Horner conquers Sierra Road for yellow jersey

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) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack3:27:51 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:01:15 
3Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
5Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:22 
6Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:29 
7Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:36 
8Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:45 
9Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:50 
10Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:05 
13Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:27 
14Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:33 
15Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
16Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:50 
17Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:53 
18Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:04 
19Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
20Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:03:25 
21Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
22George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
23Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:37 
24Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
25Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling  
26Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:03:59 
27Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:08 
28Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:04:10 
29Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:13 
30Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home0:04:23 
31Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:04:30 
32David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:40 
33Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
34Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:05:16 
35Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:06:00 
36Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:06:32 
37Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
38Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
40Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:07:10 
41Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:07:52 
42Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:08:14 
43Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:10:39 
44Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:10:45 
45Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:10:52 
46Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:11:02 
47Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:11:30 
48Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling  
49Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
50Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
51Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
52Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
53Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling0:11:59 
54Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:12:27 
55Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:40 
56Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
57Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
58Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:13:33 
59Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack0:14:12 
60Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
61Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp  
62James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
63Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
64Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
65Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:42 
66Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:15:19 
67Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:15:23 
68Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
69Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:16:19 
70Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:24 
71Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:22:05 
72Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
73Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
74Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:23:07 
75Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp0:24:43 
76Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
77Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
78Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
79Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
80Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
81Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
82Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
83Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
84Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
85Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
86Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
87Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
88Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
89Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
90Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
91Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
92Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
93Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
94Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
95Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
96Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
97Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
98Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
99Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
100Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
101Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
102Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
103Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
104Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
105Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
106Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
107Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp  
108Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
109Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
110Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
111Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
112Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
113Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
114Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
115Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
116Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
117Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp  
118Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
119Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
120Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
121Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
122Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
123Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
124James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
125Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp  
126Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
127Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
128William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
129Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
130Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
131Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
132Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
133Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
134Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
135Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
136Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:24:56 
137Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
138Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
DNFKurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
DNFJeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
DNFNic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
DNFChad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
DNSMichael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNSWilliam Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
KOM - Mines Rd - km 28.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 pts
2Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C103 
3Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth2 
4Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1 
San Antonio Valley Rd. - km 72.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C104 pts
2Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth3 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
4Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1 
San Antonio Valley Rd. - km 82.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth4 pts
2Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C103 
3Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis2 
4Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling1 
Mt. Hamilton - km 92.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C1012 pts
2Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack10 
3Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack8 
4Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack7 
5Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack6 
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad5 
7George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
8Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek3 
9Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
10Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek1 
San Jose - km 131.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack10 pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek9 
3Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling7 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack6 
5Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo5 
6Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
7Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo3:29:41 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:15 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:00 
4Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:47 
5Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:23 
6Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:05:20 
7Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack0:12:22 
8Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:21:17 
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:22:53 
10Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
11Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
12Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack11:29:32 
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:01:15 
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:22 
4Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:29 
5Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:30 
6Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
7Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:36 
8Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:01:50 
9Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
10Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:00 
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:05 
12Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
13Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:33 
14Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
15Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:38 
16Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:44 
17Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:53 
18Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:04 
19Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:03:19 
20George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:25 
21Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
22Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:52 
23Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:03:59 
24Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:04:05 
25Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling0:04:18 
26Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:23 
27Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:04:25 
28Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:28 
29Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:04:30 
30Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home0:04:34 
31David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:55 
32Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:05:21 
33Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:05:31 
34Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:06:15 
35Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:06:32 
36Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:43 
37Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:06:47 
38Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:13 
39Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:07:43 
40Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:08:14 
41Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:11:00 
42Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:11:05 
43Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:11:17 
44Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:11:30 
45Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:11:45 
46Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
47Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
48Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:12:03 
49Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling0:12:11 
50Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:12:38 
51Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:12:40 
52Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling  
53Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:12:44 
54Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:12:55 
55Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
56Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:13:33 
57Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack0:14:12 
58Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
59Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:14:14 
60James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:14:27 
61Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:42 
62Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:14:53 
63Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling0:15:13 
64Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack0:15:35 
65Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:15:38 
66Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:16:00 
67Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:39 
68Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:18:35 
69Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp0:18:57 
70Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:21:26 
71Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek0:22:46 
72Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:23:04 
73Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:24:26 
74Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:24:33 
75Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:24:37 
76Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:24:39 
77Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
78Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:24:43 
79Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
80Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
81Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
82Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
83Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
84Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
85Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
86Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
87Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
88Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
89Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
90Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
91Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:24:52 
92Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:24:54 
93Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
94Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:24:56 
95Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:24:58 
96Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
97Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
98Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
99Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
100Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
101Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
102Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
103Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
104Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
105Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:25:09 
106Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
107Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
108Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
109Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
110Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
111Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:25:22 
112Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:25:24 
113Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
114Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
115Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
116Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
117Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:25:28 
118Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:25:34 
119Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home0:25:44 
120Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:06 
121Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:26:07 
122Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:26:36 
123Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
124Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:26:46 
125Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:26:47 
126Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
127Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp0:26:56 
128Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:26:59 
129Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp0:27:00 
130Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:27:27 
131Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:29:22 
132Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp0:30:36 
133Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:31:46 
134Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp0:34:13 
135William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
136Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder0:34:37 
137Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:34:57 
138James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:36:54 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale19 pts
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 
King of the Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C1012 pts
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack12 
3Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack10 
4Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1010 
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek10 
6Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack10 
7Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth9 
8Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack8 
9Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling7 
10Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack7 
11Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
12Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo5 
13Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad5 
14Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
15George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
16Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis4 
17Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek3 
18Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
19Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
20Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo11:31:22 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:15 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:54 
4Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:38 
5Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:05:53 
6Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:11:43 
7Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack0:12:22 
8Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:22:36 
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:22:53 
10Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
11Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:23:19 
12Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:25:37 

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