Dauphine: Wiggins and Sky dominate the Joux Plane

Quintana takes stage into Morzine

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, holding off not only Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) but also Team Sky. Evans broke from the small group of favourites to finish second, 16 seconds down, with Daniel Moreno of Katusha leading the group across the finish line another eight seconds later.

Bradley Wiggins easily defended his lead, but there were changes behind him. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) had fallen back on the brutal final climb, and also fell off the podium. Evans attacked near the end but it was not enough to bring him a significant gain, but with Martin gone Michael Rogers moved up to second and Evans to third.

A large escape group had broken away early and stayed away much of the stage. Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun) broke from the group on the penultimate ascent, and was able to stay away until near the top of the final climb. The rest of the break group had been caught earlier on the climb.

The day saw a number of riders abandon, but the most significant was Andy Schleck. The RadioShack-Nissan rider was suffering from injuries caused by a crash in the stage four time trial, and had to drop out after 65 kilometres.

However, the stage was a masterful piece of work by Team Sky, with three riders staying with Wiggins until the end, and never showing any signs of weakness. Christopher Froome climbed in to fourth place, giving the British team first, second and fourth places overall. Still, the stage also showed that their competition was weak. Evans was left to fend for himself on the final climb, and top names like Martin and Vincenzo Nibali were unable to conquer the final climb.

Wiggins called it “an ideal situation for us all day,” and praised his teammates for their hard work. “We’re trying to do a job and we’re doing it as efficiently and professionally as possible. It’s never about sending messages,” he said on the team's website. “We've trained for this as a team and each individual has worked just as hard as I have. We’re getting the job done and racing to our strengths. We’re just going one day at a time and everybody’s building towards July."

Evans had a double purpose in attacking at the end. “I was hoping for a little bit of a chance for the stage (win)," he said on the BMC website. "But I also heard Tony Martin was dropped on the Joux-Plane and I wanted to maintain the gap on him."

Quintana disclosed that he had suffered at the beginning of the day. “It was a really complicated stage because I went through really bad sensations at the start and couldn't make the breakaway.” He couldn't make the break group but was able to stay with the favourites' group, and waited for his chance.

“With 4k from the summit, I saw a good moment to give it a try. I didn't attack really strong, but instead on a progressive pace. I knew I could get to the finish solo if I had twenty seconds at the top.”

Six climbs on the race's queen stage

The race started with the ascent of the category one-ranked Col de Plainpalais, and almost immediately Andy Schleck had difficulties. He only made it to the third ascent of the day before leaving the race.

Others were luckier, and a large escape group formed on that first climb. Petr Ignatenko, Alberto Losada and Yuriy Trofimov (Katusha), Thomas Voeckler and Pierre Rolland (Europcar), Blel Kadri and Christophe Riblon (AG2R), Tiago Machado (RadioShack), Maciej Paterski and Cayetano Sarmiento (Liquigas), Rémy Di Gregorio and David Moncoutié (Cofidis), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel), Mario Marzano (Lampre), Jesus Hernandez (Saxo Bank), Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma), Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun), Alexandre Geniez (Argos) and Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) formed the large group which had a lead of up to three and a half minutes on the early part of the stage.

The day's course was not an easy one, as it featured six ranked climbs, including the opening Col de Plainpalais. the category one Col de Colombiere and closing with the Col de Joux Plane (hors categorie), although there was no mountaintop finish.

At around the feeding zone, Andrey Grivko of Astana attacked out of the peloton. It took a long time, but he was able to meet up with the escape group on the descent of the Colombiere.

The category 3 Cote de Chatillon popped up between the two final larger climbs, and Feillu took advantage of it to break from the group.

The expected – or at least, hoped-for – fireworks for the GC never happened. Team Sky had the peloton in full control, with race leader Bradley Wiggins well protected. He kept a close eye on second-placed Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

The gap between the peloton and the large escape group remained fairly constant, but Feillu built up his lead over the group. His lead got to be too much for Lotto Belisol, who moved up to help Sky with the lead work. The chase soon showed effect, as the gap fell by about a minute.

Feillu started up the final climb with a three minute lead. And the start of the climb was the cue for Evans' BMC team to move to the head of the field. The pace was high enough that many rides started dropping off the back of the field, as Lotto Belisol and Sky reclaimed the head of the peloton.

The field splintered entirely, with Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) all dropped.

Feillu clung doggedly to his shrinking lead, and the one-time break group shattered as well. They were finally caught by the Sky-led group, just as Tony Martin had to drop back.

Richie Porte and Edvald Boasson Hagen were the main locomotives for Sky on the climb, putting in monstrous efforts.

Quintana made his move with some 15km to go, trying to bridge up to Feillu. Wiggins still had three teammates with him, including Michael Rogers who looked to move up to second after Martin’s capitulation. Evans had only one teammate at his side, but was soon alone in the small group.

Feillu didn't make it alone to the top of the climb. Quintana caught and passed him and Feillu quickly fell back through the Wiggins group. The Movistar rider took a 22 second gap into the descent.

Evans finally jumped on the descent, with 12km to go. He never had more than a few metres, and Sky quickly and calmly gathered him back in.

It was a fast and dangerous descent. Quintano went all out and wobbled a few times on the tricky curves, but was able to add a few seconds to his narrow lead.

Evans pulled away again with just over 5km to go. But he had left it too late to put in enough time to take the overall lead, and Sky was more concerned with coming down the mountain in one piece.

The Australian was hoping to catch and pass Quintana for the stage win, but the Colombian was in fact increasing his lead on the Wiggins group with every corner. Quintana took the win with a comfortable gap over Evans, with the Wiggins group coming in a few seconds later.

Full Results
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team4:46:12 
2Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:16 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:24 
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
5Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
7Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
8Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
9Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
10Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
11Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:34 
12Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:44 
13Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:12 
14Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:30 
15Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:02:05 
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
17Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:08 
18Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
19Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
20Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:02:15 
21Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:29 
22Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
23Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
24Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:02:53 
25Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
26Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:03:57 
27Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:03:58 
28Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:01 
29Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
30Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
31Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:03 
32Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
33Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
34Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
35Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
36Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:45 
37Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
38Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
39Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:10 
40Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
41David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda0:05:14 
42Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:28 
43Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
44Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
45Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
46Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
47Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:23 
48Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:19 
49Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
50Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
51Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:08:13 
52Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
53David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
54Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
55Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
56Carlos Barredo (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
57Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
58David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team  
59Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
60Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:09:03 
61Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:14 
62Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
64Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda  
65Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
66Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:36 
67Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
68Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
69Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
70Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
71Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
72Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
73Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Orica GreenEdge  
74Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
75Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
76Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
77Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:11:49 
78Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling  
79Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:13:34 
81Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
82Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
83Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
84George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
85Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
86Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
87Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
88Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
89Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
90Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
91Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
92Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
93Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
94Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
95Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
96Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
97Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
98Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
99Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
100Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
101Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
102Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
103Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
104Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
105Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
106Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
107Kasper Klostergaard-Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
108Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
109Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
110Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:54 
111Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
112David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
113Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
114Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
115Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano  
116Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
117Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
118Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
119Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
120Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
121Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
122Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:14:07 
123Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:16:22 
124Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:24 
125Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:16:31 
126Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
127Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
128Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
129Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
130Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
131Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
132Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
133John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
134David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
135Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
136Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
137Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda  
138Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
139Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
140Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:20:44 
141Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
142Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
143Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
144Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
145Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
146Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
147Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
148Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
149Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
150Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
151Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
152Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
153Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:25:33 
154Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:25:57 
155Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:28:15 
DNSStephan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNSAnthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNSArnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFKoldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda  
DNFAndy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
DNFXavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team15pts
2Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team12 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team10 
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
5Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge6 
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
7Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team4 
8Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team3 
9Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling2 
10Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Mountain 1 - Col de Plainpalais (Cat. 1) 11km
1Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale15pts
2David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne13 
3Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11 
4Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge9 
5Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank8 
6Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
7Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano6 
8Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
Mountain 2 - Col de Leschaux (Cat. 3) 32km
1Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale4pts
2Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
3Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Mountain 3 - Col des Essérieux (Cat. 3) 67km
1Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale4pts
2Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
3Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Mountain 4 - Col de la Colombière (Cat. 1) 102km
1Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale15pts
2Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale13 
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep11 
4Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
5Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
6David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
7Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge6 
8Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank5 
Mountain 5 - Côte de Châtillon (Cat. 3) 129km
1Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4pts
2Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
4Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank1 
Mountain 6 - Col de Joux Plane (HC) 155km
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team20pts
2Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team18 
3Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling16 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling14 
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling12 
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling10 
7Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team8 
8Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge7 
9Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team6 
10Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan5 
Young riders
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team4:46:12 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:12 
3Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:02:05 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:02:53 
6Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:03 
7Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:45 
8Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:10 
9Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:08:13 
10Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
11Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:14 
12Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:10:36 
13Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Orica GreenEdge  
14Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:11:49 
16Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:34 
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
18Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
19Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:54 
20Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
21Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
22Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:14:07 
23Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:31 
24Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
25John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
26Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
27Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:20:44 
28Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
29Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
30Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
31Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
1Sky Procycling14:19:48 
2Movistar Team0:03:10 
3BMC Racing Team0:04:17 
5Team Saxo Bank0:07:35 
6Astana Pro Team0:07:53 
7Katusha Team0:08:00 
8Ag2R La Mondiale0:10:55 
10Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:35 
11Team Europcar0:12:29 
12Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:16:56 
13Garmin - Barracuda0:17:13 
14Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:19:11 
16Team Argos-Shimano0:22:40 
18Lotto-Belisol Team0:23:22 
19Orica GreenEdge0:23:42 
20Lampre - ISD0:31:24 
22Euskaltel - Euskadi0:31:31 
General classification after stage 6
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling23:40:59 
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:01:20 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:36 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:48 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:22 
6Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:02:58 
7Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:03:07 
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:26 
9Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:03:44 
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:51 
11Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:53 
12Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:04:05 
13Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:07 
14Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:15 
15Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:39 
16Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:04:44 
17Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:05:08 
18Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:05:39 
19Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:06:30 
20Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:06:39 
21Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:09:04 
22Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:16 
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:31 
24Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:09:47 
25Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:10:02 
26Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:39 
27Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:00 
28Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:21 
29Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:49 
30Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:52 
31Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:12:13 
32Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:29 
33Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:04 
34Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:13:12 
35Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:21 
36Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
37Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:13:26 
38Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:14:31 
39Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:15:21 
40Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:27 
41Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
42Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:15 
43Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:16:28 
44Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:16:31 
45Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:32 
46Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:16:34 
47Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:16:37 
48Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:17:02 
49Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:23 
50Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:56 
51Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:30 
52Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:19:48 
53Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:20:20 
54Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:54 
55Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:21:04 
56Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:21:11 
57Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:20 
58Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:21:45 
59Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:21:52 
60Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:21:57 
61David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar Team0:22:18 
62George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:22:24 
63Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling0:22:42 
64David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda0:22:47 
65Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:11 
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:23:32 
67Carlos Barredo (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:24:01 
68Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:24:10 
69Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:24:18 
70Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:25:04 
71Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:25:34 
72Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:25:47 
73Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:26:49 
74Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:56 
75Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:27:01 
76David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
77Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:27:05 
78Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:27:16 
79Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:27:17 
80Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:28:58 
81Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:29:17 
82Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:29:59 
83Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:30:39 
84Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:31:01 
85Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:31:07 
86Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:31:18 
87Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:32:08 
88Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:32:42 
89Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Orica GreenEdge0:32:53 
90Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:32:56 
91Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:33:30 
92Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team0:33:32 
93Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:33:46 
94Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:51 
95Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:34:13 
96Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:34:15 
97Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:34:23 
98Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:35:03 
99Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team0:35:04 
100Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:10 
101Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:35:20 
102Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
103Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:35:22 
104Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:36:07 
105Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:37:42 
106Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:38:40 
107John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:38:51 
108David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:39:12 
109Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:24 
110Kasper Klostergaard-Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:39:44 
111Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:39:47 
112Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:39:55 
113Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:40:22 
114Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:40:35 
115Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:40:48 
116Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan0:40:50 
117Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:40:52 
118Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:41:13 
119Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:41:33 
120Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:41:37 
121Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:41:50 
122Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:42:06 
123Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:42:11 
124Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:42:47 
125Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:43:49 
126Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:44:06 
127Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda0:44:49 
128Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:45:22 
129Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
130Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:46:12 
131Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda0:47:03 
132David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:48:15 
133Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:48:16 
135Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:50:40 
136Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:50:55 
137Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano0:52:21 
138Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:53:14 
139Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:53:57 
140Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:54:54 
141Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:55:42 
142Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:55:54 
143Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:56:37 
144Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:57:26 
145Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:58:42 
146Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:58:53 
147Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:02:09 
148Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:03:40 
149Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:03:54 
150Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:06:38 
151Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:09:23 
152Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:09:25 
153Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1:11:59 
154Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:12:24 
155Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos-Shimano1:13:27 
Points classification
1Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team56pts
2Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan51 
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling47 
4Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team43 
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling36 
6Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep36 
7Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun35 
8Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team35 
9Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep28 
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team25 
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale23 
12Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team23 
13Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun22 
14Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team21 
15Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
16Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos-Shimano18 
17Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale17 
18Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling16 
19Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling16 
20Murilo Antoniobil Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda16 
21Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team15 
22Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat15 
23Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD14 
24Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team13 
25David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda13 
26Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team13 
27Carlos Barredo (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team12 
28Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
29Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar11 
30Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team11 
31Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank11 
32Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
33Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team10 
34Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep9 
35Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun9 
36Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8 
37Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling8 
38Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale8 
39Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
40Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
41Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team7 
42Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge6 
43Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar6 
44Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
45Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team5 
46Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team5 
47Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge5 
48Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team4 
49Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank4 
50Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
51Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
52Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
53Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
54Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
55Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan1 
56Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank1 
57Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team1 
58Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
59Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi-10 
Mountains classification
1Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale88pts
2Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale61 
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne61 
4Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar38 
5Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne38 
6Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar31 
7Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun27 
8Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team23 
9Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi23 
10Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team20 
11Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun19 
12Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale19 
13Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team18 
14Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling16 
15Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge15 
16Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling14 
17Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank14 
18Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling12 
19Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12 
20Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano12 
21Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep11 
22Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 
23Markel Irizar (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan10 
24Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling10 
25Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat10 
26Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
27Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team8 
28Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank8 
29Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge7 
30Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat7 
31Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team7 
32Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
33Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team6 
34Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
35Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano6 
36Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan5 
37Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team5 
38Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar5 
39Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
40Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar5 
41Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team3 
42Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
43Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar1 
44Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Young riders classification
1Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team23:44:25 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:25 
3Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:05:38 
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:55 
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:09:55 
6Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:55 
7Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:12:01 
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:13:08 
9Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:16:22 
10Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:54 
11Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:18:19 
12Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:18:31 
13Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:45 
14Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:20:44 
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:20:52 
16Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:27:35 
17Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Orica GreenEdge0:29:27 
18Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:30:04 
19Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:31:37 
20John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:35:25 
21Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:36:21 
22Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:40:40 
23Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:41:56 
24Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:42:46 
25Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:49:48 
26Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:50:31 
27Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:52:28 
28Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:53:11 
29Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:00:28 
30Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:03:12 
31Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge1:08:33 
Teams classification
1Sky Procycling71:05:54 
2Movistar Team0:08:56 
3BMC Racing Team0:09:57 
4Astana Pro Team0:14:16 
6Katusha Team0:17:58 
7Rabobank Cycling Team0:18:43 
9Ag2R La Mondiale0:22:50 
10Team Saxo Bank0:24:04 
11Team Europcar0:28:00 
12Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:33:26 
14Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:34:35 
15Garmin - Barracuda0:48:06 
18Orica GreenEdge0:51:50 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:53:13 
20Team Argos-Shimano1:04:53 
21Lotto-Belisol Team1:06:47 
22Lampre - ISD1:25:42 

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