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Tour de Suisse 2011

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June 11-19, 2011

June 18, Stage 8: Tübach - Schaffhausen 167.3km

Sagan sprints to second stage win

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
June 18, 2011, 16:37 BST,
Updated:
June 19, 2011, 10:29 BST

Cunego remains in overall lead

Points leader Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) wins stage 8 in Schaffhausen, the Slovakian's second victory at the Tour de Suisse.

Points leader Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) wins stage 8 in Schaffhausen, the Slovakian's second victory at the Tour de Suisse.

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Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) gave yet another demonstration of his prodigious talent with a sniper’s victory on stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse. The Slovakian has developed the healthy habit of sniffing out an opportunity and then grabbing it with both hands, and he duly left Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad) and Ben Swift (Sky) in his wake in the sprint finish at Schaffhausen.

Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) maintained his overall lead after a day that provoked an unexpected shake-up in the general classification. On a stage seemingly destined for a bunch finish, the apparently innocuous climb of the Siblingerhoehe split the field in the finale, and Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) lost 47 seconds and two places overall when he punctured as Leopard Trek pulled a select group clear in the run-in.

The day belonged to Sagan, however, and his victory showcased the kind of physical strength and tactical acumen rarely found in a 21-year-old. While sprinters of the calibre of Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) and André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) were unable to hold the wheels on the climb of the Siblingerhoehe, Sagan had no trouble in following the pace, and he then showed maturity beyond his tender years in holding his nerve until the last possible moment before rattling off a devastating sprint to take his second stage win of the race.

Coming into the final kilometre, Sagan was tucked safely on the rear wheel of his teammate Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale), but he bided his time rather than risk launching his sprint from too far out. When he allowed Ben Swift to open the hostilities with a scorching kick of his own, it briefly looked as though Sagan had fluffed his lines, but the youngster was simply waiting for a gap to develop, and he streaked past Swift’s left-hand shoulder in the final 200 metres.

Matt Goss lost a little ground in coming around Swift on the right-hand side, but in reality, there was very little that Milan-San Remo winner could do against the on-form Sagan, who had over a bike length in hand at the finish. Thor Hushovd’s Garmin-Cervélo squad and Heinrich Haussler in particular contributed richly to eliminating Cavendish and Greipel from contention over the final 20km, but the world champion never got going in the sprint and had to settle for 5th place behind Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

An unexpected sting in the tail

After their travails in the mountains in recent days, the overall contenders could have been forgiven for anticipating a truce on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s decisive time trial, and indeed, the stage followed its set script without hitch for the opening 140km. Shortly after the peloton set off from Tübach under slate-grey skies and grim sheets of rainfall, a four-man break clipped off the front. Luca Paolini (Katusha), Jan Barta (NetApp) and Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-SunGard) were the instigators, and they had a surprise companion in the form of Francisco Ventoso (Movistar).

The Spanish fast man must have known something that the other sprinters didn’t, because the stage had been long earmarked as a potential bunch finish, but Ventoso opted to try his luck from distance. The quartet’s advantage climbed to a maximum of 8 minutes after 70km, but as the skies cleared and the roads dried, that gap soon began to fall.

With 40km to go, they still had 4 minutes over the peloton, but when their unity fractured, their lead dwindled accordingly. Shortly after remonstrating with Ventoso for pushing too hard on a short incline, Barta fell off on a corner, and although he made it back up to the break, his contribution was limited thereafter and the break suffered as a result.

As HTC-Highroad and Sky began the chase in earnest, the four in front began to attack one another, and 28km from home, Paolini and Marycz forced their way clear of the bickering Ventoso and Barta. Thanks to the efforts of Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad), however, the break’s lead was down to just 1:20 on the final climb of the Siblingerhoehe.

Mollema loses out

Once Ventoso was brought back by the bunch, his Movistar teammates set up about upping the pace on the 4th category Siblingerhoehe. Quite who they were hoping to set up for stage victory was unclear, but their attack saw a selection of 30 or so riders edge ahead at the front of the bunch, with Cavendish and Greipel caught on the wrong foot.

Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) put in an acceleration of his own over the top and that stretched the gap out still further before Garmin-Cervélo took over on the descent, looking to distance Cavendish.

Up front, Paolini and Marycz were still ploughing their lonely furrow, but they must have known the game was up when an armada of Leopard Trek riders began to lead the chase, for Fränk Schleck’s teammates had received word that Mollema had been left behind with a puncture and was attempting to chase back on alone. Andy Schleck, Jens Voigt, Linus Gerdemann and Maxime Monfort each took lengthy turns to ensure the young Dutchman would drop two places overall before the day’s end.

Paolini and Marycz were swept up 12km from home, and Leopard Trek maintained their hyperactive pace thereafter. By this point, Mollema had desisted in his lone pursuit, and while HTC-Highroad and Omega Pharma-Lotto were still flying the flag behind in support of the allies of circumstance Cavendish and Greipel, they must have realised it was a losing battle when the gap to the front selection reached 45 seconds with 9km to go.

Such was the intensity of the Leopard Trek pace-setting that Andy Schleck simply sat up once his stint was over, while nobody dared attack from the lead group until Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) had a speculative dig 1.5km from the line, but he was snaffled up under the red kite by the hard-working Daniel Oss.

Overall, Damiano Cunego retains a lead of 1:36 over Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank), while Fränk Schleck moves up to third at 1:41. Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) could well prove to be Cunego’s main challenger in the concluding time trial, as he remains within two minutes of the Italian, but the disappointed Mollema bid farewell to his hopes of an upset on the unforgiving run-in to the line.

But few eyes were on the yellow jersey at the finish in Schaffhausen, and instead it was the blue points jersey of Peter Sagan that shone most brightly on a dull Swiss afternoon. For now, there simply seem to be no limits on the potential of the quiet Slovakian with the insatiable appetite for victory.

Full Results

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