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Tour de Suisse 2011

Date range:
June 11-19, 2011

June 17, Stage 7: Vaduz (FL) - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis 222.8km

De Gendt caps long break with solo win

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
June 17, 2011, 16:19 BST,
Updated:
June 17, 2011, 18:45 BST

Cunego stays in overall lead

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) celebrates winning stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) celebrates winning stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse

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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) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5:38:42  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:00:35  
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:48  
4 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:51  
5 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:54  
6 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:33  
7 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:34  
8 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:30  
9 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
10 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard    
11 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:33  
12 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:03:27  
13 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
14 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:03:54  
15 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp 0:04:15  
16 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:04:32  
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:39  
18 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
19 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
20 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
21 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
22 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
23 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek    
24 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
25 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
26 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad    
27 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
28 Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
29 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:25  
30 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:05:52  
32 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
33 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
34 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
35 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp    
36 Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar Team    
37 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
38 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:55  
39 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:06:51  
40 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
41 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team    
42 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
43 Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
44 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
45 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
46 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:07:12  
47 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
48 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard    
49 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
50 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:01  
51 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp 0:08:19  
52 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:08:35  
53 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
54 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:09:19  
55 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp    
56 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:25  
57 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
58 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:13  
59 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
60 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
61 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
62 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
63 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
64 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
65 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
66 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
67 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
68 Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
69 Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:11:48  
70 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team    
71 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
72 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
73 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
74 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana    
75 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
76 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
77 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
78 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp    
79 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
80 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
81 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
82 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:13:39  
83 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:15:19  
84 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad    
85 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack 0:17:12  
86 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
87 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
88 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
89 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
90 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
91 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
92 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
93 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
94 Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
95 Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
96 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
97 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:18:23  
98 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team    
99 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:21:01  
100 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:24:26  
101 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
102 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
103 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad    
104 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team    
105 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
106 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
107 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp    
108 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
109 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
110 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
111 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
112 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
113 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack    
114 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
115 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
116 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
117 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
118 Leopold König (Cze) Team Netapp    
119 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
120 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
121 Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
122 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
123 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
124 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
125 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
126 Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
127 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
128 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
129 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
130 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
131 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
132 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
133 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard    
134 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack    
135 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
136 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
137 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
138 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
139 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
140 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
DNF Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
DNF Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack    
DNF Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team    
DNF Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
Sprint 1 - Pfunds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  pts
2 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
3 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Sprint 2 - St Christina
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  pts
2 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 3  
3 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Sprint 3 - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25  pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 20  
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 16  
4 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 13  
5 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 11  
6 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 10  
7 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 9  
8 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 8  
9 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
10 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 6  
11 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
12 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 4  
13 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
14 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
15 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp 1  
Mountain 1 - Flüelapass
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 20  pts
2 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 15  
3 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 10  
4 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 6  
5 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 4  
Mountain 2 - Norbertshöhe
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 8  pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
3 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 4  
4 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
5 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Fisser Höfe
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 8  
3 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 6  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
5 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 2  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team 17:00:09  
2 Movistar Team 0:05:10  
3 Team Leopard-Trek 0:05:43  
4 Team Garmin - Cervelo 0:07:19  
5 Katusha Team 0:08:21  
6 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:40  
7 Saxo Bank SunGard 0:12:51  
8 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:12:55  
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:06  
10 Pro Team Astana 0:13:27  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:14:19  
12 Team NetApp 0:14:23  
13 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:15:11  
14 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:20:24  
15 HTC - Highroad 0:22:46  
16 AG2R La mondiale 0:24:15  
17 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:24:50  
18 Sky Procycling 0:27:07  
19 Lampre - ISD 0:29:01  
20 Team RadioShack    
General classification after stage 7
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 27:09:49  
2 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:23  
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:36  
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:41  
5 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:01:59  
6 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:02:38  
7 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:10  
8 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:03:11  
9 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:20  
10 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:03:22  
11 Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:04:51  
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:05:15  
13 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:06:47  
14 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:07:45  
15 Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar Team 0:09:04  
16 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:10  
17 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:14  
18 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:12:27  
19 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:13:47  
20 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:16:18  
21 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:18:01  
22 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:19:30  
23 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:19:32  
24 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:21:08  
25 Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:21:33  
26 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:24:19  
27 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:25:47  
28 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:25:50  
29 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:26:49  
30 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:26:54  
31 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:27:01  
32 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 0:28:33  
33 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp 0:29:06  
34 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:29:13  
35 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team 0:29:42  
36 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:30:07  
37 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:30:43  
38 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:32:32  
39 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:32:49  
40 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 0:34:16  
41 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:34:52  
42 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:35:07  
43 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:35:19  
44 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team 0:36:20  
45 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:36:22  
46 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 0:36:41  
47 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:37:28  
48 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:38:33  
49 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:39:13  
50 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:39:55  
51 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:41:34  
52 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:41:40  
53 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp 0:43:23  
54 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:43:31  
55 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:44:11  
56 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:44:16  
57 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:44:21  
58 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:45:13  
59 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:45:46  
60 Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:48:50  
61 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:49:09  
62 Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana 0:51:17  
63 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:51:22  
64 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
65 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:52:20  
66 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:53:19  
67 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:53:28  
68 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:53:43  
69 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp 0:54:03  
70 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:55:17  
71 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:56:04  
72 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:57:25  
73 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:57:51  
74 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
75 Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:58:05  
76 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack 0:58:50  
77 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:58:55  
78 Leopold König (Cze) Team Netapp 0:59:09  
79 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:59:39  
80 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:01:12  
81 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:01:47  
82 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 1:02:04  
83 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 1:02:24  
84 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp 1:02:33  
85 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1:03:00  
86 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 1:03:14  
87 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:03:30  
88 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team 1:04:11  
89 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 1:04:33  
90 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack 1:04:41  
91 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp 1:04:52  
92 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 1:06:23  
93 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack 1:06:44  
94 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack 1:07:01  
95 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 1:07:25  
96 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:07:45  
97 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:09:14  
98 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 1:09:20  
99 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 1:11:08  
100 Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling 1:11:15  
101 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1:11:27  
102 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 1:11:42  
103 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 1:13:11  
104 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 1:13:22  
105 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1:13:24  
106 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 1:14:01  
107 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 1:16:02  
108 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 1:16:55  
109 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1:17:25  
110 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:17:31  
111 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:17:39  
112 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:17:41  
113 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:18:15  
114 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:18:49  
115 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 1:19:20  
116 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:20:16  
117 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
118 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp 1:20:31  
119 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:21:18  
120 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard 1:22:03  
121 Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1:22:18  
122 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 1:22:47  
123 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 1:23:06  
124 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:24:10  
125 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 1:24:13  
126 Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1:25:04  
127 Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
128 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 1:25:19  
129 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 1:25:52  
130 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:26:01  
131 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:27:17  
132 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:27:46  
133 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack 1:27:52  
134 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 1:28:07  
135 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 1:28:13  
136 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 1:28:32  
137 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 1:29:36  
138 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 1:30:05  
139 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling 1:32:09  
140 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 1:33:15  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 61  pts
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 40  
3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 38  
4 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 37  
5 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 34  
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 31  
7 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25  
8 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 25  
9 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25  
10 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 23  
11 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 23  
12 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 20  
13 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 19  
14 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 17  
15 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 16  
16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 16  
17 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 15  
18 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 15  
19 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 14  
20 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 13  
21 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 11  
22 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 11  
23 Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 10  
24 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 10  
25 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 9  
26 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard 9  
27 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
28 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 8  
29 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team 8  
30 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
31 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 7  
32 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp 6  
33 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 6  
34 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 6  
35 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 6  
36 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
37 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
38 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 5  
39 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 5  
40 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 4  
41 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 3  
42 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
43 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 3  
44 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
45 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
46 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
47 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 1  
48 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp 1  
49 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 1  
50 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team -5  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 42  pts
2 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 35  
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 30  
4 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 21  
5 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 20  
6 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 20  
7 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 18  
8 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 16  
10 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 15  
11 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 15  
12 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 14  
13 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 13  
14 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
15 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
16 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp 10  
17 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 10  
18 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
19 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 10  
20 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 8  
21 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 7  
22 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp 6  
23 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
24 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 6  
25 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 6  
26 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 5  
27 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 4  
28 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
29 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 4  
30 Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
31 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
32 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team 2  
33 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
34 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 1  
35 Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling 1  
36 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 1  
Sprints classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 27  pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 11  
4 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
5 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 9  
6 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 7  
7 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 7  
8 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp 6  
9 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 6  
10 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp 6  
11 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp 3  
12 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 3  
13 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 3  
14 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp 3  
15 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
16 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 1  
17 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 1  
18 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
19 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 1  
20 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Leopard-Trek 81:33:36  
2 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:04  
3 Movistar Team 0:16:16  
4 Katusha Team 0:23:30  
5 BMC Racing Team 0:33:18  
6 Team Garmin - Cervelo 0:44:47  
7 Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team 0:49:22  
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:50:32  
9 Quick Step Cycling Team 0:52:18  
10 HTC - Highroad 1:01:32  
11 Omega Pharma - Lotto 1:04:04  
12 Team RadioShack 1:06:00  
13 Liquigas-Cannondale 1:13:36  
14 Saxo Bank SunGard 1:19:59  
15 Team NetApp 1:23:01  
16 AG2R La mondiale 1:24:10  
17 Pro Team Astana 1:35:19  
18 Lampre - ISD 1:52:44  
19 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1:56:51  
20 Sky Procycling 2:16:30