Contador wins at L'Alpe d'Huez

But Brajkovic matches him and holds the race lead

Alberto Contador of Astana won at L'Alpe d'Huez after a tensely fought sixth stage at the Criterium du Dauphine, but he was unable to break away from Janez Brajkovic of RadioShack, who doggedly stayed with the Spaniard and defended his overall lead.

Contador and Brajkovic crossed the finish line in the same time, needing more than 45 minutes to reach the top. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Doimo), who had tried to attack the two, eventually struggled to hold on and finished second 17 seconds back, with Jerome Coppel of Saur-Sojasun taking fourth at 24 seconds.

Brajkovic remained in first position in the overall standings, while Contador climbed to second at 1:41. HTC-Columbia's Tejay van Garderen was unable to stay with them on the climb to L'Alpe d'Huez but he fought all the way to the finish. He finished 11th at 1:26, after some help from Chris Horner (RadioShack) and slipped only to third place overall at 2:41.

Before the explosive racing on the hairpins of L'Alpe d'Huez, the stage was marked by a 20-man escape group but the riders never built up a large lead and never had much chance of securing a stage victory. The Astana-led chase group ground its way along all day, dropping riders from its group and eventually catching those falling out of the lead group, as they all started their way up the Alpe d'Huez, the fourth and final climb of the day after the Cotes des Fontaines, the Col du Grand Cucheron and the Col du Glandon in just 151km.

The group on the L'Alpe d'Huez got smaller and smaller, until it came down to the two leaders, with Contador in the end unable to take any time off of his younger rival.

A great day of racing

159 riders were at the start in Crolles, with Quick Step's Kevin Seeldraeyers the only one missing from the previous day.

The peloton stayed together for the first climb, the category three Cote des Fontaines, but it didn't stay that way long. A group got away on the immediate following climb, the category two Col de Grand Cucheron. It turned into a 19-man group taking 2:25 over the top.

David Le Lay (Ag2r La Mondiale), Ruben Plaza Molina (Caisse d’Epargne, Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel Euskadi), Julien El Fares (Cofidis), Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana), Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma Lotto), Stephan Denifl (Cervelo Test Team), Johan Van Summeren (Garmin Transitions), Cyril Gautier (Bouygues Telecom), Guillaume Levarlet (Saur Sojasun), Remi Di Gregorio (Francaise des Jeux), Dario Cataldo and Branislau Samoilau (Quick Step), Thomas Rohregger (Milram), Oscar Pujol (Cervelo TestTeam), Danny Pate (Garmin Transitions), Maxime Bouet (Ag2r La Mondiale), Amael Moinard (Cofidis), and Laurent Lefèvre (Bouygues Telecom) were joined on the descent by Dmitri Champion of Ag2r La Mondiale.

After a short breathing spell, the road went up again, up the Hors Category Col du Glandon, and just over halfway through the stage, the gap had grown to over three minutes.

The Glandon is not the steepest climb in the Alps but it is long and tiring. Many riders struggled as they fought their laborious way up the seemingly endless climb. Numerous riders were dropped out of the lead group and out of the peloton, including Britain's David Millar (Garmin-Transitions). He eventually finished at 24:39.

A group of nine approached the crest of the Glandon and Cervelo's Pujol slipped out to be first over the top. Martinez nipped him at the last moment, though, to take the 20 points. The chase group came over the top about 1:25 later. Pujol and Martinez stayed away on the descent, and as they pulled away, Bouet, Denifl and Di Gregorio jumped to go after them. They caught and passed the duo, and built up their own lead. Denifl then pulled away on the rapid descent.

Astana had taken over the lead of the chase group, hoping to isolate and perhaps later drop overall leader Janez Brajkovic. However the Slovenian hung doggedly on Contador' rear wheel, supported by Astana teammate Chris Horner. Pujol was able to take off at the start of L'Alpe d'Huez but he became just a hare for the strongest riders to chase.

Sylvester Szmyd of Liquigas tired to jump from the yellow jersey group, where Astana continued to grind away on the front. The leaders caught and passed those who had fallen out of the lead group, as the gap on Pujol dropped to under a minute.

Denis Menchov of Rabobank was the first big named to fall back. Brajkovic lost Horner too, while Contador still had three teammates around him. With 10 km to go, Pujol was caught and just one kilometre later, Contador took off, dancing on the pedals in his unique style. Brajkovic was easily able to follow and catch the Spaniard, making Contador aware that he was in control of the race.

The Tour de France winner didn't give up however, and keep accelerating time and time again. Yet it was to no avail. Every attack was countered quite easily by Brajkovic, who seemed to be using his power metre to gauge his effort.

As they two eased after the attacks, Szmyd was able to get across and join the two leaders, and with five kilometres to go, Jurgen Van Den Broeck and Coppel were able to join them too. Szmyd tried to get away and in the stage but Contador was behind him and once again, Brajkovic was able to catch them and soon the five were together again in a thrilling game of cat and mouse on the L'Alpe d'Huez.

With 4 km to go, Contador and Brajkovic took off again, but yet again, they were eventually joined by Szmyd and eventually Coppel. It was a four way fight up the final few kilometres, and with just over two kilometres, Contador took off again, with his constant companion Brajkovic with him.

This time the RadioShack rider moved to the front and did some work. The duo stayed together through the L'Alpe d'Huez ski resort with Contador coming off Brajkovic's wheel on the uphill finish to win the sprint and stage. He celebrated with his 'Pistolero' winning salute but failed in his attempt to take the race lead. This was as much, if not more, Brajkovic's day of victory.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana4:31:01 
2Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
3Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:17 
4Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:24 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:40 
6Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:17 
7Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:18 
8Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
9Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
10Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack0:01:26 
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
12Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:53 
13Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
15Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:18 
16Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
17Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:02:55 
18Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:17 
20Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:34 
21Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:03:49 
22Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:04:06 
23Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
24Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:21 
25Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
26David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:28 
27Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:04:35 
28Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:34 
29Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:29 
30Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:06:38 
31Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
32Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:06:50 
33Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
34Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
35Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:07:29 
37Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:08:04 
38Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
39Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:08:44 
40Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:04 
41Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:09:27 
42Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
43Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:30 
44Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana0:09:35 
45Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team0:10:40 
46Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:10:46 
47Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
49Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
50Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:29 
51Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
52Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
53Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:15 
54Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana0:12:28 
55Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
56Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:12:59 
57Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:16:01 
58Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
59Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
60Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
61Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
62Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
63David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana  
64Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
65Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
66Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
67Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
68Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:21 
69Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:19:26 
70Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:20:34 
71Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
72Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:22:17 
73Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions0:24:39 
74Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
75Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
76Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
77Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
78Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
79Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
80Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
81Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
82Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
83Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha  
84Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
85Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
86Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
87Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
88Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
89Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
90Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
91Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
92Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
93Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
94Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
95Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
96Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
97Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team Radioshack  
98David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions  
99Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:29:16 
100Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
101Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha  
102Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
103Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
104Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
105Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
106Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
107Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
108Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
109John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
110Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
111David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
112Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
113Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
114Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
115Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
116Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
117Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
118Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank  
119Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
120Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
121Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha0:31:46 
122Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
123Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
124Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
125Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana  
126Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
127Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
128Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
129André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
130Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
131David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
132Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
133Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack  
134Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
135Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
136Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
137Jeremie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
138Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team  
139Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
140Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
141Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
142Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
143Davide Appollino (Ita) Cervelo Test Team  
144Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
145Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
146Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:33:16 
147Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:33:48 
148Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
149Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:33:51 
HDManuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
DNFLaurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFVincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFPierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFTomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack  
DNFJurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFEnrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
DNFJuan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFStaf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFBaden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
DNSKevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
Sprint 1 - Saint-Etienne-de-Cuines
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 pts
2Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
3Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions1 
Sprint 2 - La Paute
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team3 pts
2Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne2 
3Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team1 
Sprint (final) - Alpes-d'Huez
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana25 pts
2Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack22 
3Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo20 
4Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun18 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto16 
6Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne15 
7Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
8Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi13 
9Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom12 
10Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack11 
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia10 
12Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux9 
13Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom7 
15Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
16Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
17Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step4 
18Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
19Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
20Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Mountain 1 - Côte des Fontaines
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 pts
2Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3 
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
4Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1 
Mountain 2 - Col du Grand Cucheron
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 pts
2Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom9 
3Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team8 
4Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
5Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step6 
6Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
Mountain 3 - Col du Glandon
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20 pts
2Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team18 
3Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team16 
4Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram14 
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
6Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux10 
7Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8 
8David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
9Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step6 
10Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step5 
Mountain 4 - Alpes-d'Huez
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana20 pts
2Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack18 
3Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo16 
4Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
6Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10 
7Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
8Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi7 
9Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6 
10Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack5 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Euskaltel - Euskadi13:39:09 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58 
3Française Des Jeux0:02:38 
5Team HTC - Columbia0:10:02 
6Caisse d'Epargne0:10:44 
7Team Katusha0:11:18 
8BBox Bouygues Telecom0:13:06 
9Quick Step0:15:08 
10Saur - Sojasun0:16:33 
11Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:06 
12Team Radioshack0:17:37 
13Omega Pharma-Lotto0:20:05 
15Sky Professional Cycling Team0:23:35 
17Team Milram0:37:45 
18Cervelo Test Team0:38:40 
19Garmin - Transitions0:51:56 
20Team Saxo Bank0:54:44 
21Lampre-Farnese Vini0:59:13 
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack24:26:05 
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:01:41 
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:41 
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:46 
5Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:04:01 
6Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:17 
7Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:23 
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:05:54 
9Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack0:06:10 
10Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:06:33 
11Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:06:58 
12Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:06:59 
13Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:45 
14Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:07:49 
15Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:09 
16Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:08:21 
17Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:09:20 
18Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:09 
19Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:10:10 
20David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:14 
21Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:10:17 
22Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:10:33 
23Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:11:28 
24Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:30 
25Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:12:22 
26Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
27Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:12:34 
28Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:11 
29Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia0:13:22 
30Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
31Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha0:14:20 
32Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:14:27 
33Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:57 
34Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:48 
35Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:15:56 
36Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:47 
37Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana0:16:51 
38Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana0:16:59 
39Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:27 
40Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:19 
41Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:18:44 
42Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:30 
43Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:19:39 
44Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:20:09 
45Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:10 
46Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:28 
47Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:23:33 
48Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:24:04 
49David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana0:24:15 
50Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:24:22 
51Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:24:27 
52Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:24:38 
53Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:25:13 
54Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:25:43 
55Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:25:58 
56David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:26:35 
57Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:26:40 
58Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:28:09 
59Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:28:30 
60Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions0:29:12 
61Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:30:37 
62Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:30:52 
63Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:31:48 
64Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:31:51 
65Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:11 
66Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:33:55 
67Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:34:20 
68Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:36:04 
69Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team0:36:39 
70Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:37:18 
71Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:37:31 
72Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:38:31 
73Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha0:39:07 
74Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:39:12 
75Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia0:39:17 
76Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:40:53 
77Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:42:39 
78Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:42:55 
79Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:43:17 
80Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:43:20 
81Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:44:26 
82Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:44:27 
83Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:45:56 
84Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:46:41 
85Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:47:13 
86Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:47:30 
87Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:47:41 
88Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:48:12 
89Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia0:48:36 
90Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:49:07 
91Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:49:09 
92Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:50:02 
93Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha0:50:49 
94Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:51:07 
95Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:52:05 
96Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:52:26 
97Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:53:35 
98Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:53:57 
99Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:54:23 
100Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:55:27 
101Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:55:31 
102Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:55:38 
103Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:55:51 
104Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:56:11 
105Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:56:19 
106Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:56:30 
107Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:56:48 
108Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo0:56:53 
109Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:56:56 
110Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:57:45 
111David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:58:19 
112Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team0:58:38 
113Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:00:12 
114Davide Appollino (Ita) Cervelo Test Team1:00:30 
115Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack1:01:07 
116Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:01:33 
117John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:02:07 
118Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1:02:36 
119Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step1:04:15 
120Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:04:16 
121Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step1:04:24 
122Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:04:39 
123Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions1:05:26 
124Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank1:05:27 
125Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:05:31 
126Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team Radioshack1:05:49 
127Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team1:07:24 
128Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:07:36 
129Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:08:08 
130Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:09:05 
131Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1:09:25 
132Jeremie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:10:15 
133Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:10:28 
134Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:10:53 
135Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:10:54 
136Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:11:13 
137Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram1:12:23 
138Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha1:12:45 
139Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:12:47 
140Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram1:13:48 
141Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:15:10 
142Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step1:17:13 
143Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1:17:19 
144André Steensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:17:32 
145Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:18:17 
146Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:18:45 
147Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha1:21:56 
148Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team Radioshack1:22:14 
149David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:22:27 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack87 pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana83 
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team67 
4Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini63 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia56 
6Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale55 
7Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom45 
8Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom42 
9Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne39 
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto38 
11Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram38 
12Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto35 
13Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun33 
14David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions33 
15Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi30 
16Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi30 
17Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo27 
18Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne27 
19Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank27 
20Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom27 
21Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step26 
22Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana25 
23Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step24 
24Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia24 
25Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux23 
26Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team22 
27Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team22 
28Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team20 
29Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne19 
30Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale19 
31Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux18 
32Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha17 
33Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto16 
34Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16 
35Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram16 
36Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
37Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi15 
38Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step15 
39Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini14 
40Jeremie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14 
41Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
42Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi13 
43Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne13 
44Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
45Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne13 
46Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank12 
47Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Team Katusha12 
48Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack11 
49Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team11 
50Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions10 
51Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha10 
52David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
53Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha8 
54Davide Appollino (Ita) Cervelo Test Team8 
55Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun7 
56Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux7 
57Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini7 
58Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team6 
59Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
60Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6 
61Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank6 
62Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank6 
63Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions5 
64Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne5 
65Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo5 
66Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto5 
67Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
68Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank4 
69Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana4 
70Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
71Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
72Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha3 
73Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
74Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia2 
75Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto2 
76Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne2 
77Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions1 
78Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1 
79Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
80Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack1 
81Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi55 pts
2Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack33 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana32 
4Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto31 
5Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom29 
6Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux26 
7Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team24 
8Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank23 
9Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22 
10Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne22 
11Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom21 
12Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun21 
13Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Cervelo Test Team21 
14Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana20 
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto19 
16Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale19 
17Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi18 
18Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
19Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo16 
20Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne15 
21Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram14 
22Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14 
23Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi13 
24Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne13 
25Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step11 
26Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux10 
27Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
28Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux9 
29Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
30Reine Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8 
31Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8 
32Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom7 
33Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi7 
34David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
35Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne7 
36Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step6 
37Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions6 
38Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack5 
39Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
40Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha3 
41Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3 
42David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions3 
43Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia2 
44Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
45Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
46Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne2 
47Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1 
48Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
49Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Euskaltel - Euskadi73:37:04 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:39 
4Française Des Jeux0:07:18 
5Team HTC - Columbia0:09:32 
6Team Katusha0:09:44 
7BBox Bouygues Telecom0:11:40 
8Quick Step0:15:51 
9Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:04 
10Caisse d'Epargne0:17:24 
11Saur - Sojasun0:21:40 
12Sky Professional Cycling Team0:24:41 
13Team Radioshack0:26:04 
15Omega Pharma-Lotto0:36:26 
17Garmin - Transitions0:50:18 
18Team Milram0:51:11 
20Cervelo Test Team1:12:30 
21Lampre-Farnese Vini1:24:55 
22Team Saxo Bank1:41:37 


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