De Gendt caps long break with solo win

Cunego stays in overall lead

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) held off Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) to take a deserved win on stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse. The Belgian attacked from a larger breakaway ahead of the final climb, and was never unduly troubled by Schleck's sole pursuit behind.

The overall standings remained more or less unchanged, as Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) retained the yellow jersey after resisting the pressure of Rabobank duo Steven Kruijswijk and Bauke Mollema in the finale.

De Gendt and Schleck were part of a 17-man break that formed on the day's first categorised climb of the Flüelapass and dominated the proceedings thereafter. 25km from the line, they had a lead of 6:45 over the peloton, and it was here that De Gendt sensed his opportunity.

Shortly after his teammate Marco Marcato's attack had been reeled in, De Gendt shot off the front and immediately opened a sizeable gap behind. With Marcato and Sergey Lagutin marshalling the break and nobody willing to tow Andy Schleck back into contention, De Gendt hit the foot of the final climb of the Fisser-Hofe with a minute in hand over the chasers.

Once the road began to climb, Schleck came to the front and attempted to jump across, but his first acceleration succeeded only in stretching out the group, with Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervélo), Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma) and George Hincapie (BMC) all able to match his pace.

To his credit, in spite of the lack of incision in his first effort, Schleck stuck resolutely to his task and he managed to grind his way clear of the rest of the break and set off in lone pursuit of De Gendt. Although somewhat ragged in style by his own standards, Schleck initially began to make some inroads into De Gendt's lead, and sliced it to 45 seconds with 7km to go.

However, De Gendt was continuing to tap out a steady tempo of his own up ahead, his shoulders rocking rhythmically as he did so. Though by no means a pure climber, De Gendt pedalled with a certain degree of fluidity of the climb, and once he had weathered the ferocity of Schleck’s initial onslaught, the victory was never in doubt.

At the summit of the climb with 3.5km to go, De Gendt still had 38 seconds in hand on Schleck, and he conceded little more time on the final ripples to the finish line to take this third win of the season.

Schleck came home 30 seconds later, well aware that there he still has considerable margin for improvement ahead of the Tour de France's first mountain stages, in a little over three weeks' time.

Cunego holds firm

While Schleck was pursuing De Gendt up the mountainside, the race for the yellow jersey also exploded into life on the final climb. Rabobank had done the lion's share of the pace-making throughout the stage, as Mollema and Kruijswijk sensed an opportunity to endanger Damiano Cunego’s overall lead.

The first attack on the climb came from Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervélo), however, and the American impressed as he danced clear of the favourites for overall victory with Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) for company.

When Rabobank, and Laurens Ten Dam in particular, reeled Danielson back in, Cunego put in a tentative dig of his own, as if to deter the Dutch squad from attempting to put him under pressure. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) was also prominent at this point, but approaching the final section of the climb, nobody had succeeded in breaking the deadlock.

Mathias Frank (BMC) altered that when he launched a searing acceleration 5km from the finish that only Danielson and Kruijswijk could follow. As the trio began to pick off the remnants of the early break, it looked as though theirs would be a decisive move, but the hitherto anonymous Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) took matters in hand to shut down their move with an impressive show of force a little over a kilometre later.

As the road flattened out, Leopard Trek went on the offensive, with first Fränk Schleck and then Jakob Fulgsang going on the offensive, but their efforts did little to upset the composition of the yellow jersey group, and Cunego led the favourites' group home 4:39 down on De Gendt.

The early break

Just shy of 223km and with three categorised climbs, stage 7 threatened to be decisive for the overall standings, as the bunch travelled from Vaduz in Liechtenstein into Austria. 33km in, the day's first break formed, with Linus Gerdemann and Andy Schleck (Leopard) prominent. However, with Branislau Samoilau (Movistar) lying 7:51 down in 16th place, Lampre-ISD were reluctant to led them go in and they set about shutting down the dangerous-looking break.

Although they opened a lead of over two minutes at one point, the hyperactive peloton was loathe to let them go. Even after Samoilau dropped back, they were caught on the slopes of the Flüelapass. Shortly afterwards, however, another group managed to forge clear, made up of Manuele Boaro (Saxo Bank), Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma), George Hincapie (BMC), Christian Vandevelde (Garmin), Alberto Losada and Luca Paolini (Katusha), José Ivan Gutierrez, Angel Madrazo and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar), Enrico Gasparotto (Astana), Javier Aramendia (Euskaltel), Dries Devenyns (Quick Step), Thomas De Gendt, Sergey Lagutin and Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) and Andreas Dietziker (NetApp).

Andy Schleck was clearly determined to make an impact on Friday's stage, and he set off in lone pursuit to swell the group to 17. He led the group over the Flüelapass and also took the mountains points atop the Norbertshöhe as the break’s lead went north of the seven-minute mark.

Behind, RadioShack had begun to lend Rabobank a hand and the gap slowly began to tumble, although the peloton never seriously threatened to catch De Gendt, Schleck et al before the finish. Lampre-ISD enjoyed a relatively trouble-free day in the defence of Cunego’s jersey, thanks to the efforts of Rabobank and RadioShack in controlling the race in the final 80km.

However, with the concluding 32km time trial still to come on Sunday afternoon, Lampre knows that it must try and find a way to put more time between Cunego and the time triallists on tomorrow's final road stage to Schaffhausen.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5:38:42 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:00:35 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:48 
4Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:51 
5Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:54 
6Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:33 
7Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:34 
8Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:30 
9George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
10Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard  
11Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:33 
12Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:03:27 
13Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
14Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:03:54 
15Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp0:04:15 
16Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:04:32 
17Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:39 
18Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
20Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
21Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
22Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
23Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
24Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
25Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
26Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
28Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
29Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:25 
30Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
31Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:52 
32Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
33Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
34Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
35Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp  
36Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar Team  
37Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:55 
39Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:06:51 
40Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
41Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team  
42Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
43Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
44Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
46Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:07:12 
47Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
48Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
49Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
50Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:01 
51Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:08:19 
52Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:35 
53Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
54Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:09:19 
55Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp  
56Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team0:10:25 
57Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
58Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:13 
59Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
62Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
64Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
65Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
66Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
67Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
68Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
69Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:48 
70Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
71Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
72Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
73Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
74Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
75Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
76Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
77Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
78Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp  
79Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
80Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
81Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
82Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:13:39 
83Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:15:19 
84Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad  
85Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack0:17:12 
86Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
87Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
88Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
89Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
90Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
91Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
92Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
93Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
94Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
95Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
96Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:18:23 
98Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team  
99Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:21:01 
100Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:26 
101Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
102Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
103Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
104Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team  
105Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
107Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp  
108Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp  
109Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
110Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
111André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
112Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack  
113Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
114Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
115Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
116Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
117Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Leopold König (Cze) Team Netapp  
119Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
120Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
121Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
123Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
124Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
125Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad  
126Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
127Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
128Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
129Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
130Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
131Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
132Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
133Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
134Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack  
135Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
136Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
137Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
138Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
139Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
140Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
DNFDaniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFPhilip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
DNFJeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFDanilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team  
DNFMirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
Sprint 1 - Pfunds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 pts
2José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team3 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Sprint 2 - St Christina
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 pts
2Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team3 
3José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Sprint 3 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek20 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team16 
4Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo13 
5Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team11 
6Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10 
7Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
8Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8 
9George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
10Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard6 
11Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team5 
12Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana4 
13Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
14Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
15Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp1 
Mountain 1 - Flüelapass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek20 pts
2Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo15 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
4Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team6 
5George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
Mountain 2 - Norbertshöhe
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek8 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
3Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team4 
4Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
5Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Fisser Höfe
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek8 
3Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo6 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team4 
5Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team2 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team17:00:09 
2Movistar Team0:05:10 
3Team Leopard-Trek0:05:43 
4Team Garmin - Cervelo0:07:19 
5Katusha Team0:08:21 
6Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:40 
7Saxo Bank SunGard0:12:51 
8Quick Step Cycling Team0:12:55 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:06 
10Pro Team Astana0:13:27 
11BMC Racing Team0:14:19 
12Team NetApp0:14:23 
13Omega Pharma - Lotto0:15:11 
14Liquigas-Cannondale0:20:24 
15HTC - Highroad0:22:46 
16AG2R La mondiale0:24:15 
17Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:24:50 
18Sky Procycling0:27:07 
19Lampre - ISD0:29:01 
20Team RadioShack  
General classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD27:09:49 
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:23 
3Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:36 
4Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:01:41 
5Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:01:59 
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:02:38 
7Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:10 
8Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:03:11 
9Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:20 
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:03:22 
11Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:51 
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:05:15 
13Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:47 
14Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:07:45 
15Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar Team0:09:04 
16Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:10 
17Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:12:14 
18Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:27 
19Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:13:47 
20Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:16:18 
21Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:01 
22Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:19:30 
23Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:19:32 
24Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard0:21:08 
25Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:33 
26Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:24:19 
27Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:47 
28Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:50 
29Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:26:49 
30Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:26:54 
31Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:27:01 
32Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team0:28:33 
33Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp0:29:06 
34Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:29:13 
35Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team0:29:42 
36Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:30:07 
37George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:30:43 
38José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:32:32 
39Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:32:49 
40Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad0:34:16 
41Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:34:52 
42Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:35:07 
43Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:35:19 
44Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team0:36:20 
45Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:36:22 
46Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:36:41 
47Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:28 
48Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:38:33 
49Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:39:13 
50Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team0:39:55 
51Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:41:34 
52Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:41:40 
53Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp0:43:23 
54Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:43:31 
55Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:11 
56Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:44:16 
57Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:44:21 
58Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:45:13 
59Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:45:46 
60Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:48:50 
61Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:09 
62Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana0:51:17 
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:51:22 
64Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
65Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:52:20 
66Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:53:19 
67Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:53:28 
68Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:53:43 
69Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp0:54:03 
70Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:55:17 
71Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:56:04 
72Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:57:25 
73Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:57:51 
74Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
75Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:58:05 
76Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack0:58:50 
77Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:58:55 
78Leopold König (Cze) Team Netapp0:59:09 
79Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:59:39 
80Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:01:12 
81Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team1:01:47 
82Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:02:04 
83Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:02:24 
84Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp1:02:33 
85Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:03:00 
86Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard1:03:14 
87Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling1:03:30 
88Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team1:04:11 
89Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team1:04:33 
90Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack1:04:41 
91Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp1:04:52 
92Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad1:06:23 
93Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack1:06:44 
94Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack1:07:01 
95Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:07:25 
96Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:07:45 
97Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:09:14 
98Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team1:09:20 
99Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:11:08 
100Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling1:11:15 
101Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:11:27 
102Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek1:11:42 
103Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team1:13:11 
104Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek1:13:22 
105Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team1:13:24 
106Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad1:14:01 
107Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD1:16:02 
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:16:55 
109Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:17:25 
110Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:17:31 
111Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:17:39 
112Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:17:41 
113Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling1:18:15 
114Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1:18:49 
115Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team1:19:20 
116Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:20:16 
117Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp1:20:31 
119André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:21:18 
120Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard1:22:03 
121Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1:22:18 
122Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard1:22:47 
123Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1:23:06 
124Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:24:10 
125Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard1:24:13 
126Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:25:04 
127Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling1:25:19 
129Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:25:52 
130Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:26:01 
131Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:27:17 
132Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:27:46 
133Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack1:27:52 
134Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp1:28:07 
135Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1:28:13 
136Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad1:28:32 
137Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad1:29:36 
138Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad1:30:05 
139Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling1:32:09 
140Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:33:15 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale61 pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team40 
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad38 
4Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD37 
5Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team34 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team31 
7Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
8Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo25 
9Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
10Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek23 
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack23 
12Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek20 
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team19 
14Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
15Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team16 
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team16 
17Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek15 
18Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana15 
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek14 
20Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo13 
21Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek11 
22Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team11 
23Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
24Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10 
25Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
26Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard9 
27Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
28Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack8 
29Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
30George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
31Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
32Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp6 
33Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad6 
34Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis6 
35Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard6 
36Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
37Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team5 
38Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard5 
39Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
40Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
41Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek3 
42Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
43Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana3 
44Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
45Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
46Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
47Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
48Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp1 
49Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team1 
50Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek42 pts
2Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team35 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD30 
4Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo21 
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
6Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
7Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team18 
8Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
9Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack16 
10Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team15 
11Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo15 
12Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team14 
13Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto13 
14Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team12 
15Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
16Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp10 
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek10 
18Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
19Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team10 
20Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team8 
21Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
22Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp6 
23Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
24Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard6 
25Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis6 
26Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
27Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek4 
28Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team4 
29George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team4 
30Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
31Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
32Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team2 
33Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1 
34Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
35Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling1 
36Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek1 
Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale27 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team11 
4José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team10 
5Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9 
6Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
7Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis7 
8Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp6 
9Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek6 
10Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp6 
11Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp3 
12Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana3 
13Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team3 
14Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp3 
15Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team2 
16Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek1 
17Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
18Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
19Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
20André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Leopard-Trek81:33:36 
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:04 
3Movistar Team0:16:16 
4Katusha Team0:23:30 
5BMC Racing Team0:33:18 
6Team Garmin - Cervelo0:44:47 
7Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:49:22 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:50:32 
9Quick Step Cycling Team0:52:18 
10HTC - Highroad1:01:32 
11Omega Pharma - Lotto1:04:04 
12Team RadioShack1:06:00 
13Liquigas-Cannondale1:13:36 
14Saxo Bank SunGard1:19:59 
15Team NetApp1:23:01 
16AG2R La mondiale1:24:10 
17Pro Team Astana1:35:19 
18Lampre - ISD1:52:44 
19Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:56:51 
20Sky Procycling2:16:30 

 

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