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Tour de Suisse 2011

Date range:
June 11-19, 2011

June 11, Stage 1: Lugano (ITT) 7.1km

Cancellara wins Tour de Suisse opener

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
June 11, 2011, 17:53 BST,
Updated:
June 11, 2011, 23:18 BST

Fifth prologue win for Swiss racer

Fabian Cancellara of Leopard Trek claimed his fifth win in the Tour de Suisse opening time trial, covering 7.3km in Lugano in 9:41. The Swiss rider outpaced American Tejay Van Garderen of HTC-Highroad by 8.7 seconds, with Liquigas' Peter Sagan third at 17 seconds.

The win gave Cancellara the leader's jersey in the race. He had previously won the opening time trials in his home race in 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2010, also claiming the overall title in 2009.

“I felt extra pressure today because it was my home race, but I like the pressure,” said Cancellara on his team's website. “It was amazing to race in Ticino [the Italian speaking region of Switzerland]. My father is an Italian immigrant, and I feel at home here. It makes me proud to take the leader’s jersey in front of the Italian-speaking Swiss.”

“Both time trials in this race are my main focus, and I have accomplished my first goal with flying colors,” said Cancellara. “I can’t predict if I will have the jersey tomorrow or the next day, but we will do our best to keep it within the team.”

Cancellara had gear problems near the start, but overcame them easily to be second fastest at the intermediate time check. The four-time world time trial champion then flew easily along to the best time at the finish.

Van Garderen took his second place philosophically, tweeting “Happy with 2nd today. Still hungry for a win, but there's no much else you can do against @f_cancellara on home soil.”

Swiss rider Alexander Gottfried of Team NetApp was the first to take to the course on a sunny, warm day in Lugano. The lead changed frequently with the first riders, with Gustav Erik Larsson of Saxo Bank-SunGard being the first to crack the 10-minute barrier.

The course was the same as last year's time trial, being only a few hundred meters shorter.  It featured a climb, which while not very high, feature an average 6.4 percent gradient, with two stretches of  over 10 percent.
   
The city circuit headed out along the lake before taking on the climb. It then headed inland before finish up again on the edge of Lake Lugano.

Tejay Van Garderen topped Larsson's time by eight seconds, coming in at 9:50. He sat in the hot seat for a long time, until Cancellara blasted through nearly two hours later.

Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) continued to have problems with his drivetrain. Early on, a chain problem forced him to change bikes, and he came through the intermediate time check at 3km, near the top of the climb, as 93rd. He finished way down, about 1:18 behind Cancellara.

Peter Velits of HTC-Highroad, who beat Cancellara in the Vuelta a Espana time trial last fall, started off quickly and looked to have a chance to challenge for the lead. But he lost a lot of time in the last half of the course and finished 21 seconds down in only seventh place.

Defending champion Fränk Schleck was the last to leave the start ramp and crossed the finish line in 62nd place, 41 seconds behind his speedier teammate.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:09:41  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:00:09  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:17  
4 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:00:18  
6 Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:20  
7 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:00:21  
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:22  
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
10 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
11 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:24  
12 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
13 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:00:26  
14 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:27  
15 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
16 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:28  
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
18 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Movistar Team    
19 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:29  
20 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
21 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:30  
23 Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar Team    
24 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:31  
25 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
26 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:32  
27 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
28 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
29 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:33  
30 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
32 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:34  
33 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
34 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:35  
35 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
36 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
37 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
38 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
39 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:00:36  
40 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
41 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
42 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
43 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
44 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
45 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
46 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack    
47 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:37  
48 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
49 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:38  
50 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack    
51 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
52 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
53 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
54 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:39  
55 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
56 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
57 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team    
58 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
59 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp 0:00:40  
60 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 0:00:41  
61 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team    
62 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
63 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42  
64 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
65 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:43  
66 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:44  
67 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
68 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
69 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:45  
70 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp    
71 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:46  
72 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
73 Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
74 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
75 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:48  
76 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
77 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
78 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp 0:00:49  
79 Leopold König (Cze) Team Netapp    
80 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team    
81 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:50  
82 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
83 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
84 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
85 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
86 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:51  
87 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
88 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
89 Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
90 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:52  
91 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
92 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
93 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
94 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:53  
95 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
96 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
97 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
98 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
99 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
100 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
101 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:54  
102 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
103 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team    
104 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
105 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
106 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD    
107 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:56  
108 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
109 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:00:57  
110 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team    
111 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
112 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
113 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
114 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:58  
115 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
116 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
117 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:59  
118 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
119 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
120 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
121 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 0:01:00  
122 Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
123 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:01:01  
124 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp 0:01:02  
125 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
126 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:03  
127 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team    
128 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:04  
129 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
130 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
131 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:05  
132 Christiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:07  
133 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:08  
134 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
135 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:09  
136 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
137 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
138 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
139 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:10  
140 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
141 Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
142 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack 0:01:12  
143 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
144 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:01:13  
145 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
146 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
147 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:18  
148 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
149 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
150 Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:20  
151 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp    
152 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
153 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:21  
154 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
155 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:01:22  
156 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:25  
157 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:26  
158 Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:01:28  
159 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:40  
160 Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:01:50  
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:09:41  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:00:09  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:17  
4 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:00:18  
6 Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:20  
7 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:00:21  
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:22  
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
10 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
11 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:24  
12 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
13 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:00:26  
14 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:27  
15 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
16 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:28  
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
18 Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Movistar Team    
19 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:29  
20 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
21 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:30  
23 Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar Team    
24 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:31  
25 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
26 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:32  
27 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
28 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
29 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:33  
30 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
32 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:34  
33 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
34 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:35  
35 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
36 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
37 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
38 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
39 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:00:36  
40 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
41 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
42 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
43 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
44 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
45 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
46 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack    
47 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:37  
48 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
49 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:38  
50 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack    
51 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
52 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
53 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
54 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:39  
55 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
56 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
57 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team    
58 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
59 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp 0:00:40  
60 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 0:00:41  
61 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team    
62 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
63 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42  
64 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
65 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:43  
66 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:44  
67 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
68 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
69 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:00:45  
70 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp    
71 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:46  
72 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
73 Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
74 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
75 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:48  
76 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
77 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
78 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp 0:00:49  
79 Leopold König (Cze) Team Netapp    
80 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team    
81 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:50  
82 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
83 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
84 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
85 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
86 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:51  
87 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
88 Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
89 Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
90 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:52  
91 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
92 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
93 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
94 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:53  
95 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
96 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
97 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
98 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
99 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
100 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
101 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:54  
102 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
103 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team    
104 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
105 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
106 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD    
107 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:56  
108 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
109 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:00:57  
110 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team    
111 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
112 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
113 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
114 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:58  
115 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
116 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
117 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:59  
118 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
119 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
120 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
121 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 0:01:00  
122 Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
123 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:01:01  
124 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp 0:01:02  
125 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
126 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:03  
127 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team    
128 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:04  
129 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
130 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
131 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:05  
132 Christiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:07  
133 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:08  
134 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
135 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:09  
136 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
137 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
138 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
139 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:10  
140 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
141 Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
142 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack 0:01:12  
143 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
144 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:01:13  
145 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
146 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
147 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:18  
148 Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
149 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
150 Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:20  
151 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp    
152 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
153 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:21  
154 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
155 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:01:22  
156 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:25  
157 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:26  
158 Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:01:28  
159 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:40  
160 Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:01:50