Weylandt takes chaotic stage

Dutch roads claim more victims

They say that death and taxes are life's only certainties; they forgot to mention that a particularly flat stage of a Grand Tour held through the Dutch countryside is always going to end in a sprint. And so that eventuality occurred today, with Quick Step's Wouter Weylandt taking the stage in the Dutch city of Middleburg.

But it didn't come in the circumstances expected for a bunch finish. Yesterday's stage was marred by crashes in the final kilometres, and today's journey suffered the same fate, a crash near the last 10 kilometres disrupting the sprinters' plans that were already punctuated by savage crosswinds and a long day in the saddle.

It gave Weylandt the perfect opportunity to take the biggest victory of his career, beating Graeme Brown (Rabobank) and Robert Förster (Milram) to the line. The Belgian had come under fire from team boss Patrick Lefevere earlier this season, but this win may go some way to keeping the sprinter in a job for 2011.

Weylandt benefited greatly from disorder in the final 10 kilometres of racing and the leadout work done by HTC-Columbia for André Greipel, who found himself in pole position for victory with the likes of Alessandro Petacchi missing from the front of the race courtesy of the crashes.

"It was a little bit dangerous [in the finale]," said Weylandt afterwards, referring to the last left-hand corner before the finish line. "I was thinking Greipel would go for it there so I immediately went through the middle of the corner." The tactic worked and Weylandt got the jump necessary to hold off Brown, who incidentally inherited the sprint classification lead.

Greipel was visibly angry following the stage, and took out his rage on the stage winner. “You didn't do anything at all, you rotten dumbass,” he said and threatened the Belgian with his fist, complaining that the Quick Step rider had not participated in the work in the front group.

Weylandt shrugged off the incident, saying, “He said a few nasty words to me, but he can't blame me for anything."

And if you thought you'd never see the overall leader of a Grand Tour on the front of a bunch chasing the group ahead, think again... Cadel Evans did the lion's share of the work in the final four kilometres in an attempt to limit the losses caused by the split that came after a crash in the final 10 kilometres.

Meanwhile, on the front of the leading group it was Evans' countryman, Adam Hansen, working hard to get his man, André Greipel, in position to contest the sprint; consequently, BMC Racing's leader finished 45 seconds in arrears of the winning time.

"With 10 km to go, I had done everything right, I put myself everywhere (to be safe) and was relaxed and there was no wind," Evans said. "Then, I came around a corner and the whole Sky team was on the ground. Guys were falling on top of me. Losing 40-some seconds to my competitors isn't something I wanted to give up."

Grepiel didn't really feature in the sprint after failing to find Hansen's wheel. The fate of the world champion was worse, as he lost his maglia rosa and valuable seconds to his GC foes.

Fans will therefore enjoy another blast from the past, with Alexandre Vinokourov inheriting the race lead courtesy of his presence in the front group over the closing kilometres. It adds fuel to his comeback from a doping suspension after winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège last month and heading into the Giro d'Italia as Team Astana's leader. He last led a major stage race in 2007 during that year's Dauphiné Libéré.

An even bigger surprise came in the form of Saxo Bank's Grand Tour debutante, Richie Porte, who now sits in second on general classification during his first year in the ProTour ranks. He'll be in a good position to take the overall lead when the team time trial restarts the 2010 Giro d'Italia in Savigliano.

Crosswinds create big cracks

The day's very early break of Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Jérome Pineau (Quick Step) and Tom Stamsnijder (Rabobank) took to the front after just two kilometres and spent the next 132km ahead of the field.

As expected, the stage was hit by crosswinds as the peloton made its way to Middleburg along roads running parallel to the North Sea. With approximately 70km remaining in the day's proceedings three distinct groups formed on the road, requiring vigilance from riders to avoid a repeat of yesterday's carnage and those with overall aspirations avoiding big time losses.

The scene was reminiscent of the third stage at last year's Tour de France, when Lance Armstrong infamously took advantage of a splintered peloton to turn on the gas in an attempt to put time into overall rival and teammate Alberto Contador. While the intra-team feuds were nowhere to be seen, the pace and pained expressions within the peloton certainly painted the picture.

And there weren't many faces hiding the fact that these bumper winds made for some tough racing. The numbers don't lie, either: the peloton had averaged 43.405km/h with 62km remaining.

At that point it appeared as though the day's big loser could be Damiano Cunego, the 2004 Giro d'Italia champion sitting in a group over a minute behind maglia rosa Cadel Evans with just under 50km remaining.

But il Piccolo Principe had the combined powerhouses of HTC-Columbia and Team Sky for company, and with Bradley Wiggins back in regular Team Sky colours - having shed his own maglia rosa after yesterday's crash-fest - the Brit was part of the effective chase, aiding the cause for his squad's two sprinters, Greg Henderson and Chris Sutton.

That chase was completed with about 35km of the 224km journey remaining, the stage set for an anticipated battle: Garmin-Transitions versus HTC-Columbia versus Team Sky. Another crash five kilometres later put a damper on Garmin's day however, with Christian Vande Velde holding his collarbone and the news coming through shortly after that he was forced to abandon the race.

It gave one of the Giro's favourite sons, Alessandro Petacchi, a better chance of regaining contact with the peloton following an enforced wheel change. However, the final regrouping wasn't forthcoming and Ale-Jet finished with the third group on the road that came in over eight minutes down on the winning time.

As the front group approached the beachfront it suddenly resembled a Team Sky parking lot, with five of the squad's riders, including Wiggins, checking their bikes after coming down in the incident. Sky's leader again the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, as was Evans and several Caisse d'Epargne riders. For the general classification hopefuls it was simply a case of minimising the losses on a day that provided more obstacles than the peloton would have wanted this early in the race.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step5:00:06 
2Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
3Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
4Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
5Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
6Andre Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
7Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
9Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
10Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
11Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
12David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions  
13Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
14Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
15Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
16Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
17Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
18Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
19Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
21Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
22Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
23Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
24David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
25Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
26Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
27Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:24 
28Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia  
29Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:31 
30Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:46 
31Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
33Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
34Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
35Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo  
36Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
37Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana  
38Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
39Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
40Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
41Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
42Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
44William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
45Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
46Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
47Tiziano dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
48Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
49Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
50Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana  
51Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
52Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
53Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
54Robert McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha0:00:57 
55Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:07 
56Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:01:33 
57Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:03:24 
58Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:59 
59Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
60Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
61Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
62Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
63Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
64Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions  
65Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:08 
66Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:04:59 
67Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:59 
68Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
69Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
70Andrei Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
71Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
72Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
73Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
74Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
75Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
77Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha  
78Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
79Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
80Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
81Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
82Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
83Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
84Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
85Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha  
86Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
87Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
88Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
89Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
90Alberto Loddo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
91Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
93Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
94Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team  
96Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
97Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
98Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
99Cayetano Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
100Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
101Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
102Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
103Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
104Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank  
105Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
106Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
107Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Androni Giocattoli  
108Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram  
109Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
110Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
111Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
112Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank  
113Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
114Carlos Jose Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
115Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
116Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
117Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
118Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
119Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
120Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
121Sebastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
123Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
124John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
125Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
126Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
127Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
128Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
129Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
130Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
131Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
132Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
133Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
134Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
135Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
136Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
137Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
138Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
139Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
140Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
141Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
142Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
143Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli  
144Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
145Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
146Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
147Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
148Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
149Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
150Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
151Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
152Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
153Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
154Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
155Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
156Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
157Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
158Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
159Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
160Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
161Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
162Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
163Inigo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
164Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
165Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
166Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
167Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
168Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
169Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
170Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
171Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
172Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
173David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
174Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
175Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
176Remi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
177Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
178Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
179Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
180Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
181John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
182Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
183Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
184Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
185Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
186Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:13:37 
187Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
188Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:14:47 
189Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
190Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
191Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
192Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
193Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
194Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
195David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
196Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFMartin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFChristian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step25 pts
2Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank20 
3Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram16 
4Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini14 
5Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
6Andre Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia10 
7Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram9 
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo8 
9Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank8 
10Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram7 
11Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana6 
12Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step6 
13Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5 
14David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions4 
15Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
16Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3 
17Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
18Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
19Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
20Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
21Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Intergiro Sprint - Zoetermeer, km 58,6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank5 pts
2Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step4 
3Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
4Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
5Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
6Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
Azzurri d'Italia
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step4 pts
2Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank2 
3Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram1 
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto132 pts
2Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step132 
3Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank131 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step6 pts
2Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank5 
3Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank5 
4Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram4 
5Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step4 
6Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
7Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
8Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
9Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
10Andre Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia1 
11Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Fast team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Milram15:00:18 
2Team HTC - Columbia  
3Liquigas - Doimo  
4Team Saxo Bank  
7Cervelo TestTeam0:03:05 
8Garmin - Transitions0:04:45 
9Androni Giocattoli - Diquigiovanni0:07:59 
10Sky Professional Cycling Team0:08:44 
11Omega Pharma - Lotto0:08:45 
12Lampre - Farnese Vini  
13Team Katusha0:08:56 
14AG2R La Mondiale0:09:31 
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
16Acqua & Sapone d'Angelo Antenucci0:11:23 
17Caisse d'Epargne0:12:07 
18Quick Step0:15:58 
19BMC Racing Team0:16:44 
20Footon - Servetto  
21Colnago - CSF Inox0:20:57 
22Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:23:57 
Super team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Milram44 pts
3Team HTC - Columbia22 
4Quick Step20 
5Liquigas - Doimo19 
6Lampre - Farnese Vini17 
7Omega Pharma - Lotto16 
8Team Saxo Bank14 
10Garmin - Transitions9 
11Acqua & Sapone d'Angelo Antenucci8 
12Androni Giocattoli - Diquigiovanni7 
13Team Katusha1 
14Caisse d'Epargne  
15BMC Racing Team  
16Sky Professional Cycling Team  
17AG2R La Mondiale  
18Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
19Footon - Servetto  
20Cervelo TestTeam  
21Colnago - CSF Inox  
22Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana10:07:18 
2Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
3David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:00:01 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:05 
5Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:07 
6Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:10 
7Andre Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
8Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:00:12 
9Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:15 
10Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:16 
11Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
12Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:17 
13Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:18 
14Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
15Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram0:00:21 
16Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
17Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:00:24 
18Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:25 
19Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana0:00:26 
20Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:28 
21Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
22Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:00:29 
23Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:00:42 
24Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:43 
25Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:44 
26Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:45 
27Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:00:46 
28Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:00:50 
29Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:56 
30Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:00 
31Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:03 
32Tiziano dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:08 
33Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:11 
34Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:01:13 
35Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:01:21 
36Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana0:01:22 
37Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:26 
38David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:27 
39Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:29 
40William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:35 
41Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:01:36 
42Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:40 
43Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
44Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:01:41 
45Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:45 
46Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:51 
47Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:57 
48Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana0:02:00 
49Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:06 
50Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:07 
51Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:02:15 
52Robert McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha0:02:19 
53Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:02:28 
54Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:04:22 
55Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:28 
56Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:34 
57Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:41 
58Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions0:04:44 
59Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:47 
60Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:05:00 
61Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:05:01 
62Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:05:02 
63Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:06:09 
64Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:06:20 
65Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:06:49 
66Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank0:08:16 
67Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:18 
68Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:20 
69Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:08:22 
70Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
71Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:08:27 
72Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:08:30 
73Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram0:08:33 
74Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:08:35 
75Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:08:37 
76Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:39 
77David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:40 
78Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
79Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:08:42 
80Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:08:43 
81Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
82Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
83Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:08:44 
84Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
85Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:45 
86Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
87Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:08:47 
88Sebastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
89Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:48 
90Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions0:08:51 
91Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:52 
92Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
93Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:53 
94Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
95Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:54 
96Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:56 
97Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
98Remi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:08:59 
99Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:02 
100Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
101Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:03 
102Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Androni Giocattoli0:09:04 
103Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
104Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:06 
105Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:09:07 
106Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
107Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
108Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
109Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:08 
110Inigo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:09:10 
111Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:09:11 
112John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:13 
113Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
114Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
115Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha0:09:14 
116Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
117Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
118Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:09:15 
119Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
120Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
121Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:16 
122Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
123Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
124Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
125Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:17 
126Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
127Andrei Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:19 
128Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:09:20 
129Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
130Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
131Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
132Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:09:22 
133Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:09:23 
134Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
135Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:24 
136Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:09:25 
137Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha  
138Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:26 
139Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
140Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:27 
141Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
142Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
143Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:28 
144Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:09:29 
145Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:09:30 
146Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:09:32 
147Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:09:33 
148Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:09:36 
149Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:09:39 
150Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox  
151Carlos Jose Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:09:40 
152Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:41 
153Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
154Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
155Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:43 
156Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:09:45 
157Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:09:48 
158Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
159Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team  
160Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:09:49 
161Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:53 
162Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:09:59 
163Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:10:00 
164Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:10:02 
165Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:10:14 
166John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:28 
167Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:10:47 
168Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:10:50 
169Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:10:51 
170Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
171Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:11:03 
172Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:11:04 
173Cayetano Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:11:08 
174Alberto Loddo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:12:30 
175Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank0:12:35 
176Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:12:41 
177Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli  
178Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:12:42 
179Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:12:45 
180Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:13:01 
181Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:02 
182Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:13:26 
183Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:14:20 
184Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:14:26 
185Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:14:38 
186Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:15:05 
187Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:15:41 
188Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:15:59 
189Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:02 
190David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:16:09 
191Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:16:43 
192Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:17:49 
193Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:19:44 
194Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:19:56 
195Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:07 
196Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:20:21 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank28 pts
2Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step27 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions25 
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team25 
5Andre Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia24 
6Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia22 
7Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team22 
8Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana20 
9Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram19 
10Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team16 
11Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo16 
12Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini14 
13David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions13 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo13 
15Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank12 
16Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
17Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team12 
18Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini12 
19Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank10 
20Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
21Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram9 
22Robert McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha9 
23Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram8 
24Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank8 
25Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram7 
26Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank7 
27Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions7 
28Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia6 
29Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox6 
30Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step6 
31Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox6 
32Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5 
33Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
34Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon-Servetto4 
35Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
36Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank4 
37Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia3 
38Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3 
39Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
40Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step3 
41Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana2 
42Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2 
43Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
44Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
45Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
46Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
47Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram4 pts
2Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox4 
3Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank4 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank10:07:18 
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:10 
3Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:25 
4Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:00:46 
5Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:00:50 
6Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:56 
7Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:03 
8Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:29 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:01:41 
10Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:05:00 
11Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:06:09 
12Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:08:22 
13Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:08:40 
14Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:08:42 
15Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:08:43 
16Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:08:44 
17Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team0:08:45 
18Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:52 
19Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:53 
21Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
22Remi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:08:59 
23Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:02 
24Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:03 
25Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:06 
26Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:09:07 
27Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
28Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:09:15 
29Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
30Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:09:16 
31Andrei Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:19 
32Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:09:20 
33Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:09:27 
34Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:09:32 
35Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:09:39 
36Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:09:41 
37Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:48 
38Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:10:00 
39Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:10:02 
40Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:51 
41Cayetano Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:11:08 
42Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank0:12:35 
43Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:13:01 
44Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:02 
45Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:13:26 
46Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:14:20 
47Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:15:05 
48Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:15:59 
49Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:02 
50Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:16:43 
51Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:17:49 
52Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:19:56 
53Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:20:21 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank5 pts
2Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram5 
3Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step4 
4Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox4 
5Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
6Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank3 
7Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
8Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step2 
9Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
10Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Azzurri d'Italia classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step4 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions4 
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team4 
4Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
5Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank2 
6Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
7Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram1 
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team1 
9Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Most aggressive rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank185 pts
2Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram180 
3Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox179 
4Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step144 
5Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto132 
6Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step132 
7Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank131 
Combativity classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram7 pts
2Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step6 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions6 
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
5Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team6 
6Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox6 
7Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank5 
8Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia5 
9Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank5 
10Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank5 
11Andre Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia4 
12Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram4 
13Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
14Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
15Jerome Pineau (Fra) Quick Step4 
16Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana3 
17Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
18Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
19Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
20Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
21Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2 
22Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
23Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step2 
24Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1 
25Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
26Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank30:22:06 
2Team HTC - Columbia0:00:06 
4Liquigas - Doimo0:00:26 
5Team Milram0:00:48 
7Garmin - Transitions0:04:59 
8Cervelo TestTeam0:05:13 
9Omega Pharma - Lotto0:09:34 
10Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:40 
11Team Katusha0:09:55 
12Lampre - Farnese Vini  
13Androni Giocattoli - Diquigiovanni0:10:08 
14AG2R La Mondiale0:10:59 
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:12:33 
16Acqua & Sapone d'Angelo Antenucci0:13:32 
17Caisse d'Epargne0:14:31 
18Quick Step0:16:43 
19BMC Racing Team0:17:15 
20Footon - Servetto0:19:17 
21Colnago - CSF Inox0:23:38 
22Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:26:04 
Super team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team HTC - Columbia77 pts
2Garmin - Transitions59 
3Sky Professional Cycling Team57 
5Team Milram52 
6Liquigas - Doimo47 
7Team Saxo Bank46 
8BMC Racing Team44 
10Lampre - Farnese Vini33 
11Quick Step32 
12Omega Pharma - Lotto22 
13Team Katusha15 
14AG2R La Mondiale11 
15Colnago - CSF Inox11 
16Footon - Servetto9 
17Acqua & Sapone d'Angelo Antenucci8 
18Androni Giocattoli - Diquigiovanni7 
19Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne5 
20Cervelo TestTeam3 
21Caisse d'Epargne  
22Bbox Bouygues Telecom  

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