Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
53Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
54Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
55Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
56Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
57Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
58James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
59Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
60Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
61Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
62Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
63Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
64Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
65Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
66Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
67Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
68Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
69Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
70Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
71Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
72David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
73Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
74Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
75Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
76Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
77Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
78Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
79Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
80Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
81Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
82Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
83Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
85Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
86Chad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
87Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp  
88Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
89Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
90Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
91Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
92Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
93Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
94Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
95Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
96Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling  
97Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
98Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
99Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
100Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling  
101Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
102Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
103Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
104Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
105Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
106Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
107Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
108Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
109Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
110Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
111Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
112Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
113Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home0:00:20 
114Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:30 
115Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
116Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
117Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
118Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
119Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:36 
120Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:43 
121Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
122Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
123Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:01:22 
124Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
125Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
126Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp0:02:08 
127Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
128Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:18 
129Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
130Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp0:03:53 
131Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:04:02 
132Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:04:37 
133Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp0:05:53 
134William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:06:41 
135Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:09:15 
136Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
137Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
138Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
139Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
140Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp  
141Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
142James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
143Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
144William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
Sprint 1 - Folsom, 28.4km
1Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp5pts
2Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder3 
3Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1 
Sprint 2 - Ione, 80.4km
1Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp5pts
2Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling3 
3Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1 
Sprint 3 - Oakdale, 160.7km
1Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling5pts
2Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth3 
3Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1 
Sprint 4 - Finish - Modesto, 196.2km
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling15pts
2Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard12 
3Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale7 
5Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad6 
6Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C105 
7Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling4 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
9Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis2 
10Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth1 
Best young rider
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5:14:29 
2Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
3Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
5Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
6Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
7Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
8Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
9Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
10Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
11Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:18 
12Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:09:15 
Teams
1Team Garmin-Cervelo15:43:27 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Sky Procycling  
4HTC-Highroad  
5Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
6Liquigas-Cannondale  
7UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
8Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
9Bissell Cycling  
10Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
11Team RadioShack  
12Jamis - Sutter Home  
13Leopard Trek  
14Saxo Bank Sungard  
15Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
17Team NetApp  
18Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
General classification after stage 3
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling8:01:31 
2Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:04 
4Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:06 
6Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
7Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:10 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
10Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
11Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
12Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
13Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
14Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
15Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
17Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
18Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
19George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
20Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
21Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
22Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
23Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
24Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
25Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
26Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
27Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
28Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
29Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
30Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
31Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
32Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
33Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
34Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
35Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
36Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
37Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
38Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
39Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
40Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
41Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
42Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
43Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
44Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
45Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
46Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:19 
47Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
48Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
49Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
50Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home  
51Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
52Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
53Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:25 
54Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
55Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
56Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
57Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
58Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
59Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
60Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
61Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
62Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
63Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
64Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
65Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
66Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
67Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
68David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
69Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
70James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
71Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
72Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
73Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
74Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
76Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
77Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
78Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
79Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
80Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
81Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
82Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
83Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
84Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
85Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
86Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:36 
87Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
88Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
89Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
90Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
91Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
92Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
93Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
94Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:43 
95Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:50 
96Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling0:00:51 
97Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
98Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
99Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
100Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
101Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
102Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
103Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
104Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
105Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling  
106Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
107Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling  
108Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
109Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
110Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:55 
111Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:01 
112Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:09 
113Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home0:01:11 
114Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:01:21 
115Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:01:29 
116Chad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:01:33 
117Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
118Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
119Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:34 
120Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:02:03 
121Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
122Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:02:13 
123Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:02:14 
124Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
125Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp0:02:23 
126Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:02:26 
127Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
128Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp0:02:27 
129Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:54 
130Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:04:36 
131Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp0:04:55 
132Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:05:02 
133Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp0:06:03 
134William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:07:06 
135Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp0:09:40 
136William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
137Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:09:51 
138Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:10:04 
139Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:10:06 
140Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
141Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:10:24 
142Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:10:48 
143James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:12:21 
144Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:12:56 
Points classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale19pts
2Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard18 
3Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling15 
4Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling15 
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo14 
6Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1012 
7Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp10 
8Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad10 
9Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling8 
10Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team6 
11Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad6 
12Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home5 
13Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling4 
14Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling3 
15Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth3 
16Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder3 
17Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
18Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis2 
19Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth1 
20Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder1 
Best young rider classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale8:01:35 
2Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:06 
3Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
5Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
6Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
7Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
8Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
9Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:32 
10Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:39 
11Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:01:25 
12Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:50 
13Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:10:02 
Teams classification
1Team Garmin-Cervelo24:05:03 
2Sky Procycling  
3HTC-Highroad  
4BMC Racing Team  
5Team RadioShack  
6Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Jamis - Sutter Home  
8Saxo Bank Sungard  
9Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
10Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:00:11 
11Bissell Cycling  
12UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:15 
13Rabobank Cycling Team  
14Team NetApp  
15Leopard Trek0:00:26 
16Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:30 
17Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
18Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  

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