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Amgen Tour of California 2011

Date range:
May 15-22, 2011

May 18, Stage 4: Livermore - San Jose 131.6km

Horner conquers Sierra Road for yellow jersey

By:
Laura Weislo
Published:
May 19, 2011, 0:04 BST,
Updated:
May 20, 2011, 1:21 BST

First win for RadioShack at 2011 Amgen Tour of California

RadioShack's Chris Horner claimed his first ever Amgen Tour of California stage, taking the summit finish on Sierra Road with a solo attack halfway up the final ascent. It is Horner's first victory since his overall win in the 2010 Vuelta al Pais Vasco, and puts the American into the leader's yellow jersey.

Leopard Trek's Andy Schleck showed his climbing prowess with a fine second place ahead of Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) and Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), but 15 seconds lost on the first day of racing by both Sutherland and Schleck means Leipheimer is second on the general classification.

The RadioShack team showed its strength on both of the main climbs of Mt. Hamilton and Sierra Road. Horner said he and Leipheimer were able to count on their team to drive the pace from the lead group into the final climb in order to set up the victory for the team.

"I told the guys to drill it as hard as you can, I want everyone to suffer and I want to blow this race apart. They drilled it and had us going 500W for over 500m, and once they did that they exploded everyone and it was just me and Levi to the line," Horner said.

He now leads the race by 1:15 over Leipheimer, but insists that he is still working for the three-time Tour of California champion.

"He's a three-time champion, and without a doubt I was working for Levi. We figured out that on the Sierra climb if the legs are good I would go, but he's still our protected leader here, going into the time trial. He's a big favorite there and there's some time he can pull back and we can win this thing 1-2."

Garmin-Cervélo's Tom Danielson surprised in fifth place on the stage, having finished the day more than four minutes ahead of his teammate David Zabriskie, who was second in last year's Tour. Christian Vande Velde showed his improving form with a sixth place on the day, taking fourth on GC ahead of Sutherland and Schleck, making a RadioShack- and Garmin-Cervélo-heavy GC.

Andrew Talansky helped raise Garmin-Cervélo's fortunes by taking the best young rider jersey, while Ryder Hesjedal, who attacked on the descent of Mt. Hamilton and rode into the base of the final climb off the front, took the Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider award. Pat McCarty (Spidertech C10) claimed the first California Travel and Tourism King of the Mountains jersey.

Riders began the day with a moment of silence for the Leopard Trek rider Wouter Weylandt, who died last week in the Giro d'Italia. Schleck had said at the start of the race that he would ride for Weylandt and race hard to get a stage win in his honour.

"It would have been nice to win for Wouter, but I'm happy with second," he said. "I've been on a break since Liège - Bastogne - Liège but I haven't been slacking off since then. I've had good training and my form is coming back."

Sutherland was pleased to find good climbing legs on the first true test of the Tour, after two days of downhill racing. He is the only representative of a domestic team to factor into the top 10 after today's stage.

"This is it [for the domestic teams]. For us this is the Tour de France. Our team director Mike Tamayo started working on this a month after the Amgen Tour of California last year and I'm glad I can repay our sponsors with a podium finish today."

He compared the climb to the steep queen finish of the defunct Tour de Georgia at Brasstown Bald. "I tried to profit from the ProTour teams. Today obviously showed I've got some good climbing legs."

Hesjedal rolled in for seventh after hanging onto a chase group, and now holds the same position on GC.

"I think it worked out good, Chris was on a different level, but we have enough guys to up there to put the pressure on them," said Hesjedal. "I had fun out there in front, getting a head start. It was disappointing to see Levi and Chris come up. Chris kind of rode away and there wasn't much I could do. Levi sat on me, and I was waiting to see who would come across. Luckily Tom came up and we were able to take back time on the race leader. I was able to finish it off strong and we had three guys up there, so it was a good day."

All about the climbers in San Jose

With the flat stages behind them, the peloton of the Amgen Tour of California devoted its attention to the climbers on stage 4 to Sierra Road outside San Jose. Sensing his chances for a stage were over, Rabobank's Michael Matthews, victim of a crash on stage 3, abandoned the race.

Without even an intermediate sprint on the day and four classified ascents, it was a day for the lithe mountain men to come to the fore and finally claim the California Travel and Tourism King of the Mountains jersey that has been waiting in the wings after the cancellation of stage 1.

The morning's race leader Greg Henderson (Sky Procycling) knew he'd let go of the yellow jersey today after two sprint stages, won by his teammate Ben Swift and himself. He was content to take a back seat and work for Chris Froome in the hills.

The domestic teams continued to show themselves where they do best, in the breakaways, and the first attack once more went before the race even left the start town.

This time it was a group of 10 men, including Rubens Bertogliati (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis), Will Routley (Team Spidertech p/b C10), Ben Jacques-Maynes and Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Cycling), Alastair Loutit (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda), Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth) and James Stemper (Kenda/5-hour Energy p/b Geargrinder) representing the domestic teams, and Martin Pedersen (Leopard Trek), Lars Boom (Rabobank Cycling Team) and Thor Hushovd (Team Garmin-Cervelo) for the WorldTour.

The leaders had almost three minutes on the peloton as they hit the first climb on Mines Road. Boom began to reverse the poor fortunes of his Rabobank team and won the first KOM sprint.

Spidertech's Routley managed to nab the second mountain prize, while Anthony claimed the third one a short time later, but the break was losing serious time as the hors categorie climb to Mt. Hamilton approached.

The lead group began to disintegrate at the base of Mt. Hamilton as RadioShack drove the pace in the peloton behind. Vennell was the last man caught mid-way up the climb.

Patrick McCarty (Team Spidertech p/b C10) stole the maximum mountain points from the RadioShack train, besting Matthew Busche and Dmitriy Muravyev at the top.

The team of Levi Leipheimer, a three-time winner of the Tour of California, seemed set to control the race until the finishing climb, but on a small rise which interrupts the long descent into the Santa Clara Valley, Garmin-Cervélo's Ryder Hesjedal broke the RadioShack blockade and attacked solo.

He was joined a short time later by Paul Martens (Rabobank), and the pair built up a lead of almost a minute before Martens misjudged a turn and rode into a gravel driveway and had to stop, get back onto the road, and chase back to Hesjedal who waited on the German.

They remained together as they hit the bottme and Hesjedal was forced to do all the work leading up to the fan-packed Sierra Road climb.

RadioShack was in firm control of a chase group at the bottom of the descent, with the BMC moving up for its climber Steve Morabito, 45 seconds behind the two leaders.

Hesjedal ditched Martens on the lower slopes of Sierra Road, but Leipheimer and Horner were set to display their dominance as they detonated the group of favourites and rode off alone.

They made it up to Hesjedal with 2 miles to go, and the Canadian wasn't able to hang on when Horner accelerated leaving his two companions in a tactical battle behind.

Four men chased together in a third group on the road, with Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare), Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek), Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervélo) and Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) trying to limit their losses.

Danielson pulled his group up to Leipheimer and Hesjedal, while Van Garderen struggled to hold the pace of what was now the second group. He would end up losing significant time in the final 500m, finishing over two minutes in arrears of Horner.

Schleck jumped away in the final few hundred metres to take second on the day, and while Horner raised his arms in victory, Leipheimer opened up the sprint, but Sutherland dug deep to surge ahead of the Californian to claim third on the stage.

 

Stage 4 results
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 3:27:51  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:15  
3 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
5 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:22  
6 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:29  
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:36  
8 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:45  
9 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:50  
10 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
11 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:02:05  
13 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:27  
14 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:02:33  
15 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
16 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:50  
17 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:53  
18 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:04  
19 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
20 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:03:25  
21 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
22 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
23 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:37  
24 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
25 Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling    
26 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:03:59  
27 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:08  
28 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:04:10  
29 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:04:13  
30 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:04:23  
31 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:04:30  
32 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:04:40  
33 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
34 Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:05:16  
35 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:06:00  
36 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:06:32  
37 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
38 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
39 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
40 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:07:10  
41 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:07:52  
42 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:08:14  
43 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:10:39  
44 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:10:45  
45 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:10:52  
46 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:11:02  
47 Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:11:30  
48 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling    
49 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
50 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling    
51 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
52 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
53 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:11:59  
54 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:12:27  
55 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:40  
56 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
57 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
58 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:13:33  
59 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 0:14:12  
60 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack    
61 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp    
62 James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
63 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp    
64 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
65 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:42  
66 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:15:19  
67 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 0:15:23  
68 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
69 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:16:19  
70 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:17:24  
71 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack 0:22:05  
72 Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
73 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek    
74 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:23:07  
75 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:24:43  
76 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
77 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
78 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
79 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
80 Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
81 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
82 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp    
83 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
84 Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek    
85 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
86 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
87 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
88 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
89 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
90 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
91 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
92 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
93 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
94 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
95 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
96 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
97 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard    
98 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
99 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
100 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
101 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
102 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
103 Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
104 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
105 Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
106 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp    
107 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp    
108 Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek    
109 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
110 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
111 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
112 Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
113 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
114 Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
115 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
116 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
117 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp    
118 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
119 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
120 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
121 Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
122 Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
123 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
124 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
125 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp    
126 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
127 Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
128 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
129 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
130 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
131 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
132 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
133 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
134 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
135 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
136 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:24:56  
137 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
138 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
DNF Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
DNF Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
DNF Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
DNF Chad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
DNS Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNS William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
KOM - Mines Rd - km 28.6
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  pts
2 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 3  
3 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 2  
4 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1  
San Antonio Valley Rd. - km 72.2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 4  pts
2 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 3  
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
4 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1  
San Antonio Valley Rd. - km 82.8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 4  pts
2 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 3  
3 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 2  
4 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 1  
Mt. Hamilton - km 92.1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 12  pts
2 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 10  
3 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 8  
4 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 7  
5 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 6  
6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 5  
7 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 4  
8 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 3  
9 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 2  
10 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 1  
San Jose - km 131.6
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 10  pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 9  
3 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 7  
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 6  
5 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 5  
6 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4  
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3:29:41  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:00:15  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:00  
4 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:47  
5 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:02:23  
6 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:05:20  
7 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack 0:12:22  
8 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:21:17  
9 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:22:53  
10 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
11 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
12 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 11:29:32  
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:01:15  
3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:22  
4 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:29  
5 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:30  
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:36  
8 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:01:50  
9 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
10 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:00  
11 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:02:05  
12 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
13 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:02:33  
14 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
15 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:38  
16 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:44  
17 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:53  
18 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:04  
19 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:03:19  
20 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:25  
21 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
22 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:52  
23 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:03:59  
24 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:04:05  
25 Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling 0:04:18  
26 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:23  
27 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:04:25  
28 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:04:28  
29 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:04:30  
30 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:04:34  
31 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:04:55  
32 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:05:21  
33 Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:05:31  
34 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:06:15  
35 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:06:32  
36 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:06:43  
37 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:06:47  
38 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:13  
39 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:07:43  
40 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:08:14  
41 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:11:00  
42 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:11:05  
43 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:11:17  
44 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:11:30  
45 Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:11:45  
46 Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
47 Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
48 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:12:03  
49 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling 0:12:11  
50 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:12:38  
51 Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:12:40  
52 Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling    
53 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:12:44  
54 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:12:55  
55 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
56 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:13:33  
57 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack 0:14:12  
58 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp    
59 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:14:14  
60 James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:14:27  
61 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:42  
62 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:14:53  
63 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 0:15:13  
64 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 0:15:35  
65 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 0:15:38  
66 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:16:00  
67 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:17:39  
68 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:18:35  
69 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp 0:18:57  
70 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:21:26  
71 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek 0:22:46  
72 Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:23:04  
73 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:24:26  
74 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:24:33  
75 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:24:37  
76 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:24:39  
77 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
78 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:24:43  
79 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
80 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
81 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
82 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
83 Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
84 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
85 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
86 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
87 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
88 Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home    
89 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
90 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
91 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:24:52  
92 Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:24:54  
93 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
94 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:24:56  
95 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:24:58  
96 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
97 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp    
98 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp    
99 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
100 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard    
101 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
102 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
103 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
104 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
105 Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:25:09  
106 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
107 Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home    
108 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
109 Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek    
110 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth    
111 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:25:22  
112 Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:25:24  
113 Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek    
114 Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder    
115 Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
116 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
117 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:25:28  
118 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:25:34  
119 Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:25:44  
120 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:26:06  
121 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:26:07  
122 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:26:36  
123 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
124 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:26:46  
125 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:26:47  
126 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
127 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp 0:26:56  
128 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:26:59  
129 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:27:00  
130 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:27:27  
131 Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 0:29:22  
132 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp 0:30:36  
133 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack 0:31:46  
134 Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp 0:34:13  
135 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
136 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder 0:34:37  
137 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:34:57  
138 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home 0:36:54  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
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  
King of the Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 12  pts
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 12  
3 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 10  
4 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 10  
5 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 10  
6 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 10  
7 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 9  
8 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 8  
9 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 7  
10 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 7  
11 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
12 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 5  
13 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 5  
14 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4  
15 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 4  
16 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 4  
17 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 3  
18 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2  
19 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 2  
20 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 11:31:22  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:00:15  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:54  
4 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:02:38  
5 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:05:53  
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:11:43  
7 Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack 0:12:22  
8 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:22:36  
9 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:22:53  
10 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
11 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:23:19  
12 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:25:37