Two’s a treat for Nieve and Euskaltel-Euskadi

Contador continues maglia rosa reign

Inspired by the exploits of Euskaltel-Euskadi teammate Igor Anton in yesterday’s journey to the top of Monte Zoncolan, Mikel Nieve reigned in the Giro d’Italia’s queen stage to Val Di Fassa on a day when more cracks appeared in the title favourites’ chances...except those of maglia rosaAlberto Contador.

The Saxo Bank-Sungard Spaniard finished third to further consolidate his lead in this year’s event, with Italian veteran Stefano Garzelli going on a mountains classification points rampage to try and emulate his efforts in the 2009 edition of this race.

During his successful campaign to win the mountains classification two years ago, Garzelli used the day of the Cima Coppi - the event’s highest point - to secure his lead in the race for the green jersey. Two seasons later and the 37-year-old Italian did the same, kicking on the Passo Giau and holding on to take points on the Passo Fedaia in a bid for the lead in the climbers’ title and punctuating the day’s proceedings.

They were just two of five big climbs on the parcours of 229km, with the Piancavallo, the Forcella Cibiana, the Passo Giau (the 2011 Giro’s Cima Coppi), Passo Fedaia and the finishing ascent to Val Di Fassa with which to contend.

One man who found those five climbs two mountains too many was Vincenzo Nibali, the Liquigas-Cannondale captain slipping behind the leaders on the final climb to finish over three minutes behind the stage winner and giving up second place overall to Michele Scarponi, who finished the stage in fourth after a solid performance from the Italian veteran.

A big ol’ group up front

There was always going to be a break given plenty of leash on the journey from Conegliano, such was the nature of the day’s route and the lead enjoyed by Contador on the general classification. A group of seven kicked off proceedings proper, with Emanuele Sella (Androni Giocattoli), Kevin Seeldraeyers (Quick Step), Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack), Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM), Aliaksander Kuchynski (Katusha), Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Javier Aramendia (Euskaltel) forming the septet.

Soon after they were pursued and eventually caught with 179km remaining in the stage. Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone), Danilo Di Luca (Katusha), Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Movistar), Stefano Pirazzi (Colnago-CSF Inox), Carlos Sastre (Geox-TMC), Pieter Weening (Rabobank), Philip Deignan (RadioShack), Alberto Losada Alguacil (Katusha), Evgeni Petrov (Astana), Nieve, and Johann Tschopp (BMC Racing) made the running at the front of the race and would spend considerable time there.

The break was given plenty of leash, too - an advantage of 9:50 came shortly after starting the second climb of the day, the Passo Cibiana, although it was knocked back to 9:02 with 96 clicks until the finish as Liquigas-Cannondale again came to the front to deliver Nibali into position later in the stage.

Hoogerland tried his luck with a solo move that seemed to make little sense...although with 60km left in the stage he had built a lead in excess of 1:20. Up the testing slopes of the Passo Giau, however, the two men who would fight it out for stage honours, Garzelli and Nieve, went in pursuit of the Dutchman and caught him before the summit.

The Italian veteran continued on to take the Cima Coppi of this year’s Giro atop the Giau, amongst the snow and rain of the iconic mountain pass.

Little Stefano wants to fly

Garzelli had 45 seconds over Nieve at the summit of the Giau and looked set to continue his run as Hoogerland passed the Cima Coppi 1:25 down on the Italian. Further back a chase group of nine that included Di Luca and Sella had formed and crossed the top of the day’s third ascent 1:44 behind Garzelli.

When Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez and Movistar's David Arroyo moved off the front of the peloton it spurred the maglia rosa into action, with Contador following their wheels in addition to Scarponi, Anton, Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC), Nibali and Roman Kreuziger (Astana) to form an elite selection for the descent of the Giau.

Nibali decided he was going to descend alone, however, flying down the mountain ahead of his illustrious colleagues and remaining between Garzelli and his main title rivals for the entire descent and into the following climb.

It wasn’t long until Nibali sat 42 seconds behind Garzelli, conscious of the fact he posed a threat to the favourites who had gathered behind. Next on the menu: the Passo Fedaia.

The Fedaia’s brutish slopes reach 18 percent and average 7.9 percent over 14km of torture...perfect for the men who have aspirations of winning the Giro d’Italia and as the big names took on this ascent there were dribs and drabs of breakaway remnants such as Di Luca and Nieve between Garzelli and the big GC names behind.

To prove he’s a rock of stability in this year’s Giro, Contador attacked the favourites’ group halfway up the climb, taking José Rujano (Androni Giocattoli) and Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) with him as Nibali went backwards after his efforts on the descent of the Passo Giau...and possibly putting him out of a podium place overall.

With the climb ramping up pressure on the riders, Contador et al came back to the fold and the members of the hitherto leading group were dragged back and spat out. There were only three men seemingly able to resist the surge of the favourites: Nieve, Garzelli and Bakelants.

The latter put up little resistance on the Fedaia and on the GPM atop Passo Fedaia the smooth cranium of the lone ranger out front enjoyed a lead of seven minutes over the GC guns; with the descent and a finishing climb remaining in the 27km on offer, he could afford to continue believing in stage victory and a certain lead in the mountains classification.

No fairy tale ending...

Speeding along the stretches of the lake above the Passo Fedaia, Garzelli had managed to preserve a lead of 6:41 as he rode under the banner indicating 25km of suffering to go - and how he was going to suffer! Another man suffering was Nibali; the Sicilian was dropped from the favourites’ group and crested the Fedaia solo.

Whilst Garzelli’s advantage had been cut by 30 seconds in the subsequent five kilometers, the Acqua e Sapone captain continued his gutsy ride as his pursuers topped the summit of the Fedaia and dressed themselves to take on the wet and cold descent that would lead to the final climb of the day.

After some big heroics from Nibali on the descent to get back into the gruppomaglia rosa and on the lower slopes of the climb to Val Di Fassa, Garzelli passed the 10km-to-go banner with an advantage of 20 seconds over the previously anonymous Nieve, who had held onto his position behind the Italian despite the rest of the break succumbing to the speed of the favourites.

Four kilometers later and Nieve was the new leader on the road, kicking with 5.7km remaining and never being headed whilst behind him Contador was wreaking more havoc on his rivals by attacking - again - and breaking the tenuous link between himself and the rest of the would-be title contenders.

And at the end of three torturous days in the mountains the 2008 Giro champion was able to enter the second rest day with a massive 4:20 lead over Scarponi and more than five minutes on Nibali.

Full Results
1Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7:27:14 
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:41 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:51 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:57 
5John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:28 
6José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:02:35 
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:34 
8Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:04:01 
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:13 
11Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC0:04:23 
12David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:30 
13Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:54 
14Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack0:06:40 
15Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:06:45 
16Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
17Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
18Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:59 
19Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:01 
20Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:23 
21Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:10:03 
22Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:52 
23Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
24Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:30 
25Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
26Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:13:49 
27Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:14:16 
28Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:18 
29Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:15:26 
30Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack0:15:36 
31Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
32Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
33Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad  
34Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
35Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:15:47 
36Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:16:05 
37Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:16:14 
38Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC0:16:31 
39Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:16:38 
40Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team0:16:56 
41Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:17:11 
42Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
43Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:20 
44Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:17:37 
45Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:17:43 
46Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:19:15 
47Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:19:30 
48Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:20:02 
49Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:20:05 
50Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:20:58 
51Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
52Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:21:02 
53Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:30 
54Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:43 
55Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:23:41 
56Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:23:56 
57Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team0:24:04 
58Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
59Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
60Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:24:32 
61Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
62Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:24:43 
63Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:21 
64Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:26:24 
65Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack  
66Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
67Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:38 
68Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:26:41 
69Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:26:43 
70Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad0:27:17 
71Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:27:28 
72Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:35 
73Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:27:39 
75Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana0:27:44 
76Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
77Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
78Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:27:52 
79Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:27:58 
80Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:14 
81Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team0:28:18 
82Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:28:27 
83Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:28:31 
84Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
85Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:28:39 
86Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:29:04 
87Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:29:13 
88Carlos Alberto Betancourt Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:29:50 
89Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:29:57 
90Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:30:27 
91Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:30:29 
92Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:30:52 
93Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:31:23 
94Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:31:50 
95Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:32:18 
96Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:32:34 
97Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:32:44 
98Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
99Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling0:32:57 
100Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:33:00 
101Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:33:07 
102Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli  
103Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:33:56 
104Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:38:24 
105Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
106Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
107Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
108David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
109Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
110Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
111Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC  
112Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:38:32 
113Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
115Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
116Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:38:36 
117Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
118Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
119Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:44 
120Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:38:46 
121Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
122Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
123Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team  
124Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
125Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling  
126Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
127Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:38:57 
128Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:39:06 
129Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard0:39:19 
130David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
131Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
132Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:39:22 
133Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:39:25 
134Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:39:37 
135Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:52 
136Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:39:59 
137Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
138Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack  
139Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:40:20 
140Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:40:23 
141Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:40:38 
142Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:40:41 
143Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:41:01 
144Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard0:41:16 
145Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
146Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
147Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
148Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:41:19 
149Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling0:41:21 
150Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC0:41:26 
151Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:41:41 
152Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
153Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
154Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:41:48 
155Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
156Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:42:05 
157Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:42:27 
158Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:42:40 
159Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
160Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
161Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
162Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:43:04 
163Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:43:09 
164Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:43:46 
165Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:44:23 
166Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:44:55 
DNSRobert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
DNFDomenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFJuan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFFrantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad  
DNFMarco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
DNFBrett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
DNFManuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack  
Points
1Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi29pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone28 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard16 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD14 
5John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
6José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli10 
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
9Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team8 
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana7 
11Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
12Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC5 
13David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team4 
14Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
15Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack2 
16Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2 
17Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
18Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team1 
Mountain 1 - Piancavallo (Cat. 1) 43.3km
1Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli15pts
2Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
3Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack5 
4Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
5Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
6Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1 
Mountain 2 - Forcella Cibiana (Cat. 2) 123.1km
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone9pts
2Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli5 
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
4Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
5Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 3 - Passo Giau (Cima Coppi) 171.8km
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone21pts
2Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi15 
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
4Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team5 
5Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
6Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
7Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack1 
Mountain 4 - Passo Fedaia (Cat. 1) 201.4km
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone15pts
2Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto5 
4Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli3 
5Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
6José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli1 
Mountain 5 - Gardeccia - Val Di Fassa (Cat. 1) 229km
1Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi15pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone9 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard5 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
5John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
6José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli1 
Intermediate sprint - Rocca Pietore, 190.4km
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone5pts
2Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
3Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
4Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
5Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1 
Azzurri d'Italia
1Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone2 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
Fuga Pinarello
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone77pts
2Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli76 
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team66 
4Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team58 
5Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack58 
6Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team34 
7Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi34 
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto24 
9Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team24 
10Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
Most combative
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone24pts
2Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi19 
3Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard6 
5Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
6Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
8Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
9John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
10Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack2 
11José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli1 
12Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team1 
Teams
1Acqua & Sapone22:43:57 
2Pro Team Astana0:11:53 
3Euskaltel-Euskadi0:13:19 
4Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:46 
5AG2R La Mondiale0:13:48 
6Geox-TMC0:14:15 
7Movistar Team0:14:44 
8Rabobank Cycling Team0:15:02 
9Katusha Team0:15:26 
10Team RadioShack0:15:27 
11HTC-Highroad0:15:42 
12Androni Giocattoli0:17:13 
13Saxo Bank Sungard0:21:32 
14Quickstep Cycling Team0:25:10 
15Lampre - ISD0:25:24 
16Team Garmin-Cervelo0:31:22 
17Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:40:39 
18Colnago - CSF Inox0:44:01 
19Liquigas-Cannondale0:45:27 
20Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:52:38 
21Sky Procycling0:54:21 
22BMC Racing Team0:59:08 
Super teams
1Acqua & Sapone24pts
2Euskaltel-Euskadi23 
3Saxo Bank Sungard18 
4Lampre - ISD17 
5Androni Giocattoli17 
6AG2R La Mondiale16 
7Liquigas-Cannondale14 
8Katusha Team13 
9Pro Team Astana12 
10Rabobank Cycling Team12 
11Geox-TMC10 
12Movistar Team9 
13Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
14Team RadioShack7 
15Quickstep Cycling Team6 
16HTC-Highroad4 
17Team Garmin-Cervelo  
18BMC Racing Team  
19Sky Procycling  
20Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Colnago - CSF Inox  
22Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
General classification after stage 15
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard62:14:42 
2Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:20 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:11 
4John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:08 
5Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:03 
6José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:08:39 
7Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC0:08:46 
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:08:58 
9Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:09:20 
10David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:30 
11Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:37 
12Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad0:10:39 
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:14 
14Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:13:59 
15Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:21 
16Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:17:28 
17Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:23:11 
18Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:23:12 
19Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:25:04 
20Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:27:28 
21Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:27:51 
22Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:27:56 
23Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad0:28:36 
24Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:30:59 
25Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:33:10 
26Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:33:44 
27Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:36:05 
28Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:38:52 
29Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:40:06 
30Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:41:00 
31Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:43:36 
32Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:43:52 
33Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:44:08 
34Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:44:14 
35Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:45:18 
36Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:46:32 
37Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC0:49:37 
38Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:53:39 
39Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:54:38 
40Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team0:55:11 
41Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
42Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:55:52 
43Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:59:10 
44Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1:00:04 
45Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1:00:38 
46Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack1:01:55 
47Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana1:06:27 
48Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:06:51 
49Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana1:07:52 
50Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1:08:46 
51Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team1:09:11 
52Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:10:41 
53Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:10:58 
54Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling1:11:13 
55Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack1:13:51 
56Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli1:15:54 
57Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:16:44 
58Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team1:19:16 
59Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1:19:39 
60Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team1:19:46 
61Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard1:23:57 
62Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:24:14 
63Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad1:25:59 
64Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:26:57 
65Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack1:27:24 
66Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team1:28:22 
67Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:29:08 
68Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1:29:32 
69Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling1:29:49 
70Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling1:32:12 
71Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling1:32:28 
72Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:35:28 
73Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:36:13 
74Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard1:38:11 
75Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:42:47 
76Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli1:44:09 
77Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1:44:25 
78Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:45:03 
79Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack1:46:11 
80Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1:46:33 
81Carlos Alberto Betancourt Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone1:46:56 
82Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:46:59 
83Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling1:47:36 
84Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:48:19 
85Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:48:31 
86Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1:49:02 
87Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC1:49:23 
88Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team1:50:24 
89Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:51:00 
90David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC1:51:47 
91Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:51:59 
92Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:53:32 
93Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1:53:59 
94Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team1:55:56 
95Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana1:56:52 
96Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:58:30 
97Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:58:43 
98Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:58:48 
99Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:59:18 
100Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana2:00:50 
101Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team2:01:41 
102Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:01:44 
103Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:02:43 
104Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:06:05 
105David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:06:23 
106Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team2:06:47 
107Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC2:08:17 
108Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2:08:49 
109Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:08:56 
110Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2:09:40 
111Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC2:10:05 
112Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack2:11:00 
113Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling2:11:19 
114Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard2:11:54 
115Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:11:57 
116Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone2:13:13 
117Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2:16:44 
118Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:17:01 
119Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2:17:09 
120Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:17:29 
121Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard2:19:11 
122Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:19:38 
123Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
124Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad2:20:05 
125Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:21:22 
126Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:22:09 
127Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:22:29 
128Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:22:43 
129Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD2:23:46 
130Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:24:35 
131Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:27:05 
132Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2:28:24 
133Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2:28:55 
134Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad2:28:59 
135Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:29:06 
136Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:29:20 
137Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2:29:57 
138Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:33:16 
139Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:33:51 
140Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:34:32 
141Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:35:29 
142Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:35:33 
143Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2:36:18 
144Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:36:21 
145Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2:36:33 
146Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard2:37:42 
147Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:38:17 
148Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:39:09 
149Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling2:39:24 
150Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:40:12 
151Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:43:47 
152Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2:45:00 
153Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2:45:55 
154Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone2:46:25 
155Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana2:47:03 
156Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team2:47:18 
157Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2:53:51 
158Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2:54:41 
159Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:59:44 
160Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team3:00:03 
161Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad3:00:26 
162Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:02:14 
163Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard3:02:48 
164Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli3:03:37 
165Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:05:13 
166Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo3:19:22 
Points classification
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard133pts
2Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD87 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale75 
4José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli73 
5John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale71 
6Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli70 
7Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone65 
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana61 
9Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo59 
10Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team54 
11Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi46 
12Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli43 
13Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team42 
14Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi38 
15Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli31 
16Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli28 
17Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC28 
18Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28 
19Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto27 
20David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team26 
21Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team26 
22Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team25 
23Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto25 
24Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team25 
25Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale24 
26Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team22 
27Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli22 
28Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad20 
29David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo20 
30Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team18 
31Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team16 
32Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team16 
33Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto16 
34Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team15 
35Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
36Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team14 
37Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone12 
38Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
39Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team9 
40Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard9 
41Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana9 
42Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
43Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack8 
44Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli8 
45Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli8 
46Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8 
47Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8 
48Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8 
49Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli7 
50Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox6 
51Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
52Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone6 
53Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
54Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
55Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
56Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
57Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack5 
58Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
59Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad5 
60Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling4 
61Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad4 
62Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana4 
63Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team4 
64Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
65Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox4 
66Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad4 
67Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
68Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad4 
69Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
70Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
71Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli4 
72Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD3 
73Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
74Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team3 
75Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad3 
76Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling3 
77Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team3 
78Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox3 
79Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
80Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
81Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
82Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
83Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard3 
84Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2 
85Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack2 
86Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
87Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team2 
88Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2 
89Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
90Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
91Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
92Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
93Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
94Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
95Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
96Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
Mountains classification
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone62pts
2Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi39 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard38 
4Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox27 
5José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli26 
6Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli23 
7Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team21 
8Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team19 
9Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox18 
10Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD18 
11Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi15 
12Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana14 
13Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto14 
14Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto11 
15Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale11 
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana11 
17Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack10 
18Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli10 
19Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
20Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
21Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
22Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8 
23Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team8 
24Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
25Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team7 
26Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD7 
27Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo5 
28Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team5 
29Carlos Alberto Betancourt Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone5 
30Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
31Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli4 
32John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
33Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone3 
34Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
35Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
36Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack3 
37Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team3 
38Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC2 
39David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team2 
40Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2 
41Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
42David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
43Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad2 
44Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
45Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
46Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
47Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
48Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack1 
49Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack1 
50Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
51Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
52Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1 
53Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
54Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
55Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
56Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1 
Sprint classification
1Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto16pts
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team10 
3Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone5 
4Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team5 
5Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5 
6Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto5 
7Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack5 
8Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
9Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
10Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard5 
11Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli5 
12Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli5 
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
14Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
15Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli4 
16Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox4 
17Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
18Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
19Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli4 
20Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
21Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
22Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
23Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard3 
24Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
25Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack3 
26Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team3 
27Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox3 
28Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad3 
29Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
30Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad3 
31Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
32Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
33Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
34Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
35Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team2 
36Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team2 
37Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
38Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
39Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
40Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
41Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
42Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
43Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1 
44Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad1 
45Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
46Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team1 
47Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1 
48Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
49Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1 
50Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
51Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
Best young rider classification
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana62:23:40 
2Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:16 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:24:46 
4Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:29:54 
5Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:31:08 
6Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:37:34 
7Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC0:40:39 
8Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:44:41 
9Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:45:40 
10Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack0:52:57 
11Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:57:29 
12Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:57:53 
13Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:01:43 
14Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:02:00 
15Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling1:23:14 
16Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1:37:35 
17Carlos Alberto Betancourt Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone1:37:58 
18Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:39:21 
19Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:43:01 
20Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:49:32 
21Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2:00:42 
22Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack2:02:02 
23Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:02:59 
24Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2:07:46 
25Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:13:31 
26Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD2:14:48 
27Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad2:20:01 
28Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:24:18 
29Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:24:53 
30Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:26:31 
31Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2:27:35 
32Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:30:11 
33Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2:36:02 
34Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team2:38:20 
35Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:50:46 
36Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team2:51:05 
37Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2:54:39 
Azzurri d'Italia classification
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard11pts
2José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli6 
3John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
4Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
5Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
6Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
7Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
8Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli4 
9Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli4 
10Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3 
11Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
12Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team2 
13David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
15Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana1 
16Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli1 
17Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1 
18Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1 
19Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1 
Fuga Pinarello classification
1Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack354pts
2Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli275 
3Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox263 
4Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli222 
5Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto219 
6Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team212 
7Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team205 
8Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team193 
9Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli185 
10Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto185 
11Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team180 
12Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team165 
13Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi165 
14Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto152 
15Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team150 
16Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto149 
17Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack147 
18Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi147 
19Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale136 
20Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team134 
21Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli133 
22Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team126 
23Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox117 
24Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team109 
25Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team103 
26Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale103 
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale103 
28Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team98 
29Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox85 
30Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad85 
31Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team80 
32Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone77 
33Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli76 
34Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale75 
35Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team58 
36Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team42 
37Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team34 
38Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi34 
39Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana31 
40Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli30 
41Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team24 
42Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team23 
43Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team19 
44Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard18 
45Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox18 
46Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team18 
47José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli17 
48Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack15 
49Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone15 
50Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD15 
51Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo14 
52Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team14 
53Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
54Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC12 
55Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
56Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
57Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
58Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
59Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team5 
60Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale5 
61Carlos Alberto Betancourt Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone5 
62Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
63Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone5 
Most combative rider classification
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard42pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone33 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto20 
4Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi19 
5José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli19 
6Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD18 
7Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team15 
8Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli15 
9John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale13 
11Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox13 
12Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12 
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana11 
14Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo9 
16Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli9 
17Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team9 
18Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli8 
19Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team8 
20Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli8 
21Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
22Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8 
23Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
24Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
25Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli7 
26Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
27Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli6 
28Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team6 
29Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack6 
30Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
31Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5 
32Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto5 
33Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShack5 
34Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
35Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
36Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard5 
37Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli5 
38Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
39David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo5 
40Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana4 
41Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team4 
42Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
43Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli4 
44Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
45Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
46Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
47Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
48Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
49Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
50Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team3 
51Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad3 
52Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
53Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad3 
54Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
55Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
56Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team3 
57Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC2 
58Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
59Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team2 
60Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
61Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
62Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
63Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
64Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
65Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
66David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team1 
67Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad1 
68Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
69Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team1 
70Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1 
71Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1 
72Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
73Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
74Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Teams classification
1Pro Team Astana187:01:07 
2Movistar Team0:03:40 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:08:30 
4Androni Giocattoli0:09:57 
5Katusha Team0:18:46 
6Geox-TMC0:18:47 
7Euskaltel-Euskadi0:23:39 
8Lampre - ISD0:24:59 
9Acqua & Sapone0:25:35 
10Omega Pharma-Lotto0:38:55 
11Rabobank Cycling Team0:42:35 
12Saxo Bank Sungard0:43:03 
13HTC-Highroad0:57:32 
14Team RadioShack0:59:11 
15Team Garmin-Cervelo1:14:39 
16Quickstep Cycling Team1:14:59 
17Liquigas-Cannondale1:15:42 
18Sky Procycling1:33:53 
19Colnago - CSF Inox1:46:31 
20Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:05:49 
21BMC Racing Team2:59:18 
22Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli3:09:58 
Super teams classification
1Lampre - ISD265pts
2Androni Giocattoli261 
3AG2R La Mondiale205 
4Movistar Team202 
5HTC-Highroad163 
6Liquigas-Cannondale162 
7Saxo Bank Sungard160 
8Team Garmin-Cervelo151 
9Pro Team Astana136 
10Quickstep Cycling Team120 
11Rabobank Cycling Team119 
12Sky Procycling118 
13Acqua & Sapone117 
14Katusha Team113 
15Euskaltel-Euskadi100 
16Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team96 
17Geox-TMC82 
18Omega Pharma-Lotto77 
19Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli76 
20Colnago - CSF Inox75 
21Team RadioShack61 
22BMC Racing Team50 

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