Moncoutié wins again 10 years later

No chance for Evans against Valverde and Contador's combined efforts

Exactly 10 years after the stage win at the Dauphiné that marked the real beginning of his career, David Moncoutié (Cofidis) claimed a sensational solo victory on the Col de la Madeleine while race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) found an ally in compatriot Alberto Contador (Astana) to resist the numerous attacks of Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on the finishing climb. The Australian rode aggressively and spectacularly but was closely followed by the two Spaniards to the finish line.

"With a 1:30 lead at the foot of the last climb, I knew that it wasn't won yet," Moncoutié said. "This stage was suitable for a long breakaway, that's what we did. It was good to have four Cofidis riders in the front group. The guys did a wonderful job for me. It's been two months without any win from Cofidis."

Cofidis is the team Moncoutié has ridden for since 1997. The sponsor gave him a contract for one more year while the management of the team wanted to get rid of him. "It's a good feeling to show that 10 years later, I'm still up there and a winner," the Lyon-based rider said in the ski station of Saint-François-Longchamp where he was congratulated by Olympic giant slalom silver medallist Joël Chenal.

The Saxo Bank team played a major role in the valley before the finishing climb to reduce the gap. "We believed in my chances to win the stage," Jakob Fuglsang told Cyclingnews at the finish. "At the bottom of the last climb, I felt really, really good. On my first attack, only three riders followed me: Evans, Contador and Valverde. So I went again. In the last 500 meters, I blew. But I was not scared of blowing up. Others have the Tour de France in mind, not me."

This time, Evans will not be accused of not attacking. He constantly put pressure on Valverde in an attempt to win the Dauphiné. But each time when he looked back, it was Contador closing the gap on him. "I did what I could but that was not enough," said Evans. "The last climb was not really that selective and there was no more I could do against two Spanish guys racing together."

Like in the old tradition of the race, the last stage is not dead flat and there are more breakaways and attacks to come. However, it's very likely that Evans will finish second at the Dauphiné for the third year in a row. A second consecutive win is in the picture for Valverde.

How it unfolded

Six riders launched an attack after 23km on the Col de Lautaret: Jérôme Coppel (Française des Jeux), Laurent Lefevre (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Ludovic Turpin (AG2R La Mondiale), Christophe Kern (Cofidis), Simon Spilak (Lampre-NGC) and Tim Duggan (Garmin-Slipstream). Three Frenchman, Lefevre, Coppel and Kern, passed in that order at the top of the prestigious Col du Galibier near the monument dedicated to the founder of the Tour de France Henri Desgrange.

A break of 19 riders formed on the descent off the Galibier: Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana), Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank), Iñigo Landaluze and Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Matthieu Ladagnous and Christophe Le Mével (Française des Jeux), José Luis Arrieta and Turpin (AG2R La Mondiale), Kern, Rémi Pauriol, Amaël Moinard and David Moncoutié (Cofidis), Duggan and Christian Meier (Garmin-Slipstream), Pierrick Fedrigo, Yuriy Trofimov and Lefevre (Bbox-Bouygues Telecom), Simon Spilak and Marco Marzano (Lampre-NGC).

Turpin went away solo at the bottom of the Galibier but was caught at km 71. In the valley, the front group became 27 riders strong with the addition of Jurgen Van den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale), Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Benoît Vaugrenard (Française des Jeux), Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team), Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) and Javier Mejias (Fuji-Servetto).

At Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne at the foot of the Col de la Croix-de-Fer, the breakaway was 1:45 ahead of the peloton led by the Caisse d'Epargne team of race leader Alejandro Valverde. The highest ranked of the escapees was Le Mével, 12th at 5:32.

Seven kilometres from the top of the Croix-de-Fer, the peloton trailed by 3:40 and it was time for the Valverde's team to accelerate. Fedrigo, who was already the king of the mountains, reached the summit first. Garate, Meier, Landaluze, Trofimov followed the Frenchman in that order. The group of the yellow jersey crossed the summit 2:45 behind.

Frank and Nocentini dropped their breakaway companions on the descent of the Croix-de-Fer prior to the final ascent to Saint-François-Longchamp, a ski station located five kilometres from the top of the famous Col de la Madeleine. Frank started the ascent on his own and with less than 11km to go, Moncoutié attacked in search of Frank, catching him 10km from the finish.

In the group of the favourites, Fuglsang attacked strongly. He inspired Cadel Evans who accelerated as well but the Spanish duo of Valverde and Contador quickly jumped on his wheel. An attack from Gesink 6km before the finish created another reaction from Evans but Valverde was assisted by Contador to reach the Australian.

While Moncoutié kept a steady pace alone in the front until the finish, Evans rode aggressively with the help of teammate Jurgen Van den Broeck who was in the front group earlier. Evans attacked repeatedly but never managed to drop the Spaniards.

Evans put in one last attack inside the final 500 metres which finally gapped Contador. Evans and Valverde passed Fuglsang and caught Gesink on the finish line. Valverde crossed the finish line in the same time as Evans, 41 seconds behind Moncoutié, and defended the leader's yellow jersey going into the Dauphiné's final stage on Sunday.

1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4:44:26 
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:41 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:53 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:00:55 
7Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:28 
8Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:02:19 
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:25 
10Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:32 
11Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:40 
12Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:59 
13Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana0:03:04 
14Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:24 
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:45 
16Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:03:50 
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:04:17 
18David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:41 
20Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:08 
21Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:05:13 
22Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
24Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road  
25Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:05:24 
26Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:46 
27Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
28Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:54 
29Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:05:56 
30Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank  
31Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
32David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:06:05 
33Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:12 
34Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:16 
35Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:31 
36Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:07:42 
37Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road0:08:07 
38Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
40Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
41Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
42Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
43Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:08:20 
44Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:09:54 
45Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:39 
46Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
47Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
48Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
49Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:11:06 
50Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
51Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:12:39 
52Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
53Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
54Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:59 
55Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
56Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
57Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
58Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
59Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
60Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:15:30 
61Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:16:21 
62Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
63Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:16:30 
64Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:19:32 
65Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
66Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
67Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
68Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
69William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
70Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
71Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
72Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:20:38 
73Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
74Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
75Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:03 
76Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
77Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
78Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:22:09 
79Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:22:20 
80Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
81Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:22:39 
82Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
83Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:24:56 
84Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
85José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
86Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
87Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C  
88Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha  
89Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team  
90Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
91Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
92Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
93Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:26:37 
94Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram  
95Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:29:49 
96Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:21 
97Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:37:02 
98Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:37:04 
99Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas  
100Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:38:34 
101Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
102Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road  
103Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas  
104Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
105Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road  
106Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
107Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank  
108Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
109Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
110Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto  
111Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
112Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
113Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
114Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
115Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
116Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
117Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C  
118Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
119Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
120Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
121Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
122Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
123Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
124Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
125Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
126Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha  
127Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
128Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
129Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank  
130Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
131Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
132Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
133Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:39:35 
134Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:39:48 
135Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:42:16 
136Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:43:02 
137Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road0:45:03 
138Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha0:45:43 
DNFArnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
DNFSteven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
DNFMirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
DNSSébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step  
Finish - Saint-François-Longchamps - km 157
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank17 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto15 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne13 
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank11 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana10 
7Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux9 
8Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas8 
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto7 
10Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
11Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5 
12Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
13Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana3 
14Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Col du Galibier - km 32
1Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne40pts
2Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom35 
3Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux30 
4Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom26 
5Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom22 
6David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne18 
7Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi16 
8Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C14 
9Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
10Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank10 
11José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale8 
12Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream6 
13Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C4 
14Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana2 
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
Col de la Croix de Fer - km 109
1Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom40pts
2Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank35 
3Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream30 
4Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26 
5Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom22 
6Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank18 
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16 
8José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale14 
9Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom12 
10Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto8 
12Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 
13Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C4 
14Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto2 
15Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Montée Saint-François-Longchamps - km 157
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank26 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto22 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne18 
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank14 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana12 
7Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux10 
8Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas8 
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto6 
10Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
11Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale2 
12Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
1Silence - Lotto14:22:20 
2AG2R - La mondiale0:02:36 
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:25 
5BMC Racing Team0:05:29 
7Française des jeux0:06:49 
8Garmin - Slipstream0:07:39 
9BBox Bouygues Telecom0:12:12 
10Team Katusha0:13:58 
11Team Saxo Bank0:14:57 
12Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:15:51 
14Quick Step0:24:00 
15Team Milram0:27:03 
16Caisse d'Epargne0:32:55 
18Team Columbia - Highroad0:42:52 
General classification after stage 7
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne23:00:53 
2Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:00:16 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:01:18 
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:02:41 
5Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:40 
6Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:08 
7Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:04:21 
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana0:05:05 
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:28 
10Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:19 
11Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:06:59 
12David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:07 
13Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:12 
14José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:43 
15Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:09:40 
16Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:41 
17Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:10:52 
18Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:11:52 
19Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:41 
20Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road0:14:26 
21Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:46 
22Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:14 
23Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:39 
24Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:15:41 
25Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:08 
26Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road0:17:27 
27Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:17:41 
28Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:03 
29Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:18:10 
30Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:15 
31Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:18:42 
32Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:19:02 
33Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:19:14 
34Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:19:33 
35Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:19:37 
36Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:41 
37Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:21:51 
38Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank0:24:34 
39Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:25:08 
40Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:25:33 
41Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:26:57 
42Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:26:59 
43Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:27:35 
44Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:27:46 
45Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:28:14 
46Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:41 
47Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:30:08 
48Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:30:48 
49Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:31:09 
50Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:31:15 
51Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:31:44 
52David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:32:13 
53Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:32:14 
54Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:20 
55Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:33:39 
56Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:33:49 
57Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:34:23 
58Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:35:38 
59Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:36:31 
60Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:37:22 
61Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:38:57 
62Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:59 
63Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:02 
64Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:40:33 
65Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:41:07 
66Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:41:34 
67Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C0:41:47 
68Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:42:13 
69Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:42:16 
70Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:42:36 
71Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:42:37 
72Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:44:24 
73Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:44:31 
74Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:44:56 
75José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:45:10 
76Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:45:25 
77Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:45:29 
78Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:45:57 
79Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road0:45:59 
80William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:48:32 
81Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:49:48 
82Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:49:59 
83Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:51:10 
84Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:52:20 
85Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:52:44 
86Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:53:09 
87Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:54:01 
88Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:54:53 
89Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:55:32 
90Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:55:55 
91Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:56:09 
92Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha0:57:05 
93Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank0:57:25 
94Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:00:18 
95Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:00:37 
96Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas1:01:00 
97Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:01:07 
98Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:01:20 
99Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:02:05 
100Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:02:06 
101Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:03:18 
102Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road1:03:29 
103Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team1:03:41 
104Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:05:03 
105Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream1:05:41 
106Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto1:06:20 
107Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:06:26 
108Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:06:59 
109Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank1:07:53 
110Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:08:22 
111Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:09:37 
112Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:10:06 
113Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:10:30 
114Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:11:17 
115Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas1:11:18 
116Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:12:31 
117Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:12:41 
118Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:12:47 
119Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:15:23 
120Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:15:35 
121Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:16:33 
122Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram1:17:10 
123Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:17:17 
124Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road1:17:21 
125Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha1:17:44 
126Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas1:19:02 
127Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C1:19:56 
128Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha1:22:03 
129Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:22:11 
130Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step1:22:42 
131Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram1:22:51 
132Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram1:23:11 
133Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step1:25:59 
134Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto1:26:32 
135Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha1:33:25 
136Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram1:34:02 
137Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:34:21 
138Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:34:39 
Points classification
1Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto97pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana66 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne59 
4Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram43 
5David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream43 
6Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team42 
7Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road40 
8Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C40 
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank33 
10Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas33 
11Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road33 
12David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne32 
13Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30 
14Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C29 
15Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom25 
16Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step25 
17Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram23 
18Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi22 
19Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank22 
20Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas20 
21Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20 
22Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20 
23Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana18 
24Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank17 
25Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step17 
26Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
27Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
28Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank13 
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale13 
30Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha13 
31Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale11 
32Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank11 
33Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi11 
34Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank11 
35Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha11 
36Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas11 
37Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas10 
38Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux9 
39Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C9 
40Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8 
41Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto7 
42José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
43Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
44Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6 
45Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto6 
46Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux5 
47Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha5 
48Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom5 
49Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
50Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
51Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne3 
52Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3 
53Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
54José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale2 
55Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
56Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank2 
57Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step2 
58Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1 
59Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
60Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
61Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road1 
62Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C5 
63Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
Mountains classificaton
1Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom111pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne82 
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank71 
4Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne57 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne53 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank52 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto48 
8Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom47 
9Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47 
10Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom44 
11Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas40 
12Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step38 
13Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank36 
14Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream36 
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale31 
16Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana30 
17Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux30 
18Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana29 
19Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28 
20Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank28 
21Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25 
22Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank22 
23Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas21 
24Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20 
25Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C18 
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi18 
27Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux16 
28Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16 
29Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto15 
30Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas14 
31Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
32Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale12 
33Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C12 
34Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto10 
35David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream9 
36Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom8 
37Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
38Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
39Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
40Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream7 
41Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
42Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6 
43Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux5 
44Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road5 
45Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne4 
46Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C4 
47Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
48Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3 
49Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana2 
50Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto2 
51Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
52Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
53Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
54Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto1 
Teams classification
2AG2R - La mondiale0:06:03 
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:59 
6BMC Racing Team0:19:58 
7Française des jeux0:20:36 
8Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:21:35 
9Garmin - Slipstream0:22:47 
10Silence - Lotto0:24:32 
11Team Saxo Bank0:25:14 
12BBox Bouygues Telecom0:25:58 
13Team Katusha0:47:06 
14Caisse d'Epargne0:47:23 
15Team Columbia - Highroad0:50:01 
16Quick Step0:57:43 
17Team Milram1:02:00 

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